Monthly Archives: September 2009

Last cuts are coming, and my guess at the opening night roster:

[UPDATE: final cuts announced and I was right except for the Bernier/3-goalie plan] Smyth/Kopitar/Williams Purcell/Stoll/Brown Frolov/Handzus/Simmonds Ivanans/Lewis/Harrold (Clune [IR], Richardson) Martinez/Doughty Johnson/Scuderi Drewiske/Greene (SOD/susp.) Quick Ersberg Bernier That’s my guess. Hickey will get sent down; no loss of face there. DL will keep three goalies up and give Bernier a game or two. If he…

The Hockey News: Western Conference predictions

10. Los Angeles. I hate for you to think I’m underestimating the Kings, because I’m not. The job Terry Murray did behind L.A.’s bench last year was phenomenal, their blueline has the potential to be one of the league’s best and individual talents such as Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty are only getting…

Visnovsky of the Oilers is about 23.43 per cent – Cult of Hockey

Warning signs for Oil as Visnovsky doesnt even look like half the player he used to be.If Lubomir Visnovsky wasnt the Edmonton Oilers best defenceman last season before his season-ending shoulder injury see photo, the best was Sheldon Souray.But Visnovsky was right up there, a wheeling, dealing, racing, skating puckmeister with the range factor of…

New sheriff in town … and he’s taking names | Habs Inside/Out

Jacques Martin got on Sergei Kostitsyn today. “What the **** are you doing over there?” Martin bellowed. Later in the morning drills, Martin made a chalk-talk point and asked: “You got that, Sergei?” “This was really my first practice with him,” Martin said in his post-practice press conference, pointing out that Sergei has skated with…

YouTube – Kings v Islanders 9/22/09 – Kansas City, MO

I am frankly surprised by the high quality of the video image on this crowd tape. The two guys who are taping it give an intentionally and unintentionally amusing running commentary, and for some reason only tape the fights. But it’s still worth a look. YouTube – Kings v Islanders 9/22/09 – Kansas City, MO.…