SOCKEY ON HOCKEY

Like John Kincade, only I know what the fuck I'm talking about!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Mock A Slumping Thrasher & Wake A Sleeping Giant

Happy Boxing Day Eve everybody, I have stopped playing with the Army men I got for Christmas just long enough to issue an official apology to Shane “Silent” Hnidy. Since mocking him in November for going 4 ½ years without netting a goal, Hnidy has broken out of his slump with 3 goals in the last 15 these are Doug Harvey like numbers. In hopes of having a similar effect on others, it’s time to Mock A Slumping Thrasher!

Today’s target is #7 Greg DeVries. At $2 million a year he is the 5th highest paid Thrasher but has scored only one goal on 48 shots this year and has nearly as many defensive mistakes as penalty minutes. In 18 home games this year he has 2 assists and is -10. Devo has not had a point since the first week of December, and is even or minus in 8 of his last nine games. His play as of late has left me wishing Mandy Sutton a speedy recovery.



Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Devils Went Down To Georgia

Tonight is a perfect opportunity for the Thrashers to extend their winning streak to 3 games. The New Jersey Devils head to The Phil tonight, having played last night against the Washington Capitals. Future Hall Of Famer, Marty Brodeur had a 34 save night in the Devils 4-1 win, that saw Captain Patrick Elias leave late in the game after taking a slap shot off of his left ankle. JK Sockey has learned that Elias’ foot is broken and he will not play tonight.

Lets see, tired opponent, back up goalie, injured superstar. I would assume the building will be close to full tonight with it being a Saturday night game, friends and family in for the holidays, and all of the transplanted greasers from the northeast looking to show off their leather jackets, gold chains, and rat tails. All the cards are stacked in the Bird’s favor, and it is the typical scenario that leads to an embarrassing Thrasher loss. Seems that every chance this team gets to show off to the home crowd and grab the city’s attention they come up short. Will things change tonight, or will the Thrashers end up with coal in their stockings?

Hey Lou, what’s so bad about MSG2???

According to my insiders, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello hit the ceiling when tonight's game was changed from FSN New York to MSG 2. Lamoriello reportedly gave TV execs a piece of his mind over the late switch.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sockey On Hockey: Episode 3!

To quote old-school rapper Dave La Soul, "Three is the magic number!" Some may say mine is more of a mix of #1 and #2... Episode #3 previews "Grease Ball Week". Harry Pohl is back from his hunting trip, and I am back from my trip to Toronto. Losses recapped, emails answered, and Phil Kessel's nuts!

Listen here...


or...

Right Click Here and choose 'SAVE AS' to download the Sockey On Hockey Podcast