Saturday, February 25, 2012

NHL Rulebook

53.1 Throwing Equipment A player shall not throw a stick or any other
object in any zone. A player who has lost or broken his stick may only
receive a stick at his own players' bench or be handed one from a
teammate on the ice (see 10.3).

10.3 Broken Stick - Player
A player who has lost or broken his stick may only receive a stick
at his own players' bench or be handed one from a teammate on the
ice. A player will be penalized if he throws, tosses, slides or shoots a
stick to a teammate on the ice. A player may not participate in the
play using a goalkeeper's stick. A minor penalty shall be imposed for
an infraction of this rule.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Insult to Injury!

OK, now I'm really pissed off about that loss to the Blackhawks last week. Because Biron let in those 4 goals so quickly, apparently he is superstitiously doing away with those totally sweet old-school brown pads and blocker. That sucks! Those looked great! That is all.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

OK, Fine, Let's Talk about Rick Nash

I was gonna do a post about how everyone needs to stop saying Brad Richards needs to "find another gear" or whatever they say, and how just like Marian Gaborik last season, he's learning a new system, and he's actually really, really valuable to this team right now, et cetera. But no one is shutting up about Rick Nash! So let's talk about Rick Nash instead.

As I may have mentioned in this space before, Rick Nash is one of my hockey crushes (others include Dustin Byfuglien and Brooks Orpik). These are the kinds of guys I covet: not necessarily superstars in their own right, but solid guys I'd love to see in Ranger colors. At the same time, right now, I'm finding it easy to side with the Garden Faithful, who erupted with "We don't want you!" when Nash knotted the contest late in the 3rd the other night (related: I fucking love Ranger fans).

But why? Why are Ranger fans, possibly including myself, so opposed to bringing in a hard-working, world-class talent like Nash? A few reasons. Some are dumb. Let's talk about it. At length.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And this morning, I am still angry

Last night, I was very angry, and when I woke up this morning, I discovered that I was still angry, and that is because I hate the Devils very much. I guess some of you may have heard about this? The Rangers were down 1-0 until Anisimov scored a game-tying goal with 5 seconds left, except the goal was immediately waved off by official Dan O'Rourke due to Interference on the Goalkeeper. This was a terrible call, and I am angry about it, because it led directly to another loss to the Devils, and as I mentioned, I hate the Devils very much.

Let's take a look at the play.

Now, let's read the rules together.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What is this, a picture blog now?

I mean, probably not? But here's a two-sentence-and-one-picture entry nonetheless.

Friday, February 3, 2012


You guys, guess who I won't miss. Go on, guess.

Give up? I'll tell you.



I will not miss him at all, because he is terrible!