Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Copper & Blue weighs the value of Patrick O’Sullivan

When O’Sullivan was acquired at the trade deadline, his acquisition along with a second round draft pick in exchange for impending UFA Erik Cole and a 5th rounder was widely considered a master stroke by Oilers‘ GM Steve Tambellini. “We got two years plus of O’Sullivan for 20 games of Cole … what a steal!” went the…

Shallow Frozen Water: MY Team Canada

From Shallow Frozen Water (blog): Based on experience and meanness, that should mean that the other shutdown defender would be Colten Teubert, who was on last year’s version. Teubert has seemingly discovered his offensive touch this year, if his 21 points in 27 WHL games are to be believed… however, I remember all too well…

36 points in 29 games…is that good?

How many times have the Kings had 36 points or more at the game 29 mark? Three times. 1988-89, they were one point better; 1980-81, they were seven points better; 1974-75, they were the same as this year. And, yes, they made the playoffs each of those years. In case you’re wondering, 1974-75 was the…

Thursday Night’s Blown Points Standings

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings, when the ranking is different. Blue Jackets lose. Wings lose. Ducks lose. Avs lose. Flames lose. San Jose gets a “loser point.” Chicago 15 (2) Calgary 17 (3) San Jose 17 (1) Los…

Wednesday night’s “points-blown” standings update

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings. Calgary 15 (3) Chicago 15 (2) San Jose 16 (1) Colorado 22 (4) Los Angeles 22 (5) Nashville 22 (6) Detroit 22 (10) Phoenix 23 (7) Dallas 23 (9) Columbus 23 (8)…

Some Kings-related blogging from The Fifth Feather

Well, here we are, just past the quarter pole of the regular season. The Blackhawks are returning home after a “take your pants off and run around the block while primal screaming” kind of road trip. They started off by leaving a mushroom stamp on the collective forehead of Alberta; Antti Niemi stole two points…

Deep Thoughts – Battle of California

The Ducks are a pretty hilarious team right now because they’re still a team of giant dicks but now they suck so it comes off as just kind of sad and pathetic.  It’s like they’re the high school bully that grew up to be a gas station attendant and the Kings are the lonely, pathetic…