Archive for the ‘hockey’ Category

IS HOCKEY ANTI-SEMITIC?

January 26, 2011

JASON BAILEY

Jason Bailey was a 2005 draft pick by the Anaheim Ducks. He has yet to make it to the NHL. Maybe it’s because he’s Jewish. At least that’s what Bailey is claiming.

Bailey, who has since been traded to the Ottawa Senators organization, has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the Anaheim franchise claiming he was “verbally abused because of his Jewish heritage.” Bailey says that when he played for the team’s Bakersfield minor league affiliate the coach there told him, “Jews only care about money and who’s who,” and he “never wanted his son to be raised Jewish and wear a yarmulke.”

HOCKEY TEAM HECKLED WHILE VISITING SICK CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL

December 20, 2010

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As Newsday points out, “Surely matters can’t get any worse” for the New York Islanders. The NHL’s worst team was booed and taunted over the weekend while they were visiting sick children in the hospital.

According toone Islander, a nurse told the team, “Nobody wants to go to your games.” This as the club was giving away free tickets.

NHL ANNOUNCER SWEARS ON AIR

December 13, 2010

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LARGEST HOCKEY CROWD IN HISTORY

December 12, 2010

 

A record crowd of 113,411 turned out in Ann Arbor Saturday night for a college hockey game between Michigan and Michigan State. The game was played at the University of Michigan’s football stadium.

The crowd was both largest for any game in the history of hockey and the history of Michigan Stadium

SCUM

December 1, 2010

Worst Person In The World Steals Pat Burns's Wallet At His Funeral

PAT BURNS’ ASHES ARE IN THAT MINI-STANLEY CUP

Stanley Cup-winning former NHL coach Pat Burns died November 18th. Tuesday, during his funeral, somebody broke into his widow’s car and stole jewelry, Burns’ wallet and 30 jerseys that Burns had autographed for a charity auction.

FOR JUST $40 YOU CAN OWN PITTSBURGH PENGUINS WATER

October 31, 2010

The Yahoo! Sports hockey blog detailed an interesting item this weekend about the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins charging $40 for vials of water. The water is from the ice of the final Penguins game ever played at the old Mellon Arena.

HOCKEY CHEERLEADER BAN PROPOSED

October 25, 2010

The number of signatures on a petition to get the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers to stop their practice of having scantily clad cheerleaders has reached over 1,000. A 26-year-old Canadian woman started the petition claiming the sport of hockey shouldn’t have cheerleaders because it’s bad for children and they are not part of the “hockey culture.”

REPORTS OF PAT BURNS’ DEMISE ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED

September 17, 2010

PAT BURNS: I’M NOT DEAD

Former NHL coach Pat Burns has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. However, he wants people to know that, contrary to various news reports, he’s not dead yet.

Burns personally called Bob McKenzie of the Canadian tv network TSN to prove he’s alive.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WIN 2010 STANLEY CUP

June 10, 2010

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE RUNS “CHRISSY PRONGER” IN A DRESS COVER

June 9, 2010

“CHRISSY” PRONGER

Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers refused to respond when directly asked about the Chicago Tribune’s Tuesday cover. The newspaper showed a photoshopped picture of Pronger wearing a skating dress.