Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Roy

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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12
Mar
09

NHL Fighting part IV: Hey dinosaur, let the kids play!

If you have noticed, and judging by the amount of hits this week you haven’t, this is the final installment regarding fighting in the NHL. Fights happen to spark a team or fire up the crowd, but often times, fights happen in order to police the activity on the ice and air grievances that build up throughout the season. As a hockey player, you know that you’re responsible for your actions on the ice. If a player is playing without regard to his opponent’s safety, there are typically consequences that follow. These are the type of fights that, in my opinion, you will not see leave the game, they are necessary and offer instant repercussions. Sometimes you will see the two players who have an issue with each other clear the air or a team’s enforcer may settle an issue, sometimes the hits are clean, but tempers run high. Regardless, if an enforcer needs to get involved stay tuned, you will typically see some fights quick to follow and involve quite a few of the personnel on the ice. There are some classic examples of some great line brawls here, here and one of the most famous here. Followed is Adam Burish’s perspective on these types of fights and will close out this series:

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