November 01 2012 10:53AM
The Last Gladiators is a documentary about hockey, but it focuses mainly on former NHLer Chris Nilan. The film is honest, funny, realistic and heartbreaking. Nilan talks openly about his career, his drug and alcohol addiction as well as his upbringing with an abusive father. Check your local listings to see where it is playing in your area.
There was an advance screening in Edmonton a few weeks back and after I mediated a Q and A with Nilan and the audience he agreed to do an interview about the movie. He was just as candid in the interview as he was in the movie. I didn't omit any of his responses and the following interview is just a small sample of what you'll see in theatres.
November 01 2012 10:19AM
The weekend is almost upon us! And while the outside world may be getting chilly, the arenas of this continent have been that way for quite some time.
October 31 2012 09:36PM
Another packed day of KHL action here - 11 games!!! That's more than 10 games. It's science.
Yakupov's looking great, Malkin's looking great, some familiar names, some new ones, and some crazy finishes.
Check it out and enjoy!
October 31 2012 11:20AM
Because I have used up my allotment of satire for the year and there remains almost zero actual Flames news to discuss, it's time for another random thoughts post.
- I've never been a Flames season ticket - I was too young when ST's were cheap and plentiful and now as a working adult they are expensive and in short supply.
October 30 2012 03:24PM
(Photo: Oliver Spalt/Wikimedia/CC BY 2.0)
Are the Lighting rebuilding or are they finished that process and trying to recover? Have they added enough pieces in Stamkos, Hedman, Connolly and others to climb out of the SouthEast division and become regular playoff contenders? Or are they still lacking in too many critical areas? Is Steve Yzerman the GM to build a winning team in Florida?
Tampa Bay is another one of those franchises that many of us aren’t able to follow that closely. They play in a non-traditional market, haven’t been competitive since 2004, and despite several high draft picks, don’t appear to have gained any traction. Tampa Bay seems to be one of those teams that fans only talk about when they come to town to play, or on draft day.
With that in mind I thought they were worth a closer look. I mean, it isn’t like we don’t have the time.