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The Brendan Shanahan sweepstakes is beginning to feel a little like the Sundin saga, a lot of team interest with no action as of yet. According to various reports both the Black Hawks and the Bruins have contacted Shanahan’s agent in an attempt to lure him to their cities.
The SunSentinel.com is reporting that the Florida Panthers are considering trading some of their veteran players who are not producing due to their poor start to the hockey season.
The Courier Post is reporting that the Flyers are showing heavy interest in veteran free agent Brendan Shanahan. The Flyers are apparently so interested that they met with Shanahan at their practice facility.
Some recent events have prompted talk of some rule changes needed to not only improve the game itself but the safety of the players.
The decline in scoring has been of concern to the league. The big boost in offence soon after the lockout has gone by the wayside and a lack of goals and offence continues to succumb to air tight defence.
Also of concern is the rash of serious head injuries. Hitting from behind, dangerous headshots and just an overall lack of respect is something that the league seems resistant to solve to avoid, as Mike Milbury puts it, “pansyfication” of the game.
So far the 2008-09 season has seen the avalanche start the season with an abysmal 5-7-0 record. For avs fans this record simply isn’t good enough and an arguably be attributed to the lack lusting performance of their “goalies”. For God’s sake, even the Toronto make-me-laughs are doing better!
Very, very bad news for the New Jersey Devils. In the 6-1 victory against the Atlanta Trashers, a few days ago, Brodeur injured himself while sliding on the ice. He has a torn ligament in the left elbow. He’s going under surgery later this week. It’s a huge blow to the Devils. Brodeur is really the masterpiece of this team. Kevin Weekes is a fine goaltender, but can he carry the team on his shoulders until Brodeur return for the playoffs?
The Edmonton Sun is reporting that veteran goalie Dwayne Roloson has gone from expendable trade bait to a guy on a roll.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Anaheim Ducks have been meeting with Mats Sundin in an attempt to lure the aging star to their team.
STLtoday.com is reporting that the Blues have made contact with Brendan Shanahan. Although it is reported that the Blues have not made an offer to the former 50 goal scorer one can only imagine that the Blues would love to have their former fan favourite back in the fold this season.
Mark Madden of the Beaver County Times is speculating that a major blockbuster would make sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference
Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
October 31, 2008
Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at what’s happening around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.
Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
October 30, 2008
Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
The Leafs as we sit at our box and key stroke machine, are 4-3-3 after 10 regular season games. A record most so called experts, including the shameful Howard Berger, did not see coming after 10 games. I have been on various sites the past couple months and anytime I was sucked into talking about what I thought of this season’s edition of the Leafs I came to one conclusion: Better collectively than last season’s edition of the squad with or without Sundin. Not to toot my own horn, but so far my suspicion has been correct.