Recent Locker Room Comments by 86

Logjam for President's Trophy

I'm more confused than when I started, but...

The Bruins and Sharks can end with 119 points and 54 wins if they go 3-0-1 and 2-1 respectively. If the Wings win out, they'd end up with 117 points and 54 wins which means they'd get third place.

The Bruins and Sharks have the same number of wins, so they'd move to the second tie-breaker.

Since they have only played once, the second tie-breaker can't be used, so they'd move to the third tie-breaker.

And on that front, the Bruins have a +79 goal differential while the Sharks have a +56 goal differential.

By my read, if it worked the way you have it written up, the B's win the President's Trophy.

But remember, I'm kinda drunk.

posted by 86 at 08:54 PM on April 07

US vs Mexico

Your video is outstanding, goddam. Thanks!

posted by 86 at 03:30 PM on February 12

Auto-Login Enabled

Woo-hoo.

posted by 86 at 08:09 PM on October 23

Link dump

I can't stop watching this. The move at 1:51 is unbeatable.

posted by 86 at 12:46 PM on July 30

Link dump!

Wow. They grow up so fast, don't they?

posted by 86 at 02:46 PM on July 01

I needed to make this link dump, for this video I found that was not enough for a FPP. However, I needed to posted it!

I found some of the same clips on YouTube and that worked fine. I even learned what a 147 is.

posted by 86 at 11:05 AM on May 02

I needed to make this link dump, for this video I found that was not enough for a FPP. However, I needed to posted it!

JJ, it says, Cannot play media. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory.

posted by 86 at 06:56 AM on May 02

Are you ready for some hockey?

Boston over Montreal in 6 --- Murray / Kovalev Pittsbugh over Ottawa in 5 --- Crosby / Heatley Philadelphia over Washington in 4 --- Briere / Ovechkin New York over New Jersey in 6 --- Jagr / Gionta Detroit over Nashville in 4 --- Franzen / Dumont San Jose over Calgary in 7 --- Thornton / Iginla Colorado over Monnesota in 6 --- Hejduk / Gaborik Anaheim over Dallas in 4 --- Getzlaf / Hagman

posted by 86 at 08:08 AM on April 08

Online baseball quizzes

All this waving reminded me of Rob.

posted by 86 at 03:14 PM on March 26

SportsFilter Team Ownership Project

I like it. Buy, buy, buy.

posted by 86 at 08:04 PM on March 08

Kornheiser post

If he's caulking everything up to a difference of opinion, that crap he's putting around his bathtub is not gonna work at all.

posted by 86 at 09:44 PM on February 27

NHL Trade Deadline Aftermath Thread:

Doesn't Hossa disappear during the playoffs? And if offense really the issue the Pens needed to address? They paid a high price considering those questions. Has Forsberg really helped anyone lately? I remember dreading his move to Philly, but they ended up picking 3rd in the draft. I still consider him one of the best players of the last decade, but he hasn't live up to hype following his last few moves. For those that haven't seen it, here is Cliff Fletcher giving his players both barrels as he recaps the deadline from the Leaf front office perspective. His response to the McCabe question is particularly pointed. I'm glad the Rangers didn't part with any of their needed youth. That's the most important thing to me. Montoya was obviously expendable, and apparently hadn't been playing too well anyway. And The Other Hossa's upside is limited. No real loss there. I like picking up a draft pick and Sjostrom seems like he has decent potential. Christian Backman, on the other hand, I'm worried about. Defensemen with size who hate body contact don't do well in MSG (see Poti, Tom & Malik, Marek). Ugh.

posted by 86 at 09:02 PM on February 26

Happy Iron Anniversary, Sportsfilter.

The one constant through all the years, rcade, has been SportsFilter. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But SportsFilter has marked the time. This site, this "community": it's a part of our past, rcade. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come rcade. People will most definitely come.

posted by 86 at 04:31 PM on January 24

Happy Iron Anniversary, Sportsfilter.

garfield, if it's all the same, I'll just lay all the blame with Samsonov14 and let him do the apologizing. Sammy got me here too so it's his fault anyway. I still wish I had user #86, but alas my three-digit gold-piece will have to suffice.

posted by 86 at 04:22 PM on January 24

ARod WTF?

What's the big deal? Who doesn't have one of those things lying around.

posted by 86 at 08:02 AM on January 07

Couple football related questions....

