Greg Wyshynski

  • Every hockey bench-clearing brawl should have British announcers (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago

    There have been more than a few line brawls featured here on Puck Daddy, of varying degrees of violence and intensity. Something that’s become clear over the years is that the announcer’s performance can turn a mundane clip into something classic. 


    Via reader Anthony Russell, here’s a recent bench clearance brawl between English Premiere Ice Hockey League 2nd Tier teams theBasingstoke Bison and Peterborough Phantoms that features a delightful chap from the U.K. narrating the highlights; and after hearing it, his voice is all we ever want to hear talking about a line brawl.

    “[The goalie] wants more than words, creating a nice little mel-aye …” BRILLIANT!

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  • Top 10 NHL spin-o-rama goals, as we mourn their sudden death

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy3 days ago

    The National Hockey League this week officially banned the “spin-o-rama” move from its penalty shots and shootouts, removing one of the more delightfully efficient (and dazzling) moves from the overtime skills competition. 

    Alas, it was crushed under the weight of questions about goalie interference and the puck’s forward progress. Even if it was a move that generated highlights on ESPN for the NHL, in a situation where individual skill should take precedent over a goalie’s ire.

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    So R.I.P., Mr. Spin-o-rama. You’re gone, but not forgotten, as we count down the top 10 spin-o-rama goals in the shootout and on penalty shots since the dawn of the new overtime format.

    And here ... we ... go. 

    10. Martin St. Louis vs. Chicago (3/9/11)

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