To the shock and joy of many –myself included– the Giants are Superbowl 46 champions! I was lucky enough to make it to the parade in downtown Manhattan; and it was pure insanity. People stood on ledges 5 stories up, the streets were packed in every crevice. Chants and choruses of air horns erupted as the Giants triumphantly made their way to City Hall. Fans climbed on top of bus stops, scaffolding; lamp posts and street signs just to get that “money shot” of their favorite stars. It is something I will never forget.
Anyway, here are a few photos I snapped in between cheers at the Canyon of Heroes (last one is a friend of mine’s):
Congrats to the Giants on their 4th Superbowl title!
SOPA is a current bill before congress that would censor the internet, restrict freedom of speech and directly threat thousands of independent blogs like Trifecta Sports. The bill was meant to restrict piracy online, which I am all for, but the bill is so vague that it leaves the door open for regulation of many internet users/bloggers.
Many film and music companies as well as MLB, NFL, ESPN, Disney and many others support the bill because of the money they have lost to piracy. On the other side of the argument, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Wikipedia as well as thousands of other sites have openly opposed this bill. Wikipedia has even gone as far as to shut down their website for the day in protest of the bill. Google features a large black rectangle over their logo with a message “Tell Congress: Please Don’t Censor The Web!”
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After months of publicity, planning, and hard-work, the teams took to the ice in hockey’s most anticipated regular season matchup. Hockey grew up on the ponds and outdoor rinks and it was restored to its former glory on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.
The Philadelphia Flyers led by points leader Claude Giroux battled against Marian Gaborik and the Rangers on center stage. And what a game it was.
After a stellar goaltending performance in the first period, the two teams were tied at zero after one period of play. However two quick goals by Schenn and Giroux by the Flyers half-way into the second period gave the Flyers the upper-hand. Shortly after, Mike Rupp netted a goal from the top of the slot to cut the lead in half.
The Flyers entered the third period up 2-1, but once again Rupp lit the lamp with his second of the game to tie things up at 2-2. Then with just under six minutes to play, center Brad Richards scored to give the Rangers their first lead of the game.
Richards’s goal ended up being the decisive one as Lundqvist was able to stop the rest including a penalty shot by Danny Briere in the final minute of play.
it was a great outing for hockey, the fans, and both teams at play. In fact, over 47,000 fans were present at the game and one can only look forward to next year’s Bridgestone Winter Classic that will be unveiled at the end of this season.
For my next few articles I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the first round picks from the four NHL teams that we cover here at Trifecta Sports. These players drafted will be a part of the future of the NHL and perhaps next generation’s superstars. Today we will take a look at Islanders first round pick Ryan Strome.
Lets get right to it.
Strome is average sized at 6’0″ 177 lbs, but possesses good hands and top-end speed. Strome has spent the past two years playing in the OHL with the Niagara Ice Dogs and was able to put up 106 points last year to put him third amongst all OHL scorers. Not to mention he was voted the most improved player this past year. He knows how to score and how to get to the “dirty areas” on the ice to put the puck in the net.
“He skates very well and has very good speed. He’s a creative playmaker who sees the ice very well. He goes to the net and battles in front. He is able to get to rebounds and loose pucks in front. He has good hands and has scored some goals off tip-ins in front.” said NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards.
Ryan Strome’s hometown is Mississauga, ON and has spent his entire life playing in Canada. Strome was a natural from the time he first laced up the skates.
“My dad and my grandpa, who lives around the corner from me, took me to a pond in the hydro fields behind my house and threw me on skates and pretty much just told me to go” said Strome
However with all this going for him, many were shocked to see him selected 5th overall to the New York Islanders. There are multiple reasons that he was not expected to go as high as 5th. in fact many projected he would be a mid first round selection. This is due to the fact that he is not NHL ready quite yet and is a one year wonder. In fact the year before he had just 13 points in 27 games. Many teams worried that this season was a fluke.
I can assure you however that this was no fluke. After seeing some highlight reels on Strome, it is evident that he is a natural skater with great hands and hockey instincts. He knows not only what is going on around him, but what will happen. I’m not saying he will burst onto the scene as Jeff Skinner did last year, but with a year or two of development, Strome could be a great NHL player.
Hello everyone and let me be first the first to welcome you to the newest sports website in the blogosphere. Unlike the thousands of other sports sites out there that are all carbon copies of one another, we here at Trifecta Sports will cover simply the three best sports cities on earth: Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City.
We will cover all 15 teams that these three great cities have to offer. We will not shy away from the rivalries amongst the trio but instead will encourage them in what will hopefully be many heated and healthy debates, but not too heated .
If you have any questions about the site feel free to shoot me an E-Mail at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com.