Another AHL team is moving west. The Arizona Coyotes have purchased their affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts and will be moving them to Tucson, Arizona. What do you think will be the new name for the Falcons. The Coyotes are having a name the team contest. See arizonacoyotes.com for more info. Read more...
The new CCM RibCor Reckoner stick looks sick. Although they removed the ribs from the Reebok RibCor and CCM RibCor 40K which give the stick the pop of shooting the puck, it is still pretty nice. I have seen a lot of players using it and especially with some of the rookies using CCM, it's a very successful company. Read more...
The NHL recently announced the format change. It will be a 3 on 3 tournament for all 4 divisions in both conferences. I think it's stupid but here are my revised predictions:
1. Roberto Luongo (Panthers)
3. Dion Phaneuf (Maple Leafs)
6. Bobby Ryan (Senators)
7. Aaron Ekblad (Panthers)
11. Tyler Johnson (Lightning)
13. Pavel Datsyuk (Red Wings)
15. Jack Eichel (Sabres)
21. James Van Riemsdyk (Maple Leafs)
28. Zemgus Girgensons (Sabres)
31. Carey Price (Canadiens)
33. Zdeno Chara (Bruins)
37.Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)
40. Tukka Rask (Bruins)
44. Morgan Reilly (Maple Leafs)
51. Max Pacioretty (Canadiens)
65. Erik Karlsson (Senators)
68. Jaromir Jagr (Panthers)
76. P.K. Subban (Canadiens)
86. Nikita Kucherov (Lightning)
91. Steven Stamkos (Lightning)
3. Travis Hamonic (Islanders)
6. Andy Greene (Devils)
7. Jack Johnson (Blue Jackets)
8. Alex Ovechkin (Capitals)
11. Jordan Staal (Hurricanes)
12. Eric Staal (Hurricanes)
13. Mike Cammaleri (Devils)
16. Derick Brassard (Rangers)
18. Marc Staal (Rangers)
19. Travis Zajac (Devils)
22. Dan Boyle (Rangers)
24. Michael Del Zotto (Flyers)
29. Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins)
30. Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers)
61. Rick Nash (Rangers)
71. Evgeni Malkin (Penguins)
72. Sergei Bobrovsky (Blue Jackets)
81. Phil Kessel (Penguins)
87. Sidney Crosby (Penguins)
91. John Tavares (Islanders)
93. Jakub Voracek (Flyers)
1. Semyon Varlamov (Avalanche)
2. Duncan Keith (Blackhawks)
3. Seth Jones (Predators)
6. Shea Weber (Predators)
7. Brent Seabrook (Blackhawks)
9. Matt Duchene (Avalanche)
10. Patrick Sharp (Stars)
11. Zach Parise (Wild)
12. Jarome Iginla (Avalanche)
17. Jaden Schwartz (Blues)
18. James Neal (Predators)
19. Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks)
20. Ryan Suter (Wild)
22. Nino Niederreiter (Wild)
26. Blake Wheeler (Jets)
29. Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche)
33. Dustin Byfuglien (Jets)
35. Pekka Rinne (Predators)
40. Devan Dubnyk (Wild)
88. Patrick Kane (Blackhawks)
91. Vladimir Tarasenko (Blues)
4. Taylor Hall (Oilers)
5. Mark Giordano (Flames)
7. T.J. Brodie (Flames)
8. Joe Pavelski (Sharks)
10. Anthony Duclair (Coyotes)
11. Anze Kopitar (Kings)
12. Patrick Marleau (Sharks)
15. Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks)
16. Max Domi (Coyotes)
17. Radim Vrbata (Canucks)
19. Shane Doan (Coyotes)
22. Daniel Sedin (Canucks)
23. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Coyotes)
26. Michael Stone (Coyotes)
31. Fredrik Andersen (Ducks)
32. Jonathan Quick (Kings)
33. Henrik Sedin (Canucks)
41. Mike Smith (Coyotes)
44. Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Sharks)
45. Sami Vatanen (Ducks)
97. Connor McDavid (Oilers) Read more...
I recently got to test out the new CCM RBZ Speed Burner stick. The RBZ line keeps getting better and better. As always, it's powered by the technology of Taylor Made golf clubs, which allows us to shoot the puck harder and faster as if we're hitting a golf ball. Also, it's light weight allows us to stick handle really fast. Of course, both CCM and Taylor Made are owned by the same company, Adidas. It's just crazy how business works. But anyway, it's a great stick. You should check it out. Read more...
