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Many players have been injured this week, goalies especially. Here’s a review of the injuries and what they may lead too.
TSN.ca is reporting that a Toronto lawyer is making another attempt to bring a National Hockey League team to Hamilton, city officials said.
Richard Rodier, who represents HHC Acquisition Corp., will appear before a committee of Hamilton’s city council Wednesday, with a proposal to take over the management of Copps Coliseum.
Well let me preface all of this by saying that I will reply to any posts that people make warranting a reply. I would have thought this could go unsaid, but it seems that every “new” writer (and even some old) on this page is under the impression that they should just write an article and never reply to people.
Hopefully without bias, here’s what I think the Leafs should consider, as possibilities to improve their club before the trade deadline.
The legend of the prospect once traded for the 8th time concussed Eric Lindros continues to surge. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the MVP of the 2003-2004 NHL Season: Peter Forsberg.
The Avalanche’s record with Forsberg in the lineup this year is 18-5-1-2 (18-7-1 in my book). That’s a 69% winning percentage when Forsberg has played thus far as opposed to 11-6-8-1 without him (or a 42% winning percentage).
Last nights game was a huge litmus test for both the leafs and the sens. Along with the fight for first place for the foreseeable future anyway, the leafs needed this win after a trouncing at the hands of Ottawa last time. (Granted too many players were out of the game to call it a fair match up) And Ottawa needed this game to continue to flex their muscles in the east.
It looks as if more and more teams are trying to get younger and younger. There are now only a handful of teams that can seriously go out shopping for great veteran players. These teams are Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, NYR, Philly and Toronto.
The mathematical halfway point of the NHL schedule has passed making this a good time to hand out some midseason awards.
HART TROPHY (most valuable player): Martin Brodeur, New Jersey. The Devils don’t score much, but they don’t have to with Brodeur in the crease. He leads the NHL in several goaltending categories and has played in all but two of New Jersey’s 39 games.
Here are the latest rumors that are circling around the league….
I had planned on making this a short article. For those of you that know me, you know that wasn’t very likely. But I will at least keep the opening short for once. Let’s begin, shall we?
Many people believe that what the senators need to win the cup is to get a little tougher and, from recent rumours about Bondra, add one more talented forward.
I’ll admit watching Ottawa play is a treat. They have so many players that can burn you and the defense looks solid. (Chara moves so well for a big guy.)
It’s vital for a National Hockey League team to have a couple of good stay-at-home defenseman in their lineup.
A stay-at-home defenseman is a d-man who has a defense first attitude, will rarely join an offensive rush, and does not pinch in the offensive zone. These are the guys you don’t see scoring too many points, but can hold together a defensive unit and get a team to the playoffs.
Well, the Avs-Oilers game just ended (need you ask who won?). What did we learn?
1.) Outshooting a team does you no good if your shots are all from the perimeter.
By the sounds of things the trade deadline this year may involve a lot of trades involving goaltenders. Goaltenders such as Martin Biron, Dominik Hasek, Curtis Joseph, Dwayne Roloson, Manny Fernandez, Mike Dunham, Jeff Hackett, Sean Burke, Nikolai Khabibuilin, Trevor Kidd and Olaf Kolzig have been rumored to be on the move.
Last night on Comcast Sportsnight it was said that the Flyers were in talks with two teams regarding goaltending.
The first team is the often mentioned Caps. The offer that Comcast said the Flyers put on the table was Therien and Hackett for Kolzig.
Sergie Gonchar, one of the most sought after defenseman, will be out for a month at least. He suffered a second-degree shoulder ligament tear.
Associated Press reports:
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis grabbed a fan by the neck and threw him to the ground after being taunted throughout the game during the team’s home loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
This may sound impossible, but there is actual speculation that the defending Stanley Cup champions may move in the near future.
Interesting article in today’s New York Times about the Ranger fans towards their team in the Sather era (error).
Or will the Flyers be forced to rely on their future goaltender in Robert Eshe? Or even worse the OVERRATED Jeff Hackett? Lets face it, the Flyers need a goalie as bad as the Eagles need a Wide Receiver.