The NHL features three ways a team can lose a regular season game -- and a team can collect a point in two of them. There is something wrong with that. I am proposing teams collect points in a new way starting next season.
If a team wins in regulation or overtime, it garners two points -- the same as now. If a team loses in regulation or overtime, it gets NO points. It lost.
If a game is... Read More »
Posted June 8, 2007
When my wife and I heard that Roger Neilson was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, we were saddened because we really enjoyed his spunk (and flashy ties). Like us, Roger was a born-again Christian and that shared faith was refreshing to see in a sport regarded as something less than holy amongst many of our peers. When we met Roger some months before, I was proud to have him sign my pocket Bible, al... Read More »
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Favorite TeamsPhiladelphia Flyers
Most Hated TeamsAny team in the NBA....I stopped hating hockey teams because their fans are fellow hockey fans. Team loyalty should not bar someone from being friendly and talking the game. Still, I will root against whoever the Flyers are playing. :) I would expect nothing less from opponents' fans.
Favorite PlayersDon 'Big Bird' Saleski (first player I ever liked -- I was 2), Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber, Reggie Leach, Bernie Parent, Gary Dornhoefer, Bob 'Hound' Kelly, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Ron Hextall, Pelle Eklund, Tim Kerr, Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Rod Brind'Amour, Mark Recchi, Mikael Renberg, Dan McGillis, Keith Primeau, Simon Gagne, Sami Kapanen, Jeremy Roenick, Bill Guerin, Mike Modano, Denis Gauthier, Scottie Upshall, Scott Hartnell.
Most Hated PlayersPast: Dale Hunter, Barry Beck, Scott Stevens, Matthew Barnaby, Tie Domi....Present/Recent Past: Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Martin Brodeur, Sean Avery
Best Hockey MemoriesWatching the Flyers win their second Stanley Cup at age 3. Watching Pelle Eklund jump up and down as Ron Hextall's shot went into the Boston net for a goal (I still remember vividly the hit Brad Marsh took earlier in that game, too). Playing street hockey with my brother as a kid and playing HNA ice hockey with him as an adult. Taking my future wife to the lockout-delayed season opener on 1/21/1995 against the Nordiques. Hearing my late wife cheer and boo at our games and at Flyers games. Winning the HNA championship in Philly and going on to win the national championship for our division in Toronto in June 2007, while wearing patches on our jerseys in honor of my wife. Watching JR win the ECF's in 2004. Watching Keith Primeau become a one-man wrecking crew in the 2004 playoffs.
My Hockey TeamsShock, Ice Dragons
As a hockey player, I compare to...Sami Kapanen's effort, Shjon Podein's tenacity, Daymond Langkow's scoring prowess as a Flyer (clang off the post!)
Favorite HockeyBuzz BloggersTim Panaccio, Bill Meltzer, Paul McCann, Anthony 'Milk Carton (Have You Seen Me?)' SanFilippo
Favorite WebsitesHockeybuzz.com, TSN.ca, Sportsnet.ca, Philly.com, HNA.com