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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
Dave “Tiger” Williams tore a strip out of the NHL when asked what he thought of the new rules.
Sportsnet.ca — It’s fitting a player who made a career out of fighting pulled no punches when asked what he thought of the new NHL rules. “I think they stink. I totally disagree with them, 100 per cent,” said Dave Tiger Williams Sunday in Toronto.
Williams, a former Toronto Maple Leaf and Vancouver Canuck, amassed 3966 in his NHL career to go along with 513 points in 962 career games. In town for the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions, Williams had no problem laying blame for why the quality of hockey has degraded so sharply.
I dont know about anybody else but whenever I watch The Score, TSN, or Sportsnet or for the Americans im sure its the same with ESPN and FoxSportsnet do you not find that the “personalities” who cover not only hockey but every sport in general are trying to become bigger then the game itself.
Nathan Perrott has been traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Dallas Stars.
Pat Quinn I am calling you out, sir. JFJ, don’t sit there trying to look pretty either. I personally am making a wish on a shooting star that this damn article ends up on both your bulletin boards. It’s about time you two started listening as opposed to just hearing.
The Chicago Blackhawks continued their search for offense Sunday, acquiring center Andy Hilbert from the Boston Bruins for a 2006 fifth-round pick.
Now that we are a month through the “new” NHL and teams are getting a better look of the new system, I’m curious which GM is going to have the balls to make the first trade? With many teams overachieving, and many more underachieving how long do they hold off?