Posts Tagged ‘brodeur’

Some leading scorers

November 18, 2007

Rangers left wing Ryan Hollweg had an assist yesterday. That puts him in the upper echelon of NHL players. As evidence, here is a comparison of his numbers (0 G, 1 A) and salary ($500,000) with some other well-known NHLers.

  • Luongo, VAN: 0 G, 2 A, $6.5 million
  • Turco, DAL: 0 G, 2 A, $5.7 million
  • Osgood, DET: 0 G, 2 A, $800,000
  • Vokoun, FLA: 0 G, 1 A, $5.3 million
  • Brodeur, NJ: 0 G, 1 A, $5.2 million
  • Nabokov, SJ: 0 G, 1 A, $5 million
  • DiPietro, NY: 0 G, 1 A, $4.5 million
  • Kiprusoff, CGY: 0 G, 1 A, $3.6 million
  • Hasek, DET, 0 G, 1 A, $2.05 million
  • Fleury, PIT: 0 G, 1 A, $1.6 million
  • Toskala, TOR: 0 G, 1 A, $1.375 million

You see clearly that Hollweg is providing equal, or almost equal, production to all these well-known players for only a fraction of the price.

(Stats from nhl.com, salaries from nhlpa.com)

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From a Ranger Fan to Avery: Shut the Fuck Up Already, Will Ya?

November 9, 2007

Sean Avery, I will admit, is a very fine player. He is a solid two way forward with excellent hockey sense. However, I am absolutely sick of his antics on and off the ice.

His last idiotic quote is as follows, referring to David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils, who interceded, like a good team player, when Avery was yapping at Martin Brodeur:

“I don’t even know who this guy is. Why am I talking to him? I’m just talking, getting into the game.” You mean you have to talk to get into the game?

Most outrageous of all, he called Clarkson “a boneheaded minor-leaguer.”  Let’s go through a list of what Clarkson did, and you can determine what was so boneheaded:

  • He stuck up for his goalie.
  • He played a hard-nosed, physical style.
  • He challenged Avery, who had been yapping throughout practice, to a fight in the first period.

Avery’s history of idiotic comments is well-documented, and I have no reason to rehash it here.  But Sean, please. You have no reason to rile up everyone. As well as potentially backfiring, it is classless. Sure, it’s great to play with an edge. And yes, while I strongly believe you have to back things up, you don’t have to fight with everyone who challenges you. But you have to have some respect. Shut the fuck up.

Good defeats evil yet again

November 4, 2007

In the shootout, Petr Prucha pwnd Marty Broduer’s face with an amazing move, and with King Henry’s amazing (yet again) performance, the New York Rangers proved once again that good always defeats evil in this world.

henry King Henry > SatanSatan