Unlike The Minnesota Wild, or the Columbus Blue Jackets, The Nashville Predators have not made steps to improve their team since becoming part of the NHL. Things do not seem to be getting any better in the town nicknamed “Smashville”. Nashville fans wont be able to count on their team doing any smashing this year. No notable big off-season moves were made, and when looking at their roster I wondered how this team would make it this year.
As mentioned in my previous article, the referees in the NHL have been anything but stellar. What I like to call “quick-fix” rule changes (interference crack-down, bigger crease, moving blue lines ect) have created confusion and inconsistency amongst the officials. The last two seasons, the NHL has put a minimal effort forth, to try and cut back on the clutching, grabbing and interference that nearly choked the league out during the 1990’s. At the start of the 2002-2003 season, watching the NHL was amazing. Games were fast paced, with end-to-end action. Very entertaining. However, the conistency failed to translate over the course of the entire season. By the time the playoff races came around, the league was back to clutch and grab hockey. For the players, this must be a very frustrating environment to play in. From a fan’s standpoint, it is more dissapointing to see the decline, than anything.
HTR.com thanks www.hockeybird.com’s member Coat for the following update on Jaromir Jagr, Rucinsky, Hlavac, and Dopita.
All right well just as I did with the Lindros rumors … when I put those to rest, I’m putting a few more rumors to a stop.
Some of the rumors have gotten so out of hand and so bad that I need to end them now.
I got this idea from Wowhockey with the best admin and such. Enter and vote for Members!
Alright, well I have noticed that no one ever talks about the Wild, and I do not understand why. I believe that they have a good young team and have some good young prospects that will one day make this team a winner, and this article will show what the Wild have looking forward to, in years to come.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Magnus Arvedson, has been contacted by over 10 teams
TSN and The Toronto Sun are reporting that Curtis Joseph went under the knife Tuesday to repair a broken ankle. Apparently the injury was discovered during an MRI, that could have possibly been ordered by the Boston Bruins. Cujo will be back in about SIX weeks.
I have decided to do a few teams’ off season acquirements, or happenings. I will start with the Washington Capitals.
Ok.. when I was reading the last article, all I could think to myself was, “Ok.. who cares.. everyone knows that.” But there is a lot that most skaters don’t know… the real tricks of pro goalies. Being an ex-Junior player, I was taught some of these tricks… and I’ve come here to tell you about some of the more obvious and some of the deviously hidden.