On This Day Over The Past Three Years

Jonathan Willis
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.

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GDFD No. 10: Wait, they're GOOD?

Ryan Lambert
October 24 2009 12:21PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 10th game of the season on Oct. 24, 2009.

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Northwest is best (for now)

Jean Lefebvre
October 24 2009 09:00AM

We’re in that tweener stage of a new season.

It’s late enough that the TV-sports dullards have stopped making those “Joe Left-wing is on pace for a 246-goal season” comments but not yet far enough along in the campaign to stop questioning such phenomena as whether a coaching change is really all that was needed for Dustin Penner to release his inner Mario Lemieux.

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The most annoying fans...

Jason Gregor
October 23 2009 11:02AM

I bet the annoying fan is similar to the bad hockey parent: oblivious to their actions. When they hear people complain about the obnoxious fan, they nod their head in approval, meanwhile at the next game they are the dork who has everyone in their section hoping they’ll leave.

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Around the league - Oct 22 2009

Jason Gregor
October 22 2009 08:29AM

This past week Nick Lidstrom became only the 8th defenseman to register 1,000 points. The 53rd pick in the 1989 draft is quietly putting himself in the conversation of greatest defenseman ever.

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