Tag:Philadelphia Flyers
Posted on: October 30, 2009 12:26 am
Edited on: October 30, 2009 12:35 am

Revive The Canada Cup

Ah the Good Old Days. The days when the late great John A. Ziegler, Jr  was commissoner of the NHL. When the divisons where named after noteable NHL pioneers and the conferences where named after royalty. The 80's and early 90's where arguable the NHL's Greatest Era. An era noted for high-scoring point totals and exciting hockey was assured each and every night. But then came The Dark Times. Then came The Empire. Ah...Bettman. Bettman. Gary Bettman as it reads on his birth certificate has been the bane of hockey and the NHL alike.

The ink on his contract had not dried before he made sweeping retarded changes in the game I love so much. Get rid of the unique division and conference names and remove the teams from the unique places where the NHL resided. Goodbye Minnesota. Goodbye Quebec City. Goodbye Winnipeg, The Praire City. Hello Arizona. Arizona? Dallas? Sunrise. Is this April Fool's Day. Nope. It's more like Groundhog Day with hockey fans reliving the same crappy day. This Clown Prince Of Stupidity must be overthrown. By a deserving soul. The reader probably qualifies as a supreme improvement!

The Canada Cup was a unique tournament. It included a virtual who's who of hockey. Wayne Gretsky. Mario Lemieux. Vladislav Tretiak. But Forest Gump Gary Bettman quickly changed the name to the World Cup Of Hockey. Earth to Bettman. Come in Bettman. We already have a World Cup. It's soccer nimrod. What an unholy spawn art thou.

It's called the Canada Cup. And it has a rich history. It's beautiful trophy rests in the Hockey Hall Of Fame. And it awaits a worthy successor to John A. Ziegler, Jr  Hopefully I will see that man or woman in my life time.

Posted on: October 5, 2009 9:55 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2009 10:02 pm

Shero Could've Gotten More Free Agent Options

I love Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero's moves to win the Stanley Cup. But as far as the off-season and getting bargain deals. I'm afraid Shero's grade is a C-. Young talented though underachieving NHL veterans were there did he make a sweetheart deal offer to Ladislav Nagy or Mighty Mite Mike Comrie. I don't know about  you. But I can envision the Red Light flashing with frequent regularity having Comrie on Evgeni Malkin's wing. And having the oh-so-cute Hilary Duff in the Pittsburgh Penguins VIP box would've made delicious eye candy. Point is these two solid NHLers would've thrived on Sidney Crosby and/or Malkin's wing. Pascel Dupris is good defensively but he doesn't go Crosby or Malkin justice on the offensive side of the puck. Hate to say it. Me being a Philadelphia Flyers Hater, but Mike Richards would've made the perfect complement on Malkin's win. Good offensively and excellent defensively. Let's all hope that Ray Shero can find a few diamond in the roughs for the Penguins Twin-Headed Monster. For Lord Stanley's Sake.


I miss likable Petr Sykora already...
Posted on: September 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2009 4:47 pm

Jeremy, How Many Fingers Do I Have Up?

     Seems like a simple question. Doesn't it. It has many meanings, however. One a wicked reference to his numerous concussions. God forgive me. And the other is a character flaw that is intentionally being pointed out. The rougher the means, perhaps the bigger the audience. 

     Recently, Jeremy Roenick announced his long-awaited retirement from a length, injury and episode filled career that included 500 goals and a plethora of oh so forgettable moments. The day he retired, naive fans quickly rushed to their computers and commented on how great a warrior he was. How he was tough and a great "leader"? But those fans seem only a silver lining within a storm-cloud filled day. Sure he was very good in his youth. However like The Great #88 Eric Lindros his zest for body contact and roughing it up caught up with him oh too quickly. After three 100 point seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, his production fell off the proverbial map. Barely over/under a point a game which lead to a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes for fellow talented but underachieving Alexei Zhamnov. Despite playing with true classy superstar Keith Tkachuk (A Hall Of Famer who never put his foot in his mouth and never acted like a graduate of Clown College), he couldn't buy a point-a-game season. Then came the trade to Philly and the problems multiplied.

     The melodramatic hug with Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider. With gratitude for 32  million guaranteed contract? Faking a concussion during the NHL Lockout so he could collect injury payments from the Flyers. And the famous comment that will abide in the Halls Of Studipum for eons to come. I am paraphrasing of course. You fans are just jealous. You can kiss my $ #### . And don't forget thrashing the hotel accommodations during a failed U.S. Olympic bid. What class. What a poster boy hero. I don't think so. I'll take "soft" Sidney Crosby over this jerk any day. And what's the reward for his non-role model behavior. The Dean Of Clown College himself NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman puts his in the foreground in the pathetic downgrade of the former Ron McLean-led NHL Awards Show. Unfortunately this pathetic clown and excuse for a human being will end up in the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Roggie Vachon is far more deserving and worthy a candidate.

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