Look Around You

Look around you. Look around you. Just look around you. Have you worked out what we're looking for? Correct. The answer is 'Competent Goaltending'. Competent Goaltending can be found in Chapter 10 of the textbook that accompanies this series. Be sure to have your copy books ready, to make notes from the screen.

Experiment 1:

An experiment was carried out to see if Jonas Gustavsson was capable of being a competent goaltender. The conclusion: not usually. Write that down in your copy books now.

Experiment 2:

An experiment was carried out to see if James Reimer was capable of being a competent goaltender. The conclusion: usually. Write that down in your copy books now.

Experiment 3:

An experiment was carried out to see if Jonas Gustavsson had become a competent goaltender. The conclusion? Sigh. Write that down in your copy books now.

Gustavsson is getting the start over Reimer tonight.

Three Things I Learned on My Hockey Hiatus
"All too often we can't see the forest for the tweets." Write that down in your copy books now. From Danny Gray at the Leafs Nation.

NHL concussions: yes, they are a major issue
Surprise! From Michael Langlois at VLM.

A Case for Full Overtime In The NHL
The debate continues. Article from Copper & Blue contributor dawgbone98.

Blackhawks’ Dan Carcillo suspended 7 games for Gilbert hit
If someone smashed Carcillo in the head with an ice pick it wouldn't be enough. From Sean Leahy at PD.

Ducks GM puts ‘for sale’ signs on everyone but Selanne, Koivu
Brian Burke interested in trading for the entire team. From Wyshynski.

Someone celebrated Lars Eller’s hat trick with a sex toy
Ah, Montréal. Story from Greg Wyshynski at PD.

Young Stars, Meet All Stars (And Meet One!)
Nazem Kadri and Joe Colborne have received the call. From Jeffler at Marlies HQ.

Tortorella fined $30,000 for bashing refs after Winter Classic
If this isn't the Winter Classic, Torts probably gets a $2,000 fine. From Ira Podell of the AP at the Globe.

Backhand Shelf Podcast: Behind the scenes at the Winter Classic
With Rob Pizzo and Justin Bourne.

High School Hockey Player Jack Jablonski Paralyzed
More details on the story from yesterday from Justin Bourne at Backhand Shelf.

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