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.
I thought it might be interesting to see what the standings as of March 26 might look like if the shootout never existed. I personally don’t like the shootout, but the fact is its here, and teams better start to embrace it as the standings are completely altered by it.
Here are the top ten teams in each conference today if this gimmick never existed.
This is what I think the leafs offseason should be like. There have been guys that write articles like this but put totally unrealistic numbers for player salaries. THESE PLAYER SALARIES AND TRADES ARE REALISTIC UNLIKE SOME OTHER POSTS…this is assuming the salary cap next year will be 47 million.
Many guys in the NHL have bullets from the point and I was wondering… who are the five guys with the hardest shots/ And you can’t go by the all-star game since many non AllStars have big shots
here are my opinions
It was so funny Friday night when the Leafs were up 4-1 with 15 minutes left. Leaf fans chanted “over-rated”, while Beavis and Butthead were in the broadcast booth debating weather Kaberle or Stajan should be the games 1st star. What a laugh, talk about jinxing the team.
Now the Leafs win on Saturday night, and every sports station and newspaper nationwide is all over it. Who cares? The Leafs, along with the Habs have a slim (and I mean slim) chance of making the post-season. My focus here is to compare the Leafs and Habs. This is the scenario…..