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$100 Million Shootout

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by davepoleck

I don’t think it can get any worse for New Jersey……


2009-2010 50 Goal Club

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by davepoleck

We are getting to the point where players are going to be cracking the prestigious 50 goal club very soon, and there are some interesting names who might make their first appearance this season. I am looking at average here so be warned:

The obvious is AO, who has an amazing 42 goals in 57 games for the Capitals. At that pace, he will end up with 55 goals in 75 games this season.

The first of the 50 goal virgins is the guy who pretty much can’t do anything wrong this year, Sidney Crosby. Coincidentally enough, he is also on pace to hit 55 goals as well, but I fully expect both to increase their pace with their natual attitude for competition with each other.

The second newbie who is on pace to break 50 for the first time in his career is breakout star Steven Stamkos, who is on pace for 51 goals!

After those three there is a group of the usual suspects who are currently on pace to reach just under the big mark. Patrick Marleau is on pace for a career high 49 goals. The fact that it is in a contract year is all the more convenient. Marian Gaborik’s recent injury has kind of put a stop in his chances, but he still should break 45 goals for the first time in his career. Dany Heatley, a two time 50 goal man is actually only on pace for 45 goals, something that many thought would be broken by now due to the fact that he has been playing with Joe Thornton all season. Finally, Ilya Kovalchuk has slowed his pace considerably since moving to New Jersey with only 3 goals in 9 games as a Devil. He is only pace for 45 goals as well.

Kovalchuk So Far…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by davepoleck

Just a little observation here, but since the Ilya Kovalchuk trade to New Jersey, here are some stats:

Niclas Bergfors: 3 GP; 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 shots, +3

Bryan Little: 3 GP; 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 shots, +2

Ilya Kovalchuk: 4 GP; 0 goals, 2 assists, 23 shots, -2

Not saying this will stay this way, just interesting how the Devils should be 0-4 with Kovalchuk. They are slumping hard, and Pittsburgh is now only one point back of the Atlantic Division.

The Kovalchukian Six

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , on February 4, 2010 by davepoleck

There are supposedly six teams left in the running for the services of Ilya Kovalchuk. That is all…


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 26, 2010 by davepoleck

Well that was shut down quickly. Kypreos just said that the Bruins would be unwilling to part with the 1st round draft pick given to them by Toronto if they were to try to acquire Kovalchuk. That kind of render the 20 minutes I spent writing that last article kind of pointless.