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Capitals prospect Stan Galiev scores ridiculous goal

By Daniel Bruno (@_brewknow), BarDown Oct. 2, 2014 12:30 AM

(Courtesy: NHL)

The Hershey Bears had their preseason debut earlier tonight against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In this game of seemingly non-consequence, Washington Capitals prospect Stan Galiev scored the craziest goal you might ever see. I mean, this is literally out of a video game! Check it out:

This isn't the first time that the Caps' third-round pick in 2010 has scored an incredible goal. Check out this breakaway beauty from a couple years ago:

Thank goodness he has a disguise ready to go because this guy's gonna be a star.

(H/T Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Matthew McConaughey gives motivational speech to Longhorns

By Danny Wright (@dannnywright), BarDown Oct. 2, 2014 12:39 AM
Texas alumnus Matthew McConaughey dropped by Longhorns practice last week before their game against Kansas to give a few inspirational words to the team. McConaughey is a smooth operator and delivered a motivational speech that could have been straight out of the We Are Marshall screenplay.

Oh, that’s right… it was straight out of a movie, only the film was The Wolf of Wall Street.

Alright, alright, alright… McConaughey is the man!

Trevor Linden's great golf trick shot

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 11:11 PM
When retired hockey players stop playing the sport, a lot of them like to use their new free time to work on their golf games. Trevor Linden seems to have found a way to combine them both.

Check out this trick shot that the Canucks' president/team legend performs during a segment for Canucks TV. (The trick shot takes place at approximately 1:25 of the video.)

(Courtesy Canucks TV)

Somebody get this (naked) man a contract!

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 8:10 PM
This nude streaker channeled his inner Barry Sanders and put together one of the most remarkable performances in streakerdom history. The guy breaks multiple tackle attempts by security and jukes the underwear off of another guy, he seems legitimately uncatchable. We can’t confirm this, but this was definitely the most entertaining thing to happen in Friday night’s game between Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee State.

A couple great GIFs by Uproxx highlight some great moments from the run, like this bailing security guard.

(H/T Uproxx)

Former UFC champ Forrest Griffin can't skate

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 5:51 PM
Forrest Griffin is currently in Sweden for UFC Fight Night 53 and according to Ariel Helwani, he went for a little skate with pro team AIK IF. Well, maybe we’re using the term, went for a skate too loosely here. In fact, Griffin looks like he’s never been on skates before in his life. This is the most helpless you will ever see an MMA fighter, so enjoy!

In a completely opposite video, hockey player Georges Laraque stepped into the cage to take on Canadian MMA Legend, George St. Pierre a few years ago. Laraque’s results are very similar to Griffin’s.

(H/T MMAFighting.com)

Surly Bill Belichick is "on to Cincinnati"

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 4:58 PM
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has never been the kinda guy that enjoys being a media darling. During his pre and post game press conferences he's routinely all business; succinct responses, and rarely giving much information to reporters.

But his presser today was a new kind of strange. An Arian Foster and Cam Newton kind of strange.

We know you had a rough night on Monday, Bill, but could we think you could be a little more energetic than that.

Real question: How much would you pay to see Belichick list the rest of the Pats schedule in the same vain as US electoral candidate Howard Dean's infamous 2001 speech? "Week 5 we're on to Cincinnati, then week 6 we're onto Buffalo, and we won't stop in week 7 when we get out to Foxborough and take on the Jets, byyyyyyahhh!

Hockey garage band rocks out on a goalie shread stick

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 4:37 PM
Garage bands can be a little rough to listen to. The sound's usually massively distorted, you can make out about three to four words from the raspy lyrics, and it all kinda sounds the same. But in this case, we've got ourselves a game changer: A Heaton goalie stick bass.

That's right, this head banging garage band tune titled "Drop the Puck" features one drummer, and a man playing a Heaton goalie stick that has been converted into a two string bass.

If Harley Reed's high tempo, body checking, rock track, or the multi-logo flashing drum kit didn't get you pumped for the season, here's one special 'pop-up video' note for you to take in. In case you didn't hear us the first time, THE MAN'S BASS IS A HEATON GOALIE STICK.

(H/T: Bar Stool Sports )

Steve Simmons Speaks About Twitter War With Jose Bautista

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 1, 2014 4:55 PM
If anyone is a regular reader of Steve Simmons, you'd know that over the last couple months he's been talking about the Jays non-activity at the MLB trade deadline. He's stated for several weeks that making a deal at the deadline does not translate into wins, just look at the A's.

Last night, he took this opinion to Twitter and tagged Jose Bautista in the tweet; Joey Bats was not very pleased. Simmons tagged Joey Bats since he was the one who was quoted at the deadline that he was disappointed that Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos didn't make a move.

Here's the war on twitter:

Today, Steve Simmons was on TSN 1050 with Bryan Hayes to discuss his war of words with Joey Bats.

Superhero Hockey: Batman

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Sep. 30, 2014 6:31 PM
Superhero stories are more popular than ever at the movies and on television these days.

Batman in particular is one of the most well-liked subjects on both screens. From the upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie to Fox's new drama 'Gotham' which focuses on the early days Dark Knight lore.

The legend of caped crusader does not end there. He actually has had many ties to the hockey world as well.

That's why in our first edition of "Super Hero Hockey" we are featuring Bruce Wayne's alter ego.

(Via designyoutrust.com)

In The Comics

We start with this excellent comic cover from a 1951 Swedish version of the Superman series. Despite being a comic about the Man Of Steel it's an early crossover and features Batman Vs Robin playing hockey. As you can see The Dark Knight is decisively winning 16-2 over his young crime fighting partner. Also of note is Superman's poor performance on the ice, it's not often you see one of the greatest Superhero's of all-time looking broken and defeated. Perhaps skating is next to Kryptonite as another Achilles heel for Kal El.