Monthly Archives: September 2006

Dowd to be a Devil

The Newark Star Ledger confirms that Jim Dowd is close to signing with NJ.

Mark Bell involved in Drunk Driving Incident

So far charged with a DUI and a hit and run.

Heres the link- http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=176558&hubname=

Habs Lines are set but they hurt down the middle

RDS.ca is reporting that during a golf tournament, Guy Carboneau stated that his line combinations were already set.

Oilers Ink Two

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Russian prospect Alexei Mikhnov and defenseman Mathieu Roy.

Svatos Re-signed

NHL.com posted that the Avalanche have re-signed forward Marek Svatos to a 1 year deal.

Was this 1-year deal only to trade him away or you think he’ll stick with them?

Malkin is all but signed!

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Penguins super prospect, Evgeni Malkin, will sign a maximum entry level contract tomorrow at a press conference. So the saga concludes!

http://postgazette.com/pg/06247/719014-100.stm

Leafs Off-season/ Up-coming season 06/07

First off I Wanna say im very excited about this upcoming season but these past few months, hockey talk has been quite boring .. So i wanna start something up and bring my opinion to your minds .. SECONDLY i wanna back up Hal Gill because every post i look at .. everyone is bashing this signing and bashing him all together. This guy has been a +56 the 3 seasons before the lockout, he played for a HORRIBLE Boston team last season and STILL only had a

-4 rating .. Our Beloved Lindros was a -3..Klee when he was with the leafs was a -8 Lets take a look at some stars and see there +/- rating .. hmm 1st off Ryan Smyth -5 .. Sheldon Sourey -11

Jovanovski -8 .. Boyle -8 .. Pronger ONLY a +2

Our Leafs McCabe and Kaberle -1 .. Kubina -13 ..

BEST of all everyone loved the signing of the 2 time Selke award winner Michael Peca .. yeah he was a -4 aswell .. nobody bashed him .. most of the league struggled last season because nobody truely knew what to expect .. now with adjustments we’ll see some change

Honestly Gill isnt as bad as everyone seems .. hes the perfect stay at home defenceman the Leafs truely need. We all know he isnt a guy who will put up points and we honestly dont need that

so go ahead and bash because some may not like my opinions but im stating facts like it or not.

NOW here we go .. lets talk some trades and such

If i was to be asked if the Leafs would make the playoff’s this season, i would honestly have to say yes simply because they have improved there team, they made all the right moves by letting go of the right players and bringing in the right players .. maybe not the right prices but none of us can say anything .. its simply not our money .. but if it was my team for a day here is what i wuld honestly do.

Since Nashville is curriently shopping wingers .. the 1st thought that would go through my head is screw Carter. for the amount of money he wants .. it aint worth it .. c’mon 3 mill for a guy who played along side 2 great skilled playmakers last season and only put up 55 points, he truely isnt worth it.

Ferguson should seriously take a look at Nashville’s wingers .. He should offer a deal like this

To Nashville : 2nd Pick in 2007..5th pick in 2008

To Toronto : Erat OR Hartnell

I Know we need a “star” for Sundin but honestly these 2 guys played on the 2nd/3rd line for Nashville last season and put up some pretty nice numbers (48 for Hartnell, 49 for Erat)

Erat is starting to show he can be a capable playmaker. I think he would excell on Sundins wing. Hartnell could be a nice powerforward for Sundin aswell .. but honestly i believe we need a playmaker or scorer who will match up nice with Sundin .. but Hartnell would fit nice on a line with Peca and Tucker .. that would be the perfect shutdown line.

Some other deals/ signings i believe ferguson should think about is this

Sign Daze to a 1 year deal worth around 1 million

Make An Offer to Morozov for 3 years worth 1.5

Any Other opinions on what the Leafs should do .. send away!

Fixing the holes (without paying the bomb)

Hi guys –

I’d be really surprised if the Leafs began the season with three goalies; JFJ must be under a lot of pressure from the higher-ups to bring in a winger for Sundin (as there is no obvious answer in the current lineup). Too many goalies, too many young D-men, not enough sniping wingers. Easy to do the math here.

Re-kindling the magic?

Alright, I am a die hard Rangers fan. My basement is full of hundreds of peices of memorabillia. And when I look at memories from the 94 cup year, I think yeah it would be great to see Brian Leetch wear a Rangers Jersey just one more time. Watch him skate out in the true blue for one last season. But the reality is, it will hurt the Rangers more then help.

Nashville shopping wingers?

With the signing of J.P. Dumont, the Nashville Predators may be forced to trade a forward. Scott Hartnell’s name has been mentioned due to his UFA status next summer. Other possibilities include Martin Erat and Scottie Upshall, who play the same position (right wing) as Dumont.

Dangerous Dion

Scouting defenseman is one of the most difficult tasks a fantasy hockey manager has each season. The reasoning is pretty simple: an average defenseman will never be as productive for your fantasy squad as the typical forward in terms of goals and assists. Does one risk a high draft pick on a blueliner who might score 70 points or take a forward instead who will likely score 90? I don’t know the answer to this question (and even if I did I probably wouldn’t post it) but I do know that Dion Phaneuf is possibly the top fantasy defenseman in hockey, after only playing 1 season in the NHL.

Habs Movie

RDS.ca reports that the Montreal Canadiens organisation will be making a movie for the team’s 100th anniversary, in co-operation with the National Hockey League and Cité-Amérique productions.

What will be a 5 million$ production will be hitting theaters sometime during Fall 2008.

An introspective look at the Oiler's

A new season is coming up. Hockey scribes all over the land are writing of doom and gloom for the upcoming Oilers hockey season. Here is a realistic look at what to expect from this team, and who to watch.