Looks like Rory Fitzpatrick will not make the All Star Game.
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.
This is part 1 of my of 3 articles. This is who I think has been a good surprise, and a bad surprise.
The Leafs first part of the season has been up and down, as of now more up than down(But just by one win). They have good young prospects who can hit(Newbury,Ondrus) score(Pohl) and just fun to watch(Suglobov). Some other good things are the re-emergence of Jeff O’neill, Bates Battaglia and Boyd Devereaux. The first half has seen some of the most memorable moments in Leafs history when Sundin got his 500th.(the absolute perfect goal) Sundin getting his 1200th point and passing a NHL great in scoring every game.
50 days remain before the NHL trade deadline comes and goes and in that time General Manager John Ferguson must figure out a way to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. These next 7 weeks will be big in determining whether or not this man deserves to continue serving in the capacity of GM for the hockey club.
John Michael Liles was injured in Colorado’s 2-1 shootout win over Minnesota on Saturday. He has suffered a broken foot and will be out for 4 weeks.
With injuries already to Leopold (groin, out indefinetly) and Brisbois (back injury, day to day) the Colorado blueline that was already lacking depth now looks empty:
Hockey is a great sport because the people that play it and the families involved are some of the most respectful athletes and people in the world. Families play such a huge role in hockey, the hockey mom and the hockey dad are as big a part of the game as the coaches and the refs.
Vancouver has won 6 straight, and how long will it last? Why have all the players pickup during the year made such an impact to there teams? The Kings have some big names on there back end, so why is there defense the worst in NHL? And who have been the biggest surprise, good and bad?
The 3 Goal Theory
History Repeats Itself
The New Kids On The Block
Montreal has a handful of UFAs at the end of this year: Souray, Markov, Bonk, Niinamaa and Rivet
If the habs are to be serious cup contenders they will have to shake the lineup a little…the 2nd line has been terrible and a good 2nd line centre is needed here to spark the Russians.
Terry Frei of the Denver Post recently wrote an article about the scoring, or lack there of, of Avalanche Right Wing Milan Hejduk. To paraphrase, Hejduk hasn’t been quite the same player since he, Alex Tanguay and Peter Forsberg tore it up a few season back.
So what are the Avs to do with him?
Could he be the key to moving Theo?