Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Since No One On The Versus Broadcast Seems To Have Mentioned It:

Congratulations to Jeremy Roenick on a tremendous career.

There have certainly been some ups and downs, but all things considered, the NHL was far richer for having him in it.

It's a sad irony that the night in which Roenick likely played his last game in the NHL is the same night that the Chicago Blackhawks won their first playoff series since he left.

Anybody remember this kid?

Many thanks for the memories JR- I'm sure we'll see you around.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Adieu, Les Habitants....

Don't weep, Canadiens fans. Your 100th season may have ended, but your hearts- your hearts...will go on.

Man- that song gets me.

Every time.

What, you don't like that one?

How about this?

Or maybe something a bit more family friendly?

This is 8 minutes long, but let's face it, you're not watching any more hockey till October. Skip ahead to the 1:50 mark if you're really in a hurry.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Many a true word hath been spoken in jest

From Tom Gulitti's indispensable Fire and Ice blog, here's Devils winger Brian Gionta on becoming the Devils' fifth 20-goal scorer this year:

"I would have had 40 if I had a different center," Gionta joked. "[Dainius Zubrus] should win the Selke for shutting me down."

Now that's a pretty good joke - especially for an athlete - but when he skated on a line with Scott Gomez, Gionta set the all-time Devils record for goals in a season with 48. Zubrus, on the other hand, who was brought to the team to be its top line center, is currently 7th on the team in assists, and 8th in goals.

Ha ha.