Monthly Archives: December 2009

With Sunday’s Results, the Kings PLayoff Chances Tick Up 1.1%

…to 78%. Numbers per SportsClubStats (link below). Essentially, what the site does is, they randomly generate results for the rest of the season, running millions of complete season simulations starting from the standings today, and then calculate the likelihood of different finishes in final standings for each team. They also report the effect that each…

From William Houston: The truth about hitting in the NHL

From my new favorite hockey blog, which I just discovered three minutes ago: Rogers Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean made a revealing point on Hockey Central this week, one that is never raised by other TV hockey analysts, probably because they just didn’t know. Amid all the hand-wringing concern about a crackdown on cheap shots — full…

Lowetide: Writing Off O’Sullivan

It looks like the Oilogosphere has made up its mind about Patrick O’Sullivan. He’s been an Oiler for over half a season and hasn’t delivered close to his established level of ability. It’s my belief that if we took a long look at O’Sullivan’s successful seasons 05-06 in the minors and 07-08 in the majors…

That Was One of the Best Losses I Have Ever Seen

And here’s why: 1) I watched the TSN feed. Those guys were effusive in their praise of the Kings in general and of Doughty specifically. There was a great moment when the play-by-play guy said, “Doughty [does something with the puck, I forget what], Nystrom tracks him.” And the color guy muttered, “good luck!” 2)…

From The Puck Stops Here : Kings Lead The West

Kings are getting more and more non-Kings site blogosphere attention: I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the Los Angeles Kings would be first in the West Conference in mid-December, but they are.  The Kings have a 22-14 record (with three overtime loss points) to give them 47 points.  Skeptics are quick to note…

Jones, Teubert, Kozun and Schenn make Canada WJC roster

Canada has finalized its 22-man roster for the upcoming world junior hockey championship. Team Canada 2010 roster Player Age Ht. Wt. 2009-10 team GOALTENDERS Jake Allen 19 6’1 180 Montreal (QMJHL) Martin Jones 19 6’4 193 Calgary (WHL) DEFENCE Jared Cowan 18 6’5 220 Spokane (WHL) Calvin de Haan 18 6’0 184 Oshawa (OHL) Ryan…