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 Devils||29||22||7||0||44||.759|
|Detroit Red Wings||30||18||8||4||40||.667|
|St. Louis Blues||29||16||7||6||38||.655|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||30||18||10||2||38||.633|
|San Jose Sharks||28||14||9||5||33||.589|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||30||13||10||7||33||.550|
|New York Rangers||30||13||12||5||31||.517|
|Los Angeles Kings||28||12||12||4||28||.500|
|New York Islanders||29||12||13||4||28||.483|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||29||11||13||5||27||.466|
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."That is why I'll take Kovy over Sid (or anyone else) any day of the week.
"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."