August 16 2011 10:04PM
Yesterday we saw the distinct difference between sports and real life. It was a good day for hockey, but it was also an awful one.
Let's start with the good: The Hockey News picked the Oilers to finish last in the Western Conference.
August 16 2011 03:13PM
There may not be a player in hockey whose positive on-ice performance is painted in such a negative due to his contract than Scott Gomez. Gomez is going to be 32 in December and makes a staggeringly Sather-esque $7.4M a season to be a serviceable two-way forward for the Montreal Canadiens. He scored just seven goals with 38 points this past season and was a minus-15. Yikes.
August 16 2011 12:11AM
Ask any hockey fan about their favorite memories and sooner or later you're going to hear about a fight. You'll hear about Wendel Clark pummelling Marty McSorley and Felix Potvin speedbagging Ron Hextall. You'll hear tales of Wade Belak exacting revenge on Cam Janssens or Colton Orr breaking Chris Neil and Matt Carkner or maybe you won't be talking to a Leafs fan.
August 15 2011 11:33AM
Since ganking the Atlanta Thrashers, renaming them the Jets and releasing a spiffy new logo, Winnipeg is squarely on the National stage as they get ready to bring NHL hockey to Manitoba for the first time in 15 years. The City is hotter than the Keegan Bradley fan club and they are getting ready for one hell of a party.
With that in mind we fired up the imaginary WanyeJet and visited friendly Manitoba for the past several days. What we found was pretty bloody awesome.
August 15 2011 11:25AM
Leafs fans don’t need advanced statistics to figure out which of their three goalies was the most effective in the past season, but these statistics do provide context to what we witnessed in the games. Similarly, the graphs I’ve created that show the location of each shot taken at 5-on-5 and on the road against Reimer, Giguere, and Gustavsson are only colorful context for what we already know to be true. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what our goalies faced this past season.