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— Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck is the NHL’s most-improved goaltender so far this year.
He has a 2.05 goals-against average through seven games, down from a 2.89 GAA last season.
The Jets have scored just six second-period goals and nine third-period goals this season, while the Wild have trailed just 13.5 percent of the time this season, second only to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
I took literally everything,” Clarke explained, per The Sun.In addition, Burmese or East Indian carrom (developed during the 1820s) seems a logical ancestor of crokinole due alone to the very similar shooting or fillip technique involved.And while a German game known as 'knipps-brat' (various spellings in high and low Germanic dialect exist) may have had similar features, game historians agree the aforementioned British and Asian predecessors seem the most likely links to modern-day crokinole.[For more detailed information, please consult Chapter Two "Early Origins" in The Crokinole Book.] Many wonderful works on the history of games have been written in the past two decades.
From Egyptian pyramid motifs and archeological digs to mediaeval findings, the pattern of 'put-it-in-the-hole' games has a remarkable social history.
What is the history and background of the game of crokinole?