Post Tagged with: "Pekka Rinne"

NASA Heat Map for 30 June 2012

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: “TikTok” Edition

By Jas Faulkner, contributing editor author’s note Stick taps to jball0918 for catching my mistake about Zach Parise’s nationality. “Play ‘FREEBIRD,’ Y’all!” The remaining hours of June 2012 are whithering […]


The Best Late Round Gems Of The NHL Entry Draft Since 2000 (Part I – ’00-’02 Drafts)

Hockey fans might know that there are some great expectations that are placed on players that come out of the first round of the NHL’s Entry Draft. However, the same […]

Cover Warfare: NSH and PHI Face Off Over EA Sports NHL 13

Cover Warfare: NSH and PHI Face Off Over EA Sports NHL 13

 by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor Dr. Hook and Shel Silverstein may have been on to something* in 1973 when they wrote their tribute to that symbol of rock and roll […]

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: The “Where’s Ryan Suter?” Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: The “Where’s Ryan Suter?” Edition

Where’s Ryan?

Who knows? And does it really matter? Chatter about sightings in Detroit, BC, Minnesota, and Tampa Bay abound, but it’s all just speculation until the press conferences are set, the contracts are signed and sweaters are doffed or donned. The truth is we’re all waiting to see where they go.

by · June 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, News/Commentary
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Taking a Rinne Hard Look in the Mirror

Since joining the Nashville Predators full time in 2008-09, Pekka Rinne has consistently demonstrated why he is among the best goaltenders in the world. He has great size, he has […]

by · May 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators, News/Commentary, Uncategorized
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What’s the best round to draft a goalie?

Every year around this time, during the run-up to the annual NHL Entry Draft, the question comes up regarding drafting goaltenders. While everyone agrees that having a few goaltenders in […]

by · May 17, 2012 · 1 comment · National Juniors, Prospects
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Vezina Trophy Snub: Mike Smith Versus Pekka Rinne

The announcements of the trophy finalists are over and as usual they have left controversy in their wake. Let’s be fair, it is a difficult job to pick three players […]

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Why Jonathan Quick Should Win the Vezina Trophy

The National Hockey League playoffs are well underway and there has not been a shortage of excitement. Goaltending has been a hot topic and features players who have won a […]

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Predators vs. Coyotes – The Unusual Suspects

Everyone has already piled on the sarcasm to this unlikeliest of all-Southern market series. It’s the Retirement Community Desert Dogs vs. the Music City Sabre-toothed Tigers. Red wine-coloured jerseys vs. […]

by · April 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Uncategorized
Shane Doan would be a nice addition to the Leafs' roster (Andy Martin Jr.)

NHL Playoffs Preview: Why the Phoenix Coyotes Will Down the Predators

Jim Neveau, Managing Editor Glendale, Arizona – If there was any year that proved conclusively that parity reigns in the NHL, it would be the 2011-12 season. Six of the […]

by · April 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes
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Henrik Lundqvist: Why the Rangers Goalie Deserves to Win the Vezina

Today, the NHL announced the finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded each season to the league’s best goaltender. For the 2011-12 season, the three nominees for the award are the […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions
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(Very) Early Conn Smythe Hopefuls

Anyone who reads this likely realizes that it is asinine to try and handicap the Conn Smythe race this early in the playoffs.  The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to […]

by · April 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions