Earlier today, famed pro-skateboarder Mike Vallely (“Mike V”) held a press conference announcing he has signed up to to try out for the newly-formed Federal Hockey League’s Danbury Whalers. At the age of 40, this likely makes him the oldest rookie to seek out a job in professional hockey, a long time dream of his.
“I grew up a New York Rangers fan I would go to the games at Madison Square Garden with my father and it was just a great time to be a hockey fan great time to be a kid. I always wanted to play hockey.” Then at the age of 14 he got on his first skateboard and his life was set on a different course. But that didn’t make him forget the NHL, and a move to California years later re-awoke his passion for the game with the new arrival of Wayne Gretzky in America.
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, the 2009-10 Stanley Cup champions.
Second congrats to Marian Hossa. It would have been fun to have a new hockey curse, but three Cup losses in a row would have been brutal.
Chicago Tribune: Kiss the Cup: Hawks are champs, 3rd time a charm indeed for Hossa, Toews draws accolades for great playoffs
Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks bring Stanley Cup back to Chicago, With quest over, Niemi is an unquestioned star
Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers? run ends as Hawks win Cup
Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers’ effort was never in question
Jeff Hoggan vs Bill Guerin Oct 12, 2006
Darcy Hordichuk vs Reed Low Oct 12, 2006
Ryane Clowe vs Matt Greene Oct 12, 2006
Andrew Peters vs Brad Norton Oct 13, 2006
Chris Neil vs Aaron Downey Oct 14, 2006
Jody Shelley vs Derek Boogaard Oct 14, 2006
Nick Boynton vs Jordin Tootoo Oct 14, 2006
Derek Morris vs Vernon Fiddler Oct 14, 2006
Reed Low vs D.J. King Oct 14, 2006
Stephane Robidas vs Derek Armstrong Oct 14, 2006
Colton Orr vs Andrew Peters Oct 14, 2006
Todd Bertuzzi vs Ryan Craig Oct 14, 2006
Olli Jokinen vs Brad Richards Oct 14, 2006
Alexander Svitov vs Stephane Veilleux Oct 14, 2006
The 2006-07 season should be mostly filled in soon, and we’ll release a best of page shortly after.