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Title: Around the League [part 1]
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 05, 2005, 11:21:40 PM
I don't know where we can talk about non-Sens game, so I'll just make a new thread.

I can't wait to see the highlights on the Minne/Calgary game. Hat trick Chouinard! How awesome is that? 3 points for White? Atta Boy! This is exactly what we need for this team to make the playoffs. Guys have to keep stepping up like this, even with Gaborik out and Rolston and Daigle kept to one point each. The penalties were extremely onesided: 4 for Cal and 9 for Min. Roloson has begun yet another All-star season. I can hardly wait to see it. BTW: If our wager stands, Scram, the Wild are currently in a playoff position :-)

Ovechkin/Halpern/Zubrus looked like the best line in hockey tonight! I thought Washington was doomed (moreso) without Semin. No doubt in my mind that Ovechkin will win the Calder. I actually look forward to seeing the Caps this year, I think they'll surprise us.

Dallas made a huge comeback tonight, I wish I saw that game!

Laaksonen scored for Colorado  :evil:

I won a $1.70 profit on Pro-line tonight.

I love tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:26:14 PM
I don't know where we can talk about non-Sens game, so I'll just make a new thread.

I can't wait to see the highlights on the Minne/Calgary game. Hat trick Chouinard! How awesome is that? 3 points for White? Atta Boy! This is exactly what we need for this team to make the playoffs. Guys have to keep stepping up like this, even with Gaborik out and Rolston and Daigle kept to one point each. The penalties were extremely onesided: 4 for Cal and 9 for Min. Roloson has begun yet another All-star season. I can hardly wait to see it. BTW: If our wager stands, Scram, the Wild are currently in a playoff position :-)

Ovechkin/Halpern/Zubrus looked like the best line in hockey tonight! I thought Washington was doomed (moreso) without Semin. No doubt in my mind that Ovechkin will win the Calder. I actually look forward to seeing the Caps this year, I think they'll surprise us.

Dallas made a huge comeback tonight, I wish I saw that game!

Laaksonen scored for Colorado  :evil:

I won a $1.70 profit on Pro-line tonight.

I love tonight.

I kept switching between the Calgary game and the Ottawa game. When both were in intermission, I watched the other networks and saw quite a bit of the late stages of the Stars game. What still pisses me off though is that Crosby with his lone assist in a 5-1 loss gets more attention than AO's 2 goal (and hit-filled) debut in a 3-2 win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Bonzai on October 05, 2005, 11:31:02 PM
Shannahan took nearly 20 minutes in penatlies after Tkachunk hit Datsuk...he fought later on.

And Jenn...Patty Was yanked from the game because, well, he was terrible..

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:32:15 PM
Shannahan took nearly 20 minutes in penatlies after Tkachunk hit Datsuk...he fought later on.

And Jenn...Patty Was yanked from the game because, well, he was terrible..



Saw that. Not the start I wanted to see from Lalime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 05, 2005, 11:35:06 PM
Tee hee. I'm staying up all night to poach Ovechkin in two other Yahoo pools.

And I probably won't be the only one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 05, 2005, 11:35:23 PM
Saw that. Not the start I wanted to see from Lalime.

Would you feel better if Hasek got yanked and Patty shut out Detroit?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 05, 2005, 11:37:56 PM
canucks up 1-0 at the start of the second. Ohlund with the first goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:39:13 PM
Would you feel better if Hasek got yanked and Patty shut out Detroit?

What does Hasek have to do with any of this?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 05, 2005, 11:40:08 PM
What does Hasek have to do with any of this?

I'm just saying I'm glad we made the right move. Hasek MUST be an improvement on Lalime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:41:00 PM
I'm just saying I'm glad we made the right move. Hasek MUST be an improvement on Lalime.

But I never mentioned anything about keeping Lalime with us instead of getting Hasek.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 05, 2005, 11:42:55 PM
But I never mentioned anything about keeping Lalime with us instead of getting Hasek.

So would you have been glad or frustrated if Lalime got a shutout?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 05, 2005, 11:43:37 PM
Naslund scores. 2-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 05, 2005, 11:46:08 PM
Naslund scores. 2-0.

Yeah baby, assist for bert, mo on the goal.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:46:18 PM
So would you have been glad or frustrated if Lalime got a shutout?

Most likely glad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 05, 2005, 11:47:12 PM
Most likely glad.

Clearly we're on different pages.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 05, 2005, 11:51:31 PM
Clearly we're on different pages.

Clearly.

EDIT: Oil go up 3-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 06, 2005, 12:14:49 AM
did prusek get dumped by the canes? anyone know?

Canucks should have this one sewn up. Go oilers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 06, 2005, 12:51:06 AM
did prusek get dumped by the canes? anyone know?

Canucks should have this one sewn up. Go oilers.

Prusek was sent down to the AHL for a conditioning stint.

BTW, he's with Columbus...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 06, 2005, 02:54:13 AM
Prusek was sent down to the AHL for a conditioning stint.

BTW, he's with Columbus...

thanks i often get the lower tier us teams confused.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on October 06, 2005, 06:55:29 PM
Patty sucked for sure.

Apparently The Lou only had 1 shot on goal in SEVEN powerplays.

They sucked badly all around. Not good. Not good at all.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 06, 2005, 10:21:52 PM
Lalime has 21 saves on 25 shots so far tonight.

Ahem... that's really bad...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 06, 2005, 10:28:23 PM
Now we can see what he's really made of now that he doesn't have an all-star defence in front of him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 06, 2005, 10:33:03 PM
I get the feeling there are going to be a lot of cheap shots and pokes of fun at Jenn this season. She's going to go nuts. Personally, I'm glad she doesn't know my home address.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 06, 2005, 11:18:40 PM
Lalime lost again.  He's gonna be in the broadcast booth by Easter laying that many eggs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 06, 2005, 11:20:39 PM
Did you guys see ovechkin's hit? I like the boy!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 07, 2005, 12:11:21 AM
Did you guys see ovechkin's hit? I like the boy!

Very well rounded player indeed.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on October 07, 2005, 12:30:55 PM
Watched the first period of the Coyotes/Kings game last night...switching back fromt the Canada/US women's hockey game.

Gretzky made a big mistake as coach - didn't hand in a correct roster sheet and was forced to send one of his guys to the dressing room. His bench was shortened for a time longer when Leclerc went after Avery to settle the score for a brutal looking elbow - and no doubt for his comments on french players, as well.

Avery took 2 for the elbow and 5 for fighting. Leclerc got the instigator, 5 for fighting, and a misconduct.

Both guys got in some good ones in the fight. Leclerc was clearly fighting with more passion, but got hauled down by Avery in the end.

Thought Kolanos was playing well for the Coyotes. Looks a lot like Mike Fisher out there.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on October 07, 2005, 05:29:35 PM
I get the feeling there are going to be a lot of cheap shots and pokes of fun at Jenn this season. She's going to go nuts. Personally, I'm glad she doesn't know my home address.


Leave a girl alone. Geez. I don't see why I need to be called out on this all the time.

I think I'm just gonna ignore it from now on. I'll like who I damn well please.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 07, 2005, 07:53:30 PM
Man, Pittsburgh looks awful tonight against Carolina.  They have no defence to speak of.

Stillman had a nice goal for Carolina.  Got the puck coming out of the box on a two-line pass and deked Caron out of his pads. :D

Crosby had a nice chance, but Cam Ward stopped him.  That save lead to Carolina's first goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on October 07, 2005, 10:40:01 PM
The fact that Lalime is not doing well is completely shocking to me. I, for one, have always supported and believed in that man.

 :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 08, 2005, 11:38:40 AM
It's not just Lalime the whole Blues team sucks!  :lol:


Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on October 08, 2005, 11:45:48 AM
It's not just Lalime the whole Blues team sucks!  :lol:




Exactly!

Actually, it seems Blues fans are a little more objective than us. We scapegoat 1 or 2 players...they pretty much call everyone out who is accountable.

That team is in for a long season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 08, 2005, 06:27:26 PM
Thibault goes down with an injury in practice but the Pens decide not to call up Fleury to serve as Caron's backup. This is harsh for Marc-Andre.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on October 08, 2005, 06:46:42 PM
Thibault goes down with an injury in practice but the Pens decide not to call up Fleury to serve as Caron's backup. This is harsh for Marc-Andre.

damn. i have Thibault in one of my pools!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 08, 2005, 10:06:34 PM
Thrashers explode for 8 goals again tonight without Kovalchuk.  :shock:

Bondra, rather than Hossa, has looked like the more impressive ex-Senator. Still, Marian has had his share of points already.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 08, 2005, 10:11:09 PM
They're shooting out the lights in Pennsylvania and Missouri. Pens and B's currently in a 6-6 tie and the Blues lead the Sharks 6-5.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 08, 2005, 10:31:55 PM
Two 13 goal games, two 9 goal games.  Crazy.

Lalime gave up 7.  :P  :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 08, 2005, 10:35:53 PM
5-4, 5-0, 8-1, 7-6, 7-6

We will have A LOT of 100+ points and 50+ goals scorers this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 09, 2005, 12:32:45 AM
Another new rule made a big difference in the EDM-VAN game tonight. With 40 seconds left in the third, Ohlund gets called for delay of Game for shooting the puck in the crowd. EDM pulls the goalie, have a 6 on 4 power play and tie the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 09, 2005, 12:49:15 AM
The Oil wins in a shootout. Birthday boy Raffi Torres with 2 goals and scores in the shootout (2-0 EDM) to win the game.


Cloutier sucks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 09, 2005, 12:51:10 AM
Another new rule made a big difference in the EDM-VAN game tonight. With 40 seconds left in the third, Ohlund gets called for delay of Game for shooting the puck in the crowd. EDM pulls the goalie, have a 6 on 4 power play and tie the game.

Ohlund cost me $12!  :evil:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 09, 2005, 12:53:43 AM
Ohlund cost me $12! :evil:


Ha! The Wild just lost to Phoenix, thus giving me a comeback victory in a head-to-head hockey pool against the guy who drafted Luongo.

I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: pRaXiS on October 09, 2005, 12:53:56 AM
has anyone noticed (sorry, i forget the arena) the goal light for the dallas stars? im surprised the goalies arent burn to a crisp afterwards, watch the goal light after  ahome goal
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 09, 2005, 01:37:49 AM
has anyone noticed (sorry, i forget the arena) the goal light for the dallas stars? im surprised the goalies arent burn to a crisp afterwards, watch the goal light after  ahome goal

Should be the American Airlines Arena you're talking about.

I noticed a lot of teams have changed their goal horns and in-arena celebrations. The Leafs, for example, have added a foghorn that bellows just like the one inside the St. Pete's Time Forum. San Jose have added flashing lights to theirs. With these recent scores of 7-6 and 6-5, the celebrations should be noticed a lot more.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 09, 2005, 01:20:07 PM
There was two penalty shots in the Minny-Phoenix game.  Daigle missed for the Wild.

First win for Gretz.

What kind of reception did Bertuzzi get in Edmonton?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 09, 2005, 01:31:07 PM
There was two penalty shots in the Minny-Phoenix game.  Daigle missed for the Wild.

First win for Gretz.

What kind of reception did Bertuzzi get in Edmonton?

Well, they booed. Expect that in all 41 away games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 09, 2005, 02:32:09 PM
What kind of reception did Bertuzzi get in Edmonton?

They booed him a lot more than any of the other Canucks. During the shootout, they cheered Jussi's stop on Bertuzzi a lot more than they did for the stop on Naslund.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 09, 2005, 10:01:16 PM
Is Calgary going to pull an Anaheim? Kipper has been below average and that great defence has been embarassing. Iginla/Langkow/Amonte was supposed to dominate.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 09, 2005, 10:02:26 PM
Flames not looking too hot without Regehr there. Kiprusoff had to make 36 saves in 2 periods; he was pulled for the start of the third since the game was out of reach by then.

From what I've seen so far, I'm loving the new NHL. There are already 5 or 6 goals that would make the year-end Top Goals list. Pasha had a nice one today.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 09, 2005, 10:05:02 PM
Pasha? Who's that?

I haven't seen many amazing plays, which have you seen? Laaksonen's pre-season goal was the best so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 09, 2005, 10:06:13 PM
Pasha? Who's that?

I haven't seen many amazing plays, which have you seen? Laaksonen's pre-season goal was the best so far.

Oh sorry. Pasha = Datsyuk. There was the Kariya snapper that would make my list.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 09, 2005, 10:08:51 PM
Oh yeah, I saw Datsyuk's today. It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 10, 2005, 09:39:40 PM
Let's go canucks, 3-2, 7 mins to go.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 10, 2005, 11:25:52 PM
AB, try watching the Flames highlights. Phaneuf absolutely levelled Laaksonen. Too bad the Flames are losing 6-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 10, 2005, 11:28:14 PM
Laaksonen appears to be having a great game. Phaneuf can kiss my ass.

Kipper with 7 GA this game with 10 minutes to go. What happened??
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 10, 2005, 11:31:30 PM
Laaksonen appears to be having a great game. Phaneuf can kiss my ass.

Kipper with 7 GA this game with 10 minutes to go. What happened??

That defense corps looks lost without someone to lead them (ie. Regehr). Kipper hasn't really disappointed thus far in the season, although I haven't seen tonight's highlights.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 11, 2005, 12:05:40 AM
Canucks win! Sedins own the dead things again (after dan's 4 in the last season).

Auld is the anti-clouts. He mucks up early then gets better instead of dan who starts off well and gets worse as the game goes on.

I'm still waiting for the canucks-oil game to download, but its better than not seeing any games. They have a few sens games there too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 11, 2005, 01:16:46 AM
Canucks win! Sedins own the dead things again (after dan's 4 in the last season).

Auld is the anti-clouts. He mucks up early then gets better instead of dan who starts off well and gets worse as the game goes on.

I'm still waiting for the canucks-oil game to download, but its better than not seeing any games. They have a few sens games there too.

 :shock: That must be a late feed; the game ended a while back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 11, 2005, 03:33:44 AM
:shock: That must be a late feed; the game ended a while back.

Indeed  :shock:

But I have to use file sharing programs, no NHL on tv here, so i listen to the games on net radio and then download the games and watch them. Least the sens and canucks are on different days for a while.

Ovechkin's carrying an entire team it seems!

I agree with your point re kipper. Carney going down affected jiggy last season and i think kipper's go the same. The flames will be back but look out for minnesota is my prediction.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 11, 2005, 10:58:36 AM

Leave a girl alone. Geez. I don't see why I need to be called out on this all the time.

I think I'm just gonna ignore it from now on. I'll like who I damn well please.

We ALL like you!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on October 11, 2005, 10:30:01 PM
Awww Operasen, thanks. ;)

And in a thrilling twist of fate, The Lou won tonight. Lalime by all accounts was great.

Sens win, The Lou wins. I feel somewhat at ease for now.  :banana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 11, 2005, 10:41:50 PM
Awww Operasen, thanks. ;)

And in a thrilling twist of fate, The Lou won tonight. Lalime by all accounts was great.

Sens win, The Lou wins. I feel somewhat at ease for now.  :banana:

Only a single goal allowed by Patty. Should help build his confidence again now that a few winnable games are coming.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on October 11, 2005, 10:44:46 PM
Only a single goal allowed by Patty. Should help build his confidence again now that a few winnable games are coming.

Yup...so close to a shutout too. Boo.

Oh well...take it and run!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 12, 2005, 09:38:51 AM
For me its the D that are cracking.  Most of his goals have been rebound types (that I've seen).  D are not clearing as they did here for him.  They need to get on the same page.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on October 12, 2005, 10:41:24 AM
Lots of parity out there, the Sens are the only team with 3 or 4 games played and no losses or OT losses.   
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 12, 2005, 02:12:08 PM
Looks like Ovechkin is getting semin to help him.

The Washington Capitals could get an unexpected addition this season.

After almost two seasons of avoiding the Capitals, Russian forward Alexander Semin may have no choice but to play for the NHL team due to problems with his Russian Super League squad.

The Washington Times reports Semin's club, Lada Togliatti, is experiencing financial difficulties which has already led to the firing of the team's general manager and some of its coaches. The purge is expected to continue with a number of high paid players the first to be targeted.

Semin is the highest paid player on Lada, making the equivalent of $2-million - tax free. His deal also includes the use of a car and a condo.

The former 2002 first round pick's relationship with the Capitals has been a rocky one. First, he refused to report to the minors at the end of the 2003-04 season citing a military obligation in Russia which prevented him from leaving. The Capitals did not buy the story and promptly suspended him.


 
 
 
This year, he reportedly told team officials he would be at training camp along with fellow Russian Alexander Ovechkin. But while Ovechkin showed up, Semin did not and the suspension continued.

The Times quotes an unnamed Capitals official as saying even if Semin is available, they're not sure they want him on the team under any circumstance.

Semin is under contract to the Capitals for two more seasons. His options outside of the NHL are limited due to the suspension, which is recognized by the IIHF.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=139495&hubname=nhl
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 12, 2005, 02:12:40 PM
That will pick up there chances a little.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 12, 2005, 02:14:49 PM
And Brule breaks his sternum.  CBJs are in a world of hurt.

Brule may go back to junior after recovery

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20051012_121842_528
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 03:35:09 PM
Good news for Caps.

Bad news for Gilbert and Jackets.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 12, 2005, 07:34:13 PM
Ovechkin currently has the play of the year with a goal against Carolina. He and Cassels were on a 2-on-1 and Cassel's pass was at Ovechkin's knee level. 'Vech knocked it down and pulled off a great move on the Canes' goalie. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 07:35:03 PM
Speaking of good news for the Caps, Ovechkin is unbelievable.  Putting on a clinic in the 1st period tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 07:44:20 PM
Dunham leaves the game with an injury. Pulled groin or hamstring most likely.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 12, 2005, 07:47:19 PM
Poor Thrashers. Who's their third string?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 07:50:26 PM
Poor Thrashers. Who's their third string?

Garnett.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 08:15:14 PM
Now Begin goes down.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 08:19:24 PM
Aaron Ward just DRILLED Brendan Witt with a clean open-ice shoulder at the blue line.  Like a redwood hammering a sequoia.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 08:22:49 PM
Now Begin goes down.

Begin's problem looked serious when it happened, but he's out there a couple minutes later, good as new.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 08:31:01 PM
The puck goes into Carolina's empty net when Ward leaves for an extra attacker due to the delayed penalty call. At least they scored on the ensuing powerplay. And AO has another nice hit.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 09:01:33 PM
Eric Staal just picked up his 4th point of the night, and now has 8 on the season and a share of the NHL lead with Spezza and Savvy.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 09:03:16 PM
Eric Staal just picked up his 4th point of the night, and now has 8 on the season and a share of the NHL lead with Spezza and Savvy.

I see a goal and two assists so far. Which one was his 4th point?

EDIT: Nevermind; I just saw his latest assist.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 09:14:45 PM
As soon as the Canes started pulling away early in the 3rd, the Caps put AO on the shelf.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 09:19:23 PM
The Thrashers, with a 5-on-3 advantage and down 2 goals late in the 3rd, just put out Kovalchuk, Hossa, Bondra, Savard and Holik for the PP.  Scary.  Lots of movement, few shots, no goal.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 09:23:13 PM
The Thrashers, with a 5-on-3 advantage and down 2 goals late in the 3rd, just put out Kovalchuk, Hossa, Bondra, Savard and Holik for the PP.  Scary.  Lots of movement, few shots, no goal.



Shutout for Danis.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 09:24:05 PM
Shutout for Danis.

Beat you to it.  :icon_thumbsup:  Good on him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 09:35:23 PM
Zidlicky just made the worst defensive play of the young season.  Last man back on the PP, with the puck, he floats a senseless pass right to Konowalchuk and then fans on a very weak effort to hipcheck him.  Konowalchuk goes in alone and pots a nice shorty.  Brutal.  Doesn't help that Marek doesn't have a point yet in 2+ games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 12, 2005, 09:40:02 PM
Zidlicky just made the worst defensive play of the young season.  Last man back on the PP, with the puck, he floats a senseless pass right to Konowalchuk and then fans on a very weak effort to hipcheck him.  Konowalchuk goes in alone and pots a nice shorty.  Brutal.  Doesn't help that Marek doesn't have a point yet in 2+ games.

Hip check? Looked more like he was presenting himselt to Steve.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 12, 2005, 09:49:32 PM
There are SO many guys pulling their groins this week.  So many of them G'tenders.  The ranks are so completely swollen.   8)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 12, 2005, 09:53:07 PM
There are SO many guys pulling their groins this week.  So many of them G'tenders. 

Poor fitness more often than not.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: playertobenamedlater on October 12, 2005, 09:53:16 PM
There are SO many guys pulling their groins this week.  So many of them G'tenders.  The ranks are so completely swollen.   8)

According to this board, players are pulling their groins because Hky Hottie keeps turning guys down...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 10:01:50 PM
Matt Foy pots his first NHL goal on the PP.

 :danceparty:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 11:16:55 PM
Preds were down 3-0 early, came back with 3 straight, then went down 4-3...tied it at 4, and are now going to the PP with 7 minutes left.  Hopefully Zidlicky from Sullivan.  8)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 12, 2005, 11:18:08 PM
Holy shit.  Like, in between the time I hit "post", and when my post appeared...Zidlicky scored from Sullivan.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 12:01:38 AM
Anyone who is missing the Sharks-Jackets game right now is missing the worst case of a goalie being hung out to dry in recent memory.   San Jose just scored 2 goals in as many minutes, both of which were on the 4th or 5th rebound after Denis is just miracling the reflex saves.  Columbus just standing around looking at the puck...looks like one of those pre-game drills where 6 guys stand 5 feet outside the crease and pepper you.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 13, 2005, 07:32:00 AM
columbus is in a world of hurt with injuries.  Their season is about done.  Brule, Klesla, Nash and so on - long term.  One Foote in the grave so to speak.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 13, 2005, 11:56:27 AM
^^ LoL

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 07:12:36 PM
Brent Johnson gets his first start for the Caps, and is promptly lit up by Mr. Yashin, two minutes in.

EDIT: And again, 90 seconds later...brutal goal.
EDIT: And again...3-0 Isles, 12 minutes left in the 1st.
EDIT: The empire strikes back...3-1.  Bradley from AO.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 13, 2005, 08:28:55 PM
Luongo pulled after 3 goals. Florida puts two back on the board though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 08:56:50 PM
Derian Hatcher makes his Flyers debut tomorrow night against the Penguins.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 13, 2005, 09:08:57 PM
Luongo pulled after 3 goals. Florida puts two back on the board though.

Martin will not waste him - learned that I guess for here.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 13, 2005, 10:14:43 PM
Buffalo beats Tampa in a shootout.

Why were the announcers saying that Buffalo would lose their point if they pulled their goalie in OT for a 6-on-3?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 10:25:09 PM
Why were the announcers saying that Buffalo would lose their point if they pulled their goalie in OT for a 6-on-3?

If you pull your goalie in OT and the other team scores, you lose the single point.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 13, 2005, 10:26:08 PM
If you pull your goalie in OT and the other team scores, you lose the single point.

Well, I had assumed that. But why?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 10:32:21 PM
Because that's the rule.  Presumably, to prevent teams from saying "well we're guaranteed 1 point, might as well go balls out for 2" and giving the other team an easy win.  Say Anaheim is playing Philadelphia in the last game of the season, and Anaheim is 2 points out of a playoff spot, and we're 1 point up on Philly for 1st in the East.  Anaheim pulls their goalie in OT, desperate for the 2nd point.  Should Philly get 2 points for an empty-netter?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 13, 2005, 10:35:40 PM
Because that's the rule.  Presumably, to prevent teams from saying "well we're guaranteed 1 point, might as well go balls out for 2" and giving the other team an easy win.  Say Anaheim is playing Philadelphia in the last game of the season, and Anaheim is 2 points out of a playoff spot, and we're 1 point up on Philly for 1st in the East.  Anaheim pulls their goalie in OT, desperate for the 2nd point.  Should Philly get 2 points for an empty-netter?

That's an unlikely case, but alright.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 13, 2005, 10:39:07 PM
That's an unlikely case, but alright.

It's a worst-case scenario.  But the fact remains, nobody should ever get a point for an empty-netter, and providing for the forfeiture of the single point probably dissuades teams from pulling their goalie in OT.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 13, 2005, 10:40:00 PM
Surprised at Ruff's decision to send out Conny as the 2nd shooter.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 13, 2005, 10:45:51 PM
Rather would have seen Hecht, or even Drury.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 13, 2005, 10:48:22 PM
Rather would have seen Hecht, or even Drury.

Drury must have pissed off Miller in OT. 4 or 5 chances to bury it with Grahame already down and leaving the top of the net open. Stopped the puck every time and allowed Tampa to regroup.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 12:08:05 AM
Sullivan takes over the NHL scoring lead with his 7th, 8th and 9th points.  He, Kariya and Timonen are going nuts on the power play.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 06:50:32 AM
Sullivan takes over the NHL scoring lead with his 7th, 8th and 9th points.  He, Kariya and Timonen are going nuts on the power play.

I knew that Nashville team would be spectacular this season. Would be interesting if they surpassed even my expectations and won the West, which is what they're threatening to do.

That's the same team that brought Detroit to 6 games last year, + Kariya, + Sullivan (who wasn't with the team all of last season), + Markov, and + a lot of experience. The only - was Orszagh.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 14, 2005, 08:33:24 AM
"well we're guaranteed 1 point, might as well go balls out for 2" ...

Some would like balls out :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 14, 2005, 08:34:41 AM
Buffalo Tampa was a rush.  Lots of action. 

Running Miller (pushed in) may lead to more discussion of Brodeur's statements about protecting the goalies better.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: playertobenamedlater on October 14, 2005, 03:58:53 PM
Sooo, now the league has made a rule to discourage teams from actually trying to win games in OT. There's a real step in teh right direction...


 :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown: :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 14, 2005, 08:13:00 PM
Peter Forsberg is up to 8 assists so far, with three tonight against Pittsburgh.

M-A Fleury pulled after allowing 4 goals on 20 shots.  Pittsburgh has only 5 shots after more than a period.

That Pittsburgh rookie has an assist.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 08:16:55 PM
O'neill with two goals so far. Allison and Tucker each with two assists.

Gagne scores two goals to take sole possession of the scoring lead.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 08:32:55 PM
Crosby scores! Can't wait to see the highlights.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 08:42:14 PM
Crosby scores! Can't wait to see the highlights.

Nice one...he won the draw back to Odelein, and then re-directed Odelein's point shot with a waist-high deflection for the goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 08:44:44 PM
Tucker, McCabe and Allison all with 3-point nights to go along with O'Neill's two goals. Looks like they've finally given up on fair play and have gone back to popping pills.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 08:48:46 PM
Tucker, McCabe and Allison all with 3-point nights to go along with O'Neill's two goals. Looks like they've finally given up on fair play and have gone back to popping pills.

Tucker actually has a goal and 3 assists, and McCabe just has the 2 assists.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 08:49:30 PM
Glad the Minnie game isnt on TV... according to Sportsnet they got ONE shot in the first period. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/Martin_Erat/sissies.gif)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 08:52:16 PM
Glad the Minnie game isnt on TV... according to Sportsnet they got ONE shot in the first period. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/Martin_Erat/sissies.gif)

The Canucks certainly look a little more interested this evening, but they still only had the 1 PP goal on 13 shots.  Maybe Minny was just conserving energy to lure them in...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:04:34 PM
Allison just picked up his 4th point of the night, but Savard struck right back for Atlanta.  6-1 Leafs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:05:13 PM
Wes Walz for Minnesota.  1-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:09:42 PM
Tarnstrom scores 5-on-3 for the Pens.  5-4 Flyers, Pens stilll on the PP.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 09:09:48 PM
WALZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Yes! A point for the Boogeyman. His NHL first.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:11:47 PM
The Leafs and Thrashers are brawling.  Nothing exciting, just 5 fights, linesmen getting knocked over, etc.

EDIT: This one is going to involve suspensions.  Boulton took down a linesman, Domi was 3rd man in on a fight, and Belak took a shot at Boulton while he was down on the ice with the linesman.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Paddy on October 14, 2005, 09:14:33 PM
Is there some reason why I'm not receiving the Sportsnet feed for either of the West coast games, that they are apparently presenting?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:16:12 PM
Is there some reason why I'm not receiving the Sportsnet feed for either of the West coast games, that they are apparently presenting?

They black out the feed from regional Sportsnets outside your own market.  Gotta have Center Ice to see them.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:17:14 PM
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scores on the PP.  2-1 Wild.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:18:43 PM
Leafs game getting out of control.  As soon as play resumes after the brawl, Andy Sutton runs Tucker through the end boards, opening a huge gash in his head.  More fights, etc.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:24:14 PM
Be sure to catch Pens-Flyers highlights.  After a faceoff near center ice, the Pens dump one in from the red line to get a change.  Nittymaki apparently didn't realize play had started, because he just stood there as it went in right beside him.  5-5, and Maxime Talbot's first NHL goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:28:28 PM
O'Neill gets his hat trick goal on the 5-on-3.  8-1 Leafs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:34:28 PM
Kesler with a nice breakaway goal.  3-2 Canucks.  Not sure what Roloson was doing, other than flopping around like a beached salmon.  Nautical nonsense must be something he wish.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:35:39 PM
Sebastien Caron just made the save of the year for the Penguins. Unreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 14, 2005, 09:44:59 PM
Sidney takes a penalty in OT.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 09:46:26 PM
From what Hatch is saying, tonight's highlight package is going to be wicked cool to watch. However, I'm forcing myself to finish my essay before I go near a TV :-(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Paddy on October 14, 2005, 09:47:02 PM
They black out the feed from regional Sportsnets outside your own market.  Gotta have Center Ice to see them.

But the Center Ice package is not available from cable subscriber?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 14, 2005, 09:47:47 PM
Hatch is all over the NHL tonight
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 14, 2005, 09:49:20 PM
And the Flyers score while Crosby is in the box. Rathje's point shot gets through.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 14, 2005, 09:51:19 PM
So far, Allison, McCabe, O'Neill, Forsberg, and Gagne have recorded 4-point nights.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 09:51:25 PM
Damn. Wanted the Pens to finish the comeback. Oh well, my first round pick gets 4 points.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Paddy on October 14, 2005, 09:51:30 PM
And the Flyers score while Crosby is in the box. Rathje's point shot gets through.

Boooo!!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 09:53:39 PM
Sidney takes a penalty in OT.

Crosby's penalty was actually with about 15 seconds left in regulation.  Gonchar took the OT penalty that the Flyers converted.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 14, 2005, 10:01:00 PM
Crosby's penalty was actually with about 15 seconds left in regulation.  Gonchar took the OT penalty that the Flyers converted.

Ahh, alright. I was watching the end and saw Yahoo listed him as the one that took a penalty.

Just saw the Toronto highlights; Sutton and Tucker are chasing the puck for an icing/dump in and as they get closer to the boards directly behind the net, Sutton grabs Tucker's head and slams/rubs it against the glass. Tucker gets cut badly. Fight ensues. Didn't get all the dancing partners but I saw de Vries pounding away on Allison and another couple just tugging on jerseys. Quinn pissed in the post-game interviews.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 14, 2005, 10:02:17 PM
Park scores! 4-3 Minnie!

Oh wait... I forgot...

4-3 Vancouver :-(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 10:06:39 PM
Ahh, alright. I was watching the end and saw Yahoo listed him as the one that took a penalty.

Just saw the Toronto highlights; Sutton and Tucker are chasing the puck for an icing/dump in and as they get closer to the boards directly behind the net, Sutton grabs Tucker's head and slams/rubs it against the glass. Tucker gets cut badly. Fight ensues. Didn't get all the dancing partners but I saw de Vries pounding away on Allison and another couple just tugging on jerseys. Quinn pissed in the post-game interviews.

Scroll up a bit, that was actually AFTER they had already brawled.  Domi instigating, Boulton taking a linesman down and Belak dishing him a punch while he's on the ice with the linesman.  Plus Exelby fighting Lindros, etc.  It was a good one, suspensions are a certainty.  Sutton ran Tucker about 10 seconds after they got the penalties from the brawl cleared up.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 14, 2005, 10:08:57 PM
Scroll up a bit, that was actually AFTER they had already brawled.  Domi instigating, Boulton taking a linesman down and Belak dishing him a punch while he's on the ice with the linesman.  Plus Exelby fighting Lindros, etc.  It was a good one, suspensions are a certainty.  Sutton ran Tucker about 10 seconds after they got the penalties from the brawl cleared up.

Just saw a clip of the Belak/Boulton incident. Interesting to see. Perhaps with all the recent eye injuries, Quinn wanted to go after Hossa & Co.?  8)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 10:14:40 PM
Just saw a clip of the Belak/Boulton incident. Interesting to see. Perhaps with all the recent eye injuries, Quinn wanted to go after Hossa & Co.?  8)

Quinn looked ready to blow through most of the 3rd period.  Not sure what his problem was...the Thrashers were down 2 men on at least 5-6 different occasions.  I mean, I understand why he'd be upset with Atlanta, but he was all over the refs as though spending the whole 3rd period on a 5-on-3 PP was unsatisfactory.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: playertobenamedlater on October 14, 2005, 11:25:05 PM
Just saw the post- game interviews. Quinn in his usual form, blames the officials for all of the "incidents" Says that the officials should have done more about the "headhunting" Says that Toronto now has to go out and do some headhunting because he feels the officials let him down this game.

Typical bulls**t gurgling out of Quinn. He coaches one of the dirtiest teams in the game, and constantly whines about the very officials who allow his team to play by a different rulebook than the other 29 teams in the league.

Interesting note- apparently Bob Hartley and John Ferguson Jr. got into it after the game...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 11:48:30 PM
Summary of Colorado/Chicago shootout:

1) Arnason scores a beauty...couple of dekes and goes forehand high.
2) Tanguay scores a disputed goal, as he bangs in his own rebound off the post.
3) Ruutu scores another beauty...forehand shot just under the blocker.
4) Svatos misses high.
5) Vorobiev scores a great goal on a backhand deke high.

Hawks win 3-1.  Best shootout I've seen so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 14, 2005, 11:49:48 PM
Interesting note- apparently Bob Hartley and John Ferguson Jr. got into it after the game...

I'll try to dig up some more dirt on that one...   :suspicious:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 15, 2005, 12:17:24 AM
Summary of Colorado/Chicago shootout:

1) Arnason scores a beauty...couple of dekes and goes forehand high.
2) Tanguay scores a disputed goal, as he bangs in his own rebound off the post.
3) Ruutu scores another beauty...forehand shot just under the blocker.
4) Svatos misses high.
5) Vorobiev scores a great goal on a backhand deke high.

Hawks win 3-1.  Best shootout I've seen so far.

Budaj embarassed on each shot then?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 15, 2005, 12:20:36 AM
Budaj embarassed on each shot then?

Outclassed, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 15, 2005, 07:46:57 AM
So, how many games will Sutton get?  Automatically suspended indefinitely until the player is reviewed I think because the refs gave him deliberate intent to injure.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 15, 2005, 03:06:39 PM
Rideau will be smiling now AB
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 15, 2005, 04:35:53 PM
They had to enlist the help of a Wild player to stand a chance against them. I find that funny.

Without Park, that's a 3-1 Minnie win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 15, 2005, 04:49:20 PM
sadly true.  You had a gem in Foy though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 15, 2005, 08:43:48 PM
Not only are the Thrashers in deep trouble with their goaltending situation, their high-powered offense can't buy a goal.  4-0 for the Blueshirts after 2 periods.  1 goal in the last 8 periods against Montreal, Toronto and NYR...not exactly defensive superstars.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 15, 2005, 08:48:20 PM
Not only are the Thrashers in deep trouble with their goaltending situation, their high-powered offense can't buy a goal. 4-0 for the Blueshirts after 2 periods. 1 goal in the last 8 periods against Montreal, Toronto and NYR...not exactly defensive superstars.

And that's since Kovalchuk returned. :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 15, 2005, 09:03:40 PM
And that's since Kovalchuk returned. :lol:

Speaking of Kovalchuk, he and the Thrashers are on the board with a goal so ugly, it could make a freight train take a dirt road.  Ilya throws it to the middle (in Hossa's direction) and it goes off a Rangers defenseman, deflects 90 degrees and gets behind Lundqvist from about 15 feet out.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 15, 2005, 09:09:52 PM
Ottawa, Carolina, Philadelphia and the Rangers are all winning 5-1 at the moment.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 15, 2005, 09:21:51 PM
Lindros from Bonk and Theodore.  3-2 Leafs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 16, 2005, 06:13:41 PM
The Caps' attendance is disgusting.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 16, 2005, 06:21:16 PM
The Caps' attendance is disgusting.

Dinosaurs were big.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 16, 2005, 06:59:25 PM
Lecavalier and Prospal are on fire:  Their line has accounted for the last 7 Lightning goals.  Vinny and Vinny have 6 points each in the last 7 periods.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 16, 2005, 07:06:32 PM
Good thing I switched from Lecavalier to Horcoff in my pool just in time this week. Was almost as sweet as my investing 27 of my 50 points in the all-stars of Vancouver... who have combined for 4 points this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 16, 2005, 09:19:50 PM
Fernandez was 15 seconds away from a shutout.

Caps' crowd was 10, 002. tonight.  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 16, 2005, 09:31:47 PM
Caps' crowd was 10, 002. tonight.  :A_laughing_matter:

If the Caps say 10k, you can bet the "people in seats" number was closer to 6k-7k, with the "gave us money to be here" number much lower than that.  They (try to) give away an absolute ton of tickets.  I go to a fair amount of Caps games, and you can basically just buy whatever and then sit wherever.  On the glass, if you want (which I don't, but you can).

Even when they played the Wings in the Finals in '98, you could get tickets at the box office on gameday.  I got pretty decent seats for the first two games of their 2nd-round series that year against the Sens from the box office about a half-hour before puck drop.  It's a pathetic hockey town, and it was actually quite dumb of the NHL to schedule a home game on a Sunday afternoon...especially when the Redskins are playing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 17, 2005, 09:58:20 AM
Caps to Quebec City!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 17, 2005, 03:16:56 PM
Caps to Quebec City!

Portland before Q.C I think.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on October 17, 2005, 03:57:54 PM
Pity Halifax couldn't support a team. They wouldn't have to rejig the divisions, then.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 17, 2005, 04:05:47 PM
Love to see London/Hamilton.  That area IS big enough and a hotbed to boot.

TML would never swallow it though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 17, 2005, 09:29:38 PM
Rangers get their 3rd straight win against Florida with a 4-0 shutout to improve their record to 4-1-2 and take a 4-point lead atop the Atlantic division.  Jagr had 2 PP goals, both from Straka and Rucinsky.  Petr Prucha adds his first NHL goal.

And the Blueshirts have hope in net, as Lundqvist improves to 3-0-1 on the season (and career).  In his first 4 starts (against Atlanta, Florida and the Devils twice), he has posted a GAA of 1.23, with a .950 save percentage and a shutout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 17, 2005, 09:35:04 PM
Draper becomes the latest to go down with a puck to the face and no visor to boot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 17, 2005, 09:38:16 PM
Blarg! I had Lundqvist this week! He was my dark horse, but I changed at the last second to Luongo.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 17, 2005, 11:50:48 PM
CuJo decides to turn in a Superman performance this week and gets the shutout on top of that.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 18, 2005, 09:53:49 AM
CuJo was amazing.  Probably realising that only a great performance will get him traded at the deadline.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 18, 2005, 07:42:26 PM
The Habs just had a pre-game ceremony honoring the Expos.  They lifted an Expos banner to the rafters, with the names and numbers of Rusty Staub, Gary Carter, Tim Raines and Andre Dawson on it.  Kind of neat.  The Kid and The Hawk were on hand in Habs jerseys to help Youppi! raise the banner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on October 18, 2005, 08:16:19 PM
The Habs just had a pre-game ceremony honoring the Expos.  They lifted an Expos banner to the rafters, with the names and numbers of Rusty Staub, Gary Carter, Tim Raines and Andre Dawson on it.  Kind of neat.  The Kid and The Hawk were on hand in Habs jerseys to help Youppi! raise the banner.

that was sad yo!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 18, 2005, 10:10:55 PM
They all called me dumb for picking Saprykin this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 18, 2005, 10:35:14 PM
They all called me dumb for picking Saprykin this week.

And "they" are...?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 18, 2005, 10:39:20 PM
Igor Ulanov unleashes the single best shot of his lengthy career, as Alberta finally gets on the board against Cujo and the Desert Dogs.  2-1 'Yotes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 18, 2005, 10:55:23 PM
And "they" are...?

My... my friends. My poolmates.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 19, 2005, 09:00:15 AM
You're dumb - Saprykn is good :kidding:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 08:33:23 PM
Gaborik gets a point in his first game back. He's on pace for like 600 points this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 08:35:45 PM
Gaborik gets a point in his first game back. He's on pace for like 600 points this year.

Daigle gets anothe assist but has yet to score.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 08:37:32 PM
Daigle gets anothe assist but has yet to score.

Other players that haven't scored this season: Forsberg, Hejduk, Gretzky. That's pretty good company...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 09:52:47 PM
BOOOOOOOOOGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 10:02:27 PM
Chouinard and Bouchard each score now. Look alive, boys, you're on that Olympic list for a reason.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 10:02:31 PM
BOOOOOOOOOGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD

Was Chouinard's goal a beauty?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 10:04:27 PM
Was Chouinard's goal a beauty?

Pretty good. I've seen nicer shorthanded goals.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 19, 2005, 10:04:42 PM
Was Chouinard's goal a beauty?

Changed the channel and missed it...  :2-oops:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 19, 2005, 10:09:22 PM
Nice re-direct by Mr. White there...he did all the work too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 10:12:41 PM
Another poor outing by Nabokov.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 10:16:50 PM
Another poor outing by Nabokov.

Still think this isn't a playoff team? :-)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 10:18:48 PM
Still think this isn't a playoff team? :-)

I would be happy to proved wrong.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 19, 2005, 10:22:23 PM
Brad May just absolutely levelled Mattias Norstrom, pretty close to being from behind, bouncing Matty's head off the glass.  Norstrom appears to be okay.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 19, 2005, 10:24:05 PM
6-1 is the final. Wild have a 5-goal third period. Six different players score... three of which end in -ard.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 10:40:13 PM
Sean Avery and Ian Laperriere have combined for 3 of the 7 goals scored in Denver.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 19, 2005, 10:58:45 PM
Sean Avery and Ian Laperriere have combined for 3 of the 7 goals scored in Denver.

I was hoping for a blowout so Avery might try his luck with Laperriere.  Not that he would anyway.  That would be a funny fight...Laperriere gets extremely furious when he fights.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 19, 2005, 11:33:16 PM
Conroy with a goal and three assists in 13 minutes of ice-time as the Kings roll past the Avs 5-4.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 19, 2005, 11:51:11 PM
Conroy with a goal and three assists in 13 minutes of ice-time as the Kings roll past the Avs 5-4.

I think we've seen more 3, 4 and 5-goal comebacks so far this season than all of last season combined.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 12:26:36 AM
I think we've seen more 3, 4 and 5-goal comebacks so far this season than all of last season combined.

And most have been exciting games too; not the fluke goals that occur due to horrible brain cramps.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 20, 2005, 07:25:23 AM
Sharks are out of the gate slow, but they'll come around.  Maybe a vet to be acquired to settle the young'uns down.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 07:15:14 PM
Thornton back in the lineup for the Bruins tonight...ran the show on an early PP, but Miller stood on his head to keep the B's off the board.

DiPietro gets his 2nd start in as many nights against the Rangers...Satan and Blake both scored in the first 2 minutes to give the Isles a 2-0 lead.

EDIT: Make that 3 goals in the first 3 minutes.  Parrish on the PP.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 07:23:47 PM
Ovechkin strikes again; Stewart gets the first of his career.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 07:34:38 PM
4-0 Lightning with 6 minutes left in the 1st period, and the Thrashers are already on their 2nd goalie of the night.  Garnett got pulled after the first 3, Berkhoel gave up the 4th.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 08:55:10 PM
Mike Lange is so strange.  The Penguins just scored twice in about a minute to tie the Devils 2-2.

After the first goal: "Tarnstrom scores to make it 2-1, and it's time to buy a new pair of shoes."

After the second goal: "Mario in the slot...heeeeeeee shoots and scores, and Brodeur doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch."  <--- this is one of his classics

Some of my personal Lange favorites:

"Get in the fast lane Grandma, this bingo game's ready to roll."
"Get that dog off my lawn."
"She wants to sell my monkey."
"(Insert name) is dishing out checks like it's the 1st of the month."
"(Insert name) hasn't scored since the 8th grade picnic."

...and of course the classics:

"Scratch my back with a hacksaw"
"He beat him like a rented mule"
"Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, bring me the brandy!"

Anyway there are literally dozens and dozens of weird things that he likes to say.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 09:20:03 PM
Vinny Lecavalier stays en fuego, adding a goal to 3 assists for a 4-point night as the Lightning shut out the Thrashers 6-0.  I know Atlanta has problems in net, but that's the 3rd time they've been shut out this season....I wonder how much Hossa is enjoying the dirty south.

On a side note (related to the other night vs. the Leafs), Eric Boulton took an elbowing major and game misconduct with about 2 minutes left in the game.  He can expect a call from New York.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Paddy on October 20, 2005, 09:28:26 PM
Mike Lange is so strange.  The Penguins just scored twice in about a minute to tie the Devils 2-2.

After the first goal: "Tarnstrom scores to make it 2-1, and it's time to buy a new pair of shoes."

After the second goal: "Mario in the slot...heeeeeeee shoots and scores, and Brodeur doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch."  <--- this is one of his classics

Some of my personal Lange favorites:

"Get in the fast lane Grandma, this bingo game's ready to roll."
"Get that dog off my lawn."
"She wants to sell my monkey."
"(Insert name) is dishing out checks like it's the 1st of the month."
"(Insert name) hasn't scored since the 8th grade picnic."

...and of course the classics:

"Scratch my back with a hacksaw"
"He beat him like a rented mule"
"Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, bring me the brandy!"

Anyway there are literally dozens and dozens of weird things that he likes to say.

:A_laughing_matter:

They're hilarious. The hacksaw and mule ones I've heard second hand before, hence the "classic" designation, I guess. I gotta start listening to Pen's games more often, he sounds great.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 09:30:05 PM
Jagr gets his hat trick in New York, but the Rangers fall short again. 5-4 Isles final.  Jagr has 10 goals and 4 assists on the season for the NHL scoring lead.  8 (!!!) of his goals are PP.

AO got his 2nd goal of the night in Florida to steal the rookie scoring lead from Crosby.  10-9 Ovechkin.  Crosby is currently pointless in the 3rd period tonight...if he doesn't get one, it'll be his first game without a point.



Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 09:45:17 PM
AO got his 2nd goal of the night in Florida to steal the rookie scoring lead from Crosby.  10-9 Ovechkin.  Crosby is currently pointless in the 3rd period tonight...if he doesn't get one, it'll be his first game without a point.

Just to add to that, Alexander Ovechkin sets a new NHL record. He now holds the longest streak (8 games) with at least a point to begin his NHL career. The previous record was our own Alexandre Daigle.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 09:52:47 PM
Just to add to that, Alexander Ovechkin sets a new NHL record. He now holds the longest streak (8 games) with at least a point to begin his NHL career. The previous record was our own Alexandre Daigle.

That record is only for #1 overall draft picks.  Not sure what the overall record is.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 09:59:19 PM
Crosby is currently pointless in the 3rd period tonight...if he doesn't get one, it'll be his first game without a point.

No soup for him.  AO wins the second of what are sure to be many first/most/best comparisons between the two.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 10:09:44 PM
That record is only for #1 overall draft picks.  Not sure what the overall record is.

Yeah, forgot to add the #1 overall part. I'm sure Gretz had quite a streak to begin his career.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 20, 2005, 10:29:56 PM
Summary of Predators/Blues shootout:

1) Cajanek tries to go 5-hole with a wrister; Vokoun shuts it down.
2) Sullivan roofs one just under the crossbar on Lalime, who is lying down for some reason.
3) Weight, not having learned his lesson, tries to go 5-hole with a wrister; same result.
4) Zidlicky absolutely humiliates Lalime with a deke to his forehand.  Again, Lalime is mysteriously lying down.

Predators win the shootout 2-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 11:15:56 PM
Summary of Predators/Blues shootout:
2) Sullivan roofs one just under the crossbar on Lalime, who is lying down for some reason.
4) Zidlicky absolutely humiliates Lalime with a deke to his forehand.  Again, Lalime is mysteriously lying down.

That was disgusting to watch.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 20, 2005, 11:22:33 PM
Zidlicky = Good.

This gives me an idea. All teams should have to use at least one D-men in the shootout.

The Preds are amazing. Watch them win the West this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 20, 2005, 11:37:06 PM
The Preds are amazing.

And with a low payroll, they'll have the chance to pick up a very solid player for the playoff run.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 21, 2005, 01:11:42 AM
Another suspension likely to be handed down to an Atlanta Thrasher. Eric Boulton is the culprit for a vicious elbow to the head of Lightning player Paul Ranger. The hit came as the game, a 6-0 blowout for the Lightning, was winding down. Boulton is the same player Quinn had accused of headhunting Lindros in the 9-1 Toronto win a few days back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 21, 2005, 01:37:46 AM
That was disgusting to watch.

No kidding... :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 21, 2005, 02:26:27 AM
Another suspension likely to be handed down to an Atlanta Thrasher. Eric Boulton is the culprit for a vicious elbow to the head of Lightning player Paul Ranger. The hit came as the game, a 6-0 blowout for the Lightning, was winding down. Boulton is the same player Quinn had accused of headhunting Lindros in the 9-1 Toronto win a few days back.

I could've sworn I already posted that somewhere...I must be having one of my "episodes". :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: 613Leaf on October 21, 2005, 09:32:08 AM
Another suspension likely to be handed down to an Atlanta Thrasher. Eric Boulton is the culprit for a vicious elbow to the head of Lightning player Paul Ranger. The hit came as the game, a 6-0 blowout for the Lightning, was winding down. Boulton is the same player Quinn had accused of headhunting Lindros in the 9-1 Toronto win a few days back.

Could the league not step here and suspend Hartley.  This is getting out of hand.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 21, 2005, 09:41:29 AM
Saw Ovechkin interviewed and he was saying how much he wanted the Calder.  Understood Crosby as the "local" favourite (!), but he was going to put up better numbers and be the team leader, more so that Pens will let Crosby.

Interesting thoughts.  He's really trying to learn English fast as well.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 21, 2005, 01:08:52 PM
Could the league not step here and suspend Hartley. This is getting out of hand. :icon_thumbsdown:

I agree. One incident, you can't blame the coach. But two games where they get routed and in both games nasty stuff pops up. That's not a coincidence.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 21, 2005, 01:09:20 PM
Saw Ovechkin interviewed and he was saying how much he wanted the Calder. Understood Crosby as the "local" favourite (!), but he was going to put up better numbers and be the team leader, more so that Pens will let Crosby.

Interesting thoughts. He's really trying to learn English fast as well.

Crosby is overrated big time.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 21, 2005, 01:12:55 PM
Even Hartley's players openly admit he asks them to step up and act.  Heater on Off The Record confirmed it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 21, 2005, 04:06:29 PM
I hope AO wins the Calder this year; he certainly deserves it from his play so far.

Boulton incident being investigated by the NHL...suspension seems inevitable.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on October 21, 2005, 06:06:12 PM
There is something not quite right with Hartley. There's no way that he doesn't send out players head-hunting.

That's really dirty...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 21, 2005, 06:26:31 PM
Random stat: Todd White leads Minnesota with 9 points in just 6 games... and the Ottawa rejects continue to thrive in the State of Hockey.

There's still something wrong about Dupuis, Daigle and Gaborik combining for zero goals...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 21, 2005, 06:48:12 PM
On a side note (related to the other night vs. the Leafs), Eric Boulton took an elbowing major and game misconduct with about 2 minutes left in the game.  He can expect a call from New York.

