My all time favorite NHL goalie is not Patrick Roy….it is the one and only….Jacques Plante.
Did you KNOW: Plante was one of the first goaltenders to skate behind the net to stop the puck. He also was one of the first to raise his arm on an icing call to let his defencemen know what was happening. He perfected a stand-up, positional style, cutting down the angles; he became one of the first goaltenders to write a how-to book about the position. He was a pioneer of stickhandling the puck; before that time, goaltenders passively stood in the net and simply deflected pucks to defencemen or backchecking forwards.
Plante was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978. His jersey, #1, was retired in 1995 by the Montreal Canadiens. Finally McFarlane Toys has released Plante’s classic red, white and blue jersey in Series 28. Just click the image below to buy it online.
A fan threw a banana peel at black NHL hockey player Wayne Simmonds during a Philadelphia Flyers-Detroit Red Wings exhibition game in London, Ontario Thursday night, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman condemned the “obviously stupid and ignorant action” on Friday.
Simmonds, a right winger, was moving in on Red Wings goalie Jordan Pearce during a shootout when a fan in the upper deck threw a banana peel on the ice as an apparent racial taunt. Simmonds scored anyway but the Flyers lost 4-3.
Shipping next month, check out JIM RAYNOR, KERRIGAN, TYCHUS and ZERATUL, who make up the first series of STARCRAFT figures from DC Direct. Each one is about 7 inches tall and they are absolutely awesome, as amazingly-rendered and brilliantly-designed as the Warcraft figures from the same collection. If you’re a fan, you’ve gotta be sure to check this collection out!
I buy everything Star Wars….and this is a MUST-HAVE for any SW fanatic (check out the above pic of me after I got my Blu-Ray in the mail!)
This is the most complete and comprehensive Star Wars package ever. For you die-hard Star Wars Fans this contains so much more than the movies. The “Lost Anchorhead Footage” and many other never before seen clips are there too. It will take a long time to go through everything here but I just received my package and tore it open to see if it had the extra bonus material and couldn’t get enough of it. Can’t wait to watch the movies (for the hundredth time) but want to go though and see these extra scenes first. I was going to pick it up from Amazon but decided on buying it from Walmart.com ’cause it was slightly cheaper.
We just got in a new Thor Classic Marvel Select Figure which is an exclusive not available at your local Walmart or Toys R Us.
Do you recognize the old guy? If yes, leave a comment on who the old man is.
If you were a fan of the BLACKEST NIGHT story arc over in the DC Universe, then you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this 4-figure box set of 6.75-inch figures. Packaged with the figures is a 48-page trade paper back, BLACKEST NIGHT SPECIAL EDITION #1, featuring GREEN LANTERN #40 and #41 by Geoff Johns, Philip Tan and Eddy Barrows and BOOSTER GOLD #27.
In this set, you’ll find Indigo Munnk, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Black Lantern Blue Beetle and Star Sapphire Fatality! It’s a pre-order and if you want to snag it now, you can expect it to head your way in November!