July 27 2012 11:16AM
The biggest sporting event in the world starts today. Whether you are a fan of the Olympics or not, the fact is for the next 16 days London will host the most athletes in one place for four years. I love the Olympics, because they evoke so many emotions. Athletes train four years to get to this point and in many events, one minor slip up can cost them their dream. It is gutwrenching and exhilarating all at the same time.
The best part is that there is still a lot of hockey and football to chat about while the Olympics are on.
July 27 2012 09:43AM
By my count, the Edmonton Oilers have 17 forwards and eight defenseman (along with a pair of goaltenders) with a pretty decent shot at making an NHL lineup on opening night. Given that an NHL roster is only 23 men deep, who stays and who goes?
July 26 2012 06:20PM
THREE ENTRIES FOR THE YAKUPOV PHOTOSHOP CONTEST?! What in the sweet Nuge's moustache is going on - is everyone working productively this week? We highly doubt it. Our main man Jimmeh gets it - his entry is right on point and the early leader right out of the gate.
Perhaps we can inspire people with the kind of photos we want to see but are incapable of producing in photoshop. It's not our fault really - most of our fingers were blown off in the imaginary war of 2006.
July 26 2012 03:23PM
No, I mean besides anyone who has been traded to Columbus. Fans are often quick to dismiss a player's role on a team, and suggest that the player be sent to an AHL affiliate in order to free the NHL team of the cap hit. Fans of teams in larger markets are assuredly the biggest offenders, and it makes sense - their teams are the ones that can afford it.
I have put together a list of all the players with one-way SPC deals, a minimum of 82 games played in the NHL, and who were demoted to their club's respective AHL affiliate. I've also checked, in cases where the AHL stay is brief, to make sure that none of these players were simply on a conditioning stint.
July 26 2012 01:06PM
Pavel Datsyuk, Dan4th Nicholas/Wikimedia Commons
How big should a group of top-six forwards be for a team hoping to make a playoff splash?