Long, slow & painful, Capitals punishment begins

  Alexander Ovechkin’s public evisceration began immediately after the Washington Capitals’ exit from the postseason. A number of media types chimed in as the Capitals began picking up the pieces of a second consecutive President’s Trophy, each time leading to a premature playoff exit at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. With three prior exits… Continue reading Long, slow & painful, Capitals punishment begins

It’s funny because it’s true: Jeremy Jacobs cracks wise re Olympics

Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs met the press at his end-of-season news conference Tuesday, and served up a few gems regarding the Olympics. First, Jacobs expressed the legitimate concern he and other paycheck-writers have about losing his millionaire players while footing the bill for potential injuries suffered under the Olympic rings. “When you stop and… Continue reading It’s funny because it’s true: Jeremy Jacobs cracks wise re Olympics

No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

UPDATE 1:35 PM ET / 10:35 AM PT: Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan confirms that Sidney Crosby has a concussion and will miss Game 4. Uncertainty and anger are the words of the day surrounding the Capitals/Penguins series after the game’s greatest player is injured. Often, the NHL focuses too much on injury when determining… Continue reading No Suspension for Niskanen after Hit on Crosby* UPDATE: Crosby Concussed

Quick Shots: Kitchen Shown Door in CHI; Sabres interview GM candidates; Hart noms

Chicago Hot Seat: Coach…or GM? Hard to believe that coach Joel Quenneville would be feeling heat due to the Blackhawks’ first-round exit in a sweep at the hands of the Nashville Predators. That, however, is the stink in the air around the United Center in the wake of the firing of assistant coach Mike Kitchen,… Continue reading Quick Shots: Kitchen Shown Door in CHI; Sabres interview GM candidates; Hart noms