NHL Hockey News
Poor Jerry Seinfeld was duped into wearing the ‘Puffy Shirt’ by Kramer’s low-talker girlfriend, but a professional ice hockey team out in California is going to wear the shirts voluntarily. While Seinfeld said he didn’t want to be a pirate, the East Coast Hockey League’s (ECHL) Bakersfield Condors don’t have a problem with it. The club, which is based out in California, is an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Edmonton Oilers.
The Condors plan on wearing a version of the Puffy Shirt when they play at home on November 16 as their unique way to honour and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the debut of the Seinfeld show. Most readers may know all about the Puffy Shirt, but for those who have never seen the episode, Jerry inadvertently agrees to wear a shirt designed by Kramer’s girlfriend since he couldn’t hear a word she was saying.
After a long six-month wait Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals has finally been awarded with a silver medal from last winter’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Backstrom didn’t actually play in the gold-medal contest as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended him for one game for failing a drug test. It was revealed that Backstrom’s level of pseudoephedrine was elevated when he took the test. According to the player, he had been taking an allergy medication daily for the past seven years.
Sweden was beaten 3-0 by Canada in the Final and the IOC refused to give Backstrom a medal due to the doping investigation. A few weeks after the Games, the IOC said it handed Backstrom just a one-game suspension because it felt he didn’t take the medicine to gain a competitive advantage and they’d give him a silver medal after all.
Linda Cohn, an anchorwoman for America’s ESPN sports network is taking an American ice arena to court over an accident she suffered while making a promotional appearance for the Hartford Wolf Pack American Hockey League (AHL) club. Cohn said she suffered a huge gash in her arm after a freak accident and it required 25 stitches to fix. Cohn hosts the television networks “Listen Closely” show and she used to play ice hockey as a goaltender for SUNY Oswego.
The 54-year-old Cohn said she showed up at the Brewster Ice Arena in Brewster, New York back in March to play with the Wolf Pack team in an exhibition promotion event. The club is the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. She says she then suffered disabling and severe injuries when a large, heavy coin changing machine fell on her. She said in her negligence lawsuit that several children were playing in the arena’s arcade area and they were responsible for the accident.
The New York Rangers finally ran out of patience with forward Brad Richards even though he helped the club reach the Stanley Cup Final this season and have bought out his contract. The Rangers announced on June 20 that Richards will be paid off the last six years of his $60 million nine-year contract. Richards signed the long-term deal back in 2011 and was costing the Rangers $6.67 million of salary-cap space per year. The Rangers will pay the player two-thirds of the contract price over the next 12 years in the buyout agreement.
Richards released a statement though the Rangers franchise which said the past few days gave certainly been tough on him since he loved living in new York and being a Ranger. He added that the fans, his teammates, and team staff were all great to him and he had the chance to make many new friends during his time in the city. He went on to say that he’ll cherish his time as a Ranger and thanked general manager Glen Sather and club owner James Dolan for handling the situation with class.
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- September 8th, 2014
Pro hockey teams agrees to wear the ‘Puffy Shirt’ to honour Seinfeld
- September 2nd, 2014
Swedish NHL player finally awarded Olympic medal after six-month wait
- August 26th, 2014
ESPN host sues arena after slicing her arm open
- June 23rd, 2014
New York Rangers buy out Brad Richards
- June 14th, 2014
Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup in dramatic and thrilling fashion
- June 4th, 2014
Top NHL Prospect can’t manage one pull-up during physical testing
- June 3rd, 2014
It’s cheaper for Rangers fans to fly to Los Angeles to watch their team play
- May 27th, 2014
Edmonton Oil Kings capture Memorial Cup
- May 27th, 2014
Carcillo and Prust, two more player bans in the NHL
- May 19th, 2014
Pittsburgh Penguins fire GM Ray Shero