Posts Tagged ‘Martin Brodeur

18
Jun
09

Coming out of Hibernation…sort of.

 Fleury save

So The Loge has been quiet as of late, but its just that time of year, so you’re going to have to deal with it.  The Penguins won the Stanley Cup, returning the favor to Detroit by celebrating their triumph at the Joe (Detroit beat Pitt in Game six at the igloo last year).  Malkin won the Conn Smyth, YEA, RAH RAH RAH (insert sarcasm), and I believe the weight of the Cup rested on the dirty french canadian (not dirty in a good way…dirty as in, well dirty), Marc-Andre Fleury’s shoulders; and he delivered.  With 1 second to go, Fleury made an unbelievable diving stop on Lidstrom which would have been a soldering-iron to the Penguins face (Not to mention he got a little help from his friend (crossbar) in the final minutes).  The talk of the Cup Finale however, was Mr. Sydney Crosby skipping out on a bit of the NHL-Traditional, series ending handshake.  One of our regulars here at Loge19 (ChickenParm), pointed it out after the game on the previous post’s comments section.  Personally, I can’t stand Crosby, and this is just another reason why.  I know it’s his first Stanley Cup, and its a dream come true to the young wizkid, but C’MON NOW!  This is one of the classiest traditions in sports, and SHOULD be the SECOND thing on EVERY players mind after celebrating with your teammates first.  You should know that the losing players do not want to stay on the ice and be a part of YOUR celebration.  It’s selfish, classless, and should be fineable by the good ‘ole Commissioner Bettman.  There is no place for that in the game, and I had the same reaction last year when Brodeur snubbed Avery during the ritual.   Those are suppossed to be the stars/faces of the league, and they go around pulling beer league stunts like that.  There should be no excuse for that, and you should read this ESPN article about it; has Draper’s reaction (he’s the man), more detail about what happened, as well as the Pittsburgh vice president Tom McMillan’s explanation…absolutely pathetic.  I hope Crosby drops the cup on his day with it, and camera are there to wacth it happen.

Moving on, there are a few things I wanted to post on here before they become old news.  Sean Avery is officially back in his element in the big city.  After partnering up to open his own bar, Warren 77, Avery was a field reporter at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival for FUSE TV (his pictures follow flava flavs on the last page of the album). Like he wasn’t partying as hard as the bare foot hippies dancing around throwing flowers everywhere…yeah right!  And if you want a little more Sean Avery in your life, here is a clip from Monday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, featuring Mr. Avery.  It’s good to have Sean Avery back in NY! 

 

– Coach

24
Apr
09

Maybe The Best Post Season In Many Years

Have you been religously watching the NHL playoffs like I have? I don’t think I’ve watched this intently since ’92 when the Blackhawks were swept by the Penguins in the Finals. The only other memorable playoff series is in ’94 when the Rangers took the Cup and Messier gauranteed a game 7 win in the semi’s. Of course each year I can pick out a memorable series, like the Detroit/Colorado rivalry, but this year has been awesome. BTW, remember when Stevens laid out Kariya? For some reason I just though of that. Anyway, I’m a huge hockey fan during the regular season, but when a game is on, and it’s not the Bruins or Blackhawks, it will just be background noise while I spin around in my chair at my desk. However, this year has been different, I’m fist-pumping around the apartment, yelling ‘OOOOOOOOOH GIRL” when huge goals are scored, and screaming “BUUUUUNDLED” when someone gets pasted to the boards.

If you’re not paying attention to the Devils/Hurricanes, Flyers/Pens, or Blackhawks/Calgary series’ then you’re missing a lot. How this post-season is not getting more coverage, I don’t know. ESPN has so much garbage coverage on the NBA and NFL draft it’s ridiculous. Although I cannot complain, I think Versus does a much better job of coverage. NBC is trying to get into the act with its game of the week, but I’m not buying it.

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26
Mar
09

A-very Warm Welcome From the Big Apple

"Hey Fatso, I'm Baaaaacck"

"Hey Fatso, I'm Baaaaacck"

 

I’m sick of reading articles and blog posts about how Sean Avery is an idiot, how he has not changed, and how he will surely wear out his welcome in New York, “like he has everywhere else.”  Listen, we all know Avery can be a punk and he does some stupid stuff at times, but lets not get carried away here; after all, he is slowly becoming a new face of the NHL.

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20
Mar
09

This is What Hockey is All About!

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Welcome Loge fans. Since we haven’t mentioned anything about Martin Brodeur reaching an NHL milestone I figured it’d be nice to mention his name along with the New Jersey Devils for all of their greatness over the past decade.  Hats off to Marty for reaching such an incredible milestone, but this story goes deeper than just the individual.  We seem to have a theme going on here at the Loge that has portrayed hockey and hockey players as “classy,” rightfully so.  New Jersey Devils and Boston College’s own Brian Gionta explains to us what it’s really like to be part of a team and not an individual. 

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19
Mar
09

NHL Round Up

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With some light content lately, (that has been painfully pointed out by some) here is a round up of NHL happenings:

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