Monthly Archives: March 2005

Free Agent Frenzy

If and when there is a new CBA, the possibility remains that the current unrestricted free agency structure could change from how it was in the last CBA. It is very possible that the age of unrestricted free agency could very well be lowered. If that was the case, then we could very well see the biggest and most talented crop of free agents be available this summer. For argument sake, lets say they get a new CBA done by July 1st and they agree to lower the UFA age to 30. Here is who would be available:

Hockey Quiz

I thought it would be interesting to put out a questionnaire to see what kinds of opinions are out there from us fans.

Owner's cracking? Where do the teams stand?

As reported on the Fan590 and TSN.ca we had our first real glimpse of serious crack in the owner’s unified facade.

NHL Team Names Origins

Well, there’s not a whole lot going on in NHL hockey world.

Besides the usual PR moves by the league and PA and some bogus buyout offer that the media is totally blowing out of proportion, there’s not much going on.

So, let’s have some fun and look at where some NHL teams got their names.

Preds Owner Guarantees NHL on October '05

This story reported in today’s issue of the Tennessean. Leipold is one of the eight owners considered to be in Bettman’s pocket. These eight guarantee that Bettman will not be ousted anytime soon for the good of the league.

30 Teams, 1 Owner?

Here is a very interesting article from the toronto star.

I Can Live With or Without You

The meetings have ended and so now we are doing…what the French call…..”I dono` whot`.

More drama on the famous Saturday meeting and a link to Brian Burke’s interview.

And…. I Can Live With or Without You (NHLPA).

Who's ''United'' and where do we go now?

The results of the Board of Governors and NHLPA meetings were exactly what everyone expected. Both sides emerged singing koombayah and expressing their solidarity and the full support of their leadership.

Ducks Still Swiming For Now

I’m surprised that this wasn’t posted earlier but Disney has sold the Ducks to Dr. Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan. Here is the link.

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