YouTube Tuesday – How To Be A Hockey Player

Remember that time I played A-grade inline hockey? I may now be the one with too much team spirit…or the one that chirps too much.

What’s Going On – 3rd Edition

Well, I have managed to schedule a few posts as you may have seen. I have also updated my ‘About’ page per the Problogger Community challenge from last week, or perhaps it was the week before. I probably should post that to the Problogger Forums since it was part of a challenge.

Over on Loaded Trolley we’ve done a few posts in the last few weeks. In wandering around the Docklands and Ringwood Costco Warehouses there have been a number of what I call a ‘.97 Special‘ which has generate some posts. I also use that to drive a little bit of traffic to Loaded Trolley via OzBargain. There has been one troll on OzBargain that seems to be upset with me doing this but he is just a prolific poster who seems to have nothing better to do than post a comment on almost every deal.

I still have a mountain of data analysis to do for Loaded Trolley. We spent 12 weeks gathering comparative prices from Costco, Coles and Woolworths so it is time to slice that data up and get some results.

LivingRoomRaceway.com is still in its infancy but traffic is inching up each week especially with more posts. I am about to start on making some terrain for the modular micro RC track so there will be a lot of content soon. There is also one more flat track video to come to show the modularity of the system, I just need to shoot it!

It’s going to be a bit of a hectic couple of weeks for my family with a major sporting event looming. Once that is done some it will be time for more projects. I keep promising to myself I will get onto some light painting but so far no dice. And in the true Corey fashion I have five great new projects ideas and only one brain and body, or perhaps two, to consider working on them. I will add them to the list. Anyone want an idea to run with and develop? I have a bunch I cannot get to.

Oh, and in the midst of all this I am trying to watch all of the Detroit Red Wings playoffs games. It was a 5AM start this morning for game 2 only to see them lose 4-1 to Boston. I was so hopeful of two wins on the road after the first game with a 1-0 win over the Bruins. Well it’s 1 game a piece and they are are heading to Detroit and are still in it. Go Wings.

 

Unbreakable Ice Hockey Stick (Nearly)

If you’re an ice hockey or inline hockey player or fan you know that while composite sticks have advanced the game they also tend to break at the worst time. Many ‘goalie out of position’ one timers are not realised when the offensive player’s stick breaks like spaghetti and or goals are allowed in on power play defensive situations when a defense-man has to drop their broken stick.

Colt Hockey claim to have solved the problem by combining a nano-technology metal with a composite hockey stick to provide what they suggest is a breakthrough product. The new hockey stick is now available through Colt Hockey’s website for around US$270 (or perhaps Canadian dollars).

The video below shows the apparent strength of Colt Hockey’s new stick which has been tested by professional and amateur hockey players in its development. Colt Hockey says they have a short list of NHL players that want to try the stick too but making it onto the ice in an NHL game might be a while off while they make sure the new stick will meet NHL regulations.

YouTube Favorite – Top NHL Bloopers for the 2011-12 Season

OK, the last post was only a partial success for publishing to my FaceBook timeline, so now I will have two posts in a matter of minutes where previously I have not posted on this blog for months….go figure.

Anyway, here is another YouTube favorite showing the top bloopers from the 2011-12 NHL season. Rather fitting given the 2012-13 season is in lock-out and I foresee little chance of getting it back. I, for your information, am on the players’ side of that negotiation.

YouTube Favorite – Red Bull Crashed Ice St Paul 2012

I would love to try and skate a Red Bull Crashed Ice course, but my skills on ice are lacking

Check out the latest installment in full (1.5hrs) from the 2012 season that took place in St Paul, Minnesota. There are more videos, including highlights, on various Red Bull YouTube accounts from other Crashed Ice seasons and races, just search YouTube. Also check out the Red Bull Crashed Ice website.

IceHouse: Ice Skating in Melbourne’s Docklands

With the post Winter Olympic buzz still in the air and the recent opening of Icehouse in Melbourne’s Docklands, I got together with a couple of friends at works for a skate on tight a$$ Tuesday last week. I also backed this up with another skate there on Sunday with the family.

The first time out on the rink was ‘Tight A$$ Tuesday’ which is half price entry (but not half price skate hire). I hired ‘premium’ hockey skates and hit the ice with a Canadian (ice in the blood?!) and another work friend who used to play ice and inline hockey. Just a note on the Tuesday night session…it is BUSY. I asked on my return visit on Sunday how many they put through the doors Tuesday night and they said 700 skaters…HUGE. Previous weeks had been between 250 to 400 skaters. Continue reading →

Goalie Fights Are Funny

Ice hockey goalie fight are the best! Patrick Roy (Avalanche) goes at it against Mike Vernon (Redwings).

Redwings Ticket…WOOT

By luck I found that there was one ticket left for Redwings vs. Coyotes at Joe Louis this Wednesday right in row 1. That’s right, I’ll be watching the Redwings right on the boards, roughly next to the face-off dot on the penalty box side (not sure if it’s the home or away end though). Whilst I hope the Redwings win, I’d really like to see a good close game. Now I’m off to buy a Redwings jersey and a novelty foam hand.

Video of the Week – Hockey Fight

I am trying to get tickets to a Redwings game next week, so here’s a little video on the theme. The best bit is the goalies get involved!