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Stanley Cup Games May Be Played in the Summer

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2013

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Yeah, kind of like that

Get ready for summer hockey, boys and girls.

Due to the lockout, the National Hockey League will extend its season into early May, pushing the potential final game of the Stanley Cup to June 25.

From the Globe and Mail, via Puck Daddy:

The National Hockey League plans to stretch out its playoff season through to the end of June to make up for a shortened season, broadcast executives have been told, posing challenges for networks who usually shift their programming away from hockey as the weather warms.

The regular season is set to end at the beginning of May, and the last playoff game could be played on June 25th under the scheduling being considered by the league. The late playoff run is particularly challenging for Rogers Media, which is fielding its most potentially competitive Toronto Blue Jays in years and will have trouble fitting both NHL games and baseball games onto its collection of sports channels.


No specifics about the Flyers schedule have been announced yet, but it’s been widely rumored that they will open against the Penguins on January 19 at the Wells Fargo Center at 1 p.m.

Your Morning Carts: I Sat with the Stanley Cup in Front of a Flyers Flag in My Frat Boy Living Room Edition!

Kyle Scott - August 24, 2012

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Here’s a giant punch in the dick for your Friday morning. A microcosmy picture of Jeff Carter. His dad. A beer. Winter Classic seat cushions. A Toronto Maple Leafs trash can. A Nascar hat. And the Stanley Cup. All positioned in front of a Flyers flag in a frat house-looking living room with a Goodyear tire as coffee table and a cumshot sofa.


Your Morning Carts: I Rode on a Fire Truck with the Stanley Cup Edition!

Kyle Scott - August 23, 2012

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Stanley Cup champion Jeff Carter spent the day with the Stanley Cup today during his day with the Stanley Cup. Stanley Cup.

Carts and Drew Doughty, who are both from London, Ontario, paraded Lord Stanley’s prized possession atop a fire truck through the streets of London. What you see here are the G-rated pictures. Presumably, later, the cup will be adorned with a blonde wig and a tramp stamp. And at that point, all bets are off. 

Hop it for the pictures.

Stanley Cup.

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Photos: Mike Richards Spent the Weekend with the Stanley Cup

Kyle Scott - August 20, 2012

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Earlier, we showed you a stealthy picture Paul Holmgren strolling the beach in Avalon. His former captain, Mike Richards, also spent some time by the water this weekend, in Kenora… only Mike was joined by a friend– Phil Pritchard, who’s also known as The Keeper of the Cup. Yeah, that guy. Mike and Phil had a certain, silver friend with them. 

Cue all the Type OB zealots in the comments who can’t deal with a little tongue-in-cheek post about the former Flyer winning the game’s greatest prize, Lord Stanley's Cup.

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The Stanley Cup is Coming to the Jersey Shore

Kyle Scott - August 1, 2012

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The Stanley Cup is coming to the Jersey Shore! No, Jeff Carter isn’t bringing it to Sea Isle so it can do its best Stanley Tucci from Sex And The Other Man and watch Carts and his girlfriend go at it.

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No. No, that’s not happening at all. Actually, Justin Williams, Todd Fucking Fedoruk (???) and John Stevens will be hanging out with the Cup at Caesers in Atlantic City tomorrow: [Courier Post]

“In this day and age, viewing the Stanley Cup is a unique opportunity for NHL fans and Caesars customers,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern division president for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  “We are grateful that Justin has chosen to spend his time at Caesars Atlantic City for his day with the cup.”


Besides the curious choice to bring the Cup to Caesars, where one might imagine it will have its spirit broken by the pissed away dreams of society’s forgotten members, I wonder if Stevens will take a spin westward, with the Cup sitting in the back of an open convertible, and scream indistinguishable obscenities as he drives past the Flyers Skate Zone.

Probably not.

Claude Giroux Will Play Hard to Get with the Stanley Cup if He Sees it in Las Vegas

Kyle Scott - June 20, 2012

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Claude Giroux has been on a bit of a media tour talking about tonight’s NHL Awards, the event obsessed over by hardcore hockey nuts and mostly glossed over by the rest of the world.

There is one notable honor that will be announced at the awards, though: the winner of the NHL 13 cover vote. It’s between G and Pekka Rinne (yeah, whom?), a goalie for the Nashville Predators.

