Monday, May 14, 2012

Seven Second Video Of The Scouts Not Playing Hockey

Footage of the Scouts is hard to come by. The only video I'd ever seen is from a video on YouTube showing some clips of the North Stars manhandling the Scouts (around 4:00-7:00). We can now add to that seven more seconds from this video (0:54-1:01). Wilf Paiement is shown fighting Grant Mulvey of the Black Hawks in Kemper Arena, and then we see Dave Hudson leaning on his stick, assumedly waiting to start playing again while the aftermath of the fight is cleared up. I'm pretty sure the footage comes from January 18, 1975, during a rare Scouts victory.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Avalanche vs. Rangers at Sprint Center October 6

Good news today with the announcement that another NHL pre-season game will be played at the Sprint Center on Saturday, October 6, 2012 between the Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers. It will be the fourth such game at Sprint, and the first to not include the Los Angeles Kings (who are owned by AEG, the same company that owns the Sprint Center). The game falling on a Saturday is ideal, and nabbing a marquee team in the Rangers is extra nice. The later date is also a bonus--October 6 should be deep into the preseason, so the rosters could be trimmed down close to what they will look like when the regular season begins. You never know who might actually make the trip with the Rangers, but between Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan and Henrik Lundqvist, there is the potential for some star power. The Rangers coming is especially exciting for me since they have been "my" team ever since the early '90s when I learned the game watching the great Messier-Leetch-Richter teams.