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There are three big events that we can count on every year in sports…
1) Tiger Woods wins a major.
2) The Atlanta Braves win their division title in the National League.
3) There are one or two upsets in the NHL playoffs.
Let’s focus on #3 shall we?
Yes, there may be a conspiracy in the NHL. I am admittedly a New York Islanders fan. I’m sure many of you have heard the news of General Manager Mike Milbury blasting the refs yesterday. I’m sure many of you were also thinking, “there goes Mad Mike again”. In my opinion, the NHL doesn’t want the Islanders to do too well this year. In no way am I knocking the Toronto Maple Leafs. They have played an excellent series, especially Cujo in the last game.
Complete this sentence…
“If my team won the Stanley cup I’d…”
What would you do if your team were to win the cup? That simple, how would you celebrate? How would you mark the occasion? Remember points are awarded for originality.
What went wrong? We all ask that at the end of the regular season. I’d like to give my opinion on a few teams. Anyone is welcome to leave their opinion of “What Went Wrong”.
Head coach Ron Low has been fired after two seasons with Rangers
With three days to go in the National Hockey League regular season and one of the closest Conference play-off battles in recent memory, I’ve decided to compile the mathematical possibilities of what each team still in the Western Conference play-off chase needs to clinch a play-off spot, and the likelihood of such an event. Those teams are (in order): the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers (No. 10 Dallas Stars are officially eliminated).
The axe has yet to fall on Ron Low, however that hasn’t stopped CNNSI’s Kostya Kennedy from speculating that Ken Hitch***** is a shoe in to be named the next coach of the New York Rangers.
Continuing on with my awards predictions, let’s continue on with the Jack Adams for Coach of the Year. There are many candidates and each deserve strong consideration, but which coach will come out on top? Let’s look at the candidates:
The end of the year is usually left to positive reports on those who overachieve. In our zeal to extenuate the positive, we forget those who underachieve, fail, or just plain stick. Without further adieu, the NHL 2002 Bizarro Awards, exclusively on Hockeytraderumors.com.
The Montreal Canadiens clinched a play-off berth yesterday in a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators, but the big story last night was the return of one of hockey’s best players, Saku Koivu, returning from seven months of chemotherapy to record 8:22 in game time and earn the first star of the game.