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2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 13, 2009

They’re here.  Not that I care all that much being that the Stars aren’t in it, I will post about it anyway. 

Matches are set, and games begin Wednesday.

Eastern Conference
Boston Bruins (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Washington Capitals (2) vs. New York Rangers (7)

New Jersey Devils (3) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)

Western Conference
San Jose Sharks (1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (8)
This will definitely be one to watch.

Detroit Red Wings (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)
Come on Blue Jackets!

Vancouver Canucks (3) vs. St. Louis Blues (6)

Chicago Blackhawks (4) vs. Calgary Flames (5)

Versus starts their playoff coverage Wednesday, starting with Game 1 between the Pens and the Flyers, then with the Blues in Vancouver.

Game on!

Peace out, yo

March 3, 2009

The New York Rangers have claimed Sean Avery off waivers.  It wasn’t a secret the Rangers wanted them back.  They were who allowed Avery to go to their farm team. 

Can’t say I’m sad or that I’ll miss him.  Good Riddance.

Holy cow, 10-2?

February 8, 2009

First off, I’ll get the bad news that Conner was sent back to the AHL, to open cap space for Avery to return to the roster.  Of course, he won’t be playing and hopefully they can find a team so he can play again.

Now, onto the game.  Holy cow.  King Henrik had the flu, so the Rangers started their back up goalie Stephen Valiquette.  That poor guy, I feel kinda bad for him.  The Rangers started off the scoring, then the Stars attacked, especially in the third period.  Here is the laydown of all the scoring.

1st period
03:35: Nikolai Zherdev (Chris Drury &  Brandon Dubinsky)
04:10: Brian Sutherby (unassisted)
14:24: PPG Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott & Jere Lehtinen)
18:58: Brad Richards (Matt Niskanen)

2nd period
03:05: PPG Nikolai Zherdev (Michal Rozsival & Chris Drury)
18:15: Mike Ribeiro (Steve Ott)

3rd period
04:15: Jere Lehtinen (Mike Ribeiro)
10:46: Fabian Brunnstrom (Mike Modano & Andrew Hutchinson)
11:25: PPG Steve Ott (Jere Lehtinen & Mike Ribeiro)
11:56: Darryl Sydor (Mike Modano & Fabian Brunnstrom)
15:59: PPG James Neal (Darryl Sydor & Matt Niskanen)
17:06: James Neal (Fabian Brunnstrom & Matt Niskanen)

Insane. That is the only way I can think to describe this game. We’ll see how this afternoon against the Preds go!


Halfway through the season…

January 19, 2009

Last season, I did a post showing where everyone was after exactly half a season of play, 41 games.  I did it again this year.  I actually spent about 2 hours getting it all in order last week but kept forgetting to post it.  We’re not a few games past the mid-season point, but whatevs.  Here is what the standings looked like.

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Brenden, why you say that?

December 12, 2008

Brenden Morrow was on BaD radio yesterday for his usual conversation with the guys.  (Andrew’s has audio of it here)

It’s the first we’ve gotten to hear from Brenden regarding the whole Avery ordeal, in which, as a true captain, he said that Avery is a teammate and until he hears otherwise, he will defend him.   However, he did say that what Avery did was wrong and it isn’t how the Stars want to be perceived and everyone makes mistakes. 

He also mentioned his knee surgery, saying recovery is harder than he thought it’d be.  The pain medication they had him on was playing mind games, giving him bad thoughts and nightmares.  He stopped taking them and is now just using tylenol. 

“I thought about cutting my leg off, amputating it.  It wasn’t pretty the thoughts I had.”

Way to break my heart Brenden!  Please leave your leg on.

Also, rumors going around that the Rangers are interested in trading Michal Rozsival for Avery back.

Avery’s return to MSG in Stars favor

October 20, 2008

I must say, I have gained a bit of respect for Avery to keep himself from becoming a distraction when the Stars took on the New York Rangers. Getting a 2-1 win over the Rangers felt nice.  The Rangers were off to a good start this season, starting it 5-0.

It didn’t start off too great, Eriksson took a tripping penalty and the Rangers got on the scoreboard less than a minute into the first period.  I was a tad worried then that this was just going to be a repeat of the first 5 games, but the Stars proved me wrong.  They built on what they began Saturday against the Avalanche, gelling more as a team.  Marty Turco looked a lot better and it went out from there; the defense was better, the offense was playing better defense and getting more pucks to the net.

