Laviolette on the hot seat. AGAIN

Mike Milbury has been interviewing the players from this seasons team and has met with Peter Laviolette several times with regards to the poor performance the team had down the stretch and in the playoffs. It appears many of the players are looking at Laviolette as a big reason the team did not succeed.

A Very Canadian Cup Final

WELL, they tried; but give the Ottawa Senators credit: they had, hands down, their greatest season ever and could promise to do even more damage next spring. Yes, it is very disappointing for Canadians to have sit through a record ninth straight year without a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Finals, but, despite all the disappointment, there’s probably never been a better year than this in recent memory for Canadians to get excited about the Cup Finals, since these Finals are very Canadian in spirit.

Refs suck

Refs suck, period.

Calling a penalty on the Senators when Rachunek dove and actually got the puck off the Devils’ stick. SHOULD NOT BE A PENALTY IF YOU GET THE PUCK!!!!

Annnnnnnnnd…., the refs did not call two straight penalties that prevented scoring chances for the Senators against the Devils. One was an obvious hold which should have been clearly called. Refs decide the game, Devils got two lucky bounces and a great goal, and the refs help.

Refs suck, period.

Experts Rumor Update: More Than Enough Defensemen Changes To Happen…

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Reports Indicate the following:

-Hatcher WILL leave Big D.

-Leafs defense better than most actually think.

-Teppo Numminen now willing to leave Yotes for contender…

Hackett pondering retirement???

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According to my knolwedge Boston Bruins and former Habs Goaltender Jeff Hackett is pondering his retirement. It seems to me that Hackett is still feeling the regret of not being around his Wife and two young Childern who live London, Ont. Hackett Who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, says he’s “not thinking about next year.” He told the the Boston Herald after the B’s were eliminated in the 1st round of the NHL Playoffs for the second straight year in a row.

Sharks Option Key Player for Next Year

Sharks to exercise option for Mike Ricci.

Wild surgeries in the offseason, the return of the Winnipeg Jets?

News about the Jets may coming back and a Wild team playing injured.

Big trade looming with Coyotes and Flyers?

There was a story in Monday’s Arizona Republic that said Coyotes’ Captain Teppo Numminen has agreed to waive his no trade clause. He has provided a list of teams that he is willing to accept a trade to and the Flyers were one of the teams mentioned. Several scenarios come to mind given that the Flyers have said that Roman Chechmanek will not be back next year. Sean Burke was a hot commodity at the trade deadline but the Coyotes felt that they were not offered enough value for a player of Burke’s stature. With Chechmanek out of the picture and Philly not ready to hand over the reigns to Robert Esche yet, Burke would be a logical choice. Remember that Esche was Burke’s backup in Phoenix for a few seasons before he was traded and they had a tremendous relationship in Phoenix. This sets up the potential for a mega deal to happen between these 2 clubs.

Brodeur's Melt Down?

Game seven is coming and without a doubt Brodeur has been amazing all season and all through the playoffs. But His game 6 loss might lead to his break down in this playoff series.

According to reports from ESPN Brodeur learned after game 5 that his wife had filed Divorce papers. He was not aware they were filed.

Red Wings' prospect in coma after major surgery

Igor Grigorenko, the Detroit Red Wings’ top prospect, is battling for his life in a hospital in his hometown of Togliatti.

A Real-Life Hockey-Related Article!

So – I’m listening to a local (KKFN – 950 The Fan) “sports talk” program on my way to work, and I hear this waste of DNA, who I’m constantly sparring with by e-mail, saying that the single most important person in any “team” sport is the driver in NASCAR.

Report: Red Wings offer Fedorov $40 million US

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have offered Sergei Fedorov a four-year, $40-million US contract, an NHL source told the Detroit Free Press.

Lindros' Rhapsody in Blue to Change?

Sunday’s New York Post reports that New York Rangers GM Glen Sather is unhappy with one of his prized acquisitions, and wants to re-negotiate the player’s contract.

How to Increase Scoring

I read an article in USA Hockey today written by a goalie coach on how to increase scoring and hamper goaltending efforts most effectively w/o causing mass chaos at the start of the new policies. He disagreed w/ making pads smaller b/c of protection issues (he has a point that shots are a hell of a lot harder now), and also b/c goalies would be used to having big pads, and it would throw them off too much, and he also disagreed w/ making the nets wider b/c it would throw off all sorts of instincts of players and goalies both and just cause a mess (for very little gain…six inches on the side of the net isn’t going to do much).

Gainey Won't Be With Stars Next Season…May Open Door For Other Organizations

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Bob Gainey is exploring options both in and out of hockey, as his days with Dallas Stars are drawing to a near close…

Uncle Walt Reaches Out From The Cryogenic Beyond…

A long-standing rumor has been confirmed by documentation found by “thesmokingbong.com”.

Lots of talk but very little action

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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says there’s nothing to report when it comes to contract talks involving the team’s free agents, except that there’s a lot of talking.

Kenny Jonsson may not return to NHL next season.

May 15, 2003 — Kenny Jonsson, a restricted free agent, is considering not returning to the NHL next season, The Post has learned. It’s a loss that would be a significant blow to the Islanders’ defense, on which Jonsson is a top-four workhorse who averaged 23:14 a game last year.

Turgeon bought out

It appears forward Pierre Turgeon will not be back with the Dallas Stars next season.

Bure Done…. Going to Russia.

Rumors had it that Pavel Bure Is done. He will retire due to 5 knee surgeries. The report comes from a very good friend of Bure. It doesn’t sound so backed up … but if his friend is right. Which most likely is … then Bure is done. No MORE RUSSIAN ROCKET.