Posts Tagged ‘San Jose Sharks’
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, tagged anaheim ducks, buffalo sabres, Calgary Flames, chicago blackhawks, los angeles kings, mats sundin, miikka kiprusoff, Nashville Predators, new york rangers, petr prucha, pittsburgh penguins, roberto luongo, ryan callahan, San Jose Sharks, vancouver canucks on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, tagged anaheim ducks, bell centre, boston bruins, buffalo sabres, buffaslugs, Calgary Flames, cam ward, carolina hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, curtis sanford, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, edmonton oilers, joey macdonald, kipper, kipper kid, la kings, los angeles kings, Marty Turco, miikka kiprusoff, mini-kipper, minnesota wild, montreal canadiens, Nashville Predators, new york islanders, niklas backstrom, no habs no, pekka rinne, philadelphia flyers, phoenix coyotes, roberto luongo, San Jose Sharks, st. louis blues, tampa bay lightning, toronto maple leafs, vancouver canucks, yann danis on Thursday, January 15, 2009 | 1 Comment »
#2 Boston Bruins @ #30 New York Islanders
Eric – Bruins – If the Bruins don’t win I will eat my hat. *gimmie*
Marc – Bruins – The Isles were already hopeless with MacDonald… now Danis is in net. *gimmie*
Rory – Bruins – Ha! *gimmie*
#25 Toronto Maple Leafs @ #15 Carolina Hurricanes
Eric – Canes – Fantasy team pick (Cam Ward)
Marc – Canes – blah
Rory – Canes – The Leafs have lost 8 of their last ten. Plus they suck.
#22 Nashville Predators @ #6 Montreal Canadiens
Eric – Preds – hahaha Pekka.
Marc – Habs – The Preds are looking good recently but it’s tough to go into the Bell Centre and win.
Rory – Habs – No dollar bills are going to be mailed out tonight.
#9 Philadelphia Flyers @ #27 Tampa Bay Lightning
Eric – Flyers – There is no possible way that the Lightning beat the Flyers tonight. None.
Marc – Flyers – The Lightning are back from a long west coast road trip where they actually won 2 out of 3. But they lost 7-1 to the Sharks and jet lag is a bitch.
Rory – Flyers – Come on, now.
Eric – Wild – I flipped a coin. It landed on it’s rim. Bad teams are bad.
Marc – Wild – Backstrom is the man.
Rory – Wild – I flipped a coin – these two are practically the same at the moment, stnadings-wise and record-wise, anyway.
#21 Colorado Avalanche @ #28 St. Louis Blues
Eric – Avs – They’re on a roll… of sorts.
Marc – Avs – These teams are both pretty bad, but at least Col has looked decent lately. Stl has lost their last 2 and 7 of the last 10.
Rory – Avs – St. Louis is suckin’ it big time this season.
#13 Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. @ #23 Dallas Stars
Eric – Stars – They’re playing pretty well lately. But then again so are the Sabres.
Marc – Stars – Yes, I’m actually picking Turco.
Rory – Stars – Why not? I like to mix it up.
#14 Phoenix Coyotes @ #11 Vancouver Canucks
Eric – Canucks – Luongo hath returneth.
Marc – Canucks – Luongo is back in action. Sanford got waived… ouch.
Rory – Canucks – Not-so-sucky team playing pretty-damn-sucky team. (Ed. Note: Look at the standings…)
#3 Detroit Red Wings @ #24 Los Angeles Kings
Eric – Wings – Just beat up the Ducks last night. Didn’t have to travel very far today.
Marc – Wings – When the Wings turn it on, they are the best team in the NHL. Anyone who has watched a team try to hold on to a 3rd period lead against the Wings knows what I’m talking about.
Rory – Wings – LA shouldn’t even bother to show up to this game. Save everyone some time and effort.
#5 Calgary Flames @ #1 San Jose Sharks
Eric – Sharks – The Flames probably have the best chance to had the Sharks their first home regulation loss. But I don’t think that will happen.
Marc – Flames – This would be a big time upset, but I freakin love Kipper almost as much as the Mini-Kipper. Almost, but not quite. (see video below)
Rory – Sharks – San Jose haven’t lost at home in regulation and only twice in OT. Yup.
