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The Montreal Canadiens are pretty much where everybody thought they would be after 40 games, however, the path they followed to get there took a lot of fans by surprise.
29-09-03 – Ottawa Senators
27-13-02 – Buffalo Sabres
24-15-03 – Toronto Maple Leafs
19-15-06 – Montreal Canadiens
16-20-06 – Boston Bruins
Currently ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference, 1 point away from the 8th spot, with 3 games in hands on Tampa Bay (8th) and New Jersey (9th).
Team: New York Islanders
Place in Conference: 12th
TEAM: Dallas Stars
Place in Conference: 3rd
According to Sportsnet News, Mark Recchi is apparantly being shopped by the struggling Pens. Rumor is that he is being pursued by his former team the Philadelphia Flyers…
According to Bertrand Raymond, a very well known journalist covering the Canadiens in Montreal, Bob Gainey is in Colorado this week along with Julien Brisebois, the team’s legal advisor.
TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
1st in Atlantic – 7 points ahead of NYR
1st in East – 1 point ahead of OTT
1st in NHL – 1 point ahead of OTT/DET
Stars Acquire Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick in a move that sees the Stars send John Erskine and a 2nd round pick to the Islanders.
As reported here last week Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Dave Andreychuk has now officially been put on waivers.
Newsday is reporting that within 24 hours Mike Milbury will pull the trigger…
TEAM: Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Place in Conference: 10th in the conference (43 points) 6 points out of the playoffs.
Injured Players: Rob Niedermayer (concussion out indefinitely)
Sandis Ozolinsh (NHL-NHLPA substance abuse/behavioral health program Out indefinitely)
In the new NHL, bargain players can make or break a team. Who is the best bargain player today?
Here is a list of who, in my opinion is each team’s bargain player up to the mid-way point of the NHL season…
The New York Rangers have accquired Petr Sykora and a fourth-round pick from the Mighty Ducks in exchange for Maxim Kondratiev. That explains why he was a healthy scratch in his last game.
There is so much talk regarding the likes of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, and who will be the winner of this years Calder Trophy.
There are so many people who like to bash Sidney Crosby (for some reason), and put Ovechkin on some sort of pedastel.