Maybe I’m just over-sensitive, but whenever I read that “these are the two lowest seeds ever to compete for the cup,” I hear the desire to put an asterisk next to the accomplishment of whoever wins this next series, like it’s somehow the fault of “parity” or the current playoff format that we are burdened…
As you have probably heard, Simon Gagne, who has been out with a concussion since December, has been cleared to play. It’s tempting — as fans — to imagine just chucking him in there and dreaming our dreams of glory. Plus, it’s a nice dream because if Gagne were to play at least one game…
By definition, a team that wins in the playoffs is better than a team that doesn’t. Teams that lose games do not get to say they’re the better team because they were leading after two periods. The point of the game is not to win the first 40 minutes. The point of the game is…
Upon returning from their elimination from the Western Conference Finals Tuesday, the Phoenix Coyotes convinced themselves that the homeless drifters occupying the Greyhound bus station were adoring fans waiting to welcome them back. “It eases the pain to see so many fans back here waiting for us, and it looks like most of them were…
Since you already have 59 different places to go for traditional team stats, I decided to do something different. A few years back, behindthenet calculated conversion multipliers to be used to “translate” scoring stats from one league into equivalent NHL numbers. The idea being, for example, that one goal in NCAA is the rough equivalent, in terms of difficulty of 0.41 goals in the NHL. Obviously, there’s lots of room to disagree with the specific numbers, but I’m willing to play along. Here are the numbers behindthenet came up with:
Frankly, I think the bandwagon gets a bum rep. Bum rap? They get a bum something or other. We WANT a big bandwagon. That’s what success looks like. People take notice and want to be a part of it.
So if you are leaping on the bandwagon, welcome. Find a seat. Make yourself at home. The natives are generally friendly.
“Was I using an illegal stick? Yes, I was [...]. They came from the factory that way. I used the same stick in the next game and tied Game 4 with what might have been the same stick.”
Why? Are you an idiot?
It was a Shane Doan we never saw before.
Bitter. Frustrated. Unhinged.
“I bit my tongue this whole series,” he said. “This whole series.”
The Phoenix Coyotes’ magical season came to an end Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena and it was hard for the captain to bow out gracefully.
Just saying. What comes around, etc… And all of that talk about diving — remember that? That was your previous complaint, before the conspiracy complaint. Makes me wonder:
If the league really had it in for you, as you now state, why would the Kings need to dive?
The Yotes have been feeding for so long on the fact that they have been on the verge of bankruptcy, legal troubles, one foot out the door to other cities, playing in empty arenas — using all of that as a rallying cry — that their sense of persecution has become an ingrained and defining part of their collective identity. “Everyone is out to get us” — in its various iterations — has been their team motto, and they’ve used it to their advantage, until now. And their psychotic reaction to actually losing is the flip side of believing their own internal narrative.