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Here’s an excerpt from Newsday today covering last nights Islanders/Bruins game:
“Niinimaa, who has another year on his contract at $2.5 million, is being showcased. The press box was filled with scouts again last night, with representatives of Minnesota and Detroit. The Edmonton Oilers are also believed to be interested.”
Following the Forsberg signing in Philly and the Foote signing in Columbus, many predictions for the Avs were down for the year even as far as saying they wouldnt make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been branded an old, aging, over-the-hill team for years. They have also been a team that has been stereotyped as one that drafts poorly and one that never keeps it’s own. But that is certainly not the case this season. In an excellent development, their most recent game against the Washington Capitals boasted a lineup with 10 players drafted by the Leafs. Granted one of them was veteran Tie Domi but the rest certainly give much hope for this Leaf franchise in a state of transition. In the lineup, and drafted by the Leafs were:
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed injured defenseman Rostislav Klesla on injured reserve.
There is only one word to describe this man… UNBELIEVABLE. I don’t know how many people have been watching the Canadiens play, but he clearly is the X-FACTOR for the Habs. He blocks shots, hits, kills penalties, and scores last second goals…
It’s time to talk about the good side of this “new NHL” and I would say that even though there are negatives, there is just as much, if not more, positives.
Rogers Sportsnet has reported that Leafs Centre/Winger Jason Allison has been openly complaining about his lack of ice time. This has lead to him starting as a winger as of last game against the Capitals.
So we’re a month into the season, the Habs are in first place, a point in front of Ottawa. Show me anyone who would have picked that when camps broke, and I’ll bet his name is Tommy Flanagan. But even with the success that the team has seen thus far, not all seems content amongst certain Habs fans. There’s some concern about the state of the netminding down at the Phone Booth. I think it has more to do with an off-season rumour mixed with the potential of what could happen next summer as much as anything else.
I was watching the Bruins-Leafs game last night and I really gotta say, the rules are really starting to piss me off.
Nashville, Tenn. (November 8, 2005) – Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that Predators forward Scott Walker will undergo surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday and he is expected to be out of the lineup for eight to 10 weeks.
Detroit is off the an incredible start, but are they as good as their record indicates? Maybe, maybe not!
According to Newsday, Coach Stirling Kicked veteran defenseman Janne Niinimaa off the ice during practice. This could reinforce the rumors concerning the defenseman. Read the article here… http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles1108,0,2389508.story?coll=ny-sports-headlines