The Cycle: The Lost Season in Colorado

Updated: March 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm by Alexander Monaghan

The cycle spans the internet for intelligent, well-thought out articles which either help your fantasy team or will give you some better incite on your favorite team. If you feel we should add your link, feel free to contact us at contact at dailyfaceoff dot com or on twitter @DailyFaceoff.

Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue gets deep while discussing the predictable fall of the Avalanche.  This snippet describes the story better than I ever could : “When presented with unwelcome scientific evidence, it seems, in a desperate attempt to retain some consistency in their world view, people would rather conclude that science in general is broken.”

Around the NHL

Steve Mason continues to be a mystery, wrapped in an enigma. What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with their wildly inconsistent netminder? Should they give him a third straight season to spike their playoff hopes? Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch writes a good profile on Mason, explaining how you never know what you are going to get when he steps between the pipes.

The impact of Sidney Crosby goes further than how the Pittsburgh Penguins fare in the playoff race. Currently Daniel Sedin looks like the frontrunner for the Art Ross although he might just barely crack the 100 point barrier. Gordon McIntyre of The White Towel makes the case for an asterisk this season.

On a similar note, Ryan Porth of RLD Hockey takes a look at the NHL Awards in his patented Trophy Tracker. Eric Stephens of The OC Register likes Lubomir Visnovsky for the Norris Trophy while Buddy Oakes of Preds on the Glass likes Pekka Rinne for the Vezina. We tend to agree with the latter statement.

Philadelphia Flyers beat writer Stephen Whyno recently left Philly Sports Daily for The Washington Times. We wish him all the luck in the world, check out his new digs here. For excellent Flyers coverage, be sure to check out Dave Strehle of NHL Hot Stove and Dave Isaac at PSD.

Colten Teubert is off to a fast start on his new team and has a shot at joining the Oilers next season.

Speaking of young defensemen, Lou Korac’s In the Slot goes over the St. Louis Blues boasting the youngest defensive corp in the League.

Dave Bidini of The National Post takes a look at how women’s sports are perceived and how sexist views from outside sports pundits seems to be the norm. As a show of hands, how many guys here watch women’s hockey? Now how many watch women’s tennis?

On a lighter side, we move back to the big headshots hoopla that has been buzzing all season and now made its way over to the Zdeno Chara hit. Roy MacGregor of The Globe and Mail starts the conversation off with Chara before moving over to a lighter subject. Legal analyst Andrew Cohen gives a different take on the situation in The Atlantic. Meanwhile Eric Duhatchek of The Globe and Mail shifts the focus to the GMs, who will start their annual meetings next week in Fort Lauderdale.

Tweet of the Week

This week’s tweet of the week comes courtesy of Dallas Stars pugilist Krys Barch, who continues to feud with superstar Brad Richards:

Brad Richards UFA contract demands. 49,000,000 carrots over 7 years. A clean bunny cage, fenced in backyard and annual Dallas Easter Bunny.

Thanks for entertaining us this week Mr. Barch, even if you had to make that tweet from the press box.

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