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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rockies Hall of Famer Larry Walker to serve as Avs’ honorary emergency goalie

The NHL’s emergency goalie system has created new celebrities, like 42-year-old former Zamboni driver David Ayres, who was thrust into action last month for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Now Hall of Famers are signing up for the job.

Larry Walker, the longtime Colorado Rockies outfielder who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, will serve as the Colorado Avalanche’s honorary emergency goalie in Sunday night’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Avs said that they will have a regular emergency backup goalie available if one of the teams needs one.

The 53-year-old Walker, a native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, grew up dreaming of becoming an NHL goalie. Walker was on the cover of the first Canadian edition of Sports Illustrated in 1993. According to the cover story, “one of [Walker’s] idols was Billy Smith, the cantankerous netminder for the New York Islanders who seemed to skate around some rink holding the Stanley Cup over his head every year.”

A potential addition for our discussion of baseball players active in other sports.

 

QLE Posted: March 12, 2020 at 12:28 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: hockey, larry walker

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ryan Zimmerman trading his baseball glove for a much bigger glove today

“That was the most nervous I have ever been coming into something. I was terrified”

JL72 Posted: January 16, 2020 at 11:34 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: hockey, nationals, ryan zimmerman

Monday, November 04, 2019

Nationals’ World Series celebration takes over Capitals game

It was a party at Capital One Arena on Sunday evening for the World Series-champion Washington Nationals. After a rocking championship parade on Saturday — the first in franchise history — the club continued its victory lap as the Capitals played host to the Calgary Flames.

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about marinating in the afterglow of a championship, it’s Alex Ovechkin and his teammates – and they were happy to offer some tips and share in the celebration.

Let’s walk through the gems of the evening, shall we?

 

 

QLE Posted: November 04, 2019 at 12:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: celebrations, hockey, nationals

 

 

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