Wallpapers of the Week: February 5, 2012

I like changing up my desktop wallpaper on a regular basis. My wallpaper at work is even a slideshow so I have a new wallpaper every thirty minutes to change things up ever so slightly. So to help you change things up for your work week, I’ve scoured Flickr for five Super Bowl wallpapers that are worth adding to your collection for this week. Continue reading

DiPietro vs. Johnson – The First Goalie Fight of the Season

I can’t believe we’ve had to wait until February for our first goalie fight but here it is. You wouldn’t call the Islanders and the Penguins a fight-breeding rivalry but it was at the end of tonight’s game. Rick DiPietro took a shot at Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke and Brent Johnson took exception. When ensued was what I call a two-hit fight. Johnson hit DiPietro and DiPietro hit the floor. Video and GIF after the jump. Continue reading

Best Images of the 2011 Winter Classic

Since 2008, the biggest game of NHL season has been the New Year’s Day outdoor game called the Winter Classic. This year saw the Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin rivalry renewed on the NHL’s biggest stage. The game was originally scheduled to be played in the afternoon but weather pushed puck drop back to Saturday night. The result was a great game that looked spectacular under the lights of Heinz Field. Here are some of the best images of this year’s NHL Winter Classic. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Higher Education

Since tomorrow is American Thanksgiving, let’s start with Canada’s Laura Vandervoort.

A retiring academic writer-for-hire tells the story of cheating that he aids and in how desperate need for help some people are. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

We’ve heard all sorts of those stories about high school students sleeping with their teachers and we also knew that it would eventually come to this: A teacher is pregnant thanks to her taboo affair. (ABC News)

Rupert Murdoch’s next step in brainwashing the masses changing the face of journalism: An iPad only newspaper. (Mashable)

After the jump, Hilary Duff will be the next celeb to have nude photos leaked if the internet has taught me anything, balance the US budget and Crosby’s up to some new tricks. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Free Agent Frenzy

July 1st had it all going on. It was the start of NBA Free Agency which kicked off LeBronukkah. In Canada, it was a national holiday and Canada Day. I mean that it was the start of NHL Free Agency and the country’s birthday. The 30 teams continued their quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup which started at the draft. At least “Free Agent Frenzy” is better than being named after one man. Unless you call this “Koval-up-chuk.” Anyway, did your favourite team make a big move over the last 24 hours? A recap of the day’s events and analysis after the jump. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Rematch And Rivalry Denied

Last night featured two Stanley Cup Playoff games that had identical scores of 2-1. Unlike the previous night that was a scoring frenzy, there were two solid tense games going on. It was back to being the battle of the goaltenders. In Pittsburgh, the Montreal Canadiens were hoping to steal the home advantage from the defending Stanley Cup Champions while the Red Wings hoped to stave off elimination against the Sharks in San Jose.  Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Slipping Away

There was a slight technical difficulty yesterday, but now the blog is back up and running. Last night was a set of game threes in the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Off the brilliant victory the other night, the Canadiens were hoping to catch onto the momentum to take on the series lead against the Penguins while the Detroit Red Wings were hoping to claw back into the series after dropping the first two games to the Sharks. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Power Play Powerup

Like Thursday’s game between the Wings and Sharks, last night’s game one between Montreal and Pittsburgh would see a tired team take on a rested team. However, the tired Habs had one key advantage heading into the game. Jaroslav Halak, who single-handedly carried Montreal past Washington, was the best player in hockey during the playoffs so far. But would he be enough to fend off the defending Stanley Cup champs? Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Seal the Deal

It was the battle of which team had the bigger guns offensively as each game had a combined goal total of 7 last night. The extra period was required for two of the games to determine the winner. Two more teams advance to the semi-finals with their victories last night. Continue reading

Hockey (Last) Night In Canada: Deja Vu

Another exciting night of hockey playoffs. A few teams are pulling away and are closing in on clinching the series while others are tied up once again. At the end of the night, a few things felt all too familiar. Whether it was the score of the game or the player that saved the day or a situation that resembles a matchup that took place back in 2000, it certainly brought up some good hockey memories no matter when it took place. Continue reading