Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Favourite Photo of the Week

Sorry about not posting yesterday, I am at a hockey camp 9 am - 5 pm so I was pooped last night. Any way here is todays photo.

What do you think of Sherwood's new stick? I really dig the blue on the shaft and I think besides that the graphics are still cool. Players like Bobby Ryan will be using it so why not you. The only place right now you can buy it is at Pro Hockey Life until early November where it will be at other stores. It will have the same fibbers from top to bottom. It is also very light. The price is $189.99 here in Canada which means it is very expensive but offers great value.

What do you think would you buy this stick over a Easton, Bauer, CCM, or Reebok stick?

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Easton EQ 40 Stick Review

I recently got the Easton EQ 40 stick and it is the best stick I have ever had. I will tell you some of the features and then what I thought about it.

Shaft: Hybrid Kevlar - wrapped shaft for impact protection and vibration dampning.

Flex: The Flex is towards the bottom for a low kick point on the shaft. I have a 65 flex.

Grip: Slight sticky felling.

Blade: Focus Weight Technology - [10 grams] Redistributes weight to impact area to control hard passes and make the puck stick like glue.

Multi Rib and Micro Bladder blade adds durability and strength to the blade.

My Thoughts:

The stick is very lightweight and easy to grip. My power has really improved with this stick and so has my accuracy. I couldnt really feel the Focus Weight Technology working but the stick is still really good the stick is very durable. The stick had excellent hitting power and was really good with wrist shot and snapshots.

Overall: It is a really sweet stick and is the best in the $100-$150 range of sticks. Way better than the Warrior Vandal.

I hope you enjoyed my review and I will be back on Monday for more hockey news.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Warrior Vandal Review

Hey Guys,

I am getting a new hockey stick on Friday so I thought I could do a review on my current stick. My current stick is the Warrior Vandal.  It is a low priced stick with good technology that I will tell you about:

Blade: Soft-Core blade resist torque but allows for improved fell of the puck.

Grip: Rubber like feel

Shaft: Precision Taper focuses energy at lower quarter for easy load and release.
          Composite Deluxe internal construction increases fiber strand content for more durability.


Flex: 50

Patterns: Draper, Kovalchuck, Savard


Flex: 70

Patterns: Draper, Kovalchuck, Savard


Flex: 100, 85

Patterns: Draper, Kovalchuck, Savard, Kovalev, Gionta, Vanek

The stick was light enough for me and had great hitting power. The stick was also very durable for me. Overall it was a great stick with a great price.

By the way, I will not be back until Friday because I am going camping so I will miss some blogposts but I will give a review of whatever stick I do get.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Rumour: Ovie with Bauer

There is a rumour going around that Alex Ovechkin may decided to go with Bauer this season instead of CCM. Take this with a grain a of salt because CCM has just started there new campaign with Ovie gear and it would be weird if he switched so soon. The only way to tell is when training camp starts.

My picture downloader wasn't working but I am sure we all know what Ovie's face looks like.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Sports News of the Week

This has been a very cool week in sports so the news is top-notch.

NHL= The NHL's Research and Development camp is taking place at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto. For those of you who don't know what that is it is when team officials decide over new rule changes to make the game more safe and exciting. The officials get a bonus by watching top prospects perform the rule changes. Some of the new rules may be:

1. One Touch Icing: When the other team dumps the puck without passing the centre ice redline. As soon as the puck passes the far goaline there is a whistle and icing has occurred instead of where two players race after the puck and if the defending team touches it then icing has occurred. Lots of injuries happened on those 1 on 1 battles.

2. Remove the trapezoid behind the goalie.That was pretty much useless.

3. Instead of after a 5 minute 4 on 4 overtime there is a shootout there will be a 3 on 3 overtime.

I think all of them are good ideas.


The NFL Preseason has started after the lockout and there were many interesting games with comebacks and amazing moments. Everyone is happy to have football back.


The Chinese Basketball Association has announced they will not let NBA players on contract to play on there teams but will still let free agents too. Just a cool fact.

The news this week was really cool. Hope you enjoyed it.  

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Part 3- Nutrition

Time for Part 3 in my series of conditioning for athletes. Today's topic is Nutrition. What good is an athlete when he eats junk food all day. You need lots of protein and electrolytes to get lots of energy.

