Tag Archive for Patrick O’Sullivan

Oilers shine in wide-open game, but don’t get win (player grades, Columbus 3, Oilers, 2) – Cult of Hockey

Patrick O’Sullivan, [player grade:] 6. He is the Roberto Duran of the Oilers. If you don’t understand the reference, search “Manos de Piedra” in Google. It’s not a compliment for a hockey goal scorer. I’m starting to think that O’Sullivan’s low shooting percentage over his career isn’t a fluke, isn’t just bad luck. Yet in…

Nikolai Khabibulin’s Costly Turnover — NHL FanHouse

Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin made his debut in Edmonton on Saturday night, and it couldn’t have gone any worse for the veteran netminder. Just seconds after Oilers forward Patrick O’Sullivan missed the net on a wide open shot at the opposite end of the ice, Khabibulin came out of his crease to play a loose puck,…

[FLASHBACK 10/6/2007] Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings

Brown-Kopitar-Cammalleri Calder-Armstrong-Frolov Nagy-Handzus-Willsie O’Sullivan-Murray-Ivanans Visnovsky-Blake Stuart-Preissing Modry-Johnson Bernier LaBarbera Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings. 7 out of 12 forwards from ’07 are gone. Instead of Cammalleri, Calder and Armstrong, we have Smyth, Williams, Stoll and Purcell. On D, on D, 5 of 6 are gone. Only Johnson remains. In goal, well…  

[FLASHBACK 10/?/2008] Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings

Here’s how the Kings skated today: Moulson-Kopitar-Brown Frolov-Stoll-Moller Calder-Handzus-Simmonds Ivanans-Armstrong-Richardson Patrick O’Sullivan and Brian Boyle were the “spare” players today in the green jerseys, but these lines are likely to shift a bit when O’Sullivan is ready. It’s more stable on defense: Johnson-Greene O’Donnell-Doughty Gauthier-Preissing via Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings. Up front, 6…

From Matthew Barry: Say What? Phaneuf to the Kings???

I was talking about the draft to a person with huge ties to the Kings and we started talking about the up-coming free agency period. He/She said “What would you think about the Phaneuf kid playing for the Kings?” Of course I replied, “What do you know?” A chuckle ensued followed by “Can’t tell you…

From Al Strachan: Lightning Rod

Al Strachan repackages the same old rumors; but at least he can write coherently. My comments are in brackets. The rumors regarding Vincent Lecavalier refuse to go away. [I resist inserting, "whose fault is that?"] Tampa Bay Lightning GM Brian Lawton insists that he has had no trade talks regarding Lecavalier and that he has no…

L.A. is Awesome – Battle of California

The U.S. lost to Russia today (?  I don’t understand time zones), 3-2.  The team has had a fairly strong tournament, with a trio of Kings, past and present, supplying a lot of the firepower.  Patrick O’Sullivan led all forwards in ice time and had 7 points in games, Dustin Brown led the team with…

Helene Elliott = annoying and clueless

Snippet of her dopey “open letter” to Kings’ ownership: Speaking of leaving, has it occurred to you Lombardi might be letting his emotions influence personnel decisions? Michael Cammalleri invoked his salary arbitration rights last year and Lombardi soon traded him for a draft pick. Cammalleri is having an excellent season with the Calgary Flames. They…