On Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they declared impasse on trying to get a new stadium in Pittsburgh, meaning they are one step closer to finding a new city to call home.
Mario Lemieux is still feeding the media the same hopeful bologna of staying in Pittsburgh next year, but they need to look at the reality. The igloo is a mess, they NEED a new stadium (which they can’t afford) and they can not afford to renew the contract on the Mellon Arena which is one of, if not the oldest brickhouse in the league.
Karel Pilar has just signed a contract with the Marlies with hopes of joining the Leafs.
Karel was once Toronto’s best prospect. He had similar skating and puck handling skills as Thomas Kaberle. A future full of promise was disturbed by a mysterious virus that caused heart complications.
A lot of people have counted the B’s out…everyone but the boys in the locker room. Boston is now just four points out of the 8th and final playoff position with up to four games in hand on many of the teams above them. They’re latest win coming againt one of the hottest teams in the east—the New Jersey Devils. Hot at the right time…the bruins could slip into that spot just as soon as the leafs, canes or habs…
Many from the NY area no that Mike Richter has been active since retiring, still making appearances, and going to Yale to continue his studies. But running for a seat in Congress?
I know we have discussed this type of topic before…..but this was the worst example of……well just read. All I know is CBC pissed off everybody outside of Toronto. And yes Canada does exist outside of Toronto. Since the deadline is over, we need a hot topic to fire everybody up.
The East looks to be locked for seats 1-7, making seat 8 a hot commodity.
A month ago I wrote an article about the last 33 games for the Leafs now I’ll update it with an article on the Buds’ final 18 games.
Being a diehard Nucks fan, I watch every game I can so I know how the team is shaping up. This team has really developed over the season, and it seems as though Vigneault can do nothing wrong. My first problem I’ve had with him is putting Santala on a line with the Sedins. I know they want to get their money out of him, but for God’s sake let him get back to game form on a different line.
The second period hit tonight dolled out on Tomas Kaberle by Devils goon Cam Janssen is another exampe of everything that is wrong with the game right now. I understand that some may say it’s part of the game, but come on!!!! There are almost always long term repercussions to these hits and players rarely come back the same after suffering extensive head injuries.
According to an article on Canoe.ca’s Slam Sports. Ryan Smyth was demanding 5.5million/yr for 5 yrs. Edmonton only saw Smyth as a 5million dollar player but by deadline day, they increased their offer to 5.4 million. But smyth and his refused to budge and it ultimately resulted in him being delt to the islanders. Personally, I now think Lowe is a complete idiot. If you are willing to go to 5.4, why the hell would you not dish out the extra 100G’s to keep your franchise player
So trade deadline is done, and this is the roster we’ll be seeing the rest of the way. But what is the roster of next year? Well, currently those under contract are:
Montreal is on the bubble for a playoff spot and everyone is pretty certain that they won’t get it. A lot of people are blaming Bob Gainey. I’m not sure why this is, because it’s not like he’s the one on the ice taking bad penalties. I’m pretty sure it’s also not him having trouble keeping the puck out of the net. Let’s just settle down a bit here. You’d think he were in a secluded castle being stalked by angry villagers with pitchforks and torches. Let’s just review some of what he’s done so we can see how ridiculous this is.