Business Week Votes Bettman among the worst managers of 2004: A fairly scathing review of Bettman's performance, and not just this year. He is in good company with luminaries such as Eisner (Disney) and Scott Livengood of Krispy Kreme.
Dissecting the Levitt report: An economist and a hockey fan looks at the Levitt report.
Sweden yay, Ave's nay: reports in sweden indicate that Forseberg is set to go to Modo again next season, in the event of of a lockout. Colorado denies it. well, wouldn't they?
Jim Kelley over at ESPN is talking about Hasek: and he thinks that everything is pretty eerie. Great read.
Is the best GM in hockey out of job: because of personal differences? i thought billionaires did business differently.
How tough is it too sweep a three game series in NY/NJ?:
Tough. Only one team, the LA Kings has done it. The Vancouver Canucks are about to try to do it for the second time. No-one has tried to more either - which boggles the mind. Why has a single west-coast team played more series against the NY three than anyone else?
A Capitol offense: Washington Caps owner Ted Leonsis and a fan had a wee altercation on Sunday following the game with Philly. Accounts differ as to what exactly happened, but what caught my eye is that the fan won't press charges, and gets to see this Saturday's game from the owner's box. Finally, a stupid fight without an even more stupid ending: a lawsuit. I am impressed with this fan, and Leonsis for the way it was resolved.
NHL goalie for a day: Chris Levesque, a goalie for the University of British Columbia's Thunderbirds was given the opportunity to live out a dream when he was asked to backup Vancouver Canucks goalie Johan Hedburg, after Dan Cloutier injured a groin in practice the morning of the game. Listen to Levesque's comments on the game here.. I wonder if he hoped to play or not?