Thursday afternoon notes: This Story Is Loaded With Potential

Our afternoon hockey notes raise a question for readers. Whose mastery of electrodynamics is more impressive: the surgeons who implanted probes into Brent Peterson's brain to treat his Parkinson's Disease, or Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, who has invoked the Coulomb Defense in his explanation of the clock controversy from last night's Kings/Blue Jackets game?

Just follow after the jump for more...

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I know we've talked quite a bit about Brent Peterson and the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery that went through recently to help combat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, but the following is really cool. This recent video (the VUCast Newscast, from Vanderbilt University) provides a look at this story from their perspective, including the recent advances Vanderbilt has made to break this process up into stages, making it easier for patients to undergo (tip o' the hat to OTF reader John for sending this to me via email):


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL looking into Los Angeles Kings' scoreboard error in win over Columbus Blue Jackets - ESPN
Wow, L.A. general manager Dean Lombardi really sounds like he's shoveling furiously with this explanation:

"Those clocks are sophisticated instruments that calculate time by measuring electrical charges called coulombs -- given the rapidity and volume of electrons that move through the measuring device the calibrator must adjust at certain points which was the delay you see -- the delay is just recalibrating for the clock moving too quickly during the 10 - 10ths of a second before the delay -- this insures that the actual playing time during a period is exactly 20 minutes That is not an opinion -- that is science -- amazing devise quite frankly."

Blue Jackets Vs. Kings: Did The NHL Try To Hide Game-Deciding Clock Malfunction? - SBNation.com
Travis neatly sums up a situation that looks pretty ugly for the NHL. (thanks to LuvThePreds for the link)

Hitchcock: Blues must reach next level down stretch - NHL.com
This Saturday's Nashville/St. Louis clash will be a biggie.

Systems Analyst: Patient hockey pays off for the Leafs - Backhand Shelf
The Maple Leafs may indeed be putting things together.

Feds bust Michigan web ‘pirate’ Yonjo Quiroa for illegal web streaming of NFL, NBA, and NHL games - NY Daily News
See? (found via Kukla's Korner)

The Top 10 Sweetest Flows in the NHL | The Hockey Writers
Not a Ron Duguay in the bunch.

Will Chris Stewart of St. Louis Blues move again at trade deadline? | Puck Daddy
The Chris Stewart/Erik Johnson trade was hailed as a blockbuster last season, but it's really fizzled for both players.

Deadline Diner: Miller's status in Buffalo on the menu - NHL.com
Would Buffalo really trade Ryan Miller?

Out of Town Notebook: The Four Worst Moves an NHL GM Can Make | CANUCKS HOCKEY BLOG
Like they say, sometimes the best trades are the ones not made.

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