Loose Change

Loose Change: What have we learned? The Sean Avery Edition, Vol. 29

by Charlie Teljeur - April 17, 2008 10:26 AM EDT

With all this boring playoff hockey putting me to sleep, thank God there's Sean Avery...
God Bless Sean Avery. The man is a living, breathing PSA. Sean Avery is like Little Jimmy from those short films we were forced to watch in school.


Loose Change: The 2008 Playoffs - A Pessimist’s Guide

by Charlie Teljeur - April 10, 2008 11:57 AM EDT

Prepare for the worst and, by God, hope for the best...
They say one of the keys to life is to aim low and avoid disappointment. This would explain George Clooney being with that Girls Gone Wild chick instead of, say, the Queen of Belgium or the entire WNBA.


Loose Change: Update from Air Senators Flight 2008

by Charlie Teljeur - April 3, 2008 12:04 PM EDT

Air Senators Flight 2008 is on the horizon, so we turn to The Hockey News' 24-hour news room for a breaking story.
“We now go live to reporter Douglas Pennypecker, who’s standing by, reporting on this breaking story...” “Douglas.


Loose Change: To hell with the Joneses

by Charlie Teljeur - March 27, 2008 1:20 PM EDT

The world of sports statistics is one of pointless drivel. Who pays these guys to track the number of goal posts hit?
To all those previously unaware, the Edmonton Oilers – as of mid-March, at least – lead the league in the number of times their opponents hit the goalpost with an errant shot.


Loose Change: Say cheese

Loose Change: Say cheese

by Charlie Teljeur - March 20, 2008 11:59 AM EDT

We're on the precipice of the NHL's version of Big Brother.
People can often be like puppies watching a bird in that they all tend to fixate on the exact same thing. Meanwhile another bird is doubling back and is in the process of stealing all their kibble.


Loose Change: Nothing to play for?

by Charlie Teljeur - March 13, 2008 10:21 AM EDT

When all hope has disappeared, don't throw in the towel; you still have plenty of motivational tools at your disposal.
Inevitably – Mr. NHL hockey player – you have to admit when it’s over. Despite you team’s “best” efforts, sometimes you fall just short of qualifying for the playoffs (for the Lightning, “just short” translates to something akin to a turtle trying to jump a swimming pool).


Loose Change: Three Point Play

by Charlie Teljeur - March 6, 2008 12:23 PM EST

It time for the NHL to flatter some of it's sports brethren and take note of how the big boys get things done.
One thing that’s always puzzled me about the NHL is who and what it chooses to imitate. It would seem only natural for a perpetually-fringe sport like hockey to hitch its proverbial wagon to something, at least proverbially, that has wheels.


Loose Change: Comic genius

by Charlie Teljeur - February 28, 2008 1:04 PM EST

It took me awhile, but I finally figured it out...and boy am I glad I did!
Dear TSN: Well, you had me fooled for a while, but I finally have you figured out. Frankly, I feel pretty stupid for not having unraveled this mystery sooner than I did.


Loose Change: The dynamic duo

by Charlie Teljeur - February 21, 2008 11:13 AM EST

The trade deadline is early next week, and Loose Change sits down to chat with the two biggest players.
Loose Change (LC): With the trade deadline fast approaching you two are going to have quite the busy stretch ahead of you. No-Trade Clause (NTC): Oh yeah.


Loose Change: On the other hand

by Charlie Teljeur - February 14, 2008 2:16 PM EST

The big injuries are widely reported and the repercussions obvious, but what about those ultra-small boo-boos? It's time to give some love to them.
Well, you know this is going to be a tough list to crack. If there’s ever any mention of the most severe injury in NHL history, it revolves around the triumvirate of Clint Malarchuk, Bill Masterton and now, Richard Zednik.


Loose Change: Who’s the new guy in Edmonton?

by Charlie Teljeur - February 7, 2008 4:00 PM EST

So the Oilers are about to have a new owner, but what do we really know about Daryl Katz?
Well, assuming he gets NHL approval and passes the league’s mandatory audition (reportedly he’s doing a hip-hop/banjo fusion sort of thing), Mr.


Loose Change: Ray’s The Bar

Loose Change: Ray’s The Bar

by Charlie Teljeur - January 31, 2008 10:40 AM EST

The Senators goalie stars in this NHL/Law & Order crossover - what will it take to tame this unwieldy crease patroller?
So Ottawa’s resident problem child is up to his old tricks, huh? Ray Emery is late for practice – again – and this time he’s run out of dead uncles and destructive canines to blame it on.


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