Archive for May, 2009

Rangers sign Heikkinen

By at 25 May, 2009, 7:22 pm

Make that a Heineken. Alright. I admit to borrowing Rick Carpinello’s punchline over at the wonderful Rangers Report. But it’s easy to be reminded of the classic Holland brew I sometimes get at games when it comes to the newest Ranger.
That’s cause the club signed defenseman Ilkka Heikkinen a few days ago. Here are the […]


A Rematch? No Really

By at 24 May, 2009, 5:35 pm

So, it looks like there will be a Stanley Cup rematch between the Red Wings and Penguins. This might seem a little slanted but here’s my one thought:
What can I say? Another star-laden Final featuring the game’s most loathsome superstar in NHL history just doesn’t appeal to me. Oh. Sidney Crosby is darn good and […]


Holik retires, Havelid leaves and Sutter’s still vacilating

By at 24 May, 2009, 12:03 pm

Hard to believe it’s been nearly a month since the farcial ending to the Devils’ season on April 28.   It still feels like it was just last week that I left the Rock for the 32nd and final time this season with the raw frustration of how the Devils lost a series in eighty seconds followed by being in a catatonic state […]


Hawks Sharp-en Up Just In Time

By at 23 May, 2009, 3:40 am

They once led by a comfortable three-goal margin before a packed house at the United Center. Yes. The Blackhawks benefited from another horrible call in these playoffs when the dreaded interference major penalty was called on Detroit bruiser Niklas Kronwall for what was a shoulder that caught and KO’d Martin Havlat. But by that point, […]


Video of Day: Malkin’s amazing playoff hat trick, Versus screws up again!

By at 22 May, 2009, 6:49 am

Today’s features the multi-talented Evgeni Malkin, who completed his first career NHL playoff hat trick in style by scoring from an impossible angle after a faceoff win to put Game 2 out of reach. Geno’s Pens took it 7-4 over the Canes, who just can’t find an answer for the big lanky Russian. He also […]


Dear Blackhawks

By at 19 May, 2009, 8:57 pm

Dear Blackhawks,
Please stop turning over the puck at the blueline leading to easy goals the other way. You are playing the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings, who will make you pay dearly for those kind of costly mistakes.
That means you Brent Seabrook, whose foolish pass went right to Game One hero Dan Cleary, who […]


A Thought on The Lottery

By at 19 May, 2009, 8:10 pm

The NBA held its Draft Lottery earlier tonight on ESPN. Once again, the team with the best chance didn’t win the No.1 overall selection. Instead, the Sacramento Kings moved down from 1 to 4 while the LA Clippers moved up along with the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Why is this relevant? For one simple […]


Zajac visits All-Access

By at 19 May, 2009, 4:23 am

Last week, it was Ranger center Brandon Dubinsky. This week, Devils center Travis Zajac paid a visit to Rob Simpson at The NHL Store for a guest spot on Cisco All-Access Pregame Show to discuss the Eastern Conference Final between the Canes and Pens.
I kinda agree with his insight. At the very least, he didn’t […]


Pens draw first blood versus Canes

By at 18 May, 2009, 10:14 pm

Round One went to the home team. The Pens drew first blood in this Eastern Conference Final by hanging on for a 3-2 win in Game One over the feisty Hurricanes at Mellon Arena tonight.
They were a little sharper than their opponent, who dropped the opening game of a series for the third straight time […]


Live Blog: WCF Blackhawks-Wings Game 1

By at 17 May, 2009, 12:45 pm

5:54 ET: As we wrap this up, here are our Three Stars:
3rd Star-Nikolai Khabibulin, Chi (38 saves incl. 27 thru 2 periods)
2nd Star-Johan Franzen, Det (goal, 2 assists, 4 SOG, 2 hits, takeaway, blocked shot, +3 in 16:50)
1st Star-Dan Cleary, Det (2 goals, 3 SOG, hit, +3 in 15:40)
5:47 ET: McGuire tries to get Osgood […]