Boulton has been suspended indefinitely, pending his hearing with Colin Campbell on Monday.  Ranger (the victim of the elbow) suffered a concussion and a hairline jaw fracture.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 21, 2005, 10:54:55 PM
Colorado beating Edmonton 7-0 after two periods. It's a shame that this "don't run up the score" attitude is all the rage these days, because otherwise it could be a 10-0 final. Instead it'll be 7-1 or 7-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: playertobenamedlater on October 21, 2005, 11:13:40 PM
That record is only for #1 overall draft picks.  Not sure what the overall record is.

Twas none other than Joe Sakic with the Quebec Nordique. I believe it was in the neighbourhood of 15 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 21, 2005, 11:28:09 PM
Well, what did I say? I didn't see the game, but I can only assume that Colorado didn't try at all in the third period. 7-1 final with Colorado getting 2 shots in the third.

This is ridiculous. What's with this attitude that if you can't send a message via offence or defence, you have to send it via cheap hits? If that team played ten goals better than you, let it be 10-0. Take it like a man, not like a baby. If you think it's a matter of avoiding humiliation, how do you think people will think of you when you get a 15 game suspension for ending a veteran's season? Why should a coach have to tell his players not to try because he's afraid George Laraques or Brad Winchester is going to put Milan Hejduk's head through the glass? I don't care if it's their building, or if you really don't need more goals, there is no reason that players should have to ease up and ruin the game for their fans.

Getting sick of this crap.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 21, 2005, 11:51:46 PM
Well, what did I say? I didn't see the game, but I can only assume that Colorado didn't try at all in the third period. 7-1 final with Colorado getting 2 shots in the third.

This is ridiculous. What's with this attitude that if you can't send a message via offence or defence, you have to send it via cheap hits? If that team played ten goals better than you, let it be 10-0. Take it like a man, not like a baby. If you think it's a matter of avoiding humiliation, how do you think people will think of you when you get a 15 game suspension for ending a veteran's season? Why should a coach have to tell his players not to try because he's afraid George Laraques or Brad Winchester is going to put Milan Hejduk's head through the glass? I don't care if it's their building, or if you really don't need more goals, there is no reason that players should have to ease up and ruin the game for their fans.

Getting sick of this crap.

 :icon_thankyou:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 22, 2005, 04:25:09 PM
Saw Ovechkin interviewed and he was saying how much he wanted the Calder.  Understood Crosby as the "local" favourite (!), but he was going to put up better numbers and be the team leader, more so that Pens will let Crosby.

Interesting thoughts.  He's really trying to learn English fast as well.

Probably also going to put up better numbers because of the type of player Ovechkin is vs. Crosby.

Crosby needs people around him more than Ovechkin does. 

Needless to say, they're both going to be awesome players for some time.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 22, 2005, 05:06:34 PM
Anyone expecting something to "happen" during the Vancouver-Colorado game tonight?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 22, 2005, 05:29:05 PM
Anyone expecting something to "happen" during the Vancouver-Colorado game tonight?

I am personally expecting nothing to "happen".  For one thing, the teams have completely changed in the last 18 months.  More significant though, is that May is in Denver now.  It would be extremely awkward for the Avs if anyone decided to seek out Bertuzzi, with May on their own bench.  Here are the current Avs who were on the ice that night:

Joe Sakic
Dan Hinote
Steve Konowalchuk
Milan Hejduk
Rob Blake
Karlis Skrastins
Alex Tanguay
John-Michael Liles
Kurt Sauer
David Aebischer

Most of the hotheads are gone from the Avs lineup, and I can't see Sauer or Konowalchuk instigating anything.  Plus, Sauer fought May in the wake of Bert's attack on Moore, so I'm sure they'd rather just let sleeping dogs lie...

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 22, 2005, 07:50:44 PM
Jason Williams gets his first 3 goals of the year, for a 1st period hat trick (not natural, though).  Along with his 8 assists, he is now the Wings' leading scorer.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 22, 2005, 08:44:58 PM
Bruins up 5-1 after 2 periods...shots 38-11 for the B's.  The Penguins suck a lot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 22, 2005, 08:45:12 PM
Probably also going to put up better numbers because of the type of player Ovechkin is vs. Crosby.

Crosby needs people around him more than Ovechkin does.

Needless to say, they're both going to be awesome players for some time.

Malkin will be a nice edition uif they can get him to come.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 22, 2005, 09:15:37 PM
Crosby just levelled Axelsson with an open-ice shoulder, then turned up the ice and set up a Ryan Malone goal.  Nice sequence.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 23, 2005, 12:42:43 AM
Bruins up 5-1 after 2 periods...shots 38-11 for the B's.  The Penguins suck a lot.

I always said the Penguins can't win without a solid defense corps. Still the only winless team in the league too I think.

Close game near the end in B.C.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 01:34:56 AM
Still the only winless team in the league too I think.

I don't think anyone else even has less than 2 wins.  Although the Pens do have 4 points, thanks to 3 OT losses and a shootout loss.  This is my problem with the shootout (and to a lesser extent, the OT loss)...teams who are 2-5 or 2-6 should be ahead of teams who are 0-8.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 23, 2005, 09:31:01 AM
Crosby, Malkin, Kessel - nice team next year
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 23, 2005, 04:41:29 PM
teams who are 2-5 or 2-6 should be ahead of teams who are 0-8.

You're right. However, that doesn't apply to the NHL. We use a three column system. The Pens are 0-4-4.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 04:49:44 PM
You're right. However, that doesn't apply to the NHL. We use a three column system. The Pens are 0-4-4.

I'll re-phrase...teams who have won 2 out of 8 games should be ahead of teams who have won 0 out of 8.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 23, 2005, 04:56:33 PM
I'll re-phrase...teams who have won 2 out of 8 games should be ahead of teams who have won 0 out of 8.

What if the team who has won 0 scored 25 goals and allowed 25 regulation goals? While the 2 game winner scored 5 goals and allowed 50? The teams' effort and skill isn't always reflected in the records.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 04:59:18 PM
Standings points are allocated by wins and losses, not goals for and against, or effort, or skill level.  You shouldn't get points unless you win.  I don't like ties, but I prefer them to giving a point for OT and shootout losses.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 23, 2005, 05:08:03 PM
Fine, let's look at it another way. A team that only lost 4 games out of 8 in regulation should be ahead of a team that lost 6 games out of 8 in regulation.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 05:18:49 PM
Fine, let's look at it another way. A team that only lost 4 games out of 8 in regulation should be ahead of a team that lost 6 games out of 8 in regulation.

I will try to sum up my position in a way that leaves no other way to look at it.

If hockey games are tied at the end of regulation, they should play until somebody wins, and that team should receive 2 points.  The losing team should receive zero.  Since that is obviously never going to happen, I think the next best option is to play (at least) 10 minutes of overtime, and then declare a tie, at which point both teams receive 1 point.  At no point should a team receive a point for losing, and shootouts should not even be an option.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 23, 2005, 05:23:43 PM
I will try to sum up my position in a way that leaves no other way to look at it.

If hockey games are tied at the end of regulation, they should play until somebody wins, and that team should receive 2 points.  The losing team should receive zero.  Since that is obviously never going to happen, I think the next best option is to play (at least) 10 minutes of overtime, and then declare a tie, at which point both teams receive 1 point.  At no point should a team receive a point for losing, and shootouts should not even be an option.

I disagree.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 23, 2005, 05:36:49 PM
Bryzgalov just let in a horrendous goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 23, 2005, 05:40:54 PM
GO WILD!!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 05:41:14 PM
Bryzgalov just let in a horrendous goal.

Hope he keeps it up, I've got Phoenix in my pool...

Also, Leclerc is a very good player who gets very little attention playing in Phoenix (and Anaheim).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 23, 2005, 05:52:22 PM
GO WILD!!!!

Don't shock me like that! It makes me get excited! (In my pants...)

I have quite a few players in that Phoenix/Anaheim game (S Neidermeyer, Lupul, Saprykin, Mara). I might win my Sportsnet pool this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 23, 2005, 06:11:32 PM
GO WILD!!!!

Indeed. I have $10 riding on that game. :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 23, 2005, 06:12:22 PM
oooooh big spender  :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 23, 2005, 06:19:27 PM
I disagree.

You think a team that loses deserves to gain points in the standings?

But why?  They've lost.  They shouldn't be rewarded.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 23, 2005, 06:23:45 PM
oooooh big spender :lol:

 :lol: Yeah! :)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 23, 2005, 09:01:09 PM
Unfortunate sequence there for the Wild, as Zyuzin hits Foy in the foot with a slapshot from about 8 feet away.  As Foy tries to hobble off, his replacement jumps on early and they get called for too many men.  They survived the Hawks PP, thanks to a couple posts, but Chicago got the go-ahead goal about 10 seconds after the penalty expired....no word on Foy yet.

EDIT: Duncan Keith (Michigan State product) adds his 1st career goal on the PP.  4-2 Hawks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on October 23, 2005, 11:15:09 PM
Oh oh Metal you losty $10.  :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 23, 2005, 11:22:31 PM
The olag and alex show ain't too bad considering the other nobodies running about.

Cam ward ain't bad bad either.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 23, 2005, 11:44:32 PM
Oh oh Metal you losty $10. :lol:

 :lol:

Who cares. :)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 24, 2005, 12:04:01 AM
A great shot of Phanuef's hit on Mattias Norstrom:

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051024/capt.las10110240321.flames_kings_las101.jpg)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 24, 2005, 09:57:28 AM
I will try to sum up my position in a way that leaves no other way to look at it.

If hockey games are tied at the end of regulation, they should play until somebody wins, and that team should receive 2 points. The losing team should receive zero. Since that is obviously never going to happen, I think the next best option is to play (at least) 10 minutes of overtime, and then declare a tie, at which point both teams receive 1 point. At no point should a team receive a point for losing, and shootouts should not even be an option.

How about 3 for regulation win; 2 for OT/SO win with other getting the 1?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 24, 2005, 01:38:07 PM
How about 3 for regulation win; 2 for OT/SO win with other getting the 1?

I still disagree with giving a loser a point. It's against the principle of losing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 24, 2005, 01:49:39 PM
I still disagree with giving a loser a point. It's against the principle of losing.

If they were to stop giving points to losers, I would advocate for the abolition of OT altogether.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 24, 2005, 02:03:19 PM
If they were to stop giving points to losers, I would advocate for the abolition of OT altogether.

Why? OT has always been a part of hockey, WITHOUT the extra point for the loser...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 24, 2005, 02:15:22 PM
Well, in my case, I have never known the NHL without the extra OT point. Some of you old-timers might be traditionalists, but I've grown accustomed to the security of gaining at least one point once the frantic last few seconds of regulation end.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 24, 2005, 02:18:11 PM
Metal an old guy?  by the sound of it I drink Scotch older than you!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 24, 2005, 02:26:04 PM
What I meant by 'old-timers' was people who have been hockey fans longer than I, ...

...you drunk.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 24, 2005, 02:35:14 PM
 :icon_fryingpan:   :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 08:47:02 PM
Daigle and Kovalchuk with their firsts of the year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 25, 2005, 08:56:34 PM
Daigle and Kovalchuk with their firsts of the year.

Pfff... you call yourself a fan. That's Kovy's second.

Daigle and Erat scored tonight. If Brunette gets one against the Oilers, I may have to buy new pants.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 09:04:53 PM
Pfff... you call yourself a fan. That's Kovy's second.

 :2-oops:

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 25, 2005, 09:11:53 PM
Holy cow. Unless there's a mistake with the Sportsnet scoreboard, Naslund is Jesus.

3. Naslund 6:50 (even) 2nd Prd
4. Naslund (Bertuzzi) 6:53 (even) 2nd Prd
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 25, 2005, 09:15:28 PM
Yahoo! says he only scored once, so I guess it's a mistake on Sportsnet.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 09:40:35 PM
Holy cow. Unless there's a mistake with the Sportsnet scoreboard, Naslund is Jesus.

3. Naslund 6:50 (even) 2nd Prd
4. Naslund (Bertuzzi) 6:53 (even) 2nd Prd


The first one seems to be the wrong one. Wrong time and no assist for Bertuzzi.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 10:00:12 PM
Pens have a shot at their first win of the season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 10:05:44 PM
Pens have a shot at their first win of the season.

The Pens must have heard me; they're back in form as the Panthers tie it up with less than a minute left to go in regulation now.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 10:17:28 PM
And the Pens lose less than a minute into OT.  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 25, 2005, 10:33:42 PM
What a crap, crap, crappy team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 25, 2005, 10:56:27 PM
I picked them to win the division.  :bag:

Why do I pretend to know what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 11:03:50 PM
Leclerc beats Lalime with a beauty.  :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 25, 2005, 11:05:20 PM
Leclerc beats Lalime with a beauty.  :shake:

I do NOT miss that crap.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 11:16:46 PM
Would somebody please shoot Healy for that Loch Ness Monster segment?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 11:25:17 PM
For those who missed it, the Preds are one step closer to NHL history with a 5-2 win today to improve to 8-0-0.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 25, 2005, 11:28:47 PM
I don't know whether to say if that was a weak goal or a great shot by Raffi Torres. I'm leaning towards the latter since that was quite a hard shot for a backhand.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 26, 2005, 01:17:31 AM
Matthew Barnaby had a breakaway beauty in the 'Hawks-Preds game.

A suspension might be in order for Barnaby, Lapointe, Stevenson and Allison for fighting in the last 5 minutes. Vokoun might get one too for elbowing Barnaby earlier in the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 01:35:06 AM
A suspension might be in order for Barnaby, Lapointe, Stevenson and Allison for fighting in the last 5 minutes. Vokoun might get one too for elbowing Barnaby earlier in the game.

You only get suspended for instigating in the last 5 minutes; not simply for fighting.  No instigator penalties were issued, so I would assume there will be no disciplinary action.

On a side note, Stevenson was ejected late in the 3rd period for his third fight of the night (Simpson, and Barnaby twice).  35 PIM...not a bad fantasy night considering he didn't have a point.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 26, 2005, 02:12:08 AM
You only get suspended for instigating in the last 5 minutes; not simply for fighting.  No instigator penalties were issued, so I would assume there will be no disciplinary action.

On a side note, Stevenson was ejected late in the 3rd period for his third fight of the night (Simpson, and Barnaby twice).  35 PIM...not a bad fantasy night considering he didn't have a point.

My mistake. I didn't watch the game but The Score's highlights made it seem like 2 of the 4 that were fighting near the end were guilty of an instigator.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: John Connor on October 26, 2005, 02:18:12 AM
Huge hit by Rob Blake on Ales Hemsky... and another loss for the woeful Oilers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 26, 2005, 09:20:04 AM
Mario really let refs have it as he left the ice (they needed it too).  That last penalty was very lousy call.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 26, 2005, 07:10:05 PM
Mario really let refs have it as he left the ice (they needed it too).  That last penalty was very lousy call.

Saw it on the late-night highlights. That game (and the first win) was stolen from the Pens.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 26, 2005, 08:09:42 PM
Modin with quite the highlight-reel goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 09:16:03 PM
The Blue Jackets get a PP goal with under 3:30 left in the 3rd period to take a 2-1 lead and put the Predators' 8-game win streak in jeopardy.

More good news for Columbus: Rick Nash could be ready to go this weekend vs. Minnesota.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 09:23:11 PM
Nashville gets a PP goal of their own to tie the game with 19 seconds left...the streak is still alive, for now...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 09:27:29 PM
Not for long though..Adam Foote (!!!) gets a shorthanded goal 35 seconds in OT to win and kill the streak.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on October 26, 2005, 09:27:54 PM
And Nashville's unbeaten streak comes to an end in overtime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 09:32:38 PM
Carolina overcomes another 2-goal deficit, this time against Boston, to win 4-3 in OT on Cullen's 2nd goal of the night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 26, 2005, 09:44:16 PM
Horrible news for New Jersey as Brodeur goes down with an apparent groin injury, and then poor Clemmensen comes in cold to face a Tampa Bay PP, promptly giving up a horrible goal to Andreychuk.

EDIT: And then 1 minute later, Lecavalier adds an easy breakaway goal off an unbelievable long pass from other Vinny.  6-3 Bolts.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 26, 2005, 10:04:10 PM
That's really bad news regarding Brodeur. Hopefully he is able to recover soon. He was hung out to dry on too many goals tonight and was clearly the best player from both teams in the game. I'll try to find that spectacular stick save he had on DiMaio.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Paddy on October 26, 2005, 10:09:32 PM
That's really bad news regarding Brodeur. Hopefully he is able to recover soon. He was hung out to dry on too many goals tonight and was clearly the best player from both teams in the game. I'll try to find that spectacular stick save he had on DiMaio.
That was sick!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 27, 2005, 01:08:09 AM
Two things evident from today's Ducks-Flames game:

1. As good as a scoring machine Iginla is, he can't lead this team on his back alone. While the defense has been bad in front of him, Kipper has allowed far too many soft goals.
2. Giguere is starting to get his groove back and returning to Conn Smythe-worthy play.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 27, 2005, 01:29:41 AM
1. As good as a scoring machine Iginla is, he can't lead this team on his back alone. While the defense has been bad in front of him, Kipper has allowed far too many soft goals.

Agreed...the Flames are, in general, not nearly as good as most people seem to think they are.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 27, 2005, 01:50:10 AM
Brodeur's injury (right knee) not as bad as initially thought.

Nolan Schaefer registers the San Jose win in OT after coming in for Vesa Toskala and allowing one goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 27, 2005, 09:43:57 AM
102 days to Turin.  Luongo right now would replace Brodeur.  Theodore has not had an all-star start.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 27, 2005, 01:10:14 PM
CAPs Semin Bagged in Court.  Gandler at the centre of it.  Caps looking at costs plus $1000/day since September 28, 2004 plus Friesen's 2.3M salary, plus...

Gandler says Military Service

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/was051027.html
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on October 27, 2005, 01:16:04 PM
Military service or not.. he is responsible for their losses as a result of this.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 27, 2005, 07:04:40 PM
After a brief tryout with the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers have given Steve Shields an NHL contract and the start tonight against Pittsburgh.

"I met him this morning. I said: `Hi Steve, it's Don Waddell, good luck, you're starting tonight,"' the Atlanta GM said Thursday from Pittsburgh.

He allowed only three goals in two AHL starts, sporting a 1.47 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.

Lehtonen, who was expected to have a major impact in his rookie year, will be out another two to four weeks, Waddell said, while the veteran Dunham could be ready to come back this weekend.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 27, 2005, 10:28:22 PM
Didn't fare too well tonight. :lol:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 27, 2005, 11:48:18 PM
Brunette scores a 'Brunette Hat Trick' (3A). And from what I saw in the highlights, they were nice plays.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 28, 2005, 07:30:27 AM
Brunette scores a 'Brunette Hat Trick' (3A). And from what I saw in the highlights, they were nice plays.

The guy must be used to kicking clouts ass. Then again who isn't.... :evil:

Canucks have real faceoff and pk hassles not to mention the fact that bertuzzi is looking more like the overpaid useless jon leclair of the last few years...

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 28, 2005, 11:24:30 AM
Mario got  fed up tonight I think.  Playing with the Kid too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 08:03:59 PM
AO scores a beautiful shorty, for his 2nd goal in the first 13 minutes.

In other news, the award for "Least Compelling 7 Games Ever" goes to...tonight's games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 09:13:58 PM
Eric Staal picks up his first NHL hat trick in an extremely wild Carolina-Philly game.  Currently 6-6 about halfway through the 3rd period.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 09:14:34 PM
Awful news for the Penguins, as they learn that Dick Tarnstrom has a torn MCL and is out indefinitely.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 28, 2005, 09:26:48 PM
Dear God don't let the Hurricanes win again.

Foote scores another clutch goal for the Jackets, this time tying the game with under and minute to go. Minnie/Columbus go to OT.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: thirstymoose_2000 on October 28, 2005, 09:28:48 PM
Awful news for the Penguins, as they learn that Dick Tarnstrom has a torn MCL and is out indefinitely.
Of course, I have him in a pool ...  :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 09:32:31 PM
Canes get 5 goals in the 3rd period (including an empty-netter) to win 8-6.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 28, 2005, 09:34:27 PM
I hate the Canes.

Minnesota and Columcus going to a shootout. Nashlessness is a good thing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 09:34:54 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Hatch613/omg.gif)

AB...did you see Prusek's save on Mitchell in OT?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 28, 2005, 09:46:09 PM
Columbus/Minnesota shootout summary:

1) Bouchard tries (weakly) to go 5-hole.  Prusek shuts it down.
2) Vyborny makes a nice deke to his forehand but his shot hits the post square.
3) White wires a wrister top corner on the blocker side.
4) Zherdev tries to put a wrister over Roloson's glove and fails...pretty weak shot.
5) Walz fires a wrister glove side and hits the post dead-on.
6) Hartigan roofs a beauty under Roloson's right arm.
7) Rolston comes in, dekes to his backhand and fails to get the puck up...Prusek gets his toe out.
8 ) Hrdina comes in fast, makes a nice move and tries to go 5-hole...Roloson squeezes it.
9) Robitaille dekes to his backhand and goes high, but Prusek gets a glove on it.
10) Wright dekes to his forehand but takes himself out of position...no shot.
11) Chouinard tries to snap one high on the glove side but misses the net.
12) Fritsche wires a hard wrister off the crossbar, and it comes almost straight down. No goal.
13) Kuba wrists one directly into Prusek's glove.
14) Berard tries a deke and looks like a defenseman trying to deke.  Easily stopped.
15) Daigle misses the net with a high wrister, glove side.
16) Letowski makes a nice shot over Roloson's blocker to win it.

Coilumbus wins 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 28, 2005, 09:47:48 PM
They should have given Dupuis a shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 28, 2005, 10:43:57 PM
Loved Prusek's save. Roloson had quite a few good ones too in that 3rd period barrage.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 28, 2005, 10:44:34 PM
Eric Staal picks up his first NHL hat trick in an extremely wild Carolina-Philly game. 

Just picked him up for tonight's game in another pool.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 28, 2005, 10:48:29 PM
Carolina Hurricanes:
3. Stillman (Whitney) 19:54 (power-play) 1st Prd
4. Williams (Brind'Amour) 2:31 (even) 2nd Prd
6. Staal (Wesley) 11:38 (even) 2nd Prd
9. Stillman4:49 (power-play) 3rd Prd
10. Brind'Amour (Williams) 7:44 (even) 3rd Prd
11. Staal (Adams, Whitney) 9:31 (even) 3rd Prd
13. Cullen (Tverdovsky, Kaberle) 14:45 (power-play) 3rd Prd
14. Vasicek18:51 (even) 3rd Prd

I see two goals.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 28, 2005, 10:50:22 PM
Carolina Hurricanes:
3. Stillman (Whitney) 19:54 (power-play) 1st Prd
4. Williams (Brind'Amour) 2:31 (even) 2nd Prd
6. Staal (Wesley) 11:38 (even) 2nd Prd
9. Stillman4:49 (power-play) 3rd Prd
10. Brind'Amour (Williams) 7:44 (even) 3rd Prd
11. Staal (Adams, Whitney) 9:31 (even) 3rd Prd
13. Cullen (Tverdovsky, Kaberle) 14:45 (power-play) 3rd Prd
14. Vasicek18:51 (even) 3rd Prd

I see two goals.

Stall scored the first one. Stillman assisted.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on October 28, 2005, 11:57:56 PM
...did you see Prusek's save on Mitchell in OT?

Caught it on Sportsnet.  It was their #1 highlite of the night.   Wicked shootout!

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 29, 2005, 12:15:42 AM
Caught it on Sportsnet.  It was their #1 highlite of the night.   Wicked shootout!



Quite the intimidator on one-on-ones like his idol.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on October 29, 2005, 02:57:36 AM
I have Staal in another pool.


Needless to say, I'm first place in over half the categories.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 29, 2005, 08:59:49 AM
Wicked game 8-6.  Hope Philly get used to its losing ways at least until Monday!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 29, 2005, 09:44:47 PM
Summary of Bruins/Devils shootout:

1) Kozlov snaps a nice one 5-hole.
2) Samonsov dekes backhand and goes high, but gets a piece of the crossbar.
3) Mogilny wrists a low shot wide on the blocker side.
4) Thornton dekes backhand and roofs it.  Easy and pretty.
5) Gionta wrists one under the arm...nice shot.
6) Murray tries to shoot high and Clemmensen stuffs him.

Devils win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on October 29, 2005, 09:49:48 PM
Eric Staal the first player to 20 points, I think.

Carolina was behind 3-1 to Pittsburgh, but Staal just scored the equalizer.  He had an assist earlier.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 29, 2005, 10:10:53 PM
Eric Staal the first player to 20 points, I think.

Carolina was behind 3-1 to Pittsburgh, but Staal just scored the equalizer.  He had an assist earlier.

Staal didn't score, but he did have 3 assists to give him 22 points on the season, good for a 4-point lead on Jagr.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 29, 2005, 10:20:34 PM
Staal didn't score, but he did have 3 assists to give him 22 points on the season, good for a 4-point lead on Jagr.

He had a goal credited to him earlier. I guess they changed it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 29, 2005, 10:22:31 PM
Heatley has 20 now doesn't he?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 29, 2005, 10:23:55 PM
Heatley has 20 now doesn't he?

He has 8 and 8 for 16 points.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on October 29, 2005, 10:26:08 PM
Thank You!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 29, 2005, 10:28:29 PM
Who saw Brunette's goal? Ouch... hope he's OK
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on October 29, 2005, 10:32:44 PM
Who saw Brunette's goal? Ouch... hope he's OK

Looked like Cloutier got his head squeezed between the post and his defenseman...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 29, 2005, 11:12:02 PM
Looked like Cloutier got his head squeezed between the post and his defenseman...

I don't think this is a bad thing...hopefully auld takes his chance here and shuts down the avs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 29, 2005, 11:46:25 PM
Staal didn't score, but he did have 3 assists to give him 22 points on the season, good for a 4-point lead on Jagr.

I thought he got 4 assists?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 29, 2005, 11:47:04 PM
I don't think this is a bad thing...hopefully auld takes his chance here and shuts down the avs.


It's a bad thing. He looked seriously hurt. Bruno ended up being fine.

I love this game. First intermission interview: Brunette. Second intermission interview: Park. *swoon*
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 29, 2005, 11:47:37 PM
It's a bad thing. He looked seriously hurt. Bruno ended up being fine.

I love this game. First intermission interview: Brunette. Second intermission interview: Park. *swoon*

Can you describe the Brunette goal/Cloutier injury?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 29, 2005, 11:52:26 PM
Can you describe the Brunette goal/Cloutier injury?

Hard to really see what happened. Brunette and another Av break in on a 2-on-1. Brunette shoots and scores but trips over Cloutier (or maybe he collided with the Canuck?) and goes flying into the post on the opposite side of the net, knocking it off. Cloutier got hit (I think...) but the lone Canuck back for Vancouver.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 29, 2005, 11:54:29 PM
Hard to really see what happened. Brunette and another Av break in on a 2-on-1. Brunette shoots and scores but trips over Cloutier (or maybe he collided with the Canuck?) and goes flying into the post on the opposite side of the net, knocking it off. Cloutier got hit (I think...) but the lone Canuck back for Vancouver.

Clouts left with what sort of injury?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 29, 2005, 11:56:04 PM
Clouts left with what sort of injury?

Head...they took him to the hospital, and are hoping it's just a concussion.  It looked bad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 29, 2005, 11:56:44 PM
Head...they took him to the hospital, and are hoping it's just a concussion.  It looked bad.

Oh wow. Hope he's alright.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 30, 2005, 12:00:43 AM
They said he looked confused.

I'd say he was just shocked that Andrew Brunette touched him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 30, 2005, 12:02:48 AM
They said he looked confused.

I'd say he was just shocked that Andrew Brunette touched him.

Should be Clouts' rise to fame.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 30, 2005, 12:05:54 AM
Should be Clouts' rise to fame.

Jealous?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 30, 2005, 12:08:34 AM
Jealous?

Who wouldn't be?

Has HNIC had any updates on Dan or do they expect us to wait till tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on October 30, 2005, 12:09:35 AM
Who wouldn't be?

Has HNIC had any updates on Dan or do they expect us to wait till tomorrow morning?

He's been taken to hospital.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 30, 2005, 12:10:46 AM
He's been taken to hospital.

I meant news from the hospital.

Good game so far. Slightly boring but should be a good finish.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 30, 2005, 12:52:08 AM
Calgary and San Jose are headed to OT after the Sharks get 2 late goals to tie it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on October 30, 2005, 01:00:50 AM
It's a bad thing. He looked seriously hurt. Bruno ended up being fine.

I love this game. First intermission interview: Brunette. Second intermission interview: Park. *swoon*

I think clouts would have given up another 6 had he stayed in, but auld like clouts has to save the canucks from some ordinary d-men.

I hope he gets better as a person but i'm never sad to see him not playing a game.

Early in the season but the canucks seem destined to be knocked out in the 1st round again. A good gm will see that its time to start thinking about some big trades to give this team some more hard working gutsier players which it lacks, esp in high pressure games. Jovo would be my first player traded and then i'd look at trying to move cloutier (if anyone would take him) and maybe even a guy like morrison.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on October 30, 2005, 01:08:37 AM
Summary of Sharks/Flames shootout:

1) Reinprecht comes in fast, dekes backhand and goes high, but catches the post square.
2) Cheechoo shoots a hard wrister to the glove side, which Kiiprusoff snags.
3) Iginla calmly buries one over Schaefer's glove.  Nice shot.
4) Marleau snaps a beauty over Kipper's shoulder, beating him cleanly, but catching the crossbar.
5) Amonte fakes backhand and dekes forehand, but Schaefer makes an unbelievable save.
6) Sturm fires one straight between Kiprusoff's legs.
7) Kobasew fakes the shot and dekes backhand, goes high and Schaefer gloves it.
8 ) Ekman pulls his patented delay move, almost stopping in front of Kipper before burying one low blocker side.

Sharks win 2-1.

(A note about Amonte's shot: It never ceases to amaze me how experienced NHL stars can beat goalies on dekes and then refuse to put the puck high.)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 30, 2005, 02:00:26 AM
(A note about Amonte's shot: It never ceases to amaze me how experienced NHL stars can beat goalies on dekes and then refuse to put the puck high.)

Same thing can be said to his penalty shot in the first.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on October 30, 2005, 10:20:14 AM
Cloutier looked really out of it after being hit. And he was ran by his own teamate as the Avs player jumped over hom after scoring, but his feet clipped the pads and he was sent head first into the post knocking the net off.

Cloutier seemed to hit the other post with his right shoulder, but the speed/force of th ehit also sent his head down hard to the ice. Not a way you want to see any player leave the game and require to go to the hospital.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 31, 2005, 06:52:50 PM
Jacques Martin makes his return to the ACC tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on October 31, 2005, 07:30:10 PM
Jagr just fed Nylander with a beautiful no-look pass from the boards. Theodore makes the glove save however.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 01, 2005, 08:49:10 PM
Anyone watching the 'Hawks-Wings game who can give me a recap of Legace's injury?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 01, 2005, 09:05:15 PM
There is some debate, but from what I saw Fischer push Barnaby who then fell on Legace's knee. Legace was in a lot of pain but left the ice on his own power. YET ANOTHER SWEET GOALIE PICK BY ME THIS WEEK!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 01, 2005, 10:04:19 PM
Kovalchuk with a 5-point explosion and a great game currently in OT in Montreal. Montreal set to go on the PP.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 01, 2005, 10:06:46 PM
And Ryder wins it with a cross-ice one-timer from the slot on the PP.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 02, 2005, 12:13:31 AM
Nashville seems to have reverted back to their 2003-04 form. They are currently down 3-1 to the Ducks. Calgary finally has a good defensive outing as Kipper shuts out the Wild 3-0 and Iginla, Langkow and Phaneuf record 2 points each.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on November 02, 2005, 09:34:16 AM
Nashville seems to have reverted back to their 2003-04 form. They are currently down 3-1 to the Ducks. Calgary finally has a good defensive outing as Kipper shuts out the Wild 3-0 and Iginla, Langkow and Phaneuf record 2 points each.

I bet sullivan is being shut down, but i'm hoping kariya keeps scoring for my fantasy team.

Columbus should now start rolling with nash back to partner zherdev.

Carolina will slide soon but then they'll come back.

I expect the sens to keep it rolling for many many games  :GO_SENS_GO2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 02, 2005, 11:58:22 AM
i dunno if this was mentioned yet so

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-kings-robitaille&prov=ap&type=lgns

Quote
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Kings left wing Luc Robitaille might miss two to four weeks with a broken right leg.

The 39-year-old Robitaille had been playing despite the injury. But he felt persistent soreness in the leg, and an MRI revealed the fracture, the Kings said.

Robitaille has four goals and three assists this season.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=fanball-kingsrobitailleoutat&prov=fanball&type=lgns (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=fanball-kingsrobitailleoutat&prov=fanball&type=lgns)

Quote
Kings: Robitaille out at least three weeks
 
by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Wednesday, November 2, 2005

News
King winger Luc Robitaille said Tuesday that he is out at least three weeks because of a fractured right ankle, according to the Los Angeles Times. Robitaille learned of the injury after undergoing a new MRI exam Monday. "The doctor called and said it was really bad," said Robitaille. "He said it was broken inside and had started cracking, getting wider and wider. It was almost to the edge, so it almost broke all the way through."

Views
Um, thanks for the colorful description, Luc. Now if you'll excuse me I need to toss my lunch. It seems a bit optimistic that Robitaille will be back in three weeks if the injury is truly as bad as he says.
 


ouch
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 02, 2005, 12:07:25 PM
Stress fractures are a pain in the arse.  Hope he's back soon...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on November 02, 2005, 12:08:05 PM
Also heard on TSN this morning that Peca suffered a concussion from a collision with Rick Nash last night. I believe it was described as 'mild'.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 02, 2005, 01:23:21 PM
Also heard on TSN this morning that Peca suffered a concussion from a collision with Rick Nash last night. I believe it was described as 'mild'.

That looked like a fairly brutal elbow from Nash.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 02, 2005, 11:40:20 PM
I saw the Blues send their game to OT and lose 6-5; I was hoping Weight racked up a few points but apparently he's out with PCS from a hit in an earlier game.  :icon_whoknows:

Dallas played Hedberg today since the Kings have torched Turco recently. It didn't matter as they lost 6-3 with Visnovsky recording a hattrick. I believe that's the first hattrick by a defenseman since Sheldon Souray had one at the Bell Centre in OT against the Preds.

Speaking of Nashville, something seems to be wrong with them as of late. They are struggling to hold onto a 2-1 lead against a depleted Sharks team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on November 03, 2005, 01:02:55 AM
Speaking of Nashville, something seems to be wrong with them as of late. They are struggling to hold onto a 2-1 lead against a depleted Sharks team.

For one thing, Scott Walker is injured...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 03, 2005, 01:51:46 AM
For one thing, Scott Walker is injured...

Might be part of the reason.

The Preds blow it in OT as San Jose scores shorthanded.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 03, 2005, 10:57:25 AM
Last night's Minny/Nucks game Bertuzzi ROCKED Chouinard (It was a gorgeous hit) lol


Chouinard left the game....He may have a seperated shoulder-having an MRI today or tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: playertobenamedlater on November 03, 2005, 03:50:32 PM
That looked like a fairly brutal elbow from Nash.

At the very best it was a late hit. Of course, there will be no reprocussions from teh league because they call the rules according to who the player is, not what he did.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 04, 2005, 01:02:28 AM
Rick Nash goes down with another injury. This time it's his left knee.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 01:15:22 AM
Rick Nash goes down with another injury. This time it's his left knee.

CBJ said he'll be listed as day-to-day; Nash said he's definitely out for Friday's game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 04, 2005, 09:59:10 AM
Eric Staal had 31 points in 81 games in 2003-04. At the torrid pace he's scoring at this year, Eric could reach that plateau again in only 13 games.  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 02:47:31 PM
Eric Staal had 31 points in 81 games in 2003-04. At the torrid pace he's scoring at this year, Eric could reach that plateau again in only 13 games.  :shock:

The shocking part about his scoring pace, so far, is that if he kept it up for the full 82 games, he'd get 171 points...which is great, but still a full 44 points short of Gretzky's record.   :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 07:16:59 PM
Washington has benched Andrew Cassels.  Yikes.

Cassels has 1 goal and 2 assist in 12 games with the Caps.  Sadly, that is tied for 7th on the team.  Friesen, Cassels, Halpern and Sykora have combined for 1 more point (14) than Ovechkin.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 08:16:54 PM
Jakub Klepis (remember him?) just scored an absolutely beautiful goal in his first NHL game.  We may live to regret that one...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 04, 2005, 08:35:10 PM
We may live to regret that one...

I doubt that.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 09:01:38 PM
I doubt that.

If Varada returns to form in the Spring, all is forgiven.  Otherwise we got nothing for Klepis (assuming Tim Cook doesn't turn into a hockey player).  Anyway, it was a really nice goal...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 09:30:37 PM
An extremely humorous "brawl" broke out near the end of the Caps-Thrashers game.  Halpern schooled Kozlov into the boards, and then Kovalchuk waited for a few seconds and then blindsided Halpern, at which point a very European-style brawl broke out.  Lots of stickwork and punching with gloves on.  Note to Thrashers: You don't want mass fighting with Kozlov, Kovalchuk, Hossa and Havelid on the ice.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 04, 2005, 09:36:10 PM
Everyone's favourite ex-Senator goalie has let in 4 on 15 shots.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 04, 2005, 09:38:31 PM
An extremely humorous "brawl" broke out near the end of the Caps-Thrashers game.  Halpern schooled Kozlov into the boards, and then Kovalchuk waited for a few seconds and then blindsided Halpern, at which point a very European-style brawl broke out.  Lots of stickwork and punching with gloves on.  Note to Thrashers: You don't want mass fighting with Kozlov, Kovalchuk, Hossa and Havelid on the ice.

Someone posted about this "brawl" on HF.  Went to check the penalties on NHL.com, and there was all of one fighting major for each side.  These guys can't even fight properly.  :wink:

Kovalchuk and Ovechkin should have gone at it.  :laugh2:
 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 04, 2005, 09:39:25 PM
Everyone's favourite ex-Senator goalie has let in 4 on 15 shots.

ouch..but biron was worse on wednesday.. (trying to look on the bright side..if there is one)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 04, 2005, 09:42:00 PM
Atlanta-Washington going to a shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 04, 2005, 09:42:53 PM
Loved the hit on Bulis.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 09:44:36 PM
Summary of Capitals-Thrashers shootout:

1) Kovalchuk tries to shoot high and misses the net.
2) Ovechkin makes about 8 moves and gets a backhand deke through Dunham's legs.
3) Hossa comes in from an angle and tries to shoot high, missing badly.
4) Klepis fakes the forehand shot and dekes backhand high, but just misses with Dunham down.
5) Bondra fires a low wrister glove-side, which Kolzig snags.

Caps win 1-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 04, 2005, 09:46:54 PM
Everyone's favourite ex-Senator goalie has let in 4 on 15 shots.

One of those was a PS to Ryan Smyth after a great save on Smyth the play before.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 04, 2005, 10:18:03 PM
From the "You know you suck when...." files:

Stu Barnes scores on a shorthanded breakaway to get his hat trick against you in the 2nd period. 

Dallas up 8-1 after 2.  Arnott, Guerin and Kapanen also with 3 points each.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 04, 2005, 10:24:53 PM
Dallas looking to become the second team to bust into double digit scoring. 8 goals in the first two.

My prediction: the Stars ease up and it's a 8-2 final.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 12:11:31 AM
Dallas looking to become the second team to bust into double digit scoring. 8 goals in the first two.

My prediction: the Stars ease up and it's a 8-2 final.

Close enough; it ended 9-1. I didn't like Tippett playing Guerin, Morrow, Zubov & Co. for one whole PP when the game was already sealed a long time before.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 05, 2005, 12:20:30 PM
Some afternoon puck today.  Very, very rare, so I might just listen to the game to take advantage.  :nod:

Devils - Rangers at 1pm.
Preds - Kings at 4pm.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 12:40:12 PM
Columbus has announced that Nash's knee injury is currently thought to be a sprain, and that he will be out 4-6 weeks; they won't know the full extent of the damage until they get the results of an MRI today in Columbus.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 02:22:33 PM
The Rangers busted out the blue Statue of Liberty third jerseys for this afternoon's game, along with a new sock.  White stripe just below the knee, with blue above the stripe and red below.  Looks cool...I've always liked the SoL uniforms though.  Btw 2-0 Devils in the 2nd period, both goals by Gionta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on November 05, 2005, 03:09:17 PM
Nash's season just can not get started.  Shame.  Foote must be hurting with that season start too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 03:40:17 PM
Summary of the Rangers-Devils shootout:

1) Mogilny tries to wrist one top corner, but Weekes gets his blocker on it.  Great save.
2) Straka tries to shoot low blocker side, but Clemmensen makes the pad save.
3) Kozlov tries to shoot 5-hole, and Weekes closes it up.
4) Nylander fakes the forehand shot and dekes backhand, scoring easily.
5) Gionta fakes forehand, dekes backhand and roofs one.  Great goal.
6) Jagr makes a great move, deking to his forehand and beating Clemmensen, but catching post.
7) Langenbrunner fakes the shot and dekes forehand, but Weekes makes a great toe save.
8 ) Prucha fakes, dekes and shoots 5-hole, beating Clemmensen cleanly.

Rangers win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 04:54:13 PM
Very ugly incident in the Los Angeles-Nashville game.  With about a minute left in the 1st period and the Kings trailing 2-0, Sean Avery runs somebody (couldn't catch the victim) from behind.  5-minute major and a game misconduct.  The Predators will start the 2nd period with 4 minutes remaining in the major.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 06:35:49 PM
Legwand stoned on an overtime penalty shot, after Corvo got called for hooking him on a breakaway.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 06:38:39 PM
Very ugly incident in the Los Angeles-Nashville game.  With about a minute left in the 1st period and the Kings trailing 2-0, Sean Avery runs somebody (couldn't catch the victim) from behind.  5-minute major and a game misconduct.  The Predators will start the 2nd period with 4 minutes remaining in the major.

It was Simon Gamache he hit from behind. Roenick laid out Markov as well, although JR's hit was clean. Avery really needs to be be taught a lesson.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 06:45:02 PM
Summary of Kings-Predators shootout:

1) Gamache fakes the shot, and then tries to shoot 5-hole, but LaBarbera shuts it down.
2) Demitra goes wide, comes in and makes a couple stick fakes before sliding it 5-hole.
3) Zidlikcy fakes the shot and dekes to his forehand, but doesn't get the puck up.  Easy pad save.
4) Roenick skates in, almost stops in front of Vokoun, swings the puck to his forehand and stuffs the puck (and Vokoun) into the net.  The goal is reviewed, and it's clear that he jammed in a rebound.  They allowed the goal after a lengthy review, which is extremely bizarre...horrible decision.

Kings "win" 2-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 06:46:45 PM
Kings "win" 2-0.

 :icon_banghead:

I sat out LaBarbera because of Nashville.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 06:50:02 PM
:icon_banghead:

I sat out LaBarbera because of Nashville.

Sullivan didn't play.  No explanation on the (terrible) Kings' broadcast.  The Predators came out fired up though, took an early 2-0 lead but then went completely to sleep offensively.  Sound familiar?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 05, 2005, 07:33:13 PM
Gagne-Forsberg-Knuble strike again early tonight against Atlanta.
13th goal for Gagne, 20th assist for Forsberg.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 05, 2005, 07:35:57 PM
More frustration for Mario Lemieux tonight.  Got an interference penalty, plus an unsportsmanlike.  Chirping at the refs again?  Pittsburgh down early 3-0, two goals coming on 5-on-3's.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 07:42:40 PM
13th goal for Gagne, 20th assist for Forsberg.

Gagne returns the favor.  2-0 Philly.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 05, 2005, 10:21:17 PM
Detroit finally loses (4-1 to Phoenix) which gives Ottawa the best record in the league.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 11:03:38 PM
Gagne returns the favor.  2-0 Philly.

Looks like Gags got the trick tonight. Hitchcock finally realizes what Flyer fans have been saying for a while; Gagne is a scorer, not a checker.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 11:24:24 PM
Watching the latter broadcast of HNIC's doubleheader, one thing is clear; Kelly Hrudey would make a great coach some day. He has tremendous hockey knowledge and is one of the only unbiased analysts with CBC. Hopefully he takes over Don Cherry's duties for the 7 p.m. games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 11:29:42 PM
Hopefully he takes over Don Cherry's duties for the 7 p.m. games.

I agree completely.  I've been a Hrudey fan since his playing days, and he's excellent in the studio.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 05, 2005, 11:34:55 PM
Summary of Stars-Avalanche shootout:

1) Zubov fakes a shot, then fakes the deke and roofs one.  Great shot
2) Hejduk makes a deke to the backhand, but Turco sprawls and stops him.
3) Jokinen switches from backhand to forehand and snaps a quick one in blocker side.
4) Tanguay fakes the shot and dekes backhand, but can't put it in because he doesn't go high.

Stars win 2-0.

*Again with the refusal to go high.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 11:37:02 PM
Love Jokinen's game. Great work ethic.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 11:39:01 PM
Big Bert caught with his head down. (Thought I heard Jovo's name earlier though.)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 05, 2005, 11:52:17 PM
Summary of Kings-Predators shootout:

4) Roenick skates in, almost stops in front of Vokoun, swings the puck to his forehand and stuffs the puck (and Vokoun) into the net.  The goal is reviewed, and it's clear that he jammed in a rebound.  They allowed the goal after a lengthy review, which is extremely bizarre...horrible decision.

Kings "win" 2-0.

Missed this game but just saw the winning SO goal on HNIC. That was indeed a horrible decision since Roenick got in two whacks.

In other news, Scott Oake is a tool.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 12:08:06 AM
Ruutu hits Phaneuf somewhat lightly from behind. Phaneuf drops the gloves, wanting to fight. As he's skating backwards in order to get ready to fight however, he trips on his own stick and falls. At the same time, Stephane Yelle gets tagged with a 4-minute double minor for high-sticking and the Canucks end up with a 5-on-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: TheFreak on November 06, 2005, 01:13:31 AM
Looks like Gags got the trick tonight. Hitchcock finally realizes what Flyer fans have been saying for a while; Gagne is a scorer, not a checker.

He is actually a great two way player now.  He had a lot of great plays tonight backchecking when one of our d-man got caught down low on a PP.  Playing with Primeau really helped developed his game.  He has turned a very dangerous player, glad he is on my team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 03:25:06 AM
He is actually a great two way player now.

Has been for quite a while. It's just that this season Hitchcock is finally letting Gagne loose by placing him on a scoring line.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: operasen on November 06, 2005, 08:31:08 AM
Another crash by Jersey.  Lammerello will blow this thing up before long, looking to the Philly model in two years.  Too $$ for this result.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 09:42:42 PM
Mikko Koivu with the first of his career. Getzlaf gets his first two-goal game. 3-3 so far in that game in Anaheim.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 09:43:57 PM
Damn Getzlaf! I get $21 on ProLine if Minnesota wins.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 09:47:05 PM
Damn Getzlaf! I get $21 on ProLine if Minnesota wins.

You can watch the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on November 06, 2005, 09:56:35 PM
Nashville have now lost 5 in a row...

Det with osgood are 0-2.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 09:58:32 PM
Det with osgood are 0-2.

They're 3-1-1 with Osgood.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:06:10 PM
You can watch the game.

Hm?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 10:09:20 PM
Hm?

You have NHL Network now don't you?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:10:47 PM
You have NHL Network now don't you?

We're not all millionaires.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 10:14:41 PM
We're not all millionaires.

Cheapskate.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 10:15:58 PM
We're not all millionaires.

...because $2.50/month is a real budget-buster.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 10:19:51 PM
...because $2.50/month is a real budget-buster.

He needs to save up for the Minnesota Wild special swimsuit calendar.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:19:52 PM
...because $2.50/month is a real budget-buster.

Fine, I'll pay that, and you pay for the digital cable.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 10:24:04 PM
Fine, I'll pay that, and you pay for the digital cable.

I think they charge you more for NOT having digital cable now...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:26:37 PM
Minnie and Anaheim go to OT. Come on, come on...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 10:38:09 PM
Summary of Ducks-Wild shootout:

1) Rolston tries to shoot high glove-side, but Giguere stones him.
2) Selanne gives a stick-fake, and then roofs one over Fernandez's shoulder.
3) Koivu dekes to his backhand and sticks one in the top corner.  Simple move, great finish.
4) McDonald tries to snap one blocker side, but Fernandez gets a piece of it.
5) Robitaille wrists one from the hash marks, easily beating Giguere blocker side.  J-S looks awful.
6) Getzlaf tries to go high and misses the net.

Wild win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 10:38:16 PM
Minnie and Anaheim go to OT. Come on, come on...

They just won it in a shootout. Koivu had a beauty.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:40:04 PM
They just won it in a shootout. Koivu had a beauty.

WOOHOO! $$$$$$$$

I have officially made more money than I have lost betting on sports so far this season.

I actually threw my ticket out after Selanne scored... better fish it out.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 10:42:34 PM
5) Robitaille wrists one from the hash marks, easily beating Giguere blocker side.  J-S looks awful.

Looked like a warmup drill.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 10:44:28 PM
Looked like a warmup drill.

...where Giguere was focusing on a different shooter.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:48:21 PM
I don't care how it went in.

Party at my house. I think Me, Hatch, and Scram can get drunk off of $21.00.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 10:50:49 PM
Party at my house. I think Me, Hatch, and Scram can get drunk off of $21.00.

I'd rather just use alcohol, but it's your party...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 10:52:31 PM
I'd rather just use alcohol, but it's your party...

Well, aren't we clever... you're lucky you're old enough to buy booze for me, or else you'd be off the invite list.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 11:04:32 PM
I don't care how it went in.

Party at my house. I think Me, Hatch, and Scram can get drunk off of $21.00.

You know a place that sells cheap booze?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 11:08:35 PM
You know a place that sells cheap booze?

I'm sure we can find something. I'm just hoping you're a lightweight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 06, 2005, 11:12:11 PM
I'm just hoping you're a lightweight.

 :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 06, 2005, 11:13:30 PM
:shock:


... as in he doesn't need to drink a lot.

Man, you are so close to getting crossed off the invite list. It'll just be me and Scram.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 06, 2005, 11:17:45 PM
Man, you are so close to getting crossed off the invite list.

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on November 07, 2005, 12:49:34 AM
Jakub Klepis (remember him?) just scored an absolutely beautiful goal in his first NHL game. We may live to regret that one...

Gleason is doing very nicely in LA.  I know, I know, the book is we would have never signed him, so that made it easier to swallow the dump, err, trade. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on November 07, 2005, 07:31:03 AM
They're 3-1-1 with Osgood.

Serves me right for assuming...

Just getting mad at his losses to edm and phoenix, though one was o/t so you were right to use the other column.

Yzerman is not doing much pointswise though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 07, 2005, 11:33:03 AM
Yzerman is not doing much pointswise though.

He's mostly playing on the Grind Line with Drapes and Maltby, and he's getting almost no PP time.  He's not going to rack up very many points when he's only getting 12 minutes of ice time and he only gets on the PP units when the game is out of hand (like our 4th-liners in Ottawa).  Kind of sad to see such an amazing talent reduced to a role player, but he does his job very well on that line...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 07, 2005, 09:59:12 PM
Interesting to note that tonight's Edmonton-Dallas game is on Center Ice, even though it's a pay-per-view game in the Oilers' Sportsnet region.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 07, 2005, 10:02:51 PM
Jagr's point streak snapped.

Jussi Jokinen is doing great for the Stars. Another goal for him tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 07, 2005, 10:23:34 PM
Jagr's point streak snapped.

Jussi Jokinen is doing great for the Stars. Another goal for him tonight.

Is Heatley the only player with a streak dating back to October 5th still alive?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 07, 2005, 10:24:41 PM
61 players in the NHL who are scoring at a PPG pace or better. (Minimum 6 games played)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 07, 2005, 10:27:55 PM
61 players in the NHL who are scoring at a PPG pace or better. (Minimum 6 games played)

But... do they actually have a point in every game they've played? There can't be 61 guys with a point streak of 12-15 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 07, 2005, 10:31:09 PM
But... do they actually have a point in every game they've played? There can't be 61 guys with a point streak of 12-15 games.

Obviously not.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 07, 2005, 10:33:42 PM
Obviously not.

