CASE STUDY: One of the things wrong with the NHL

Talk about Deja Vu. I saw this story on TSN.ca and it immediately struck me as something that was very wrong with the NHL that could be easily fixed. I picked out some quotes from both parties and will offer my opinion at the end.

A few minor deals

TSN. ca reprts the following

Shayne Corson is a Star pending the results of a physical to be taken today.

The Stars also traded Steve Gainey to the Flyers for Mike Siklenka (both AHLers)

Forecast of Team Canada 2004 Line-up

To start off the rumors about who will be on the Team Canada, let me tell you a few needed facts. Each team needs to have 23 players (20 skaters, and 3 goalies), and each team must also have atleast 3 players under 22 on their roster. I’m guessing there will be 12 forwards, and 7 defensemen.

Could the Buffalo Sabres be Buyers come Trade Deadline?

The Buffalo Sabres are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. After a most impressive 7-2 victory against Atlanta, the Sabres have 60 points, while the 8th place New York Islanders have 64.

Preds trade for Steve Sullivan

During the Predators broadcast:

Nashville has officially aquired Steve Sullivan from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2 future Second round draft picks.

Roenick's career Maybe over after 9 Concussions ?

Lance hornby of Sun Media reports After predictions he would be back in a few weeks, Jeremy Roenick is now considering retirement.

Should Habs go after a new D?

At the end of HNIC on Saturday night, Ron McLean suggested Gainey may be going after one of:

Bryan Berard

Sean Hill

Sergei Gonchar

Caps – Leafs Deal Set to go Down

This rumor has been posted on Spector’s and was apparently suggested by Bob Mackenzie during an interview on a Washington radio station.

The deal that has been suggested by Mackenzie is Lang, Gonchar and Whitfield to the Leafs for prospects Pierre Hedin, Kyle Wellwood, along with Nik Antropov and Tomas Kaberle.

Goalie Bonanza?

Over the past few weeks, there have been many talks about goalies packing their bags and going somewhere else but so far only one trade has gone down (Sean Burke for Mike Comrie). From my perspective the Flyers aren’t that much better between the pipes than they were before, it is an improvement, but we’ll have to see how deep they can go into the playoffs.

Could the Rangers actually Rebuild?

The Rangers the team who used to buy them up on the deadline may be Shipping them all out come deadline time.

Now it never happens…. But this Rumor has never been rumored before for the Rangers who have missed the playoffs for what will be a 7th time…… And As a die hard Ranger fan, all I can say is, It’s about time.

People Who could be shipped out around the league are as follow.

Real toughness; Do the Senators get it?

OK I am Leafs fan so I will try to not turn this into a Senator’s bashing session.

I have to wonder though, does Ottawa get it?

Conspiracy and a few Stray Thoughts

Let’s jump right in.

Are *all * the NHL injuries, especially to veterans as serious as they seem? I have to wonder sometimes if teams don’t just want guys to have a little extra time off. Maybe this is a ridiculous idea but you have to wonder if teams didn’t notice the Forsberg effect of sitting all year then ripping it up in the playoffs. I’ll be on the lookout for players with mysterious injuries in the next couple months… obviously this is NOT about the JR’s of the world who truly are injured. Good luck to JR by the way for a speedy recovery. The League could use more of his type.

Roenick out for the Year?

Taken from Philly.com:

- Flyers center Jeremy Roenick could miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his jaw in a victory over the New York Rangers.

Latest Rumors from around the League…

Here are the latest rumors that are circulating around the league…

Who Will Land Biron?

According to CBS.sportsline.com, the Sabres GM has opened the gates to let other teams offer for goaltender Martin Biron. So far, the only two teams looking to trade for Biron are the Rangers and Senators. As of now, no players have been offered.

What affect could injuries have on the deadline

In today’s NHL, injuries are an unfortunate yet common occurance. Also injuries, no matter what time of year, are never a welcome thing to any team. However, the worst possible time for an injury to take place to any player has got to be from now to the trade deadline.

Hussy want's out.

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports that Florida Panther forward Kristian Huselius is fed up with his team and wants a trade.

WILL CLARKE MAKE A MOVE?

Tonight against the Rangers, center Jeremy Roenick suffered a shattered jaw. And, center Keith Primeau suffered either a knee or ankle injury which at this point the extent of is unknown.

Anaheim Ducks to be Sold?

Recently Comcast, the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, along with Comcast Sportsnet, and other television stations including the Golf Channel, has offered to buy Disney. As we all know, Disney is the owner of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. If Comcast were to acquire Disney, one of the teams would have to be sold.

Hockey, The Way it's Meant to be Played!

The Atlanta Thrashers and Edmonton Oilers are developing quite the history between each other. Oiler legend Kelly Buchburger was the teams first ever captain, and scored they’re first ever goal. The Thrash got embarrased a year later when Ryan Smyth (not the Oilers), beat them 3-0. Then the battle of the future stars last season when Kovalchuk and Comrie went toe to toe…