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Well, I’ll keep this short and to the point, for those who may not yet know…
Some people just aren’t getting the biggest ingredient in a championship win…
The New York Islanders are a complete and utter mess. And of course the team has no one to blame but Mike Milbury. Even stepping down as GM has meant nothing as the organization still looks like it is in a state of madness.
There have been many great games played in the playoffs thus far. In my eyes, any remaining team from both the East and the West can win it all. But it all depends on goaltending. Goaltending is the key to winning in the playoffs. And it isnt always the goalie that is expected to succeed who gets the job done. This is a look at the goaltending that has been seen in the playoffs.
After being eliminated by the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the stanley cup playoffs, GM Jay Feaster of the Tampa Bay Lighting now has to make some changes…which are obliviously needed. there are not many that I can think of by there is a couple.
Reuters is reporting that if the Pittsburgh Penguins want Evgeni Malkin in their uniform next season, it could cost them. According to Reuters, the Russian team Malkin plays for feels that Pittsburgh must buy out his contract before he can leave for North America.
Peter Forsberg has become a giant in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoff. After garnering ‘just’ two points in Philadelphia’s first two games in Buffalo, Peter the Great took his game to a whole new level once the series returned to Buffalo. So much so, that one has to wonder if the Sabres can do anything to stop him. With four goals and six points in Philadelphia, Forsberg single-handedly picked up this Flyers team and threw them over his shoulder. By Sunday afternoon, we will know if either the Sabres were able to contain Peter Forsberg…or they are down three games to two.
B stands for Bruins, as in the Boston Bruins. A team rich in history and tradition. A team full of many greats and many legends. But also a team without a Stanley Cup in 34 years.
Today Aki Berg signed with Turku TPS in Finland, bringing to an end his days as a Toronto Maple Leaf much to the joy of many Leaf fans.
The Philadelphia Flyers GM was pretty angry about the firing of Leafs head coach Pat Quinn…
LIKE MARK MESSIER IN 94′..
Quote me if you want to… “We’ll Win Tonight.”
Time for a little support for a team that is already counted out once again. With Lundquist coming back the Rangers are going to take
Game 3 and make this a series to play for.
TSN.ca is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks have scheduled a press conference for 6:30 eastern time where they are expected to announce the firing of Head Coach Marc Crawford.
This follows a season which saw the Canucks go 42-32-8, while missing the playoffs for the 1st time in 6 years.
Thurday evening, late, the Fan590 in Toronto was doing an interview with Jim Devallano.
It was extremely interesting to listen to what he had to say about the Leafs and JFJ, having been there before when Detroit was an awful team in the early 80′s.
Former 13 year owner of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs Steve Stavro has passed away at the age of 78 of an apparant heart attack.
These days, they are only together during Devil power plays, but the EGG line is as productive as they have ever been, riding the momentum that they had to end the regular season right into game one of the postseason. Patrick Elias had 17 points in nine games to finish off the year, and by now everybody knows he began the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff with a six point performance in game one against the New York Rangers. His linemates during five-on-five are Jamie Langenbrunner and Sergei Brylin. Scott Gomez had 22 points in the last 14 games of the season, and picked up three points in the series opener, while the other member of the EGG line, Brian Gionta, also picked up three points in the game. Gionta was riding a 15 game point streak when the season ended (25 points). The Devils are employing a five-man power play unit that has the EGG line up front, with Langenbrunner and Brian Rafalski manning the point.
First off let me say this, If JFJ is serious about keeping his job and “bringing the cup home,” let me tell you he better do some serious moves and he better complete them too.
The Toronto star has reported that Leafs GM JFJ is expected to buy out Tie Domi for 1 million dollars and Re-sign Lindros to a one year deal worth 0.75 Million dollars.
Hockeyleaks.com Playoff Preview
By Corey Johnson
 Ottawa vs.  Tampa Bay
Ottawa once again comes heads into the playoffs as the favourite to win the Eastern Conference. In previous years, Ottawa’s weak goaltending (aka Patrick Lalime) has been blamed for earlier than expected playoff exits. This year, Ottawa brought in Dominik Hasek to transform their goaltending from a question, to unquestionable. That beings said, injuries are a part of the game, and the Sens will enter the playoffs, and possibly exit them, without the Dominator. A groin injury (that many of us predicted would happen at some point this year) will keep Dom on the sidelines for at least the start of the first round, and possibly longer. That being said, Ottawa’s offense should make up for Hasek’s absence. Heatley, Havlat, Alfredsson, and Spezza are all among the NHL’s best offensive players, while Redden and Chara have been known to add a touch of offense to the Senator lineup.
TSN reported that Coach Pat Quinn and Assistant Coach Rick Ley have been Fired.