October 30 2009 11:08PM
When Dion Phaneuf flattened Kyle Okposo during a pre-season game, there was much ado about the supposed obligations of the player on the giving end of the thundering checks. Playing a supporting role in that particular case was the other half of the debate, namely the immediate quest for blood vengeance on the part of the club whose player was vicitimized by the jolt.
October 29 2009 08:13PM
So, who's ready to buy what the Colorado Avalanche is/are selling?
So many people figured the 2009-10 Avs would be an awful lot like the 2008-09 Avs but instead they've been winning as if they're the 2000-01 Avs, minus Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Chris Drury, Raymond Bourque, Patrick Roy or almost anyone else the casual fan has ever heard of.
October 29 2009 09:56AM
We near the end of the first month of the season, and there are many great story lines on the ice. The Avalanche are still cruising, Alexander Ovechkin is still scoring, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are making waves on the west coast, there is still a double-standard for suspensions, the defending champs look dominant, even though Crosby isn’t top-ten in scoring and now teams are starting to sniff around for possible trades.
October 28 2009 05:44PM
Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 11th game of the season on Oct. 28, 2009.
October 26 2009 11:42AM
It's early. Still, teams that get off to strong starts can protect themselves against injuries and late season slumps, while teams getting off to weak starts can dig themselves a hole that's extremely difficult to climb out of. Are there examples of teams leading the league or dwelling in the basement at this point turning their seasons around? Let's look back over the past three years.