Vancouver Canucks Mid-Season Report

UP TO THIS POINT…

Any die-hard Canucks fan can’t be unhappy about the play of their team thus far. Sitting at this point atop the Northwest Division, as well as placing 2nd in the Western Conference and 4th overall in the league with their 52 points, the Canucks are looking to be as much of a force in the last half of the season as they were in the first. Their entire first line of Naslund, Bertuzzi and Morrison sits in the top 30 of league scoring (3rd, 18th, and 28th respectively as of January 6th) with a combined total of 120 points… only Atlanta’s top line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Marc Savard, and Slava Kozlov can boast better, with a total of 121.

Experts Look: The Oilers Mid-Season….

The Edmonton Oilers, not exactly the team I’ve always defended, but definetly one of the orther 29 teams I’m am up to date with!

So heres all that Comrie ish, Smith to Smyth captains, Heritage Classic and high playoff hopes, to 12th in the Western conference info are….

CUJO!!! CUJO!!! CUJO!!!

Joe Louis Arena was filled with “Cujo!” chants throughout Monday’s shutout victory over the upstart Nashville Preditors, who have already beaten the Wings 3 times this season.

It has to feel good for Curtis Joseph, and he deserves it. At least the fans get it, which is more than I can say for the organization’s office.

Mario done for the season

Over 3 months of of media silence ended today as the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Mario Lemieux’s would undergo season ending surgery on his left hip next week.

USA! USA!

TSN reports: “A freak goal credited to Patrick O’Sullivan of the OHL’s Mississauga IceDogs with 5:12 remaining capped a U.S. comeback in a 4-3 win over Canada in the final of the world junior hockey championships Monday.

Atlanta Thrashers Mid-Season Report

After the terrible tragedy, not much was expected of Atlanta. But they started this very emotionally charged season with a bang, coming out of the gate quickly. And that spirited play continued after the emotion of the early season, due in large part to Bob Hartley who has done an incredible job of keeping this team together.

Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season Report

Coming into the halfway point of the season, on many charts the maple leafs are rated first on their and could possibly be leading the league. No one would of thought that they would be leading the east nonetheless the northeast with the supposed powerhouse of Ottawa. But yet somehow they have scraped away at games and climbed up the standings to a very respectible 2nd overall ( with two games in hand on the red wings ).

Detroit Red Wings: Mid-Season Report

The Detroit Red Wings went into the half-way point of the season with the most points in the NHL. Have the Wings regained their form that they had during their recent cup winning seasons?

An extended look at the first half of a season marred by goaltender controversy and injuries.

Rangers Midseason Report

Well, the Rangers have been the Rangers of old. Unable to put a win streak together, the Rangers see themselves once again floating around the .500 mark at the mid point of the season. Will the real New York Rangers please stand up… oh wait… that’s them, nevermind. Here we go again.

Montreal Canadiens half season report card

Here we are, midway through the 82 game struggle to the Stanley cup playoffs and I’m guessing that little people could have bet that the Habs would be sitting in the position they’re in now.

They finished the first half with a 19-15-5-2 record which is above most expectations.

Here is a look of different aspects of their game as well as the club in general through the first 41 games:

Almost 50% Done, Trade Rumors, And Just SOO Much to Say That You'll Be Full!

So, we’re basicaly halfway through the season and has it been exciting?

Discussing trade rumors.

Mid-Season Reports are up and first one to offer her/himself will get the job. This is a fan’s site after all and this is your chance to let thousands of people read your opinion on facts. I will list the teams that are already taken and I will also put the format of how I want the mid-season report to be.

A Game That Showed Me Some Things

Watching the Penguins vs. Rangers game yesterday, a few things about each team and a little something about the league became apparent to me. Something about the game just made certain things quite clear.

My Dream Stanley Cup Finals

I was sitting back recently and just watching the leafs beat the Rangers again to extend this streak, and thinking to myself… could this be the year? (This was before the Islanders loss. Not that I am jumping off the bandwagon)

Winnipeg wants the Penguins

The Toronto Sun Reports that Winnipeg is interested in aquiring the penguin francise. heres the article:

The deputy mayor of Winnipeg has asked Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux to consider moving his team to Manitoba. In a letter to Lemieux, Coun. Dan Vandal points out that the NHL is facing “difficult decisions” with an imminent labour shutdown, and says Winnipeg is poised to welcome the struggling club if it can’t make things work in Pennsylvania.

Various Topics (Tech Difficulties in first post)

Hello! Hope you all had a great Merry Christmas and happy Hollidays. It’s incredible that we’re already heading into 2004, and it doesn’t feel too long ago when the Rangers acquired Lindros in 2001. Anyway, down to business…

The latest trade rumors are here to discuss and some are pathetic, especially coming from my brainless friend Bruce Garrioch.

Speaking of trade rumors, Rangers have been in one almost every day, and we’ll see what another experienced Rangers fan has to say about the goaltending situation.

Lately watching other hockey games, and the refs are even worse than last season.

Still looking for people to write up mid-season reports on South Division teams.

Annnnnnnnnd………..no off-topic rant today. But, there is a good story I’d like to share, it involves hockey’s favorite beverage, beer (Guiness).

2004 All Star Jerseys

Anybody see this season’s All Star jerseys yet? They’re on the NHL’s website for purchase:

Various topics

Hello! Hope you all had a great Merry Christmas and happy Hollidays. It’s incredible that we’re already heading into 2004, and it doesn’t feel too long ago when the Rangers acquired Lindros in 2001. Anyway, down to business…

The latest trade rumors are here to discuss and some are pathetic, especially coming from my brainless friend Bruce Garrioch.

Speaking of trade rumors, Rangers have been in one almost every day, and we’ll see what another experienced Rangers fan has to say about the goaltending situation.

Lately watching other hockey games, and the refs are even worse than last season.

Still looking for people to write up mid-season reports on South Division teams.

Annnnnnnnnd………..no off-topic rant today. But, there is a good story I’d like to share, it involves hockey’s favorite beverage, beer (Guiness).

Thrash Talk: An Early Christmas

Atlanta got an early Christmas present, seeing Dany Heatley skate for the first time on Tuesday. I know, much too early to really get excited about his return. He still has a long way to go in his rehab, most of which will take place off the ice. Even without any setbacks, his return is likely 6-10 weeks from now. But it was still a step in the right direction, albeit a brief one.

Senators Update

The Senators have gotten off to a rocky start this season, but even with their troubles, they sit in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Luckily, the Senators’ play has been much improved lately and they are starting to look like the Senators of old.

Lots of Talk, Especially on the Rangers, and a lot more

Even if the Comrie deal is done, there is still lots of other hockey stuff to talk about.

There’s a lot of Rangers talk on here since they are bound to make a trade between December 27 and early-mid Januray……….I’ll tell you why.

What does General Muckler really want? Or does that matter? It’s what the Senators really need.

Some short articles sent in by HTR members, some are quite interesting to open discussions.

Recent trade rumros around the disfunctional media.

HockeyTradeRumors Mid-Seaon Reports coming up, volunteers…get ready.

A prospect site that lost interest from me.

Annnnd, yes…this time my off-topic rants are here, and they could be quite controversial.