Monday, April 30, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on the show we’re looking at the second round of the NHL playoffs, the Roberto Luongo situation in Vancouver, some racist comments from Boston Bruins “fans” in reaction to Joel Ward’s series clinching overtime winner and the latest IIHF rankings.

In the GABBYs: Mark Visentin, the Edmonton Oil Kings, Tyrone Crawford, Mohamed Sanu, the Miami Marlins and a couple of Texas Rangers fans. The Punchline this week is the Charlotte Bobcats!




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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crazy times in the CHL

We’ve all seen what a Gongshow the first round of the NHL playoffs has been, but there is some crazy stuff happening in the ranks of the CHL these days as well!

First off, let’s give a shout out to the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings. Not only have they won every game they’ve played so far in this year’s playoffs, but they’re also the only unbeaten playoff team left in the entire Canadian Hockey League!

If you think 11-0 is impressive, I’ve got another one for you – the Oil Kings are now riding a 22-game win streak into game four against the Moose Jaw Warriors, with their last loss coming over two months ago. Not bad, eh?

Not to be outdone, the OHL’s East Final has had a couple of noteworthy moments so far as well.

Ottawa 67’s captain Marc Zanetti got the series off to an interesting start when he was suspended indefinitely for a kick to the head of Niagara IceDogs winger Tom Kuhnhackl in the opening game. On Tuesday, the league decided the overage blue liner was done for the playoffs.




On a much lighter note, IceDogs goalie Mark Visentin made headlines in game three when he sniped from behind his own net in a 5-2 win. Not only did he score the empty net goal, but it will also go down as a shorthanded marker, which is even sweeter!




Atta boy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on the show we’re talking NHL playoffs & suspensions, along with some of the first teams to move on to the next round and another clock controversy from last week’s action. Also: we discuss a perfect game in the MLB and a legend leaving women’s basketball.

In the GABBYs: Martin Brodeur, Jamie Moyer, Washington Capitals fans, an Alabama parent, the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic. The Punchline this week is high school baseball player Jameson Painter.




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Monday, April 16, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on 15 Minutes of Fame – lots of overtime and lots of fighting to kick off the NHL playoffs, the Oilers win the draft lottery & discuss the future of their coach, the Maple Leafs apologize and a number of top players head to the World Championships. Also – the head of the MLB players union talks steroids and the Hall of Fame.

In the GABBYs: Martin Brodeur, Thierry Henry, the NFL, Lamar Odom, Lingerie Football and Dwyane Wade. The Punchline this week involves Augusta and an attempted cup of sand!




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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Goals of the Week!

As we get ready to take in some first round playoff action in the NHL, let’s not forget to look back on the beauty goals that got us to this point!

This week on the GOTW (for the week of March 26) we’ve got a couple of guys getting on the end of beautiful plays by their teammates and three awesome breakaways. If you scroll right to the bottom, you’ll also see one of the strangest goals of the year!

Let’s go!

5. Jakub Voracek

That series between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins is really going to be something, especially if we get to see the type of games we saw recently between those two clubs. Check out this beauty goal from Jakub Voracek!





4. Mikko Koivu

The Minnesota Wild might not be in the playoffs, but they certainly ended the season on a high note with plays like this overtime goal by Mikko Koivu – what a beauty!





3. Gustav Nyquist

Gustav Nyquist scored his first career NHL goal recently, and it couldn’t have been a more memorable one! Check out the feed from Pavel Datsyuk, right onto the tape of Nyquist!





2. Alex Radulov

He hasn’t been back in the NHL for long, but Nashville Predators forward Alex Radulov is certainly making himself at home – watch him dice through the Blackhawks defence for this unreal snipe!





1. Kyle Turris

Ottawa Senators forward Jason Spezza did all the work on this Kyle Turris goal, and I doubt anyone will remember that it was Turris who ended up getting credit for it. Check out the moves on display from Spezza!





What the Puck?

Thomas Vanek scored a goal recently against the Pittsburgh Penguins that probably goes down as the strangest, yet nicest goal I’ve seen in a while!



Monday, April 9, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on the show we start out with the topic that's on everyone's mind - the feud between the Pittsburgh Penguins & the Philadelphia Flyers (and to a lesser extent, the Pens & the Rangers). We also look at a couple of fines handed down to coaches this week (including Edmonton's Tom Renney) and we run down the upcoming match-ups in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

In the GABBYs: Mike Smith, Ray Whitney, Joey Votto, Alistair Overeem, the Orlando Magic & fans of the University of Kentucky. The Punchline this week is the Baltimore Orioles!




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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Goals of the Week!

If you think I missed an installment of my GOTW segment, you’re absolutely right…but I’m here to make it up to you!

This edition of the Goals of the Week features the top five goals from the week of March 19th – a beauty spin-o-rama, a couple of solid breakaway dekes, some end-to-end action and a poke check gone wrong!

Let’s go!

5. Ben Maxwell

He’s only got one goal this season, but it was a beauty! Check out this spin move by Winnipeg’s Ben Maxwell against the Washington Capitals!




4. PA Parenteau

It’s been a tough season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially between the pipes, and it’s got a bit to do with guys like PA Parenteau of the NY Islanders. Check out this beauty breakaway goal!




3. Tomas Plekanec

There’s nothing nicer than a beautifully executed breakaway – just ask Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec, who makes Ilya Bryzgalov look silly on this play!




2. Brad Richards

NY Rangers forward Brad Richards checks in at number two on this list with a solid individual effort against the Red Wings, going coast-to-coast for the game-tying goal.




1. Claude Giroux

Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux has become easily one of my most favorite players in the NHL this season, and it’s got a lot to do with his absolutely filthy mitts. Check out this deke and goal against the Caps!




What the Puck?

Adam Burish of the Dallas Stars recently discovered a new way to drop the gloves!




Last week’s GOTW will be up shortly!

Monday, April 2, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on 15MOF we discuss the latest news surrounding Oilers forward Taylor Hall, as well as another story that has left the team a bit red in the face. Also on the show – we discuss whether the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the next NHL team to fire a GM and we look at the latest “bounty” news from the NFL.

In the GABBYs: the Norfolk Admirals, Jamie Moyer, Sidney Crosby, Colin Clark, Reebok & March Madness. The Punchline this week is Beach Volleyball!




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