Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 10:15 PM
You've probably heard of the playoffs referred to as "the dance" as teams prepare all season just to earn an invite to play extra hockey from mid-April to June. It's all about just getting into the dance as anything can happen in the NHL playoffs as countless teams have proven in the past. With all this dance talk going on we decided to reminiscence about school dances back in the day by comparing teams in the playoffs to kids at these dances. You could look back at school dances as cruel social experiments with so many different personalities squished into a gym with the expectation that every one will behave appropriately and that's exactly what the NHL playoffs are like.
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 12:04 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 11:40 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2014
This will be an ongoing series of hockey plays that are at risk of extinction because of their rarity in numbers or threatened by changing environmental and regulation parameters.
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
The NHL has been taking steps for years to reduce this safe, fun, and very entertaining hockey play. Water bottles on top of hockey nets are not only meant to hydrate goaltenders, but to soar when a puck hits them. A perfectly placed top shelf shot or deke that sent a water bottle flying into the air was almost a guaranteed highlight of the night and is up there in hockey lore with going bardown. It's a beautiful thing and a play that strives in the wild with beer leaguers often pissing off their goalies in warmup by sending their bottles flying and empty of water.
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 11:55 PM
Friday, April 4, 2014
the real undrafted gems of the NHL such as Marty St. Louis and Adam Oates, we're talking about the guys that saved your fantasy season when you picked them up as free agents following your draft. These players might have been on your radar to start the season and depending on the depth of your league you might have even drafted them late, but the majority of people caught their hot starts and snatched them up early. Regardless, these players have made fellow fantasy hockey GMs weep at their success and feel like idiots for not picking them up first.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Sami Kapanen's son, Kasperi, is slated to be a top pick in this year's NHL Draft and rightfully so with moves like this. That's the 17-year-old Finn backchecking from deep in the offensive zone to throw a big hit at his blueline before picking up the puck and making some magic happen. Kapanen scoops up the puck in his own zone and crosses centre on a 1-on-3 in which he promptly splits two d-men at the blueline with speed and quick hands. What happens next is a Dirty Dangle of the Year candidate as he puts his stick and the puck between his legs to bury it past the goalie while that 3rd defenceman attempts a stick check. Why the bench clear and gloves toss? This was the bronze medal game of the Finland's U-18 league and he had the balls to do that. The team must have celebrated in true Finnish fashion as we have no idea what the team was thinking by uploading this amazing goal in this perspective.
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 3:40 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 11:23 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014
One of our favourite things about this video is that the NHL actually uploaded it to their YouTube channel which clearly shows that they think fans that bang on the glass at games deserve to be laughed at too when karma strikes. As you can see in the video, the fan stands up to bang on the glass as the play comes towards them and gets put back in their seat as Corey Tropp finishes his hit on Travis Moen into the sideboards. We hope this fan wasn't hurt, but this asshole definitely got what they deserved. Really the only thing that could have made this clip any better were if the fan was wearing a jersey foul and turned around on their cellphone looking at the camera.
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 5:47 PM