1. Massage or Hockey?

    I went for a massage last night and once it was done, I decided I'd book another one a month in advance. If I don't, I tend not to go until I'm past the point of no return and what should be a relaxing massage ends up being a sadistic torture ride...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  2. Is It Time for Hockey Yet?

    Yes, I'm still alive and well. I haven't posted anything since Joe Sakic re-signed with the Avs and for that, I apologize.Shortly after the signing, I was in such a good mood that I went out and bought a new toy and that usurped a lot of my time...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 140 reads 0 comments

  3. Joe Sakic Re-Signs with the Colorado Avalanche

    Holy out-of-the-blue, Batman! Joe Sakic has signed on with the Avalanche for one more year. Thanks to Sully for the tip in the comments of my previous Sakic post.Honestly, I thought the press conference Sakic had scheduled for tomorrow would be uneventful

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 195 reads 3 comments

  4. Joe Sakic Coming Back to the Colorado Avalanche Because "He Loves the Moolah"??

    I read a lot of stuff each day. It ranges from tons of online content, books and magazines, right down to shampoo bottles, licence plates, and the back of cereal boxes. Typically, I come across one or two silly things per day...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 708 reads 1 comments

  5. Joined in Progress? Avalanche Lose Out to Red Wings Before Season Even Begins

    The national broadcast schedule is out and the Avalanche will be featured 13 times. Unlucky 13. The ol' one-three...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 242 reads 0 comments

  6. Sakic Still Sitting On the Boards

    (hockeyforum.com)Joe Sakic was on "104.3 The Fan" this morning to promote his upcoming charity golf tournament but shockingly, the topic of Sakic's ultimate decision came up...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  7. Quote of the Year

    The Hockey News had an interesting article on Bruce Bennet, Getty Images Director of Photography and Hockey Imagery, which contained, hands down, the quote of the year...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 543 reads 8 comments

  8. Joe Sakic More Likeable than Sidney Crosby?

    I've been shocked once already this offseason. Then shocked again after hearing about Forsberg skating in Sweden (because there was no followup injury story)...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 453 reads 6 comments

  9. Milan Hedjuk: The Duke Stepping Away from the Throne?

    Alanah at Canucks & Beyond got hold of an interview with Milan Hejduk which has him alluding to retiring after his contract with the Avalanche is up in two years...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  10. Marek Svatos Re-signs for Two Years

    Adrian Dater has been keeping us up-to-date on late breaking news this offseason - what little there has been - via his blog as well as Twitter and has just reported that Marek Svatos has re-signed with the Avalanche...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  11. Hockey Hall of Fame: Guess Who's Going to See the Stanley Cup?

    As some of you may remember, I opined about a month ago that I would not be going to see the Stanley Cup when it made its way to Saskatoon with Mike Babcock. Well, his two days with the Cup came and went Thursday and Friday...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 227 reads 0 comments

  12. Colorado Avalanche 2008/09 Schedule Released

    The NHL has released the schedule for next year and once again, the Avalanche are opening at home. In an interesting move though, they'll be opening it against an Eastern Conference opponent, the Boston Bruins...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  13. I'm Shocked! Shocked I Tells Ya!

    (Getty)Both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News are reporting the same story today: Peter Forsberg is having foot troubles and may not return to the NHL. Hmm.....

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 110 reads 1 comments

  14. Puck Daddy Interviews Jose Theodore

    (Sports Argument Wiki)Greg over at Puck Daddy just posted a great interview with Jose Theodore, seen to the right as Roberto Luongo's midget sidekick.It's a fairly candid interview which I find characteristic of most of Jose's interviews...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 1,065 reads 0 comments

  15. The World Juniors are coming to town

    (www.thesavvyboomer.com)It was briefly reported earlier this morning as being "expected" but now it's official: The World Junior Hockey Championship tournament is coming back to Saskatoon...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  16. Marek Svatos Files for Arbitration

    I smelled this coming but didn't want to jinx it. Unfortunately I smelled right and Marek Svatos has filed for arbitration. Dater says his sources say Svats is looking for $2.5M a year...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  17. Random Thoughts: Brought to you by Jack Handey

    There's a lot of disappointment over the Avalanche's woeful offseason so far and rightfully so. As Jib points out, the Avalanche are looking a bit like Scrooge McDuck while MHH Joe is worried the team is headed down goon alley...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  18. Excited about Raycroft?

    (ColoradoAvalanche.com)So I was briefly perusing the Avalanche's official site checking out all the late breaking news (hah!) and noticed the current poll asks which recent move Avalanche fans are most excited about...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  19. Welcome Back Wojtek Wolski

    The Avalanche have re-signed Wojtek Wolski to a 2-year, $5.6M deal. So thats' $2.8M a year which is great as I thought he would be in the $3M to $3.5M neighbourhood.It's a good deal for both the Avalanche and Wolski...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  20. Red Wings Sign Hossa

    (Marian Hossa in his former job as a bus boy)The Detroit Red Wings have won the Marian Hossa sweepstakes signing the winger to a one-year contract worth $7.4M...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 523 reads 0 comments

  21. Free Agency Final Thoughts

    Well, I think that'll do it for the Avs today. They picked up Andrew Raycroft and Darcy Tucker, both cast-offs from Toronto, and officially announced the signing of Per Ledin...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  22. Avalanche Sign Darcy Tucker

    Sweet Mary, the Avalanche just signed Darcy Tucker for 2 years at $2.25M per year. What's with the Leafs buyout brigade to Colorado? Does Giguere just feel sorry for these guys or something?Again, it's a move that made me shake my head and go "Srsly?"...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  23. Avalanche Sign Andrew Raycroft

    Good grief. Let me go dig up that picture. You know which one I'm talking about. EDIT: Ah, there it is.Hot on the heels of the Per Ledin announcement, the Avalanche went out and signed Andrew Raycroft to a one-year contract...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  24. Jose Theodore Signs with Washington

    Jose Theodore has signed with the Washington Capitals. No more shall we see his flowing locks gracefully move as he follows the action from the bench...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  25. Free Agency in 30

    The day is about to officially start. Unfortunately TSN is not doing their extended coverage where they have to cover nothing but speculation for the first 2 hours. So I'll be stuck watching Wimbledon and they will break in with news as it happens...

    Shane Giroux Written by Shane Giroux about 6 years ago 56 reads 0 comments