Off-Season Shrapnel

Here are some things to get you through the summer. Check back often as I’ll update it when more shrapnel hits.

"Never avoid contact!" Walter Payton

“Never avoid contact!” Walter Payton

The '67 LA Kings with their expansion "gems," including a 74 year-old Terry Sawchuk.

The ’67 LA Kings with their expansion “gems,” including a 74 year-old Terry Sawchuk.

People made fun of Mark Lee's glasses, but a pitcher is never exactly the same after having Elton John Surgery

People made fun of Mark Lee’s glasses, but a pitcher is never exactly the same after having Elton John Surgery

June 12 – PENS WIN!!!

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Took him 7 years but "Sid the Kid" is back on top.

Took him 7 years but “Sid the Kid” is back on top.

June 10 – Goodbye Gordie

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 1963, file photo, Detroit Red Wings star forward Gordie Howe is surrounded by teammates as he kneels after scoring his 544th goal to tie the National Hockey League all-time record, in Detroit. From left are Larry Jeffrey, Bill Gadsby, Howe, and Terry Sawchuck. Behind Howe is Alex Faulkner. Gordie Howe, the hockey great who set scoring records that stood for decades, has died. He was 88. Son Murray Howe confirmed the death Friday, June 10, 2016, texting to The Associated Press: "Mr Hockey left peacefully, beautifully, and w no regrets."

In this Oct. 27, 1963, file photo, Detroit Red Wings star forward Gordie Howe is surrounded by teammates as he kneels after scoring his 544th goal to tie the National Hockey League all-time record, in Detroit. From left are Larry Jeffrey, Bill Gadsby, Howe, and Terry Sawchuck. Behind Howe is Alex Faulkner. Gordie Howe, the hockey great who set scoring records that stood for decades, has died. He was 88. Son Murray Howe confirmed the death Friday, June 10, 2016, texting to The Associated Press: “Mr Hockey left peacefully, beautifully, and with no regrets.”

18 year old rookie (notice elbow pads outside of jersey)

18 year old rookie (notice elbow pads outside of jersey)

Over 2000 pims but only 2 Gordie Howe Hat-tricks

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June 5 – A great pic of The Greatest

Ali knocking out Cleveland Williams

Ali knocking out Cleveland Williams, Nov. 14, 1966. Third round TKO.

Stanley Cup Final Moments

Just a couple of Canadian boys playing some hockey

Just a couple of Canadian boys playing some hockey

That moment when you realize Korbinian Holzer is a lot bigger than you

That moment when you realize Korbinian Holzer is a lot bigger than you

May 19 – Andre the Giant would have turned 70 today.

Andre the Giant would have turned 70 today.

Crack open a cold one for Fezzik. “Anybody want a peanut?”

Don't mess with the Raptors' mascot.

Don’t mess with the Raptors’ mascot.

Joe Thornton feelin’ it.

May 18 – Yankee Stadium introduces the Obesity Snack Pack

The "Grub Tub" can also be used to relieve yourself so you don't have to miss a moment of the game.

The “Grub Tub” can also be used for relieving yourself so you don’t have to miss a moment of the game.

May 11 – Time to cut Linden Vey some slack. Click on image to read.

vey

May 11 – Capitals lose to Penguins in rd 2.

mendes

Ovechkin = Yzerman? Mendes + Ovie = Bromance?

 

If Burns is Chewbacca, Jagr's the Sasquatch

If Burns is Chewbacca, Jagr’s the Sasquatch

May 5 – Read about the greatest upset/accomplishment in sport from Claudio Ranieri, Managaer of Leicester City FC. Leicester City won the 2016 English Premier League after starting the season with 5000:1 odds.The entire team only made 1/2 the salary of the highest paid EPL player. Click on pic to read The Players Tribune story.

leicester

May 4 – Coyotes announce 26 year old John Chayka as GM. His analytical company has been used by many NHL teams for tracking player/team trends, but his greatest claim to fame is 3 points in 4 games for the Cowichan Valley Capitals back in ’09.

Seriously? A stats geek gets a job as an NHL GM? There's hope for all of us yet.

Seriously? A stats geek gets a job as an NHL GM? There’s hope for all of us yet.

What Burkie felt like at the draft lottery…

punch

The best screen cap from the NHL Draft Lottery…

That moment when you jump from 6th to the top 3, and the guy beside you falls into your spot.

That moment when you jump from 6th to the top 3, and the guy beside you falls into your spot.

Most GMs brought along a lucky charm. Trevor Linden asked Pat Quinn’s daughter for something from her dad. She gave him a hockey card of the Toronto Maple Leafs former Coach, General Manager & Club President.

quinn

 

 

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