NHL

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Heading into Sunday’s game between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, Michael Haley and Stu Bickel had dropped the gloves with one another twice during their hockey careers (once in the AHL and once in the NHL during an earlier meeting this season).  They wasted little time completing the trilogy, as the […]

  • Claude Giroux Scores A Shootout Beauty (Video)

    Claude Giroux Scores A Shootout Beauty (Video)

    With 25 goals and 80 points in 64 games this season, Claude Giroux has solidified his spot amongst the top ten most skilled players in the NHL these days.  And he may have bumped his name up a few more spots on that list following his performance in the shootout during Saturday’s game against the […]

  • Senators Fans Bail Out Anthem Singer During “O Canada” (Video)

    Senators Fans Bail Out Anthem Singer During “O Canada” (Video)

    Question: What is the difference between screwing up “O Canada” prior to a hockey game being played in the United States, and screwing it up prior to a game being played in Canada? Answer: When you screw it up in the United States, you simply carry on with the butchering as if no one noticed, […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Shelley vs. Barch — 3/8/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Shelley vs. Barch — 3/8/12

    The Philadelphia Flyers may have won last night’s game against the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-0, but they certainly didn’t win the war. Two fights broke out during this game, and the Panthers’ enforcers were victorious in both of them.  One of the bouts was settled with a convincing blow by Florida’s Eric […]

  • Tom Hanks Caught On The LA Kings’ Dance Cam (Video)

    Tom Hanks Caught On The LA Kings’ Dance Cam (Video)

    Tom Hanks has never really done much dancing in any of the movies he’s starred in, and I think I now know why after watching him shake and groove to the music during a recent Kings game. I’m not sure if the “fake headphone and head-bobbing” action is still in these days, but at least […]

  • Canadian National Anthem Botched At Sabres Game (Video)

    Canadian National Anthem Botched At Sabres Game (Video)

    The Canadian national anthem is rarely performed at hockey games that do not involve Canadian teams, and perhaps they should keep it that way following this debacle by the anthem singer during last night’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Carolina Hurricanes at the First Niagara Center. Her error (It’s supposed to be “From […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Rosehill — 3/6/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Rosehill — 3/6/12

    During what may have very well been the best night of Fisticuffs from the 2011-12 NHL season, last night’s action on the ice provided a total of nine fight.  At least half of those were worthy of some consideration for “Frozen Fisticuffs Fight of the Night” honors, including Dennis Seidenberg vs. Colby Armstrong, Brandon Dubinsky […]

  • Wings’ Niklas Kronwall Destroys Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (Video)

    Wings’ Niklas Kronwall Destroys Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (Video)

    One way to eliminate vicious hits to the head in the game of hockey is to suspend players who delivered a check to the head of an opposing player.  That has been the strategy adopted by the NHL disciplinary committee. Another way that players can eliminate the problem of head-shots in the game of hockey […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Brown vs. Staubitz — 3/3/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Brown vs. Staubitz — 3/3/12

    Despite the fact that both teams are sitting near the bottom of the NHL’s standings, the rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens is as fierce as ever.  That was evident during Saturday night’s game between the two clubs, as a hit by the Canadiens’s Brad Staubitz on Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Boulton — 3/1/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Boulton — 3/1/12

    Two of the NHL’s toughest and best enforcers squared off at center ice inside the TD Gardens last night, as Shawn Thornton and Eric Boulton came to blows during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils.  This type of altercation is certainly nothing new to these two combatants, who have combined […]

  • Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    Canadiens’ Alexi Emelin Destroys Teammate Erik Cole With Hip Check (Video)

    In an earlier post on Devin Setoguchi’s comical shootout failure from last night, I happened to mention that for once, “it wasn’t the Habs embarrassing themselves.”  Truth be told, that statement isn’t entirely true.  Sure, the Canadiens weren’t the most embarrassing team on the ice during last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, but it […]