- One of the biggest reasons the Russians lost the Olympic quarter-final game was poor coaching by Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkan. Vlaidslav Tretiak has gone on record saying both coaches will return. Curiously, he hinted Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin may have had some input in the decison.
- Everyone is very critical of Gary Bettman for his lack of embracing future Olympic Games. But no one ever gives him much credit for opening the door originally.
- Matt Cooke gets no suspension for his terrible hit. As Scott Morrison tweeted @morrisonHNIC "As distasteful at the Cooke hit was you can't presume intent to injure and under existing rules it was legal. Sad but true."
- Here's a fascinating compilation of statistics courtesy of Scott Cullen of TSN.
March 11, 2010
Slap Shots: Some Things Never Change
Time to put the puck on the 'Net: