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24 Jun 2011

Tweet Everyone else has a mock draft, so here’s mine for the top 14 picks#1 Edmonton Oilers - It’s rumored that Florida wants to swap picks with Edmonton and take Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Upon hearing that he potentially can spend his winters in either Edmonton or Miami, RNH immediately called Danny Heatley to get career advice. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins#2 Colorado Avalanche - After RNH there’s 4 prospects that could possibly taken here, and no consensus to the...

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21 Jun 2011

Tweet At the trade deadline there was a rumor that the Avs were looking to trade Paul Stastny to the Kings for one of their two goalies (either Starter Jonathon Quick or the talented backup Bernier). Now people seem to be ratchiting up this kind of proposal once again, especially with the draft going on. Read my lips: This is a dumb idea. In fact, trading Stastny for any goalie (or any goalie that a...

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21 Jun 2011

Tweet gstpulldnCongrats to gstpulldn on winning the Jibblescribbits hockey pool, and saving me from massive embarrassment and mockery from my wife, who would have been completely insufferable had she won. So, e-mail me {jibblescribbits[at]gmail.com} to get yourself a post on my site. I wish I had a better prize than that, but I really don’t.As for the other results here’s a list of the top 18 from my pool. why did I stop at 18...

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06 Jun 2011

Tweet So how about the Stanley Cup finals, eh? The hockey has been great. Two great games, which had people thinking of the Brodeur-Roy showdown in ‘01. And not only has the hockey been great, but we’ve also been treated to some good ol-fashioned nastiness and animosity. A surreal biting incident, taunting, punches to the back of the heads of players. Really this series has had it all so far.But you know where this series...

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11 May 2011

Tweet A few weeks ago Adrian Dater, of the Denver Post, gave out his season ending grade for Matt Duchene. He gave him an A-. I found this perplexing then, and still do.  I nearly wrote this post up then, but I wanted to wait until another Avs blog, Mile High Hockey, gave out their grades. They gave Duchene and A- too. I completely disagree with A-. I’ve mentioned  this before, but I think people...

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06 May 2011

Tweet There’s a lot of consternation in the Rockies here about what exactly caused the Avs problems this season. A lot of focus is, rightly, on injuries, but most fans recognize that injuries may have driven the season to the depths that it reached, but even healthy this team wasn’t really ready to compete for a playoff spot.And there’s been a lot of focus on why? Who’s to blame?My hypothesis: the Avs just don’t have...

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27 Apr 2011

Tweet Don’t let your kids grow idolizing Roberto Luongo. Apparently Luongo was so mentally fragile that, despite training and preparing to be an NHL goaltender his entire career and being exiled to Florida for a good chunk of it, his confidence was shattered so badly after last years playoff loss to the Blackhawks that he would run to the locker room curling up in a corner in darkness cradling his precious Gold Medal that required...

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21 Apr 2011

Tweet (This is probably a few days late of the news cycle, still wanted to write it though)I have seen 2 clear sides to the Raffi Torres hit on Brent Seabrook that knocked him out of tonight’s game.Take 1: Raffi Torres targeted an unsuspecting player with a vicious blindside hit to the head Take 2: Raffi Torres tried to use his physicality, an attribute that has helped him make a career playing hockey, to separate...

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12 Apr 2011

Tweet Last season, i forgot to set this up, but this season it’s back. The Jibblescribbits playoff pool for 2011. The rules are simple. There are 16 Bins to select players out of, one for every playoff team. Select one player form each bin. You must select at least 4D and 2G, along with 10F. Points are:1pt - Goal1pt - Assist1pt - OT goal3pts - Hat Trick2pt - Win1pt - shutoutIt’s usually best to select...

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17 Mar 2011

Tweet I had a bad link to my data for the Draft data yesterday. You should be able to find it here

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