With prospect training camps on the go, and team camps on the horizon, the question arises, “Which drafted prospects will make their respective teams this year?”
Aside from this.. is it wise for teams to bring their players to the big leagues at an early age?
Here are the results of the Goalie Poll I started conducting on August 17th. The final rankings are the averages of everyone who submitted a list of 30 names. Since some people only voted for 5 or 10 on the website, I didn’t include them, and one person e-mailed mea list consisting of only one name so that also wasn’t counting. Here are the goalies along with their average rankings:
Well the west has basically two sides…..the young teams building to de thrown the older teams and the old teams hoping to fend off the younger teams.
Just an update on the NHL vs. the Rangers, Holik, and Kasparaitis. Also, what is Messier and Rucinsky up to? Larry Brooks of the NYPost reports:
This offseason has been crazy already, I think within a couple of weeks it’s going to get crazier.
Hockey is entertainment. You go to games hoping to leave with a smile on your face. You smile when your team scores, when your goalie makes a great save, and you smile when something out of the ordinary happens, say for instance your favorite player attacks a mascot.
Obstructions, hooking, grabbing, you name it. Whatever should be stopped in order for the hockey games to speed up.
Veteran Trevor Kidd of the Florida Panthers is expected to be claimed off waivers by Toronto by the end of the week, Sportsnet has learned. He is said to be close to reaching a deal with the Leafs.
Sportsnet is reporting that the contracts of Bobby Holik and Darius Kasparitus were rejected by the NHL due to clauses in each players contract that state the Rangers will pay their salary even through a potential work stoppage during upcoming labour negotiations in 2004, not due to huge signing bonuses as previously thought.
The matter will be resolved before an independent arbitrator, but no date has been set as of yet.
As most of us come to look at the Maple Leafs latest off season, we wonder how could a team succeed if they only lose talent over the off season. How could they possibly perform? Many Maple Leafs question the future of their organization as people who oppose the team are waiting for the collapse of the team so they can rejoice. Well, keep those Champaign bottles packed, Leafs are still a contender.
Everyone has there own opinion on there Favorite team, What do you feel needs to be done in order to complete your team for the start of next season.
Your the GM and Coach…. What are your lines and realistic moves to bring your team to the next leave?
TSN.ca is reporting: The New York Post reports that the National Hockey League submitted a rejection of both Bobby Holik’s and Darius Kasparaitis’ contracts when the New York Rangers sent them for approval to Central Registry.
Last year the Florida Panthers accumulated only 60 points, ahead of only Columbus and Atlanta. Recently, Head Coach, Mike Keenan, signed a contract extension that will take him through the 2007-08 season. Why would he want to be tied down so long with such a team? The Florida Panthers have possibly the best young nucleus in the league. They could be cup contenders in years to come.
It has been rumored on Sporting News Radio that the Boston Bruins are continuing their search for a scoring winger to replace recently departed Bill Guerin, who went to the Dallas Stars this summer. Although it is near impossible to replace a guy like Guerin, the Bruins are supposedly talking to the New York Rangers about a possible deal, which would send tough winger Radek Dvorak to Boston.
Over the past few months a lot of writers have been saying that the Rangers don’t have what it takes to get to the next step because they don’t have a true number one Goalie. Mikster strongly disagrees with this? Who is right?
I am sure many hockey fans bought THN’s (The Hockey News) 2002-2003 Ultimate Fantasy Guide. It looks interesting, the cover looks cool, and there are all kinds of interesting things on the cover. I did learn to never judge a book by its cover, and boy does that phrase sound right!
*WARNING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOCKEY!! IT’S SEXIST, TASTELESS AND TOTALLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT*
The recent offseason has been a busy one for the Thrashers. They’ve added offensive depth and defensive depth. Are they in position to contend for the playoffs? Who knows? But things are looking up and Atlanta fans are hopeful.
The offseason isn’t over yet, but after the signing of defensemen Bryan Berard, most of the big moves by the Bruins are done. The only thing remaining is to trade McLaren, but who knows if that will happen anytime before the season starts.
The free agent period is, with a few exceptions, all but over. Teams have basically finalized who they are going to invite to camp. As I look at all the teams in the East nobody pops out at me.