June 03 2010 02:45PM
As the Stanley Cup Finals wind down, I wonder if Patrick Kane is the most under-rated player in the NHL; or at least from the Canadian media and fans. Jonathon Toews gets more accolades than Kane, and despite his 22 points, to Toews 27; Kane hasn’t been mentioned as even a possibility for the Conn Smyth.
Why I wonder?
June 03 2010 02:30PM
I don't think I'm alone in this, but one of my greatest days ever was the day I realised that I'd never have to do math ever again. Now, I don't mean that I never count, I've got 10 fingers and 10 toes for that. (Interesting sidebar, unlike Alberta, no one in Vancouver has more that 10 fingers or toes. As a condition of Mark Messier signing in Vancouver he demanded all people with extra digits have them lopped off. Only the Greatest Leader of All Time could lay claim to anything to do with the number 11, Wayne Maki and genetic freaks be damned.) After I'd taken my last math class ever, I boarded up that part of my brain, hopefully to be never used again. But, of course as only a love of hockey can do, I've been pulled back in.
June 02 2010 01:58PM
The Canucks management has gone on a signing rampage of late. They've inked several of their supposedly top prospects to entry-level deals in the past couple of weeks. The problem, if you want to call it a problem, is that the Canucks don't have the room in their lineup for all these prospects. Many of them will end up with the Manitoba Moose next season, who are in desperate need of replenishing. But they won't all stay in the Canucks system.
So the question is... Which Canucks prospects will stay and which will go?
June 01 2010 11:28AM
Today, the St. Louis Blues announced that Scott Mellanby, former Canucks scout and front-office member, has joined the club and will act as the team's assistant coach in the coming season.
The question now is... Why did Mike Gillis let go of Scott Mellanby?
May 27 2010 06:47AM
The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 49 years. Since they last hoisted the “toughest trophy in sports to win” they’ve lost in the Finals five times: 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973 and 1992. They made the playoffs 28 consecutive years from 1970 to 1997, so it’s not like they were awful, but hockey’s holy grail hasn’t come close to the Windy City for a long time.