February 2010

Hockey

Dreams do come true for Sean Bentivoglio

Sean Bentivoglio is one in 36,000. On October 16, 1985, Bentivoglio was born in the small city of Thorold, Ontario. 23 years, five months and 17 days later, Bentivoglio achieved his life-long dream when he played his first ever game in the National Hockey League. The 24-year-old is in his fourth season in the American Hockey League and third with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the minor league affiliate of the NHL’s New York Islanders. A…

Baseball

From the spotlight to the spotlight: Bernie Williams’ foray into music

There are many words that define Bernie Williams: clutch hitter, Yankee hero, All-Star, World Series champion, future Hall-of-Famer. But it’s probably safe to say that most people would be surprised if they found out words like “guitarist” and “critically-acclaimed musician” could also describe him. As it turns out, the baseball diamond is not the only stage Williams has performed on. Bernie Williams is a musician. He’s a classically-trained guitarist and has released two albums: The…

Hockey

Tyler Seguin: The Mystery Man

The name Tyler Seguin could be compared to that of Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness Monster. To many, the enigma of Seguin first appeared when the preliminary NHL Draft rankings were released and the last name that almost everyone had their own way of pronouncing was sitting atop the list above that of plenty talked about Taylor Hall. Not many had heard of Seguin let alone seen him play or knew much…

Hockey

Hockey Canada’s unwanted

Mike Green currently leads all National Hockey League defencemen with 54 points, yet he is not one of the seven d-men heading to B.C. to participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. A player who had a breakout year last season, garnering a career-high 73 points and earning himself a nomination for the Norris Trophy, the Calgary, Alberta native was nowhere to be found when Team Canada Executive Director Steve Yzerman announced his long-awaited…

Hockey

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a glitch in the matrix

Over the course of the past 100 or so years, sports fans have been really quite fortunate. Considering there are only so many potential outcomes of a given league, it would seem likely that repeats are eventually bound to occur. We’ve seen underdogs slay giants and all-time greats retire on top. We’ve seen emotional comeback success stories and the unfortunate comeback failures. Although each rendition of a particular plot-line is customized ever slightly to represent…