Thursday, March 19, 2009


Sureality In amongst the gmail this morning, I found something just a little surreal:

If Brian Burke has taught us anything, it's that REAL NHL HCs/GMs don't post on Twitter. But for just a split second, my pre-coffee brain went "Tortawhaaa?"

Personal Milestone Watch I believe this is post #98 for the ol Outsider. Upon post number 100, expect a heartwarming ceremony where I cut the cords off of the computer, and skate around the ice with it raised high above my head. Or, where one of my co-workers looks at me and goes "Um, are we to expect any work from you today?" And then coffee.

They're Back Bogo, Ron & Kovy were all on the ice in Duluth this morning - leading me to believe all three will go tomorrow against the Wings.

From The "Let's Get A Better Start" Dept Sucks that we can't just toss the whole first half of this season; we'd have a playoff spot.

NHL Records: Second-Half of Season (Through March 18)
New Jersey Devils29227044.759
Detroit Red Wings30188440.667
St. Louis Blues29167638.655
Pittsburgh Penguins31189440.645
Vancouver Canucks28168436.643
Columbus Blue Jackets301810238.633
Ottawa Senators28159434.607
Washington Capitals311711337.597
San Jose Sharks28149533.589
Calgary Flames291611234.586
Florida Panthers291510434.586
Nashville Predators301611335.583
Boston Bruins301510535.583
Edmonton Oilers28139632.571
Philadelphia Flyers281512131.554
Atlanta Thrashers301613133.550
Toronto Maple Leafs301310733.550
Carolina Hurricanes311613234.548
Minnesota Wild291311531.534
Dallas Stars301513232.533
Chicago Blackhawks281312329.518
New York Rangers301312531.517
Buffalo Sabres291313329.500
Los Angeles Kings281212428.500
New York Islanders291213428.483
Tampa Bay Lightning291113527.466
Montreal Canadiens291115325.431
Anaheim Ducks291216125.431
Phoenix Coyotes291018121.362
Colorado Avalanche301019121.350

From Pierre LeBrun, over at the WWL.

O Kiptin, My Kiptin Do yourself a favor and check out the interview with Ilya. (Via the Chronicle, via Mirtle, via Japer's Rink/Tuvan Hillbilly, from Sport Express) Some favorite quotes:
"Crosby is Crosby and Kovalchuk is Kovalchuk. He got penalized, I made a goal and I was showing him 'Look, I made a goal'. That was all."

"You can't be an amoeba when you play hockey -- you have to be an emotional player."

"Krikunov says a lot of things. In Quebec he said that the Canadian National Team was guzzling through the entire championship. People talk about those things they are most familiar with."
That is why I'll take Kovy over Sid (or anyone else) any day of the week.

1 comment:

Thrashers Recaps said...

lol, BARELY in a playoff spot.