Puck Podcast – December 24th, 2010

On this week’s show we’ll talk about our second coaching casualty of the season and an injury to one of the biggest starts in the game. We’ll talk about Kovalchuk’s return to the ATL and waffle tossing in Toronto. We also have an interview with Steve Kolbe, play-by-play man for the Washington Capitals and your e-mails on this edition of the Puck Podcast.

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  1. Regarding Crosby’s point streak, I had actually listened to a show before you guys who brought this up and I looked it up that Gretzky has the streak at 51 games in the 1983-84 season. Crosby still has a long way to go, but what he is doing is really impressive. Also impressive is how early he’s getting it done each game. It’s like middle of the first period and Crosby already has a point. It’s really fun to watch.

  2. Re: Mike Green on the scooter. Most of the Capitals live very close to their practice rink (Kettler) in Northern Va.
    Many of them could walk to practice if they weren’t famous. I found it refreshing that he was riding a scooter, but it was awfully orange and his slippers and pajama-style pants were a bit too casual for street wear. I’m sure he drives the Lamborghini to the Verizon Center.
    Fan of the show / Capitals fan

  3. I was going to say the same thing about Gretzky’s streak. During those 51 games, he scored 61 goals and had 92 assists for 153 points! He got injured during the streak but still continued to play because they don’t count it by games YOU play, but actual games in a row. When the streak was over, he was out for 6 games from injury! I still would like to know how many games in a row he scored a goal though. His assist streak still stands at 23 games consecutive.

    The stat you were seeing was since 90-91, Mats Sundin with 30 games in a row.

  4. Also stopped in to comment on the streak. As we’re well aware, ESPN doesn’t devote that much time to the NHL, AND they have a knack for putting up weird stats (baseball stats like: most hits on 0-2 counts in night games from the 7th inning on…or something). The stat they highlighted was IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. However, that was a really small note on the screen. They went on to say on-air that Gretzky had a 51 game streak, but unless you had the volume on AND were listening, there was no note of that on the screen. Just pin it on ESPN for providing such confusing stat graphics and all is forgiven!

    Keep up the good work! Made for a great podcast to and from the airport and on the flight when I went from San Jose to Los Angeles and back this weekend.

    Jonathan Stallsmith
    San Jose (Boston transplant)

  5. Guys, thanks for the feedback. It was my mistake that I didn’t read the graphic the NHL Network put up more carefully. We’ll make the correction on our next show and give “The Great One” his due.

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