Everyone is aware of the Canucks major weakness…. Secondary Scoring!
From the net out they are arguably one of the best defensive teams in the dynamic Western Conference. Obviously this team is more defensive oriented then previous years of the run and gun style offence under Marc Crawford. If last year was any indication, you can count on more trapping-style play from the Canucks.
I have no problem with a defense-first philosophy, although some would say the best defense is a good offence. Defense can only take you so far, if your down a goal your going to need to get some offence going. Counting on three players on a 23 man roster just doesn’t seem logical.
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According to sportsnet and TSN, Paul Martin has resigned with the devils.
TSN reports that Markus Naslund and the canucks have joined in on the Forsberg sweepstakes, a sweepstakes that includes many other teams.
I have some good news and some bad news for you sharks fans. I would just let to put this article out their and it might change how you feel about the sharks.
The good news is the sharks management has done a great job of obtaining draft picks and developing those players. Here are a few:
According to Hockeybuzz, the Islanders have revealed their new uniforms.
According to TSN the Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz has stated that Steve Sullivan may not be back in time for training camp.
With all of the free agent signings mostly done, which 5 teams from the league do you think will have the best record next season?
This is for all the Gainey doubters, as Ive said before Bob has a plan, develop from within, make some minor trades, and sign a few key free agents along the way.
Now dont get me wrong, the problem with the Habs right now is toughness and grit, however Bob did try to fix this by trying to sign Shannahan last year and Smyth this year. When we start winning the free agents will come.
Both the CBC and TSN announced their broadcast schedules for the upcoming NHL season.
In total, there will be 155 games shown on either TSN (70 games) or CBC (85 games). Games on TSN will be shown nationally to all audiences and feature several games involving American teams. On CBC some games will be regionalized. However, all games on CBC will be available online at their website.
With the additions of Ryan Smyth, and Scott Hannan, and the already developed roster of the Colorado Avalanche, the avs seem destined for a run for the cup similar to their 2001 team.