Monthly Archives: January 2010

Rule 42: Boarding – NHL.com – Rules

42.1 Boarding – 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, based upon the degree of violence of the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of…

But That’s Not What He Said

From Kukla’s Corner, with headline boiling-down Hammond: Kings Plan to Keep Frolov This Season Rich Hammond lf [sic] LAKings Insider has a Q & A with GM Dean Lombardi, Question: If, over the next few weeks, it seems unlikely that anything will happen there (Frolov contract), does that influence what you do with him? LOMBARDI:…

WHAT ARE THE THREE THINGS?

They are three of these four things: 1) A top-line sniper. 2) A 3rd line crusty playoff-savvy veteran who pisses people off and can say some wise things in the locker room. (e.g. whoever the new Mike Ricci is, or Esa Tikkanen.) 3) A playoff tested veteran back-up goalie. (e.g. Chris Osgood; you laugh, but…

From Frozen Royalty: Lombardi Makes Cryptic Prophesy

“I’m always looking for the next piece,” Lombardi said in a recent interview. “We’re right on schedule. I met with the owner back in July. We talked about if he was happy with our record. This is the way I saw it, this is my projection on what we’re going to need to be a…

Red Light District: Top 5 potential suitors for Kovalchuk

The way it looks right now, Ilya Kovalchuk will become the prize acquisition at this year’s trade deadline. With negotiations between Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent Jay Grossman and Thrashers general manager Don Waddell not going in the right direction, few people around the league are optimistic an extension will get done. If they can’t reach a…