The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – First Round

Welcome one and all. It is finally here, the beginning of the Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament. 32 of hockey’s best fighters square off in a single-elimination tournament to determine just who is the Ultimate Hockey Fighter.

Moving onto the next round is.. Stu Grimson! The votes were tied, and the tiebreaker meant that Grimson just survived what would have been the biggest upset in the tournament so far.

The next matchup includes the first of the wildcard entrants..

(WC) Donald Brashear
LW USA
Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers
6’2″ 225 lbs
3×20 NHL Fights in a season
5×15 NHL Fights in a season
234 NHL Fights 14.6 FPY

Denny Lambert
LW CAN
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers
5’11″ 200 lbs
1×20 NHL Fights in a season
6×15 NHL Fights in a season
115 NHL Fights 16.4 FPY

What happened when these two squared off:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uUMsKbkYNE[/youtube]

Why you should vote for Donald Brashear:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovctX-t5N1U[/youtube]

why you should vote for Denny Lambert:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fROBW5h9xkc[/youtube]

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PUCK YOU!

PUCK YOU!: The Self Imposed NHLPA deadline comes, and goes.

The NHL self-imposed “disclaimer of interest” deadline at 12 AM EST has come and passed us by. Meanwhile the former Baseball Union guy Donald Fehr and the Gary “raisin balls” Bettman continued to play Halo 4 trying to remember they were supposed to do something. “HEAD SHOT BITCH!” and “YOU FUCKING HAXOR!!” were heard through the walls from rabid Canadian “journalists” enslaved to stand in the cold streets of New York awaiting some kind of closure. But that is not what they received.


Sleep tight!

Damn right, sleep tight little skater (or goalie, I suppose). Your NHL is not dead in the water. In fact, the nonchalent press conference that finally did follow shortly after 1 AM EST was a sign of good things to come. I promise you nothing. I am a fan, not a fucking “insider.”

Here’s my break down as I watched the press conference go down tonight.

Just prior the press conference as the deadline passed: “The fuck? It’s probably good nothing has been leaked yet, and no announcements made. The self-imposed deadline doesn’t mean they still can’t file. The NHLPA deadline is like a Brian Burke deadline. I might just end up staying up and watching Canada play the US live after all…”

Shortly thereafter, I posted my live reactions to the press conference as lazy bastards, ThatDamnDoubleC and ThinkSoJoE smart-ass-phoned it in:

GoftheInternet: “And… they have decided to reconvene tomorrow. Nothing about the disclaimer in Fehr’s comments, so that’s a pretty positive sign at this moment…”

ThatDamnDoubleC: “We need some kind of hockey news update on the website. Kinda like when Kurt Loder did MTV news..”

GoftheInternet: “Feel free. The Bettman has yet to talk yet. Oh, there’s the troll right now… Basic statement from both: “I’m tired. We made progress, we can’t get into the details and we are meeting again tomorrow.” Bettman elaborates, there was no disclaimer issued or reference of it happening. It was a co-joint request not to file, he believes. Bettman doesn’t want to get into specifics. Total bullet dodging.”

ThatDamnDoubleC: “In other words.. We got nothing?”

GoftheInternet: “Pension plans… Bettman is vague, but doesn’t sound too angry. He’s a neutral colour like grey. Still good.”

ThinkSoJoE: “In other words, we get to sit around all day again tomorrow and hope they make some progress.”

GoftheInternet: “Yes. Nothing to make anything worse. This is actually good. I just watched the entire press conference for both guys. They are clearly keeping quiet for a good reason. Everything else that is reported on sports dirt sheets/media will be completely speculation and filling time slots until normal programming resumes. Survivor Naut G, signing off.”

Then I went on twitter @Goftheinternet and twatted: “The NHL/NHLPA have paused and will continue from their save point tomorrow. Nothing more needs to be said, so shut the fuck up #NHLlockout”

So what does this all mean? Nothing, actually. Well not officially. But it does mean the old angry men are tired, but think they are making progress. And the threat of blowing up the NHLPA is currently on hold. Can the NHLPA still blow up the union, real good? Fuck, yes they can. We’re not out of the woods yet, so Ilya Bryzgalov needs to remain horrible frightened by the angry bears that lurk in that forest. Or maybe getting bought out by the Flyers. But the latter means shit until this gets resolved. What we do know is that things could be much worse, and there truly is still a possibility of an NHL season at this time. Later.

General

NHL Lockout Update: :(

So here we are awaiting a decision from the NHL and NHLPA… once again. I’m hoping for the best, but seriously… I am not convinced. Let’s hope I’m wrong. Will the NHL season be lost?

As both parties negotiate up to the last minute before the deadline… nothing seems to be for sure.

Tragically Hip? Canada? Hockey? Scared?

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I wish I was more positive, but someone here had to say something. Frowny face. Can we please have the NHL back? Is that too much to ask?

Jerks.

I vented. Fix this. Fire Bettman and Fehr. Play hockey.

“You’re welcome.”

