2005-11-14

Bad News

Alexei "Call Me Alex" Kovalev will be out for about a month while recuperating from knee surgery that is being described as 'routine maintenance.' Kovalev tore an ACL early in his career, and had arthroscopic surgery similar to this in 2001. This could mean a return to the top line for Alex Perezhogin.

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There are a couple of new Q&A articles at canadiens.com to commemorate #12. Twelve questions were posed each to Dickie Moore and Yvan Cournoyer.

The Roadrunner, on Leafs Fans:
"Even to this day, Toronto fans are just too much. I’m telling you, the Maple Leafs must lead the league in Stanley Cups won before the season even starts!"


Both players have glowing reviews of the new NHL game.
Moore:
"I think it’s fantastic. It’s added so much life to the game. It’s great for not only the fans, but for the players too. You can see on their faces that everyone is energized and it really shows on the ice. I mean it’s end-to-end action, you’d think it was the playoffs even though it's only November."

Cournoyer:
"It’s just terrific. To be brutally honest, I had trouble sitting though three whole periods in recent years, but now when the games are over, I wish there was a fourth period. You already see a change happening where if you can’t skate, you won’t be able to keep up and you won’t be in the NHL for long. That’s how it should be."

Personally, I hold these players' opinions in higher regard than that of Tiger Williams or other curmudgeons who weren't talented enough to score.

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Finally, original material like this is why I read hockey blogs.

2 Comments:

Blogger Christy Hammond said...

I'm hosting the Carnival of the NHL #13 this Sunday (20th) on Behind the Jersey (http://behindthejersey.blogspot.com) and I was wondering if there was a certain post you'd like me to highlight. If so, could you just drop me an email (cjhammon@umich.edu). Thanks!

11/15/2005 6:44 PM  
Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

http://www.oldtimershockey.com/players/williams.html#stats

Williams had 513 points in 962 games. He wasn't a talentless goon like Rob Ray. Williams has also had a coaching career (notably roller hockey), so he's still been active in the game, too.

11/18/2005 10:39 AM  

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