Tag Archives: hockey

Friday Fun Link – Mapping NHL Standings Over An Entire Season

With the Flames in the midst of a multi-game winning streak that’s put them back in a playoff spot, I wanted to highlight this site which is pretty cool for showing how a team’s fortunes ebb and flow over the course of a season.

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Go Flames Go! (February 2008)

The Flames won their fifth game in a row tonight to get back into a playoff position (technically, that happened last game which they also won.) Anyhow, I came across this old picture of Pace climbing on his grandparents’ air hockey table and thought that was sorta related to tonight’s good news…

Friday Fun Link – #HereComeTheOilers

After starting the season by blowing out the Flames with Connor McDavid getting a hat trick, the Edmonton Oilers, who were widely seen as a Stanley Cup contender, have sunk to near the bottom of the NHL (this year but by some historic measures as well).  Forget the Stanley Cup, even a playoff appearance is […]

Music Monday – “You know how we like to write nothing but hockey songs? Well, here’s another hockey song!”

If you’re still missing Gord Downie’s voice, his new solo record – a collection of 23 “Love Letters” to various people and places in his life, is pretty amazing and getting great reviews. A member of Facebook’s largest Tragically Hip Fan Group has also uploaded an hour and twelve minute montage of some of Gord’s […]

Vegas Golden Knights Inexplicably Just Keep Winning

Although they had a better lot than previous expansion teams, no one would’ve predicted it at the start of the season. But after not quite a month of NHL hockey, the league’s latest expansion team, The Vegas Golden Knights, have the highest winning percentage in the league. It’s probably not sustainable but then again, nobody thought […]

Hockey Night in Canada’s Gord Downie Tribute

The Hip were closely linked to hockey so it’s only fitting that HNIC has a tribute that focuses on that aspect of their impact on Canada…  

Gord Downie (1964-2017)

One of the Hip’s saddest songs, this was written after Downie’s young nephew died due to a heart ailment and famously not performed for fifteen years… Another heart-tugger, especially if you’re a parent, this one was written by Downie for his kids… The Tragically Hip song “Inevitability of Death” contains a reference to Terry Fox, […]

The NHL Season Begins Tonight! (Moves Like Jagr)

He wasn’t in the lineup for the Flames opening night loss to the Oilers (well, to Connor McDavid who had a hat trick in a 3-0 victory).  But I’m pretty excited to see Jaromir Jagr in a Flames jersey! Watch this first if you don’t know why I’m excited… Then watch this to have a […]

Music Monday – “It’s Canada Day up Canada way on the first day of July/And we’re shoutin’ “hooray” up Canada way, when the maple leaf flies high.”

Is there any musician that defines Canada more than Stompin’ Tom?  And is there a better song to post on this long weekend of Canada’s 150th Anniversary? “Canada Day Up Canada Way” – Stompin’ Tom Connors

“Spelling” – NHL 2017 Stanley Cup Ad (and some previous kick ass ones)

Man, the NHL really kicks ass with their annual Stanley Cup ads. Here are a few I could find… 2017 – Spelling 2015 – Name 2013 – Handshake 2012 – Boys 2010 – No Words 2008 – Cup Raise