Well, we had time to view other analyst’s and expert opinions on their teams going into the season.
Now here’s my look on:
The 2003-2004 Toronto Maple Leafs….
EDMONTON (CP) – Mike Comrie won’t be playing for the Edmonton Oilers anytime soon, said General Manager Kevin Lowe as his club opened training camp Friday.
Lowe said the Edmonton-born first-line centre has been locked out of camp after failing to negotiate a new deal with his team and he wasn’t expecting the situation to change in the near future.
I see all of these previews and predictions, so I decided, how hard can it be? Some of you may not care about this team, but let’s try to make it interested and I won’t take up much of your time, deal?
The western conference is probably the hardest conference in sports to make the playoffs. There are so many good teams. Here is how i think they standings will go down.
The Edmonton Oilers have signed Ethan Moreau and Georges Laraque, as well as Brad Winchester and Joe Cullen. Moreau has signed for one year, Laraque has signed for three years, and Winchester and Cullen both signed for two years.
Bob Stauffer of Total Sports radio show (TEAM1260, Edmonton) reported the signings on his show Thursday afternoon.
With the recent news of Pavel Bure not meeting the New York Rangers standards for player conditioning, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather must turn so trade options in order to replace one of his best wingers.
The Boston Bruins have re-signed LW Sergei Samsonov to a 1 year contract on thursday!!! The flashy winger became a restricted free agent earlier this summer. Sergei made 2.2 million last season with the Bruins while only appearing in 8 games beacaue of a wrist injury. Terms of the new deal were undisclosed.
“Sergei is one of the most exciting and dynamic players in the NHL and we expect him to be a big contributor to the team this season with the injury behind him,” Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell said.
In this mornings Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there was an article by Stars beat reporter Mac Engel titled “Turco’s Status for Camp in Doubt” which contained some interesting quotes from Stars GM Doug Armstrong. I’ll paste the link at the bottom, but to summarize:
Minutes ago, the Russian Rocket took his physical with the Rangers and has failed it. TSN.ca reports that there is no timetable for when Bure can resume his career.