December 03 2013 08:46AM
It's like Christmas, your birthday and April Fool's Day all wrapped up in one!
This year, you can give the gift of time.
And I don't mean a lousy wristwatch. I mean, they can't even be bothered to put a full day on a watch. Twelve hours, sheesh.
No, instead of a measly twelve hours, you can give out twelve months! That's like giving someone 365 watches. How generous is that?!!
December 02 2013 10:11AM
Talking heads on TV sports panels have never met a statistical anomaly they didn't like. No matter how meaningless. No matter how lacking in context. No matter how irrelevant.
No. The only thing that matters is whether they contribute to a narrative, or tell a story.
Well, there they were on December 1 and the Canucks sat three points out of a playoff spot.
November 15 2013 10:42AM
It was the best of Corsi, it was the worst of Corsi, it was the age of statistics, it was the age of character, it was the epoch of Beleafs, it was the epoch of math ability, it was the season of Fights, it was the season of Lockouts, it was the summer of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had Extra Skater before us, we had no TimeOnIce before us, they were going direct to the Playoffs, they were going direct to the lottery -- in short, the period was so far like the third period of the Bruins series, that some of the noisiest media authorities insisted on the Leafs being treated, wrongly or even more wrongly, in the superlative degree of shot quality only.
October 31 2013 06:52PM
Well, although the Canucks' uniforms have certainly improved since then, I don't think I can say the same for Halloween costumes in general.
When did every womens' costume get the "sexy" adjective appended to it anyway? Sheesh.
I'll give the Canucks credit for one more thing, though. Not only does their ice cleaning crew at least have a few males on it, they don't make the female members of the ice crew wear the revealing outfits that most of the other teams do. I found the Avalanche ice crew outfits to be especially distasteful when I watched a pre-season game in Denver back in September.
But anyway, enough with the rant. Let's get on with this Halloween grab bag of graphic comments...
October 17 2013 05:00PM
...it just so happens that it's usually on right wing while the Sedins are on the ice. And man, is Mike Santorelli ever in the right place at the right time.
The flip side, of course, is that it is also possible to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But this post is not about Santorelli (I used a pencil for a reason) or the role that luck/randomness/chance plays in hockey (been there, done that).
No, today we get to talk about Cody Hodgson, who a couple of years ago found himself in the right place but at the wrong time.
Or should I say, at the wrong ice time?