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According to tsn.ca Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester has been added to the Canadian Olympic team to take the place of injured Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer.
According to TSN.ca:
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer has decided that he will not be playing for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino.
As we all know, teams that will make the playoffs usually address key concerns at the deadline. Here are the six division leaders and what they will need to make a push for the cup…
According to Sportsnet both Nabokov and Cheechoo have signed to mulit-year deals with hopes of San Jose becoming a legitimate contender in the West.
According to the National Post, Marius Czerkawski might be a possibility for bait as leafs are looking for a defensemen.
Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet financed a nationwide sports gambling ring in which about a dozen current NHL players placed bets, authorities said Tuesday.
The writing looks like it is on the wall Big Keith Primeau. From the sounds of it they are trying to stall for a bit of time. I think we can read into Hatcher becoming the latest Flyers Captain. If Keith is to be out for the rest of the season, look for the Flyers to try and fill this hole. Not going to be easy to find a true warrior like him. I think this is really what they are lacking other than healthy bodies.
I can’t find an online credit, but I was watching the ticker on The Score and saw that the Oilers had waived Conklin.
There is a rumor floating that it is Brendan Witt and a 2nd rounder coming for Kronwall and Antropov can anybody add to this or anyone know about anything else to help our blueline
With the inter olympics coming up really soon who
will be on team Canada? Here is what looks like to be the final roster:
The Mighty Ducks report for this week:
the ducks started off the week at home against the cross-town rivals, LA Kings, where they played a great game at the pond. Teemu Selanne marked two goals to make it 1000 !!!! on the carreer. He played a great game and had a beautiful goal to give him his 1000th point. WTG Teemu !!!!! they went into OT, where Francois Beauchemin levelled a kings player to set up a great OT goal by Scott Niedermayer. the ducks were able to get another OT win. hooray !!!! haha.
TSN.CA reports that Thrashers’ GM Don Waddell has “guaranteed” the team will make the playoffs this year.
A Question For The Leaf Fans
Listening to Leaf fans rant about the lack of scoring wingers, solid defenders, and good goaltending really gets me wondering what proposed solutions to our unstable Toronto Maple Leafs would really help our team and more importantly be a realistic option. Fans complain about the likes of O’Neill, Allison, Lindros, Berg, Klee and Khavanov but which team would be willing to acquire these liabilities.
Klee, who is obviously overpaid, still puts in a solid effort night in and night out. He is not the typical top four defender that some fans may expect but as a fifth or sixth defenseman he would be a very valuable asset to the team. Berg and Khavanov on the other hand are complete liabilities and are receiving valuable ice time that the young Toronto Maple Leafs prospects deserve. Trade them, waive them, do whatever it takes to dump these two contracts.
I have been a Leaf fan since birth and will be until the day I die. However, It is totally evident that the problem the leafs have to day are not the players but the management.
The St. Louis Blues are looking to continue their salary dump, The Sharks are looking to finalize new contracts, the Habs are in goalententer lala land, Gonchar’s days may be numbered in Pittsburgh , Jokinen waits to sign a new contract and a number of teams are shopping for defender depth
Too many time I come on here and see teams that people create that wouldnt be realistic in the old NHL nevermind the New one so heres my idea of what JFJ should do for next year.
Why are the leafs bad this year? Tons of reasons. Most people believe it is defense, or were too old, which is true, but in my opinion they are way too slow. Pretty much the only leafs that put on the jets when skating down the ice are kaberel and wellwood. So, here are some moves to help the leafs:
As all Canucks fans, and most NHL fans know, Todd Bertuzzi has been invisable in 90% of Canucks games this year. I don’t know if the Steve Moore incident is still on his mind or what, but he has been awful this year.
This season looks to be a loss for the leafs. Its no secret that under the new rules and salary cap, this season they simply cannot compete with they’re division rivals. this offseason looks to be pretty deep with freeagents…they’re going to be harder to land now that the leafs can’t out spend their opponents but with a good GM with a solid plan…who wouldn’t wanna play in a hockey megacity like toronto?