Wendesday, May 27, 2009
Here are the stories that are making the rounds today...
Patrick Roy turns down the Avalanche coaching job
Roy turned down the job for "family reasons." Fair enough. He also said that the offer was "very interesting", meaning I'm sure that it was worth a boat load of dough.
The Avalanche, by the way, still employ a head coach. His name is Tony Granato. Maybe he doesn't read newspapers, surf the internet, or watch television. Colorado's organization is starting to become a joke.
So by all accounts, it looks like Roy will be back bullying and trying to throw his weight around in the QMJHL again. I'm telling you right now, the Avalanche are better off without him. Roy has the potential to be the Steve Downie of the coaching world.
And yes, that is Stephen Baldwin. The resemeblance is un-canny.
Capitals get linked to steroids
Actually, so did the Washington Nationals, but nobody cares about them, and for good reason.
Strange story coming out of Florida today. A suspected steroid pusher was arrested and then claimed two of his biggest clients were the Caps and Nats. The arrested didn't name any specific players though.
The Capitals public relations team is working overdrive to sweep this story under the rug.
"We have no reason to believe there is any merit to this story, but the National Hockey League and the Washington Capitals take all such allegations seriously," said Capitals president Dick Patrick in a team release. "Capitals players have fully participated in the NHL's random drug testing program, and at no point has a Capitals player tested positive. In addition our players have been tested at international events, such as World Championships and Olympics. We welcome and will fully cooperate with the NHL's investigation."
You had better hope there is no merit to this story, Dick. The entire hockey world would be brought down a peg or two if this turned out to be true.
As of right now, nobody believes that the steroid pusher has an ounce of credibility, and you can't really argue with that logic. But keep in mind, the same was said about Jose Canseco when he named names. Just sayin'.
There has been no evidence uncovered to support this joke's claims, but the investigation continues. Gary Bettman holds his breath. Ted Leonosis eats a cheeseburger.
The Caps must have forgot to take roids before Game 7 vs Pittsburgh two weeks ago.
Tyson's daughter passes away
Mentioned yesterday that Mike Tyson's daughter was on life support after an accidental self strangulation. Sadly, Exodus Tyson was taken off life support yesterday and passed away.
Four years old. Tragedy.
Hopefully Tyson has a solid support group around him, because lets face it, he isn't exactly mentally stable at the best of times, let alone when he's faced with something as tragic as the loss of his daughter.
Here is hoping he surrounds himself with the right people to help him get through this.
NBA and NHL Game 5's tonight
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win to stay alive tonight. One win for the Red Wings and its Stanley Cup Final rematch city.
Lets face it. The Hawks have no hope in the long run. They have to beat the best team in the league three straight times. I can't see how that possibily happens, with or without Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datysuk in the Wings' line up.
Hopefully the Wings can wrap it up tonight, meaning the Finals would start Saturday, instead of in NINE DAYS. Thanks Gary. Real nice piece of work there. You and NBC should get a room.
Over in the NBA, the Lakers and Nuggets take their show to the Staples Centre for Game 5 in the Western Conference Final, series tied at two apiece. I don't know anything about basketball, but figure I would throw that into the blog. That is all.