Found October 08, 2012 on
Last weekend, Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Derrick Pouliot let one ripper of a shot fly into the Kelowna Rockets’ net, giving the Portland Winterhawks a 1-0 win and Cam Lanigan his first WHL career shutout. But it’s important to note that the game winning goal happened late in the third period, after two periods of missed opportunities had flown by; which may be why Derrick responded to my declaration of “that was the best goal ever” with “it was the luckiest goal ever.” He had a point; the luck that guided that perfect shot into the net disappeared the next night when the Rockets won 4-3 in the final 59 seconds of the game. Which got me to thinking; in hockey, is it better to be lucky or good? Continue reading "To be lucky or to be good, that is the question"
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Evgeni Malkin is back to work in Russia, embarrassing defenders left and right. He’s currently playing in his home country of Russia for the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk, who won their game on Monday 3-0 over Amur Khabarovsk (it’s a team, not a person). Malkin added his ninth point in nine games today with a stupid sick goal, not unlike what we’ve seen him do many times before...
Evgeni Malkin is doing typical Evgeni Malkin things over in Russia. Malkin's KHL team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, won its game against Amur Khabarovsk 3-0 on Monday, but it was the Penguins forward who drew oohs and aahs from the crowd. The reigning Hart Trophy winner scored an impressive backhanded goal in the third period after deking around a helpless defender. The defenseman...
It sounded as if Sidney Crosby would not play in Europe unless the current NHL Lockout cancelled the entire 2012-2013 NHL season, but it now sounds as if he could be changing his stance. While the NHL Lockout of 2012 has technically only wiped out the first couple of weeks thus far, the fact that there is no end in sight should results in the NHL announcing the cancellation of more...
Hockey Buzz is organizing a simulated season comprised of the NHL's All-Time teams. It's no secret that the Pittsburgh Penguins have rostered some of the league's best players ever.
Pick 12 forwards, six defensemen & two goalies. Deadline is 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 10
poll by twiigs.com...
Yea so Evgeni Malkin is doing okay in the KHL:
CrosbyFTW has the full cap. Their breakdown on Malkin:
Evgeni Malkin - The goal was only Malkin's 2nd in 9 games, but certainly a step in the right direction. He had 7 shots in over 23 minutes of ice time as he continues to throw the puck to the net with every chance he gets. Overall, he had a strong...