Ritter’s Rant: News and Notes From Around the NHL

June 2nd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Psst...Wanna Puck?

There has been an awful lot of chatter about Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger stealing the pucks from games one and two of the Stanley Cup Finals. As one of our B/R readers pointed out, it’s a brilliant move by Pronger as his actions have deflected a ton of media attention away from the fact that the Flyers are down two games to none in the series.

Say what you will about Pronger—he’s one smart cookie if you ask me.

Record Run?

When the Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice tonight in Philadelphia they will be in hot pursuit of their eighth straight playoff road victory. If the Hawks can pull out a win they would set an NHL record for most consecutive playoff road wins, pretty impressive to say the least.

“Lap” It Up

I don’t know about you, but Flyers forward Ian Laperriere can play for my hockey team any day of the week. Through nine games, “Lappy” has done an exemplary job of blocking shots and making the big hit when it presents itself. He’s also done a good job of staying out of the penalty box with just nine PIM ...

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