Archive for February, 2009

Martin the Magnificent

By at 26 February, 2009, 11:07 pm

Tonight at the Rock was the ultimate proof that sports is the best reality TV out there.  Coming off of four months on IR and missing his team’s last 50 games, Martin Brodeur pitched a shutout in his very first game back between the pipes.  If this had been scripted it would have seemed too preposterous […]


Firing Blanks

By at 26 February, 2009, 8:50 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team fire so many shots into a goalie’s chest as this Ranger team. Once again, the effort was there but it was the same old song and dance with them only able to get one goal from Markus Naslund in a demoralizing 2-1 loss to the Panthers.
Making matters […]


And so it starts

By at 26 February, 2009, 6:07 pm

Anyone who knows new Ranger coach John Tortorella is aware of his fiery personality which isn’t just subject to his players but the press as well.
Just ask Larry Brooks who got into it once with the then Lightning coach a couple of years ago. Well, apparently Tort has renewed his rocky relationship with the NY […]


Pens swap Whitney for Kunitz

By at 26 February, 2009, 5:52 pm

Earlier today, the Penguins swung a deal with the Ducks swapping defenseman Ryan Whitney for left wing Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi.
Minus Marian Hossa and Ryan Malone, the Pens inability to support superstars Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby up front had been well chronicled. While Petr Sykora has been a good source as the only other […]


Won’t be there tonight…..

By at 26 February, 2009, 5:36 pm

I think I have a 3 game win streak at home – I hope I do not jepoardize them tonight. I am still at the office, and I have to be in early tomorrow; so it does not benefit me to race, then race home to sleep.
This way – I can be refreshed […]


Again – down by 1

By at 26 February, 2009, 9:20 am

How many is that now? 20 or so – games lost by 1 game. Elias has to have some stats on bottom teams losing so many by just 1.
If we were blown out 1/3 or 1/2 of the time, that would be another story. Take 30% of those 1 goal losses and […]


Video of Day: Naslund versus White

By at 26 February, 2009, 6:20 am

As already noted in our last entry below, Markus Naslund had only his second fight dropping ‘em with Leaf defenseman Ian White following a scoring chance early on last night.
Since it was only his second scrap and first since he came up with the Pens as a rookie in 1993 where he took on the […]


A sign of things to come?

By at 26 February, 2009, 5:55 am

“I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I’m a little concerned about the conditioning of the club. I thought we looked tired in the third period. We’re going to try and play an attacking style. We need to be in shape.”-New Blueshirt coach John Tortorella on an area which must improve
After hanging out with friends […]


One point little Re-Leaf in Tortorella debut

By at 25 February, 2009, 10:09 pm

The effort was certainly there. But the finishing still was lacking in the Rangers’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in new coach John Tortorella’s debut.
Old habits die hard. There’s a reason the former Lightning coach took over the NHL’s worst offensive team and it was on display again despite […]


Calling All Goalies!!

By at 25 February, 2009, 6:55 pm

As Buffalo Sabres fans have come to the harsh reality that the push for the playoffs will not include all-Star snubbed goaltender Ryan Miller, the thought of goaltender Patrick Lalime carrying the load for the Sabres was a thought that probably made most Sabres fans’ stomach turn.
And as was partly evidenced by last night’s tough […]