Recent Posts by garfield

July 31, 2008

Bowman Ditches Detroit for Blackhawks: Didn't see this coming.

posted by garfield to hockey at 12:16 PM - 3 comments

July 09, 2008

EPL Fantasy 08-09 Open for business : Pssst. Sign up. Pass it on. Don't tell squealy. Games start August 16. League Name : Spofi Code : 84936-22714

posted by garfield to fantasy at 01:03 PM - 39 comments

October 25, 2007

Leafs offer Tavares contract in effort to circumvent NHL draft: With the Toronto Sun calling for JFJ's head this morning, could this be a ploy to save his job, or might it actually work out?

posted by garfield to hockey at 12:30 PM - 19 comments

September 26, 2007

HGH + The Clear = HR(50%): A Tufts physicist and baseball fan will publish an article in the upcoming issue of the American Journal of Physics detailing how a small increase in muscle mass could increase the amount of home runs a professional-baseball-level player would hit by over 50 percent.

posted by garfield to baseball at 09:38 AM - 29 comments

August 18, 2007

July 20, 2007

Bettman Buggers Up Balsillie's Bid: Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie has accused NHL commissioner Gary Bettman of forcing the owner of the Nashville Predators to break off discussions about the sale of the team to Balsillie

posted by garfield to hockey at 03:08 PM - 10 comments

June 06, 2007

Yashin Laughin' all the way to the bank: The four years left on the deal are worth $26.45 million, according to Newsday. Under the NHL collective bargaining agreement, the Islanders can buy Yashin out by paying two-thirds of the remaining amount ($17.63 million) over the next eight years. The salary-cap hit will be some $2.2 million per season over that time.

posted by garfield to hockey at 08:34 AM - 26 comments

March 13, 2007

Jackpot: Despite long odds, the Penguins will be in Pittsburgh for the next 30 years housed in a new arena they will pay next to nothing for. "Make no mistake about it -- without expanded gaming in Pennsylvania, the Penguins would be gone. The first puck would have been dropped next year in Kansas City."

posted by garfield to hockey at 11:13 AM - 47 comments

January 29, 2007

Down with Bettman: Why the wee one must go.

posted by garfield to hockey at 03:18 PM - 21 comments

January 23, 2007

Constructive Criticism: "When you burn the village to save it once, people come back. When you take out part of the village, rebuild it, and then napalm it over the course of a bitterly public, year-long firefight, people leave...With all due respect to the NHLís more fan-friendly policies, Chairman Mao seems to forget that you canít make a Great Leap Forward when your foundationís sagging."

posted by garfield to hockey at 11:31 AM - 16 comments

January 16, 2007

NHL#s > NBA #s. So says Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban: "I would be doing the same thing if I was the NHL. And suddenly your numbers are bigger than basketball's."

posted by garfield to hockey at 12:28 PM - 21 comments

December 18, 2006

S(he) failed: Test reports sent to the Indian Olympic Association on Sunday said Soudarajan "does not possess the sexual characteristics of a woman," The Times of India reported.

posted by garfield to other at 11:21 AM - 73 comments

November 29, 2006 Hockey stats leave alot to the imagination. Hopefully, not for long. Fans of the game are embarking on a statistical revolution: expanding the limited scope of current player data, and establishing entirely new standards for measuring true on-ice productivity. Greg Wyshynski talks to the man behind, my new favorite resource. hockey fans are being mislead by the current numbers. He calls plus/minus "worthless"

posted by garfield to hockey at 06:16 PM - 18 comments

November 01, 2006

NHL and Google sittin in a tree. A W E S O M E: "NHL will provide in-season full-length games on delay to Google Video at Google also will receive select NHL classic games...This is the first time Google Video has worked with a major professional sports league in such a manner." [via]

posted by garfield to hockey at 01:29 PM - 58 comments

September 26, 2006

Got time for another hockey pool in your life?: If anyone is interested, I, or rather my alter-ego, set up another hockey pool with a much different format; Pick 20 skaters. No roster moves once the puck drops on the season. G, A, SHP, GWG are the only categories. Pretty simple, right? And low maintenance. Everybody loves low maintenance. Anyway, feel free to join. Sorry, you have to register, but the process is pretty painless.

posted by garfield to fantasy at 08:55 AM - 38 comments

September 12, 2006

Brodeur :(WAY) Beyond the Crease: "My preference is for Canada to stay together, but it's not unusual for Quebec-born athletes to get dragged into the endless debate over the province's future in Canada...Gatorade hurts my stomach and water just doesn't give me enough of a lift...Don't give the agents too much credit, It's not that hard...These were the same people who had certified David Frost as an agent...These are subtle ways in which the unfamiliarity of players is expressed..."

posted by garfield to hockey at 08:44 AM - 10 comments

August 17, 2006

Is: Darth Regier building his Sabre's empire more efficiently? Buffalo's GM is being criticized for moving to solely video-based scouting.

posted by garfield to hockey at 11:12 AM - 6 comments

July 21, 2006

This is not the blog you are looking for. You can go about your business.: New ownership of the St.Louis Blues, and specifically St. Louis Blues Enterprises, a new division of the team that will handle the business operations, have hired an ad agency, Schupp Co., to publish a blog under the guise of a fan blog. [via => via]

posted by garfield to hockey at 03:42 PM - 17 comments

June 12, 2006

"the Pearl Jam of sports": I shit you not, that is a direct quote from Greg Wyshynski's article "The NHL's Quiet Rebellion", which has an interesting take on all the NHL-bashing usually focused on horrid broadcast ratings. [via]

posted by garfield to hockey at 05:02 PM - 48 comments

June 07, 2006

NASCAR to embrace Past Lives, Aliens, Xenu and TomKat.: i.e. Scientology. How will this fly in the Bible belt? Like a UFO, that's how. [via]

posted by garfield to auto racing at 05:33 PM - 13 comments

May 26, 2006

"You can wait for what seems like a lifetime for your dream and then, all of a sudden, it happens in a split second.": For Dustin "little-guy-turned-big-guy" Penner, there has been no preordained super stardom to dilute his work ethic, which has been key for him beginning to realize his dream of playing in the NHL, and playing well. At 6'4", 245lbs, with 10 points in 12 playoff games, and one of the few players I've ever seen able to box out Pronger with pure strength rather than leverage, he is well on his way. Poolies beware, Penner is on now officially on the radar.

posted by garfield to hockey at 09:14 AM - 6 comments

May 19, 2006

Be like the Red Wings and Stars and Senators...?: a worthwhile rant by Terry Frei

posted by garfield to hockey at 09:33 AM - 21 comments

April 05, 2006

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February 03, 2006