by Andi Perelman
Hockey in the News, NHL Fights, The PensNation
Tags: andi perelman, brodeur, bryzgalov, buffalo, canadiens, colton orr, cory schneider, fiveforboarding, flyers, george parros, grabovski, habs, hockey, hybrid icing, nhl, sabres, sports, thepensnation
It is finally October and the NHL season has officially begun. The first games of the 2013-2014 NHL season took place yesterday and hockey news is already creating a buzz. So while I watch the Detroit vs. Buffalo game, I will fill you in if you got a late start on watching hockey (don’t lie – I know I was the only one watching hockey during the Buccos’ playoff game).
Parros vs. Orr: Even if you did not watch one second of the Toronto vs. Montreal game on 10/1/13, you still probably saw the fight between Colton Orr and George Parros. Both players are known enforcers, and the fight ended up getting a bit out of hand when Parros smacked his head off the ice. Ouch. Long story short, Parros was escorted off the ice on a stretcher and is out indefinitely.
The interesting part of this whole fighting/concussion debacle is how media sources are deciding to respond. ESPN wrote an article about how Parros’ concussion reignited the fighting debate, while Sports Illustrated took the completely opposite viewpoint saying that the Parros’ injury would not affect NHL rules at all. The best coverage of the injury and what it does or does not mean for the NHL rulebook came from Hockey Night in Canada (no surprise there). HNIC actually had the argument between analysts. See that video here.
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by Andi Perelman
Hockey in the News, NHL Awards, NHL Fights, The PensNation
Tags: brandon saad, brendan gallagher, calder, calder memorial trophy, calder trophy, canadiens, espn, florida panthers, habs, hockey, jeremy roenick, jonathan huberdeau, mike milbury, milbury, montreal, new york rangers, nhl, nhl awards, nhl playoffs, nyr, ottawa, pageau, pens, rangers, rick nash, roenick, senators, sens, sports, the pens nation, the pensnation
Before you take a look at my post on The PensNation, I want to add a quick tidbit. In my article I didn’t state my opinion on who should win the Calder Memorial Trophy. Now that I’m on my own blog, I want to formally endorse Jonathan Huberdeau. Huberdeau was phenomenal all season, despite playing on Florida Panthers, the team with the worst record in the NHL. Huberdeau also tied Nail Yakupov in rookie scoring. Pretty impressive considering the talent Yakupov has on his line in Edmonton. I also know that Huberdeau is a great person from working on some of his marketing materials during my time interning at Octagon. Overall, a great choice for the Calder, and he would’ve had my vote.
Without further ado, here is today’s post on The PensNation: http://bit.ly/15lLrfD
by Andi Perelman
Bleacher Report, Hockey in the News, Shootouts
Tags: bleacher report, budaj, buffalo sabres, canadiens, caps, florida panthers, hendricks, hockey, hockey playoffs, montreal, montreal canadiens, neuvirth, nhl, nhl hockey, nhl playoffs, nhl playoffs 2012, panthers, playoff chances, playoffs, sabres, semin, subban, washington capitals, washington dc
I thought would link everyone to my first article for Bleacher Report. I just got selected for the opportunity to write for them earlier this week. My first article is about the Caps, their shootout win against the Canadiens, and what it means for their playoff chances.
Check out the article here: