Posts Tagged National Hockey League

4/8 Roundup: Mets Get Rickroll’d, NHL Picks Used As Diversionary Tactic

The way I figure it, there are going to be a shit-ton of articles tomorrow from the members of the sports media who just happened to learn of this Internet fad called the Rickroll. Now, to be fair, these sportswriters aren’t going to have the ability to bust out video feeds and what have you to accentuate their point. Seeing how this is a blog, though, I do have that opportunity, and will take full advantage.

And since once of the videos contains the Mets’ P.A. announcer explaining the entire situation, we’ll just move right on to the media portion of this post.

We’ll start with the portion of the Rickroll that reached the largest number of people, courtesy of this afternoon’s SNY telecast:

Following the jump, we have four more videos from fans who attended today’s game — courtesy of YouTube, natch — and a fifth video which, well, you just have to watch it.

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The Carolina Hurricanes Can’t Be Big Fans of the Shootout

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs about to begin, I decided to have a look at the NHL standings to see who is where. Since I rarely watch hockey during the regular season — I’ll try to catch the outdoor game, because it’s awesome — the teams I have the greatest knowledge of are fairly local — I’ve seen quite a bit of the Flyers, and a few Devils and Rangers games. It seems like every time I watch the Flyers, they end up in a shootout, and then they lose in that shootout. Now, my limited knowledge of the National Hockey League is not so limited that I think that I’ll be seeing any shootouts in the playoffs. To the contrary, I am fully aware that the 2007-08 NHL season has seen its last shootout (unless Phoenix and Anaheim go to one, I’m writing this while those teams are still playing). And I think that’s an important factor to examine as it relates to the playoffs. It is possible, after all, that those extra points teams pick up in shootouts are the difference between a run for the Cup and an early tee time.

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