Before I get to the most underrated players in the NHL I would like to mention Mats Sundin. He is a horse who gives 110% every night. He has 16 points in his last 10 games. I read an article on Hockeybuzz.com sugesting Mats Sundin for the Hart trophy. It will never happen but it should. Anyway here is a list of the most underrated players in the NHL.*All stats are as of January 1st.
According to TSN.ca, Petry Nedved has been claimed by the Edmonton Oilers. While there was wide spread speculation that Ottawa would be claiming the center, since Edmonton is lower in the standings, they get priority.
Umm…well, I thought Edmonton needed help on the blueline rather then upfront. They haven’t been scoring, but they have the talent. Maybe Nedved will reclaim his form he had last time he was in Edmonton.
If he does, great pickup. If not, it’s about 600k dollar hit against the cap
PLEASE NOT THIS IS ALL SPECULATION
Current Team: Phoenix Coyotes
Description: With his contract set to expire at the end of this season he would be a great rent-a-player for a team looking to make a cup run. He can play the role of a second or third line center on a team for depth. He can score and with Shane Doan’s contract expiring, they may not be able to keep him.
In my previous post in this section, I stated (and maybe hoped) that Montreal would trade Aebischer and Souray away for a soft-handed playmaking center for the second line. It is now obvious that in even-strength situations, the Habs are perhaps nothing more that an average ‘par’ hockey team. The recent losses to the Florida teams (the only time this season that they have had 2 straight regulation-time losses) are excellent evidence of this.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are missing three wingers currently, Darcy Tucker, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Kyle Wellwood. Center isn’t as much of a worrying point, because Matt Stajan can always move up. Wing has been a problem for the Leafs since back when they had a 60 million dollar team, with their top three wingers, Nolan, Roberts, and Mogilny often hurt. Now the Maple Leafs are facing some injury problems, and there’s a cheap affordable option.
Earlier in the season coach Quenville annouced that if one of their goalies were to lose, then the other would get the start (since neither were distinguishing themselves as the #1).
When it comes to the spotlight, the 3 stars, and the big bucks, look to a high-skill forward, or the acrobatic netminder. But what wins games is Defence, and an oft-overlooked and unherald componate are the men on the blue line.
OK. This is my first post on this site. I’ve been reading the posts and adding a few comments but I haven’t gotten too involved. I’ve been reading posts from several different sites and a common occurance that I’ve noticed is that when someone proposes a trade (Phoenix and Philly for example), fans from at least one of the teams jump out and immediately say that that’s a terrible trade. My question is:do they really think about the trade and the factors that are involved, or do they just want to get that coveted player for free?
A CP article yesturday said “Few things are a sure bet these days in the parity-filled NHL but Ottawa beating Toronto is about as safe as it gets.” As much as I believe the Leafs suck, it’s not a sure bet by a long shot.
Here is a list of the most overrated players in the NHL. Before writing this article I did lot’s of research and scaned through all the team rosters in the NHL. So here are the ten: *all the stats are as of December 30th
Everyone knows the Blues have sucked this year, maybe the team wasn’t clicking, maybe they were all underacieving, maybe the coaching was the problem, but whatever the case atleast 6 of the players could find themselves ending the season elsewhere.
Tsn reports the Vancouver Canucks have added depth by claiming Jeff Cowen of waivers from the LA Kings. Cowen has 2 assists in 21 games this year. The 40 yr old has 40 goals 70 points in 325 games.