Posts made in 2007

my thoughts on the Roenick signing

Posted by on Sep 6, 2007

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A few thoughts on the Roenick signing by the Sharks, from the guy who’s been standing here for the last few months saying “Jeremy. go home. it’s over”. It is, but there are aspects of this deal I find intriguing. Roenick is playing for minimal money, so this doesn’t really cost the Sharks anything. He has things to prove (that it’s not over, for one), so I expect he’s going to work his butt off to earn that money. He has a significant milestone close, so that’s going to add to the motivation, but is also close enough that it won’t hang...

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Moving into the offseason

Posted by on Jun 26, 2007

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well, it’s now the off-season. Time for all of us hockey geeks to take a breather, relax, and wait for something interesting to happen. Not. they may not be playing, but it sure isn’t quiet or boring right now, is it? Anyway, I’m starting to firm up my off-season plans. With any luck at all, here’s what you’ll see at Two for Elbowing during the offseason: First — as previously threatened, I’m going to start my series of articles on what’s wrong with hockey. And also what’s right, because there’s a bunch of both. I won’t...

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Prediction: stanley cup final

Posted by on May 28, 2007

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Two for Elbowing: Third round predictions…: So, I’m 9 for 12 for the playoffs, my best run in years. The two conference finals: Anaheim/Detroit: Anaheim in 5. Ottawa/Buffalo: I’ll pick Buffalo in 7. (now, watch Ottawa sweep…) And, because I didn’t believe in Ottawa quite enough, I went 1 for 2, and 10 for 14 so far in the playoffs (too bad I didn’t have money down this year…) In the final? Ottawa in 5. I think they’re playing better right now. but there are so many wildcards, you could flip coins and get it right. Guigere outplaying Emery? Or...

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Third round predictions

Posted by on May 8, 2007

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Time for Conference final predictions. I was 6 of 8 in the first round. In the second round, I picked: I picked San Jose in 6. sigh. whine. moan. grump. Actually, I said: Detroit/San Jose: San Jose in 6. Going to be a fun series, but I think San jose is better. but Detroit worries me if the Sharks falter a bit, and Hasek is, well, Hasek. Which hit it on the head wonderfully, except for the fun part. the Sharks DID falter, the Red Wings didn’t, and Hasek was, well, very Hasek-like. Damn him, anyway. Anaheim in 7: thanks to Luongo, it was almost that close. Buffalo in 6: but congrats to...

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Second Round Playoff Predictions

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007

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Two for Elbowing: Playoff Predictions: Here in the west, there are no underdogs, there can be no cinderella, no upsets. the teams are too closely matched. Of course, having said that, we’re going to lose at least two teams in the first round that will consider that a season failure. that’s how strong the west is. My cut on the matchups: First, a look at how I did in the first round… Detroit/Calgary: I chose Calgary in 7. I’m a little surprised Calgary didn’t do better. Veteran motivation beat out younger legs; Calgary just didn’t seem able to compete; too...

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