Posts Tagged ‘buffalo sabres’
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.
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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 anaheim ducks, atlanta thrashers, buffalo sabres, chicago bla, chicago blackhawks, detroit red wings, Ottawa Senators, pittsburgh penguins, washington capitals on Wednesday, January 14, 2009|
#4 Washington Capitals @ #18 Pittsburgh Penguins
Eric – Penguins – They’re in Pittsburgh and the Caps suck on the road.
Marc – Penguins – Like I said yesterday, the Caps are great at home, terrible on the road. Yesterday they played terribly at home… maybe that means they will play great on the road? No.
Rory – Penguins – Apparently the Caps suck on the road. I found that out last night.
#28 Ottawa Senators @ #29 Atlanta Thrashers
Eric – Sens – They should bill this one as, “The battle of who sucks more.”
Marc – Thrashers – Ottawa got their win for the week yesterday.
Rory – Sens – My ex is from Atlanta and he’s been pissing me off lately. To hell with Atlanta!
#13 Buffalo Sabres @ #9 Chicago Blackhawks
Eric – Hawks – something witty *gimmie*
Marc – Hawks – The Hawks are legit. At home they are really legit. *gimmie*
Rory – Hawks – I just like the Blackhawks better.
#3 Detroit Red Wings @ #11 Anaheim Ducks
Eric – Ducks – Just a hunch.
Marc – Wings – It’s nearly impossible to pick against the Wings in any game.
Rory – Wings – Wiiiiings! *gimmie*
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!
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, New York Rangers, NHL, tagged anaheim ducks, atlanta thrashers, buffalo sabres, edmonton oilers, henrik lundqvist, ilya kovalchuk, jonas hiller, mats sundin, phoenix coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, rexall place, Sidney Crosby, toronto maple leafs, vancouver canucks on Monday, December 22, 2008| 1 Comment »
Marc will be taking a short break from Pick ’em as he is out of the country.
Straight to the picks today!
#13 Pittsburgh Penguins @ #15 Buffalo Sabres
#21 Toronto Maple Leafs @ #28 Atlanta Thrashers
Eric – Leafs – The only thrash the Thrashers have is Ilya Kovalchuk.
Rory – Leafs – Toronto’s not doin so bad lately. Atlanta on the other hand has lost like 153 games in a row. *gimmie*
#16 Phoenix Coyotes @ #24 Edmonton Oilers
Eric – Coyotes – The Oilers are 4-5-3 at Rexall Place this season. The Coyotes are terrible on the road. The coin just landed heads.
Rory – Coyotes – Why not?
#12 Anaheim Ducks @ #11 Vancouver Canucks
Eric – Ducks – The Ducks just lost their goal scoring leader for 4 weeks due to self inflicted injury but they have Jonas Hiller in net! Go Team Fuckin’ Awesome! *gimmie*
Rory – Ducks – I officially want Vancouver to go down the tubes so $undin can know the wrath that befalls those who reject Henrik Lundqvist. He took you out to dinner, and you don’t even bother to call! I imagine the HL Wrath of Rejection is quite frightening, considering how he acts when he loses a game.
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, New York Rangers, NHL, tagged 2009 winter classic, alex auld, anaheim ducks, atlanta thrashers, boris valabik, buffalo sabres, Calgary Flames, chicago blackhawks, chris pronger, dwane roloson, edmonton oilers, Hawks, honda, jason labarbera, jonas hiller, kris letang, los angeles kings, miikka kiprusoff, minnesota wild, new jersey devils, new york islanders, nigel dawes, niklas backstrom, Ottawa Senators, pittsburgh penguins, sens, Sidney Crosby, sucker punch, wrigley field, zamboni on Friday, December 19, 2008|
In yesterday’s game between the Thrashers and Penguins, a fight broke out after the Thrashers’ first goal. At one point, Sidney Crosby gives Boris Valabik 3 solid punches from behind while teammate Kris Letang held Valabik down. Crosby was clearly the third man in on this “fight” and he sucker punched Valabik not once, not twice, but three times yet he was only accessed a roughing minor.
The Honda zamboni was so excited to get inside Wrigley field that it jumped off of the truck that was transporting it. Luckily, no one (including the zamboni) was injured.
Quick! Go look at our picks before Sidney Crosby punches you in the back of the head! (more…)
Posted in 5-hole.com Pick 'em, New York Rangers, NHL, tagged Alexander Ovechkin, atlanta thrashers, bolts, boston bruins, buffalo sabres, Calgary Flames, caps, chicago blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, florida panthers, martin brodeur, martin st. louis, milan lucic, montreal canadiens, MSG, new jersey devils, new york islanders, new york rangers, no habs no, Ottawa Senators, petr prucha, pittsburgh penguins, prudential center, Sean Avery, sens, sloppy seconds, tampa bay lightning, the rock, toronto maple leafs, washington capitals on Friday, December 12, 2008| 1 Comment »
Yes, we made picks yesterday and no, we didn’t post them. We’re sorry. But just to show our dedication to this, I am revealing to everyone that Marc and I both picked the Habs as our gimmies last night. The Habs lost. To the Lightning. That’s right, the Lightning.
Last night, I went 5-3 and dropped my first gimmie of the season by picking the Habs over the Bolts. Marc also went 4-4 and also dropped his gimmie by picking the Habs. Rory went 3-5 last night but did not pick the Habs as her gimmie. She went with the Sharks who won.
Oh well. Let’s get to some news:
Petr Prucha’s days in a Rangers uniform may be numbered. Andrew Gross over at Ranger Rants has this:
Renney was asked whether Prucha’s latest three-game stint was enough of a sample for him.
“Yup,” Renney said. “If it wasn’t, he would still be in. He gave me everything he could. It depends also on what you need. Nigel is in primarily because of his ability to score and help create offense. Also, he’s a playmaker. He helps, I think, supplement what we might need offensive by his ability to make plays. It’s where we are and what we need to generate. It’s capitalizing on guys that have been out of the lineup that want badly to get back in and do the right thing as they do that.”
So there you have it. Nigel Dawes: playmaker. Did anyone actually notice Dawes in that game on Wednesday night? I mean besides the time in the third when he blew his golden opportunity.
The Islanders got absolutely destroyed last night by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Enjoy:
Picks coming as soon as I clear all these hats out of the way… (more…)