Mar
30
2018
5

Scott Foster, Blackhawks Hero for a night.

God bless America.

After starter Anton Forsberg was hurt during what coach Joel Quenneville described as a “pregame ritual,” and backup Collin Delia cramped up early in the third period, the [Chicago] Blackhawks turned to Scott Foster, an emergency goalie and married father of two who plays in two recreational leagues. He signed a contract, put on his gear and then, amazingly, stopped all seven shots he faced.

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Apr
30
2017
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USA. USA! …

U-S-A! (Yes, I know the dude’s wearing an Edmonton Oilers shirt. But it’s hockey. The rules are a little different, in hockey situations*.)

Moe Lane (more…)

Feb
23
2015
1

Quote of the Day, Yet Another Miracle On Ice Nostalgia Bomb edition.

Via RCP, eventually:

It’s interesting, Michaels says he never gets tired of people coming up to him to talk about that call or that game. He never tires of hearing people say where they were when they heard the call. I was in our TV room, my father was on the couch, my mother was out playing cards. I remember jumping up and down when Eruzione scored the game-winner… and I suspect that was the first hockey game I had watched, beginning to end, on television (I did go to a Cleveland Barons game once). Of course, it was the first hockey game that many Americans had seen.

I think that I’ve mentioned this before, but: I was with my dad at a Cub Scouts award dinner, and every single person there wanted to be watching the God-damned game.  Why none of the adults yelled F*ck it and made the caterer wheel in a TV, I’ll never know.  The worst part? When the Scouting people announced the final score – WAIT. HOW DID THEY KNOW? …THOSE SOBS- anyway, they viciously and cruelly gave the Soviet score first.  I should have thrown a fork at them.  No, seriously, there would have been no way I’d have gotten in trouble for it at that age.

Feb
22
2015
1

Tweet of the Day, Herb Brooks Was A Coaching Demigod edition.

I mean, that’s just perfect. And harder to do than it looks.

Mar
16
2011
2

And now, bears playing hockey.

Old, but kind of fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nah3nMStXV4

Also, bears apparently suck at being goalies.  Although I hear that the Oilers are thinking of drafting one, on the principle that at this point they more or less have nothing left to lose.

Feb
28
2010
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US/Canada gold medal hockey game about to start. #rsrh

3:15 PM.

This is when I regret not having cable.

Moe Lane

PS:

USA.
USA.
USA.

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