Monthly Archives: May 2006

McCabe Re-signs?

According to Sportsnet, Bryan McCabe and the Leafs are closing in on a 5 year deal worth 25M$

Remparts Win!

Patrick Roy’s Quebec Rempart’s have won the 2006 Memorial Cup in a 6-2 victory over the Moncton WildCats. The score was not indicative of the play as the Remparts goaltender Cedrick Dejardins turned away 46 of 48 shots. It was a happy ending for the Rempart goaltender that had a horrific game in last year’s memorial cup final as a member of the Rimouski Oceanic. Alexander Radulov (NAS) proved his worth being named the Memorial Cup MVP shortly after being named the CHL player of the year.

Flights in and out of Philly

After being utterly unprepared for the “new NHL” the Flyers will need to retool and the 06-07 Flyers may look noticeably different then the 05-06 heavy legged broad street bullies. For the Flyers to be a REAL contender they will have to retool at every

UFA's – Hidden Gems II

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

Here is the second installment of players that could make a huge splash on a new team…but not so much in the headlines…

Panthers on the Prowl

For the first time in a long time, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the Florida Panthers. After a furious finish to the season, where at one point the team won 10 of 11 games, there is some legitimate hope that this team will be a competitive one for years to come. Though the team missed the playoffs, the Cats should have plenty to be optimistic about heading into next season.

Salary cap an unfair system

The Brad Richards deal and its possible repercussions throughout the league reveals the detrimental side of the salary cap system for all to see. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the New NHL.

Insert bill face side up to continue.

Koivu's future uncertain

Today tsn sports reports that “Koivu uncertain if he’ll ever play again”

Cujo To Stay With Dogs

Source: Canadian Press

The Phoenix Coyotes re-signed veteran netminder Curtis Joseph to a $2 million US, one-year contract Friday, removing the unrestricted free-agent-to-be from the market five weeks early.

Canucks Need Change

On the east coast, the Ottawa Senators after another disappointing playoff are contemplating change. The situation is the same out on the west coast. The Vancouver Canucks did one worse than the Sens missing the playoffs altogether despite a talented group. It was a rather poor showing by the Canucks who really faltered in the second half. Yes some of the blame is due to the injury to star blueliner Ed Jovanovski and Dan Cloutier being out forcing the Nucks to run with rookie Alex Auld in goal. But really it’s the big stars who really failed to deliver. It has been the same group that the team has ridden the last few years put together by then GM Brian Burke and his former assistant turned current GM Dave Nonis. Instead of progressing the team is regressing missing the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.

Penguins Name Ray Shero GM

The Penguins will name Ray Shero general manager at a press conference this afternoon.

Chelios back for One More Year!

From: TSN.ca

Chris Chelios will be back for another NHL season, as the 44-year-old defenceman has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Talks Between Wild And Gaborik Get Ugly

Brad Richards’ new contract with Tampa Bay may

prove to be disastorous for the hopes of keeping

star winger, Marian Gaborik in Minnesota.

The Wild used to compare Richards to Gaborik and

after Richards recieved a 5-year/39 million dollar deal, Gaborik wants around the same amount of money.

This team has a little destiny to it

I don’t believe in destiny, it’s one of the things, like astrology, giving animals rights, and political correctness that I really don’t feel like believing in. But watching this Edmonton Oilers team is like watching a poorly written Disney Sports movie.