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Apr 01, 2020 at 20:47.

It's On To The Elite 8 As Our Sports Logo Challenge Marches On

It's On To The Elite 8 As Our Sports Logo Challenge Marches On

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (1-40 , 41-80 , 81-123 ), it only made sense to put them all into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots,...

Mar 31, 2020 at 03:04.

As Lionel Messi Shows, The Weight of Philanthropy Has Fallen On Athletes. But Where Are Team Owners? Ya Know, The Ones With The Real Money

As Lionel Messi Shows, The Weight of Philanthropy Has Fallen On Athletes. But Where Are Team Owners? Ya Know, The Ones With The Real Money

Here’s a dirty little secret:

Sports owners, or governors as they’re referred to in the NBA, don’t make the bulk of their money from sports. For instance, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank co-founded Home Depot, and Cleveland Cavaliers governor Dan Gilbert is the man behind Quicken Loans.

Franchise revenue is their “play money” because their “real money” comes from other places. It’s the...

Mar 30, 2020 at 04:40.

Here's Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf's Chicken Coop, A Marker Of Our Times

Here's Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf's Chicken Coop, A Marker Of Our Times

NHL players are pretty much like every other athlete during this Coronavirus shutdown. Some are bored. More importantly, some are contributing to the cause in any way they can. Most are just waiting around like all of us.

And then there’s Ryan Getzlaf and his chicken coop.

Ryan Getzlaf shows off chicken coop he’s built, watches son drive golf cart into tree during NHL...

The NHL held more...

Mar 29, 2020 at 20:32.

Your Votes Are In And It's On To The Sweet 16 In Our Sports Logo Challenge

Your Votes Are In And It's On To The Sweet 16 In Our Sports Logo Challenge

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (1-40 ,41-80 ,81-123 ), it only made sense to put them all into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots,...

Mar 27, 2020.

No Opening Day, No Sports...My Center Won't Hold

No Opening Day, No Sports...My Center Won't Hold

Important disclaimer: I acknowledge this is far from the most consequential aspect of the shelter-at-home policies under which half of this country and many others around the world are enduring. And I’m aware that I happen to be one of the lucky ones in that I’m nor anyone that know personally have been infecting with the coronavirus, and that I still get to work, which sadly so many of my...

Mar 26, 2020.

The Round of 32 Sports Logos According To You

The Round of 32 Sports Logos According To You

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (1-40 ,41-80 ,81-123 ), it only made sense to put them into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots, and...

Mar 26, 2020.

Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Is a Demon Lizard, Episode 3,476

Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Is a Demon Lizard, Episode 3,476

Not that we needed more reminders that Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is completely made of bugs, but today is another. Delaware North, Jacobs’s company that owns the TD Garden and the Bruins, announced today that they’re laying off all the part-time arena staff.

What this means is they’re firing all the ushers, vendors and gameday staff.

This is a familiar tale of the current time, but it’s...

Mar 25, 2020.

Desus Nice, Meet Josh Lewin

Desus Nice, Meet Josh Lewin

On this week’s episode of “Bodega Boys,” Desus Nice and The Kid Mero deftly summed up the big problem with trying to get your sports-fix by watching the “classic” games that TV networks are showing during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Shoutout to all the Raptors fans,” Desus said. “Because… they’re watching, like, last year’s Finals, where the Raptors won. And they learned the sad thing about...

Mar 25, 2020.

You Know What's More Stupid Than Trump Saying The World Will Be Back To Normal In Three Weeks? Listening To Him

You Know What's More Stupid Than Trump Saying The World Will Be Back To Normal In Three Weeks? Listening To Him

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “we are not flattening the curve,” and talks about his state hitting peak cases of coronavirus in two to three weeks. The Tokyo Olympics, set to begin July 24, have been canceled. Seventeen states have ordered residents to “shelter in place,” with another 10 states issuing partial shutdowns.

Sounds pretty grim, right? But, wait, there is hope!

President Trump,...

Mar 23, 2020.

Quarantine TV: What Sports to Watch For Us Shut-Ins

Quarantine TV: What Sports to Watch For Us Shut-Ins

This past Sunday — sandwiched somewhere in between DJ sets from Derrick “D Nice” Jones’ at his now epic, #FOMO-worthy “Home School” quarantine parties on Instagram Live — CBS did its best to try to help us fill the March Madness void. It aired two instant classics. The first game — Kansas’ 75-68 OT-win over Memphis in 2008 — featured a handful of players selected in that year’s NBA Draft...

Mar 20, 2020.

The NHL Is In A Much Worse Situation Than Any Of The Other Professional Leagues

The NHL Is In A Much Worse Situation Than Any Of The Other Professional Leagues

(Update:)

Fans of all sports, in their darker and more bored moments, have been following possible plans or proposals on how to finish various seasons around the globe. And seeing as how we’re all entering the darkest and most bored moments now, this has become rather weighty for some. If you’re a panicky Liverpool supporter with really annoying friends like I am, you’ve been reading up on any...

