|Posted by Radatz on April 16, 2017 at 2:30 AM||comments (2)|
Lest I forget, Happy Easter! Kali Anastasi!
We've seen road teams look tired in game 2. It's understandable though inexcusable that Boston would blow a 3-1 lead. It's understandable that Chara, one of four (4) defensemen left on the active roster after McQuaid exited, would make a lazy clearing pass with 12 seconds left. It's inexcusable that he'd send it over the glass and give Ottawa a power play to open overtime. It's just inexcusable that with the PP down to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on April 15, 2017 at 1:05 AM||comments (3)|
The first night of game 2s produced the usual interesting results. 4-1 was our 'rout', but the routee outshot the router 40-32. We had a last-minute tying goal leading to a late OT winner, a last 3-minute winner and almost a tying goal at the horn (a second too late). Plus one not-as-close-as-it-seemed. Good stuff again for the greatest show on sports TV.
It's not so surprising that Pitt is ahead of the BJs 2-0, but it is surprising that the main reason continues...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on April 14, 2017 at 1:45 AM||comments (3)|
Night 2 was every bit as much high quality first round material as night 1. The underlying story of five Canadian teams took another hit as they finished the openers at 0-5. Nobody said they had the five best teams, but nobody expected this either. One underdog prevailed this night. All one-goal games.
Chicago looked like a team that dogged it at the end of the season, which they were. By late in the game they were playing better, but Rinne wasn't cooperating. F...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on April 14, 2017 at 12:45 AM||comments (2)|
With even LA media types like Rome hailing the NHL playoffs as the best in any sport, the league didn't disappoint on opening night. All games were available on cable, here at least, and every game was worth watching. It wasn't perfect hockey, as the early rounds almost never are, but it was competitive and exciting all around. The closest things to a rout ended at 3-1 and 2-0 and featured pretty even play. Swings in momentum were huge in some cases. A few monstrous shot advantage...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mac D on April 10, 2017 at 8:45 PM||comments (6)|
Sutter and Lombardi fired?
Robitaille promoted president and Blake vice president and GM?
Ark, I don't know your thoughts on Sutter and Lombardi after this season, but I know you have not liked Blake
|Posted by Radatz on April 9, 2017 at 9:05 PM||comments (5)|
Despite pulling 1 point out of their last 2 games, the bumbling Bruins staggered into a slot against Ottawa. Not that they can beat Ottawa (haven't yet this year), but it's sure a better matchup than Washington. Even without defensemen there's a shard of hope.
And with a loss to Columbus (still not bad; who expects to play Pitt and CBJ and pull out 3 or 4 points?) the Leafs draw the honor of being hosted by the Caps. Perhaps without their goalie? Babs says he'll be at practi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Radatz on April 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM||comments (2)|
It's a little hard to dispute that the Bruins are better off without Claude. But what looked like a complete shift from moribund mediocrity to stronger contention than anyone foresaw seems to have evaporated.
Yes, they made the playoffs, but within a couple of days disaster has struck. First, Marchand made the bonehead move of the stretch run with a nutchopper against Tampa that landed him an unprecedented (and probably never to be seen again) 2-game suspension. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ark_Razor on March 31, 2017 at 3:10 AM||comments (5)|
OK. Time to talk some prolonged puck as we are getting into the short strokes of the regular season.
#1. The lead story has to be that the NHL has reversed course and now will post the protected and exposed list of each team BEFORE VGK selects the roster. Players may not be too happy about it, but it will draw a lot of interest with fans even of their local team, but no necessarily hockey. I for one, applaud the move. The PA really had no say in this fortu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ark_Razor on March 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM||comments (11)|
March 8, 2017
The Honorable Steve Yarbrough
Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Honorable J.D. Mesnard
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Arizona State House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Re: SB1149, Commissioner Bettman’s Letter
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|Posted by Ark_Razor on February 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM||comments (7)|
Only in California....... literally and figuratively....... if this becomes alive, I predict the sports leagues will go to the feds and squash it. That's how powerful they are.