In today’s medley of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: A look at the Senators week four…A call for the Hurricanes to replace Paul Maurice as head coach…Absurd Goalie Monday…A plug for a charitable donation…Raffi Torres’ Halloween costume stirs up controversy… Hockey Halloween pumpkins and costumes…Some tips for NHL Halloween costumes.
SILVER SEVEN: A look at who’s up and who’s down following week four of the Ottawa Senators schedule, with defenseman Filip Kuba and center Zenon Konopka showing the biggest gains and losses respectively.
ACID QUEEN: Believes the Carolina Hurricanes needs to replace Paul Maurice as head coach, calling the club “the best self-coached team in the NHL”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hurricanes ownership and management remain faithful to Maurice. I’d say his job remains safe for now.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz’s “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Scotty jumps into the wayback machine to profile Wilf Cude.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ve included the link so you can research it if you’re interested in contributing.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski offers up his take on the controversy raised by Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres and his wife attending the Coyotes Halloween party dressed as rapper “Jay-Z” and his wife, Beyonce, which included darkening their skin.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t believe Torres and his wife meant anything offensive by this, and as Torres’ teammate Paul Bissonnette pointed out, he’s a big fan of “Jay-Z”. Still, in this day and age, a white person dressing as a famous black person – even for Halloween, and even if you’re doing it because you like or admire the person you’re emulating – will attract controversy, outrage, and accusations of racism. The intention might not be racist, but it could certainly come across that way.
PUCK DADDY: On a lighter note, Greg present some outrageous hockey Halloween costumes and awesome puck pumpkins.
BACKHAND SHELF: Rob Pizzo offers up a step by step guide for NHL costumes.