Lord Stanley Knotted At Two

Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Welcome to the postseason, Jonathan Toews -- you finally got off the schnide. You should have probably had two goals and you made the winner possible. Have the Bruins woken the bear?
  • So, what was up with Zdeno Chara? He was frustrated one minute and falling the next. And he was a better door than window for Tuukka Rask on the game winner. I guess he can have one bad game.
  • Hmmmm ... you think the scouting report on Corey Crawford is "glove high"? Seems like he has the James Reimer syndrome, eh? Just wait until the new goalie equipment specs strip him of about six inches of pads this offseason. Sell high, keeper owners. Leverage this postseason. Now.
  • How recently was Brent Seabrook the dog? Two overtime winners later and he's "the man."
  • Marian Hossa doesn't have an upper body injury -- did you see him fire that puck? No strength loss there. But there's something wonky about his right leg. Despite that, he makes a different. The Hawks' lines are way harder to defend with him in there.
  • Was it me or did Brad Marchand look like a bit of a punching bag out there? He was bounced around a lot Wednesday. It's usually him doing the bouncing. Result? Minus-3.
  • Interesting anecdote? The Hawks win when Jonathan Toews wins more than 50 percent of his faceoffs. They lose when he doesn't. Pretty simple equation ...
  • Why the heck was Nick Leddy stapled to the bench the entire game? OK, for all but four shifts. Was he really that bad?


There have been no comments made on this article. Why not be the first and add your own comment using the form below.

Leave a comment

Commenting is restricted to registered users only. Please register or login now to submit a comment.

Tell Someone

  • Digg it
  • submit to reddit reddit
  • Add to Mixx!

Recent Favorites

What I Think You Should Know About The USMNT
Needless to say, it's been a great World Cup thus far. The USMNT having some success would be awesome.
La-La-La-L.A. Gets Lord Stanley!
Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Alec Martinez's Cup-winning goal celebration? # priceless. I wonder if he'll ever get his gloves back.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped the 50th shot of the game. He couldn't stop the 51st. #connsmythe if the Rangers had found a way to come back in this series.
Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.

RSS Feeds