Jul 22 2015

There’s a Hurricane Brewing

I saw the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators play a late season game before the playoffs.  For 3 periods and 4 minutes into overtime goalies Anton Khudobin and Andrew Hammond staged one of the most spectacular goaltending duels stopping 66 of 68 shots and keeping an otherwise offensively dominated game a low-scoring affair. The … Read More

Jul 08 2015

Wings vs Penguins

I saw the Red Wings play the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2010.  The Penguins have Yevgeny Maltin and Sid “the kid” Crosby and the Red Wings had their formidable Kris Draper and Niklas Lidstrom and other foreign born players.  The experience was amazing where we got to go to Cheli’s Bar before the game and … Read More

Jul 08 2015

Red Army in Hockeytown

Seeing a game at Joe Louis Arena is amazing.  This is the true “Hockey Town” and the Red Wings’ fans are some of the most passionate in the NHL  I wish I could have seen a game here during the glory years of the Red Army.  However, they are still very good now and to … Read More

Jul 07 2015

Wild on the Rink!

I saw the Wild play the Blackhawks in a game two years ago.  I had seen a game back when I was little with the North Stars and I know the city hated having them leave to all places Dallas.  However, the Wild are a good team and the fans come out in full force … Read More

Jun 12 2015

Crosby and Maltin = Lemeiux and Jagr

I saw a 2009 playoff game between the Penguins and the Capitals. This was a great series between two of the best young hockey players in Alexander Oveckin and Sidney Crosby. The series went 7 games and was eventually won by the Penguins but that night in the Consol Energy Center was one of the … Read More

Jun 11 2015

The Great Brett Hull

I was fortunate to see Brett Hull play back in 1996.  Hull was my Dad’s favorite hockey player and he loved Hull’s leadership, scoring ability, and hardnosed attitude.  We saw him play against the Red Wings in a game a few weeks before the playoffs.  Hull was amazing and had a goal and an assist.  … Read More

Jun 07 2015

Columbus Blues! Add the Jackets

I saw a game between the Blue Jackets and the Blackhawks in Columbus.  I sat behind the net about 10 rows up and thought they were going to be really good seats.  I really liked how close I was to the action when it was down at our end but when it was on the … Read More

Jun 07 2015

Kings Rule the Coyotes in the Desert Night!

I got to see some great playoff hockey back in 2012 when the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes.  The Coyotes seemed undermanned the entire game and the Kings were just super-fast skaters who whipped around the ice.  Being at the game was awesome because the checking, fighting, and the play just gets better … Read More

Jun 07 2015

Patrick Royyyyyyyyyyyy!

I loved watching the mid 1990’s Colorado Avalanche.  I remember at the time they represented the good guys and the Detroit Red Wings represented the evil empire who were mainly composed of Russians and Eastern Slavic countries.  The greatest goaltender ever, Patrick Roy, was a large part of the Avalanche–Red Wings rivalry.  I was at … Read More

Jun 05 2015

Lindros the “Beast”

I remember going to see the great Eric Lindros back in 1997.  The thing about Lindros is that he redefined the archetype of a hockey player. No one had seen a big, “hulk like” force that could also gracefully skate, shoot and score the way Lindros could. He destroyed people, too. In his early years, … Read More