July 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Matt Cullen has hung up his skates. He was drafted in the second round by Anaheim in 1996 and won a Cup with the Hurricanes (huzzah!) and two with the Penguins. Here's a little ditty that might blow a mind or two:

Perhaps the most amazing stat about Cullen's longevity is the number of players he has played with and against. As of March 4, a total of 7,051 skaters, including Cullen, had played in at least one NHL game since the league formed in 1917. Since Cullen's debut, a total of 3,461 skaters have played at least one game, not including Cullen. Based off these numbers, it means that Cullen has overlapped 49.1% of all skaters to ever play an NHL game! Further, since Cullen's debut, 2,683 other players have made their NHL debut.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 AM on July 12

Sam Presti is making Danny Ainge's old treasure trove of assets look meager. Chris Paul to OKC, Russ to Houston.

posted by yerfatma at 10:17 AM on July 12

Future box score news: Houston has two players that take 98% of the team's shots

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on July 12

When the Thunder trade Paul, Presti will rake in even more. The question is who will be coaching OKC when the going gets good. Donovan will be long gone. He could walk right now and live comfortably until the ideal college situation opens up.

posted by beaverboard at 11:40 AM on July 12

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