Puck Daddy

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Date registered: May 18, 2011
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Latest posts

  1. Puck Daddy: Homophobic kiss-cam joke sparks outrage in U.K. hockey league — March 6, 2017
  2. Puck Daddy: Las Vegas NHL owner leaked fake nicknames, including Sand Knights — September 4, 2016
  3. Puck Daddy: Ray Shero not looking to add ‘rental players’ to surprising Devils — December 14, 2015
  4. Puck Daddy: Dean Lombardi calls out Team USA leadership — November 10, 2015
  5. Puck Daddy: Lord Stanley commandeers own float in Chicago Pride Parade — June 29, 2015

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Mar 06

Puck Daddy: Homophobic kiss-cam joke sparks outrage in U.K. hockey league

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David Simms is an executive for the Sheffield Steelers for the Elite Ice Hockey League in the U.K., and also the team’s PA announcer. At a game last Saturday, they fired up the kiss-cam — which, as an arena gimmick, is more trouble than it’s worth — and the camera panned by two men kissing. …

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Sep 04

Puck Daddy: Las Vegas NHL owner leaked fake nicknames, including Sand Knights

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Yeah, turns out it was total crap. As Las Vegas owner Bill Foley told NHL.com’s Nick Cotsonika, he registered and trademarked a series of fake names as a “misdirection ploy” from the preferred name the NHL had cleared and “a secondary name based upon the other ones.” Sand Knights was one of misdirections he admitted …

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Dec 14

Puck Daddy: Ray Shero not looking to add ‘rental players’ to surprising Devils

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New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero won’t let his team’s surprising success force him to deviate from his plans for this season and beyond. Even though a deal for older more veteran talent could push the Devils further into the playoff picture for this year, Shero is taking a long view with his team. …

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Nov 10

Puck Daddy: Dean Lombardi calls out Team USA leadership

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TORONTO – The braintrust of USA Hockey has analyzed the failure of the 2014 Sochi Olympic team’s failure to medal from every angle. To hear World Cup of Hockey GM Dean Lombardi tell it, one aspect of that failure was a lack of leadership.* “Some of our top players, in that mid-range group in the …

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Jun 29

Puck Daddy: Lord Stanley commandeers own float in Chicago Pride Parade

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On the heels of an historic Supreme Court decision, approximately one million people flooded the streets of Chicago in celebration of the annual Pride Parade. Yet, of all the attendees, only one could whip the hoards of people into a frenzy as it passed through – Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Cup, appearing on its own …

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Feb 09

Puck Daddy: Alex Ovechkin finally gets his Honda, donates it to charity

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Alex Ovechkin spent the entire 2015 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft campaigning Team Foligno and Team Toews to make him the last pick, ensuring that he would win a brand new Honda. Things didn’t go as the Washington Capitals captain had planned and he was selected before the final two of Filip Forsberg and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, …

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Dec 30

Puck Daddy: The 10 greatest hockey fights of 2014 (Puck Daddy Year in Review)

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10.*Damir Ryspayev vs Alexander Svitov Barys Astana at Ak Bars Kazan, Nov 24, 2014 Long bout from Russia. Now they’re fighting exchange rates.* 9.*Nik Amundrud vs Jake Morrissey Saskatoon Blades at Kelowna Rockets, Dec 3, 2014 Mandatory goalie fight. 8.*Jake Marchment vs Joshua Chapman Belleville Bulls at Sarnia Sting, Oct 24, 2014 http://forums.sportsjabber.net/sjforums/showthread.php?t=152265  

Dec 08

Paul MacLean fired by Ottawa Senators for things that aren’t his fault

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Paul MacLean has been fired by the Ottawa Senators after four seasons, two of which were playoff years and two of which were frustrating messes thanks to jettisoned talent, average goaltending and penny pinching ownership.* So if it sounds like we’re saying “don’t blame Paul MacLean for the Ottawa Senators’ problems,” that’s because that’s what …

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Jul 05

Puck Daddy: Wayne Gretzky to own NHL Seattle franchise? Agent denies report

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Wayne Gretzky is going to get back into the NHL in some capacity, and one expects it’s going to be in a grandiose way. He’s not the guy who hands out an award he invented in Vegas every June; he’s the guy who runs the team that contends for the Stanley Cup that month. At …

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Jun 24

Puck Daddy: How Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks won GM of the Year

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Bob Murray was named the 2014 NHL General Manager of the Year after voting*”conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.” (Note: voting was actually extended through Round 2 of the playoffs.) The Anaheim Ducks GM beat out Dean …

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