Bergeron playing with a punctured lung, Hossa's wonky back, or Campbell finishing his shift on a broken leg -- none of it was anything special to watch for me as a former hockey player. That is just what hockey players do because we love the game and more importantly we love to compete.
Hockey Analyst and Former NHL Player
Anson Carter spent 10 seasons in the NHL as a power forward with the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. Originally from Toronto, Ont., Carter was an All-American at Michigan State University before his selection in the 10th round (220th overall) of the 1992 NHL Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. <br> <br> During his NHL career, Carter was a five-time 20-goal scorer and registered 40 points or more in seven seasons, including 60-point performances in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons and a career-high 33 goals in the 2005-06 season. After the conclusion of his NHL career, Carter spent the 2007-08 season with the HC Lugano of the Swiss Nationalliga A. <br> <br> Carter currently serves as an in-studio hockey analyst for NBC Sports.
I bet there are a lot of frustrated teachers out there that can't wait for the school year to end, as they have to deal with a lot of tired and grumpy little hockey fans coming into school the next day after staying up watching these two great teams compete well into the early morning.
06/23/2013 08:05 EDT
I was curious if Bret "the Hitman" Hart thought any hockey players reminded him of any of the wrestlers he competed against. His response? "Chara is the Andre The Giant of hockey." As for the Stanley Cup Final, "Rask and the Bs are so solid. Even though they lost their first game, I see Boston winning the Cup!"
06/15/2013 09:56 EDT
I have to give a shout out to my man George Stroumboulopoulos. He has been working nonstop preparing to debut his new show, but he still manages to keep an eye on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "I'm all about the Habs," he said. "When they're out of the playoffs, which is usually how it goes, I root for my favourite ex-Habs.
06/07/2013 05:52 EDT
I caught up with Steven R. McQueen, hunk and heart-throb from the CW's <em>Vampire Diaries</em>. For all of you hockey fans who didn't know, Steven's step-dad is Mr. Hockeywood himself, Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. "Lucky" and "L.A. Kings" go together like Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.
05/31/2013 04:19 EDT
I had the chance to catch up with Snoop Dogg and get his thoughts on the Battle of California. Snoop's a big hockey fan and has been following this series from overseas in Africa. Snoop's pick? L.A. in seven. "Jeff carter's on a hot streak right now, and I don't think San Jose can hold him back," Snoop said.
05/24/2013 02:44 EDT
"As a native New Yorker, of course I'm pulling for the Rangers," said singer Vanessa Williams. "I think the Rangers will win the Stanley Cup, because I really like the way Lundqvist plays." Director Bobby Farrelly feels for Maple Leafs fans because they're "just like Red Sox fans" -- "classy, passionate and have been deprived of winning for so long."
05/17/2013 05:18 EDT
There is no way a team should ever blow a three-goal lead in the third period, as the Maple Leafs managed to do in just under 11 minutes Monday night in Boston. But Boston deserves the credit for stepping up their game when lesser teams would have accepted impending loss.
05/14/2013 04:12 EDT
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