Author Archives: Lint07

Slapshot Part III, Starring HTR Members

Time to drag out my favorite old “Strange Happenings” category again…..

I have a side bet with two people that this post will never see the light of day……..

Hey, Wings Fans – Where Are You?

So – the Avs won last night against the Lightning, in the type of game they were supposed to play all year according to the pundits (5-4 in overtime, on Hejduk’s 2nd successful penalty shot in a week) (!).

The Red Wings and Canucks both lost (insert muffled laughter here). This means the Avs and Wings are tied for the most points in the NHL.

Report: Flyers, Canes Ready To Deal… Today?

According to TSN.ca, the Flyers would be shopping for a defensemen to replace injured Eric Desjardins.

Also…

According to Jim Rutherford himself, he expects to complete a deal as soon as today!

UPDATE: TSN reports that the Hurricanes have traded defensemen Danny Markov to the Flyers in exchange of forward Justin Williams

Winnipeg A Possibility??

According to the Winnipeg Sun, an NHL franchise would’ve recently contacted the municipal authorities of the city of Winnipeg regarding the possibility to move their team in the canadian city…

Slegr Traded

The Boston Bruins acquired today veteran defensemen Jiri Slegr from the Vancouver Canucks

Laraque gone?

A very reliable source is telling me that Georges Laraque is headed to the Ottawa Senators as early as Saturday. Another source is saying that it is done that he’s headed to the Sens, they just are discussing who/what is coming back the other way.

Flyers goalie woes continue as more trade rumors circulate.

The hits just keep on coming for the Flyers. Since last nights embarrassing 6-2 loss to the Sabres and the obvious frustration of forwards including the young tandem of Gagne & Williams and that of prominent team leader Jeremy Roenick. One has to wonder what needs to be don’t to correct all of this.

World Cup Roster… Mother Svea.

So some nations have gotten there World Cup Roster posted here in the resent days. So lets take a closer look at what might be expected from Mother Svea. All the names are pretty much set so lets look at them and guess what lines we will see.

Johnson Unclaimed ???

With Brent Johnson going unclaimed on waivers, I cannot help but wonder why the Hawks have not laid their hands on him, especially considering the unimpressive play of Thibault’s replacements.

Eastern Conference Team Rankings

These are my power rankings for the Eastern Conference teams based on the first half of this year.

I just have to get this off my chest!

Ok, so they haven’t played up to there potential for much of this season. Actually, it was about a 20 game stretch that has been the downfall. The other 22 they’ve actually played really good hockey, but there still 2 games under .500. At the same time, there 4 points(ONLY 4 points)out of 8th. Why is everyone in this city(at least on the call in shows)and on this website(non Oiler fans), so sure there done??? I would really like to know why fans are POSITIVE that the Kings are going to be fine without there 3 star players, but the Oilers who still can get 76 points this season(obviously won’t, but they’re there)are done, and will unload everyone every other team wants.

Your canidate for the Awards

Well with all teams at or above 41 games I think it is time for us to look at the year end trophies and predict who will win them.

Presidents Trophy- Top NHL team

I’m picking the Avs. Despite being 3 points away from the Wings, they have 3 games in hand

World Cup Roster

Ok, well let’s stick with the theme and make a guess on the World Cup team for Russia. I was going to do Sweden’s too, but I decided one/customer. So here could be the Russian team for World Cup.

Ten Step Program for NYR

Ten Step Program for the New York Rangers

– 10 Steps Along The Road To The Playoffs –

Flyer's Goalie rumors circulating

Reports from the Toronto Sun say that the Flyers have been actively perusing goaltenders. Two names which came up that the sun believes could be Flyers by the trade deadline are Nikolai Khabibulin and Dominik Hasek.

US World Cup Roster

Well the Canadian one started a discussion, so, why not have some views on this one?

World Cup Roster

As reported on the TSN website:

“Hopefully, he’ll be ready for the World Cup,” Brodeur tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If I have a chance to play, I’d love to be able to play with him again.”

Should the NHL change the playoff format?

As I look at the NHL standing at roughly the half-way mark, I notice that the SE division leader Atlanta Thrashers are in the 3rd position in the East while actually having 1 less point than the 8th place Islanders.

Boston Bruins Mid-Season Report

The Bruins started off the year on a tear by ripping up the league for the first nineteen games until they went into hibernation. They picked up only a few wins in their next twenty games and looked lacking of heart and desire as they appeared passionless on the ice. The Bruins have started to emerge from their hibernation as they have managed to pick up some wins in their last few games.

Jackman's Season Likely Over

ESPN.com reports that, “Defenseman Barret Jackman is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a dislocated left shoulder. Jackman, the Calder Trophy winner last season as the NHL’s top rookie, reinjured his shoulder in the first period of a 1-all tie with Minnesota on Jan. 5. An MRI exam Jan. 7 revealed the extent of the injury. Jackman was first hurt on a check by Todd Bertuzzi of the Canucks on Oct. 22. It’s the second long-term loss to the Blues’ defense this season. Al MacInnis is out indefinitely with a detached retina and may retire.”