Archive for November, 2011

Blues Thought Ahead with Coaching Change

It was a little bit surprising when the St. Louis Blues fired coach Davis Payne earlier this month. The Blues were 6-7. Not great, but certainly not horrible. It was even more surprisingly when GM Doug Armstrong hired Ken Hitchcock as the new coach, since the rumors had Hitchcock taking over in Columbus. Armstrong obviously […]

Goaltenders Need Protection From Their Teammates

Kerry Fraser had a big piece on TSN about how Brendan Shanahan blew it by not suspending Milan Lucic for his hit on goalie Ryan Miller. Fraser says that without a Lucic suspension, it’s going to be open season on goalies: Players (and more importantly goalies) would know that the League still considers them endangered […]

Trapping Isn’t Tantrum-worthy

Put Columbus Coach Scott Arniel Out of His Misery

Scott Arniel has got to go in Columbus. Not because his coaching is the reason his team has been awful. Not because of this weekend’s embarrassing 9-2 loss to the Flyers. But because the team has obviously checked out on him. With just two wins and an overtime loss, the Blue Jackets have five points […]

Sean Avery Might Have Magic Powers

More and more I wonder if Sean Avery has some kind of magical power. The Rangers traded for him in February 2007, helping to put Avery on a more prominent stage than he had in LA as a King. Avery’s antics and agitating suddenly seemed more noteworthy. Avery loved it in New York but couldn’t […]