Monthly Archives: November 2005

Early Season Vezina

So far this season, goal scoring is way up; save %’s are way down, but there as also been a changing of the guard in nets!

Marchant claimed by Ducks

After trading away Sergei Federov last week, The Score is reporting that Brian Burke has picked up C Todd Marchant off waivers.


Ranger fans are talking. Every time that the Power Play fails for the Rangers (who are 16th overall on the Power Play) It becomes more and more clear the hole that’s left for the Rangers to fill… and that is a Power Play Quarterback… and for the Rangers.. The only one who would be accepted to take that roll is none other then the man who last filled it.

Brian Leetch! Come home.

Marchant put on waivers… Again!

One week after putting center Todd Marchant on waivers, the Blue Jackets are at it again, waiving him one more time…

Florida Bound

Oilers trade young defenseman to the city of sunshine

Rookie Watch, Free Agents Progress, Fedorov Trade, GM's Panic?

It is all about the Sid Kid, the next Russian Star, two solid defensemen and the next wave of young goalies.

How have the 2005 Summer free agents performed thus far in the Eastern Conference?

The Fedorov trade, plus Scatchard…. more trades to come?

Leading to…… general managers panicking?

Could the Oilers actually be better than Detroit?

last nights Oiler win got me thinking about this…I really don’t know. I’d say they have a slight advantage, but before you give an answer, consider this:

B's acquire Tanabe

According to, The Phoenix Coyotes traded speedy defensemen David Tanabe to the struggling Boston Bruins.

Luongo to Colorado?

The fourth period is reporting that Roberto Luongo might be on the trading block.

TexCan's Weekly Rink RoundUp – New

Well, the end is near…

1. McDonald’s in California are now offering the “bucket” of French fries. Seriously, a bucket. What’s next? You just stick your head in the fryer? An I.V. of Spicy Ketchup?

2. Harry Potter books now come with Cliff Notes. These are for the people that had a hard time following the deep complex plots of “TV Guide.”

3. Somewhere, somehow, a certain NHL team is about to receive a change of venue…

Inside the numbers

Also posted on wowhockey…

I have been trying to think of an interesting topic to discuss by delving into the numbers…

With the unbalanced schedule, it is very difficult to tell who really is the best team, by points alone. So, out of curiosity, I decided to try to figure it out considering who had the toughest opponents.

Habs depth to be tested is reporting Jose Theodore has been suffering from a groin pull for ten days, dating from prior to the win against Tampa Bay. Danis will have his chance to show if his 3-0 record with 1.87 GAA and 933 S% are for real.

Marc Andre-Fleury Sent to Wilkes Barre

The Penguins reassigned goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton just hours after he helped Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia.

Fleury made 45 saves in the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. He started the game after Jocelyn Thibault was hit in the throat with a puck during warmups.

Fleury is 1-1-1 with the Penguins this season with a 3.40 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

He had been called up to replace Sebastien Caron, who strained a quadriceps muscle last week. Caron is expected to come off the injured list in time for Saturday’s game against the Flyers at Mellon Arena.