November 15 2012 02:07PM
1. I can't believe how good Johnny Gaudreau is
I think by this point I've watched four or five of Boston College's nine games, and Johnny Gaudreau has been very good in all of them. (I know I talk about this kid a lot but there's a lockout. What do you want from me?)
October 29 2012 01:04PM
Boston College has two of the Flames' more intriguing prospects on its roster, and in Johnny Gaudreau in particular, probably one of its two or three best.
Through the first three games of the season, Gaudreau was also BC's best player, compiling 2-3-5 in that time, good for second on the team, behind his own linemate. That line, as I think I mentioned last week, scored seven of BC's 10 goals in those three games, so you can see just how important Gaudreau has become to the team's offense.
October 25 2012 09:24AM
1. Bettman at the Islanders presser
So Gary Bettman goes out at the Islanders-to-Brooklyn press conference (more on that in a minute) and basically says there's no chance at an 82-game season. This was reported as news despite the fact that everyone on the planet more or less knew that was going to be the case anyway.
October 18 2012 09:34AM
1. So now the NHL is willing to play ball
Forgive the mixed sports metaphors, but y'know, finally.
I don't remember exactly how long we went between the league's last offer and Tuesday's, but it was clear the NHLPA wasn't going to sit there and try to negotiate off a proposal that was as ludicrous as the one the league was putting out there. Not that I don't think the decision to create the appearance of greater flexibility was influenced by Deadspin leaking that focus group garbage the league was pushing, because that's all the offer was a response to, but at least we're now moving in the right direction.
October 11 2012 10:33AM
1. The Alberta Labour Board just screwed everything up
Well, today was supposed to be the Flames' first game of the season but instead we have this stupid lockout to deal with. Gross and yucky, I agree. Things got very little help from the Alberta Labour Board, which was like, "No this lockout is legal league-wide if it's legal anywhere, so deal with it."