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Buffalo is really into Connor McDavid already

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 11:20 PM
As we noted before, Connor McDavid has started the season on an unbelievable hot streak. The excitement in Buffalo is already ramping up for the young star, where the team looks destined to finish in last place and potentially win the McDavid sweepstakes. Earlier Wednesday night, Erie played Niagara at the First Niagara Centre, which will be potentially be the first of many games for McDavid in Buffalo.

With a crowd like this showing up to an OHL game in Buffalo, safe to say they're a little pumped.


Not only did the hockey fans of Buffalo get to see McDavid play, but they got to see him at his best notching a goal and 3 assists in the game, bringing his total to 34 points and 10 goals in only 10 games so far this season. Incredible!

But perhaps the best part of the night didn't register on the scorecard, but did get the fans on their feet. Here's the best non-goal you might ever see.

And if you still haven't seen it, you can watch Bob McKenzie's sitdown with the young star about the draft and everything hockey, HERE.

NHL 15 Online HUT Power Rankings

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 8:05 PM

Welcome to another edition of BarDown's weekly NHL 15 Online HUT Power Rankings! This week's pressing questions are whether tylerROCKS15 can be our #1 for the fifth week in a row, is it gendik's time to shine in the spotlight and who gets put on this week's up-and-comer watch. Enjoy!

(EA Sports)

1) tylerROCKS15 – (1) VeeTeam – 340-74-23

For the fifth straight week and our first five weeks of these rankings, tylerROCKS15 remains as the top dog in our power rankings. tylerROCKS15 has recently won 11 of his last 12 games and is showing no signs of slowing down. Will he ever give up the crown?

2) gendik - (4) Gendik - 279-15-7

This may very well be the last week that gendik is in our #2 spot in the power rankings. Not because he's going to drop, but because he's probably going to be number 1! Since last week's rankings, gendik has played 51 games. In that time HE HAS 51 WINS! Most titles and that kinda streak? Only one thing left to do...

3) DKZLATAN - (2) KXLButovo - 293-66-30

DKZLATAN makes his debut on the power rankings by coming out of nowhere and putting up 51 titles, which is third behind the first two guys in our power rankings. DKZLATAN is now on a 9 game winning streak and looking to get into that upper echelon of NHL 15 Online HUT on PS4.

4) Byfugelin69 - (17) Byfugelins - 237-21-5

Up-and-comer award goes to Byfugelin69 who much like DKZLATAN has stormed onto the season putting up a bunch of titles and a pretty solid record. Byfugelin69 is struggling lately with a few losses, but you could probably chalk that up to some inexperience playing against tougher competition. Look for Byfugelin69 to make his way up these rankings.

(EA Sports)

5) miviens - (21) Thelegend - 225-20-9

Miviens pretty much remained idle this week both in his record and in these rankings. Out of respect for his 17-game win streak, we're keeping him in the top-5 as he's done nothing to deserve getting removed from it. He'll need to put some more wins together to remain in our rankings next week.

(All statistics accurate as of 7:00 pm ET 22/10/14)

12-year-old Canadian girl catches a 600+ pound fish

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 7:05 PM
A 12-year-old girl named Jenna Gavin caught a ginormous fish off the coast of Nova Scotia setting a world record. Apparently, it took Jenna 2 hours to haul in the 616-pound bluefish tuna and had to do it all by herself for the record to stand. Most parents promise their kids ipad minis if they get good marks in school, but not the Gavin family! No, for the Gavin's catching 600+ pound tuna fish is the way to get your ipad mini and the adoration of your parents. Talk about high standards.

And here's Jenna talking about her big catch.

(H/T: For The Win)

Hoverboards are real, and their arrival may be near

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 6:08 PM
It's been 25 years since the release of Back to the Future part two, and during those two and a half decades people like Tony Hawk have toyed with our emotions, announcing that one of the most iconic props from the film had arrived for real. Of course, we're talking about the hoverboard.

