Monthly Archives: July 2009

Russo’s Rants: Fletcher continues to work trade market

This from Michael Russo, who covers the Wild for the (MN) Star-Tribune: “[I]n the cap system, once you spend your money, it’s spent. So how patient do you want to be? There’s certainly conversation now amongst teams and I expect there will continue to be right until the trade deadline. So the question would be:…

Havlat speaks out on Tallon demotion – From The Rink

Martin Havlat is now a member of the Wild but being spurned by the Blackhawks on July 1 has clearly left him with a bit of a grudge. This afternoon on his Twitter account, he offered some somewhat cryptic comments on the fact the Bowmans have taken over after Dale Tallon was forced out of…

Sabres Have Defensive Decisions – Die By The Blade

Tyler Myers –  Myers had an amazing breakout season in Juniors last year and is expected to compete for a job in the NHL.  Myers has accomplished almost everything he can in juniors but may have to go back because of a numbers game.  Because of his age he will have to be absolutely outstanding…

Russo’s Rants: Blackhawks fire Tallon

This was coming for a long time. The Blackhawks wanted to fire him after the season, but their playoff run made that trickier from a PR standpoint. I truly believe the latest offer sheet gaffe just gave the very political hierarchy that currently runs the Hawks an excuse to dismiss Tallon, one of the most popular…

Behindthenet Blog: Goaltender Rebound Percentage Leaders

In his work on Shot Quality, Alan Ryder noted that shooting percentage is extremely high on rebounds. That is, in the two seconds following another [i.e. initial] shot [the average sv% is .694]. The overall save percentages for 2008-09: Overall   1-2 s   3 s   4 s 919     694 807  …