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Month: March, 2013

IIIiteracy: 31 March 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Chicago 7, Detroit 1: The ‘Hawks reminded Detroit why they whined their way out of Conference III with a quick start and a continuing onslaught that even their best life now couldn’t stop. Chicago fans do have grave concerns though, like who from the East do they match up best against.

Los Angeles 3, Dallas 2: LA scored twice in the third to get a win. Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves in the loss. I don’t know what this means.

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Mike Milbury’s Pocket Guide To Blame

by J.R.

Today, after Chicago laid the full Conference III on Detroit early in their Easter Sunrise game, Mike Milbury rather bizarrely blamed Detroit’s poor start on “the wives.”

Here’s a very quick and dirty guide for each Conference III team on who or what’s to blame for your team’s next poor start:

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Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 31 March 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Malta.

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3dō: Thumbs Up! Let’s Go!

by J.R.

3dō is an occasional feature in which the meaning of Conference III is explained through prose, verse, song, interpretative dance, film, chemical formulae or illustrative anecdote relayed by old people.

Current reigning Conference III MVP (no, not Chris Mason):

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III Comm stick tap to Friend of The Show And Certified Great American Chris Peters.

IIIiteracy: 30 March 2013

by J.R.

A recap of today’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Colorado 1, Nashville 0 (OT): Since these two future Conference III teams combined for 11 goals the last time they played, it was predictable this would be scoreless through 60. Of course, the Avs may have been better served losing. Thumbs up!

Carolina 3, Winnipeg 1: Carolina just won’t let the Jets run off with the Southeast. Of course, Hurricanes fans have their priorities straight.

Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO): Tim Leopold is often the only yapper yapping in the Minnesota Wild yapper, so I like to pretend he’s Craig Leipold under a marginally clever nom de yapp. Tonight he became self-aware. Anyway. Pretty nice game up in the Twin Cities tonight.

Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 30 March 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Slovenia.

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IIIiteracy: 29 March 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Dallas 5, Minnesota 3: Conference III ain’t so easy, is it Minnesota? Especially if the refs are on Dallas’ side, because it definitely serves the NHL’s interest to harm Minnesota somehow. Jaromir Jagr got to 1,000 assists (for his career; not a season — that would be a record) and Tomas Vincour scored and he always reminds me of this song.

Anaheim 2, Chicago 1: Despite a thriller in the UC, it got a little, uh, gross in the Yapper. And, yeah, where has he been (five goals and four assists in his last six games).

Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Ersatz Red Bull and Toasted Londoner

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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Worldwide International Game Previews Of The World: 29 March 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Indonesia.

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IIIiteracy: 28 March 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 0:Jets fans may have been actually disemboweled, as our friends at Arctic Ice Hockey suggested, which may be why the yap got overtaken by Pens and Wings fans, who did some top-notch trade analysis.

Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2: The Blues really are in a struggle here, aren’t they? It was a stellar night on the yapper, though, as per usual for our friends from the Show Me State. One guy thought Dustin Brown’s game-winner may have been not real; another has serious problems with Hitch.

Phoenix 7, Nashville 4: These two — known historically as the league’s less, shall we say, offensively-minded teams — combined for nine goals in the first period. The Preds switched goalies twice and, ya know, technically outscored the ‘Yotes 4-2 after Phoenix took a 5-0 first period lead. The game finally raised the question: is Pekka Rinne tired or just a fraud?

Vancouver 4, Colorado 1:Three third period goals opened this one up (two were ENGs, but still). Colorado fans, take comfort this guy thought it was boring.