Choose 1 single enforcer (Brad May) in your whole roster, that hardly plays anyway.
Choose the least amount of fights in the NHL last season, dropping the gloves just 12 times.
Choose getting beaten 5-1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, who recorded their 1st home victory that night.
Choose hideous injuries to key players early in the season, [...]
You know it’s funny. The Red Wings are setting up a season of being excessively average (5-4-3), but I still can’t imagine us not making the playoffs.
Maybe it’s optimism, maybe it’s because we’re used to being in the top 2-3 teams, or maybe it’s because life without the playoffs is too scary to contemplate.
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My office is full of people discussing the top football (soccer) games last night, or the cricket scores, or even what’s happening in the rugby. I sit alone at my desk, unable to join in most of the time, unless someone mentions non-league football. It’s rare, but has been known to happen that I’ve been [...]
We’re 5 games in, we’ve lost Franzen for 4 months, we’re missing the majority of last year’s attack force due to salary cap limitations and tonight we play one of the most aggressive teams in the league so far (obviously the Maple Leafs are far and away the most regular inhabitants of the penalty box [...]
When I started this blog I bought a few books on the subject to get some insight into just what it was I was getting myself into. Of everything I read I remember just two things. The first is that it takes about 30 months for a blog to really develop an audience. [...]
There are no words that can describe the feeling I had seeing the final seconds of the 3rd period and the excitement all the players had as soon as they knew. This was an amazing series. As I had said before, to be the best you have to beat the best. The Penguins did just [...]
It has come down to this….one game. The winner of this one game takes home Lord Stanley. The loser goes home only one game away from claiming the Cup for themselves. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings last night (Monday) 2-1 to have pushed the series to a decisive game 7. I love [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins have returned to the Stanley Cup Finals and will have a rematch of last year’s Finals against the Detroit Red Wings. For the Red Wings, many believed they would have no problem making it back to the Cup, but not so much can be said about the Penguins. Many people had counted [...]
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins have an opportunity to finish off the Carolina Hurricanes and head to their second consecutive Stanley Cup Finals. This series was deemed to have been a good chance of requiring a 7th game to decide the winner. However, so far the Hurricanes have just not showed up to play. Whether [...]
Sharks fans, I think we’re done. A while back I wrote that, even if we don’t go deep in the playoffs, all I wanted to see from the San Jose Sharks was the kind of effort where you know they left nothing on the ice. Well, we didn’t get much of anything this [...]