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  • Simpsons Characters As NHL Team Logos

    Graphic designer and Instagram user ak47_studios reimagined all 30 NHL team logos as Simpsons characters. How did he handle your favorite team? I’ve got to say, I’m pretty satisfied with the Jersey Ned Devils. Check out more great artwork from ak47_studios on Instagram, including Nintendo 8-bit versions of NBA teams and breakfast cereal characters as NFL team logos. Source: ak47_studios 

  • So It’s Cheaper to Fly From NY to LA for the Stanley Cup Finals Than to Attend a Game at MSG

    When the New York Rangers qualified for the Stanley Cup Finals last Thursday, May 29th, everyone knew tickets at MSG would skyrocket through the roof, but no one thought they would be a nearly unattainable $1,105 for the cheapest seat in the house. The LA Kings are no stranger to the Stanley Cup Finals, achieving Cup victory in 2012 and since having since dominated the league with great goaltending and a plethora of talent.  The Blueshirts are celebrating their 20 year anniversary since the iconic team of Messier, Leetch and Richter brought the cup back to New York for the first time since 1940, so needless to say Rangers fans have been itching for this moment. In 1994 the average ticket price in section 410 was $32 and a section 129 premiere seat was $75. Even after adjusting for inflation over that period of time, the prices convert to just $51.19 and $119.98. The average price for a game 3 ticket at the garden is a staggering $2,202.72, an egregious amount of money to watch an underdog Rangers team  take on a playoff seasoned Los Angeles powerhouse. TiqIQ has projected the tickets for this years Stanley Cup Finals to exceed tickets sold in more »

  • The Puck Opener

    The NHL finals are finally upon us just in time for summer. So if you don’t want to shell out $1,000 to attend the games in New York or LA, enjoy them in the sanctity of your own home. Buy a few brewskis and crack them open with the Puck Opener, a game playable puck with its core cut out to make room for a bottle opener. Crafted in Buffalo, the Puck Opener is so solid you can play an actual game with it. Comes with an option of eight custom graphics, including the U.S. flag, Canadian leaf, three old time in-action players, two Buffalo tribute pucks and a blank standard puck. Game on. The Puck Opener  

  • ‘Prankster’ Perry Fills Jeff Carter’s Glove with Water, Fun is Had

    Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry squirts water into the glove of Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter when he is not looking during a stoppage of play. Perry and Carter are teammates on international ice and know each other very well, but this is what Carter had to say about Perry’s on ice play and antics, “Corey Perry’s a little rat,” Carter told Mayor’s Manor on Feb. 2. Presumably with a smile and a head shake. “I know him really well, but he’s a rat on the ice.”

  • Every Stanley Cup Celebration Since 1949 in 3 Minutes

    Play anything sports related to that Gladiator soundtrack and you can’t help but feel feelings. Play the Gladiator soundtrack to every Stanley Cup celebration since 1949 and try not to hip-check every petey pencil pusher you see in the hallway for the next week. Watching this really gives you an appreciation for the great dynasties that dominated the league through the years From the Canadians of the ’50s to the Islanders and Oilers of the ’80s, here’s a full reel of Stanley Cup celebrations. #becauseitsthecup

  • NHL’s Good Friday Massacre Turns 30 [Video]

    On Easter weekend 1984, the Quebec Nordiques and Montreal Canadiens faced off in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Fights between the regional rivals continuously broke out for the first two periods before leading to a bench-clearing brawl at the end of the second period. When the teams returned for the third period, another fight broke out before play could even begin. Players who should have been ejected from the previous fight were still on the ice because referee Bruce Hood was late in announcing penalties. His handling, or rather mishandling, of the situation led to his retirement after the playoffs that year. In total, 10 players were ejected and 252 penalty minutes were incurred. Worst of all for the Nordiques, the Canadiens, who were down before the brawls, ended up scoring all 5 of their goals in the third period, winning 5-3.

