The Quinnipiac Bobcats stonewalled Cornell 1-0 on the weekend and even though Big Red coach Mike Schafer did touch on the lack of scoring from his team in the loss, it was far from his first topic of conversation in the post-game interview. No, Schafer was much more fired up about Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold:
Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.
Vladimir Tarasenko was making magic again last night for St. Louis and while there is something to be said about getting worked up over what could just be a hot streak, the emergence of the young Russian bodes well for the Blues. Simply put, if Tarasenko is for real, his skill set may be the missing ingredient for that elusive Stanley Cup.
When the San Jose Sharks re-tooled this summer, they didn’t go out and splurge on a bunch of free agents – they left the door open for the youth, instead. Forwards Chris Tierney and Barclay Goodrow both made their NHL debuts this fall, but the rookie who has made the biggest impact so far is Swiss teenager Mirco Mueller.
Sometimes you want to show appreciation for your teammates and you do it through affection. But there are boundaries and Habs defenseman P.K. Subban found that out the hard way after the Canadiens bested Buffalo in a shootout last night:
There is always a “yeah, but” when people speak of Marc-Andre Fleury. No doubt the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie has accomplished a lot during the regular season in his career and let’s not forget that he was the netminder of record when the Pens last won the Stanley Cup in 2009, but…he plays on a team with two of the best players on the planet and more parades were expected by this point. So with Pittsburgh signing the affable goalie to a contract extension today, things just got a little more real.
I’m starting to pick up a theme with the schizophrenic Senators: When Craig Anderson is having a good season, Ottawa is having a good season.
The veteran netminder reinforced that point last night in a 3-1 victory over Detroit, stoning Tomas Jurco on a 2-on-1 with a stacked-pad save right out of the 1980s:
Politics are serious business in Iowa and this year’s mid-term elections are no exception. An estimated $85 million was spent in the state for the senate race alone, most of it from outside groups. It’s been a nasty atmosphere for campaigning and even featured one candidate who bragged about her hog castrating skills.
But the United States League’s Waterloo Black Hawks are hoping to bring folks together with “Political Loser Night.”