Archive for January, 2011

New Jersey Devils: ‘We Don’t Want Too Many Drafts Picks’

Photo by sarah sosiak According to the New York Post the New Jersey Devils turned down a better offer from the Flyers for Jamie Langenbrunner. Instead, the Devils dealt him to Dallas. It seems Devils GM Lou Lamoriello didn’t want to deal Langenbrunner to a division rival, although Lamoriello told the Post he would, in […]

Fun with YouTube and Colored Hockey League Apparel Project

Some readers sent me links to YouTube videos and these two are actually pretty cool: This is Elvis at the Winter Classic. It’s funny because the impersonator is a funny guy, but it’s also funny because I don’t understand why he’s dressed like Elvis. This is a video showing the evolution of video game hockey. […]

Devils Not Waiting for Best Deal for Jamie Langenbrunner

Photo by verndogs So it seems like Jamie Langenbrunner is getting a pardon from the governor and will soon be traded away from the New Jersey Devils. It looks like the Flyers are the most probable destination, given that Langenbrunner has been asked to waive his no-trade clause and he probably doesn’t want to move […]

Getting Adjectival with Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby

I love the new SPORTSCENTER commercial with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Semyon Varlamov: It’s funny, in that Ovechkin is caught doing some “late-night filing” and is jokingly accused of being a spy. The payoff is that he’s actually spying on ESPN, along with Varlamov, who helps Ovechkin escape. What’s interesting about the commercial is how […]

Michael Del Zotto Needs His AHL Demotion

Michael Del Zotto has spent much of this season struggling for the New York Rangers. The second-year defensemen often seemed confused, unable to generate offense, but also unable to play defensively. And so Del Zotto, who finished second among defenseman in Calder voting last year, was sent down to the AHL. Ryan McDonagh, a rookie […]

Islanders Can Stop Rebuilding Now

Photo by Paul Nicholson I understand the nature of teams is to go through ebbs and flows. Some periods are defined by success, while other periods, not so much. Smart teams build from the failure, using the downtime to replenish, developing prospects and trading pieces of the present for pieces of the future. The Islanders […]