Archive for September, 2010
The Clash of the Titans: America’s pastime versus your favorite sport
The next time your football fan friends talk about how boring hockey is, point them to the Wall Street Journal study conducted earlier this year that cites that the typical football game includes only about 11 minutes of action (even less if you’re a Detroit Lions fan). The study timed the action of the broadcasts for four games on four networks on one weekend in late December and broke down every frame from hike to whistle. The games included the Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons (CBS), Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington More >
Hockey is a game of tremendous speed and constant contact. It’s also a game of strategies and techniques that can give a team an advantage. But these strategies are not always without consequence. The three major NHL rules that limit the movement of the puck are icing, off-side, and out-of-play. For now, we’ll concentrate on icing.
- What exactly is icing?
Basically, icing is a tactic whereby a player on his own side of the red line dumps the puck to the end of the ice from behind the center ice red line. If the puck crosses the opposing goal line untouched, More >
A career spanning nearly three decades is quite a feat in the sports world!
The 48-year old Chris Chelios, who was drafted in the second round by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, has decided to hang up his skates for good. The longest-tenured defenseman in NHL history made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday.
The defenseman ends a dynamic career, leaving with 26 NHL seasons, three Stanley Cups and three Norris Trophies… Not to mention 185 goals and 763 assists. Beyond the NHL, Chelios has represented the United States in four Olympic games, three Canada Cups and two World Cup More >