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Honest NHL Slogans

07 December 2014 - 09:01 AM



Honest NHL slogans BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Dec. 6, 2014 11:37 PM
You've seen "Honest Advertising Slogans" floating around the web before, and a few months ago an "Honest NHL Slogans" thread was passed around the Internet for people to get creative with. The results from the thread were hilarious, and an imgur image user has taken the best suggestions from the thread and created these amazing wallpaper slogans! Here are a few of our favourites.


Here was my favorite:


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THN: 30 NHL teams, 30 I-never-saw-this-coming starts for players

02 November 2014 - 08:05 AM




We’re officially through the first month of the season, which is as good a time as any to look at the players who have surprised me in 2014-15. Some in a good way, others in a bad way. The common denominator is I never would have predicted these starts from a statistics perspective.


Anaheim – Emerson Etem. Doughnuts across the board in 11 games. I thought the winger had 20-goal potential. Also, to a lesser degree, Frederik Andersen. John Gibson was supposed to steal the No. 1 job, but Andersen is 6-1 with a 1.69 GAA and .940 SP.

Arizona – Sam Gagner. Just two assists in nine games for the skilled center. Also, Mike Smith. His numbers have bloated to 2-5, 3.96 GAA and .866 SP.

Boston – Tuukka Rask. My projected Vezina winner has struggled to a 4-4 start with a 2.81 GAA and .899 SP.

Buffalo – Cody Hodgson, Matt Moulson, Chis Stewart and Brian Gionta. The four top-six forwards have a combined one goal and six points in 44 games (they’ve each played 11). Stewart hasn’t scored a goal in 10 months.

Calgary – Jonas Hiller. Solely responsible for at least a couple wins, with a 3-2-1 record, 1.83 GAA and .948 SP.

Carolina – Cam Ward. His freefall continues this season with a 0-3 record, 3.95 GAA and .840 SP. Also, former 40-goal man Alexander Semin has just two assists in eight games.

Chicago – Scott Darling. Has risen from hockey’s Jules Verne leagues to 2-1 record with 1.98 GAA and .933 SP in injury relief duty.

Colorado – The team as a whole. Individually, Nathan MacKinnon was off to a slow start (two goals and six points in 11 games) when many of us thought he might bump his head on the 100-point barrier.

Columbus – Nick Foligno. He’s never scored more than 17 goals or 47 points in a season, but his three goals and nine points in eight games before injury was impressive.

Dallas – Ales Hemsky. I projected he’d threaten 60 points for the first time in six seasons, but one assist in nine games means he has some work to do.

Detroit – Justin Abdelkader. The grinding winger is already halfway to his career-high of 10 goals and has eight points in nine games. 




Big ups to Abby who's come out of the gate on fire!! 


Who's the player that has been the most pleasant surprise to you with their start to the season?

Desjardins named Head Coach in VAN

23 June 2014 - 03:45 PM





Desjardins was also rumoured to be a candidate to take over in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins boast a roster that includes superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.


The former coach of the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers said a chance to return to Canada was too good to pass up.


"Sidney Crosby's a heck of a hockey player obviously, but for me, when I looked at what was here — I looked at the two guys who are leading this (Benning and Linden), I looked at the quality of the players ... Canadian market, Vancouver fans — it was the right choice to come here."


Where do the Pens go now?

Markov retained by MTL - 3 years/$17.25

23 June 2014 - 03:00 PM




He will earn the same salary, $5.75 million per season, that he made in each of his last two contracts over the past seven years.

Hey Marc Bergevin!  Did you let Ken Holland make a phone call for you?


Hey Dan Boyle! Here's the number you shoot for, you lucky so-and-so.


Hey Ken Holland!  Don't do it!


Hey P.K. Subban!  Just in case you weren't aware!  You gonna get paid!!!


EDIT:  Mods delete if necessary.  Just saw it was already in the signings thread.  SORRY!

Doughty takes a shot at Sharks

12 June 2014 - 07:51 AM




NEW YORK, N.Y. - On the verge of winning the Stanley Cup, Drew Doughty remembers what it was like facing the same 3-0 hole the Rangers have now when the Kings faced the Sharks in the first round.


What he recalled does not reflect kindly on the likes of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle.

"Once we won that first game of the San Jose series, we kind of had a feeling we were going to come back and win that series," Doughty said Wednesday several hours before Game 4 of the final. "And you could see it in their eyes and their team and their captains and leaders that they were worried about us coming back. So we don't want to give these guys any life."


As much as Doughty was complimenting his team for putting fear into the Sharks, it certainly can be construed as a shot at a core group that will more than likely see some changes after yet another playoff disappointment.


Shots fired.