Daily Pucking Grind. Chasing The Fly. January 26

Today’s music choice is I’m Shipping Up To Boston by The Dropkick Murphys.  Nathan, you wanted out right?

As you know from either watching last night’s game and or checking fellow Rat Pack comrade Dave Lasseter the Panthers performed their usual cardiac surgery on us.  Losing a two goal lead only to come back from a 3-3 tie and win the game on a fluke goal by defenceman Mike Weaver.  How much of this can we take?  I would like to add the first line was virtually invisible.  Three shots on goal, total for Frolik, Booth and Weiss. A minus four combined.  Not doing nearly enough, and at times, certain parts of that trio looked listless.  I did see Booth throwing his weight around early, and that was a good sign.  But the other two?  What were they doing?

I often wonder what’s said before games, during the intermissions and after games are played.  Surely not every discussion is a Bruce Boudreau tirade, or with chairs and bottles flying.  Although sometimes that’s needed, I’m thinking that maybe once in awhile it’s a calm discussion like the one below.  Taken from the movie Bang The Drum Slowly which stared a very young and scrawny Robert DiNero, watch as Vincent DiOnofrio talks to the troops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmFYr_y7bvA

Let’s get on with the links for today:

George Richards from On Frozen Pond talks about getting some luck in the big Apple.

Here’s the story of last night’s game from TSN.  The TSN Boxscore.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Tuesday night.

Can Barry Trotz win the Jack Adams Trophy for Coach Of The Year? THN.

As you are probably aware the Panther has been revealed in the NHL’s Guardian Project.  That’s all I have to say.  NHL.com

The Calder Trophy race is heating up.  Red Light Hockey District.

The Blackhawks lost to the Wild last night.  The gang at Second City Hockey thinks a party might help.

I’ll credit Justin Bourne for finding this.  If famous president’s quotes were about sports.  Sport’s Pickle.

A  Chicago area car salesman lost his job on Monday when he showed up at work wearing a Green Bay Packers tie.  Shutdown Corner.

Finally it’s Wayne Gretzky’s Birthday today as he turns 50 years old.  NHL.com

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Topics: Bang The Drum Slowly, Barry Trotz, Calder Trophy, Florida Panthers, Jack Adams Trophy, New York Rangers, The Fly, Wayne Gretzky

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