Author Archives: mikster

Hemsky The Next Kurri?

Who else but Ales Hemsky on the Edmonton Oilers plays similar to Jarri Kurri? Who else in the NHL, for that matter, plays like Kurri did? I’m thinking maybe 2 or 3 players. Ales Hemsky, a shoe-in for rookie of the month, has 15 points so far this month, with 2 more games to go in March. This kid has only 28 points this year in 55 games. Odds are, about 25 of those points were highlight reel plays. It’s funny, because you can tell which rookies have adapted the best. How? Simple, look in years past a the players who have won rookie of the month in the final month of the season, they’re the ones that adapted the best, and they’re the ones that became great players.

Philosophical Questions inspired by the Avs – Kings

Hello, class. please answer the following questions as quickly and honestly as you can. I know they were inspired by a game that was essentially meaningless, but that’s a good time to let a twisted imagination (such as mine – and yours – I see what you’re doing – put that down and pay attention) run amok and unfettered. Here goes:

Are we too hard on the Rangers, or not hard enough

If this gets posted I’ll be surprised, but with all the heated debate the Lindros and the Snow articles started I thought something a little more blunt and straight to the point would stir up a better arguement. Is Sather and the Rangers the Punchline to the NHL’s worst joke, or are the fans of every other team in the league simply jealous of the spend money like its water mentality that Sather has? Read and respond.

Maple Leafs Hated Or Loved? Or Both?

If you were to ask the average hockey fan in Canada who his favourite team is, there’s a good chance he/she will say it’s the Maple Leafs. If you were to ask the average hockey fan in Canada which team he hates the most, it’s probably the Maple Leafs. Toronto fans are a proud…. Sorry, did I say proud, I meant to say overwhelming group of people. For the last few years, their team has played a lot like their fans. They’re the goons of the NHL. Months ago, Sports Illustrated took a stab at them, stating that they’re the most hated team in hockey. I guess it’s inevitable, considering Toronto has the largest fan base, that they’ll have the most fans and the most enemies.

Slats Catches Cheater

Rangers GM Glen Sather catches Islander goalie Garth Snow with illegal equipment. reports:

Booing the Anthem

This is not an indictment of Canada for not agreeing with the U.S. lead war against Iraq. As a U.S. citizen who believes in the freedom of speech, I believe citizens and fans have the right to express their opinion. I also believe that the heavy French population in Montreal and Quebec has vastly different opinions from those in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver as shown by the attempts to become a separate country. However there is a time and place for everything and a hockey game is not the forum to express those opinions.

Lindros Might walk….Rangers might let him

Well, Lindros hasn’t had a great season this year, And With a neutral option for next season … he might not want to come back…… and the Rangers might not want him back either.

Lindros Didn’t really want to be in NY when he was traded … but realized it was his only way out from Philly. He Really wanted to be in Toronto … and may find himself playing in Canada next year were he wants to be.

Red Wings Team Report

There seems to be a lot of Red Wing fans out there that are itching to share their opinions about the team. I figured I’d provide that opportunity while sharing some of my opinions about the Wings, and their chances in this year’s playoff.

Fine makes McCabe Furious

Maple Leafs defenceman Bryan McCabe is among the first NHLers to be fined $1,000 by the league for diving.

Ftorek Fired

After starting a good streak, Robbie Ftorek was fired today by the Boston Bruins. GM Mike O’Connel will take over behind the bench.

Various sources.

Lemieux begins cleaning house.

In surprise move on Tuesday, mario Lemieux and team president Tom Rooney, relative of popular Pittsburgh Steeler president and owner Dan Rooney, have decided to part ways.

In Other News!!!!!!

Freddie Brathwaite has been placed on waivers.

Who will pick him up? No one?

Oilers Fans Speak Out!!!

They will clinch the playoffs, most likely.

Where are all the ones that bashed the trade?

And Lowe’s lookin` good uh?