By pushing for a hard salary cap and completly refusing the NHLPA’s proposition for a new CBA, the owners have shot themselves in the foot… again.
OK, everybody knows that the Avs are reaching a milestone 400th sellout (anticipating tonight’s game) at the Can. That may sound good but there’s a bigger issue here that’s telling of the National Hockey League’s policy on the attendance statistic.
Sportsnet.ca reports this morning that Habs center Yanic Perreault had a heated exchange with coach Claude Julien at the morning skate. As a result, he will not be playing tonight. This gives Bob Gainey a problem…or is it just a hint as to what is wrong in the Habs dressing room?
I used to have this as a regular feature (somewhat) and I hope to again have it as a weekly or bi-weekly thing. Just some random hockey thoughts.
The losses keep piling up, and the offence is nowhere to be seen lately. 1 goal in the past 6 periods, losing 3-0 to the Rangers, then 4-1 to the Isles two nights later.
Jody Vance of Sportsnet was reporting a couple of nights ago the Habs GM Bob Gainey was planning on hauling Jaromir Jagr to Montreal for Koivu and Brisebois. I can hardly see this happening, and as a Habs fan, I am rather skeptical that this trade would help…
According to TSN.ca, the Devils are the front runners for acquiring verteran forward Sergei Berezin.
I recall all those boos from Rangers and hockey fans in general that cried out for long time Oiler and Ranger Mark Messier to retire. He got on the fans’ nerves, and all those posts of “HANG EM UP!”.
Red Wings make history in the NHL world, Rangers hand them a special symbol….
Who, and what team, has been a disappointment/surprise?
Who’ll be the first coach to get the axe?
The latest news comes through that RW Steve Thomas has now signed with the Detroit Red Wings on a one year deal. No doubt this is because of the injury of Henrik Zetterbrug expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken leg. Let’s now look at Steve Thomas’s career in the NHL and see if it was a step in the right direction for the already troubled wings.
New York Ranger$ captain Mark Messier moved past Gordie Howe into second place on the all-time scoring list with an empty-net goal in a 3-0 win against Dallas.