If you remember last season, the NHL announced that the 2016 all star game will be hosted by the Nashville Predators. With your predictions, who do you think will be in the game? Here are my predictions. Captains I hope will be Sidney Crosby and Shea Weber. Here they are with the P.A. announcer's script:
"Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! Boys and girls of all ages!!!! Welcome to the 61st NHL All Star Game!!!!! Please welcome to the ice your 2016 NHL All Stars!!!!!!"
(Players come out, crowd cheers)
"First let's meet Team Crosby!!!!!"
"From the Florida Panthers, in goal, number 1, Roberto Luongo!!!!!"
"From the Chicago Blackhawks, on defense, number 2, Duncan Keith!!!!!"
"From the Edmonton Oilers, at left wing, number 4, Taylor Hall!!!!!"
"From the Calgary Flames, on defense, number 5, Mark Giordano!!!!!"
"From the Florida Panthers, on defense, number 7, Aaron Ekblad!!!!!"
"From the San Jose Sharks, at right wing, number 8, Joe Pavelski!!!!!"
"From the Dallas Stars, at right wing, number 10, Patrick Sharp!!!!!"
"From the Detroit Red Wings, at center, number 13, Pavel Datsyuk!!!!!"
"From the Anaheim Ducks, at right wing, number 15, Ryan Getzlaf!!!!!"
"From the Winnipeg Jets, at center, number 16, Andrew Ladd!!!!!"
"From the Vancouver Canucks, at right wing, number 17, Radim Vrbata!!!!!!"
"From the Chicago Blackhawks, at center, number 19, Jonathan Toews!!!!!!"
"From the New York Islanders, at left wing, number 21, Kyle Okposo!!!!!!"
"From the Arizona Coyotes, on defense, number 23, Oliver Ekman-Larsson!!!!!!"
"From the Pittsburgh Penguins, in goal, number 29, Marc-Andre Fleury!!!!!"
"From the Boston Bruins, on defense, number 33, Zdeno Chara!!!!!"
"From the New Jersey Devils, in goal, number 35, Cory Schneider!!!!!!"
"From the Pittsburgh Penguins, at left wing, number 71, Evgeni Malkin!!!!!!"
"From the Pittsburgh Penguins, at right wing, number 81, Phil Kessel!!!!!!"
"From the San Jose Sharks, on defense, number 88, Brent Burns!!!!!"
"From the Tampa Bay Lightning, at left wing, number 91, Steven Stamkos!!!!!"
"And from the Pittsburgh Penguins, at center, the captain, number 87, Sidney Crosby!!!!!"
"Now let's meet Team Weber!!!!!"
"From the Chicago Blackhawks, on defense, number 7, Brent Seabrook!!!!!"
"From the Los Angeles Kings, on defense, number 8, Drew Doughty!!!!!"
"From the Minnesota Wild, at center, number 11, Zach Parise!!!!!"
"From the Carolina Hurricanes, at center, number 12, Eric Staal!!!!"
"From the Washington Capitals, at right wing, number 14, Justin Williams!!!!!!"
"From the Toronto Maple Leafs, at left wing, number 21, James van Riemsdyk!!!!!"
"From the New Jersey Devils, at left wing, number 23, Mike Cammaleri!!!!!"
"From the New York Rangers, at right wing, number 26, Martin St. Louis!!!!!!"
"From the Philadelphia Flyers, at center, number 28, Claude Giroux!!!!!"
"From the Colorado Avalanche, at left wing, number 29, Nathan MacKinnon!!!!!"
"From the New York Rangers, in goal, number 30, Henrik Lundqvist!!!!!!"
"From the Montreal Canadiens, in goal, number 31, Carey Price!!!!!"
