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Don Cherry Owns Matt CookeOn Coach's Corner. I have to say this is the first time in a while I'm in complete agreement with him. Cooke is a P.O.S. and I comment Cherry for calling him out on it:
"Last year in the playoffs against Carolina, I met him in the hall. Or he met me in the hall ... and he said to me, 'Are you gonna have the guts to say to my face what you say [on] TV?' And I said 'yeah' about six inches from his face: 'You're a gutless, backstabbing little ...,' and I can't say what I called him."
Amazing Hockey Graphic Novel...yes, really._Ghost Stories_ by Jeff Lemire
Toronto-born artist and author. I don't know if anyone on this site has read it, or if anyone is even in to graphic novels. I'm definitely not a big graphic novel guy, but this book is incredible. The art is beautiful, the story is very moving, and there's a ton of cool hockey stuff in it. I read it in one sitting. It would ruin it to tell you any of the story, but please check it out. You'll be glad you did.
Air Canada Delays Flight for Hockey GameVANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's largest airline has learned it sometimes has to take a back seat to the country's biggest sporting passion, ice hockey, the head of Air Canada said on Tuesday.
The airline was forced to delay a flight from Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games because passengers watching the end of gold medal final on airport televisions ignored repeated calls to board.
"We incurred a flight delay for a reason Air Canada had not yet encountered in over 72 years of existence," chief executive Calin Rovinescu told a business gathering.
The Canadian fans were rewarded for their delay, as the nail-biting end to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics saw Canada beat arch-rival United States 3-2 in overtime.
This might be the most Canadian reason for delaying a plane ever.
Denis Grebeshkov Gets Emergency Testicle SurgeryDenis Grebeshkov brought his puck-moving flare to Nashville last week.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Oilers' injury bug also followed him to the Predators.
The former Oilers defenceman got hit in the groin with a shot during the Predators' 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. The blue-liner reportedly needed emergency surgery on one of his testicles after the game.
Losing hurt, but this was a real pain. So after only four games with Nashville, Grebeshkov, who has averaged 16:28 a game with the Predators, is out for several weeks with what the club is calling a lower-body injury.
The Preds have also lost Canadian Olympian Shea Weber to a suspected arm or hand injury, but hope he'll be back this week.
Bob Murray Accused of Attacking a WomanDucks' GM Bob Murray is being accused of attacking a woman with a chair following last year's game 7 loss to the Red Wings in the Western Conference Finals.
By Spiro Papuckoski, QMI Agency
The Anaheim Ducks and general manager Bob Murray are facing a lawsuit from a Michigan woman who claims she was injured by the GM during last year's NHL playoffs, reports TMZ.com.
Rachel Paris, 55, who says she was working as a TV broadcast stage manager at the time in Detroit, accuses Murray of smacking her with a chair following the Ducks' Game 7 Western Conference semifinal loss to the Detroit Red Wings on May 15.
According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Michigan, Murray "picked up a high back chair and struck (Rachel) thereby knocking (Rachel) to the ground."
She also names the Ducks in the suit because "they had a duty to ensure that proper measures and protocols were in place to help curtail Bob Murray's violent and aggressive nature."
Paris is demanding more than $75,000 in damages.
A Detroit Police report noted that Murray picked up a high bar stool and hit Paris on the left chest, arm and shoulder area. She was treated by first aid personnel.
Paris said in a phone interview to Fox Detroit last spring that Murray was apparently upset over her enthusiasm and used a stool on her to express his displeasure.
"I was taken to the boards by Bob Murray and survived the hit. I felt like I was cross-checked and I didn't even have the puck," said Paris.
At the time, Paris declined to file a formal police complaint.
Cats that look like HitlerOr ''Kitlers''
Hi everybodyI'm new here, just wanted to make my presence known. Been a Ducks fan since their inception, the Leafs are my second team, Teemu Selanne my all time favorite player. Uh what else...I play defense when I play hockey...5 goals in a season is a lot for me...Mike Babcock is my fave NHL coach, and I belong to that small group of hockey fans who understands that Scott Niedermayer is no longer a good player.
I like this site because it seems like y'all have brains and a good sense of humor. Hello all.