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Sunday, January 27, 2013


The Calgary Flames got their first win of the season. Lee Stempniak had a goal and two assist as the Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. The New York Rangers exploded with four goals in the final period, and rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit to beat Toronto 5-2. Marian Gaborik had two of the Rangers' four goals in the third period and added two assists on the night.


San Jose's Patrick Marleau became the second player in NHL history to open a season with four straight multi-goal games. Marleau connected twice on the power play in the opening period in the Sharks 4-0 win over Colorado. San Jose is 4-0. Chicago is 5-0 after edging Columbus 3-2.


Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will miss three-to-four weeks after having an emergency appendectomy. He has four assists and a team-high 10 shots on goal in three games this season.


The agent for suspended New York Islanders defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky says he'll report to the team by February 11th. Neil Sheehy posted on his Twitter account that Visnovsky is away because of "personal medical reasons within his immediate family.'' The Islanders suspended Visnovsky, who was acquired in a June trade, for failing for the start of the NHL season. Visnovsky had been playing in Russia's K-H-L during the lockout.


Kyrie Irving made a three-pointer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 99-98 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Irving finished with a game-high 32 points. The clutch shot capped off a memorable week that also included Irving's first all-star selection, a 40-point performance against Boston, and a 35-point effort in a win over Milwaukee.


Retired Chicago hite Sox slugger Frank Thomas says he feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens fail to gain entry to the Hall of Fame. The Big Hurt -- who spent the 2007 season and part of 0-8 with the Toronto Blue Jays -- also believes he should make it on his first try next year.

(Canadian Press)


Edward said...

Frank Thomas, and Ken Griffey deserve a lot more credit because they were great hitters who avoided a whiff of scandal.

That said, Frank Thomas looked a lot like a "me first" player when his career was on it's last legs and he was trying for 500 home runs.

Anonymous said...

I was never a fan of Frank Thomas per se, but he is a 1st Ballot HOF'er. Yes he played out the string to get 500, but he is a career .300 Hitter. He has 2 MVPs and lost the third to Jason Giambi who when he went off the juice was a complete turd. I look at Thomas and think of Dale Murphy, but Murphy didn't get to 500, he should have been put in this year, but he's off the ballot now. Thomas never stood out as he was overmatched by Sosa, McGwire, and Bonds. You take those guys out of the equation then he is the best of his era.

Next year it should be Thomas, Glavine, and Maddox. I would also put Schilling in there, but he's going to probably be this generation's verstion of Bert Blyleven. They're playoff records are identical and each is in the 3000K club. Craig Biggio is not getting in anytime soon regardless of his 3000 hits. I have hard time putting Biggio in there when he's in the same locker room with Ken Cammitti for his career. Biggio requires more time and reflection.


Anonymous said...

Flames should start rebuilding ASAP for future .

Anonymous said...

anyone hear about an eastern division assistant getting fired im the whl? could be a rumor.

Anonymous said...

The old, need to rebuild Flames can still beat the young exciting Oilers. 12th win in last 13 against them in Calgary.