16 Teams. One Goal in Mind

There are only 19 days left until the regular season is over. Then the quest for the cup will begin. It is certain that about 12 teams have a safe spot sealed for the playoffs. There are still 4 spots. The west seems to be more locked up than the east is but there are still some questions of who will place where. The purpose of this post is to discuss the following:

K.O.

Who wants to see the K.O. line…I know I do. Why doesn’t Carbo see what would work, why havn’t Koivu and kovalev played together more? I want to see the lines like this.

Who's the #1 goalie?

There’s a big question in Minnasota right now, and that is who will be the starter next year?

Goaltending Solved?

Habs win Habs win…. Well with a 1 – 0 victory over the Boston Bruins the Habs move into a tie for eighth spot and alot of the credit has to go with the starting Halak. The rookie looked mature in net and was calm under pressure. The only problem with this is, he is still a rookie.

The Kids Are Alright

Don’t look now, but those Blueshirts on Broadway are streaking. The Rangers are 11-4-5 in their last 20 games, and have surged into within a point of the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. Maybe, just maybe, there may be reason to believe after all.

The Off-Season Plan

The Leafs had a chance this year to stock up on young players and draft picks, Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker were both highly desirable assets, but Tucker signed a 4-year deal and Mats Sundin is a pending UFA, the trade deadline has passed. With the cap going up and the amount of free agents out there the Leafs can make an impact this off-season, the best we can do is to be a 4th-10th place team in the East.

Would a different point structure matter?

With so many games going to overtime and shootouts could a different points structure be better at determining the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Craziest Trades Purposed

Over the Past season, here at HTR there has been some insane trade ideas posted (mostly by Montreal fans). Personally the craziest I thought was Montreal sending Souray, Bonk, and Ribeiro and a first to Pittsburgh for Malkin. I mean seriously, and this was even before Malkin even played a game over here.
But I’m curious

Rangers bring back D Strudwick

TSN.ca is reporting that the New York Rangers have signed defenseman Jason Strudwick, formerly of HC Lugano of the Swiss league. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Has everyone forgotten Jordan Staal is a rookie?

Everyone says Malkin, Statsny, Wolski, Penner, Carle, or even Ian White will win the Calder trophy, or atleast be a candidate for it, but does everyone remember Jordan Staal is a rookie?

SHOULD THE HABS KEEP SOURAY???

Sheldon Souray will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st the habs do need him to score goals but not re-signing him would save the habs a lot of money to sign other free agents.

A to C

Back on Thursday, September, 29, 2006 Brendan Morrow Signed a Six-Year Contract Extension with the Dallas Stars for $24.6 Million U.S. and became Captain and Mike Modano became an Assistant-Captain.

What do you think of him now?

Over the past several months I have read a ridiculously number of posts that suggest Saku should go – you should all give your collect heads a shake. He is, without a doubt, the habs best player…it is not even close. Tonight he was absolutely exceptional. He works his ass off, makes things happen, plays with emotion, and has loads of TALENT!! Not to mention he actually WANTS TO PLAY IN MONTREAL (so have some damn respect and try not drive the talent out of town that in fact wants to wear the CH).