Archive for the 'General' Category

30
Nov
09

NHL spectator etiquette

This is a subject that has bothered me for years. I have been attending hockey games since the age of one. My Dad used to carry me in to Hartford Whalers games until the age of three. My family had season tickets until the Whale took off to North Carolina. In 2006 my Dad and I became New York Rangers season subscribers (which is the fancy way of saying season ticket holders). In addition, I have attended games in about half of the current NHL cities. I have also been to two all-star games (Hartford in 1986 and New York in 1994). I have witnessed a lot of great games and a lot of poor games as well. Either way, you get the point, I have seen a lot of NHL hockey games.

Over my career of attending games, I have also witnessed a lot of fans misbehaving. So, what I would like to do is create a list of DO’s and DON’Ts. This list is long overdue. All of you misbehaving fans, please continue reading to spare yourself of any further embarrassment.

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21
May
09

Kessel’s sugery successful

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Reporters from both the Boston Globe and TSN are reporting that Boston Bruins forward Phil Kessel is now in recovery from a successful left shoulder surgery that repaired a torn rotator cuff. Although the surgery was successful, Kessel is expected to be in rehab for six months which will put him out for the start of next season. He becomes a restricted free agent July 1, and at this point it is unclear whether or not he will be back in Boston for the 2009 / 2010 season. 

Regardless, all of us at the Loge wish Phil a healthy and full recovery.

20
May
09

Quennevilles cursed: good news for the wings

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Here is a little trivia for all you Loger’s this morning, and this doesn’t have anything to do with the Kiiid’s t-shirt giveaway, but I find this very interesting regardless. How many times have the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley cup after beating a Joel Quenneville team in the playoffs?

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13
May
09

Game 7’s: Same old routine?

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I found this on NHL.com today and I thought it was pretty cool. It is a look at how teams handle game 7 situations and their pre-game routines. With three game 7’s coming up in the next two days I thought it was only fitting.

ARLINGTON, Va. — If there’s one thing hockey players don’t want to do, it’s treat Game 7 like it’s different from the 43rd game of the regular season.

“It’s the same boring schedule as all we had before,” Washington right wing Viktor Kozlov said about how the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will handle the hours leading up to Game 7 Wednesday night at Verizon Center. For Kozlov and most every other Washington player, that means going according to this schedule.

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12
May
09

This one’s for the Coach

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I would just like to send a Happy Birthday shout out  from all of us at Loge19 to the Coach. He is the third oldest member of Loge19 crew.  Unfortunately his Rangers didn’t make it out of the first round but hopefully he will be celebrating a Bruins win tonight.

08
May
09

Bruins face adversity: Game 4 preview

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Well if the Bruins really want it as bad as I do, they better get there heads out of their ass or as “The Kiiid” always says, “they will be in for a summer long tee time”. Now I know this isn’t a do or die situation yet and that the Bruins are only down 2-1 in the series, but in my eyes, tonight is basically it for the Bruins. In the History of the NHL playoffs there has been 229 occasions when a team has been down 3-1 in a best of seven series. Of those 229 times, only 20 times has a team come back to win that series. That is a mere 8.7%.  As a betting man, I certainly wouldn’t put money on those odds.

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07
May
09

“Do You Believe In Miracles!!?? YEEESSSS!!”

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If you’re a hockey fan, and I mean a real hockey fan, then you obviously know the title of this post is from Al Michaels’ play-by-play call of the historic 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey semi final match-up between USA and Russia (at the time, the USSR), in the upstate New York Olympic Village of Lake Placid.  The United States pulled off the  big upset in dramatic fashion on their way to the gold medal, and to this day I get goosebumps EVERY time I hear his call of the final seconds.  It is arguably the biggest event in sports history, and definitely Michaels’ most famous play-by-play in his storied career as a sports broadcaster. 

Now, I bring this game up for two reasons: 1) USA beat Finland last night in the IIHF World Championship to advance to one of  Friday’s semifinal contests against the defending champ…you guessed it, Russia; and 2) I stumbled upon this pretty cool 10 minute YouTube video of a different announcer’s call of the game; live, just as he saw it unfold on the afternoon of February 22, 1980 in Lake Placid, NY. The story behind how it came to be is incredible, and I promise worth the read. 

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