Today, just a few months shy of 2015 (the year Marty goes "back" to the future for you non-fans) we're happy to tell you that the hoverboard is now a reality, and the company Hendo would like you to have one...for the price of $10,000.

The founders of Hendo have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their project, setting a goal of $250,000, a total that they have already surpassed by a few thousand dollars. The top pledge of $10,000 nabs you one of the first ten Hendo hoverboards put into production, as well as the chance to recreate this iconic film scene with your pals.

Don't feel too bad, though. Considering early technology adopter usually find a few bugs that get worked out with later upgrades. A hoverboard seems like the wrong thing to be standing on when you realize you may need a hardware upgrade.

(H/T: Transworld Skateboarding)

Kobe hits 3 clutch shots in a row at the end of preseason game

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:54 PM
This is a line you're going to read a lot this season, "Kobe scores __ in a Lakers loss to the ______." Last night was no different, as Kobe scored 29 points in a Lakers loss to the Suns. But with the Lakers down by 2 and a minute and a half left in the game, Kobe hit 3 clutch jumpers in a row on the Suns P.J. Tucker, who is no slouch on defence at all!

Kobe's back... REJOICE!!!

And here's 14 minutes worth of clutch Kobe shots.

(H/T: The Big Lead)

Willis Reed fights the entire Lakers team

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:28 PM
The tale of Willis Reed fighting the entire Lakers team is a story that has been passed down for generations. As many folk tales that get continually passed on and retold countless times, the truth tends to stray away from the story the further the it gets away from the source. Well, this is not one of those cases, as Willis Reed actually fights the entire Lakers team and it's amazing!

The footage was unearthed by Michael Rapaport who is the director of a new ESPN 30 for 30 doc. "When the Garden Was Eden." So, without further ado, here is the incredible footage of Knicks star Willis Reed in a full-on rampage on the court, for which he got fined $50, with no suspension.

The below tweet sums up the whole situation quite nicely!

(H/T: For The Win)

Yes, THIS is really the worst penalty shot of all-time

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 3:18 PM
Stop me if you've heard this before: This is the worst penalty shot of all-time. Now before you look away yelling hyperbole to the high hills, hear us out. Without hesitation, this is without a doubt the worst penalty shot we have ever seen. Let the video speak for itself, though.

Amiiirite? There's a few things to consider here. Borja Mayoral plays for the Real Madrid U19, so he's definitely no scrub and thus should not be guffing shots like this. Second, not only does Mayoral almost send the ball straight into the sky, he seemed to trip AFTER the shot was taken. Either Mayoral has the worst balance of all-time to go with his worst penalty of all-time, or he was instantaneously defeated by how poor he hit that.

Eitherway, Real Madrid may went to think about holding a penalty shooting clinic for their players (we haven't forgotten Ramos, and we never will).

(H/T: Bleacher Report UK)

This is a perfect hip-check

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 2:28 PM
Andrei Mironov is a defenceman for HC Dynamo Moscow in the KHL and apparently he knows how to deliver the most scientifically perfect hip-check. I mean, in Plato's World of Forms where the perfect hip-check exists, this would be somewhere darn near close to what it would look like. But enough philosophy for now, enjoy this beauty of a hit.

This was truly a Platonic hip-check.

(H/T: LocksTheFox)

The Atlanta Falcons may not know where London is

By BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Oct. 22, 2014 2:19 PM
Knowing your geography can be pretty important, particularly when you're traveling on a plane. That's why we hope that whoever was in charge of making this graphic for the Atlanta Falcons, was not also in charge of booking the team's plane tickets to London...because then they'd be arriving in Spain.

Don't worry, though, this story has a happy ending. The team announced on their official Twitter account that they had arrived in the correct European nation, and that they'd be "brushing up" on their geography.

Going to have to guess that the Atlanta Falcons were the kid at the back of the Geography class who threw things at the teacher. But as you can see, that kind of action just ends up rebounding and hitting you right back in the face.

(H/T: Shutdown Corner)