The number 5 may not be a stat that has any reference to Nicklas Lidstrom’s exceptional 20-year career with the Red Wings, but it says a lot to many of us sporting his jersey or those watching him play from the stands, knowing he is an ongoing threat to the survival of any opposing club.
He uses his superior hockey intelligence and skill to dominate the game. An outstanding passer with an incredibly accurate shot from the point. He plays calm and is very efficient in the defensive zone. This is a player that has consistently shown he is a player to be remembered, and today Lidstrom officially announced that his retirement from the league he dominated for the better part of two decades on the Detroit blueline: Continue reading →
It’ll mark the lowest seed to ever win the Stanley Cup, but the Los Angeles Kings (8th in the West) and the New Jersey Devils (6th in the East) are set to go at it for the greatest trophy in sport. It’s a contest between two similar teams: defensively-minded, hard on the forecheck and marquee names in goal. Both teams also win by committee, rolling and getting contributions from all four lines. Perhaps those similarities are leading many to think that this year’s Final to be a toss-up between the Kings and Devils, if this graphic from NHL.com has anything to say: Continue reading →
Missed out on tickets for Metallica’s sold-out Aug. 17 (Edmonton) or Aug. 24 (Vancouver) dates? Well never fear, two additional concerts were added today to feed the demand. Edmonton will now have an additional date on August 18 at Rexall Place, and Vancouverites get another August 25 date at Rogers Arena. Both new dates are on Saturday night. Will you go?
Metallica announced earlier this week that they will be performing in Vancouver on August 24, 2012 at Rogers Arena. They will be playing all their hits from their 30-year career on their state of the art 360-degree stage that needs to be seen to be believed. They will also be using different visual effects and stage components through out the show.
This is the first time the band has returned to Vancouver since December of 2008. The Vancouver announcement follows earlier news that Metallica will perform in Edmonton on August 17th.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich released this statement: “Our rabid Canadian fans will love this … over the top, out of control stage that will be the cornerstone of our touring escapades for the next years to come.”
Justin Bieber fans mark your calendars: dates for a new upcoming North American tour have now been announced in advance of the June 19th release of the highly-anticipated “Believe” album. The pop phenom’s tour currently includes 46 dates all across the continent, and will begin September 29th in Glendale, Arizona. Bieber will wrap up his tour in Miami, Florida on January 26th. Mission, B.C.’s Carly Rae Jepsen – of “Call Me Maybe” fame – will accompany the tour to open the shows. Continue reading →
Got your tickets to UFC 149 in Calgary yet? Well, your fight card just added a little more Canadiana with reports surfacing that Toronto’s Claude Patrick will fight James Head in the welterweight division. The number of Canadian fighters on the card now totals at six, including:
Get your calendars out, it’s time to plan your schedule for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Bonnaroo – taking place from June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee – just released its set times. Highlights include Radiohead on Friday, Red Hot Chili Peppers on Saturday and The Beach Boys on Sunday. Also scheduled for Sunday is Phish, who will be playing an epic 4 hour set.
It’s been a sad couple of weeks for music. Not even two weeks since rap pioneer Adam “MCA” Yauch died at age 48, cancer has claimed another music legend as Donna Summer – the “Queen of Disco” – passed away today.
Disco legend Donna Summer died this morning at the age of 63, TMZ reports. The singer had been battling cancer for some time. According to TMZ, Summer was in Florida at the time of her death.
Summer was a five-time Grammy winner best known for smash hits including “I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “She Works Hard for the Money.” Her collaborations with producer Giorgio Moroder in the the Seventies broke ground for dance music and have been hugely influential on electronic music in the decades since.
Got tickets for a UFC event this summer? Thanks to social media, fans now have the opportunity to keep tabs on and connect with their favorite fighters like never before. Unlike most sports, the UFC is founded on individual fighters who usually keep their own Twitter profile detailing their day-to-day routine.
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