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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo said Wednesday he will skip the NHL All-Star game in Atlanta.
OK…Here goes my little rant on possible moves…
1stly – Kaberle has not been playing like the player of old, many teams covet him…the San Jose connection seems possible. I say look at Washighton!!.. Ovechkin is going to be signed to an offer sheet for crazy money somewhere come the summer…why not beat everyone to the punch! as I’m sure someone will. I mean if you sell off to Washington for OV at least you have a franchise player.
Desperate for top players, the Edmonton Oilers shook the NHL last summer when they exercised a part of the collective bargaining agreement that had been eschewed by colleagues for years.