With the NBA firmly locked out and irrelevant, it was hockey night for blogger dorks. Special attention was given to Boston-Carolina (4-1 Hurricanes) where the penalty box got a little crowded during the 3rd period when the Bruins took 10 penalties, including Shawn Thorton throwing objects onto the ice. What else is new this morning? How about a football team beating an opposing coach after a high school game in Georgia. Oh, & Ark. St. beat FIU, 34-16. Let's get rolling!
It came to our attention over the weekend that there has been an explosion of all things Ice Girls in the Kontinental Hockey League, better known as the NHL of Russia. According to observers on the ground, the KHL is patterning itself off the ice as the NHL and that means Ice Girls dancing on risers behind goalies. It also means between-period-skating sessions. Of course we're all for exporting Ice Girls around the world. Big difference with Russian Ice Girls? Lack of clothes. JUMP!
The Toronto Maple Leafs are giving those hockey-loving Torontans hope. They're off to a 2-0 start and they're proving to be a badass bunch, at least off the ice. Who knows whether their fast start means anything, but center Tyler Bozak and winger Mike Brown are at least cultivating a the bad MF'er persona off the ice. Bozak and Brown blasted some M16s in their free time. Should opponents see this as a message? You be the judge.
She's back from a weekend in Vegas where she partied well into the morning, returned to Denver with broken toes and her Sin City virginity left behind. BC Pucktress, Jessica Redfield, filed her Stanley Cup predictions yesterday before the first puck dropped but we were at a Detroit airport bar watching Tigers-Yankees Game 5 and totally forgot to hit publish. See how Jessica came up with Islanders-Canucks for the Cup. JUMP!
Busted Coverage Pucktress @JessicaRedfield used her eagle eyes to screencap these Rocky Mountains during last night's Canucks-Penguins 2011 opener. What do we know about that rack? Not much, we're sitting in the Charlotte airport and about to jump on a plane to Knoxville for Tennessee vs. Georgia. By the time this puddle jumper touches down we expect a Facebook, Twitter, home address for the Peaks. GO! email@example.com
BizNasty is quickly becoming a Twitter legend, which is fairly odd for an NHL player who rarely gets on the ice. That's because Phoenix Coyotes' winger Paul Bissonnette documents his exploits with women, stupidity... whatever, fairly regularly and without shame. In other words, he's our kind of guy. If he wasn't playing in the NHL there would be a position for him on this staff. Take a look at the adventures of BizNasty right here. Check it!
Boston Bruins center Brad Marchand has a tattoo on the side of his torso that says Stanley Cup Champions. At least, it does now. When Marchand got the tattoo after the Bruins won the Cup, it said Stanley Cup Champians. So much for the American education system. Remember how drunk Marchand was for seven straight days? He's just waking up. Here's the story of Marchand's misspelled tattoo and some photos of him showing it off. Check it!
The Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is about to join all-time greats like Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali... as a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C. He follows former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas in getting the wax treatment. Looking at Ovechkin's statue -- or at least the head -- is a lot like staring into the abyss. We're going to have nightmares for weeks!
For those of you sleeping and not realizing that the NHL season is just around the corner, time to wake up. NHL rookies are already scraping in preseason games, the Stanley Cup is done with its tours of Boston and the sport could see a huge spike in viewership thanks to the NBA lockout. BC hockey correspondent Jessica Redfield breaks down the Twitter accounts you must be following this NHL season. Freshen up, boys, you just might become a hockey fan this winter. JUMP!
You know how often we come across a hockey player unloading a house worthy of the BC Pad Purveyor series? Like, never. So imagine our surprise when the name Russ Courtnall reentered our lives via news that the former right winger was unloading an $8.5mm California home. Earlier this week, we told you about Adrian Beltre's over-the-top mansion with 15 bathrooms. In reality, the place sucked. Not Courtnall's. For less than half of Beltre's you can have this.
Jeremy Roenick has been going to war today with Philadelphia Flyers' fans over comments made on Jay Mohr's show, Master Debaters. Roenick said something about the fans being crazy sons of bitches and all hell broke loose. The NHL great has been busy defending his comments as Billy down by the Delaware River docks has been bashing him. Guess who BC's new NHL correspondent, Jessica Redfield, is supporting in this fight? JUMP!
Most of you never thought the day would come when a chick would actually want to write for BC. The day is here. Say hello to our new NHL correspondent, Jessica Redfield. She's 23, was born in Michigan, raised a Texan & is looking to leave her mark on the blogosphere. That doesn't mean you idiots need to harass, constantly ask her out on a date or remark that your hockey team needs a massage therapist. Tonight, a single Jessica tackles NHL hockey & how she likes her men.
We seem to think that ESPN badboy Matthew Barnaby had second thoughts after posting the following tweet back on August 30. "That is part of the lucky sperm club! I used to get a hose and spray myself!," Barnaby tweeted and included a photo of two children next to a pool. The post was deleted from his Twitter account, but as most of us know, those pesky Lockerz images still hold the tweet. Definition of lucky sperm club - JUMP!
And here we thought Milan Lucic and his girlfriend Brittany Carnegie were the picture perfect NHL couple who could drink & fight together without causing too much of a raucous. Lucic was 30th in the NHL last season with 121 PIMs. Early Tuesday morning he nearly added to that total after Boston cops were called to handle a drunken Lucic and a girlfriend who says the two had a fight but the Cup champion didn't hit her. JUMP!
RT News has been broadcasting news about a Russian plane crash, carrying a hockey team from the KHL, has claimed the life of 43. Several of those dead were NHL hockey players, including coach Brad McCrimmon and Pavol Demitra. NHL.com first reported on the crash around 11 a.m. EST. Meanwhile, ESPN has made exactly one mention of the crash - at 11:47 EST - and then went back to NFL, Texas A&M and Steven Strasburg. JUMP!
Some farmers obviously have too much time on their hands. Some are apparently huge NHL fans. What do you get when you put the two together? A corn maze honoring your favorite team. Just this week photos have surfaced of a Detroit Red Wings corn maze and one of Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas holding the Stanley Cup. They're oddly cool so we grabbed a gallery of the best sports-related corn mazes for you. JUMP!