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The Ship Continues to Sink

As you all know the New York Rangers came flying out of the opening gate to start the season……but

Something other than fantasy updates and leaf articles.

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer

December 5, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at who’s hot and who’s not around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.

Statistics referenced are current as of December 4, 2008.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer

HIGHLIGHTS: Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.

Sucess with roster suffling… Habs ready for trade

With coach Carboneau’s seemingly successful line shuffling, fans now have a better idea of who might be expendable for a trade. Are players like Higgins worth more on the team or on the block?

Is it time to trade Kovalchuk?

Mark Bladley of AJC suggests that it is time for the Thrashers to trade Kovalchuk.

And the riggin' continues…

About a month ago, the NHL decided to remove a good chunk of votes towards Habs players for the All-Star game based on the fact that some motivated fans had tricked the vote with automated scripts. Subsequently, the NHL decided to add a “Captcha” software to prevent fans from using cheating methods to get their favorite players to the All-Star game…

For some reason, in the past few days, the Penguins players on the All-Star ballot have been performing through the roof! Well it seems that some Pens fans have found a more sophisticated way to keep the riggin’ rollin’. Click on the link below and go at the bottom of the page.

COYOTES ACQUIRE LINDSTROM FROM ANAHEIM

The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired forward Joakim Lindstrom from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Logan Stephenson.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=258287&lid=sublink03&lpos=headlines_nhl

Avery on the outs

Various media outlets such as TSN and the Toronto Sun are reporting that the Dallas Stars have suspended Sean Avery. Apparently he made some rude and foul comments about his former girlfriend who is now the girlfriend of Dion Phaneuf.

Peter Laviolette Fired?

TSN.ca is reporting that the Carolina Hurricanes have fired head coach Peter Laviolette and in a strange twist of direction have hired former Hurricane and Maple Leaf coach Paul Maurice.

Montreal Canadiens – you be the judge

Everyone says that Montreal is having a horrific season so far.. I agree, however, if they are as terrible as the media is making them sound like then why are they still 5th in the East? I know they haven’t played to they’re full potential since they played Columbus but if my team is playing bad and we are still in 5th and my team is filled with talent like Montreal is, I’m thinking we have a pretty good chance of making the playoffs (I don’t think anyone denies that Montreal will make the playoffs), and they also have a pretty good chance to make it to the Conference finals. I think the Canadiens are going to get better soon, and I have to say before I go, Montreal is still doing good in the standings and expect them to make a comeback soon. Promise!!

Sens Facing Mediocrity

How the mighty have fallen. The Ottawa Senators, finalists two years ago, unbeatable only a year ago have fallen on hard times.

A quarter into the season and the Sens sit one point ahead of 30th place in the NHL.

Once an envy of most organizations, the Sens are now nothing more than an overrated bunch that became complacent despite accomplishing nothing.

Maple Leafs trade watch: Several core players could be dealt

Burke may also target Nash or Bouwmeester

With Brian Burke now settling in as the new General Manager, the Maple Leaf trade watch has officially begun.

According to Lyle Richardson of The Hockey News, Burke could start shopping defensemen Tomas Kaberle and Pavel Kubina and forwards Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Habs First Quarter Not Quite As Planned

After the first quarter of the NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens have not been quite as advertised so far this year.

After having a dominant PP the last couple of seasons, the Habs are among the league’s worst with the man advantage. Obviously the team misses point men Mark Streit and Sheldon Souray who were main cogs in their PP attack.