Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 10/17/06 at 05:14 PM ET
By Alanah Downie
The repercussions of summertime trades... while Mike Chen
asks "Roberto who?"
, Waiting for Stanley
responds that he's the guy who "gets out of position and beaten easily"
on breakaway plays and shootouts. (I've been bitching about this
myself at VCOE
.) Meanwhile, of course, Todd Bertuzzi
and Alex Auld
are impressing on a grand scale -- with any luck, the Panthers Daily Puck
will get back to posting soon and rub it in our Vancouver faces. (note: are there any other Panthers bloggers out there?)
Carolina blogger CasonBlog
loves the hitting in hockey: "Anybody who's ever played knows it's a game for predators."
* (A great line, no?) And while he's understandably concerned about Colby Armstrong
's hit on Trevor Letowski
the other day, Cason concedes that "it's kind of hard to stay mad at Colby, since he looks like he's about ten years old." (*Sidearm Delivery also notes that hockey fans can be predators as well... making little kids cry on free t-shirt night is BAD form, Connecticut.)
In San Jose, Wave Gate
created controversy the other day, as a fan publicly complained
about the building rising for the "wave" as it swept the the Shark Tank one night. At Two For Elbowing
, Chuqui, an anti-wave-ite himself, still thinks the whole affair is much ado about nothing
: "If it takes doing the wave for people to wake up and start making noise, then let's freaking [do] the wave in the first period.... and the second, and the third, just to remind folks to get noisy."
Agreed. Honestly, what the hell is all the fuss about? It's not like people are doing it non-stop... they do
stop to drink beer, right?
Stats, stats, stats. Chris Young
: "what I'd like to see: stats kept on fouls committed, and who they've been committed against."
An excellent point -- the information is being tracked, so why isn't it being compiled? Kukla's Korner
also mentioned another story on the subject of stat tracking
the other day, just in case you missed it.
A couple of other quick hits: Check out Covered in Oil
for the pimp factor
in Edmonton; or On Frozen Pond
for a GREAT quote
from Robert Esche
; or Orland Kurtenblog
who have a Degrassi High moment
at the expense of the poor Vancouver Canucks -- although that Ryan Kesler one is a classic, methinks.
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