III Communication

Covering The NHL's Conference III Better Than Anyone On The Whole Internet. Like Ma Bell, We Got The III Communication

Tag: Patrick Sharp

Playoff Threeview: St. Louis & Chicago

by J.R.

CIII2. Blues 52-23-7 (111 points, 2nd in Conference III) vs. CIII3. Blackhawks (46-21-15, 107 points, 3rd in Conference III)

Season Series— Blues 3-2

LeadersBlues: Alexander Steen (33G, 29A, 62 Points, 9 GWG), Alex Pietrangelo (43A), David Backes (10 PPG); Blackhawks: Patrick Sharp (34G, 44A, 78 Points, 10 PPG), Patrick Kane (10 PPG, 6 GWG), Ben Smith (15.6% shooting)

Probable Goalies: Blues: Ryan Miller (25-30-4, .918, 2.64); Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (32-16-12, .917, 2.26)

Read the rest of this entry »

Conference III Championship Tale Of The Tape: Nashville at Chicago, 22 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, in a Sunday special, the Conference III Belt is on the line as Nashville travels to Chicago as the Predators try to become the third member of the three-Belt club along with the Blackhawks and Blues.

This is the third time Nashville and Chicago have met for the Belt, with each team winning once, bookending a Nashville title run.

Let’s see how they stack up!

Read the rest of this entry »

Great Game Previews In History: 21 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

429px-King_Henry_V_from_NPGSix hundred and one years ago, Henry V accedes to the throne of England.

He is remembered for being a bit of a “riotous youth” and a “scapegrace,” in part due to the immortalization of Shakespeare, though there is very little in the actual, non-Shakesperean record to support this, but after six centuries it’s unlikely we’ll remember him any other way.

Read the rest of this entry »

Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: St. Louis at Chicago, 19 March 2014

by J.R.

For the fourth time this season, the Blues and Blackhawks — the top rivalry in Conference III — will face off for the Conference III Belt.

And for the first time, the Crown of Fecal Matter will go to the loser of a Belt match.

Can St. Louis hold the belt? Can Chicago shed the hat?

Read the rest of this entry »

DemocraThree Special Trade Deadline Edition

by J.R.

demo210With the trade deadline looming, we’ve asked our usual cadre of bloggers from around The Heptarchy to give us some idea of what the hay is going on with each team. Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. For our special trade deadline edition, we’ll go in alphabetical order:

Read the rest of this entry »

Great Game Previews In History: 8 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Johnny Horton’s going to do much better than I am:

Read the rest of this entry »

The True North Strong and Three

by J.R.

Ten hours after the press conference began, Canada announced their Olympic roster.

The III-ers are as follows:

Read the rest of this entry »

The [Redacted] Week in Review with Obscene Alex: Team USA Edition

by obscenealex

As he does every Monday, Obscene Alex joins us with his thoughts of the week. My redactions are in brackets:

Read the rest of this entry »

The [Redacted] Week In Review With Obscene Alex: 30 December 2013

by J.R.

200px-Profanity.svgOne of the greatest parts of the Conference III Festivus post was the commentary by a man we named “Obscene Alex,” whose vitriol was pungent, WordPress moderated his comment and I was forced to include his contributions in a highly-censored form.

Obscene Alex was kind enough to join the Conference III conversation on Twitter, locking up his oh-so-perfect handle and he has agreed, from time to time, to review the week in Conference III action for us. We’re pleased (and a little frightened) to present his first post (with my redactions in brackets):

Read the rest of this entry »

Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Chicago at St. Louis, 28 December 2013

by J.R.

Tonight, Chicago travels to St. Louis to defend the Conference III Championship Belt for the second time in two days, after Patrick Sharp got hats and a belt for his birthday with the Hawks retaining by virtue of a 7-2 win over Colorado Friday night.

This is the third time the Blues and Blackhawks have squared off for the belt with St. Louis winning the first two back in October during their season-opening belt run.

Let’s see how they stack up:

Read the rest of this entry »