Ok...

So now that we've solved that, back to my original question.

Is Heatley the only player with a streak dating back to October 5th still alive?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 07, 2005, 10:34:16 PM
Ok...

So now that we've solved that, back to my original question.

Is Heatley the only player with a streak dating back to October 5th still alive?

Yes.

P.S. Didn't notice your original question.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 07, 2005, 10:43:27 PM
Yes.

P.S. Didn't notice your original question.

Oh... so the '61 players in the NHL who are scoring at a PPG pace or better. (Minimum 6 games played)' comment was entirely coincidental.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 07, 2005, 11:06:00 PM
Oh... so the '61 players in the NHL who are scoring at a PPG pace or better. (Minimum 6 games played)' comment was entirely coincidental.

It actually was.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 07:53:48 PM
Godard with his first of the year against the Devils.  :A_laughing_matter:

Taylor also has the first goal in the Bolts-Habs game.

Knuble strikes for Philly on the PP as Forsberg's assist makes it a three-way tie atop the points ladder.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 08:16:19 PM
Heard that AO struck again for the Caps against the Leafs. I went to see the whole scoring play and saw:

Washington 12:31, Alexander Ovechkin 11 (empty net) (unassisted)

 :icon_questionable:

Belak and Berg took out Belfour?

For anyone watching the game, was it similar to the Wallin incident a few days back when his own goaltender left the net due to a delayed penalty?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 08, 2005, 08:20:23 PM
2. Ovechkin (Zubrus) 15:17 (even) 1st Prd

That's what I see.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 08:22:31 PM
2. Ovechkin (Zubrus) 15:17 (even) 1st Prd

That's what I see.

Yahoo and ESPN have the first goal listed as an unassisted empty-netter for AO. ESPN also has it a SHG.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 08:30:24 PM
For anyone watching the game, was it similar to the Wallin incident a few days back when his own goaltender left the net due to a delayed penalty?

It was neither shorthanded nor empty-net.  I'm not sure what the deal is on NHL.com---they must've just screwed it up.

EDIT:  Klee coughed it up to AO---he and Zubrus did a little give-and-go action and AO scored.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 08:35:58 PM
Theodore showing flashes of his Vezina/Hart form.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 09:23:16 PM
Gagne just picked up his 16th of the season with about 4 minutes left in the Flyers-Bruins game.  Ugly one, but they all count.  Then Forsberg makes the pass of the year to hit Pitkanen streaking down the wing with 25 seconds left...Pitkanen with the pretty finish from a terrible angle.  3-3, heading to overtime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 09:28:07 PM
Flyers win in OT.  Pitkanen with the winner...not a bad night for him.  Set up Gags for the 2nd goal, scored the tying goal with 25 seconds left, and got the OT winner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 09:33:39 PM
The Bruins deserved to lose that one. The 2nd goal (Gagne) was a bad defensive breakdown. The 3rd (Pitkanen) was a combination of bad defense and soft goaltending. The last one (OT winner) I blame purely on Hannu.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 08, 2005, 09:42:02 PM
Leafs and Habs both with comebacks to take the lead in the third period. Not a good night for other teams in the NE.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 09:49:03 PM
AO with yet another Kovalchuk-like goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 10:26:34 PM
Poor Oilers.  Nashville takes a 2-1 lead with 1:55 left, so the Oilers pull their goalie and Smyth scores on a beautiful deflection with 58 seconds left to tie it; only to have Hartnell win it for the Predators with 22 seconds left.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 10:36:35 PM
Poor Oilers.  Nashville takes a 2-1 lead with 1:55 left, so the Oilers pull their goalie and Smyth scores on a beautiful deflection with 58 seconds left to tie it; only to have Hartnell win it for the Predators with 22 seconds left.

Heartbreaking loss for the Oil.

Start a new streak against Columbus.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 08, 2005, 10:39:29 PM
Good on the Preds for finally snapping out of that skid. I still think they'll finish strong in the standings.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 08, 2005, 11:27:11 PM
What a heartbreaking loss for the Oilers just when you think it was going straight to OT!!


On another shitty note the Wild lost to Phoenix  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 11:28:40 PM
What a heartbreaking loss for the Oilers just when you think it was going straight to OT!!


On another shitty note the Wild lost to Phoenix  :icon_thumbsdown:

With two goals for Mike Comrie.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 08, 2005, 11:30:44 PM
With two goals for Mike Comrie.  :icon_thumbsdown:

Two assists for Mike Johnson, though.   :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 08, 2005, 11:35:50 PM
Two assists for Mike Johnson, though.   :icon_thumbsup:

A very underrated player.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Etron on November 08, 2005, 11:41:52 PM
In other news, Turgeon gets his 500th career goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 08, 2005, 11:50:05 PM
What a heartbreaking loss for the Oilers just when you think it was going straight to OT!!


On another shitty note the Wild lost to Phoenix  :icon_thumbsdown:

Ugh. I need a new team. This one keeps losing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 08, 2005, 11:55:24 PM
I know seriously like WTF???

I least chouiny will be back in a week or so!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 08, 2005, 11:57:09 PM
I know seriously like WTF???

I least chouiny will be back in a week or so!

He'll help. Gaborik is the answer to all our problems, though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on November 09, 2005, 12:02:54 AM
Read an interesting article that Gretzky put Pheonix through a Herb Brooks style on ice workout.  I imagine that he can get away with more of that stuff than other coaches, for a while anyway.   Pheonix has responded with some wins though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 09, 2005, 12:25:40 AM
In other news, Turgeon gets his 500th career goal.

And CuJo picks up his 403rd career win. Places him 8th on the all-time list with Grant Fuhr.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 09, 2005, 08:02:53 AM
I managed to completely miss Philly's comeback last night...

- turn the TV on, 3-1 for Boston.
- flip around channels to see what else is on, miss the 3-2 goal.
- mom's having problems with the computer, so I go help, miss the 3-3 goal.
- overtime break, so I figure it's safe to check some other stuff on TV, miss the OT goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 07:54:38 PM
Stevie Y gets his 1st of the year, re-directing a pass from the boards through LaBarbera's legs from about 4 feet in front of him.  Nice one.  The Kings-Wings game is on TSN HD, if you've got it...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 09:07:40 PM
Thomas Vanek finally gets his 1st NHL goal.  The Sabres are all over the 'Canes, outshooting them 42-13 midway through the 3rd period, but the 'Canes have a 4-2 lead.

EDIT: And then gets his 2nd about 3 minutes later to cut the lead to 1.

EDIT: Erik Cole made a penalty shot in the 3rd...and missed another one about 7 minutes later.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 09:30:00 PM
The Rangers just scored from the corner (behind the net) with 3 seconds left to tie the Panthers and send it to OT.  Jagr got away with a filthy slew-foot on Jokinen right before.  Moore had the puck in the corner with 4 seconds left in the game and nobody in front, so he just wildly threw it at the net...it banked off Bouwmeester behind the net, then hit Luongo's blocker and went behind him.  Brutal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 09:46:14 PM
Summary of Rangers/Panthers shootout:

1) Straka tries a snapper to the blocker side; he beats Luongo, but not the post.
2) Weiss tries the same shot, and also gets the post (although Lundqvist got a piece first).
3) Nylander tries to wrist one high to the glove side, and Luongo grabs it.  Great save.
4) Kolnik makes a few head fakes and dekes backhand, but Lundqvist isn't fooled and stops it.
5) Jagr fakes about 15 different things, eventually deking backhand and beating Luongo badly, but he can't stick it in the empty-net, hitting the side of the post.
6) Jokinen comes in fast and tries to wrist one high to the glove side, but Lundqvist gets a glove on it.
7) Prucha fakes the backhand deke and snaps one top shelf over Luongo's shoulder.
8 )  Huselius makes a few moves, deking backhand and missing the net.

Rangers win 1-0.  Unreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SENSfreak_03 on November 09, 2005, 09:54:57 PM
in other news, Keith Tkachuck is the spokesman for the St Louis Boy Scouts Food Drive...no Joke. you couldnt script that better.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 09, 2005, 09:58:13 PM
Would Cole have been the first two score two penalty shot goals in a game?

Thank you, Moore. I have Lundqvist in my pool this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 10:11:07 PM
Would Cole have been the first two score two penalty shot goals in a game?

I believe so.  Most guys never even attempt one in their career, nevermind two in a game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 09, 2005, 10:26:38 PM
The Thrashers also finally shutout a team after being blanked three times by others.

St. Louis continues to sing the blues as they lost their 9th straight game (0-6-3).

It would have made for a great comeback had the Kings won it in OT but Lang made sure that wouldn't happen. Good game to watch.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: CanesFan on November 09, 2005, 10:34:36 PM
Well we (Carolina) beat Buffalo. We made history tonight  :danceparty:.

Buffalo out played us.The Canes did not look good at all. I had predicted a loss in this one. Gerber stood strong and carried the team. We had a few chances, took advantage and scored. Im happy we won! Go Canes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 09, 2005, 10:36:02 PM
We made history tonight  :danceparty:.

Franchise record for a winning streak?

I was surprised to see Staal only cash in on one goal. It's the win that matters though.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 10:39:23 PM
I was surprised to see Staal only cash in on one goal.

Biron absolutely robbed him a couple times.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: CanesFan on November 09, 2005, 10:42:09 PM
"Franchise record for a winning streak?"

Yes it was. They are including the Whalers history combined.

Staal had a very nice assist, but no goal. This was inpart to the tough game that Buffalo played. We strugled to keep the puck. Bad passes and such. I guess what counts is when we did have the puck we made it count and put it in the net.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 09, 2005, 10:50:49 PM
Biron absolutely robbed him a couple times.

HON candidates?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 09, 2005, 10:59:02 PM
HON candidates?

One of them, for sure.  Stillman fed him a cross-ice pass, all alone in front with Biron down...Staal waited and fired a high wrister from about 10 feet, which Biron reached up and gloved.

EDIT: Although with the penalty shots, the Rangers desperation goal/shootout win, Frolov's goal, etc., it's got some pretty stiff competition.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on November 10, 2005, 09:28:22 AM
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but St. Louis really blows this year.

[/obvious]
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 03:23:53 PM
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but St. Louis really blows this year.

[/obvious]

Martin or the Blues?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 10, 2005, 03:41:43 PM
Martin or the Blues?

Either/or.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on November 10, 2005, 03:46:25 PM
I meant the blues...but in hindsight it kind of applies either way.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 10, 2005, 09:11:36 PM
Perrott scored.  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 10, 2005, 09:36:19 PM
Poti scores for the Rangers  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 10, 2005, 10:10:54 PM
Summary of Penguins-Canadiens shootout:

1) Ryder fakes the shot and dekes backhand, but Thibault shuts it down.
2) Recchi head fakes and tries to shoot 5-hole, but Theodore is lucky to get a pad on it.
3) Kovalev tries to shoot glove-hand high, but Thibault stones him.
4) Lemieux makes a few moves and dekes backhand, but Theo has it all the way.
5) Perezhogin tries to wrist one blocker side, but Thibault stops it easily.
6) Crosby fakes the shot and dekes backhand high, humiliating Theo and ending it. Highlight reel.

Penguins win 1-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 10:20:23 PM
6) Crosby fakes the shot and dekes backhand high, humiliating Theo and ending it. Highlight reel.

I have to admit, he has one of the strongest backhands I've ever seen. Also liked the way he sent that one bottle up two or three feet in the air to punctuate the winner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 10:23:46 PM
The first game in a while that neither Forsberg nor Gagne registers a point.

Sullivan with a hattrick in his first game back.

Regehr scores his first of the year.

Another blowout cooking in Vancouver as the Avs are already up 3-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 10, 2005, 10:27:41 PM
The first game in a while that neither Forsberg nor Gagne registers a point.

Sullivan with a hattrick in his first game back.

Regehr scores his first of the year.

Another blowout cooking in Vancouver as the Avs are already up 3-0.


Avs are up?

Hell yes. Thank God I dressed Aebischer.

Oh wait, this is when I find out Budaj is playing, right? :icon_duh:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 10:29:54 PM

Avs are up?

Hell yes. Thank God I dressed Aebischer.

Oh wait, this is when I find out Budaj is playing, right? :icon_duh:

Aebischer's in net.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 10:33:36 PM
Make it 4-0 Avs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 10, 2005, 10:44:29 PM
My pool has done well tonight. :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 11:11:09 PM
Iggy makes his penalty shot count.

Sullivan misses on his 4-goal game by missing a penalty shot.

Jovo makes it 4-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 10, 2005, 11:25:15 PM
'Tuzzi makes it 4-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on November 11, 2005, 12:44:25 AM
A Sens win combined with a Cana-chiens loss. Great evening.  :P
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SimplySurf on November 11, 2005, 01:14:09 AM
I have to admit, he has one of the strongest backhands I've ever seen. Also liked the way he sent that one bottle up two or three feet in the air to punctuate the winner.

Beauty of a goal... I had a feeling the Habs would lose tonight and I was hoping if that was the case that Crosby would put on a show. At least Montreal still earned a point, but that Crosby goal was an awesome way to end the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 11, 2005, 08:17:03 AM
Did you hear McGuire giggle like a little girl after Crosby's shootout goal?  :mrgreen:

Man, Theodore looked weak on that.  Sid hardly gave a fake, and Theo was already leaving half the cage open.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 11, 2005, 11:14:04 AM
Little afternoon puck again today.  New Jersey-Washington at 1pm.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Fisher Rox #12 on November 11, 2005, 02:07:42 PM
Little afternoon puck again today.  New Jersey-Washington at 1pm.

....and Brodeur is back!!!   :icon_thumbsup:

He's doing great so far. Ovechkin has had some great shots on him. 1 - 0  NJ after one period.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 04:09:26 PM
....and Brodeur is back!!!   :icon_thumbsup:

He's doing great so far. Ovechkin has had some great shots on him. 1 - 0  NJ after one period.

Devils win 4-3 but Mogilny is invisible once again today.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 07:11:14 PM
Forgot to mention that AO had another goal today. A great, clean body check on Colin White behind the net too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 07:14:25 PM
Forgot to mention that AO had another goal today. A great, clean body check on Colin White behind the net too.

I didn't catch that one, but he did drill Gomez with a huge, clean one along the boards near the end of the game, as well.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 07:30:37 PM
Vinny Prospal scores on a long, soft slapper from about 3 feet inside the blue line to extend his scoring streak to 9 games.  Absolutely brutal goal---which begs the question: Why isn't Dunham starting for the Thrashers, after shutting out the Penguins on Wednesday night?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 08:24:05 PM
Kovalchuk gets the natural hat trick to put the Thrashers up 3-2 over Tampa Bay.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on November 11, 2005, 08:25:48 PM
Connolly scores to give Buffalo the 1-0 lead over the Leafs after being outplayed in the first few minutes of the first period. Belfour didn't look sharp.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 08:34:30 PM
Connolly scores to give Buffalo the 1-0 lead over the Leafs after being outplayed in the first few minutes of the first period. Belfour didn't look sharp.

I think Pyatt actually deflected that...could be a scoring change later.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 08:36:48 PM
Make that a natural quad for Kovalchuk...this time he fires a wrister through Grahame on a 5-on-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 08:53:27 PM
Scary play in Chicago...Matt Elllison driving to the net, gets his stick up and lances Garon in the neck, taking his mask off.  Looked really bad initially, but Garon was able to stay in the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 09:03:36 PM
Make that a natural quad for Kovalchuk...this time he fires a wrister through Grahame on a 5-on-3.

 :devilbanana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 09:06:58 PM
Steen from Sundin. 1-1 game.

EDIT: Staal strikes again as well.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 09:09:42 PM
EDIT: Staal strikes again as well.

Cole failed to convert a penalty shot in the 1st period of that one.  His 3rd PS this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 09:17:54 PM
Hossa scores a pretty shorthanded goal on a breakaway.  He took a long dump/pass, went around Richards near the blue line and then put a nice move on Coleman before burying it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 09:20:38 PM
He looks like an animal in the zoo trying to escape from his cage.

(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051112/capt.gajb10211120159.thrashers_lightning__gajb102.jpg)

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 09:24:22 PM
He looks like an animal in the zoo trying to escape from his cage.
(http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051112/capt.gajb10211120159.thrashers_lightning__gajb102.jpg)

That was after the hat trick goal.  He was a little excited...  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 11, 2005, 09:55:51 PM
The Panthers waste yet another phenomenal performance by Luongo, losing 1-0 to Carolina, and missing an opportunity to pass Tampa Bay and New Jersey for 8th spot in the East.  The Hurricanes, meanwhile, open up a 9-point lead in the Southeast.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 10:18:57 PM
Connolly had a beauty of a goal to put the Sabres up 3-2. Teppo Numminen fed him with a pass and as Connolly crosses the blue line, he drags the puck between his legs, goes down the left side and around Klee who stumbles and with almost nothing to shoot at, he backhands one high to the corner on Belfour.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 10:22:14 PM
Belfour, much like Hasek last night, finally gets caught after his escapades from leaving the net to handle the puck. Belfour's turnover gave the Sabres the possession and they score soon after.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 10:24:05 PM
Vanek just scored a nifty goal but it's been waived off. Horrible call since the puck was never touched by the Leafs after the delayed penalty.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 11, 2005, 10:26:18 PM
Vanek just scored a nifty goal but it's been waived off. Horrible call since the puck was never touched by the Leafs after the delayed penalty.

Vanek is rewarded with the empty netter.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 11, 2005, 11:21:22 PM
The Panthers waste yet another phenomenal performance by Luongo, losing 1-0 to Carolina, and missing an opportunity to pass Tampa Bay and New Jersey for 8th spot in the East.  The Hurricanes, meanwhile, open up a 9-point lead in the Southeast.


Just got back from the game OMG how borrrrrrrrrrrrrrring LOL.

Luongo is amazing though  :icon_thumbsup:

I had to drink my way though that game  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 01:45:25 AM
Kovalchuk after his four-goal performance Friday night: ''Yeah, Dany (Heatley) scored four goals earlier for Ottawa, so I wanted to do the same thing (here)." He now has 9 points in his last two games against the Lightning.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 12, 2005, 01:49:25 AM
Now can he match the plus/minus?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 12, 2005, 02:08:28 AM
Betting Kovalchuk has Heatley posters all over his bedroom wall.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 03:14:11 AM
I didn't catch that one, but he did drill Gomez with a huge, clean one along the boards near the end of the game, as well.

I'll put it up later, along with the Connolly goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 12, 2005, 08:27:05 AM
Forgot to mention that AO had another goal today. A great, clean body check on Colin White behind the net too.

Clean, but he got away with the Jordin Tootoo special.  They never do seem to call the charging penalty for players leaving their feet.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Jenn_#11fan on November 12, 2005, 11:45:58 AM
Kovalchuk after his four-goal performance Friday night: ''Yeah, Dany (Heatley) scored four goals earlier for Ottawa, so I wanted to do the same thing (here)." He now has 9 points in his last two games against the Lightning.

Time for Heatley to score 5 goals.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 03:48:25 PM
One thing I learned from today's Caps/Devils game: the only thing worse than a matinee tilt is a home-and-home matinee tilt on consecutive days.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 04:06:49 PM
One thing I learned from today's Caps/Devils game: the only thing worse than a matinee tilt is a home-and-home matinee tilt on consecutive days.

wow that does suck

cuz matinee games suck completely, espcially when they are strategically placed on american holidays against canadian teams, whose fans dont have a holiday and are stuck in  classes or work meaning a large amount of them cant watch the game (if it is on) or even listen to the game

(but i aint bitter....yeah i am)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 04:11:19 PM
wow that does suck

cuz matinee games suck completely, espcially when they are strategically placed on american holidays against canadian teams, whose fans dont have a holiday and are stuck in  classes or work meaning a large amount of them cant watch the game (if it is on) or even listen to the game

(but i aint bitter....yeah i am)

 :icon_questionable:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 04:12:53 PM
:icon_questionable:

Just smile and nod.  :nod:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 04:16:47 PM
i was referring (vaguely sorry about that) to last season when there was an american holiday on a monday and they had new york (islanders i think) playing ottawa at 1 in the afternoon, and it was televised so you could watch it (if you were home) and on the radio so you could listen (if you were capable) and it pissed me off immensley because i was sitting in math class, writing a test (that took pretty much no effort thankfully) and constantly wondering what the heck the score was, and my friend was "sick" and at home watching the game, and they had that at least twice during the season, a matinee game on a weekday (and not even a friday) which i find really really really stupid
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 04:25:53 PM
i was referring (vaguely sorry about that) to last season when there was an american holiday on a monday and they had new york (islanders i think) playing ottawa at 1 in the afternoon

Ah yes...the MLK game.  You didn't miss much...we got destroyed.  Actually, I think the Isles killed us TWICE last season at the Nassau.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 12, 2005, 04:26:18 PM
Just to prepare yourself: Sens/Isles play an afternoon game on November 25.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 04:30:31 PM
Just to prepare yourself: Sens/Isles play an afternoon game on November 25.

After the beating they administered to us last season under similar circumstances, I'm sure we were welcome back.  Unfortunately, we are going to have to ruin their Thanksgiving.  I actually like Sens matinee games...that way I don't miss the rest of the games around the league, which tends to happen on Saturday nights.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 04:31:49 PM
i was referring (vaguely sorry about that) to last season when there was an american holiday on a monday and they had new york (islanders i think) playing ottawa at 1 in the afternoon, and it was televised so you could watch it (if you were home) and on the radio so you could listen (if you were capable) and it pissed me off immensley because i was sitting in math class, writing a test (that took pretty much no effort thankfully) and constantly wondering what the heck the score was, and my friend was "sick" and at home watching the game, and they had that at least twice during the season, a matinee game on a weekday (and not even a friday) which i find really really really stupid

Yes, but the game was in New York and fans had the day off to attend. By your logic, it is also "really really really stupid" that fans in the west coast are still at school or work (since it's 4 p.m. there) when their team visits Ottawa for a game that starts at 7 p.m. EST.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 04:33:44 PM
ok my logic sucks, i still hate it though
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 12, 2005, 06:48:57 PM
That's why you skip school.  I did it whenever Olympics were on.  Or at least bring a radio to class, like a walkman (if anyone remembers what those are...  :laugh2:).

That being said, I had no clue the NJ game was a matinee, so I missed out on Broduer's win in my hockey pool.

PS. Sean Avery is a cry baby.  Fined $1000 for his second offense of diving.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 07:54:05 PM
Looks like the Thrashers have found their scoring touch---they're up 5-0 after 1 period in Carolina.  Kovalchuk with 2 more goals, Savard with 3 assists, Hossa and Kozlov with a pair of assists each.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 08:42:38 PM
Looks like the Thrashers have found their scoring touch---they're up 5-0 after 1 period in Carolina. Kovalchuk with 2 more goals, Savard with 3 assists, Hossa and Kozlov with a pair of assists each.

its now 7-0.....poor lil hurricanes...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on November 12, 2005, 08:44:18 PM
its now 7-0.....poor lil hurricanes...

With any luck, this will cool down the 'Canes a little, which is good for the Sens.

On another note, the Leafs are leading the Habs, which is another good news for the Sens... so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 08:50:34 PM
3-2 Leafs now. Begin just missed the most empty net in hockey history.  Belfour came sliding out of the net and Begin went around him, but then missed the 6x4 from about 10 feet away.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 12, 2005, 08:53:20 PM
3-2 Leafs now. Begin just missed the most empty net in hockey history.  Belfour came sliding out of the net and Begin went around him, but then missed the 6x4 from about 10 feet away.



WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



lol
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 08:57:23 PM
Eddie stood on his head in the 1st period to keep the Habs off the board, but he's had about a half-dozen Alzheimer's moments tonight.  Both goals were awful, and he's been caught out of his net at least 3 times.  Hopefully (for the Leafs) the good outweighs the bad on the scoreboard at the end of the night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on November 12, 2005, 09:27:36 PM
Montreal leads 4-3 with about 9 minutes left.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 09:27:56 PM
thrashers are now up 9-0..pretty crazy

it appears atlanta switched their goalie sometime during the game as one of them is listed as playing 20 min and the other is listed (at the moment) as playing 39 or something

carolina also switched goalies but that makes sense


o yeah teh habs have scored TWICE to make it 4-3  with 10 min left

hossa has/had 1 goal and 2 assists devries has a goal and an assist bondra also has a goal and an assist
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Bonzai on November 12, 2005, 09:39:17 PM
Montreal leads 4-3 with about 9 minutes left.

3 minutes left....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 09:39:47 PM
Knuble scores shorthanded with 4 seconds left (!!!), as the Flyers beat the Panthers 5-4.  Brutal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on November 12, 2005, 09:41:17 PM
Leafs tied it up.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 09:41:25 PM
Wow, worst goal ever there for the Leafs.  They are unbelievably lucky to be in this game...the Habs have completely dominated them---it shouldn't be close.  But that's the story of the Habs' season...they kill everyone, and it's always a 1-goal game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on November 12, 2005, 09:41:41 PM
3 minutes left....

could have sworn it says 5-3..possibly the wrong score though cuz they were saying out of town...
all i know is some leafs scored and now something is under review

was a wrong score.and the leafs goal is counted its 4-4
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on November 12, 2005, 09:42:07 PM
Terrible goal. But Allison's gonna get credit for it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 10:22:14 PM
Just saw the highlights of the Panthers-Flyers game. Bad goaltending follows Jacques Martin around, it seems.

How were Kovalchuk's goals Hatch ? (if you saw them)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 10:37:05 PM
Aebischer just let in one of the worst goals I have ever seen from center ice. Allowing 3 goals in 15 and a half minutes of play, he's been pulled in favor of Budaj.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 10:39:51 PM
And for those who missed it, another Jagr hattrick tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 10:51:19 PM
How were Kovalchuk's goals Hatch ? (if you saw them)

They're kind of a blur in the avalanche of goals which ensued...

The first one was a long slapper, maybe 4 feet inside the blue line...I can't even remember the 2nd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 12, 2005, 11:17:17 PM
The Leafs always seem to win like this. Begin hits the post from six feet away on the empty net and the GTG is the flukiest fluke ever.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 11:19:42 PM
Fedorov returned to the Anaheim lineup tonight, for those of you (including me) who have him in pools.  Unfortunately, CuJo stuffed him on his first couple great chances.  CuJo is actually putting on quite a show, in general.  Ducks and Coyotes are tied at 1 with under 3 minutes left in the 3rd...no shootouts yet tonight; maybe this is the one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 12, 2005, 11:20:58 PM
Beautiful move by Tanguay on the penalty shot. It's a 4-2 game now in Calgary.

They're kind of a blur in the avalanche of goals which ensued...

The first one was a long slapper, maybe 4 feet inside the blue line...I can't even remember the 2nd.

The 2nd one was a wicked one-time slapper on the PP. Very similar to the first.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 11:22:09 PM
The Leafs always seem to win like this. Begin hits the post from six feet away on the empty net and the GTG is the flukiest fluke ever.

I went on several rants about these incidents, and the game in general, in this thread and the Leafs one.  Very typical game for the Habs this year...thoroughly dominate an opponent, yet end up in a 1-goal game.  Getting a single point would've been a Leaf miracle tonight...2 is just absurd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 12, 2005, 11:26:12 PM
I went on several rants about these incidents, and the game in general, in this thread and the Leafs one.  Very typical game for the Habs this year...thoroughly dominate an opponent, yet end up in a 1-goal game.  Getting a single point would've been a Leaf miracle tonight...2 is just absurd.

I honestly didn't care who won, I just didn't want three points to be awarded - so obviously that happened. Damn Leafs. Good thing they won't make the playoffs. Damn Habs. They should be like 9-6-3 at best
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 11:34:41 PM
Ducks and Coyotes are tied at 1 with under 3 minutes left in the 3rd...no shootouts yet tonight; maybe this is the one.

Comrie gets the OT winner for Phoenix.  CuJo the unanimous 1st star.

EDIT: Apparently it deflected in off the Ducks' defenseman...give Michalek credit for the goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 12, 2005, 11:37:06 PM
After a 4-goal first period from the Flames, the Avs have stormed back with 3 of their own in the 2nd.  2 from Tanguay, including a sweet move on a penalty shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 13, 2005, 12:07:57 AM
I hate these new penalties.  One goal for Toronto and one goal for Montreal were on the result of a very lame call.  You touch a player one minute, and its illegal, but the next minute it completely fine?  We need some consistency here at least.  First time this season I have wanted to complain about officiating.  One thing that bugged me is that the refs put away their whistles in OT until that "too many men" call on the Habs.  Just brutal.

And bad for my hockey pool!  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 12:30:04 AM
And bad for my hockey pool!  :laugh2:

That's all I really got from your post.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 12:49:35 AM
Nabokov back in net for the San Jose tonight...huge relief for the Sharks; they missed him terribly.  He just made a huge save on Morrow with just under 2 minutes left in the 3rd period, tied 2-2.  There hasn't been a shootout tonight, maybe this will be the first...I know you're hungry for one of my half-assed shootout summaries.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 12:52:45 AM
my half-assed shootout summaries.

 :icon_whoknows: I like them.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 12:56:20 AM
:icon_whoknows: I like them.

I've tried not to miss any, but I'm sure I must have missed a couple...I'm not sure if I started the first night or not anyway.  I thought it would be cool to have all of them at the end of the season...I bet not very many people would have THAT resource.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 13, 2005, 12:57:15 AM
:icon_whoknows: I like them.

I hate them.   
However, Ottawa dominating them, thus far, has helped the acceptance of the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 12:58:43 AM
I hate them.   

Doh.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 12:59:01 AM
I hate them.   

I was referring to Hatch's summaries of the shootouts, not the shootouts themselves. Unless you hate Hatch's summaries... :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 13, 2005, 12:59:49 AM
I was referring to Hatch's summaries of the shootouts, not the shootouts themselves. Unless you hate Hatch's summaries... :smily1263:
:oops:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 01:04:37 AM
Summary of Sharks-Stars shootout:

1) Zubov dekes to his forehand and roofs a wrister.  Beautiful goal.
2) Marleau comes in from an angle and tries to beat Turco with a low wrister, but Turco stops it easily.
3) Jokinen dekes forehand, eludes Nabokov's poke-check and puts one high for the goal.
4) Cheechoo fakes (not very well) a snapper and dekes backhand, but Turco doesn't bite and has it completely shut down.

Stars win 2-0.  Interesting choice of shooters.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 01:06:09 AM
Summary of Sharks-Stars shootout:

1) Zubov dekes to his forehand and roofs a wrister.  Beautiful goal.
2) Marleau comes in from an angle and tries to beat Turco with a low wrister, but Turco stops it easily.
3) Jokinen dekes forehand, eludes Nabokov's poke-check and puts one high for the goal.
4) Cheechoo fakes (not very well) a snapper and dekes backhand, but Turco doesn't bite and has it completely shut down.

Stars win 2-0.  Interesting choice of shooters.

I'm liking Jokinen more and more every game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 01:10:03 AM
I'm liking Jokinen more and more every game.

Dallas obviously thinks quite highly of him too, considering the players they left on the bench for the shootout.  Modano would've been 3rd, but that leaves Guerin, Morrow, Arnott, Lehtinen, Barnes and Kapanen on the bench, among others.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 01:17:09 AM
Dallas obviously thinks quite highly of him too, considering the players they left on the bench for the shootout.  Modano would've been 3rd, but that leaves Guerin, Morrow, Arnott, Lehtinen, Barnes and Kapanen on the bench, among others.

After seeing some of his goals while playing for KO, the only person whom I might consider over him would be Guerin.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 01:24:45 AM
After seeing some of his goals while playing for KO, the only person whom I might consider over him would be Guerin.

Catch a lot of SM-liiga games, do you?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 01:35:45 AM
Catch a lot of SM-liiga games, do you?

Yes, but only a handful have been live broadcasts. The rest are tapes or ones that are sent to me by others a few hours after the game (similar to what Dags does for some on here).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 01:45:49 AM
Yes, but only a handful have been live broadcasts. The rest are tapes or ones that are sent to me by others a few hours after the game (similar to what Dags does for some on here).

I find all the Scandinavian elite leagues pretty boring.  Reminds me of the NHL a few years ago, except even more defensive, if that is at all possible.  Not fun watching skill players play muck hockey.  By the way, Karpat Oulu sucks (although they're coming off their best season ever, I think?).  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 05:23:54 PM
Kings are up 3-0 over the Blue Jackets, 6 minutes into the first period.

1:35 L.A C. CONROY (P. DEMITRA, A. FROLOV)
4:17 L.A A. FROLOV (P. DEMITRA, C. CONROY)
5:43 L.A A. FROLOV (C. CONROY, P. DEMITRA)

Might want to keep those guys on the ice; and while I'm on the subject: Frolov is phenomenal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 05:35:56 PM
Make that a hattrick and a 4 point night for Frolov. A superstar in the making.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 05:46:00 PM
Frolov's hattrick goal came shorthanded. Conroy just added his second of the game shorthanded with another assist to Demitra. That first line of Frolov-Conroy-Demitra has 12 points in the first period.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 13, 2005, 05:56:07 PM
Wooo go Conroy he's on my fantasy league  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on November 13, 2005, 06:44:29 PM
frolov in mine  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on November 13, 2005, 09:56:55 PM
i got none of them. hope Vishnovsky (sp?) gets something.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 13, 2005, 09:59:12 PM
i got none of them. hope Vishnovsky (sp?) gets something.

They had 8 goals, and Visnovsky didn't have a single point.  There IS some good news though...

I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on November 13, 2005, 10:02:35 PM
They had 8 goals, and Visnovsky didn't have a single point.  There IS some good news though...

I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

:icon_hahahahaha:

sucks to be me then
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 13, 2005, 10:11:13 PM
I picked Kovalchuk in my pool this week. It's risky business picking guys who only play three games, but he ended up being the highest scoring winger in the league this week!

Who else plays the sportsnet pool? It's really fun. Here are my picks for next week:

Centre #1 [3] Eric Staal (CAR) 
Centre #2 [6] Alexei Yashin (NYI) 
Winger #1 [8] Dany Heatley (OTT) 
Winger #2 [9] Jaromir Jagr (NYR) 
Winger #3 [8] Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) 
Winger #4 [1] Antti Laaksonen (COL) 
Defenseman #1 [2] Alexei Zhitnik (NYI) 
Defenseman #2 [2] John-Michael Liles (COL) 
Defenseman #3 [3] Joni Pitkanen (PHI) 
Goalie [8] Robert Esche (PHI) 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on November 13, 2005, 10:20:20 PM
hey Andrew you got a group going?

i got these guys:

Centre #1 [3] Eric Staal (CAR) 
Centre #2 [6] Jason Spezza (OTT) 
Winger #1 [2] Peter Schaefer (OTT) 
Winger #2 [9] Jaromir Jagr (NYR) 
Winger #3 [8] Dany Heatley (OTT) 
Winger #4 [6] Simon Gagne (PHI) 
Defenseman #1 [2] John-Michael Liles (COL) 
Defenseman #2 [3] Lubomir Visnovsky (LA) 
Defenseman #3 [3] Joni Pitkanen (PHI) 
Goalie [8] Dominik Hasek (OTT) 

ive been debating taking Andew Brunette (lol) or Peter Scheafer for a while, i suppose i know who you would chose ;P
                                 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 13, 2005, 10:41:03 PM
Yeah, I'm in a group with a bunch of friends from high school.

And your picks are poor at best. Goalies who only play three games are not always good picks, though he probably will play all three games this week.

Brunette is a better pick simply by virtue of more games. And you already have three other Sens, it's not good to put all your eggs in one basket (although the winners this week picked Savard, Kozlov, Hossa, Kovy and Bondra).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on November 13, 2005, 10:51:51 PM
the reason i took Schaefer is purely because im more informed about who he plays with (Havlat) and hes been statisticly been producing better than Brunette. also im not very informed about west conference players in general, although most of my d-men are west conference. Liles is a no-brainer really. so's Pitkanen. while it is extremely illogical, i refrain from taking Leafs and/or Yashin as much as possible for obvious reasons.

i have a same lead in my group from work (read: ~30 points) so i can afford to take risks
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 11:00:37 PM
The Kings' top line finished with 13 points on the night. Good on Andy Murray for playing his third and fourth liners for most of the remainder of the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 13, 2005, 11:39:35 PM
Bertuzzi with a hattrick through 2 periods against the Wings.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: TrentBlue on November 14, 2005, 01:02:21 AM
Bertuzzi with a hattrick through 2 periods against the Wings.

Wings lose 4-1 - oh hells yes!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 14, 2005, 09:07:02 PM
Yashin gets his 300th career goal against Thibault and the Penguins.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on November 14, 2005, 09:50:15 PM
Prospal gets a hat trick vs the Flyers tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 14, 2005, 09:50:48 PM
Erik Christensen ruins an outstanding performance by Rick DiPietro, beating him with a heavy wrister with 1:18 left in the 3rd to tie the game.  He also set up Crosby's goal earlier in the period, for the 2nd and 3rd points of his career---his 1st goal was also against the Isles, two weeks ago.  The game is headed to a shootout...

Vinny Prospal stays red-hot, with a hat trick and an assist (giving him 28 points on the season), as the Lightning beat the Flyers 5-2, ending their 6-game winning streak.  Lecavalier assisted all 3 of Prospal's goals.  Forsberg had both goals for Philly, both assisted by Pitkanen.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 14, 2005, 10:07:53 PM
Summary of Islanders-Penguins shootout:

1) Yashin snaps a low, hard one that beats Thibault clean to the blocker side, but hits the post.
2) Crosby buries a shot 5-hole, along the ice.  DiPietro tried to pokecheck, and Sid burned him.
3) Hunter wrists one over Thibault's glove.  Thibault gets a piece, but not enough.
4) Lemieux tries to fire a low wrister to the blocker side, but DiPietro stones him.
5) Bates squeezes a wrister through Thibault's legs.  Again, Thibault got a good piece of it...
6) Christensen beats DiPietro on a beautiful move, faking backhand before deking to the forehand and beating DiPietro along the ice.  DiPietro knocked the net off its moorings early, but there was no review.
7) Satan tries a low snapper to the blocker side, but Thibault kicks it out.
8 ) Recchi fires a wrister over the net, trying to go top corner, glove-side.
9) Parrish tries to shoot from outside the hash marks (???) and fans on it.  Worst. Penalty Shot. Ever.
10) Palffy fakes the shot and tries to deke backhand, but DiPietro makes a great pokecheck.
11) Nilsson comes in from an angle and tries the Forsberg Lillehammer move, but Thibault is all over it.
12) Koltsov fakes the shot, dekes backhand and tries to put it back through the 5-hole, but DiPietro gets it shut down.  Very nice stop.
13) York dekes forehand and tries to go through the 5-hole, but Thibault stops it easily.
14) Pirjeta absolutely fires a wrister from about 8 feet, trying to go 5-hole, but DiPietro stops him.
15) Asham dekes to the backhand and tries to go high, but Thibault gets a pad on it.
16) LeClair dekes to his forehand and tries to beat DiPietro low (WHY?) and hits the side of the net.
17) Blake loses the handle halfway to the net, but recovers, dekes forehand and beats Thibault.
18) Whitney tries to fire a high wrister glove-side, but DiPietro goes down and stacks the pads on him.

Islanders win 3-2.  Christensen looked more like Mario than Mario did.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 14, 2005, 10:56:52 PM
Good Lord, Hatch it would appear as if you WATCH every game on TV  :shock:


I tried watching the Pens/Isles game but I got the Fox Sports Pittsburg feed & the announcers sounded like they were @ a funeral.  MY GOD it was TERRIBLE!!

Edmonton up 4-2 on the Avs...Jarrett Stoll has been playing extremly well  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 14, 2005, 11:31:56 PM
Iginla fires home a PP wrister from the slot with just over a minute left in the game (his 3rd point of the night) to give the Flames a 3-2 win over the Wild.  Minnesota was up 2-0 after 2 periods. 

The Wild had a 6-on-3 advantage for the last 35 seconds after Calgary took 2 quick penalties, and Minny pulled their goalie.  Lots of chances, but they passed around far too much, considering the time they had to work with.

The Flames had 25 shots in the 3rd period, a team record, and the win runs their winning streak to 7 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 14, 2005, 11:47:40 PM
Flames coming into form now.

Maybe it was just me, but that Isles/Pens shootout didn't have the same excitement as some of the other ones thus far this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 15, 2005, 12:04:51 AM
FMaybe it was just me, but that Isles/Pens shootout didn't have the same excitement as some of the other ones thus far this year.

11 stops in a row tends to kill the buzz a little, especially when 6 of those stops were opportunities for the Penguins to win the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 15, 2005, 10:55:39 AM
Mario's 0-3 in the shootout, isn't he?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 15, 2005, 02:27:46 PM
Mario's 0-3 in the shootout, isn't he?

I believe so. Some got it, some don't.

Heatley, Prucha, Kariya: got it.

Lemieux, Allison, Jagr: don't.
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Post by: Hatch on November 15, 2005, 09:50:42 PM
Summary of Capitals-Lightning shootout:

1) Lecavalier dekes to his backhand and half-loses the handle, and can't get a solid shot.
2) Ovechkin lifts a leg and rockets a wrister over Burke's glove to the top corner.  Beauty.
3) Prospal makes the same move as Vinny, gets a little more on the puck, but Johnson stops it.
4) Willsie tries a wrister from just inside the hash marks, missing AO's top corner.
5) Kubina tries to deke backhand, but Johnson pokechecks him.

Capitals win 1-0.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 15, 2005, 10:05:02 PM
Summary of Canadiens-Panthers shootout:

1) Koivu scores a miracle goal with 5 seconds left in overtime---no shootout required.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 15, 2005, 10:08:30 PM
And the Canadiens' BS late game heroics continue.

You know what they need? A good 5 or 6 game losing streak. All close games lost in regulation.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: happylandings16 on November 16, 2005, 10:52:31 AM
If you look at the top of the NorthEast and NorthWest Divisions for today, you'll find 3 Canadian teams sitting at the top of each division, with ALL 6 Canadian teams making the playoffs (if they were to start today). 

I know, lots of time left in the season, but great to see that all our teams can be competitive this year!!

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 16, 2005, 09:06:49 PM
Joni Pitkanen is absolutely on fire, getting back-to-back PP goals in the 3rd period, both set up by Forsberg.  Crosby has a goal and an assist for the Pens. All 4 goals have been in the first 7 minutes of the 3rd period.
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Post by: Hatch on November 16, 2005, 09:33:52 PM
The Blues shutout Columbus 2-0 with Curtis Sanford in net...another nail in Lalime's coffin.  Sergei Fedorov picks up the 3rd star in his first game with the Blue Jackets.  He skated on the 1st line, centering Vyborny and Zherdev for the most part, got lots of PP time and killed penalties.

Would've been nice to get him from Anaheim...he would've been the ultimate answer to our 2nd line center questions.  Pricey, but I would've been willing to worry about that later...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 16, 2005, 09:36:25 PM
Sidney Crosby buries the Flyers with a breakaway goal in overtime, with 45 seconds left.  It was the only Penguins shot in OT, after taking a bomb pass from Ryan Malone.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 16, 2005, 11:34:56 PM
Sidney Crosby buries the Flyers with a breakaway goal in overtime, with 45 seconds left.  It was the only Penguins shot in OT, after taking a bomb pass from Ryan Malone.

I think the pass, more than the shot, was HON worthy. For some reason, TSN focused on the shot/goal though...  :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 17, 2005, 10:38:49 PM
Hey Scram...if you catch the end of the late games and there's a shootout, post a summary?  I gotta hit the hay...if not, no big deal, I can glean it from the recap.  Cheers.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 10:49:16 PM
Hey Scram...if you catch the end of the late games and there's a shootout, post a summary?  I gotta hit the hay...if not, no big deal, I can glean it from the recap.  Cheers.

Will do so if there is one.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:00:29 PM
Lubomir Visnovsky strikes twice on the PP less than a minute apart.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:07:06 PM
Ryan Smyth leads the Oilers' charge and assists on Bergeron's goal and then scores himself to tie the game 3-3.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:11:05 PM
Make that 4-3 Edmonton. Detroit not looking too great with these lapses.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:23:37 PM
Smyth again on the PP.

From the highlights of the Caps-Sabres game, it looks like AO had another great night. Almost got into a fight late in the game when he checked Biron into the side boards. Biron came out a long way to play a puck at the boards on his left. Ovechkin, while forechecking, came and delivered a solid check to Biron which drew an irate response from the rest of the Sabres. Tallinder and a few of the Sabres gave him a few face glove washes but nothing much came of it.

With the way goaltenders are being treated nowadays, Brodeur has been accepted into the NHL Competition Committee and becomes the lone goaltender on that board.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:26:02 PM
Shanahan and Yzerman bring Detroit right back into the game. 5-5. Overtime looking inevitable.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:33:00 PM
Cammalleri with a beautiful shot fake and then walks in and rifles one past Cloutier from about 10 feet away. Demitra assists on all three so far.

Maltby took a goalie interference penalty with 13 seconds left in regulation.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:37:51 PM
Stoll wins it OT for the Oil. Great game to watch.

EDIT: It was Maltby's penalty that cost the Wings the game.
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Post by: SzuperChicky on November 17, 2005, 11:39:16 PM
Stoll wins it OT for the Oil. Great game to watch.

Do you have Centre Ice and like a gazillion TVs at your place or something?  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 17, 2005, 11:40:25 PM
Do you have Centre Ice and like a gazillion TVs at your place or something?  :laugh2:

You mean you don't?  :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 17, 2005, 11:40:57 PM
You mean you don't?  :smily1263:

I wish.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 01:15:07 AM
If there's one positive thing the Canucks can take from this 5-4 loss to the Kings, it's that their top line seems to be finally clicking on a consistent basis.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Manitoban_LeafsFan on November 18, 2005, 10:29:03 AM
I believe so. Some got it, some don't.

Heatley, Prucha, Kariya: got it.

Lemieux, Allison, Jagr: don't.
\
wat boot crosby he is sure good on shootouts.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 07:13:52 PM
Ok, what's with the 'Pika Powerplay'?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 18, 2005, 07:17:49 PM
Ok, what's with the 'Pika Powerplay'?

As in, PIKA the local company that makes telephony stuff for computers?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 07:19:47 PM
Oh. Here I am expecting Pokemon on ice.

deVries missed on an open net from 12 feet away when nobody knew where the puck was.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 07:21:20 PM
 :smily1011: What a shot by Kovalchuk

1-1
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 18, 2005, 07:22:16 PM
Oh. Here I am expecting Pokemon on ice.

deVries missed on an open net from 12 feet away when nobody knew where the puck was.

Actually it was his point shot that hit something and went way up in the air, causing the lack of anybody knowing where it was.  When somebody found it and gave it to Kovalchuk, Esche pulled a Grant Fuhr on him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 18, 2005, 07:25:47 PM
I don't really have any new information, I just wanted to use the message icon dealie...

Um...there we go: Hossa appears very injured in Philly.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 18, 2005, 07:29:09 PM
2-1 Thrashers...Holik from Esche.

EDIT: Hossa is fine.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 07:29:49 PM
Esche was a sweet pick this week... I'm going to start picking Belfour and Theodore, because any goalie I pick will never win more than one game in a week. NOT ONCE all season. And I always pick teams who play 4 games.

2-1 Birds
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 07:38:50 PM
Best shooter in the league scores.

3-1
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 08:08:31 PM
Best shooter in the league scores.

3-1

I love hearing that ping off the post.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 08:25:00 PM
Therien's shot redirected by Radivojevic. 3-2 ATL
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 08:37:21 PM
Therien's shot redirected by Radivojevic. 3-2 ATL

4-3 Philly now after Gagne's roofer and Carter's weak wrister.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 08:43:07 PM
Get Garnett out of there. An absolute monstrosity allowed there by him on Hatcher. Not all his fault, but he needs to be taken out.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 08:44:25 PM
Two goals less than a minute apart by Plekanec and Zednik. 2-2 game in Jersey.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 08:50:17 PM
God, I'm really starting to hate the Habs. Come on NJ...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 08:59:51 PM
God, I'm really starting to hate the Habs. Come on NJ...

3-2 Habs now after Koivu's 8th of the year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:01:47 PM
3-3 Kozlov
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:08:02 PM
The officiating stinks. Blatant no-call on a Kozlov trip.

(Er... that's not the same Kozlov that just tued the game in Jersey)
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:36:12 PM
4-3 Devils. Gomez with 4 points.
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:37:50 PM
WOW!!

Atlanta takes two dumb penalties late and Bondra and Stefan score at 18:10 and 19:54.

OT looming. Great game.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 09:38:29 PM
WOW!!

Atlanta takes two dumb penalties late and Bondra and Stefan score at 18:10 and 19:54.

OT looming. Great game.

Music to my ears.  :banana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 09:44:09 PM
de Vries!!!  :banana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:46:38 PM
Holy cow. A defenceman in on the breakaway in OT?

One of the most entertaining games I've seen all season (behind 8-0 and 10-4). What a ride.

deVries is deBest.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 09:48:42 PM
Holy cow. A defenceman in on the breakaway in OT?

One of the most entertaining games I've seen all season (behind 8-0 and 10-4). What a ride.

deVries is deBest.

That was one of the worst games I've seen from Hossa. The puck kept bouncing off his stick numerous times. He made a few passes to no one and gave Umberger that penalty shot after mishandling the puck at the point.  Philly, despite having great individual defensive players, need to work on their help defense.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 09:49:21 PM
And Madden seals the game for the Devils. 5-3 end score.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 18, 2005, 09:50:27 PM
I am so awful at picking goalies. Who do I have next week? Vokoun? He's gonna get injured or something,
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 18, 2005, 11:23:18 PM
I just tuned in and saw that Sauve replaced Kipper. Any ideas why?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 18, 2005, 11:26:54 PM
Kiprusoff didn't come out for the 3rd period.  I just assumed it was because they were down 2 to the Blackhawks at home and Kipper gave up 3 in the 2nd period. 

Flames winning streak comes to an end.  Somehow.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 19, 2005, 11:39:31 AM
That was one of the worst games I've seen from Hossa. The puck kept bouncing off his stick numerous times. He made a few passes to no one and gave Umberger that penalty shot after mishandling the puck at the point.  Philly, despite having great individual defensive players, need to work on their help defense.

That wasn't Hossa playing bad.

That was horrible refereeing. 
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Post by: _BellY_ on November 19, 2005, 11:57:53 AM
That wasn't Hossa playing bad.

That was horrible refereeing.


not to mention hossas hook was a creative on..not on the player but through his legs and on the stick
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 19, 2005, 01:41:40 PM
Afternoon game today.

Rangers lead the Canes near the end of the first.  Staal has Carolina's goal, Nylander and Straka for the Rags.  Jagr has an assist to join the 30 point club.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 19, 2005, 01:47:07 PM
That wasn't Hossa playing bad.

That was horrible refereeing. 

You missed the part about him mishandling the puck at the point, which is Hossa's fault.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 19, 2005, 02:25:40 PM
Rags up 3-1 late in the 2nd.  'Nother assist for Jagr on a goal by Prucha.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 19, 2005, 03:12:40 PM
I heart afternoon puck.  Bless those tri-state teams and their crazy start times.

4-1 Rangers...Jagr with 3 helpers, Nylander with a goal and 3 assists.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 19, 2005, 03:33:19 PM
Carolina scored twice in the 3rd period, including with 1:26 left, to make it interesting...but they couldn't translate a ton of last-minute pressure into the tying goal.  4-3, Rangers win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 19, 2005, 07:37:32 PM
The Caps were up 2-0 on Montreal, 6 minutes into the 1st period, without a shot on net.

3-0 now, after a Laich PP goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on November 19, 2005, 10:07:39 PM
Wow.  Blues beat the Wings 3-2.  Sanford got the start for the Blues and made 30 saves.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 19, 2005, 10:09:57 PM
Wow.  Blues beat the Wings 3-2.  Sanford got the start for the Blues and made 30 saves.

Detroit poured it on thick in the last minute, but much like the other 59 minutes, they couldn't get anything in.  Well that's not entirely true...they got 1 in with a 6-on-4 advantage with about 55 seconds left, but they had 4 or 5 opportunities to tie after that and couldn't cash.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 19, 2005, 10:19:14 PM
Wow.  Blues beat the Wings 3-2.  Sanford got the start for the Blues and made 30 saves.

