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For the first time in a long time, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the Florida Panthers. After a furious finish to the season, where at one point the team won 10 of 11 games, there is some legitimate hope that this team will be a competitive one for years to come. Though the team missed the playoffs, the Cats should have plenty to be optimistic about heading into next season.
The Brad Richards deal and its possible repercussions throughout the league reveals the detrimental side of the salary cap system for all to see. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the New NHL.
Insert bill face side up to continue.
Today tsn sports reports that “Koivu uncertain if he’ll ever play again”
On the east coast, the Ottawa Senators after another disappointing playoff are contemplating change. The situation is the same out on the west coast. The Vancouver Canucks did one worse than the Sens missing the playoffs altogether despite a talented group. It was a rather poor showing by the Canucks who really faltered in the second half. Yes some of the blame is due to the injury to star blueliner Ed Jovanovski and Dan Cloutier being out forcing the Nucks to run with rookie Alex Auld in goal. But really it’s the big stars who really failed to deliver. It has been the same group that the team has ridden the last few years put together by then GM Brian Burke and his former assistant turned current GM Dave Nonis. Instead of progressing the team is regressing missing the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.
Brad Richards’ new contract with Tampa Bay may
prove to be disastorous for the hopes of keeping
star winger, Marian Gaborik in Minnesota.
The Wild used to compare Richards to Gaborik and
after Richards recieved a 5-year/39 million dollar deal, Gaborik wants around the same amount of money.
I don’t believe in destiny, it’s one of the things, like astrology, giving animals rights, and political correctness that I really don’t feel like believing in. But watching this Edmonton Oilers team is like watching a poorly written Disney Sports movie.
It has been well do*****ented that Patrick Elias will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The same can be said about the dynamic duo in Ottawa, Wade Redden and Zdeno Chara.
Could it be that Kevin Lowe has built a contender?
During the offseason, Lowe signed up Pronger to a healthy contract, and also signed the likes of Micheal Peca.
Edmonton fans got very excited, and why shouldn’t we?
Were down to the conference Finals, and we are left with four teams that no one would have predicted. Well maybe some crazy forecaster predicted Edmonton after the Pronger and Peca aquisitions, but Im sure they’d have to been drunk to call that.
Once the playoffs are said and done, we’ll all sit glued watching what should be a crazy race into next season.
Im gonna go ahead and speculate a bit where each team should sit going into next season.
Fans in Ottawa are getting pretty sick of guarantees from their team leaders. And here’s another from an owner that may not completely understand the ignorance he shows by guaranteeing.
Not only that, Alfie looks like a little school child trying to get Emery out of the net for game 4.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Marc Crawford will reportedly be introduced as the new coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. The Kings had scheduled a news conference and said on friday that they would be announcing a new coach as early as monday. A source told The Canadian Press that the Kings are expected to hire former Vancouver and Colorado coach Marc Crawford as the replacement for John Torchetti.
As the playoffs wind down with only 4 teams left, the other 26 teams are already busy trying to decide what changes need to be done this off season. I am wondering which one of the 6 Canadian Teams will make the most significant changes. Each team is in a very different situation heading into the summer.
I am not here to tell you what the leafs are going to do this summer because pretty much no one out there can predict what such an unpredictable organization is going to do over a summer coming off a disappointing year. I am going to tell you in this article some of the more likely possibilities that actually make sense unlike the ones other people like to ramble on about but have no chance of happening in a life time.