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7 months after being diagnosed with cancer, Saku Koivu returns on Tuesday night to the Montreal Canadiens lineup.
posted by skwm to hockey at 05:07 PM on April 08 - 6 comments
My first thought when reading this was that Garth Snow was making a point of taking care of his best mate as his first order of business. Which is not good business. This isn't the case - Wang actually tried to do this last year, but was apparently shut down by Bettman and/or the NHLPA. From the Wikipedia entry on DiPietro: The New York Newsday reported that the team offered him a 15-year contract in September 2005, but the League discouraged this, instead he signed a one-year offer. If it was a bad idea last year, it's probably still a bad idea this year. I can't believe my favorite team has turned into (or rather, kept on being) such a joke. At least they haven't moved off of Long Island, yet.
posted by skwm at 01:18 PM on September 12
And yet, in the end, he signes a 1 year deal. Lame.
posted by skwm at 05:22 PM on September 07
There's an excellent article on all of this over at ESPN. From the Newsday article on the same:
Until one of the geniuses at the NHL produces some X-ray machine that can illuminate a man's soul and let us know exactly what players are thinking, the NHL's policy of basing judgment calls on presumptions won't work. Every other league has recognized it's impossible. Intent is not something the NFL bothered to try and discern when it wrote its rule protecting quarterbacks from hits to the head. Intent is not something the NBA figures into the equation on flagrant foul calls. The same goes for baseball and beanball pitches. Once both teams have been warned, if you hit someone, you're gone.
"If there's a head injury, you can assess a misconduct," Campbell explained. "In this case, they weren't so sure. It's easy when the player is bleeding ... it's difficult, lots of time, to tell when there's an injury."
posted by skwm at 06:28 PM on April 29
Islanders fan here... I definately think Roberts deserved to be taken out of the game and a suspension, neither of which happened. The seamless glass definately contributed to Jonsson's injury, but to me, the replays definately show Roberts forcing Jonsson's head into the glass. The Peca hit, while I'm not very happy with it, was definately cheap ( I think Tucker was going for the knees when he sunk down as he was making contact), it was within the rules of the game. It's unfortunate though.
posted by skwm at 08:15 PM on April 27
Cheap shots? Nothing new for the Bruins....
posted by skwm at 01:42 PM on April 26
Side note: The Islanders don't play the Rangers for over a month. What schedule is Wayne looking at? And anyway, with the massive amounts of bad blood between these two teams, one questionable cross-check isn't going to add much more animosity than there already is.
posted by skwm at 06:18 PM on February 19
86: A good deal of those PIMs came during the last Islanders v. Rangers game - even Alexi Yashin got in on the fighting, and proceeded to pummel Thomas Kloucek while Mariusz Czerkawski held Kloucek's arms behind his back. Good bye Lady Byng! I'm an Isles fan, and I'm afraid of what's going to happen to Yashin for breaking Kloucek's nose like that...
posted by skwm at 09:52 PM on February 12
What about giving an option to choose one of four (or so) preset themes? The user could choose to display Sportsfilter in colors that suggest their favorite sport. My suggestion for a hockey theme: ice blue background, icy looking header with a red bar as the seperator. What about other sports?
posted by skwm at 02:27 PM on February 02
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