Its no secret that if the Leafs miss the playoffs, both Maurice and Ferguson will likely go. What many people dont realize, is the devastating effects this could have on the team.
I have been coming to this site on a daily basis for the last 6 months or so and I finally decided to post an article. this is my first one so please be easy on me.
After about 20% of the season played already, the Habs have been playing some pretty amazing hockey for a team that many were predicting them to finish 13th in the East and I started to wonder, are the teams taking them seriously or should they? Lets look at a few stats.
Canada.com “offsides” has reported a rumor about the blackhawks asking about the availability of Bryan McCabe.
With all the progress and promise the Flyers have brought to the ice this season, its hard to question if this team is for real. Everything has blended better than expected and all cylinders are firing with everyone playing their part. Except for one $4.2 mil malfunction! Scott Hartnell has done pretty much – nothing!
The Washington Post is reporting that former first round pick Steve Eminger is upset with the Capitals but “has stopped short of asking for a trade – yet.”
Once again, the Leafs let another slip through their butterfinger-like hands. But this time, there are no denying that someone screwed up royally. Now, do we blame Paul Maurice for putting Kronwall on the ice with little time left on the clock (and allowing the tying goal) and then decides to put Antropv and McCabe as two of the starting trio. Or do we blame McCabe, who we should now call Mr. Overtime. He seems not only to be the achilles heel for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year, but the worst part about it is that he doesn’t even care that he causes so much misery. The look on his face after giving up that pass was priceless… take a good look at it… it looks as though it was indifference.
Accord to sportsnet.ca, and AP, the Dallas Stars have fired general manager Doug Armstrong. Quite a shocking news as the Stars sit in 2nd place in their division with a 7-7-3 record.
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal is suggesting that the Oilers may have some interest in Glen Murray.
There is an interesting phenominon out there in the NHL that counters the notion that all NHLs are just money hungry jocks that just want to maximise their monetary potential. Some hockey players opt to take LESS money to play for their hometown team. So i got a little curious and wanted to see what the 6 Canadian teams would shape out to be like (excluding goalies) if everyone was to play for their hometown team. To be considered a hometown player one must have been born within an hour away from the city or within the province (ei all BC players are canucks).
The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are sitting back and waiting for offers to come in for their two quality goalies.