Tag Archive for Nashville Predators

February 2, 1993: Gary Bettman’s first day on the job

Bettman’s legacy of expansion into non-traditional markets is responsible for the current lock-out. Without the political support of those same franchises — one of which is owned by the NHL — we would be watching NHL hockey now.

Shorter me: the Bettman experiment has blown up in his face. And this is what that looks like.

Preds match: thoughts

Note to Elliotte Friedman and other chuckleheads who think Weber’s deal with Preds can’t be modified: It can. Only the “principal terms” (how much and when and for how long) can’t be altered. Why on earth Nashville would give Weber a no-move clause now is another question. Frankly, I would be more inclined to send…

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…

Tuesday Logjam Report

Points-Blown Standings have their own page now, and have been updated. See the menu above. Last Night The Kings arrived at 93 points. 93 points is good enough to make the playoffs in 2/3 of sportsclubstats’ several million simulations of the last week of the season. 94 points (one more point out of their last…

Sunday’s Standings in Points Blown

In our new Western Sub-Conference, we have ten teams fighting for 5 playoff spots. SJS and CHI have been expelled for being too good, EDM and CBJ for being too bad and COL is out for the moment because they’re the first seed in the NW. In other words, we’re only going to deal with…

Wednesday’s Standings in Points Blown

The Good: Stars lose, Flames lose, Avs lose, Blues half-lose (OT). The Bad: Sharks win, three-point game. Colorado drops below the Kings for the first time in awhile. Five points separate the 3rd from 9th seed. With the Flames’ loss, Kings are now 2 points from 3rd, 3 points from 9th — 10 points from…