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Hockey Pools & The Rules

I wish to discuss the decisions that go into making your hockey pool team a successful one. If these decisions are not made correctly, they can lead you to a lot of unnecessary stress over the NHL season and you may; God forbid, not enjoy the game anymore. That’s why it’s imperative you follow these rules when making your choices (remembering that this article is partially for humor!)

Bruins to trade D-Hal Gill

Hal Gill is on the trading block in Boston as the cap challenged Bruins try to free up some coin to sign Nick Boynton.

http://blogworld.hockeybuzz.com/?ac=eblog&blog=16

The lowly Predators… Not to be underrated

The Nashville Predators are starting the season as the veritable underdogs, however I don’t believe we should be so quick to count them out, the Predators are entering the 2005-2006 season with a definite plan of attack.

BONDRA GOES TO ATLANTA. Where is Kovalchuk?

Well the news came in about Bondra and other reports say Atlanta isn’t even close with Kovalchuk soon. Bondra is a great add for Atlanta who is now still turning into a contender this year. The main question is…. Where is Kovalchuk? Trade? or will he hit wavier’s after October 5th? Only about 6 million left on the budget in Atlanta.

Who get’s him and how?

New York Ranger Rumors continue.

Sens losing money?

Up here in Canada I think the game will be fine although the article I read that said the Sens will lose 10 million this year before the puck is even dropped and that they were at the maximum that they can spend kind of concerns me. I don’t know if its a new way to try to sell more tickets since they would not be able to sign Chara and Redden or have to deal players earlier then expected.

Arnason to Vancouver?

According to Hockeyleaks.com and Canucksource.com there are several sources that are reporting the possible trade of Tyler Aranason from Chicago to Vancouver for Matt Cooke and a high draft pick.

Rock Bottom

This season of hockey is going to be a crapshoot. We all knew that well in advance. However, we do know which teams are going to be around the top and which teams will be plugging away at the bottom. These, according to popular opinion, are the bottom five teams who will be fighting for the first overall pick.

Man of his word?!?

According to thefourthperiod.com … Pavel Datsyuk is now offically in Russia. The article states that the main reason he is staying is because he must “..fulfill my duties in front (of) Avangard. By that I mean my one-year contract.”

IIHF allowing oversized equipment in Turin Games

During a meeting in Portugal between the National Hockey League, NHL Players’ Association and International Ice Hockey Federation, it became clear the international hockey stage is not ready for all of the changes adopted by the NHL.

NHL deputy commissioner, Bill Daly tells Sportsnet the IIHF will stick to its goalie equipment sizing standards, meaning the majority of goalies who will be playing in the Olympics will be faced with having to make decision whether to change their equipment and “upsize” just for the Games in Turin 2006.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/hearsay.jsp

The Pittsburgh Penguins – A Wake Up Call Into a New NHL

Penguins – A New Reality

Imagine a team full of AHL players all struggling for a spot on the roster. This scenario plays out during the off season every year. However, for the penguins, this was the 2003-2004 season. While they did not make the play offs with this rookie team, and rookie coach they did do something – they were able to compete on an NHL level. Now let’s fast forward a bit to now, past the lockout, and past all the arguments. Let’s look at the new 2005-2006 NHL. The penguins have acquired leadership, talent, and a will to win. Not to mention hockey’s newborn superstar, Sydney Crosby.

Guidelines to Banning

After reading the article concerning the banning of IP addresses for anyone that makes “immature, unnecessary, and stupid” comments, I felt the matter was still unresolved. I have been a regular member of this site for several years and have seen my fair share of moronic posters. However, this newly instituted no-tolerance system raises several questions.

Keith Tkachuk Suspended By St. Louis Blues!!!!

According to TSN, Keith Tkachuk has been suspended by the St. Louis Blues for failing his physical. According to TSN article at http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=136560, he showed up at training camp over-weight, but is expected to rejoin the team shortly.

Bruins re-sign netminder Raycroft

The Bruins on Friday re-signed Andrew Raycroft to a one-year contract, ending speculation the team would begin the 2005-06 season without the reigning Calder Trophy winner.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Raycroft made $550,000 during his rookie season in 2003-04.