Archive for December, 2009

New column up

By at 15 December, 2009, 5:25 pm

Just updating things. Over at our Blogger BONY site, we have been doing game recaps, etc including a debut from our lurking Buffalo contingent with a classic name. You can catch me, Hasan and Bri over there for the time being. We just did a new piece on the cool Minny 3rd jerseys. Just purchased […]


Important Announcement: Catch Us On Blogger

By at 11 December, 2009, 9:03 pm

As many of you are aware, we’ve been having server issues over here. For the time being, we are back on Blogger, over at the original Battle location. Whether we stay remains to be seen. Right now, it’s just easier for me and Hasan to post our stories over on Blogger, which still has our […]


What is on the menu?

By at 11 December, 2009, 10:27 am

Home cooking coming….
Time to establish some things during the next 20 days.
1.  Who is the home team?  Get the last change – get the right person for the face off – hopefully get the right combinations on the ice at the right time…
2.  Get a lead.  Now that would be a concept instead of this […]


JT can not do it all…..

By at 10 December, 2009, 7:27 am

JT does it again.

The last five goals that the Islanders have scored have been a result of #91’s composite stick.
0-2-0 in those games, however.
Tavares has been a goal scorer that has been in the right place in the right time.  That is a trait of many a top goal maker.  And he is less than […]


Marty’s Accomplishment Disrespected

By at 9 December, 2009, 12:08 pm

Another night. Another remarkable accomplishment for New Jersey Devil netminder Martin Brodeur, who turned aside all 22 shots in a 3-0 shutout at snowy Buffalo last night. Finally, MB30 had shutout No.103, tying Terry Sawchuk’s once thought unmatchable record which will soon go by the wayside much like Patrick Roy’s 551 wins. That the three-time […]


Even “Witter Man” could not save the Isles

By at 9 December, 2009, 7:25 am

The invisible cape was on – but the men that needed saving were not saved…..
6-2 loss to a team that had lost 5 in a row, and 8 of 9.  Averaging about 1.3 goals over the 9 games…
What happened?
Silly mistakes in the defensive zone.  Bad passes and decisions.  Streit and Gervais had, […]


Brendan Witt – Comic Book Super Hero?

By at 8 December, 2009, 10:56 am

As reported by Katie Strang in Newsday this morning, Brendan Witt was struck by a car this morning, on his way to get a Starbucks this morning on Arch Street in Philadelphia. 
He saw the car making an illegal left turn, braced for impact, got hit, fell to the ground, gave the driver a few words […]


Random Thought: ESPN SC Style

By at 8 December, 2009, 3:43 am

So, it’s my birthday and I was out celebrating a little early with bro and P. We had the big screen muted on ESPN while listening to classic tracks. Thank God cause it would’ve been irksome to listen to the same old song and dance. What ever happened to Sports Center?!?!?!?!?!?! Back in my heyday, […]


Devils dominate Sabres, Brodeur ties Sawchuk

By at 7 December, 2009, 10:47 pm

A surprisingly one-sided beatdown of the Sabres in Buffalo became a lot more memorable when the final horn sounded and Martin Brodeur did a fist-pump before receiving congratulations from his teammates for stopping all twenty-two Sabre shots – and in so doing, recording his 103rd career shutout, tying Terry Sawchuk‘s all-time record.  As Doc Emrick would say in another of his […]


Video Of Day: Keep Your Head Up Artie

By at 7 December, 2009, 12:13 pm

Today’s edition is courtesy of a wicked legal hit by Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart catching Russian rookie Artie Anisimov with his head down. As he’s about to dump the puck, he gets leveled. That’s two big hits in over a week. One of which was dirty from Matt Cooke. If he wants to stick around, […]