Bryan Berard's First NHL Game Since Eye-Injury, Will Blackburn Make the Team?

Take a look at how Bryan performed in his first game back, and is the media acting immature about Berard not coming back with the Leafs? Will Sather decide to play Blackburn as back-up? How will Coach Ron Low set the line-ups for the regular season?

Final Roster Taking Shape

The Edmonton Oilers have two more games to play before the new season begins, and yesterday they made another wave of roster cuts. The Oilers go into Cowtown tomorrow with only 29 players left on the preseason team.

Osgood Expects No Interest

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports that Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood, who was left unprotected in the upcoming waiver draft, doubts he’ll be selected by another club. Osgood points to his high salary as the reason why he may still be a Red Wing after the waiver draft.

Caps sign Halpern

The Washington Capitals today signed center Jeff Halpern, a restricted free agent, to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal also includes a club option for a third year.

Aubin to Canucks

I read on the ESPN.com Canucks messageboard the the deal is almost complete and will be anounced in the next few days. The Canucks would trade a 2nd or 3rd round pick and future considerations to the Penguins for J.S. Aubin.

Osgood Unprotected

Espn reports: DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have left goaltender Chris Osgood unprotected for the NHL’s waiver draft after the team was unable to trade him.

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MP's HTR Fantasy Hockey Pool Guide

I like the previous Top 50 Fantasy Player, this is more like a guide with deeper advices. I will list the players of each field, and I will tell you who could be the surprising players:

European Invasion

In the constant battle to gain an upper edge on their opposition, NHl teams have drstically expanded their scouting into previously untapped areas. More and more europeans are being drafted than ever before, and a significant number of those “prospects” are well into their 20’s.

Puck Sight (Sept 25)

8 Days. 8 more days and the new season will be underway. Camps rosters are being trimmed down this week, the waiver draft goes on Friday, each team has three or four more fun games, and then… it’s “Game On!”

Clarifying the Waiver Draft

The following are the rules of the NHL waiver draft which may shed some light on the plight of a few teams, especially when it comes to goaltending.

Best of the Best-Part 1

This is a series of posts, one each day for the next 5 days, discussing the top ten players at each position (C,RW,LW,D, and G). Granted this is only an opinion column, but I have spoken with many different people and came up with the rankings for each position. Feel free to give any feedback.

Osgone?

Osgood Out of Detroit

In just over 24 hours, if they haven’t already, the Detroit Red Wings will say good-bye to netminder Chris Osgood. At 2:00 ET (correct me if I’m wrong) all teams in the NHL will have to submit their list of proteted players. There is a max of two goalies, and the Wings will keep Hasek and Legace. You can bet that GM Ken Holland is trying his darndest to trade Ozzie before the deadline. If he doesn’t, it is almost a certainty that Ozzie will be picked up in the draft on Friday. But where will Ozzie go? There are still some teams that need a good starting goalie, but don’t necessarily have the right people to trade for him. Regardless, the bottom line is this. Holland NEEDS to trade Osgood, or Detroit will have lost one of their greatest goalies for nothing in return.

written by: Wing_Chick

Osgood a Castaway?

The most likely destination for displaced starting goaltender Chris Osgood looks to be the New York Islanders.

With Dipietro being so young, and Garth Snow being Garth Snow, the Isles would be doing themselves a favor by picking up a relatively young, solid goaltender.

In return, the Isles could give the Wings a few different things. Defenseman Kenny Jonsson is a possibility. Maybe if the Wings throw in Jesse Wallin or Max Kuznetsov, Roman Hamrlik could be had. Most likely though, Osgood will go to the Island for a draft pick(probably 2nd Round) and a prospect.

written by: Anonymous

Richter's Comeback; Rangers Goaltending Beat the Flyers

I want to start by giving you a small feedback on the Rangers vs. Islanders game which turned out to be a brawl, Lindros involved. Then, how did Richter look on his first hockey game since his injury?