THE CASUAL AMERICAN HOCKEY FAN

Wanye
November 29 2012 07:52PM

With every blessed day that the Lockout drags on, your ol' pal Wanye is pushed further from home in the vain attempt to forget about the NHL and the beloved Edmonton Oilers. Today his sobering musings come from San Francisco. Also he is speaking in the fourth person, which has to be some sort of Olympic Record.*

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Giants can't hit the net, lose to Morgan Rielly (and the Warriors)

Patrick Johnston
November 29 2012 02:16PM

 
Rielly: Came. Saw. Conquered.

"You are guaranteed to miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take," Wayne Gretzky once said. The Vancouver Giants tested out the opposite of that theory on Wednesday night, having plenty of trouble hitting the net on the shots they did take in going down 2-1 to the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Despite being led by highly-touted Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly, the Warriors rode into town a midding team and a not-unreasonable target for the struggling Giants. Through two periods, though the Giants were being dominated in the shots-on-net count, it was a game for the taking. But then Rielly woke up, and the Giants couldn't find anything to match him.

It's a rebuilding year for the Giants and games like this have become par-for-the-course. How their collection of young players and older stop-gaps handle what is not going to be a long season will be a story in itself.

But for now, some stats and analysis of Wednesday's game. (After the jump!)

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So what's a billion dollars anyway?

Steve Dangle
November 28 2012 11:09PM

 

As it turns out, Forbes Magazine is reporting the Toronto Maple Leafs are worth one billion dollars. That is several dollars.

So how much is a billion anyway? Well, using advanced technology such as my phone and Google, I figured out just that. 

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KHL: Kovalchuk outdone, Slovan shutout, and Red Army rolls

Steve Dangle
November 28 2012 09:16PM

 

Hey look! Fans cheering for hockey. I remember that.

Here are today's KHL highlights. SOme pretty notable games are missing. For example, we didn't do packs for Yakupov's team Neftekhimik, Malkin's team Magnitogorsk, Lupul's team Avtomobilist, etc, etc. There was a technical issue, but we still managed to make highlight packs for five of the games. To make it up to you, we will be doing packs for the important games we missed tomorrow, in edition to tomorrow's Dynamo Moscow vs Dinamo Riga game.

Enjoy!

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Joining the Rush: NHL Headlines...LOL just kidding

Steve Dangle
November 28 2012 08:44PM

Andrey and I go through the hottest NHL Headlines... Sort of.

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