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This is about me posting Lucky13’s article (“U.S. vs. Canada…who cares?”): I feel I need to clear a few things up.
A long time ago someone drew this imaginary line in the dirt. If you live on one side of the line, your brother gets to go play in a sandbox in Iraq and beat up the other kids that play there and if you live on the other side of the line, you can pay ridiculous taxes and boo other National Anthems.
Larry Brooks reports the Colorado Avalanche spent “considerable time” at the trade deadline trying to figure out a way to obtain Pittsburgh Penguins captain Mario Lemieux as a playoff “rental”. As a team owner, Lemieux is forbidden to play for another team. Brooks suggests Lemieux might sell the cash-strapped Penguins this summer and then shop himself around the league with a $10 million US pricetag.
Personally, I can’t see Lemieux burning all his bridges in Pittsburgh, just to play hockey in another city. Besides, if he goes, the Pittsburgh franchise, which is already on shaky ground, will be all be destroyed. This poor franchise has been through so much, this would tarnish Lemieux’s image, and his legacy with the Pens. I just can’t see him doing this. Why would the Avalanche waste the trade deadline on something that’s basically impossible. Out of curiousity, I wonder what took “considerable time?” It should have been a two minute phone call. You never know, but I can’t see it, that’s just my opinion.
An article in the Windsor star states that the NHL would be better suited if a cross-over effect took place in the playoffs. Personally, I wouldn’t mind it either. The article says:
Canada has long been the place where NHL-ers are bred, born, and brought in from. The game the Canadians made popular is, in the Canadians’ opinions, played best by Canadians.
However, is the rest of the world catching up to Canada? I point to the Detroit Red Wings as your answer- YES.
That Stars and Oilers game last night was a classic. The crowd was into it, the Oilers fed off it, the Stars played good, not great, and with a very depleated line up, and it was just a great game. Why the refs tried to ruin it boggles my mind!
Pierre McGuire, TSN’s “hockey insider” and analyst, reported on the Mitch Melnyk Show on Team 990 in Montreal that a “high-profile” Leaf player will be put on waivers very soon.
He apparently got a call late last night, around 1 or 2am, from a reliable Leaf source.
WFAN in New York last night reported the Islanders and Sabres have agreed in principal on a deal that would have Brad Isbister and either a prospect or a high pick going to Buffalo for Mirolslav Satan. TFP has put the same rumor on its website.
* Has André Savard made an offer for Nolan??? *
* Georges Larque Available? *
* Wings willing to include Zetterberg or Datsyuk in a deal? *
* What the hell was A.Savard looking at on the last trip?? *
I know…it’s been awhile; but I’ve been busy with schoolwork so I haven’t had time for articles lately. Rest assured, though, that I’m still alive and well, though excuse me if I get a few details wrong…I’ve been out of the loop for a while.
Anyway, this week’s hits:
No “sure bets” on Deadline Day
Alfredsson defers cheques…and warms hearts
On the radar screen: Sergei and Anna, the Nashville Predators and their season ticket base, Lost Causes, Hull, the NHL and losing, and a lot more
Everyone is shocked by the Kings stupid trade giving up yushkevich for a 7th and 4th rounder. I think there might be a little more to it than just a stupid GM.
The Fourth Period – According to the Toronto Sun, Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley appears to be willing to become a Maple Leaf. “If it arises that Toronto has some interest in me, it is something I am going to look at,” the Hurricanes defenceman said yesterday. “I think for any Canadian kid, to play in Toronto would be a thrill. I think it would be exciting for anyone to put on the Leafs uniform.”
Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting Flyers General Manager Bob Clarke “conceded” he was unable to pry defenceman Mathieu Schneider from the LA Kings, instead settling for adding depth by obtaining Dmitri Yushkevich yesterday. Clarke stated if another deal for a defenceman can be made by the deadline, he’ll do it.