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Tiger burning over new rules

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.

Have the people who report sports become more then the sport?

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.

Tough Guy to Dallas

Nathan Perrott has been traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Dallas Stars.

Thinking outside of the box!

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.

B's and Hawks trade

The Chicago Blackhawks continued their search for offense Sunday, acquiring center Andy Hilbert from the Boston Bruins for a 2006 fifth-round pick.

Who's going to pull the trigger first?

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?

Demers says he can't write and read

source : nhl.com

Jacques Demers, a coach and later a general manager in the National Hockey League for 15 years, admits he is illiterate.

That and other revelations about the life of one of the NHL’s more colourful coaches is revealed in a biography in French released Wednesday called ‘Jacques Demers En Toutes Lettres’, which roughly translates as ‘Jacques Demers From A To Z’.

Goaltending Concerns in Montreal

The new NHL rules have reaped nothing but benefits for the small yet speedy Montreal Canadiens, who are taking advantage of a lack of clutching and grabbing to put their offense to work. One Canadien who has had some trouble making the adjustment to the post-lockout NHL, however, is star goaltender José Theodore, whose goals-against average (3.06) and save percentage (.883) are a far cry from the numbers he put up as Vézina and Hart Trophy winner in 2002. Can rookie backup Yann Danis fill the holes in Theodore’s consistency, or should the Canadiens look for help from another team?

Sundin Back?

Sources: NHL.com, TML home page

The Toronto Maple Leafs should get an infusion of talent tomorrow night (against Tampa) as Captain Mats Sundin is set to return from his frightning eye injury. Sundin has missed all but 7 minutes of this young season. Any fan will tell you that missing their captain (and arguably most talented player) is a really bad dream. Well, Leafs fans, this dream appears to be nearing its end, and none too soon. The Leafs held up pretty well without Sundin, going 6-5-1 without him (the first OT loss to Ottawa doesn’t count…He played). According to NHL.com, Sundin skated in between Jeff O’Neil and Alexei Ponikarovsky in practise today and will likely wear a visor.

TexCan's Weekly Rink Roundup – NEW!!!

Here’s my 3 most overrated things:

1. Angelina Jolie’s appeal? Am I the only one that thinks she’s a NASCAR collectible plate away from being the “creepy” girl working at the Dairy Queen.

2. Cheese Stuffed Pizza. Is this what we have become? Have our scientists given up on the flying car and the third breast? Are we now just working ways to stuff more cheese into our gullets? My last pizza came with an angioplasty and a defibrillator.

3. Hockey Expert Opinions.

Are the Sens For Real?

With recent lopsided victories, the senators have caught the eye of everybody around the NHL…

Pavel Bure retires + named Russia's GM

Bure retired on Tuesday and has been chosen to be the general manager of Russia’s Olympic hockey team, the Associated Press reports.

Ryan Miller out 6-8 Weeks

The Buffalo Sabres were dealt another tough blow by the injury bug. With Taylor Pyatt out with a concussion and Toni Lydman out with a groin problem, the last thing they needed was a goaltending injury. Starting goaltender Ryan Miller broke his thumb during the gameday skate before Wednesday night’s game against Ottawa. The broken thumb is on his left hand (his blocker and stick hand) so it might be less severe than an injury to his glove hand. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.