Mike Schwartz

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  1. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    woulda couda shouda........no sweep obviously but had the Rangers taken one of the first 2 games in L.A., a much closer series than the results thus far. Kings went up 3-0 to the Devils 2012 to see NJ take games 4 & 5 before the clincher.
  2. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Brutal down 3-0....makes the Sharks collapse even harder to take They had beaten the Rangers both times they played and had the Kings done like dinner but folded like a cheap suit.
  3. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Kings the only team in playoff history to win 3 consecutive playoff games down by multiple goals.
  4. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Disappointing [to me] the Rangers couldn't have taken 1 game. Kings are uncanny in that it absolutely make no difference to them when they get down a couple of goals and keep playing at a high level and come back time after time. I can't remember another team having this ability so many times in the playoffs.
  5. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Stanley Cup opponents to be decided today. Rangers awaiting the winner of Kings/Blackhawks game 7 today. 3rd consecutive 7th game for L.A. I believe I heard that the 21 games played thus far ties a record for most games played prior to playing for the cup. NHL game 7's rarely disappoint.... 20 years ago [ last time the Rangers skated the cup ] I was out here in Cali preparing to move here and watched them win at a sports bar with many many other NY transplants celebrating. On the trip home watched the Knicks loose game 7 of the NBA playoffs in an airport awaiting a flight change.
  6. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Would have liked a game 7 Hawks/Wild Hawks have had the good fortune in recent years to get the right bounce at critical moments for game/series ending goals.
  7. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Good stuff....NHL game 7's are hard to beat! Montreal shouldn't be giving Boston such a hard time, but they are so full of grit....look like kids against men as the B's just dwarf them at times. Love King Henrik....go Rangers!
  8. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Kopitar has points in all 9 playoff games.
  9. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    I don't know what the NHL is doing....Pens/Rangers 2nd half of a back to back in the playoffs? WTF? I think they had another one in the last round.....
  10. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    To get off to the lead they built and lose this miserably outscored 16-5 and 0-15 on the power play in the last 4 games is the equivalent of folding like a $2 shotgun. None of the Sharks so-called top players contributed on the losses while all or most of the L.A. for_real top players contributed throughout and took over as the Sharks were collapsing. My condolences to Sharks fans, but was this choke really a surprise? Honestly, once LA got the series back to 3-2 I assumed they'd take the next 2. And there's obviously a history of playoff underachieving on the SJ side (if I wanted to be really obnoxious I'd dig up a YouTube clip of the infamous "Marleau bunny-hopping the slapshot" incident...). TD....I guess only you and Nostradamus knew ahead of time
  11. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    To get off to the lead they built and lose this miserably outscored 16-5 and 0-15 on the power play in the last 4 games is the equivalent of folding like a $2 shotgun. None of the Sharks so-called top players contributed on the losses while all or most of the L.A. for_real top players contributed throughout and took over as the Sharks were collapsing.
  12. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Nobody could have expected a Sharks sweep of the Kings, but they [sJ] put up a decent game against a desperate and veteran team. Too many trips to the penalty box.... Sharks have the only road win out of all the Western Conference games thus far. It would behoove them to wrap tomorrow and not stretch this thing out. Bruins game at Detroit was terrific....have long admired Iginla who got the winner in OT. Brutal brain_fart from Penguins goalie Fleurry the end of last game casually wandering out of the net allowing essentially an empty net goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation, and the soft goal allowed in OT.
  13. Happy Birthday Steve Reynolds!

    Belated greets Stevie_ Rey!!
  14. Name Three People...

    Christie Brinkley David Brinkley Chet Huntley
  15. RIP - Dr. Herb Wong

    Palo Alto Jazz Records and Black Hawk Records
  16. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Best sports tourney on the planet is underway! Numerous overtime games the first night... Anaheim predictably up 2-0 as well as the only Canadian entry Montreal. 2nd night Detroit gets the only tally in what has to be considered an upset, though the flu bug disrupted the Bruins locker room. Colorado ties it's game with 12 seconds in regulation, then wins in OT. That just scratches the surface!
  17. Name Three People...

    George Zimmerman OJ Simpson Sam Sheppard
  18. Roger Kellaway

    The recent [within the last couple of years] duo recordings on IPO with Eddie Daniels are terrific
  19. Oregon (the band)

    I agree wholeheartedly....a beautiful band, having caught onto them early on, both on recordings and in concert. No arguments from me on what they're NOT.
  20. Billy Cobham picks 10 essential drum recordings.

    However Mr. Reynolds, and not surprised by that take, it is the West Side Story album and Buddy Rich is nothing short of a MF on that date, which is probably why it was chosen.
  21. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    I was at the game....best/most exciting Sharks game I've attended!!
  22. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Hockey players and teams are for the most part the class of North American sports by leaps & bounds. This happened last night....
  23. RIP David Brenner.

    RIP I was surprised initially when I saw this thinking he was quite a bit younger....time flies
  24. Name Three People...

    Hank Levy John Levy Stan Levey Levi Strauss Levi Leipheimer Lance Armstrong
  25. 2013 -14 NHL and assorted hockey stuff

    Anaheim [1 game in hand] had a 13 point lead in the standings mid-January now tied with San Jose in the Pacific. L.A. lost tonight after 8 wins in a row improved since the trade deadline. Best record in NHL St.Louis got better with the addition of goalie Ryan Miller. Home stretch last 15 games should really exciting, before the chase for the cup!