Interesting stuff in the kurtenblog, including some Crosby/Penguin facts:
Crosby had a 25-game scoring streak from Nov. 5 to Dec. 28 in which he recorded 50 points. 26 goals, 24 assists. Fifty freaking points. The next longest streak was Ilya Kovalchuk's (14 points in 12 games) and the next highest output was Corey Perry (22 points over 10 games.)
Pittsburgh had a 12-game win streak, the NHL's longest. The next closest was Washington, with nine.
Crosby had 66 points in 41 games. Prorated over a full season that's 132 points, which would've been the best output of his career and the highest since Mario Lemieux's 161. /end
*I promise to make Wednesday an Ovechkin-filled day. I'll pump the next tier of players - the Sedins and Stamkos - next week.
Jack Hillen signed a two-way deal, Monday, with the team that would best give him an opportunity due to their lack of defensemen. I’m talking, of course, about the Nashville Predators. And I’m also being sarcastic.
Danny Syvret has signed with the Blues. As the No.9 defenseman there, that puts him about one slot below where Hillen is with the Preds. I can’t believe Syvret is only 26, he’s been around for so long.
Ottawa prospect Mark Stone is having a strong camp for Hockey Canada, making a case for himself in terms of getting on the WJC team. Hey, you never know with this high-scoring, but grossly ignored/brushed-aside prospect. I remember Corey Perry had a ton of question marks about him, not just about skating. And, uh, I think he answered those questions.
Here’s some great insight on the Teemu Selanne decision, and the injuries/issues that he is facing (and thus the reason for the delay).
Chris Pronger is targeting a return for the season opener. It’s cool that he calls himself a “Band-Aid” in what is clearly a shout out to DobberHockey. Really.
Top 10 Datsyuk plays – the dangle at No.1 was just ridiculous:
Keep firing me YouTube clips!