The Canadiens lost their last game of 2007 in overtime to the New York Rangers. They fought back from a 1-goal deficit and then took the lead late in the second. Yet victory was not assured. Once again, the Canadiens were unable to lock down a game and really finish it off. I blame this in part to Guy Carbonneau.
Althouh we do have the Anaheim Ducks first and second selections in the ’08 draft as pat of the blockbuster trade that sent Pronger to the ducks.
(I am wrighting this as of December 31st, 2007, morning). What I think, is that as of now, the Leafs don’t have a chance at the playoffs. Well let’s look at it here, for the first half of the season (2007
With Mats Sundin playing well and the Leafs as a team not playing well it may be to time to trade him. Yes Sundin is playing well but this is the time to unload him because his value will fall.
The Denver Post is speculating about the possible return of Rob Blake to the Avalanche as things have not gone well for him in LA since his return to California.
Frankly, this season is done. Sure the leafs could have an above average second half, make the playoffs and get knocked out in the first round with the team they have, but WHY? So then in 2008-2009 you bring back the same cast of clowns and do it all again, sneak in the playoffs and get crushed by a contending opponent. We must rebuild and now is the perfect time.
Faceoff.com and Spectors trade rumors are reporting that Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder may be on his way to the New York Rangers.
Mlive.com from Detroit is reporting that it is very unlikely that the Red Wings will make a deal for offensive help before the trade deadline.
The Washington Post is reporting that star forward Alex Ovechkin was made to wait before receiving medical treatment from the Penguins medical staff during last nights game.
CJAD is reporting that Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is at the habs-panthers game and has been asking about Michael Ryder. He is reportedly a guest at tonights game, according to CJAD in Montreal.