Author Archive | James Gordon

With the NHL labour impasse looking more bleak by the day, the exodus of locked out players is about to pick up steam. On Thursday, Philadelphia Flyers star Claude Giroux — who had been skating with a group of players in Kanata to while away the days — and fellow local product Daniel Briere signed on with German squad Eisbaren Berlin. And with the cancellation of the first regular season NHL games a done deal, Senators centre Kyle Turris is also looking to Europe.

Erik Karlsson isn’t heading home to Sweden after all. After revealing last week he planned to spend the NHL lockout playing for former squad Frolunda, the Senators’ star defenceman was instead scooped up by Helsinki-based Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League (SM-liiga) Wednesday.

The sick, hilarious creators of everyone’s favourite Taiwanese animated shorts are taking aim at the NHL again, this time over the ongoing lockout. The last time New Media Animation checked in, it asked whether LA’s Stanley Cup victory would popularize the game with people other than gang members who enjoy wearing Kings merch. This time, you can see Gary Bettman cutting off the NHL shield’s arms and a nasty owner stealing more than his share of poutine from a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.