Archive for December, 2007

If I’ve got it right (and even TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s confused on this whole issue), the Anaheim Ducks DON’T need to get rid of Mathieu Schneider’s contract, meaning that they can create the most fear-inducing blueline in the NHL. However, is it the best defense we’ve seen in recent years? Here’s some food for thought: […]



Folks, before we all get on the “Marc Crawford is Hitler” bandwagon, let’s remember some key vernacular surrounding our beloved game: “Punish him” = Check a player hard every time he touches the puck“Pay the price” = Fight through physical adversity, like a forward battling for position in the slot OR get a player to […]

Coaching styles


Thanks to the different news bits from today’s Kukla’s Korner, we got a nice cross-section of how coaches are reacting. First off, a little bit of motivation from Mike Keenan: “You won one game, big (expletive) deal!Do it right!” screamed coach Mike Keenan in the middle of the Calgary Flames practice yesterday…. Holy rage, Batman. […]

Thanks Tom!


I had listened to the HNIC piece on bloggers but I didn’t see the actual video until today. Thanks to Tom Benjamin’s blog roll, I was pseudo-featured for a few seconds around the seven-minute mark. Ron didn’t click on me, but he seemed to be focusing more on the Canadian bloggers/market. It’s too bad they […]

Recent reports coming out of the NHL Board of Governors meetings have an interesting tidbit regarding the whole “hits to the head” issue that has plagued the league so far. Apparently, the players themselves are finally waking up to the whole lack-of-respect notion within the league, and new PA head honcho Paul Kelly wants the […]