Tag Archive for Vancouver Canucks

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…

Los Angeles Kings 2011-12 Season Preview

It’s that time. Game #1 is three days away (at 10am on a Friday, but I’ll take it). Now that Drew Doughty has signed, the roster is more or less set. The fanbase — if the internet contingent is any indicator — is somewhere between gleeful and giddy. Fans of other teams are reverse-trolling us…

PURPLE & GOLD = GOOD. MEDIEVAL TIMES = BAD.

What is your preferred jersey? ” LA Kings Insider This has been a very poorly kept secret, but the Kings are likely to change their primary uniforms next season. The current third jersey — the black jersey with the “LA” logo — is scheduled to become the full-time home jersey, while a newly created white…

The NHLPA’s Case

The NHLPA has to persuade the arbitrator that the differences between the Kovalchuk and Hossa deal are insignificant, and that, if Hossa is allowed, Kovalchuk must be. They will need to to convince the arbitrator that the odds of Hossa making it to 42 are no different than Kovalchuk making it to 44, i.e. neither is reasonably likely.

But the NHLPA also has to be mindful of the possibility that the arbitrator may decide (or already believe) that the Hossa contract ought to have been rejected in the first place. Saying Kovalchuk is just like Hossa only works if the arbitrator believes the Hossa deal is solid. If the arbitrator thinks it’s not…well, there’s not much the NHLPA can do. I guess the game would be over at that point.

Iain MacIntyre pronounces Kings dead

I don’t know Iain MacIntyre, never heard of him, though for all I know I’ve read him and just never looked at the by-line until I had to, to see who wrote this remarkable column on the Kings/Canucks series. So if he’s some kind of national treasure, I preemptively grovel in mortification. (In the sense…

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…