Saturday Morning Coffee with Jim Butler


By Jim Butler

So who is the MVP now? Sid was the runaway winner IMO until the injury.

Regardless of who you cheer for this injury to Sid is not good for the NHL, the NHL is a much better place with Sid playing.

The NHL is NOT a better place with Trevor Gillies playing; enough of the pure thugs please.

The Sharks all of sudden seem different; they may actually make some noise this post season.

Ov back on twitter, tweets a picture from the stage at the ASG of Kessel by himself on stage as the last guy picked, come on OV show some class.

Does Tiger Woods have Charlie Sheen blood?

I guess I seem to pick the same guys in my hockey pools; I have about 10 guys on the IR in each pool, that’s some tough luck.

Nike is saying BOOM now; Biznasty may need to look into this.

Speaking of Biz, not sure about the Yotes trade of Upshall and Lepisto for Klesla, I like that from the Jackets side of things.

If you were a wrestler would your manager to be Slick or My Fuji?

Gary Bettman would like you all to welcome the AHL’s newest franchise the Florida Panthers.

I have no clue what this Pitbull guy is singing about but I like him, very odd since I’m a metalhead \m/

Brad Boyes typical hot streak after the trade but will slow down in about 8 games, streaky player.

Nabokov you should have reported to the Islanders, they’re on the right track!

I haven’t heard a word from any Leafs fans since 2004, now they’re everywhere again, plan the parade!!

If you pronounce Vinny Prospal’s name in Russian it means overslept, insert joke here!!!

Kris Letang, do you miss Sid and Geno, the stats tell me you do.

Have a great weekend hooligans.


About Brian Metzer

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for NHL.com and is the primary contributor for this site www.fromthepoint.com.


  1. Buts

    March 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I have to admit when I saw the tweet of Kessel I laughed. Poor bastard.

    That said OV could learn a thing or two about class, it goes a long way.

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    Brian Metzer

    March 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I agree Butsie… I thought it was sort of crappy when I saw him grinning ear to ear and laughing his ass off as he photographed Kessel walking to the stage. Poor kid…

    Also… MVP minus Sid… I think you could make a strong case for Tim Thomas… Stamkos… Daniel Sedin…

    Your piece today is the first on the site’s one year anniversary! Thanks for everything buddy! Appreciate it!

    B Metz

  3. tangent_man

    March 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

    When did Prospal change his name to Vladimir? 😉

  4. tangent_man

    March 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Happy birthday, FTP!

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    Brian Metzer

    March 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I just fixed that! d’oh… didn’t think that sounded right as I was reading through! lol

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    Brian Metzer

    March 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Niemi has also been a half season MVP for the Sharkies!

  7. Walshy

    March 6, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Happy bday Metz, well done on getting to 1 year!

  8. Butts

    March 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I should just call Prospal the well tanned one!