Canucks Re-Sign SALO!!

TSN reports that Caunucks GM Nonnis has re-signed d-man Sami Salo to a four year contract extension. Financial terms where not disclosed.

What if fantasy drafts were a reality?

All this talk of a fantasy trade involving Sidney Crosby and remembering how exciting the first transactions were post-lockout (when players were bought out by teams and every 5 minutes, a star player was donning a new uniform) have made me think of a way that this NHL could really become not only more exciting, but downright mainstream interesting.

Every 3 years, all the teams get re-drafted. I understand this will NEVER HAPPEN, but it just might be a great idea. Let me explain.

What if just what if you could trade Crosby?

Ok………first off im just going to say that this is an opinon, something I just thought of but if you could trade crosby who would it be? Who would the Pens want back in return? As a Penguins fan a would never even come close to trading him but if had to i would ask for a hell of alot back in return
this is unrealistic but i’ll give it a shot.

No Samsonov…No Problem!

Currently sitting in the final playoff spot the Habs have won 5 straight and have been on fire as of late. With recent wins coming against Toronto, Boston twice, Washington and more impressively the New York Rangers, the Canadiens look to be a major contender for one of the last 3 spots available. They have also won 7 out of 8 and show no signs of quit.

6 Wins and the Leafs are In….Maybe

With 2 weeks remaining in the regular season the playoff picture is far from being set in stone. One team in a dogfight is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Thanks to some loose play the last few of weeks that resulted in them throwing away winnable games, Toronto has put themselves in a position where they need to win at least 6 of their final 7 games to make the playoffs. Amassing at least 94 points puts greater pressure on their competitors and basically allows the Leafs to control their own destiny. Anything less would mean leaning far too heavily on other teams to help them out.

Kings sign defenceman Jack Johnson, will make NHL debut Thursday

Los Angeles signed defenceman Jack Johnson on Tuesday and the prospect is set to make his NHL debut Thursday night when Kings host the Canucks.

Flyers close to deal with Biron

According to the Flyers are close to a deal with Martin Biron.

What I think

The leafs have 2 options,
1)keep the team they have now, and hope for a healthy year next year

2)get some juicy free agents

Is Pittsburgh a well drafted team?

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing very well, and theres no denying it. They have incredible young talent, and a lot of it. But how well drafted have they been? They have had a lot of #1 and #2 overall picks. Here are all their 1st round picks since the 91-92 season when they won the Stanley Cup:

Two Weeks 2 Go! ***Revised for NYI

Two weeks to go and a good look at the East, yet the West is starting to give something interesting as well.

Standing Without the Shootout.

I thought it might be interesting to see what the standings as of March 26 might look like if the shootout never existed. I personally don’t like the shootout, but the fact is its here, and teams better start to embrace it as the standings are completely altered by it.

Here are the top ten teams in each conference today if this gimmick never existed.

Realistic Maple Leafs Offseason

This is what I think the leafs offseason should be like. There have been guys that write articles like this but put totally unrealistic numbers for player salaries. THESE PLAYER SALARIES AND TRADES ARE REALISTIC UNLIKE SOME OTHER POSTS…this is assuming the salary cap next year will be 47 million.

5 Hardest Shots

Many guys in the NHL have bullets from the point and I was wondering… who are the five guys with the hardest shots/ And you can’t go by the all-star game since many non AllStars have big shots
here are my opinions