It has been much publicized that Scott Gomez is under achieving in New York this year. Just recently, I heard Pierre Mcguire say that Gomez better start scoring or he will be out of New York. Frankly I don’t agree with these comments and I think Gomez is having his routine season and is producing on par with this normal production.
Wings so far this season have been great for the most part. They are among the best in the NHL in most categories: goals for, goals against, powerplay, penalty kill, shots for, shots against ect… but what stands out to me more this season compared to last season is just how much more consistent the Wings are with their work ethic for an entire game. The Wings have always had plenty of skills on their rosters but that alone isn’t always enough to win especially in the playoffs. With the addition of Bab***** the Wings now try to out-work their opponents to make up for their lack of size and older players instead of just relying on pure skill alone. Last year going into the playoffs the Wings were thought to be too small and too soft to beat teams like Calgary, San Jose and Anaheim. The Wings ended up beating both Calgary and San Jose and gave the Ducks the most problems among teams that faced them while missing 2 of their top 4 defensemen (Kronwall and Schneider).
After watching the Oilers get smoked by the Canes 7-2 maybe its time for the Oilers to move some vets and let the kids play.
I wouldnt be surprised if the Oilers move both Dick Tarnstrom and Geoff Sanderson for late round draft picks. Its almost a lock that the Oilers will move Tarnstrom especially with Matt Greene coming back.
According to Renaud Lavoie from RDS, Darryl Sutter will be in Montreal tonight to watch the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hello everyone! I would like to start off by saying when I first logged on to this site, I couldn’t believe the garbage that was written here. At first glance, it seemed like people would just get their “kicks” out of insulting others, which I found both childish and frustrating. However, after viewing the site several times, I realised that most bloggers have excellent hockey knowledge and write interesting, opinionated and well thought-out articles. The bottom line is, regardless of which team or player(s) you are rooting for, there is one common denominator on this site, we are all passionate about hockey baby! I just wish that those handful of bad apples would learn to respond to articles without using derogatory remarks. Hey, I’m a believer in cronstructive critism but be smart about it… I’ll leave it at that.
- The Montreal Canadiens continue to have more than a passing interest in Calgary Flames winger Alex Tanguay. Canadiens assistant general manager Pierre Gauthier has been following the Flames like a bad smell, but there is the matter of Tanguay’s no-trade clause. The names of Canadiens being dealt in return range from understandable (Michael Ryder) to highly unlikely (Alex Kovalev or Saku Koivu).
It seems like we just finished with free agency and now we are fast approaching the trade deadline.
Last year at this time my stance was that Montreal was an average team at best fighting for their playoff lives. Down the stretch they didn’t get many bounces but even had they made the playoffs, were they good enough to do any damage? Now some will argue that if you get into the playoffs anything can happen, especially if you get on a role. I agree, however the Habs were and are a young team and will be in a much better position to take a run at the cup in a couple of years.
According to “thefourthperiod.com” the Canucks scouts were in Toronto Tuesday’s game against Carolina to take a close look at leafs captain Mats Sundin. A trade could be brewing up between these two team, which was mentioned to be:
Sidney Crosby injured himself tonight against the the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins are saying Crosby has a high right ankle sprain and will be out of the Penguins’ lineup 4 weeks. The injury occurred during a puck battle with Paul Ranger, Crosby fell awkwardly into the boards and sprained the ankle trying to make a play on the way down.