I watch a fair amount of Caps games and Backstrom is truly an elite player. No question he derives benefits from playing with Ovechkin, however, he is the cat putting the puck on OV's stick when OV finds the space. It certainly doesn't hurt that 8 is the best goal scorer of this era and finishes […]
is there a guarantee that bottoming out produces a perennial cup contender ? No, there isn't, my take is once you start losing, you're a loser. people don't want to play for a loser. no matter how much money they can make, Athletes want to win. simple as that. the Baltimore Orioles once had […]
And to drive the point home that there was luck (or poor scouting?) involved, the Flyers weren't after Giroux. They were after Sanguinetti (45 career NHL games, 6 points) but the Rags snagged him at #21.
Detroit hasn't drafted higher than 15 since 1991. Their #10 pick that year was Martin Lapointe. The year before that they took Keith Primeau #3 and Mike Sillinger #11 the year before that. If you want to bring up Chicago, great. Detroit has FOUR cups over that time period and has NEVER […]