Here we are with 13 games remaining in this season. It’s a dog fight for the final couple of playoff spots in the East. Us Leaf fans have argued, discussed, and contemplated those moves that we individually have wished for our team, but with the trade deadline over there is nothing to contemplate except the remaining 13 games.
John Ferguson’s two trades of most consequence were on draft day, with his other trade acquisitions Ron Francis, Brian Leetch, Luke Richardson, and likely Yanic Perreault all left during the off season. Those trades of course being the acquisitions of Andrew Raycroft and Jeff O’Neill.
This is a great article I found on spectorshockey.net, so here it is:
Yes they should have traded him. I know i’m going to get critized for this, but why pay 5.5 million for a grinder, even if he is your leader. I would much rather have a very skilled two way player in Richards for 7.8 million then a aguy who stands in front of the net, which almost anyone can do if they have some size, and are willing too. He was the Oiler’s, but if you can get a few good prospects and a draft picks thats good. Smyth is not a good player, or even close to an elite player. He scored goals, and tried hard, but that does not mean your worth 5.5 million. Here’s an few a ideas that I have that would not only replace Smyth, but be a large improvement over him.
A STATEMENT FROM CHRIS SIMON
Courtesy of newyorkislanders.com
I’m sitting here in disgust at the end of the second period of the Maple Leafs-Senators game.
Just wanted everyone’s thoughts on Brodeur’s 40th “win” and Luongo now holding the canucks record with “39”, surpassing Captain Kirk’s previous record.
Brodeur is guaranteed to pass Patricks record, but is this fair?
Corey Johnson from Hockeyleaks.com takes a look at the current playoff races in the NHL, as well as his views on who will take 1st in each conference, as well as the other battles for position going on.
We’re into March now and the playoffs are creeping up on everyone, especially the teams battling for the last few spots in the Eastern Conference. I’d like to take this time to focus on 7 teams from the Eastern Conference vying for 2 spots (fighting for the honor to lose to Buffalo or New Jersey, but I digress…)
HockeyBuzz.com recenly suggested that one of the reasons that
Edmonton let go of Smyth was they would offer a huge deal to Tampa
for one of Lecavalier, St. Louis or Richards this offseason.
OK My second post I donno which one will make it to the big board..but I have to say .. What happened to the old MaCabe??
The one Who used to….
Due to the fact of a nonstopping slump, me being a montreal fan and will continue and never give up on my habs….I think the best descision for our situation would be for us to drop the rest or atleast a few of our upcoming games. This will cause our place in the race for the cup to drop and we will have a better draft choice! This may not seem to be the best for the player with their point totals but it may be the best for the team, im open to hear opinions and like I say I am a habs fan and will stand to be through any situation.
Before the start of the regular season and during the majority of the season until recently, most hockey panel experts/pundits/poolies have had Evgeni Malkin pegged to be the runaway winner of the Calder trophy for rookie of the year.
However, as the season gets closer and closer to winding to an end, another player has set a definite foot forward and is quietly making a name for himself- by stepping out from the shadow of his superstar father- and that is Paul Stastny of the Avalanche.