Whether you’re a fan of Jeremy Roenick’s or not, it’s hard to deny that he has always been entertaining. Part of that entertainment comes from Roenick’s antics, which have included on-ice dance breaks and his outspokenness. His latest attempt at crowd-pleasing, though, was equal parts dangerous and crazy.
In a video posted by Philadelphia sports radio host Rhea Hughes, Roenick, a nine-time NHL all-star, sneaks up behind a sunbathing alligator on the golf course. As Roenick approaches the alligator, he asks fellow broadcaster Keith Jones, who is behind the camera, to make sure he’s getting both Roenick and the alligator in the frame. Then, in one move, Roenick turns and dives at the alligator: Read more
This is one of those incidents that requires multiple viewings.
In Friday’s OHL tilt between the Saginaw Spirit and Mississauga Steelheads, elite 2016 draft prospect Mikey McLeod was returning to the bench after scoring a shootout goal for the home team. I was at this game in Mississauga and didn’t see McLeod do anything untoward, but for some reason, Saginaw’s Dylan Sadowy took exception and did this:
Just over a week into the 2015-16 NHL season, six teams are still sitting with some glaring zeros in the standings. While the Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks remain the only undefeated teams in the league, the Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils are still looking for their first Ws.
Four of those six teams are in action on Saturday night, perhaps with a little something extra to compete for than their opponents as they look to either erase or defend those aforementioned zeros.
Highly touted rookies such as Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, Max Domi and Nikolaj Ehlers have already notched their first NHL goals, earning their first major milestone. But while rookies build their careers from the ground up, a number of wily veterans are chasing some big-time career marks.
Already this season, Steven Stamkos and Tomas Plekanec have reached the coveted 500-point mark for their careers. Both reached the milestone with goals within the last week, but there are a few players who can reach even greater heights this season — we’re talking Hall of Fame-calibre milestones.
Take Jaromir Jagr, for instance. The 43-year-old ageless wonder is already a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame, but he has six points in his first four games with the Florida Panthers this season and continues to inch ever-closer to the top of the all-time scoring list. Jagr’s teammate, goaltender Roberto Luongo, is also moving up the ladder when it comes to all-time marks for netminders and should be able to reach a couple in 2015-16.
Here are the top 10 milestones to watch this season: Read more
It could have been much worse. When initial reports surfaced that San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture had broken his fibula, memories of Steven Stamkos’ lost 2013-14 season immediately sprang to mind. But the news surrounding Couture turns out to be a little more positive now that the Sharks have officially weighed in.
Things were going so well for the Sharks to start the 2015-16 campaign, but their roster may have taken a significant blow as it appears center Logan Couture could be sidelined with a right leg injury.
Couture, 26, suffered the injury on what was reported as a “fluke fall,” by TSN’s Darren Dreger. CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz, Couture went down in the corner during a drill in practice and appeared to be in a fair amount of pain. He was helped off the ice by Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon, Kurz reported, and wasn’t putting any weight on his right leg. Read more
San Jose Sharks left winger Raffi Torres was handed down a behemoth 41-game suspension Monday afternoon for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks right winger Jakob Silfverberg. Thursday, Torres issued a statement addressing his latest suspension.
In the statement, Torres, 33, was accepting of his most recent suspension and issued an apology to Silfverberg, the Sharks organization and his teammates. Read more
Welcome to California, Milan Lucic. No one said it would be easy.
The erstwhile Boston Bruins bruiser joined the Los Angeles Kings via trade this summer, making L.A. even tougher to play against. So it was a bit of a shocker that San Jose’s Logan Couture was the one bringing the thunder on Lucic in the season opener: