Rink Report – April 24, 2014

Quick hits on last night and tonight.

Patrick Kane’s OT winner:

And here is Nick Foligno’s OT winner for the Blue Jackets.

Rink Report – April 23, 2013

Scores and news from around the league.

Matt Nieto scores his first playoff goal -

Patrick Marleaau wins it in overtime -

I can’t embed this one, but here is Dan Carcillo scoring and getting a salute from the fans.

Sports Illustrated takes a look at Matt Cooke’s play though the ages.  Not much has changed.

Rink Report – April 22, 2014

Recapping the games from last night and setting up the games today.

Matt Cooke takes out Tyson Barrie’s knee.  Barrie is out 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury, according to Avs coach Patrick Roy.

Stephane Robidas breaks his leg:

Rink Report – April 21, 2014

A quick update today, as I have to fly out of Atlanta today.  Last night’s games, tonight’s games, and a bit on Brent Seabrook’s punishment from the league.

Rink Report – April 20, 2014

Briefly catching up on last night’s playoff action, and setting up the string of games for today.

Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes:

Nathan MacKinnon undresses the Wild defense (video via Puck Daddy):

Rink Report – April 19, 2014

A quick recap of yesterday’s games, and setting up todays.  A few news items as well.  This one is less than two minutes long. Enjoy.

Joel Quenneville makes a lewd gesture.

Milan Lucic speaks below the belt.

Rink Report – April 17, 2014

Day two of the playoffs, day two of the Report.  Let’s get this thing going.

I recap the scores of the three playoff games, as well as tidbits (yes, I said tidbits) from each.  I also take a quick look at the four playoff games happening tonight.  And news from Abbotsford, BC.  You heard that right.

Bobrovsky’s Bobble:

Getzlaf takes a slapper to the face:

Abbotsford Breaks Ties with AHL Team (The Globe and Mail)

Abbotsford Heat to leave, city to pay $5.5 million to end deal (Chilliwack Progress)

(Hat tip to Field of Schemes)

 

 

Rink Report – April 16, 2014

Welcome to the first Rink Report, a daily podcast catching you up on the news of the NHL, and setting you up with the hockey games of the night.

This is really rough.  I’m not used to podcasting on my own, and I’m doing this for fun and for the experience of it.  I will make mistakes, names, stats, things like that.  I will do my best to correct them on the twitter feed and in the next episode in an errata section.

Heck, I don’t even know if I’ll be able to sustain this.  Let’s just see how it goes.

As ever, this is an independent podcast, and not associated with the NHL or any other media outlets.  All mistakes are my own, unless stated otherwise.

Ben Bishop’s injury:

The Rink Episode 68: Why No Jagr?

For episode 68, you would think the Jaromir Jagr would come up once, but he wasn’t the story when it came to the Flyers.  James O’Brien and I talk about Pronger and the impact his injury may have on visors, as well as what is going on in this crazy league, where the Stars are on top, the Leafs are a playoff team, and one of the best goalies in the league just isn’t good enough for some people.

James O’Brien at Pro Hockey Talk and Rotoworld

James’ all decade team and all decade team defense

Greg Wyshynsi’s all decade team with Pronger

The Pronger injury in video form:

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The Rink Episode 38

I’m flying solo this week, and that means I get to talk about what I want to.  The Stanley Cup has been handed out and the season is over, but there is still plenty of news in the NHL and around the minor leagues.

Call in to The Rink and let us know how your season went. Were you happy?  Were you dissapointed? Did you get Versus on your hotel TV? Call The Rink at 845-704-RINK (7465).