  • NYPD/FDNY Charity Hockey Game Included a Bench Clearing Brawl

    The NYPD and FDNY annual charity hockey game was tied at 3 goals a piece on Sunday when a bench clearing brawl broke out on the ice. It’s a well known rivalry between the two squads with a lot of bad blood, but a bench clearing brawl is a rare scene. A cop in the stands told the NY Post “he’s been coming to this NYPD-FDNY game for 20 years and had never seen a bench-clearing, cop-firefighter brawl before.” The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

  • NHL Legends Invade Bryant Park For a Pick-Up Game + Stadium Series Ticket Giveaway

    Yesterday, NHL legends from The New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils invaded Bryant Park in Manhattan for an impromptu pick up game promoting next weeks Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Dave Maloney, Ken Daneyko and Grant Marshall were a few of the players involved in the round robin pick-up games. The snow really came down during the game, essentially making the rink a snow globe for the game which could be a possibility for the games. We spoke to Rangers legend and former captain, Brian Leetch about athletes playing in these outdoor conditions and how it can affect their game. “Well I think it would be something similar to the Winter Classic that you saw, they have to get out therea little bit more with the shovels, but this snow is really perfect. The hardest part is looking around having fun then realizing that you’re still playing for those two points that you need for the playoffs, but after your morning skate, you’ve enjoyed your family time and realize that you have to get out there and get ready for the game.” We’re teaming up with the Stadium Series to give two more »

  • Rangers, Isles and Devils Gear up for the NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

    This winter the NHL is embarking on a country wide series of outdoor games, the Rangers will face the Devils on Jan. 26, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., and go up against the Islanders on Jan. 29th at 7:30 p.m. Other games around the country consist of  the Los Angeles Kings versus the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25th and the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Chicago Blackhawksat Soldier Field on March 1st. We had an opportunity to chat with Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello of the Rangers and NHL greats, Jean Potvin and Grant Marshall about playing an outdoor game at the worlds most famous baseball stadium. Tickets for both games are available at NHL Stadium Series Tickets

  • Remember That Sweet Air Hockey Beer Pong Table? Here’s How to DIY

    If you can remember that far back, a few weeks ago, the internet spiked with the innovative brilliance of a few bros who created an air hockey beer pong table. A new game, with new skills which will ultimately lead to bromantic intoxication. The skilled toolmen responsible for this revolutionary creation, built an imgur with a step by step process to help you achieve table themed drinking game glory. “All in all took about 200 bucks and 2 weekends to make, including the 50 dollar 4″ drill head and 80 for the table. It helps make the jersey hurt less.” Check their page for the full breakdown.   

  • 14 Awe-Inspiring Athletic Performances of 2013

    Athletically, 2013 was a three hundred and sixty five day span of time that was collectively awe-inspiring. From the resurgent Boston baseballers to Peyton Manning making a late-career case of superiority in his more than a decade-long rivalry with Tom Brady, there were plenty of moments that made fans—with their mouths agape—go, “HOW IN GOD’S NAME DID HE DO THAT?!”

  • Ovechkin Plays Russian in New Nike TV Spot [Video]

    Nike has released the new ad for their Play Russian campaign which features athletes engaging in different winter sports against frozen Russian backdrops. The last commercial was a composite of many different athletes while this one focuses entirely on Alexander Ovechkin of the Russian National Ice Hockey team and captain of the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Watch the video and get pumped for winter sports then check out more from #PlayRussian at Nike and brush up on your Cyrillic skills.

  • Helicopters Playing Hockey, Because Canada [Video]

    Helicopter pilot, super successful entrepreneur, and all-around awesome Canuck Bradley Friesen has added another incredible accomplishment to his life with this video he made of his helicopter taking part in a hockey game. Apparently, when you are the inventor of an automatic paper towel dispenser and a hangover cure, you use your spare time making videos with your helicopter joining in on the ice alongside your friends from the WHL or making a Doritos commercial featuring a bunch of hot models which is currently a semi-finalist for the Crash The Super Bowl contest. Life is good for Bradley Friesen.

