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Former Leaf Peter Zezel Passes away today.

Former Toronto Maple Leaf Peter Zezel died on Wednesday, after a more than 10-year battle with a rare blood disorder. He was 44. A Toronto native, Zezel played 16 years in the NHL and was one of the most popular Maple Leafs when the team enjoyed a resurgence during the early 1990s. He retired from the NHL in 1999, but for the past 11 years he ran the Peter Zezel Hockey and Sports Camp, and also coached minor hockey with the Don Mills Flyers.

Top 25 Free agents this summer, and predictions

Here is a list of the top 25 free agents this summer. with a couple of ideas where they will go and a little “note” about why they may stay or go.

This list will go in order of most prominent or sought after names to the least.

Detroit-Pittsburgh re-match? A look back at the Oilers-Islanders of 1983 1

Flashback to May 1983. Stanley Cup Final, Game 4. The setting is Long Island, New York.

After winning the first 3 games of the series, the New York Islanders are trying to clinch their 4th straight Stanley Cup title.

Their opponent is the young and talented Edmonton Oilers, the highest scoring team in NHL history, featuring Wayne Gretzky and company.

Cap Restrictions: Philadelphia Flyers

Well, the Cap Restrictions series is back. This time, I’ll be working with the Philadelphia Flyers. Right now, the Flyers are saying that they made good progress. Their current plan is to keep progressing deeper and deeper into the playoffs. Yet, their goaltending situation is a mess, by far one of the worst I’ve seen, and they still have UFA’s to sign and possibly new players to sign. Here’s my own personal spin on their offseason ahead.

What Sens could do in offseason

I have posted an article on what I think would be a wise direction for the Sens to look at before making decisions at July 1st

Kennan Canned

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Calgary Flames have fired Coach Mike Keenan.

Read the story at
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=279606

Is Gainey the man for the job?

In a market where hockey appears to have reached the status of a religion, nothing goes by unnoticed. A fellow HTR member brought up a question in one of his posts. “Don’t you think we are being too hard on Gainey?” In any hockey city, when things aren’t going well, we need to point the finger at someone to take the fall. Once we have done that we can feel all warm and fuzzy inside since we were able to pinpoint the problem that the person in question couldn’t identify.

Which Sport has the Most Starpower?

Mainly to battle boredom I’m asking the question: which of the four major North American sports has the most starpower? I’ll look at each of the 10 best players (all subjective; dont get mad) from each sport and try to judge. So:

Cap Restrictions: Boston Bruins

With Boston out of the playoffs, the question lingers. What happens next? With Krejci and Kessel RFA’s this offseason, the Bruins have some tough decisions to make. The B’s also have to re-sign Matt Hunwick, Byron Bitz and P.J. Axelsson. So, in light of this situation, I’ve done some thinking. Here’s my offseason plan.

Start negotiations with Krejci early. Get it done and out of the way. Here’s what I would offer David.

Neidermayers to sign in Vancouver?

TSN.ca is reporting that both Rob and Scott Neidermayer could be interested in joining the Canucks as unrestricted free agents this summer.

It is reported that their agent was on the Team 1040 radio show in Vancouver and mentioned that the brothers could be interested in playing for Canada’s West Coast club.

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