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nobska: dude, joke, lighten up
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 7:07:23 PM

stephan: every day without hockey is no day at all...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 6:36:52 PM

Grinder: Nice find.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 5:54:44 PM

nocloutier: oh so now ur a word snobska.. figger out
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 5:32:17 PM

ericd: Well... Depends how much cash you got... An el cheapo six pack and a cheap bottle of tequila would be my first choice... But if your short of cash a cheap bottle of port will do the job... Get some cheese and crackers and pretend your classy... Heh...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 4:57:55 PM

naturallawyer: Wow that is a scary hair style. That hair stylist should find another profession.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 4:17:29 PM

nobska: here's a link to a tweet with a pic...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 3:18:39 PM

sneak: With the Ducks drafting 10th, I sure hope the GM's ahead of them don't have a brain fart again and let a prime player, a la Fowler, fall into their lap.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 3:09:58 PM

Grinder: No, I'll have to look for a photo in the Canadian press. Think wet hair combed straight back and with a receding hairline, too.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 2:52:46 PM

nobska: what's a be kiwi? :-P
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 2:41:56 PM

sneak: Was it the Marc Crawford look?
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 2:31:42 PM

Grinder: Draft Lottery was won by the Panthers moving up from 2 to 1 (jumping Buffalo). Anaheim picks 10th and Coyotes pick 12.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 2:19:32 PM

nocloutier: what would a be kiwi drinking if he wanted to get hammered asap and was on budget
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 1:04:48 PM

ericd: vey called up from Manchester...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 12:59:01 PM

ericd: Happy belated birthday Martian man... heh... your not older than ninja scribe are you?... if so you better start drinking heavily... heh...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 12:45:25 PM

lowdrive: I think we talked about it at one of the playoff games. He just wasn't lowering his shoulder and driving with the puck, or even protecting it with his body. He looked like he was skating wide any time he had an opportunity to cut sharply towards the net. Hence the questions about him being injured.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 12:38:25 PM

htxt: I still think he was hurt. Maybe not injured, but definitely playing hurt. (I know, everyone is playing hurt by the conf. finals).
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 11:45:41 AM

naturallawyer: I think part of it last year was the eyeball test more than lack of scoring (at least for me). He's a monster but he was getting knocked off the puck more frequently (or so it seemed). Those turnovers made a lot of people assume he was hurt. Nobody questioned his talent but he didn't look 100% for whatever reason.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 11:40:07 AM

htxt: Point taken. I chose Toews because he’s universally regarded as an elite player. Who knows? Maybe the Chicago press/blogs were writing similar headlines to Scribe’s.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 10:23:00 AM

greenking: LOL Scott Burnside thinks Steve Ott is going to be the biggest impact player that was acquired at the deadline in the playoffs.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 10:10:05 AM

vbing: You need to do the comparison to Bergeron who many people believe is the most complete player in the league and who gets fawned upon by the hockey media. Kopi is only behind by 1 goal and in face off percentage. Also +/-, although that is somewhat tainted by the fact that 2 other Bruins forwards are also at the top of the list. Kopi beats Bergeron on total points and ice time. Yet still the media talks about Bergeron walking away with the hardware easily. It's a perception issue ...
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 10:07:08 AM

lowdrive: out of curiousity, I took a look at Ovechkin's -35 +/-. He had 39 power play points, so if you consider all time on ice, power play or otherwise, he was a net +4. That makes him equal in contribution to..Raffi Torres.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 10:05:38 AM

htxt: Scribe, I know that you’re building a narrative here, because that’s what sports writing is all about…but here’s some numbers to think about: through the first 17 playoff games last year Jonathan Toews had 9 points (Kopitar had 9 in 18). Fans were worried, same thing as Kings fans for Kopitar. Toews finished with just 3 goals along with 11 assists, for 14 points in 23 games. That’s a scoring rate that would have netted him around 49 points over 82 games. Winning changes a narrative. So just as a hypothetical: even if CHI lost the Cup final, do you think anyone would seriously argue that Toews wasn’t an elite player, that he had to work his way back to the NHL’s elite?
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 9:22:08 AM

nocloutier: obviously he didnt see game and maybe dyslexia'd the box score.. everyone get their taxes done?
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 8:52:45 AM

nobska: Why your team won't win the 2014 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles: Your team is loaded. Your goalie won the William M. Jennings Trophy. You had the second-fewest man-games lost to injury. Even your outdoor game was perfect. You’re overdue to have something go wrong.
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 4:48:13 AM


Funny that you guys were talking about Kopitar...

LA Kings Anze Kopitar Is Working His Way Back To Elite Status
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 2:14:20 AM

vbing: My planet Mars is also part of the night sky. I think it means the Kings/Sharks series is going to be a war. ;-) Scribe, thanks for the back handed birthday wishes ;)
Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 - 12:04:57 AM

Scribe: The blood red moon, surely a sign of the apocalypse, is in our skies now, and it comes on vbing's birthday. Coincidence? I think not! :-)
Monday Apr 14, 2014 - 9:42:05 PM

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