April 30 2012 08:18AM
Despite a sixth consecutive season with more than 20 goals, 2011-12 was not a good year for talented Washington Capitals’ winger Alexander Semin. His 21-goals was a post-lockout low, his 54 points fell below expectations, and he was dogged by frequent criticism that he wasn’t giving it his all when he played.
April 29 2012 10:51AM
With Lowetide engaging in a hot air balloon race around the world this weekend (the queen herself shall drop the checkered flag!), OilersNation's own Robin Brownlee took the wheel in LT's stead. Joining him this Saturday were all manner of characters and celebrities, including David Staples, Jason Gregor and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney. Mr. Brownlee is also the Nation's record holder for
banning trolls engaging commenters in lively debate, so give a listen as he braves listener/reader calls and emails.
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April 28 2012 01:53PM
Eddie Lack stood tall in game three. His mates worked hard too, keeping most Rampage attacks to the outside.
(Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
Apologies, readers, this one got lost in the wash. More to come as the weekend rolls along.
Missing two key offensive performers, the Wolves buckled down and won a tight affair against San Antonio on Monday night. Facing do-or-die without Nik Jensen and Steve Reinprecht, Chicago leaned heavily on the veteran savvy of Mark Mancari and Darren Haydar. Haydar, who is taking over an AHL playoff scoring record it seems every night, was especially influential, recording two goals and playing first unit penalty kill minutes all night.
Mancari was an offensive force, double-shifting for much of the night. His extra icetime resulted in 8 of his team's 16 scoring chances in the game.
For more analysis and some detailed stats (including zone starts and chances) read past the jump!
April 28 2012 11:11AM
Remember Maggie the Macaque? I guarantee the TSN panel in 2006 does.
April 28 2012 08:26AM
Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear.
That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA eventually get together and work out the next collective bargaining agreement.