Hextall is calling the shots in Philly and he may not value team chemistry much. For all we know, Hartnell is a slacker in practice or something of the sort. Umberger is a better utility guy but it's a strange trade. I wouldn't trade Shane Doan for a nearly identical player that was slightly younger or slightly better at the PK. That'd be devastating for the room. It's one more massive moving part to worry about.
At the end of the day, hockey players are human. They want to play with friends and guys they like in an environment that isn't total hell.
I think the Coyotes last year started to slip back into that country club mentality after collectively exhaling about the ownership issue. The worst part was that it was mostly the bottom 6 guys doing it, night after night. Inexcusable.
Smitty said they all know and understand what is coming, so I think turnover is less of a worry for Maloney.
Just had an earthquake in Tucson. Had one in Prescott 10 years ago. One of those huh moments
Yeah, magnitude 5, centered in New Mexico. I thought someone nudged my couch or something. And then had the same thought I had last time an earthquake was felt in Phoenix, which was "was that an earthquake? naaaahhhh..."
When I lived in Hawaii we had an earthquake. Knocked some decorations off the walls and broke them. I was eating breakfast at the time and jumped under the dining room table. Had another shock but nothing fell, and that was it. I felt kind of silly sitting under the table for a few minutes.
Knocked the power out nearly island-wide as well. Took 18 hours to restore it. Fun day.
Did anyone in Phoenix feel anything? How bad was the earthquake in Tucson? I know it happened in New Mexico, but I've never actually been in an earthquake/felt one. I know I was alive during the huge earthquake in California in '86, but can't remember it.
I'm in Norcal right now and I went to a hat store looking for Yotes hats. As you guessed there wasn't any, they had hats for about 10 NHL teams. They did however have new hats for the Nordiques, Whalers, and Golden Seals.