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The Score sports network up here in Canada is reporting that the Canucks have fired GM Dave Nonis. My only question is, what took so long?
As a Devils fan I have to say that it did work at messing with Marty. As a hockey fan I see it as the biggest minor league move I’ve ever seen. When Chris Drury as to come over and tell him to stop you can tell no one liked it. What you guys feel about it?
On a personal note: What I wouldn’t have done for Scott Stevens in front of that net….
Well hockey fans, there have been many great movies about baseball teams who have won the world series, and various Golf movies, and Super Bowl movies, but now finally a Stanley Cup movie!
According to this article on NHL.com http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=360399&page=NewsPage&service=page the Stanley Cup makes its “first starring turn in a feature film” in the Paramount feature film “The Love Guru” written by Mike Myers and starring Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.
Montreal & Boston just finished playing 3 games in 4 nights and despite the players being bumped, bruised and exhausted they still managed to put on a show.
Montreal leads the series 2-1 but haven’t been dominating like everyone thought…..
TSN.ca is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks are close to signing 23 year old Fabian Brunnström. http://tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=234166. Brunnström’s agent JP Barry and the Canucks hope to have the deal done some time in the next week. However, it still remains a possibility that the Detroit Redwings do have a chance at the 23 year old swede.
In 54 games with Farjestads BK Karlstad he had 9 goals, 28 assists, 36 points and 16 pim.
Now that we no forsure who is in the playoffs and what the playoff matches will be for the 1st round lets make some predictions!
The Oilers have announced that they have locked up rookie defencemen Tom Gilbert. Gilbert, who had a great rookie season in Edmonton has signed a 6 year deal that pays him about 4 million a season.
If you’re a Hab fan, you know there’s a myth out there that the Habs are a soft team. It is fair to say that this team carried the label for the past 15 years and rightfully so, they were often the push-around team for the Bruins and Flyers of that world. The problem is, a lot of non-Hab fans and even some hab fans still maintain they are a “soft” team.
Maybe one of the best playoff traditions known to all hockey fans is the playoff beard – nobody can really trace it’s origin but the speculation is that it started with the New York Islanders – and of course it’s the time of season that you’ll finally see someone from the New Jersey Devils sporting a chin mullet.
With the recent induction of the Washington Capitals into the playoffs, the NHL can sleep easily. Ovie is now set to take the Caps to new hights…or a fast exit from the playoffs. Either way the NHL this year has been filled with “feel-good” storys. From the resurgance of the Chicago Blackhawks with their two rookie sensations, to Bruce Boudreau leading the prementioned Capitals from an awful start to a division title. But the “feel-good”-iness doesn’t end at the regular season. No, this years playoffs could be filled with heart warming storys that will make hockey fans eyes water…or maybe not. Either way it makes for a great story. Here are a list of those “feel-good” storys waiting to happen (excluding the Caps witch I already mentioned).