The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – First Round

Welcome one and all. It is finally here, the beginning of the Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament. 32 of hockey’s best fighters square off in a single-elimination tournament to determine just who is the Ultimate Hockey Fighter.

The winner of the previous matchup was……….. Krzysztof Oliwa! He advances to face Andrew Peters in Round Two.

The first matchup in the second quarter of the draw pits a current Blue Jacket, against the Grim Reaper.

Stu Grimson
LW CAN
Calgary Flames, Chicage Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators
6’5″ 239 lbs
4×20 NHL Fights in a season
8X15 NHL Fights in a season
217 NHL Fights 15.5 FPY

Jared Boll
RW USA
Columbus Blue Jackets
6’3″ 195 lbs
4×20 NHL Fights in a season
5×15 NHL Fights in a season
123 NHL Fights 24.6 FPY

Why you should vote for Stu Grimson:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdm1It4KEBE[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXLoC7DwXg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlGKpHl1D68[/youtube]

Why you should vote for Jared Boll:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLI2jC4_Fn4[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16DnQPyzEbw[/youtube]

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Flashback Friday, PUCK YOU!

PUCK YOU! Free Agent Frenzy (repost)

While the 2012 NHL Lockout is underway, every Friday will be known as \”Flashback Friday.\” On this day of the week, a classic installment of PUCK YOU! will be released for your enjoyment.

This was originally published on Jul 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day! G of Wonderpod Online here… breaking down the Free Agent Frenzy deal of the day. While everyone is awaiting the fate of one Zach Parise, and the subsequent power play of Martin Brodeur, or even pancake eating champion Dustin Penner (oh wait, he resigned for one year with Stanley Cup champions, The Los Angeles Kings)… well, one move made waves. It\’s a four man (and one animal) contract made by the Canucks.
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The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – First Round

Welcome one and all. It is finally here, the beginning of the Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament. 32 of hockey’s best fighters square off in a single-elimination tournament to determine just who is the Ultimate Hockey Fighter.

The winner of the previous matchup is.. Andrew Peters! He faces the winner of the following:

This matchup represents the final pairing in the first quarter of the draw.. and the only European in the tournament.

Krzysztof Oliwa
LW POL
New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils
6’5″ 240 lbs
3×20 NHL Fights in a season
6×15 NHL Fights in a season
178 NHL Fights 20.5 FPY

Jay Miller
LW USA
Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings
6’2″ 210 lbs
5×20 NHL Fights in a season
7×15 NHL Fights in a season
171 NHL Fights 24.4 FPY

Why you should vote for Krzysztof Oliwa:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVW-79hqv5w[/youtube]

Why you should vote for Jay Miller:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJz79TvhS3w[/youtube]

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Flashback Friday, PUCK YOU!

PUCK YOU! Season 3, Episode 5: The 2012 Playoffs (repost)

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While the 2012 NHL Lockout is underway, every Friday will be known as “Flashback Friday.” On this day of the week, a classic installment of PUCK YOU! will be released for your enjoyment.

This was originally published on Jun 21, 2012

Hello hockey fans! PUCK YOU! has returned for to discuss the 2012 NHL Playoffs! As always, we’ve stayed true to the idea that this is a commentary about hockey by fans, for the fans. Censorship has no place here. Now that we are over a week removed from the Stanley Cup Final, we’ve had time to analyze and assess the madness that has happened over the last two months. We discuss a ridiculous amount of Goalie-related news, and speculate to what happens during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the fate of Rick Nash. Let’s get to it, shall we?
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The UHF Tournament

The Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament – First Round

Welcome one and all. It is finally here, the beginning of the Ultimate Hockey Fighter Tournament. 32 of hockey’s best fighters square off in a single-elimination tournament to determine just who is the Ultimate Hockey Fighter.

The person to advance to the next round of the tournament to face Rob Ray is.. Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams! Now onto matchup #3.

This matchup is an all-Canadian Left Wing showdown.

Warren Rychel
LW CAN
Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
6′ 205 lbs
2×20 NHL Fights in a season
3×15 NHL Fights in a season
120 NHL Fights 15 FPY

Andrew Peters
LW CAN
Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils
6’4″ 240 lbs
1×20 NHL Fights in a season
2×15 NHL Fights in a season
106 NHL Fights 15.1 FPY

Why you should vote for Warren Rychel:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf5iaMh6rm0[/youtube]

Why you should vote for Andrew Peters:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW83RHe57m0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Y_tZwuUis[/youtube]

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Flashback Friday, PUCK YOU!

PUCK YOU! Season 3, Episode 4: The Post Season (repost)

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While the 2012 NHL Lockout is underway, every Friday will be known as “Flashback Friday.” On this day of the week, a classic installment of PUCK YOU! will be released for your enjoyment.

This was originally published on Apr 17, 2012

Hello hockey fans! PUCK YOU! has to address the start of the NHL’s second season! The Stanley Cup Playoffs! And while this is slightly rushed, it will continue the always honest, and always awesome theme of this series…. hockey fans talking hockey. Let’s get to it, shall we?
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