Mar 19, 2020.

Ranking The Best Logos In The Four Major Sports - Part II (The Not So Bad)

Ranking The Best Logos In The Four Major Sports - Part II (The Not So Bad)

Ok, we did the Top 40 logos in the four major sports yesterday , now the middle of the road. And yesterday’s statement still applies, if you disagree with any of the rankings here, please know that you are wrong. So we did the Good, now we do...

THE NOT SO BAD41. Arizona Coyotes

Worse than the old peyote coyote, but still a good desert dog.

42. Colorado Avalanche 43. Arizona Diamondbacks 44. Los...
Mar 19, 2020.

Ranking the Best Logos in the Four Major Sports - Part I (The Good)

Ranking the Best Logos in the Four Major Sports - Part I (The Good)

Ever feel like ranking all 123 primary team logos from across the four major sports leagues? Well, now that we’re all shut-ins and those leagues aren’t playing, it’s a nice way to pass the time in a way that isn’t explicitly worrying about the pandemic or any of the other crises in the world. So, yay for this. And if you disagree with any of the rankings here, please know that you are wrong....

Mar 18, 2020.

First, Gary Bettman, Now Coronavirus: The Universe Is Conspiring To Keep Alex Ovechkin From Passing Wayne Gretzky

First, Gary Bettman, Now Coronavirus: The Universe Is Conspiring To Keep Alex Ovechkin From Passing Wayne Gretzky

(Usual disclaimer that this is galaxies away from the biggest concern of the time. We’re just the class clowns trying to make everyone laugh...or not cry. I aim for just north of crying.)

Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer in NHL history. This is pretty much agreed, given weights for different eras, by a host of experts and yahoos alike.  Given how good goalies are now, instead of the...

Mar 16, 2020.

The World Might Be Coming To An End, But Here Are The Places You Can Still Bet On Sports

The World Might Be Coming To An End, But Here Are The Places You Can Still Bet On Sports

You might have noticed that there is a lot going on in the world. Even though everything has been cancelled.

From a gambling standpoint, (yes, we know, gambling really is the least important of all the least important things right now, but this pandemic can’t last forever, can it? More on that later.) with nearly all sports shut down, you might be reduced to searching for a place to bet the...

Mar 13, 2020.

The Flyers Are Finally Good. So Of Course The World Has To End.

The Flyers Are Finally Good. So Of Course The World Has To End.

Flyers Twitter is an odd place. I don’t really mix it up much with any other teams’ timelines, so I’m not sure if they’re all this crazy, but I can confidently say that we have some of the smartest and dumbest people on the planet in our little section of the Twittersphere.

Even as the city of Philadelphia recommended that people stay away from large crowds this week due to the threat of...

Mar 13, 2020.

Screw It. Now That Coronavirus Has Ruined Everything, Let's Expand All Playoffs To Include Every Single Freakin' Team.

Screw It. Now That Coronavirus Has Ruined Everything, Let's Expand All Playoffs To Include Every Single Freakin' Team.

It was Major League Baseball that got the conversation started about expanding playoffs, and the NFL got on board when it included additional wild-card teams in its proposed collective bargaining agreement. At the time, it seemed for all the world like a stupid cash grab that would dilute the special nature of playoff action, but now in the cold light of having no sports at all now?

Eh, it...

Kinja Kinja Jul 16, 2019. 14 comments

Hair-Pulling Considered Rude In Every Sport But Football

Hair-Pulling Considered Rude In Every Sport But Football

In the midst of play a few weeks ago, WNBA player Liz Cambage’s arm got all wrapped up in her opponent Kalani Brown’s hair. At first the tangle seemed to be an accident, but soon there was pushing and shoving and intentional hair-pulling, and Cambage walked away from the encounter with a flagrant foul.

Anyone who has ever had long hair (or a very determined younger sister) knows that...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jun 19, 2019.

How The Hell Did Jay Beagle Make That Game-Saving Block?

How The Hell Did Jay Beagle Make That Game-Saving Block?

The Pittsburgh Penguins dispatched the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime tonight in Pittsburgh, weathering a furious third-period comeback and eventually winning on a Nick Bonino tap-in. However, it could have ended earlier in overtime, had Jay Beagle not morphed into Superman and dove across the mouth of goal just in time to block a would-be goal. It was an impressive block in...

Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jun 11, 2019. 9 comments

Let's Remember Some Hockey Guys: Topps Stadium Club 1991

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Let's Remember Some Hockey Guys: Topps Stadium Club 1991

I was born in 1995. These hockey guys that Dan had for me to remember—specifically a very fancy and well-made pack of Topps Stadium Club—came from 1991. Surely, you can see the problem here.

But I am nothing if not a team player. Did I complain that I was negative-four years old when these guys were playing? No. Did I refuse to participate in a game clearly rigged against me? No. Did I stuff my...

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