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Leafs and Wings Season Comparison

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2010 by davepoleck

I have added a section to the sidebar on the right which will compare the Leafs and Wings year this year, with their progress during the 2009-10 season. The original request I got was to just do the Leafs, but I can’t give the Leafs credit for improvement when I fully expect the Wings to improve on their season as well. As you can see, the Leafs 5th win didnt’ come until November 25 last year!

I also want to add a side note that will track some of the prospects for both teams throughout this season, I just need to ensure that I will be able to keep it up to date enough to make it worthwhile.

Poolies’ Dream Game

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

If you stacked up on Red Wings in the Playoff Pool, you would have seen your team do quite the jump in total points:

  • Lidstrom: 2 goals, 1 assists
  • Rafalski: 0 goals, 3 assists
  • Zetterberg: 0 goals, 3 assists
  • Filppula: 0 goals, 2 assists
  • Bertuzzi: 1 goal
  • Datsyuk: 2 goals, plus GWG
  • Franzen: 0 goals, 1 assists
  • Howard: 2 points for the win
  • Detroit: 5 points for series’ win

23 points in total

Detroit Globetrotters

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with teammates Pavel Datsyuk #13, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Todd Bertuzzi #44 after Holmstrom scored a second period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Arena on January 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.

A game where a team dominates from the outset normally goes one of two ways; either the team continues to dominate and steamrolls their  opposition, or the dominated team catches a lucky break which turns the tide in their favour. What is very rare is to see a team catch a lucky break and then continue to get absolutely dominated. That was the story of tonight’s game 7 between Detroit and Phoenix. Continue reading

Wings, Kings In…Now the Seeding

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2010 by davepoleck

Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes the mask save against Michal Handzus #26 of the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on January 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Two more teams clinched the playoffs in the West yesterday, leaving only the final spot open for discussion over the last week of the season. With Calgary’s regulation loss to Chicago yesterday, both the Detroit Red Wings and LA Kings clinched playoff births. Continue reading

Stupid YouTube

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by davepoleck

How can I not find this save ANYWHERE!?! Not only that, it wasn’t even shown on TSN or Sportsnet this morning. Sportsnet I can understand…..but TSN…..come on. Anyways go to the 3:50 mark to see a save of the year candidate:

An Apology to Ozzie

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by davepoleck

On November 23, 2009 I wrote a blog on how Chris Osgood was just five wins away from 400 in his career, and how he would likely pass greats like Grant Fuhr and Glenn Hall before the season was out. That night was a 3-1 loss to Nashville and his 14th start of the season.

Since that date, Ozzie has only started in a whopping six games, going 1-4-1. Since that date, Jimmy Howard has started 44 games, including 19 straight, and gone 24-12-8.

For this massive jinx of all jinxes, I apologize.

Crosby the Bitch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 22, 2010 by davepoleck

Just watch the little temper tantrum on Henrik Zetterberg once he realized the game was out of hand for the Penguins.

Good for Jimmy Howard for getting involved and standing up for one of the stars. Some may be surprised, but Howard actually has a bit of a history of some goalie fights himself:

AHL vs Michael Leighton

AHL vs Zenon Konopka