Ted Lindsay finally honoured by NHLPA

Ted Lindsay was the driving force behind the formation of the NHLPA

Ted Lindsay was the driving force behind the formation of the NHLPA

By re-naming their NHL MVP award after visionary and founding father Ted Lindsay, which they’ll do tomorrow, the NHLPA will finally get something right. It’s a miracle, really. Considering that the inner workings of the PA have been an industry joke – essentially forever. No union worth anything would use a sports league’s PA as a business model. But the NHLPA geniuses have finally made a decision that makes sense. And Ted Lindsay richly deserves the honour. (more…)

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Goaltending in Stanley Cup Playoffs is a crapshoot

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Coaches hate players like Montréal Canadiens’ netminder Jaroslav Halak. And if they don’t, they really should. Last night, the guy stops 53 pucks to defeat the Caps and force Game Seven. He’s a hero in Montreal! A hero! Just ten days ago, he was a bum. So much of a bum, that head coach Jacques Martin started Carey Price in Game Four. Today’s NHL coaches never know what they’re getting from night-to-night in goal. Great for the fans. Horrible for coaches. (more…)

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