Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rosie's Rebounds: 11/13/09

As Chicago kicks off this week’s edition of Rosie’s Rebounds, I will also open up by saying Greetings from the Windy City.

This weekend the Blackhawks will honor the outspoken but yet talented Jeremy Roenick at the United Center, for Jeremy Roenick Heritage night.

In honor of J.R., we'll kickoff this edition of Rosie’s Rebounds with a little heated rivalry between him and Patrick Roy during the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Calgary vs. Team Italy in Montreal

Was it me or did the Calgary Flames play against Team Italy in Montreal Tuesday night? At least by looking at the jerseys that the Montreal Canadiens wore, you can certainly make the argument - and at first I thought it was the Minnesota Wild on the ice (who defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs that night 5-2).

And the Habs, well they looked like the Italian National team Tuesday night.

Take a look at these yourself, with some highlights of the game at the Bell Centre.

Jarome Iginla scores the only goal of the game in a. Final Score: Calgary 1, Italy 0. Truly a “Great Moment” in Molson/Bell Centre history.

PairWise Rankings Out Already?

With college basketball underway, and the useless preseason bracketology’s out on ESPN, the question now is how can college hockey websites top this? The answer, reveal the PairWise rankings IN NOVEMBER.

On Tuesday, Jason Moy posted his first bracketology on USCHO and the first PairWise was released. On Wednesday, College Hockey News posted these rankings as well.

At least on their Facebook page, CHN had this to say: “Want to see the early PairWise rankings? Goofy, but fun.”

With all due respect to Bemidji State, who is currently No. 1 in the “current rankings” they will not be up their in the final rankings mark my words. But these are good to look at for a laugh or two.

That being said, can someone warn me when January hits? Then and only then will I talk about the PairWise.

And until then I don’t want to see them. They might become more annoying than this cutaway scene from Family Guy where Peter Griffin became a backup to The Proclaimers.

TSN SportsCentre Top 10

Thanks to the modern technology of YouTube, people from all over the world can view a video from any location. This proves true with hockey fans with TSN up in Canada.

In their recent top 10 on Sportscentre, TSN revealed the list of unusual things thrown on the ice. Some of these objects were expected, while others, you have to watch for yourself…

Rebounds of the Week

Without further ado, here are your Rebounds of the Week for November 13, 2009.

Player: Marian Gaborik, F, New York Rangers – I admit that I questioned the signing during the offseason, but so far so good. So far the former Minnesota Wild, has 13 goals (matching last years total), including a streak of 19 points in his last eight games (7 g, 12 a). Hopefully for blueshirt fans, the Slovakian forward can stay healthy. If so, the Rangers can make some noise later in the year.

Team: Atlanta Thrashers – The team from “Hotlanta” held their own without Ilya Kovalchuk, going 3-3 in the six games without him. The 6’2”, 230 lb Russian forward made his return last night against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden and had a goal and two assists. A little bit of rust isn’t a bad thing necessarily, I guess.

Game: Vancouver at Colorado – Getting elite goaltender Roberto Luongo back should help the Canucks cause, but the offense needs to find the back of the net. Vancouver has lost their last three games and has been outscored 11-3 in that span. After exceeding expectations with a hot October, the Colorado Avalanche have gone 2-2-1 in their five contests in November. Moreover, they lost to the Canucks on November 1, 3-0. Therefore, something has to give.

Update Vancouver defeated Colorado 8-2.

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