Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pittsburgh Penguins: The "Core" Is Intact

Mainstream Media, Pre-Free Agency 2008: Marian Hossa has been the most valuable player for the Penguins in the finals against Detroit - his speed and creativity have been invaluable.  Jarko Ruutu, the consummate agitator, continues to frustrate opponents in Pittsburgh's quest for the cup.  Ryan Malone is a hard-nosed competitor who provides timely secondary scoring for the Penguins.  George Laraque is the league's heavyweight champion.  Ty Conklin is the league's top backup netminder, having filled in admirably for Pens starter Marc-Andre Fleury in his absence.  Gary Roberts has been a sensation in Pittsburgh, the fan-favorite veteran's revival is in full-swing.  Et cetera.

Mainstream Media, Post-Free Agency 2008: Brooks Orpik is a franchise defenseman.  Evgeni Malkin is the only line-mate Sidney Crosby will ever need.  Sidney Crosby can fly.  Hal Gill is only 24 years old.  Maxime Talbot doesn't suck.  Et cetera.

Worry ye not, Penguins fans!  The core is intact!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Top 10: (Filmed) Detroit Red Wing Goals

Ranking based both on degree of difficulty and significance.

10. Mark Mowers
9. Valtteri Filppula
8. Steve Yzerman
7. Darren McCarty
6. Steve Yzerman
5. Nik Lidstrom
4. Igor Larionov
3. Pavel Datsyuk
2. Steve Yzerman
1. Darren McCarty

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bender Gear

There are some things the serious hockey player simply shouldn't wear.  Sport these duds to a drop-in, keep your head up:

Pink Twig

Blue Tinted Visor

Euro Sweater

Vector SKV 10.0s


White Gloves

X-Ray Bucket