Rating the Goalies

A recent article about Marty Turco not being appreciated has inspired me to RATE THE GOALIES!

I posted a list of several NHL goalies that sparked some debate and discussion, so what I’ve done now is put together a list in order of the NHL’s goalies from best to worst. Criticism expected and welcomed.

Who Should Win The Calder Trophy

In 2005-06, the Calder race was between Ovechkin and Crosby(with Ovechkin winning). Last year it was between Malkin, Stastny and Kopitar(with Malkin winning). We are now nearing the end of the 2007-08 season and the Calder race may not be as spectacular as it has been over the last 2 years ago, however, it is one of the closest races in recent memory and it is between some potential NHL Superstars. Here is a list of who I believe should be the main Calder Candidates(and in no particular order):

The Love Guru Trailer!

Here’s the link for the new trailer for Mike Myers new movie “The Love Guru” (featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs): http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/02/28/mike-myers-the-love-guru-trailer-has-arrived/

The movie hasn’t been getting very good reviews, but to be honest, I’m still gunna catch it in theatres opening day. It stars Myers, Verne Troyer, Jessica Alba, and Justin Timberlake. Myers plays a “Love Guru” who is hired by the Leafs to get their star player to get back with his wife before the Stanley Cup finals.

Any thoughts about the movie?

Mattias Ohlund and Martin Havlat both done for the season

Both Havlat and Ohlund undergo season ending surgery.

links are listed below.

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=356829&page=NewsPage&service=page

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=356817&page=NewsPage&service=page

The Best Goalie No One Talks About

I will give credit where credit is due, Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur still rule supreme in the crease kingdom. However the situation gets a little murky after those two. There is some mention of Henrik Lundqvist, Mikka Kiprusoff and Evgeny Nabokov, but the best goalie nobody talks about is…. Marty Turco

Pronger stomp ruled to be clean

Chris Pronger’s skate stomp to the ankle of Ryan Kesler was ruled to be a non-suspendable offence by the NHL today.

You can view the clip here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=y7kRKus2FRQ

Article here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=231940&hubname=nhl

Really this article should be called:

“League: Stomping okay when done by Anaheim”

More Awards – Who Wins The Vezina?

In keeping with the current trend of late season awards nominees (Hart and Jack Adams have already been examined), I couldn’t help but wonder which goaltender the members of this forum felt has been the most outstanding this season. As I began to mull this topic around in my head, it has occurred to me that unlike other seasons, there isn’t any one goaltender who is dominating this year. Many goalies have been fantastic, but each is also guilty of stretches when they haven’t played the way they normally do.

Nash Captain in Columbus

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=231856&hubname=

According to TSN, Rick Nash has been named the 5th captain in team history following the deadline trade of Adam Foote. He will bear the “C” for the first time Friday when the Blue Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cleary re-signed

TSN is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Left Winger Dan Cleary to a 5 year/14mil deal earning him 2.8 million per year. Cleary’s contract has a no-trade clause in the first 4 years, however the fourth year has a modified no trade. In his first season with the Wings he had 3 goals and 12 assists but in the past two seasons with the Wings he has passed the 20 goal mark and has 40 points this year in 57 games.

Season Winding Down – Who wins the Adams?

As there are about a dozen or so games left on the sked it’s time to discuss who could walk away with the Adams Trophy – Coach of the year this year and really it comes down to three choices. The West has the best teams but the East has the best coached teams.