Monthly Archives: April 2010

Tyler beats Taylor (for now)

Tyler Seguin wins OHL most outstanding award ahead of Taylor Hall and Nazem Kadri

Price or Halak?

I know a lot of us have been through this debate plenty of time but I strongly believe that we will find out in less than a few months. As we all know both the Habs netminders are turning RFA this off-season with only 10.5 millions left! The problems isn’t the amount Price and Halak would be making but the rosters spots the habs still have to fill with guys like Metropolite , Moore , Lapierre , SK, Bergeron, Darche, Pouiliot and Plekanec all turning RFAs or UFAs it seems impossible to sign both of our prospect goaltenders.

Halak's play breathes life into Habs

Jaroslav Halak: it is all about Halak awaiting tonight’s start of the second round of the playoffs against the reigning Stanley Cup champions in Pittsburgh.

All about a 24-year-old goaltender whose previous playoff experience amounted to a mere 97 minutes spread over two seasons – and how he had to make 45 stops leading the Canadiens to a 3-2 overtime victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 1.

Jagr's move here not likely

Stories coming out of Russia are a long way from being gospel, but one that could be believable is that former National Hockey League star Jaromir Jagr is signing again with Omsk, the Siberian Kontinental Hockey League team.

If so, that would rule out 38-year-old Jagr joining the Edmonton Oilers next season.

YZERMAN ON SHORT LIST OF POTENTIAL GMS IN TAMPA

Sources close to the Tampa Bay Lightning say Dave Nonis, Steve Yzerman and Doug Risebrough are believed to be high on new Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s short list of potential GMs.

Sources say the Red Wings have granted permission for Tampa Bay to speak with Yzerman , currently a vice president in Detroit.

Schneider ready to assist Canucks any way he can

When it comes to his future, the only thing Cory Schneider knows is that he’s joining the Vancouver Canucks for the rest of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

With the Manitoba Moose eliminated in the first round by the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canucks will recall Schneider, along with several teammates, in the coming days to serve as depth for their second-round series and beyond.

Busy summer for Sens?

Nobody will be calling for Eugene Melnyk to “blow up” the Senators this summer.

But GM Bryan Murray is going to have to do some bridge building over a couple of big holes that will be left on defence.

Predictions – Round 2

The Wild first round is over, with the top 3 seeds in the East eliminated, and 4 powerhouses still alive in the West, which should lead to 2 awesome match ups.

So let’s hear it HTR, who’s going on to the final 4?

Lemaire to the Lightning?

Lemaire One couldn’t help but to start connecting the dots when New Jersey Devils coach Jacques Lemaire announced his retirement Monday.

Leafs sign goalie……………. Again

Just days after the signing the most sought after European FA goalie, Brian Burke signs the most sought after College level goalie, Ben Scriven.

Frolov: stay or go?

As mentioned the other day, the Kings will potentially have six unrestricted free agents on July 1: Alexander Frolov , Jeff Halpern , Raitis Ivanans , Randy Jones , Fredrik Modin and Sean O’Donnell. The most intriguing situation, by far, is that of Frolov, whose seven-season career with the Kings has been quite a journey. A first-round draft pick in 2000, Frolov finally reached the playoffs this season. A former two-time 30-goal scorer, Frolov netted only 19 goals this season, his lowest total since his rookie season (14) and he drew the public ire of Terry Murray, who benched him from an early-season game because the coach didn’t like his attitude and play. That said, Frolov brings immense talent to the table, at both ends of the ice, for stretches of time, and there’s bound to be significant debate about whether he should return. A lot of that might be determined by how much of a raise Frolov is seeking from his current $2.9 million.

Washington Capitals press their luck with yet another Game 7

The Washington Capitals have faced the frightening prospect of failure — and then failed spectacularly– as often, as infamously, and usually as comically as any pro team in sports in the last 30 years.

But they have never had quite the chance to fail as badly as they do on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. Before you can avoid such a fate in sports, you have to acknowledge it and face it. You can’t leave it standing behind you, tapping you on the shoulder.

Flyers' Laperriere likely done for season with brain contusion

PAUL HOLMGREN had said it would take hell freezing over for Ian Laperriere to miss the Flyers’ next round in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

In a matter of seconds last Thursday night, Laperriere’s life flashed before his eyes at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Now, the remainder of his first season as a Flyer may have frozen over.