Archive for November, 2008


By at 30 November, 2008, 3:10 pm

Apparently, the Rangers cared as much about their game as I did. I didn’t watch it as I was taking in a team which never lets down in the rating Super Bowl champion Giants.
How do you get beat 4-0 on home ice to the woeful Panthers two days after blowing two leads and needing the […]


Crosby runs amok against Devils

By at 29 November, 2008, 9:45 pm

With perennial nemesis John Madden missing a fourth straight game with an (ahem) bruised foot, the Pens’ Sid Crosby played like a kid excited about recess at school. 
Unlike the weaker opponents that have played the Devils recently, the Penguins had more than enough with Crosby and his partner in crime – Evgeni Malkin - to dismantle an […]


Way to Go Josh!

By at 29 November, 2008, 9:20 am

I just got this press release from the Islanders a little while ago:
Islanders 2008 First Round Draft Pick to Stay with Team This Season
Uniondale, NY, November 29, 2008 — The New York Islanders announced today that 2008 first round draft pick, center Josh Bailey, will remain with the Islanders […]


Just call shootout Ranger strategy

By at 29 November, 2008, 2:30 am

Try to hold onto a one-goal lead late. Check. Allow inferior opponent to tie it late. Check. Dominate overtime but fail to score. Check. Rely on your All-Star netminder to bail the team out with big saves in the shootout. Check.
This apparently is the Ranger strategy under Tom Renney and is why this team will […]


Yecch – round 2

By at 28 November, 2008, 7:31 pm

Even when Nate got that goal 2 minutes in, I did not have that comfy feeling in my bones that we were going to get out of Boston with a point.
Was I right.
With Buffalo – I knew that the team was not doing it. With Boston – it is just seeing a strong, united […]


Busy Black Friday

By at 28 November, 2008, 2:17 pm

It’s a day late but I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone was safe out there and had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. There’s certainly a lot to be thankful for during this special time of year. Not everyone has it as good out there. Especially with it […]


Aftermath of Last Night

By at 27 November, 2008, 5:28 pm

It was a touch locker room after the game last night. To a man, they mentioned the PP in the second period that seemed to cast the stone for the Isles.
Bailey is so nice, he is so respectful and answers completely to every question that was asked of him. I feel real confident […]


Devils win in OT after blowing late two-goal lead

By at 26 November, 2008, 9:31 pm

Before this four game stretch with home games against the Isles and Panthers followed by the Florida road trip (Tampa, Florida) I thought the team needed at least seven of eight points.
They did even one better by going eight for eight, but it took another wild finish to secure the two points tonight, as the Devils won 3-2 in […]


Live – Pens-Isles 11/26/08

By at 26 November, 2008, 8:29 pm

Fred Man returns to the lineup… Great to see the whole D returning to the lineup. It is nice to see. I hope that they take the time and get Meyer going slowly. They do not have to pressure him that much. I would hope to see about 17-18 minutes […]


Devils quarterly report

By at 25 November, 2008, 7:13 am

With the Devils holding a 11-7-2 record after 20 games, they (and the rest of the NHL) are just about at the quarter pole of the NHL’s regular season.  In light of the general economic issues, I’ve decided to evaluate the players and management with bull and bear stock ratings instead of grades – and I rarely have […]