StacheGear, Illegal Curves, The Spectrum, and CrosbyShareThis
If I learned anything awesome yesterday - and I think I did - it’s this:
George Parros has a line of mustache-based t-shirts and hats (for children’s charities), which you can find here. While you’re hunting mustache-apparel, don’t forget: it’s Movember. Get behind a person growing a moosty for a good cause and donate. May I suggest Sean McIndoe of Down Goes Brown or Parros himself?
As a sidebar, I had a friend that trained with Parros for a few summers, says the guys call him “Zeus” cause he’s built like, y’know, a Greek god or something.
The more you know.
I had this discussion with a friend on my rec team last night – is there no more illegal curve penalty in the NHL?
I remember in Kovalchuk’s early days, the Thrash wouldn’t order his sticks the way he wanted them cause the curves were illegal, so he was having a buddy buy his particular stick in his pattern from a local sports store and was smuggling them in. Which is badass.
If that’s true (that there’s no more illegal curve), I feel robbed that I had to play under the Flat Blade Regime. I would’ve loved my hook to be a tight letter “C” that no one could dig the puck out of.
This came up, cause we were discussing the best shots in the NHL (Semin, Kovy, Ovy, Stamkos) and how I know at least the first three use ABSOLUTE hooks, but I wasn’t sure about Stamkos.
Here’s Semin (2:00 mark), quite frankly, just entertaining himself last night. Hiiiiii-yah!
@jtbourne: I mean, he doesn’t even start the wind-up ’til the hashmarks. That’s not the ladies tees, he’s teeing off from the fringe.
Yeah, he executed that better than Robert Reichel did in the playoffs.
Jon Sim scored a hattrick in his first game in the AHL.
I don’t really know what else to say about that.
I love this story.
They’re tearing down the spectrum in Philadelphia.
…Wait it gets better.
They’re charging $25 dollars to walk in the building, putting a three hour max on your visit, and saying “if you can carry it out, it’s yours.”
This event is bound to be PACKED with memorabilia and collectible diehards. That just can’t end well, can it? Who fights who over what, do you think?
I read about it on Deadspin, check it out there if you want to know more.
So, I love that Crosby fought Niskanen yesterday.
As much as owners and fans say they don’t want their premier scorers dropping the mitts, it’ll help him in the long run. As in, if you know a guy will never drop the gloves, you can take occasional liberties on him. You can say whatever you want.
But if there’s even a chance that guys have to answer the bell, they tend to back it off a touch.
You know what was an incredible stat I read (via Ryan Lambert) – Crosby now has five career fights (regardless of what you think of their quality). The tough, gritty Tomas Holmstrom has three.
I’m not saying anything there, just sayin’. Pretty crazy. Enjoy.
After an initial stumble The Kid looked STRONG, didn’t he?
Bri has a couple of her girlfriends coming for the weekend, they get in tomorrow morning. That equals a long weekend (and bleeding eardrums) for me, so no blog tomorrow unless I have some time tonight to set one up. The weekend is on it’s way!