Rink Report – April 18, 2014

Recapping the games from last night, and setting up the three games happening tonight.

No news to report today, much like April 18, 1930 for the BBC.  We, unlike the BBC, will not play piano music instead.

Alexandar Steen’s OT Goal

Paul Stastny ties the game

And then, Paul Statstny wins the game, from almost the same exact place on the ice.

Also, a Systems Analyst post from Justin Bourne on the game winner by Montreal against the Lightning.  I love these posts.

Partick Kane freezes Ryan Miller

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)

 

 

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 64 Part 1: Goalie-Go-Round

I was privileged to spend some actual face to face time with Ryan Mance, aka Ryan Classic, to talk goalies (which seem to be the big news lately), and much more. We went long, so this one is split into two parts. Diffidently check out part two.

Quick mention: I said that Peter Budaj and Jose Theodore played in Chicago. It was a mistake, and a slip of the tongue, because we were talking about Chicago. By now, I’m sure you are used to me screwing something up. :-)

Ryan on Twitter

Silver Seven: An SBNation blog Ryan writes for.

The article from Copper and Blue we reference.

Capgeek.com

Neil Little dog-piles a brawl

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The Rink Episode 29A

Another two parter this week.  Eric McErlain joins Tom and I for a preview of the playoffs.  The best part is, I get to stay out of the way for the most part.  Bonus for you.

Part two goes live a little later in the week.

Episode 21.5: Notes from the Road Special Edition

On episode 21.5, I’m talking with PJ Swenson of Sharkspage, Jibblescribits of the blog Jibblescribbits, and Connie from the Kings World Podcast.  Lots of interviews on location.  Bringing the bloggers to you.  Enjoy.

Kings World Podcast

Jibblescribbits

Sharkspage

Posts from my blog about my west coast hockey tour (photos, swag, lots of good stuff)

If this is your first time to The Rink, stick around for next Monday, when we have one of our more usual episodes.

The Rink Episode 9

When we get a chance to talk with Eric McErlain of NHL Fanhouse, The Sporting Blog, and of course, Off Wing Opinion, we don’t give him a few minutes, we talk with him the whole show, and then some.  Tom, Eric and I talk Sharks, Stars, Sundin, and other hockey topics that do not start with the letter S.  Hear me call Mike Modano “Matt.”  Fun for the whole family.