Daily Archives: March 12, 2013
Mid-Season NHL Awards
Hart Trophy- Most Valuable Player
Explanation: It’s safe to say that at this point in time, Sidney Crosby isn’t walking, but running away with the Hart Trophy. With 45 points in just 26 games, Crosby is on pace to score 142 points in an 82 game season. He currently holds a 1.73 points per game average, as well as a 1.27 assists per game average. There have only been 4 players in the history of the NHL who have had a better assists per game average, and they are: Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Adam Oates. That’s not a bad bunch of guys to fall into a category with.
Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers. Them Downtown Boys Sure Talk Gritty.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: 10-14-1 (21 PTS.) vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS: 7-13-6 (20 PTS.)
GAMEDAY SONG: It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City. (Look at the outfits!)
Tonight will be a battle for last place in the Eastern Conference as these two frustrated clubs will match up for the third of five games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won both games played between the two cross state rivals so far this season, and looking to make it seven in a row overall against their divisional couterparts. Tampa is struggling however just as much as the Florida Panthers are as their 1-7-0 record over their past eight games indicates. Additionally Tampa is 4-13-1 since February 2nd. Hard to imagine those numbers from a team that posseses the offensive firepower they do with Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and rookie of the year candidate Cory Conacher, but then no one expected the Florida Panthers to be last in the league either.
Around the NHL: March 12, 2013
What better way to spend your lunch break than catching up on all of last night’s amazing NHL action that you may have missed! Here are the top stories and videos from the all of yesterday’s action around the NHL.
- Kaspars Daugavins of the Ottawa Senators almost converts this amazing shootout attempt.
- NHL Rumors: Most of the Panthers’ roster will be available come the April 3rd trade deadline. [CBS Sports]
- Head Coach Jack Parker to retire after 40 years of coaching at Boston University [Twitter]
- Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky named star of the week after leading the Blue Jackets back to relevance. [NHL.com]
- Draft Watch 2013: Top 10 WHL players. [The Hockey Writers]
- NHL midseason award winners. [TSN]
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Florida Panthers’ Goal Songs I’d Like to See
At some point during every NHL season, hockey fans take to the internet to give their opinions and thoughts about how their team should be run. Everything from who should be traded to how the team’s lines should be set up, every base is covered from the top of the organization to the bottom. While this may be a fun way to have interesting arguments about your team, I have found another way to hypothetically meddle in your team’s affairs - by playing the role of “Armchair DJ”.
For the most part, arena music has become stale and predictable while lacking creativity. However, it doesn’t have to be that way and I am sure like myself you all have your own ideas for music that would tie in perfectly with your favorite team or player. It is in that spirit that I give you the goal songs that I would like to be played after each respective Panther skaters puts one in the net.
Song: Johnny B Good (Chuck Berry)
Song: Dream Weaver (Gary Wright)