Monthly Archives: December 2009

FanHouse MUVPs: Western Conference — NHL FanHouse

Wayne Simmonds, Los Angeles RW — No matter who his linemates are, Simmonds is often most responsible for creating scoring chances. Now the lanky 21-year-old has goals in three straight games, giving him a stat line of 8-8-16 in 28 games. All of his points have come at even-strength. He is also an LA-leading plus-9.…

Nerdy Stats Update

Stats via Behind the Net (link in the right margin under stats). Seven Kings have a PTS/60 (points per 60 minutes of icetime) above 2.0. They are: Kopitar (2.66), Smyth (2.59), Stoll (2.46), Parse (2.35), Williams (2.35), Simmonds (2.24), Jones (2.10). GFON/60 (goals-for, while player is on the ice, per 60 minutes) leaders: Schenn (5.16),…

Hartford’s Locke Named Reebok/AHL Player Of The Month – OurSports Central – Independent and Minor League Sports News

Other nominees for Reebok/AHL Player of the Month include Adirondack center Jon Matsumoto, Albany right wing Jerome Samson, Binghamton center Martin St. Pierre, Bridgeport left wing Sean Bentivoglio, Chicago center Jason Krog, Grand Rapids left wing Tomas Tatar, Hamilton center David Desharnais, Hershey center Keith Aucoin, Houston right wing Jon DiSalvatore, Lowell right wing Vladimir…

Voynov makes Russia’s Selection Camp Roster (as would have Loktionov, if he had two arms)

Goalkeepers Igor Bobkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1992 Alexander Zalivin, Dinamo Moscow, 1991 Ramis Sadikov, Erie Otters, OHL, 1991 Alexei Trifonov, Lada Togliatti, 1990 Defensemen Anton Klementyev, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 1990 Dmitri Orlov, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, 1991 Maxim Chudinov, Severstal Cherepovets, 1990 Dmitri Kostromitin, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL, 1990 Nikita Zaitsev, Sibir Novosibirsk, 1991 Nikita Pivtsakin, Avangard Omsk, 1991…

Schenn, Teubert, Kozun, Deslauriers and Jones make Team Canada’s Junior Team Selection Camp Roster

GOALIES Jake Allen, Montreal (QMJHL) St. Louis, ’08 (2, 34) Matt Hackett, Plymouth (OHL) Minnesota ’09 (3, 77) Martin Jones, Calgary (WHL) L.A. ’08 (FA/JA) Olivier Roy, Cape Breton (QMJHL) Edmonton ’09 (5, 133) DEFENCE Jared Cowen, Spokane (WHL) Ottawa ’09 (1, 9) Calvin de Haan, Oshawa (OHL) NY Islanders ’09 (1, 12) Nicholas Deslauriers,…

In honor of the win, the “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 21 (4) Nashville 21 (6) Los Angeles 22 (5) Detroit 22 (10) Phoenix 23 (7) Dallas 23 (9) Columbus 23 (8)…

Why do people keep saying that without Smyth and Scuderi the Kings are the same team as last year? (And why did I buy it, until I looked?)

Okay, so off the top of your head, about how many Kings are absent since this time last year? My guess is 5. The real answer: Calder Armstrong Zeiler Moulson Boyle O’Sullivan Moller Quincey Preissing Gauthier LaBarbera And those eleven guys were replaced by these nine: Williams Smyth Purcell Parse Segal Scuderi Drewiske Jones Quick…