February 01, 2004

How tough is it too sweep a three game series in NY/NJ?:
Tough. Only one team, the LA Kings has done it. The Vancouver Canucks are about to try to do it for the second time. No-one has tried to more either - which boggles the mind. Why has a single west-coast team played more series against the NY three than anyone else?

posted by owl to hockey at 04:10 PM - 3 comments

The reason they've played more than anyone else is because it's so far for them to travel, they just swoop all 3 teams instead of jumping back and forth. A team like Toronto, they can play one game in NY and jump back home without much trouble.

posted by dfleming at 07:11 PM on February 01, 2004

The piece seems a little Gotham-centric; the same could be said about, say, the Leafs running a three-gamer through Alberta and B.C. It is rare to have a three game road winning streak. >they just swoop all 3 teams I think this is right. I wonder if any team ever played Philly, Jersey, MSG, Nassau and Hartford in one trip. Interesting the article states Vancouver once made a four-game road trip through Jersey, MSG, Nassau and back to MSG. Sounds like the cash-starved WHA, when teams would play a baseball-like series in a town to save travel expenses. I liked that bit (scroll down) about Ric Nash. Thirty-some goals and fewer than a dozen assists. Is he really a puck hog or are his colleagues poor shooters?

posted by Philfromhavelock at 10:50 PM on February 01, 2004

You'd think those teams could do Vancouver the decency of putting in an appearance here in town; however, none of the three play a game in Vancouver this season. In fact, only one team from the Atlantic Division plays in Vancouver this season: Pittsburgh. [And let's see if the Canucks can make *another* weak-assed pass up the middle of the ice in the last few minutes of play...turning it over and giving up a goal...totally weak, guys!]

posted by filmgoerjuan at 02:59 AM on February 05, 2004

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