Master of the Classics

Hockey Geekiness

Dave Delisle runs two fantastic websites, Dave’s Geeky Ideas and Dave’s Geeky Hockey.  On these sites, he takes the geeky ideas in his head and turns them into visible concepts, and, in some cases, reality. I asked Dave a few questions about his websites, hockey video games, and hockey in general. What idea was the inspiration for Dave’s Geeky Ideas? I just really enjoyed creating and felt I had enough enthusiasm to warrant an ongoing blog. Prior to that, I was submitting a lot of ideas at work (a video game studio) and design websites. Tired of seeing ideas fall …

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Around the Net 08.28.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Prospect in trouble Flyers prospect Nick Cousin runs afoul of the law: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] Frozen Four News Philadelphia is going to hosting a lot of college hockey in 2014: [Broad Street Hockey] Goodbye Oskars Former Flyer Oskars Bartulis goes to the KHL: [CSN Philly] Get lost Geno While Sean Couturier’s butler might play in Russia as well next year if there is a lockout:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around …

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A Flyers Fan and Penguins Fan Walk Into a Bar…

It all started innocently enough. On August 20, ESPN Hockey aficionado John Buccigross tweeted the following: “No owner loves being an NHL owner or is more generous/loyal to his players than Ed Snider. CBA has not expired yet. Playing by rules.” Buccigross is referring to the Flyers re-signing of Scott Hartnell to a six-year extension. Things in Philadelphia are good. The Flyers are playing by the rules, but they are taking advantage of the rules while they still exist. The Flyers taking advantage of those moves and Buccigross’ comment did not sit well with a good friend of mine. We’ll …

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Hockey Hilarity: Nice Hands

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week’s hockey hilarity is just your basic puck up on Twitter courtesy of one silky smooth stickhandler, but not-so-terrific-Tweeter Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers. Here’s the original tweet that I’m positive Mr. Eberle meant to send: Who was he planning to address? What was he going to say? Was it something important? Was it a profound, life-altering statement? Was it the secret of the universe? The meaning of life? Or …

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CBA Chatter

  Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. This week all things were quiet until Wednesday when the heads of the two families, err sides, met briefly and then promptly cancelled the afternoon session. They agreed to meet this morning. Then, this happened:[Kuklas Korner] [ESPN] [Sports Illustrated] [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] So basically, there was no movement except into the two trenches that both sides have dug. A lockout looks to be all but certain. Trenton Titans, …