Monthly Archives: September 2012

Loktionov omission is unconscionable

Andrei Loktionov played 39 regular season games for the Kings, and 2 more in the playoffs. The cut-off to qualify to get your name on the cup is 41 regular season games, or one game in the Finals. Loktionov didn’t dress in the Finals, so I was prepared for the news that his name wouldn’t…

POLL: who else should get his name on the cup?

The Kings are allowed up to 52 names on the cup. Twenty-two players qualified by playing 41 or more regular season games or at least one game in the Finals. That leaves 30 spots, at most. I’m not aware of any limitations on which non-player personnel are eligible (other than, as the Oilers learned awhile…

Can someone who knows the NFL by-laws…

…give me the bird’s eye low-down on the rules regarding owners and whether or not they’re allowed to own other sports teams? I have a dim recollection of something like this being the case, and if so it would illuminate the current AEG-for-sale story. Oh, and does this even make sense, since wouldn’t it be…

Don’t do it, Andrei!

The Fourth Period :: Los Angeles Kings :: Kopitar to play overseas Loktionov, 22, reportedly agreed in principle to a deal with HC Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL, and an official contract is expected to be ironed out in the near future. However, Loktionov’s agent, Igor Larionov, told TFP that report was not true…

NHLPA: Just Make a New League, Really

Do it now. Take the 600 or however many union members, pick teams, I don’t care how many, and start playing games. Doesn’t matter where. Play at local rinks. Figure out a way to put it on TV. Make a deal with ESPN or someone who doesn’t have ties to the NHL. The fans will…

What leverage do the players have?

Owners would nuke the playoffs again (and they don’t care) – Niesy at Jewels From The Crown […] This labor dispute will be decided by the owners. It will be over when they want it to be over. This is not a give-and-take negotiation between two sides. This is about how much more the men…

Lock-Out Day 1

Congratulations. If this thing is going to wipe out a season, you have just completed the first 3/10th of one percent of the 2012-13 Lock-Out. If (and I think this is optimistic) we’re going to have a season starting sometime around the Winter Classic, you have just completed somewhere closer to 1%.  AHL camp (Manchester)…