Loose Change

Loose Change: Blue it up good

by Charlie Teljeur - January 24, 2008 1:31 PM EST

The Maple Leafs made big changes recently, the mess isn't any smaller.
Before proceeding any further it’s important that we first agree on one undeniable and inarguable fact: Toronto is the Center of the Hockey Universe.


Loose Change: U R on fire!

Loose Change: U R on fire!

by Charlie Teljeur - January 17, 2008 11:26 AM EST

Wooing a hottie is pretty much universal in a cyber world chat room.
CuJo says> Hey all! BIGAPPLE says> hey ImAShark says> Hey Flamer says> How’s it hanging LEAFY says> wazzup !!!! Cujo says> did u c pics of my swiss trip? BIGAPPLE says> yer hot ImAShark says> mondo hot! Flamer says> H A W T ! LEAFY says> I THINK YER CUTE !!!! CuJo says> like the medal i won? BIGAPPLE says> yer a star ImAShark says> cool Flamer says> gold is your color LEAFY says> DO U THINK I’M HAWT???? CuJo says> kinda sad now :(  tho BIGAPPLE says> I CAN MAKE U HAPPY ;) ImAShark says> no way.


Loose Change: What we’ve learned so far

by Charlie Teljeur - January 10, 2008 12:06 PM EST

With the halfway point upon us, the NHL’s crescendo is reaching full pitch (not the Roger Clemens steroid-induced kind) and has taught us many things along the way.
Can we really be halfway through another NHL season already? My, where has the time gone? Stupid me, evidently I set my watch by the first Steve Downie suspension.


Loose Change: Smells like teen spirit

Loose Change: Smells like teen spirit

by Charlie Teljeur - January 3, 2008 11:06 AM EST

The WJC is life and death for Canadian hockey fans, but for most of the rest of the world only the latter applies.
While I’d love to believe the “world” part in the World Junior Hockey Championship is truly globally felt, I can’t help but feel the true mindless obsession for this relatively new holiday tradition ends south of Windsor, east of St.


Loose Change: Outside shot

by Charlie Teljeur - December 27, 2007 11:35 AM EST

We the NHL set to head outside, we wonder whether the weather's precipitation will precipitate a changed view of hockey in the U.S.
An optimist would call it buzz. A pessimist would call it hype. I just call it confusing. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres are set to do battle in the annual – it happened once before, some four years ago, thus it’s annual – NHL Winter Classic.


Loose Change: Dasher board confessional

by Charlie Teljeur - December 20, 2007 1:42 PM EST

A fighter isn't like your average Joe and can't be understood until you walk a mile in his shoes.
Oh, it’s so easy for you. You just sit there in your high perch thingy and make fun of us – the tough guys of the game – as if you even know what it feels like to do our job.


Loose Change: Hot stuff

by Charlie Teljeur - December 13, 2007 11:52 AM EST

The NHL is testing new Therma Blades and it's the best thing since sliced bread was first toasted.
Perhaps I’m missing something in the translation. In case you haven’t heard, evidently the next big thing in hockey equipment and apparel is – get this – heated skate blades.


Loose Change: Guess who's coming to town?

Loose Change: Guess who's coming to town?

by Charlie Teljeur - December 6, 2007 11:57 AM EST

Deck the halls and buy your tickets, S.C. is making a rare appearance on the west coast.
Right now, a somewhat benevolent stranger who hasn’t been in their neck of the woods for a very long time is visiting people in western Canada.


Loose Change: I love you just the way you are

by Charlie Teljeur - November 29, 2007 11:30 AM EST

It takes a lot of hard work to go 40 years without winning a Stanley Cup.
Don't go changing, to try and please me…  It’s amazing how everyone likes to kick you when you’re down and, when you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, that’s a heck of a lot of kicking.


Loose Change: Hot as NHeLL

by Charlie Teljeur - November 22, 2007 1:29 PM EST

THN's resident funnyman is on a "working" vacation and is on the lookout for ice action in one of the NHL's truly hot beds.
First off, I apologize if this column smells a little like fresh grapefruit and palm oil. This is coming to you from a balmy, unnamed Indian Shores Coffee Co.


Loose Change: Freedom of expressions

by Charlie Teljeur - November 15, 2007 1:44 PM EST

How far is too far when it comes to trash talking in professional sports?
The story has grown both tired and redundant by now. New York’s resident juggling clown, Sean Avery, gets in a pre-game shouting and shoving match with Toronto’s own resident one-trick pony Darcy Tucker after Avery may or may not have said something offensive to Tucker’s teammate Jason Blake.


Loose Change: Oh shoot

by Charlie Teljeur - November 8, 2007 11:26 AM EST

Can one man make a difference? In the search of life, liberty, and shootout goals, he certainly can.
This NHL shootout thing is turning into a real Pandora’s Box (For the record I have no idea who Pandora is and why his or her box is so difficult to get into - or out of – but, like all lazy writers, I’ll cite the 1927 case of The People v.


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