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This is 2014. Hockey, football, snooker — it doesn’t matter how macho the sport is — concussions are serious shit. We know about CTE and brain trauma and players’ lives being ruined. Hockey is not exempt. One game — even one playoff game — is not worth potentially life-altering consequences.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 11, 2014
Flyers Goalie/Punching Bag Ilya Bryzgalov Actually Likes Joseph Stalin, Which Is Probably Something Philly Fans Used To Joke About
Did you know there was a day, not so long ago, where NHL players just didn’t wear helmets at all? Looking back on that now, it seems super dumb. One day when all NHLers are required to don face masks, we might be singing a similar song. Or at the very least, Marc Staal will.
For all the buzz about recent concussion issues in the NFL, you’d be hard pressed to find a more dangerous sport than professional hockey. The NHL presented its latest example of its brutality this afternoon after a vicious check on Ottawa defenseman Mike Lundin.
Somehow, The Flyers Scored Through This Lengthy Goalmouth Scrum Where Virtually Everyone Was In The Crease
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers aren’t normal hockey teams — they combined for 56 goals in their six-game playoff series last year. That held last night, when the Flyers eked out a 6-5 win. But one of the 11 goals was amongst the strangest we’ve ever seen, with virtually everyone on the ice scrambling during a looooooong goalmouth scrum, with no whistles blown, and netminder Tomas Vokoun being one of the few people not in the play, as he was left completely disillusioned. There clearly should have been a penalty on Kris Letang for trying to throw the puck out of the crease, but that would’ve negated this highlight. So we thank you, confused refs.
If you don’t like hockey, just watch a Flyers-Penguins game, and you will become a fan.
Is This Woman Calling Devils Coach Peter DeBoer Rude For Blocking Her View, Or Eliminating The Flyers?
It looks like she’s pretty pissed about not being able to see the ice. But that’s what you get for sitting directly behind the bench, right? So maybe it’s the whole “losing the game and the series” thing that has her so revved up. Either way, watch a lady freak out, after the jump.
Philadelphia Continues Psychological Torture Campaign Against Sidney Crosby With This Newspaper Photo
The Flyers/Penguins series has been brutal and one-sided, and tonight, Philly can close out the series with a 4-0 sweep. The Philadelphia Daily News is aware of this, and is doing its part by taunting Pittsburgh’s biggest star, Sidney Crosby, by running this photo of Crosby as the Cowardly Lion.
Or, “Has the fighting culture in hockey reached a breaking point when color commentators want to ‘drop a bomb’ on Sidney Crosby?” Some brutal audio, after the jump.