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OHL coach drops F-bomb on reporter following another loss

- October 23rd, 2014

The Sudbury Wolves have been having a tough time since the OHL season opened last month.

Sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division — and last overall in the league — with one win in 11 games, the Wolves are struggling mightily on the ice.

On Wednesday, the Wolves faced the highly-skilled Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, losing 7-2. It was their 10th-straight loss.

Following the game, a clearly frustrated Wolves head coach Paul Fixter met reporters outside the dressing room. Watch as Fixter loses his composure on Sault Star sports reporter Peter Ruicci’s line of questioning.

Today, the coach released a statement through the team’s website, apologizing for his choice of words.

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No word yet on whether Fixter will face any disciplinary action from the OHL.

Canadiens’ P.K. Subban dresses as Michael Jackson for Halloween

- October 23rd, 2014

There’s a reason our Mike Zeisberger referred to P.K. Subban as the Deion Sanders of the NHL.

He’s “flamboyant”.

He has “flair,” Zeisberger added.

“In other words, Prime Time on Skates.”

And, apparently, away from the arena, too.

The Habs’ defenceman became an off-the-ice highlight reel this week when he portrayed Michael Jackson at the Canadiens’ Halloween party.

While this garb was undoubtedly professionally done, Subban’s Thriller costume was just another opportunity for the 25-year-old to be front and centre.

Maybe Phil the Thrill can take some lessons in how to engage the public.

Portland Timbers owner lashes out at fan-run Twitter account

- October 22nd, 2014

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson is under fire after telling the operator of a Twitter account representing his club’s supporters’ group to “STFU,” a common social media acronym for shut the f— up.

A representative of the Timbers Army, one of the most loyal supporters’ groups in Major League Soccer, took aim at the club for failing to address defensive issues ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League loss in Honduras.

Fans were also critical of the lineup head coach Caleb Porter deployed.

That led to Paulson, one of the more vocal owners in MLS, becoming, uh, overtly defensive himself.

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Portland’s eventual 3-1 loss saw it exit the CONCACAF Champions league in disappointing fashion.

Then Paulson had to answer for the comment he deleted the next day.

Justin Bieber brags about ‘dangling’ men’s league opponent

- October 22nd, 2014

Apparently the Biebs does more than ball.

Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber’s fondness for basketball is well known.

But it turns out the 20-year-old from Stratford, Ont., thinks highly of himself on the ice, too.

Bieber tweeted out a video late Tuesday night claiming responsibility for what he deemed a dirty puck “dangle”.

What he failed to mention was the dude he twisted up could hardly skate.

Let’s give credit where credit is due.

Ignoring that the competition appears to be a non-competitive men’s league, Bieber does well to finish off the play glove side.

Shades of Mario Lemieux?

Pavel Datsyuk scores amazing backhand goal, but it’s disallowed

- October 21st, 2014

Pavel Datsyuk returned to the NHL from injury Tuesday night in Montreal, and looked magical on the ice.

The Detroit Red Wings star scored what looked to be the goal of the night on a nifty move deep in the Canadiens end, spinning quickly in the slot before sending a laser beam backhander to the top corner against Carey Price.

Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed.

This also might have factored into the referee’s decision: