Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gillis reveals teams “showcase” players for trades

Over the last few years, I have witnessed several bloggy debates about whether teams really showcase players in an attempt to spark a trade. When a player’s ice time suddenly increases, there’s usually someone out there who will shout “showcase!”, and this is sometimes met with snarky dismissiveness by team representatives and/or journalists. If you…

A BETTER GUIDE TO HATING THE KINGS

In the spirit of friendship, and because this whole thing is probably about to go to hell in a hand-basket, and because Chuck Berry is from St. Louis and Chuck Berry is Rock and Roll, I thought I would lend a hand in completing the guide to Kings hating put together by SB Nation’s St.…

Tom Benjamin’s post-mortem on his own Vancouver Canucks

Vigneault deserves points for putting in Schneider. I thought it was weird at the time, but it turned out to be a stroke of genius that could easily have won the series for them. Had the Canucks won game 5 in OT, the odds of the series going seven games would have been pretty good.

That game would have been tonight, wouldn’t it?

Monarchs v. Admirals, Game 3 tonight

Manchester and Norfolk are tied 1-1 in their best-of-five series. Ian Clark’s On Hockey: A big night in NH and Boston | New Hampshire SPORTS Due to scheduling issues in Norfolk, the top-ranked Admirals played Game 1 and 2 in Virginia. But Game 3 tonight, Game 4 Friday and Game 5 (if needed on Saturday)…

Nasty series predicted by STL Today

STL Today: Blues vs. Kings: A ‘nasty’ series is forecast  The last time the Blues and Los Angeles Kings met, on March 22, the score was 0-0 through overtime and had to be decided in a shootout. [...] What the upcoming Blues-Los Angeles Western Conference semifinal series might lack in scoring, [...] the teams will…