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Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier admitted today that he’s disappointed with defenseman Brian Campbell’s decision to suspend negotiations on a new contract with the team.
“He wants to leave it till after the season and work on it at that point,” Regier said following practice in HSBC Arena.
Currently in the NHL, a team gets awarded two points for winning a game in regulation, overtime, or a shootout. Any team that loses in the shootout or in overtime is awarded one point, and a loss in regulation is worth nothing. However, in the NHL “without ties” era, something needs to be changed because too many points are being awarded night in and night out.
The Atlanta Journal is reporting that the Thrashers will be “prepared if trade for Hossa Materializes.” It is well known that Hossa will be a hot commodity at this years trade deadline if the Thrashers are out of playoff contention and they are able to come to an agreement on a future contract.
Sources in Detroit say that Wings’ General Manager Ken Holland has had more than one discussion with the Los Angeles Kings to inquire about the potential in trading veteran Blue Liner Rob Blake to the Motor City.
Almost two years ago I wrote the following article.
It is disturbing to me today that I was right all along. By no means am i trying to boast being a hockey expert. On the contrary, I am simply stunned that if the common fan was able to see this demise back in early 2006, how come a bunch of wealthy, smart business men could not?
This is my first post so please, do not be too hard on me.
In order to upgrade the talent level on that team and to insure the post Koivu-Kovalev (cause they will be UFA’s after next year) era, the Habs need to get Richards on their lineup.
TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are thinking about hiring former Columbus Blue Jackets GM Doug MacLean as their new full-time GM.
With Marc Andre Fleury about a month away from returning, and Dany Sabourin on a one-way contract and Ty Conklin on a two-way contract, what do you think the Pens will/should do once Fleury comes back? And who will be the number one goalie?
For those that don’t know, Ty Conklin is currently playing as easily the best goalie in the League, going 10-0-1 in his 11 games, with a disgusting League-leading 0.949 SV% and an exceptional (especially for the East and offensive-minded, defensively-inept Penguins) League-leading 1.72GAA.
There are 12 Players on pace for 100+ points.
9 on pace for 50+ goals this season.
TSN.ca is reporting that the Maple Leafs have asked former Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher if he is interested in taking over as interim GM of the team.
Let’s make a deal: General manager Dale Tallon a few days ago was believed to be close to making a trade for a veteran defenseman to play the point on the power play.
Rampant speculation continues to swirl around the Toronto Maple Leafs and the dysfunctional Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Board of Governors.
In the next six weeks, as the NHL trade deadline nears, the Buffalo Sabres’ hierarchy is certain to hold a meeting in one of the cozy upstairs HSBC Arena offices concerning their plans for the future. The questions before them are simple, unlikely to short-circuit the melons of the franchise’s deep thinkers.