Mike Richards Played Beer League Hockey Before Signing in the District

By Trapp 

According to the Washington Post:
  

Before the Washington Capitals signed Richards to a one-year deal last month, he had essentially been exiled from professional hockey for nine months. He knew he needed to keep skating to stay in shape for a probably return, so he got creative.

Two nights a week, the two-time Stanley Cup champion would go to the Kenora Recreation Centre on 18 Mike Richards Way and suit up for the Kenora Kings, his brothers’ team in the local beer league. He played defense, silenced trash talk with seven-goal performances and occasionally got grumpy requests to slow down.

That seriously better have been the best beer league team on the planet for Mike to land a deal with the hottest team in the league. You would’ve thought with how shit went down he’d hire like Dolph Lundgren to be his trainer or something to make a severe comeback. Naaaa gonna drink a couple reebs..snipe..you know

In all seriousness though shit went sour with Mike and that shit happened for a reason the way it did.

He’s a proven player that “knows what it takes to win.” That’s being honest too. But I hate that fuckin sentence because all I heard during Chris Drury’s tenure with the Rangers outta Rosen’s mouth was “ohhh Joe he’s a proven winner.” 

Anyway.

Couple 7-8 point nights for Mike and here we are now. He’s reunited with Wustin Jilliams. He and his team have a great shot of winning the Cup. Shit man, if only a couple hat tricks and a good celly got me a pro contract.

This is Ovechkin callin up Mike to come play in D.C. 

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Good Chance The Earth Will Shake In The Next 24 Hours

by Trapp

  

We aren’t stupid. Ovechkin, his new girlfriend and Justin Bieber are gonna get so goddamn drunk tonight its legitimately gonna be unbelievable. Every single post this motherfucker has posted it’s been in his native tongue. He knows it too. The only time he speaks in English he literally makes a post to shove it in our face to say he’s gonna party with the Biebs. He even throws in a “.. Haha” in there too. Christ. Listen everyone probably will have Bieber fever at some point in their life. I haven’t had yet but I’m gonna tell you, the Great 8 will tonight. 
UPDATE: Ovechkin better watch out and make sure the Biebs doesn’t pull any moves on his girl. Leo DiCap strong armed the Biebs a month ago at party, prolly learned a thing or two from it.

Good Job Russia, Way to Be

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By Doud

 

If I’m Being totally honest with myself, I was actually rooting for Russia since the prospect of a potential USA/Russia Cold War rematch/Gold Medal match up was too glorious to ignore.  Would have been the most unreal game played on frozen water possibly ever.  But of course Russia fucked it up, much like they’ve fucked up the entire construction of the city of Sochi.  Watching their entire second rate nation weep after such high expectations may be as awesome as what Rocky v Drago part 2 would have been.

 

Head coach Zinetruoweorwenrnklwek Bilydsaoirjhlkrnkl or whatever had this to say:

Q (Reporter): What future, if any, do you see for your own work and for your coaching staff? Because, you know, your predecessor was eaten alive after the Olympics—

A (Bilyaletdinov): Well then, eat me alive right now—

Q: No, I mean—

A: Eat me, and I won’t be here anymore.

Q: But we have the world championship coming up!

A: Well then, there will be a different coach because I won’t exist any more, since you will have eaten me.

Q: But you’re staying, aren’t you?

A: Yes, I will remain living.

 

OK bro sounds good, ship this dude off to wherever Hannibal Lector is chillin nowadays.  Most likely an easier fate than whatever Putin has in store for the remainder of his life.  Way to do nothing to get Ovechkin going like putting him on the right side half boards on the power play where hes most effective, or continue to play Radulov in the USA game which basically gave the Americans that game considering he was a moronic penalty machine in that match.  Perhaps introduce a defensive scheme once in a while, heard that’s pretty cool.  Maybe don’t rely on 4 players individual skill.

 

So now the semifinal games are both rematches of the last 2 Gold Medal Games.  Should be sick. Enjoy, Russia, as every nation you despise celebrates medal victories on your own soil.

Straight Fire: Russian Olympic Jerseys

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by Doud

So apparently it seems like I’m the only one who likes the USA Unis unveiled the other day which means I’m the only one around here with any kinda style sense. Well if you hated those then the threads that host country Russia will don this winter will make you wanna murder babies, at least their white set will anyway.

Subtly yet not so subtly the Siberian sweaters are laden with their overt intentios of capturing gold a 9th time in front of their home crowd; the whites display their 8 Gold Medals down the right sleeve while the reds display the russian flag trimmed in gold as it’s sleeve stripes along with said 8 gold medals on the shoulder yokes. Everyone’s gonna cringe when the rock the whites but here’s why it’s sick: the entire white of the sweater (body and arms) is a silhouette (big word for you beauts I know) of their 2 headed eagle national crest. Creative and distinct yet simple and stylish for a 2 week tournament that happens once every 4 years. Dope city. Well done Nike, I approve.

Whatever you feel about the unis worn by each country, theres no question the ugliest thng in the tournament will be Phil Kessel..
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Even If You’re Not A Ranger Fan This Is Really Good Stuff

By Trapp

I am in fact a Ranger fan and this is a really great video for any Ranger fan or even a hockey fan. Sick video like this captures the behind the scenes moments and events that take place before a game. This footage is obviously taken from the 2011-2012 season where the Rangers and Flyers were featured on the HBO Sports special 24/7. Very excited especially for this season to get underway because myself, Doud and our Beer League colleagues will be able to cover an entire 82 game NHL season including the Winter Classic and the other plethora of outdoor games, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and of course the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ovechkin will be lookin to take names and kick some ass in Sochi. Defend that turf dog.
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The latter two are clearly a ways away anyway. With that being said we are very pumped up for each team to start their training camps and see what yugs make teams and shit. I’ve been feelin a bit saucy lately so crack open a beer, listen to this track below and watch some Sunday night HBO in 45 minutes.