September 13 2011 09:21AM
Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.
This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.
September 12 2011 09:29PM
Nathan Longpre - game-breaker? Apparently so. The twenty-three year scored two goals, and added the set-up on the OT winner propelling the Canucks rookies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames Prospects.
It was a close game, and a solid recovery effort from the Canucks "young-stars" who had suffered a 7-2 pantsing at the hands of Anton Lander, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the Oilers rookies the day previous. Karel St. Laurent stopped 44 of the 47 shots he saw, and provided a stabilizing presence in net.
September 12 2011 02:50PM
Meet Dave Trolland, the hurtful and hilarious creation of the
gaping ass-holes funny dudes at Blackhawksdl.com. Obviously those guys need to spend a minute, however, and google search "Stanley Cup Vancouver Millionaires" or "Grey Cup BC Lions" - because though the Canucks may be "championship virgins" - the city of Vancouver, is not.
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September 12 2011 01:58PM
Today the Canucks prospects will lick their wounds after a 7-2 butt-kicking at the hands of Anton Lander and the Edmonton Oilers prospects, and prepare for game two of the young-stars tourney. Later this afternoon (4PM PST) the Canucks rookie's will face-off against the prospects from the Calgary Flames organization - who themselves are coming off a tough 6-1 loss to the collection of young-stars/future chokers from the San Jose Sharks. Tonight's game will be televised on RSN, and will also be live streamed at canucks.nhl.com.
September 12 2011 10:52AM
The scene: After a hard-fought prospects game at one of the many preseason tournaments sprouting up across North America, a progressive coach brings a player into his office to discuss the fighting major the player earned the night before in the second period of a 5-1 hockey game.
"Oh, hey, it's good to see you showed up. I wanted to call you in here with regards to that fight that you had last night in our prospects game.