Kings and Sharks Dance Offs
started when both teams first met in the playoffs. It took over the series talk thread and Game Day Threads until it got it's own thread. Since then, it has become a tradition.
posted by blob
on May 14, 2013 -
The You Can Play
project was created by GForce sports, former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, and his son Patrick Burke to ensure that LGBT athletes have equal opportunity in professional hockey. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Now that the NHL Lockout is fully upon us, some have wondered what NHL fans should do with their unmoored fandom
. They have missed a greater conundrum: what are the listless captains of the NHL going to do with their pent-up energies? The Classical's Chris Collision has delved into the lockout activities of every NHL captain, from Jonathan Toews's train nightmares to Shane Doan's fedora delivery service and Joetho Rnton's abdication of his rule of the Gatlatian Smatet: Part 1
, Part 2
posted by Copronymus
on Sep 25, 2012 -
The search for the puck that scored the Stanley Cup winning goal last year (previously)
finds new hard evidence that linesman Steve Miller picked it up
. The hall of fame is calling for changes
to ensure this doesn't happen again. And as two storied franchises fight
for their first Cups in quit a while, Steve Miller is on the ice again
, a linesman for games 1 and 3 of the finals so far.
posted by jermsplan
on Jun 9, 2011 -
The NHL, the way it was meant to be seen: "Relive the Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 Stanley Cup Finals clinching game 6 victory in a dramatic reenactment
through a pixelated prism. All the goals, the calls by Mike Lange, and the Stanley Cup celebration are replicated in this 18 minute video of game play action. The broadcast audio is of the actual game, synchronized to the heroics of sprite based hall of famers like Mario Lemieux, Joe Mullen, Paul Coffey, Bryan Trottier, and the rest of the full team rosters." (Takes a minute or so for the action to really get started.)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Lightning begin their Stanley Cup Defense
During the lockout and cancelled season, a Tampa Tribune sports writer has been using a popular hockey simulation game to play out the 2004-2005 season, and has been covering each game as if it were real. Yesterday the SimBolts took a 2-0 lead in their first round match, on the strength of Ruslan Fedotenko's hat trick. Final standings
and league leaders
. ¶ The Virtual Ottawa Senators have a 2-0 lead over the SimLeafs. I'll be checking back to see faux Ottawa choke.
posted by KS
on Apr 17, 2005 -
immortalized by The Hip
in the song Fifty Mission Cap
won the cup for the leafs in 1951. Later that summer, he disappeared in a plane crash north of Cochrane, Ontario. In an ironic twist of fate, the Maple Leafs did not win another Stanley Cup until 1962, the same year that his remains were finally found.
, The body of a former NHL first-round draft pick who disappeared in Austria almost 14 years ago has been found frozen in the Alps. Someone tell Gord
, maybe he can get a new song out of this.
posted by Blake
on Jul 22, 2003 -
13-year-old girl dies after being hit by puck
at Blue Jackets' game: A 13-year-old girl died after being hit in the head by a puck that was shot over the glass and caromed off another fan at an NHL game. Brittanie Cecil died Monday night, two days after she was hurt at the game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames, Children's Hospital said. It was believed to be the first death of a fan hit by a puck at an NHL game.
posted by dagny
on Mar 19, 2002 -