Jimmy Vesey runs the NHL

It’s amazing how a simple act of defiance can really shake things up. Take the ever unfolding saga of Jimmy Vesey, for example. The NHL has set it up so that amateur athletes can be drafted by teams, who would then own their rights to sign them to their first professional contract. As a means […]

Outdoor hockey, St. Louis style.

As is always the case with these special outdoor events, the Chicago Blackhawks were selected to play in next year’s Winter Classic. As it stands, the Blackhawks now play 37% of their games outdoors. Of course, there are other teams that get to spend time outside with an apparent regularity. There is Detroit, Toronto and […]

Summer Reading: Jeremy Roenick Wrote Two Books

  With the offseason upon us, we’re looking for ways to pass the time. It’s hard to think about hockey when it’s 100 degrees outside, and August is really f’n boring. To remedy this, welcome to Summer Reading with Loser Domi, where we’ll be reading and discussing various hockey-related books.   Jeremy Roenick has been a […]

Nashville provides us with a viable third candidate

OK, well, I guess maybe not a viable candidate. I can think of a couple of reasons that Gnash probably can’t be president. First, I’m not sure we allow non-humans to hold elected office. Second, he isn’t older than the franchise, and the franchise isn’t even 35 years old, the minimum age a president must […]

A review of Arizona’s Paw Patrol auditions

Wait, what the heck is this? None of these are pups! And why aren’t any of these ladies wearing shirts? I think I need to get back to Adventure Bay. (This post was inspired by my 2 year old nephew. )

Summer Reading: Hockey Night in Dixie

Hello, everyone! Here’s the next installment of “Summer Reading with Loser Domi”, because the offseason is boring. This time, I’m discussing Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South by Jon C. Stott. There are two parts to the book. The first part has a chapter each on the Roanoke Valley Vipers […]


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Introducing Summer Reading with Loser Domi

Hello, everyone! Some years ago, I was a bit of a darling around these parts with stupid humor and occasional hockey material. After a lengthy hiatus, I’ve come back (at least temporarily) to Barry Melrose Rocks. One of my favorite tags in the old site was “August is Really F’n Boring”, and I have a […]

We are a week removed from Pittsbugh claiming the Stanley Cup.

No sir, it still doesn’t get any better than this: Much like LeBron James returning to Cleveland, Phil Kessel returned to the United States and won the Stanley Cup for America. How does that feel, Toronto? Phil Kessel won the Stanley Cup, and did so while putting together 22 Playoff points. It’s OK to admit that […]

Gary Bettman is committed to the joke

\ From a business perspective, the long time criticism of the NHL has been its expansion into non-traditional markets. There have been some obvious successes, like Los Angeles or Dallas, but then some abject failures, like Atlanta and Phoenix. There is business sense to trying to increase the league’s footprint, but many long term observers […]

The new Bridgestone Arena seating looks uncomfortable

Ever since the season concluded in Nashville, there have been some renovations to Bridgestone Arena. Gotta get ready for Selena Gomez, after all. Anyways, as anyone who has ever installed arena seats knows, the first step is always the armrests. And yes, this is a perfect example of BMR’s riveting offseason content. *sigh*

Buck up, Sharks, you were beat by the best

The Sharks were able to carry the series out to 6 games, including a two goal victory on Friday in Pittsburgh to extend the series. That’s good, right! They denied the Penguins the chance to celebrate at home in what can only be described as a spiteful victory. The Sharks were able to shake their reputation […]

Maybe I know some stuff

Obviously, today is all about celebrating the Penguins’ victory, and over the next week, we certainly will give the Sharks and Penguins their well deserved accolades but I just want to point you all to this and pat myself on the back: Hmm… Penguins in 6 Ryan Henning: Genius