Kovalchuk Takes the Plus Out of Plus/Minus


The Puck Stops Here : Kovalchuk`s Worst +/- RatingThe worst +/- rating in the NHL belongs to Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils. He has a -26 rating. [...] This +/- rating is largely an...

I just had a thought


Someone on a message board somewhere offered up the possibility that Ilya Kovalchuk can always take his ball and go home to the KHL. And I wondered to myself, how would that work exactly? Oh,...

That sounds a little more serious than "doesn't backcheck"


When Terry Murray scratches someone (e.g. Alexander Frolov, Brian Boyle, Teddy Purcell -- I'm living in the past, I know), it's almost always because of a specific lapse, and if it's not punitive...

Coaching Hot-Seat: All John MacLean Edition


If the New Jersey Devils Don't Improve Soon, Is John MacLean's Job in Danger? | Bleacher ReportIs John MacLean feeling the heat already? [...] GM Lou Lamoriello is no stranger to bold moves behind...

Pick from Flyers drops from #45 to #59


Philly screws Kings but screws Ducks much more. That seems fair.

Good News, Bad News


Pronger hurts the Bruins, Kings and Ducks in one fell swoop.

Excuse Me? Come Again?


The Los Angeles Kings are still playing meaningful games this late into the season. It's still shocking.

A quick guide to what you want to happen


You're feeling veeeeery sleeeeeeepy....

Wayne Simmonds Bobblehead winner Part II


Since I haven't heard anything from justlu, I've picked another winner of the Wayner b-head. It's 88fingerslukee!! Please email me so I can get the bobblehead to you! Thanks to everyone for...

PRAISE BE DINGLEBARN*! Kovalchuk to New Jersey and I couldn't be happier


Yet more proof that Lombardi is a genius.


Sharks Territory: "there comes a point in every player's career where we stop seeing the qualities of that player and focus on his faults."


I thought our Sharks had enough to make a serious run in the postseason. So for me to write a credible blog about this team I needed some help. There are certain people I talk to all the time...

"I don’t think we handled the pressure as well as I thought we would," McLellan says | Working the Corners


McLellan’s most relevant comments came when he was asked his reaction to those who thought Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton maybe were too mellow or too nice or too passive or too whatever to...

Match the Pathetic Quote to the Pathetic Shark or Flame (with bonus Cammalleri "tell")


Both the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames went into the playoffs with hopes of playing deep into the post-season. For the Sharks, they thought a President’s Trophy and a dynamic regular season...

Sharks and Kings Playoffs Histories UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE BIG CHOKE


Franchise Wins and Losses Sharks 57-62 63 Kings 65-105 Over-all Series Records Sharks 9-11 12 (missed playoffs 5 times out of 17 seasons: in playoffs 70%) Kings 11-24 (missed playoffs 18 times out...

Calgary Herald: Cammy vows to rebound hahahahahahaha


Dropped into a slippery series hole, frustrated by otherworldly netminding, playoff light growing ever dimmer, Michael Cammalleri insisted he isn't depressed. He feels...well . . . fortunate....

Petty Schadenfreude Watch


Calgary loses, Cammalleri loses it. Double-plus good. San Jose loses. It would be nice if they could be swept. Anaheim wins. You can't have everything. Ideally, they'll crush the Sharks and then...

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