Ugh.Oct 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Members of the Phoenix Coyotes ice crew pick up hats thrown on the ice by fans in honor of right wing Radim Vrbata (not pictured) hat trick during the third period against the New York Rangers at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
I admit it, Sabre Noise fans: I’m beat this morning. Staying up late last night to watch the Buffalo Sabres duel the Los Angeles Kings took a lot out of me, so I am slow to get around to things today. It’s not going to get any better tonight/tomorrow morning, either, with the Sabres slated to take on the mighty Anaheim Ducks tonight.
Oof. But the good news is, this is the only West Coast road trip of the season for the team, so aside from a few games here and there, there wont be too many more late nights like last night.
It’s a little later than I would like, but onto the links!
Get current – here’s everything you need to know about last night’s NHL action! [TSN]
How about that no-goal the other night, when San Jose appeared to have scored the game-winner in OT against the Sabres? Why wasn’t that goal reviewed? Kerry Fraser has your answer. [TSN]
Another NHL coach is in search of a job today, as the Florida Panthers have fired their head coach, Kevin Dineen. [Bleacher Report]
So, of course, the Sabres should hire Dineen, says this guy. [Hockey Buzz] Sure – they should hire everybody, and land every free agent.
I have to admit – I thought the new rules regarding the size of goaltender pads would lead to an increase in scoring around the NHL. Turns out I was wrong! As usual. [b/r]
16 teams in the East. 14 in the West. And yet the question of is it harder to make the playoffs in the East or the West is actually being asked?!? [b/r/] I see what they’re trying to do here, but the math is pretty simple to me: less competition in the West = easier to make the playoffs. Duh.
Notice how Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban has been sitting on the pine a lot during the final minutes of close games? Could it be that this is actually the right move? [Sports Illustrated]
Last: there is positive news in Buffalo this year, as Ryan Miller could be Team USA’s best option in net at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. [Die By The Blade]
Enjoy your Friday!