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Big Toronto Rumor

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Bacon's Breakdown- Two Days Down

Just a few notes after watching two days of great Olympic hockey…

Oilers Close to Pulling Trigger.

Tonight’s rumor is courtesy of the TEAM1260 radio station in Edmonton.

Curtis Joseph for Kyle Brodziak or Brad Winchester and possibly a pick.

The 2nd Annual Wow Baseball Season Preview

As everyone knows last year Wow Baseball and its members did a team-by-team season preview. Much like the one HTR does every season. With spring training about to start and most of the major moves made its time to start talking about this years season preview.

Olympic Leftovers All Star Teams!

So the Olympic break is in effect, and a lot of NHLers are sitting around with nothing to do. Why doesn’t the league put on an All-Star game with the guys who aren’t in the Olympics? Sure it would be kind of a watered down all star team, but there are still some good players out there who are having great seasons and aren’t in the Olympics. So without further ado, here are my picks for the All Star teams not including the Olympians.

Moore files a multimillion dollar lawsuit against bertuzzi

Former Colorado Avalanche player Steve Moore and his family have filed a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Cancuks in Ontario court, CBC News reports.

Canada: A sporting history

It’s Olympic time, and I figure it would be fun to go over the biggest events in Canadian Sporting History, this isn’t in any paticular order.

My Defense of Wayne Gretzky

I am NOT a Wayne Gretzky fan, I don’t understand the love affair with him, and frankly, I don’t like him, but all the bull that’s going on surrounding him is just that, bull.

Are The Habs Playoff Bound?

As we hit the Olympic break, and the trade deadline lurks closer, what will the Montreal Canadiens be doing to bolster their club, and will it be enough?


Team Finland is hoping to re-attain their success at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. The Finns have 20 players returning from that tournament and are fairly optimistic about their chances. Even after goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff was forced to publicly withdraw from the Olympics for health reasons. A low move by the Finnish Hockey brass who knew Kiprusoff needed time to recuperate but named him to the squad anyways, and now “Kipper” has been unfairly criticized in his native land. Without Kiprusoff, the main reason the Finns placed 2nd at the World Cup, Finland will most likely turn to Kari Lehtonen to shoulder the load.


The Czech Republic players returning from Salt Lake City will be seeking a measure of revenge after suffering a heart breaking quarter-finals loss to the Russians in 2002. Many Czech’s felt cheated with the officiating in that loss and have not easily let it go. There are new faces to the Czech roster but one familiar face is returning for another chance at Gold. Dominik Hasek will be between the pipes for the Czech Republic when they head to Turin in February. Many speculate that the play of Nashville Predator Tomas Vokoun warrants a starting nod from the Czech coaching staff, but they may be jumping to conclusions. Even if Hasek weren’t to start, despite his list of credentials in both the NHL and international play; despite virtually single-handedly winning Gold in 1998; and after posting a better save percentage (.930) than Vokoun (.918) and two more shutouts (3); the man is a hockey god in his country and to not start him would cause an outcry from Czech fans. The Czechs are one of the tournament’s favourites because Hasek is in their net.

Disappointed Esche named Team USA third goalie, mulled skipping Olympics

Flyers goalie Robert Esche is on his way to the Olympics this afternoon, but he will not be playing.

The Plan Remains the Same

The Leafs theme song should be that song by Led Zeppelin: “The song remains the same” because the song and dance we get from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment always stay the same in Leaf Nation.

Forsberg headed to the Olympics

Peter Forsberg has decided to head to Turin to try to take part in the Olympics.

Could Quinn be on his way out?

Yes, another rumor surrounding Pat Quinn is going around T.O.!

Apparently, a source ( a ‘friend’ of Pat Quinn ) has revealed that Quinn IS DONE after the Olympic Break.

Eddie what should they do

With the Leafs seating in 9th should it be time for a goalie change.??

Eddie isn’t a starter no more let’s face it he did have a good run but the run is over. Leafs could use him as a backup or let him go out as a starter that cannt carry a team anymore.

Who is Stempniak, and where did he come from?

Written by Darryl Dobbs from

The St. Louis Blues are forced into a corner where they have Keith Tkachuk, Petr Cajanek, and a group of players that would be hard-pressed to make the top three lines of any NHL team. Granted, they forced themselves into that corner when they decided to hang onto the massive contracts of Doug Weight and Tkachuk, and then even more so upon trading Weight and Mike Sillinger, but the situation is what it is. Think about it – Scott Young is 39 and coming off of a 16 point season. Dean McAmmond has been a healthy scratch on occasion for the Blues, so imagine how he would do on another team? Jamal Mayers and Dallas Drake are tied for fifth on the team in scoring?

McCabe Next On List?

The Toronto Sun is reporting that after the Leafs have signed defenseman Tomas Kaberle to a 5-year, 21.25 million dollar deal, one defenseman is on the Ferguson’s mind right now and that is Bryan McCabe.

Jokinen To Ottawa… Soon?

The Senators missed out on Doug Weight but the

Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Sens are looking

into acquiring Olli Jokinen right after the Olympic Break ends!

2006 Olympic Hockey Preview Part 3: Team Canada

Here is Part 3 of the 3 part preview of the 2006 Olympics. This part is All Canada and is pretty much all you need to know about the gold medal favorites.

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