Author Archives: DG

Washington Capitals Offseason Transactions & Thoughts

I have decided to do a few teams’ off season acquirements, or happenings. I will start with the Washington Capitals.

Tricks of Pro Goalies

Ok.. when I was reading the last article, all I could think to myself was, “Ok.. who cares.. everyone knows that.” But there is a lot that most skaters don’t know… the real tricks of pro goalies. Being an ex-Junior player, I was taught some of these tricks… and I’ve come here to tell you about some of the more obvious and some of the deviously hidden.

Just Give It Up

Recently I noticed something Leaf and Rangers fans are always arguing about which team is better. However, I think it’s pointless because both teams stink, something several of us can agree with.

Bruins and Rangers talking Trade

Kevin Paul Dupont, from the Boston Globe is reporting that the Boston Bruins are shopping RFA forward Sergei Samsonov and defensemen Hal Gill to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Dunham and all-star defensemen Tom Poti.

The Puck Stops theodore is staying with Habs

Incase some of you aren’t aware of the Jose Theodore junk about him leaving the Habs because of his father and half brothers loan sharking incident at a Montreal casino in late June this year. And then being seen in local Montreal newspapers with the Hells Angels biker gang is in reality no harm done correct. Here’s my outlook on this junky rumour and scandal. Ok!

Lay Off Mario

Well I’ve seen enough Mario Lemieux bashing I’ll tell you that, so I think it’s time now that someone actually stuck up for this great player and great man. You go into forums and some fool’s running his mouth over how Mario’s the most overrated player in the game, and then another’s smacking about how he is the worst captain in the NHL today (Keith Primeau anyone?). Time to set the record straight Mario Lemieux is now, and always will be one of the greatest, greatest players of this game.

…And The Voice Of The People Was Heard

Mercifully brief, but hopefully noticed by “The Powers That Be” -

Rangers sign Defencemen

Hockeyfirst.com is reporting that the Rangers have reached an agreement with Boris Mironov. Terms of the deal were not released, however hockeyfirst is reporting close to a 2 year $4 mil deal.

Sabres look to turn things around in '03-'04

After a disappointing year, the Sabres look to rebound and emerge from their past with new ownership and a few new faces in the lineup.

Roy comeback getting closer and closer to reality

Recently published Montreal Suburban newspaper states that Roy is indeed expressing interest in coming out of retirement to play for his former team where all the glory began. He would like to see his number 33 retired up in the rafters of the Bell center alongside Jacques Plante’s jersey.

Rumor Update: Lacroix wants netminder

Hockeyfirst.com is reporting that Colorado Avalanche General Manager Pierre Lacroix has been in close talks with both the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning with regards to trading for a replacement to Patrick Roy.

What would you do with your 24 hrs. with Lord Stanleys Cup?

I just got done reading an article on ESPN.com on how last week NHL officials actually lost the Stanley Cup in Vienna, Austria. The cup was on its way to Slovokia as part of Devils forward Jiri Bicek’s time with the cup.

See the way it works is you win the cup, each player on the team gets 24 hours with the cup. This leads to the obvious question…What would you do with the cup?

Canucks Big Trade

Brian Burke announced on Vancouver radio this last week that he was working on a “big trade.”

Fantasy Free Agents

So I’m sitting bored at work at midnight unable to go home until my boss has (Why should we care I hear you ask – well its just the start of a post so gloss over and continue).

SAVE THE NHL

For a coupla years now I have had an idea rolling around in my head about saving the NHL.

Now that the CBA negotiations are almost upon the NHL and NHLPA I thought it would be a good time to unveil my own “Roadmap to Peace”

Money Speculation: A Stacked Team Really Going to Work?

I was thinking about really stacked up teams. And I realized, does it really work?

Your teams best prospects 2003

Okay, its been awhile since weve been able to list our favourite prospects, so here you go!

Girard of Bruins in hospital after car crash

According to TSN, Jonathan Girard of the Boston Bruins is in hospital after a car crash that left him with an injured pelvis. Two other people were in the car at the time of crash. The crash occured near Joliette, Quebec. It is not suspected that alcohol was involved.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=48393

A good rangers team

Looking at the rangers right now it is obvious to say that they should be a good team. The problem is that they dont have enough team players. Ive come uup with a fairly good solution for the rangers which should work for now and for a long time down the road. Now the rangers team would look something like this:

A REAL, EFFECTIVE Way To Get Rid of Obstruction

I was thinking about the obstruction problem. By this point, everyone should realize that referees are not going to fix it (we differ on the reasons referees won’t fix it, but that’s not my point here…let’s not turn this into another “refs suck!” thread).