Archive for July, 2007

Is Kevin Lowe a jerk, an idiot, or just collapsing under the weight of the chip on his shoulder? First the ridiculous Tomas Vanek offer sheet — cause, obviously, anyone with ONE good season can’t possibly regress over the course of his career — and now comes word that Lowe’s put out another overpriced offer […]

I’ve often wondered why the NHLPA doesn’t do more to actually protect the physical health constituency. Sure, they do things like try to drive up salaries and pensions and stuff like that, but what about actual on-ice health concerns? Visors, dirty hits, hits to the head — the PA seems content to allow its players […]

The case for…


With Sheldon Souray signing in Edmonton, it’s down to slim pickings in the UFA market now, and that means that we’re heading into about six weeks of relative quiet. While debating the scraps of the UFA junkpile isn’t quite as fulfilling as talking about Chris Drury or Scott Gomez, there’s still some talent in there–and […]

Am I the only one who did a double-take at this photo of Daniel Briere being introduced to the Philly media? I swear it looked like Holmgren brought his kid on stage! Since we’ve got nothing better to do, how about a little Caption This fun? Leave snarky captions in the comments. I’ll start: “Dad, […]

I thought there were only four Staal boys (Eric, Mark, Jordan, and Jared), but apparently IGN has discovered the black sheep of the Staal family — meet Nick Staal, only good enough for video games:Not to be confused with Nick Stahl, the dude who succeeded Eddie Furlong in Terminator 3.

Remembering JR


It’s kinda funny how Jeremy Roenick‘s retirement got announced. You’d think JR Superstar would have bought network time and thrown himself a career retrospective or something instead of a brief message to a reporter saying, “I’m retired.” After all, this is the guy who did the opening act for Luc Robitaille‘s encore last skate around […]

I’ve got my arm out of the sling (the hand’s just bandaged up right now) so typing’s a little easier. I’ve got one thought going through my head during all of this free agent madness: You’re all nuts. Seriously. What the hell are you thinking? (You as in NHL GMs, not you the reader) Ok, […]