Are the Good Times Really Over For Good?

“are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell?” – Merle Haggard

Never thought I would start off any article quoting a country music singer but today a friend of mine and I were discussing the state of the NHL and how the glory days are all gone – and I was able to pinpoint the last GREAT NHL season ever.

Canucks claim Jackets' Beech off waivers

The Vancouver Canucks claimed centre Kris Beech off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Panthers Acquire D Magnus Johansson From Blackhawks

Johansson, 34, is in his rookie season in the NHL. He has appeared in 18 games for the Blackhawks with four points (0-4-4).
“Magnus is a mobile defenseman that knows how to move the puck quickly and join in on the offensive attack,” Martin said. “He will also provide support on our power play.”

Habs MIGHT be interested in Oilers Stoll

Canadiens GM Bob Gainey told the media in Montreal on Monday, he’s not happy with their faceoffs (they’re 26th in the NHL at 48.1-per-cent efficiency). Sources in Montreal say one of the guys he’s keeping an eye on is Oilers centre Jarret Stoll, who had one of his better games of the year (two points, only his fourth multiple-point game). He also won seven of 12 face-offs, and is winning 53.8 percent on the year, which puts him in the top 20 in the league.

Team Canada at it again!

So last week Team Canada won Gold at the World Juniors for the 4th straight year. Kudos! This week introduces the first U-18 Women’s World Championships. So far, it has been brutal.
Team Canada has gone 3-0, winning 11-2 vs the Czechs, 10-1 vs the Germans and a crushing 17-0 against Team Finland. They have now advanced to the semi-finals and should easily win the Gold medal, making this tournament all but a joke.

Ovechkin Sundin

No other player has scored more goals in the past 3 years that Alexander Ovechkin. Now he is a RFA at the end of the season and he isn’t signed yet. That being said there are alot of rumors being thrown out there…

Trading Sundin wouldn’t automatically turn this franchise around. Sure he might fetch a lot in return but if Toronto fans are hoping for a Philly like turn around it won’t happen…

Here are some potential interim General Manager candidates for the Leafs.

Hey guys,

Here are some experienced onetime NHL executives who could help the Leafs map out an action plan for the team’s long-term future by becoming the club’s interim General Manager in place of John Ferguson for the remainder of this season.

Is Dallas Stars' latest deal a sign for Modano?

As the ink dries on the new contract extension that pretty much crowns Mike Ribeiro as the Stars’ No. 1 center for the next five seasons, what does that mean for Mike Modano?

Ozzy staying in motown

The Detroit Red have signed goaltender Chris Osgood to a three year contract worth and average of $1.5 million a year. The good old Alberta boy, in his 2nd stint with the Red Wings, has been there back up for two years following the NHL lockout.

This year though, when getting the chance to shine, is an amazing 19-2-1 with a league leading 1.68 GAA and with a .932 save %, is tied with the league lead. Chris almost doubles his salary of 800,000 that he made this year. Since returning to Hockeytown, he owns a 50-11-12 record

Roberto Luongo skipping out on All-Star game!

From nhl.com:
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo said Wednesday he will skip the NHL All-Star game in Atlanta.
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=349367&page=NewsPage&service=page


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