Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/12/12 at 11:02 AM ET
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
• Toronto GM Brian Burke to USA Today: “Prices are inflated, and there is [only] one Stanley Cup parade at the end of the season. The trade deadline is a pit of quicksand.’’
• I call the New NHL game “go-kart hockey’’ - full of speed and lacking in puck control and playmaking. Last week, Blues revivalist Ken Hitchcock labeled it “race-a-riffic’’ hockey in a story by esteemed reporter/essayist Roy MacGregor of Canada’s Globe and Mail. “We tried to still play possession hockey after the lockout,’’ explained Hitch. “And now it’s race-a-riffic hockey. It’s unbelievable how fast the game is, but it’s fast without puck possession. It’s forecheck, forecheck, sometimes it feels like it’s organized chaos out there.’’
• Crazy toggling in the standings last week between third and ninth place by the Panthers and Capitals. Looks like one will be seeded third overall and one will go home come playoff time. I’m fine with awarding a playoff berth to each of the divisional winners. But wouldn’t it make more sense for the eight qualifiers each season to be seeded in order, 1-8, when the postseason puck drops?
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