Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Avalanche

12
Oct
09

B’s drop another one…

BruinsSo there has been a lot of chatter about the B’s coverage on the Loge. Yes, as Clark Dub has said there are Whalers blogs that have been updated more frequently than the B’s blog….good one, have fun golfing in April. Yes, I know the B’s coverage has been soft, Commish was just promoted and the Kiiiiid is now in B-school so time to have fun has been short, but we have not been slacking on the B’s watching. So, for those of you who do not know, the B’s look like dog poo, tonight they dropped their third of the season to the Avs to drop to 2-3 on the season. The B’s now stand third in the division and 10th in the Eastern Conference. A big deal? NO. But I don’t like it and I’m not happy with them. The Bruins are not doing what they should, tonight they went down 2-0 early in the first and no one wanted to drop the buckets and stand up for the team. Why not? I don’t know, maybe Thorton’s purse was too heavy or Lucic didn’t have his dose of cranberry juice this weekend. Yes, I’m calling out town favorite Milan, if he wants to feed me my lunch, by all means, atleast I know he can still throw a punch, sissy.

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14
Apr
09

Islanders win the Tavares Sweepstakes

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From NHL.com:

With a 48.2-percent chance of being awarded the No. 1 pick (250 number combinations were assigned to New York), the Isles won the Scotiabank/NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. The Islanders, who suffered more than 500 man-games lost to injury in 2008-09, had just 61 points (26-47-9), the fewest in the League.

The first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Because the Islanders won the lottery, the draft order remains intact with the League’s regular-season standings. The Tampa Bay Lightning (66 points) will draft second, followed by the Colorado Avalanche (69), Atlanta Thrashers (76) and Los Angeles Kings (79), respectively. All five teams had a crack at the No. 1 pick.

“It was obviously something that was very well-publicized and something people were looking forward to, but being a goalie as long as I was, there’s a lot of things you can’t control,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow told NHL.com. “We hoped for the best and probably didn’t sweat it out, knowing that I really didn’t have any control over the situation.”

It’s expected to be another huge draft for the Islanders, who also own the San Jose Sharks‘ first-round pick and three more selections in Round 2. New York also took 13 players in the 2008 Draft, including center Josh Bailey, who spent the entire 2008-09 season on Long Island. The Isles held the fifth pick in 2008 but traded down twice to No. 9, gaining more selections in the process.

12
Mar
09

NHL Fighting part IV: Hey dinosaur, let the kids play!

If you have noticed, and judging by the amount of hits this week you haven’t, this is the final installment regarding fighting in the NHL. Fights happen to spark a team or fire up the crowd, but often times, fights happen in order to police the activity on the ice and air grievances that build up throughout the season. As a hockey player, you know that you’re responsible for your actions on the ice. If a player is playing without regard to his opponent’s safety, there are typically consequences that follow. These are the type of fights that, in my opinion, you will not see leave the game, they are necessary and offer instant repercussions. Sometimes you will see the two players who have an issue with each other clear the air or a team’s enforcer may settle an issue, sometimes the hits are clean, but tempers run high. Regardless, if an enforcer needs to get involved stay tuned, you will typically see some fights quick to follow and involve quite a few of the personnel on the ice. There are some classic examples of some great line brawls here, here and one of the most famous here. Followed is Adam Burish’s perspective on these types of fights and will close out this series:

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