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|AROUND THE BOARDS: Kelley's look at the NHL|
Lord Byron at a bargainAtlanta
Welcome to the clubOne of the reasons the
And further up my sleeve ...It's a different story in the nets in Buffalo but hardly a successful one. After bidding goodbye to Dominik Hasek and his option for $9 million per season (we all know where he went and what he did, don't we boys and girls and Detroit Wing Nuts?) the
Tough luck numbersColumbus goaltender
And just when you wrote him offDallas'
Don't look to the Hall but ...Guys like Bob Probert don't normally get invited to the Hockey Hall of Fame except to view the exhibits, but the retired Chicago tough guy has his place in the game. Edmonton's
The times, they are a-changin'As of midweek and a 3-3 tie with the New York
And try this brain teaserThe odd ways of hockey, which include the infamous "overtime loss" column, can befuddle stat keepers. For example, when the New Jersey
One final thoughtFrankly, we don't care how they log it in the official record book. If you go to overtime and the other team scores a goal, you lose. To walk out of an arena with a point for a game in which the other team scored more goals than you did is ridiculous. We get four, you get three, we win. It's just another bastardization of a game that used to be easy to watch and keep track of. Blame it all on the artificial element of show business and the four-on-four freak show that changes all the rules for five minutes of artificial excitement.