The event is in Las Vegas, which just so happens to be where – we think – the Stanley Cup still is right now. And that means G may be tempted to party with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, who, in case you haven’t heard, won that trophy last week. 

On 97.5 The Fanatic, Mike Missanelli asked Giroux if he would party with, around, or in the general vicinity of the Cup. His answer was favorable:

“If I see the Cup, I’m walking away. 100%. I want to earn the right to party with the Cup.” 


Well played. 

G told Missanelli that he was flying to Canada after the show to play in Danny Briere’s golf tournament, so it doesn’t sound like he’ll be tempted tonight. And while he seemingly partied in Vegas last night, a thorough (trust me) interwebtual search didn’t turn up any pics of him with Richards and Carter and or the trophy they just won, the Stanley Cup.

Today in Lazy Journalism: Daily News Advises Carter Where to Take Cup in Sea Isle

Kyle Scott - June 14, 2012

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The Kings are parading through the streets of Los Angeles today. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter – the toxic, cancerous duo, who are incapable of fostering a healthy and winning environment – will be on bus 6: 

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But the burning question – burning like an STD that you may or may not be able to acquire at the hands loins of a partying NHLer with a reputation for shtupping girls on both coasts – is whether or not Carts will bring the Cup to Sea Isle, where he owns a house on the bay on [redacted] street. 

Our friend Mike Gill (@973ESPN), from 97.3 ESPN in South Jersey, tweeted a few weeks ago that he was told Carter would, in fact, celebrate at the Shore if the Kings won. Which they did. 

To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed that we haven’t heard much either way. But I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case. Carts has only lived in LA for a few months. He hated Columbus. And seemingly spent more time in Philly and Sea Isle than he did his hometown in Canada over the last six years. So, yeah, bringing the Cup to Sea Isle, where many of his friends are, seems plausible, if not likely. 

But this is all just a long-winded way of setting up this lazy advice column (if you can call it that) written by Ed Barkowitz, but apparently voiced by an unknown editor, in today’s Daily News:

The next thing he needs to do is plan his day with the Stanley Cup. It's a terrific hockey tradition, and Carter should consider bringing it to Sea Isle, the wonderful Jersey shore town where the Toronto-native still owns a home. If so, here are some can't-miss spots for Lord Stanley's chalice courtesy of a Daily News editor/wannabe beach bum who wished to remain anonymous:

The outside Carousel bar at the Springfield Inn. The Springfield is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer. Sadly, it's been nearly as long since the Flyers won the Cup.

No-shower happy-hour at the OD. Can you imagine what a Cup appearance would do for the vibe? The only thing better would be to make bikini tops optional.

Does the brand-new Catholic church on Landis Ave. still have bills to pay? Pass the Cup instead of the basket. Watch the donations skyrocket.

Oops. Just went over the bridge into Avalon, summer home of Bob Clarke. U-turn, and fast! 


Jesus Christ, guys, don’t strain yourselves with those punchlines. Like, how fucking long did it take you to come up with the concept for this story? Hey, I know! Let’s state the obvious and say Jeff Carter should bring the Cup to Sea Isle, and we’ll dig deep into our memories and mention the two biggest bars, which, ironically, aren’t the one that Carter frequents most– La Costa. Brilliant work. 

Anyway, we’ll continue to laugh at the slow news day column, but admit that it’s accurate. Carter should bring the Cup to Sea Isle. The Jersey Shore is basically the Flyers’ backyard. Members of the organization own houses in Ocean City and Avalon, the cities that flank Sea Isle (we don’t count Strathmere as its own entity… because it’s a road… a beautiful one… but a road). Bringing the Cup there would be the ultimate FU move. Which I’d take it a step further by not stopping at the bridge to Avalon, but continuing on and parading the Stanley Cup – on a bike – past Homer’s house. Because that would be cooler by a mile.

[Related: Kings take Cup to bar, with midgets]

Mike Richards Tweets Picture of Stanley Cup and Bucket Full of Beers

Kyle Scott - June 12, 2012

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In case you were waiting for Mike Richards' first passive aggressive Tweet since being crowned champion (I was), here it is– the Stanley Cup, next to a tub of ice cold… are they Coors Lights or Nattys?

UPDATE: Consensus is that they're Coors. And they are, apparently, super cold.