Thursday, November 08, 2007


Deadspin has introduced a daily NHL closer to go along with the ones its does for baseball and the NBA. It's a proud day for the hockey blogosphere.

Hey, the first edition noted that the Blue Jackets forward Manny Malhotra played his 500th career NHL game. That might not mean a lot to you, or many people outside Columbus (or, aside from the Manny-Acs, many people inside Columbus), but Malhotra is the first Indo-Canadian player to do so. That's certainly noteworthy.

(Much obliged to Deadspin eds. Rick Chandler and Will Leitch for the link-up yesterday. It very well might have been a single-day record for traffic.)

1 comment:

Dennis Prouse said...

Malhotra has carved out a nice role for himself as a checking forward and role player. 500 NHL games is a special accomplishment for any player. He was, however, supposed to be more like Mike Fisher when he came into the league, i.e. a gritty guy who also has some scoring touch, but it didn't quite work out that way.

I loved Alec Baldwin's rant in Glengarry Glen Ross also. (My ABC is "Always Be Covering", something I have been unable to do in my bragging-rights-only NFL pool this year.) He may not be the most likeable guy in the world off the screen, but he is a hell of an actor in the right roles.