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, tagged Alexander Ovechkin, avs, bjs, bolts, boston bruins, Calgary Flames, cam ward, carolina hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, columbus blue jackets, miikka kiprusoff, minnesota wild, Nashville Predators, new jersey devils, new york islanders, new york rangers, niklas backstrom, Ottawa Senators, philadelphia flyers, phoenix coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, San Jose Sharks, sens, st. louis blues, steve mason, tampa bay lightning, toronto maple leafs, vancouver canucks, vesa toskala, washington capitals on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Where has 5-hole.com Pick ‘em been for the last 3 weeks, you ask? Well, I was in Beijing looking for a lovely young bride. Eric was on a flight to Florida with his financial adviser. And Rory was negotiating contracts in California.
Now we’re back, and just in time because there’s a full slate of games on tap for tonight. It’s a great night to have the NHL Center Ice package. On to the picks!
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, New York Rangers, NHL, tagged Alexander Ovechkin, anahiem ducks, Antero Niittymaki, atlanta thrashers, avs, bjs, bolts, boston bruins, buffalo sabres, Calgary Flames, cam ward, carolina hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, columbus blue jackets, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, florida panthers, henrik lundqvist, jed ortmeyer, joel lundqvist, jonathan quick, justin pogge, los angeles kings, mats sundin, mighty ducks, miikka kiprusoff, minnesota wild, Nashville Predators, new jersey devils, new york islanders, new york rangers, niklas backstrom, Ottawa Senators, pensblog, philadelphia flyers, phoenix coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, San Jose Sharks, Sean Avery, sens, Sidney Crosby, st. louis blues, steve mason, tampa bay lightning, the joe, tomas vokoun, toronto maple leafs, vancouver canucks, vesa toskala, washington capitals on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | 1 Comment »
There is controversy brewing over the Penguins’ game winning goal scored by Sidney Crosby in overtime last night. The big question is whether Crosby made contact with the puck above or below the crossbar. The goal was reviewed and it stood. So what’s the problem? The call on the ice was goal. The replay did not conclusively disprove that. It’s a goal right? Maybe, maybe not.
Why it’s a goal:
1. The NHL says it’s a goal, therefore, it’s a goal.
2. Someone at Pensblog drew a cute picture! They can’t be wrong, can they?
Why it’s not a goal:
1. Conspiracy theorists claim the NHL is just furthering the Sidney Crosby love fest.
2. The picture from Pensblog is misleading because the puck was not in line with the corner where the post and crossbar meet when it made contact with Crosby’s stick. It was actually closer to the center of the crossbar. Oh no! The new line goes under Crosby’s arm and the puck! NO GOAL!
3. Commenter Tom L. on the Puck Daddy post says, “Crosby is 5′ 11″, 6′ 3″ on skates. The crossbar is 4ft high and the puck hit a few inches below his armpits. Unless Sid’s swollen head is 28 inches tall, that’s well over 4ft.”
4. If the NHL had disciplined Crosby for his actions in the game against Atlanta, he would not have even been playing in this game.
5. This picture left by another commenter in that Puck Daddy post shows with more lines that the net is only 80 pixels tall in the image, while the distance from the puck to the ice is 91 pixels. 11 pixels isn’t all that much but it’s still something.
I say it was no goal. But what do I know? Onto the picks!
Holy Christ, am I scared for this game.
Yes, the Rangers have won the last two games on their California road trip, and yes, one of them was in regulation(holy crap!). But neither win was particularly spectacular, neither win really gives me any confidence that tonight is going to be anything less than horrible.
In case you live under a rock, the San Jose Sharks have been kicking ass and not bothering to take names all over the league for basically the entire season. They’re first in the league, first in the Western Conference, and boast a record of 25-4-3. That’s right, three months into the season, and they’ve lost only 7 times.
The Rangers, on the other hand, barely just squeaked out a win against the Los Angeles freakin’ Kings. Yes, the Rangers are second in the Eastern Conference, but that’s mostly due to a strong early start, and being several games ahead of everyone else. They haven’t been able to sustain much momentum, and it’s starting to show.
