Missing hockey?

Are you tired of all this cba talk? Are you wondering how you’re team would be doing four games into the season?

Well, I don’t know what planet you are on, but the Boston Bruins are 1-1-1-1 on this young season. What do you mean there is a lockout? I saw highlights this morning on NESN. That is the New England Sports Network and they have a 15 minute sports show called Sports Desk. I saw with my own eyes a pretty goal by Tom Fitzgerald (now Bruin) and Andrew Raycroft made 32 saves as the B’s tied the Panthers 1-1.

Incase you are lost here or think that I am from a parallel universe…I am not. There is a lockout and no NHL action. NESN is running a simulated season for the Bruins on a video game and showing the highlights on there news program as if it were real results. They even showed the replays from different angles.

The most remarkable comeback in baseball history just occured with Red Sox nation in the middle of it and I saw video game highlights from a simulated season? I think we can put the Americans don’t care about hockey stigma to rest.

Go B’s Go!!!

12 Responses to Missing hockey?

  1. leafstopgun says:

    Well this is boston and well i dont think i ever heard anybody say they did not care about hockey in bosston can you say orignal six franchise i think it safe to say boston ,detroit, new york, and afew others are hockey towns. i whish sportsdesk in canada would do the same for the leafs let the hateing begin

  2. freshprince says:

    actually sportsnet does do it and they don’t run it just for the leafs, they run it for every team.

    The downside is they don’t show highlites but they have articles about whos winning the league and whos leading scorer…they tell u everything happenening from bertuzzi coming back to the trade propsal.

    its pretty cool to read whats happening in it even though it is a sim league

  3. hockeyhead says:

    trust me on this one….i hear it a lot…..and it is down right depressing. boston is a hockey town without a doubt as well as new england but there are more people bringing hockey down.

    can’t the nhl see how much we miss hockey. oh and 19yzerman…if your listening…my schools field hockey team was eliminated this morning to that goffstown team we just beat. now i truly have no hockey that i love. sad days to come.

  4. Aetherial says:

    I am a life-long Leaf fan living in Toronto…

    and I couldn’t care less if they are not playing.

    I hope they stay away long enough to bust the union and come up with some system that allows for some parity in the league.

    I don’t even want the Leafs to win if their payroll is way higher than most teams… it taints the victory when a team buys the cup IMHO.

    Level the playing field… I will wait patiently for YEARS if necessary!

    I only wish the Raptors were better so I could at least get excited about that.

  5. Freeze says:

    I don’t have a chance to miss hockey.

    I still play. I have 2 kids who play hockey – 1 travel, 1 house. I coach hockey. I even get to play against an NHL superstar in pickup games due to the lockout, and I get a chance to play in pickup games against OHL players coming back from injury on occassion. It’s cool.

    I live hockey.

    There are a lot of NHL hockey players who wish they had as much hockey in their life right now. I’m hoping by January that they get their wish.

  6. 19Yzerman says:

    Thats to bad. I am sure those young ladies were disapointed and had played their little hearts out.

    Could be worse such as what that family of Victoria Snelgrove has had to endure. I will say that if the sox win the world series we will see the largest victory parade in the history of victory parades.2.5 to 3 million people seranade Starrow drive! Right now Sox 6-0 and Pats 6-0 try to embrace that because it truely is history in the making. I wonder how many cities have enjoyed multiple pro sport championships in the same season?

    Detroit 1955-Stanley Cup and NFL Championship

    any others??

    Fox Sports Detroit has been playing from its hockey video archives. Thats creative what NESN has been doing. I will have to check it out on a friends satelite.

  7. hockeyhead says:

    you know what is funny…..and this is a little strange…but, i am an angels fan, a steelers fan and bruins fan.

    yaa, it is crazy around here. me and some friends went to see some bands on landsdown on friday night and there are helicopters floating above fenway and a million news trucks all around. people sleeping on the sidewalk waiting for tickets. i hope there are no more deaths or injuries. it is such a joke.

    yes, it could be worse but we were the 7th seed and i guess it was expected. we went to the finals the last three years..so. pinkerton got upset which is nice.

  8. 19Yzerman says:


    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

    Author: Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA

    How we act defines who we are. Fans need to understand that a sporting event is suppose to be a fun time for everyone. When you are the home team you are the host and should treat the opponents fans as your guests graciously and hospitably. Guests should also act with respect and dignity towards the host. Before, During and AFTER the game.

  9. 19Yzerman says:

    How much does it cost to be crowned as the Stanley Cup Champion???

    Who does the Money go to? Gary Bettman??

    What if there are multiple teams that tie for the highest $$ offer$$????

    You said,”I don’t even want the Leafs to win if their payroll is way higher than most teams.” Thats a lie!! I would like to see you holding a sign that reads “This Stanley Cup Victory was tainted by finance” as the Leafs victory parade goes up Yonge St.

    Being in Canada you should have no problem finding goalie as gifted at the poke check and keeps the puck out of his net as well as Johny Bauer did who will play for nearly nothing as not to taint being a CUP winner.

    How come you wish the Raptors were better if the NBA has the very economic system that level playing fields are made of?

  10. shortcat1 says:

    To tell you the truth, not really. At least not as badly as I expected.

    It helps to have access to sites like this and to be able to have access to the Hamilton Bulldogs games on the web ( by the way, there will be some televised Bulldogs games too – & St. Johns, Edmonton & Manitoba). I also get to follow some of the other Canadiens prospects through a variety of websites and OHL games.

    Most of all though, it helps to have other interests – a life beyond NHL hockey.

    A bit off-topic and in a bit of a meandering spirit, I’m quite ready to wait a year or two (or even more) if it’ll actually help the game in the long run. By help the game, I mean that some teams will actually have to fold and that there will be a dispersal draft (like in the days of the Cleveland Barons, Atlanta Flames, California Golden Seals, etc.

    That would help an awful lot with the present watered-down talent that contributes to so much mediocre play.

    It might even be a catalyst to lead those in charge to actually make some changes to the game that would make it more exciting and interesting (especially to those who are already excited and interested in the game).

    But I have to confess that I won’t really hold my breath on this (especially the second part – the changes in the game itself). I have already been a proponent of contraction of the league but, here again, we’ll see.

    Miss hockey…? No, not really. There’s still a lot going on. Miss the NHL…? no, not really. There’s more to life than that.

    Glorifying God and enjoying Him always comes # 1.

  11. hockeyhead says:

    the point of the article is that they are showing a video games simulated season in place of the nhl. showing highlights of a video game for sporting news.

    wanting to know if you really miss it was not what i was getting at. just wanting to know if other areas of north america are doing something to pass the time with the absence of the nhl.

  12. nskerr says:

    Man I miss hockey. Thank God the Red sox beat the Yankees and the Giants are still playing pretty well. I am already looking over the Bridgeport Soundtigers (AHL) schedule across the sound so that I can see the next best thing.

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