All season long Brian Boyle stood out from the New Jersey Devils not only for his team but made an impact on the entire National Hockey League in the 2017-2018 season.
We were touched when we heard that the 33-year old forward was diagnosed with a type of bone marrow cancer, Chronic myeloid leukemia.
Brian was going to be sitting out the season but that wasn’t an option in his mind. He decided to play as many games as he could to help his team go to a 44-29-9 record and carry the red and black team to its first Stanley Cup Playoff chance since 2012.
Tonight at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, NV, Brian Boyle won the Bill Masterdon award which is awards annually to players who show perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication.
As a New Jersey Devils fan, I really couldn’t think of anyone else who deserved this award this year. Way to go Boyle!
I’ve been a fan of NHL and video games since early as I can remember. I still have the NHL ’97 disc from Playstation as one of the first NHL games I have ever owned with my childhood chore money with John Vanbiesbrouck on the cover.
With the highly anticipated news that the NHL 19 Official reveal trailer will be released the day of the NHL awards (today, June 20th, 2018) I couldn’t wait to see what was new with the long-going series from EA. So here is the trailer and below that is my opinion and feed back.
First we hear some hip-hop music followed with some dead-serious voice over. It hints that there may be a some sort of BE A PLAYER CAREER story-mode which isn’t really new but maybe it will take a different direction we thought we were getting too with NHL 17 and NHL 18.
Next we see what every Canadien hockey lover knows best, hockey on ponds wearing their best knitted scarfs and beanies.
I would love to see a pond-hockey / outdoor hockey option just to change things up a bit.
In the quickly cut edit of this montage, the trailer reveals Gretzky, so maybe he is a playable character. I loved when they did hockey history in the early NHL 2010s where you could replay historic games. I would love to see this feature.
We see PK Subban highlights a lot in this trailer which PK confirmed via his twitter that he will be on this years game cover.
And finally the release date of yet another September video game release. This September looks like Marvel Entertainments Spider-Man and NHL 19 may be going in my shopping carts.
Now you know we cover just music right? WRONG! We love hockey, music, and VIDEO GAMES. Especially when it comes to our PS4 time. Sorry XBOXers!
If you’re into gaming like we our, we like our games as close to realistic as possible. Now I know video games aren’t real but when they’re close to it then they get a thumbs up for us.
Now there’s a few factors I personally look for prior to purchasing a game and then liking it. One is the main single play story mission. Now I don’t want to watch a movie. If I did, I’d turn to a flick at my nearest RedBox or On-Demand on Comcast. I cannot stand those beautiful, stunning graphics that turn into long-ass backstories. Don’t you hate when you can’t skip them too? That’s the ultimate worse.
Plain White T’s, are excited to announce that they will be releasing their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Parallel Universe (produced by Matt Squire [Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco)] via Fearless Records on August 24th! The new album follows their 2015 independent release American Nights and marks their return to Fearless after 13 years. The band’s endlessly hummable signature melodies still shine at the center of this galaxy, but their Universe morphed into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions.
Be sure to catch The Plain White T’s live if you never have before! They are definitely worth a trip!
SUMMER TOUR 2018 June 16th – Starlight Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK *
June 17th – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
June 20th – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 22nd – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
June 23rd – 26th Annual Giant BBQ Battle Food & Music Festival – Washington, DC
June 24th – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
June 26th – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
June 27th – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
June 28th – Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
June 30th – Surf Ballroom & Museum – Clear Lake, IA
July 1st – Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD *
Megadeth’s metal icon, David Ellefson has announced upcoming tour dates for his BASSTORY tour. It includes a limited series and exclusive “Storytellers” dates starting September 21st in Portland, OR. BASSTORY will also include special VIP meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.