According to various sources and reports, the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs are coming very close to making a fairly substantial trade. It would consist of Patrick Marleau and a draft pick going to Toronto for Tomas Kaberle and a young forward. Possibly Alex Steen or Matt Stajan.
I know that I haven’t been on HTR for a while now, but I needed to bring this up. We all remember the “Vote for Rory” campaign last year, right? Where every Canuck fan who was worth his dollar, and every other NHL fan who wanted to see a journeymen sent to the All-Star game rallied to get him there– and they almost did, but one of the main points that he didn’t was because a lot of people didn’t think he deserved it.
According to TSN.ca, the Phoenix Coyotes have shipped Goaltender Alex Auld to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Nick DiCasmirro and a 5th round selection in the 2009 Entry Draft.
With about 25 games into the season some teams really suprised the league and alot of fans. Heres the Top 15 right now in my opinion:
Last year, the only division to send 4 teams to the playoffs was the Atlantic. To date, this trend looks to continue, which shouldn’t surprise many. What is surprising, perhaps, is the fact that the Central division also currently holds 4 playoff spots.
In fact, the Atlantic and Central divisions are the only two divisions where each team has a winning record (defined here as more wins in regulation than loses in regulation, and also more total points than games played).
What do you think are the best divisions?
Does it surprise anyone how well these two divisions are doing? Or how poorly the Northwest (with only 2 teams playoff-bound) is doing?