There are two ways this game can go down: either the Sharks are tired from traveling to Colombus, then to Detroit, then back to San Jose, and are feeling beaten down and dejected from losing their last two, including a blowout 6-0 loss to Detroit. If this is the case, hopefully the Rangers and capitalize on their misery and come away with 2 more points. The other way this can go is that the Sharks are comin’ back mad and looking to make a statement and spank someone on home ice to get their confidence back, in which case the Rangers are goin’ down in flames. Something tells me the second scenario is much more likely.
My guess is that the Rangers lines will be similar, if not the same as the last two games.
What’s for sure is that Lundqvist will be in goal for the Rangers, and probably Evgeni Nabakov will be in goal for San Jose. Also for sure: I will be drinking heavily during this game.
Sharks record: 25-4-3 – 7-1-2 in their last 10
Rangers record: 22-11-2 – 6-4-0 in their last 10
Average goals scored in a game:
Average goals allowed in a game:
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, NHL, tagged atlanta thrashers, boston bruins, carolina hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, columbus blue jackets, craig anderson, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, Evgeni Nabokov, florida panthers, habs, Marty Turco, mats sundin, mike smith, montreal canadiens, Nashville Predators, new york rangers, pascal leclaire, philadelphia flyers, phoenix coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, rick nash, San Jose Sharks, st. louis blues, tampa bay lightning, tomas vokoun, toronto maple leafs, vancouver canucks, washington capitals on Thursday, December 18, 2008 |
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, NHL, tagged 5-hole.com Pick 'em, atlanta thrashers, bolts, Calgary Flames, caps, Dallas Stars, florida panthers, habs, los angeles kings, montreal canadiens, philadelphia flyers, philly, phoenix coyotes, pick em, San Jose Sharks, tampa bay lightning, toronto maple leafs, washington capitals on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 |
This is a new daily feature here on 5-hole.com. Everyday, Marc, Rory, and I will each pick which teams we think will win that day. Each of us will consider one of our picks to be a “gimmie” meaning that there is no way that we will get that pick wrong. At the end of the season, the writer with the most correct picks wins! In the event of a tie, the percentage of gimmies correctly chosen will break the tie. Pretty straight forward right?
On to the picks! (Rankings are for the entire league).
#30 Tampa Bay Lightning @ #12 Philadelphia Flyers
Eric – Flyers
Marc – Flyers
Rory – Flyers
#26 Florida Panthers @ #11 Washington Capitals
Eric – Capitals
Marc – Panthers
Rory – Capitals
#29 Atlanta Thrashers @ #7 Montréal Canadiens
Eric – Habs *gimmie*
Marc – Habs
Rory – Habs
#28 Dallas Stars @ #10 Calgary Flames
Eric – Flames
Marc – Flames
Rory – Flames
#21 Los Angeles Kings @ #23 Phoenix Coyotes
Eric – Coyotes
Marc – Coyotes
Rory – Kings
#20 Toronto Maple Leafs @ #1 San Jose Sharks
Eric – Sharks
Marc – Sharks *gimmie*
Rory – Sharks *gimmie*
Posted in New York Rangers, NHL, tagged agency, Backman, contract, defense, Free Agency, free agent, Girardi, michal rozsival, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Patrick Rissmiller, San Jose Sharks, Sanguinetti, signing, Staal, stephen valiquette, tyutin, Wade Redden on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 |
The Rangers signed Wade Redden, formerly of the Ottawa Senators, to a 6 year contract worth about $6.5 million per year. Redden is 31 years old, and had 6 goals and 32 assists last season while logging an average of 22:12 of ice time per game. The Rangers hope Redden will be the Power Play quarterback they’ve been missing.
In other news, the Rangers will be bringing back MIchal Rozsival for 4 more years at $5 million per year.
The Rangers now figure to (finally) have a solid core of defensemen, and will (finally) have some depth at the position. My guess is that Redden, Rozsival, Staal, Tyutin, and Girardi will form the core, and that Bobby Sanguinetti will get the call up to the big show. Christian Backman is also on the roster and should see some ice time (unfortunately).
In other other news, the Rangers added some more size up front with the signing of 6’4″ 220 lb. Patrick Rissmiller away from the San Jose Sharks.
I should also note that the Rangers re-signed backup goaltender Stephen Valiquette. The terms have yet to be disclosed.