Brian Scalabrine was sick of hearing it.
"I could beat Scal in a game of 1-on-1!"
Oh, really? You could? You could beat an 11-year NBA veteran and NBA Champion?
Three fans got the chance to put their money where their mouth is.
WATCH Round 2: Scal vs. The Great White Hope
98.5 The Sports Hub's Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb put together "The Scallenge", a one-on-one game between Scal and three challengers.
Here's the first round between Scalabrine and "Chump No. 1", in which Scal doesn't hold back.
Be sure to watch out for Round 2 and Round 3 on UNO Sports Tonight this week and back here on CSNNE.com!
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie.
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens.
-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline.
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time.
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty.
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years.
-- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward.
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.