Tag Archive for Brian Burke

Is signing Jarret Stoll a “must-do”?

If you’re comparing Stoll to Loktionov, don’t forget that Loktionov is going to get older and better, while Stoll is going to get older and worse. I don’t think Loktionov is going to have too much trouble scoring 20+ goals a year, once he starts getting a regular shift. Do you want to see him do that on another team?

Game One: Kings 4, Canucks 2

Game one goes to the Kings. That’s an odd feeling. That was one of those games the Kings of old knew how to lose. Who are these guys? By which I mean, a game in which the Kings came out strong, dominated, got stone-walled, got a dumb penalty followed by a quick goal-against. Etc. Another…

Burke reveals the Pittsburgh Model is actually his ass

“What’s the Pittsburgh model?” Brian Burke snapped that question back to the media during a postseason press conference on Tuesday […]. The […] question had been about preaching patience to the fan base and [the idea of collecting] high draft choices through years of unsuccessful hockey [as a way to turn Toronto into] a Stanley Cup…

The League’s Case against Kovalchuk

According to infallible Twitter, the next chapter in the serial blockbuster known as Kovalchuk Month begins tomorrow, with day one of the hearing. There has obviously been a lot of chatter in the Kovalchukosphere about the NHLPA’s supposedly slam dunk case, Bettman’s vendetta against the Devils, the league not having a leg to stand on, the…

Pierre LaBrun has an interesting Bernier tidbit

harry2299: The Kings have the best team they have had in ages, and as a Kings fan, I couldn’t be happier with the progress they’ve made this season. The only gripe I have is why is Jonathan Bernier still in the AHL. I understand wanting to give him more playing time, but Murray’s expecting Quick…

From Battle of California: More on Doug Wilson

Undoubtedly BoC is already in your blog aggregator, but I’m clipping out this bit anyway, since it’s so true and so much fun to contemplate: Whatever trade options GM Doug Wilson may have had at the draft (and we can only speculate there) are now fairly diminished.  How it affects the Sharks going forward?  Remains to be seen. Still,…