Phil Kessel is in the news. Not because he’s playing in the World Cup of Hockey, but because he was left out. His tweet on Tuesday following Team USA’s 4-2 loss to Canada and subsequent elimination put a spotlight on the fact that he was left off the USA roster.
I, like most American fans, loved the tweet. I said, “You know what Phil. You’re right. You should have been there.” But the tweet itself is also further evidence why Team USA coach John Tortorella and team management decided to leave Kessel off the roster.
The World Cup of Hockey has given us looks at new team concepts like Team Europe and Team North America, but the biggest revelation of the new/old tournament has been the use of body cams on the officials.
Want to get a first person view of Alex Ovechkin screaming in the face of an official? Want to witness the pinpoint precision of a Connor McDavid/Auston Matthews goal? Want to see the complicated dynamics of a face off?
In my opinion, these angles are just way too good to not have on a consistent basis throughout the regular season and playoffs.
Let’s take a look at my favorite moments so far.
I recommend unfollowing Michael Latta on Twitter immediately if you don’t want to cry yourself to sleep every night.
Tuesday, the former Capitals forward tweeted this:
— Michael Latta (@Latta17) September 13, 2016
Latta meant no harm with the simple hashtag, but Caps fans’ hearts broke all over again when reminded of his move to California to play for the Los Angeles Kings.
Earlier today we learned that Trucker Jerbang Oshie thinks the Columbus Blue Jackets’ goal cannon is the Worst Thing in Hockey. In this, Oshie is correct, but he is also wrong. Because there are many other things that are also The Worst Thing in Hockey, somehow.
Your fantasy hockey draft is probably getting close. You’re scouring the internet, looking for something to give you the edge in your league. But here’s the thing: everyone in your league is checking ESPN, Yahoo, and so on for rankings, so you’re not really gaining an edge by using those.
But the good news is we here at RMNB have you covered with just the thing to help you pull off the fantasy hockey draft of your life. Dom Luszczyszyn (I recommend following him on Twitter, y’all), who writes for The Hockey News, has put together fantasy hockey projections that are going to help you conquer fantasy hockey this season.
Late this past week, Sports Illustrated published an article written by Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Crosby opens up about his early season struggles last year, “just playing”, team identity, offseason workouts, and not resting on his laurels.
If this were any other human, it would be a fascinating read. Instead, it’s Sidney Crosby and it’s so boring that I zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
This week’s series between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals is going to stir up some of that old animosity around the DMV region. That’s fine. A little friendly ribbing is proper in sports as long as, deep down, we all know who is truly better.
I am a Baltimore Orioles fan, and this is my manifesto.
In the wake of the Caps’ season end, I was curious how the Caps fan community felt. After six years of RMNB and a decade of Ovechkin, I wondered who you thought makes up the pantheon of most favorite Caps players.
I asked the good people of Twitter, who had not yet descended into heartrending reactions to a world that is becoming increasingly like The Purge and also PokeMon Go strategy tips, to rate their favorite Caps players of Ovechkin era from 1 to 5, with one being intense hatred and five being omg bff.
What I learned will shock you. Turns out people like Ovi.
“Did somebody say craps?”
On Tuesday, the Associated Press broke the news that the NHL would indeed expand to Las Vegas during the 2017-18 season. The franchise will be the NHL’s 31st team and the first major professional sports franchise in the gambling capital of the United States.
The new teams means the Capitals will lose one player during next summer’s expansion draft.
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