Since we are in the doldrums of the off-season, I decided to take a look back at the 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche, the team that taught Denver what it felt like to win a championship, and gave a lot of ignorant people the impression that it was really simple to win the Cup every year.
Young Wild phenom Marian Gaborik is still unsigned by Minnesota, and at this time, it looks like he will remain that way. Marian is in Slovakia at this time, and is ready so suit up for his former team, Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Elite League.
With the Off-Season just about almost over, I will be doing my Look on what my “Top 3″ favourite and “Top 3″ least favourite teams still need to patch up….
When are the Boston Bruins going to sign veteran free agent goalie Felix Potvin? We all know it will happen. Why hasn’t it happened yet? What is Mike O’Connnell waiting for?
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Tuomo Ruutu, Chicago’s latest prospect signing, should bring a combination of hitting, goal scoring and raw talent that has been compared to that of a young Peter Forsberg. In 30 games with HIFK in Finland last season, Ruutu scored 12 goals and 17 assists. It is thought that Ruutu will be given every chance to make the Blackhawks’ roster this season, likely playing as the third line center behind Zhamnov and Arnason. This leads to some early consideration of Ruutu as a Calder Trophy candidate next season, so I thought I’d look at some other players who may also be in the running for top rookie of 2003-04.