Gainey Bashing

Ever since Gainey came to town, I have been reading the fans on the forum from RDS complain about him and everything from his inability to sign French players to his wardrobe. Well… that is to be expected, but I am quite shocked about the amount of Gainey bashing that is being done in this forum. People tend to think that hockey teams are built in 2 or 3 years, but that is not now, nor has it ever been the case. And you better believe that Bob Gainey knows it!

Jonathan Ferland Good For One More Year

According to canadiens.com, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Jonathan Ferland for one more year.

Alexei Yashin has gone home

TSA.ca reports…

Alexei Yashin has gone home. The Russian centre agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Locomotiv (Yaroslavl) of the Russian League on Friday, bolting the NHL after 12 seasons. Russian teams do not disclose financial terms but The Canadian Press can confirm the deal does not include an out clause to return to the NHL next season.

Joni Pitkanen agrees with the Oil.

According to TSN, Joni Pitkanen has agreed to a 1 year deal worth
$2.4 million. I was expecting a longer term for the contract, but signed pretty cheap and only received a $400,000 raise from last year.


Cujo Back To Leaf Land?

It has been reported by TSN that former Leafs starting goalie Curtis Joseph ( Cujo) would like to come back to the Leafs, possibly to mentor the younger goalies.

NHL TOP 5

list of the NHL top 5 from most improved teams to best players.

Aebischer signs contract with Coyotes

According to TSN.ca.

Aebischer, 29, posted a 13-12-3 record with a 3.17 goals against average in 32 games with Montreal last season after being acquired from Colorado for Jose Theodore in March, 2006.

Palffy out of retirement

According to RDS.ca, Zigmund Palffy is now out of retirement and has signed a 1-year deal with Skalica of the Slovakia league.

Still according to RDS, Palffy does not exclude a return with the national Slovakia team.

Maple Leafs Sign Three

John Ferguson J. announced Wednesday that the leafs have signed Jeremy Williams and Derrik Walser to two year contracts. And Alex Foster to a one year contract.

Nedved signs with Sparta

Petr Nedved has left the NHL. According to TSN he signed with Czech champion HC Sparta Prague on a one-year contract. Could we see more free agents doing the same?

Conklin signs with Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have singed the 31 year old netminder, Ty Conklin.
The conract is a 1 year thing at 500,000$.

While playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Buffalo Sabres last year, he maintained a 3-5-1 record.

Myth: Toronto’s defence is a weakness

No evidence to support this claim

One of the biggest myths that hockey fans and media subscribe to nowadays is that the Toronto Maple Leafs are weak on defence. For instance, Howard Burger, a reporter who covers the Leafs closely, just wrote an article entitled, “Defence Still Leafs’ Shortcoming” posted on Hockeybuzz.com.

Let the Leaf fans be Leaf fans…

I come here trying to be as neutral as possible…I am a Leaf fan but I am taking a step back to look at the overall picture of how Leaf fans and anti-Leaf fans co-exist.