December 21 2010 07:44PM
I’ve noticed a funny thing about teams with problems: pretty much every time, there’s a rather large outcry from a certain segment of the fanbase that the head coach has lost the room, can’t motivate his players, is too critical, is too soft, or something else of that nature.
Ron Wilson is not an exception.
December 20 2010 09:27PM
To borrow from the sport of rowing, Ron Wilson is a coxswain. That’s all he is. That’s all any NHL coach is. They are in command of the boat. They make tactical decisions. They provide feedback to the crew. They encourage and motivate. Coaches are simply coxswains. Nothing more and nothing less. And Ron Wilson is not doing the job he is being paid to do. To mix several maritime references, Wilson is Captain Edward Smith and his boat is going right over the falls.
December 20 2010 08:26PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20489
Pension Plan Puppets
December 20 2010 01:48PM
Is this J. Jonah Jameson?
For the uninitiated, the man in the picture is Damien Cox of the Toronto Star. He does a weekly mailbag where he answers his most obsequious readers' questions. We don't have enough readers here to run our own mailbag so we'll borrow Cox's questions. I'm sure he won't mind. He'll be glad to know that I don't bother reading his answers to these questions. If you're interested, you can read his answers here. Mine are over the jump.
December 20 2010 10:58AM
Do you remember the wickedly awesome video game for Intellivision, Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey? If not, the pic above illustrates the kick-ass graphics, and the advanced thinking of why the NHL should go to a 3-on-3 format before the shootout.