  • The 11 Most Captivating Games of the 2013 Sports Year

    A multi-billion dollar industry, the world of mass spectator sports is truly an integral part of American society—inspiring fans to rabidly cheer, disapprovingly jeer, and become collectively energized. What fuels this phenomenon are the games that become etched into the lore of their respective sport; when the mental torment of watching a team struggle through a difficult season culminates in a fatigue-awash victory. The best games of 2013 fit such a criteria. And, with so many team-wide moments that prove to viewers the value of hard work, RSVLTS has gathered a Top 11 list to give 2013 a Norse Funeral-like send off.

  • Adam Pardy Got Checked through the Glass, Helmet Stolen and Beer Poured on Him Last Night

    Adam Pardy of the Winnepeg Jets had a rough night. First he had the unfortunate luck of getting checked against the boards and have the glass fall out on to the fans with ice side seats. Then one hilariously ballsy fan took it upon himself to rip the helmet off Pardy’s head and wear it himself. Not, but a second after that another Chicago fan thought it would be in good taste to pour a beer on the head of now helmetless Adam. A series of unfortunate events for Adam Pardy. Fitting it was on the 20th anniversary of the fan man in Chicago.

  • We’re Getting Excited For the Anaheim “Mighty” Ducks Throwback Night

    Every 90s kid remembers how cool the Mighty Ducks were when they entered the NHL in 1993. Hell, the Disney-owned team was named after every kid’s favorite movie of 1992, where we all learned the power of the “triple-deke.” But then tragedy struck when Disney sold the team and they became the Anaheim Ducks. There’s nothing cool about that. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Ducks will again be Mighty when they take on the Senators on Sunday night, donning their radical 90s logo. And for those fans lucky enough to be there in person, they can enjoy popcorn and soda for 93 cents! Just in case you’ve suffered sever head trauma and forgot what the old logo looked like, we’ve got some pictures to jog your memory. 

  • Hockey Brawl Leads to a Goalie Fight at Last Nights Sabres Leafs game (6 HQ Photos and Video)

    It all began midway through the third period on last night, with the Leafs at home. Sabres forward Corey Tropp was led off the ice, dazed and bloody, after a fight with Leafs hopeful Jamie Devane. The fight was fair, but Tropp who isn’t a brawler got the worst end of the battle. After that, the Sabres retaliated with a line fight that ultimately led to a goalie fight. Jonathan Bernier on the fight. “I just asked him if he wanted to go,” Bernier said of Miller. “Obviously, I don’t think he actually wanted to go. But that’s the way it goes. That’s the hockey game. And when you get hyper and energy … I wanted to defend my teammates.”

  • Nike Unveils Team USA 2014 Olympic Hockey Jerseys

    Nike has been on a jersey release tear as of late unveiling new stretch and weight technology to football, soccer and now hockey. Last week they released their 2014 Olympic Russian Jerseys and this week they’re releasing a retro style USA jersey that’ll be a sure fire hit with anyone living in the 50 states. The 2014 Nike USA Olympic Hockey Jersey fuses USA Hockey’s rich history and tradition with the performance needs of today’s athletes. Decades of design delivered the inspiration to create a lightweight jersey with distractions removed and range of motion maximized. The jersey draws inspiration from the pride of competing for Team USA by amplifying the American Flag aesthetic through matte/shine stars on the shoulders and bold striping. The patriotic and inspirational message “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” can be found on the inside neckline. The USA Hockey Crest has been enlarged and refined to reflect the 80’s aesthetic, while the right sleeve pays homage to gold medals in 1960 and 1980.  

  • The Awesome World of Minor League Theme Nights

    Minor League sports teams have always been synonymous with daring uniforms, a marketing gimmick to bring in fans and in some cases get some press out of it. We’ve seen everything from jersey tuxedos, worn by a team after a wedding ceremony on a mound, to a pancho patterned jersey with a pig in a sombrero on its chest for Mexican night at the hockey rink. With college and premiere pro teams taking more risks with flashy jerseys, the minor league teams, known for their outlandish theme night kits have to push the envelope a bit. Here are some of the best, worst, laughable, awful, questionably WTF jerseys worn by minor league sports teams.

