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!
From The Toronto Star:
The kings and Leafs are two teams who will definetly be sellers at the deadline. So, who will the buyers go after.
After a embrassing defeat against Florida the Leafs would not let Montreal or Detroit throw them around like rag dolls.The reason why the Leafs lost to Florida is because they let Florida get their chances and let Florida push them around.In the game against Montreal the Leafs re a whole different team.They played one of their best games in awhile.Today I thought the Leafs played pretty solid game against the Leagues best team.
Ryder, Halak, 3rd for Bertuzzi and 2nd
Bouillon and 3rd for Boogaard
Here is a simple question about the Habs??
Since the team is clearly ahead of the development plan Gainey and carbo had in mind, what direction the team must take??