Vladimir Tarasenko (Photo Credit: AP)
The day arrived more than fashionably late, but the start of the 2013 NHL season thrilled and disappointed fans equally. Despite many players playing in the AHL or KHL during the lockout, plenty of rusty blades were painfully evident. However, it was a handful of veterans and rookies that made the day memorable.
- St Louis clipped Detroit’s wings with the solo shutout of the day. It was a shutout and a slap in the face as the Blues won 6-0. Jaroslav Halak earned his first shutout of the season by stopping a mere 14 shots. Chris Stewart and Tarasenko each claimed an impressive two goals.
- Cory Schneider allowed five goals on 14 shots in 26 minutes and was relieved by the controversial Roberto Luongo. Luongo allowed two goals on 12 shots in Anaheim’s 7-3 win.
- Puck Daddy predicted the Carolina Hurricanes to win the Southeast division, but the team had a lackluster performance despite the addition of Jordan Staal and Alexander Semin. Old Faithful Cam Ward allowed four goals in 20 minutes. Dan Ellis replaced Ward in the net going into the second period, but the Canes went on to lose 5-1 to the Florida Panthers. Read more
Logo by Joe Warner of 89 Ideas
On Sunday, June 17th, the Outer Edge Threads website went live after eight months of hard work. I popped about ten anti-acids and prayed to the hockey gods that the world would find my work…nice…yes, I’ll take nice for now, because let’s be honest here…
OET went in as the underdog. I’m not making gear “for the boys, by the boys.” Nope, last time I checked I was definitely a female and I focus more on the ladies of the ice. My company also isn’t based in northern hockey country, rather the good ‘ol south of U.S. of A. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when we launched. To add to my stress, I entered OET is a best business social media competition against companies that were already in business and have customers. Do you see why the anti-acids were important? Read more
Cam Ward inspired charity tee by EYECANDYAIR at www.outeredgethreads.com. Watermark not included on actual shirt.
There is much to love about those crazy crease bandits, but one thing that sets goalies apart is their beautiful mask art. Some tendies are in need of a serious mask makeover, while others have nailed it. Here are my rankings on starting NHL goalies in team alphabetical order starting with the first 15 teams. I ranked them on a scale from 1-5, five being supreme.
I must give thanks and encourage you to follow I Love Goalies and The Goalie Crease Network. They made my research easy peazy. Click on the player name to view the mask on the I Love Goalies blog.
Anaheim Duck: Jonas Hiller by Airxess, Score 3
I simply do not get his regular mask. There is no clear theme or purpose; however his Movember art was fantastic. The November mask displays Ducks’ player profile pictures with moustaches painted on their faces. I love it. Combining the two persuaded me to give him a solid 3 out of 5. Read more
The 2012 Winter Classic (AP Fred Vuich/SI)
Now that the L.A. Kings have raised Lord Stanley, it is time to start the 2012-13 NHL countdown. The upcoming season marks the 95th season of play for the National Hockey League. Here are the important dates to note on your calendar. We will keep you updated on more season dates as they become available.
June 22–23, 2012: The 2012 NHL Entry Draft held at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. For all the latest draft news visit the NHL website.
September 7, 2012: Rene Fasel, president of the IIHF, claimed, “This is the darkest day in the history of our sport.” On Wednesday, Spetember 7th 43 people died in a plane crash, including 27 players of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team. It was indeed a dark day that continues to weigh heavy on many hockey hearts. My thoughts and prayers still go out to their friends and families.
September 15, 2012: The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) established in 2005 between owners and NHLPA will expire on this date. Read more
Producer Bobby Farrelly, wearing a Budweiser beer helmet, goaltends for the Bruckheimer's Bad Boys team before the NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge against Kelley's Heroes at the Staples Center. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Let me start by saying I know many hockey fans are sincerely dedicated to their beloved Molson, so save your chirps. Molson Coors Brewing Co. is the official beer of the National Hockey League and I am not happy about it. Watching the lame (sorry Coors) commercials during the Rangers versus Devils game today got me thinking (dangerous, I know). Hockey is a passionate, physical sport that boasts some of the most competitive athletes in the world. So how is a light beer with some of the lowest alcohol percentage on the market well representing this game?
Yes, I am a beer snob. I rather sip cough syrup than drink light beer. I dig microbrews and prefer my beer to be as thick and dark as my morning cup of joe. To each their own, but here are other beers I feel would better represent the terrific game of hockey: Read more
Chad LaRose is crazy excited about hhis empty net goal. (Photo Credit: AP/Jim Mone)
Hopefully, you’re not waking up a green haze of a hangover this morning. Here are some hot, morning biscuits to help get your day started. These note-worthy tallies were made yesterday…you know, while you were throwing back the Guinness.
Contest Winning Biscuits
Patrice Bergeron scored the game winner in the shootout between Philadelphia and Boston. Despite the Flyers cutting a two goal lead, they were unable to defeat Tim Thomas in the end losing 2-3. Read more
Red hot Ilya Bryzgalov (Photo Credit: Christopher Pasatieri - Getty Images)
The NHL will host eight games Thursday evening and here’s a quick and interesting look at each matchup based on some fun numbers.
Avalanche vs Devils (7pm EST)
- These 2 teams will be meeting for the 2nd and final time this season.
- New Jersey has played in 2 less games than Colorado (70-72), but have 2 more victories this season than the Avalanche (40-38).
- Colorado’s Steve Downie, Milan Hejduk, and Kyle Quincey (2 helpers) each have 2 points in the previous contest. Ryan O’Reilly is the only Avs’ player to boast more with three points. Read more