Cheese is also a great food for protein and so is different types of meat. If we dont have lots of food and protein our body's will burn down and we will have no energy to play the sports we love. Check out this link down here for nutrition with trainer Gary Roberts :     http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/41223-Gary-Roberts-The-importance-of-nutrition-in-hockey.html

I read the article and have to say I enjoyed it very much.

 Power Bars are great before or after games to provide or replace the energy you need for a great game. There are different types of Power Bars but I will soon provide a home made recipe for a power bar which provides you with energy and still tastes great. Yummmmm!!!

Bananas provide potassium which is a must for athletes. Banana's are one of my favourite foods because they are healthy and taste great.

Which food do you eat before you play sports for energy? Power Bars, apples or something else? Tell us in the comments.

Monday, 15 August 2011

New Schedule!

I have decided that I will create a new design for my blog. I will have a new schedule and design for my blog because I have been losing readers and I am not afraid to admit it. For now on I will put up more pictures and videos . First I will start with a new schedule so you readers know when I will post instead of waiting for me to post.

I will post 3-4 times a week on this schedule below.

Monday: Hockey- Anything on the lines of hockey.

Tuesday: Off Day

Wednesday : Top 10, Photo of the Week, Battle or a book, movie , video game review based on sports.

Thursday: Off Day

Friday: Top Sports Stories of the Week

Saturday: Sports Rumours = trades, free agent signings, stuff like that.

Sunday: Off Day

How do you like the new schedule? Tell me in the comments what you think. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Photo of the Week

Hey guys,

Since the new NHL season is coming what do you think about the new Tampa Bay Lightning new jersey and logo? It kind of reminds me of the Toronto Maple Leafs with a Detriot Red Wings vibe. Does  anyone agree with me?
The black jersey above was their old home jersey. Do you like that look better than the new look or is the new look way better. As always sound off in the comments below on which you think is a better jersey and which other current teams logo reminds you of the new look.
This is the new home jersey.

This is the new away jersey.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Part 2- Hydration

This is my second part in my 4 part series of sports conditioning for athletes. Today we will be talking about hydration. You can't be dehydrated and still expect to perform your best in any given physical activity. You must be full of fluids to replace all the sweat that you are losing during a tough game. When you do not have enough fluids in your body you become weak and tired and can not perform 110%.

Some of you may know that you can survive a week without food but you can only survive 2-3 days without fluids. Fluids make our body run well and help us in many activities. Without fluids our body will shut down and die.

You may here me say fluids a lot but I don't mean erik Coca Cola when playing hockey! Gatorade and water are the best things to drink well doing a sport.

Most people should drink 1-2 litres of water/gatorade 2 hours before game time. When on the bench drink quick large sips of water.

Gatorade is very good for the elite athlete because it replaces the fluids and energy you are losing well doing a physical activity. But water is better than Gatorade so that should be your first choice over any energy drink.

Lastly I found a great article on hydration at this link : http://builtforhockey.com/one-reason-why-youre-not-playing-your-best/

I hope you enjoyed my post.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Favourite Photo of the Week

This one photo symbolizes the NFL lockout. Now that free agency has started and all free agents are finding new homes we will all remember the year Roger Goodell locked out football.

Now this is more of a question than a real Favourite Photo of the Week post but what do you think is the most heartbreaking lockout.

1. The NHL 2004-05 Lockout

2. The NFL 2011 Lockout

I am personally a hockey fan and I think the 2004-05 lockout was a heartbreaking lockout but it ended greatly with Alex Ovechkin and Sid the Kid each starting their career

There is no Alex Ovechkin  or Sidney Crosby in this year's draft but I think most people think the NFL lockout was more heartbreaking.

Dish off in the comments about your opinion on the lockouts too.

Don't forget tomorrow is my  Part 2 in my 4 part series [hydration] of conditioning for sports.  

Monday, 1 August 2011

Recent Sports News

Well I was on vacation in New York most of this happened so I thought of doing a post on all the stuff I missed.

NFL: The NFL has decided to end the lockout! The NFL approved a new collective bargaining agreement by a 31-0 vote.The Players association approved the new CBA on July the 25th.

NHL: The New Jersey Devils have traded Brian Rolston to the New York Islanders for Trent Hunter pictured above. Both players are forwards. Rolston actually said he expected a trade away from New Jersey.

  MLB: Ervin Santana of the Los Angeles Angels threw a no hitter on July 28th. He was facing the Cleveland Indians and won the game 3-1. I am sorry but my computer is not uploading the image of Ervin so there is no photo for this one.