That being said I just got done with the cinematic genius that was the movie “Goon,” and I suggest it to any and everybody.
I was a little nervous when I heard Stiffler (Sean William Scott) was in this movie, but after a handful of my friends had seen it and praised it as a great movie I thought it was time to give it a shot.
It’s an hour and a half long, which is perfect for a guy like me, who doesn’t want to give movies much longer than that.
The movie is true to the game of hockey, and especially to the role of enforcer, and almost more important than that, it’s super entertaining. The camera work and lighting felt like you were at a real hockey rink, it doesn’t get all “Mighty Ducks” with odd spot lights and unrealistic hockey sequences. The fighting camera work is great too, because you feel like you are right there in the fight.
If coarse language doesn’t offend you, there are some really good one-liners.
There is enough movie in there to entertain a non-hockey fan and enough inside hockey stuff to entertain the die-hards. Tell a friend about this movie, and I suggest you watch it tonight (its ON-DEMAND) before it hits theaters tomorrow.
It is a shame that the NHL has devalued wins so much that teams with less wins than another team are ahead of teams in the standings based on points. If you change this system to one based more on W’s than points, you don’t get a dramatic difference, but you do get an important difference.
Now, using the system of a Win=2 pts, and Loss=0 pts, here is what the playoff picture would look like today, prior to Tuesday’s games.
1. NYR -94 STL-94
2. BOS-88 VAN-92
3. WSH-76 DAL-82
4. PIT-94 DET-92
5. PHL-88 NSH-88
6. NJ-84 CHI-84
7. OTT-78 SJ-78
8. BUF-74 COL-80
9. FLA -72 PHX-74
10. WP-70 LA-74
As you can see, there are a few subtle differences, most notably at the third place spot in each conference. Washington and Dallas each trail teams (FLA and SJ) they have more wins than. The same story at the bottom of the Western conference race. In the current system Colorado sits in 10th place, despite having 3 more wins than the eighth and ninth place teams in the West.
The system that rewards zero points for a loss puts an emphasis back on getting the win when you head to overtime, whether it be on the road, at home, in the division or out of it. I believe this would lead to fewer shootouts because teams would open up play more in OT, as opposed to sitting back and playing “not to lose.” It is my hope when the league realigns, they also (and it has been brought up) consider giving teams more points for a win.
Ty Conklin clears waivers and will start tonight in New York for the Detroit Red Wings, with Jordan Pearce on back up duty. If Conklin can stop the skid the Wings have been on, with an impressive performance (because that’s the only way the Wings will win tonight) perhaps Conklin can sneak back into that back up goalie position just before the playoffs begin next month.
Tim Tebow is traded to the Jets from the Broncos for fourth and sixth round picks in the 2012 draft.
The Jets now have Mark Sanchez, Drew Stanton, and Tim Tebow. Drew Stanton and Tim Tebow are actually remarkably similar players…I don’t have to point out the difference between these two though, do I? Are the Jets looking to start some double option here?
Also a lot of talk about Tebow being some kind of slash….Still leaving room for the straight up fullback option.