Monthly Archives: October 2005

Flyers Captain,…another Lindros Concussion scenario?

Flyers center Keith Primeau is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators after missing the pre-game skate at the Corel Centre on Sunday morning.

http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com/pressbox/archive/2254.asp

When is 8-0 NOT a surprise?

Last night’s game may have been one game early in the season, AND the Senators have blown out the Leafs before in the regular season.

Having said that, It was EASY to see this one coming. There is legitimate cause for concern in Leaf Land. It is not just this game. Look at the last 4 games.

Blackhawks' Problems Are Childish

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote an article, so bear with me here, I might be rusty. Again, despite the additions of Aucoin, Spacek, Vorobiev, Seabrook, and Khabibulin, there are still inherent problems in the Chicago franchise. With the recent 3 game series against Detroit (I’m a Detroit Fan) I watched and noticed some of the reasons that the Hawks still are not winning games. Most of their troubles are something that your hockey coach would teach you not to do when you were still so young that you could play in your basement.

Expansion the reason for clutch & grab/lower scoring?

I’ve recently noticed that perhaps the reason behind hockey moving towards clutch and grab, and lower scoring is deep rooted in expansion and the lack of talent available to fill up 30 teams full of 22-23 man rosters. Between 1998 and 2000 The NHL welcomed Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus and Minnesota into the league. The 99-00 season (when the league went to 30 teams) saw the first Art Ross trophy winner with less than 100 points since Stan Makita did it with 87 points in 1968…

What the Leafs need to do!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any messages on the site, and since I’ve become a Maple Leafs fan with the signing of Lindros this summer, I have some ideas that Toronto needs to in order to improve their team.

Rookies, Diamonds and Disappointments

Who are the rookies in the NHL this season that have performed above or below expectations? Sure the season is still very young, but who has impressed you thus far?

Trade Rumors

The Post recently reported that the uncertainty over which players may be cut to get the Devils under the salary cap is becoming a distraction. The club must free up around $4 million in salary once forward Patrik Elias is ready to return to the lineup, but the paper suggests he may not be ready to do so until December.

Best player in the NHL

As we all know the NHL is loaded with stars but I would like to start a debate on who is the best of them all Best D-man Best RW best LW best C best Goalie…… This should be intresting!!!!!!!

Habs looking to move a Defenseman

According to RDS, Bob Gainey is looking to trade a defenseman to get an other offensive defenseman.

Fighting will survive

Recently tsn hockey analyst Bob Mckenzie posted an article saying that soon enough goons will be an extinct species in the NHL.

http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.asp

Already speaking of trades

Usually at this time of the year, we would wait before jumping on trade rumors. All teams needs time to evaluate their staff, but this year is so different that a few teams are in urgent need for specific style of players. Based on daily reports taken on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, same as for the Forecaster, here’s a list of teams and suggested needs. Some suggested by the staff, some added by me.

http://www.forecaster.info/post-gazette/hockey/index.cgi

Rangers to move Poti?

Tom Poti has been a healthy scratch the last couple of games, and there are rumblings of a possible trade….

Ronnie Franchise's Number to be Retired… but not the way it should be…

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced they will retire the number of one of the best players ever. Ron Francis will have his number retired in a game against Atlanta, but that’s what I have to take an issue with.