Sunday, December 10, 2006
" All right, it's Sunday Night. Where are you?
Just kickin' back from the things that you do. "
-- Pink's Sunday Night Football intro
" A football fan knows the anticipation of waiting all day for the big game. When you hear this song on Sunday nights you'll know the big game is about to kick off. ... We chose Pink as the signature voice because she is a tremendous talent with a crossover appeal that makes her relevant to all segments of our audience. "-- NFL on NBC producer Fred Gaudelli
We're getting sick of the Atlantic Division, so we're gonna rock an NHL recap.
Who's the hottest team in the NHL right now?
Excluding Anaheim: We're giving the nod to the Edmonton Oilers, who have gone 7-2-1 in their last ten games to earn a share of first place in the Northwest Division.
Who's the saddest team in the NHL right now?
Columbus is starting to make some strides; can't choose them. Philadelphia is always in the running, but we have to give the award the St. Louis Blues.
What's even sadder?
We had to consider the Penguins when contemplating that question.
Jagr is leading the league with 43 points.
In 21 games this year, Dominick Hasek has a 1.84 GAA. We went to the Detroit-Pens game this year; they are the Devils of the Western Conference.
You wouldn't think it, but Montreal has the third-best powerplay in the NHL ( 21.8 % ).
Ovechkin has bounced back from his bad start and is tied for third in goals (18) with Dany Heatley.
If we have some fun with math, and give Malkin an extra 5 points for the four games he missed at the beginning of the year, Malkin would have 33 points and would be tied for 18th in the NHL.
Philadelphia's Kyle Calder has played 26 games and is a minus-20.
In case you were wondering why Yanic Perreault's name was mentioned in the Pens' post-lockout shopping spree: His 60.3% in the face-off circle is first in the NHL.
Speaking about rumored Penguins (at least on message boards), the Chicago Blackhawks signed winger Peter Bondra to a US $500,000, one-year deal.
Chicago is ranked 27th in goals for with 67... Buffalo leads the new NHL with 115 goals scored.
...In some somber NHL news, give this article a quick read...
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