Monday, March 17, 2008

A Little Unscheduled Down Time

So I realize that it has been pretty dead around here this month. Things have been pretty out of control for me lately when it comes to attempting to keep my life in order and unfortunately TOFTT has suffered. Because of this I am going to take the rest of the month off to get some things taken care of and gear up for the playoffs. I have some things I want to write about, but I want to do them right so they will have to wait.

I will still be updating the Fight of the Week over on the left on Thursday nights, and I am still writing for Rototimes/Fanball every Friday, but that's about it right now. I want to thank all of you who visit here and who have been constantly checking for new posts. I'm sorry things have been so quiet the last couple weeks, but come April 1 I will be back with March's Team of the Month and I will be hitting the ground running from there as the playoffs approach. Thanks again, and see you all soon!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

NHL Team Of The Month: February 2008

Without further deal, here are the best of the best at each position for the month of February:

  • Center: Evgeni Malkin (14 GP, 9 G, 17 A, 20 PIM, 12 PPP)
  • Right Wing: Alexei Kovalev (14 GP, 7 G, 14 A, 12 PPP)
  • Left Wing: Thomas Vanek (15 GP, 13 G, 7 A, 11 PPP, 4 GWG)
  • Defense: Dion Phaneuf (14 GP, 7 G, 6 A, 52 PIM, 7 PPP, 2 GWG)
  • Defense: Zdeno Chara (12 GP, 8 G, 3 A, 20 PIM, 6 PPP)
  • Goalie: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (10 GP, 8 W, 1.28 GAA, .949 SV%, 2 SO)
  • Malkin was in a class by himself in February. He was dominant game in and game out for the Pens. He's the main reason Pittsburgh is still challenging for the best record in the East.
  • Kovalev and Vanek have been carrying their respective teams lately. Although Vanek is doing it with a lot less help.
  • Phaneuf has taken advantage of Nicklas Lidstrom's absence to stake his claim to the title of best defenseman in the NHL, while Chara is quietly having an outstanding year.
  • Giguere has been unconscious for the Ducks of late. Those numbers speak for themselves.