Kristers Gudlevskis is the first to appear in ECHL, AHL, Olympics and NHL in the same season.
Into my inbox pinged the link. No body text, subject line only “best 14 minutes of my life.” I looked around the office, waited for my bosses to disappear behind their closed doors, dragged my browser around so the YouTube video window was nestled into the bottom right of my their monitor, and positioned my text editor atop it, so I could screen the images from prying eyes with a quick-fingered ALT-TAB. I hit the GO button. http://dlvr.it/5LjqSv
First Night Of 24/7 Does Not Disappoint
8 takeaways from the 1st episode of the newest edition of 24/7- Toronto Maple Leafs/Detroit Red Wings (possible spoilers, but really who can do this show justice with only words?): http://dlvr.it/4W9LSL
Hockey is Life, Life is Hockey
I’ve been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember. This damn sport consumes my life. I’ve devoted so much time, energy, money, and patience to hockey, it’s hard to remember a time that I wasn’t scheduling my life around a game.
And I know I’m not the only one like this. One look at my timeline and you see wannabe reporters, amateur statistians. There’s no shortage of internet fights over Corsi, feminsm, intangebles, class. It’s exhausting, really! Everyone has an opintion, everyone wants to fight yours, and if no one is fighting you, CLEARLY YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!
But occaisonally I step back and realize no matter how old I get, this will forever be me, deep down inside.
And you’re no different than me. http://dlvr.it/4VXd83
Ep. 129 Give ‘Em The Booth
Brandon came out of the coma and Peter’s back from the Peace Corp to actually put a show together. We talk about surprises so far in the NHL season, how Jonathan Quick’s injury might affect the U.S. Olympic team and timeless haircuts. We also discuss recent music releases including the new A Wilhelm Scream. Plus, new music this week from Toxic Holocaust, Young Turks, A.W.S. and Less Than Jake. http://dlvr.it/4Pb3kT
The Old Barn
About a week after the rest of college hockey got underway, the New England Small College Athletic Conference kicked off its 2013-14 season this weekend, and I took in Williams College’s home opener against the Mules of Colby College Saturday night, a rematch from last season’s NESCAC playoffs. http://dlvr.it/4LcYpz
A Different Look At New Arenas
It’s been a sad few years for hockey fans. Slowly the old barns have been transforming into these monolithic, pristine white multi purpose venues where the hoity toitiest of performers will come and off set the craziest costs. I don’t know about you, but when I think of watching hockey live, my mind wanders to sticky cement floors, cinderblock walls painted brown or maybe tan or pink? And seats that have clutch marks in their armrests from years of panicked fans. I’m someone that feels at home in that “lived in” feeling (mind you, I’m talking about “lived in” not “we should go get vaccinated after this” filth).
There’s no question, the game of hockey is changing, but the change off the ice seems to be ignored. Many say it’s to bring in the corporate accounts, but after hanging out in the newly completed MSG, I call shenanigans. Planners and architects and builders are looking to attract a completely untapped market for hockey fandom:
A special Up The Pucks this week as we have our first NHL player on. Former Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference joins us on the cusp of him hitting free agency to discuss his roots in Edmonton’s punk scene and his work outside of hockey. Clink the picture or link above to hear the show.
UPDATE: As NHL free agency started today, it was announced Andrew signed a four-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.