Sunday, June 26, 2011


A draft that nets a proven scorer like Jeff Carter cannot be all bad. Rick Nash must feel like a kid on Christmas morning having just received his most wanted gift - a talented center to call all his own. Last off-season the team did little to boost confidence in its fan base. This move can only be seen as a move towards improving the team and its fan appeal. Hopefully Jeff comes to Columbus with a positive attitude. That much will be tough not because he lacks professionalism, but he leaves a team seemingly on the verge of playoff success. Some may argue that Philly lost too much by trading Carter and Richards. We'll see. Once they sign the goalie of their dreams, let's see what's left in the till.

For Howson, improvement is the key. Signing Carter put the fans on notice that he saw the empty seats in Nationwide. What's next?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Looks to be an exciting game seven for the Cup. Hopefully the game measures up to the moment. I'll be happy with any result. Good luck Canuck and Bruins fans.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Just like that

Luongo gives up two weak goals followed by a third goal, of all things, a power play goal. Good night Roberto. A few minutes later another goal on a tip in of a shot from the point and it's 4-0 in the first. No chance for anyone in goal on that tip. Drive safely folks.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

On the Edge

Strong game on home ice from the Canucks led by the much maligned Luongo. Roberto shook off criticism and played a solid game shutting out the Bruins 1-0. Thomas played spectacularly to keep Boston in it, but the Canucks looked like the better team on this night. Crisp passing and quality rushes seemed to indicate that they were about to break out, but Thomas kept them at bay until Lapierre banked one in off Thomas after what looked like an intentionally wide shot off the boards. Vancouver is on the edge of a title as they fly back to Boston.

Count me as one who hates the two days off between games. They could have had a good audience on Sunday night, but we get carried over yet another day. It's more of a buzz kill than an interest build.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Game Four

Is it just me or does the Boston anthem singer look like Michael Palin? I was hoping he'd break into the Lumberjack Song in place of the anthems. Goaltending is again the difference. Boston gets a shutout from Thomas as Luongo gets chased to the bench. Scrappy game got a bit ugly at the end. Luckily an all-out brawl managed to never occur. Onto Vancouver.

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

11 Seconds

Burrows took a bite out of the Bruins hopes with a gift of a goal only 11 seconds into overtime. Thomas gets caught out of position and it's over just like that. A tough loss to swallow. Luongo has played very well and lets hope he gets to shed the unfair choker label once and for all. Former Bluejacket Manny Malhotra makes the comeback from his serous injury to make the finals for the Canucks. Good to see Manny back on the ice!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Game One

Feisty first period from Vancouver. Tim Thomas continued his stellar play in goal stopping several excellent scoring chances. Fun to see Charra planted in front of Luongo on the power play.

Happiest guy in the league today? My nomination is Colin Campbell. His days as daily scapegoat for all that is wrong with the NHL is over. Good luck Shanny, you'll need it.

Period two is as good as the first. Luongo fights boredom as Thomas faces the lion's share of the action. The replay of the finger bite has gotten enough play. Shanihan will get tested on his first game. Should be a no brainer suspension. My guess is one game, but who knows?

My vote doesn't count, but I'd love to see the Jets back in the league. That or the Rough Riders.

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