Marty Brodeur and Jordan Staal last night:
Saw this comment on twitter " Brodeur scores on something besides his sister in-law," that joke is the joke that has survived the test of time.
Four good links
-- So Sustr signed with the Bolts. [ NHL.com ]
-- MUST READ alert. Another mention of advanced stats. This time focusing on the Pens. [ Mirtle ]
We've been saying it for the last couple of days and even before that. Advanced stats are coming, and there is nothing you can do about it. From the Mirtle story:
While Neal was just 22 years old and viewed as a rising talent when the Dallas Stars moved both he and Matt Niskanen to the Penguins in exchange for defenceman Alex Goligoski back in February of 2011, what tipped the balance for Pittsburgh in terms of going for Neal over anyone else was what MacKinnon calls his “conversion rate.
The article outlines the fears that Pens had though, when Neal didn't do anything in the last 27 games: