Monthly Archives: November 2009

What the Rules Actually Say About Charging and Boarding

Of interest is what the OHL rule book says about boarding (which it borrows word-for-word from the NHL rule book): A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks an opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to be thrown violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty,…

From letsgosharks: The Poppy Pin

You may have noticed Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and his staff adorning a certain accessory behind the bench on Saturday night, and again last night when the Sharks squared off against the Nashville Predators. It was a simple red flower, hung neatly on each coach’s left lapel. The red poppy, or replica of the…

Bernier v. Quick in Manchester

Quick: 33 games / 17-13-2 record / 2.32GAA .922 SV% (’07, 19g), 2.68 GAA .919 SV% (’08, 14g) Bernier: 67 games / 30-28-6 record / 1.63GAA, .946 SV% (’07, 3g), 2.40GAA, .914 SV% (’08, 54g), 1.67GAA, .953 SV% (’09, 10g) Observations: Bernier has played twice as many AHL games. Bernier has a better GAA and…

Quick Transition

Early in the season, someone observed that Quick was letting in some weird (i.e. soft) goals in the wins, but standing on his head in the losses. Last couple of games, it’s happening in the losses. Maybe he’s tired. Maybe it would be a good idea to waive/trade Ersberg and bring up Bernier and let…