It has been many weeks since there has been this much optimism surrounding the NHL, not that anyone is complaining. The offer was made and now it’s in the hands of the NHLPA, something we’ll look at later today, but for now it’s link time. In today’s edition we’ve got some road hockey games, gladiators and Ilya Bryzgalov who falls for no apparent reason.
Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust must be bored silly with this lockout given he took to Twitter and planned a road hockey game outside the Bell Centre in Montreal. Ah, the game of road hockey, something that you just don’t see anymore.
Fighting in hockey has long been a hot topic for debate with many feeling it doesn’t have a place in the game. The true hockey fan who understands the game or have played the game know that it’s part of the game and can provide pivotal momentum changes. Now we have a documentary on those that make their living by dropping the gloves and it sounds like a movie that every hockey fan needs to check out.
If you watched the HBO special 24/7 last year that followed the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers leading up to the Winter Classic, you know first hand that Ilya Bryzgalov is a little strange. Check out this video as he seemingly falls for no reason further adding to his mysterious character.
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