Playoffs Hockey, Non Playoffers Part Deux, Bettman

Hello fellow hockey fans and happy new week to the year. It’s playoffs hockey, but before I get to that, I think the non-playoff teams from the West deserve some very general coverage. Besides, I’d like to hear what those fans think of their teams as well.

Playoffs hockey is the real talk, though, and now that a couple of games have been played there is no need for me to act like an “expert” in analyzing the obvious as others do on TV before the playoffs started.

Annnnnnd……….. Gary Bettman. Yes, this is going to be quite controversial and I dare you to read!

Leafs Untouchables

Well, obviously Sundin and Raycroft are not packing up and leaving any time soon, no matter how much some impatient people want them to but lets talk about a few more of their untouchable players..

2007-2008 Nuck's

I just want to show people what the Canucks team could look like next year, and just writing some ideas.

Leafs Year: 2008-2009

It looks like the Leafs won’t get much help next season from the prospect Pool. Pogge and Earl need more time with the Marlies. Stralman is a few years away from playing in the NHL, Williams needs a good healthy year before being called up, Tlusty and Aubin will join the AHL ranks next season, and Kulemin has signed a 1 year deal in Russia for Next season.

Sidney Crosby mature beyond his years

This is just a short blurb in defense of Crosby against all the critics who enjoy criticizing Sidney.

Go to launch the video player, sort by NHL on the left, and click on “Is Sidney Crosby The Next Great One?” It’s fairly balanced and even has senile Don Cherry representing the critics, with Wayne Gretzky representing the supporters.

I know who I respect more.

Sundin, Raycroft and More

Well.. I have heard a lot about trading Sundin and I have to disagree, look at Edmonton, they are a train wreck, Sundin is the center of the team and he can not be traded, i saw a topic earlier about him being the only guy to stand Torontos media and be able to lead the team and I totally agree…

NHL refs are pathetic! They are ruining the game.

It seems that every game I watch they make phantom calls where you just shake your head, and then make no calls on the most obvious. I’d really like to know how they became refs, as I’ve never seen such poor officiating from any other officials in a major sports league.

Is it time they are accountable to someone? Perhaps force them to sit down and watch every game they ref in its entirety and make them admit to all their wrong calls and missed calls? Although a stretch (and problematic for obvious reason), something has to be done to prevent these morons from deciding the outcome of games, and more importantly to prevent a lineup of NHL players at the hospital.

Radulov suspended

Alexander Radulov was suspended one game for his hit from behind on Steve Bernier. He had 3 goals and 1 assist in 2 playoff games. Nashville learned that LW Scott Hartnell would not be suspended after two game misconducts in a row.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

“The question coming into tonight, can Roberto Luongo play in the playoffs? Well the answer is yes!’ I can’t remember who said it, but it was whoever was calling the Canucks-Stars marathon game.

Canes resign Whitney

The Carolina Hurricanes signed Ray Whitney to a three year 10.65 million dollar deal. He had the most points on Carolina with 83

Why Jeremy Roenick Should Play One More Year

Everyone knows I love Jeremy Roenick. He’s one of the best power forwards in recent history, and after hearing Bob McKenzie and Darren Pang telling him straight up just to give it up, I turned TSN off that night pretty mad.

Peter Forsberg High Risk, High Reward Not for Leafs However

Peter Forsberg is most easily described as a High Risk, High Reward player. For every team he has been with this has been the case. High Risk because of all his injuries and High Reward… well watch the man play in the playoffs. His Philidalphia time was completely injury plauged and only a matter of time should he stay in Nashville which as you will read in this article I dont think he will.

Shell Shocked

In their first playoff game since the 2000-2001 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins came out flat and sluggish against the Ottawa Senators. The Sens came out with more enthusiasm, physical play, and desire than the Pens did. The Sens deserved to win that game. Here are a few reasons why the Pens will win the series.