It's not authoritative, but a game recap of the 1981 AFC Divisional Playoff Game (Miami vs. San Diego) shows a Hook and Lateral play from Strock to Harris to Nathan as a 40 yard pass from Strock. Again, it's not "official", but I'd guess the answer to your first question is "Yes".

posted by 86 at 09:55 AM on November 09

Ask SpoFi

It happened in the top of the 8th in this game. Posada was struck by a batted ball from Cairo.

posted by 86 at 04:01 PM on October 26

Ask SpoFi

Who gets the putout when a batted ball hits a runner? Everything I find seems to indicate that the putout is credited to the nearest fielder, but none of this is from solid sources.

posted by 86 at 03:56 PM on October 26

Ask SpoFi

Well, another brilliant idea is ruined, but thanks for the help. I appreciate it. And yeah, do tell about the Keith Hernandez thing.

posted by 86 at 02:40 PM on October 26

Ask SpoFi

Runner on third, slugger at the plate. You choose to walk the slugger. Now, I'm wondering why the manager doesn't have an outfielder (or someone) come in and stand near the back-stop behind the catcher while they are intentionally walking the guy. While it might be overkill in June, it seems like a prudent thing to do during the post-season. After all, we've seen wild pitches during intentional walks before. And with the tying/go-ahead run 90 feet away, and the season hanging in the balance, I don't see any reason not to protect against the possibility.

posted by 86 at 12:31 PM on October 26

*Feature Request* - Blog recommendations.

Another fine New York Rangers blog.

posted by 86 at 11:54 AM on September 16

Link Dump:

Good luck, JJ. And here's one for the dump: Rocket Signs with Yankees (circa 2057).

posted by 86 at 09:40 AM on June 22

Quality of Links Decreasing. Discuss.

Ring Tosser's Lament Elbow Juice Black Tar Asparagus Carmel Cotton Complete Misunderstanding Rich Boy Blues Clown Magic Red Light Midnight Little Orphan Tranny Devices Left to My Own Lab Rat Taffy Snow Angel Downers Minty Armageddon

posted by 86 at 03:11 PM on May 11

For you loyal followers of the Chicksterhood, it's that time again...

That was an awesome read. Thanks! And congrats to you and the players. Nicely done.

posted by 86 at 07:12 PM on April 23

Speculate away

Hart: Crosby Jack Adams: Nolan Norris: Neidermayer Lady Byng: Avery Vezina: Luongo Calder: Malkin Selke: Legwand

posted by 86 at 07:48 AM on April 19

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, rcade. Here's to many more.

posted by 86 at 07:49 AM on April 14

I screwed up.

How about 5 Our Cades, as well?

posted by 86 at 03:24 PM on February 06

Dude.

I LIKE MES THE SPORTSFULTER!!!

posted by 86 at 09:37 AM on January 19

Happy Holidays!

And here's ten underrated Christmas songs in case this turns into a holiday link-dump. God bless, Bob and Doug.

posted by 86 at 10:00 AM on December 22

Sportsfilter CD swap

I don't participate in these things because I don't know nothing about no music. That said, I'm curious... What's the best song/artist/whatever you've been introduced to via one of these swaps? Do you think you would have found it/them/him/her/whatever otherwise? Again, just curious.

posted by 86 at 03:53 PM on December 18

Nominations: best/worst in sports

I don't know what he's winning, but Ralph Friedgen is winning something. Fear the turtle! (and jogging, and sit-ups, and flights of stairs, and airports without people-movers, and a time before Cheez-Whiz.)

posted by 86 at 09:57 AM on November 14

Front page problems?

Happy Canada Day, Canada!

posted by 86 at 10:18 AM on June 30

soccer trolls

I love that the troll still felt it necessary to clarify that he was talking about "(American)" football.

posted by 86 at 10:07 AM on June 07

soccer trolls

Ignore them and watch this amazing display of Diet Coke and Mentos instead. It will help you remember why you love the internet(s).

posted by 86 at 09:23 AM on June 07

New Yorkish Meetup (ish)

goddam, I bought me 3 of them there mugs. One is for me and one each for a few of the fellas around the SpoFi bar. Thanks!

posted by 86 at 07:44 AM on May 16

LINK DUMP!!!!!!

Sammy, if the article ain't true than I just had a hole bunch of sex for no reason at all.

posted by 86 at 01:00 PM on May 12

LINK DUMP!!!!!!

By the way, if you want to breed an NHL'er you better start screwing.

posted by 86 at 11:15 AM on May 12

LINK DUMP!!!!!!

