Author Archives: DG

Roy vs Brodeur

Now that Patrick Roy, the greatest goalie in the modern history, is retired; only one is able to break up his NHL’s records: Martin Brodeur

The Cup goes through – Cranbrook?

Over the past 9 years (including this one), There is one thing in common with every team that has one the cup – Cranbrook, B.C.

Devils Stanley Cup Primer

Devils: 2003 Stanley Cup Finals Primer

The MantaRay Devil report May 25, 2003

(From the swamps of Jersey)

To many hockey fans around the league, the unofficial Stanley Cup final was played last week when the Devils defeated the best team in the NHL in the Ottawa Senators.

Here is a breakdown of how the Devils match-up against The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim:

Laviolette on the hot seat. AGAIN

Mike Milbury has been interviewing the players from this seasons team and has met with Peter Laviolette several times with regards to the poor performance the team had down the stretch and in the playoffs. It appears many of the players are looking at Laviolette as a big reason the team did not succeed.

A Very Canadian Cup Final

WELL, they tried; but give the Ottawa Senators credit: they had, hands down, their greatest season ever and could promise to do even more damage next spring. Yes, it is very disappointing for Canadians to have sit through a record ninth straight year without a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Finals, but, despite all the disappointment, there’s probably never been a better year than this in recent memory for Canadians to get excited about the Cup Finals, since these Finals are very Canadian in spirit.

Brodeur's Melt Down?

Game seven is coming and without a doubt Brodeur has been amazing all season and all through the playoffs. But His game 6 loss might lead to his break down in this playoff series.

According to reports from ESPN Brodeur learned after game 5 that his wife had filed Divorce papers. He was not aware they were filed.

Red Wings' prospect in coma after major surgery

Igor Grigorenko, the Detroit Red Wings’ top prospect, is battling for his life in a hospital in his hometown of Togliatti.

Is this a new beginning!!!

Ed Snider issues win-or-else ultimatum to his Philadelphia Flyers

July 12, 2002

PHILADELPHIA (CP) – The Flyers will be rebuilt if they can’t win with new coach Ken Hitchcock, says club chairman Ed Snider. “We want to see how everything plays out this season with this particular group of players,” says Snider. “If it doesn’t work out this year, then it’s time to go in a different direction.

“If this team can’t win under Ken Hitchcock, then I am convinced it can’t win under anyone.”

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/020712/6/nlhw.html

STARS=Not for Sale!!!!

Hicks: Stars no longer for sale

Owner notes significant changes in country, economic climate


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I've Decided Not to Kill Myself…

…but I’m ready to dismantle the Stars. I spend a buttload on that team each year, including the $4000 i just ponied up for the next two rounds THAT I WON’T EVEN FRIGGIN’ GET TO WATCH!

The New WHA

Everyday it gets more and more evident that the CBA will not be resolved by 2004. Well, even for us hockey fans its not the end of the world. The launch of the new “World Hockey Association” is scheduled for the 2004-05 season, just in time for NHL work stoppage.

DG's Quick Hits- April 21, 2003

This week:

No blaming Cujo for loss

Lightning dump Caps, even all-time record

On the radar screen: Alexander Mogilny, Bob Goodenow, the Florida sports scene, Jaromir Jagr’s new math, “Nick & Doug” and more.

And the winner is…

With less than a week of regular season I think it’s time to say who will win the different NHL awards. So here are who I predict will win these different awards with others who might have a shot.

Lightning vs. Capitals

With under a week to play in the NHL season, there’s only one playoff match up set. The Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Washington Capitals. The only question is who will win the division and be the 3 seed, and who will be the 6th seed. So i thought i would post a preview of the series.

The Future of the Flight-less Birds

I’ve been delaying writing this submission for some time now, but after watching the Penguin’s game last night against the Flyers, I realized it was time.

US College Hockey: Ever-Growing Force in Player Development?

While browsing around ESPN.com I ran across this article on the signings of two Michigan State hockey players to play professionally (somewhere).

And that got me to thinking — it seems a LOT more NHL players are coming out of the US collegiate ranks nowadays. Is the level that much better than it used to be, or are they just being scouted better? What gives? Or are we just noticing it more now? And is US Collegiate hockey in the same danger as NCAA Hoops and football are?

I feel this must be said.

This is about me posting Lucky13’s article (“U.S. vs. Canada…who cares?”): I feel I need to clear a few things up.

U.S vs. Canada…who cares?

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.

Mario Lemieux To The Avalanche?

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.

Could The Crossover Work?

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: