The Montreal Gazette posted a very interesting article this morning about Tomas Plekanec, who previously was number 35, has changed to almost forever worn by Plekanec before arriving in Montreal, No. 14. He had worn this number as a boy and a budding pro in his native Czech Republic, then with the AHL’s Hamilton BUlldogs.
According to TSN, Alex Auld has signed a 1-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
According to Kukla’s Korner, ex-Pens Nils Ekman has signed a contract in Russia.
Finally, according to Spector’s defensemen Jamie Heward has signed with Ska St. Pettersburg
Looking for best hockey warm up songs new and old. Thought I would start off with the top 5 in each for now, any thoughts?
New Columbus GM Scott Howson may be ready to make some moves to bolster his hockey team.
According to Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun (http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Senators), Jason York is quite keen on returning to the Sens.
Here’s my analysis.
Is there any way JFJ had a good offseason?? Well look at what he did do instead of what he didnt do.
He went out and got a 40 goal scorer which the leafs definitly needed in Jason Blake
He got a better goalie than Raycroft which the fans were begging for in Vesa Toskala
He also got a 3rd/4th liner which has had a couple of 20+ goal seansons in Mark Bell
He even got a replacment backup in Clemmensen which shows in Black and White that Raycroft will be dealt at deadline.
According to TSN, the Chicago BlackHawks have traded F Radim Vrbata to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for F Kevyn Adams in an 1-for-1 swap.
According to the NYIslanders website, defensemen Andy Sutton has signed a 3-year deal with the team.
No financial terms have been announced but Sutton was believed to be seeking a 4M$ per year contract (can you say OVERPRICED?) when free agency began… should be interesting to find out how much he got.
Here is part 2 on the importance of drafting and developing with the focus on the organizations in the Western Conference.
Most Leafs fans right now have been blowing around quite a lot of trade rumors. So I just thought I would conjure up some possible (sensible) trades that John Ferguson Jr. could do (and probably won’t because he’s John Ferguson Jr.)
Just so you know, I will no longer be writing Leafs articles here at HTR. I’ll stick to other NHL teams while here, but my Leafs writing will stay exclusively at a blog I am setting up. Sticking to that topic, if there is a a sports team you’d like to write about, any sport, any league, please PM me with a list of the places you write, and I’ll see what I can do.
Anyways, now that I have made hundreds of Leaf fans and HTR members ecstatic beyond belief, here is my current NHL team rankings, which I’ll repeat at the beginning of the season, and then at the end of every month thereafter.
I was just watching some footage from the 06-07 season and was wondering what was the save of the year?