Author Archives: Trade Man
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).
I want teams to try to win games, and I want to be able to read the standings and easily see who is winning games, who is losing games and how they are doing it.
Las Vegas has released their Odds for the 16 playoff teams that will fight for the Cup.
The Ducks take 1st, followed closely by the Wings.
The interesting part: The Caps and Flyers are the 15th and 16th teams, respectively.
Look inside for all 16 teams.
Maggie the monkey of TSN has made her picks for the 08 playoffs.
As the title says, The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the Steven Stamkos sweepstakes.
Here’s the top 8, the matchups, and material for debate on who will win the series.
I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley. It seemed pretty evident at the the beginning of July that 95%+ thought the Rangers needed a shutdown defenseman and that their defensive corps would surely be lacking. [Even in an article 2 days ago] 5. Well the regular season has virtually passed as I write this with almost every team played the full 82. I plan to analyse this season of the Rangers and address other bold predictions I made.
If you thought the Washington Capitals were going to make the playoffs when the regular season started, you are lying to yourself. Sure Backstrom had a great freshman year, the deadline pickups of Cooke, Fedorov and Huet have improved the team and Bruce Boudreau’s coaching has been instrumental, but without Alex the Gr8, the Caps would be in the hunt for Stamkos, not Stanley.