The Stars got on the board in the second period, with Brenden Morrow getting a gritty power play goal while sitting on the ice in front of Lundqvist after a sweet feed from Fabian Brunnstrom (who is now second amoung rookies for scoring).  The Stars shut it down, keeping the quality Ranger scoring chances to a minimum and shutting down the scoring chances they did have.  Mike Modano got the game winner in the third period, with a quick shot off a rebound from Henrik Lundqvist.

Hopefully they can build even more when they take on the Devils on Wednesday, that will be interesting with Avery going back against Brodeur.

The post-game show made me laugh.  Ludy is such a fantastic role model.

If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying.  Keep doing it until you get caught.

Just cracked my shit up.

Also, before it gets too far in the season, last year I had a stat page for all the players.  Before I spend a lot of time doing that again, did anyone actually read it? lol

Alexei Cherepanov

October 14, 2008

Alexei Cherepanov was going to be a great star in the NHL, he had been drafted by the New York Rangers and was currently playing in the KHL.  So far in 14 games he’d had 7 goals and 12 points.

Sadly, during their game yesterday, after playing a shift he collapsed and his heart stopped beating.  It was later revealed the he suffered from chronic ischemia, when not enough blood is supplied to the heart and other organs.  No one knew about the ischemia, it wasn’t found during a test the NHL does before draft nor by the KHL.

Russian Lawmakers are saying he may have died due to neglegence on the part of paramedics.  The ambulance usually at all games had already departed and had to be called back to the rink.

It’s incredibly sad and my thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family, teammates and fans.

Round 2 predictions

April 24, 2008

While my last predictions were more for fun than accuracy (I was 1-7 with them.  Ya…), I’m going to try to be more accurate this time. 

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Like the Bruins, Montreal won all the regular season games between these 2 teams.  Sure, the Flyers are a bunch of thugs sometimes, but I think the Canadiens can hold them off.  I’m liking the Canadiens chances: Canadiens in 6 (Let’s not set anymore police cares on fire okay?)


Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. New York Rangers (5)
I really know nothing about either team other than Cindy plays for one and a future Vogue intern plays for the other.   I think it could go either way.  While the Pens swept the Sens, the Rangers played a gritty 7-game series.  I’m not sure if the Pens, even with Cindy, can hold off this team.  So I’m going for Rangers in 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
Oh yes, the 2 teams that top my most-hated list; with Detroit being 1 and Colorado being 1.5.  So who do I think will come out on top?  I’m not really sure.  Detroit showed themselves to be quite beatable during their run with Nashville, and I think Colorado could capitalize on it easily.  So I’m going on a limb here: Avalanche in 6.

San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Yet again, everyone is rooting against my team, making us the underdogs. Again.  That’s fine, being an underdog worked to our advantage in round 1.   If the last game of the season is any indictation, they can throw their weight around at us all they want because we’ll still come out ahead. I think the Stars can do it in 6 again.

Okay, want to keep up with some of the other teams in the playoffs?  Here are some blogs I highly recommend:
Montreal Canadiens: Four Habs Fans
Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers.Femme
Pittsburgh Penguins: The Pensblog
New York Rangers: Battle of NY

Detroit Red Wings: No Pun Intended
Colorado Avalanche: Mile High Hockey
San Jose Sharks: Battle of California
Dallas Stars: Ya, you can just read here.

Also, if you don’t already read them: I highly recommend reading The Pensblog and Battle of California on a daily basis.  The end.

Round 2 Match Ups

April 23, 2008

Real quick before I head to bed, here are the matchups for round 2.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6)
Pittsburgh Penguins (2) vs. New York Rangers (5)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6)
San Jose Sharks (2) vs. Dallas Stars (5)

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 10

April 18, 2008

New Jersey Devils (4) vs. New York Rangers (5)
Game 5: Devils 3 Rangers 5
Rangers win the series 4-1

Detroit Red Wings (1) vs. Nashville Predators (8)
Game 5: Red Wings 2 Predators 1 (OT)
Red Wings lead the series 3-2

Anaheim Ducks (4) vs. Dallas Stars (5)
Game 5: Ducks 5 Stars 2
Stars lead the series 3-2