I benched Weight for today's game.  :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 19, 2005, 10:57:35 PM
Washington scores 5 goals and Ovechking goes without a point.

The Chosen One scores a goal in Pittsburgh's loss to Philly.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 19, 2005, 11:07:41 PM
Ovechking goes without a point.

As does Alfie.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 19, 2005, 11:43:38 PM
Scatchard with his first as a Coyote.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 20, 2005, 01:06:36 AM
Pavol Demitra turns the trick to lead the Kings to a 4-3 victory.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 20, 2005, 01:12:19 AM
Summary of Coyotes-Sharks shootout:

1) Nagy tries to shoot low blocker side/5-hole, but Nabokov gets the pad down.
2) Dimitrakos scores a beauty, pump-faking the shot before roofing a wrister over Cujo's glove.
3) Comrie makes a nice move, deking to his forehand and beating Nabokov high to the blocker-side.
4) Marleau tries to slide a quick shot past Cujo low, but Cujo shuts it down.
5) Doan shoots one into Nabokov's Sharks logo.
6) Michalek tries to wrist the winner low to the blocker side, but Cujo makes a nice save.
7) Sanderson makes a very nice move, deking forehand and tucking it behind Nabokov.
8 ) Ekman pulls his standard penalty shot move and fails, not even getting a shot off.

Coyotes win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 20, 2005, 10:30:07 AM
Minny won *YAY*

On a side note-The tribute to Zholtok before the game WOW that was quite emotional..I mean I even shed a tear but there was a couple a few seats away from us who were just flat out bawling! Watching his son break down was what did it for me.   :( :( :(


P.S. These Minny people are CRAZY about their team! Holy loudness lol
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on November 20, 2005, 11:22:46 AM
St. Louis has 4 wins.  2 in a row with Sanford in net after losing 11 straight.  Sanford has won 2 of 3 starts, and lost 3-1 - which isn't too bad.  Not a real good scenario for Patty.   McGuire will be intersting, if predictable, if the Blues are brought up on his segment.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on November 20, 2005, 01:50:24 PM
Lalime will end up in the ECHL soon enough. :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 20, 2005, 09:36:34 PM
Gilbert Brule makes an immediate impact, potting his first NHL goal late in the 2nd period against Phoenix.  3-1 Coyotes after 2 periods.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 20, 2005, 10:21:41 PM
Gilbert Brule makes an immediate impact, potting his first NHL goal late in the 2nd period against Phoenix.  3-1 Coyotes after 2 periods.

That was sad to watch. It seemed as if they expected Brule to lead them to victory after he scored the goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on November 21, 2005, 06:53:54 AM
Anyone see, or check the score sheet from Anaheim-Vancouver yesterday?

33 total penalties, 3 of Anaheim's penalties were goalie interference penalties.  Both teams had 10 powerplays.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 21, 2005, 04:11:05 PM
33 total penalties, 3 of Anaheim's penalties were goalie interference penalties.  Both teams had 10 powerplays.

It was so bad that the announcers spent the last few minutes of the broadcast complaining about it; saying how it was a horrible advertisement for the new NHL, etc.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on November 21, 2005, 04:28:57 PM
It was so bad that the announcers spent the last few minutes of the broadcast complaining about it; saying how it was a horrible advertisement for the new NHL, etc.

I did not see the game or watch highlights... but if the penalties were infractions under the 'new' NHL then keep it up...

More penalties will not turn me off from the NHL as long as the calls were not phantom calls.... and the calls were consistant.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 21, 2005, 11:58:14 PM
Where's the shootout summary of the Oilers and Flames games Hatch? Smyth sure made up with the shootout winner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 12:04:51 AM
Where's the shootout summary of the Oilers and Flames games Hatch? Smyth sure made up with the shootout winner.

Sorry about the lack of detail...this is the best I could do while I was on the phone.  I'll see if I catch the highlights later and fill in the details.  Honestly, after that incident, I almost completely forgot there were other games tonight.

Summary of Flames-Avalanche shootout:

1) Iginla stopped.
2) Sakic stopped.
3) Amonte scores.
4) Hejduk stopped.
5) Kobasew misses.
6) Tanguay stopped.

Flames win 1-0.

Summary of Oilers-Sharks shootout:

1) Dimitrakos misses.
2) Torres stopped.
3) Cheechoo stopped.
4) Hemsky scores.
5) Sturm scores.
6) Smyth scores.

Oilers win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 22, 2005, 12:07:25 AM
Is this the first shootout after a 0-0 tie?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 22, 2005, 12:13:12 AM
Is this the first shootout after a 0-0 tie?

EDIT: No, since it wasn't a 0-0 tie in regulation. It was a 2-2 tie in regulation (in the Calgary game). The 1-0 score Hatch mentioned came from the actual shootout itself.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 22, 2005, 12:15:38 AM
What?

'The Flames win 1-0' was referring to the shootout. The final score of the game was 3-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 08:01:45 PM
Crosby just split the Caps D and "beat Kolzig like a rented mule".  Very reminiscent of the shootout goal to beat Montreal...got in alone, deked backhand and popped the water bottle.  Beauty.  3-0 Pens.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 22, 2005, 09:50:44 PM
Of course Lecavalier and Prospal choose to go pointless as soon as I pick them.

Centre #1 [6] Marc Savard (ATL)
Centre #2 [7] Vincent Lecavalier (TB)
Winger #1 [6] Vaclav Prospal (TB)
Winger #2 [8] Ilya Kovalchuk (ATL)
Winger #3 [4] Alexander Ovechkin (WAS)
Winger #4 [9] Markus Naslund (VAN)
Defenseman #1 [2] John-Michael Liles (COL)
Defenseman #2 [1] Greg de Vries (ATL)
Defenseman #3 [1] Teppo Numminen (BUF)
Goalie [6] Tomas Vokoun (NAS)

I have the worst luck with goalies. Esche got 1 point last week and so far Vokoun has had a game cancelled.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 09:51:41 PM
Summary of Rangers-Sabres shootout:

1) Straka walks in and buries a snapshot under Noronen's blocker arm.  Great shot.
2) Briere makes a fantastic deke, faking several times before going forehand and beating Weekes easily.
Buffalo pulls Noronen and puts in Biron.
3) Nylander comes in slowly and dekes forehand before beating Biron high blocker side.
4) Kotalik dekes forehand and buries one high to the glove side.
5) Jagr eludes Biron's pokecheck, pulling it back to his forehand and flipping it over Biron's blocker.
6) Drury tries to wrist one 5-hole, but Weekes shuts it down.

Rangers win 3-2.  First time the first 5 shooters have scored.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 22, 2005, 09:56:47 PM
Buffalo pulls Noronen and puts in Biron.

Bahaha. Idiots.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 10:15:05 PM
Summary of Habs-Thrashers shootout:

1) Kovalchuk tries to fire a snapper 5-hole, but Theo closes it down.
2) Ryder tries a long, high wrister to the glove side, missing the net.  Odd choice.
3) Bondra shoots a high wrist shot at the top blocker corner, but misses the net.  Awful.
4) Dagenais buries a low wrister to the blocker side.  Nice shot.
5) Hossa makes a great move, faking the shot and deking forehand, then firing a low shot past Theodore, but Theo reaches back and gloves it.  Highlight reel save.

Habs win the first-ever shootout in Montreal, 1-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 22, 2005, 10:15:11 PM
What a save by Theodore on Hossa in the shootout.

Summary of Habs-Thrashers shootout:

3) Bondra shoots a high wrist shot at the top blocker corner, but misses the net. Awful.

No kidding. Bondra seems to have a particular obsession with rifling the puck at the opponent's crest.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 22, 2005, 10:33:20 PM
Another 4 assists for Pavol Demitra today. Frolov with a goal and 3 assists. Visnovsky picks up another 2 points.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 22, 2005, 10:48:42 PM
Mark Bell continues his hot streak. 1-0 'Hawks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 10:48:52 PM
Another 4 assists for Pavol Demitra today. Frolov with a goal and 3 assists. Visnovsky picks up another 2 points.

Maybe more significantly, the Kings have 31 points---tied for 3rd overall with Montreal and the Rangers, 1 behind the Sens and Red Wings.  They haven't lost 2 in a row all season.

Updated NHL Scoring Leaders
1 - Jaromir Jagr - NYR - 20-17-37
2 - Peter Forsberg - PHI - 6-30-36
3 - Daniel Alfredsson - OTT - 18-17-35
4 - Dany Heatley - OTT - 18-15-33
4 - Jason Spezza - OTT - 7-26-33
4 - Pavol Demitra - LOS - 11-22-33
4 - Eric Staal - CAR - 15-18-33
8 - Simon Gagne - PHI - 20-11-31
8 - Vaclav Prospal - TAM - 13-18-31

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 22, 2005, 10:51:33 PM
Mark Bell continues his hot streak. 1-0 'Hawks.

Finally.  (In one of my pools  :icon_thumbsup: ... I was a little worried at the start of this year)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 11:04:07 PM
Todd Fedoruk just took a 5-minute match penalty for intent to injure, after taking a cross-ice run at Petr Nedved, hitting him high and pretty much (if not literally) knocking him out.  The Ducks had been taking some big hits, and Fedoruk decided to even the score.

O'Donnell was penalized for instigating a fight with him, and the Coyotes will go to a 3-minute, major power play when O'Donell's 2 minutes have been served.  2-1 Anaheim at the moment, just under 13 minutes left in the 3rd period.

EDIT:  On a somewhat related noted, the Ducks' announcers (John Ahlers PBP, Brian Hayward color) on FSN West are unbelievable homers.  Brutal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 22, 2005, 11:31:21 PM
At the end of the Ducks-Coyotes game, Shane Doan was issued an instigator penalty, a fighting major, a misconduct and a game misconduct.  After the final buzzer, with he and Vishnevski pushing each other, Doan dropped his gloves and popped him twice, the second punch opening up a nice gash in his face.

He'll have a tele-conference with New York in the morning.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 22, 2005, 11:32:25 PM
It's too bad the Coyotes couldn't burn the Ducks with the PP.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 22, 2005, 11:43:20 PM
At the end of the Ducks-Coyotes game, Shane Doan was issued an instigator penalty, a fighting major, a misconduct and a game misconduct. After the final buzzer, with he and Vishnevski pushing each other, Doan dropped his gloves and popped him twice, the second punch opening up a nice gash in his face.

He'll have a tele-conference with New York in the morning.

That'll boost my pool's PIM. I guess.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 08:25:19 PM
Fedoruk has been suspended 3 games for his hit on Nedved.

Shane Doan is off the hook, escaping with a fine of $1500 for his actions.  Explaining that one, Campbell said that what happened with Doan was "not in the spirit of the rule" banning fight instigations in the last 5 minutes, and he should, therefore, not be suspended.  Curious decision, that.

Denis Gauthier was also fined $1500 for a high hit, which went unpenalized.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on November 23, 2005, 08:45:38 PM
Fedoruk has been suspended 3 games for his hit on Nedved.

Shane Doan is off the hook, escaping with a fine of $1500 for his actions. Explaining that one, Campbell said that what happened with Doan was "not in the spirit of the rule" banning fight instigations in the last 5 minutes, and he should, therefore, not be suspended. Curious decision, that.

Denis Gauthier was also fined $1500 for a high hit, which went unpenalized.

I read an article with his explanation of the rule... Pretty much the rule is to prevent the coach from sending out that 4th liner that is only out there to throw the body around.. Basically if Murray was to send out McGrattan in the last few minutes o fth egame to raise some hell... And normally the player would get suspended/fine and the head couch woudl be fined...

But because the player involved is theyr top player and playe dthe majority of the game alreayd, it was not a move that was provoked by Gretzky to send him out there to send a message.

And this is one rule I agree with... While its there for a purpose, it is also used with descretion. When I first read the article I wondered if it was light just because it was Gretzky behind the bench, but the more I read of the explanation the more I agreed with the outcome.

Lets say if Chara was out there... he gets the most ice time out of the D core... and he goes out there and just can not take the lack of calls and how rough the game is getting to be.. And he decides to send a message...

Because this is not in Chara's job description while on the ice, I do not see him being suspended, and I do not see Murray being fined... However, if it were to happen a second time I am sure the results would be different.

Because the last thing you want is having coaches going out there and sending their top player to make such a hit, knowing that they will only get a slap on the wrist with a fine.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on November 23, 2005, 09:30:53 PM
Disgusting hit warranted a 5-10 games suspension at least.  Even more disgusting comments by Fedoruk.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 23, 2005, 09:32:07 PM
Gaborik keeps up his pace of 2 points per game, with a goal and an assist in his return so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 09:33:40 PM
Summary of Sabres-Islanders shootout:

1) Kotalik makes a simple backhand deke and roofs it.  Nice one.
2) Yashin fakes the forehand wrister, pulls it in and dekes backhand, but catches the outside of the post.
3) Vanek fakes a slapshot before making a few moves and stuffing a weak slider into DiPietro's stick.
4) Blake gets in too close, and Biron poke-checks the puck away.
5) Connolly fakes the shot before making a very nice deke to the forehand and trying to slide it by DiPietro, who gets a toe on it and slows it down....but not enough.  The puck stops about an inch over the goal line, for the game-winner.

Sabres win 2-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 23, 2005, 09:36:40 PM
Another possible shootout coming for you in the Caps-Bolts game, Hatch.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 09:37:04 PM
Washington and Tampa Bay are heading to their 3rd consecutive shootout, all in Washington.  The Caps won the first 2, and are 3-0 overall.  The Lightning are 0-3 so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 23, 2005, 09:38:44 PM
Washington and Tampa Bay are heading to their 3rd consecutive shootout, all in Washington.  The Caps won the first 2, and are 3-0 overall.  The Lightning are 0-3 so far.

I can't wait for Ovechkin's turn.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 23, 2005, 09:44:25 PM
Ovechkin is a machine.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 09:46:24 PM
Summary of Lightning-Caps shootout:

1) Lecavalier dekes forehand, but can't get the shot by Kolzig.
2) Ovechkin fakes backhand, brings it back to the forehand and beats Grahame easily over the glove.
3) Richards comes in fast, making 2 dekes before going backhand and sliding it by Kolzig.
4) Pettinger absoluely fires a wrister from the hash marks, beating Grahame high-glove, but not the post.
5) Fedotenko tries to make a few quick dekes in front of Kolzig and loses the handle.  No shot.
6) Willsie tries the wrister from just inside the hash marks, going glove-high again, but doesn't get it high enough and Grahame gets a piece.
7) Afanasenkov tries to beat Kolzig with a 5-hole wrister, but the shot is not good.
8 ) Halpern takes an angle and pulls the stop move, deking forehand at the last miute, but he can't get it by Grahame on the stuff.
9) Prospal beats Kolzig with a simple snapper to the blocker side.
10) Fleischmann tries to get to fancy, faking the shot and losing the handle on the deke.

Lightning win 2-1.  *Interesting note: They wouldn't let Lecavalier do his usual routine, where he starts his PS attempts from the side boards.  They made him go to the middle.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 09:54:48 PM
Red Wings rebound nicely with a 7-3 win over Colorado.  Mikael Samuelsson with a 4-point night.  The Rangers, Panthers, Sharks and Penguins probably wish they hadn't given up on him so easily.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 23, 2005, 09:55:55 PM
Red Wings rebound nicely with a 7-3 win over Colorado.  Mikael Samuelsson with a 4-point night.  The Rangers, Panthers, Sharks and Penguins probably wish they hadn't given up on him so easily.

His 2nd goal was one hell of a shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 23, 2005, 10:17:00 PM
His 2nd goal was one hell of a shot.

Yes it was...it also illustrated what an extreme space cadet Mickey Redmond (Wings color guy) is, for the 2nd time of the night.  He's overall very good, but a bit of a reta...dumbo.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 24, 2005, 11:35:00 AM
Center Ice heaven tomorrow: 11 games at 8 different starting times.  Apart from a little gap between 6:30 and 7:00, there should be continous hockey from Noon to almost Midnight.

Noon - Philadelphia @ Boston
2:00 - Ottawa @ NY Islanders
2:00 - St. Louis @ Minnesota
4:00 - Detroit @ Anaheim
7:00 - Toronto @ Carolina
7:00 - Colorado @ Columbus
7:30 - New Jersey @ Tampa Bay
7:30 - Pittsburgh @ Florida
8:00 - Montreal @ Buffalo
8:30 - Phoenix @ Dallas
9:00 - Edmonton @ Calgary
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on November 24, 2005, 02:33:13 PM
Bruins fans looked at the upcoming schedule and were really thankful for the win last night: 

vs. Philadelphia
at Ottawa
at New Jersey
vs. Ottawa
at Edmonton
at Vancouver
at Colorado
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 24, 2005, 10:33:07 PM
They wouldn't let Lecavalier do his usual routine, where he starts his PS attempts from the side boards.  They made him go to the middle.

I'm surprised he was ever allowed to do that. You'd think gaining lateral momentum would be an advantage to the shooter.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 24, 2005, 10:40:39 PM
I'm surprised he was ever allowed to do that. You'd think gaining lateral momentum would be an advantage to the shooter.

Guys frequently start around the blue line, or further back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 24, 2005, 11:27:04 PM
Center Ice heaven tomorrow: 11 games at 8 different starting times.  Apart from a little gap between 6:30 and 7:00, there should be continous hockey from Noon to almost Midnight.

Sportscentre.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 25, 2005, 01:30:59 PM
Wild one in Boston. 4-3 for Philly. Forsberg with a trick and and assist.

One period to go.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on November 25, 2005, 01:58:00 PM
2nd Goal changed to Desjardine so no HT for Foresberg.   3rd Period, Foresberg gone for rest of the game with a groin pull.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 25, 2005, 09:46:04 PM
Summary of Leafs-Hurricanes shootout:

1) Sundin pump fakes, and then tries to snap one over the glove, but Gerber stops it.
2) Vrbata makes about 3 head fakes and then dekes backhand, eluding Tellqvist's poke-check, and scores high.
3) O'Neill tries to copy Sundin, but fails to beat Gerber with a high wrister glove-side.  Nice stop.
4) Matt Cullen fakes backhand, brings it back forehand and stuffs it in.

Hurricanes win 2-0.  The Leafs really suck at shootouts.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 25, 2005, 11:20:53 PM
3) O'Neill tries to copy Sundin, but fails to beat Gerber with a high wrister glove-side.  Nice stop.

Neal : "This is Jeff's chance to shut up the 19, 000 in attendance."
Bowen: "And he can't!"

Made me chuckle.

Legace goes down with another knee sprain.  :icon_banghead:

Tkachuk returns and scores a goal. Gaborik continues his 2 PPG scoring pace.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 25, 2005, 11:37:42 PM
Summary of Flames-Oilers shootout:

1) Torres comes in fast, headfakes and tries to beat Kiprusoff five-hole, but it is stopped easily.
2) Amonte tries to pick the top corner, glove-side, and misses the net with lots of room high.
3) Hemsky, surprisingly, tries a simple wrister to the glove side, which Kiprusoff snags.  Nice grab.
4) Iginla walks in and fires a hard wrister blocker side, beating Morrison easily, but hitting the post square.
5) Smyth dekes backhand, then forehand and tries to stuff it in low, but Kipper has the pad down.
6) Phaneuf comes in fast and tries a wrister from outside the hash marks, missing the net low glove side.
7) Pisani puts a pretty move on Kiprusoff, opening him up and then quickly sliding it back between his legs.
8 ) Kobasew tries a pretty weak wrister, low glove-side, which is stopped easily.

Oilers win 1-0, in the first Battle of Alberta shootout.  Edmonton is 3-0 on the season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 26, 2005, 11:20:40 PM
Summary of Caps-Rangers shootout:

1) Ovechkin makes a few basic moves and tries to shoot on the forehand but Lundqvist stops it with his glove.
2) Straka comes in on Kolzig and misses wide badly.
3) Cassels makes a few moves and scores on the backhand.
4) Nylander scores a nice backhander.
5) Pettinger makes a few headfakes and tries to go backhand on Lundqvist but he is robbed. Beauty.
6) Jagr tries to make a similar move as Pettinger and is robbed by Kolzig too. Back-to-back beauties there.
7) Heward walks in and is stopped by Lundqvist's pad.
8 ) Prucha tries to open up Kolzig and slip it between his legs and is stopped.
9) Laich makes a dandy move and goes to his backhand but goes above the crossbar.
10) Ward walks in with a bit of speed and fires wide.
11) Willsie pumpfakes a few times and rifles one high glove on Lundqvist. Nice goal.
12) Nieminen dekes Kolzig, gets him down and fires on stick side.
13) Clark walks in and fires on right into Lundqvist's glove. Not the greatest shot there.
14) Hossa makes two moves and tries to go forehand but is stopped by Kolzig's pad.
15) Klepis makes one move and goes backhand but is easily stopped by a sprawling Lundqvist.
16) Hollweg walks in and just fires on right to Kolzig's stomach.
17) Halpern tries to make the same move as Klepis with a similar result.
18) Moore tries to go high glove on Kolzig but is stopped.
19) Clymer makes a couple of moves and shoots it right into Lundqvist's crest.
20) Betts stopped by Kolzig's left pad.
21) Eminger makes a fancy move but does it in slo-mo and Lundqvist follows him the whole way. Easy stop there.
22) Kondratiev fakes and tries to go backhand but Kolzig flashes the leather.
23) Sutherby steams in and just fires a wrister high and wide.
24) Ortmeyer makes a headfake and a couple of moves and has Kolzig beaten but the puck rolls off his stick.
25) Fleischman comes in wide and tries to go backhand but is stopped.
26) Rozsival walks in standing up and tries to go low stick side but misses wide.
27) Muir walks in and wrists one on the blocker side of Lundqvist.
28) Strudwick leans in and fires high stick side on Kolzig. Unexpected from Strudwick.
29) Bradley fires one into Lundqvist's pads and it goes up to the crossbar.
30) Malik walks in and takes the puck between his legs and scores a la Mario Lemieux, popping the water bottle while at it. What a goal! One of the best goals this year.

Rangers win the longest shootout by far 4-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 27, 2005, 12:09:55 AM
Marek Malik of all people. Wow.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 27, 2005, 12:53:49 AM
A wild one at the Shark Tank where Mathieu Schneider becomes the latest defenseman to score a hat-trick. It is currently 6-5 Sharks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Etron on November 27, 2005, 01:04:17 AM
A wild one at the Shark Tank where Mathieu Schneider becomes the latest defenseman to score a hat-trick. It is currently 6-5 Sharks.

I'm guessing there was a flurry of goals in the last few minutes as the Wings win it 7-6.

Shneider with 3G, 1A and Lang with 5A.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 27, 2005, 01:05:46 AM
I'm guessing there was a flurry of goals in the last few minutes as the Wings win it 7-6.

Shneider with 3G, 1A and Lang with 5A.

Shanahan and his clutch play again. He scored both goals after the Wings were down 6-5.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Etron on November 27, 2005, 01:10:46 AM
Shanahan and his clutch play again. He scored both goals after the Wings were down 6-5.

Wow, I didn't even think of him when I wrote that!  :shock:

He got first star and rightly so.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SENSfreak_03 on November 27, 2005, 01:19:09 AM
when did marek malik get the moves? holy jumping jesus.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on November 27, 2005, 01:25:35 AM
Somebody has to get me a video of Keith Ballard absolutely CRUSHING Richard Park. Scott Stevens beautiful hit. I cried a little after words.


Either way, Cujo of old beats the Canucks 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 27, 2005, 01:30:05 AM
Somebody has to get me a video of Keith Ballard absolutely CRUSHING Richard Park. Scott Stevens beautiful hit. I cried a little after words.

A couple of big hits in the Rangers-Capitals game too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on November 27, 2005, 11:02:00 AM
Malik's goal was a f'n BEAUTY!!

HOLY!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 27, 2005, 03:41:15 PM
Summary of Caps-Rangers shootout:

Thanks for that, Scram.  I caught the shootout, but I wasn't in a position to do the summary.  Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 27, 2005, 03:58:22 PM
Thanks for that, Scram.  I caught the shootout, but I wasn't in a position to do the summary.  Much appreciated.

Near the end, I just felt like writing "<shooter> missed/scored."
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on November 28, 2005, 09:58:32 PM
http://www.badongo.com/vid.php?file=Marek+Malik+AWESOME+Goal__2005-11-26_malik.mpg&s=black

^malik's goal (never did that in vancouver!!!)

In other knews alex auld has become dan cloutier.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on November 28, 2005, 10:05:04 PM
Imagine Brian Pothier pulling that Malik move. He'd be an instant star.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on November 28, 2005, 11:21:24 PM
Imagine Brian Pothier pulling that Malik move. He'd be an instant star.

Of course he'd have to have top-4 potential too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on November 30, 2005, 10:37:16 PM
Summary of Wild-Blue Jackets shootout:

1) Letowski dekes to the forehand and tries to go high, but Fernandez has it covered.
2) Gaborik tries to snap one 5-hole on Leclaire, but is stopped comfortably.
3) Fedorov dekes forehand and doesn't get it up, and is therefore stopped with the pad.
4) Koivu dekes backhand and gets a nice shot off, but Leclaire gloves it well.
5) Balastik (great name!) fires a wrister blocker side, beating Fernandez cleanly.
6) Robitaille tries to put a wrister high to the glove side, but Leclaire makes another nice stop.

Blue Jackets win 1-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on December 01, 2005, 12:06:49 AM
Booooooo Blue Jackets  :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 01, 2005, 05:49:49 AM
Canucks snap 4 game winless streak vs the avs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 03, 2005, 05:59:00 PM
I'm looking forward to the Sharks-Leafs and Kings-Habs tilt tonight. Can't wait to see if Avery tries something again and get his ass handed to him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 03, 2005, 06:06:41 PM
That reminds me...I watched both shootouts last night in Frank Finnigan's, but caught the replays on NHL Network when I got home to grab the summaries:

Summary of Blackhawks-Lightning shootout:

1) Arnason tries to shoot high and misses the net.
2) Lecavalier fakes the shot, dekes backhand and roofs one.  Great goal.
3) Bourque beats Grahame clean through the 5-hole.
4) Richards dekes backhand and slides it back through the 5-hole for the goal.
5) Bell tries to snap one high, from the slot, but Grahame stops it easily.

Lightning win 2-1.

Summary of Hurricanes-Stars shootout:

1) Vrbata dekes backhand and tries to slide it back, but Hedberg is all over it.
2) Zubov dekes backhand and tries to roof it, but Gerber gets a piece.
3) Cullen head-fakes the shot and then scores blocker side.
4) Koivu dekes backhand and gets a nice shot off, but Leclaire gloves it well.
5) Stillman dekes backhand and tries to put it back 5-hole, but Hedberg stones him.
6) Modano makes a nice deke to the forehand and gets the goal after Gerber made a great save, but knocked it in with the end of his stick, as it was trickling straight across the goal line.

Stars win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 03, 2005, 06:11:42 PM
It's not that I don't like him but that Modano goal made me  :icon_vomit:.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 03, 2005, 08:27:26 PM
Marleau and AO with 3 point nights so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 03, 2005, 08:31:12 PM
Marleau has 6 points in a game and a half since Thornton came over from Boston.  Alpha dog?

AO has 3 points on the Caps' first 3 goals tonight.

I love how Belfour has had, according to HNIC, "no chance" on any goal that he's ever let in.  The Sharks picked up a shorthanded goal on a breakway as I was typing the first part of this post, and after Belfour was beaten cleanly by the shot, both announcers agreed that Belfour had no chance.  On a breakaway.

 :roll:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 03, 2005, 08:35:02 PM
Marleau has 6 points in a game and a half since Thornton came over from Boston.  Alpha dog?

AO has 3 points on the Caps' first 3 goals tonight.

I love how Belfour has had, according to HNIC, "no chance" on any goal that he's ever let in.  The Sharks picked up a shorthanded goal on a breakway as I was typing the first part of this post, and after Belfour was beaten cleanly by the shot, both announcers agreed that Belfour had no chance.  On a breakaway.

 :roll:

Well, that's because superstar sniper Mark Smith has a great shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 03, 2005, 08:54:29 PM
Make that a 4-point night for Ovechkin.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 04, 2005, 08:15:32 AM
Ovechkin is such a complete player, did you see that pass, perfect 45 degree through a defenceman and halpern was in so much shock it took him two goes to knock it in. The guy is already in the top tier of forwards.

Coming up to my weirdest game of hockey for the year so far, sens-canucks. In these games i don't back either team to win, i just sit back and hope its an enjoyable game and that no-one gets hurt or that there are no fights. For the record i think the sens will be in for a tough game but they'll come through at the end.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 05, 2005, 09:55:13 PM
Flyers dealt a serious blow as Pitkanen is out for the next few weeks and perhaps even longer.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 05, 2005, 09:56:47 PM
Flyers dealt a serious blow as Pitkanen is out for the next few weeks and perhaps even longer.

Sucks for the Flyers, but he is destroying everyone in his box (in my pool) and I could use a couple weeks of catch-up time.  Hopefully Paul Martin goes bananas.  <sigh>
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 05, 2005, 11:16:28 PM
Hossa took a penalty a few minutes ago in the Coyotes-Thrashers game, and when Schick (who, as we all know, is a balloonhead) makes the announcement, he says- "Ottawa, number 18, 2 minutes for holding."
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 05, 2005, 11:20:37 PM
Hossa took a penalty a few minutes ago in the Coyotes-Thrashers game, and when Schick (who, as we all know, is a balloonhead) makes the announcement, he says- "Ottawa, number 18, 2 minutes for holding."

Well, that settles it. The refs hate the Sens.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on December 06, 2005, 01:14:35 AM
Hossa took a penalty a few minutes ago in the Coyotes-Thrashers game, and when Schick (who, as we all know, is a balloonhead) makes the announcement, he says- "Ottawa, number 18, 2 minutes for holding."

 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on December 06, 2005, 06:03:56 PM
:
Hossa took a penalty a few minutes ago in the Coyotes-Thrashers game, and when Schick (who, as we all know, is a balloonhead) makes the announcement, he says- "Ottawa, number 18, 2 minutes for holding."
:A_laughing_matter:


Well, that settles it. The refs hate the Sens.
:A_laughing_matter:

with all the funny stuff i have read on here today alone i have decided we need an emoticon/smilie (or whatever you wanna call that) that is laughing so hard it is crying
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 06, 2005, 10:02:30 PM
Flyers beat the Flames, 1-0, in a shootout.

Sooo...does Kiprusoff get a shutout for that?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 06, 2005, 10:10:56 PM
Flyers beat the Flames, 1-0, in a shootout.

Sooo...does Kiprusoff get a shutout for that?

Counts as a team shutout doesn't it? Kipper gets the game added to his overtime loss category.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 06, 2005, 10:13:12 PM
Just when I thought Patty might be able to work up a little streak after coming back, he gets lit up for 4 goals on 13 shots.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 06, 2005, 10:22:30 PM
Counts as a team shutout doesn't it? Kipper gets the game added to his overtime loss category.

Not sure...for pool purposes, Kipper obviously gets 1 for the OT loss.  Just wondering if he gets 2 more for the shutout (or however much shutouts are worth in your pool).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 06, 2005, 11:49:41 PM
Kevyn Adams gets his second hat trick of the season to bring his total to six goals. That's right, he only scores in hat tricks.

Of note: Craig Adams assisted on all three to bring his point total to five.

Carolina Hurricanes:
1. Adams (Adams, Staal) 2:45 (even) 1st Prd
2. Adams (Adams, Kaberle) 18:49 (even) 1st Prd
3. Adams (Adams) 10:21 (short-handed) 2nd Prd

What a score sheet. If they were at the Corel Centre, the keyboard dude would be playing the Adams Family theme music.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 12:12:02 AM
Hossa with a couple of breakaway goals in the second period to keep the Thrasher in it 3-5. Both goals were beautiful and one was shorthanded.

 :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 03:04:31 AM
Hossa with a couple of breakaway goals in the second period to keep the Thrasher in it 3-5. Both goals were beautiful and one was shorthanded.

 :(

The second one was a thing of beauty; he picked that top corner so quickly.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 07, 2005, 04:52:02 AM
Kevyn Adams gets his second hat trick of the season to bring his total to six goals. That's right, he only scores in hat tricks.

Of note: Craig Adams assisted on all three to bring his point total to five.

Carolina Hurricanes:
1. Adams (Adams, Staal) 2:45 (even) 1st Prd
2. Adams (Adams, Kaberle) 18:49 (even) 1st Prd
3. Adams (Adams) 10:21 (short-handed) 2nd Prd

What a score sheet. If they were at the Corel Centre, the keyboard dude would be playing the Adams Family theme music.

haha

There was a double thornton goal today as well.

Speaking of brothers i wonder if hasek's aware of the slap pass play?  ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 10:59:25 AM
The second one was a thing of beauty; he picked that top corner so quickly.

Yup, it was Bochenski-esque.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 11:09:08 AM
Sooo...does Kiprusoff get a shutout for that?

Follow-up:  Kipper does not get credit for a shutout.  That kind of sucks (for him and people with him).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 12:56:50 PM
A Craig and Kevyn Adams related? I didn't think they were. Kevyn was born in Washington DC and Craig was born in... Brunei??? That's a tiny, tiny country on one of the Malaysian islands.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 01:06:44 PM
A Craig and Kevyn Adams related? I didn't think they were. Kevyn was born in Washington DC and Craig was born in... Brunei??? That's a tiny, tiny country on one of the Malaysian islands.

They're not related.  Craig went to Harvard, incidentally.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 01:17:38 PM
On a hockey scholarship, no doubt?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 01:42:44 PM
On a hockey scholarship, no doubt?

Yup.  He was the captain of the team, and played on a line with Chris Bala (!!!) and Steve Moore (!!!).  He's also married to the daughter of former U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci.  They met at Harvard.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 03:44:02 PM
Yup.  He was the captain of the team, and played on a line with Chris Bala (!!!) and Steve Moore (!!!).  He's also married to the daughter of former U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci.  They met at Harvard.

Oh yeah, I remember reading about that.

Too bad he sucks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: rose on December 07, 2005, 04:54:59 PM
Yup.  He was the captain of the team, and played on a line with Chris Bala (!!!) and Steve Moore (!!!).  He's also married to the daughter of former U.S. ambassador to Canada, Paul Cellucci.  They met at Harvard.

And they got married here in Ottawa at the Notre Dame Basilica while her dad was US ambassador.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 06:00:26 PM
From the AJC regarding Peter Bondra's health:

"An MRI taken Monday showed significant bleeding in the groin and abdominal area but no tears to his groin."

He'll be out for a month.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 07:17:32 PM
Eric Desjardins out 8-10 weeks, after finding out the shoulder injury he suffered when McCarty ran him into the end glass will require surgery.

Dan Briere is practicing with the team, no timetable yet.

Has anyone else noticed that ever since Donovan McNabb was diagnosed with a "sports hernia", all of a sudden everybody has one?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 07:20:19 PM
Has anyone else noticed that ever since Donovan McNabb was diagnosed with a "sports hernia", all of a sudden everybody has one?

Yeah, never understood that one when I first saw it diagnosed in those words.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on December 07, 2005, 09:07:58 PM
Calagary is beating New Jersey 4-1 at the end of the 2nd, brodeur has faced 13 shots and let 4 in, but my friend said he let 4 in on his 1st 7 shots, anyone else know about this? cuz that sucks for him (either way actually)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 09:11:53 PM
After the 3rd goal, Pierre McGuire said "I've been watching Marty play since Midget, and I've NEVER seen him allow 3 goals on 4 shots."  The first was Iggy in tight, second was a Phaneuf blast on a 5-on-3, third was a knuckleball from Langkow that Rafalski deflected.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 09:25:17 PM
Apparently Pierre didn't catch the 2001 playoffs.  In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Morozov, Kovalev and Corbet scored 3 times in 4 shots against Marty.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 10:06:25 PM
Apparently Pierre didn't catch the 2001 playoffs.  In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Morozov, Kovalev and Corbet scored 3 times in 4 shots against Marty.

You mean Pierre McGuire exaggerates?  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 10:08:09 PM
Calagary is beating New Jersey 4-1 at the end of the 2nd, brodeur has faced 13 shots and let 4 in, but my friend said he let 4 in on his 1st 7 shots, anyone else know about this? cuz that sucks for him (either way actually)

Roberto Luongo yanked after allowing 3 on 11 shots.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on December 07, 2005, 10:41:17 PM
bonk tore a groin muscle, out indefinatly

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=146118&hubname=nhl

montreal has what, like, 3 good players injured now? or 4? (im counting Bonk as a good player)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 07, 2005, 10:43:58 PM
Groin injuries are dominating this season's injury list. Just look at Atlanta and their goaltenders. It most definitely has a lot to do with poor conditioning due to the lockout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 10:55:19 PM
Apparently Pierre didn't catch the 2001 playoffs.  In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Morozov, Kovalev and Corbet scored 3 times in 4 shots against Marty.

Do you know everything? How many hairs are on Martin Skoula's left eyebrow?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 07, 2005, 11:00:25 PM
How many hairs are on Martin Skoula's left eyebrow?

Technically, zero.  When Skoula was 16, he was working part time at a propane store (accessories, re-fill BBQ tanks, etc.) and singed off his left eyebrow in a minor accident.  Because of the scar tissue, the hair wouldn't grow back, so he had Himalayan boar hairs (cool climate, good natural oils, easy to match color) surgically implanted in place of his original brow.  I believe there were 320 boar hairs implanted, but don't quote me on it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on December 07, 2005, 11:03:39 PM
bonk tore a groin muscle, out indefinatly

Finally some good news for Montreal.  :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 07, 2005, 11:03:46 PM
Technically, zero.  When Skoula was 16, he was working part time at a propane store (accessories, re-fill BBQ tanks, etc.) and singed off his left eyebrow in a minor accident.  Because of the scar tissue, the hair wouldn't grow back, so he had Himalayan boar hairs (cool climate, good natural oils, easy to match color) surgically implanted in place of his original brow.  I believe there were 320 boar hairs implanted, but don't quote me on it.

 :dot1:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 08:01:39 PM
Well, Gaborik sure started out that game quick didn't he?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 08:17:00 PM
Well, Gaborik sure started out that game quick didn't he?

He better have. I have a nasty habit of ending players' hot streaks by picking them in my pool.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 08:55:29 PM
Maybe I'm going crazy but for anyone else watching the Anaheim game...is Sykora playing? I haven't seen him for quite a while now and the commentators haven't mentioned anything.

If he's a healthy scratch, perhaps a trade is in the works...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 09:05:39 PM
Sportsnet taking a jab at Tkachuk:

Sillinger (Wideman, Weinrich) 13:19 (even) 1st Prd
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 09:07:53 PM
Maybe I'm going crazy but for anyone else watching the Anaheim game...is Sykora playing? I haven't seen him for quite a while now and the commentators haven't mentioned anything.

If he's a healthy scratch, perhaps a trade is in the works...

Of all the rumored trading block candidates, he would be my favorite to pick up. $4m though...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 09:09:11 PM
Sportsnet taking a jab at Tkachuk:

Sillinger (Wideman, Weinrich) 13:19 (even) 1st Prd

 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 09:27:42 PM
Injuries catch up to Philly? The lose to Edmonton 3-2.

Is Kapanen playing D?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 09:30:37 PM
Is Kapanen playing D?

For a little while, yes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 10:18:34 PM
Fernandez's first shutout of the season puts him in first in GAA, as well as SV%.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 08, 2005, 10:21:11 PM
Maybe I'm going crazy but for anyone else watching the Anaheim game...is Sykora playing? I haven't seen him for quite a while now and the commentators haven't mentioned anything.

If he's a healthy scratch, perhaps a trade is in the works...

He didn't play.  He had 1 point in 7 games before he went on IR, and didn't have a point in 2 games since returning.  He played with 3 or 4 different sets of linemates the other night against Carolina, and was -3 with 2 shots and a penalty.  He also managed a 2 and a half minute shift at one point, after staying out for an entire power play without getting a shot.

We could probably get him for not much and futures, but he's been getting progressively worse since he was traded out West, and I'd be very skeptical about paying him $3.2M.  Lots of upside though, obviously.  For a guy who doesn't do well in traffic/physical games, you would've thought the Western conference would have been a dramatic improvement over playing in the Devils system.  It's a mystery.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on December 08, 2005, 10:23:14 PM
GO WILD!!!!![/b]
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 10:26:28 PM
Nice, even ice-time given to all the Wild players too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on December 08, 2005, 11:07:19 PM
Nice, even ice-time given to all the Wild players too.

Average players get average ice time
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 11:09:23 PM
Average players get average ice time

He said struggling to hide an obvious air of jealousy and bitterness.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on December 08, 2005, 11:15:14 PM
He said struggling to hide an obvious air of jealousy and bitterness.

Write that down
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 11:20:47 PM
Write that down

For why?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 11:31:57 PM
Moreau single handedly exposed the Flyers' slow defence... did you see his goals?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 08, 2005, 11:33:15 PM
Moreau single handedly exposed the Flyers' slow defence... did you see his goals?

Yep. The Flyers have become the Kings of the new era.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 08, 2005, 11:55:49 PM
Marleau has 6 points in a game and a half since Thornton came over from Boston.  Alpha dog?

Make that 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in 10 periods since the Thornton trade.  3 points each against Buffalo, Toronto, Atlanta and now 3 more against Florida with a few minutes left in the 2nd period.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 08, 2005, 11:57:33 PM
This is obscene.

Marleau has his FOURTH consecute three-point game through two periods against Florida. Poolies everywhere are regretting taking Parise and Savard instead (what was I thinking?). Smith continues a hot streak with two goals. Langfeld has two assists.

EDIT: I hate you, Hatch.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 09, 2005, 12:00:52 AM
EDIT: I hate you, Hatch.

(http://www.blogherald.com/wp-content/catfight.jpg)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 09, 2005, 12:02:12 AM
(http://www.blogherald.com/wp-content/catfight.jpg)

You're the neutered one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 09, 2005, 12:04:07 AM
I have Marleau in 3 of my 4 pools. Now if only Lepi would hand over Patty to make it 4 for 4...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 09, 2005, 12:10:37 AM
You're the neutered one.

You're the black and white one. (http://www.condroz.be/humour/video/cat_fight.mpeg)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 09, 2005, 12:43:05 AM
You're the black and white one. (http://www.condroz.be/humour/video/cat_fight.mpeg)

You want to pounce on me and rape me?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on December 09, 2005, 01:14:31 AM
I have Marleau in 3 of my 4 pools. Now if only Lepi would hand over Patty to make it 4 for 4...

You have been looking to trade with me for awhile...

Ill tell ya what! I'm willing to deal Havlat... hes my ace but i like you
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 09, 2005, 01:24:04 AM
You have been looking to trade with me for awhile...

Ill tell ya what! I'm willing to deal Havlat... hes my ace but i like you

I sent you a trade proposal.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on December 09, 2005, 01:28:35 AM
i just saw it... im seriously considering it...

gimme a few

Edit: When it came down to it, I had to look what teams they were playing for ...  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 09, 2005, 01:45:01 AM
i just saw it... im seriously considering it...

gimme a few

Edit: When it came down to it, I had to look what teams they were playing for ...  :icon_thumbsdown:

My good looks are no reason to toy with me in a hockey pool.  :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on December 09, 2005, 10:40:42 AM
Damn pools :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 09, 2005, 08:03:22 PM
Simon Gagne is out at least 2 weeks after suffering a partial tear of a groin muscle.

Flyers injury list:  Forsberg, Gagne, Primeau, Esche, Savage, Pitkanen, Desjardins.

Three best forwards, two of their three top defensemen and their starting goalie.  Brutal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on December 09, 2005, 08:16:16 PM
The Flyers are seriously hurting WOW!!

I believe Anders Eriksson will be signing with them soon (we'll see)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 09, 2005, 08:49:18 PM
Simon Gagne is out at least 2 weeks after suffering a partial tear of a groin muscle.

Flyers injury list:  Forsberg, Gagne, Primeau, Esche, Savage, Pitkanen, Desjardins.

Three best forwards, two of their three top defensemen and their starting goalie.  Brutal.

BAHAHAHAHAHA!

 :fork_off:

But seriously, that's awful.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 09, 2005, 09:07:38 PM
Jeez, the Flyers keep becoming the Kings more and more as the days go by.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 10, 2005, 07:37:55 PM
Cole sure is having a lot of trouble pronouncing those Finnish Stars' names.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on December 10, 2005, 07:50:16 PM
Cherry's not much better.

Pokahosky?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 10, 2005, 08:19:02 PM
With Eddie O's job on the line, the Pens are up 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 10, 2005, 09:46:59 PM
Summary of Oilers-Islanders shootout:

1) Pisani dekes forehand and tries to put it 5-hole, but DiPietro poke-checks it well.
2) Yashin buries a hard wrist shot right through Markkanen's legs.  Great shot.
3) Hemsky goes wide, waits DiPietro out and then stuffs one between DiPietro's legs.  Beauty.
4) Blake treis a simple wrister, high to the glove side, but puts it 2 feet over the net.
5) Smyth tries a low wrister to the glove side, but DiPietro stones him.
6) Hunter headfakes and then roofs the forehand shot over Markkanen's shoulder.  Great goal.

Islanders win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:19:17 AM
Jagr becomes the first player to 50 points with a 4-point night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 11, 2005, 02:22:30 AM
Jagr becomes the first player to 50 points with a 4-point night.

And Jumbo Joe shoots up to 45 points. I hope the Bruins' management never hear the end of this one from the fans.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 11, 2005, 02:29:56 AM
And Jumbo Joe shoots up to 45 points. I hope the Bruins' management never hear the end of this one from the fans.

I doubt it...it's not like they're still talking about the Esposito trade.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 11, 2005, 03:02:06 AM
I doubt it...it's not like they're still talking about the Esposito trade.  :laugh2:

Bah, it's 2005 now; just about anything should tick off fans nowadays.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 11, 2005, 06:06:17 PM
Darren Langdon and Jody Shelly with one of the best (and longest) fights of the season. Shelley owned this one and prompted a "Joe-Dee" chant from the crowd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 12, 2005, 08:59:33 AM
bertuzzi denies he asked for a trade, denies beef with crow.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Fisher Rox #12 on December 12, 2005, 07:08:15 PM
Sportnet is reporting that Belfour (lower body injury) and Lindros (wrist) will be out of tonight's lineup against The Ducks and Allison (emergency dental work) is a game time decision.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 12, 2005, 07:19:46 PM
Sportnet is reporting that Belfour (lower body injury) and Lindros (wrist) will be out of tonight's lineup against The Ducks and Allison (emergency dental work) is a game time decision.

Didn't realize that was the reason for Tellqvist's start; I thought it was because Tellqvist would be going a long time between games, had he not been playing tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Fisher Rox #12 on December 12, 2005, 07:34:30 PM
Didn't realize that was the reason for Tellqvist's start; I thought it was because Tellqvist would be going a long time between games, had he not been playing tonight.

Nope, Aubin was just called up as Telly's back-up. Apparently it was a last minute thing....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 12, 2005, 08:32:10 PM
The Pens D is painfully bad. That's the second highlight reel goal Zetterbeg has scored on Fleury now. The latest, being on a shorthanded 2-on-0 breakaway.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 12, 2005, 08:35:14 PM
The Pens D is painfully bad. That's the second highlight reel goal Zetterbeg has scored on Fleury now. The latest, being on a shorthanded 2-on-0 breakaway.  :icon_thumbsdown:

Poor Fleury.  He's standing on his head, and the Pens are hanging him out to dry.  The shots are like 32-8.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 02:11:45 AM
Defensive player of the Week is Kiprusoff with one regulation goal allowed in two games (Schaefer!). I didn't catch who the offensice PotW is, but I can only assume it'd be Keith Tkachuk (3GP, 5G 4A) who's stormed back into the scoring race like Oprah storms to a Christmas ham.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on December 13, 2005, 02:32:42 AM
didn't catch who the offensice PotW is

Joe Thornton
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 02:34:25 AM
Defensive player of the Week is Kiprusoff with one regulation goal allowed in two games (Schaefer!). I didn't catch who the offensice PotW is, but I can only assume it'd be Keith Tkachuk (3GP, 5G 4A) who's stormed back into the scoring race like Oprah storms to a Christmas ham.

Keith was a runner-up; Thornton got it for 2 goals and 6 assists in three games. That's back-to-back weeks now that a San Jose player has won the award.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 13, 2005, 02:38:28 AM
Keith was a runner-up; Thornton got it for 2 goals and 6 assists in three games. That's back-to-back weeks now that a San Jose player has won the award.

So the question becomes:  How does Thornton (2g-6a-8p in 3 games) beat Fatso (5g-4a-9p in 3 games)?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on December 13, 2005, 02:41:35 AM
So the question becomes: How does Thornton (2g-6a-8p in 3 games) beat Fatso (5g-4a-9p in 3 games)?

Good question.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 03:01:02 AM
So the question becomes:  How does Thornton (2g-6a-8p in 3 games) beat Fatso (5g-4a-9p in 3 games)?

It might have something to do with leading his team to victories.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on December 13, 2005, 03:06:25 AM
It might have something to do with leading his team to victories.

Bunk.  Fatty isn't the offensive player of the week because Lalime couldn't stop a beach ball in a sumo suit?  It's all politics.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 12:17:09 PM
Bunk.  Fatty isn't the offensive player of the week because Lalime couldn't stop a beach ball in a sumo suit?  It's all politics.  :mrgreen:

Seriously. If it's about the contributions relative to the team, Tkachuk was in on 9 of 11 St. Louis goals and Thornton was in on 8 of 15.

I didn't see the games, maybe Thornton dominated them with his offensive chances and Tkachuk just got 9 points by luck...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 07:24:46 PM
Beautiful individual effort by Forsberg.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 07:56:47 PM
Horrible giveaway leads to the 2nd Habs goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 08:29:08 PM
Meltdown in Detroit.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 08:43:40 PM
 :A_laughing_matter:

Great scene in Florida where the Panthers are rocking the Preds 5-1. Tomas Vokoun has been injured for a while now so Chris Mason was set to be the starter. Mason tweaked his groin during warmups and his backup Finley was set to start, with defenseman Jamie Allison set to be his backup. With a 5-1 score, Allison just might go in.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 09:14:02 PM
:A_laughing_matter:

Great scene in Florida where the Panthers are rocking the Preds 5-1. Tomas Vokoun has been injured for a while now so Chris Mason was set to be the starter. Mason tweaked his groin during warmups and his backup Finley was set to start, with defenseman Jamie Allison set to be his backup. With a 5-1 score, Allison just might go in.

Allison's dressed in case of injury. They'd never put him in.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on December 13, 2005, 09:14:47 PM
Jason Blake gets taken off on a stretcher (Isles/Minny)

Hit by Foster (clean hit)

Poor Foster he knew something was wrong with Blake & stays there with him the whole time and the poor kid just feels like crap (You can see it on his face). 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 09:15:03 PM
Meltdown in Detroit.

Oh my God, what happened in Detroit?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 09:19:44 PM
Anyway, in light of whatever tragedy happened in Michigan, the Red Wings have made a sweet comeback from 6-2 to tie in up halfway through the 3rd. Shanahan with 5 pts. I have Datsyuk, Williams, and Schneider in my pool.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 13, 2005, 09:32:34 PM
Make that 7-6 Thrashers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on December 13, 2005, 09:48:16 PM
Jason Blake gets taken off on a stretcher (Isles/Minny)

Hit by Foster (clean hit)

Poor Foster he knew something was wrong with Blake & stays there with him the whole time and the poor kid just feels like crap (You can see it on his face).


ouch
double ouch
triple ouch
i feel really sorry for that guy (well both of them actually)


http://www.nhl.com/scores/index.html

question...why are you helping him to his feet and then sticking him on a stretcher? if he needed that stretcher, getting him to stand up could totally have made the injury worse
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Pasky on December 13, 2005, 10:17:55 PM
Anyway, in light of whatever tragedy happened in Michigan, the Red Wings have made a sweet comeback from 6-2 to tie in up halfway through the 3rd. Shanahan with 5 pts. I have Datsyuk, Williams, and Schneider in my pool.

i took Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom....and i took Ovechkin over Shanahan...i feel stupid
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: puckloo39 on December 13, 2005, 11:10:24 PM
Oh my God, what happened in Detroit?

