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Canada's Game

Could it be? With only a handful of games left before this years playoffs it appears as though all six Canadian team could compete for Lord Stanley’s prize.

Now Turco gets suspended

From TSN.ca: Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco has been suspended four games for his stick infraction in Wednesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.

A Cinderella Story (2004)

It’s happened in the last few years: a Cinderella team has made the playoffs and wreaked havoc upon other, stronger teams. Last year there was, of course, the Mighty Ducks and the Wild. The Ducks only swept Detroit, beat Dallas, and then triumphed over the other team with the glass slipper. The Wild came from behind after being down 3-1 to the Avs and ‘Nucks to win the series. They did this twice. Of course, they got swept by the Ducks. Anaheim went on to the Cup final against New Jersey, but lost in 7.

Habs gain late season blue chip prospect

The Habs, Bob Gainey, pulled a slick one yesterday in the signing of ECAC player of the year Yann Danis, according to a press release via Canadiens.com.

This Quebec native obviously wanted the Habs more than any other team by vioding his entry draft status. He most likely would have been the highest goalie and a top-ten pic.

Thoughts?

Maybe Pierre Isn't Crazy, After All

No, gosh darn it, you didn’t get rid of me for good. It’s just that my submission in the wake of the “hit I am sick of seeing” was too vituperous for publication.

The question of suspension, how long is enough?

The big buzz around the league these days is mostly about the “Bertuzzi hit” going as far as shadowing the trade deadline news. I was listening to Ron Fournier (Montreal, sports radio show host) yesterday and he made some good points about this incident and the league’s standpoint. He said that each and every incident is different and must be treated differently, which is true. Also, whether the police are involved or not, will absolutely not change a thing in years to come. The law was involed on Ciccarelli’s hit, McSorley’s hit, and now Bertuzzi’s hit. Even if the law comes down on Todd, it will not stop the next cheap shot or sucker punch from happening a year or two from now.

I agree with all that up to now. BUT.

Zholtok and Bombardir to Nashville

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Nashville Predators have added centre Sergei Zholtok and defenceman Brad Bombardir from the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild receive a third and a fourth round pick in this years NHL Entry Draft.

Relentless Pronger Rumor

Despite the St. Louis Blues management coming out and saying that they might as well fold the franchise if they trade Chris Pronger, the rumor that he might be on the move seems to live on.

Leafs Interested in Dafoe?

TSN had reported that there is some interest being expressd towards Byron Dafoe by John Fergusson Jr. This was seen last night around 11 o’clock on the TSN ticker.

Could the Lightning be mighty like the Ducks of old?

Tampa Bay has climbed up the playoff rankings with a vengance becoming the best offensive team in the league…….. but for how long?


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