Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown
Featuring: Toronto Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson Jr.
Monday, April 9th, 2007
Time: 5:00 P.M. EST
The playoffs are up, regular season is over and everyone is talking about the playoff teams. Well, I like to be different! I like this place to be different than other Web sites. Everyone is talking playoffs hockey so what is the point for me to do the same and saying not much different, right?
Besides Sean Avery, no one who was traded at the deadline has made much of an impact.
A lot, I repeat a lot of talk has circulated about, what the Leafs are going to do now. Well, the Leafs always talk the talk, but can they walk the walk too? In other years, the moves have not lived up to the hype, but maybe, just maybe the Leafs will this year.
Belfour and teammate Ville Peltonen were at the bar when security guards from the club asked police to make Belfour leave, police said.
The 41-year-old goaltender from Carman, Man., refused and walked towards the officer “in a fighting stance” and pushed him, a Miami Beach police report said.
Belfour pulled away from the officer trying to arrest hi
The offseason will be more meaningful, if not more roller-coastery, than the regular season for the Montreal Canadiens.
In the last winning stretch to contend, the Habs were led by a core of young players.
In the two-game meltdown to lose the berth, they were let down by the vets; Kovalev’s give aways and Koivu’s penalties.
As some of you may or may not know, I posted an article (http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8441) before the games of March 8th giving some insight and Nostradamus-like predictions regarding how the bottom of the Eastern Conference would play out and which teams would make it into the playoffs.
Let’s see how close I was…
I know that every second article is what the leafs should do with their offseason. I just want to offer my 2 cents, as I am not a leaf fan (go sabres).
In a cruel twist of fate, the Aves beat the Flames, and had they posted a point vs Nashville would have done the improbable and made the playoffs.
I know it’s only Carbo’s first season, but he’s made a lot of mistakes this year. His latest was benching Kovalev during most of the 3rd period of the leafs game. He barely played Kovalev during the powerplays, even though he’s awesome in the powerplay. He also did something when he touched the puck, unfortunately his linemates couldn’t do much.
Preseason I made the bold prediction that the Eastern Conference playoffs would be represented by 4 teams from the Atlantic. Granted I had figured Philly would be there in lieu of the Islanders. But thanks to last night’s insanity in NJ (I can just imagine all those Leafs fans jumping for joy when Madden tied it with 1 second left… only to lose and force the Leafs out of the playoffs… again (as I also predicted back-to-back years)), the NYI have made the post-season, resulting in 4 teams from the Atlantic making the playoffs. Compare this to only 2 teams from both the weaker Northeast and Southeast divisions in the Eastern Conference.
With the leafs not making the playoffs their will be some retooling that will be needed but what will the leafs do ? They need to resign Boyd Devereaux, John Pohl, Nik Antropov, Bates Battaglia, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White. N
This post is not for the main page, but if it finds itself there, lets try and keep it objective or just don’t respond.
Well as I sit here, the Ilses have defeated the Devils in a shootout to claim 8th spot in the East. A shootout to decide the fate of both teams seasons is not a scenario that i looked forward to, but it happened, and thats how it goes in the “new NHL”.