IF ILYA BRYZGALOV IS SO GREAT WHY HAS HE BEEN ON FOUR TEAMS IN TEN YEARS: THE NHL 2011-2012 THREAD (INCLUDING VANCOUVER RECONSTRUCTION, BOSTON HANGOVER AND OFFSEASON SHENANIGANS. HOCKEY IS THE BEST)

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Psyduck is My Spirit Animal (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 22 July 2011 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

YES YES YES

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 23 July 2011 19:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's salary has more than doubled since the 2004-05 lockout with his current salary at $7.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30 of last year, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

Bettman received a 4 percent increase during the 2009-10 season. The league's most recent tax filing showed $5,787,524 in base salary, $826,369 in other compensation, $877,587 in deferred compensation and $25,988 in benefits.

According to the report, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig earns $18.35 million annually and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earns $10.9 million. NBA commissioner David Stern's salary is not reported publicly but is believed to be more than $10 million.

Bettman was paid $3.7 million the year of the lockout, but total revenue generated by the NHL, NHL Enterprises and member clubs has increased from $2.1 billion to $2.9 billion during that period, according to SportsBusiness Journal.

The tax filing also showed NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly's pay increased 7.4 percent to more than $2 million and senior vice president Colin Campbell earned $1.5 million.

okay bettman sux and that is a lot of money but i guess he *is* the commish and has to put up with the booing everywhere he goes.

colin fucking campbell earning $1.5m to provide bullshit suspension judgments that may or may not benefit his son's team is just amazing tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Draper and Rafalski retiring from the Wings as well, Draper with 1137 games... wish he'd played another 20.

keillor can folk anything. and he will, and has. (dan m), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Aha, yes, Mr. Clutch Kris Draper retiring. Very unfortunate.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol trolled

keillor can folk anything. and he will, and has. (dan m), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

witty

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

"pussy"

keillor can folk anything. and he will, and has. (dan m), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://majupra.imgur.com/futbol_hockey_kit

some good ones, some ugly ones, overall I like these better than the nfl 'shops that were making the rounds a few months ago

keillor can folk anything. and he will, and has. (dan m), Monday, 15 August 2011 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow jersey slashfic thanks internet

Psyduck is My Spirit Animal (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 15 August 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol at the islanders' MODELL SPORTING GOODS strip

mookieproof, Monday, 15 August 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

So long Chris Drury

Psyduck is My Spirit Animal (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 20 August 2011 14:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't feel that the rangers suffered appropriately after signing gomez and drury to those absurd contracts

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 August 2011 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

well they are cursed with a goalie (who is very handsome, mind) who has migraines during the playoffs so w/e

Psyduck is My Spirit Animal (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 20 August 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

when did this happen and what on earth were the dallas stars fallopian tubes thinking

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I blame Norm Green

dan m, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

sad news from Russia, lots of former NHLers on the list of dead

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-russia-crash

dan m, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, that is absolutely horrible. Damn.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fucking hell

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

dan m, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

That was a pretty-gut wrenching read.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Thursday, 8 September 2011 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are there any particularly great and active hockey writers? Who are they?

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Saturday, 10 September 2011 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not aware of any posnanski types as far as individual writers go.

puck daddy is very active -- probably 10 posts a day even during the summer.

sports illustrated's red light blog is less prolific but somewhat more long-form.

james mirtle at the globe and mail is as good as anyone on applying advanced stats to hockey. he's a bit leafs-focused tho, due to his employer.

this guy seems to be pretty into point shares and similar analysis, but i haven't really read him.

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 September 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Sunday, 11 September 2011 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

DOUGHTY RESIGNS THANK CHRIST

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

HOCKEY COMIN'

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ALSO GOODBYE MIKE MODANO NO ONE EVER REALLY LIKED YOU BTW

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

drew doughty makin' a lot of $ -- but not as much as brian campbell! it is annoying to me that dumb teams are able to jettison their shitty contracts because the islanders/panthers need to reach the salary floor.

that is true, about mike modano

mookieproof, Friday, 30 September 2011 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

jimmy otm re modano

dan m, Friday, 30 September 2011 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drew Doughty deserves every cent. I'd rather have him than Kopitar, gun to my head

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 30 September 2011 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Sunday, 2 October 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drew Doughty deserves every cent. I'd rather have him than Kopitar, gun to my head

― Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved),

wow. i'm completely understanding that great defense wins championships, and i agree re: Drew's contract but Kopi is as awesome a defensive forward as he is a incredible scorer/forechecker/playmaker, no?

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 2 October 2011 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not at all.

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 2 October 2011 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

IT IS ON

a) matt cooke is leading the league with two goals and zero pims
b) roberto luongo still sux
c) drew doughty played 27 minutes today
d) did you see don cherry call stu grimson, chris nilan and georges laraque 'hypocritical pukes' on coach's corner last night? i mean, i know it's his thing to be ~outrageous~ but just maybe a guy who never played shouldn't call a guy nicknamed 'the grim reaper' a pussy
e) fuck the flyers

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 October 2011 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good to see the Winnipeg Jets picking up right where they left off 15 years ago

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 October 2011 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mike Johnson says Carey Price "oozes poise and confidence in the crease."

