Oh Yes! Hockey season is here again.
October 21, 2002 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Oh Yes! Hockey season is here again. Came across a few good Blogs with a hockey theme. The Hockey Pundits, Goalie Girl, Puck Hog, Off Wing, Puck Update
posted by rampage (23 comments total)
Holy crap...a hockey post. Thanks for the links, rampage. Go Wings!
posted by mathis23 at 2:29 PM on October 21, 2002

Leafs Go Leafs
posted by Fabulon7 at 4:23 PM on October 21, 2002

Go Leafs go, away.

But seriously folks... for those of you interested in hockey... what are your sources for timely hockey news? I haven't checked out the blogs yet, but I usually only scan the major sites for stories.

Yahoo, Faceoff, TSN, ESPN etc...

What's your favourite site?
posted by damclean2 at 4:54 PM on October 21, 2002

The Hockey Pundits are right up there but SLAM Hockey is my favorite
posted by Idea Factory at 5:06 PM on October 21, 2002

You've all gone and bought every CD from The Zambonis, right?

Hockey Rock!
posted by Ayn Marx at 6:05 PM on October 21, 2002

Oh, yeah, almost forgot:

The Rangers rule.
posted by Ayn Marx at 6:06 PM on October 21, 2002

Uh, Go Gophers! (college hockey represent)
posted by emoeby at 7:42 PM on October 21, 2002

Please please please post this on sportfilter.

Go Bruins!
posted by Samsonov14 at 7:50 PM on October 21, 2002

Go Bruins... 4-1 over the Leafs tonight! I don't have a favorite hockey news site, but ESPN's John Buccigross (host of NHL2Night) puts out a great weekly column. It's a must read.
posted by MediaMan at 7:54 PM on October 21, 2002

Ayn Marx: Hockey Monkey (2nd link) is my favorite song when the Bruins win.

Mediaman: See above, but don't get excited yet. Remember that the Rangers kicked tail in the first quarter of last year and then fell apart.
posted by Samsonov14 at 8:03 PM on October 21, 2002

I like hockeysfuture for in-depth looks at prospects, and they have one of the best trade rumor message boards (and prospect message boards) around.
posted by kickerofelves at 8:17 PM on October 21, 2002

Don't forget broadstreetbully for downloadable fight clips and a strong Philly bias. Go Flyers!
posted by kickerofelves at 8:26 PM on October 21, 2002

I get my hockey news from ESPN's NHL 2night, ESPN, Faceoff and The Hockey News.

Go Flyers!
posted by mosch at 9:38 PM on October 21, 2002

for those running an office pool, much like we are, I would suggest using this website. It's rather amusing, the first 10-15 minutes in the mornings at the office are spent discussing the current standings. Of course, I'm 3rd and closing in.....
posted by robotrock at 9:39 PM on October 21, 2002

Best sport ever. Go Sens, and as an Ottawaian, an enemy of the Leafs is my friend.

Faceoff and the Hockey Pundits have become two sites I visit frequently. TSN's site also has a ton of great info, including nice (albeit short) bios on every player in the league.
posted by Succa at 9:41 PM on October 21, 2002

errr. As for hockey albums, you cannot stray wrong with the alter ego of NoMeansNo, The Hanson Brothers (yes, taken from Slap Shot).

As for hockey news, I use The Hockey News.

GO SENS GO! (even tho both Toronto and Detroit are closer, I can't stand either of them!)
posted by robotrock at 9:48 PM on October 21, 2002

Go Blackhawks! Although I miss The Blue Line.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:52 PM on October 21, 2002

As a goalie, I hang around goalie BB's. Sure there's much discussion of gear, but more importantly, goaltending tips. Replacing the coach I never had, there sure are a wide range of age groups, male and female and from various countries offering all their expertise. www.goaliestore.com

As for Faceoff, it's for the brain dead or six packer, what a waste, the Toronto site is just a slagging fest and juvenile. Unmoderated, whachagonnalearn? The hf board [thank kickerofelves] I find informative, from NHL to minor league to European countries, after [dare I say this??] checking the newspaper or Red Wings Central [www.allsports.com/nhl/redwings] ;)

To all the Slap Shot fans, you must see "Les Boys" [1977], a French Canadian version of Slapshot, with the inimitable Fr. Canadian sense of humour. No Paul Newman, but there's Pierre Lebeau as the coach, Mélo! [www.lesboys.com] [how's your French?]. Get the video [not the DVD] with the subtitles, the DVD is dubbed, ack!
posted by alicesshoe at 11:45 PM on October 21, 2002

Check out Clarke Must Go.
posted by Fabulon7 at 5:59 AM on October 22, 2002

Red Wings fans take note: Red Wings Blog -- just a few days old. Contributors include four die-hard Wings fans.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:28 AM on October 22, 2002

Go Stars!
posted by thomcatspike at 6:53 AM on October 22, 2002

Faceoff has the best coverage of the assassination of Russian team owner Andrei Trifonov - described as "an influential underworld honcho" as well as a legit businessman. He was gunned down by two men with submachine guns in front of his house on Oct. 10. And here's an interesting article about the large sums of cash apparently now being payed to some players and coaches in Russia, which could become an issue if there's a lockout in 2004: "'It's not uncommon for some players to receive 50 per cent of the contract in cash right in your hand on the first day you show up,' said one agent."

More about the danger to Russian players here:

Around the NHL, the notion is the threat has passed, that the vicious Russian Mafia has gone on to more lucrative pastimes than shaking down sports stars, there and in North America. But the top Russian teams, while apparently under the logo of some new corporation or other, really are Mafia-owned.

Thanks for the links, rampage.
posted by mediareport at 7:07 AM on October 22, 2002

I'd have to vote for SLAM for general news, while NHL.com works great for in game stats and live audio which I can listen to at work.

Oh yeah, GO SABRES!!
posted by RevGreg at 6:52 PM on October 23, 2002

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