Once again the Toronto Maple Leafs have opened up their cheque books and spent big dollars on marginal talent. Today the team re-signed forward Alexei Ponikarovsky to a 3 year 6.3 million dollar contract. Ponikarovsky just about tripled his annual salary from last season.
Well, I have finally recovered from PPED and back to talking hockey with all you good hockey fans. Som interesting topics to further discuss and so click away to continue reading.
Hey there guys, I’ve been away for a while but here’s a quick update to let you know who won what in the HTR Hockey Pool for the regular season and the ”Standings” contest as well as updating the standings for the Playoffs Pool.
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Reports from the Globe and Mail state that MLSE does not want to win another cup. The news comes with the report that John Ferguson Jr is staying put.
After one of the most thrilling series I have ever witnessed, it is time for me to realize the 06-07 Rangers are over and to ponder how they could improve for the future. Although the Rangers flat out outplayed Buffalo for the majority of the series, they still had their holes, which lead to their ultimate demise. Some holes I have noticed are: The need for a high scoring blueliner, the need for a physical forward on the first two lines, and the need for a solid backup tender, in this article I will do the best I can to address these needs and justify why they should be made.
Scott Gomez has announced today that he will be testing free agency. Let the arm chair general managers begin to see he would fit best. Seeing as I am a Habs fan, I think Gomez would make a great fit with the Habs. Any thoughts?
Here’s what the Leafs HAVE to do this off-season. To be successful anytime soon, certain moves and decisions must be made, or this team is going nowhere. Here we go:
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According to rds.ca Alexander Perezhogin has sign a 2 years contract with the Salava Yulaev. He will earn 1,7 million for each years.
Now I realize that there have been a lot of these articles in the past, I realize that these ideas lean heavily on the side of optimism, and I know that non-Leaf fans will critize these moves, which is fine, just keep it in perspective. This is my shot at being G.M., and what I would do.
While losing this series is excruciatingly painful to the core of the Rangers fan base across the world, the silver lining to this cloud is that the experience may prove invaluable to a team clearly on the cusp of greatness.
Why is it that we’ve come to expect so much of a mediocre team………?
This has been one of the hardest fought battles that comes to mind when thinking of playoff. First, lets look back on what has already has happened; Game one: Buffalo displays excellent speed and scores 3 rapidly, the rangers mount a feeble comeback in the third however the sabres bury them with a goal from Pomminville on a questionable call, I believe it was a goal. Game Two: Rangers play strong defensively out of the gate, getting PP goals from Straka and Mara in the first two periods, Campbell answered for Buffalo with a shot that Lundqvist had no view of, he had 4 players in front of him the puck managed to get through; pure luck, well placed shot however.