Habs GM sets sights on Souray

From TSN:

“With the National Hockey League salary cap expected to jump from $44 million to $48 million next season, Gainey said the organization thinks it has enough to pay Sheldon Souray. “The question is whether he thinks we have enough,” Gainey said. “We’ll start talking to him right away and we hope we can get a deal done before July 1. We take these things one at a time and every time we sign someone, we see what we need and what we have left over to spend.” – Montreal Gazette”

Montoya to Phoenix for 3rd Pick in Draft?

According to blueshirtbulletin.com the NY Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes have discussed a trade of Al Montoya, arguably the Ranger’s top prospect, for Phoenix’s first pick (3rd overall) in the 2007 entry draft.

Just in, Pheonix rumors

Tsh reports that the Yotes have found a new GM

Markov agrees to 4 year deal with Montreal

www.RDS.ca is reporting that Andrei Markov has accepted the 4 year, 20 million dollar offer that Gainey laid on the table. Markov was one of 2 key players (Souray being the other) that Gainey was / is trying to get under contract before they become UFA’s on July 1rst.


Here are the Standings after the 3rd round

Habs roster looking good for '07-'08

Ok…I’m bored and I felt like doing a little analysis on the Habs for a 2007-2008 roster analysis.

I took a quick look at the RFA’s they have to re-sign and who they have signed currently.

Canada's Team … The Ottawa Senators?

I came across an interesting article on TSN and it really got me thinking. I fully understand the whole notion of how the Senators are the only Canadian team left and how they should are Canada’s team and how the whole nation is supporting them to bring the Cup back where it belongs. However I just don’t see this happening.

Go all in?

Somebody wrote an article a few days saying the Canuck’s should go for the Cup this year, but most of his trades weren’t very realistic, the players he got wouldn’t fit that well, and the team gave up too much of it’s future. So my version will be realistic, and won’t involving giving up tooo much future.

Lightning triumvirate not going anywhere!

It looks like the Bolts won’t be forced to sell of one of their Big Three as their payroll is not expected to be cut, but may in fact rise.
This should quell and speculation of Lecavalier, St. Louis or especially Richards being shopped.

Markov Signing Soon

According to RDS.ca, Andrei Markov finally received an offer: +5M$ for the next 4 years, so that’s a +20M$ contract…

It's Almost Over, Preds Migrate North, Trade Possibilities, Bettman Talk

Hello hockey fans. I hope you are all getting ready for the Stanley Cup Finals, starting Monday. This means that for people who can buy beer, start stocking up your inventory. For people who cannot buy beer yet, get your parents to stock up the inventory. And for those of you who cannot drink at all, well….just eat something that satisfies you.

The Nashville Predators will most likely move up North. What a shame, I liked this team.

Some trade possibilities and other moves that may surprise you.

And yes….Bettman discussion time and I’m ready to get grilled for it! By the way, I prefer charcoal, not gas.

Toronto a Leaf city not a Hockey City…..

As talked about this morning on the fan 590; finally my exact thoughts were voiced across Toronto and it’s surrounding area. None of the NHL playoff games have ranked in the top 25 TV rankings within the Torotno and surrounding area poplulation.

This solidifies my thoughts and what I have preached about over and over again…Toronto is in love with the Leafs and not the NHL or hockey for that matter. It’s a Leaf city not a Hockey city.

NHL fans…are we whiners?

I think I have come to an understanding about the majority of NHL fans….damn they complain a lot!!

There’s the easy choice of saying Leaf fans are annoying whiners, so are Habs fans and Senator fans (notice the geographical pattern); there’s just less Habs and Sens fans so it’s not as noticeable as Leaf fans. Then there’s Vancouver fans which for the most part on HTR seem to be pretty good, but I here through the media all the time that they’re actually one of the worst fans to play for. Then there’s Flyers fans…they have this undeserved sense of accomplishment…kind of like Kevin Federline…this arrogant aura that says “we’re better than you” but nobody knows where they got this from…they’ve never won anything and were in last this past season.