Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hoping others have had a chance to watch the 2011 NHL Skills sets during the All Star weekend. It's always fun to watch the talent level of these exceptional athletes. Actually, I find it amazing. :) this year's format of choosing the teams, setting up and participating in the skills plus watching the smiling faces all wrap into a wonderful weekend

I find this year's format much more refreshing and entertaining than prior years. Brendan Shanahan head up the organization team, from what's been mentioned on NHL Live! and NHL of the Fly...what a great job. :)


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gretzky's 50th

Tomorrow, January 26, is Wayne Gretzky's 50th birthday. I just had the pleasure of listening to an interview between NHL Live! and Gretzky. It's always so informative and refreshing to listen to him talk. He's always so well-balanced, knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. And, his passion and love for the sport still comes across. How nice..
It's hard to believe it's been 12 years since he hung his skates up professionally. His Fantasy Camp is coming up in a couple of weeks., January 25, is Chris Chelios' birthday. He's 48. Just thought it was worth sharing. Chelios will always be a Red Wing in my mind.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remembering Peter Puck

There has been recent talk about educating non-hockey fans into the intricacies of the game. Techniques to educate both the uninformed without insulting current fans can be a difficult issue. Not talking down to hockey fans while presenting information in an informative manner can be tricky, according to hockey talk on NHL Live!...The issue of Peter Puck came up...

I remember Peter Puck very fondly from my younger days while watching Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights. He was in black and white and always presented information in an entertaining and educational manner. He was on the scoreboard during intermission and breaks during live hockey games at the Joe in Detroit. Just loved watching Peter Puck!...great..:)

There's a modernized version of Peter Puck on during some NHL Network games, I believe it's during Hockey Night in Canada games. The character (Peter Puck) is in color, though. Plus, I remember his legs and arms being connected to the puck itself via thin lines. I hope I'm remembering correctly. Now...his extremities are disengaged, or not connected. Oh well...It's not the same thing, but a sign of the times. Information is presented well and I can see how non-hockey fans can learn from it.

Just remembering Peter Puck and smiling while doing it. :) Hope other hockey fans enjoy it as well.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Second Half

Now the fun's the second half of the 2010-2011 season. This is when things start to crank up and standings start to become interesting, in my opinion.

There's a neck-to-neck race going on between the hot Vancouver Canucks and my beloved Detroit Red Wings. It'll be fun to see how it all plays out. Datsyuk is out for a couple of more weeks, Modano is out and Cleary is still recuperating. All in all, the team has stepped up and played great. (OK...maybe not when they lost to the New York Islanders...of all teams..:( )..

The upcoming game between DET & VAN at VAN will be a great one. I'm so looking forward to it. The only hours of practicing my cat calling for when Modano takes the ice are in vain...:( Oh well...

Have a great hockey day!

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