This feature runs when someone we all know says something interesting, usually it is by accident.


cluneonbourneRich Clune, who is largely a secret outside the Predators home arena took exception to Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) critique of his teammate. Clune’s defense of teammate was a bit wordier than a similar on ice response might have been.

headline mishap


Last season, much against the wishes of the Pittsburgh Penguins, their fans and everyone interested in a longer series, the Boston Bruins swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the eastern conference finals. Everyone knows this. The number of goals scored by the Penguins in four games wasn’t impressive for one game. And yet the NHL’s website, where presumably every writer and editor has access to the playoff results and or the internet as a whole put up a headline making it look like the results were exactly reversed.

It would be nice to believe this is the result of a momentary lapse. Unfortunately the NHL’s habit of marketing their spin over anything objective even if that “not made here” concept or personality would be better for the NHL as a whole. Instead of marketing the entire 30 team, 12 forward, six defensemen goalie and a backup league they’ve pitched two or three guys, in spite of whatever image that player might have in or out of their home market.

And now this. This is a clear statement of the result that was wished for, but that Dan Bylsma’s squad couldn’t deliver. How in the world did this headline go live? Smaller sites lack redundant staff for this sort of event, the NHL is a $3billion a year enterprise. So what happened?

Either Tyler Seguin has the worst passwords in the history of Twitter, he lets everyone uses his phone, or he just doesn’t care. Last week it was a tweet from his account about him coming out fot he closet. At roughly 11:42pm ET on 7/6/13 there was this tweet:



Normally in order for me to take notice of a non NHL tweet, they have to be doing something interesting, like training camps or playing in a championship. It is a sad reality, that there are too many tweets even for someone like me to read.

And then there are tweets that come to the universe via the wonderful hands and mind of whomever handles the Twitter account for the Sherwood Park Stealth of the Alberta Mens Roller Hockey League.

@AMRHL_Stealth doesn't miss a stroke getting to the hard facts.

@AMRHL_Stealth doesn’t miss a stroke getting to the hard facts.

Lots of people have opinions on Torts, including pretty much everyone who has ever read a quote, watched him coach, or possibly stood in line behind him at the coffee spot.

Former Boston Bruin, New York Ranger, and Atalanta Thrasher Marc Savard took the opportunity to speak his mind.


While it is unlikely Savard will ever play hockey again, he has been a part of coaching his kids teams.

The newest feature for is written by other people, and I just take credit for publicizing their brilliance.  Yep They Said It will appear at highly irregular intervals for your education and dissection.

@ I wouldn't trade one Dougie Hamilton for two Ray Bourques.
Dan Shrader


Apparently having five games of NHL experience makes you worth twice as much as someone with a fistful of Norris trophy wins, a Stanley Cup championship and a hall of fame induction.