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Ever witness a hockey interview that makes you want to reach in and choke the athlete? If interviews are going to be fake and somewhat scripted, then they should be done just like in wrestling.
I just read that Zherdev may play in Russia next year (on TSN’s site) and I started thinking about his real intentions. Is this about money or the market? He is russian and some people say they are only after the money, but he does have some great talent. He is still going to play hockey so it’s not like he is just holding out and practicing. So, I think that maybe he is not happy in the Columbus market and might be seeking out somehow. By holding out with a contract dispute rather than asking for a trade (which would seem REALLY selfish from a extremely young player who isn’t the likes of Crosby or Alex the Great).
For those of you who don’t already know, a keeper league is a pool where you keep a certain number of your players (sometimes a whole team) over consecutive seasons. The challenge here is very similar to the problem real NHL GMs face: having a great team this year as well as a great team down the road. I will let everyone know up front, I do not claim to be an amazing keeper league manager, but I put together this list and might update it a couple times during the year. Please don’t flame me too much, these lists are pretty tough (especially keeper lists).
I’m sick of all these unrealistic posts of who they think will do amazing this year and take the cup and so on. I’m gonna go through each team briefly and talk about their playoff chances and players on their team that can blossom this year…
Steve Yzerman, who led the Detroit Red Wings to three Stanley Cups, will have his No. 19 jersey retired Jan. 2. His jersey will be hoisted in Joe Louis Arena to hang among Gordie Howe’s No. 9, Terry Sawchuk’s No. 1, Ted Lindsay’s No. 7, Alex Delvecchio’s No. 10 and Sid Abel’s No. 12. The Red Wings will honor The Captain before playing Anaheim.
All these people are writing articles about how awesome the Penguins will be this year. With Crosby on the first line and Malkin on the second, they have to be in the playoffs. Really? Have you looked at the rest of the team?
With Mats Sundin turning 36 and the last year of his contract approaching fast it raises the question, who will done the legendary “C” of the Toronto Maple Leafs after
Mats is gone.
Since the rumours and player movement have been slow lately i’ve been looking in different sites and blogs to see if anybody else had something more that could be interesting to discuss when i came across a rumour posted on hockey-leaks.blogspot.com involving My Wings, the Fyers and Montreal. The rumour ( probably started on some message board but is said to be from someone with a “bond” with a member of the Habs organization ) went like this:
Brad Isbister has signed a 2-way, $600k contract with the carolina huricanes.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Sabres re-signed Kalinin to a two-year contract worth $4 million. Kalinin will earn $1.75 million this year and $2.25 million next year.