Thursday, December 20, 2007

Around the internets

Tarik gives us the word on Backstrom, and a brief update on Gordon:

Backstrom's offensive upturn has put him third among rookies with five goals and 21 points, behind Chicago's Patrick Kane (32 points) and Jonathan Toews (26). It also has resulted in more ice time under interim coach Bruce Boudreau, who has played the 20-year-old Swede a minimum of 19 minutes since putting him on the top line on Dec. 8, including a career-high 23 minutes 10 seconds against the NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings on Monday.
Anyone who has counted Backstrom out of the Calder race had better think again.

Corey looks at Bruce Boudreau, and how long the "interim" is going to be in front of his name (he also has perhaps the jolliest picture of BB, ever. If you gave him a beard, he could pass for Santa):
"Everyone says, 'Oh, he's an interim coach.' We're all interim coaches. Everyone in the National Hockey League is on an interim basis, and we all know it." - Jay Leach
Dan Steinberg's got Ovie, Backstrom, Green and Bradley on a Segway tour of DC. Good stuff (and apparently video is on the way).

In other hockey news:

Game day preview of Caps vs Habs, courtesy of USA Today.

The Cane's Craig Adams is suspended two games for hitting Alex Steen with his stick.

Kyle Okposo,
a 2006 first round pick by the Islanders, joins the growing number of college players abandoning ship for the NHL (be sure to check out the quote from his coach).

Mike Keenan
has re-discovered his joy for coaching. Ick.


GoCaps73 said...

The Habs are not doing good at Bell but they have a good road record. I have uppder deck seats for this one.

Rage said...

Shmee, still bored, but at least sitting on the trading floor. Please advise.

At least the puck drops in 4.5 hours.

HabsFan29 said...

Good luck tonight kids! (well not really ;))

Here's a much snarkier preview. Pop in for game comments too.

@gocaps73 - our last game was an embarassment. and despite our good road record, Habs traditionally blow chunks on our annual Xmas road trip. you're in good shape, enjoy the game.

Shmee said...

GC73: Good point. Another one to remember is how good our PK is and how good their PP is.

Rage: I gave you Vladimir Putin and Jamie Lynn Spears. I dont have a lot left. Maybe Lynn Spears vs. Charles Manson as a parent?

Rage said...

I'm not as political as you, and I told you I would totally hit JLS in 2 years once she's legal. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

Rage said...

Also, puck drops in 2.5 hours.