Succa's profile

Name: Nick Taylor
Location: Montreal
Gender: Mes noix
Social Media Account: 14446959 (ICQ)
Member since: February 01, 2002
Last visit: November 06, 2006

Succa has posted 14 links and 397 comments to SportsFilter and 2 links and 116 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

A fan of all things Canadian (sauf les Feuilles d'Erable de Toronto - team of the corporate pigdogs). A man unashamed to get drunk at a Triple-A baseball game, weaving in and out of the bleachers, trying to catch every foul ball. Ottawa Senators fan and indifferent to the American pigskin. Competent at parlour games like billiards and foosball. Noted dominologist. Philanthropist, above all.

Recent Links

Peeling Grapes: An excellent profile of Don Cherry from Saturday Night Magazine. [via Jes Gőlbez].

posted by Succa to hockey at 09:33 AM on March 15, 2005 - 6 comments

Final Offer: The NHLPA has put forth what is believed to be their best and last offer towards saving the NHL season. If this offer doesn't provide a basis for negotiation, and the owners reject it outright, we can probably kiss the season goodbye. Details of the proposal inside.

posted by Succa to hockey at 01:23 PM on December 09, 2004 - 19 comments

Lockout looming!: The National Lacrosse League prepares to cancel the 2004-2005 season over, you guessed it....labour disputes, namely the lack of a CBA. First hockey, then the Expos, then lacrosse...will Canadians have to finally start flocking to curling rinks?

posted by Succa to other at 02:32 PM on September 30, 2004 - 3 comments

Bonnnnzaaaaiii!: The Senators land Peter Bondra, and the Eastern Conference arms race is on. Will the Leafs, Flyers, Bruins and Devils retaliate?

posted by Succa to hockey at 12:55 PM on February 18, 2004 - 12 comments

"The NHL's Washington Capitals edged out the NFL's Cleveland Browns, to top the rankings in the study of 131 professional sports team web sites (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL and NHL)." For the web usability junkies among us, every major North American sports team's website, as ranked by the experts at UMass. Maybe it's just me, but don't all these sites look the same? That is, loud, busy, and overstuff'd with info?

posted by Succa to general at 01:48 PM on January 30, 2004 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Costanza shortage!

I nominate myself. My team in the SpoFi pool, Les Coupes Longueuil is a disaster so far, and there's no end in sight. I continue to blame forces beyond my control, viz. the auto-draft that stuck me with Osgood and Auld as my goalies.

posted by Succa at 10:12 AM on November 05, 2006

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I agree with the above comment(s).

posted by Succa at 05:14 PM on October 17, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

It hurts, skydivedad. It hurts bad. Though I bet any of you would have done the same, since I would have had to bench Demitra or Arnott to play him. But that don't make it taste any better. And I'm in last place! Thrills.

posted by Succa at 10:18 AM on October 06, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

Correction, good to see Reinprecht have a four-point night when I have him on the bench tonight. Christ. This is gonna be a long year.

posted by Succa at 07:14 AM on October 06, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

Well, I think it's safe to say the Leafs got their revenge tonight. Holy smokes. What a disaster. Hey, good to see Reinprecht get a PPG when I have him on the bench tonight.

posted by Succa at 09:40 PM on October 05, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

Well, so much for that trade. I don't think Blake will be so bad as you say... he'll be teaming up with Visnovsky on the PP, and I think Cloutier gets too bad of a rap because the first thing anyone thinks when they hear "Cloutier" is the Lidstrom goal. You know it's true. Anyway I'm not willing to move Niedermayer unless I'm getting a solid #1, so I'll have to explore other options...

posted by Succa at 09:38 AM on October 04, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

Fisher could be an excellent sleeper pick this year. He's the #2 center to start the year, playing next to a guy named Alfie. If Old Man Smolinski can lay down a 50 point season next to the guy, surely Fisher is good for 60 or more. Also, damn all the people who took the following guys off the waiver wire while I wasn't looking: Bernier, Penner, Kunitz, Cloutier, Semin, and Wellwood.

posted by Succa at 07:06 PM on October 03, 2006

Yahoo Spofi NHL Fantasy Draft Recap

I did okay with the autodraft. Some big names and a couple of stud D. The goaltending is a problem but I may wait until things simmer down before making a move. So many goaltending questions to be answered... I can get 82 games out of Eddie and Auld, providing I know which one is starting on a given night. But those are 82 crappy, Floridian games.

posted by Succa at 01:02 PM on October 02, 2006

Attention Toque-Wearing Molson Drinkers*!

Ahh well. No dice. Good luck with the draft y'all. I'm just gonna sit here and pray I don't end up with F. Kaberle, A. Nittimaki, S. Ozolinsh, and S. Yzerman.

posted by Succa at 02:29 PM on September 29, 2006

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The player queue thing doesn't seem to work for me. Or can I only do that once the draft starts?

posted by Succa at 02:15 PM on September 29, 2006

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Crap! The stupid thing doesn't let you pre-rank players within 45 minutes of the draft?? What's that all about? God damn it all. I managed to do some basic preranking earlier this week but I've still got a baaaad feeling about this... come on, stupid applet...

posted by Succa at 02:00 PM on September 29, 2006

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It isn't working for me either. I tried IE and Firefox. Never had this problem in previous years. I hope the "test" is buggy because I'd rather not spend my whole afternoon ranking players... argh...

posted by Succa at 12:45 PM on September 29, 2006

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We had 20 teams last year too, and 3 bench and 1 IR. As of now we're set for 4 bench and one IR. I vote for 3-1, like last year. Er... yes. I'm fine with SHP as the sixth offensive stat (do we need a sixth offensive stat?). It's too bad Yahoo doesn't let you use hits as a stat now that the league is recording it as such. Ahh well.

posted by Succa at 04:05 PM on September 20, 2006

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Looks like we have one more Bench spot this year. I vote nay. I agree. With this many teams in the league this year, three bench and one IR is too much. I know that some people wanted to get rid of SHP, but I haven't heard a case for a better choice as a 6th offensive stat. What are the other choices?

posted by Succa at 08:49 AM on September 20, 2006

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Can there be a preseason pool too? Kidding! Almost.

posted by Succa at 07:56 PM on September 19, 2006