Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Not mentioning the w-i-n last night - lets not jinx it. After all, it was the Islanders.

Congrats, Kovy, and a classy move on the dish to Army. Well deserved milestone. I hope we get to see number 1,000 at Phillips.

PDaddy has an interesting post on Gaborik trade possibilites. There's been a lot of noise involving a Kovy-for-Gabby swap. But most of it comes from a source only slightly more reliable than Eklund. So here's what we know:

- DW watched the Wild on two occasions.
- Marion Gaborik is unhappy in Minnie; most likely wants to play in a run-and-gun high octane offensive style.
- Trading Kovy right now is an idea so stupid, a trained seal would have a hard time swallowing it if it were written on the side of a herring. (Let's hope DW spends time at the aquarium.)

I'm holding out an ever-dimming hope that Mikko Koivu comes our way. In that purely hypothetical vein, I've place a poll on the page to that extent.

The more likely scenario is DW trading what assets of value we have for a Slovakian winger named Marian who will probably depart at the end of the year for the largest cash-grab since...

Last year.

I don't see this ending well.

But wouldn't it be cool to watch Kovy & Gabby on a line? Centered by... Jason Williams... Eric Perrin... Jim Slater...

Aw, nevermind.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Grace and peace to all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I like Boston. They're a good looking team, aren't they? O6 team returning to glory. How bout Phil Kessel, yea? Good on him. Stared the big C right in the eye, spat and kept playing. Grew up a lot, too. Savvy's on his way isn't he? Bummer about Patrice, though. Poor kid. But Wheels with a Goal of the Year candidate... Wow.

The Blackhawks got all the pieces. They're stacked, top to bottom. Matter of fact, I picked them as my season team on NHL2K9. 28-6-1, as of right now. Kane, Sharp & Towes... BC anchoring a solid young defense... 3 players over 30... the future is bright. In Chi-town.


Thrashers blog?

So... like... I have to write about them?


Thrashers/Isles tonight. Could anyone care any less...

Shoot me now.

In other news: Thanks Leahy. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?

Calling 'em out

Thrashers: Boys, you suck. Not because you aren't skilled, but because you you don't care. I mean, the LEAFS. After last game honor was on the line, and you guys demonstrated exactly what you think about that. You're being paid at least $450,000 a year to look like this? Time to swap rosters with the Wolves, trade Kovy for the Sedins (or whatever idiocy is going to transpire), sell the team to Balsillie and root for the Hamilton Thrashers. The pic posted by our blogging bretheren @ the Chronicle says it all....

Pensblog: Look, I get it: if you want factual news, go somewhere else. The Pensblog staff have a certain level of (let's say) irreverence to maintain. I love 'em, and I don't rate any kind of response, but...
This might be the biggest non-story of all time. We're the only ones right, therefore we are wrong, apparently, as the rest of the hockey internet world wants Crosby to be punished.
Um... huh? Non-story? One professional athlete joins an in-progress melee and punches another professional athlete in the groin multiple times and it's a non-story?
Basically, this is what happens when Crosby, who has been churning out cliches and run-of-the-mill quotes since he was 8 while being the face of Canadian hockey and essentially Reebok nowadays, goes a little bit off the beaten path.
"A little off the beaten path"? A little? What's the difference between Sid's lapse in judgement here, and Chris Pronger's lapse in judgement? Or Chris Simon's multiple lapses? Yes, the results were vastly different, but the route used to get there was the same. Something made Sid mad. Sid get mad, Sid's good judgement goes out the frickin window. Why should he be treated any different from any other player? Just 'cause he's had a camera trained on him for his entire coherent life, that means punch the nearest opponent in the groin? Isn't that what Eric Goddard is there for, anyway, to take care of whoever tries to cheap shot Sid?
Nobody's made a joke about that's as close Crosby will ever get to a Cup?
Nobody's made a joke about Puck Daddy being an expert at going after a man's balls?
Yes. These are valid points. I expect more from my hockey bloggers. 8am gameday skate and windsprints for all of us.
If it wasn't for Puck Daddy, we wouldn't have even known about this thing turning into some kind of scandal.
To steal a phrase: Whatev.

Much love, staff. And don't hold it against me that I'm a Thrashers fan. You play the hand you're dealt.

Maybe I'll find that trade to Chicago I've been asking for under the tree.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gameday & Scraps

- P(uck)Daddy lends a considerable voice to the "Shots Heard 'Round the League" debate.The interesting thing is this - no one, not even Pens fans, is saying Sid wasn't acting as a world-class douche; they're all just making excuses as to why it's okay. But if you ask me, no amount of slewfoot in the corner or lovetaps with the butt of a stick Crosby allegedly recieves could equal the premeditated third-man-in mafia-style goonery Crosby dished out on Boris. Seriously, having two of your boys pin your target down while you pummel his groin.. c'mon.

- Watching the Thrash/Lightning game on Saturday, I was reminded of Mark Recchi's comments about wanting to play for a good team.... something about something going around.... and then coming around...

- Ryan Malone is a joke.

- Ian White, yer on, pal. Let's see what you got.

Go Thrashers.