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Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:27:31 GMT
Rookie of the Year

We have some race this year. I can identify 7 legit candidates; 3 of which scored 30 goals.

Jeff Skinner

One year ago, Skinner wasn't on anybody's NHL radar.  He wasn't drafted and wasn't even projected in the 1st round of the draft. He scored 20 goals in 20 games during last years OHL playoff and he became a 7th overall pick. Twelve months later, he has 30+ goals in the NHL and is the choice of many to win the Calder Trophy.

Logan Couture

Nineth overall pic in 2007, he stagnated for the next 3 years. Out of nowhere, he's regained his top prospect form and put 30 pucks in the net. Unlikely to win, as he doesn't have the most goals, nor the most points for a rookie, which is the prime criteria for a forward.

Michael Grabner

Grabner was the 14 overall pick back in 2006. Like Couture, he struggled after his draft year. He played the last 3 years almost entirely in the AHL. A brief 20 game tryout at the end of last season was successful, potting 5 goals. The Canucks traded him to the Panthers, who then waived him before the season started. He was claimed by the Islanders and the rest is history; 30 goal rookie campaign.

John Carlson

Drafted 27th overall in 2008. Note that all these rookies to date have been drafted in the 1st round. Somebody might wanna inform Brian Burke of these facts. Played half a season in the AHL and he's an NHLer. Fits in well, on a very talented Capitals team. Unlike to win.

Cam Fowler

Tell Burke that Fowler was drafted 12th overall in 2010. Ya, that's last year. And he scored 40 points this year as a defenseman. His -26 plus-minus rating is gonna keep him away from the Calder Trophy.

P.K. Subban

Drafted in the 2nd round of 2007. I have to think his skin color and mouth kept him out of the 1st round. How many defensemen score 56 points in their OHL draft year and don't get picked in the 1st round? He's improved every year since, is now a household name for every hockey fan and a twitter fad (#blamesubban). PK's stats might not get him the Calder, but I watch a lot of hockey and from what I see, this guy is already a leader on the Canadians. He's my Calder pick, but I doubt many will agree. They'd rather blame him for something.

Corey Crawford

I always hate it when a goalie qualifies as a rookie, yet he played games in 4 NHL seasons. This is actually his 5th season playing in the NHL. The numbers are there and he resurrected the Hawks season. He'll get votes, but he was drafted in 2003. Hardly a rookie.

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:28:02 GMT
Brett Favre Nude Pics?

Allegations that Brett Favre is creeping on Jenn Sterger. See video. The video is NSFW.

I'd like to add that this isn't the first time Jenn Sterger was mentioned on Talk-Sports or became a hot term on Google. She appears to be looking for the attention.

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:41:06 GMT
Marketa Linden sues for $1,500,000

Marketa Linden is suing Talk-Sports for $1,500,000 in damages. OMG! PANIC BUTTON!!!


Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:56:31 GMT
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Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:39:36 GMT
Conn Smythe Lottery

Most likely because of the lateness of the pick, quite often the winner of the Conn Smythe aware is not who it should be. Remember, they have to pick the winner in the 15 minutes following the game. I think if they waited a day, then you'd get a different winner almost half of the time. Here's my four disputes in recent history.

  1. J.S. Giguere v. Scott Niedermeyer in 2007. Red Wings killed the Ducks in the semi-finals and only lost because of superior goaltending by Giguere.
  2. Rod Brind'Amour v. Cam Ward in 2006. Rod led the Canes with 12 goals while taking almost every faceoff and playing almost half of every important game.
  3. Steve Yzerman v. Nicklas Lidstrom in 2002. Yzerman was the person that scored the goals when they were most needed.
  4. Mark Messier v. Brian Leetch in 1994. Leetch only won because he's American. This was an absolute joke. On the brink, Messier guaranteed a win and scored two goals in that game.
Thu, 24 May 2007 01:26:45 GMT
Soccer is a Joke
In the same season where A.C. Milan were convicted of match fixing, they are the European club team champions. Beyond the fact that a game of soccer is about as interesting as watching paint dry, they now allow teams that are convicted of match fixing to win the championship for the same season they were convicted of cheating during. I guess cheating pays in soccer. What a joke! All soccer fans should be embarrassed at the mockery of their sport.
Sun, 08 Apr 2007 14:57:16 GMT
End of 2006-07

It's the end of the 2006-07 season and the Leafs will be watching the Islanders-Devils today to determine if they advance to the playoffs or the golf cource. I predict the golf course.

Here's my NHL Award Predictions:

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:42:16 GMT
The Razor Emery Show

This is the best game of the 2006-7 season. Great goals. A big hit by Chris Neal. Lots of fights. Two coaches harping. Two goalies brawling and The Razor Emery Show.

The NHL didn't publish video of the fights. I suspect that Ruff and Peters will be suspended for mulitple games.

Some people will point to this as a reason why NHL can't suceed in the States. Listen to the announcers and fans! They are wrong. And try to get a ticket for the re-match on Saturday.

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:48:12 GMT
Bradford Stadium Fire

Thanks Coolz0r! [play tag with me]
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:01:24 GMT
Sexy Soccer


Thanks Coolz0r! [play tag with me]

Sun, 15 Oct 2006 02:08:43 GMT
Ben Johnson Cheetah Commercial

This is better than the first Ben Johnson Cheetah commercial, but it's still pretty bad.

Sun, 11 Jun 2006 13:45:57 GMT
FIFA World Cup 2006 Predictions

Here's my predictions for the teams that will advance to the next round of FIFA's World Cup of soccer.

Wed, 03 May 2006 20:10:27 GMT
Tiger Woods' father Earl dies, 74

CNN: Tiger Woods' father, Earl, died on Wednesday at the age of 74 after a lengthy battle against cancer.

Randy: The Greatest Golf Father ever!

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 06:24:54 GMT
Greatest Soccer Goal Ever! Almost.

Had the ball actually scored, this would undoubtedly be the greatest soccer goal ever.

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 16:46:25 GMT
Talk Sports Hockey Pool

Check out the Talk-Sports hockey pool. It's easy and free!

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 09:50:36 GMT
Random Stats

Just some random notes about the 2006 season.

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