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From the Vault: Totally Relevant

Cam Neely annihilates Lindy Ruff. I find this wildly appropriate.

My thoughts on the playoffs so far, in bullet-point form:

  • So, Mr. Vanek, you and your fans and I need to have a little chat, and I’ll keep it short. Do not whine about what you think is a “cheap shot” from Johnny Boychuk when you clearly boarded Blake Wheeler in game 1 and didn’t seem to find any fault with that. I’m sorry you got hurt, but man up and get back on the ice.
  • Tuukka Rask educates Sabres fans. Oh, and also he steals a game on Sabres ice.
  • Game two had 99 combined hits, with Mike Grier accounting for 15 of those. Vladimir Sobotka had 6 in the second period alone. This is awesome.
  • Around the league – I’m pulling pretty hard for the Coyotes (they’re just so ENDEARING) and the Blackhawks; if the two teams meet in a later round I’m not sure who I’ll cheer for. In the east, I have just about broken my brain trying to imagine possible matchups. The fact that every single game 1 was an upset was fantastic. BRANDON YIP’S FIRST PLAYOFF GOAL.  If somehow the Preds advance and the Avs do too, and I get a matchup between Colin Wilson and Brandon Yip….I might possibly die. In the East, I hope the Pens crash and burn, and the Caps, too – really primarily JUST to see how NBC will react to having neither of their powerhouse teams in the semifinals. Should be interesting. I am in no way cheering for the Habs, though. No Habs no.
  • Not playoffs-related, but the Terriers named Joe Pereira and Chris Connolly co-captains for 2010-2011, and Dave Warsofsky (American Hero) will wear the A. Congrats, boys. I expect you to rescue the Beanpot from the end of the B-line next year, thanks.

As of right now, the Coyotes lead the Red Wings 2-1 in their series, thanks to a 4-2 game today on goals from these two guys. Go 'Yotes go!

About eighty billion more hours of playoff hockey left today, epic game 3 at home tomorrow. Let’s do this. Go Bruins.


From the vault: Marc Savard and the Oshawa Generals

Messing around on Youtube this evening since there was no hockey on after UMass Lowell beat Northeastern in overtime, one of my Sabres fan friends (who is totally a secret Bruins fan) was asking me to link her some Marc Savard interviews. I found his NHL player profile, and then stumbled upon this:

BABY MARC SAVARD. But look past his amazing backstreet boy-esque hair, his 13-years-younger looks (19-year-old Savvy!) and you’ll find something pretty cool.

Nice little highlight video that includes a goalie fight, Savvy burying a penalty shot, and then – Savvy breaks the Oshawa Generals ALL-TIME scoring record. He finishes his time with the Generals with 413 points in 238 games, currently 10th in the OHL All-Time Points leaders, two slots behind John Tavares (433 points)

. In 94-95 he was the WHL scoring leader, with 137 points; he did it again in the 96-97 season when he racked up 43 goals and 87 assists – a set-up man from the very beginning. His scoring record still stands, 12 years later. Somehow he managed to not get drafted until the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft; to be fair, at that point, he’d had one standout year. He was drafted 91st overall by the Rangers, and wore #33 for that team.

This is the guy we’ve signed to a contract for hopefully the rest of his NHL career, and here’s hoping he doesn’t disappoint! At least his hair is more acceptable now…

BSB hair was totally cool in 1995!