Category: Putting On The Foil

Playoff Predictorama, 2011 edition

By , April 12, 2011 10:34 am
Stock photo, yet again...

Stock photo, yet again...

OK, so first off, here is our 2010/11 regular season prediction post (along with award winners, which we’ll check back on later). Looks like we faired pretty horribly on the Oilers guesses as well as the West Conference guesses. However, we did a pretty good job on the East Conference (yayyyy?)! Again, we are Notstradamus.

Here are Steve-O’s and my predictions (Trogdor is away in some foreign country right now… hopefully still alive) for the first round of the playoffs. Feel free to add your own guesses below. As usual, winner gets bragging rights, since we’re too lame to offer real prizes (but this might be a good moment to remind you that we make commission off of purchases from the NHL Shop link!).

Anyways, without further ado, here are our savant-esque predictions for the 2011 NHL playoffs:
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Putting on the Foil Pool Update

By , April 11, 2011 11:49 am
Stock photo from last year...

Stock photo from last year...


The 2010/11 Putting on the Foil regular season pool has concluded. Congratulations to Chucker who won the Foiled Again pool (the only one that mattered) and gr8one for winning the Foiled Again Too pool (the Women’s hockey of hockey pools… ohhhh I went there).

Here are the top 3 of each of the pools… the medal winners, if you will:

Foiled Again Top 3

Foiled Again Top 3

Foiled Again Too Top 3

Foiled Again Too Top 3

This week’s f— you goes to SamBrattus for somehow sneaking out a win over me for 3rd place in the Special Olympics pool. He’s the free spot on the bingo card all year, and somehow decides to show up when it matters…


Steve-O has arranged another playoff pool through Sportsnet. The deadline to have your lineups is Wednesday at 7:00PM ET. However, I have seen that change before, so get your lineups in ahead of time and tweak them later. You can even randomize them for now. Sign in and make your entries on the pool site here. Same as last year. Then be sure to join the group Steve-O created: Putting On The Foil. The password is potf. You can join the group first and make your entries later.. just make sure you join the group and have your roster soon, so you don’t miss out!

Headshots, Turnbuckles and Sucker Punches, oh my..

By , March 10, 2011 11:32 am
Chara introduces Pacioretty's face to the stanchion

Chara introduces Pacioretty's face to the stanchion

So news last night was that Montrealers were flooding police lines with demands that the police investigate the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty. Air Canada has also threatened to pull its sponsorship from the NHL if the NHL doesn’t take things more seriously with headshots, turnbuckle-rides and such. This ironically comes on the 7th anniversary of the Todd Bertuzzi mugging of Steve Moore, which is back in the news yet again.

For those of you who live in a cave, or who have been serving in whatever war/cause of the week out there and turn to “The Foil” for your major news (dumbasses!), Chara absolutely destroyed Pacioretty with a hit that sent him face first into the “turnbuckle” (the padded part of the glass partition at the end of the Bruins bench. Pacioretty had dumped the puck into the Bruins zone a second or two before Chara cut him off and sent him into the stanchion. Pacioretty laid on the ice, motionless and unconcious, for several minutes while the training staff looked him over and the stretcher was brought out. Chara received a 5-minute major interference penalty and a game misconduct for the late and dangerous hit. He received no suspension for the play. Meanwhile, Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebra on the hit.

OK, so let’s establish one thing… the hit was dangerous. Malicious? I suppose that is Continue reading 'Headshots, Turnbuckles and Sucker Punches, oh my..'»

Big Mac still learning his role..

By , March 7, 2011 12:39 pm
I miss this Steve MacIntyre...

I miss this Steve MacIntyre...

Big MacIntyre’s use in the Oilers lineup has been given much debate on this here blog, as well as other blogs and forums out there. What good is an enforcer that can’t enforce?

Well, yesterday the Edmonton Sun had an article about the big man. I think he’s starting to get it, but that remains to be seen, if he can keep it going. Here’s the quote that made me feel like it finally clicked somewhere in his brain:

The times that I’ve been in, I feel I was a little hesitant. The last couple of games, I wanted to go out there and be a little more aggressive. I’m not going to find too many guys willing to go. I was talking to my dad the other day and he said you have to go there and do something, get something going.

Smart man, that MacIntyre Sr. We’ve mentioned it here before several times. If they won’t go with you when you ask them, then make them come to you. It’s how Boogaard has made a living.

It’s not an easy job for MacIntyre at all, there is a lot of risk involved. He can’t just throwdown anytime, as a guy that makes Continue reading 'Big Mac still learning his role..'»

KHL Brawl round 2 – Vityaz Chekhov beat up Avangard Omsk again

By , December 10, 2010 2:47 pm

UPDATED with sparring partners (and I use that term very loosely).
A line brawl broke out in the KHL today between Vityaz Chekhov and Avangard Omsk. It looks like this is the second time this happened with the first time documented on Puck Daddy here.

I guess these two teams don’t like each other.

Hell of a line brawl this time around, as it started right off the start of puck drop. Two players were hospitalized (Roman Cervenka and Martin Skoula). Chris Simon plays for Vityaz.

Former NHLer Josh Gratton is #92 in white (Vityaz) and can be seen laying the boots to someone pretty good. #61 for white is Sergei Belokon, who is also unleashing holy terror. #7 (goes after what looks like Alexei Bondarev then goalie Karri Ramo) is scrappy Canadian Darcy Verot. #13, who probably had the fairest looking fight and ends up jerseying and working over Martin Skoula (who ended up hospitalized), is Captain Denis Sergeev. Kudos to Josh Gratton for being a pussy and jumping in to help out Sergeev in that fight after Skoula got back up, sans jersey/shoulder pads. Looks like Gratton ended up bloodying Skoula when he pulled him around (I believe Skoula hit his head on the ice). Bondarev (Avangard) is later seen watching in fear as Belokon works over someone (I believe this is Svatos). Cervenka is also seen lying on the ice hunched over, but I didn’t see who dropped him.

Ivan Larin, #43 for Vityaz, is also seen mixing it up. Suprisingly enough, I didn’t see Chris Simon in any of this mess.

As for Avangard, I see Marek Svatos was the guy getting tossed around off the start by Belokon.

Let me know if that doesn’t work.. unfortunately I had to type that by hand out from my phone since I can check that out on my work PC.

Puck Daddy reported that in the last brawl, Vityaz was heavily punished for instigating the brawl. They actually instigate it again in this one. I’m not sure if they’re the KHL’s Broadstreet Bullies or what the deal is, but I love it. lol Intimidation tactics. Meeting 3, Avangard might just decline to play.

Click here to be taken to Youtube link.


Thanks to SvenskaRiga@hfboards for this info:

– Fined 100,000 rubles (100,000 rubles = $3262 CDN)

-Fine 400,000 rubles (400,000 rubles = $13,048 CDN)
-Players suspended (all from Vityaz – white team): #61 Belokon-13 games, #7 Verot-12 games, #92 Gratton-15 games, #43 Larin-14 games.
-Management receives invitation to come to KHL offices to explain the reason for all this.

Meeting between KHL and Vityaz management will take place on December 16th, 2010 and additional sanctions may be imposed.

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