Is Cam Atkinson the Nicest Player in the NHL?

Look at how fucking polite that is. How many times do you hear roommates or significant others complaining about the man in their life being slobs and not picking up after themselves? You’ll never hear anyone say that about Cam Atkinson.

Did Cam need to fix the net after clumsy ol’ Frederik Andersen conveniently knocked it off it’s moorings while he was facing CBJ fire? No, but that’s just the class act Cam is. What he lacks in height, he makes up for in gentlemanliness, if that’s even a word.

We need more guys like Cam in the league to help pick up after each other. You’d never see Sidney Crosby do this. He’d probably be too busy cheap shotting someone in the corner.

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Sonny Milano’s Highlight Reel Goal Just Made Me Shriek Like a Little Kid

Sweet mother of mercy. That was something. What is even better was seeing Tortorella’s reaction on the bench.

Anyone who has ever played a sport or holds junior high football records (like I do) knows this look from a coach. It’s the “if that didn’t work out, I would’ve chewed your ass” look. Thankfully for Sonny, everything worked out, otherwise he might not have seen the ice again until February.

While we’re here, I might as well post a Sonny Milano stick tricks video. The guy has sick mitts (eh?). I have a feeling we have a lot more of these crazy goals coming our way.


While The Blue Jackets’ First Round Victory Meant My Life Was Worth Living, It Almost Ruined Relationships in Tampa Bay

The Columbus Blue Jackets sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For people like me, it finally gave me the feeling of joy that has alluded me during my entire hockey fandom. Growing up in an area without an NHL franchise meant I didn’t really pay much attention to the NHL and thought the Cincinnati Cyclones were the bees knees during my entire childhood. Fast-forward to life as a young adult, recently graduated from college with a disposable income and I’m suddenly spending thousands of dollars on Blue Jackets season ticket packages and apparel during my illustrious four year career as an accountant accounting assistant in a Columbus suburb.

Just because I came back to the motherland doesn’t mean my Columbus fandom died during the 2 hour drive on I-71 South. I live and die with the Blue Jackets’ success. Not quite as bad as I let the Reds ruin my summers, but let’s just say I’m not usually in a good place come April in regards to hockey. Usually it’s just dropping f-bombs every other word (in the angry way, not the way I talk pretty much every day anyway), throwing a remote as hard as humanly possible into the couch after I get up, or swearing off sports and the Columbus Blue Jackets forever.

Anytime my wife thinks I’m overreacting when I tell the cats or dog to get the fuck out of the way as I storm walk to the bathroom to cry, I just need to show her this. Continue reading

Did We Just Witness the Biggest Win in Columbus Blue Jackets History?

I’m not gonna lie, I was downright miserable for the first 20 minutes of tonight’s Blue Jackets game. I was texting hateful things to my fellow CBJers and was trying to decide if I should throw a chair through my 100″ screen or rip my 32″ that is mounted below it clean off the wall and break it over my knee. Yeah, I have a pretty sweet set up but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. I didn’t feel like having shoulder surgery after I threw the chair, and the smaller TV is in a stud (not me, that would be painful) so I’m not sure I would’ve been successful in either attempt. Continue reading

Winning Games and Job Creation, That’s What Tortorella Does

Remember this? How could you not? Watching a coach try to fight the opposing coach in the hallway during an intermission is must see tv and thankfully the broadcast had cameras positioned and ready to catch something like this. Usually it’s just a boring shot of players walking back to the dressing room to enjoy a few minutes without their shoulder pads on, throw in a fat dip and retape their sticks. Not this time. No sirree.

Thanks to this altercation in 2014 there have been some new additions to the Vancouver Canucks’ hallways in Rogers Arena. Continue reading

Panarin Channels His Inner-Blogger, Unable to Play Because He Pooped His Pants

Twitter went into a frenzy when it was announced the hottest name on the trade block Artemi Panarin wouldn’t be playing tonight vs. Montreal. The initial reaction was that the Jackets must be close to a deal to move Panarin before Monday’s trade deadline, but apparently that’s not the case according to John Tortorella: Continue reading