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Spring 3-on-3 league

If you are reading this, it’s because I published a post with this title by accident, and have withdrawn it. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Mostly I’m embarrassed. Meanwhile, why not check out the revamped and/or updated Points Blown and Reserve List pages? The Philly West page has some pretty logos now, and the Lombardi Trade…

Lisa Dillman (LA Times) article on Dean Lombardi

Lombardi is used to getting teased about his lengthy meetings with players in his office.

“I enjoy that part of the job,” he said. “Maybe it’s like my wife said, because we don’t have kids, you think you’ve got 20 at the rink. Other than winning, the second-best part of the job is watching these guys be the best they can, watching them grow up.

“Watching them make mistakes on and off the ice. But then watching them hug each other when they have success is the best part of this job.”

SchoolYourPool.com | Jonathan Bernier, for real this time

Finally, the NHL is almost ready to call upon Jonathan Bernier.  For real this time and he’s ready. The Kings drafted the 6-0, 185 lb goaltender 11th overall in 2006 and expected that he would be the man between the pipes for the Kings for many years to come.  While fellow highly regarded prospects Carey…

Tie Breakers UPDATE

This updates the Kings’ tie-breakers status through tonight’s games. I’m adding MIN, STL and ANA to the log-jam, since the Kings’ three game skid brought them back into the picture. The Kings are likely to be in a down-to-the-wire dogfight for 4th thru 8th place, with eleven teams competing for six spots. One of CGY,…

rodpedersen.com: Teubert = dad, Eberle = mom

Here’s a quote Pats star Jordan Eberle won’t like. It came from Pats assistant coach Shaun Sutter when I asked him this week why it took so long to put the “C” on Colten Teubert: “The first response is you just don’t know what players are going to be here. We didn’t know who was…