  • What is the Most Dangerous Sport? (Infographic)

    Every activity comes with a certain risk of danger, but isn’t that part of the fun? Last March in college basketball’s most acclaimed tournament, Louisville player, Kevin Ware, broke his leg so bad, the bone was exposed. The injury to put it simply, was a fluke, no contact or foul play caused the incident, but it will live on as one of the worst injuries to be caught on film. Take a look at this infographic including the most dangerous sports in the world based on sheer volume of injuries sustained and the top ten worst sports injuries through history. Note: This does not indicate how severe the injury, which is most likely why basketball trumps sports like football and hockey, two of the toughest contact sports around.

  • 16 Professional Athletes In Film: The Good, The Bad, and The Cringingly Reprehensible

    Athletes love the spotlight—something that is given by the fact that they compete whilst being spectated by millions. Given the aforementioned fact, it seems obvious that many athletes would try and garner more publicity via Hollywood’s legendary silver screen. And—as one would have guessed—many athletes have done so. This list will be going over some notable films that athletes have appeared in—the good, the bad, and the cringingly reprehensible. Before beginning, it must be noted that this list only covers films. So, such TV series as “The Rifleman” starring Major League Baseball pitcher Chuck Connors will be excluded.

  • The Longest Professional Sports Careers

    The average playing career for an NFL players is 3.5 years, the average MLB career is 5.6 years, the average NBA career is 4.8 years, and the average NHL career is 5.5 years. Playing in one of the major four American sports takes a toll on a person’s body that is nearly unfathomable. The aforementioned being established, it is truly an incredible feat when an athlete exceeds the career length average of their respective league. The praiseworthy nature of such a feat is heightened when athletes break their sport’s average career length by a sizable amount. Hence, it is the intent of this article to explore the athletes whose Herculean fortitude has seen them experience generation-bridging careers. But first, those worthy of an honorable mention will be listed. A Pair of NHL Legends: Considered the greatest hockey player to ever play the sport, Gretzky’s career lasted from 1978-1999. And, one of his most notable teammates makes the final list. But, Gretzky is unfortunately trumped by other NHL greats for the primary portion of the list. Moreover, Martin Brodeur—the greatest goalie in hockey history—misses the list by the mere span of a year. But, the fact that he hasn’t retired clearly more »

  • Top 10 Matchups of Athletes Returning to a Former Team

    Ask any professional athlete; there is always some level of animosity when facing a former team. A sportsman’s competitive nature always forces them to compete, but situations where players face teams for which they previously played are especially amplified with intensity. The following matchups are examples of highly publicized first matchups between a notable player and his former team. Mostly, players on this list managed to perform to a reasonably high level of performance. However, some managed to make it on the list due to the sheer highly publicized nature of the bitter reunion. Hence, not all players on this list managed to perform highly in their first matchup against their former team. Furthermore, there is one instance where the player’s new team was trumped by their former team. However, all of the following reunion matchups were highly publicized at the time of their happening. The list is as follows: 10. Jeremy Lin Returns to New York There was a time when Jeremy Lin dominated sports headlines—the birth of the national sensation known as “Linsanity”. During his hot streak with the New York Knicks, Lin was reputed as a breakout superstar that was performing feats of seemingly divine magnitude. ESPN more »

  • The 10 Most Bizarre Trades In Sports History

    Trades are often some of the most rumored and speculated occurrences in all of professional sports. People’s minds are often littered with images of what the discussed player would look like in a different team’s uniform. But, some trades in sports history are something of an oddity. Whether a player is traded for himself, an inanimate object, a seemingly oversized bounty, or in the presence of sheer spite, all of the completed trades on this list stand out in athletic history as thoroughly bizarre.

  • Blood and Ice or Words and Nerds?

