Author Archives: Lint07

Pronger & Staios Do Wrestling Interview?

Ever witness a hockey interview that makes you want to reach in and choke the athlete? If interviews are going to be fake and somewhat scripted, then they should be done just like in wrestling.

Zherdev's demands too high? Or just not happy in Columbus?

I just read that Zherdev may play in Russia next year (on TSN’s site) and I started thinking about his real intentions. Is this about money or the market? He is russian and some people say they are only after the money, but he does have some great talent. He is still going to play hockey so it’s not like he is just holding out and practicing. So, I think that maybe he is not happy in the Columbus market and might be seeking out somehow. By holding out with a contract dispute rather than asking for a trade (which would seem REALLY selfish from a extremely young player who isn’t the likes of Crosby or Alex the Great).

Steve Shields a Canuck?

Rumor has it that Steve Shields is going to go to the Canucks’ training and if he makes the team he will recieve an NHL contract.

Who would you trade for Malkin

If you were the GM of your favourite team, wich player(s) would you trade for Russian superstar Evgeni Malkin?

Ottawa (my favourite team)

I’d offer a package of Antoine Vermette, Ray Emery and Anton Volchenkov.

Boguniecki signs with Jackets

According to spectors trade rumors:THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS SIGNED CENTER ERIC BOGUNIECKI TO A TWO-WAY CONTRACT TODAY.

Note:also according to spectors trade rumors:reports former Edmonton Oilers forward Rem Murray has signed a contract with HIFK Helsinki. Eurohockey.net reports Radoslav Suchy has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland.

What are your team's lines?

After a poorly researched post about the best lines in hockey and the trashing aftermath, I thought it would be best if everyone submitted what they thought their team’s lines will look like. In other words, what is your team’s depth chart?

Bergeron nearing a deal

According to the web site listed below, Patrice Bergeron is nearing a long term contract of 4-5 years with the Boston Bruins. His Agent confirms that the deal should be completed within 7 days.

2K or EA? That is the Question

This is the time of year that I generally get most excited.

All of the major NHL moves have been made and the rosters are nearly set for the upcoming season. This year, however, does have some premier talent without places to play, and the whole Malkin defection. Pushing that to the side for the time being, let me get to my point…

THE UPP IS BACK!

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that the best free tool for your hockey pool will be back again for it’s 5th year!

As a matter of fact I just started updating it this week-end.

Go inside to see how you can contribute to the Ultimate Pool Preview

Thrashers Land Big D-Man Vishnevski

TSN has reported that the Anaheim Ducks have shipped Big D-Man Vitaly Vishnevski to Atlanta for Forward Prospect Karl Stewart a 2007 2nd round draft pick, and a conditonal draft pick. It was rumoured that Vishnevski was going to be traded after he was rewarded a 1.55 million dollar contract from an arbatrator.

The ROOKIE RACE

With recent developments with both Evgeni Malkin’s defection and Kessel’s signing in Boston we are forced to take a second look at the Calder trophy standings for this year.

Who are the contenders? Is there anyone who can beat Malkin’s early and higly touted shoe-in for the award?

Evgeni Malkin in Los Angeles

TSN is reporting that JP Barry and Evgeni Malkin have been together since the beginning of his dissapearance in Finland. On Wednesday Malkin received a US visa from the embassy in Helsinki and a few hours later were in route to the US.

UPDATE to the Malkin Rumor

Here’s more from Eklund on this crazy rumor… (The only reason I’m posting this is because he was one if not the only guy who had rumored Samsonov signing to Montreal)

Moran Going to Anaheim

According to Sportsnet unrestricted free-agent defensman Ian Moran has signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Moran recorded 2 points in 12 games for the Boston Bruins last year.

Dumont dying to be a Hab?

On 110% tv show last wednesday… Commentary from Michel Villeneuve:

“I spoke with JP Dumont’s Agent today. He told me that JP asked him not to call him during the week-end because of the death of his grand-dad. “NO CALL! Except If MONTREAL calls, call me right after!”

More Malkin Drama!

An hour ago (Monday, 7pm EDT), the Associated Press filed a report in which Pat Brisson, one of Malkin’s agents, was quoted as saying “I can tell you I think he is safe, but I cannot comment on anything else,”. Ther report can be found on foxsports.com

Russian team vows to sue Penguins over Malkin

Monday, August 14, 2006

By Robert Dvorchak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Evgeni Malkin is in the process of obtaining a visa to travel to the United States and could be already in the country, according to a Russian journalist who once served as his translator. But whether Malkin plays for the Penguins this season apparently will come down to legalities and money.

Where's Malkin?

According to Reuters, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass is reporting that Malkin has left his Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk during training camp in Finland.

Malkin, and the Impact On Hockey Pools

Off for the weekend so putting this up a day early!

I am already starting to hear of some keeper leagues who are having their annual draft this month (although most are still held in September/October), and a lot of questions have been asked based on recent news in the hockey world regarding Evgeni Malkin.

Sykora An Oiler!

TSN.ca is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers have signed forward, Petr Sykora, to a 1-year contract pending a physical!