The new bench boss of the Blues is certainly true to his word. When asked how long it would take to revitalize the beleaguered St. Louis power play, ranked last in the league having scored three goals with the man advantage all season, Hitchcock calmly replied, “One practice.” And so it proved, as the special teams went 1-for-2 in a 3-0 victory in Chicago on Tuesday to give Hitchcock his first debut win with an NHL club at the fourth time of asking.
The wins may not be coming as regularly as the fans would like, but as far as the Jets are concerned it’s not for lack of trying. The Jets winger gave the perfect illustration of that Tuesday night, chalking up a Gordie Howe hat trick in Winnipeg’s 6-5 overtime loss in Buffalo. Based on Thursday’s lacklustre loss to the Florida Panthers, a few more of those wouldn’t go amiss as the Manitoba winter begins to draw in.
While it’s always disturbing that people might actually care what Mr. Demi Moore thinks about anything, the former That 70s Show star might have actually outdone himself with an impassioned tweet in defence of Joe Paterno this week. After taking a ton of heat for his 140-character outburst, Kutcher then admitted he knew nothing about the whole situation and will stop tweeting for the foreseeable future, doubtless creating a void in the lives of many.
The poor chap just can’t win. When people aren’t mocking his religious exuberance, they’re denigrating his status as an NFL quarterback. Case in point – even after thoroughly outplaying opposite number Carson Palmer in leading the Broncos to a 38-24 win over the Raiders last Sunday, it turns out his fellow pros have anointed him as the most overrated player in the NFL, according to The Sporting News. Question is: how can you be overrated when everyone thinks you’re crap?
Unlike Roy (Tin Cup) McAvoy, Daly at least had his share of success in majors early in his career. It’s a good thing too, because if Thursday’s meltdown at the Australian Open is any indication, the former Open champion is just about washed up on the golf course, firing seven straight balls into the drink before pulling out of the tournament. The event organizers were less than impressed with his “unprofessional antics,” but Daly didn’t see any problem. “When u run out of balls u run out of balls,” he tweeted.