Wow. After attending my first ever Stanley Cup Final game there is really no other word that explains how I feel. Wow. I’ve been to many hockey games and many big events. In fact I produce events for a living. But Game 2 tonight takes the cake for excitement, emotion, highs, lows, and ultimately the [...]Continue Reading —›
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last three days, there’s probably still a pretty good chance that you heard about Alex Burrows “allegedly” biting the finger of Patrice Bergeron. Of course, Mike Murphy couldn’t find conclusive evidence, but everyone knows it happened. Heck, Kevin Bieksa even joked that they’ve been calling Burrows “bitey” in the locker room — although that might just be because Burrows lives in the closet of a monorail cockpit.
Once the incident went unpunished, Patrice Bergeron said he’d simply like to move on, but Maxim Lapierre was not so willing to relegate “bitegate*” to history. Rather, he incorporated the supposed phalangeal mastication into the taunt of the year, placing his finger before Bergeron’s mouth and daring him to bite it.Continue Reading —›
The administrators at CONCACAF may be doing their best to make a shambles of their roles (something that seems to be engraved into the job description of pretty much everybody in charge of soccer) but thankfully the game itself continues unaffected, and the 2011 Gold Cup tournament starts on Sunday when Costa Rica face Cuba. The Canadian team don’t [...]Continue Reading —›
Mike Murphy’s ruling on the Alex Burrows/Patrice Bergeron incident — in which Burrows “allegedly” bit Bergeron during a Game 1 scrum — was a little difficult for some people to accept. However, it wasn’t so much a question of whether or not it was a suspendable offense. Most of the scoffing came from the Murphy’s statement, which asserted, “I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron.”
No conclusive evidence? Look, I’m fine with Murphy’s decision not to suspend Burrows for what I assume are obvious reasons, but let’s get serious here.Continue Reading —›
We hate having to jump on board this story, but at this point you have to ask yourself, what is more miraculous, Manny’s recovery or the infinite legs that this story seems to have? In his very short time here, Malhotra, a one-time prized prospect, first round draft pick and a player on his third team in three years, is [...]Continue Reading —›