The 2007-08 NHL regular season has come to a close.
It was a fairly busy weekend, at least for the Blues and Blue Jackets. St Louis won the back to back set by a combined score of 7-1, but there were also 7 fights in the faux playoff series (1, 2). Matt Walker had four fighting majors alone.
Flames atop FM list
For all the fighting Ducks talk this season, the Calgary Flames finished first on the team FM leader list with 70. Anaheim had 69, and the Vancouver Canucks 68. Last season the Ducks finished with 71 FMs, but the nearest team, the Phoenix Coyotes, had 47.
Fighting was up overall this season.
Some great playoff matchups to watch this first round. I’m keeping this post rather brief to get started on some playoff previews to post the next couple of days. From Rangers-Devils in the East to Ducks-Stars in the West, there should be some great games.
Matt Walker vs Zenon Konopka Apr 6, 2008
Matt Walker vs Aaron Rome Apr 6, 2008
D.J. King vs Tom Sestito Apr 6, 2008
Marian Gaborik vs Ian Laperriere Apr 6, 2008
Jody Shelley vs Steve Ott Apr 6, 2008
Doug Murray vs B.J. Crombeen Apr 6, 2008
Milan Michalek vs B.J. Crombeen Apr 6, 2008
Bryan McCabe vs Greg Stewart Apr 5, 2008
Darcy Tucker vs Josh Gorges Apr 5, 2008
Jared Boll vs Matt Walker Apr 5, 2008
Zenon Konopka vs Barret Jackman Apr 5, 2008
Zenon Konopka vs Matt Walker Apr 5, 2008
Unfortunately some DVR and scheduling issues gobbled up a few vids this weekend, I’m working on getting them and adding them soon.
Dennis Bonvie set to retire as pro hockey’s most-penalized player
Not Quite Ice in His Veins, but Hockey in His Blood
Odd NHL interpretation hurts Ducks
Matchup hairy for Mottau
Parrish in a tough spot, but OK with it
Rangers tough-guy Avery insists his name wasn’t in prostitute’s electronic ‘black book’
Hockey rockers on a roll
Shame on gutless Sens
Big, bruising Wild trying to squeeze in lots of muscle for Stanley Cup playoffs
Mitch flashback: Bob Probert seems like he’s finally turned the corner