Tip Ins: John Scott Is Stupid, Future TV Analysts, and HBO 24/7

Posted: October 25, 2013 by Lamar Lester in Tip Ins
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Tip Ins is a weekly update for all the news that happened in the NHL.

Sabre John Scott’s dirty headshot on Bruin Loui Eriksson. (Associated Press)

  • So, John Scott. He kinda almost took off Loui Eriksson’s head a couple of nights ago. He’s currently in waiting for his eventual Shanaban. This one of those prototypical “hits we want to get out of the game”. He chicken-winged him. You can’t do that. (Puck Daddy)
  • There are quite a few well-spoken players in the NHL. That said, with the recent retiring of former New York Rangers goalie Martin Biron(one of said well-spoken players) many are asking, in addition to him, what other current NHLers are likely/would do well as TV analysts after their careers are over. Topping the list are; Montreal’s PK Subban, Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, and Edmonton’s Andrew Ference. (Sporting News)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings will face each other at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2014. HBO will debut a new episode of “24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” on four consecutive Saturday nights, beginning December 14th. (NHL)

  • Just when the League’s tough guys thought they found a loophole in the new fighting rule, the NHL retorts. Players were removing each other’s helmets so that they wouldn’t receive an additional penalty for removing their opponent’s helmet before the scrap. NHL linesmen have been instructed to stop a fight when the participants opt to remove their helmets prior to swapping blows. In return, they only receive 2-minute roughing minors as opposed to the 5-minute major for fighting. (TSN)
  • Recently @strombone1(all but confirmed to be Roberto Luongo) tweeted out a picture of shirts in a store window. Upon close inspection, someone noticed in the reflection of the glass the face of TSN’s James Duthie. This lead many into believing Duthie ran the popular account. Not the case, as ‘strombone1’ clarified the issue with a screen cap of a text message between the two. (Pass it to Bulis)
  • Another Olympic jerseys has been unveiled. This time, Team Sweden takes the honors. By comparison to the most recent Czech jersey reveal, Team Sweden takes the cake hands down. (NBC Sports)
  • So Matt Cooke offered to help Patrick Kaleta to stop being a dirty player. Nothing else to add. That’s the headline. “I laid it out there that if he wants to know what I did, I’d gladly talk to him about it,” said Cooke. (ESPN)
  • Last week EA Sports and NHL 14 released their first “Dynamic Ratings” update. Players who are on hot streaks will receive a temporary ratings boost, while players who have been slumping will see a temporary decline in their individual and overall player ratings. (EA Sports)
  • Future Hall of Fame, multi-Stanley Cup winning, and winning-est goalie in NHL history Martin Brodeur is a backup goalie. Sounds crazy to say that, but it’s okay. Brodeur is fine with being a backup saying, “At the end of the day, we need some wins and we’ve played well with him so far.” Martin Brodeur has been the starting goaltender for the New Jersey Devils for 20 years. (Sports Logos)
  • Speaking of goalies…Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scored a goal last week. So that was cool. I’m not a big Mike Smith fan, but seeing a goalie rip pucks from their net in attempt to score as always a fun time. Smith is the 11th goalie to score a goal in an NHL game. The aforementioned Martin Brodeur is the NHL’s all-time goalie goals leader with three to his credit. (Sports Illustrated)
  • VIDEO: Tampa Bay superstar Steven Stamkos and TSN’s Bob MacKenzie starred in a commercial called Shawn Warford’s Moment Zero. It was good. The guys got acting chops. (YouTube)

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