Frans is coming for you.
No really, today the report cards will resume. But first, sometimes after you swim you get linkage:
NHL Playoffs: Long-time Penguins fans are having 1993 nightmare flashbacks (Volek scores!). I suppose last night didn't help. ... Another game, another goalie for the Flyers. The story of the past
year decadetwo decades.
Will pawn to Wilpon: Puck Daddy's compilation of stuff stemming from curmudgeonly Ken Campbell floating hallucinations about "Wilpon is waiting in the wings" to buy the Islanders.
- Worlds: As posted yesterday, Frans and Kyle faced off, and Frans' Danes won in OT. BenHasna was there and left this excellent description in comments. Read it. ... Later, John Tavares netted two powerplay goals in Canada's 6-1 spanking of Latvia. The description of the first one, we've seen before: Kris Russell saw John Tavares along the goal line and made a quick pass, and Tavares, from a nearly impossible angle, drilled a high shot past Edgars Masalskis on an early power play.
Ridderwall Stays: As posted and discussed here yesterday, but here's the SEL team's announcement.
It's dusty in here: This sitdown with the family and friends of George Palawa, the Flames' 1986 first-round pick who died later that summer, absolutely knocked the wind out of me. Moving.
- How to measure goalies: If you're numerically inclined, another Tom Awad attempt at Puck Prospectus to sort out how much of save percentage is repeatable year to year and how much is luck-influenced. Further discussion at Behind the Net. The goal here is to figure out, when you look at a goalie's stats from one year (say Martin Biron's in Philadelphia), how much you can expect more of the same.
Draft uncertainty: Also at Puck Prospectus, remarking at the lack of consensus on this summer's top 10.
- The New York Times weekend write-up on Miro Satan working out at Iceworks while waiting for the right offer.