Playoff Positioning up grabs as the east gears up for possibly the biggest weekend of hockey this year…………
I find it hard to believe that Colin Campell is actually considering getting rid of fighting. The only difference that would make is that the game would have no passion. If they want to get rid of the injuries they have to not focus on fighting but focus on the goons that are causing the injuries. The goon fights are just the players trying to make it seem like they deserve what ever little pay they get when they are not even mad at each other.
The performance in Montreal on Thursday night was totally unacceptable, not to mention the debacle of an effort in New York the previous Saturday. For a team that could have made a serious statement in the past two weeks for a final playoff drive, completely folded the tents in every meaningfull game. Key losses to Minnesota, Colorado, Montreal twice, Flyers, and the Rangers. They obviously just didn’t have it this year.
The Habs are on a roll! 5 wins in the last 6 games; flashback to this previous fall? I think so! Habs are in a battle right now for 8th spot in the east and their young guys are stepping up and Jaro Halak, what an impact he’s had. I’m gonna predict, and I may be wrong, the Habs will finish in 7th. And as for the off-season, that’s not for another 4 months. We need to be concerned about now and making it to the cup. I can see this team being a repeat+ of the Oilers last year. Don’t laugh because its happened before. To all Habs fans: Go Habs Go! To all Leafs Fans: Outside looking in!
Who will win the Vezina? No one knows yet, all that everybody knows is that it is a two horse race between martin brodeur and roberto luongo. They are both having great seasons, but the question is who will win the vezina? Here are both of their stats.
Just read this on TsN but Colin Campbell seems to be considering banning fighting.
Here is a recent interview I found in www.russianprospects.com
The Rangers have proven once again that they are for real, blanking the Flyers 5-0 was only one of many recent signs of the Rangers return to respectability, many people wrote this team off when they were at 12th place and shanny got hurt, but the team defense has been great. The offense seems to have gotten better with the 7-0 Boston game and tonights game, also the physical side of the game, after Todd Fedoruk went after Colton Orr and Orr knocked him out, literally, it seems will be harder to push around Jagr now.
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:
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.
There’s a big question in Minnasota right now, and that is who will be the starter next year?
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.
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.