This is one of the most upsetting news so far this season. Joe Nieuwendyk, one of the greatest players in NHL history, has decided to hang them up due to health reasons. The class act racked up 1126 points in 1257 games and won three Stanley Cups with the Calgary Flames, 1989, Dallas Stars, 1999, and the New Jersey Devils, 2003.
Thanks for a wonderful career Joey, you did good.
There has been much ado about nothing so far in regards to the Penguins future payroll problems regarding the need to resign Crosby, Malkin, and Stall.
When the news that Hitch was going to be considered as the new coach of the Blue Jackets, I will admit I was one of those that thought it would spell disaster for the team of young talent because of his defensive oriented style.
I will now admit to my apparent folly and that it appears I was wrong.
Canucks hockey is becoming dramatic; some fans blaming General Manager Nonis. Who is to blame and what could have been done?
Am I the only one pulling the trigger? I think every general manager in the NHL should have an icon representing them. See, I have the gun ready to fire. Why can’t any other general manager have it? Nonetheless, you name a general manager and you can tell me what their icon/image/avatar/ whataveryoucallit they should have. Could be fun. But, more important is the question “why no trades?!”
Just when you though it couldn’t get any worse, along comes the injury bug.
Taylor Pyatt (2nd in scoring) is out 2-4 weeks with a shoulder injury; Rick Rypien is out 6-8 weeks with a groin injury; the injury prone Sami Salo is out for up to 10 days with a neck injury. With the Vancouver roster already lacking depth, the team that will be put on the ice for the next couple of weeks will be laughable.
This year there has been lot’s of players who deserve to be on this list, but only five made it.
Canucks Solution for goals right under Dave Nonis Nose.
The other night they beat Colorado 2-1, but anyone who saw that game knows it was all Luongo. Plus Colorado is incapable of having high scoring games back to back.
After reading an article in the Dec 12 edition of The Hockey News (on newstands now) it seems obvious that the most successful player in the NHL now, and maybe of All-Time is none other then Scott Niedermayer.
I honestly believe that the best division changes almost every year, mainly because it’s nearly impossible for all 5 teams in a division to put out competitive teams in back to back years.
The following is a list of the amounts of points separating 1st and 5th in each division:
We all know there are a bunch of teams that aren’t going to make the playoffs, right now we are able to predict a bunch of them just 25 games in. There are good players on these bad teams, and I’m positive they can be pried away for a reasonable price.