Tag Archive for Detroit Red Wings

Ken Hitchcock on Parity; Me on old arenas

From Pierre LeBrun: Competitive balance has taken the National Hockey League to new heights – ESPN “To me, there’s nine teams in each conference that are so close that I think that’s why you see these lower seeds going like hell right now,” Hitchcock said. “I honestly believe they think they can win the Cup.…

We know who the 8 teams are in the West

The lucky 8 are: VAN (1st or 2nd) STL (1st or 2nd) NAS (4th or 5th) DET (4th, 5th or 6th) CHI (5th or 6th) LAK (3rd, 7th or 8th) PHX (3rd, 7th or 8th) SJS (3rd, 7th or 8th) Notes: St. Louis has clinched the tie-breaker against Vancouver. And they’re two points behind the…

Dean Lombardi Trade History

The complete record of Lombardi’s trades as Kings GM. Carter, Johnson, Richards, Schenn, Simmonds, Smyth, Quincey, Cammalleri, Tyler Myers (?) (more)

Spector Says Brown Won’t Be Traded For All the Obvious Reasons

Dustin Brown to Atlanta as part of a deal for Kovalchuk?  Ain’t happenin’. Brown’s their captain, part of the corps of young talent around which management has rebuilt the Kings, he’s among their leading scorers and one of their best physical players, plus they’ve got him signed to an affordable $3.175 million per season for the…

Tonight’s Games Suck

Teams we wanted to lose in bold. Avs/Sabres [Avs won] Isles/Yotes [Yotes half-lost] Ducks/Preds [Preds lost, which is good; but still, cheering for Anaheim is wrong] Hawks/Wild (Hawks losing is also beneficial) [Wild won in OT, points for all, that sucks] Flames/Nucks (either one is fine; but no 3point games, please) [Calgary won, Nucks half-won, whatever,…

Tonight’s Games

Teams we want to lose in bold. Avs/Sabres Isles/Yotes Ducks/Preds Hawks/Wild (Hawks losing is also beneficial) Flames/Nucks (either one is fine; but no 3point games, please) Blues/Kings Wings/Sharks (Sharks losing is also beneficial)  

Scotty Bowman predicts cap decline – MLive.com

Scotty Bowman, the legendary former coach and now an adviser for the Chicago Blackhawks, believes next year’s NHL salary cap could drop about $2-million, a reasonable prediction given how little box-office revenue is being generated in Phoenix, Tampa and Atlanta. Even the rising Canadian dollar won’t offset those black holes. If that cap forecast is…

Colorado’s Hot Start – Behind The Net

More great stuff from Behindthenet: Since 1967-68, there have been 36 teams that have started the season with a winning percentage between .769 and .846, essentially one more win or one more loss than the Avs.  The second WPCT is Colorado’s pythagorean winning percentage, based on its goals for and goals against. Here’s how they…