Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boom or Bust Tryamkin Signals Red Revolution in Vancouver

The Canucks finally get their own Death from Above on the blueline. 

Aw yeah, I did it. Check out my article on TheHockeyWriters about Canucks prospect Nikita Tryamkin and the significant changes within the organization it represents. It's a good story with Ivan Drago references. Check it out here.

Boom or Bust Tryamkin Signals Red Revolution in Vancouver

Seattle is getting a NHL team?

A major league professional sports team based out of Las Vegas, Nevada... what could go wrong?
With the news coming completely out of left field that Las Vegas is getting an expansion team sometime in the near future, it's almost certainty that a Seattle team isn't far behind. The current thought is the Florida Panthers will move to Quebec city with Las Vegas, Seattle getting expansion teams. The league will then have 32 teams in two 16 team divisions. Stay tuned for more info. A Seattle team is near and dear to our hearts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just a quick blurb on my new man crush

Nikita Tryamkin
Canuck fans, allow me to introduce you to your new God.

The beginning notes of the new Benning era have brought a combination of concern and jubilation. I was a big Mike Gillis fan thinking he was the best general manager in the Canucks history. I also think he was fired too hastily, although I respect the move. The hiring of Jim Benning has brought some refreshing changes to the Canucks. The biggest in my opinion was the drafting of prospect Nikita Tryamkin.

Gillis was a great general manager in a lot of respects but an abysmal failure in others. One of the bigger knocks against him was his inability to develop youth and his unwillingness to draft or sign Russians. In one move Benning took a swing at both and may come off looking like a genius taking boom or bust prospect Nikita Tryamkin in the 3rd round of the 2014 draft.

Tryamkin is a 20-year old 6'7 defenseman who's been played in the KHL since 18-years old. Tryamkin has been passed over in the last two drafts and was left off of the Russian National U-20 team until last year due to internal politics of the national program. Finally this year Tryamkin played in the U-20 World Championships drawing praise for his impressive skating ability and three zone play.

I personally have been a huge Tryamkin believer since discovering him in 2013. I always thought he wasn't drafted despite being one of the most physical ready NHL prospects in the world. The drafting of an overaged Russian is not only completely uncharacteristic of the Vancouver Canucks but an out right revolution.

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's my first day

Apparently this article I wrote on the Islanders Sale and all the intrigue behind it is becoming quite controversial. I admit I wrote something in about two days about an interesting story that wasn't getting a lot of play in the media. Surprised to see I struck a cord.

Anyway read it and share it while you can.
How a Billionaire's Mistress changed the Islanders' Destiny

How A Billionaire's Mistress Changed The Islanders' Destiny

We're Getting Wangy With It

Super cool, my article just dropped on The Hockey Writers about how a Billionaire's mistress in LA just changed the New York Islanders' destiny and the entire landscape of pro sports. It's a story that has everything... crooked business deals, secretive ownership groups and odd looking people with way too much money and power.

This is a super fascinating story that's not getting a lot of play in the media, so check it out at The Hockey Writers love it, share it and all those good things.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Ducks... Really?

Have fun with your 5 million dollar injury prone bitchy second center.
It's weird to me that people think the Ducks are going to be the team in the West this year. Their only consistent offensive threat is Perry with a wildly inconsistent Getzlaf and an injury prone (and frankly overrated) Ryan Kesler in their forward group.

They have a good young defense but that's what they are... a good young defense. They don't have a definitive number one or minutes eater on their blue line. And their kids could all have rough seasons.

The Ducks goaltending is completely uncertain. I'm huge on Gibson being the second best goaltending prospect in the game (behind Lehner) but realistically he's a few years away. Then you have some good but young unproven goaltenders behind him. This just seems like the Capitals or Maple Leafs blunders where they rely on a platoon of good young prospective goalies and then break them mentally one by one.

I'm not saying they're not a good team, I just don't understand how people can think they're the best in the west.

I got a doozy coming

Just finished first draft of my article on the New York Islanders sale and how a Billionaire's Mistress just changed the entire landscape for North American sports. Deep stuff bro. 

SIR! I think you've gotten lost in a Picasso Painting!