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Every team, whether in the playoff race or not, has a player that will more than likely be traded. The bad teams try to unload their UFA’s for picks and their veterans for prospects. While the good teams trade away the under performers to make room for rental players.
Is Joe Nieuwendyk a hall of famer? Rick Rypien and Ian Lapperire, they have balls. Why I don’t think Alex Ovechkin should be suspended, and more
This is a list of not every player who will be a free agent next year, but every player who might not return to there old teams.
The West used to be known as the speed and high scoring conference, the birth place of Gretzky and Kurri, Bure, Yzerman, Selanne, Fleury, Denis Savard, even the Maple Leafs teams of the 80′s had the GREAT Rick Vaive, who had 3 consecutive 50 goal seasons.
On TSN tonight, there was an interesting second intermission during the Rangers vs Carolina game. Who are your ”bargains” and your ”busts” for the first quarter of this season?
Thats right ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. On Nov. 15th, we will have the opportunity to vote for or favourite players to represent the Eastern and Western conferences at the All-Star game in Dallas on January 24th.
The NHL world is tasting the brewing speculation of trades bound to happen soon; and, the taste is so good that it is….
(takes on the Flyers, Coyotes, Rangers, Panthers, and Flames)
Greetings hockey fans. It has been a while, but hockey season is back on track and so far so good. The topic today is about the performance of the teams that have reached 10 games into the season, nearly equalling 1/8 completition of the 82-game schedule.
Toronto, Florida, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Phoenix are today’s teams.
The NHL season is less than two weeks old and there have been plenty of surprises. From the Hurricane’s struggles to the Panther’s and Thrasher’s early success the first 10 days of the season have certainly been interesting. I know its still really early, but there have already been some breakout performances and some player who have really struggled. As I said before, don’t panic yet, but this article will hopefully sell you either make a deal or two or pick up a hot young player while he’s still available.
Lots of people e-mailed me in the last few weeks asking if the Ultimate Pool Preview would be back again this year… Well indeed, and here it is!
Here is a preview of the teams in the Northwest Division in no particular order.
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Vancouver Canucks restricted free agent forward Ryan Kesler to an offer sheet. The deal is worth $1.9 million for one season.
The Vancouver Canucks have seven days to match this offer, but if they choose to walk away for financial reasons, they will receive a second round draft pick.
Here’s a list of all the players who will be restricted free agents next July 1st if qualified. They all, according to www.hockeyanalysis.com have one year remaining on their contract and are under age 28 without 7 accrued seasons on June 30th, 2007. That means they are born on July 1st, 1979 or later.
In one of my keeper leagues, I have the pleasure of owning Jason Allison, of no fixed address. Those poolies that also own him know one thing: it’s a waste of time trying to trade him. The same goes for owners of Anson Carter, Mike Leclerc, Oleg Kvasha, J.P. Dumont, Valeri Bure, Radek Dvorak, Peter Bondra, Yanic Perreault, and Brian Leetch. These guys were not the dregs of the unrestricted free agent lot (heck, Dumont wasn’t even a free agent three weeks ago!), but they are the best of what’s left.
This current offseason has certainly changed the look of many teams. These new looks could be viewed both for the good or bad of the team in many’s eyes. However, this season is full of tighter divisional races as well as conference and league wide competetion.
Just a few years ago the Colorado Avalanche looked as if they would always be on top of the league. Today, it wouldn’t be very far-fetched to predict the Avs to be in bottom 8 in the West at the end of next years season. On the other hand, the Anahiem Ducks are by most considered cup contenders for next season, possibly battling teams like Nashville, Pheonix, or even Minnesota in the opening round of the playoffs.
I was watching OTR with Bob Probert today and it got me in the mood to see more of my favorite fighter of all time when i came across a video on youtube.com that i had never seen before of Yzerman fighting one of Buffalo’s enforcers.
By Darryl Dobbs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are making decisions that they normally wouldn’t in the past. Being forced to spend under $44 million dollars when the team is accustomed to no limits at all is forcing the team to change philosophy.