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Monday, 10 October 2011 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

weekly hockey column at grantland by katie baker: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7063208/our-weekly-hockey-column-debuts

mookieproof, Monday, 10 October 2011 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

also hearty lols at tortorella relentlessly burying sean avery last week:

"I don't want to jam up Sean here - I think we have better players than Sean Avery, plain and simple," Tortorella said in a small gathering with reporters on the second floor of the team's hotel. "I can dodge it ten different ways, without trying to run Sean over. I thought he had a good camp. But I think with the makeup of our team, and some of the people we've added, and some of the youth we've added as far as depth put Sean in this spot.

"The players that are here are better than Sean Avery," Tortorella reiterated. "Maybe not in the role or a couple instances Sean could help us in, but they're more versatile in a lot of different areas.

"I'm trying to do this the right way, because I do not wanna keep on shoveling dirt over Sean Avery, but we have better players than Sean Avery, right now on the hockey club."

mookieproof, Monday, 10 October 2011 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Had a spur of the moment chance to see the Hawks vs the Stars in the Chicago home opener over the weekend and took it... damn it feels good to watch hockey again, even if it's two teams I pretty much detest. Hawks looked pretty good but seem to have a lot of new players.

positive dental outlook (dan m), Monday, 10 October 2011 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

flyers fans boo cancer charity ad

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 October 2011 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Devils-Kings tonight, I have pretty sweet seats.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

did you hear that?....it's the sound of me being jealous.
Kopi! Kopi! Kopi!

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i kinda wanna go it can't possibly be sold out

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

its not even close to sold out.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

positive dental outlook (dan m), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK I am not being clear. I don't like Sundin's or Bure's career numbers or trajectories. Sakic & Oates & Shanny I have np with

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed

pavel was a beast, but no hofer

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vachon: 16th all time wins, almost half of which were with the purple LA teams, tied for 22nd all time SO, NHL history is not helpful w/ SV%.

Stanley Cup Championships in 1968, 1969, 1971 (with Montreal) (split time w/ Worsley, full disclosure).
Canada Cup Winner in 1976.
Vezina Trophy Winner in 1968.
Named Team MVP during the 1976 Canada Cup.
Played in 1973, 1975, 1978 NHL All-Star Game.
Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1975, 1977.

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

well god bless but i don't think he'd be in the conversation were his name not rogie

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i suppose

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i apologize for using the phrase 'in the conversation' btw

that is some straight bs

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean I could also see the HHOF not inducting another goalie until Brodeur /tinfoilhat /offenseoffenseoffense /weneedmorescoring

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

How in the world did Sundin get in? My mom has an irrational love for Sundin, maybe she's a secret voter.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

will marty go in right away or will they wait?

obvs gretzky goes in whenever, lemieux had various health issues -- not sure if anyone else was waived. certainly marty (and maybe lidstrom) are at least candidates.

sundin's not in! xp

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

notable relevant parties:

CuJo (no cups; had the misfortune of being surrounded by Roy, Brodeur, Belfour, Hasek, Richter; seemed like a cult figure to anyone outside of St.L; was then buried in Toronto),

BELFOUR (asshole; 1,000,000 dollars, 1 SC ring),

HASEK (changed the thought process of the position; a Quick/Lundqvist 1.0; had 3 MONSTER years that I can remember and a bunch of other where he was merely spectacular, SC ring, in the path of history, it seemed),

Vernon (career sv% .890),

RICHTER (USA USA),

Brasshole (career % line 3.24, .892)

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

cosigning on bure and sundin making no sense

DX Dx DX (dan m), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can totally see hasek, ~maybe~ belfour

how is mats (21st in goals, 27th in points) in ahead of shanny? fuckin' leafs. at least pavel was a phenomenon, but then so was lindros.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

hasek seems pretty can't miss.

the hall(over)values the C as in CAPTAIN & CANADA.

bnw, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

THE DOMINATOR 4 LYFE
SLINKY SPINE

he bit me (it felt like a diss) (m bison), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't vote him in yet, tho -- i heard he wants to come back to the nhl

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ilya Bryzgalov prevented you from signing a 45 year old dominik hasek

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

oates sixth all-time in assists plus i was in a bar with him once

― mookieproof, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:09 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Did he hit on you? There are some rumors floating around out there....

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH NO

he bit me (it felt like a diss) (m bison), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can totally see hasek, ~maybe~ belfour

how is mats (21st in goals, 27th in points) in ahead of shanny? fuckin' leafs. at least pavel was a phenomenon, but then so was lindros.

This is legitimately making me mad, it makes no sense.

I have Adam Oates's autograph somewhere, this was back when I collected hockey cards when I was a kid and wanted to get them all signed.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

DX Dx DX (dan m), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

sid <3

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the rumors I'm seeing about either Luongo or Brodeur coming to Chicago are generating the most hilariously hateful comments from Hawkfans I know

DX Dx DX (dan m), Sunday, 1 July 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH NO!

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 1 July 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink


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