Recent Comments by Stan Fields

Onto the Grey Cup!

Snow? Might be rain. Snow would be nice though. I think Toronto will lose a close game because of a lack of production on offense. BC will win.

posted by Stan Fields at 06:02 PM on November 16, 2004

CFL Playoffs Predictions, Division Finals.

Apparently Printers is going to start so I think it'll be B.C. and Toronto moving on.

posted by Stan Fields at 07:13 PM on November 08, 2004

CFL Playoffs Predictions, Division Finals.

And its very likely that the only way any of my predictions for next week will be correct is if I predict that weather won't be a factor in either game.

posted by Stan Fields at 10:43 PM on November 07, 2004

CFL Playoffs Predictions.

Hamilton and Edmonton will advance. I may offer more detailed predictions for the division finals, but for now thats all I've got.

posted by Stan Fields at 06:47 PM on November 04, 2004

G4TechTv to run video game NHL season

They should use NHL '94 instead.

posted by Stan Fields at 02:13 PM on September 23, 2004

The 2004 World Cup of Hockey

I'm thinking Canada will make it to the finals, lead by Lemieux, but I'm not sure who they'll face. Maybe Finland, but of course anything is possible. I can't wait until tomorrow when I can actually catch a game or two. It should be great watching Canada play the U.S. in their 1920 throwback jerseys.

posted by Stan Fields at 03:15 PM on August 30, 2004

WHA Draft

Oops, obviously Phoenix is in Arizona

posted by Stan Fields at 02:08 PM on July 19, 2004

WHA Draft

According to this article Orlando and Jacksonville were part of the WHA for 9 days in June. Also, Hamilton and Toronto still don't have lease agreements with their arenas. The WHA website lists Birmingham, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Montreal, Phoenix, Arizona and Toledo as prospective future franchises.

posted by Stan Fields at 02:03 PM on July 19, 2004

WHA Draft

I almost forgot about the players chosen as franchise draft exemptions.

posted by Stan Fields at 05:46 PM on July 18, 2004

Frost was target,

I prefer salary arbitration over things such as murder-for-hire plots and Don Cherry, but thats just me.

posted by Stan Fields at 01:40 PM on July 16, 2004

Shultz Against the World

Wow, I've never seen a CFL post on here before (although I've never really browsed through the archives). Unfortunately, I keep getting a 404 error when submitting my picks so I won't be able to oppose Shultz's pick of Edmonton over Hamilton.

posted by Stan Fields at 12:04 PM on July 14, 2004

Joe wants out of Town?

I've been reading rumours about Recchi going to Pittsburgh for weeks but I didn't think it would actually happen. He'll be making less than he did last year after leading the Flyers in scoring? Lemieux has worked his magic yet again.

posted by Stan Fields at 11:44 AM on July 09, 2004

Dynamo Seeking $2 Million for Ovechkin

After getting rid of Jagr, Lang, etc. last season I would probably pay the $2 million to bring Ovechkin over to help sell tickets. He would probably do a better job at that than Jeff Halpern, assuming there are any games to sell tickets for...

posted by Stan Fields at 02:11 PM on July 08, 2004

FIFA ranks USA at #7

FIFA Ranking Procedure

posted by Stan Fields at 05:53 PM on July 07, 2004


Weekes would have been a better choice, actually. A full decade younger, some playoff success already, and something to prove. I think after what happened last season Hasek definately has something to prove as well. That's why I think this is a great move for Ottawa, as long as Hasek is healthy for the playoffs.

posted by Stan Fields at 11:42 AM on July 06, 2004

NHL Summer '04 - Free Agent Fest

Here's a full list of available free agents, the free agency group they belong too, and explanations of the different groups. It should be pretty interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days....or months. I'm sure there will be a couple of big signings and then other teams will feel they have to compete by signing a big name or two as well, despite the CBA situation. I've heard that even my lowly Pittsburgh Penguins are looking at a couple of players, like Recchi. Alot of the lesser names on that list are probably going to be free agents for quite a while.

posted by Stan Fields at 11:32 AM on July 01, 2004

The Sens get started

Do you think they're serious enough about Hasek that they would actually sign him? There were reports yesterday (sorry, no link) that they have agreed to terms with Hasek, they just have to wait until July 1st to sign him. I'm assuming that this trade confirms that.

posted by Stan Fields at 01:04 PM on June 27, 2004

Holland 2 - 3 Czech Republic

Or anyone want to post the game on the Internet? I've seen xvid rips of the games on a torrent site, though I'm not sure if posting a link to such a site on here would be ok or not. Anyway, right now the site only has the games up to day 6 of the tournament, so this game isn't available...yet

posted by Stan Fields at 11:00 PM on June 19, 2004

Who loves bling? The Patriots do!

And for a pointless comparison, the 2003 CFL Grey Cup Championship Rings are valued at $10,000 with an average weight of 58 grams, but.... For the players who were scheduled to play in the game at SkyDome in Toronto on Aug. 14 that was cancelled by a blackout, a black diamond is set into the Grey Cup on the side of the ring.

posted by Stan Fields at 12:36 PM on June 14, 2004

And the award goes to...

Just call it the Bobby Orr trophy Or they could combine the names like they did with the MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award. Award names don't get much better than that

posted by Stan Fields at 11:50 AM on June 11, 2004

It is SO over. Lightning win.

Flames set a franchise record with an average attendance of 17,877 which included 30 sell-outs (a record that suprises me somewhat given that the arena capacity was about 20,500 or so back in the early 90s when they were good). I believe the Saddledome has some sections with obstructed view seats which they made unavailable for years, although they did open those sections for this years playoffs.

posted by Stan Fields at 12:38 PM on June 08, 2004

Tampa hasn't been able to win back to back games since eliminating Montreal and then beating Philadelphia in game 1 of that series. Anyway, I think Iginla is going to be the difference tonight.

posted by Stan Fields at 01:49 PM on June 07, 2004

I watched the game on CBC, still saw the replay a number of times though. With it seeming like a goal from only 1 camera angle, it actually would have been much more controversial if they did call it a goal.

posted by Stan Fields at 01:12 PM on June 06, 2004

The way it happened, with no stoppage of play for video review, inconclusive evidence, and no real dispute from anybody I don't think this incident will be remembered much at all. It was a totally different situation than a goal like Brett Hull's in '99.

posted by Stan Fields at 12:13 PM on June 06, 2004

Nieminen suspended one game.

I'm sure Nieminen's run at Curtis Joseph earlier in the playoffs didn't help his chances of avoiding a suspension.

posted by Stan Fields at 12:36 PM on June 02, 2004

The curse of the Habs

Upon further review it turns out the Lightning are actually 8-0 in the playoffs when Richards scores a goal (and 30-0-2 in the regular season). He has 7 game winning goals in the playoffs, which is a single-season playoff record. I wonder if the Conn Smythe trophy will be enough to ignite some PEI rioting.

posted by Stan Fields at 11:47 AM on June 01, 2004

The curse of the Habs

Hopefully this curse can overcome the more recent trend of Tampa Bay being undefeated this year when Brad Richards scores a goal (7 games in the playoffs, 20+ more in the regular season). Yeah...I think I would probably take Rocket Richard over Brad Richards....

posted by Stan Fields at 11:29 PM on May 31, 2004