Are NHL Teams Better Or Worse In Must-Score Shootout Situations?

Last week, the Panthers and Capitals set a record by taking a shootout 20 rounds, eclipsing the previous record (15) held by a November 2005 game between the Caps and Rangers. It was also the first time since the shootout was implemented in 2005/2006 that skaters were allowed a second attempt, which is only… »12/22/14 3:29pm12/22/14 3:29pm


Here's Where Your Crackstarter Money Is Going

As you may recall, roughly six weeks ago we succeeded in raising $200,000 from readers in an effort to purchase and publish a video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. I'm disappointed to announce definitively that the money won't be going to purchase and publish a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.… »7/18/13 3:11pm7/18/13 3:11pm

Six, Wait No, Five Reasons To Watch The NHL Draft, Which I Think Is Tonight

Basketball season just ended. Hockey season wrapped up a week ago. NFL preseason games seem far, far away. Euro 2012 happens during the daytime. I bet you think it's baseball or bust for night sports. But you'd be wrong, because the NHL Draft is coming, live from Pittsburgh. I'm not certain when, but I think it's… »6/22/12 6:36pm6/22/12 6:36pm

Unpopular Sport Forms "Strategic Promotional Alliance" With Band That Sucks

Big announcement today from the NHL. So big it merited a press release that maunders on for nearly 1,000 words. You're not going to bother reading it, but here's the gist: The NHL has an awards show on June 20 in Las Vegas. It has hired Nickelback to be the headlining band. It's hailing the move as a "strategic… »4/20/12 4:25pm4/20/12 4:25pm

Jack The Ripper Spoiled The Unveiling Of Canada's Newest Baseball Team, The London Rippers

The group behind London, Ontario's newest pro baseball team, the Rippers, claims not to have had one of the most infamous serial killers in mind when they chose the name and designed the logo seen here. London, Ontario's "Ripper" is a man hiding behind a cape, wearing a top hat, and wielding a baseball bat, and he… »11/17/11 1:45pm11/17/11 1:45pm