This is just mind boggling. 19 of the 30 teams voted for the schedule to go back to last seasons, a majority. However they needed 20 votes (2/3 majority) in order to make the change.
Now why would 11 teams not want to change the schedule? Money. Less travel means more money. The fans out west only get to see Crosby and Ovechkin once a season, if that. Is that fair? Teams out east won’t see Pronger, Sakic, Iginla or Thornton more than once.
I find it embarrassing that so many Canadian Hockey fans hang on this guys every word. For many it’s what they look forward to every Saturday after the first period, they want to watch this guy go on about topics that only matter to him.
TSN.CA IS REPORTING that Maple Leafs sophomore Kyle Wellwood is out for six to eight weeks following surgery. Remind anyone else of last year?
One hint: think big E.
TSN’s The Reporter’s with Dave Hodge concur that the Vancouver Canucks are the best team in Canada, they have been playing their best hockey and scoring is no longer a problem. Find out if they can keep the streak going, what they need entering the playoffs and who is expendable.
The latest commentary on trade rumors and teams; where do they stand?
Hello everyone I read in the Ottawa sun under Bruce Garrioch rumors that Jacques Martin will clean house soon and that Gary Roberts days as a Florida Panther are done and he will be traded at the deadline!!!!
Have you ever wondered about an all-star game between Canada and the rest of the entire world, like in the AHL?
Wow, what a disapointing game last night for the Leafs. They come out and get an early goal, look like they have come out to challenge a young club and make a statement beofre the All-Star game. One incredible deek by Ruutu on Raycroft, a few really bad penalties, lots of lazy play and a clear lack of focus or hard-wrok and the Leafs looked like a team that wasn’t even competing for a playoff spot, or even for spots on the roster.
Four superstars have been leading the Penguins into the playoff hunt this year. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal have been racking up points for the Pens lately and Marc-Andre Fleury has been standing on his head for the Penguins in the past 4 games. Fleury has been coming up with unbelievable save after unbelievable save. Jordan Staal keeps pushing his way towards the 20 goal mark in his rookie year, Evgeni Malkin had 5 points against the Maple Leafs, and Sid the Kid had another 3 points against the Leafs.
News out of New York is that the Rangers are looking at injured power forwards Todd Bertuzzi and Peter Forsberg as rental players, to give their team a push in the playoffs. The rumors themselves have been floating around for a while, but they are looking pretty serious now.
Accroding to Sportsnet, the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators are all in a bidding war for oft-injured Philly Star Peter Forsberg.
On this unusual warm, rainy, winters day here in Newfoundland, I sit back with my coffee and think about a few things. But its actually a little hard to think after a long romantic date with Captin Morgan (spiced that is) and “Mary Jane” sticking around as that third-wheel. Need I go any further?