Category Archives: Blogs

JAMES REIMER GETS VASTLY OVERPAID

The Toronto Maple Leafs have just announced that they have extended goalie James Reimer for two years. I know, terrible, right? Of course, all the firemen on Twitter were pretending like this was a good thing. Luckily, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox was right on cue with a piping hot take to remind us all how truly… Read More »

LEBRON JAMES IS TAKING HIS TALENTS TO TORONTO

Good, I got your attention. Let me just admit that I was being a little misleading in my headline, but you probably understand that given that misleading headlines are a principle of hot takery. And don’t worry, I have the hot takes to back it up. All this week the sports news media world was fixated… Read More »

WILL THE REAL MARK MADDEN PLEASE STAND UP?

Noted hot takist and veteran good-opinion-haver Mark Madden seems to have taken a dive into an ice bucket of cold takery today. At least that’s what I thought at first. In a seemingly ice cold take posted at TimesOnline.com, Madden criticized one of the most important characteristics a hockey player can have — GRIT. Now, if you’re an… Read More »

PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HIRE AN EDITOR FOR RANDY MILLER

Randy Miller is no stranger to being featured on the Hot Takery. Usually we write about him because of his ability to dish out piping hot takes. But today, we have a different purpose. Randy Miller needs an editor. Now, I don’t fault Randy for not having the time to look over his posts on NJ.com.… Read More »

RANDY IS JUST ASKING: SHOULD CLAUDE BECOME _LAUDE?

The Flyers stink this year, there’s no doubt. But their best player just might be the one thing holding them back. That’s at least what Master Takist Randy Miller of NJ.com suggested today with some piping hot words. Good words like #leadership and shit. And with #leadership in sight, Miller placed the blame for the Flyers… Read More »

PHIL KESSEL RUINED TYLER BOZAK AND NOW THE LEAFS SHOULD TRADE HIM

There are some players in the NHL who are straight up teflon — no matter what they do, the takists will always praise them as Good Old Hockey Boys. That is unless Phil Kessel Ruins them. In his steaming hot Sunday rambling, master takist Steve Simmons argues that just that happened with one Tyler Bozak. The… Read More »

LITTLE TIMMY PANACCIO KNOWS A DIRTY HIT WHEN HE SEES IT

Tim Panaccio of Comcast SportsNet is no stranger to dishing out piping hot takes, but it seems he may have outdone himself. It all started when Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen LITERALLY MURDERED Flyers forward Steve Scott Laughton in their game last Wednesday. Of course, since it’s now the CORSI Hockey League, the Flyers didn’t respond with… Read More »

MAPLE LEAFS JOIN CORSI-WRESTLING LEAGUE

Following Randy Carlyle’s departure from Toronto, the analytics crowd has been very eager to see how a coaching change would affect the Maple Leafs ability to control puck possession. The stats crowd has been attentively watching the spreadsheets to see just how great the impact would be under the leadership of Peter Horachek. With Carlyle’s… Read More »