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Favorite current player: Eller/Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: John Ferguson
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-20 10:04:08)
People say all sorts of things. Gerald Gallant and Dale Tallon have taken last years Panthers from .89 points per game at the 57 game mark to 1.223 points per game at the 57 game mark this year. That works out to 92 points extrapolated vs the 66 they tumbled to last season. Notable achievement.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-19 11:23:21)
I think your view makes a lot of sense.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-19 10:40:44)
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-19 10:31:01)
Excellent and motivating link. Thanks for sharing it.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Senators preview: Tokarski, Pateryn, Sekac in lineup for Habs (2015-02-18 11:51:04)
It says that in 2009 he was picked up by a playoff bound Calgary before the trade deadline and was finally on a NHL team that made the playoffs, only for one round, but he was on a team that made it in. This would have been his second time in 17 seasons making it to the playoffs but Nashville moved him out.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-17 11:10:35)
If advanced analytics were the answer none of us would ever watch a game and the stands would be empty. That is why analytics had the "ytics" added to it, to confuse us. The beauty of hockey is that players can transcend the predictable, raise it into the zone, and throw historical trends out the window. Fans and media follow performance. There is nothing in sports more beautiful than one or two players taking victory from the jaws of defeat. Team Canada Women, out and done, and they lift their game to Olympic Gold. They refused to lose. They believed. I don't see that column under the advanced stats. Guts, glory, and who dares wins. All that stuff you can not quantify they try and gauge by this or that variable. Analytics are fun, and sometimes interesting. But hockey isn't baseball, a curve isn't a curve, and often a goal is due to the hard work of guys gasping for air on the bench rather than the superstar who potted it. Just the way it is.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-17 09:33:02)
And Max overtaking that player on the PK fumble. The guy can motor and think at the same time.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Red Wings preview: Gilbert will take Gonchar’s spot for Habs (2015-02-16 10:06:02)
Or you could look at it entirely differently. That Oduya was off balance at the last of the sequence as the puck slides along the boards and as he shoves past Crosby's arm he begins to fall. The video shows the fall starting before Oduya passes mid net and only after that does Crosby's stick come near Oduya's skate. Couple that with the recovery Oduya makes, just right for a loss of footing earlier than the stick, and it is very possible the refs who were watching it from the ice made the right call.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Red Wings preview: Gilbert will take Gonchar’s spot for Habs (2015-02-15 18:08:05)
I enjoyed that article by Stubbs regarding Kessel as seen through PK's eyes. I thought Kessel played like a champ yesterday as well. The guy has the parts but not the media finesse. He just costs so much. Players have pretty thick skins but I kind of like the Kessel who sneers at stupid questions because the media and fans certainly sneer at stupid answers. But that can turn into boobirds pretty quick. Then again, the flip side is attractive.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Beaulieu stands up for Gonchar (2015-02-15 16:15:29)
I want to know how you close an elaborator. I could use that.