Monthly Archives: November 2009

Standings in “Points Blown” format

Standings after tonight’s games, looking only at the number of points each team has blown out of the total points possible. Looking at the standings this way, the lowest point total is best, since it means you have blown the fewest points (a score of zero would be perfect, no losses, no OTLs or SOLs).…

Goalie Season

I think this is an accident: On the other hand, this guy meant to do it: And notice that in both cases, the idiot takes a second swipe at the crossbar, like that’s what he really meant to do.  

Week in Review – Battle of California

I go to the Ducks-Blackhawks game [...]. It was terrible: not only did the Ducks win, not only did Corey Perry extend his scoring streak, not only did the Blackhawks not score, but Kyle Calder (boo!) played well. Kyle Calder. [...] Also, it was funny that I went to the game with a bunch of…

Kings’ Scramble

Fun for probably no-one, but, well…sorry. I accidentally made anagrams of every Kings player and a handful of prospects. Two of the players yielded no anagrams at all, so in one case I used his full nickname, and in the other I used the phonetic pronunciation of his most interesting name. I guess there will…

S-Kings alive and kicking

First-round draft pick Colten Teubert of White Rock, taken 13th overall by Los Angeles in 2008, paid Ontario head coach Karl Taylor a nice compliment when in Victoria last Wednesday for the WHL-Russia game. The highly-regarded world junior gold-medallist rearguard Teubert said he learned a lot from Taylor during a 14-game stint with the Reign…

Not ready for prime time – The Copper & Blue

Several still-not-ready-for-prime-time players have posted some underwhelming numbers at both ends of the rink: Robert Nilsson, 1 goal, -12; J.F. Jacques, 2 goals, -9; Patrick O’Sullivan, 4 goals, -11. Ouch, ouch, and more ouch. via Not ready for prime time – The Copper & Blue.  

Kings 2, Blackhawks 1 (SOL) « Fifth Feather

The 2009 circus trip is finally over, and the verdict is in: success. With a point in Los Angeles on Saturday night, the Hawks grabbed their 17th point in their last ten games, including a 4-1-1 road trip on the west coast of North America. Not bad. And, if nothing else, it was an entertaining…

Thanks for nothing, Mike Milbury – Cult of Hockey

Mike Milbury of the CBC, who didn’t exactly cover himself in glory as the general manager of the New York Islanders, offered the following to Oilers management: “They got to find the rats and get them off the ship because in this situation guys will start to reveal their character, guys who don’t want to…