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Pick your playoff teams. The Western Conference is on a three-season STANLEY CUP drought, with Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings being the last team to hoist the CUP for the West, defeating Paul Maurice’s gritty Hurricanes. With perhaps the greatest goaltending division in the history of the NHL in the Northwest with Kipper, Luongo, Theodore, Roloson and Fernandez, , could five teams from a single division all make it to the playoffs. With other goalie stars like Turco, Vokoun and Joseph, it’ll be a dog fight every game in the West. Perhaps the wide-open hockey it has been known in the past has changed, and a defence first approach era has begun
A local news station in the metro Detroit area (1270am) has reported that Dominik Hasek is returning to the Detroit Red Wings. Ken Holland will hold a press conference later in the evening. Terms of the deal were not announced
According to thefourthperiod.com the New York Islanders havent even started talks with goaltender Rick DiPietro. But, however have been talking to unrestricted free agent netminder Manny Legace who is also in talks with the St. Louis Blues. The Islanders also have yet to sign their 2002 first-rounder Sean Bergenheim, who might sign with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Russian league after having rejected the team’s two-way qualifier of $718,200 (NHL) over $92,500 (AHL). Citing sources, the Post claims Snow has offered Bergenheim a one-way deal for $500,000.
After guaranteeing a playoff appearance, GM Don Waddell had to eat crow as his Atlanta Thrashers once again failed in their attempt to make the big dance for the first time. The team had some hard luck with injuries, especially in goal, that partly caused their demise.
Here are last year’s playoff teams, with division winners, points and W-L record. Every Year there is a surprise team – last year we had pre-season duds Sabers, Rangers sitting at the bottom of most experts list, and Carolina as a playoff team without any experts picking them to win the STANLEY CUP. Surprises come every year, so the playoff picture will change next year. Pick your teams.
According to tsn.ca the Anaheim Ducks have accepted the arbitration award for defenceman Vitaly Vishnevski. It was believed that Vishnevski would be traded before his arbitration award had to be accepted or he would be let go. Now that the Ducks have accepted his award it is believed they will retain Vishenevski rather than trade him, although trading him to make cap space may be an option.
By Darryl Dobbs
Boy, those New Jersey Devils are sure in a lot of trouble, aren’t’ they? For the second time in as many summers they find themselves over the cap, but this time is much worse than the last. This time, GM Lou Lamoriello is pressing right up against the ten percent over-the-cap limit that the NHL allows teams in the summer – and his leading scorer from last year has yet to sign.
alright so there have been a lot of aquisitions since the end of the season, but i’m thinking who are the five best and the five worst, and here is my opinion
1- Sundin, O’Neill, and Steen- If Steen improves like he should he could be the scoring winger for Mats and if o’Neill returnes to a 20 to 30 goal scorer and if Mats stays healthy this would be a great scoring line.
Since the beginning of July, lots of players signed, but a lot of them were overpaid.
We all tought or almost that the salaries would decrease a bit with the salary cap, but it didn’t seem to, it even worse I think.
Here is my standings for the most overpaid players.
Accoring to HockeyBuzz.com In a section of an article titled ” The Maloofs and Hockey in Vegas, Gionta, Carter, and Legace” Carter may still be a possibility for the leafs. And if he were to sign with the leafs he would likely do so for 1.5 million.
Steen is the best young leaf in a while and needs ice time to prove it so why not put him with sundin the best leaf in a while and oneil is there because of his monster shot.
According to sportsnet.ca Sam Fingold, a Toronto native, and a Hartford, Conn.-based commercial real estate broker, signed a letter of intent Friday to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins from Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux’s group.
Yanic Perreault is rumored to be down to four teams for a possible 06/07 home. The teams are Calgary (e2), Pitt (e3), Ottawa (e2), and the Avs (e3).
Here is a list of players that will hopefully improve next year and what they might improve to.
O’neill – He had a bad year last year and hopefully with Maurice and more ice time he will return to being a 30 goal scorer.