Posts tagged nhl
by RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
Throughout the summer of 2012, Montreal Canadiens fans waited with nervous anticipation for the announcement that the team had re-signed its star blueliner, P.K. Subban. With only a limited window of opportunity before a presumed lockout, other NHL clubs were racing to lock up their key on-ice personnel for as long as possible while the rules still permitted long-term back-diving contracts. Though it was a long-running staple of the Canadiens’ philosophy to avoid those types of larger More >
by Richard McAdam aka RGM81
Hockey fans across the world are waking up today to a grim reality: for the second time in eight years, the National Hockey League has chosen to lock out its players in an attempt to restructure the collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association. For many fans, both younger ones and fans gained in the past seven seasons due to the game’s incredible growth, this is a new experience. For long-time fans, it is a stark reminder of the events of September 2004. We do not know how long this lockout scenario will endure; we may More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
My, how time flies! It seems like just a couple of years ago that the 2005-06 NHL season started. The long awaited end to a yearlong lockout had come, and the NHL was ushering in a new era. One with rules that would promote a better, faster, more exciting game. One with a new breed of superstar unlike any we had seen in a generation.
Gone would be the days that clutching and grabbing would impede the NHL’s best players. With the likes of Sidney Crosby & Alexander Ovechkin now the poster boys for the ‘New NHL’,
Ever had one of those weeks where you realize you’re trying too hard get a trade done? Yeah me too. After some time away from the hobby, I was eager to again experience the rush that comes from making two collections better all at once.
My last trade left only good memories since it was two friends helping each other out with their PCs, netting me this card:
A modest card to most but significant because it’s my first multicolor jersey swatch of Martin St. Louis.
But instead of finding my stride, I spent the better part of my return trying to More >
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By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
With the Eastern Conference Final now in the books, I know that we hockey fans have a great Stanley Cup final to look forward to, with the New Jersey Devils taking on the Los Angeles Kings. Both teams have performed admirably throughout the first three rounds of the playoffs, so a series with great goaltending and clutch goal scoring should very much be in the cards. In less than a couple of weeks, we’ll all know which team has won the Stanley Cup. Those of us tuning in will get to see what should only be More >
By Joshua Helms aka Helms83
Today’s technological advances in the social media world connect sport fans with their favorite athletes. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook allow fans to follow their favorite athletes, view their messages, pictures, updates and even post messages to the athletes in the hope of a response. The invisible line between sports fans and these athletes has forever been erased.
Some of the top social media accounts from athletes include: Chad OchoCinco, Dwight Howard, Lance Armstrong, LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo (http://www.tweeting-athletes.com/TopAthletes.cfm). Recently, an unlikely story of Antonio Brown befriending a Steelers’ fan emerged which developed into More >