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Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014, About: Heat rising on new sheriff Quintal
Of course we all know about little Benn, but I've been impressed big brother Benn so far. And Roussel.
Posted Monday April 21, 2014, About: Lighting coach left fuming
I thought it was a bad call. Bolts are sunk.

Nowhere else to post my contrition about the Wings game, so here it is. Unlike certain Boston backers, I can spot the warts on my frog. Bruins outworked 'em, took it to 'em. Got it to 2-1 and I thought the Wings were going to will into it, but just a beautiful play on Lucic's goal.
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
Good gravy. You really can't notice the warts on your own frog, or realize the sun shining on someone else's. Bruins fans love their hulking, strong as an ox defensive stalwart (and he is), but you don't think a hit from behind by that guy is going to damage? You could tell Smith had the air knocked out of him a bit. Even the Nose relented his stance after he saw the replay.
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
You're serious aren't you? That's sad. A Sally shot?? Skating left, shooting right is always hard for a goalie. Add a screen in...man, just can't appreciate a beautiful play, can you?
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
Had a game last night. Twice I had a pass behind me that I tried bring forward to me much like Datsyuk's play. Needless to say, it didn't turn out as well for me.
So his philly ol' Crotch Grab is going to win the derby?
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
Not much Tuuk could do, great shot by Dats. He made a save on Helm he had no humanly right to make, that one he couldn't. The key to get to a goalie that's a stone wall is to try to get shots he can't see (screened).

The key was the Wings kept taking the hits, knowing the Bruins were going to lay into them, but kept making the play, kept skating off from it. Even finishing their checks against Chara, though they usually got blasted to the ice for it. The problem I had (besides the obvious Lucic gutlessness) was them chirping to Smith about diving after Chara pasted his face to the glass from behind, or when he got his knee chopped out from him. Everyone knows that Bruins are going to be physical with you, but they're going to say you're diving after you've been bravely taking the hit all night?
Posted Saturday April 19, 2014, About: No return timetable for Lightning MVP
What the carp!? You can play defense in these playoffs?

As it was going along, I was hoping, after the beauty of what these defenses and goalies did, that it would end with an artful goal; but expected that someone like Drew Miller would muck one in. That, friends, was magical.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Most important matchup in Wings-B's
They have to just skip the, what, last 1:30? And then just assume they moved on. I do that with the last few seconds of the Michigan-Colorado game.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: For Fleury, demons always around the corner
Nothing looks to have changed since the Isles series last year. Pens haven't tightened anything up. Looks like this one will be shootout after shootout like last year. Didn't the Isles also get themselves in trouble by putting the Pens on the PP? If I remember correctly, several games, like the Jackets the other night, were in control until they marched to the box.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Most important matchup in Wings-B's
It'll be fun. Original Six matchups always are, just look at Bruins-Leafs and Chi-Det last year.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Most important matchup in Wings-B's
Yes, I also believe the Pens have no chance in this Bruins-Wings series. I am going out on a limb and saying either the Wings or Bruins win it. ;-)
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Most important matchup in Wings-B's
Or perhaps not turning it over at the Wings' blueline to the hottest stick while you're D is changing lines. I'm sure they worked on that.
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Lightning may be swept aside
Infrequently our Fox Sports shows Blues games, but the guide never recognizes that a game is on. And you never know when Fox trumps NBC.
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Lightning may be swept aside
Wtf? I can't watch Blues-Blackhawks on NBCSN because it's local coverage. Problem is I live in KC, so Fox MW is actually showing, you know, KC sports. Nice. ...oh wait, that's right, they put it on an obscure channel and don't change the guide to let people know. Glad I missed two full periods watching the Hawks, then the Senators, and then the Rangers practice.
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Lightning may be swept aside
Have you watched any Wings games lately? You are sorely underestimating the speed these kids have.
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Getzlaf avoided major scare
Woooooo!!!! First postseason in the Eastern Time Zone!!!
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Getzlaf avoided major scare
Did the same. Original plan was to record what I didn't watch and view it this morning. But it was 4-0 and I jettisoned that idea. Oh well.
Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014, About: Murky status on Flyers starter
Was against the Wings. Think maybe I'll watch the DVDs again tomorrow and see how defenseless he and Snow were.
Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014, About: The NHL's model franchise?
Oops on the goaltending.
Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014, About: The NHL's model franchise?
I'm sorry, the Eastern Conference has dominated lately? Sorry, I'll answer the question...since the lockout 5-3 Western Conference. (I suppose now I need to stop being a Western apologist)
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