I notice we have some new members lately. A tip for lurkers who like to surf the conversation/comments area: When you "join" the site, even if you don't like to comment you've created a profile where the system "knows" which comments you've seen or haven't seen [the Z button is your friend]. So when you return to the site as a member and not as a guest, it will show you where new comments or new posts are. (Also, if you like any other SBN sites -- for hockey or any other sport -- WHAT other sports?! -- in your drop-down menu at the top it will tell you which of those favorite sites have new material.
That's my periodic site tools P.S.A. Nothing in it for me (other than more people to potentially talk hockey with), but I thought I'd share since when I finally created an SBN login myself, I realized what I'd been missing.
And now: An afternoon potpourri!
Other coverage of last night's game: Robert thinks Jacques Martin was outcoached [EOTB] | Botta's AOL piece had Martin's thoughts | MSM Montreal coverage was not kind to the Habs, nor should it be. | Naturally, a longtime Habs writer would like to see Biron wear the CH. | Isn't it cute when the Post gives the Isles more than two paragraphs? | UPDATE: Blake Comeau's exam revealed a broken foot, out for the final three games.
- Michael Fornabaio's chat replay goes into the playoff scenarios for the Sound Tigers
- Mikko Koskinen took a beating in Utah's Game 1 loss to Vegas ... LH reader FGS was there and gave some better detail on what happened.
- Travis Hamonic's Wheat Blades think they can win on the road, and Niemi thinks the ref was, well he was qualified to work in the NHL. ... Kevin Poulin is rocking the QMJHL playoffs so well, he was named Goaltender of the Week again. | Casey Cizikas' St. Mike's Majors have tied their series with Ottawa at 2-2. are up 2-0 on Jyri Niemi's Blades, but the
Not Only, But Also: The Isles get the Penguins twice in the final four days. Are the Pens only able to beat weaker teams? | A cool Q&A with Justin Bourne at Die by the Blade, with Bourne's usual wit (DBD: What inspired you to make the switch from playing hockey to writing about it? Bourne: Well, I got my face busted.) and some insight into his time with the Islanders organization. | If you didn't see WebBard's highlight compilation for the 2009-10 season, I added it as a FanShot with the embedded video.