It seems like we just finished with free agency and now we are fast approaching the trade deadline.
Last year at this time my stance was that Montreal was an average team at best fighting for their playoff lives. Down the stretch they didn’t get many bounces but even had they made the playoffs, were they good enough to do any damage? Now some will argue that if you get into the playoffs anything can happen, especially if you get on a role. I agree, however the Habs were and are a young team and will be in a much better position to take a run at the cup in a couple of years.
According to “thefourthperiod.com” the Canucks scouts were in Toronto Tuesday’s game against Carolina to take a close look at leafs captain Mats Sundin. A trade could be brewing up between these two team, which was mentioned to be:
Sidney Crosby injured himself tonight against the the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins are saying Crosby has a high right ankle sprain and will be out of the Penguins’ lineup 4 weeks. The injury occurred during a puck battle with Paul Ranger, Crosby fell awkwardly into the boards and sprained the ankle trying to make a play on the way down.
With the NHL trade deadline five weeks away, rumours are starting to pop up and the Canadiens are being tabbed as a possible dance partner for the Calgary Flames.
I truly believed (hoped) that Price would step up and gradually become the number 1 goalie as the season progressed. Maybe it was just over excitement based on his ’06/’07 perfromance, however it has become apparent that although a potential superstar, the kid needs more time to develop, mature and gain valaubale pro experience.
Instead of the top-line scoring winger we always hear that Pittsburgh needs, I have a slightly different idea:
Target Alex Tanguay, and target him HARD. Get a playmaker to play with Crosby or Malkin who can turn those guys into goal-scoring centers. Tanguay is one of the few star playmaking wingers in the League, and this may just help Crosby offensively pick up those goals.
Also: Target John-Michael Liles.
It’s not often that we see a Blue Jackets article on here, but for those that have seen it, what do you think of Rick Nash’s so-called “Goal of the Year”?
Are there any better goals you’ve seen so far? If so, please provide a youtube or such link.
Nash’s goal can be found:
Nash took a penalty leading to the game-tying goal against his team, only to come back with a vengeance to make up for his mistake.
This is along the lines of Koivu: Fallen Leader http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/
According to RDS (durign tonight’s game against Atlanta) and to CKAC Sports radio, the Habs and Flames are talking and the rumor is sending Ryder to the Flames for Alex Tanguay…
This article is by no way, shape, or form meant to disrepsect my favorite player. It’s just an observation that I have notice over the past year and a half.