    ESPN has a contract to broadcast the National Spelling Bee but spends less time covering the NHL, during the freaking playoffs, than the average person takes to use spell check.  That’s right, the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports will drop around thirty seconds to tell you who won the Stanley Cup but broadcasts a full TWO HOUR play along version of “the Bee” [Dork Porn]. Bullshit, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T, Bullshit. There, that’s a sentence that ESPN execs can understand.  Men are doing battle, literally skating on thin ice, risking injury for the glory of the once-in-a-thousand-lifetimes privilege of hoisting the Stanley Cup above their heads knowing their name will be inscribed on its side for the future of mankind to remember them by.  Meanwhile, 281 virgins-to-the-day-they- die are locked in vocab combat trying to remember if ‘misspell’ has two s’ (sp?  Who cares.) I WILL PAY THE BLOOD AND ICE PRICE!  The TV ratings for NHL dictate more coverage.  The NHL is up 18% in overall viewership from last year and just recently set an all time viewing high for NBC Sports Network at a 2.07 rating (previous record was 1.97).  It is the 4th most watched sport in the USA and more »

  • Dejected Faces of Toronto Maple Leafs Fans [17 Photos]

    The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t made it to the NHL Playoffs in nine years, so when they went into the third period of game 7 against the Boston Bruins, with a two goal lead and 90 seconds lwft, the fans partying on the streets of Toronto had a lot to cheer about. Then one of the most epic collapses in hockey history occurred and the Bruins pulled off a come from behind victory for the ages. Lucky for us, photographers, Rick Madonik and Vince Talotta were there to capture the pure dejection. Not that we want to throw salt in the wound of Maple Leaf fans, but while Boston was cheering this is what was happening up in Toronto. 

  • Gretzky vs Lemieux: The Best NHL Player of All Time (Infographic)

    The Great One is The Great One, everyone knows this, but was he really the best NHL player to ever play the game? This infographic, by Medical Insurance (of all websites), shows the comparison of Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky vs “Super” Mario Lemieux and the results may surprise you. Mario had to put his career to a halt because of a battle with cancer, but came back stronger and arguably better in his twilight years. The deal breaker in the match might have to go to hotter daughter, in which case, we know who the winner is.

  • Rangers or Islanders: Which New York Team Has a Better Chance at Winning the Stanley Cup?

    It is a good year for New York hockey with both the Rangers and the Islanders in the playoffs.  The Rangers are currently tied with the Capitals in their series, while the Islanders are behind the Penguins 3-2.  Both teams are in similar situations as they go up against quality teams with great individual talents in Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh’s Sydney Crosby.  The question is; do either one of these teams have what it takes to go all the way?

  • The Hockey Night Playoff Opening Will Give You Chills (Video)

    Hockey Night in Canada is serious. Playoff Hockey Night in Canada is life or death. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or not, you can’t argue there’s not much of a comparison between the NHL playoffs and any other playoff sport. The intensity jolt is second to none. Hockey Night in Canada produced this Playoff montage from throughout the years to the music of “Teenage Wasteland” that is sure to tingle your spine a bit. In a sport fighting for respect in the U.S., playoff hockey holds the crown.  

  • The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams In America (According To The Internet)

    The popularity of our favorite sports teams can be adjudicated using a hundred different methods, from merchandise and tickets sold, to global team familiarity. We’ve decided to take the web approach and scoured internet for the top four means of collecting information about North American sports teams, aside from visiting an official team URL. Using Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers, Google search results and number of Wiki-searches, we’ve created an algorithm to find out The 50 Most Popular Sports Teams in North America on the Web.

  • Last Night’s Bruins Game National Anthem Will Live on As One for the History Books

    In one of the most heartfelt anthems in the history of sport, Boston Bruins fans were asked to join Rene Rancourt in the singing of The Star Spangled Banner. The result was a proud moment for Americans everywhere after the unfortunate events at the marathon. The crowd overwhelmed The TD Garden with a soulful rendition in unison, heads high and voices bellowing to the rafters. The fans, though obviously saddened, showed class and pride during this song of raw emotion. Thank you, Boston, for reminding me what it means to be an American.

 
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