As reported on the TSN website:
“Hopefully, he’ll be ready for the World Cup,” Brodeur tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If I have a chance to play, I’d love to be able to play with him again.”
As I look at the NHL standing at roughly the half-way mark, I notice that the SE division leader Atlanta Thrashers are in the 3rd position in the East while actually having 1 less point than the 8th place Islanders.
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The trade deadline is just around the corner. And already we’ve got more then plenty trade talk going around….
What Happened in Game 1 Through Game 41.
The first 41 games have been a battle between Jekyll and Hyde. Some nights the defending Stanley Cup champions take the ice and play a flawless game defeating the likes of the Senators and Flyers. Other nights the Mickey Mouse organization takes the ice losing to teams they should easily beat like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brodeur and the defense, despite their recent troubles, are on pace to smash their goals against from last year when Brodeur won his first Vezina.
Okay, technically it isn’t “mid-season” until next game (1/10/04). But if I wait any longer, I’m sure Mik will get huffy. So, in the style and manner requested by the “powers that be” (wouldn’t want to get censored again), here we go…
Various reports say that the New York Islanders have signed free agent center Cliff Ronning to a contract for the remainder of this season. The 38 year old Ronning has been waiting for a team to give him a shot, and I dont see the Islanders regretting this one.
The Bruins started off the year on a tear by ripping up the league for the first nineteen games until they went into hibernation. They picked up only a few wins in their next twenty games and looked lacking of heart and desire as they appeared passionless on the ice. The Bruins have started to emerge from their hibernation as they have managed to pick up some wins in their last few games.
ESPN.com reports that, “Defenseman Barret Jackman is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a dislocated left shoulder. Jackman, the Calder Trophy winner last season as the NHL’s top rookie, reinjured his shoulder in the first period of a 1-all tie with Minnesota on Jan. 5. An MRI exam Jan. 7 revealed the extent of the injury. Jackman was first hurt on a check by Todd Bertuzzi of the Canucks on Oct. 22. It’s the second long-term loss to the Blues’ defense this season. Al MacInnis is out indefinitely with a detached retina and may retire.”
When watching the Detroit/ Boston game last night on TSN, they showed who they thought were the leagues top players. So here they are and you tell me what you think.
The Buffalo Sabres Started the season with one goal in mind- Make the playoffs! Owner Tom Golisano has GM Darcy Regeir to open the wallet and bring in some quality players, and the sabres are showing signs of becoming a force to reckon with the second half of this season. After a slow start, the team came together on the dreaded West coast swing, winning 4 0f 6. The sabres hit tough times in early December, dropping 7 straight losses, 5 of them on home ice. Some strong goaltending and timely scoring helped them right the ship, and 4-1-2 in thier next 7 leaving them 5 points out of that eighth and final playoff spot.