(Kidding, kidding, I have no idea if the Nets are any good. Derrick Coleman still on the team?)
Of course, just because Prokhorov has no plans to buy a hockey team doesn’t mean there won’t be one playing in Brooklyn soon. Developer Bruce Ratner is the majority owner of the Barclays Center, and he’s been “trying like hell” to convince the New York Islanders to move into his arena once their lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015.
The Barclays Center isn’t an ideal option for the Isles, or any NHL team for that matter. Its seating capacity for hockey is just 14,500, which would make it the smallest in the league.
Plus, it looks like a big rusty barn.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.