Lately watching the European club championship of soccer, I wonder: could something like this be interesting/viable in hockey?
The format in soccer is the big leagues like the Premiereship, Bundesliga, and Seria A get a bunch of teams in, maybe five, and the middle leagues, like Portugal might get a couple, and the crap leagues, like Belgium and Turkey get one.
I want write a quick blurb about young Defenseman Ian White. No one really talks about him much so I just want to see the reactions.
Ian White, born in Winnipeg Manitoba, was drafted by Toronto in 2002, 6/191.
Oh, for the love of….
First off, this Kovalev thing was total and utter BS, but I see as a fan “since I was born” you are really willing to give the benefit of the doubt.
In case ANYONE was wondering, it is false. Not just my opinion either. Want to know why La Presse couldn’t get hold of the actual recording of his RADIO INTERVIEW?? Because he was telling the truth, and the article that La Presse translated was from a tabloid…in fact, the whole story has been pulled from www.lapresse.ca. Oh, and the reporter who gave the interview backs Kovy up…interesting, isn’t it?
What it’s shaping up to be in the standings. Here’s a view of what the playoff pairings should look like.
With another trade deadline come and gone, I think it’s interesting how some NHL general managers are instantly branded as clinically insane or new members of MENSA. It seems that the majority of the armchair GM”s on this website have already passed judgement on the winners and losers of this year’s deal derby. However, looking at a past deadline trade might just put things in perspective for everyone.
Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have put WAAAAAY too many expectations on Raycroft and I would like to hear your reasons why.
I have been a fan of the Montreal Canadiens since I was born. I have never seen the insanity going on here. First every one complaining about Gainey not talking, the lack of effort on the ice. Now super cancer Kovalev comes out and slams the whole team. Saying that the rookies are acting like vetrans and not listening, he is also saying that Carbo doesen’t like russians. Well im happy that the young kids are stepping up and trying to take leadership, cause it seems like the vetrans aren’t. I don’t think Carbo hates russians, but I do think he hates lazy players ie: Kovalev,Samsonov,Markov. Kovalev’s act has run thin.
The leafs may just make the playoffs this year but will they make any impact, leafs fans like myself are delusional and often believe this but don’t count on it. Fans never hesitate to say that players like Tucker, Sundin, Peca and others will “step up” during the playoffs but people, you just have to realise that EVERY TEAM has players just like this who will take even larger steps than those on the leafs…..they might even run. The other huge factor is that, if the leafs had all these playoff players who would step up when the time comes, would we really be questioning the leafs making the playoffs this year? We would be in a 6th or 7th spot (though in my regular fashion, i believe we’d be in a playoff spot right now without all the injuries).
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?