We’re getting closer and closer to the NHL regular season starting. I don’t know about you, but I’m pumped. I think we’re just a few weeks away from the opening puck-drop. With that in mind, let’s do some catch up with Linkshare day.
This Linkshare post will probably be a recurring weekly or bi-weekly thing. I haven’t really figured out what yet, but it won’t be focused on me. I’ll link to my work on The Score, but more importantly, I’ll link to other blogs I recently enjoyed that I think you’ll like too. If you read something hilarious or great, email me a link and I’ll put it up in Linkshare (yay). Let’s get to my Houses of The Hockey stuff first.
Over the weekend, I wrote an article about Toronto’s hockey media covering Nazem Kadri like various newscasts did in the great “Panda watch” from Anchorman. Here’s an excerpt from the post:
“… Toronto’s sports media think hockey fans need to know when Kadri tapes a new stick or has a new linemate because Grabovski was busy beating up some dude at a bar…”
Click here to read the rant, “Kadri watch.”
Still on The Score, here are links to my Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leaf season previews, respectively. There’s a bit of discussion in the Tampa post about whether the Lightning can make the playoffs or not. Check it out.
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Now that we’ve got the (shameless) self promotion out of the way, I’d like to share a few other blogs I recently enjoyed.
This is pretty clever… Intent To Blow have a pretty good article about the Montreal Canadiens trading Halak instead of Price by mistake. Here’s a small sample of the post:
“Apparently our fans knew it the whole time,” Gauthier said. “But recently they’ve only been communicating to us through smoke signals sent from cars they’ve lit on fire, so it’s easy to ignore.”
Click here to read the whole post. Tip: It’s not actually serious… or is it?
Down Goes Brown recently put out another gem, this time with tips on how to dominate your fantasy hockey draft. Here’s a small preview of the hilarious post:
“Don’t be ‘that guy’ who goes to a hockey game and yells at the players to let them know they’re on your fantasy team. To really get their attention, you’ll need to whisper it from under their bed just as they’re falling asleep.”
Click here to laugh your ass off.
The Score’s Scott Herkes recently put together a series of charts and graphs to depict some statistical findings around the NHL. I don’t want to mess the post up so I won’t quote it. You have to check it out! Also, it’s all pictures so it’s pretty “read friendly.” Click here to laugh even more. Note: this is awesome.
Puck Daddy put together a summary of quotes following Jonathan Cheechoo’s release from the Dallas Stars (he was there on a pro tryout). While I don’t blame the Stars for releasing him, it came with a heavy dose of bullshit from Marc Crawford and others. Get a read on this quote:
“Jonathan is a good pro and is a real honest person. He gave us great effort and we could have very easily kept him, but we felt it would be better to let him try to find something else.”
Click here to read the rest of the article and more ridiculous quotes.
Finally (and still on Puck Daddy), Justin Bourne put out a pretty funny “10 things I learned playing hockey” post last week. It’s definitely worth a read with a few great quotes like this:
… I once had one full year to try to get five words into print, somehow. I don’t remember them exactly now, but they definitely included “octopus” and “cowabunga…”
Click here to learn what you missed out on if you didn’t play hockey as a kid or young adult.
Stay classy, other great blogs.