Why I’m wrong and everyone is…also wrong

Earlier today, Sportsnet reported that Ryan O’Reilly would have had to clear waivers had he gone to Calgary. I wrote a post saying that my understanding of the CBA was that if indeed O’Reilly had played in the KHL after 1/19, then he would have to clear waivers to play in the NHL. On Twitter,…

Post Kings/Wings: the good, the bad, and the points-blown

THE GOOD — Kings win, Wings lose, Preds lose. THE BAD — Ducks win. THE POINTS-BLOWN: Kings are 4th in the West in points-blown, and 5th in the official standings (the official standings are catching up to where I have had the Kings for about a week now). For sortable chart fun, click on the…

Kings rest, meanwhile: Sunday’s results

THE GOOD: Canucks lose, Coyotes lose, Avs half-lose. THE BAD: Wings win, Hawks win, Flames win, Ducks win. THE POINTS-BLOWN: with the Canucks losing, the Kings pull within 2 points-blown of 3rd in the West; 6 points-blown separate 3rd from 14th; no one is safe. Okay, the Hawks are probably safe from the Jackets, but that’s about…

2/23/13: the Good, the Bad, and the Points-Blown

THE GOOD: Kings win, Sharks, Avs and Preds lose, Coyotes half-lose. THE BAD: Blues, Wings, Stars, and Oilers win, Oilers give away loser point to Coyotes. SILVER LINING: Oilers don’t get a ROW for winning in a shoot-out. WHO CARES: Jackets win lose. Whatever. POINTS-BLOWN: Kings jump all the way to 5th in points-blown, and…

Kovalchuk, DeBoer, praise Loktionov

Devils rally past Capitals, 3-2, on goals from Andrei Loktionov and Ilya Kovalchuk | NJ.com. In a marquee matchup between Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin, the two Russian stars did not disappoint. [...] But it was 22-year-old Russian Andrei Loktionov who arguably had the best night of all. Loktionov, acquired in a Feb. 6 trade with…

Score, Loktionov!

…a third period game-tying goal, in tonight’s game against the Caps. Matt Moulson has 2 goals in the Islanders’ game against Montreal. Thomas Hickey appears to be on his way to 15-16 minutes of TOI in that game. Hickey is near the top in QUALCOMP (toughest competition) among Isles’ defensemen, and near the bottom in…

2/20/13 – The Good, the Bad, and the Points-Blown

Points-Blown standings updated. With last night’s 3-1 regulation (!) win over Edmonton, the Kings move up to 12th in the official standings… …and 9th in my points-blown standings. Note that, in the official standings, Nashville (4th place) is 8 points ahead of 14th place… …but in points-blown, they are only 2 points from 14th. Ten…

Hayward Award nominee: Brian Hayward

For this gem: In tonight’s Hawks/Ducks game, video review awarded a goal to the Hawks because video showed the puck crossed the goal line before the net came off the peg. Which caused Brian Hayward to opine: “Until that peg comes all the way out of the hole, [the goal line] is the determining line.…

No, no, no, that’s NOT what the new CBA says

We’ve been over this before. Please see this post. Kukla’s Korner gets it wrong: KK Members Blog – Kuklas Korner Under the new Memo of Understanding, however, teams can sign players to a maximum of seven years, …or eight if the player is re-signing… and a player’s salary cannot fluctuate more than thirty-five percent from year…

Tuesday Bullets

Trevor Lewis, Dwight King and Jake Muzzin have each only been on the ice for one even-strength goal-against. Davis Drewiske has been on the ice for 2. Slava Voynov has only been on the ice for 3. Which is crazy, given the ice-time he logs. Alec Martinez has been out for 5. Rob Scuderi, 13.…

Couldn’t Have Put it Better Myself

Jon Rosen with a well-observed paragraph. On my original look at Jeff Carter’s first goal Monday night, I credited his speed in getting past David Backes unmarked into an area where Slava Voynov could get him that puck. On closer inspection, that’s just a terrific read by Voynov jumping into the rush after Mike Richards…

Superstition watch: starting Kings/Blues now on DVR…

As I said this afternoon, I will be watching the game on “tape delay” because that’s how I got the Kings to win all 16 playoff games. Starting game now… (8:47pm) Cross fingers (although you probably already know the outcome…unless it’s the longest shoot-out in human history).