7-6 win Thrashers over the Red Wings (actually, it was in Atlanta).  My friends were there...

Someone should tell both teams that Lalime's available.   :icon_stirthepot:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on December 13, 2005, 11:17:34 PM

ouch
double ouch
triple ouch
i feel really sorry for that guy (well both of them actually)


http://www.nhl.com/scores/index.html

question...why are you helping him to his feet and then sticking him on a stretcher? if he needed that stretcher, getting him to stand up could totally have made the injury worse


Because there was nothing wrong with his neck..he was pretty much just knocked out cold. He's got a serious concussion.
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 13, 2005, 11:59:30 PM
7-6 win Thrashers over the Red Wings (actually, it was in Atlanta).

I... I know...

You completely ruined the joke.
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Post by: _BellY_ on December 14, 2005, 07:28:15 PM

Because there was nothing wrong with his neck..he was pretty much just knocked out cold. He's got a serious concussion.

my main point was neck injury..but also leg injuries, but apparently that didnt happen (i never saw the hit..so my question was related to how the people were telling it..not how i saw it)
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 15, 2005, 12:36:41 AM
Defenceman Francois Beauchemin has nine career points... and three of them are in Anaheim's 3-1 lead over Tampa tonight.
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 17, 2005, 08:54:31 PM
32 games into the season, Rick Nash notches his first point with an assist on a Vyborny goal.

edit: Scratch that, the goal was changed to Nash.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 17, 2005, 10:54:20 PM
32 games into the season, Rick Nash notches his first point with an assist on a Vyborny goal.

edit: Scratch that, the goal was changed to Nash.

I tried to trade for him last week but to no avail.  :(
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Post by: Lepi on December 18, 2005, 12:17:29 PM
i benched stillman and bouchard last night and they ended up having 3 assists a peice  :icon_questionable:
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 18, 2005, 09:54:46 PM
Joe Sakic extends his perfect career record in penalty shots and scores his team's only two goals to beat the Rangers.

Roberto Luongo makes a season-high 53 saves AND wins 3-2 over the Caps.

Chicago should be embarassed; not for losing 5-3 to the Stars, but because Nathan Perrott had the game-winner.
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Post by: CD_triple_bc on December 18, 2005, 11:09:31 PM
Interesting new little thing, Jagr today got his 800th career assist today becoming the 25th player to have 800 assists in their career. BTW Turgeon could have done it in that exact same game but didnt.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 20, 2005, 04:16:40 PM
One day after having a goal and assist to backup his rant on the US Olympic selection committee, Roenick finds out he has a broken finger and will miss 4-6 weeks.
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Post by: Senscore on December 20, 2005, 05:18:09 PM
Probably stuck it where the sun don't shine. That would explain his latest whining.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on December 20, 2005, 05:21:41 PM
One day after having a goal and assist to backup his rant on the US Olympic selection committee, Roenick finds out he has a broken finger and will miss 4-6 weeks.

doesnt it seriously suck how breaking something as small as a finger can make you sit out for as long as a knee injury?
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Post by: Da lil Guy on December 20, 2005, 05:25:44 PM
Are you sure he broke the finger blocking a shot, and not wagging it at USA hockey?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 21, 2005, 12:53:28 AM
Cheechoo with a hattrick.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 21, 2005, 11:29:16 PM
It may be bad goaltending but this Edmonton-Vancouver game is by far the most interesting one of this year for me. It is currently 5-5 with 8:30 remaining in the 2nd.
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Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 22, 2005, 12:36:10 AM
It may be bad goaltending but this Edmonton-Vancouver game is by far the most interesting one of this year for me. It is currently 5-5 with 8:30 remaining in the 2nd.

Looks like it'll finish 7-5. Neither announcer could remember the last time there was a game with 12 different goal scorers. Fellas, this was two days ago:

New York Islanders:
1. Godard (Martinek, Collins) 2:11 (even) 1st Prd
4. Parrish (Yashin, Hamilton) 13:33 (power-play) 1st Prd
5. Yashin (Parrish, Satan) 14:15 (power-play) 1st Prd
6. Collins (York, Niinimaa) 17:28 (power-play) 1st Prd
13. York (Lukowich, Hamilton) 2:42 (even) 3rd Prd
15. Asham (Satan) 13:57 (even) 3rd Prd

Toronto Maple Leafs:
2. Ponikarovsky (Allison, Belak) 8:14 (even) 1st Prd
3. Klee (Allison, Ponikarovsky) 10:37 (even) 1st Prd
7. Czerkawski (Tucker, Klee) 17:57 (even) 1st Prd
8. O'Neill (Wellwood, Khavanov) 19:41 (even) 1st Prd
9. Wellwood (Kaberle, Belfour) 7:34 (even) 2nd Prd
10. Stajan (Sundin, Colaiacovo) 9:22 (short-handed) 2nd Prd
11. Stajan (Wellwood, O'Neill) 11:52 (even) 2nd Prd
12. Sundin (Stajan) 14:53 (short-handed) 2nd Prd
14. Tucker (Wellwood, Kaberle) 12:30 (power-play) 3rd Prd
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 22, 2005, 12:46:31 AM
They were talking about all goals being scored by different scorers.

And the Oilers-Canucks game ends 7-6 with 13 different scorers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 22, 2005, 08:28:55 AM
^And with canucks fans praying for a real number one goalie.

Bieska is getting tonnes of time of late, it may be a precursor to a big trade to fix the goal problems..kolzig or luongo for jovo, mccarthy, and maybe kesler or park.

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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 22, 2005, 05:37:54 PM
Bieska is getting tonnes of time of late, it may be a precursor to a big trade to fix the goal problems..kolzig or luongo for jovo, mccarthy, and maybe kesler or park.

The offer works for Kolzig. But not even close for Luongo.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 22, 2005, 06:21:01 PM
The offer works for Kolzig. But not even close for Luongo.

I'd rather have kolzig myself....but you're right, morrison, jovo and cloutier/auld would have to be involved for roberto.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 22, 2005, 07:40:59 PM
Marian Hossa on fire so far in the 1st period against the Caps.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hans Moleman on December 22, 2005, 09:32:07 PM
Hossa has a hand in all 5 of Atlanta's goals so far this game...
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 22, 2005, 10:12:06 PM
Hossa has a hand in all 5 of Atlanta's goals so far this game...

And I love him for it. Too bad he (and Kovalchuk) couldn't score in the shootout.

AO finishes the game with a goal and 3 assists, and the shootout winner to boot.  :smily698:
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Post by: Hatch on December 22, 2005, 10:30:42 PM
...and the shootout winner to boot.  :smily698:

Crazy shot.  Breakaways are never unstoppable, but that's about as close as it gets.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 23, 2005, 05:56:01 AM
I would trade naslund for AO, i'm not even joking, the kid is clutch already.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 23, 2005, 12:28:00 PM
I would trade naslund for AO

I can't think of any GM that wouldn't.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 23, 2005, 09:36:31 PM
The Pens have stormed back from a 3-0 deficit to go up 4-3 against the Flyers. Crosby leading the charge with 2 goals and assist so far.

The Habs drop a 4-2 decision to the Caps.

The Oilers and Kings have started play. This is the much anticipated game featuring Laraque and Avery.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 23, 2005, 11:07:22 PM
Tough one for the 'Hawks to swallow. They were up 2-0 with 39 seconds left in the 3rd, only to see the Wings send it to a shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 23, 2005, 11:13:43 PM
Tough one for the 'Hawks to swallow. They were up 2-0 with 39 seconds left in the 3rd, only to see the Wings send it to a shootout.

Doesn't go to a shootout, does it? Datsyuk scored at 5:00 of OT.

I hate Detroit. Not only do they pull BS wins out of their collective ass like the Habs do, but they get to do it against the Hawks, Blues, and Jackets.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 23, 2005, 11:26:11 PM
Doesn't go to a shootout, does it? Datsyuk scored at 5:00 of OT.

Yep, spoke too soon.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 24, 2005, 01:02:57 AM
Flames win 6-5 in a shootout. One of the most exciting games of the year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 24, 2005, 08:54:57 AM
Flames win 6-5 in a shootout. One of the most exciting games of the year.

canucks 0-7 vs alberta

Canucks lse their 4th game (they have blown leads in all 4 games).

Auld needs a decent back-up, but in reality the canucks again need a real goalie. Millen said wait til the trade deadline but the northwest isn't a division where you can sit back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 24, 2005, 04:04:07 PM
Auld needs a decent back-up, but in reality the canucks again need a real goalie. Millen said wait til the trade deadline but the northwest isn't a division where you can sit back.

I hope you don't take Millen seriously. If Nonis wants to make a move well before the deadline, you can bet he'll do it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 24, 2005, 06:15:05 PM
I hope you don't take Millen seriously. If Nonis wants to make a move well before the deadline, you can bet he'll do it.

I hate millen  :)

Gord is my sens calling hero.

Cowabunga  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 26, 2005, 05:58:07 PM
At long last, Kari Lehtonen is back. And at a good time too. Hossa has been named the offensive player of the week and the Thrashers face a struggling Habs club to get to .500 since the first month of play. If Lehtonen can play up to his hype, he just might be able to bring the Thrashers into the playoff picture.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 26, 2005, 10:09:52 PM
At long last, Kari Lehtonen is back. And at a good time too. Hossa has been named the offensive player of the week and the Thrashers face a struggling Habs club to get to .500 since the first month of play. If Lehtonen can play up to his hype, he just might be able to bring the Thrashers into the playoff picture.

Screw Lehtonen, Garnett gets his second straight shutout and threatens to become the next Brian Boucher.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 26, 2005, 11:20:37 PM
Huge slipup by Stumpel costs the Panthers the shootout against the Flyers.

Ryan Miller gets another start and another win for the Sabres.

Staal gets his league-leading 26th of the season in an overtime loss to the Lightning.

CuJo gets yanked after allowing 3 goals of 4 shots and Kolesnik gets pulled after allowing 2 goals on his first two shots. Battle of the backups (Boucher and Budaj) right now in Colorado.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 26, 2005, 11:29:44 PM
The Devils are a horrendous 4% on their last 100 powerplays.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 27, 2005, 01:15:27 AM
Tough one for the 'Hawks to swallow. They were up 2-0 with 39 seconds left in the 3rd, only to see the Wings send it to a shootout.

They lost another tough one tonight. They were leading 3-2 with 24 seconds left before this beauty (http://rapidshare.de/files/9888840/2005.12.26_CHI_CBJ_zherdev.wmv.html) by Nikolai Zherdev tied it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on December 27, 2005, 11:08:05 AM
canucks in a big slump, hit 3 posts tonight but still no wins vs alberta.

Forget the trade deadline jovo plus others for a decent goalie asap , that plus not passing the puck in front of your own net (instead of the 10 times they did it tonight) - not even a rookie mistake, its a 6 year old mistake.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 27, 2005, 09:22:37 PM
AO with another beauty tonight. A goal and an assist so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 27, 2005, 10:04:56 PM
Stuart and Kaberle score the OT winners to lead Boston and Toronto.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 29, 2005, 11:40:31 PM
Clutch goal with a minute and change left in the 3rd gives Derek Armstrong his first career hattrick and sends the Kings and Coyotes to an overtime tied at 5.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 30, 2005, 12:48:56 AM
Richie Regehr, the younger brother of Robyn, helps the Calgary Flames overcome a 2-0 deficit and win 4-2 in Richie's first game. Regehr's point shot was tipped by Reinprecht in front for the game winner.

Clutch goal with a minute and change left in the 3rd gives Derek Armstrong his first career hattrick and sends the Kings and Coyotes to an overtime tied at 5.

The Coyotes eventually won on a shorthanded tally by Keith Ballard.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 30, 2005, 11:07:36 PM
Shawn Horcoff just misses scoring one of the best goals of the year. To his credit, he was hooked and tripped at the same time which caused him to lose the puck.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 31, 2005, 01:25:52 AM
Breaking news: Daniel Briere will be out for the season, hoping for a playoff return.

Although the Sabres have done great without him, they'll soon feel the effects of this injury; Briere is by far their biggest offensive threat IMO.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on December 31, 2005, 02:05:47 AM
My pool just got f***ed.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 31, 2005, 02:33:54 AM
My pool just got f***ed.

I picked Biron this week... :icon_whoknows:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on December 31, 2005, 02:41:54 AM
I picked Biron this week... :icon_whoknows:

Briere, and no, not the Sportsnet pool.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on December 31, 2005, 03:03:03 AM
Briere, and no, not the Sportsnet pool.

I know. I was just saying that I made a poor pick, too. Seeing as how Miller has started two of Buffalo's three games and won them both, while Biron lost his game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 31, 2005, 04:16:27 PM
Crosby pots the OT winner against the Rangers.

Ovechkin misses a rare shootout attempt but the Caps still win against the Flyers. AO finished with another goal and an assist to give him 44 in 36 games. Crosby has 42 points in 37 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on December 31, 2005, 09:44:31 PM
Giguere stops all three St. Louis shooters in the shootout and backstops the Ducks to a 5-4 win.

Columbus can't hold onto a 2-0 lead and end up letting the Wings score 5 unanswered.

Scott Gomez nets the only 3 goals for New Jersey as they are doubled by the Leafs. The game featured a fight by Janssen and Belak. Later on in the game, Janssen caught Berg with his head down although he did get called for unsportsmanlike conduct for leaving his feet. For those who forgot, Janssen was the player involved in the Tucker/helmet incident.

Kurtis Foster cements his future in Minnesota further by adding a goal and an assist in a 4-3 upset over the Canucks.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 01, 2006, 01:45:21 AM
Just a heads-up for fantasy owners...Patrik Elias will be making his season debut very soon (possibly next game), so it's a good time to pick up (or keep) Elias and Scott Gomez. I'm not sure if Lou wants to put AlMo on the right side since the scoring needs to be spread on a goal-starved Devils team.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that with Patrik returning, a series of players will be shipped out in order to get under the cap ceiling.
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Post by: Broken Bones on January 01, 2006, 10:35:11 AM
I was watching the Edmonton @ Calgary game last night, well a bit of it. There was a HORRENDOUS call made against the flames, it eventually lead to a 5-3.

It was tied 2-2 and the puck was going down to Calgary's end and both a Calgary and Edmonton player were racing for the puck. The Edmonton player lost his balance, ducked down and his head ended up under the Calgary players hand. As they get closer to the boards/puck the Edmonton player lost his balance more and slammed head first into the boards, but because of how he was positioned it LOOKED like the Calgary player had pushed him head first into the boards, when from other angles you could see that this was not the case. Calgary was called for interfence on the play and it was 5-4, with 20 seconds remaining  on the Edmonton PP Calgary gets called for tripping making it 5-3. Edmonton scored while on that 5-3 to make it 3-2.

Now I was wanting Edmonton to win this one, I know they are doing well in the standings, and they deserve it, always being the 9th-11th places team at the end of the standings. So close yet so far. But even though I was wanting them to win, I found the call against Calgary was BS. Sometimes you just have to wish that the league would allow questionable calls to go up and be reviewed. Such as the 'High Stick' penalty the Senators received on Friday nights game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 01, 2006, 05:18:48 PM
The Thrashers currently lead 5-1. Hossa has two goals while Kovalchuk has added a goal and two assists.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 01, 2006, 05:26:03 PM
Ovechkin doesn't seem to stop, no matter what the score is. Another goal and an assist for him to make it 5-2 Atlanta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 01, 2006, 05:48:00 PM
Tuomu Ruutu is set to return tomorrow against the Flames. He won't begin the game with Bell on his left but they should come together soon enough.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 03, 2006, 04:51:34 AM
When you lose to the worst nhl team, d you become the worst nhl team  :icon_questionable:

Ugh this canuck slump is ugly. Pretty much cements the fact that auld isn't a starter and that some trades need to happen. Jovo and morrison should be moved and they better use clouts injury cap room to sign a decent goalie.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 03, 2006, 02:49:20 PM
I didn't see the game, but I won't blame Auld if the scorers could only muster a single goal on the STL goaltending.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 05:01:54 PM
Patrik Elias makes his season debut tonight.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 05:30:57 PM
Spacek gets suspended for two games for clipping Byron Ritchie.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 03, 2006, 06:02:55 PM
I didn't see the game, but I won't blame Auld if the scorers could only muster a single goal on the STL goaltending.

Auld was not completely to blame for this loss, the problem is however that he's been in net for most of the current slump and he has a bad habit of giving up easy goals. The fact that the canucks defence thinks that passing the puck right in front of their own net is fine, doesn't help auldy but alas he's too hot and cold to be a starter on a division challenging team just yet.

The offence at present is pretty brutal, though its not bert's fault. Naz still looks troubled by a groin injury and mo is still slumping. The sedin line are the best producers and had a few ring off the posts. The canucks biggest problem though are consistent effort, giving up goals and soon as they score and too many easy giveaways in their own zone. Time to trade jovo for a defensive first blueliner for mine and time to sign a decent goalie.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 08:01:12 PM
Legace doesn't end up starting.

Theodore allows the first shot on goal. Crosby with a goal in his Montreal debut.

Elias finally returns to the ice.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 08:03:51 PM
Make that two goals on two shots against Theodore. He's really out of it this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on January 03, 2006, 08:06:00 PM


Theodore allows the first shot on goal. Crosby with a goal in his Montreal debut.


was the last pens-habs game in pittsburgh?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 08:06:28 PM
was the last pens-habs game in pittsburgh?

Yes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 08:15:25 PM
Marc-Andre Fleury is stealing the show thus far.

And Patrik Elias is already a +1 for the night on Gionta's 22nd of the year. No point recorded yet for him though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 09:52:33 PM
Dwayne Roloson plays his best game of the season and stops 43 of 45 shots en route to a 4-2 win over the Wings.

Vinny Prospal scores in OT and Grahame gets the shutout over the Rangers.

Patrik Elias assists on Gionta's 2nd goal of the night. It is his first point of the season.  Along with Elias' return, this game is also Martin Brodeur's first shutout of the season. He has 76 for his career.

Wild game in Montreal. The Pens go up 3-0, the Habs storm back to take a 4-3 lead, only to see the Pens back up 5-4. Crosby with two goals so far.

Bob Boughner has his first goal of the year.  :laugh2: The Avs are currently up 1-0 over the Preds.

Shawn Horcoff continues his torrid pace; he has the lone goal in the Oilers-'Hawks matchup.


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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 10:01:57 PM
For the second time this year, Crosby's goal wins the game against the Habs. This one counts as a GWG.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 03, 2006, 11:35:10 PM
Ty Conklin and David Aebischer record shutouts as well. Edmonton wins 5-0 while Colorado scores 3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 04, 2006, 02:59:04 AM
I can only dream of the canucks signing roloson...the guy is one of the most underrated players in the nhl.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 04, 2006, 04:37:24 PM
I can only dream of the canucks signing roloson...the guy is one of the most underrated players in the nhl.

Might end up in Vancouver by season's end. Seems that Fernandez is Minny's man between the pipes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 04, 2006, 05:54:38 PM
Might end up in Vancouver by season's end. Seems that Fernandez is Minny's man between the pipes.

I wish but minnesota would be pretty dumb at not trading him for another scorer i figure, unless they think they can go all the way this year and with the number one pk in the league, they may think this. I wouldn't see the wild trading him into division though, maybe he'll go to tampa?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 04, 2006, 05:59:18 PM
I wouldn't see the wild trading him into division though, maybe he'll go to tampa?

 :icon_banghead:

Forgot about them being in the same division.

I don't know about Tampa since one could argue that Grahame has done a better job than Dwayne. A couple of teams looking to make a playoff push are having goaltending troubles, so there are quite a few realistic scenarios.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 04, 2006, 09:42:14 PM
Kovalchuk with two goals. Stillman also tallies two goals but adds two assists. The 'Canes win 4-3 over the Thrashers.

Kvasha has two goals and an assist so far in a 3-3 game between the Isles and Panthers.

Chris Mason gets yanked after allowing 2 goals on 3 shots. Vokoun in nets currently as the Preds are up 4-2 over the Blues. Vernon Fiddler with two of Nashville's goals.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 04, 2006, 09:49:08 PM
Parrish finishes the Panthers in OT.

B-Mo tallies the first goal in the Canucks-Stars game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 04, 2006, 11:47:46 PM
The Canucks blow their lead and lose 3-1.

The Predators hold off the Blues for a 4-3 win. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 05, 2006, 06:53:42 AM
The canucks have reached rock bottom, i'll be shocked if the canucks continue this rubbish and don't either make a big trade or fire crawford. Lack of heart and grit. Sens have nowhere near the problems of vancouver.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 05, 2006, 05:42:27 PM
The canucks have reached rock bottom, i'll be shocked if the canucks continue this rubbish and don't either make a big trade or fire crawford. Lack of heart and grit. Sens have nowhere near the problems of vancouver.

Last night's breakdown was painful to watch.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 05, 2006, 06:06:12 PM
Very Painful....3-1 win to a 4-3 lost
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 05, 2006, 07:56:48 PM
Patrik Elias with his first of the year.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 05, 2006, 10:07:12 PM
Buffalo closes in on Ottawa yet again. Ryan Miller continues his hot streak and stops 21 of 22 shots as the Sabres win 3-1 over the Lightning.

Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg hook up for another OT goal. The Flyers win 4-3 over the Rangers.

Patrik Elias has a monster game for the Devils. Patrik finishes with 2 goals and 2 assists to lead the Devils over the Habs by a score of 5-4. Jose Theodore continues to be pelted.

Manny Legace makes his return and records a shutout. The Wings score 3 against the Blues.

Alex Tanguay has two goals so far and the Avalanche are up 4-1 over the Wild.

Tuomo Ruutu has his 2nd of the year but the 'Hawks are still down 2-1 against the Canucks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 05, 2006, 10:50:51 PM
The canucks have reached rock bottom, i'll be shocked if the canucks continue this rubbish and don't either make a big trade or fire crawford. Lack of heart and grit. Sens have nowhere near the problems of vancouver.

Losing Clouthier was huge - Auld has not stepped in and been the backstop they needed.  I can see them going after Kolzig.  Ouellet has been decent at back-up, but Auld's days are numbered.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 01:28:34 AM
The Avalanche hold on to win 4-2.

The Canucks win 3-2 on Jarkko Ruutu's beauty penalty shot. Alex Burrows was awarded a penalty shot in the same period but was stopped by Anderson.

The Sharks double the Blue Jackets to win 6-3. The game featured a second career hattrick by Jonathan Cheechoo and a devastating but clean hip check by Kyle McLaren on Trevor Letowski. Nils Ekman had another 4 assists tonight. He now has 8 assists in the last two games and 11 points in the last 5 games.

Mathieu Garon stopped all 29 shots he faced and the Kings scored 50 seconds apart in the middle of the 1st to record a 4-0 win over the Coyotes.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 07:38:00 PM
Alexander Ovechkin strikes on the PP again. The Caps are currently up 1-0 over the Flyers.

Jocelyn Thibault leaves the game after allowing 3 goals on 9 shots. Kovalchuk, Kozlov and Mellanby with the only tallies.

Kevyn Adams pots his 7th of the season to put the 'Canes up 1-0. Another hattrick tonight for him? Eric Staal is in his first slump (by his standards) of the season; he has no goals and only 1 point in the past four games coming into this game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 06, 2006, 07:44:06 PM
Eric Staal is in his first slump (by his standards) of the season; he has no goals and only 1 point in the past four games coming into this game.

We should offer them Smoke and Pothier for him, now that he's useless.   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 08:02:04 PM
Tonight also marks the first time the Wings and the Preds meet. Their first game was postponed when Jiri Fischer had his episode. The Preds were up 1-0 at the time.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 06, 2006, 08:18:22 PM
That looks like a good game..My bets are on detroit though  xD
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 08:47:30 PM
Simon Gagne assists on Rathje's shorthanded goal and then scores on the PP later on to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead over the Caps.

Ilya Kovalchuk scores his second of the night and ties Simon Gagne for the league lead with 29 goals. Marian Hossa has a goal and two assists. Lehtonen is still riding a shutout streak with his team up by 5 goals. Kovalchuk with a message for Crosby tonight.  :mrgreen:

Stillman scores to put the 'Canes up 2-1. Godard, who scores the Isles' lone goal, got in a cheap shot on Justin Williams in the 1st period before tallying the 2nd period marker.

Fiddler has the Preds up 1-0 over the Wings.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 06, 2006, 09:26:22 PM
Down 5-0 at the start of the 3rd, the Penguins score 4 straight to get within a goal.  3 minutes left, 5-4 Atlanta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 06, 2006, 09:30:40 PM
Kovalchuk gets the hat trick goal, into the empty net.  6-4 Thrashers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 10:14:09 PM
Kovalchuk gets the hat trick goal, into the empty net.  6-4 Thrashers.

Makes me breathe a little easier. Had Hossa, Kovalchuk and Lehtonen in different pools.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 06, 2006, 10:35:49 PM
Crosby needs to learn to shut his yap.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 10:48:51 PM
Crosby needs to learn to shut his yap.

He'll learn soon enough. Let's not forget that he was about the same in his first year. Most of Kovalchuk's first-year outbursts were non-English ramblings though.  ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on January 06, 2006, 11:06:45 PM
Crosby needs to learn to shut his yap.
what did he do this time?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 11:08:27 PM
The Stars storm back in the 3rd period thanks to Brenden Morrow to force an OT.

Legace wins again. 3-1 over the Preds.

Regehr with the lone goal in the Flames-Leafs matchup thus far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 06, 2006, 11:12:01 PM
The Stars storm back in the 3rd period thanks to Brenden Morrow to force an OT.

...and then win it in a shootout.  Miettinen with the winner.

Turco celebrates his new, monster contract by getting torched thrice in the 1st period and receiving the hook.  Hedberg takes over for the rest of the game and gets the win by pitching 2 periods + OT of shutout hockey.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 06, 2006, 11:25:17 PM
Kiprusoff takes another small step towards the Vezina, as he shuts out the Leafs in a 1-0 win.

Miikka now has a league-leading 22 wins and 6 shutouts (twice as many as Turco, Legace and Hasek), to go along with a 2.27 GAA and a .914 save percentage.  He was definitely the difference in the game tonight.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 11:26:23 PM
...and then win it in a shootout. 

 :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 06, 2006, 11:46:24 PM
I thought Crosby handled things more maturely than Kovalchuk tonight.

I also didn't know that Kovalchuk could be such an a-hole.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 06, 2006, 11:52:03 PM
I also didn't know that Kovalchuk could be such an a-hole.

Don't remember the illegal stick incident?  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 07, 2006, 12:56:31 AM
Could someone elaborate on the Crosby and Kovalchuk incidents? Some of us were at work.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 01:05:15 AM
Could someone elaborate on the Crosby and Kovalchuk incidents? Some of us were at work.  :mrgreen:

Kovalchuk had a clean hit on Crosby. Crosby, who had been bothered all night with illegal checks and stickwork, was (rightfully) expressing his distaste at the refs. He took it a little too far, however, and the refs seemed to key in on Crosby the rest of the game. In the second period, Crosby took a very bad slashing penalty. With Crosby in the box, Kovalchuk unleashed a patended one-timer of his and pointed at Crosby and started jawing at him. For his hattrick empty-netter, Kovalchuk celebrated by pumping his fist and sliding on the ice.

After the game, Michel Terrien said, "It's a long season..."

Kovalchuk, who's no stranger to controversial goal celebrations, replied with, "I don't care. You are always excited when you score a hat trick. There are not too many chances in your career. It's most important to win the game. We got the two points."

After Kovalchuk's gesture, the crowd started chanting, "Crosby! Crosby! Crosby!"  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 07, 2006, 01:13:05 AM
It's funny because the Thrashers fans were calling the people in Vancouver dispicable for booing 18 year olds at the World Juniors and then they turn around and heckle Crosby.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 01:19:38 AM
It's funny because the Thrashers fans were calling the people in Vancouver dispicable for booing 18 year olds at the World Juniors and then they turn around and heckle Crosby.

It wasn't specifically Thrasher fans.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 07, 2006, 01:21:51 AM
It wasn't specifically Thrasher fans.

You're right. But those were the fans I'd been reading comments from. And they were the ones who booed Crosby.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 01:25:20 AM
You're right. But those were the fans I'd been reading comments from. And they were the ones who booed Crosby.

Fair enough.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 01:30:33 AM
You're right. But those were the fans I'd been reading comments from. And they were the ones who booed Crosby.

Crosby is a pro.  He's making millions of dollars to play hockey as a career and if he's going to dish it out, he'll have to accept being on the receiving end.  And he does; I'm sure he's got no problem with the crowd in Atlanta heckling him.  Goes with the territory, etc.

I really don't see how you can draw the comparison between that situation, and the crowds in Vancouver taunting and booing a group of amateur kids, playing for nothing more than national pride, simply because they're American.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 07, 2006, 01:36:40 AM
Crosby is a pro.  He's making millions of dollars to play hockey as a career and if he's going to dish it out, he'll have to accept being on the receiving end.  And he does; I'm sure he's got no problem with the crowd in Atlanta heckling him.  Goes with the territory, etc.

I really don't see how you can draw the comparison between that situation, and the crowds in Vancouver taunting and booing a group of amateur kids, playing for nothing more than national pride, simply because they're American.

I was referring to the booing of Jack Johnson for elbowing Downie.

They weren't taunting the Americans, unless you consider cheering for the opposing team taunting. That's only to be expected, it's a national rivalry plain and simple.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 01:46:07 AM
I was referring to the booing of Jack Johnson for elbowing Downie.

They weren't taunting the Americans, unless you consider cheering for the opposing team taunting. That's only to be expected, it's a national rivalry plain and simple.

I was referring to the fact that the crowds were all over the Americans from Day 1 of the tournament.  The Jack Johnson incident threw gasoline on the situation but it was, by no means, the catalyst.  At least Johnson gave them a reason---attempting to injure one of our players after a goal is a legitimate reason to boo them/him; the booing of the team throughout the tournament had little to do with hockey, and a lot to do with the kids being American.  At first, I thought they were just giving them a hard time because they were the tournament favorites coming in, but it became pretty apparent over the course of the week that they just didn't like the Americans.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 07, 2006, 02:13:37 AM
I was referring to the fact that the crowds were all over the Americans from Day 1 of the tournament.  The Jack Johnson incident threw gasoline on the situation but it was, by no means, the catalyst.  At least Johnson gave them a reason---attempting to injure one of our players after a goal is a legitimate reason to boo them/him; the booing of the team throughout the tournament had little to do with hockey, and a lot to do with the kids being American.  At first, I thought they were just giving them a hard time because they were the tournament favorites coming in, but it became pretty apparent over the course of the week that they just didn't like the Americans.

I honestly didn't know the Vancouverites flat out booed the Americans from the start. I thought all they did was support their opponents.

At any rate, I was comparing the Crosby incident to the Johnson one. Both players did something cheap/dirty and both deserved to be booed regardless of age.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 02:14:43 AM
At first, I thought they were just giving them a hard time because they were the tournament favorites coming in, but it became pretty apparent over the course of the week that they just didn't like the Americans.

The harassment of Walt Kyle and booing the the team for no sufficient reason in games NOT involving Canada to name a few incidents...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 02:26:42 AM
Both players did something cheap/dirty and both deserved to be booed regardless of age.

I agree.  I can't imagine anyone defending Johnson's attack on Downie, but I'll take your word for it that some Thrashers fans were doing so.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 07, 2006, 02:30:11 AM
Who wants to help me make my picks for next week in my Sportsnet pool? Only Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis have four games, so there isn't a wide selection of quality picks. I have some really sketchy picks and am sort of relying on underachievers to pull a big week out of their butts.

Centre #1 [6] Sidney Crosby (PIT) 
Centre #2 [9] Peter Forsberg (PHI) 
Winger #1 [7] Simon Gagne (PHI) 
Winger #2 [1] Tomas Surovy (PIT) 
Winger #3 [2] Kyle Calder (CHI) 
Winger #4 [9] Markus Naslund (VAN) 
Defenseman #1 [2] Ric Jackman (PIT) 
Defenseman #2 [3] Kim Johnsson (PHI) 
Defenseman #3 [5] Sergei Gonchar (PIT) 
Goalie [6] Antero Niittymaki (PHI) 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 02:48:34 AM
Who wants to help me make my picks for next week in my Sportsnet pool? Only Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis have four games, so there isn't a wide selection of quality picks. I have some really sketchy picks and am sort of relying on underachievers to pull a big week out of their butts.

I don't know if you have salary considerations, but I'd look at Kariya/Timonen/Zidlicky/Vokoun from the Preds.  They've got 4 attractive games coming up, in terms of putting some pucks in the net.  Philly has 4 games, but 3 of them are on the road, including @New Jersey and @Detroit, before coming home to play the Avs.

Personally, I'd swap Naslund out for Palffy, Nittymaki for Vokoun, Gonchar for Timonen/Zidlicky and Calder for Kariya.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 07, 2006, 07:55:52 AM
I thought the Kovy-Crosby stuff was OUTSTANDING. :D

Imagine, hockey players with personality!  *shock, horror*  Seriously, that pointing by Kovalchuk was great stuff.  Should be an interesting game tonight between Atlanta and Pittsburgh.  I wonder if anyone will actually back Crosby up if he gets hit from behind again.  Maybe they should borrow Chris Kelly for the game, just in case.  ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on January 07, 2006, 09:56:15 AM
Eric Godard (NYI) has a hearing this morning @ 11am after his hit on Justin Williams last night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on January 07, 2006, 12:54:56 PM
godard suspended 2 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 07, 2006, 01:41:56 PM
I thought the Kovy-Crosby stuff was OUTSTANDING. :D

Imagine, hockey players with personality! *shock, horror* Seriously, that pointing by Kovalchuk was great stuff. Should be an interesting game tonight between Atlanta and Pittsburgh. I wonder if anyone will actually back Crosby up if he gets hit from behind again. Maybe they should borrow Chris Kelly for the game, just in case. ;)


Agreed. God forbid rivalries between 2 talented players.

 :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 03:28:08 PM
Henrik Lundqvist picks up his 2nd career shutout with a 38-save performance against Florida.

Jagr with his 26th and 27th goals, Nylander with 3 assists and Petr Prucha with his 20th goal of the season to become just the 4th Rangers rookie to score 20 goals in the last 15 seasons (Amonte, Kovalev, York).  Rangers win 4-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 03:46:32 PM
Henrik Lundqvist picks up his 2nd career shutout with a 38-save performance against Florida.

Jagr with his 26th and 27th goals, Nylander with 3 assists and Petr Prucha with his 20th goal of the season to become just the 4th Rangers rookie to score 20 goals in the last 15 seasons (Amonte, Kovalev, York).  Rangers win 4-0.

Damn Nylander. Goes scoreless when I pick him up.  :icon_hissyfit2:

Missed the game. Were any of Jagr's a slapper on the PP?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 07, 2006, 03:51:53 PM
I'm surprised no one picked up on this, but there's talks that Marchment may be done for the year. Trying his patented knee on knee on Allison (a move which Marchment has injured so many players with), he's the one who injured himself, an apparent blown ACL. Supposedly Alison skated by him while he was writhing in pain waiving him buh-bye.

Can't say I feel sorry for him one bit. The shoe is finally on the other foot...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 03:54:08 PM
I'm surprised no one picked up on this

Possibly because most don't know he's still in the league.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 07, 2006, 03:54:55 PM
Missed the game. Were any of Jagr's a slapper on the PP?

Nope, for once.  The first one was a Globetrotters-esque three-way passing play---Nylander took the puck off the side boards, made a few nice moves going back towards the blue line, and then fed Straka going to net off the wing, who slid a beautiful cross-ice pass through a Panthers defenseman, right onto Jagr's tape from about 12 feet out.  Jagr one-timed it, and all Luongo could do was turn and watch.

Second was a bit of a scramble in the slot...Jagr came up with it and shoved a backhander high.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 07, 2006, 04:51:17 PM
I'm losing more and more respect for Thrashers fans everyday.
How sad a breed they are.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 05:34:09 PM
Rick Nash forces OT with a 3rd period goal. Pascal Leclaire has 43 saves on 45 shots so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 06:22:49 PM
Alex Tanguay seals the win for the Avs in the shootout.

Tampa tied with Boston 3-3.

Anyone else hear Don Cherry as he was about to fall off the bench?  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 06:25:54 PM
4-3 Boston.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 07:40:38 PM
Bruins with another upset tonight. The finish off the Lightning 6-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 07, 2006, 07:46:13 PM

Anyone else hear Don Cherry as he was about to fall off the bench?  :laugh2:
       

         Shure did lol  :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 08:14:59 PM
Ilya Kovalchuk strikes again. Crosby assists on Ouellet's powerplay marker. 1-1 so far.

Carolina up 3-0. Staal still has no points in this game. The slump continues for Eric.

Afinogenov and Langenbrunner score. 1-1 game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 07, 2006, 08:35:32 PM
Anyone else hear Don Cherry as he was about to fall off the bench?  :laugh2:

Holy s***!

 :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 08:52:45 PM
Shawn Horcoff scores late in the 2nd to break Tellqvist's shutout bid. 2-1 game in Edmonton.

Ilya Kovalchuk with another goal. His league-leading 32nd goal of the year. 2-1 for Atlanta.

Scott Gomez is set up by Patrik Elias. 3-1 for New Jersey in Buffalo.

Boogard and Fedoruk notch their 2nd goals of the year. 2-1 for Minnesota.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 08:56:31 PM
In his last 14 periods of play, Ilya Kovalchuk has 9 goals and 5 assists.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 07, 2006, 09:07:16 PM
Crosby and  Kovalchuk almost had a fight  :wantafight:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on January 07, 2006, 09:45:15 PM
Crosby and Kovalchuk almost had a fight :wantafight:

if that happens i really really really wanna see a clip of that
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 07, 2006, 10:05:04 PM
Crosby and  Kovalchuk almost had a fight  :wantafight:

Crosby could take him. Let's not forget, Ilya PULLED HAIR in his first fight.  :mrgreen:

I burst out laughing when Jason Allison hit the post on the empty netter. The Leafs hang on for a 3-2 win.

Carolina and Gerber shutout the Isles. 3-0 final.

Marc Savard's late powerplay goal in the 3rd proves to be the game-winner. 4-3 final.

New Jersey holds off a late rally from Buffalo. 3-2 final.

Minnesota breaks the game open with two quick goals in the 3rd by Todd White and Marian Gaborik. 4-1 game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 07, 2006, 10:17:23 PM
Next year, when the Flames play the Thrashers, I can't wait to see what Dion Phaneuf does to Kovalchuk.


Same deal with Crosby. Two whiny babies.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 08, 2006, 03:17:51 AM
Canucks finally break their slump. Bad referring all about but sami salo scores two big goals and narrowly has a third miss, as morrison puts in the rebound in O/T for the win. Canucks finally beat an edmonton team (after being 0-4 against them and 0-4 vs edmonton).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 08, 2006, 04:20:56 PM
Crosby could take him. Let's not forget, Ilya PULLED HAIR in his first fight.  :mrgreen:

When was that?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 08, 2006, 04:36:29 PM
When was that? 

His second year in the league (2002/03).  In his rookie season, the Thrashers played the Oilers in Edmonton, and Mike Comrie got Kovalchuk called for having an illegal stick, late in the 3rd period of a tie game.  The Oilers didn't score, and Kovalchuk came out of the box and scored the game-winner on a breakaway, using a borrowed stick---at which point he skated past the Oilers' bench and remarked "It's not the stick."  Edmonton promised payback.

So, the following season they're back in Edmonton, and Comrie lays out Kovalchuk with a hit in the 1st period (semi-clean...might have been a little from behind), at which point Kovlachuk high-sticks him in the face and then grabs him.  They start to throw punches, and Kovalchuk pulls Comrie's hair, along with pulling his jersey off.  Comrie got ejected for not having his jersey tied down.

"The only thing he didn't do was bite me." - Comrie

"They're just a team of morons.  Even the first league in Russia, we have teams stronger than this.  The kind of game they play is ridiculous." - Kovalchuk

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 08, 2006, 07:09:08 PM
Alexander Ovechkin with 2 points and Olli Jokinen with 2 goals lead their respective teams to a shootout, where Joe Nieuwendyk pots the winner. Kolzig finishes with 39 saves on 42 shots.

For the second game in a row, the Stars pull Marty Turco. After being down 3-0, the Stars have surged back to take a 6-3 lead in the 3rd. Jere Lehtinen (2 powerplay goals), Mike Modano (3 assists) and Sergei Zubov (3 assists) are leading the charge.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 08, 2006, 08:20:54 PM
The Stars finish with a 6-3 win over the Wings.

The Preds are up 3-0 over the 'Hawks.

A scoreless game between the Blue Jackets and the Coyotes.

The MCI Center is now the Verizon Center.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 08, 2006, 08:28:58 PM
Thanks Hatch. Reading that, I remember the whole illegal curved stick and the shirt-not-being-tied-down incident, but I didn't remember the hair pulling!



The Wings/Stars game took a weird turn. How did Dallas come up with 6 straight goals?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 08, 2006, 08:41:43 PM
The Wings/Stars game took a weird turn. How did Dallas come up with 6 straight goals?

It's hard to tell. It's not like the Wings were playing like crap all of a sudden. After Turco was pulled, it just seemed like the Stars got their stuff together and were finally creating something on their shifts rather than trying to defend their own zone.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 08, 2006, 10:28:37 PM
Bryan Berard picks up his 3rd PP goal of the game with 45 seconds left, for his first career hat trick.  Fedorov picks up 4 assists, including his 600th in the NHL.  Blue Jackets beat the Coyotes, 5-2.  Marc Denis made about 40 saves for the win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 08, 2006, 11:20:29 PM
Fedorov picks up 4 assists

 :shock:

He's alive!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 09, 2006, 03:36:12 PM
After missing 30 games with a back injury, Tuomo Ruutu managed to stay healthy for almost 10 periods before suffering a partially-severed tendon in his right ankle last night against Nashville.  He had surgery this morning, and will be out indefinitely.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: NF_Senator on January 09, 2006, 03:46:04 PM
After missing 30 games with a back injury, Tuomo Ruutu managed to stay healthy for almost 10 periods before suffering a partially-severed tendon in his right ankle last night against Nashville.  He had surgery this morning, and will be out indefinitely.

Hard stroke of bad luck for him this season. Glad I dropped him in my hockey pool...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 04:22:10 PM
Poor Tuomu. I feell for 'Hawks fans. With a healthy Ruutu and no Wirtz, they'll rise again.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 04:31:50 PM
Kovalchuk reacts to Cherry's comments regarding the pointing incident by saying, "I don't care what he says. It's a free country and you can say whatever you want. Hockey is an emotional game. That's all it is; there was nothing personal. He's a good hockey player. It's nothing. It's just the excitement (of the moment), the emotions. I'm always excited, but it's not like I decide before the game if I'm going to score against Pittsburgh what I'm going to do. It just comes into your mind after you score a goal. It's all emotion. I'm just an excited guy. That's why I play hockey; to score goals to win games."

Jose Theodore has a stranger, with full hockey gear, come on the ice during practice and take a shot on him. Jose poke-checked him on the first attempt and made a glove save on the second attempt. Claude Julien chased the stranger, known simply as Raphael, but he wasn't taken off the ice until the players stepped in.

Lemieux returns to practice.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 09, 2006, 05:20:17 PM
Jose Theodore has a stranger, with full hockey gear, come on the ice during practice and take a shot on him. Jose poke-checked him on the first attempt and made a glove save on the second attempt. Claude Julien chased the stranger, known simply as Raphael, but he wasn't taken off the ice until the players stepped in. 

"I didn't really know what was going on until the guy came on," a grinning Theodore said later. "He came at me with his head down so I just wanted to say `Welcome to the big boys.'

"I poke-checked him to say `You have to keep your head up.' When he came back, I though about going out of the net and not playing into his game, but then I thought he had the (courage) to go on the ice, so I let him have a free shot at me.

"He couldn't beat me. That's the main thing."

While waiting for the police to arrive, Raphael told reporters that while Theodore is a "great goalie," he didn't score because "I didn't have time."

Although most of what the recreational hockey player said was incoherent, he said he had planned crashing the practice to show the Canadiens what he could do on the ice.

"For many years I wanted to play high-calibre hockey," he said. "I had nothing to lose."

Police spokesman Olivier Lapointe said that although two officers spoke to the man, it was "not really a police matter" and he was not arrested.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=150086&hubname=
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Sensfanwest on January 09, 2006, 05:34:24 PM
what a nutbar. i've gotta give him credit though, that takes balls.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 10:04:52 PM
Think Patrik Elias has an impact on the Devils? New Jersey and Brodeur shutout another team in 4 games. Gionta and Elias finish with 2 assists each and Gomez finishes with a goal and an assist as they defeat Philadelphia.

Minnesota currently losing 2-1 while hosting Dallas.

Colorado leads 2-0 against the Blues.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 09, 2006, 10:07:20 PM
Niittymaki was a sweet pick this week.  :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 10:09:02 PM
Niittymaki was a sweet pick this week.  :icon_hissyfit2:

Should have gone with Aebischer.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 09, 2006, 10:18:56 PM
Should have gone with Aebischer.

I only pick good players.

Let's go Tomas Surovy!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 10:22:33 PM
I only pick good players.

Gave up on Andrew Brunette that quick?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 10:43:07 PM
Turgeon to miss (approx.) a month.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 09, 2006, 10:47:28 PM
I like how Theodore actually took the shot, it was funny.

I laughed when Kovalev said:

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"He's one of those people, like whoever her name was (Morgana) who used to go out on the baseball field to kiss the players," Kovalev said. "He's probably one of those.
 

:laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 10:48:43 PM
Rivet?

EDIT: Nevermind.  ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 09, 2006, 10:54:16 PM
I... don't know what you're talking about. :smily1263:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 09, 2006, 11:30:50 PM
Marek Svatos nets another hattrick. The Avalanche are up 5-1 over the Blues.

Dallas holds on for the 2-1 win.

Anaheim leads the Kings 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: ice_queen on January 10, 2006, 01:57:43 AM
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I like how Theodore actually took the shot, it was funny.

I agree.  I saw it on the news and started laughing when I saw that he actually tried (although not very hard) to make the save.  Reading Theodore's reasoning though makes it nice.  Only in Canada/hockey would the crazy fan want to join a practice to show what they could do.  In every other sport it's people running into the field/racetrack/tennis court to try and make a statement or do something to make themselves noticeable.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 10, 2006, 08:33:05 AM
Think Patrik Elias has an impact on the Devils? New Jersey and Brodeur shutout another team in 4 games. Gionta and Elias finish with 2 assists each and Gomez finishes with a goal and an assist as they defeat Philadelphia.

Minnesota currently losing 2-1 while hosting Dallas.

Colorado leads 2-0 against the Blues.


scottie gomez has been kicking ass now, i picked him up in my other pool.   :devilbanana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: happylandings16 on January 10, 2006, 09:20:00 AM
"I didn't really know what was going on until the guy came on," a grinning Theodore said later. "He came at me with his head down so I just wanted to say `Welcome to the big boys.'

"I poke-checked him to say `You have to keep your head up.' When he came back, I though about going out of the net and not playing into his game, but then I thought he had the (courage) to go on the ice, so I let him have a free shot at me.

"He couldn't beat me. That's the main thing."

While waiting for the police to arrive, Raphael told reporters that while Theodore is a "great goalie," he didn't score because "I didn't have time."

Although most of what the recreational hockey player said was incoherent, he said he had planned crashing the practice to show the Canadiens what he could do on the ice.

"For many years I wanted to play high-calibre hockey," he said. "I had nothing to lose."

Police spokesman Olivier Lapointe said that although two officers spoke to the man, it was "not really a police matter" and he was not arrested.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=150086&hubname=

That is hilarious!!  Reminded me of this Jack Handy Quote (from Saturday night live)....

I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach. He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 10, 2006, 07:18:15 PM
5:13 into his return to Boston, Joe Thornton gets ejected for hitting Hal Gill from behind.  5-minute major for checking from behind, and a game misconduct.  Gill was clearly injured on the play, most likely a separated shoulder.  Very marginal call, as Thornton hit Gill just as he was tunrning to shoot the puck around the boards in the corner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 10, 2006, 08:27:12 PM
AO becomes the first rookie to 50 points by scoring his 26th goal against Chicago.

Petr Sykora picks up 2 points in the 2nd period of his first game for the Rangers.

Yzerman goes 1985 on the Hurricanes.  Great goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 10, 2006, 08:42:50 PM
Anyone think Legace didn't take Cole too seriously on that wrap-around??  Well...I guess you learn the hard way!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 10, 2006, 11:17:08 PM
5:13 into his return to Boston, Joe Thornton gets ejected for hitting Hal Gill from behind.  5-minute major for checking from behind, and a game misconduct.  Gill was clearly injured on the play, most likely a separated shoulder.  Very marginal call, as Thornton hit Gill just as he was tunrning to shoot the puck around the boards in the corner.

What were the fans' reaction afterwards? If the boo birds came out, was it because of Thornton or because of the refs?

P.S. Don't you have season tickets for the Sens?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 10, 2006, 11:26:25 PM
What were the fans' reaction afterwards? If the boo birds came out, was it because of Thornton or because of the refs?

P.S. Don't you have season tickets for the Sens?

Boo birds...at Thornton, not the refs.  Not very intense or prolonged, though.  It actually took all the drama out of his return.  He only got a couple shifts in before the incident, and he was off to the locker room so fast after the call that the fans didn't have much of a chance to get into it.  There was some booing after the hit itself, and then a bit more after the announcement, but it was over pretty fast...

P.S. Yes, I do.  Can't always make it, though.  When it's a busy night (especially a night like tonight with Thornton back in Boston, Sykora's first game in NY, Niinimaa traded this afternoon, etc.), sometimes I have to "work".  Fear not, my tickets went to Sens fans.  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 10, 2006, 11:54:35 PM
P.S. Yes, I do.  Can't always make it, though.  When it's a busy night (especially a night like tonight with Thornton back in Boston, Sykora's first game in NY, Niinimaa traded this afternoon, etc.), sometimes I have to "work".  Fear not, my tickets went to Sens fans.  :icon_thumbsup:

You skipped the Sens game to watch hockey on TV?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 10, 2006, 11:59:31 PM
You skipped the Sens game to watch hockey on TV? 

Pretty much.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensSmaq on January 11, 2006, 12:02:12 AM
Boo birds...at Thornton, not the refs.  Not very intense or prolonged, though.  It actually took all the drama out of his return.  He only got a couple shifts in before the incident, and he was off to the locker room so fast after the call that the fans didn't have much of a chance to get into it.  There was some booing after the hit itself, and then a bit more after the announcement, but it was over pretty fast...

P.S. Yes, I do.  Can't always make it, though.  When it's a busy night (especially a night like tonight with Thornton back in Boston, Sykora's first game in NY, Niinimaa traded this afternoon, etc.), sometimes I have to "work".  Fear not, my tickets went to Sens fans.  :icon_thumbsup:

I only saw the hit briefly, didn't look that bad to me.  He deserved 5 minutes for sure but not a game, but like I said I only saw it briefly on one of the screens at the CC.

Was the game ejection legit?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 11, 2006, 12:04:08 AM
Was the game ejection legit?

Checking from behind majors carry an automatic game misconduct.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensSmaq on January 11, 2006, 12:05:04 AM
So that's a yes then.  Like I said I only saw it once.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 11, 2006, 12:05:57 AM
Fear not, my tickets went to Sens fans.  :icon_thumbsup:

Is that a requirement?  :suspicious2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 11, 2006, 12:07:50 AM
Is that a requirement?  :suspicious2:

Nope, just a preference.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 11, 2006, 12:10:40 AM
Vancouver up 4-2 on Toronto helped by Alex Burrows' first career goal to go along with his first career assist earlier in the game.

Leafs are losing!
Trade Belfour!
Fire Quinn!
Castrate Domi!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 11, 2006, 12:32:18 AM
Leafs lose 4-3.

All is right in the world.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 11, 2006, 01:13:45 PM
For people like me who don't already have NHL Centre Ice, it's the mid-season free preview week.  I think it started last night and goes until the 16th.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 11, 2006, 03:47:12 PM
For people like me who don't already have NHL Centre Ice, it's the mid-season free preview week.  I think it started last night and goes until the 16th.

