Category Archives: nhl talk

Blue Jackets Win First-Ever Playoff Game

Matt Calvert Columbus Blue Jackets Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Win 2014 NHLI’ve been waiting fourteen years to say this, but the Columbus Blue Jackets FINALLY won a playoff game. They have only made the playoffs one other time since they joined the NHL as an expansion franchise in 2000. They were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in 2009

After losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first game of the series, the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins in double-overtime on Saturday night. Matt Calvert scored the winning goal.

The series now goes to Nationwide Arena in Columbus tied 1-1 for games three and four.

Can the Blue Jackets pull off the upset and win the series?

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Hockey Talk: Norwegian League Hockey Player Busts A Move [VIDEO]

Adrian-Alvarstein-Dancing-HockeyWhile Joe and Eddie pay off their malt liquor 40 ouncer vs. 2-liter of Mountain Dew Code Red bet on tonight’s Red Wings game, Sweetbob is here to give you today’s edition of Hockey Talk.

I watched tonight’s episode of ESPN’s ‘Olbermann’ (I love this show, especially since a buddy of mine was called out during his ‘Worst Persons In The Sports World’ segment). He aired a video of Adrian Alvarstine, a player in the Norwegian League’s second division, busting out some dance moves after a win.

Since I love a good hockey video, I’ll share the video of Alvarstein doing his best impression of a character in the movie ‘Beat Street’.

Don’t worry, I also throw in one of my favorite NHL ice girl videos. We have an equal time rule here.

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Hockey Talk: Top 10 Goalie Fights [VIDEO]

NHL-Goalie-Fight-HockeyJoe and Eddie are still mourning the Detroit Tigers season, so ‘America’s White Boy’ founder Sweetbob is here to fill-in for the guys.

To commemorate the Ray Emery/Braden Holtby fight last week, I decided to make a list of the top goalie fights with videos of each fight.

Sadly, I have only seen one goalie fight in person. It was over a decade ago during a Fort Wayne Komets game. I don’t remember the names of the goalies or the other team involved. I was able to cross it off my bucket list, but I want to see more. I would pay $500 for a ticket to a hockey game if they guaranteed a goalie fight would happen.

Here is a list of the top 10 goalie fights listed in no particular order. Enjoy!

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Hockey Talk: Sweetbob Edition

spiderman_cryingSince Joe Pasquali is fell asleep crying after going to Game 3 of the ALCS in Detroit and I assume Eddie Thiesen probably passed out in the bathrub…because it’s, uh, Tuesday? Good ole’ Sweetbob will take over today’s ‘Hockey Talk’ just to post a beautiful video that the guys may not enjoy.

My Columbus Blue Jackets played Joe & Eddie’s Detroit Red Wings tonight. Detroit won 2-1, but CBJ’s Cam Atkinson scored a gorgeous end-to-end goal. Columbus has some nice young talent. Atkinson is one of the reasons why I haven’t jumped off a bridge. I have hope that they’ll make the playoffs this year and win their very first playoff game as a franchise (not an entire series, I’m being realistic). *fingers crossed*

The video is after the jump…

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Hockey Talk: Preseason Edition

florida panthers hello kitty logo nhlJoe Pasquali and Eddie Theisen are two die hard hockey fans.

Even in the midst of football starting and baseball gearing up for the postseason, these two idiots find time to talk about a sport that only Canadians and alcoholics care about, hockey. They now live together, but still find time each morning to catch up and sort of discuss the NHL.

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NHL Talk: MVP Race, Cheap Tickets & Hot Dogs

SadOilersDogTwo hockey guys talking hockey.

Joe Pasquali and Eddie Theisen are two die-hard NHL fans. They both watch every hockey game, every night (almost).

The guys talk about teams who are fighting for playoff position and wonder how the New Jersey Devils are this bad when they’re loaded with talent.

I’ve been holding my breath during the final stretch of the season. I’m a Columbus Blue Jackets fan and they’ve been flirting with the #8 seed in the Western Conference. Will they make it? Probably not, but it’s nice to watch an “almost” playoff team (I’m a Chicago Cubs fan).

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NHL Talk: Trade Deadline Special

Marian+Gaborik+Blue+JacketsTwo hockey guys talking hockey.

Joe Pasquali and Eddie Theisen are two die-hard NHL fans. They both watch every hockey game, every night (almost).

The guys talk about the NHL trade deadline and which teams are the winners and losers.

My Columbus Blue Jackets were really active, but the pieces they traded in exchange for Marian Gaborik could leave diehard fans a bit sad. They traded away three homegrown talents for only 1.5 guaranteed seasons of Gaborik.

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NHL Talk: Edward Pasquale, Nordiques Bet & WNBA Fights

Clark+Griswold+Vacation+Blackhawks+JerseyTwo hockey guys talking hockey.

Joe Pasquali and Eddie Theisen are two die-hard NHL fans. They both watch every hockey game, every night (almost).

The guys talk about the Joe’s long-lost cousin, Edward Pasquale’s NHL debut, cutting in line at fast food places, their new bet involving Nordiques & North Stars gear, and WNBA cat fights.

Whoever loses their hockey bet, one of the guys will get hipster hockey cred by sporting extinct NHL team gear.

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