The Detroit Free Press is once again reporting that Peter Forsberg is working out and may be set to return to the NHL this season.
The Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers. 10 games ago who would have thought that these 3 teams would go a combined 21-5-4.
I’m new and I’m guessing that HockeyBuzz is a bad word around here, but Daniel Tolensky has posted a great column about “Stanley Cup Winning GMs and Some Free Advice for MLSE’s Board of Directors”. I think that he is 100% bang on. I really like the Bob Nicholson (Pres) and Steve Tambellini (GM) combo and totally agree the time to act is now, and not in the new year or the summer. Way too many important decisions to be made to wait.
Honestly I think as hockey fans and in particularly Toronto Maple leaf fans we are not doing enough.
What we should do in my mind is to organize a protest against leafs management and let them hear us clear and loud as we demand changes to current mismanagement.
HTML: TSN.ca, TORONTOSUN.com
John Ferguson Jr. is rejecting a report in Monday’s edition of the Toronto Sun that claimed the Maple Leafs’ general manager tried to have head coach Paul Maurice fired late last week….
Toronto quietly looking to replace Fergie
There might actually be a reason why the Maple Leafs have yet to sack John Ferguson Jr. They’re looking for a big name replacement.
Bruce Garrioch of the Sun reports that some of the big names being discussed include 3 NHL legends: Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman and Ron Francis.
It kills me to see the leafs in such chaos right now. It kills me to even look at the boxscores when i see the leafs losing to a team like phoenix…. I’m very frustrated right now with the entire organization with their performances at every level: ownership, front office, coaching, players. The leafs entered the season with much optimism with expectations to make the playoffs, but all seems very dim now. I know that the leafs are out of 8th place by a few points and that it is only about 1/4 of the season, I can only hope that the leafs will change things around. Lets look at the levels of the leafs organization and how we can possibly fix it.
Maurice on His Way Out Of Toronto?
My typical Saturday night starts out with me taking the girlfriend out for supper then back home to watch the Leafs play.(lucky her eh?) And now most of the time ends with grief as the losses mount. But I noticed some tidbits that were aired that I wanted to pass on.
According to the NHL, the hockey operations department puts together the final ballot in late October/early November, so why is Tampa Bay’s Dan Boyle, an Eastern defenseman candidate (only played four games this year due to injury), but Pittsburgh’s Sergei Gonchar (leading all NHL blueliners in scoring, and on pace for 86 points) is not?
The article also mentions the snubbing of Volchenkov and the absurdity of Cheechoo on the ballot.