NHL Week In Review 10/17-10/23

Stoney's NHL Week In Review Vol. 2 - Skate Harder

10/23/11 in NHL   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24943 respect

Week of 10/17 – 10/23
What’s the Haps?
-The debate is continuing about revenue from last year and we have learned about the topic of hockey-related revenue. At the end of each year, the NHL and the Players’ Association crunch the numbers and come up with an agreed upon number. This number is important because it is the basis on which teams receive their portion of revenue sharing and the players receive a refund of escrow payments. The main culprit holding up the finalization of this process is determining whether or not the $25 million paid to the league by the City of Glendale to cover the losses of the Coyotes is “hockey-related revenue” and should be counted in the final accounting for distribution of payments. Normally this issue is resolved every year by October 1st, and the league and PA are working to resolve the issue without third party assistance by means of arbitration.
-With the financial aspect no longer an issue, the Flyers recalled Brayden Schenn who had 8 pts in 4 games with Adirondack in the AHL (4G, 4A). Winnipeg sent 1st round pick Mark Scheifele back to Barrie of the OHL. After a strong training camp, the 18 year old showed in 7 games that he wasn’t quite ready.
-It’s milestone time. This week, Hal Gill and Joe Thornton each played in their 1,000th NHL game, while Nicklas Lidstrom played in game #1,500.
 
Stoney’s Player of the Week
Jonathan Quick – G LA Kings
Quick recorded 3 straight shutouts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday turning away a combined 83 shots and becoming the first Kings goalie to pull of such a feat. The shutout Thursday was the 16th of Quick’s career and was also career win #100. 
 
This week’s edition of news and notes will also include early questions for all the teams.. (Records through Sunday 10/23)
 
Atlantic Division
PIT       6-2-2  14        W3
PHI      4-2-1   9          L2                   
NJD     3-2-1   7          L2
NYI       3-3-0   6          L2
NYR     2-2-2   6          L1
 
Notes: NJD – They have only had 5 different players score goals this year and are tied with fewest goals in the league so far with 11. Johan Hedberg continues to play well (3-1-1 2.44 GAA).. How will this team score enough to compete in this division? NYI – John Tavares continues to impress (6G 4A), but the rest of the team only has 8 goals. Will the goalie tandem of Monoya and Nabokov be able to keep them in low scoring games as the season goes on? NYR – The Rangers finally get to play a home game this coming week after starting with 7 games on the road. They can’t find any consistency beyond the play of Henrik Lundqvist. They are a league worst 1-23 on the PP. Is there a better post game interview than John Tortorella? PHI – Ilya Bryzgalov has been below average his last two starts (9GA), and with the addition of Brayden Schenn to the lineup, the offense has been thrown out of synch. PIT – Jordan Staal scored his 100th career goal Saturday and James Neal is tied for the league lead in goals (8). With the Penguins having played the most games in the league thus far, and not had much practice time, when will Sidney Crosby be able to test his resiliency to contact and be ready to return?
 
Northeast Division
TOR     5-1-1   11        W1
BUF     5-2-0   10        L1
BOS     3-5-0   6          L1
OTT      3-5-0   6         W2
MON    1-4-2   4          L5

 
Notes: BOS – In a wildly inconsistent start, the lone bright spot has been Tyler Seguin who leads the team in goals (3), assists (6), and points (9). Frustration boiled over in a 4-1 loss to Carolina Tuesday that included coach Claude Julien being ejected. BUF – Thomas Vanek looks like Thomas Vanek (6-4-10), rookie Luke Adam continues to impress (6pts) and Ryan Miller has been solid (1.46 GAA .946 save %). Buffalo is unbeaten in last 4 road games.. MON – 29th in the league with the man advantage (2-29, 6.9%). They have 4 games with 1 goal or less, and are 1-0-2 when scoring 4 or more and are winless in 4 home games. Can we put out an APB for Erik Cole (7GP, 1A)? OTT – They have won 2 in a row, but still are 2nd to last in the league in goal differential (-10). Milan Michalek (10pts) and Jason Spezza (11pts) have turned it on of late. Their goaltending can’t get any worse can it (4.25 GA/G)? TOR – Phil Kessel continues to lead the league in goals (8) and points (14). Dion Phaneuf in 3-way tie for most points by defensemen (9). Hopefully G James Reimer won’t be out long, because Jonas Gustavsson has not looked good
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11/2/11   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24943 respect

Jess wrote:
 I did too! 

Stoney, you've gotta tell me...sometimes I miss these!

10-4.. I keep forgetting to send the invites to read them since I end up finishing them so late at night and I'm tired lol

11/2/11   |   Jess   |   34475 respect

 I did too! 

Stoney, you've gotta tell me...sometimes I miss these!

11/2/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

you all are great with the mustaches!!!!!!!!   

11/2/11   |   kteacher   |   34321 respect

HOLY MOTHER Pucker! I missed this when it came out. (Ashlie---)

Awesome Job! 

11/2/11   |   Beaneaters   |   17690 respect

Hey, you mind helping me with my fantasy hockey team?

Good to see the pencil next to your 'stache-----> 

10/26/11   |   italysqueenie   |   1278 respect

Gooo Pens......!  They are proving not to be the "Boys of winter"   But the men of Hockey...!!!


My Boys are becomming men and growing up... and they are proving to be a great franchise....!

10/24/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

I read the entire Player of the Week section.