"From the Ottawa Senators, on defense, number 65, Erik Karlsson!!!!!"
"From the Columbus Blue Jackets, at right wing, number 71, Nick Foligno!!!!!"
"From the Montreal Canadiens, on defense, number 76, P.K. Subban!!!!!"
"From the Chicago Blackhawks, at left wing, number 88, Patrick Kane!!!!!"
"From the St. Louis Blues, at center, number 91, Vladimir Terasenko!!!!!"
"From the Buffalo Sabres, at left wing, number 93, Zemgus Girgensons!!!!!"
"From YOUR Nashville Predators, on defense, number 3, Seth Jones!!!!!"
"From YOUR Nashville Predators, at right wing, number 18, James Neal!!!!!"
"From YOUR Nashville Predators, in goal, number 35, Pekka Rinne!!!!!"
"And from YOUR Nashville Predators, on defense, the captain, number 6, Shea Weber!!!!!!"
"One more time, let's hear it for your 2016 NHL All Stars!!!!!!" Read more...
I remember when every video game platform had video games for all sports, especially baseball. Now today, video game companies aren't making a lot of sports games. I remember 2K Sports stopped making NHL games and they stopped making MLB after 2K13. The only Major League Baseball game that is available today is MLB The Show, and it's only available for PlayStation. There are no new baseball games for Xbox or Wii. I have an Xbox 360 and Xbox One and I don't get to play baseball on them for the upcoming seasons. I don't know why 2K stopped making Major League Baseball. For that matter, the only sport that 2K makes today is NBA. I wish we could go back to the days of the original Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube, and the PlayStation 2 where there were a lot of sports games and other types of games for those systems. Those days were a lot more fun for gamers. Not to mention, PlayStation had the 989 Sports label, which included NBA Shoot Out, NFL Game Day, NHL Face Off, MLB, NCAA Game Breaker (Football), NCAA Final Four (Basketball), and in 2004, had a game for the Olympics. I miss those games Read more...
Well, this came true recently. Here are the teams that will be moving:
Adirondack Flames-to Stockton, California, now the Stockton Heat
Manchester Monarchs-to Ontario, California, now the Ontario Reign
Norfolk Admirals-to San Diego, now the San Diego Gulls
Oklahoma City Barons-disbanding, new team will be in Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield Condors
Worcester Sharks-moving into San Jose Sharks' arena, now the San Jose Barracudas
For Stockton, Ontario, and Bakersfield, the arenas recently housed the ECHL teams. Those teams will be moving with the exception of Oklahoma City. The Stockton Thunder will be moving to Adirondack, The old Ontario Reign will be moving to Manchester, and another ECHL team will be placed in Norfolk. For the Sharks' affiliate, I think sharing SAP Center is going to be a hassle. I think they should be in the Cow Palace in San Francisco or Oracle Arena in Oakland, call them the San Francisco Sharks or the Oakland Sharks. In fact, there will soon be a new arena in downtown San Francisco that will be built for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, maybe they can move in there Read more...
With CCM recently releasing 2 new sticks, the RBZ Super Fast and Tacks, they are really getting into great technology. Reebok-CCM I think has the best technology around. But as a comparison for these sticks, I don't know which one is better. What do you all think?
The RBZ Super Fast, which is somewhat similar to the Reebok Sickick 4 line or Bauer Vapor line, has 2 kick points and some material in the blade. It's powered by the technology of Taylor Made golf clubs, just like the previous 2 RBZ sticks are. However, near the bottom of the shaft, it's all red with CCM in white, unlike the first RBZ and RBZ Stage 2, where it's white with CCM in red. Not to mention, it has better technology than the first two.
The Tacks sticks, on the other hand, are more similar to Reebok's RibCor or Bauer's Nexus line. They have a kick point in the middle of the shaft as well as another kick point near the heel of the blade. The stick has a nice looking finish, with black and gold. They kind of remind me of the U+ Crazy Light. Speaking of which, both the RBZ and Tacks sticks are light. I don't know which one is better though. Tell me what you think. Read more...