I’m not saying Raycroft is the best goalie in the league, but he’s also not the worst. I must voice my opinion on the distasteful treatment of Raycroft at home games. I believe that Raycroft can be and will be a solid goalie if he’s behind a solid team. Booing him at the end of the games will not help this players development, nor will it make the players in front of him really want to perform on home ice. It will also lead to second-guessing of potential F.A. signings.
Yeah, it’s true no Jagr, or Kariya, or either Sedin, or Afinogenov, or Vanek, or Langkow, or Bergeron, or Jokinen, or Frolov, Malkin, or Mcdonald or Savard, or Straka, or even Rod Brind’Amour, but hey atleast we get to watch Bill Guerin, Johnathan Cheechoo (fans fault on that one), Rick Nash (who accually is good, but shouldn’t be at the game), and Henrik Zetterberg (same thing as Nash).
Being that we are mid-season, it is a good time to talk about all that has been good and bad for the Penguins so far this season, and related Penguins subjects that have been touched upon on this site, but with a general focus on how players and the team have performed. I originally thought of leaving anything related to the arena away, but I decided to put a footnote, although it is not anything that people are used to reading about the subject. And without further do, here we go…
The good news:
Okat why do they call it “Hockey night in Canada”? Let’s look at some facts, and find out why it should be called “Hockey night in Toronto”.
Colorado, to me, looked like a good team before the season started. But then there was Konowalchuk’s retirement, Turgeon’s injury, Leopold’s injury and Theodore’s below average play. Halfway through the season and things still don’t look good. Turgeon is back, Leopold is still out, Theodore is the backup, Liles is injured. I propose Colorado makes some HUGE trades; I think I’m being extremely fair. You be the judge.
At Trade Deadline:
To Columbus: White, Stajan, Williams, Suglobov
To Toronto: Nikolai Zherdev
According to www.rds.ca, the Wild could trade the left winger Pascal Dupuis.
NO! I know the Leafs won 4-2 against the Sabres Thursday night, but thats not what I meen! What I meen is that it seems Wellwood, Tucker, Poni, Antropov, White, Peca, and Wozniewski r injured. WOW! 7 of the Leafs players are out. 4 of them r returning soon, but 3 are not even close to coming back.
The recent play of the New York Rangers is completely unacceptable for a team that should be a top notch contender. The most frustrating thing for the fans is to have to just sit here and watch when the problems holding this team back are fixable…
The New York Rangers had better expectations this season, but have failed to meet them. Inconsistency is a disease for this franchise, will Slats, Maloney, and Renney deal with it now or later? By the way, anyone have some Prozac for Renney?
Another 1st round bust? But, not all is lost as he could actually be used effectively for the ….. (find out who)
Still related to the Rangers, last night’s loss to the Ottawa Senators was a major disappointment, not just for the team, but for the officials. It’s one thing if officials make bad calls, but it is quite something else when they are just rude and unprofessional; find out why.
People have been feeling bored with this season as far as trades, but with the way the season has gone thus far, the Trade Deadline could be a fun week/day.
Well these rumors Iam bringing up are all from Pierre Lebrun from TheScore,Darren Dregger&Bob MacKenzie from SportsCenter,and Darren Millard and the Hockey Central panel from Sportsnet.These are all speculated trades that might happen soon or during the trade deadline.
According to newyorkrangers.com, the teams official website, the Blueshirts claimed Jason Krog off waivers from Atlanta.
Jack Johnson and Oleg Tverdovsky
To Los Angeles For
Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger
I thought this was a joke when it happened. Tim Gleason is a top 4 defenseman who has offensive potential but is not very good in his own zone. He’s still young and could get better but he’s not top line material. Belanger is a third line centre and is solid at his position. Now, Tverdovsky has turned into a 5th or 6th defenseman due to his defensive shortcomings; but then there’s Jack Johnson. This guy has #1 defender written all over him. Now I know with the injury to Kaberle the Hurricanes were in need of some help on the blue line, but to trade away your best player coming up, a player who you know will dominate the NHL for years to come? I think they could have gotten a hell of a lot more.
WINNER: LOS ANGELES (for now)