Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Race to the Sin Bin (Jan 27)
Did you see how many minutes in penalties there were last night? It was surprisingly fantastic! Of course, a number of the hired guns had to wait until seven weeks after they were chosen in the Waiver Draft to do something, but they came to play last night. The pool is on pace for a record average of minutes per game this week, assuming that everyone isn't quite so nice to each other in tonight's games.
Four games on the docket tonight and you never know, there could be some animosity in some of them.
Toronto & Tampa Bay are the early game and our pool goon headliners include Dion Phaneuf (Brian), who was mixing it up last night against the Panthers. Maybe he is still in a bit of a surly mood tonight.
The 6pm MT game is Philadelphia in Washington and Wayne Simmonds (Dale C.) may have something to say to get under the skin of a few Capitals players.
At 7:30pm MT, the Nashville Predators are finishing a 4-game road trip through the West, on back-to-back nights in Calgary, so they might be in a bit of a foul mood, despite being on a winning streak. James Neal & Mike Ribeiro (Wes) continue to highlight that team's focus on PIM in the hockey pool this season.
Finally, in the 8:30pm MT game, we have Colorado visiting Los Angeles and here we actually have a little bit of PIM pool love, as Milan Lucic (Eric) returns from a 1-game suspension and there is a good chance he might meet Cody McLeod (Wes) in a corner and mix it up a bit. McLeod had a bundle of minutes last night against the Sharks and could be ready to dance again.