Monthly Archives: December 2007

Denis Waived

The Tampa Bay Lightning have waived goaltender Marc Denis.

Denis has one win in 10 starts this season with a 4.05 goals against average. He has not played in nine of the last 13 games and was a healthy scratch in three of the last 4, losing his spot to rookie Kari Ramo.

Is change on the horizon in the land of Tampa Bay?

Watching the Habs-Lightning game on RDS, like I always do, I couldn’t help but notice that RDS showed 2 former successful NHL coaches in the stands in Tampa. This got me thinking, could this be the end of the loud-mouthed John Tortorella era in Tampa? This is just pure speculation from myself and I do not know if Tortorella is in fact going to get fired.

Spengler Cup: The Forgotten Team Canada

Being the 2nd oldest tournament featuring actual Ice Hockey teams instead of Nations(Behind the Stanley Cup Play-Offs of course), the Spengler Cup gets virtually no recognition among hockey fans. This tournament has been around since 1923 and has been dominated by the Czechoslovakians and Soviets before being dominated by Team Canada when they first began participating in 1984. Canada has 10 titles since first entering, the most of any participating team since 1984.

Bruins looking to deal Kessel?

According to the Bruins may be looking to deal away star prospect Phil Kessel.

Carboneau seat is red hot

…But I think the coach who is on the hottest seat right now is Montreal’s Guy Carbonneau. The Canadiens are fading quickly after a fast start and now look like a playoff bubble team at best. That doesn’t sit well with the locals, who aren’t all sold on the sophomore coach. The job might be the toughest in hockey and offers little slack even when the team is winning.

Wes Goldstein

Game 1 In Review

Already 1 game into the tournament, team canada is gelling together and looking good! Through three periods, Bernier has shut the door with great defensive help in front of him. Sutter and Legein are also getting noticed with their physical play.

Penguins Want Winger

The Fourth Period reported several rumours about Ray Shero discussing trades with Ottawa for Vermette, Marian Hossa from Atlanta, Micheal Ryder from Montreal and J.P.Dumont from Nashville.

Merry Christmas

from HTR to you and your family … Merry Christmas and best wishes to you on this special day.

Happy Holidays

Trade Man

Leafs Prospect report

A combined analysis from the team report, and Hockeysfutures report, both done about a month ago.

Storm Watch: Hurricane Ryder

According to CJAD, the Hurricanes and the Habs could be talking trade. There were also some Hurricane scouts at the Montreal and Dallas game on Sunday Night.

Out With The Old, In With The New !

With some veteran players out of the line-up Montreal has made a few call ups from Hamilton. Sure they haven’t been dominant players in the league but they are showing they can do the job.

This could be an oppertunity for Bob Gainey to start building around his young talent and get something for the veteran players in return.

2008 All-Star Game: The Way it SHOULD look

Every year there are surprises and disappointments when it comes to selecting the two All-Star Teams and this year won’t be any different. There are always players that are All-Stars but find themselves shunned and out of the the honorable lineup. This year I feel as though the lineup should look as follows:

Hawks Want A DMan LW, Hossa Back To Ottawa? Bruins Ready To Make A Move?

– The Arlington Heights Daily Herald notes, even after the Ducks dealt Andy McDonald to clear cap space that the Blackhawks are one of several clubs inquiring about Ducks hard-hitting D Francois Beauchemin as the Ducks may still be looking to create more room for a possible Teemu Selanne return. Beauchemin would not come cheaply, as an inexpensive blueliner capable of logging 28 minutes per game.