A fan at Air Canada Centre on Monday night made himself the center of attention on social media when he arrived to cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs carrying an offensive sign mocking the “Boston Strong” slogan that has become prevalent since the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The Toronto Maple Leafs fan came out to cheer on his team in Game 3 of their playoff Boston Bruins with a sign displaying that phrase “Toronto Stronger.”
Words can’t even describe how awesome this video is. Just watch chills city. AMERICA!
The NHL is going through an image problem right now and it has to deal with its fans being racist. Especially after last week the NHL had the issue of Twitter being set ablaze with racist comments after Joel Ward’s Game 7 goal in overtime for the Washington Capitals ousted the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
And earlier this season there was the case of another of the NHL’s few black players, Philadelphia Flyers Wayne Simmonds, being taunted by a Canadian fan who threw a banana peel at him during a shootout.
Now comes this Philadelphia fan’s altered version of Simmonds number 17 jersey.
President Barack Obama wasn’t in attendance at the Verizon Center to see the Washington Capitals take on the defending Stanley Cup champions Boston Bruins for Game 3 on. But his face did manage to make an appearance, several times.
Capitals fans used pictures of Obama’s face to taunt Boston’s star goalie Tim Thomas, who skipped out on the team’s visit to the White House back in January months after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.
Despite being named Stanley Cup MVP, Thomas refused to join his team in D.C. when Obama honored the Bruins, citing political issues. In a statement posted on Facebook, Thomas said he believes the federal government “has grown out of control” but also wrote that he blames both political parties.
Before the playoffs began, Thomas abruptly ended a media session when a question was asked about the skipping out on Obama.
Capitals fans didn’t let him off the hook that easily. In honor of Thomas’ White House snub, several Caps bloggers coordinated a fan effort to revisit the story and taunt him with pictures of Obama’s face and posters depicting the president (some which were gigantic). A Capitals blog called Russian Machine Never Breaks even created PDFs of Obama’s face for fans to download, print and bring to the game.
These Boston Bruins fans had a special message for Tyler Seguin on Saturday night against the New York Islanders. There is a photoshopped version circulating the Internet but is unnecessary since the original stands on its own.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to the Detroit Red Wings who have won a NHL record their 23rd straight home game after they beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Sunday. Detroit broke the league’s single-season record of 20 and have surpassed the 22 wins in a row the Boston Bruins had over two seasons more than eight decades ago.
Congratulations Detroit Red Wings you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
Back on January 19, we posted the above video of Tampa Bay Lightning mascot, Thunderbug, going after a Boston Bruins fan with silly string. The video shows the fan didn’t sign up to be a part of his comedy routine and was objected from the game after he went after Thunderbug.
However Thunderbug, was fired after the incident and that caused Lightning fans to create a Facebook page to get him his job back. As time of this post the page has 1,177 likes and you can visit it HERE.
The mascot of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thunderbug, chose the wrong guy to go after when he decided to spray Silly String on. The guy in a Boston Bruins jersey didn’t take it well and went after Thunderbug. The fan was removed from the arena after he started a scuffle but where does it say on his $65 ticket he allowed to become the arenas mascot piñata?
Monday night’s Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins game had a rather brutal fight break out in the stands. For those wanting to know, Boston squeaked past with a 1-0 win last night, extending their unbeaten streak to nine games.
A Russian jet carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team crashed just after takeoff this morning, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured. It was one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team. The plane was carrying the Lokomotiv ice hockey team from Yaroslavl to Minsk, where the team was to play Thursday against Dinamo Minsk in the opening game of the season for the Kontinental Hockey League.
Officials said Russian player Alexander Galimov survived the crash along with a crewmember. A Czech embassy official said Czech players Josef Vasicek, Karel Rachunek and Jan Marek were among those killed, and Latvian officials confirmed the death of Latvian defenseman Karlis Skrastins. Other top names on the team include Russian defenseman Ruslan Salei and Swedish goalie Stefan Liv.
“This is the darkest day in the history of our sport. This is not only a Russian tragedy, the Lokomotiv roster included players and coaches from 10 nations,” said Rene Fasel, president of the international Ice Hockey Federation. “This is a terrible tragedy for the global ice hockey community.”
In recent years, Russia and the other former Soviet republics have had some of the world’s worst air traffic safety records. Experts blame the poor safety record on the age of the aircraft, weak government controls, poor pilot training and a cost-cutting mentality.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl is a leading force in Russian hockey, the team’s coach is Canadian Brad McCrimmon. He took over in May and was most recently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, and played for years in the NHL for Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Phoenix Coyotes. The Russian team also featured several top European players and former NHL stars, including Slovakian forward and national team captain Pavol Demitra, who played in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks.
Every player on the championship team gets his day with the Stanley Cup and when former Boston Bruins, he has since signed with the Dallas Stars, Michael Ryder had his day with it yesterday it fell to the ground and was dented. It happened when he took the trophy to his hometown of Newfoundland and set it on a table which tipped over sending it to the ground.
Sunday was Boston Bruins Nathan Horton’s day to be with the NHL’s championship trophy but plans to celebrate were put on hold. A parade was scheduled to happen and Horton told celebrants the Cup was held up at the U.S.-Canada border but his wife, Tammy Plante-Horton, took to Twitter to say the Cup was lost.
“Cup guy was late to his flight and didn’t get the cup on in time. Buffalo airport said it was missing, finally located on the ramp in boston.”
Horton’s wife later wrote she would pick up the Cup and keeper and lug it across the border. “Hopefully they’re not mad it’s late,” she wrote.
The Cup finally arrived around 2:30 p.m., after many of those who turned out to see it had left.
The now infamous Boston Bruins $156,679.74 bar tab at the Shrine MGM has made it’s round all across the Internet and one particular purchase got the attention of the head honchos at Amstel Light. While most of the $156k tab was champagne and hard alcohol, there was one six dollar bottle of Amstel Light thrown into the mix.
That bottle has caused Amstel Light to seek out the player that made the purchase so they can offer him free beer for his 4th of July party and his private celebration day with the Stanley Cup.
Said player please stand up and get your free beer.
Back on June 21st, we posted the image of the actual receipt of the Boston Bruins epic bar tab from the Shrine MGM in Foxwoods, Massachusetts after winning the Stanley Cup. Now thanks to the good people at sixteenwins.com we get a little help visualizing this bar tab fit for a king in infographic form showing every beverage appearing on the receipt.
The Boston Bruins recently won the Stanley Cup and the winners of Lord Stanley took to the city of Boston to celebrate. Celebrate they did, as this is reportedly their tab at the Shrine MGM in Foxwoods.
Mark Cuban is impressed.
Since the people of Vancouver rioting after their game seven loss in the Stanley Cup Finals as been the major news story this morning, we thought we create just a little mash-up of some videos and images from this stupid act. If you wanna see the first published post of the Vancouver riots we did click HERE.
The Vancouver Canucks lost last night to the Boston Bruins in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals and their fans decided that it worthwhile enough to riot like it was 1994 when they lost to the New York Rangers. Fans fought amongst themselves, lite police cars on fire, overturn pedestrian vehicles and even broke into and looted stores.
Glad it isn’t America taking the heat this morning.
Boston Celtics big man Shaquille O’Neal ever so much the comedian showed up Tuesday for the Celtics game wearing a vintage Boston Bruins goaltenders mask. After the Big Leprechaun is done with the NBA, police officer, rapper, movie star is the NHL on the horizon.