goodle posted a topic in GeneralI think the title speaks for itself. Do they even keep records on this stuff? Even though the season is young, does anyone else think lids will be bringing home a two or more trophies this year? (Norris and Lady Byng and hopefully a Cup and an MVP or two) http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/teams/stats?...reg&split=0 Looking at his stats, I see that his +/- is way down. Usually he is (or nearly) leading the entire league. I don't get to see many games for various reasons ,but what is going on? Is it in correlation with the above no PIM? By that I mean he isn't battling other players as tightly as he has in years past. Is it a matter of too many assignments on the ice, maybe he is playing the 1st and 3rd parings as well as PP and SH? I dunno, I know a lot of people blow the +/- statistic out of proportion and I don't mean to be one of those people. It is just out of the ordinary. edit: i originally confused the Hart trophy with the Lady Byng
I came out of my lurking stasis just to leave this here: New York vs Ontario/Northern NY New York: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=...e=UTF8&z=11 Ontario Area: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=...ie=UTF8&z=8 Now answer this question. If NYC can handle 3 teams in a 30 mile radius shouldn't the Ontario/Northern NY area be able to handle 3 teams in a 50 mile radius? I will concede the fact that the population of the NYC Metro Area is a over half of Canada's entire population. IMO, a team would be sustainable in either Hamilton or in Toronto. A Hamilton team would hurt Buffalo most and a second team in Toronto would be a red headed step child... a step child that just so happens to be more popular than the Preds, Panthers, and Thrash combined.