With the Penguins guaranteed of making the playoffs and finishing no lower then the 5th seed I wanted to see what people think the best/worst matchups for the Pens are.
This year I hope the Leafs can make the playoffs, if they do I’m still not convinced they belong though. The team is just way too inconsistent, their needs to be some changes. With the salary cap going up next season, and the Leafs with some excess spending money, they will definitely make some upgrades.
The fat lady sang twice tonight-
Once for the B’s losing to the Pen’s, and once for the playoff “pie in the sky” hopes.
For a little over a week or two, i really didn’t think we had a chance- the teams we had to play, road games in tough barns, home games with about as many Bruins fans as the opposing team, no PP goals, tons of SH goals, no Murry, no Axelsson,,, ok,im being redundant there.
TSN reports that Caunucks GM Nonnis has re-signed d-man Sami Salo to a four year contract extension. Financial terms where not disclosed.
All this talk of a fantasy trade involving Sidney Crosby and remembering how exciting the first transactions were post-lockout (when players were bought out by teams and every 5 minutes, a star player was donning a new uniform) have made me think of a way that this NHL could really become not only more exciting, but downright mainstream interesting.
Every 3 years, all the teams get re-drafted. I understand this will NEVER HAPPEN, but it just might be a great idea. Let me explain.
Ok………first off im just going to say that this is an opinon, something I just thought of but if you could trade crosby who would it be? Who would the Pens want back in return? As a Penguins fan a would never even come close to trading him but if had to i would ask for a hell of alot back in return
this is unrealistic but i’ll give it a shot.
Currently sitting in the final playoff spot the Habs have won 5 straight and have been on fire as of late. With recent wins coming against Toronto, Boston twice, Washington and more impressively the New York Rangers, the Canadiens look to be a major contender for one of the last 3 spots available. They have also won 7 out of 8 and show no signs of quit.
Los Angeles signed defenceman Jack Johnson on Tuesday and the prospect is set to make his NHL debut Thursday night when Kings host the Canucks.
According to Philly.com the Flyers are close to a deal with Martin Biron.
The leafs have 2 options,
1)keep the team they have now, and hope for a healthy year next year
2)get some juicy free agents
The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing very well, and theres no denying it. They have incredible young talent, and a lot of it. But how well drafted have they been? They have had a lot of #1 and #2 overall picks. Here are all their 1st round picks since the 91-92 season when they won the Stanley Cup:
Two weeks to go and a good look at the East, yet the West is starting to give something interesting as well.