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Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

14 October 2014 - 10:01 AM

Yikes!!

 

Anyone see the photos?  For some reason I can't cut and paste things in there...I think things are messed up as I can't use the "quote" function either.

 

Anyway, attendance posted at about 7,000, but by the photos....looked even less than that.


Interesting Fan Vote Posed by NHL on NBC Twitter

15 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

VOTE NOW

 

#NHL fans... Who is the all-time greatest player from the @EdmontonOilers franchise??

 

 

Ummm.....Petr Klima?


Jennings Trophy

14 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

This has to be the dumbest award.  The award goes to the goalie, playing in at least 25 games, on the team that has given up the fewest goals (so, sometimes it is shared).

 

So, it's really a team award, but they give it to an individual.  I don't like a lot of goalie stats because I find most of them to be team oriented, however, if you want to give out an individual award for fewest goals against, why don't you give it to the goalie with the lowest GAA?

 

Harding and Elliott had significantly lower GAA stats than Quick.  They both played more than 25 games, but not much.  If you want to draw the line in the sand on it at 40 games, that's fine, Schneider had a GAA of 1.97 and Rask had 2.04, both lower than Quick.

 

What the award shows here is that Quick ended up having the worst GAA on his team.


The Edmonton Oilers Mystery

31 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

Okay, so this isn't as interesting as the title may suggest, but I'm just wondering what is wrong with that organization?  As a very young kids in the early to mid-80s, they were my favourite team.  From Eastern Canada, there was no local team, tons of Leafs, Canadiens and Bruins fans, but as a young boy, just getting into hockey, they were the best.

 

Anyway, they have fallen far from grace over the past 20 years.  That much isn't that surprising, what is surprising is the lack of getting any better after drafting all the 1st overall players they have in the past little while.  Chicago and Pittsburgh got a lot of high end picks and you see where they have been able to go (both winning cups).  Winning a Cup isn't what I'm looking at though, Pittsburgh and Chicago have had good teams every single year (maybe except for 1 for Chicago).  What's the deal Edmonton?  You can't expect a turnaround in 1 year after drafting well, but their top draft picks have been in the league for a while now.

 

So what is it?

 

  - What Chicago and Pittsburgh have done isn't as easy as simply sucking for a while? or

 

  - Something is just not right with Edmonton

 

My guess is a combination of the two.  One common missconception though is that the Oilers are simply a high skilled offensive team....but they are actually one of the worst offensive teams in the league.  Only NJ and BUF have scored fewer goals.


Ovechkin and ES

31 March 2014 - 09:27 AM

Saw this at HFBoards (not sure why I was there...google search must have taken me there).

 

Ovechkin went the entire month of March without scoring a single even strength point.  Apparently, he only has 7 ES assists all season.  I checked the March stats, no even strength points....haven't checked the 7 assist stat though, so I'll just have to take the poster's word for it.  So, this gave me a few thoughts:

 

  1 - Wow

 

  2 - Don't let the Caps get on the PP 

 

  3 - These stats probably help explain why the Caps might miss the playoffs.