An illustrated guide to firing NHL coaches…The Canadiens injury woes this season…Wacky NHL stats for the first quarter of the season…Three moves the struggling Ducks won’t make…An inventory of mainly Kings-related things to be thankful for.
PUCK DADDY: presents: An illustrated guide to firing NHL coaches during the season, since 2005-06 up through November 23rd.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: The sheer ridiculousness of the Canadiens injury woes this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That the Habs have improved over November and remain very much in the heart of the playoff race in the East is impressive, given how many players have been sidelined by injury, both on the big club and on their farm team. If this team had the lack of depth it had ten years ago, they’d be hurting even worse!
THE RAT TRICK: A look at some wacky stats thus far this season, including Phil Kessel leading the scoring race, Eric Staal’s horrible performance, and the impressive play of the Florida Panthers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: While there’s always a few quirky stats at the start of every season, this one has a weird vibe to it, with some players and teams performing better, or worse, than anticipated.
ANAHEIM CALLING: Three moves the struggling Ducks won’t make to snap out of their current funk.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: One of them is, they won’t trade Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan.
JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: A list of mainly Kings-related things to be thankful for during this holiday long weekend.