Kukla's Korner Hockey
Hmm, an Avalanche goalie having a problem with catching the puck...
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
But this idiot also makes the following observations about the game tonight:
- Chris Stewart made a classless gesture after dropping the gloves with a 35-year-old defenseman and winning the fight, throwing his arms in the air. The Avs thought so too.
- Patrick Bordeleau was sent out on the ice by Patrick Roy later to see if Stewart wanted to drop the gloves with someone more his own size (and no, Sarich is not a small man, but not a heavyweight guy like Stewart), but the referees wouldn’t allow it. They gave Bordy a 10-minute misconduct. Now, I can see why this happened. The league is hyper-sensitive right now about staged fights and fighting in general, so they nipped this in the bud before something could happen. And I can respect that.
So, why did Bordy get another 10 minutes at the end of the game when Blues goon Ryan Reaves came on the ice to line up against him, to do the same thing? The referees weren’t good on that instance.
- Nov. 27 can’t come soon enough for me. The rematch with the Blues is going to be nasty at the Pepsi Center, count on it. A Patrick Roy-coached team is going to get even in the fight department, take it to the bank.
more and you can watch the "classless gesture" below...
Brett Hull, now a VP for the St. Louis Blues, participated in an online chat at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today...
This one made me laugh..
Could you ever have imagined Brendan Shannahan would become the discipline czar in the NHL?
No. It's an oxymoron that Shanahan is the Dean of Discipline. That would be like me being the Minister of Defense.
much more and I almost forgot how funny Hull can be...
Brendan Shanahan reflects on his NHL career and going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
via the St. Louis Blues,
St. Louis Blues telecasts earned their highest October TV ratings in the team’s 18 seasons on FOX Sports Midwest.
Blues games on FOX Sports Midwest averaged a 3.5 household rating in St. Louis in October, according to Nielsen Media Research. That’s up 94 percent vs. October 2011 (1.8) and 13 percent higher than the previous October best on FOX Sports Midwest, a 3.1 in 1997.
Blues hockey performed especially well among young male viewers. Among men 18-49, FOX Sports Midwest was No. 1 in prime time on six of the eight nights it televised a Blues game in October.
from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,
The numbers are incredible for Winnipegger Alex Steen so far this NHL season, but St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock says they don't even scratch the surface of how good the 29-year-old left-winger has been.
"Everybody is talking about the offensive numbers," Hitchcock said, as the Blues prepared to host the Winnipeg Jets at the Scottrade Center Tuesday night.
"This is just the evolution of a complete player. He's got a good conscience for the game. He sees the game properly. He understands 200 feet offensively and defensively. He gets the idea of proper positioning with pressure. He's able to absorb any role we give him.
"I think all of us are really happy for his offensive numbers, but we're more happy with the way his game has evolved. He has become the collective conscience of our hockey club. On the ice, off the ice, in the weight room, anywhere.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Former Ballwin resident Torre Tyson thought that he and his son, Tagger, would have lots of leg room in the bleachers at the Carolina Ice Palace on Sunday when they showed up for the Blues’ practice.
The club is spending four days in Charleston this week as part of a team-building retreat.
“I thought we’d be the only ones here,” said Tyson, 37, who moved to the area three years ago and was proudly wearing his Bluenote hat Sunday. “I know they have been selling some memorabilia the last two days here, but it’s funny to see all of these people come out of the woodwork in Charleston.”
The Blues hit the ice Sunday morning to an impromptu applause from a hundred or so fans who filled up most of the bleachers.
Brendan Shanahan with the explanation...
Hockey is a fast game and things happen quickly. Fans as well as the NHL have a tendency to react solely to the outcome of the hit. I find it interesting the referees on the ice had no intention of calling a penalty on the play and didn't raise an arm until after realizing Boyle was seriously injured.
This incident was more about bad luck than a bad play.
-Andy Strickland of FoxSports Midwest on the Maxim Lapierre hit on Dan Boyle. More on the hit and other hits in the game too...
Watch the "bad luck" hit below...
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