Thomas Hickey laid out a monstrous hit on Jonthan Drouin last night in every sense of the word. If you were watching the Islander/Tampa game last night you got to see some shit. An absolute bomb by HedMAN, an awful Leddy goal. But, if you were Jonathan Drouin, you weren’t seeing much other stars and fuckin rainbows after Hickey’s body completely annihilated you. Drouin was damn near baby giraffe after the hit.
This isn’t stick and puck over at your local rink, don’t make that move at the blueline…ever.
Well you knew this was coming, there was no way the isles would move to Brooklyn and not want to jump on the Nets’ all black everything bandwagon to attempt to drum up the BK Hipster fandom. Lets get one thing clear off the top: if you say you hate this look your’re wrong and Kevin Nash, Hollywood Hogan and Scott Hall will fuck you up. Its a solid uniform set head to toe with a simplistic, yet iconic jersey design with the four pinstripes on the sleeves representing
the only time they’ve ever been relevant …well you know what it represents. The NY logo is bold and front and center and is honestly a great look. The BKLYN helmet logos are a bit of a mouthful but fit the overall motif they’re goin for of “yo we play in Brooklyn now so get over it.”
Having said that is Barclay’s Center actually a prison? Or does this look just re-iterate that Islander fans won’t show up to Brooklyn and they anticipate the place being as silent as a mime? Perhaps its a dark representation that the Islanders are in fact dead considering that name is nowhere to be found on this uni. We all know Brooklyn is hipster as fuck but didn’t realize how emo it apparently is (I could go on and on). Either way it’s yet another large departure from the solid and iconic blue and orange uniform/color set that the Isles have always had, which along with the Oilers is up there as best in the game, and that’s the only reason why Islander die-hards might deride them. That, and all the other reasons I listed in this paragraph.
Mike fuckin watt.
I remember religiously proclaiming this guys last name as a kid any time I heard it on the TV during a game. WATT!!! Not an extensive NHL resumè. He broke over 150 games in the show with 4 different teams. Mike wasn’t known for lighting the lamp either with 15 goals and 26 assists for a career total of 41 points.
Possible series clinchers tonight with Chicago and Calgary. Going to be another very exciting night of playoff hockey.
Nashville’s only hope is if Carrie Underwood is present tonight. Also Fike Misher is in the same category as Dan Girardi for strong as fuck faces.
Gotta give credit to the barbarian Isle fans for keeping enough beer in their cup ’til the end of OT to even be able to accomplish this feat. I need a longer clip here to see if he drank Long Island reeb right in their faces in celebration of the Cap’s OT victory off a Nik Backstrom GWG. Drink up Brooks….btw your name is plural which is weird cuz you’re one singular person so clean that shit up.
Hey remember that time Strome and Bailey embarrassed Marty on back to back shootout spin goals for the win? No? Well that’s cool cuz YouTube exists:
That was a cool day. Unfortunately we won’t have the privilege of seeing any of these dope moves going further. From the NHL:
Rule 24 – Penalty Shot
The ‘Spin-O-Rama’ move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or in the Shootout.
Sucks. Cry more about it, goalies. NHL apparently wants to protect the ‘tenders from gettin their feelings hurt now in addition to constant protection from injury. Here’s my question: is it still legal on a regular break away? I NEED to see someone score that way on opening night. Preferably against Schneider.
Like 6 years ago or so when Jason Blake beat the Devils and Scott Clemenson on the same move in Toronto legit the next day John Madden came into my former place of business and i asked him how he felt about it to which he replied, ” Sick move. Whatever he can do for the win.” He loved to elaborate.
I guess less highlights are cool. Bettman doing it big per usual.
All of Long Island as of yesterday:
Well this was inevitable. A star player succumbing to a debilitating injury during a tournament where he doesn’t get paid, in the middle of the height of the NHL season, and is on the other side of the planet attempting to uphold his native patriotism. How cool must it be to be an Islander fan? Team was goin nowhere as it was, now the only glimmer of home and reason to venture forth to the Mausoleum is on the shelf til next fall. Zero chance Tommy Van sticks around for this shit.