Watch tonight's Preds-Thrashers matchup and you'll want to order it for the season.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 11, 2006, 06:02:40 PM
Leafs lose 4-3.

All is right in the world.

Right result, but things are still off in vancouver. The canucks were massively outshot by a hapless injury-prone leafs side, which was useless on the pp without mccabe. The canucks are back winning, but this team is again destined to go out in the first round unless a big trade happens. I'm about to get out my pen and write a big cross through their playoff hopes (barring a trade), they just aren't in the top class and naz. mo and bert are a shadow of the old great line.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 11, 2006, 07:12:44 PM
For people like me who don't already have NHL Centre Ice, it's the mid-season free preview week.  I think it started last night and goes until the 16th.

I assume this is only available to people with digital cable?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 11, 2006, 10:24:04 PM
I assume this is only available to people with digital cable?

Yes.

Columbus pounds Pittsburgh 6-1. Rick Nash scored 10 seconds into the game and Jaroslav Balastik scored 40 seconds into the 2nd. Nash finished with a goal and 2 assists. He now has 12 points in his last 6 games. Fedorov also records a goal and two assists; he has 9 points in his last 4 games. The game featured 150 PIM in total.

Marian Hossa scores the lone goal in the shootout to give Atlanta their first shootout victory. Hossa recorded 2 assists and 10 shots on goal. Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist. Yanic Perreault had two goals for Nashville. Final score: 4-3. Kovalchuk extends his goal-scoring streak to 6 games. During that span, he has 10 goals and 6 assists.

Chicago and Philadelphia in a 2-2 tie thus far.

Montreal up 1-0 in the 2nd.

Steve Stirling, coach of the Islanders, has been fired.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Nolan_18 on January 11, 2006, 10:30:01 PM
10 shots on goal?  Wow...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 11, 2006, 11:36:42 PM
Marek Svatos is amazing.  Another goal tonight and it was another one in the 3rd period.  He's super clutch.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 12, 2006, 06:23:48 PM
Roberto Luongo has been offered a 5-year $30 million extension.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 12, 2006, 07:32:17 PM
Philadelphia finishes their 11-game road trip tonight in Detroit.  It also marks the longest winless streak in the NHL, by one team in one building----Philly hasn't won in Detroit since 1988.  Should be a good one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 12, 2006, 08:16:36 PM
Let's hope trends continue then.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 12, 2006, 10:28:10 PM
The Isles pull off a comeback win and defeat the Flames 3-2.

Geoff Sanderson scores the lone shootout goal and the Coyotes defeat the Sabres 2-1.

The Rangers currently up 4-3 in the 3rd against the Oilers. Mark Messier's #11 was retired prior to the start of this game.

Detroit doubles the Flyers 6-3. Zetterberg scores the GWG and finishes the night with 2 goals and 2 assists.

The Stars are up 4-1 over the Caps. Ovechkin nets his 27th of the season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 12, 2006, 11:03:09 PM
The Stars win 4-1.

Jaromir Jagr scores 14 seconds into OT and the Rangers win 5-4 over the Oilers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 13, 2006, 12:20:17 AM
Forgot to mention that Kings shutout the Bruins 6-0. It was Frolov's second hattrick of the season. Both times he recorded them in a single period.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 13, 2006, 10:31:32 PM
Scott Hartnell gets called for throwing his stick (to stop a shot) and Frantisek Kaberle scores on the ensuring penalty shot to give the 'Canes a 5-4 OT victory over the Preds.

Kari Lehtonen records another shutout and the Thrashers score 2 goals against the Blues.

Martin Brodeur with his 3rd shutout in 5 games. Gionta scores 2 and the Devils up the Canucks 3-0.

Rick Nash extends his point-scoring streak to 6 games (12 points). The Blue Jackets still lose 4-2 to Tampa.

Andy Hilbert has two goals and the 'Hawks are leading the Pens 3-1 in the 3rd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 13, 2006, 10:40:47 PM
Scott Hartnell gets called for throwing his stick (to stop a shot) and Frantisek Kaberle scores on the ensuring penalty shot to give the 'Canes a 5-4 OT victory over the Preds.

Kari Lehtonen records another shutout and the Thrashers score 2 goals against the Blues.

Martin Brodeur with his 3rd shutout in 5 games. Gionta scores 2 and the Devils up the Canucks 3-0.

Rick Nash extends his point-scoring streak to 6 games (12 points). The Blue Jackets still lose 4-2 to Tampa.

Andy Hilbert has two goals and the 'Hawks are leading the Pens 3-1 in the 3rd.

One of the most boring games this year, elias didn't play and gionta's 2nd was an EN. No goals until the 3rd. Canucks blew.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 14, 2006, 01:04:53 AM
Luongo turned down the contract offer.

"It is a great contract [offer] for me, but No. 1 is winning a Stanley Cup and having success in the playoffs. After that, money comes second. ... As I've said from the beginning, the main thing for me is not money. The direction of this team is more of a factor." 

Someone wants out.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 14, 2006, 01:15:49 AM
Ahhh, crap.

That means a contending team is going to get a really good goalie, and it won't be us. :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 14, 2006, 01:17:52 AM
Luongo turned down the contract offer.

"It is a great contract [offer] for me, but No. 1 is winning a Stanley Cup and having success in the playoffs. After that, money comes second. ... As I've said from the beginning, the main thing for me is not money. The direction of this team is more of a factor."

Someone wants out.

Keenan taking Luongo to arbitration was the biggest mistake he could have made. Now he lost his franchise goalie.

 :icon_applause2: Keenan.  :icon_applause2:

:shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 01:20:26 AM
Hard to believe it's only the first of his career, but Alexander Ovechkin nets his first hattrick. The third comes in OT as he scores all 3 goals against Jean-Sebastien Giguere.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 14, 2006, 03:33:59 AM
Ovechkin needs to win rookie of the year.  He's insane.  This league could be dominated by a few rookies for the next while with Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, and Malkin coming over soon.  Oh, and of course the A-Train.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 14, 2006, 03:43:48 AM
Ovechkin needs to win rookie of the year.  He's insane.  This league could be dominated by a few rookies for the next while with Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, and Malkin coming over soon. Oh, and of course the A-Train.

Forget it. The NHL needs to give the Calder to Crosby for marketing purposes. So as long as Crosby doesn't falter and plays close enough to Ovechkin, he'll get it. Sucks, but Crosby is $$$ in the bank for the NHL.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 14, 2006, 11:08:57 AM
Ovechkin needs to win rookie of the year.  He's insane.  This league could be dominated by a few rookies for the next while with Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, and Malkin coming over soon.  Oh, and of course the A-Train.

Don't forget svatos and dion phaneuf...

But yeah metalhawk is right, crosby will win it whereas the double-o show in washington will prove that two players alone can almost be enough for a playoff team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 12:23:51 PM
Forget it. The NHL needs to give the Calder to Crosby for marketing purposes. So as long as Crosby doesn't falter and plays close enough to Ovechkin, he'll get it. Sucks, but Crosby is $$$ in the bank for the NHL.

I doubt that happens. Ovechkin is starting to pull away as of late, and I just don't see Sidney making a charge to catch up to him. The Calder is Alexander's to lose.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Special J on January 14, 2006, 12:28:18 PM
Keenan taking Luongo to arbitration was the biggest mistake he could have made. Now he lost his franchise goalie.

It has always escaped me how many people still regard him as some sort of genius.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 14, 2006, 02:11:14 PM
Lots of afternoon action today to kick of the NHL on NBC.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 14, 2006, 02:54:58 PM
Forget it. The NHL needs to give the Calder to Crosby for marketing purposes. So as long as Crosby doesn't falter and plays close enough to Ovechkin, he'll get it. Sucks, but Crosby is $$$ in the bank for the NHL.
I don't see how they can keep it away from Ovechkin.  Right now, he has a realistic shot at winning the goal scoring title.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 04:08:44 PM
Lots of afternoon action today to kick of the NHL on NBC.

Not bad. I like all the ways they are trying to gain new fans as well as still providing insight for the regulars. Some awkward moments, such as when Cammi Granato starts talking with no introduction at all, commercial break starts while Cuthbert is still talking and they show McGuire sketching on the drawing board instead of showing the actual drawing board. Much better than OLN's debut for sure.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 14, 2006, 04:13:10 PM
NBC's HD looks really good too, although I think they're using the zoom out too much when the play is in the neutral zone.  Shanny just picked up his second garbage goal of the afternoon; 3-2 Red Wings, 14 minutes left.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 14, 2006, 04:50:41 PM
Forsberg sets up Knuble on the PP with 2:30 left, and then scores himself with a minute left to send the Philly-Colorado game to OT.  Tanguay gets the winner in OT, after a brutal shorthanded giveaway by the Flyers in front of their own net.

The Rangers get one of the ugliest goals of the season to get within 1 of Detroit with a few minutes left, but the Wings hold on for a 4-3 win.  Most of the goals in that game were pretty dirty.

Tied 1-1 in OT, the Bruins fail to capitalize on a 2-on-0 with under 20 seconds left, as Samsonov misses the breakaway chance.  In the shootout: Zubov hits the post, Bergeron loses the handle, Jokinen scores on the Forsberg Lillehammer move (!!!), Sturm misses, Modano stopped (unbelievable save by Thomas), Samsonov misses 5-hole.  Stars win 1-0.

Nice start for NBC, in terms of close finishes and exciting games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 14, 2006, 05:01:35 PM
Jokinen's shootout goal was incredible.  :shock: :icon_bowdown2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 05:17:57 PM
NBC shows the fans a regulation win, an OT win and a shootout win.

Svatos had an incredible move in OT to draw a penalty. Rathje eventually took another penalty on that PK to give the Avs the win.

Many potential HON candidates from the Dallas-Boston game. Zubov's one was damn quick, Jokinen shows up Zhamnov with his goal and great move by Thomas to stay with Modano.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: adh on January 14, 2006, 06:15:07 PM
Jokinen's shoot-out goal was great.  And thumbs up for NBC's coverage too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 14, 2006, 08:40:50 PM
Bertuzzi gets his hat trick in 2nd period to put the Canucks up 6-0 over the Isles.  They're lucky it's not worse; in addition to 6 goals, the Canucks have hit 3 or 4 posts and crossbars.

Montreal scores 6 straight goals in the 2nd period to take a 6-1 lead over San Jose.  The Habs were 4 for 5 on the power play, and scored 2 shorties to boot.  Markov had a shorthanded goal and assist, plus a power play goal and assist.  Mark Streit with his first NHL goal.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 08:43:31 PM
Toronto were up 3-0 but the Coyotes have cut it to 3-2.

Two of the three players Gainey singled out for improving their play have delivered tonight. Andrei Markov, with 2 goals and 2 assists, and Jose Theodore, with 13 saves on 14 shots, have responded. The Habs are thrashing the Sharks 6-1. 6 goals in the 2nd by Montreal.  :shock:

Vancouver has potted 3 goals in each of the first two periods; the latest goal gives Bertuzzi the hattrick. 6-0 'Nucks over the Isles so far.

The Tylenol Twins have struck for Florida. 2-0 over Columbus.

Buffalo scores the first 5 goals of the game. Currently 5-1 over the Kings.

Kurtis Foster breaks the scoreless game between Minnesota and Calgary.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 14, 2006, 09:08:32 PM
Two quick goals by Phoenix and the 'Yotes go up 4-3. Nagy and Sanderson are the scorers.

Hecht gets the hattrick and has an assist to go along with it. 7-1 Sabres.

Langkow scores to tie the game at 1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 14, 2006, 10:19:44 PM
Hecht gets the hattrick and has an assist to go along with it. 7-1 Sabres.

Not to be outdone, Pominville picks up a natural hat trick.  10-1 final.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 15, 2006, 02:55:20 AM
Make that Pominville, Hecht, Bertuzzi and Bergeron who turn the trick Saturday night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 15, 2006, 11:26:59 AM
Make that Pominville, Hecht, Bertuzzi and Bergeron who turn the trick Saturday night.

How many hat tricks were scored last year? We have 48 this season so far. Did they even break 40 last season?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 15, 2006, 03:32:04 PM
Eric Staal finally scores a goal. He had gone 8 games without one. A goal and an assist for Eric, as his Hurricanes have come back to tie the game at 2 against the Blues.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 15, 2006, 03:58:02 PM
Make that a hattrick for Eric Staal. He finishes the game with 3 goals and an assist as the Blues come back from being down 2-0 to win 4-2. "Military Appreciation Day" in Raleigh today; ice is littered with hats that were handed out for the occasion.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 15, 2006, 11:45:44 PM
New Jersey has won 6 in a row since Elias returned.  Not a team you want to face in the 1st round.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 15, 2006, 11:53:01 PM
New Jersey has won 6 in a row since Elias returned.

I was hoping for Muckler to pull another rabbit from the hat and somehow get Elias for Havlat.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 15, 2006, 11:53:12 PM
Hatch was probably right about changing my picks. I stuck with my gut and finished last this week:

Centre #1 [6] Sidney Crosby (PIT) 1
Centre #2 [9] Peter Forsberg (PHI) 4
Winger #1 [7] Simon Gagne (PHI) 8
Winger #2 [1] Tomas Surovy (PIT) 1
Winger #3 [2] Kyle Calder (CHI) 3
Winger #4 [9] Markus Naslund (VAN) 2
Defenseman #1 [2] Ric Jackman (PIT) 0
Defenseman #2 [3] Kim Johnsson (PHI) 1
Defenseman #3 [5] Sergei Gonchar (PIT) 0
Goalie [6] Antero Niittymaki (PHI) 3

Next week I'll do better:

Centre #1 [3] Mark Bell (CHI) 
Centre #2 [6] Scott Gomez (NJ) 
Winger #1 [7] Patrik Elias (NJ) 
Winger #2 [9] Jaromir Jagr (NYR) 
Winger #3 [7] Martin St. Louis (TB) 
Winger #4 [4] David Vyborny (CBJ) 
Defenseman #1 [3] Bryan Berard (CBJ) 
Defenseman #2 [3] Dan Boyle (TB) 
Defenseman #3 [2] Jaroslav Spacek (CHI) 
Goalie [6] Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 03:13:49 PM
After being awarded a powerplay in the 3rd, the Ducks challenge Samsonov's stick and are awarded a 5-on-3. On the ensuing man advantage, Getzlaf one-times a rocket to tie the game at 3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 03:16:59 PM
Patrick Roy's mother has contracted the flesh-eating virus. It spread so rapidly to the point where doctors had to amputate her arm over the weekend.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 05:43:26 PM
Boston wins the game in OT when Bergeron skates in on a 2-on-1 with Sturm and fires a a wrister past Bryzgalov. A weak goal to let in.

Tied at 1 at the end of the 1st on goals by Ovechkin and Doan, the Caps explode for 4 goals in the 2nd. Ovechkin adds an assist to run his scoring total to 57 points (and counting) in 44 games. Crosby has 50 in 45 games. 5-1 score at the moment.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on January 16, 2006, 06:11:48 PM
HOLY what a goal by Ovechkin :shock: :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 06:28:28 PM
HOLY what a goal by Ovechkin :shock: :shock:

 :icon_agree:

Take a good look at this one folks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 06:37:17 PM
Oh man, looking at that in slow-mo is even better. I liked Spezza's goal but this one just might be better.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on January 16, 2006, 06:42:00 PM
Oh man, looking at that in slow-mo is even better. I liked Spezza's goal but this one just might be better.

Care to post a video of it somewhere, pls?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on January 16, 2006, 06:47:53 PM
Another three-point game for Ovechkin as he carries the Caps to another victory ... going at this rate he can be getting the MVP easily!   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 16, 2006, 06:49:37 PM
Was it the one where he spun around and shot?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 16, 2006, 06:52:55 PM
Ovechkin will win the rookie award over crosby  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 16, 2006, 06:56:46 PM
Care to post a video of it somewhere, pls?

(http://www3.sympatico.ca/w.hobbs/OvechkinGoal.gif)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on January 16, 2006, 07:03:04 PM
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/w.hobbs/OvechkinGoal.gif)

Thanks Dags, that was quick!

I can't believe my eyes!   :icon_applause2:
That's like Hendrix plazing guitar behind his back!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 16, 2006, 07:06:37 PM
Heres's the full size Vid which I made that AV sized thingy from.

http://rapidshare.de/files/11193985/OvechkinGoal.avi.html
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: lasensiy on January 16, 2006, 07:06:52 PM
Amazing!  Not to mention fun to watch.  You'd have to think the Calder race is leaning in his direction.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on January 16, 2006, 07:13:48 PM
Amazing! Not to mention fun to watch. You'd have to think the Calder race is leaning in his direction.

Unnderstatement of the day!   :A_laughing_matter:   He is one behind the lead for most goals scored!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on January 16, 2006, 07:18:56 PM
Stupid RapidShare doesn't work for me anymore.  Not sure why.  Everytime I put in the code it says MSN could not locate the file.

Nevermind, got it to work.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 16, 2006, 08:53:37 PM
Looks like Jason will have his work cut out for him when he gets back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 16, 2006, 09:54:39 PM
Columbus pulls off a huge upset over the Rangers. Nash scores the game-winner. You know you're in trouble when Jody Shelley scores. Hossa had two for New York. 4-3 final score.

The Canucks are up 4-2 over the Pens.

This is probably the best game the Habs have played in a long while, behind Theodore's strong outing. 4-2 at the moment. Two goals for Ribeiro.

San Jose leads Tampa 2-0.

Connolly and Hemsky trade goals in the 1st period.



Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 16, 2006, 10:18:25 PM
Is Pittsburgh ever going to win a game?  They're horrible.  Watched a few minutes of the game tonight, they do a whole lot of nothing, especially on the powerplay.

Bryan Allen was destroying Crosby for most of the night, didn't seem like any of the other Pens cared much about it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 17, 2006, 05:50:19 AM
Is Pittsburgh ever going to win a game?  They're horrible.  Watched a few minutes of the game tonight, they do a whole lot of nothing, especially on the powerplay.

Bryan Allen was destroying Crosby for most of the night, didn't seem like any of the other Pens cared much about it.

Was awesome ao > sc
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: NF_Senator on January 17, 2006, 07:35:17 AM
Joseph should have had that.

Not as thrilling as everyone thinks it is, more of a fluke then an expo of skill.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 17, 2006, 07:38:41 AM
Was awesome ao > sc

What's awesome?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 17, 2006, 07:56:44 AM
Joseph should have had that.

Not as thrilling as everyone thinks it is, more of a fluke then an expo of skill.

There's really no way someone can see that as not being a special goal.  Of course there's a fluke/luck element to it.  There usually is in goals like that - from Spezza's goal vs. Montreal to all the crazy shootout goals we see.

Maybe Joseph should have had it, but he did something that Ovechkin didn't do when AO hit the ice - he gave up on the play.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 17, 2006, 08:47:37 AM
Amazing  :icon_thumbsup: Bet Sydney Crosby can't do that xD
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: John Connor on January 17, 2006, 01:14:18 PM
Amazing  :icon_thumbsup: Bet Sydney Crosby can't do that xD
Haha I bet AO can't do that again either.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 17, 2006, 01:52:58 PM
It was Boucher who was in goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 17, 2006, 05:32:34 PM
It was Boucher who was in goal.

He should have had that, and the D-man, too. Who was that guy? Mara?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 17, 2006, 06:23:42 PM
Who was that guy? Mara?

:nod:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 17, 2006, 09:01:10 PM
Gionta has two PP goals through one period against STL. Elias has two assists in the 2-0 game.

Carter the lone goal in Philly/Carolina.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 17, 2006, 09:59:05 PM
After 45 consecutive games without a single PIM, Pandolfo takes a hooking penalty.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 17, 2006, 10:04:08 PM
Blues make a game of this with 15 minutes to go thanks to Weight. 3-2 NJ.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 17, 2006, 10:11:48 PM
After 45 consecutive games with a single PIM, Pandolfo takes a hooking penalty.

Without you mean?

Blues make a game of this with 15 minutes to go thanks to Weight. 3-2 NJ.

Make that 3-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 17, 2006, 10:15:11 PM
Make that 3-3.

4-3 NJ you mean?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on January 18, 2006, 06:36:38 AM
Sad news for hockey in general and the Slovaks in particular - Pallfy ends with hockey for persisting shoulder pain. He had his shoulder operated twice, and doctor did not recommend a third.  :(

http://lidovky.zpravy.cz/ln_sport.asp?r=ln_sport&c=A060118_100720_ln_sport_hlm
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: NF_Senator on January 18, 2006, 08:15:36 AM
There's really no way someone can see that as not being a special goal.  Of course there's a fluke/luck element to it.  There usually is in goals like that - from Spezza's goal vs. Montreal to all the crazy shootout goals we see.

Maybe Joseph should have had it, but he did something that Ovechkin didn't do when AO hit the ice - he gave up on the play.

Spezza's goal was skill, Ovechkin just sent the puck towards the net and hoped for the best, Mike Fisher has done this before. Joseph commited waaay too early.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 18, 2006, 11:23:57 AM
Sad news for hockey in general and the Slovaks in particular - Pallfy ends with hockey for persisting shoulder pain. He had his shoulder operated twice, and doctor did not recommend a third.  :(

http://lidovky.zpravy.cz/ln_sport.asp?r=ln_sport&c=A060118_100720_ln_sport_hlm

Damn, that does suck.  Especially for the Pens.
He was pretty solid for my hockey pool as well.

TSN.ca (http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151267&hubname=) link.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 18, 2006, 03:36:29 PM
Sad news for hockey in general and the Slovaks in particular - Pallfy ends with hockey for persisting shoulder pain. He had his shoulder operated twice, and doctor did not recommend a third.  :(

http://lidovky.zpravy.cz/ln_sport.asp?r=ln_sport&c=A060118_100720_ln_sport_hlm

Sad to see him go, but he wouldn't have liked having Michel back there.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 18, 2006, 04:10:44 PM
Pittsburgh gets Eric Cairns for nothing(6th round pick).

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151304
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 18, 2006, 04:19:43 PM
Pittsburgh gets Eric Cairns for nothing(6th round pick).

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151304

Good deal for whoever got nothing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 18, 2006, 05:55:08 PM
Good deal for whoever got nothing.

Sadly I have to agree.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 18, 2006, 06:09:51 PM
Groin injury for Forsberg again. Not a serious issue (hopefully) this time.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on January 19, 2006, 06:52:31 PM
i wasnt paying full attention, but i know for sure i heard that: some bruins player tested positive for a banned substance.
i have no clue who it was but i believe something sounding like it should be spelled jirard was mentioned

ok so i was off, but i did hear about someone using a banned substnace,

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151485&hubname=


Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Bryan Berard tested positive for a banned substance as part of drug testing for the Olympics.

Quote
Sources say Berard, who was invited to the U.S. summer Olympic evaluation camp and therefore eligible for Olympic testing, tested positive for the substance nandrolone, an anabolic steroid which is on the IOC banned substance list.

A positive test means that Berard is ineligible for any international competition for the next two years. The test will not impact on the Olympics in February as Berard was not selected to the U.S. team.

The positive Olympic test will have no impact on his current standing or status within the National Hockey League.

The test was apparently conducted in November with the results being made known to Berard in December.

  Sources say the NHL was made aware of the positive test in December.  Sources also suggest that Berard voluntarily went to the league in late December and underwent league sanctioned testing, which came back negative for any banned substances.

Sources say Berard attributed the positive test to a supplement he was taking in off-season training.

Berard would only be sanctioned by the NHL if he tested positive within the joint testing program of the NHL and NHL Players Association which began last Sunday.

Blue Jackets executive director of communications Todd Sharrock says the team is aware of the report, but will have no comment "until the results are confirmed by the group that administered the test."

The 28-year old former first overall selection in the 1995 Draft has 9 goals and 18 assists in 40 games with the Blue Jackets this season.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: leafnation on January 19, 2006, 10:09:15 PM
Anyone know what happened in the Montreal-Calgary game tonight with Sheldon Souray?
He got an 'attempt to injure' penalty while fighting, just curious as to what he did.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on January 19, 2006, 10:19:50 PM
Anyone know what happened in the Montreal-Calgary game tonight with Sheldon Souray?
He got an 'attempt to injure' penalty while fighting, just curious as to what he did.


He was wearing a wrist protector and that's why he got the match penalty
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 19, 2006, 11:22:44 PM
Eric Staal's 30th of the season proves to be the game-winner as the 'Canes top the Isles 4-3.

A see-saw game in Washington between the Caps and the Blues. Alexander Ovechkin adds a goal, an assist and another shootout goal to help the Caps to a 5-4 win. Ovechkin's 33rd of the year is a new Caps rookie record.  :icon_applause2:

Marco Sturm and Patrice Bergeron are starting to gel; they connected for another beauty 2-on-1. The Bruins upset the Flyers 5-2. Thomas started for the Bruins; earlier in the day, Boston claimed Craig Anderson from the 'Hawks.

Petr Prucha socred two goals and added an assist. The Rangers defeat Crosby and the Penguins 4-2. With the goal and assist, Crosby now has 53 points in 47 games. AO has 60 in 45 games.

Martin Brodeur, Patrik Elias and the Devils keep on rolling; Elias scored his 3rd of the year and his 12th point of the year (in 7 games). He also had 10 shots on goal. Brodeur saved 29 of 32 shots including both shootout goals. Devils win 4-3 over the Preds.

Mikhail Yakubov's first of the year is the game winner. The 'Hawks win 4-2 over the Avs.

Jarome Iginla has two goals and an assist, as the Flames lead 3-1 over the Habs. Sheldon Souray scored the lone goal before being kicked out.

Phoenix leads 5-3 over the Panthers behind two goals by Shane Doan and 4 assists by Ladislav Nagy.

Buffalo and Vancouver in a scoreless tie.

Evgeni Nabokov sits out yet again, as rumours start to swirl. The Oilers lead 2-0 with Toskala in net for the Sharks.

Despite getting the green light, Mathieu Garon doesn't start. Currently 3-2 lead for the Kings over the Thrashers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 20, 2006, 01:15:44 AM
Evgeni Nabokov sits out yet again, as rumours start to swirl. The Oilers lead 2-0 with Toskala in net for the Sharks.

Despite getting the green light, Mathieu Garon doesn't start. Currently 3-2 lead for the Kings over the Thrashers.

Kings win, 8-6.  Robitaille picks up the hat trick goal with 4 seconds left, and passes Marcel Dionne on the all-time goals list.

Edmonton wins in a shootout.  Unbelievable save by Toskala on Hemsky's shot, but it wasn't enough.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 20, 2006, 01:19:50 AM
Kings win, 8-6.  Robitaille picks up the hat trick goal with 4 seconds left, and passes Marcel Dionne on the all-time goals list.

What a quiet career he's had.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 20, 2006, 10:20:55 AM
Canucks win another vs the east, i think they are 8-1 now, maybe 7-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on January 20, 2006, 06:51:58 PM
sens reactions to berard incident:
alfie: i never thought we would be 100% clean, 98 probably, but
fisher: suprised to see it,
chara: he obviously in a tough situation, he'll hafta deal with it and we'll see what happens
gratts: hope not too many people are doing that
spezz: you hafta make sure you be careful, and look at the lables to see what your taking
heater: you hafta be careful, it could be in a protien shake or something, theres no guarantees, you hafta ask alot of questions to find out stuff
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 20, 2006, 08:01:57 PM
The Thrashers decide to add to their home game promotions (ie. car lease) and add a new program. Starting Saturday, show up to the Phillips Arena wearing a non-Atlanta NHL jersey and you have the chance to exchange it for a free Thrashers home or 3rd jersey.

St. Louis and Columbus tied at 1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 20, 2006, 08:06:37 PM
The Thrashers decide to add to their home game promotions (ie. car lease) and add a new program. Starting Saturday, show up to the Phillips Arena wearing a non-Atlanta NHL jersey and you have the chance to exchange it for a free Thrashers home or 3rd jersey.

Hmm...interesting.  I was thinking about heading there for the Florida game on the 4th.  I'm assuming it's just the cheapos, though?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 20, 2006, 09:41:07 PM
Hmm...interesting.  I was thinking about heading there for the Florida game on the 4th.  I'm assuming it's just the cheapos, though?

Authentic for authentic. Official replica for official replica. Very good promotion.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 20, 2006, 10:16:16 PM
Authentic for authentic. Official replica for official replica. Very good promotion. :smily698:

Wow, that IS good.  I may have to do that.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 20, 2006, 11:32:17 PM
Rick Nash with the deja-vu to win the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 21, 2006, 03:13:25 PM
Beautiful goal by Zach Parise to win the shootout for New Jersey over the Isles. 3-2 final.

Flyers still clinging onto R.J. Umberger's first period power-play goal. Petr Nedved assists on the goal in his first game with Philadelphia. 1-0 in the 3rd over the Pens.

Detroit leads Colorado 3-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 21, 2006, 10:37:30 PM
6-0 for Vancouver over Montreal...with 6 minutes left in the 1st period.  :shock:

Morrison, Burrows, Ohlund, Naslund, Carter and Linden.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 21, 2006, 10:39:47 PM
I'm loving it  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: lasensiy on January 21, 2006, 10:43:56 PM
6 goals on 13 shots...  :shock:

Looks like it might be a long night for Montreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 21, 2006, 10:49:36 PM
Esche comes back and helps the Flyers to a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

A back and forth game in Detroit. The Wings hold on with a 4-3 score.

Joe Thornton scored with 29 seconds left in regulation and Patrick Marleau scores with 9 seconds left in OT. The duo combine for 5 points. San Jose beats LA 4-3.

John Grahame shuts out the Thrashers. The Lighning put two past Kari Lehtonen.

Petr Sykora scored in regulation and the shootout winner as the Rangers drop Boston 3-2.

Alexander Ovechkin adds two assists to extend his point streak to 8 games (16 points). He has 28 points in his last 15 games. His goal-scoring streak ends at 5 games (8 goals). The Caps win 5-2.

Nashville blows out Columbus 7-2. Scott Hartnell, Paul Kariya, Jerred Smithson and Marek Zidlicky all record 3-point nights. Fedorov is the only plus player on the night for Columbus.

Playing with a short bench, the Flames are up 3-1 over the Sabres.

Ryan Smyth's rocket down the left wing ties the game at 1. Comrie scored for Phoenix.

One of the worst defensive sequences I have ever seen; the Canucks put 5 past Jose Theodore in 13 minutes. Only one goal (2nd goal) can be blamed on Jose Theodore. The Canucks scored 57 seconds into the game and 3 times in the first 4 minutes. Huet comes in after the 5th goal and allows a goal on his first shot faced. The Canucks head into the first intermission with a 6-0 lead.  :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SzuperChicky on January 21, 2006, 11:14:30 PM
6 goals on 13 shots...  :shock:

Looks like it might be a long night for Montreal.

I heard 6 goals on 6 shots. (could be wrong)

Man, my hockey pool is really going to suffer, either way,  tonight.  :oops:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 21, 2006, 11:19:29 PM
I heard 6 goals on 6 shots. (could be wrong)

No, wasn't THAT bad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 21, 2006, 11:27:49 PM
I heard 6 goals on 6 shots. (could be wrong)

If that had happened, he wouldn't have lasted 3 goals.  Not with the way Danis is playing.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 21, 2006, 11:34:22 PM
If that had happened, he wouldn't have lasted 3 goals.  Not with the way Danis is playing.

 :icon_questionable:

Huet stepped in for relief.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 21, 2006, 11:36:52 PM
Thank you - I stand corrected.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 22, 2006, 06:39:03 PM
Khabibulin's knee will force him to miss a month to 6 weeks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 23, 2006, 04:46:55 PM
Modano and Hull on hand as Dallas is officially announced as the site of the 07 ASG.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 23, 2006, 06:24:13 PM
So Nashville with start tonight's game with a one goal lead, but they will play the full 60 minutes. Hmm...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 23, 2006, 10:56:03 PM
Wayne Primeau scores two goals to help the Bruins win 3-2 and stop the Caps' winning streak at 4 games.

For the second game in a row, Jose Theodore is pulled. He let in 5 before being yanked. Eric Staal and Justin Williams both record a goal and two assists to help the 'Canes pound the Habs 7-3 and win their franchise-record 8th in a row at home. Next up for the struggling Habs: the Flyers and the Senators.

Simon Gagne adds his 33rd of the year into an empty net. The Pens drop a 4-2 decision and lose their 10th in a row.

With a 1-0 game to begin the game, the Wings and the Preds exchange two goals apiece. The Preds hold on for a 3-2 win. Vokoun makes 39 saves. They meet again tomorrow night at Nashville.

Curtis Sanford records his 3rd career shutout as the Blues put up 4 against the Canucks.

The Stars lead 4-1 over the Coyotes.

Jarome Iginla has two goals and the Flames lead the Oilers 3-1.

Francois Beauchemin with his 3rd of the year has the Ducks up 1-0 over the Kings.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 23, 2006, 10:59:54 PM
After winning 4 in a row with a combined score of 22-6, Vancouver is shutout by Curtis Sanford and the Blues...........what the fu.....?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 24, 2006, 04:26:06 PM
After winning 4 in a row with a combined score of 22-6, Vancouver is shutout by Curtis Sanford and the Blues...........what the fu.....?

Sometimes i think the canucks should be renamed the vancouver buds. When they get high teams to play they do well but they have a bummer against the low ones. Been the case for many a year. They are a real streak team, the worry however is that the last streak was more the exception and that they have bigger issues.

Also oulette started last night, and while it wasn't his fault, he wasn't very sharp..Canucks need to get a backup, cujo, dunham, anyone really.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 24, 2006, 11:17:37 PM
Also oulette started last night, and while it wasn't his fault, he wasn't very sharp..Canucks need to get a backup, cujo, dunham, anyone really.

......And Auld let in 6 goals in a loss to Columbus tonight..........even though his team gave him 5 goals and the lead going into the 3rd.  43 shots is a lot for any goalie and it shows their D is struggling without Jovo - he played less than 5min tonight.  Looks like he re-injured his groin.   :oops:

Looks like Team Canada will be making some calls soon.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 24, 2006, 11:37:35 PM
Loved the Calgary/Colorado game tonight.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 24, 2006, 11:42:33 PM
Loved the Calgary/Colorado game tonight. :mrgreen:

Not as much for me...........I have Hejduk in my hockey pool.  Not even one point in 7 goals.  That guy's been a real donkey this season. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 24, 2006, 11:52:51 PM
Not even one point in 7 goals. 

Pretty sure that counts as 7 points.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 12:02:21 AM
With San Jose up 2-0 and Joe Corvo of the Kings on a breakaway, Sean Avery tries to pick a fight with Nils Ekman (!!!) behind the play.  Corvo's breakaway is nullified, Avery gets the gate, and the Sharks score on the ensuing PP to go up 3-0.  Talk about a bonehead play that takes your team out of the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 12:58:54 AM
For the second time in two weeks, Joe Thornton gets ejected from a game for boarding (technically it was checking from behind, in the Boston game).  With about 9 minutes left and the Sharks up 3-1, Thornton gets 5 and a game, giving the Kings a glorious chance to get back in it.  Unfortunately, they couldn't capitalize on the 5-minute power play and the Sharks added an empty-netter for a 4-1 win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 25, 2006, 01:14:14 AM
With San Jose up 2-0 and Joe Corvo of the Kings on a breakaway, Sean Avery tries to pick a fight with Nils Ekman (!!!) behind the play. Corvo's breakaway is nullified, Avery gets the gate, and the Sharks score on the ensuing PP to go up 3-0. Talk about a bonehead play that takes your team out of the game.

 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 25, 2006, 05:28:34 PM
So I'm guessing the only way to catch Washington-Pittsburgh on TV tonight is with Centre Ice?

I'm actually surprised TSN isn't ALL OVER these Ovechkin-Crosby games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 25, 2006, 05:33:49 PM
I'm actually surprised TSN isn't ALL OVER these Ovechkin-Crosby games.

Prior commitments.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 25, 2006, 07:32:38 PM
Gagne has his 34th.  Flyers lead Habs 2-1 in the first.

BTW, I love the new look to the scores on NHL.com.  Nice that you can see the goalscorers without having to click anywhere.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 25, 2006, 09:00:15 PM
Jan Bulis: 4 goals on 4 shots in 8:29 of ice time.  :icon_bowdown2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 25, 2006, 09:02:16 PM
Jan Bulis: 4 goals on 4 shots in 8:29 of ice time. :icon_bowdown2:

And beating Philly..........no complaints there.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 25, 2006, 09:05:22 PM
Peter Forsberg and Eric Staal have left their respective games/teams after going down with an injury.

A 3-2 lead for Florida against Carolina.

Montreal, after being down 2-0, have climbed back for a 5-3 lead. Jan Bulis, as mentioned before, has 4 of those goals.

Ovechkin vs. Crosby II: Ovechkin wired a shot to tie the game at 1. Crosby and Gonchar assist on two Rechhi goals on the PP to make it 3-1 Pittsburgh.

Turco allows the first goal on the first shot again. The Blues lead 1-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 09:08:02 PM
Turco allows the first goal on the first shot again.

Streaky much?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 25, 2006, 09:12:35 PM
Streaky much?

He's just angry he didn't get a big contract.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Nolan_18 on January 25, 2006, 09:16:44 PM
He's too busy thinking of how he'll go home and swim in his pool filled with Washingtons (yes, dollar bills I know...it takes a lot to fill a pool okay?)....Always seems to happen when a 'tender signs a big new contract.....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 09:30:31 PM
Peter Forsberg and Eric Staal have left their respective games/teams after going down with an injury.

A 3-2 lead for Florida against Carolina.

Staal is back for the 'Canes, picking up an assist on the tying goal with 1:04 left.  Headed to OT.

EDIT: Cole scores a beauty to win it in the 4th round of the shootout.  Staal and Jokinen traded goals in the 1st round.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 09:51:38 PM
Ovechkin vs. Crosby II: Ovechkin wired a shot to tie the game at 1. Crosby and Gonchar assist on two Rechhi goals on the PP to make it 3-1 Pittsburgh.

Sid picks up a goal to go with 3 assists, for his first career 4-point night.  Give this round to Crosby by KO.  7-1 Penguins.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 25, 2006, 09:58:19 PM
AO takes down Malone on a breakaway, and Malone converts his 1st career penalty shot.  8-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 25, 2006, 11:07:36 PM
Jan Bulis: 4 goals on 4 shots in 8:29 of ice time.  :icon_bowdown2:

Check out this  thread  (http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54887)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on January 25, 2006, 11:13:46 PM
Check out this  thread  (http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54887)

 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 12:16:25 AM
Huge meltdown by J-S Giguere. The Ducks were leading 2-0 at one point, but the Oilers stormed back to tie it up at 3. Vishnevski awarded a 5-minute major for boarding. On the ensuing 5 minute PP, Scott Niedermayer takes another penalty to make it a 5-on-3. The Oilers score and Giguere immediately goes after Smyth, claiming interference. All that happened was a slight stick-to-stick contact between those two. Giguere is handed a minor penalty to give the Oilers another 5-on-3. Giguere goes after Smyth again on the 5-on-3 and is awarded a double-minor. Pronger scores again to make it a 5-3 lead for Edmonton.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 12:22:58 AM
Forgot to mention that J-S and Randy Carlyle (Ducks' head coach) had a heated exchange at the bench after he was handed the double minor.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 26, 2006, 01:10:57 AM
Check out this  thread  (http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54887)

 :laugh2: That's great.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 26, 2006, 01:13:38 AM
Forgot to mention that J-S and Randy Carlyle (Ducks' head coach) had a heated exchange at the bench after he was handed the double minor.

To Carlyle's credit, he took full responsibility for the loss of composure on the part of his "team" (read: goalie), during the post-game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 26, 2006, 11:18:03 AM
Radiovojevic of the Flyers out with a possible Fracture Ankle. Happened at some point in last night's game with the Habs.

The Flyers are really having one of those injury filled seasons from hell but then again, is anyone really surprised with all the talk prior to the season about their acquisitions.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 01:47:04 PM
Radiovojevic of the Flyers out with a possible Fracture Ankle. Happened at some point in last night's game with the Habs.

The Flyers are really having one of those injury filled seasons from hell but then again, is anyone really surprised with all the talk prior to the season about their acquisitions.

I would say the loss of Forsberg last night caused them more concern.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 26, 2006, 06:05:19 PM
......And Auld let in 6 goals in a loss to Columbus tonight..........even though his team gave him 5 goals and the lead going into the 3rd.  43 shots is a lot for any goalie and it shows their D is struggling without Jovo - he played less than 5min tonight.  Looks like he re-injured his groin.   :oops:

Looks like Team Canada will be making some calls soon.

You know jovo went down early and they looked better without him...Major problem was the forechecking, or lack of it.

One interesting thing, foote took down naslund illegally, no call at all, bert gave him a gobful BUT then naslund charged him later and slammed him to the boards. Was beautiful  :)

Big game tonight vs the wings, come on canucks, step it up.

Go sens too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 26, 2006, 10:14:22 PM
AO misses a penalty shot, and a shorthanded breakaway with 3 minutes left.  Bruins hang on to win 3-2.

Leclair scores shorthanded to tie it with 27 seconds left, but the Pens overtime woes continue as the Isles win the shootout.

Toronto reaches a new low in futility, pulling their goalie down 7-4 with a minute left, and losing 8-4 on the empty netter.

Brodeur stays hot, but Grahame stays hotter as the Lightning win 1-0 in OT on Fedotenko's bad angle (great) shot.

Shanny gets the PP winner with 7 minutes left as the Wings beat Vancouver 2-1.  Detroit's last 7 goals have been PP.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 10:26:30 PM
Marian Hossa gets 9 minutes in penalties, including a fighting major against Oleg Tverdovsky.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 10:44:36 PM
Alex Auld had one of his better performances to date but it wasn't enough. The Canucks lose 2-1 against the Wings.

Oleg Saprykin has 2 goals and 3 points, Paul Mara adds 3 points, and Ladislav Nagy and Mike Johnson add two assists apiece. The Coyotes defeat the Blues 5-3.

11 Minnesota players register a point and the Wild defeat the Predators 5-1.

After 2 periods, Turco has 27 saves on 29 shots. The Stars trail 2-1 against the Avs.

Chicago and Calgary in a scoreless game.

P.S. Hatch, why didn't you go to tonight's game?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 10:46:58 PM
Ryan Smyth scores on the PP 34 seconds into the game. Oilers lead 1-0 against the Kings.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on January 26, 2006, 10:58:16 PM
Least the sens won...

Canucks registered something like 14 shots tonight, 2 shots combined for naz, bert and mo. Auld was great as you said scramble, kesler and burrows did well, but the game should've been 4-1, or 5-1 wings...Canucks are 0-3 on their road trip, only easy game ahead too, edm, calg and avs, which are all on the road plus phoenix.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 26, 2006, 11:00:26 PM
The 'Hawks shutout Calgary 2-0.  :shock:

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 26, 2006, 11:38:04 PM
For the second night in a row, Dallas ties the game late in regulation, and wins in a shootout.

The Stars run their unbeaten shootout record to 7-0.  Even more impressively, Jokinen gets his 7th goal in 7 attempts.  He's used the same move 6 of the 7 times too---the only exception was his Forsberg Lillehammer goal.  Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: armchaircoach on January 26, 2006, 11:53:08 PM


Toronto reaches a new low in futility, pulling their goalie down 7-4 with a minute left, and losing 8-4 on the empty netter.




saw that, WTF?

 does that last one go against the GAA for Belfour?no wait I mean Tellquist? (insert shitty goalie here)So what were they thinking?

BTW Belfour looked like he was in shock (or drug rehab) or something right after they pulled him. Not to mention sQuinnt.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 27, 2006, 12:15:43 AM
does that last one go against the GAA for Belfour?no wait I mean Tellquist? (insert shitty goalie here)

Empty-net goals count against the team's GA, but not against the goalie.

Quote
So what were they thinking?

Maybe they were trying to intentionally bottom out.  Nowhere to go but up, etc.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 27, 2006, 10:58:25 PM
Although he played spectacular, Martin Brodeur loses his first game since signing his contract extension. Roberto Luongo earns his third shutout of the season and 100th NHL victory as the Panthers put 4 past Brodeur.

Sergei Fedorov's fluke goal late in the 3rd turns out to be the GWG. The Blue Jackets win 4-3 against the Wild.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 27, 2006, 11:04:49 PM
does that last one go against the GAA for Belfour?no wait I mean Tellquist? (insert shitty goalie here)So what were they thinking?

Isn't it obvious? They're all jealous of Chris Kelly's league leading goals scored while his team already has seven goals stat. They pulled the goalie hoping Jason Pominville would net the 8th of the game to tie Kelly in that prestigious honour.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 27, 2006, 11:14:10 PM
Sergei Fedorov's fluke goal late in the 3rd turns out to be the GWG. The Blue Jackets win 4-3 against the Wild.

That was brutal. Usually when you bank the puck into your own net it's an accident, but it looked like Schultz actually tried to roof that over Roloson. Crappy way to kill the streak.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 03:00:42 PM
Breathtaking save by Marc-Andre Fleury on Jaromir Jagr.  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 04:53:31 PM
Jussi Jokinen and the Dallas Stars strike again in the shootout.

Jokinen fakes his usual move, and pulls out the Forsberg Lillehammer one-hander AGAIN.  He is now 8-for-8 in shootouts, and the Stars are 8-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 28, 2006, 04:57:52 PM
Jussi Jokinen and the Dallas Stars strike again in the shootout.

Jokinen fakes his usual move, and pulls out the Forsberg Lillehammer one-hander AGAIN.  He is now 8-for-8 in shootouts, and the Stars are 8-0.

And the shootout continues.....Dallas Tender Turco threw his stick at puck "on a missed shot" , NBC goes to commercial and returns saying the shootout continues..  Modano scores 5 deep to get the win for the Stars.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 04:58:41 PM
I spoke too soon...after NBC went to commercial, the referees decided that Turco threw his stick on Detroit's last shootout attempt, and awarded him a goal.  They sent the play to the War Room in Toronto for review, and they agreed with the referees' decision to award the goal.  On the next attempt, Miettinen is stopped by Legace, and the shootout is back to even.

Turco makes a great glove save on Lang, then Modano beats Legace for the game-winner.

Crazy turn of events there, but the result is the same:  Stars win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: bigdottawa on January 28, 2006, 05:05:12 PM
The first 25-30 minutes of the Pittsburgh-NYR game was brutal, brutal hockey.

Then Pittsburgh played the last 30 minutes the same as the first.  NYR 7-1 Pens.  Rangers outshoot Pens 51-14.  Jagr got 2 goals for 32 on the year, Prucha and Crosby each with their 25th.  Pittsburgh's only goal was on a 5-on-3.  The Rangers ONLY penalties were for that 5-on-3 in the first period.

Afternoon 'trick for Freddie Modin.  Tampa 6-0 Philly.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 05:12:06 PM
I KNEW I shouldn't have switched away from the Dallas/Detroit game. I, too, was thinking that the save shouldn't have counted but didn't see any reaction from any of the refs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 05:20:58 PM
With the exception of the Detroit/Dallas shootout, it looks like blowout day across the league.  After 6-goal wins by NYR and T-Bay, the Ducks are up 6-1 on LA midway through the 2nd.  Perry leading the way for Anaheim, with 2 goals and an assist so far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on January 28, 2006, 05:26:14 PM
 Jokinen's Goal  (http://rapidshare.de/files/12050934/Jokinen_s_Goal.avi.html)

 Shootout controversy  (http://rapidshare.de/files/12051546/Shootout-Continued.avi.html)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 05:37:29 PM
Jokinen's Goal  (http://rapidshare.de/files/12050934/Jokinen_s_Goal.avi.html)

 Shootout controversy  (http://rapidshare.de/files/12051546/Shootout-Continued.avi.html)

You need to get on that Vermette goal (if SportsCentre shows it).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 06:19:54 PM
On a sidenote, NBC needs to get all of its broadcasts on the same level. The Penguins/Rangers game was great. The Wings/Stars game was atrocious. Lazy camera work (ie. not following the play), commentators out of sync (ie. Granato chimes in at awkward times) and more use of the color commentator.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 06:36:52 PM
Tough guy extraordinaire ( :roll:) Sean Avery is at it again.  With 2 minutes left in a blowout, Avery cross-checks Corey Perry a couple of times in the corner, and then drops his gloves and starts pounding on him without any provocation, getting 2 or 3 punches in before Perry even gets his gloves off.  He picks up 2 for the cross-check, 2 for roughing, 5 for pugilism and a game misconduct, but miraculously avoids the instigator and "automatic" suspension. 

If Campbell can review instigator penalties and decide they're not worthy of the suspension, he should certainly be willing to review situations where an instigator was not issued, but a suspension was warranted.  This was as blatant an instigating situation as I've seen this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 07:08:23 PM
Another butchering of "O Canada!" by an Idol winner.  :icon_banghead:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 07:23:58 PM
Another butchering of "O Canada!" by an Idol winner.  :icon_banghead:

Funny you should say that.  I was just thinking, during that rendition of the anthem, how glad I am that we have Lyndon.  He belts out great versions of both anthems, and you always know whose house you're in when you get the kiss and wink (of death...for them).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 07:35:38 PM
Ron Francis certainly deserves to have his jersey retired by somebody, but the ceremony honoring him in Carolina tonight reeked of manufactured sentiment.  Yes, I realize it's the franchise retiring his number and his many years in Hartford contributed to the honor, but come on...these people ('Canes fans) will always remember him as an old guy who had a few pretty good seasons there. 

I guess my point is that he deserves to have the franchise retire his number, but they should've done it a little more low-key, instead of having an elaborate, weepy ceremony.  Carolina fans will probably think of him as follows - "He was pretty good, I guess.", and Ron will probably remember Carolina like - "Yeah it was decent place to play, I guess."  Ronnie Franchise was always a very humble guy, and I got the feeling that the evening's melodrama embarassed him a bit.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 28, 2006, 07:46:27 PM
Man, if it weren't for 5-on-3 Powerplays, Toronto would be competing for Kessel.

If you looked closely, yu could see that Allison had tried to shoot the puck. His eyes were square on the net and his stick made a clear swipe to shoot but it ended up right on Tucker's stick. Another lucky bounce puts the Leafs up 1-0.

COME ON, HABS!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 08:00:31 PM
HNIC tends to have high-quality mics to pick up the crowd's noise and simulate a playoff atmosphere; should be an interesting second game tonight.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 08:03:04 PM
Alexei Kovalev shows why he's such a waste of elite talent.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 08:10:58 PM
Alexei Kovalev shows why he's such a waste of elite talent.

And again.

Jose Theodore is playing incredible again.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: supercrazy28 on January 28, 2006, 08:28:10 PM
Quoting urself lol
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 28, 2006, 08:39:53 PM
Oh my God I am sick of the Leafs' goals. Would it kill them to score ONE actual goal? Or does it have to be into an open net or off a player's skate every time?

Question on the Leafs' second goal: it was a delayed penalty, shouldn't the play have stopped when the Montreal player touched the puck and put it into his own net? Should the goal have counted?

Oh, and the reffing has been brutal. Bulis went to the box for getting whacked with a stick by a Leaf player who fell down for some reason. Bulis wasn't even looking and didn't touch them. It was a la the Meszaros penalty on Thursday. McCreary is AWFUL. (I'm assuming he made that call.)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 08:49:01 PM
Question on the Leafs' second goal: it was a delayed penalty, shouldn't the play have stopped when the Montreal player touched the puck and put it into his own net? Should the goal have counted?

Play stops when the penalized team gets control of the puck, not just touches it.  Having it bounce off your skate doesn't qualify as control.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 09:12:08 PM
I had to laugh just now when Harry Neale, talking about Montreal's record when trailing after 2 periods, said "they've won but 5 times when trailing after 2."  5 wins is good for 8th in the NHL.  Toronto is 1-18-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 28, 2006, 09:14:56 PM
....and the Habs score twice within about 90 seconds of my post to take the lead.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on January 28, 2006, 09:20:57 PM
Cole proved (yet again) tonight why it's time for his sorry senile ass to be put out of its misery.

"The shots are 28-12 for Toronto. Montreal had 12 the other night against the Buffalo Sabres.............. The Buffalo Sabres and Dominik Hasek."

