Monthly Archives: May 2006

FORSBERG OUT UNTIL JANUARY

Flyers center Peter Forsberg will have to undergo surgery on both of his feet in the offseason and will be aiming for a return date of January, 2007.

Vaananen Available For Game Four

Colorado Avalanche.com- Avalanche defenseman Ossi Vaananen has been cleared medically and will be available for Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.

Strong in the Groin.

NHL.com…

Senators goaltender Dominik Hasek, who has been out of the lineup since February with an adductor muscle strain, also participated in the full pre-game skate on Wednesday. The veteran goaltender said he’s feeling much better after practising for a second straight day.

“I feel like a goalie again,” Hasek said. “I am the closest I have been. I can do everything. I can go up and down. I can jump and I can move around.”

Flyers and Nittymaki

According to reports from IHWC in Latvia the Philadelphia Flyers organisation and goaltender Antero Nittymäki argues heavily.

Preds ink Zidlicky to 4 year deal

According to the Tennessean and Nashvillepredators.com, the Preds have signed Zidlicky to a 4 year deal worth 13.4 million dollars.

Plan For Next Year

This past season was a bust, but the Leafs did find

out some good things from this. The first is that a

teammust go with speed not power. The second is money can’t buy a team, they must develop their

own players.

The Finalists

The nhlpa has recently announced the finalists for all of the remaining 8 awards and the finalists are…

Home Ice Advantage

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

There is always much ado about home ice advantage when entering a playoff series, be it for hockey, baseball, basketball, or football. Indications are quite clear that there is, indeed, an advantage when playing at home, however slim. By extension, this theory holds true for fantasy hockey players – if a team wins more, it needs to score more than the opposition, therefore the players on the home team will put up more points generally speaking. That is IF this theory holds true. After Anaheim beat the Colorado Avalanche today, the home team is 24 and 24 so far in the 2006 playoffs.

Paul Maurice not the next Leafs coach?

Well, I’ll keep this short and to the point, for those who may not yet know…

End of a legend?

Steve Yzerman has been the face of the Red Wings franchise for more than two decades. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about the Wings is #19 Steve Yzerman. Now the question remains “Will the longest serving captain play one more year or retire?” Here is a Q and A I got from the Detroit News about questions surrounding Yzerman’s future plans.

2nd Round – Open Thread

Buffalo Vs. Ottawa (3-0 Buffalo)

Colorado Vs. Anaheim (3-0 Anaheim)

New Jersey Vs. Carolina (3-0 Carolina)

Edmonton Vs. San Jose (2-1 San Jose)

Some people just aren't getting it…

Some people just aren’t getting the biggest ingredient in a championship win…

Long Island Mess

The New York Islanders are a complete and utter mess. And of course the team has no one to blame but Mike Milbury. Even stepping down as GM has meant nothing as the organization still looks like it is in a state of madness.