We've been busy with real life lately and we know that's no excuse for being slackers for this blog but we're trying.
Anyway, here are the links to news and videos that we've been saving for a while now. Along with our comments, duh.
- Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was put on injured reserve with a strained groin.
- Mathieu Perrault was taken to the hospital after his stick was lodged in the boards and then stabbed him in the midsection. Sounds nasty and like it hurt a lot, we're cringing just writing this.
- Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber is out with a concussion after getting rocked in their game against the Dallas Stars. He is now practicing with the team and we're excited even if it is in a yellow jersey.
- The Kings are calling Simon Gagne's injury an 'upper-body injury' but everyone is speculating that it is actually a concussion which we can see.
- And no news on the Sidney Crosby front unfortunately. He is still experiencing symptoms. Asshat.
- Now Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene is out with a knee injury. We are going to kill our son for getting hurt. This is NOT okay.
- Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers forward, will be out at least 7-10 days with a groin injury. Not good news if you're a Flyers fan.
- And lastly for injuries, Edmonton Oilers super-rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is out indefinitely after suffering a shoulder injury.
- Blues defenseman Ian Cole was suspended for three games after his hit on Detroit's Justin Abdelkader.
- Montreal Canadiens teammates PK Subban and Tomas Plekanec apparently came to blows in practice the other day. Frustrations boiling over, finally.
- Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto and Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky were both fined $2,500 each after an incident that happened in the last minute of the Rangers/Panthers game the other night.
- Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes was fined $2,500 for elbowing Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda in a game the other night.
- And there's an entire investigation going on in the NHL right now about Krys Barch, Panthers forward, apparently using a racial slur about Canadiens defenseman PK Subban. Craziness has been going on here.
- Daniel Carcillo, forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, will have a hearing with Shanabannnnn after his hit on Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert that happened last night.
- TSN has the bright spots and surprises from the first half of the 2011/2012 season.
- Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson had his contract extended by his BFF and General Manager Brian Burke.
- The next installment of 'NHL 36' will feature Boston Bruins most underrated player Patrice Bergeron. Yay! It will debut tomorrow on NBC Sports channel or whatever it is called.
- Sean Avery was put on waivers by the New York Rangers...again. Jeez, son.
- There has been a trade between the Leafs and the Ducks with Luca Caputi going from the Leafs to the Ducks for Nicolas Deschamps.
Stuff we found funny
- A new commercial from Honda and the NHL
- Canadian Junior players tell their New Year resolutions
- Jacob Biron, Martin's son, interviews Derek Stepan and it's cute