On Thursday, the Habs signed former University of Denver Star Brock Trotter to a 3 year Deal (Not an Entry Level Contract) with undisclosed terms. Trotter had left the UofD earlier in the year to declare himself a Pro. His advisor, Don Meehan, told NHL clubs about the declaration a short time later. Trotter was suspended from the University for unknown reasons and according to Denver’s Coach, George Gwozdecky and Habs Director of Player Recruitment, Trevor Timmons, it was a private issue between player and coach.
Go after a big tough D-man who can log lots of minutes and play with Hamrlik on the second pairing. Trade Ryder, O’Byrne, Chipchura and Kostopolous to Phoenix for N. Boynton and F. Sjostrom. Then Trade for one of the best face-off men in the league M. Sillinger. Trade Begin, Dandenault, Gorges and the rights to Perezhogin to NYI for Sillinger, T. Hunter and R. Martinek.
After storming throughout the season so far and a 4th spot in the East seemed to be reserved, the habs find themselves in a little trouble. A terrible game against the Leafs and an embarrassment against the Sens has all of us wondering, what will happen?
This site really needs to dedicate a topic specifically for “Ray Emery”
The Ottawa Sun has reported good ol’ Ray Emery was pulled over for cutting off a police cruiser in his white hummer and Emery was extremely aggressive with the officer and has countered with the police in Ottawa pick on him constantly and pull him over all the time..
More on the story on the Ottawa Sun web site
Out of all of the trade rumors I have found on different Websites and on T.V, i put a bunch of new trade rumors together that have not been talked about…. Here they are:
The Edmonton Oilers are currently sitting 13th in the western confrence with a 25-27-5 win-loss record n there first 57 games with a point total of 55 points.
With an injury plaqued season allready (almost 220 man games lost to injury) you will once again see Oilers gm kevin lowe, throw in the copper and blue towel.
Recently recovered from injury (broken thumb) Ryan O’Byrne has been called back to the NHL from Hamilton. (Stated on Canadiens official website)
Before the injury, O’Byrne had been impressive in his first 11 NHL games, delivering 20 hits and blocking 18 shots. The injury had occurred late December when he fought Tanner Glass in a game against the Florida panthers.
This guy is big, hits hard, and will drop the gloves when called upon (Mike Komesarek style). His place in an NHL line-up is all but assured for years to come…
As everybody knows, there hasn’t been a good hockey movie since “Slap Shot” in 1977.
To rectify this problem, I have taken it upon myself to write a script for a good hockey movie. However I would appreciate any good suggestions I can get from HTR readers.
I want to build an intriguing story, so I have decided to make the movie about the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After watching the Montreal-Ottawa game I had a song in my head, “Reunited & it feels so good…”. Watching Heatley, Spezza and Alfredson thump the Canadiens showed what Montreal’s weaknesses are.
What can they do about it?
With the Canes’ loss and the Panthers and Thrashers’ wins, the Southeast division is in a melee for the Division leader.
The jumble of activity has the Canes still in 3rd place in the East as the division leaders, but technically this team would be in 9th place, ironically leaving not a single SE team in the playoffs. Buffalo, with 4 games in hand on both the Canes and Thrashers would take that 8th playoff spot.
Anyways, the brouhaha of the SE now looks like this:
Team GP Record Points
Carolina 58 27-27-4 58
Atlanta 58 27-27-4 58
Washington 56 26-25-5 57
Florida 57 26-26-5 57
ONE of these teams will, by default, if not merit, make the playoffs. Who do you think it will be? And if the Caps make it, is Ovechkin the Hart Trophy winner?
Note: I say this is more exciting than, for example, the NW race, because most likely only ONE of these 4 teams will make the playoffs, and that is the division winner!