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Hawks’ Coach Fired and Damn You Melrose

Alrighty, I was gonna be selfish today and completely concentrate on Melrose but Savard had to be fired. Not a surprising move by the Chicago brass, because everyone knew when Quennville was first brought into the organization, it was only a matter of time for Denis Savard.

In my opinion, I think it could have waited… I mean yes, the Hawks haved started slow, but give the guy a slim chance. This is totally a move of newish(?) ownership wanting to make it more their team, and not the team of the old man regime. Be it as it may, hopefully this works out for the Hawks, and they can disrupt their slow start and get going, because from what I’ve heard and seen, Chicago is excited for this team for the first time in nearly a decade.

Secondly, this is pissing me off. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 0-2-1 so far this season, with a solid 1.67 GF per game this season. I want Melrose to explain to me his reasoning of playing Stamkos like 6 minutes a game! Admittedly, I have Stamkos in one of my pools, and in those 6 minutes he’s not getting a lot of points. But for God’s sake, the kid went 1st overall with the notion that he would be a contributor to this club. His has a nake for creating scoring oppurtunities, which you are clearly in dire need of because as we’ve all seen in prior seasons, Lecavalier and St. Louis can’t do it all. Hey Melrose, its not 1983 anymore, PLAY YOUR ROOKIE! I need the points, and apparently so do you, its a win-win situation for all…


What’s Pissin’ Me Off Today (07-04-08)

Steven Stamkos

Mostly, what is pissin’ me off today, is that there really isn’t any hockey to watch until Wednesday, so until then, any hockey news being read, is essentially regurgitated crap.

The other thing that pisses me off today, is that I have a night class tonight, and won’t be able to watch the draft lottery show. Not that I wanted to see it that badly

anyways, because I have this sneaky feeling that Atlanta will win it. Then my thoughts of the NHL being corrupt and fixed will once again bounce into my head.

Steven Stamkos, a pretty electrifying player, and certainly one hell of a franchise player, has over a 50% chance of landing in hockey-hot bed Tampa Bay. But if thats not enough the other two teams following up the Lighting with the best shot of landing Stamkos, are hockey-hot beds too. Los Angeles and Atlanta. I really wish, that a coveted young player, would wind up in a city where people actually give two shits about hockey and the game.

The only other teams with a chance at him are the St. Louis Blues, and the New York Islanders. At least they are a little better when it comes to the sport, but still. Barring a trade, Stamkos is going to wind up in the fascinating Southern Belt of Hockey. Whoop-di-do!


“One Play” Commercial

So I was surfing around randomly just a little ago, and I ran into this commercial. Apparently its the NHL’s newest attempt at promoting the game. I’ll let you have a look at it before I give my two cents.

First off, I effin’ love it. There are so many details to it and it works on so many different levels. It incorporates vintage hockey footage, pond hockey, minor hockey, and today’s hockey. The beginning starts with probably two of the most recognizable faces in hockey, Gretzky and Crosby. It shows almost every team in the league, if not all, shows the stars of the game, the grace and skill needed to play the game and it is shown with great fluidity. The cuts between video clips are great. What ever company produced this commercial did an unreal job in making it seem like it was actually one play.

This commercial is leaps and bounds above the “I Pledge” and “Is This the Year?” commercials. It seems that the NHL may finally have taken a step in the right direction, and just in time for the playoffs. Finally.