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Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:51 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2011 12:08 am

Would you eat the Tim Thomas sandwich?


By: Adam Gretz

Oh yes, it's been an awesome couple of months for Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. Stanley Cup? Check. Vezina Trophy? All his. Sandwich named after him (and this is clearly the important one)? Winner.

The folks at Days of Y'orr, a blog dedicated to the Stanley Cup champions, recently stumbled upon The Tim Thomas, a sandwich at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The description on the menu: A grilled chicken breast coated in cajun spices, topped with grilled pineapple slices and melted pepper jack cheese. It'll run you $12.99.

Days of Y'orr not only came away unimpressed with the quality of the food at the restaurant, but also the fact that the Tim Thomas sandwich wasn't a cheeseburger. Having never had the luxury of dining at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse I can't -- and won't -- speak for the quality of the ingredients or the food itself, so I'll leave that for the people that have actually frequented that particular establishment.

But what about the actual concept of the sandwich? The chicken and the pineapple. That it doesn't contain bloody red meat. Assuming it's made with fresh ingredients and prepared well, is this a sandwich you would enjoy? Is it worthy of being named a Stanley Cup Champion?

I'm not afraid to say yes, mainly because I'm a sucker for pineapple.

A quick glance at the menu on the the Corner Clubhouse's website reveals at least two other Bruins related sandwiches: the Milan Lucic, a roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce, cheddar, lettuce and tomato on a bulkie roll, and the Ray Bourque, a North Carolina style pulled pork served on a bulkie roll with sliced Bermuda onion and a side of coleslaw.

(H/T Houses Of The Hockey)

Photo: Getty Images

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Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:47 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2011 5:42 pm

NHL '12 legends are complete

By: Adam Gretz

EA Sports unveiled the final two players for the NHL '12 legends feature on Thursday, and they are former Penguins center Mario Lemieux and Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe.

With these two names finally announced we now know the nine players that will be included: Lemieux, Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios, Ray Bourque, Jeremy Roenick, Borje Salming, Patrick Roy and Steve Yzerman. Almost all of the names are relatively recent, and it's hard to really believe something is celebrating the NHL's "legends" when it doesn't include a player like Bobby Orr, for example.

The only two players that appeared in the NHL before 1979 are Salming (he played for the Maple Leafs starting in 1973) and Howe (he made his NHL debut in 1946). Everybody else started their careers within the past 30 years. Still, it's an interesting part of the game that will allow users to add these players to any team.

You can check out the trailer featuring Lemieux and Howe at the EA Sports website.

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Posted on: August 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2011 9:41 am

Gretzky, Bourque, Chelios to appear in NHL '12

BourqueBy: Adam Gretz

If you're a gamer and patiently waiting to pick up a copy of EA Sports NHL '12 when it hits the shelves in September, you're going to have an opportunity to use some of the NHL's greatest all-time players in this year's version of the game.

On Friday EA Sports announced the first three legends that will appear in the game: Wayne Gretzky, Boston Bruins great Ray Bourque, and Chris Chelios sporting his Chicago Blackhawks gear (he also spent many years -- and won Stanley Cups -- with the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings).

They still need to announce the remaining six legends, and based on the images they've released (blank silhouettes) there is at least one goaltender in the group, and Patrick Roy seems like he would be a solid bet.

Personally, and if EA Sports had a sense of humor about this, I would love to see Jeremy Roenick make the cut, simply because his spot in the '94 version of the game is regarded as one of the best video game players ever (yes, people track these things). It was also part of an iconic moment in 1990's popular culture in the film Swingers (adult language in this clip). Unlikely? Sure. But I can still have my sentimental dreams.

Of course, narrowing it down to just nine players (the three we already know of plus the six yet-to-be-announced) is a difficult task that will never please everybody.

You can check out a quick trailer that helps us get an idea as to what the legends will look like in action over at the EA Sports website.

Photo: EA Sports

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