Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ovechkin in Rouge, Blanc Bleu?

In Montreal’s 5-2 win over Washington Thursday night, Canadiens fans got an up-close look at a superstar who could very well be wearing the CH in the near future: Alexander Ovechkin. Ovechkin, who will be a restricted free agent after this season, is earning a modest $1.3 million. While the Capitals thought they would be able to secure the Russian star with a Sidney Crosby-type contract (close to $8.7 million a year for five years), Ovechkin’s camp is apparently thinking something more in the $9-$10-million range, according to Jack Todd of The Gazette. And with Russian teammate Alexander Semin also taking on restricted free agent status next off-season, Washington will be hard put to satisfy both. And for the NHL to have a player like Ovechkin in a market like Washington is a crime.

Talk of Kaberle and Sundin

Talk of trading Kaberle for Marleau is intriguing and is something that I hope JFJ is exploring. One for one is not good enough… more would need to com TO’s way.

You as the new GM…

If you can be a GM of any hockey franchise, which and why?

CROSBY'S FIRST FIGHT! Gordie Howe Hat Trick!

For those Penguins fans out there who have been worried about the team’s recent struggles with the absense of Marc-Andre Fleury and were wondering what Sid could do to revitalize the team, you all got your answer today.

Not only did Sid score a goal and set up two goals, but he also, officially, got into his FIRST NHL fight… and did quite well!

Kudos to Sid and the Gordie Howe Hat Trick!

What To Do With Ryder

First of all, I am a Ryder fan, I think that he has lost his confidence under Carbs, and is trying to do to much instead of just shoot. He is a 30 goal scorer, on a team with limited offence. To be effective, Ryder needs time on the PP, and on a line with a set-up man, like I said he is a shooter.

Thumbs down to Paul; Would you trade Price?; and why its good to be a seller

Paul Maurice crosses the line. Two games in a row his post game comments are unacceptable.

Why would the habs EVER trade Price? Maybe because Lecavalier is coming the other way.

And this year is going to be a good one for sellers. Even if theres only a few of them.

Vote for Ozzie

I know somebody has posted this already, but i thought i should do it again. Chris Osgood, the NHL’s most underrated goalie, really really should be in the NHL All Star game. This year Ozzie’s numbers pretty much speak for themselves. This year Osgood is 15-1-1 and has a save % of .929 and a GAA of 1.76, with one shut out. yes i know you can argue that he plays on the NHL’s best team, the Detroit Red Wings, but he has played great. I think the goailes save % speaks more of how good he is then his goals against, even though Osgood is leading the league in GAA, so i’ll compare his Save % to the goalies on the All Star ballot.

Chicago Blackhawks swap players with Philadelphia Flyers

As per The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Jim Vandermeer from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Ben Eager, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Details to follow

Hawks looking for winger

Numerous sources are reporting that the hawks are looking for a second line winger.

Sun Media Poll

This was taken from the Toronto Sun. Over the past couple of weeks they polled many members of the hockey media, along with GM’s, Assistant GM’s and Coach’s, players etc. to get the opinions of who is the best and worst in many different categories.

Should be an interesting read, enjoy:

Roy's #33 to be retired in Montreal???

Montreal Gazette columnist Red Fisher reported that he expects the Habs to retire G Patrick Roy’s No. 33 next year and that might not sit well with the club’s alumni because of the way Roy exited Montreal.

The Loser Point and New European League

Just my thought on these two subjects.

McCabe Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Hand.

Bryan McCabe suffered three broken bones in his left hand, when he was thrown into the boards by Montreal’s Andrei Kostitsyn in the third period of the Leafs 4-1 loss Saturday to the Canadiens in Montreal. When McCabe went into Saturday’s game, he was sixth in the NHL in ice time with 26:33 per game.