Monthly Archives: June 2008

Florida Panter Fans – What would it take?

There are rumors from everyone’s best friend Eklund, about some ‘ Major Trade’ going down between florida and a western team.

I’m NOT writing this article for people to start bashing the validity of the rumor, but am writing it, cause i’m looking for some panther fans to help me out !

Rangers Looking To Get Over The Hump

For the last couple of seasons the New York Rangers were on the verge of breaking loose reaching the second round of the playoffs in both years only to fall short each time. They ended up losing to teams who were deeper, faster and more skilled and once again are left now with questions on how to take things to the next level.

Ron Wilson Agrees To Coach the Leafs

CBC has reported that Ron Wilson has agreed to a four-year, $5.6-million contract. The Leafs will announce Tuesday that recently fired head coach by the San Jose Sharks, has agreed to a long-term deal. Wilson will be the 27th Toronto Maple Leafs coach in franchise history. This raises speculation Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke won’t be far behind.

Balsillie Denied Yet Again

According to a report from the Toronto star and TSN, the Nhl has again denied Jim Balsillie in another attempt to buy an NHL team. Balsillie was attempting to buy Nashville Predators minority owner William Del Biaggio’s 27 percent share so that Del Biaggio could liquidate his assets.
The league has claimed that other owners in the league have to support a potential owners campaign for ownership and the deputy commisioner Bill Daly said this was the case.

What We Need To Succeed 08-09 Edition

I’ll get right to the point. This is the lineup I see the Habs needing in order to bring home Stanley!

Flyers Acquire Syvret From Edmonton

Philadelphia Flyers announce on their homepage at that they have acquired 5’11”, 200-pound defenseman Danny Syvret (SIHV-reht) from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Potulny. I think this is a good move for both clubs as Potulny wasn’t going to make it up the depth charts on a already deep team.

Congratulation to the 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Winner, The Detroit Red Wings!

Experience beat inexperience

Skilled level on the ice that boredom it killed

Passion on the ice that left us with impassion

Red Wings wheeled onto victory, leaving the Penguins into valedictory

Stay tuned for an all new season of Challenging Mikster

The Sun and the Coyotes Rising in Phoenix

Finishing in the bottom third of the league is never a good thing. However for the Phoenix Coyotes, things were not as bad as they appeared to be.

Draft Preview 2008

My Top 30 Prospects for the 2008 NHL Draft

1. Steven Stamkos
Trying to locate a flaw in Stamkos’ game is akin to finding a golf ball in a snowstorm. Stamkos does everything at high speed and elevates his game in more important contests. He took his game to another level in the playoffs.

How to tackle the summer

Ok. So I tried to figure out just how the leafs could blow up their team. What kind of options do they really have. In a cap world things are so much harder to actually pull off. So I put a big list together. Now I am not nieve enough to believe that it could all happen this way. This was just something I was having fun with and I got caught up crunching numbers.

Ron Wilson, Head Coach of the Maple Leafs?

It looks like the search for the Leafs vacant head coaching job is nearing its end as Toronto has apparentley given Ron Wilson an offer to become the 27th coach in franchise history.

Flyers’ Kapanen retires

Sami Kapanen has announced his retirement from the NHL reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sami has demonstrated nothing but class during his time in the NHL and is highly respected among Flyer fans. He is on of those few players that brings his best every game and leaves nothing on the ice. He is exactly the kind of player that Philly fans have come to love over the years, a guy who plays with heart and determination. He will be missed! He has been one of my favorite Flyers since he arrived in 2003.

New Look Avs Or Same Old Avs?

After spending a few seasons rebuilding the farm system and restocking the organization with young talent, the Colorado Avalanche went back to their tried and true ways of mortgaging the future for the present.