In this day and age of 30 teams great rivalries are few and far between. Gone are the days of the brutel battles of the flyers and islanders, or the Habs and Bruins, or the Habs and Nords, or the Leafs and Red Wings. There are just too many teams in too many places to get a real hatred on for an opposing team.
Well if you live in Canada I’m sure you’ve all heard about how the federal government is investigating on-air comments about francophones made by Don Cherry on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.
Well for those who saw the Leafs/Sens game on Thursday night you were probably witness to one of the most wackiest games of the season.
This game was exhausting to watch. Leafs fans were furious at their team in the first and middle of the second. And of course the Sens fans must be furious with the teams inability to hang on to a lead once again.
The Flyers have announced that Goalie Propect Antero Niittymaki will make his 1st NHL start tonight against Washington. If he performs well he will start at Atlanta tomorrow.
As we all know, there are no less than 5 teams in contention for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and there is a constant power struggle within the top 8 teams. Let’s finally make sense of the muddled picture and figure out where each team will land:
Here are the latest rumors that are circulating around the league…
The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting that last night Sens GM John Muckler aquired defensemen Todd simpson from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in exchange for winger Petr Schastlivy.
With the well-earned retirement of Richter’s sweater into the rafters of MSG and the resurgence of all of the “Richter is the best American born goalie ever” talk going on, I thought it would be an interesting discussion to try and decide who the best was. I am very interested to see the opinion of those HTR members outside of the US.
Well nothing’s official but Ottawa Gm John Muckler has offered rob Ray a contract to return as reported by TSN.
With Mike Richter’s retirement only a day away I feel as though it is time to reflect on the career of Richter. The greatest American born goalie (I dare say?) and more so the greatest Rangers’s goalie of all-time.