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If the playoffs started today with today’s standings, what do you think the outcome would be?
Ottawa vs Philly
NJ vs NYR
Carolina vs Boston
Pitty vs Habs
Detroit vs Colorado
SJ vs Ducks
Flames vs Wild
Vancouver vs Stars
Even before his 1rst NHL game this season started Steve Downie was suspended 25 games for his torpedo like hit on Dean McAmmond, But he continues to show a lack of respect towards players in the NHL…
Now we all know how good of a franchise the Detroit Red Wings have been over the past decade or more, always putting a competitive team on the ice and we all know how good of a team they are this year, simply tearing up the western conference.
- According to the Ottawa Sun, the Sens have been shopping G Ray Emery around the league. Emery hasn’t played well after off-season wrist surgery and didn’t do himself any favors by showing up late for practice the day after a reported stick-breaking tantrum.
I just came across an article stating that the flyers Darren Hatcher actually BITE, another players finger through the glove, that required stiches. Um, is enough enough already flyers? I personally think the league now has to give a WHOOPING fine to Hatcher, the coaches, an the organization. I mean a serious one. This team has been just acting like 16 an 17 year old goons on the ice. An it’s obvious that the organization/coaches aren’t correcting behavior problems. BITING I mean BITTING…. when I was two years old my mother taught me not to bite…
I was watching The Spin with Steve Kouleas, Steve Ludzik and Al Strachan on The Score tonight. Well, I don’t usually pay attention to these guys but something quite interesting caught my eye. According to at least Strachan anyways, Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich is interested in buying MLSE. And he isn’t just any old Russian Billionaire, Abramovich is the same person who tried buying the Vancouver Canucks a few years ago but failed.
A little history on Abramovich. According to a Russian finance magazine, as of January 2007, Abramovich’s worth is apparently over 21 Billion dollars. Abramovich also bought Chelsea FC of the English Soccer Premiership and immediately poured funds into the team in order to produce a winner. Money is no option for Abramovich as he reportedly offered AC Milan over 89 million dollars for one single player (Andrei Shevchenko). Abramovich is also an owner of the CSKA Moscow soccer club.
These are exciting times for European hockey. With all of the talk of expansion in the NHL to Europe, and of a new Russian proffesional hockey league, it seems that Europe hockey is just about ready to strike gold. But this could also mean tough times for the NHL and its players.
It is extremely revolting to witness John Ferguson Jr.’s intentional mismanagement of the Leafs long-term salary cap structure by signing and trading for aging and unproductive mediocre players, and mortgaging the Maple Leafs future by trading away many high draft picks and top prospects in a feeble attempt to make the playoffs this year and secure a coveted contract extension from MLSE for himself. Also, Ferguson is such a disgraceful, self-serving and incompetent GM who never acknowledges or corrects any of his mistakes!
With the recent injury to Toskola , and both raycroft and clemmenson playing worse then trevvor kidd did in 03/04. Why not give Pogge a chance, the kid has been playing well for the marlies this year with a 12-2-4 record and a .909 save percentage why not give him a chance to show us what he gots. What do you guys think?
Once again the Pens faced the Leafs, and once again the Pens rolled the Leafs. Evgeni Malkin scored his first hat trick, joining Jordan Staal as Pens players to score their first career hat trick versus the Leafs. [Here’s to Sykora, holding the longest hattrickless drought getting one next game.]
But the REAL story of this game was the awesome fight between Darcy Tucker and Jarkko Ruutu.
I have started to become an Eklund fan. Although he blows more hot air than my heater, he is entertaining. I have started reading his blog on a regular basis. However, every once in a while, Eklund really PISSES ME OFF. In his latest article, he is exploiting the possibility that Ovechkin might sign in Montreal, seeing that his contract negotiations (he received one offer, I’d hardly call that negotiations) are falling through with Washington.
If anyone has been watching the Canadiens play lately you have to admit that they are looking good. Last season Kovalev was invisible on most nights, This season it looks as if he grabbed the team by the throat.
If anyone watched the game against the Rangers you know what I’m talking about…
It’s been a while since you’ll have heard from me but I gotta get involved a little here.
Ranger fans I’m back to speak for the people. And Jagr is on my list of problems.
JAGR IT”S TIME TO MAN UP OR SHIP OUT!