Making the playoffs in the Western Conference…The Devils financial woes…Mid-Season grades for the Boston Bruins…Comparing James van Riemsdyk to other top five draft picks…Wojtek Wolski in the doghouse again…What’s the worst rule in hockey?…Absurd Goalie Monday…The 2011-12 Edmonton Oilers drinking game…A rebuttal of Gare Joyce’s recent piece on the decline of the Canadiens.

A THEORY OF ICE: “E” with an eloquent, well-written rebuttal to Gare Joyce’s “Decline of the Habs Empire”.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Crunching the numbers to determine what it takes to make the playoffs in the Western Conference. Caution! Math ahead!

MC79 HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on the New Jersey Devils financial woes and their television revenue.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Grading the Boston Bruins at mid-season. Everyone gets a passing grade!

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: For those of you wondering where James van Riemsdyk measures up in comparison to other top five draft picks, here you go.

Wolski in the Rangers doghouse again.

BLUE SEAT BLOGS: Wojtek Wolski ensures he won’t be returning as a Ranger next season. Hard to believe he was once considered among the league’s most promising players.

THE HOCKEY GUYS: What’s the worst rule in hockey? For me, the delay of game rule for shooting the puck over the glass. Stupid, stupid rule.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz presents his weekly feature, “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Wayne Thomas.

OIL ON WHYTE: Presents the 2011-12 Edmonton Oilers drinking game, because it’s another season where Oilers fans have to drown their sorrows.

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One Response to NHL Blog Beat – January 16, 2012.

  1. SmielmaN says:

    Great article by theory of ice. I read that piece by joyce and thought “wow, this guy knows nothing of success in hockey”. He’s using the first dysfunctional season in a decade to run the Canadiens down to sell magazines and get web hits. Great rebuttal. There should be a link to this on Joyce’s page so you can compare and see how misleading it is and how it conveniently leaves out many great stories and great seasons.

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