Part 2: defense surprises, good, and bad.

There have been some good surprises, and bad so I’m listing them.

Big Hockey Night! But Dissapointing?

Yes there are 22 teams playing tonight, but I’ve seen them play each other before. This new schedule is absolute garbage. And the NHL seems to be ok with having a repeat next season. Why not go down to 80 games a season? Is there really anything wrong with that? Then each team would do the following:.

Young Guns: Part Deux

Eastern Conference Edition. These players are the future of the NHL; chances are you havn’t heard all of these names, but trust me you’ll be hearing them for a long time. For the record, I am considering anyone who has played under 3 NHL seasons and is not over 25 as youth.

Leafs Claim Travis Green Off Waivers

According to TSN.ca the Toronto Maple Leafs have added Travis Green off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. The ex-Leaf returns to Toronto is a rather desperate move to add a healthy body to what is has become a depleted lineup for the Leafs.

Kessel Back in the lineup

this article is simply to bring to attention te fact that Phil Kessel was back in the Bruins lineup tonight, having missed not even a full month due to testicular cancer.

He logged 10:04 minutes of icetime, had no points, was a -1 and had one shot on goal

“We stand on guard for thee”…..unless you’re a Leaf fan

The worst thing in all this Fitzpatrick hoop-la and the entire state of Canadian hockey…not a single Leaf fan bashed Vancouver fans directly for this ridiculous push to get a nobody into the all-star game because our thoughts don’t bend immediately to bash other Canadian teams and their fans (I’m sure there’s a few but typical Leaf fans don’t). If this was Toronto trying to get Hal Gill in the all-star game Leaf fans would hear “typical Toronto, doesn’t have any decent dmen so they have to try to force someone in the all-star game because the rest of their team sucks and can’t make it in on a real vote, admit it Toronto your team sucks, you always have to be the centre of attention” and everybody would be all over the leaf fans for fooling with the voting system.

Half-Time Report Card

Toronto: 8th in the Eastern Conference
44 games
19-19-6

Habs in desperate need of GOALS !!!!

Ok so we have one of the best powerplays and one of the best penalty killing, but 5 on 5 we SUCK. Gainey can’t wait no longer he has to make a move. Samsonov is a big bust, he works hard but nothing to show for it. Ryder, a proven 30 goal scorer isin’t playing well. Plekanec is a hard worker but he’s no 2nd line center.
We have alot of assets we can move. Too many players that all do the same thing. Plekanec, Samsonov, Perezoghin, Kostisyn, Grabovski. That’s 5 players who do the same thing, and they are all very small.
I like are defence, but we won’t be able to sign are 3 ufa’s. Everyone says that they think we should move Souray, but I think we should move Rivet. He makes to much money for what he gives. There are plenty of teams out there that are looking for a solid stay at home D-man.

If I happen to be Leafs GM.

This maybe a pretty stupid idea. You’ve been warned! Selling off the whole team isn’t the answer, when your still in the hunt for a playoff spot. If anything the leafs should be buyers. If your fighting for a playoff spot is obvious your a decent enough team, you just need a few screws tighten up.

Lemieux, Bettman, and Tier 2 Cities

A hypocritical situation;
12 Sell-out crowds vs. Fans without a face;
175 Million Dollar Baby.

No Fitzpatrick in the All Star Game

Looks like Rory Fitzpatrick will not make the All Star Game.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2725272

Young Guns: Part 1

Western Conference Edition. These players are the future of the NHL; chances are you havn’t heard all of these names, but trust me you’ll be hearing them for a long time. For the record, I am considering anyone who has played under 3 NHL seasons and is not over 25 as youth.

Part 1: Goalie surprises, good, and bad.

This is part 1 of my of 3 articles. This is who I think has been a good surprise, and a bad surprise.