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It always feels nice to return to writing on Bourne’s Blog, because my own standards are far lower than the other sites I write for. I was dying to call Halak “JaroChrist HaJesus” in today’s Puck Previews, but I figured that probably wouldn’t have gone over too hot. My sincerest apologies to those of you who’re offended by my taking the lord’s name in vain, but I mean, c’mon, that’s a great nickname.
Let’s hit the links!
1) For those of you who missed it yesterday, here’s my column on the Hawks pulling the Bolland/Versteeg switcheroo, and how it was intentional.
2) Also, here’s yesterday’s Puck Daddy piece on matching lines, in which an inordinate amount of people went out of their way to point out that I’m not, in fact, the dumbest human alive.
3) When it posts, this will be a link to today’s Puck Previews I’ve written for Puck Daddy. I’m starting to feel like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, but with “puck” as my “definitely”.
4) Also when it posts (today or tomorrow), this will be the link to my column “In Praise of Duncan Keith”, which wasn’t a hard one to write.
A Montreal Canadiens reporter had his tires slashed and beer cans crushed on his car in Philly.
What state of mind would you have to be in to trash the car of someone from the opposing city? I mean, I get it, you’re drunk. But drunk and hateful? I don’t buy that you can get drunk and become hateful. I think you eventually get drunk enough to act on being hateful. It’s just so utterly ridiculous.
I’m not prone to generalize entire cities fan-bases (as so many fans love to do), but man, Philly…. pull it together.
Nice work on the “ole” thing though. Biting, clever… good stuff.
Dale Tallon is the new GM of the Florida Panthers. He sat with my Dad and I at a Yankee game a few years back and called his young defenseman Duncan Keith “the most underpaid player in the NHL”. Turns out he was kinda right, since the guy’s up for (and should win) the Norris not long after saying that.
He’s the right guy to make responsible decisions (despite the qualifying offer debacle), while having a good grasp of the way today’s game is played, not the old style of hockey. Florida could use his help.
You know you’ve missed my cat:
Some NHL Playoff facts you may enjoy:
*Montreal is 0-4 when they outshoot their opponents. Soooo, that’s weird.
*Michael Leighton has a 105:50 shutout streak going.
*Thornton, Marleau and Heatley have still combined for less goals than Joe Pavelski.
*After getting pulled, Halak hasn’t lost either of the two following games.
*Chicago is 6-1 on the road.
*Only four Canadiens have double digit points, and they’ve played 15 games (with, oddly, an 8-7 record. Well placed wins, it seems)
That’s all I’ve got for today folks. Feel free to add your favourite stats in the comment section below. Those are always fun tidbits. Go Tuesday!