 :icon_banghead: :icon_banghead:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 09:30:05 PM
"The shots are 28-12 for Toronto. Montreal had 12 the other night against the Buffalo Sabres.............. The Buffalo Sabres and Dominik Hasek."

 :icon_banghead: :icon_banghead:

Not to be outdone, Neale refers to the Duracell Gamefile as the Gillette Gamefile when there is a clear blowup of a Duracell ad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 28, 2006, 09:33:45 PM
Nice to see them still calling penalties in OT.

And the Habs win.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 28, 2006, 10:15:09 PM
Not to be a whining Leaf-hater (although I aware I am one), but the Klee goal was crap, too. Kilger hooked down the player who could have beaten Klee to the puck, or at least stopped him from shooting. But there was no call and Klee beat Theodore with what I thought was a weak shot.

After the game Quinn criticizes the Canadians saying that "neither of those goals was a work of art." This is coming from Quinn! Of the Toronto Maple Leafs! He wants a masterpiece and yet he's coaching a bunch of finger painters.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 28, 2006, 10:42:14 PM
Andrew Brunette scores a beauty deflection on the Bob Boughnet shot. PP goal on a four minute PP.

1-0 Avs
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: HkyHottie on January 29, 2006, 11:57:51 AM
Not to be a whining Leaf-hater (although I aware I am one), but the Klee goal was crap, too. Kilger hooked down the player who could have beaten Klee to the puck, or at least stopped him from shooting. But there was no call and Klee beat Theodore with what I thought was a weak shot.

After the game Quinn criticizes the Canadians saying that "neither of those goals was a work of art." This is coming from Quinn! Of the Toronto Maple Leafs! He wants a masterpiece and yet he's coaching a bunch of finger painters.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/LiLBellz/music-smiley-019.gif)

GOOD LORD!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 29, 2006, 03:29:02 PM
Incredible start to the Flames/'Hawks game.  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 29, 2006, 10:48:35 PM
Chris Pronger scored with less than a second left in regulation to tie the Oilers/Coyotes game at 3.  Overtime solved nothing, except for Mike Ricci viciously cross-checking Bergeron in the face as time expired.  In the shootout, Morrison makes an unbelievable stick save on Nagy, Hemsky and Doan trade 3rd-round goals, and Dvorak gets the winner in the 6th round as the Oil steals 2 points.

In afternoon action, the Caps got a late goal from Zubrus to beat T-Bay 2-1, and the Flames got 4 straight goals to beat the 'Hawks 5-3.  As Scramblllllle... alluded to earlier, there were 3 goals in the first 78 seconds of the game.  Calgary at the 40-second mark, and then Chicago with two goals 9 seconds apart at 1:09 and 1:18.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on January 29, 2006, 11:28:20 PM
I watched the edm-phx game CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 30, 2006, 06:27:38 PM
Ethan Moreau might have broken his leg in a game of pick-up basketball. Only reported as a sprain thus far.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 30, 2006, 09:15:21 PM
Ed Jovanovski is set to have abdominal surgery and will miss the Olympics. McCabe is set to take his place. If Niedermayer pulls out as well (due to a knee injury), J-Bo, Boyle, Phaneuf and Hannan are next in line.

Darcy Tucker becomes the first Leaf player to reach 20 goals. The Leafs lead 3-1 over the Panthers. Belfour has 31 saves.

Jagr's 33rd of the season is the lone goal in the Rangers/Flyers matchup.

The Flames lead 2-1. It is the Blues first game since Weight and Sillinger have been traded.

Detroit puts 4 past Manny Fernandez in the first period before being pulled. Marian Gaborik has his 18th of the season early in the 2nd. The Wings lead 4-1.

Boucher on the PP has the Stars up 1-0 over the Sharks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 30, 2006, 09:17:08 PM
Don't you have season tickets?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 30, 2006, 09:18:37 PM
Don't you have season tickets?

Left after 3-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 30, 2006, 09:47:43 PM
Left after 3-0.

 :roll:

Pitkanen with ANOTHER OT winner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 30, 2006, 09:50:22 PM
:roll:

 :icon_questionable:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 30, 2006, 09:55:45 PM
:icon_questionable:

I hate it when people leave games early... let alone 25 minutes in.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 30, 2006, 10:04:50 PM
I hate it when people leave games early... let alone 25 minutes in.

Oh, please. :roll: Did I ever say I left because of the score?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on January 30, 2006, 10:06:18 PM
Oh, please. :roll: Did I ever say I left because of the score?

I guess I just assumed you did from '... after 3-0'.

I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on January 30, 2006, 11:08:08 PM
Dallas saves San Jose the trouble of losing the shootout, scoring with 36 seconds left in OT to win it.  Arnott.

In other news...the Leafs won, for once.  St. Louis (!!!) beat Calgary (!!!) in a shootout (!!!).  Detroit tried to blow a 4-0 lead against Minny, but failed, and hung on to win 5-4.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 31, 2006, 01:09:56 AM
A great goal gives Selanne 2 for the night and 1000 points for his career.  :icon_applause2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 31, 2006, 08:15:07 PM
Beautiful redirect by Richards with 0.6 seconds left in the 1st ties the game at 1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on January 31, 2006, 08:20:40 PM
A great goal gives Selanne 2 for the night and 1000 points for his career. :icon_applause2:

 :icon_agree: Great player and a classy guy too boot
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 31, 2006, 08:51:26 PM
Erik Cole with another hat-trick and Jose Theodore is pulled again. Jose allows 5 goals on 10 shots.  :shake:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on January 31, 2006, 09:23:08 PM
Dave Hodge is a tool.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Tiffaholic on January 31, 2006, 10:08:51 PM
Erik Cole with another hat-trick and Jose Theodore is pulled again. Jose allows 5 goals on 10 shots. :shake:

Then Huet lets 3 on 16 shots... I believe the Canes have 201 GF now, while we have 202.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on January 31, 2006, 10:14:43 PM
Lightning win 2-0 in a shootout against Toronto and the game 3-2.

Tee hee.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on January 31, 2006, 10:37:37 PM
Then Huet lets 3 on 16 shots... I believe the Canes have 201 GF now, while we have 202.

impressive
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 02, 2006, 01:08:59 AM
Steve Rucchin scored a shorthanded goal and added an assist as the Rangers win 3-1 over the Penguins.

Henrik Zetterberg has an assist and the game-winner. The Wings come back from being down by 2 to win 3-2.

Brenden Morrow has the game-winner and an assist. The Stars beat the Predators 2-1.

Marc Denis stops 36 regulation and overtime shots and both Calgary shooters in the shootout. The Blue Jackets win 2-1 and Denis retains his perfect save % in shootouts this year.

Jonathan Cheechoo has another hat-trick. Joe Thornton (0-2) and Nils Ekman (1-1) finish with two points each and the Sharks defeat the Ducks 6-4.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: John Connor on February 02, 2006, 03:09:20 PM
Any thoughts on Cheechoo for the Maurice Richard?  He has 24 goals in 26 games since Thornton arrived, and is up to 31 (only 4 goals behind Kovalchuk).

Tough pace to sustain, but he's looking good.  :)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 02, 2006, 03:50:18 PM
Any thoughts on Cheechoo for the Maurice Richard?  He has 24 goals in 26 games since Thornton arrived, and is up to 31 (only 4 goals behind Kovalchuk).

Tough pace to sustain, but he's looking good.  :)

Dark-horse candidate for sure, but I think Kovalchuk takes it once he wakes out of his mini-slump.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on February 02, 2006, 06:17:01 PM
Dark-horse candidate for sure, but I think Kovalchuk takes it once he wakes out of his mini-slump.

I think he will fade down the stretch
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 02, 2006, 06:18:18 PM
I think he will fade down the stretch

Who?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on February 02, 2006, 06:21:05 PM
Who?

Chechoo........ hey that rhymes
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 02, 2006, 09:23:51 PM
Boston leads Montreal 2-1. The score should be 4-1 but one went unnoticed while the other was wrongfully disallowed. Patrice Bergeron scores another beautiful highlight reel goal on a sweet 2-on-1 with Boyes.

Martin Straka scores on a penalty shot and adds an assist. The Rangers score the first 4 goals of the game and currently lead 4-2.

Two bad goals allowed by Robert Esche has the Flyers down 3-1 against the Sabres.

Petr Cajanek has a goal and two assists. The Blues lead the 'Hawks 4-3.

The Predators and Avs are tied at 1. Milan Hejduk leaves the game after a head injury.

The Oilers/Blue Jackets and Kings/Coyotes games are scoreless.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 02, 2006, 10:35:53 PM
Forgot to mention that Souray makes the highlight reel again thanks to Bergeron and Boyes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on February 02, 2006, 10:52:32 PM
Forgot to mention that Souray makes the highlight reel again thanks to Bergeron and Boyes.

This guy needs to change his name. I'm sure Souray doesn't want news to get out that he was undressed by Boyes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Nolan_18 on February 02, 2006, 11:38:18 PM
You are a dirty, dirty person.

 :icon_thankyou:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on February 03, 2006, 01:08:23 AM
You are a dirty, dirty person.

 :icon_thankyou:

Sick is more like it.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on February 03, 2006, 01:48:19 AM
Did anyone see Dennis Wideman's shootout attempt? Easily the funniest thing I've seen in hockey all season. He dekes the goalie out and has him beat, he just needs to slide the puck in, but then it seems like he tried to do a triple-lutz or something, because he suddenyl went airbourne and just wiped out! Hilarious.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 03, 2006, 02:10:03 AM
Ossi Vaananen and Milan Hejduk are reportedly out for the season.  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 03, 2006, 04:25:40 PM
Ladislav Nagy out for the season.  :icon_thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on February 03, 2006, 09:55:18 PM
 :icon_crossfingers:  NJ's up on Carolina 2-0.  Go Devils!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on February 03, 2006, 10:09:38 PM
leafs lose to washington 4-1..ovechkin held to only an assist
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on February 03, 2006, 10:14:04 PM
leafs lose to washington 4-1

 :A_laughing_matter:

A good night for hockey, assuming NJ holds on to win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on February 03, 2006, 10:31:17 PM
:A_laughing_matter:

A good night for hockey, assuming NJ holds on to win.

done..3-0 for NJ..
 :icon_thumbsup:

and
florida beats atlanta 5-2
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 03, 2006, 11:12:48 PM
Alexander Ovechkin records an assist and is involved in a scrum in front of the Toronto net in his return. He missed the previous game with a groin injury after being speared in the groin by Pittsburgh's Whitney. The scrum ensued when Ovechkin took exception to a cross-check from Bryan McCabe. With the play heading into the Washington zone, Belfour stepped in to assist McCabe, prompting Olaf Kolzig to skate down the ice and assist AO. With the assist, Ovechkin has 4 goals and 1 assist in 3 career games against the Leafs and is one point shy of a Capitals rookie scoring record.

With Kovalchuk still in Bob Hartley's doghouse, the Thrashers continued their slump. Chris Gratton scored twice and added an assist to help the Panthers defeat the Thrashers 5-2. Kovalchuk didn't help his own cause; he was a -2 on the night and took a diving penalty.

The New Jersey Devils retire Scott Stevens' #4 to make him the first Devil to have his jersey raised to the rafters. Each member of the Deviled Egg line records 2 points and Martin Brodeur records his 5th shutout of the season. Brodeur now has 80 for his career in the regular season; he has 20 in the playoffs as well. The Devils put 3 behind Cam Ward and Doug Weight is ineffective in his much-anticipated debut by going -2 for the night.

The Canucks have scored 2 goals in a row to lead the Flames 2-1. Daniel Sedin has a goal and an assist.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Tiffaholic on February 03, 2006, 11:17:06 PM
Eeeeexcellent Mr. Bond.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on February 04, 2006, 09:48:36 AM
Ladislav Nagy out for the season.  :icon_thumbsdown:


Great. Now my entire top offensive line from the hockey pool is gone for the season. Nagy, Briere, and Palffy.

This is just not my year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 04, 2006, 03:46:01 PM
The Habs finally look like a team worthy of post-season play. A shutout for Huet as they defeat the Bruins 2-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 04, 2006, 04:08:45 PM
Satan with the hat-trick.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on February 04, 2006, 05:37:39 PM
The Habs finally look like a team worthy of post-season play. A shutout for Huet as they defeat the Bruins 2-0.

Amazing save by Huet with less than a minute left to keep the game from going to overtime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 04, 2006, 05:54:00 PM
Amazing save by Huet with less than a minute left to keep the game from going to overtime.

I thought you hated the Habs.  ;)

Montreal shuts out Boston 2-0. Huet's first shutout as a Canadien.

After scoring a hat-trick in regulation, Miroslav Satan adds the shootout winner. The Isles top the Pens 5-4. Gonchar had 12 shots on goal but ended with 2 assists. DiPietro had 44 saves in the win.

The Blues beat the Stars 4-3 in OT. Vladimir Orszagh with a goal and an assist.

Manny Legace records his 4th shutout of the season on his 33rd birthday. It is the first time Colorado has been shutout this year.

The Rangers lead the Flyers by 1 on Hossa's goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 04, 2006, 06:44:18 PM
crawford finally gave the sedin line top line mins and the canucks beat the flames 3-1

kesler did well vs iggy in a fight  :shock:

Canucks to go for the alberta double tonight, go canucks go  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on February 04, 2006, 06:56:46 PM
I thought you hated the Habs. ;)

I do, 1000 times more than I hate the Leafs. But I still recognize a great save when I see one. Not that I liked seeing it happen though...  :)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 04, 2006, 07:16:14 PM
I do, 1000 times more than I hate the Leafs. But I still recognize a great save when I see one. Not that I liked seeing it happen though...  :)

Upon further review, the puck hit the post and Huet's stick hit the post at about the same height.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 05, 2006, 04:03:37 PM
Thrashers' GM Don Waddell guarantees a playoff berth.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Mr_Squeaks on February 05, 2006, 10:56:32 PM
Considering his team is currently, what, in 11th, we may see counter-guarantees from Montreal, Toronto and Boston... ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 06, 2006, 11:59:10 PM
A little late but Keith Primeau is officially done for the season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 07, 2006, 12:47:47 AM
Quite the finish in the Jackets/Canucks game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on February 07, 2006, 01:25:58 AM
Quite the finish in the Jackets/Canucks game.

I was at the game.............pretty good game.  Certainly a lot of scoring.  Love the Vancouver fans.  I would say (this season) that they eclipse the Laffs fans as the most passionate.  Auld's save on Nash on the penalty shot broke decibel records!!!

A couple of good tilts at the end involving Bryan Allen..........to bad the refs jumped in....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 07, 2006, 04:42:53 AM
I was at the game.............pretty good game.  Certainly a lot of scoring.  Love the Vancouver fans.  I would say (this season) that they eclipse the Laffs fans as the most passionate.  Auld's save on Nash on the penalty shot broke decibel records!!!

A couple of good tilts at the end involving Bryan Allen..........to bad the refs jumped in....

Seriously? I'd rank them as some of the quietest in the nhl, they always get dead quiet when van slips behind, and maybe they were loud tonight as they were winning.

Vancouver were average tonight, their defence will kill them in the big games.

Impressive sens win, the lesser lines stood up well, the momentum is beginning to build i think, sens in 06  :GO_SENS_GO2: 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 07, 2006, 04:09:28 PM
Seriously? I'd rank them as some of the quietest in the nhl, they always get dead quiet when van slips behind

That's every arena, wouldn't you say?

Vancouver is also the only team that has its fans sing part of the national anthem.  :icon_thumbsup:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 07, 2006, 05:32:52 PM
That's every arena, wouldn't you say?

Vancouver is also the only team that has its fans sing part of the national anthem.  :icon_thumbsup:

Not in the northwest, calgary, minn, even the avs help their team when they are down. You're right about the anthemn, but i'd say at least 50% of van fans are your bandwagoners, and when they tank again this year, i think a lot of people will step off.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: pRaXiS on February 07, 2006, 08:47:42 PM
if you're not watching the Atlanta Toronto game, your missing a great game
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: LostInTranslation on February 07, 2006, 09:37:36 PM
That was an ugly hit on McCabe. You'd swear he was done for the year with the way he was reacting, but he didn't miss a shift.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Flufflet on February 07, 2006, 09:46:00 PM
Thought it was funny that the Leaf commendators said that all of Canada was relieved that he was ok.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 07, 2006, 10:12:32 PM
Missed Aubin's hit that got him the major. Saw Petrovicky catching Sundin with his head down and the fight that ensued. A lot of solid hits and plenty of cheapshots from both sides. Certainly turning into one of the better rivalries around.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: taffey on February 08, 2006, 12:25:26 PM
Missed Aubin's hit that got him the major. Saw Petrovicky catching Sundin with his head down and the fight that ensued. A lot of solid hits and plenty of cheapshots from both sides. Certainly turning into one of the better rivalries around.

It was Exelby that laid out Sundin, and it was a dandy.  "I don't think I have been hit that hard since I was 16 in junior," Sundin said.

It is definitely heating up to be a good little rivalry.  Leafs take the season series 4-0, and outscored them 22-3.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 08, 2006, 03:39:23 PM
Leafs take the season series 4-0

Bah. Didn't realize that was the end of their meetings for this year. Would make a great series in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 08, 2006, 11:12:25 PM
Patrick Lalime returns to the NHL and steps in for Curtis Sanford.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 09, 2006, 05:36:20 AM
Patrick Lalime returns to the NHL and steps in for Curtis Sanford.

He made some nice saves, he'd be a good backup for auld.

It's official too, anson carter means more to the canucks this year than naz or bert.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on February 09, 2006, 09:05:27 PM
Bonk with his second goal of the season!  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on February 10, 2006, 09:29:01 PM
Crosby and the Pens are leading the Canes with 2 minutes left.  It's nice to know we may not lose too much ground to these guys!

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 10, 2006, 10:00:08 PM
Crosby and the Pens are leading the Canes with 2 minutes left.  It's nice to know we may not lose too much ground to these guys!



And they lose 4-3. Staal had 2 goals and an assist but it wasn't enough. Crosby pots the game-winner.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Sensfanwest on February 10, 2006, 10:50:01 PM
And they lose 4-3. Staal had 2 goals and an assist but it wasn't enough. Crosby pots the game-winner.

 :woohoo: a win of philly became all that more important
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on February 10, 2006, 11:05:03 PM
And they lose 4-3. Staal had 2 goals and an assist but it wasn't enough. Crosby pots the game-winner.

Imagine that, A top team losing to the penguins. :shock: 

What has this game come to? :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 10, 2006, 11:09:19 PM
Lalime is playing spectacular right now.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 10, 2006, 11:47:46 PM
Incredible game for Lalime. Exactly two months since his last start.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on February 10, 2006, 11:50:51 PM
Laaksonen scored 8 seconds into the game vs. Columbus... a franchise record.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on February 11, 2006, 09:33:48 PM
Huet is making some rediculous saves on Hossa in OT.  These are the easy goals Hossa would always miss.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on February 11, 2006, 09:36:46 PM
I think Kari Lehtonen just hurt his groin...again.

Nevermind, he just made a rediculous save on Perezhogin in the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on February 11, 2006, 10:13:01 PM
A bit of trivia: With todays game winning goal, Jagr has exactly 100 of them - which moves him into a tie for the third place with Brendan Shanahan. Above him, there are only Bret Hull (110) and Phil Esposito (118).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 11, 2006, 10:14:26 PM
A bit of trivia: With todays game winning goal, Jagr has exactly 100 of them - which moves him into a tie for the third place with Brendan Shanahan. Above him, there are only Bret Hull (110) and Phil Esposito (118).

Godly territory there.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 12, 2006, 09:35:27 AM
If anyone likes to bet,then bet the farm on the wild beating the canucks..roloson loves to kill us and he's back to form, the canucks are mentally already on holiday and we've already had two bad games against the wild this year, where the wild scored 6.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 12, 2006, 06:47:54 PM
Brenden Morrow racks up 29 minutes in penalties. Suspension looming too.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on February 12, 2006, 07:09:03 PM
Brenden Morrow racks up 29 minutes in penalties. Suspension looming too.

There are good times to take penatlies and instigate fights and there are not-so-good-times.  When your team has given up a 3-goal lead in the 3rd period probably falls into the NOT-SO-GOOD category.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: lasensiy on February 12, 2006, 07:51:36 PM
Unfortunately for Ottawa, points all around in the Carolina SO win over Buffalo.  At least it keeps Buffalo two points back still.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on February 12, 2006, 08:51:03 PM
Unfortunately for Ottawa, points all around in the Carolina SO win over Buffalo. At least it keeps Buffalo two points back still.

Yesterday's win against Philly looks pretty good now............whew!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 21, 2006, 09:53:26 PM
Anyone know the status of:

Briere
Jovo

Pretty much a hockey pool question, for my other pool, where i am 3rd (not the sensforum one).

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 21, 2006, 09:54:37 PM
Anyone know the status of:

Briere
Jovo

Pretty much a hockey pool question, for my other pool, where i am 3rd (not the sensforum one).

Briere comes back right after the Break. Jovo will take a little longer. Still, Jovo hasn't exactly been a great pickup this year.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on February 21, 2006, 09:55:25 PM
Anyone know the status of:

Briere
Jovo

Pretty much a hockey pool question, for my other pool, where i am 3rd (not the sensforum one).



They're both out indefinitely, likely until the end of March, at the very least.  For hockey pool considerations, they're done.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 21, 2006, 09:56:21 PM
They're both out indefinitely, likely until the end of March, at the very least.  For hockey pool considerations, they're done.

Not Briere. He was set to come back before the Break but the Sabres decided it would be wise for him to take the extra rest.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on February 21, 2006, 09:56:49 PM
Briere comes back right after the Break. 

Really?  Everything I heard said that mid-March would be pretty optimistic.  That said, I was out of town (and the loop) for the 2 weeks leading up to the break...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on February 21, 2006, 09:58:18 PM
Not Briere. He was set to come back before the Break but the Sabres decided it would be wise for him to take the extra rest. 

Ah, good news.  Hadn't heard that.

Jovo is late March at the earliest though, from what I understand.  He had surgery on the 6th or 7th of February, and I think the doctors said 6 weeks is possible, but pretty unlikely.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 21, 2006, 09:58:25 PM
Really?  Everything I heard said that mid-March would be pretty optimistic.  That said, I was out of town (and the loop) for the 2 weeks leading up to the break...

I was under the same impression. Incredible progress made by Briere during that time.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 21, 2006, 10:00:12 PM
Not Briere. He was set to come back before the Break but the Sabres decided it would be wise for him to take the extra rest.

I thought i saw something on nhl.com that he was ready to play, thanks. In my other pool i'm 3rd, I just had a bad jan-feb, spezza/ovechkin/lehtinen/hossa all had an ordinary month, was a shame as i was closing in on first. I traded grahame and zherdev for vokoun, i may regret it...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 21, 2006, 10:06:55 PM
I traded grahame and zherdev for vokoun, i may regret it...

If you're the one getting Vokoun, you won't.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 21, 2006, 10:57:21 PM
If you're the one getting Vokoun, you won't.

I hope so, goal has been my weakest area, my defense has slowed a little of late but its still good.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 22, 2006, 07:12:24 PM
Oh my god....

First bert fails to fire at the olympics, the guy should go and play in latvia, as frankly he's a weight on everyone this year.

Clouts go down, which was bad from the sense of no back-up, though i liked auldy but not to play 99% of games

Then we lose jovo (who could have been a healthy trade bait) and now ohlund and salo are injured.

I'm thinking the canucks might be better to tank now, get some draft picks and clear out the old top line....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 25, 2006, 10:53:46 PM
Gagne to miss two weeks with a bruised right knee stemming from the hit during the Olympic Quarterfinals.

Morris returns to practice for the first time since his ankle surgery.

Tom Renney is expected to sit out some of his players (Jagr, Rucinsky, Straka & Co.) for the first week after the Break in order to let them rest.

Gary Roberts should be returning to the ice very soon.

Marchant has a staph infection on his elbow.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on February 25, 2006, 11:09:15 PM
Kevin Colley, the Isles center who suffered a broken neck after he went headfirst into the boards in a game against the Caps while tangled up with Jamie Heward, has announced his retirement.  He required two surgeries to stabilize the fifth vertebrae in his neck, which was fractured in the incident.

Colley, 27, was seeing his first NHL action after spending six years in the minors with eleven different teams.  He retires with zero points and 52 PIM.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on February 26, 2006, 08:43:16 AM
Kevin Colley, the Isles center who suffered a broken neck after he went headfirst into the boards in a game against the Caps while tangled up with Jamie Heward, has announced his retirement. He required two surgeries to stabilize the fifth vertebrae in his neck, which was fractured in the incident.

Colley, 27, was seeing his first NHL action after spending six years in the minors with eleven different teams. He retires with zero points and 52 PIM.

Too bad for the guy... He is very lucky to not have any paralysis.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 27, 2006, 08:48:25 PM
Looks like Bryan Marchment's season might not be finished after all.

Simon Gagne's injury is not as serious as initially thought.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 27, 2006, 08:53:40 PM
The Swedish team decided to take a little detour back home to Sweden to bask in the country's celebration. The NHL has stated, however, that any player not with their NHL team in time to play regular season games will be ineligible for pay for the days they miss.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 27, 2006, 09:13:59 PM
Scott Niedermayer has successfully knee surgery while Mario Lemieux has a successful heart procedure.

EDIT: Keith Primeau will call it a season during a press conference tomorrow.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on February 28, 2006, 12:09:18 PM
Has Alfie come back to Ottawa yet?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 28, 2006, 03:35:32 PM
Has Alfie come back to Ottawa yet?

No. Expected to join the team for the game in Pittsburgh.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: pulp on February 28, 2006, 04:00:48 PM
Any Habs fans here?  I read that Saku Koivu wants the day off tomorrow.  I see that Sundin and almost everyone else will be playing tonight.  Wondering how that's going down in Montreal.... LOL   :icon_stirthepot:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 28, 2006, 04:09:07 PM
Any Habs fans here?  I read that Saku Koivu wants the day off tomorrow.  I see that Sundin and almost everyone else will be playing tonight.  Wondering how that's going down in Montreal.... LOL   :icon_stirthepot:

He's playing tonight. Don't know why it wouldn't sit well with Habs management...Saku made it to the Gold Medal game and is exhausted from the journey back. Gainey was in favour of sitting him until the NHL made their stipulations known. Wouldn't be surprised to see Saku being a healthy scratch for Thursday's game to get him some rest.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on February 28, 2006, 09:31:30 PM
He's playing tonight. Don't know why it wouldn't sit well with Habs management...Saku made it to the Gold Medal game and is exhausted from the journey back. Gainey was in favour of sitting him until the NHL made their stipulations known. Wouldn't be surprised to see Saku being a healthy scratch for Thursday's game to get him some rest.

Can the NHL imposethe 'fine' if its the coahces decision to sit and rest their player?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 28, 2006, 09:34:46 PM
Can the NHL imposethe 'fine' if its the coahces decision to sit and rest their player?

It'd be very hard for the NHL to impose on those situations. As long as the player is with his team as they move around, the NHL couldn't care less.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on February 28, 2006, 09:36:54 PM
Saku Koivu and Sheldon Souray finish the night with three assists and the Montreal Canadiens win 5-3. Huet stops 32 shots.

A 5-goal explosion in the second period has the Panthers up 7-0 over Tampa Bay. Luongo with 24 saves and four Panthers with 3 points.

The Capitals are up 5-2 against the Leafs. Alexander Ovechkin tallies another goal. Not a good night for Bryan McCabe as he picks up a diving penalty and a 10-minute misconduct to being the 3rd.

Regehr's powerplay goal has the Flames up 1-0 over the Canucks.

P-M Bouchard with his 13th of the year on the PP. Wild up 1-0 over Colorado. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on February 28, 2006, 11:11:28 PM
P-M Bouchard with his 13th of the year on the PP. Wild up 1-0 over Colorado. 

'Twas a beauty, too.

Leafs lose to the worst team in the league and Montreal puts another two points between them. It's an abobad girlely awesome night!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 28, 2006, 11:12:09 PM
Flames dominated the first and most of the second with outstanding tending from auld keeping them in the game. Then naslund, finally sounding injury free broke out and roofed it. Then eight seconds later, the brother line scored through mr soul, anson carter to make it a 2-1 game.

In the 3rd game is evenly balanced, flames on the pp at the moment.

Nonis pretty much seemed to eliminate making a big deal in the 1st period interview show.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on February 28, 2006, 11:31:38 PM
Canucks win 2-1, big win in flame-land.

Auld stops 30 of 31 shots, without ohlund, salo, jovo or baumgartner (and with bert still sucking) in the line-up.

 :)

Suck on that cowtown.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 01, 2006, 12:57:34 AM
Leafs lose to the worst team in the league

Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis?

It's an abobad girlely awesome night!

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 01, 2006, 02:02:20 AM
Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis?

They're all embarrassing losses.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 04, 2006, 03:22:05 AM
There were some awesome goals on the highlight reel tonight.

Todd Bertuzzi pulled a Marek Malik type goal, beating Anderson between the legs. Vancouver came back from a 0-3 deficit to win that one 5-4 in the SO.

Ales Hemsky had a coast-to-coast rush that included undressing a Sharks defenceman to score the winning goal with a minute to go. 3-2 final.

Marian Gaborik undressed a defenceman and beat Giguere with a nice shot. Anaheim won that one, though.

The Hurricanes had a sort of Tic-Tac-Toe-Toe or something... four guys connect on a 4-on-2 break on a sweet passing play. Carolina wins that one 5-2. Cole and Staal with a pair each.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 04, 2006, 03:57:42 AM
The Hurricanes had a sort of Tic-Tac-Toe-Toe or something... four guys connect on a 4-on-2 break on a sweet passing play. Carolina wins that one 5-2. Cole and Staal with a pair each.

Tic-Tac-Toe-Tic. Cole made the first pass on the 3 on 2 and went to the net to receive the last pass and score.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 05, 2006, 12:22:13 AM
Weight puts up ZERO points in a 7 goal effort from Carolina. What is wrong with him?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 05, 2006, 02:41:42 AM
Whatever it is i hope he keeps it up! Brindamour seems to have rebounded from a lousy jan-feb, so my fantasy team is happy, though i've got too many great centres now (spezza, hank sedin, gomez, briere, brindamour and mike fisher). Trying to pull off a huge deal like lehtinen/t kaberle/brindamour/gomez for naslund.

I figured that doug would struggle anyway, he's more a playoff addition. I mean when your team whole team is clicking you don't care if weight is sucking really.

By the way naslund is back to amazing form after finally shaking off his injuries.  :nod:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 05, 2006, 08:05:37 AM
Brind'Amour made some pretty dumb comments to the media after last night's game versus Pittsburgh

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"I understand playing hard, but you don't run guys from behind -- ever," captain Rod Brind'Amour said. "I mean I have played 100 years and I've never run a guy from behind. That's one of the best players in the league, Erik Cole, and we need him, and these guys aren't really playing for anything. It's frustrating."


http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/recap?gid=2006030416 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/recap?gid=2006030416)

Apparently Brooks Orpik is known for dirty hits? The hit didn't look dirty to me, just unfortunate.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 05, 2006, 01:32:26 PM
Brind'Amour made some pretty dumb comments to the media after last night's game versus Pittsburgh

It's written incorrectly. He said 10 years.
 
Apparently Brooks Orpik is known for dirty hits? The hit didn't look dirty to me, just unfortunate.

He has a knack for following through with hits that you normally shouldn't make. It's not his fault, really. Almost all of the time, it is because of a slight adjustment the other player tries to make in order to elude Orpik, thus leaving him in an awkward position. Once Orpik follows through with his hit, it usually leaves the others down on the ice.

Pretty serious injury and a major blow to the Hurricanes' Cup chase...Erik Cole has suffered a neck fracture and will be out for (approx.) 2 months, perhaps longer.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 05, 2006, 01:36:54 PM
It's written incorrectly. He said 10 years.

I didn't even notice that.

Pretty serious injury and a major blow to the Hurricanes' Cup chase...Erik Cole has suffered a neck fracture and will be out for (approx.) 2 months, perhaps longer.

Samsonov or Tkachuk?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 05, 2006, 01:48:27 PM
Samsonov or Tkachuk?

Samsonov is not an adequate replacement. Tkachuk might be intriguing since they would be able to re-unite him with Weight. Deal won't go through unless the NTC is waived, however. That'll only happen if the option for next year is also picked up.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 05, 2006, 01:53:57 PM
Samsonov or Tkachuk? 

Cole is pretty much irreplaceable.  But the Canes are obviously serious about making a run, and they certainly have enough cap room to make some acquisitions, so I expect they'll be adding before the deadline.

On another note, Cole is back in Raleigh and will meet with a neurologist and Carolina's team physicians.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 05, 2006, 05:35:29 PM
I'm surprised this didn't get posted yet.

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"This game is gay now," Donald Brashear observed. "You can't even do anything anymore. ... They changed the game to favor the superstars. You can't do anything anymore to set some respect out there."
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Lepi on March 05, 2006, 05:42:16 PM
I'm surprised this didn't get posted yet.


hahahahaha thats great
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 05, 2006, 05:53:02 PM
 :laugh2:

Yeah, hockey doesn't need the superstars out there. It's not like they're the ones selling the game or anything.

What a goof.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: lasensiy on March 05, 2006, 05:59:58 PM
LOL.  To give him some credit, he certainly picked an original complaint to whine about  :roll:

Something makes me think he won't find too much company with the same opinion, however.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 05, 2006, 06:03:16 PM
That gem came after being suspended for pulling DK's hair during the rout against the Rangers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 05, 2006, 06:33:31 PM
being suspended for pulling DK's hair during the rout against the Rangers.

There's something that will earn you plenty of respect.

 :A_laughing_matter:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 05, 2006, 08:30:00 PM
Late i know but vandemeer's slash on sedin was nasty, after the whistle too.

Canucks hoping to avoid the embarassment of being swept by st louis tonight, god i hope we do...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 06, 2006, 05:32:24 PM
not to be...hot damn the team is hyde and jekyll, but more hyde...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on March 06, 2006, 08:26:04 PM
Just noticed that Weight has only 1 assist in his 8 games with Carolina.  I wouldn't say he's a bust yet, but with Cole out, he will be expected to improve on this!! 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 06, 2006, 11:22:54 PM
AO got his 40th and 41st goals tonight, to go with an assist.  76 points on the season.

The Habs scored twice in the final 5 minutes to tie Philly, and then both teams survived a wild overtime before the Flyers won it in the shootout on two sweet dekes by Forsberg and Nedved.  Huet looked awful early, letting in a couple of terrible goals, but was very solid late in the game.  An important point for Montreal (and Toronto).

Carolina brings a 2-0 lead into the 3rd period, and the Rangers proceed to outshoot them 17-0 ( :shock:) in the 3rd period.  Fortunately for the Canes, Gerber stopped 16 of them.  Carolina has now picked up 54 points in their last 34 games, and still holds a 3-point lead over the Sens.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 06, 2006, 11:25:32 PM
Big game tomorrow night between the Habs and Leafs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 06, 2006, 11:33:56 PM
Big game tomorrow night between the Habs and Leafs.

The Isles missed a big chance to jump in front of the Leafs by losing to the AOshington AOpitals tonight. 

TML's next 4 games are against Montreal, NYI, Tampa Bay and Boston---critical 4-pointers for each team.  The Leafs also have back-to-back games in Montreal later this month; if they can miracle together 4 straight wins here, that should be a fun mini-series.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 06, 2006, 11:40:30 PM
TML's next 4 games are against Montreal, NYI, Tampa Bay and Boston---critical 4-pointers for each team.  The Leafs also have back-to-back games in Montreal later this month; if they can miracle together 4 straight wins here, that should be a fun mini-series.

Too bad the deadline passes before those 4 games. They'll need to really think hard and hope their players come through if they decide to be buyers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 06, 2006, 11:49:20 PM
Too bad the deadline passes before those 4 games. They'll need to really think hard and hope their players come through if they decide to be buyers.

Personally, I hope they win tomorrow night and decide that they've still got a shot. 

The benefit of this would be twofold: 1) They wouldn't distribute any of their talent to contenders whom the Sens might have to face down the road.  2) They might mortgage a little more of their future in an attempt to salvage the season, and take some valuable rentals away from potential Sens' opponents.  :suspicious:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 07, 2006, 12:04:57 AM
Personally, I hope they win tomorrow night and decide that they've still got a shot. 

The benefit of this would be twofold: 1) They wouldn't distribute any of their talent to contenders whom the Sens might have to face down the road.  2) They might mortgage a little more of their future in an attempt to salvage the season, and take some valuable rentals away from potential Sens' opponents.  :suspicious:

Precisely what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: OS on March 07, 2006, 11:50:30 AM
Precisely what I was thinking.

Good thunkin.  The way Tampa is sliding gives the Leafs some hope if they put a decent record together against the other 8th place contenders.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 07, 2006, 08:52:37 PM
Cheering for the leafs :shock:

I will never ever ever cheer for the leafs or the avs. If they play then then i cheer mick magoo's bad penalties and hope for lots of injuries.

Yes i'm a bitter bitter man, I even give death stares to leafers. I once fought with a very lovely lass who believed that nolan was better than bert as at 2002-03, pfssh. I won the argument but I went home alone...

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 07, 2006, 09:47:49 PM
Well, I was sort of hoping the Leafs would win tonight (for the reasons stated above), but it was awful to see the referees ruin a perfectly good hockey game.  Both teams were showing playoff intensity, but the zebras really decided this one.  Too bad.

EDIT: And according to Pierre and Gord on the TSN telecast, the ACC was "the quietest NHL rink I've heard in a long, long time."  They've never had much atmosphere since they moved from MLG, but for those of you who never make it down there for a game, you'd be astonished at how quiet it is.  TSN (and to some extent, CBC) really amp up the arena mics to generate some artifical excitement.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 07, 2006, 09:51:11 PM
Huet hasn't really helped the cause.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 07, 2006, 09:54:37 PM
Huet hasn't really helped the cause.

I can't really blame him, to be honest.  The Habs PK has been extremely passive all night, probably due to being worn out from 3 games in 4 nights, and the Leafs have just set up shop on the perimeter and Huet has basically been the focal point of a shooting gallery.  How many one-timers from inside 30 feet do you figure he's had to face tonight?  20?  More?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 07, 2006, 09:56:11 PM
Don't know how the cross-check on Higgins doesn't called.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on March 07, 2006, 09:58:01 PM
Habs are getting the cold shoulder from the refs.

Chris Higgins scores a goal, gets visciously cross checked by McCabe, falls on Ed Belfour's skate and get's cut open, and there's no call on the play. Incredible.

But the Habs look tired. I wouldn't take this victory in stride if I was Ferguson.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 07, 2006, 10:05:01 PM
But the Habs look tired.

Very much so.  Hard to blame them, though---they've played a lot of very intense hockey in the last 4 days.  Conditioning is going to be a huge factor down the stretch, for every team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 07, 2006, 10:11:17 PM
Lots of comebacks tonight.

After giving up the first one, Chicago pops three straight to beat Columbus 3-1.

The Isles went into the 3rd period down 1-0, but tied it and then won in a shootout.

Down 2-1 midway through the 2nd, Buffalo scored twice to beat Boston 3-2.

Trailing 4-1 five minutes into the 3rd period, Pittsburgh scored thrice to tie, but lost the shootout.

Phoenix beat the Wings 5-2.  Doan and Mara combined for 5 points.  :icon_stirthepot:

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 07, 2006, 11:39:58 PM
Jokinen improves to 9-for-9 in shootouts, as Dallas beats Edmonton.  Jokinen also had a penalty shot goal in the 2nd period, so he's 10-for-10 on penalty shots overall.  That is...mind-boggling.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 08, 2006, 12:05:07 AM
Veins of ice.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 08, 2006, 01:17:14 AM
At least Montreal lost. That's what matters.  :banana:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 08, 2006, 02:43:15 AM
What a beauty by Marleau in OT to essentially guarantee San Jose's place in May and June.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 08, 2006, 04:08:00 PM
What a beauty by Marleau in OT to essentially guarantee San Jose's place in May and June.

Going out on a limb?  Or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 08, 2006, 05:44:28 PM
Or am I missing something?

Check the highlights.  ;)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 08, 2006, 05:52:06 PM
Check the highlights.  ;)

Yikes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 09, 2006, 01:04:38 AM
Ouch!  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 09, 2006, 01:12:23 AM
Atlanta have left Boston and Toronto in their dust. Looks like it's going to be a three-way battle between Atlanta, Montreal, and Tampa for two spots. Could be interesting.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 09, 2006, 01:15:36 AM
Atlanta have left Boston and Toronto in their dust. Looks like it's going to be a three-way battle between Atlanta, Montreal, and Tampa for two spots. Could be interesting.

As of right now, the Habs and Thrashers have been receiving spectacular goaltending. The only thing Tampa has to fall back on is the 4-point cushion they have on the Thrashers. In that little time span, they'd better hope Grahame finds his groove again.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 09, 2006, 01:18:23 AM
As of right now, the Habs and Thrashers have been receiving spectacular goaltending. The only thing Tampa has to fall back on is the 4-point cushion they have on the Thrashers. In that little time span, they'd better hope Grahame finds his groove again.

Plus Tampa has the tougher schedule of the three. I'm picking them to drop out. (Leaving us with a first round opponent of MTL or ATL :()
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 09, 2006, 01:19:05 AM
Plus Tampa has the tougher schedule of the three. I'm picking them to drop out. (Leaving us with a first round opponent of MTL or ATL :()

Montreal wouldn't be so bad. Atlanta on the other hand...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 09, 2006, 01:21:18 AM
Montreal wouldn't be so bad. Atlanta on the other hand...

Carolina went 2-0 against us before we tied the season series. I predict the same thing to happen with Atlanta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 09, 2006, 01:24:25 AM
Carolina went 2-0 against us before we tied the season series. I predict the same thing to happen with Atlanta.

But the thing is Kovalchuk hasn't really looked that great against Ottawa. He has 5 points in 2 games but 4 of those came in the blowout win. If he decides to go on a tear, the Senators will have their hands full trying to contain him and Hossa. Bondra and Kozlov aren't too bad either.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 09, 2006, 01:30:09 AM
But the thing is Kovalchuk hasn't really looked that great against Ottawa. He has 5 points in 2 games but 4 of those came in the blowout win. If he decides to go on a tear, the Senators will have their hands full trying to contain him and Hossa. Bondra and Kozlov aren't too bad either.

If any team's stars play well against another team they will win.

Alfredsson, Heatley, Spezza, Havlat > Kovalchuk, Hossa, Bondra, Kozlov

Atlanta does have Savard to tip the scale vs. Fisher, but don't even try to compare the teams' defence. Hey, if we play badly, we'll lose. That's true of any opponent, not just Atlanta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 09, 2006, 05:17:43 PM
Marek Svatos has his spectacular rookie season ended abruptly; he is gone for the season with a shoulder injury.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 09, 2006, 05:24:47 PM
Marek Svatos has his spectacular rookie season ended abruptly; he is gone for the season with a shoulder injury.

Wow, really? How did that happen? First Konowalchuk now Svatos. Rough.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 09, 2006, 05:28:20 PM
Marek Svatos has his spectacular rookie season ended abruptly; he is gone for the season with a shoulder injury.

Seems destined to have a short career.  He's a 23-year old rookie for a reason.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 09, 2006, 06:11:26 PM
Feel sorry for the guy but suck on that avs.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 10, 2006, 01:23:43 AM
Roloson makes a good impression on the Oiler faithful by stopping 26 shots in his debut.  They were probably less enthusiastic about the 5 that got by him, but those were isolated incidents.  Sharks win 5-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 10, 2006, 05:55:49 PM
Roloson makes a good impression on the Oiler faithful by stopping 26 shots in his debut.  They were probably less enthusiastic about the 5 that got by him, but those were isolated incidents.  Sharks win 5-2.

Roloson has really disappointed me this year. Before this season, I would have considered him top-10 in the league. He's been really mediocre.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 10, 2006, 10:32:01 PM
Loved Laich's goal in the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 10, 2006, 11:02:38 PM
Team Gerber wasn't good enough to beat Florida, Ottawa's within 2 points of them.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on March 11, 2006, 03:46:49 PM
Philly up on Buffalo 5-4 going into the 3rd period right now.  The lead has changed hands a few times.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on March 11, 2006, 04:29:27 PM
I HATE THE SABRES!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hans Moleman on March 11, 2006, 05:19:33 PM
I HATE THE SABRES!

I'm starting to think they will pass us, we better be ready for a philly/nyr 1st round series...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on March 11, 2006, 05:23:48 PM
Don't worry. We get to kick their ass 4 more times before the year is done. That should take them down a peg or two.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 06:01:19 PM
Martin Biron gets credited with the win for making the only save that came his way.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 06:04:35 PM
Nasty game between the Preds and Sharks. 106 PIM accumulated already.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 06:09:22 PM
Cristobal Huet registers his 5th shutout in his last 12 games. The Canadiens take a huge step forward as they beat the Rangers 3-0.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on March 11, 2006, 06:15:30 PM
Cristobal Huet registers his 5th shutout in his last 12 games. The Canadiens take a huge step forward as they beat the Rangers 3-0.
Ha, the game didn't happen yet.  Yahoo totally screwed up and put up some fake box score.  I saw it too though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 07:07:08 PM
Ha, the game didn't happen yet. 

Good. I don't want to miss the retiring of Geoffrion's jersey.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on March 11, 2006, 07:14:53 PM
Ha, the game didn't happen yet. Yahoo totally screwed up and put up some fake box score. I saw it too though.

Weird - someone not only entered a score at Yahoo, but went so far as to make up the entire game, ice times, penalties and all........unless they pasted an old boxscore into today's game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 07:25:16 PM
Weird - someone not only entered a score at Yahoo, but went so far as to make up the entire game, ice times, penalties and all........unless they pasted an old boxscore into today's game.


This is their 4th and final meeting of the year. None of their previous games resulted in a 3-0 win for Montreal. This is also Cristobal Huet's first season as a Hab and his first game against the Rangers this year. Can't be an old boxscore.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 11, 2006, 08:22:32 PM
 :A_laughing_matter:

There goes Yahoo's credibility.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 11, 2006, 09:42:37 PM
One more goal plus an empty netter and Yahoo gets it right...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 09:48:08 PM
One more goal plus an empty netter and Yahoo gets it right...

Not quite. Their boxscore has it as 4 goals for Montreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on March 11, 2006, 10:19:25 PM
Holy crap, Yahoo predicted the shutout and nailed it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 11, 2006, 10:57:31 PM
Holy crap, Yahoo predicted the shutout and nailed it.

Back when I wasn't really big on hockey I predicted four straight Sens playoff games on the nose. My friends thought I was Nostradamus and I didn't know what was so special.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 11, 2006, 11:16:27 PM
Cristobal Huet registers his 5th shutout in his last 12 games. The Canadiens take a huge step forward as they beat the Rangers 1-0.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 12, 2006, 01:30:30 AM
Cristobal Huet registers his 5th shutout in his last 12 games. The Canadiens take a huge step forward as they beat the Rangers 1-0. :mrgreen:

 :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Quetzal on March 12, 2006, 04:51:08 AM
Lalime had a good game for the Blues - 1 for 26 and loosing only in the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 12, 2006, 05:18:02 PM
Holy crap, Yahoo predicted the shutout and nailed it.

Rick tocchet said what?

Canucks beginning to enter the strange world of "maybe we won't make the playoffs". Damn.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 12, 2006, 05:22:39 PM
Canucks beginning to enter the strange world of "maybe we won't make the playoffs". Damn.

 :icon_fryingpan:

You're too pessimistic.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 12, 2006, 06:34:36 PM
Peter Budaj stops 33 shots for his first career shutout and the Avs beat the Flames 3-0. These two teams meet again tomorrow night.

Andrew Alberts scores his first career goal to break Martin Biron's shutout bid. Maxim Afinogenov has a goal and two assists as the Sabres lead the Bruins 4-1.

Petr Prucha makes his return and assists on Jaromir Jagr's league-leading 44th goal of the season. The Rangers are up 2-0 on the Thrashers.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 12, 2006, 06:46:09 PM
Nice to see the Flames' average offence cost them a game for once. Kipper can't bail 'em out every time!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 12, 2006, 09:54:05 PM
Pittsburgh beats Philly 2-0, after killing off 7 consecutive shorthanded minutes in the 3rd period.  Midway through the 3rd, Andre Roy lost his mind and took an instigator, fighting major, misconduct and game misconduct on a play in which no Flyer received a penalty.  So the Pens had to kill off a 2-minute minor, immediately followed by a 5-minute major.  The shutout was Pittsburgh's first of the season (I did not make that up). 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 12, 2006, 09:56:01 PM
Nice to see the Flames' average offence cost them a game for once. Kipper can't bail 'em out every time!

"Average" is a pretty generous description of Calgary's offense.  They're the lowest-scoring team in the NHL.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 12, 2006, 09:59:51 PM
Fleury played out of his mind tonight. Colby Armstrong extends his streak to 8 games (4 goals, 8 assists).
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 12, 2006, 10:06:26 PM
Fleury played out of his mind tonight. Colby Armstrong extends his streak to 8 games (4 goals, 8 assists).

I missed the first 2 periods, but at the end of the game Lange said that Fleury had "the best seat in the house" and "a $1500 seat to watch the game" etc.  Generally making it sound like he was a spectator...is he losing it?
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 12, 2006, 10:13:26 PM
I missed the first 2 periods, but at the end of the game Lange said that Fleury had "the best seat in the house" and "a $1500 seat to watch the game" etc.  Generally making it sound like he was a spectator...is he losing it?

Fleury only faced around 20 shots but the ones he stopped were absolutely great. For the majority of the game, the Pens carried the play.

The Pens always seem to play inspired hockey once they are well out of the playoff hunt. I don't know whether that's a good thing or not. On one hand, you admire how they haven't packed it in yet. On the other hand, they're hurting their chances at the top pick in next year's draft. This year is a special case, as they are far and away the worst team in the league.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 12, 2006, 10:32:33 PM
I had a sweet night in my pool tonight. Last day of the week and it looks like I'm finished, but Spezza, Heatley, and Emery all pull through. I also had Meszaros, Alfredsson, Crosby, and Mara. I tore it up tonioght!!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 12, 2006, 11:03:24 PM
Anaheim beats Phoenix 5-2 to tie Edmonton for 8th place in the West.  The Ducks also have two games in hand.  Roloson is now 0-2-1 in his three games as an Oiler, giving up 13 goals.  On the plus side, Samsonov has 3 points in his first 2 games.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 12, 2006, 11:05:44 PM
Anaheim beats Phoenix 5-2 to tie Edmonton for 8th place in the West.  The Ducks also have two games in hand.  Roloson is now 0-2-1 in his three games as an Oiler, giving up 13 goals.  On the plus side, Samsonov has 3 points in his first 2 games.

Friesen scored for Anaheim. He was doing terribly in Washington but maybe all he needed was a new team. He could end up being a solid pick-up.

(Anaheim/Detroit first round? Maybe)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 12, 2006, 11:17:08 PM
Friesen scored for Anaheim. He was doing terribly in Washington but maybe all he needed was a new team.

Or an old one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 12, 2006, 11:17:42 PM
Or an old one.

Whatever.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 13, 2006, 01:24:12 AM
:icon_fryingpan:

You're too pessimistic.

You're a serial spanker of late :laugh2:

It's just getting scary. I predicted the ducks and the wild to make the playoffs at the start of the season and now both teams are looking good. That means that only two of the canucks, avs, kings, sharks or oilers will make it, and of those teams only the oilers are playing as bad as the canucks.

The new guys looked good vs dallas, they helped the pk but there's literally no scoring out there after the sedin line, and the third period slump is now a consistent trend.
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 12:44:04 AM
Jonathan Cheechoo with his 4th hat-trick of the season.
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Post by: John Connor on March 14, 2006, 02:15:26 AM
Jonathan Cheechoo with his 4th hat-trick of the season.
He now has 33 goals in 39 games since Thornton showed up...  :shock:
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Post by: RideauDreaming on March 14, 2006, 02:21:43 AM
Canucks lose to stars 4-2, modano with the winning goal.

Hank sedin passes markus naslund for the canuck's point scoring lead - i kid you not.

