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?
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.
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.
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).
Its sad to say, but the Montreal Canadiens playoff hopes for 2007 are all but history. Samsonov and Kovalev have to go, no doubt about it. Samsonov hasn’t done a thing since signing during the summer. And kovalev, he has the potential to be where Sidney Crosby is right now, but his laziness and need for dangling have prevented him from doing so. Also, Ryder must go south. I’m from Newfoundland and absolutely love Michael Ryder, but he’s is lacking numbers this season. A change is definately necessary. And yes, the Montreal Canadiens need to rebuild, its not a question of numbers, anyone can rack up numbers, but when was the last good season the Habs had? 1993? Yes. Who was the last superstar they had? Patrick Roy? Yes, and that was what, 10, 11 years ago? The Habs need to get some stars. They are definitely going to start dumping/adding during the off-season. If not, they’ll be in serious trouble.
The East is so close, 2 points separates the 7-11 spots, you have to figure that at the end of the regular season, at least 2 teams will be tied in points for the final playoff spots…..
I wanted to know, how realistic it would be to try and resign most of the Leafs upcoming free agents. So, here goes…
I’m extremely curious to know what Gainey thinks of a potential blockbuster trade for Lecavalier. The guy wants to play in his hometown, he’s said it before, and he will one day or another. Let’s just hope he’ll still be in his prime when that day comes…
I know Bob doesn’t want to sacrifice his youth, but would that really be a sacrifice? As long as the 2 Long Islanders are not involved, I’m very open-minded.
The Leafs of late have showed an old fimiliar face that Leaf fans remember…. the face of determination.
In the beginning of the season, if the Leafs were down even one goal, the game was over. The Buds had so much trouble coming back. Not like the old Leafs… the good old days when the leafs would fight their way back to win a game.
It’s nice to see that grit and determination again.
One too many times have I heard the red-neck comment of “The Leafs will never win the cup as long as a European is their Captain”….are you kidding me?
To those who feel this way; you couldn’t be any less educated; you have NOTHING to base that on whatsoever:
On the heels of the announcement that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be staying in the Steel city thanks to a new $290 million arena in the works, it was announced today that Mario Lemieux has taken the Penguins off the market, and he and his partners have no plans to sell the team.
TSN is reporting that the vertigo that Kovalev is suffering from is not from the flu but in fact may be career threatening. Here is the URL http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=200082&hubname=
Like the GM of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2005-2006 Season I am stating the Toronto Maple Leafs will, in fact, make the Playoffs and land the 8TH Spot!