Sunday, 21 October 2007
Joe Pelletier’s got an intriguing read over at Greatest Hockey Legends about some of the greatest penalty-killing experts in NHL history, including a run-down of the top all-time shorthanded goal-scorers. (It looks like Wayne Gretzky has a lock on that record with 73 goals, especially since his closest active competition is Sergei Fedorov with 36.)
Joe’s title, “Natural Born Killers,” gave me a chuckle. I’ve never seen the Oliver Stone movie by that title, but a university professor of mine used to reference it at virtually every class he taught. It was a running joke.
Seeing Dave McLlwain’s name mentioned was another blast from the past. The former NHL journeyman is now in his eighth season with the Cologne Sharks at age 40, and ranks second in team scoring with 13 points in 14 games. Apparently he can still skate.