Fun night out on Wednesday - congrats again to Dan on winning the Predator Cup!    Collin has sworn that it will be his this year, and was throwing out major trade offers ... oh oh.

As per the email that Dan sent out to everyone - here is the 2012 Entry Draft order:

1. Great Whites
2. Ramapithicines
3. Personal Vendetta
4. Bladerunners
5. Barbarians
6. Shadowmen
7. Edge
8. Highlanders
9. Severed Heads
10. Knights Templar
11. Scourge
12. Wolves


4 For the Hall

TSN has the story.

Congrats to Burnaby Joe (from a tribe where they only communicate by way of wrist shots); Adam Oates (nice day, HHoF and Coach of a legit Cup contender in the Capitals); Matts Sundin (would have been here sooner but he refused to waive my no trade, #good2baleaf); and long overdue congrats to Pavel Bure, the Russian Rocket.


ON June 22 the NHL Entry Draft will occur .  Usually we celebrate the triumph of the victor (Dan of the Great Whites) collecting his record 4th Predator!  

I guess we hail Chris of the Scourge with his back-to-back Omnivores (second GM to do it)

MORE importantly it is the SLOT SELECTION day with the Crown Royal Twisted Bag of Fate!

Therefore we need ALL the GMs to submit their ED slot preferences!  ASAP!

Send to the blog or reply to my email about this event.

Thank you,

BC for the DC
The "K" of KLM dies at 52...RIP  Comrade Krutov

Vladimir Krutov, one of the first Soviet players to skate in the NHL and a member of the famed "KLM" line, has died at the age of 52.
Krutov died Wednesday, according to the Russian Hockey Federation, and no cause of death was given.
The Vancouver Canucks made Krutov a 12th-round pick (No. 238) in the 1986 NHL Draft and he came over to North America for the 1989-90 season. Krutov registered 11 goals and 34 points in 61 games for the Canucks and then played the remainder of his career in Switzerland and Sweden.
His best years came playing for the Soviet national team, where he teamed with linemates and future NHL stars Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov. The trio won Olympic gold in 1984 and 1988 after the heartbreak of losing to the United States' "Miracle On Ice" team at Lake Placid in 1980. At the 1988 Games, he led the Olympics in goals (six), assists (nine) and points (15).
"Volodya was such a dependable and steadfast man that I would have gone anywhere with him -- to war, to espionage, into peril. There are fewer and fewer guys like him in every generation of hockey players," federation president and former Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretyak told the Sport-Express newspaper.
He won 11 Russian Super League titles, and five World Championship gold medals (1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989). At the 1987 Worlds, he set tournament-highs with seven goals and 14 points in nine games and was named the tournament's best forward. He also won that award at the 1986 tournament.
courtesy the NHL network...

My question - Were they most dominant lines ever?