With another trade deadline come and gone, I think it’s interesting how some NHL general managers are instantly branded as clinically insane or new members of MENSA. It seems that the majority of the armchair GM”s on this website have already passed judgement on the winners and losers of this year’s deal derby. However, looking at a past deadline trade might just put things in perspective for everyone.
Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have put WAAAAAY too many expectations on Raycroft and I would like to hear your reasons why.
I have been a fan of the Montreal Canadiens since I was born. I have never seen the insanity going on here. First every one complaining about Gainey not talking, the lack of effort on the ice. Now super cancer Kovalev comes out and slams the whole team. Saying that the rookies are acting like vetrans and not listening, he is also saying that Carbo doesen’t like russians. Well im happy that the young kids are stepping up and trying to take leadership, cause it seems like the vetrans aren’t. I don’t think Carbo hates russians, but I do think he hates lazy players ie: Kovalev,Samsonov,Markov. Kovalev’s act has run thin.
The leafs may just make the playoffs this year but will they make any impact, leafs fans like myself are delusional and often believe this but don’t count on it. Fans never hesitate to say that players like Tucker, Sundin, Peca and others will “step up” during the playoffs but people, you just have to realise that EVERY TEAM has players just like this who will take even larger steps than those on the leafs…..they might even run. The other huge factor is that, if the leafs had all these playoff players who would step up when the time comes, would we really be questioning the leafs making the playoffs this year? We would be in a 6th or 7th spot (though in my regular fashion, i believe we’d be in a playoff spot right now without all the injuries).
On Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they declared impasse on trying to get a new stadium in Pittsburgh, meaning they are one step closer to finding a new city to call home.
Mario Lemieux is still feeding the media the same hopeful bologna of staying in Pittsburgh next year, but they need to look at the reality. The igloo is a mess, they NEED a new stadium (which they can’t afford) and they can not afford to renew the contract on the Mellon Arena which is one of, if not the oldest brickhouse in the league.
Karel Pilar has just signed a contract with the Marlies with hopes of joining the Leafs.
Karel was once Toronto’s best prospect. He had similar skating and puck handling skills as Thomas Kaberle. A future full of promise was disturbed by a mysterious virus that caused heart complications.
A lot of people have counted the B’s out…everyone but the boys in the locker room. Boston is now just four points out of the 8th and final playoff position with up to four games in hand on many of the teams above them. They’re latest win coming againt one of the hottest teams in the east—the New Jersey Devils. Hot at the right time…the bruins could slip into that spot just as soon as the leafs, canes or habs…
Many from the NY area no that Mike Richter has been active since retiring, still making appearances, and going to Yale to continue his studies. But running for a seat in Congress?
I know we have discussed this type of topic before…..but this was the worst example of……well just read. All I know is CBC pissed off everybody outside of Toronto. And yes Canada does exist outside of Toronto. Since the deadline is over, we need a hot topic to fire everybody up.
The East looks to be locked for seats 1-7, making seat 8 a hot commodity.
A month ago I wrote an article about the last 33 games for the Leafs now I’ll update it with an article on the Buds’ final 18 games.
Being a diehard Nucks fan, I watch every game I can so I know how the team is shaping up. This team has really developed over the season, and it seems as though Vigneault can do nothing wrong. My first problem I’ve had with him is putting Santala on a line with the Sedins. I know they want to get their money out of him, but for God’s sake let him get back to game form on a different line.
The second period hit tonight dolled out on Tomas Kaberle by Devils goon Cam Janssen is another exampe of everything that is wrong with the game right now. I understand that some may say it’s part of the game, but come on!!!! There are almost always long term repercussions to these hits and players rarely come back the same after suffering extensive head injuries.