Monthly Archives: April 2010

Who is the most feared fighter?

Here are the most feared fighters in the NHL, today, as reported by Sports Illustrated, by a league player’s poll

Canucks’ Pavol Demitra looks to make amends for woeful regular season

It has been the most forgettable of seasons for veteran Vancouver Canucks forward Pavol Demitra.

He was knocked out of last spring’s playoffs with a serious shoulder injury that required major surgery. He was unable to start on time in October, had a setback during rehab and needed a second surgery to set things right.

Oilers will move Souray

Sheldon Souray will get his wish.

Steve Tambellini, who never speaks openly about player moves that might be made in the future, made an exception in the case of the disgruntled defenceman.

Islanders to Quebec rumour denied

Quebec was a-twitter with rumours on Thursday that media giant Quebecor was set to buy the New York Islanders.

Not so, confirmed a spokesman with the company.

Pens Have No Reason To Fear the Sens

After a very sluggish performance from the Pens in Game 1, there is still no need to panic. Yes, the Pens lost Game 1 at home, but their history over the past few playoff seasons shows that their record away could actually be in their favor. Since the 2008 Playoffs, the Pens record away is as follows:

Iginla says he would consider leaving team, if Flames ask

By Vicki Hall, Calgary Herald

Jarome Iginla says he would consider waiving his no-trade clause should the Calgary Flames ask him to consider changing teams.

“If they don’t want me here and they want to move in a direction or rebuild or believed they could do better, I would look at it,” the Calgary Flames captain said Wednesday as the players packed up their belongings at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Nonis will be targeted

By LANCE HORNBY

One of the most important cogs on the Maple Leafs is likely to be wooed extensively this summer, but he wears a suit and tie, not a team jersey.

Senior vice-president of hockey operations David Nonis will be on the interview list of teams making changes at the top. The Tampa Bay Lightning just cleaned house this week and will soon be searching for a replacement, with some other clubs to follow.

Burke's off-season to-do list for the Leafs

Claiming he had absolutely no fear of being fired if his vision for the Maple Leafs does not come to fruition in the near future, general manager Brian Burke unveiled his off-season shopping list Wednesday.

To that end, his wish list includes:
1. A Top-6 forward;
2. Adding more size to the roster;
3. Augmenting team toughness.

Easier said than done.

Taylor or Tyler?

So, which one do you like better? I realize this question has been beaten to death, reincarnated, then beaten to death again everywhere, but it’s now official who will be picking first, and who will be picking second.

So:

(A) What player will end up being the better player?
(B) Who is a better fit for Edmonton?
(C) Who is a better fit for Boston?
(D) Who do you think Edmonton will take?

Good sign for Marc Savard

WILMINGTON – Marc Savard’s condition finally is improving.

“I talked to him (Monday) night and he’s feeling better and better every day,” Bruins [team stats] general manager Peter Chiarelli said yesterday. “He had just gotten back from a brisk half-hour walk. It’s really good news. As far as when he’s back, I have no idea, but it’s good news.”

Is Tampa Bay Lightning's St. Louis floating idea of a trade?

As if the Lightning, after three straight dismal seasons, needed another reason to take its rebuilding program seriously, there is this:

The Phil Kessel Trade Saga Part II

Tonight is the next chapter in the long debate over the Phil Kessel trade to Toronto. Boston locked up the 2nd pick in the entry draft. Every leaf fan was hoping the leafs would claw their way up and catch a couple teams at the deadline and every Bruin fan was hoping for a bottom two finish. Heck, leaf fans would have been thrilled to see the lottery go sideways for Boston and them sneaking into 3rd and miss out on the Hall Seguin sweepstakes.

The Edmonton Oilers have gone from worst to first.

Two days after finishing the regular season with the league’s worst record, the Oilers won Tuesday’s annual draft lottery to secure the top pick in the June draft. It marks the fourth time in five years that the league’s worst team has ended up with the top pick.