Monthly Archives: September 2009

No country for old Oilers – Cult of Hockey

The clock is ticking on Souray, Visnovsky and Staios (as well as the Oil’s playoff hopes). Sheldon Souray and Lubomir Visnovsky were born in 1976, Steve Staios in 1973. That makes Souray and Visnovsky 33-years-old and Staios 36-years old this hockey season. How much longer can these guys last? This is a pressing concern given…

I italicize embolden [?] strange adjectives

From TSN’s Kings preview: After a very promising rookie season, it will be intriguing to see what Drew Doughty does for an encore. The burly blueliner has all the tools to be a force at both ends of the ice for the Kings via TSN .  

Helene Elliott and I disagree on the definition of “scrimmage”

Led by Coach Terry Murray, the youngsters went through a vigorous, two-hour morning practice that included a lengthy scrimmage. via Kings’ rookie camp begins — latimes.com. I was there from 10:00 until about three minutes to noon. There was no scrimmage. But I guess it’s possible they started a scrimmage after I left. In which…

Rookie Camp Notes: Very VERY Short

Loktionov: Looks bigger. Wouldn’t be surprised if he makes it this year. Moller/Loktionov/Purcell? Probably too much to hope for. Dwight King: still big. Brandon Kozun: speed and scoring touch. Mikus: doesn’t look like a kid, but I didn’t see him do anything exciting. Hickey: looks bigger and stronger. Wouldn’t be surprised if he made it…

Goalie Dan Cloutier will try out with Red Wings – MLive.com

Veteran goaltender Dan Cloutier, out of hockey last season, will attend the Detroit Red Wings’ training camp (Sept. 13-15) on a tryout. Cloutier, 33, who contacted the club and asked for the tryout, hasn’t played since appearing in nine games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. He has been bothered by a series of…