Monthly Archives: July 2005

Yashin Deal Crippling Long Island

I really am not quite sure what to make of the Islanders. Afterall they are being run by the wildest GM in the league Mike Milbury. They had star players like Ziggy Palffy, Pierre Turgeon and others. Then they gutted them and decided to build through the draft which netted them the likes of Luongo, Bertuzzi and Chara. Instead of letting their draftees grow together, they decided to take a win now approach and brought in veterans like Yashin, Peca and Hamrlik.

Crosby and Gatorade

This is great news.

Crosby now has endorsement deals with two companies big in the United States. Both of them advertise during OTHER major sporting events and the general athletic public uses one, the other, or both.

Trade Rumors From Here and There

Hey all, I have so many rumors, I can’t even post them all. So here’s the trade rumors, and I’ll get to the UFA stuff later.

No Brotherly Love for Salary Cap

When it comes to the Flyers we often hear Ed Snider complaining or Bobby Clarke ripping Eric Lindros or Jeremy Roenick speaking out and making a fool out of himself. Often overlooked is the real underlying problems that the Flyers currently have. The team has not won a cup in 30 years and is going to have an uphill battle in adjusting to the new economic world of the NHL.

Contraction We Want, Retraction We Get.

If any of you have been reading the sports news today you would have read about this article.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=129256

The article relates to the Wings Manny Legace as he is the latest player to chime in on the lockout and the stupidity of it all.

Can Blueshirts Resist Temptation to Spend?

Quick, what happens when you put a blank chequebook, the Rangers and 400 plus free agents in one room? You get overspending. Well that would have been the case as recently as 2 years ago when New York brought in Jaromir Jagr after already acquiring the likes of Lindros, Bure, Kovalev, Holik, Kasparitius, among others. But now things may be different on Broadway. The Rangers have begun their youth movement and are looking for long term success in the future and not a quick fix in the present.