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NHL Notes, Predictions, and more…

Just thought I’d write on all the happenings in the NHL right now, including my early predictions for next year- standings and awards.

NHL Notes:

-The Bryan McCabe situation is still thriving in the NHL rumor spotlight- and why not, there’s plenty going on here. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past couple weeks, you know that Bryan is supposedly headed to Florida on September 1st. The only thing left to really speculate on is what’s the deal made of? Many think 29 year old Mike Van Ryn would be headed north of the border in the deal, and that Bryan would not be going to Florida alone. The best bets to head with him? Anyone not named Vesa or Luke, basically. Speculation has ranged from Nik Antropov to Ian White and everyone in between. My guess is either Ponikarovsky or White. And I’m not even getting into the wild fire talks of Jay Bo headed to T.O cause that’s when rumors turn into video game proposals- although I wish we could get him…

Stefan Legein Retires

That’s right. No typo. The 20 year old Columbus prospect has RETIRED according to the Columbus dispatch and then confirmed by Columbus head office. Although nothing is in stone, Legein’s agent has informed the Jackets that he will be hanging up the skates. Big time shocker. Hope he reconsiders…


Phoenix Coyotes looking to lock playoff spot

Alright. The last 8 articles were talking about either McCabe, Sundin, the Leafs or the Habs and I was getting tired. But did nothing. So here’s a short article about the Phoenix Coyotes to change the atmosphere a bit. Am I gonna get 80 comments lol? Let’s see.

Sundin might be Broadway bound

Flyers also apparently in contention

Mats Sundin appears to be Broadway bound.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Sundin is set to join the New York Rangers after they clear enough salary cap space.

Leafs 08-09 Timeline

Just for fun, starting now predicting the Leafs every move until this time next year.

Sept. 1 2008- Toronto trades defencemen Bryan McCabe and Alexei Ponicarovsky to the Florida Panthers for Mike Van Ryn and David Booth.
-The Leafs pull the deal everyone expected when it comes to Van Ryn and McCabe but the Poni and Booth comes to the surprise of everyone.

Are We Bad Enough?

Every one says the leafs are so bad, and as a leafs fan, it does get tiring. But im sure these kinda articles and attention to the leafs also gets annoying to none leafs fans, as it does to me as well. But are the leafs really as bad off as everyone says? I don’t think that they are.

Fearless Predictions for the 08-09 Season

My Predictions:

-Top 5 PP
-Top 10 PK

Sundin has 2 places left on his list.

Sundin is narrowing down his choices on where he will go if he comes back. Sources have 2 Big named teams knocked out of the running. So who’s left? Well not that hard to tell when you look at the facts.


Pure Speculation – Bryan McCabe

Nice job everyone here who posts on HTR. In a couple of the articles on the front page here on HTR I’ve been reading a lot of people’s suggestions for where Bryan McCabe will be traded to and for what. We know he’s going to be traded, its only a matter of time so all you smart people tell me where you think he’ll go, let’s make an official guessing forum here. The face of hockey trade rumors is being traded!

Dog days of Summer!

It is like watching paint dry! They say no news is good news, but not for hockey fans in summer!

The latest Sundin report….In an interview on Sportsnet, he still hasn’t said anything. He hasn’t made up his mind to play, forget about for which team. He has stayed in shape and hopes to decide in August. But, he doesn’t have a deadline!

Bouwmeester to Flyers??

I read this article and found it quite intriguing.

Patrick O'Sullivan??

Now let me just preface this with the fact that this is just an idea, so let your comments ride on that…

O'Neil invited to training camp is reporting that former Hurricanes 1st round pick is coming out of retirement and will attend the Hurricanes training camp as an unsigned UFA in hopes of making the team.