Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks of All-Time

Why is it that most of the cool looking and innovative masks were only around in the 70s?  Don’t get me wrong, some of today’s NHL designs are cool looking, but seeing a country singer on the side of Carey Price’s mask doesn’t exactly give me goosebumps.  For years I credited Brodeur for maintaining his […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on March 30, 2009

The HD Corner: Top 10 Goal Celebrations

With Ovechkin’s recent “hot stick” goal celebration being a hot topic lately, I thought it would be a nice treat to rank the top 10 outlandish goal celebrations.  Let’s do this. (10) Sean Avery vs. Nashville.  The Push Up (scroll to 14 second mark). (9) Mike Foligno / Nick Foligno vs. Various.  The Stomp. (8) […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on March 23, 2009

The HD Corner: Top 20 Playoff Goals

Remember those lame clip shows of The Simpsons that used to air, when it was overtly obvious that the writers had no ideas and were being lazy, so they instead just decided to piece together various highlights?  Well, consider this the HD Corner Clip Show. Leading up the playoffs, here are video clips of my […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on March 16, 2009

The HD Corner: Top 10 Remaining Games

With approximately one month to go in the regular season, some teams are gearing up for a post-season run, while some are getting ready to hit the links.  I have provided a list of the top 10 upcoming games that can’t be missed.  You can thank me later. (10) Sunday, April 12.  Detroit @ Chicago.  NBC, […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on March 9, 2009

The HD Corner: NHL Arena Rankings

Ahh, the smell of fresh popcorn!  Or is that the smell of a flooded trough in the men’s washroom?  Regardless, each NHL arena has something unique.  Below I have ranked all 30 arenas based on biased critera such as overall atmosphere this season, building amenities, and concessions. Here we go! (1) Bell Centre – Montreal.  […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on March 2, 2009

The HD Corner: Announcer Rankings

During my usual cruising around the web, I stumbled upon this amazing compliation of goal calls by Panthers radio announcer Randy Moller.   Wow, this is arguably the most group breaking video clip since the “Boom Goes the Dynamite” guy. Anyways, this got me thinking about all the current NHL announcers and how they rank up […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on February 23, 2009

The HD Corner: Random Weekend Thoughts

Random thoughts from this past weekend: Longtime Globe and Mail columnist William Houston has finally hung them up.  For 29 years, Houston has been providing a unique perspective of the sports industry through how it’s covered in the media.  He will be immensely missed at Illegal Curve, and especially by me as I’m going to […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on February 9, 2009

The HD Corner: Now What with the Sens?

Well that was quick. The Craig Hartsburg era is officially over after lasting a whole 48 games.  Now comes Cory Clouston from the Sens’ AHL affiliate in Binghamton to try and right the ship. With this season pretty much being a wash, and the Sens now firmly entrenched in the Jonathan Tavares sweepstakes, here are […]

Posted by Neil in Columns,The HD Corner on February 2, 2009