Mind Over Brain Matter

So to quote many a hockey player and coach, hockey is 90% mental and 10% physical. OK – I’ll buy that for a hot second since it was regurgitated out of Kris Letang’s luscious mouth recently. (I’m paraphrasing him more intelligently.) Where I am I going with this? Is it me or are many teams […]

Ovechkin Punches One Through and The Other Alex Hats A Trick!

The Caps finally snap their regulation losing streak against Pacific Division teams this season beating the Ducks 7-6! Semin had his FOURTH hat trick of the season (video). He is one of only two players in the NHL right now with that honor. For a dude with a scoring drought, he certainly knows how to come back […]

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

ESPN.com recently posted its NHL Power Rankings for Week 20.  Some teams shot up the rankings like the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings , and Columbus Blue Jackets.  While some faltered like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.  (Pants and Dawn are extremely sad pandas.  Like really really sad.) As a Bruins fan, I’m glad […]


Not the epic movie musical, just the stories that I felt like sharing today… Jonathan Toews took a puck to the face last night.  I yelled “NOT THE FACE!” so loud the neighbors thought I was watching Top Model. I’d prefer he not get hit anywhere, but let’s leave the facial sacrificing to Duncan Keith.  […]

And so it begins

Happy pre-season!  Nine games were played last night, many featuring younger and 3rd/4th line guys who hope to make the teams and become household names in two weeks.  A few highlights: – Alex Tanguay notched 2 assists and was named first star against Vancouver in mini-game, split-squad action.  Woot! – Ducks players who weren’t on […]