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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?
Well don’t get me wrong when I say that Sid the Kid isn’t unreal or Alex The Great shouldnt be the front runners for the Calder. But theres 2 really unreal rookies who should be infront of them.
Since everyone is getting there stab at how they believe they can make the Leafs better, I think it’s my turn to add my little two cents.
According to sportsnet.ca the Sanjose Sharks and goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has reportedly agreed to a 4-year, $21.5 million US contract Saturday. The deal will pay the star goaltender about $5.375 million a year.
All you guys have posted articles as to how you’d build the Leafs, and I’ve often been told I’m the craziest far out Leafs fan, so I’m going to give it a shot.
Alot of people are saying what has to be done soooo, heres what i think.
1) Dont take Belfours contract let him go and save some money, play telqvist as a starter and bring up aubin as back up, mabye not have a proven goalie but saving the money could get you a d man to help him out because his playing half the game alone back there anyway right now. Drop Rancine and bring up pogge and a veteran goalie, would be nice to get a guy like Sean Burke if not someone with his style, that would help pogge hopefully develop into a star.
This can only be good news for us leaf fans who want to rebuild. After last nights game in Washington the leafs have lost their third veteran defencmen to an injury. After trying to skate backwards in the 1st period on the pathetic Washington ice, defencemen Ken Klee twisted his ankle.
The biggest problem in Leaf land is not an lack of talent (it is argueable that the Leafs have as many prospects in their system as any other team), it is Quinn’s “loyalty to a fault” to certain players on the Leaf roster, and his refusal to make the tough decisions on behalf of the players.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Through 22 seasons and more than 1,800 NHL games, Scott Stevens stuck to the same simple recipe for success.
Who do players owe it to? Should they be forced into representing their country at the upcoming Olympics? Or should they have the choice of declining on playing at the Olympics.