Alex Ovechkin was born to be a Stanley Cup champion

There came a point in time when it seemed that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would never win a Stanley Cup championship. One of hockey’s most well-known and brightest stars entered 2018 having won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) three times and the Maurice Richard Trophy (league’s leading goal-scorer) on seven occasions. The only thingContinue reading “Alex Ovechkin was born to be a Stanley Cup champion”

Happy Father’s Day, Pop-Pop Pete

In late May I found myself at the waiting area of a diner and one in which my grandfather and I used to regularly meet at for lunch. As I sat on the waiting bench I began to stare at the New York Yankees and Mets baseball memorabilia in a display case, where I then thoughtContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day, Pop-Pop Pete”

Braden Holtby Gives A Stick To A Young Fan Battling Cancer

If you’ve been fortunate enough to play the sport of ice hockey at some point in your life then you understand the unique camaraderie that comes with it. You get it.  READ: Camaraderie  Whether you appreciated or couldn’t stand the guy sitting next to you wearing the same jersey on the bench or in theContinue reading “Braden Holtby Gives A Stick To A Young Fan Battling Cancer”

Turn Off The Radio

Like anyone else who has to commute an hour to their workplace the tunes we listen to on our ride in are essential, especially in the morning. But let’s not forget the mixed anxious feelings, plus relief the ride home entails either. Yes, the one when you feel like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, asContinue reading “Turn Off The Radio”

My Favorite Time Of ‘The Day’

If you were to approach me while walking outside on a bright and sunny summer day and say, “Wow, what a beautiful day out today! Isn’t it?” I may in fact smile, nod my head and agree with you. But, truth be told is I would lying to you. It’s about 90’s degrees outside andContinue reading “My Favorite Time Of ‘The Day’”

Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities

“Mr. McKenna,” the specialist doctor said sternly, as he sat there observing my MRI. He shook his head from side to side and looked up at me. “I’m telling you, that you ABSOLUTELY cannot play any form of contact sports with this injured shoulder.” It was the summer of 2013. I had dislocated my leftContinue reading “Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities”

The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5”

“Gentleman, listen up – it’s the little things we need to take care of out there if we’re going to be a successful team and win some hockey games…” This was something I heard over and over again for years while playing under and spending time with my old coach, the late Derek Percy. HeContinue reading “The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5””

A Friendly Reminder: Jersey Hung Up At ‘The Rock’

As you walk in or out of the south side tower at the Prudential Center behind the escalators there’s a wall full of college hockey jerseys hanging on display from all around the state of the New Jersey. It was a tribute done by the New Jersey Devils towards hockey in Jersey. I no longerContinue reading “A Friendly Reminder: Jersey Hung Up At ‘The Rock’”

Dean Smith Left $200 For His Former Players In His Will

It was made apparent yesterday that former and legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith, who passed away recently, left $200 for all of his former players from UNC. Each of his players received a letter in the mail that they had been left $200 from their former coach with the notation, “Dinner Out.” I wasContinue reading “Dean Smith Left $200 For His Former Players In His Will”