Carter and dan sedin score with assists kept to that line. I think it's 4 games since bert/mo/naz registered a point and about the same for anyone else on the team.

Canucks are now something like only 1 regulation win in their last 10 games and about 2 of 66 on the powerplay of late.

 :icon_banghead: :icon_hissyfit2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 02:22:00 AM
He now has 33 goals in 39 games since Thornton showed up...  :shock:

If only they could translate that into a playoff berth...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 14, 2006, 02:32:47 AM
He now has 33 goals in 39 games since Thornton showed up...  :shock:

Thornton has assisted on 26 of those 33 goals.

Since the trade:
Cheechoo has 33-19-52 (69g-40a-109p over 82 games)
Thornton has 16-46-62 (34g-97a-131p over 82 games)

It'll be too bad if we don't get to see them in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 14, 2006, 02:37:12 AM
Canucks are now something like only 1 regulation win in their last 10 games

1 regulation win, 1 overtime win, 1 shootout win (Chicago), 6 regulation losses and an OT loss in which the OT lasted 6 seconds.  7 points in 10 games.  Not good enough.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 14, 2006, 08:05:01 AM
Canucks badly miss salo and jovo, and someone not on the sedin line who can score.

Only positive is auld, the kid looks real good.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on March 14, 2006, 10:29:52 AM
How about those Oilers.

On the bright side, Kevin Lowe can probably expect a place of honour when they parade the Cup down the main street of Minneapolis a few years from now. That draft pick just keeps getting higher...
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Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 02:08:49 PM
If Budaj can keep up his play, PL looks like a genius once again.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 03:35:57 PM
Bryan Berard is done for the season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 14, 2006, 04:00:41 PM
Bryan Berard is done for the season.

[insert banned substance joke here]

What happened?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 04:26:47 PM
What happened?

Pain from a bulging disc in his lower back won't go away.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 14, 2006, 09:16:45 PM

Personal reasons - testicular shrinkage?

What happened?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 14, 2006, 09:38:10 PM
Canucks down 0-3 vs nash.

Come on sens, tie it up!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 14, 2006, 10:39:31 PM
A shutout for Vokoun and the Preds as the Canucks keep spiralling. 5-0 is the final score. Newcomer Sean Brown is the only Canuck to not be on the ice when the Predators scored.

Doug Weight with two goals and an assist to lead the 'Canes over the Rangers by a score of 5-3.

Daniel Briere has two goals and two assists and the Sabres win 6-4 over the Caps. Alexander Ovechkin records a goal and two assists; he now has 82 points in 63 games while Sidney Crosby sits at 74 points in 64 games.

Darcy Tucker tallies the lone goal in the shootout to give the Leafs a 5-4 win over the Bruins.

9 minutes away from his first shutout of the season, Rick DiPietro has his shutout bid broken by Paul Martin. The Islanders still pound the Devils by a score of 6-1 however.

Dwayne Roloson finally gets a win and is able to do so in Minnesota. The Oilers win 2-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Budkiller on March 14, 2006, 10:46:03 PM
A shutout for Vokoun and the Preds as the Canucks keep spiralling. 5-0 is the final score. Newcomer Sean Brown is the only Canuck to not be on the ice when the Predators scored.

Wow.......the Canucks are self-destructing.  Rumour has it that Crawford has lost this team.  And in any other year, Naslund is a good player in my pool........awe nuts.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 15, 2006, 07:51:22 PM
Erik Cole looks like he'll be back for the beginning of the playoffs.

Curtis Sanford is done for the season with a knee injury. Lalime will likely be the starter from here on out. Divis has been called up to serve as the backup.

Andrei Markov is still hurting from back spasms and will be replaced by Mark Streit or Todd Simpson for the next few games. Ribeiro should be good to go however.

After being high-sticked by Brendan Morrison, Bill Guerin has to have surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone. He will be gone for a week.

Gretzky wants to return next season as the head coach of the Coyotes.

Janet Gretzky will be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury regarding allegations of Operation Slapshot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 15, 2006, 08:01:38 PM
This could be Lalime's chance to prove he's ready to make the jump to the major leagues.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 15, 2006, 08:37:43 PM
Alexei Zhitnik is out for the season with an ankle fracture. Arron Asham will mis 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Big blow to the Isles' playoff hopes.

The NHL's year-end awards ceremony will be held in Vancouver.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 15, 2006, 09:50:34 PM
Alexei Zhitnik is out for the season with an ankle fracture. Arron Asham will mis 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Big blow to the Isles' playoff hopes.

The NHL's year-end awards ceremony will be held in Vancouver.

I know why, because they want it to look unbiased, so they chose a team which will win no awards

(boom-tish)

 :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 16, 2006, 04:29:23 PM
Sean Burke suffers a broken finger in practice today, and is out indefinitely.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 16, 2006, 04:32:50 PM
Looks like Waddell is poised to deliver on his promise.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 16, 2006, 04:37:12 PM
Looks like Waddell is poised to deliver on his promise.

Apparently he later said that that promise was merely to detract attention from other off-ice issues.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 16, 2006, 04:44:03 PM
Apparently he later said that that promise was merely to detract attention from other off-ice issues.

Which issues?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on March 16, 2006, 04:51:05 PM
Not sure, but a reliable source (E4) said it involved gerbils and rubber sheets.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 16, 2006, 05:55:00 PM
Hossa must be loving missing the playoffs, then again he's probably swimming in money like on ducktales.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 16, 2006, 05:59:57 PM
Which issues?

I think Kovalchuk's illegal stick thing? Hang on, I'll find it.


Quote
Waddell: Playoff guarantee a decoy

By JOHN MANASSO
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/04/06

Thrashers general manager Don Waddell now says his playoff guarantee was a calculated ploy to deflect attention from the team's seven-game losing streak and star Ilya Kovalchuk.

Waddell made his playoff guarantee to the Journal-Constitution on Feb. 4 — exactly one month before Saturday night's game with Washington — as the team was in the midst of a seven-game losing streak that threatened its playoff chances.

Kovalchuk had been caught with an illegal stick that week, a story that received a good deal of attention.

"With all the other distractions with the team at the time and, certainly when I said it, I knew I was going to take the distraction away from them and put it on myself," Waddell said. "Whether it worked or not, I know we won three out of four games there going into the break.

"These guys are proud athletes. They know what the challenge is and they know what's in front of them. If we don't make the playoffs, it's going to be a very disappointing season for all of us."

Without the knowledge that Waddell made the guarantee, the Thrashers defeated Florida 6-4 that night. Although their three-game winning streak was snapped on Thursday by Boston, the Thrashers have won four of their last six games and, especially in their last four, have mostly refrained from the mistakes that tend to cost them games. They also have allowed only seven goals in those four games.

"There was a plan all the way," Waddell said. "There was no doubt in my mind. I knew exactly what I was saying at the time. I knew it would create eyebrows. I knew also we were going to Canada to play three games and I knew all of the attention was going to be on Kovalchuk's sticks and I wasn't going to be there. I was going to be at the GM meetings. I'm not the smartest guy in the world but there's some things I can come up with once in a while."

Coach Bob Hartley said such a ploy can sometimes have a positive effect on players.

"It's also a mind-game," he said. "Obviously, it's won on the ice, but the computer is right between the two ears. It's funny what you can create sometimes. Added pressure on some people is fine. If it helps some players in their focus, that's fine also. What we do on the ice is my priority. That's where my focus is. The way we're playing right now, obviously, we feel good, but we're not where we want to be yet."

Thrashers captain Scott Mellanby said if Waddell's guarantee was a motivational tactic, that's fine with him.

"I think we played pretty well since he said that," Mellanby said. "I mean, I think people try to do different things, whether it's a player or a captain or whoever, we're all trying to accomplish one thing and that's winning. His reasons for it were what they were.

"I had no problems with that. He stuck his neck on the line for us. He believes in our team and we felt from the start we were a playoff team. You go to Toronto a day after you say it and it's going to get blown out of proportion."

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 16, 2006, 06:36:32 PM
Bah, those are hardly issues serious enough to force Waddell to cause a "distraction."
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 16, 2006, 07:46:48 PM
"I knew exactly what I was saying at the time. I knew it would create eyebrows."

 :laugh2:

"...I'm not the smartest guy in the world."
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 16, 2006, 09:49:27 PM
Justin Williams currently has 3G 2A against Montreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 16, 2006, 09:55:22 PM
Justin Williams currently has 3G 2A against Montreal.

2 goals and 2 assists. Game is over. It's a 5-1 win for Carolina.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 16, 2006, 10:04:33 PM
2 goals and 2 assists. Game is over. It's a 5-1 win for Carolina.

Hm. Whitney's second goal was originality given to Williams according to Sportsnet.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on March 17, 2006, 12:02:16 PM
Fox sports apparently reports Alexei Yashin might get bought out in the off season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on March 17, 2006, 12:05:15 PM
Fox sports apparently reports Alexei Yashin might get bought out in the off season.

Maybe he could purchase the Renegades with his winfall.  :shock:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Da lil Guy on March 17, 2006, 01:22:21 PM
I hope they only accept cash in hand from him.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 17, 2006, 05:20:27 PM
That's a hefty amount to pay.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 17, 2006, 05:33:25 PM
Hecht out for another two weeks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 17, 2006, 05:35:00 PM
Hecht out for another two weeks.

Cole... Fisher... Hecht...

Kismet is funny, sometimes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 17, 2006, 07:52:11 PM
Jay Bouwmeester picks up his first goal of the year.  Ironically, he deflects a point shot in the slot.  No longer in danger of breaking the NHL record for most assists without scoring a goal.  Weird stat:  The record for most assists in a season before scoring a goal was set in 1947-48 (29).  It stood until earlier this season (February 8th) when Teppo Numminen broke it by getting 32 before his 1st goal, leaving Bouwmeester with a tie for the record, also 32, before scoring tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 17, 2006, 10:34:08 PM
This is clearly worth pointing out. As of right now, one goal separates each of the top nine goal scorers.

1 Jaromir Jagr NYR 44
2 Alexander Ovechkin Was 43
3 Ilya Kovalchuk Atl 42
4 Jonathan Cheechoo SJ 41
5 Eric Staal Car 40
6 Simon Gagne Phi 39
7 Dany Heatley Ott 38
8 Daniel Alfredsson Ott 37
9 Brian Gionta NJ 36
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 12:35:10 AM
Anyone catch the ending of the Tampa/Philly game? I missed the ending but I see Lecavalier ended up with an instigator and a fighting major but no one to match the major.  :icon_questionable:

He ended the night with 31 PIM.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 01:11:09 AM
Just saw the highlights. After Lecavalier scores an absolutely gorgeous goal on a wraparound, Denis Gauthier comes and blindsides Vinny into the boards. He then gets up and goes after Gauthier and a big crowd gathers. Amazingly, Lecavalier is assessed an instigator, a fighting major, a 10 minute misconduct and a game misconduct yet Gauthier gets nothing. The NHL should really look into this since that was a very dirty thing to do by Gauthier. Very unnecessary.

On a side note, John Grahame continues his horrendous play in nets despite the win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: rose on March 18, 2006, 10:10:45 AM
What are some refs thinking?  Lecavalier scores a goal and then, for no reason, starts a fight?  No doubt the League will take a look at this.  Did Tortorella go ballistic?  He must have. :roll:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 18, 2006, 02:19:57 PM
Boston does us a favor, knocking off Carolina 4-2 this afternoon.  The B's are within 6 points of the last playoff spot (the Habs have 3 games in hand, though).

More importantly, the Senators can take over the #1 spot in the East with a win tonight.  They'll also take over the #1 spot overall with a win and a Detroit loss or OT loss against Edmonton in the late game on HNIC.  Should be a fun night.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 02:21:30 PM
Brad Boyes deserves to be recognized for his matinee hat-trick.  :icon_applause2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 18, 2006, 02:25:54 PM
Brad Boyes deserves to be recognized for his matinee hat-trick.  :icon_applause2:

All in the 3rd period, too.  It's all because I picked him up in late-January in one of my pools.   :icon_thumbsup:

Boyes now has 11 goals and 18 assists in the B's last 22 games.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 02:31:16 PM
The Leafs really should have kept him. He was probably the Leaf draft pick with the most upside. Amazing rookie year for Brad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 18, 2006, 02:32:40 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that the Leafs traded Boyes, Alyn McCauley and a 1st-round pick to San Jose for Owen Nolan.  When their turn to use that pick came up, the Leafs could have selected Patrice Bergeron, Mike Richards, Patrick Eaves or Shea Weber (or any other number of good prospects who were taken before the Leafs' next pick.) [Nelson voice] Haha. [/voice]
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 02:37:29 PM
Subsequently, the 1st rounder was traded to Boston who used it to draft Mark Stuart. Stuart and Boyes are both Boston rookies this year.  :mrgreen:

Boyes now has 8 points (5-3) in 4 career games against the 'Canes. Keep in mind that all 4 of those games have come this year against a powerhouse Carolina squad.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 18, 2006, 02:43:49 PM
Boston does us a favor, knocking off Carolina 4-2 this afternoon.  The B's are within 6 points of the last playoff spot (the Habs have 3 games in hand, though).

Boy, oh Boyes. If the Bruins have one bright spot this year it's that rookie. Hat trick against the Canes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 18, 2006, 02:44:46 PM
Boston does us a favor, knocking off Carolina 4-2 this afternoon. The B's are within 6 points of the last playoff spot (the Habs have 3 games in hand, though).

More importantly, the Senators can take over the #1 spot in the East with a win tonight. They'll also take over the #1 spot overall with a win and a Detroit loss or OT loss against Edmonton in the late game on HNIC. Should be a fun night.

And we all know how well the Sens historically perform when they can grab first places in a tough game... bed, meet crap.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 18, 2006, 10:47:03 PM
I missed most of these games but here goes:

As mentioned earlier, Brad Boyes' 3rd period hat-trick led the Bruins to a 4-2 win over the 'Canes.

Jussi Jokinen sees his shootout streak end but the Dallas Stars see theirs extended. Dallas wins 4-3 over the Sharks.

With a goal and 3 assists, Jaromir Jagr reaches 100 points to take over the Art Ross lead. This is the 5th time in his career that Jagr has reached 100 points in a season. He now has 11 points in 4 games against the Leafs this season and 53 points (26-27) in 36 career games against Toronto.

Philadelphia keeps pace with the Rangers for the Atlantic division title and wins 4-2 against the Thrashers.

John LeClair had a goal and two assists in the first period and the Pens hold on for a 5-4 win against Montreal.

Florida wins 4-3 in a shootout against the Captials.

Nashville pounds Calgary 9-4. Brian Boucher is in net for all 9 as he makes 38 saves. Mike Sillinger has 4 points, three Preds have 3-point nights and 2-point nights. Chris Simon gets tossed for an attempt to injure penalty.

Detroit and Edmonton are currently tied at 1 on HNIC's latter portion of the double header. A scare for the Wings early on as a puck deflects off of Ales Hemsky's skate and strikes Nicklas Lidstrom in between the eyes. He returned soon after however.

The Blues and Kings are in a scoreless game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 19, 2006, 04:05:00 PM
Brandon Bochenski picks up his first point as a 'Hawk with an assist on Curtis Brown's goal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 19, 2006, 06:58:54 PM
Brandon Bochenski picks up his first point as a 'Hawk with an assist on Curtis Brown's goal.

Om my God I knew this would happen. Demitra all over again!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 07:25:36 PM
Mike Komisarek gives the Habs an early 1-0 lead over the Caps.  It is Komisarek's first NHL goal, in his 123rd career game.  It also ends the NHL's longest goal-less drought.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 20, 2006, 08:06:34 PM
Tied up by Sutherby. Very nice goal.

Atlanta leads Buffalo 2-0! With a little luck, the Thrashers could move into 8th tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 08:17:45 PM
Ryder, Perezhogin and Dandenault each score within a 2:08 stretch to make it 4-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 20, 2006, 08:21:02 PM
Ryder, Perezhogin and Dandenault each score within a 2:08 stretch to make it 4-1.

I jinxed it :(
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 08:22:31 PM
I jinxed it :(

Thank you.  :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on March 20, 2006, 08:39:31 PM
Buffalo now losing 5-0  :shock:

Well thank you Atlanta, but please don't make the playoffs, it would be greatly appriciated
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 20, 2006, 08:43:10 PM
Buffalo now losing 5-0  :shock:

Well thank you Atlanta, but please don't make the playoffs, it would be greatly appriciated

Lehtonen is good, but Huet has shown he can carry his sorry team on his back. I'll take the Thrash.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 09:05:28 PM
Down 5-1 after 2 periods, Tampa Bay scores 4 straight goals in the third period to tie Florida. 

8 minutes left, 5-5.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Tiffaholic on March 20, 2006, 09:09:24 PM
Why isn't Hossa playing in the Atlanta game? He was playing in their last one, and he doesn't seem to be injured/suspended.  :icon_questionable:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 20, 2006, 09:09:54 PM
Down 5-1 after 2 periods, Tampa Bay scores 4 straight goals in the third period to tie Florida. 

8 minutes left, 5-5.

So they learned a thing or two from Ottawa.  :)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 09:10:11 PM
Why isn't Hossa playing in the Atlanta game? He was playing in their last one, and he doesn't seem to be injured/suspended.  :icon_questionable:

Flu.  There's a bug making it's way through the Thrashers at the moment.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Tiffaholic on March 20, 2006, 09:15:18 PM
Flu. There's a bug making it's way through the Thrashers at the moment.

Ah, I see. :smily698:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 20, 2006, 09:28:21 PM
Tampa Bay's comeback is spoiled by Jokinen's OT winner.  Valuable point for the Lightning, though.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on March 20, 2006, 10:33:24 PM
So they learned a thing or two from Ottawa. :)

Except how to win the game  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: rose on March 21, 2006, 08:09:18 AM
Todd White is gone for the rest of the season with a broken leg sustained on the weekend when he took a shot off his leg.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on March 21, 2006, 11:52:50 AM
Todd White is gone for the rest of the season with a broken leg sustained on the weekend when he took a shot off his leg.

I saw the game, and heard this mornings announcement on the Team1200.  Broke the bone where the leg is exposed between the bottom of the shin pad and the skate boot.  OUCH....

Tough one Todd...Sucks for sure.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Flufflet on March 21, 2006, 02:00:05 PM
Todd White is gone for the rest of the season with a broken leg sustained on the weekend when he took a shot off his leg.

I must have missed the updates.  Poor Todd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 21, 2006, 05:36:47 PM
The Avs will have to make a run at the division title without Alex Tanguay. Tanguay is out for 2-4 weeks with a sprained right knee.

After being clobbered by Darcy Hordichuk in a fight, Barret Jackman suffers a broken jaw and is gone for the rest of the season.

The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers start an exciting three-game mini-series tonight. Tonight's matchup takes place in Edmonton. The teams then travel to Vancouver for Thursday night and Saturday night tilts. Edmonton owns a 5-0 record thus far in the season against the Canucks.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 21, 2006, 10:12:50 PM
The Kings make a big mistake IMO and fire their head coach Andy Murray and assistant coach John Van Boxmeer. John Torchetti is the interim GM.

Peter Forsberg makes his return to the Flyers' lineup and assists on Simon Gagne's 40th of the season and adds the game-winner as Philadelphia beats New Jersey 2-1.

Four Coyotes record 2-point nights and Curtis Joseph stops 31 of 33 shots to lead Phoenix to a 5-2 win over Columbus.

Jim Slater's shootout goal gives the Thrashers a much-needed 2 points. Tim Thomas takes another shootout loss for the Bruins.

Robert Nilsson scores the game-winner and assists on the insurance marker as the Islanders catch the Habs flat-footed. New York wins 3-1.

Jason Allison's late 3rd period powerplay goal gives the Leafs a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Detroit and Nashville are headed to a shootout.

San Jose is up 5-0 on the Blues midway through the 3rd period.

Minnesota leads Calgary 2-1 late in the 3rd.

Raffi Torres scores to break Alex Auld's shutout bid. Vancouver is up 2-1 in the 2nd. The first period featured 18 minutes in penalties. Don't forget that these teams square off for the next 2 consecutive games as well.

A busy night that's sure to keep Hatch's thread interesting.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 21, 2006, 10:18:32 PM
Detroit and Nashville are headed to a shootout. 

Datsyuk with one of the best shootout goals of the year.  Very similar to his breakaway goal against Turco.  For my money, Datsyuk is the best 1-on-1 shooter in the NHL (Sorry, Jussi).

Nashville wins the shootout 4-3 in 6 rounds, leaving Detroit and Ottawa with identical 47-15-6 records.  Ottawa leads in goal differential for the tiebreaker.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 21, 2006, 10:21:16 PM
Datsyuk with one of the best shootout goals of the year.

Disgusting.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 21, 2006, 11:30:20 PM
The Kings make a big mistake IMO and fire their head coach Andy Murray

Should be on JFJ's shortlist to replace the Eskimo.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 21, 2006, 11:36:11 PM
Canucks will take the win, Auld had a great game.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 21, 2006, 11:59:50 PM
Forgot to mention that Columbus has been awarded the 2007 NHL entry draft.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: rose on March 22, 2006, 09:30:01 AM
Did I hear right late last night, watching one of the sports networks doing summaries, that Doug Weight was not in the lineup for Carolina last night due to a *lower body injury*?  Apparently out indefinitely, from what I heard.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on March 22, 2006, 01:32:21 PM
Forgot to mention that Columbus has been awarded the 2007 NHL entry draft.

Weren't we supposed to get another shot?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 03:23:28 PM
A report out of the Washington Times indicates that the Caps benched AO for 14 minutes against Montreal the other night for disregarding warnings from the coaching staff regarding his play.  There were two incidents which lead to the benching; AO leaving the defensive zone during a Caps PK looking for a breakaway pass, and then refusing an order to come off the ice during a PP.  They were far from his first offences however, and the benching was the result of having been warned multiple times about defensive zone coverage and shift length.

Full Article (http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/20060321-114903-8101r.htm)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 03:39:43 PM
Did I hear right late last night, watching one of the sports networks doing summaries, that Doug Weight was not in the lineup for Carolina last night due to a *lower body injury*?  Apparently out indefinitely, from what I heard.

Groin injury.

Weren't we supposed to get another shot?

Vancouver gets the upcoming (2006) draft. Columbus has 2007. Ottawa has 2008.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 05:25:29 PM
The Devils have bought the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 05:35:36 PM
The Devils have bought the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters.

I assume Carolina and/or Colorado will be taking a hard look at Albany.  Can't see Lamoriello wanting to continue the affiliation-sharing in Lowell.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 22, 2006, 06:49:44 PM
A report out of the Washington Times indicates that the Caps benched AO for 14 minutes against Montreal the other night for disregarding warnings from the coaching staff regarding his play.  There were two incidents which lead to the benching; AO leaving the defensive zone during a Caps PK looking for a breakaway pass, and then refusing an order to come off the ice during a PP.  They were far from his first offences however, and the benching was the result of having been warned multiple times about defensive zone coverage and shift length.

Full Article (http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/20060321-114903-8101r.htm)


I'd be careful if I was the coach of the caps...pissing off AO will probably get him fired and it'll set the team back to the dark ages.

That and I need him to score more goals for my fantasy team.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 07:01:46 PM
Hanlon is the perfect coach for Ovechkin.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 07:03:52 PM
Carolina vs. Buffalo tonight. Praying for a regulation victory. I guess for Carolina.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 07:21:15 PM
Pretty shocking stat mentioned on TSN:

Philly is dressing the same line-up for two consecutive games for the FIRST time this season. Brutal injury troubles.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 07:48:34 PM
Jagr scores twice but Hollweg throws a brutal hit on Umberger and Philly scores twice (so far) on the ensuing major. Philly up 3-2 after one.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 07:58:42 PM
Hollweg throws a brutal hit on Hollweg

5 minute major for masochism?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 07:59:48 PM
Dainius Zubrus manages to pick up a penalty while still serving another one. Zubrus was assessed a diving penalty with a minute left in the 1st. As the period ends, Zubrus is assessed another 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 08:00:58 PM
5 minute major for masochism?

Umberger*
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 08:03:09 PM
Dainius Zubrus manages to pick up a penalty while still serving another one. Zubrus was assessed a diving penalty with a minute left in the 1st. As the period ends, Zubrus is assessed another 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.

This is what I see:

Washington Capitals:
Biron (Tripping) 16:01 1st Prd
Zubrus (Unsportsmanlike conduct) 19:00 1st Prd
Willsie (Interference) 19:17 1st Prd
Eminger (Holding) 19:38 1st Prd

Florida Panthers:
Roberts (Goaltender Interference) 16:10 1st Prd
Roberts (Unsportsmanlike conduct) 16:10 1st Prd
Kwiatkowski (High-sticking) 16:24 1st Prd
Van Ryn (Holding) 19:00 1st Prd

Four penalties in 23 seconds? Four penalties in 38 seconds? Yuck.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 08:13:00 PM
Sandwich Ozolbitch with a brutal giveaway to give Gagne his 41st.

Ozo was a crappy pick this week, huh?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 08:19:26 PM
Sandwich Ozolbitch with a brutal giveaway to give Gagne his 41st.

Ozo was a crappy pick this week, huh?

Ozolinsh would have been a better pickup.  :nod:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 22, 2006, 08:27:40 PM
Ozolinsh would have been a better pickup.  :nod:

Who?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 22, 2006, 09:29:42 PM
Come on ozo, get a goal

Again yes for my fantasy team, 15 points of the lead before tonight.

Come on ovechkin or stumpel too, or both.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 22, 2006, 09:46:59 PM
^Nada..ugh

Well maybe i'm jinxing myself.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 11:40:15 PM
Jagr completes the hat trick, and now has 49 goals on the season.  Unfortunately for the Rangers, they were the only three goals in a 6-3 loss, as the Flyers pull into a tie for the Atlantic division lead.

Carolina beats Buffalo 4-3.  The Sens get 2 points closer to the Northeast crown.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 11:41:47 PM
Matt Barnaby and Marty Lapointe scrapped at Blackhawks practice yesterday.  No hard feelings by either guy, who are very close friends and remain so.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 22, 2006, 11:51:43 PM
Matt Barnaby and Marty Lapointe scrapped at Blackhawks practice yesterday.  No hard feelings by either guy, who are very close friends and remain so.

It was today (Wednesday), was it not?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 22, 2006, 11:59:29 PM
It was today (Wednesday), was it not?

Yes, Wednesday...I was already calling that yesterday, for some reason.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 23, 2006, 12:59:14 AM
Down 3-0 midway through the first period, the Ducks pull Giguere.  It works, as Anaheim gets 4 of the next 5 goals to tie the game, 4-4.  With 1:38 left in OT, Johan Hedstrom gets hauled down on a clean breakaway and is awarded a penalty shot.

Hedstrom swings in from the right wing, opens up Budaj with a head fake and then buries a wrister through his pads to win the game.  Huge win for the Ducks, as they move 2 points clear of Vancouver in the West.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 23, 2006, 01:08:25 AM
This is unrelated to any specific game, but I really like what some teams are doing by interviewing players over the PA system immediately following the game, while the player is still on the ice (or bench).  Not sure if the teams thought of it themselves, or if it was an FSN initiative, but I think it's pretty cool. 

After the Ducks big OT win tonight, Niedermayer stepped off the ice, put on a headset and was immediately being interviewed by the FSN TV announcers, with the feed being broadcast inside the arena, as well.  I couldn't give you a full list of teams that do it, but Anaheim and San Jose fans really seem to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 23, 2006, 01:10:31 AM
The best interviews come from Rick DiPietro after wins.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 23, 2006, 07:01:54 AM
This is unrelated to any specific game, but I really like what some teams are doing by interviewing players over the PA system immediately following the game, while the player is still on the ice (or bench).  Not sure if the teams thought of it themselves, or if it was an FSN initiative, but I think it's pretty cool. 

After the Ducks big OT win tonight, Niedermayer stepped off the ice, put on a headset and was immediately being interviewed by the FSN TV announcers, with the feed being broadcast inside the arena, as well.  I couldn't give you a full list of teams that do it, but Anaheim and San Jose fans really seem to enjoy it.

They've been doing it in aussie sports for years, the only thing you have to watch is for "bad" language, a slight time delay helps!
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 23, 2006, 07:03:34 AM
And yeah i'm now first in my other hockey pool!  :)

Had to dump fish, alas due to the injury but stumpel put up the needed points.

Waiting on hossa and havlat to come back.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 23, 2006, 08:08:48 PM
Pavol Demitra is set to have facial surgery tomorrow to correct a nasal fracture he suffered in the Olympics that has been giving him breathing problems. No word on how long he'll be out.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 23, 2006, 09:29:53 PM
Anyone else watching the Atlanta/New Jersey game? This is a big reason why every team should be cautious about facing Atlanta in the 1st round.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 23, 2006, 09:32:25 PM
Too soon you spoke.

5-5 thanks to Gionta.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 23, 2006, 09:36:05 PM
Down 4-1 with 5 minutes gone in the 3rd period, the Thrashers reel off 4 straight goals to take a 5-4 lead over New Jersey.  And then with Brodeur out of the net, Gionta gets his 38th of the season to tie it for the Devils with 1:02 left.

Atlanta wins in OT on Bondra's goal, off the rebound of Hal Sutton's huge shot.

Huge win for the Thrash.


Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 23, 2006, 09:45:19 PM
Down 4-1 with 5 minutes gone in the 3rd period, the Thrashers reel off 4 straight goals to take a 5-4 lead over New Jersey.  And then with Brodeur out of the net, Gionta gets his 38th of the season to tie it for the Devils with 1:02 left.

Atlanta wins in OT on Bondra's goal, off the rebound of Andy Sutton's huge shot.

Huge win for the Thrash.

He may be a big doofus, but he's no Gil.

Hopefully Atlanta takes 7th place soon.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 23, 2006, 09:46:00 PM
Or Carolina takes first...  :icon_hiding2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 23, 2006, 09:46:21 PM
But with our luck both will happen.  :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 23, 2006, 09:47:58 PM
He may be a big doofus, but he's no Gil.

 :laugh2:  Hal Sutton is a golfer + I was watching golf all afternoon = What I said.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 23, 2006, 09:49:04 PM
Detroit beats San Jose 4-0, handing the Sharks their first shutout of the season and keeping them on the outside of the Western conference playoff picture.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: rose on March 23, 2006, 09:58:13 PM
As time winds down, the fans in Montreal are serenading the Leafs with *Na-na-na-na,na-na-na-na,Hey-hey-hey, Goodbye!*.   :smily1263:  I did not get to watch the game but from what I have heard, the Leafs did not play well at all.  Ondrus is fighting now with a Montreal player....cannot see it, just hear it in the other room.

Another nail in the Leafs coffin.....
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 23, 2006, 10:05:24 PM
The game wasn't close at all. 5-1 is a humble score for the Leafs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 23, 2006, 10:07:56 PM
The game hasn't finished yet but Alexander Ovechkin has already fired 13 shots at John Grahame.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 23, 2006, 10:10:32 PM
The game wasn't close at all. 5-1 is a humble score for the Leafs.

Seventeen periods without an even-strength goal, by the way. That is beyond atrocious. They literally cannot win without the help of the refs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 24, 2006, 12:51:54 AM
NHL officials in Vancouver and Toronto spent over 9 minutes reviewing Ryan Smyth's shootout attempt before deciding the puck was in the net.  I think they got the call right, but it was an absolute travesty to wait around for that length of time.

- Hemsky misses
- Naslund scores
- Smyth scores
- Ruutu scores (great move)
- Peca scores (steals a page out of Jokinen's book and beats Auld high)
- Bertuzzi scores on a great backhand shot, which goes in off the post

Canucks win the shootout, 3-2.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SensGuy on March 24, 2006, 12:54:49 AM
That took WAY too long, but they made the right call.  It's common sense that Smyth scored on that one.

Roloson hasn't looked good in Edmonton.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 24, 2006, 08:56:44 AM
NHL officials in Vancouver and Toronto spent over 9 minutes reviewing Ryan Smyth's shootout attempt before deciding the puck was in the net.  I think they got the call right, but it was an absolute travesty to wait around for that length of time.

- Hemsky misses
- Naslund scores
- Smyth scores
- Ruutu scores (great move)
- Peca scores (steals a page out of Jokinen's book and beats Auld high)
- Bertuzzi scores on a great backhand shot, which goes in off the post

Canucks win the shootout, 3-2.

Ruutu's signature move is awesome.

H goes in fast, leg kick then dekes to the backhand. I love the guy.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on March 24, 2006, 10:13:07 AM
I'm a little late with this post but....

Has anyone ever seen a game look slower than the one between the Flyers and Rangers the other night?

The Rangers and the Flyers will be disposed of quickly in the post season when going up against quicker teams like Buffalo, Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa and Tampa. They will be defeated on Penalties alone because they can't keep up to the quick transisition these faster teams bring to the game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 24, 2006, 01:48:46 PM
I'm a little late with this post but....

Has anyone ever seen a game look slower than the one between the Flyers and Rangers the other night?

The Rangers and the Flyers will be disposed of quickly in the post season when going up against quicker teams like Buffalo, Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa and Tampa. They will be defeated on Penalties alone because they can't keep up to the quick transisition these faster teams bring to the game.

Depends. The way it's been going, hooking and obstruction calls are going the way of the do-do, and who knows what will happen in the playoffs. If slower teams are allowed to impede the faster teams and not get penalties, anything can happen.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 24, 2006, 04:25:23 PM
Has anyone ever seen a game look slower than the one between the Flyers and Rangers the other night?

I agree with Philadelphia though their best goal-scorer has unbelievable wheels. However, I disagree with the Rangers. That team is not fast but they aren't slow by any means. Their entire gameplan revolves around Jagr and he seems to play at a moderately fast pace nowadays. Their game is more puck possession than speed, a la the Wings and Senators. I think their secondary and tertiary scoring is a little suspect but you can't forget Jagr; it's not like he disappears in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 24, 2006, 08:13:02 PM
The Devils retired Ken Daneyko's #3 this evening before the Devils-Bruins game.  Great ceremony by the team, and one of the best farewell speeches you'll ever see by Kenny D.  Well deserved, too----here's a guy who spent 21 years in the same organization, and made a 1500-game career out of nothing more than pure grit.  He was an integral part of 3 Stanley Cup-winning teams while putting up 36 goals in 18 seasons.  He's a testament to the value of hard work.  Hell of a nice guy, too.

His jersey and that of Scott Stevens will now sit side-by-side in the rafters, where they belong.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 24, 2006, 08:19:40 PM
Jaromir Jagr reaches 50 goals.  :icon_applause2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 24, 2006, 10:15:36 PM
New York blows a 3-1 lead, losing 4-3 to the Pens in OT.  Sid with the winner.

Other New York makes it to the shootout before losing to Florida.  Nieuwendyk gets burned for having an illegal stick, and is forced to sit out---his replacement, Stumpel, fails on a weak effort.  Sykora with an unbelievable goal for Rangers, but Jokinen seals the win for the Panthers with a 5-holer.

Columbus gets a late goal from Chimera to beat Calgary 3-2.

Jersey handling the B's.  4-1 in the 3rd.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 24, 2006, 11:34:56 PM
The Blackhawks almost hand Dallas their first shootout loss of the season, sending it to an 8th round of shooters, but the Stars prevail.  Barnaby and Zubov scored on the first 2 shots, and then the next 13 shooters in a row missed (including Jokinen), before Brenden Morrow ended it in on the 16th shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 25, 2006, 12:10:56 AM
After Steve Sullivan scores early in the 1st, the Ducks put 5 in a row past Tomas Vokoun. The Ducks are on the verge of securing another 2 huge points.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 12:16:50 AM
The Blackhawks almost hand Dallas their first shootout loss of the season, sending it to an 8th round of shooters, but the Stars prevail.  Barnaby and Zubov scored on the first 2 shots, and then the next 13 shooters in a row missed (including Jokinen), before Brenden Morrow ended it in on the 16th shot.

As if they didn't give B-Bo a shot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 25, 2006, 12:23:14 AM
As if they didn't give B-Bo a shot.

With Dustin Byfuglien, 8th-round pick and rookie defenseman, on the bench?  Fat chance.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 12:35:17 AM
With Dustin Byfuglien, 8th-round pick and rookie defenseman, on the bench?  Fat chance.

Ten bucks says Bochenski would have won it for Chicago. And if I lose that bet... well I'm sure B-Bo can make me a ten.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 25, 2006, 12:37:55 AM
Ten bucks says Bochenski would have won it for Chicago. And if I lose that bet... well I'm sure B-Bo can make me a ten.

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 12:39:03 AM
:laugh2:

I'm serious. That kid is money.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 11:15:38 AM
Have you seen him toe-drag? He can stop on a dime.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 11:16:31 AM
I guess Chicago thought Bochenski would be able to make them another CASH Line.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 01:30:21 PM
But that's just my two cents.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on March 25, 2006, 02:34:08 PM
AB, you're a post whore...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 25, 2006, 02:56:21 PM
AB, you're a post whore...

It's okay to be jealous.

+1 post count
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on March 25, 2006, 03:05:59 PM
 :A_laughing_matter:

I like the post whore comment best (http://www3.sympatico.ca/w.hobbs/kick.gif)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 25, 2006, 06:54:05 PM
Jeff O'Neill had already been contemplating taking a year off from the NHL. Now, Aki Berg is thinking about retirement at the end of this season.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: _BellY_ on March 25, 2006, 09:58:13 PM
Don Cherry was hillarous just now. The Leafs-Habs game ended in a bunch of "fights" which were really just little jersey pulling sessions. He was like "I appologize for the little girlie skirmishes at the end there like little girls at recess, I would like to show you a real fight" and then he showed the Mcgrattan- Brashear fight, and he LOVED it it was really really funny.

Habs fans are great they were singing "na na na na na na na na hey goodbye" with 5 minutes left in the game.

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 26, 2006, 12:37:56 AM
With the loss tonight, the Leafs are almost eliminated from playoff contention for the first time in Pat Quinn's tenure as head coach. Suspensions and/or fines are likely on the way for Alexei Kovalev and Darcy Tucker for their little incident.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 26, 2006, 12:44:31 AM
With the loss tonight, the Leafs are almost eliminated from playoff contention for the first time in Pat Quinn's tenure as head coach. Suspensions and/or fines are likely on the way for Alexei Kovalev and Darcy Tucker for their little incident.

Kovalev got him good.  I find it difficult to conjure up any sympathy for Tucker (live by the sword, etc.), but that was pretty vicious by Kovalev, and an appropriate response from Tucker.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 26, 2006, 12:55:53 AM
Down 4-3 with 8 minutes left in the 3rd period, the Kings get three goals past Vokoun in 1:47, including two by Frolov in 66 seconds.  Frolov with a 3-point night in his return to the LA lineup.

6-4 Kings, 3 minutes left.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 26, 2006, 01:54:00 AM
Jeremy Roenick breaks his ankle in the win.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Dagwood on March 26, 2006, 10:10:15 AM
Jeremy Roenick breaks his ankle in the win.

That has got to suck for him.  Is that it for him now in terms of retirement? Not the best way to end a career if it is.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 26, 2006, 03:35:12 PM
That has got to suck for him.  Is that it for him now in terms of retirement? Not the best way to end a career if it is.

Kings fans would be jubilating at that thought.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 26, 2006, 03:48:27 PM
Kings fans would be jubilating at that thought.

"Future considerations" is looking like a steal for the Flyers, regardless of what it ends up being.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 26, 2006, 09:35:29 PM
Jeremy Roenick is out for the season with a broken ankle.

Alexander Khavanov is out for the season with a broken leg.

Martin Rucinsky is out for a month with a broken thumb.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 26, 2006, 09:43:19 PM
Noah Welch with his first 2 NHL goals for Pittsburgh.  Showed nice hands on the first one, neatly deflecting a Kovalev feed from behind the net past Fleury.  The second goal was less impressive, but more helpful, Penguin-wise.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 26, 2006, 09:49:58 PM
John LeClair continues his complete ownership of the Habs, picking up his 399th career goal with 6 minutes left to get the Pens within a goal.  6-5 Habs.  Not sure why they gave Aebischer another crack at Pittsburgh...

LeClair now has 32 goals and 20 assists in 38 career games against Montreal.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 26, 2006, 09:58:21 PM
Toronto wins a game without getting a SINGLE PP.

That's right, Toronto.

I guess Stephen Walkom didn't get his cheque this month.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 27, 2006, 08:26:44 PM
Recchi gets his first point in 9 games (!) as a Hurricane, a PP goal to give Carolina a 2-1 lead over Tampa Bay.  5 minutes left in the 2nd period, 2-1 Hurricanes.

In other bad news, Buffalo scores three straight goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-2 lead over the Rangers.  9 minutes left in the 2nd period.

In even more bad news, Detroit has an early 1-0 lead over St. Louis as Maltby records his first goal in 34 games.  In the Wings' last 49 games, Kirk has now racked up 2 goals and 2 assists.

Go Blues, Rangers and Lightning.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 27, 2006, 09:15:13 PM
In other bad news, Buffalo scores three straight goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-2 lead over the Rangers.  9 minutes left in the 2nd period.

From the Good News Dept., Sykora and Jagr have scored 3rd period goals to tie the Sabres at 4, and the Rangers are about to start a 5-on-3 PP for 47 seconds.  I predict a Jagr one-timer for the GWG.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 27, 2006, 09:44:38 PM
I'm more worried about Carolina. Buffalo is barely visible in our rear-view mirror.

(First person to reply with "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" loses points for lack of originality)

Buffalo and NYR going to a shootout
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 27, 2006, 09:47:43 PM
Petr "should have been traded to Ottawa" Sykora scores the only shootout goal. 5-4 NYR final. Six straight losses for Buffalo... wow.

In other news, Sturm/Bergeron/Boyes is one of the best lines in the league. Really. Boston loses 4-3 to FLA in the shootout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 27, 2006, 10:29:47 PM
With 58 seconds left in regulation, the Blues finally get one past Manny Legace.  :icon_banghead: Detroit wins 4-1. 
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 27, 2006, 10:43:01 PM
With 58 seconds left in regulation, the Blues finally get one past Manny Legace.  :icon_banghead: Detroit wins 4-1. 

I can tell you why, too. I picked Legace this week.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 28, 2006, 12:21:07 AM
Down 3-2 with 6 minutes left in the second period, the Naslund-Burrows-Bertuzzi line puts up 3 goals in 3 minutes to give Vancouver a 5-3 lead over Los Angeles.  The Sedin line scored twice in 46 seconds for the Canucks' other 2 goals.  A win is critical for the Canucks tonight---they're tied with San Jose for 8th in the West, and the Sharks already have 2 games in hand; they're also 2 points behind Edmonton, who will have a game in hand on them after tonight.

If LA comes back to win, they will leapfrog Vancouver and San Jose for the 8th spot.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 28, 2006, 01:06:10 AM
Alexandre Burrows completes his first career hat trick.  He could be the new AB.

(http://www.moosehockey.com/theteam/images/picalexandreburrows.jpg)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on March 28, 2006, 04:37:12 AM
Alexandre Burrows completes his first career hat trick.  He could be the new AB.

(http://www.moosehockey.com/theteam/images/picalexandreburrows.jpg)


Do I have to buy a plane ticket and so i can  :icon_fryingpan: you?

Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Flufflet on March 28, 2006, 07:22:36 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=160414&hubname=nhl
Jack Johnson decides to stay in University and not join the Canes.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 28, 2006, 11:34:12 PM
Jack Johnson decides to stay in University and not join the Canes.

Good decision. Good for other Eastern Conference teams in the playoffs this year and good for Jack in the long run.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 29, 2006, 07:13:44 PM
Willsie puts the Cpas up by one versus Carolina.  :nod:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 29, 2006, 08:11:56 PM
This MUST be a mistake:

Scoring 
Florida Panthers:
1. Luongo (Sim) 2:09 (even) 1st Prd
2. Horton (Hill, Bouwmeester) 16:19 (even) 1st Prd

Pittsburgh Penguins:
None.
 
Or have I missed something cool?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Broken Bones on March 29, 2006, 08:29:39 PM
This MUST be a mistake:

Scoring
Florida Panthers:
1. Luongo (Sim) 2:09 (even) 1st Prd
2. Horton (Hill, Bouwmeester) 16:19 (even) 1st Prd

Pittsburgh Penguins:
None.
 
Or have I missed something cool?

Your souce must suck.. on NHL.com it shows C. GRATTON (16)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on March 29, 2006, 09:20:33 PM
4-1 Washington, AO has his 48th :icon_bowdown2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 29, 2006, 10:40:33 PM
Jagr sets a new Ranger record. Straka picks up the hat-trick.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 29, 2006, 11:05:07 PM
Jagr picks up 4 assists against the Isles, giving him 113 points on the season and the Rangers single-season scoring record, trumping the 109 by Jean Ratelle in 1971-72.  His next goal will also be a Rangers single-season record (53).  He is already only the 3rd 50-goal man in Ranger history.  This mainly serves to illustrate how pathetic it is that nobody in the Rangers' 80-year history has ever had more than 52 goals or 109 points.

Single-season scoring records for the other Original Six teams:

Detroit Red Wings
Points: Steve Yzerman - 155 (1988-89)
Goals: Steve Yzerman - 65 (1988-89)

Boston Bruins
Points:  Phil Esposito - 152 (1970-71)
Goals: Phil Esposito - 76 (1970-71)

Montreal Canadiens
Points: Guy LaFleur - 136 (1976-77)
Goals: Steve Shutt & Guy LaFleur - 60 (1976-77 & 1977-78)

Chicago Blackhawks
Points: Denis Savard - 131 (1987-88)
Goals: Bobby Hull - 58 (1968-69)

Toronto Maple Leafs
Points: Doug Gilmour - 127 (1992-93)
Goals: Rick Vaive - 54 (1980-81)

And expansion era teams, all better than the Rangers records:

Edmonton Oilers
Points: Wayne Gretzky - 215 (1985-86)
Goals: Wayne Gretzky - 92 (1981-82)

Pittsburgh Penguins
Points: Mario Lemieux - 199 (1988-89)
Goals: Mario Lemieux - 85 (1988-89)

Los Angeles Kings
Points: Wayne Gretzky - 168 (1988-89)
Goals: Bernie Nicholls - 70 (1988-89)

Buffalo Sabres
Points:  Pat LaFontaine - 148 (1992-93)
Goals: Alexander Mogilny - 76 (1992-93)

New York Islanders
Points: Mike Bossy - 147 (1981-82)
Goals: Mike Bossy - 69 (1978-79)

Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche
Points: Peter Stastny - 139 (1981-82)
Goals: Michel Goulet - 57 (1982-83)

Washington Capitals
Points: Dennis Maruk - 136 (1981-82)
Goals: Dennis Maruk - 60 (1981-82)

Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes
Points: Teemu Selanne - 132 (1992-93)
Goals: Teemu Selanne - 76 (1992-93)

St. Louis Blues
Points: Brett Hull - 131 (1990-91)
Goals: Brett Hull - 86 (1990-91)

Calgary Flames
Points: Kent Nilsson - 131 (1980-81)
Goals: Lanny McDonald - 66 (1982-83)

Philadelphia Flyers
Points: Mark Recchi - 123 (1992-93)
Goals: Reggie Leach - 61 (1975-76)

Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars
Points: Bobby Smith - 114 (1981-82)
Goals: Dino Ciccarelli - 55 (1981-82)

Vancouver Canucks
Points: Pavel Bure - 110 (1992-93)
Goals: Pavel Bure - 60 (1992-93)
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 30, 2006, 01:15:34 AM
Didn't realize JR played tonight.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 30, 2006, 01:17:23 AM
Didn't realize JR played tonight.

What happened to the broken ankle?  :icon_questionable:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 30, 2006, 01:26:29 AM
What happened to the broken ankle?  :icon_questionable:

It is still being diagnosed as broken for some reason. If so, that's a hell of a pain threshold Roenick possesses.

EDIT: Chip fracture of the right ankle.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 30, 2006, 01:57:25 AM
It is still being diagnosed as broken for some reason. If so, that's a hell of a pain threshold Roenick possesses.

EDIT: Chip fracture of the right ankle.

Gotta admire him for playing through it, but I only hope for the Kings' sake he's not being a liability out there...
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on March 30, 2006, 05:50:06 PM
Daniel Briere suspended 2 games for his high-sticking incident against Leetch and the Bruins.

Mike Danton's request to serve the rest of his sentence in Canada has been denied.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 30, 2006, 05:59:44 PM
Daniel Briere suspended 2 games for his high-sticking incident against Leetch and the Bruins.

It looked like an accident to me. How badly was Leetch hurt?
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on March 30, 2006, 06:04:38 PM
How badly was Leetch hurt?

They're hoping he pulls through.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Metalhawk on March 31, 2006, 01:02:20 AM
It looked like an accident to me. How badly was Leetch hurt?

Concussed
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 31, 2006, 09:24:20 PM
Do the Wings ever NOT tie the game in the last minute?  :icon_angry2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Andrew_Brunette on March 31, 2006, 09:31:46 PM
Do the Wings ever NOT tie the game in the last minute?  :icon_angry2:

Beauty goal by Sharp to win it.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 01, 2006, 04:54:35 PM
With a 4-1 win against the Flyers, Martin Brodeur moves past Jacques Plante on the all-time career wins list.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Alexander_Ovechkin on April 01, 2006, 06:02:06 PM
Good for him.  Brodeur give yourself a pat on the back,  I would if was in New Jersey and spotted him alone without any protection  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 02, 2006, 12:17:57 AM
Absolute BS call there. With Calgary being called for a penalty, Dwayne Roloson leaves the ice for an extra skater. With the extra attacker, Raffi Torres scores to make it 3-2. The goal is waived off though and the refs give Torres a penalty. Meanwhile, Calgary ends up with nothing but a PP. On the ensuing PP, Andrew Ference scores to make it 4-1.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Flufflet on April 03, 2006, 02:31:03 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161087&hubname=nhl
Lalime's season is officially over.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Senscore on April 03, 2006, 11:17:09 PM
Lindy Ruff is great. He absolutely UNLOADS on Tucker and his dirty play after the Buffalo/Toronto game.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 04, 2006, 01:36:40 AM
Lindy Ruff is great. He absolutely UNLOADS on Tucker and his dirty play after the Buffalo/Toronto game.

Just heard the soundbite and saw the clip. Tucker deserves a lot for this. And not just an off-ice suspension either. These two still have another meeting left. With the Leafs all but out and the Sabres clinching tonight, it has the potential to be a penalty-filled affair.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on April 04, 2006, 02:19:26 AM
Vancouver is in serious danger of not making the playoffs.  If I had to bet on it right now, I'd take San Jose for the 8th spot---2 points back, 3 games in hand.  Fortunately for the Canucks, 2 of their remaining 5 games are against the Sharks, so they still control their destiny.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Amon on April 04, 2006, 04:58:22 AM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161087&hubname=nhl
Lalime's season is officially over.
wow, that sucks for him.  I kinda feel for the guy.  This has been a horrific season for him and its sad to see after he played so well for the Sens (exp in the playoffs).

I have a feeling he'll be back though and rebound from all this.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Flufflet on April 04, 2006, 04:03:39 PM
Hecht out two weeks and Tucker not suspended.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161221&hubname=nhl

Brendan Witt suspended for 1 game for hit on Blue Jackets David Vyborny.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=161222&hubname=nhl
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 05, 2006, 01:11:42 AM
Perry's goal was a slap to the face of the Kings.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on April 06, 2006, 11:38:01 PM
Ruslan Salei just got a delay of game penalty for shooting a puck out of play.  The interesting part is that it went over the glass at the other end of the ice, behind Turco.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: Hatch on April 06, 2006, 11:57:56 PM
Modano gets tangled up going to the boards with Hedstrom and falls awkwardly, twisting his knee on the way down.  He was obviously in a lot of pain, and had to be carried to the dressing room.  Devastating blow to Dallas if there's any significant damage to the knee.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: RideauDreaming on April 07, 2006, 12:24:16 AM
Canucks fan need dallas to win and for sj to somehow lose.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 07, 2006, 12:37:52 AM
Canucks fan need dallas to win and for sj to somehow lose.

Not with Cheechoo and Toskala looking for another hat-trick and shutout.
Title: Re: Around the League
Post by: SCRAMBLLLLLLE... on April 07, 2006, 01:01:34 AM