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Wanna know the latest rumors on some teams? Well i have some on Calgary, Tampa, New York, Colorado, Blue Jackets and Florida.
The Flyers have been off to a great start this season, arguably the best team in the NHL right now. However, like every team in the NHL the flyers are going to try and improve themselves as the season goes on. Below I am going to look at a few players who might find themselves playing in a new city sometime this season…
If the Maple Leafs are as keen on defenceman Jiri Slegr as they’ve indicated, they’d better act fast.
Slegr’s agent, J.P. Barry, said yesterday he has been given a deadline by a Russian Hockey League team which also wants the unrestricted free agent to sign in the next few days for about $1 million US.
At 6″2 200lbs and drafted 204th overall in the 1996 draft. Kaberle has now been recognized as one of the biggests threats from the blue-line in the entire league…
Aside from the non-news that is the Kyle McLaren debacle, there isn’t much on the trade rumor front. Still, there are lots of things going on in the world of NHL hockey that are deserving of discussion. I will give my own take on each issue, focusing on the lighter side of things.
Well last season was nice, The isles break the long playoff draught, start to sell out games again. The old barn haden’t been so loud in years and years. This year these virtually same Isles are skating to vastly diffrent results in the standings and the cheers of a year ago have become a cascade of boo’s raining down from the disgruntled fans.
According to Tuesday’s Newsday, 14 NHL teams were scouting the Islanders-Flames game Monday evening to scout the Isles. 2 of the more prominent ones were Florida GM Rick Dudley who is quietly shopping Valeri Bure and members of the San Jose Sharks staff who have an unsigned 22-year-old dynamo defenseman in Brad Stuart and the rights to 26-year-old winger Alexander Korolyuk.
Many Bruins fans noticed that Don Sweeney was a healthy scratch in a few games recently. The seasoned Boston blue liner made the following comment in the Boston Globe on November 1st:
The one great thing about the NHL is that they still give the Goalies the advantage of their selection or choice/wish of their very own mask. Unlike baseball catchers or soccer goalies with thier different color clothing our NHL Goalies still have that wonder advantage of their free choice.
I have to say that I do like Turco’s mask and I do like Roy’s as well. I also rather like Hackett’s too. Patrick Lalime has a rather interesting one as well.
Here is a site that has a lot of goalies with their current and past masks. It isn’t up to date as far as having this years Rookies listed. Turco isn’t listed here but again, I do like his mask quite a bit.
Being a under-average sized player myself, I’ve always looked up (err, sorta) to the other small players that have made an impact in a so-called big mans game, hopefully in the future there wont be such a prejudice against under-sized players, and an emphasis on lumberjacks like Zdeno Chara who have no real skill other than their massive size.
(Nov. 3rd) With Mike Ribeiro set to return from injury next week, La Presse reports winger Donald Audette may be on his way out of Montreal in order to make room, while goalie Jeff Hackett and forward Bill Lindsay may also be dealt shortly. More on that & other rumors.
Peca so early? Yay….but not so yay to the 6-1 loss to a Blues team that misses Pronger, Tkachuck, and are playing with Brathwaite.
Lindros just ain’t doing the offensive job, but defensively he is. Not helping the Rangers, and after the seriously unlucky loss to the Bruins, who have a fan club at the Fleet Center of about 9,000 people.
Refs still don’t get it do they? Maybe the old timers should retire and let new refs come in. Obstruction is seen….(more)
Toronto rivaling the entire NHL
NHL: Watch Out For 2004
On the radar screen: the San Jose Sharks, Dave Babych, fleecing Brian Burke, Michael Peca, Dave Andreychuck, the Ottawa Senators and a lot more.