February 08 2013 10:48AM
Photo: Tim Alemenciak/Wikimedia
In my perfectly timed article on Phil Kessel yesterday, I noted that his scoreless streak, which ended last night, was not out of the norm for a shooter like Kessel:
"That said, if he continues to get pucks on goal they will start finding the twine eventually."
February 07 2013 12:00PM
Phil Kessel is getting slammed by fans and the MSM and defended broadly in the Statosphere. Why? Kessel has played 10 games and hasn't tickled the twine. His first 42 shots on goal show nothing but a giant zero on the stat sheet.
Should Leafs fans be worried?
February 07 2013 09:40AM
As we promised last week, we begin this edition of the podcast with a chat about Jordan Eberle, and his shooting. We then go on to discuss Vincent Lecavalier, Phil Kessel, the "code" for fighting, and the extreme zone start deployment we're seeing all across the league.
We would love to hear from you, the listener, for suggestions on future topics of discussion. Rather than us just being in our own little world, we'd like to make this as interactive a show as possible. Feel free to tweet at either Dimitri or Cam.
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February 06 2013 04:40PM
Aloha, and welcome back to NHL Transactions of the Week, a retroactive look at player movement around the league from January 28-February 3, 2013. For those wondering whether the column had perished in the wake of a Sunday evening devoted entirely to football, fear not, for I have attempted to round up everything notable from the aforementioned window to the best of my abilities. If you would be kind enough to excuse my tardiness in posting the following breakdown, without further ado, we shall neutrally, impartially, evenhandedly, and without bias, start in the Eastern Conference.
February 06 2013 11:33AM
"Do any of you guys know what this is?"
Photo by Leafsfan67 via Wikimedia Commons
If Toronto's special teamers were racehorses, we would would call him Elmer. If they were Tibetan, they'd be vulture food. If they were seafarers, they would live in Davy Jones locker. The Maple Leafs have been a pretty bad team for a very long time, but their special teams have been even worse. In 2009-10, the Leafs hit an NHL post-lockout low with an STE of 88.6, but that's par for the course for these Leafs.