Author Archives: mikster

Mid-Term Grades, Comrie Trade Domino, Few Trades?

Mid-term grades on teams that have completed Game 41.

The Comrie trade to the Ottawa Senators could have a domino effect on the league.

To counter that statement, why could the general managers be nervous to not make as many trades as the media and fans expect? Find out another reason other than the usual “cap” talk.

And before you continue, congrats to Team Canada defeating Team USA in the WJC semi-finals in shootouts. USA had many opportunities to put the game away in OT, but failed to score as they hit a crossbar. Goalie Frazee was outperformed by Carey Price (something tells me Frazee won’t be so good in NHL shootouts). Good luck to Team Canada in the Finals, and Team USA for the Bronze medal. By the way, I hope that a Swiss ref won’t be used in the medal games and in next year’s WJC. Go Canada! Go USA!

NHL Humiliated, Bigger Nets, Hawks Hockey, Rangers Hockey

How could the NHL get humiliated? Ask the nearly half a million NHL fans who…. well, you’ll find out as soon as you click “Read More”.

Are bigger nets the answer? No. I am a traditionalist in a lot of things, and I am all for advancing NHL hockey to a new level, but let’s keep its infrastructure as is. Here are two proposals to add more scoring and speeding up the pace of the game. They could get a lot of “no’s” but I’d approve of them.

This is the one Original Sixer that barely gets any attention; how about a little Blackhawks talk?

The New York Rangers are snowballing; can they stop it and what could be the real problem? Rangers fans ought to read this one.

Check out what I got for Christmas; nothing really special but if you like SKA/Punk music (a la Sublime), check out these two bands.

Changes In NY, No Crosby for Canada, GMs New Year's Resolution,

Changes could soon come in New York. Which team? Both of them.

Sorry Canada, no Crosby for you. The Penguins must stay in the Pittsburgh, Penn. USA.

New Year’s resolution for all 30 general managers in the NHL.

York Wears Orange and Black

The New York Islanders have once again made a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers this month by sending center Mike York in exchange for Randy Robitaille. The roster freeze is currently in effect.

Over a year later…

About 3 weeks ago was the anniversary of the Joe Thornton trade that sent him to the SJ Sharks in exchange for Wayne Primeau, Marco Sturm, and Brad Stuart. This, at the time was currently looked at as a HORRIBLE trade for the Boston Bruins. And this became an even stronger opinion after Thornton had a fantastic finish to the season, and walked away with the Art Ross, as well as the Hart Trophy, while the Boston Bruins had a year to forget. Well its now over a year later and most people’s opinion have not changed. ‘THE BRUINS GOT SCREWED!’ Well, this article is being used to give a detailed rebuttal on why, not only did they not ‘get screwed’, but it fact, the Bruins have WON THIS TRADE! (However so has SJ….)

Flyers Acquire Zhitnik

According to philadelphiaflyers.com (team’s official website):

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Alexei Zhitnik from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenseman Freddy Meyer and a conditional draft pick.

Goodbye Joey

This is one of the most upsetting news so far this season. Joe Nieuwendyk, one of the greatest players in NHL history, has decided to hang them up due to health reasons. The class act racked up 1126 points in 1257 games and won three Stanley Cups with the Calgary Flames, 1989, Dallas Stars, 1999, and the New Jersey Devils, 2003.

Thanks for a wonderful career Joey, you did good.

Canucks Hockey, Pulling Triggers, Teams Needs, Hockey vs. Sports

Canucks hockey is becoming dramatic; some fans blaming General Manager Nonis. Who is to blame and what could have been done?

Am I the only one pulling the trigger? I think every general manager in the NHL should have an icon representing them. See, I have the gun ready to fire. Why can’t any other general manager have it? Nonetheless, you name a general manager and you can tell me what their icon/image/avatar/ whataveryoucallit they should have. Could be fun. But, more important is the question “why no trades?!”

Struggling Teams and Trade Speculations

What is up with the struggling teams?

Media’s trade rumors are lame. Let’s speculate on what trades could happen any time soon and which teams could be partners.

Blockbuster Trade Coming?

The “reliable” Eklund of Hockeybuzz is reporting that if the Calgary Flames don’t turn around their season this weekend something BIG will happen. Here
is how the trade should look like:

Trade Speculations Starting to Brew

The NHL world is tasting the brewing speculation of trades bound to happen soon; and, the taste is so good that it is….

(takes on the Flyers, Coyotes, Rangers, Panthers, and Flames)

The First 10 Games Review

Greetings hockey fans. It has been a while, but hockey season is back on track and so far so good. The topic today is about the performance of the teams that have reached 10 games into the season, nearly equalling 1/8 completition of the 82-game schedule.

Toronto, Florida, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix are today’s teams.

Brian Gionta Signs

After luckily clearing up cap space with the great help from Doug Wilson, general manager of the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils re-signed Brian Gionta to a three year deal worth $4M per season.

Micki Peroni, from HockeyTradeRumors.com, bringing you fair and balanced news!

HTR Season Preview 2006-2007, Tuzzi Talks to Media, Flyers Woes

Our Season Preview will be released on September 27 (at least, that’s our goal).

Todd Bertuzzi speaks out; correctness?

What will happen to Simon Gagne?

Plus, which teams are most likely to pull a trade after/during training camp and pre-season?

Vokoun signs four year deal!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=177150&hubName=nhl

The Tennesean reports that Vokoun, who will earn $2.28 million this season under the terms of his current contract, has inked a new four-year deal that will kick-in after this season ends. Financial terms were not reported.

9/11, Never Forget

A day to never forget, even for the hockey world, as it lost two innocent lives. Let us pray for the victims of 9/11, and pray that our future won’t witness such horror, especially for our future generations. As always, I recommend to listen to two songs that give me the chills. Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”, and Daryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten”. Yes, they are countrish, and I am not a big fan of country music, but every 9/11 I watch videos of the event, look at pictures, listen to these songs, and pray for the victims, the people that lost their loved ones, and for us, so that I will never forget that day.

God Bless the world, and the USA.

Devils Come to Terms with Hale. Madden or Brylin Could be Odd Man Out.

The NY Post reports the Devils have an agreement in tact to retain David Hale. They have come to terms but has not actually signed yet due to cap restricitons

Keenan Resigns

Tsn.ca is reporting that Mike Keenan has resigned after one full season as boss of the cats and days before the start of training camp.

The Latest Rumors, Devils on Thin Ice, Moby Wang

We’re closing in on August and you ALL know what’s going to happen in August, right? Good, because I got no clue. What’s up with these rumors that come from Canada’ mental institutions?

The Devils are on thin ice! Scotty Gomez’s arbitration hearing will add more problems to the Devils cap issues. What could Lou end up doing?

Steven Spielberg’s next happy, non-depressive movie will be another major disaster with Long Island getting hit with a huge Snow storm, and it’s all because of his new created creature called….. Moby Wang. Only hybrid engine battleships will stop this creature.

Keenan still persuing Belfour

According to the Palmbeachpost.com General Manager Mike Keenan denies reports he’s broken off contract talks with goaltender Ed Belfour.