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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’.
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?
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.
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.
With recent lopsided victories, the senators have caught the eye of everybody around the NHL…
Bure retired on Tuesday and has been chosen to be the general manager of Russia’s Olympic hockey team, the Associated Press reports.
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.
How does one continue to look at the glass half full when it contiues to leak out the bottom? That is the question I want to put in front of so called die hard fans.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a lot of difficulties since the start of the season, Jocelyn Thibault have the worst stats of the league and the Pens aren’t expected to make the playoffs if they don’t make a change now. Could Patrick Lalime be headed back to Pittsburgh?
I used to contribute to this site but due to work and time I have been unable to. I’ve been lurking and reading all the Leafs bashing back and forth all the time and felt that perhaps now would be the right time to make a post.
After the Sens thrashing of the leafs, was this the final hurdle the sens needed to get over to become a true contender?
Flyers center Keith Primeau is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators after missing the pre-game skate at the Corel Centre on Sunday morning.
Last night’s game may have been one game early in the season, AND the Senators have blown out the Leafs before in the regular season.
Having said that, It was EASY to see this one coming. There is legitimate cause for concern in Leaf Land. It is not just this game. Look at the last 4 games.