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10 Reasons Why the Pens Will Win in 6

Here are 10 reasons why the Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 6 games:

10: They are down 2-0 already, even though they have not played bad enough to deserve a loss they also haven’t played good enough to get a win. Their game will be much improved on Tuesday.

9: The refs will be on the Pens side going back into Pittsburgh. I feel that the play that completely changed the outcome of the game was when Hossa got away with absolute murder on Dupuis by hooking him and slashing him to break his stick, thus leading to Hossa gaining control of the puck and the Wings going on to score from there. They owe the Pens some calls, look for a few more power plays for the Pens.

Detroit? New Dynasty or Overrated Oldies

This is in response to an earlier article put out by another member. While many people on this site vary in their view of the Wings, i tend to side with the people that dont like them. But i do not deny they are good. In fact they are freaking good. The talent they have is off the charts, but they get overrated as many cup winning teams do.

Senators sign free agent Ryan Keller

Tsn reports that the Ottawa Senators have signed free agent forward Ryan Kellar to a one year, two way deal. Ryan Kellar has played north American hockey in the juniors and in the AHL, but decided to get more experience in the KHL and now that he has 2 years of KHL experience under his belt, he is ready to play in the NHL he thinks.

Detroit Haters?

On this site I’ve seen many people who are hating on the Wings…saying they’re boring, and just not that good… are you guys serious?

Firstly: not that good? How many more cups do they have to win to prove it? Despite playing poorly (for the Wings) and missing their best player (and arguably the best player in the league), they are simply wiping the floor with the Pens, and they deserve much more credit than they are getting.

It's Official – Martin New Bench Boss In Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens will hold a news conference this afternoon at 2pm et when the club will introduce Jacques Martin as their new head coach.Montreal will be Martin’s third NHL stop as head coach after working for the Ottawa Senators and holding the head coach and general manager positions for the Florida Panthers.Martin won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 1998-99 after guiding the Ottawa Senators to a 44-23-15 record in the regular season. The Senators were swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Buffalo Sabres. He has a career record of 517-406-119.

Who Goes Where?

Alex Tanguay. Alex Kovalev. Saku Koivu. Marian Hossa. Jay Bouwmeester. Just a few of the top UFA’s available this offseason. But the real debate is who goes where. With Bouwmeester and Gaborik all but guaranteed to be headng to somewhere else, everyone else wonders what happens to the others. Well, I think I’ve got an answer for that question. Both UFA and RFA style. I’ll begin with the UFA’s.

Odds and Ends: Krejci and Kessel

David Krejci and Phil Kessel are two of the top RFA’s out there. The big debate out there is whether Boston can afford both of them. Well, this isn’t to answer that question. I’m out here to find out whether it’s worth it for Boston to keep both of them.

Jacques Martin negotiating in order to become the Habs`next bench boss.

Sportsnet is reporting that Jacques Martin is negotiating a potential buy-out from the Florida Panthers in a potential move that would pave the way for him to become the next coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

Joe Nieuwendyk a Star!

Joe Nieuwendyk has just been named the General Manager of the Dallas Stars. The news will be reported tomorrow at a press conference.

RFA's. Are they ever worth it?

A lot of people think that making offers for RFA’s is a great potential way to grab a good young player and immediately improve your team. But the problem is that the compensation is so heavily favoured for the team who holds the rights to the player.

Here are some of this summers higher end RFA’s, tell me if you would tender them an offer:

What will the Habs do???

The Canadiens need to make a big splash this summer after a more than disappointing season. They already told everyone they would make something at the draft and, since the draft is in Montreal this year, I do believe they will do something big… But what will it be?

Leafs will spend big this summer: Burke

And still trying to land a higher 1st round pick

The Toronto Star is reporting that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke will open the vault this summer and spend big money.

Burke also added he is not any closer to landing a higher draft pick, but indicated that if something were to happen, it would probably occur on the floor during draft day.

With Burke’s revelation that the Leafs will spend heavily, several intriguing options are out there.

A plan to build a strong team and a good future

The Canucks are going to make some changes this summer. The Sedin’s will be resigned though. Roberto Luongo will likely be extended. The Canucks want to get faster though. They would like to get younger on defense and add another puck moving defender.