Monthly Archives: December 2007

Enough is Enough?

I’ve recently come across a story from the canadian press that is suggesting four anonymous players, anonymous due to keep media attetion away an not be a distraction to the players, are using battery heated/wamred skates. Basically it’s a device in the skates that heat up the blades a little I believe the article said, 5 degree C. This little heat melts the ice a little, therefore making the water layer between the skate blade an actual ice a little more slick which has been shown in the test conducted by the maker’s, Verdun, Que., Company Therma Blade Inc. Of coarse the advantage is a reduction in Glide friction making players move faster… but players also will seem faster with the skates at the start being as it also reduces starting resistance for skaters.

Canadiens call up Sergei Kostitsyn

For those of you ready to burst with frustration and demand a move of some sort, you got your wish. Carbonneau and Gainey have decided to call up Sergei Kostitsyn from the minors- not to be mistaken with his brother, Andrei.

Fleury Out 6-8 Weeks, Therien Expects Club Not To Get Another Goalie……….

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, unbeaten the last three weeks, has a badly sprained ankle that will keep him out of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup for up to two months.

Schneider, Beauchemin dead Ducks?

Schneider, Beauchemin dead Ducks?



Hello all!

I was at the game last night (Dec. 11, 2007 vs Tampa) and was very dissapointed with what I saw… I can’t believe I actually paid to see that poor performance. With this said, I don’t think the players are completely to blame. Yes, they had all the trouble in the world to clear their zone. However, when players like Lecavalier, Richards (whom played awsome) and St-Louis are constantly buzzing in your zone, you are prone to make mistakes.

Gainey WAKE UP!

Right, So we have all been wondering what the hell is going on with the habs right? Lets start from the beginning.. Remember when the Canadians were actually a force to be reckoned with, when they actually had players. When they were a well balanced team? Remember Lafleur, Maurice, Roy, Boom Boom,Dryden. All those amazing players. That was when the Canadians were an actual legend, when we were a team of intimidation.

Some Maple Leaf rumors

With the vastly improved play of the Maple Leafs this month, rumors are already starting to trickle in that Toronto may seek to acquire a high-quality, skilled forward to fuel their recent surge.

Sundin Mania!!!

First off, I want to start off this article by saying that I think Mats Sundin is one of the elite players in the NHL, and I have been a fan and still am of Mats’. But, since there has been a lot of talk about the trading of Mats, I thought I would pull together a couple trade possibilities that JFJ could make come trade deadline time, and the Leafs are out of the playoff race.

Huge Blockbuster Coming Between Habs and Sharks!? reports that Habs Gm Bob Gainey is talking to Sharks GM Doug Wilson about a potiential blockbuster that would send Saku Koivo and Michael Ryder to San Jose for Patrick Marleau and Stever Bernier. Also CKAC Radio reports that the swap could be Koivo and Ryder for Bernier and Joe Pavelski.

Turco Ain't Going Nowhere.

No trade for Turco.

New Stars co-general manager Les Jackson has no plans to trade veteran goalie Marty Turco.

As reported in Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News, Jackson was asked about rumours that the Stars might want to trade Turco to the Tampa Bay Lightning for winger Martin St. Louis, Jackson said that he was not expecting to trade Turco to anyone.

“I don’t like to talk about rumours. But in regard to Turco, the first thing about that is, I don’t want to trade him. And the second thing is, I really have no plans to trade him,” Jackson said.

Erat on the Move…

The Vancouver Province reports that given the new ownership situation in Nashville, Dave Poile is looking to trade Martin Erat and his $1.675 cap hit… In the midst of a career year, could this be the “top 6 guy” Bryan Murray Has been holding out for?

The Big 3, who will go?

Boyle and Prospal will need contracts, the ownership is in trouble, and the team is struggling. All indications point to the bolts trading one of the “Big 3” before the beggining of next season. But who will it be?, and where will he go?

Western Conference Rumblings

Anaheim Ducks: GM Brian Burke has to dump about $900,000 to fit Scott Niedermayer’s contract under next season’s salary cap. Rampant speculation suggests Burke could shop a defenseman (Chris Pronger excepted) with Mathieu Schneider, Francois Beauchemin and Sean O’Donnell considered the leading candidates.