Wednesday, December 17, 2008


That is what Scott Clemmensen was in the shootout against Jason Blake,who uncorked the move of the year thus far against Clemmensen and the Leafs grabbed a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils in Toronto.
At least the Devils do get one point from the north of the border visit and visit beautiful Buffalo tonight looking for revenge for Saturday's loss to the Sabres.
Devils goals to Zach Parise (17) and Mike Rupp (3).
Before we move to Hell Raisers,check the Blake goal out.

Hell Raisers

1) Awfully tough to blame Scott Clemmensen for that,dont ya think????

2) Second fight in two games for Jay Leach.
Perhaps Leach is trying to take the spot of blueline enforcer away from Sheldon Brookbank for good???

3) With Toronto up 2-1 in the shootout and the Devils in a do or die spot for the evening,Brian Rolston uncorked a slap shot?
I know that Rolston has one of the better ones in the game,but I have never understood the logic in the shootout of using the slapper.
The goalie has far too much time to anticipate the shot and it usually works to the goaltenders favor....

4) The Devils had two late chances to win the game outright.
Travis Zajac went mano a mano with Vesa Toskala on a breakaway with the clock ticking down,but Toskala made that save as well as one in overtime against Patrik Elias....

5) Another question is why Brent Sutter picked the not at 100 % yet Rolston instead of the red hot Brian Gionta,who seems to be more the shootout type even if Rolston was 100%?

Bonus Round
Andy Greene was activated from the IR today,but did not play.
No word on his playing against Buffalo tonight.....

Bullpen Notes

Two Browns and one Seahawk made the Pro Bowl.
Joe Thomas will be a starting tackle for the AFC and Shaun Rogers was voted the reserve defensive tackle from the Browns.
Walter Jones was named a starting tackle for the NFC and made the Pro Bowl for the ninth year in a row,but will not be playing as he will miss the rest of season due to injury.
For the best,as Jones got the spot on reputation anyway....

An interesting article over at Hardball Times looks at our topic from September 2007 on Ted Simmons deserving to be in the Hall of Fame.
Baseball's Hall of Fame is always a thought provoking topic and good discussions inevitably arise on it....

And finally nice to see after their once every four year run,Penn State extended Joe Paterno's contract through 2011.

Until tomorrow!


Mike said...

So Joe will be what, 97 when his contract runs out? You would think Penn State would have the balls to tell this fossil it's time to go bye bye.He should have just went out this season,And avoid being humiliated next season by a Ohio State team that will make Joe Grandpop wish he would have just said forget about it

Shawn said...

This is the same thing that happened a few years back.
Penn State had an excellent season,extended Paterno's contract and right back to the average that they were before...