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I have a few questions that pertain to the potential lockout and how it will affect certain things. I am sure that I am not the only one with these questions.
Sweden announced there team today. Full of talent, full of captains and a full lot to prove.
When I think of Sweden I think of 2002 Olympics against Belarus. All these great players were stunned by a team of nobodys.
Coming into the Conference finals, teams were winning at a nearly absurd rate at home. Over 75% winners, while skating on home ice. My how things change quickly.
Well, the ball is rolling. Apparently there has been an abundance of inspiration caused by the best and worst article by hitznsticks. One of my favorite aspects of the hockey uniform is the logo. The colors are very important but to me the logo is the most interesting.
Looking at this coming years Team Canada team, this might be the hardest team to pick in the history of hockey. There is at least 45 or so good Canadian hockey players that anyone could make an argument for to make this years team. This is a list of some of the players that will be considered for this year’s team.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have offered a new promotion- anyone who buys season tickets for 2004-2005 will be allowed unlimited consumption of beer, at all home games. As a matter of fact, they unveiled this promotion at Saturday’s game 2 loss to Philly, further offering anyone who was willing to drop a $100 deposit (for the upcoming season) free beer for the day (25 took them up on the offer, and I guess it started to pay off that day, during a 6-2 defeat)…..
I would put this under “Commentary” if possible, but there is no such topic, so Fans Rant will have to do.
Why is it when a team like Detroit or Colorado or New Jersey goes down in flames its such a “surprise?” Do fans NOT know what’s going on that it is called a surprise? Let me explain:
With the defeat at the hands of the #6 seed Flames, everyone in the hockey world is discussing the possibility of the Red Wings going into a rebuilding mode. Some players have played their last games in the Red and White, but I don’t see a major restructuring of this team happening. Next year’s lineup should look something like this.
In an effort to separate the Teams in the Conference finals from the teams that just missed it’s time for a new article.
Joy to the world, Detroit is done! So is Colorado! only if Philadelphia would follow this would be a perfect scenario…why? Well, I’m a Devils fan and don’t like Philly, but more importantly…a SMALL MARKET BATTLE IS GOOD!!!
Well, who could have guessed the final four would be Tampa, Philly, Sharks, and Calgary when the playoff’s first started?
Not many as only 2 men made it to the second round by picking all 8 of 8 in the first round. But this time, in the second round Matteo who didn’t have the right picks in the first round, made the right picks in the second round.
Let’s go the the final 4, what are your 2 picks?
The Flyers won a strange game in the ACC center on Tuesday event on wicked shot from Roenick over Belfour’s shoulder on a 2 on 1 in OT. That goal ended the Leafs hopes for taking the series to 7 games.
Brian Burke’s contract will expire this summer and the Canucks are not going to ask the president and gm of the team back.
Ottawa Senators’ fans have finally completed the steps to recovery after another playoff loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They have been through all 4 stages: anger, denial, depression and now, finally, acceptance. It is now time to look back at all the negatives and positives during this past season. Who had a breakout year? Who was a disappointment? Who will not be back? And the regular season report cards for the Ottawa Senators’ players.
Okay, here is the skinney, directly from the coach’s mouth:
“Esche has flu like symptoms. Three or four of our guys had the same thing. He feels much better today, and pending practice, should be ready to go tomorrow.”
After watching an excting round one series commence, I thought of an idea that would make the Stanley cup playoffs not only a contest of the best team, but also the best conference.
So, the whining about penalties (among other things) has begun. Let’s take a closer look…
Since no one has done this already, I decided I would finally break out and actually submit an article for once. This may end up a tad long, but I hope it’s worth a read.
This was a season that started out with many so-called “experts” predicting Montreal would finish out of the playoffs. A strong 5-2-0-0 start tailed off quickly and it began to appear as though these experts may have been right. However, a strong second half of the season had Montreal finishing 11 games above .500 and the number 7 seed in a very strong Eastern Conference was their’s.
After seeing the list of the TOP 50 players ( Current) it was tough to even fathom listing these players. First off, Yzerman today is maybe top 40, but Yzerman 10 – 15 years ago finished 3rd in scoring behind Wayne and Mario consistently. What that list need was a little more structure, which this list has.
“Great” might seem like a strong word for most people but as a diehard habfan, living through the dark years of the mid ’90’s: The Roy trade, “horrible Houle” giveaway trades and injuries to every last player on the club roster forcing them to dress guys like Juha Lind, Johan Witehall and Craig Darby. (That was our second line), I could say that our standards have gone somewhat lower. But the word “great” is a good word to define the season that the players and the organization have given to us loyal fans.