Friday, November 7, 2008

Kypreos vs. Zaun Part 1...

This story has already been covered more than capably by the excellent Sean Leahy (who was filling in for Puck Daddy) but we just had to have this video up on Waikiki Hockey.

What would happen if an (almost) NHL-calibre player faced off against an (almost) regular Joe? We got to find out as former NHLer Nick Kypreos faced off against Blue Jays backup catcher Gregg Zaun in a shootout:

So what did we learn from that video? Skating is important to play goalie.

The two now have a rematch set up where Kypreos is going to take some batting practice and try to catch a fastball. With Gregg Zaun being a free agent we're worried this might not happens. We are very anti-Kypreos both as a player and especially as a commentator so we would love to see him embarrassed.

Speaking of Kypreos getting embarrassed, it's time to relive our favourite Kyreos moment (not for the squeamish):

Ryan Vandenbussche throws our second favourite punch of all time in that clip. What tops our list?

The Price is Wrong Bitch Revisited....

We told you a few months ago that the Kings were going to be on The Price is Right.

It looks like 'David' wasn't much of a hockey fan as he didn't look to impressed at the Kings showcase. Looked pretty good to us. Two of the best tickets to a Kings game, some Kings gear we could sell on eBay, and most importantly a trip to Switzerland with tickets to the Worlds. Oh yeah there was also a boat. Did they run out of hockey connections?

David, the dumb non-hockey fan from Florida, passed on the Kings showcase but ended up winning puny $17,000 showcase. Too bad for him as the Kings showcase was worth $29,000! Way to go, jackass! That's what you get for not liking hockey!

Here is the showcase in it's entirety:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our Belated-Quasi-Halloween Post...

We were planning on doing a big Halloween post last week but then we remembered two things:
  1. Going Five Hole stole our post idea (by stole we mean we had the same idea but were too lazy to post it before Halloween.)
  2. We hate almost everything about Halloween

So we cut the Halloween idea but it still bothered us that we wouldn't get to include this photo:

(From College Humour via Blog)

Hockey fans, know what's going on and are probably thinking one of two things:
  1. Wow, that is totally tasteless!
  2. Wow, that is totally awesome!

We're only slightly embarrassed to admit we're in category #2. For those of you in #1 ... come on, it's been 15 years, let it go!

For those of you that don't know what we're talking about ... you should probably just move on. Seriously leave. Still here? Alright don't say we didn't warn you ... here you go.

We just finished watching the infamous clip again ... the first time in years. We kinda forgot how horrific it was. Now we feel terrible that we said the costume was awesome. Ummm .... we need to make it up to Clint now. No better way to do that than by posting his 2006-07 Parkhurst hockey card. Sorry Clint:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Hidden Puck Trick...

Were you watching the Leafs - Devils game last week? Probably not. You, like us, were expecting a blow out. Something along the lines of a 4-0 shutout at the hands of Marty Brodeur, maybe? In reality, the Leafs managed to score 5 goals on the future Hall of Famer and the game went to a shootout. Stupid Leafs.

Anyway, our post today isn't about Leaf bashing, well not all of it. In the shootout, Nik Hagman pulled the hockey equivalent of the hidden ball trick:

First off, is Nik Hagman really the best the Leafs can dredge up for a shootout? Yikes. Things are worse than we thought in Leaf Nation ... which makes us quite happy actually.

We've always been a bit unsure of our feelings on the hidden ball trick in baseball. We know it's legal (assuming the ball is live and the pitcher never steps on the mound) ... but it just seems like such a cheap play. On the plus side, any team that is asleep on a play deserves to get caught out. So we're a bit unsure on the ol' Hidden Ball Trick.

Enough baseball talk. Even though Brodeur found the play quite funny, he couldn't really have done anything to stop the tomfoolery from happening. For this reason, we vote a big thumbs down on the the play. Now we worry that all the no-talent players (aka: the rest of the Leafs) will be trying to duplicate Hagman's success. First Marty had to put up with Avery and now this!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Maximum Exposure...

Colby Armstrong, Max Talbot, Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin did a commercial for A L Motors last season. It's awesome. Check it out. (The stupid person who posted it disabled embedding for some reason).

Both Gonchar and Talbot make that commercial one of the greatest in hockey history.

Going Five Hole made our day as they reported that Max Talbot is back in the role that made him famous ... guy who bought a BMW.