A list of new rules that were not approved.

Last week, the NHL announced that they were instituting some new rules, such as getting rid of the spin-o-rama, which everybody loves, and expanding the trapezoid, which everybody hates. If these are the rules that made the cut, what did the NHL opt not to include in the new season? Let’s take a look at […]


This is the beginning of a second Renaissance

            The Middle Ages are also called the Dark Ages, primarily for the sweeping, disease induced death that gripped Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East, but also because so little came from it in the terms of intellectual or artistic innovation. Then, the 14th century, from Florence, there was […]

I get excited for hockey video games

I have always been a fan of hockey video games. I was the one at the rink between hockey games standing at the Blades of Steel arcade game, rattling the joystick pretending I was playing. I bought an old Sega Genesis when I was in college so I could get NHL 94. My only problem […]


A message from the Sabres to the city of Buffalo

Hello, friends. As owner of the Buffalo Sabres, I just wanted to solidify our commitment to this team and the citizens of Buffalo. With the unfortunate passing of Ralph Wilson, owner of our friends and neighbors the Buffalo Bills, there has been some question as to their permanence in this fine city. We sincerely hope that […]


Dustin Penner. Age 31, Height 6’4, Weight 247lbs Last seen: Washington DC Pertinent information: Penner has not been heard of this off season after leaving the Washington Capitals. Has a somewhat checkered history with contract negotiations, but can be lured practically anywhere (Edmonton, for example) with a little bit of cash. Enjoys pancakes. Devin Charlie […]

Look, the Flyers are getting a new jersey

Apparently, Philadelphia is going to be releasing a third jersey, the first time they have gone with such sartorial selection since 2010. Now that free agency is winding down and the draft is done, this is what qualifies as big news in the hockey world. There is quite a bit of debate as to what type […]

The end of the an era

I’ll make it short and sweet, but it would be terrible if I didn’t mention us. The founding father of this very website, Kevin Schultz, has decided to step away from the sports writing game. He started Barry Melrose Rocks as a hobby back in when he was in college. As is the case when anyone […]

Prepare for the insanity

NHL free agency begins at noon eastern time tomorrow. 96% of free agents will be signed by eastern time. This has been your alert. Please don’t oversleep free agency, otherwise you will be left with a Brookbank,

Dale Tallon is pissed

      All right, we got the chubby guy in a bow tie looking like a 19th century physician, the ruggedly good looking Aaron Ekblad as the number one overall pick, actor of ER fame Anthony Edwards and an adorable kid cheesing it up for the camera. Sure, there’s a lot going on on […]

Columbus acquires professional wrestler

  Scott Hartnell has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for RJ Umberger and a 4th round draft pick. Columbus tends to be involved in the ill conceived contract issues of the east coast teams and then shuffles those issues off to other teams. Usually that other team is the Los Angeles […]

Stupid sexy Gaborik

Marian Gaborik was one of those players that won the Stanley Cup last week. Instead of taking it to Slovakia, he took it to the ocean, and promptly took off his shirt. He also wore tiny Euro shorts. Eyes are up here, ladies.