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.
Right, because attempting to decapitate a player who doesn’t have the puck is the same thing has a shoulder check to the puck-carrier’s body. Hey, the ref’s almost cost the Kings the game (see Doughty penalties) but they didn’t.
- I’m pretty sure Terry Murray would have benched Penner after the first period of this game. Sutter did not.
- Only one coach has knocked out the first three seeds in the first three rounds of the playoffs, and he’s done it twice.
- Dustin Brown check on Roszival. Sorry, Phoenix, that’s not a knee-on-knee check.
- Note to Phoenix fans: throwing crap on the ice is classless, and it also can cost your team because the ref can call a penalty against the home team.
- Oh never mind: YOUR SEASON IS OVER.
It is an LA Kings tradition that, following a loss, we snuggle up with Helene Elliott’s prickly verdict. The recipe for these articles is usually: start with a stylized but snarky opening condemnation, then alternate actual quotes from the judged with your own grumpy asides. Top it off with a curtly dismissive headline, indicating how…
With regard to dangerous hits, we often hear that “respect” has gone out of the game. I doubt it. It’s the risk of injury for the checker that’s gone out of the game. And — for some reason — it’s easier to get players to respect (read: protect) themselves than it is to get them to respect their opponents.