Author Archives: mikster

Aftermath of Jokinen Debacle, What's to Follow?

In less than one week, the climax of the off-season begins. Excited, are you not? Let’s rewind a little bit, though.

The Jokinen trade; why he was traded? I’ll tell you why. And, is Jay-Bo to follow?

Intriguing Draft Weekend

Hello hockey fans! An all new season of my articles is up. I have been quite busy the past months with education (MBA), but hockey season is back on for me now. So not a whole lot to talk about other than the draft, but it’s not the draftee that makes the weekend intriguing, but rather the potential headliners. Such as? Find out…

NHL Mock Draft '08

 I was wondering why there is not a mock draft on this site when I just decided to do one myself.

Congratulation to the 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Winner, The Detroit Red Wings!

Experience beat inexperience

Skilled level on the ice that boredom it killed

Passion on the ice that left us with impassion

Red Wings wheeled onto victory, leaving the Penguins into valedictory

Stay tuned for an all new season of Challenging Mikster

The Sun and the Coyotes Rising in Phoenix

Finishing in the bottom third of the league is never a good thing. However for the Phoenix Coyotes, things were not as bad as they appeared to be.

HTR.com To Shut Down

Terrible news my fellow hockey fans, just so awful…… please click to read more as I will explain what went wrong….

Price or Fleury?

I know most of you will say they’d take Carey Price over Marc-Andre Fleury in a heartbeat for the duration of their careers. Heck, I might be convinced to agree with you given Price’s potential.
My question is: Who is currently better? A 20-year-old Price or a 23-year-old Fleury?
and: Who would you rather start in the playoffs: A goalie who couldn’t handle the pressure in the 2004 WJHC as some claim, but was only the third goalie in NHL draft history to be chosen first overall and the second youngest goalie in NHL history to get 40 wins (Terry Sawchuk being the youngest), or a young goalie with no NHL playoff experience but who was chosen 5th overall and who has dominated in the AHL playoffs?

Before you decide, please arm yourself with some knowledge about how these two goaltenders have played of late. [Also, an offer of reconciliation with Habs fans.]

PADDOCK FIRED

The Team 1200 Radio is reporting that the Ottawa Senators have fired head coach John Paddock, and assistant coach Ron Low.

GM Bryan Murray, who took the Sens to the cup final last year, will be resuming his duties as head coach. No word yet on who will be his assistant.

The Aftermath

Hello hockey fans! Finally the day of intensity is over with and it feels like things are back to normal again. It was a good day for the NHL, I thought. Intriguing trades, and almost tied for number of total trades as well. It was also a good day for HockeyTradeRumors.com. Anyway, the aftermath is here…..analysis on every single trade!

Montoya to Phoenix

The Phoenix Coyotes acquired Al Montoya and Marcel Hossa in exchange for David LeNevue, Fredrik Sjostrom, and Josh Gratton.