From this fans perspective, it is Mike who should go. He has clainmed responsibility for the Isles 3 week slide after breaking up the “good ole boys” group that formed when the Isles took their team to West Virginia for training camp. This group that wore jeans and CAT tractor hats included Wiemer, Peca, Aucoin and some other veterans. Rookies couldn’t break into the group. Getting rid of Wiemer not only was supposed to save salary, but break this group up. The remaining players countered with “Members Only” t-shirts. There is obviously friction in that locker room. The Isles started very strongly winning 7 of their first 11, however they have won only 2 of their last 11 since Jason Wiemer was let go. They have lost 6 in a row.
TSN.ca is reporting that Ken Holland informed Curtis Joseph this morning that he has been placed on waivers. CUJO will not accompany the Wings on their trip through St. Louis and Toronto. In the event that CUJO isn’t claimed, he could be demoted to the AHL.
I was driving to lunch today when Howard Berger of the Fan 590 continued to mention that there have been talks between the Leafs and the Islanders. He reiterated that many of the reports are on Peca, but he also doesn’t understand why the leafs would want Peca with their glut at centre. However he did mention that JFJ has actually incquired about Defenseman Eric Cairns.
Well the jerseys for this year are out, and my critiquing them is over. But somehow I feel my crusade is not over. So frends, here is the list of the worst NHL jerseys ever!
If the Hotstove says it will happen…it’s going to happen…right?
Last Saturday night, on the Satellite Hotstove, on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, a rumour quickly popped up, and ducked out, about Mike Peca heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs. SLAM! Sports has an article posted, “Maple Leafs Watch” by Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, citing a New York Post article commenting on this rumour as well.
Before everyone starts to bash me, let me say off the bat that this is just an idea and there is no truth behind this. I propose that the Caps and Coyotes pull off a deal similar to that of the Kovalev. By that I mean getting rid of “mistakes”.
“”Welcome to week #6 of MantaRay Power Rankings.
This ranking includes all games played through Saturday, November 29nd.
(The ranking in parenthesis reflects how each team finished the previous week).
-Philadelphia earns their #1 spot
-Av’s coming on strong
-PREDS???? first time ever in the Elite
Middle of Pack:
-Thrasher drop out of elite
-Ranger$ and Stars climb out of the barrel
-Oilers slip several spots
Bottom of the Barrel:
-Islanders sending out an SOS
-Canes & Sharks improve
-Pens now officially the worst team in the NHL
Welcome Oiler fans. Once again(2nd time in 3 weeks)I’m late again. I’ve had finals at school going on, and just not enough time to contribute. But there almost done now, just a few more demo’s left and I’m through with that. On to my boys. It was a good week for them. 2 for 3, and probably the most historic regular season game in NHL history. And if every outdoor game is going to be that cold, I don’t want to do it again! So let’s begin, and let’s try to contribute a little more Oiler fans, and non Oiler fans too. Let me know what you think of the team.
Twenty games into this maturing season is long enough for general managers to review their team rosters and maybe make some changes.
A lot of trade rumors are starting to roam around freely, too freely. Bruce Garrioch is a disgrace to hockey jounralism once again, and he is stealing money from Canadians.
A beautiful outdoor game between two great Canadian teams, how about the US teams do the same? And you know where they should do it…..or do you?
Finally, I will be pleased to release big news for HockeyTradeRumors. Come in and find out!
The NHL Network has said that Ron Hainsey and Marcel Hossa have been sent down to Hamilton and Mike Komisarek and Pierre Dagenais are coming up to “The Big Show”. What can we read into this?