Historical Tough Call: Detroit Off-The-Mesh Goal

On January 18, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings got one of the luckiest home bounces in history. Down 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings with 30 seconds left in the game, Red Wing defenseman Niklas Kronwall had a shot blocked by King Jared Stoll and the puck deflected way up into the mesh behind the … Continue reading Historical Tough Call: Detroit Off-The-Mesh Goal

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Historical Tough Call: The Ciccarelli Slash

On January 6, 1988, Minnesota North Stars sniper Dino Ciccarelli decided he’d had enough of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After skating with the puck offside into the Leafs zone, Toronto defenseman Luke Richardson dared to shove Dino with a cross check. Dino was done taking numbers. He squared up and swung his stick like he … Continue reading Historical Tough Call: The Ciccarelli Slash

Historical Tough Call WJHC: Sweden/Finland 2014

I look back at the worst calls, player choices, and coaching decisions in the history of the World Junior Tournament.  One entry for every day of the event, so check back often! The 2014 gold medal game will eventually go down as one of the most thoroughly enjoyable deciding games in World Junior history. It … Continue reading Historical Tough Call WJHC: Sweden/Finland 2014

Historical Tough Call WJHC: USA/Slovakia 2009

I look back at the worst calls, player choices, and coaching decisions in the history of the World Junior Tournament.  One entry for every day of the event, so check back often! The USA was a clear favourite against the Slovakian side coming in to the 2009 quarter-finals.  They easily outchanced the Slovaks and outshot … Continue reading Historical Tough Call WJHC: USA/Slovakia 2009

Historical Tough Call WJHC: Canada/Slovakia 2013

I look back at the worst calls, player choices, and coaching decisions in the history of the World Junior Tournament.  One entry for every day of the event, so check back often!   In a 2013 WJHC game against Slovakia, Canada found itself down 2-0 in the first 10 minutes.  While still trailing 2-1 in … Continue reading Historical Tough Call WJHC: Canada/Slovakia 2013

Historical Tough Call WJHC: Canada/Russia 2002

I look back at the worst calls, player choices, and coaching decisions in the history of the World Junior Tournament.  One entry for every day of the event, so check back often! Canada has a long standing history of success in the World Junior Hockey Championships. From 1974-1976 when it was just an invitational tournament, … Continue reading Historical Tough Call WJHC: Canada/Russia 2002

Historical Tough Call: Women’s Soccer Olympic Semi-Final 2012

Canada had been a while between defeats of the U.S. women's soccer team in a highly meaningful game, and it looked like the semi-finals of the London Games would finally be the next stage. Christine Sinclair left her mark on the world in this tournament and had a hat trick in this game. The entire … Continue reading Historical Tough Call: Women’s Soccer Olympic Semi-Final 2012

Another Weber Timeout Fail, 20 Years Later

For today's historical March Madness Tough Call we head back to 2013, and we actually stay away from the officials this time. The toughest call here comes not from a zebra, but a Wildcat. Specifically, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber. What should have been a shoe in for Kansas State over the upstart La … Continue reading Another Weber Timeout Fail, 20 Years Later

Ed Cooley Gets Questionable Technical

Ed Cooley probably wishes he had been a little harder on the chair. Then at least he may have felt he'd earned his technical foul. In the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament, Providence was battling underdog Dayton late on a Friday night. With his team down by eight, Cooley tried to take advantage of a … Continue reading Ed Cooley Gets Questionable Technical

No Call on Final Shot: Dayton vs. Boise 2015

The 2015 "First Four" game between Dayton and Boise State was everything you could hope for in College basketball. The March Madness tournament is an incredible ride, and teams would do just about anything to qualify. Neither of these two schools were going to go down without a fight. Down by 1, the Broncos did … Continue reading No Call on Final Shot: Dayton vs. Boise 2015