Awesome. But it begs the question -- Why were you trying to save this? Huh? Huh?

posted by 86 at 02:15 PM on May 11

Let the endless hockey chatter continue

qbert, Staal had a great year and he may win a Hart down the road, but I think he's just a tick or two below this time around. There is no shame in where he ended up though... A break-out year for sure.

posted by 86 at 04:21 PM on April 28

Let the endless hockey chatter continue

I stated very plainly that a case can be made for Joe or JJ. Either can win it and I'll be perfectly pleased. I'm rooting for Jaromir, but it would be far from a travesty if he didn't get it. Trust me, I understand that the Sharks were bad before Thornton, but the fact is the Rangers would have been a signifcant magnitude worse than the pre-Joe Sharks if they didn't have Jagr. Thornton's big advantage seems to be that he can prove how much of a difference he made. And for the record, I think Thornton will win the Hart for that exact reason.

posted by 86 at 04:18 PM on April 28

Let the endless hockey chatter continue

I'm a homer, but I think Jagr deserves the Hart. Thorton's second-half was fantastic, but the Sharks were pre-season playoff contenders and still could have made a run at the post-season without him. Without Jagr the Rangers would be drafting in the top 3 this year. He took a 25-win team on his back and carried them to the playoffs. In the end, be it Jagr or Thornton, the winner deserves it.

posted by 86 at 02:21 PM on April 28

Let the endless hockey chatter continue

garfield, there was more to the story. The game after covering Jagr, Axelsson shut out Ovechkin. And the next game he kept Kovalchuk to a single assist (and scored the game-winner).

posted by 86 at 02:18 PM on April 28

Know when to hold 'em...

I'd love to play, but I'm too damn lazy to set it up.

posted by 86 at 07:42 AM on April 13

Link dump time again!

Good hit.

posted by 86 at 01:03 PM on April 12

Link dump time again!

This link is amazingly entertaining

posted by 86 at 07:55 AM on April 12

Jennifer the Russian Spam Posting Bot.

Woo-hoo. Time to start drinking!

posted by 86 at 11:11 AM on April 03

2006 MLB Predictions

I second that nomination.

posted by 86 at 09:49 AM on April 01

Rangers/Leafs Game Meetup?

"Jagr is a Tranny" is hilarious. And Samsonov, she did get me tix for the game on Wednesday. That counts for something.

posted by 86 at 12:24 PM on March 20

Rangers/Leafs Game Meetup?

From what I know, Weedy and garfield are still going. It was my responsibility to get tickets for Sammy and myself, but I never did. I had to shell out a lot of dough for other things recently and it didn't fit in the budget. Anyway, I hope the rest of you fools get together and maybe (just maybe) I can make it in for some pre/post game bevery. If that becomes possible, I'll get in touch with garfield. Go Rangers.

posted by 86 at 06:36 AM on March 18

Pick Flick (well, erkno11, in this case)

According to my spanish speaking officemate... "Of the five players in training camp, who should leave?" Vote Kester!

posted by 86 at 02:56 PM on March 13

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

I swear that if that bear (or anyone) touches Lundqvist, I'll beat them with Jarko Ruutu's right arm.

posted by 86 at 10:32 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

Period one over. 2-1 Sweden. No sofa.

posted by 86 at 10:07 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

Game update: A 700 pound polar bear just climbed the glass and is now centering the Swiss team's third line.

posted by 86 at 10:05 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

Oh yeah, I really waiting for a sofa. Best day of the year so far, easily. Not because of the sofa mind you, but because I get to sit at home, work sparingly, and watch hockey. I'm easy to please.

posted by 86 at 10:04 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

No sofa yet. Should be here within the hour.

posted by 86 at 09:59 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

Goal! Sweden

posted by 86 at 09:58 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

Woah, almost a Sundin break-away following by a near 2-1 SUI lead. Alas, it's still 1-1.

posted by 86 at 09:53 AM on February 22

Olympic Hockey 1/4 Finals .......

SpoFi play Hokey to watch Olympic Hockey Day I'm "working from home" today so I can watch the quarters (and because I have a new sofa being delivered). 1-1 after a SUI goal. I hope they continue to keep things interesting.

posted by 86 at 09:52 AM on February 22

10K

I feel old.

posted by 86 at 07:34 PM on February 20

Hockey hockey hockey

Wow.

posted by 86 at 11:08 AM on February 18