With a full house expected every night at the ACC the NHL isn’t worried about Hockey in the Southern Ontario Region. The same can be said for the majority of Canadian Teams where fan support doesn’t have to be solicited, unlike in the majority of redneck American markets.
These are the player’s who have still not re-signed with there club and will become free agents come July 1st 2008. These are the players on the starting roster for NHL teams.
Well looks like its just Carter and Forsberg left in terms of “big name” forwards who aren’t playing anywhere now.
As this season approaches, the Ottawa Senators want redemption after losing to the Anaheim Ducks in last years Stanley Cup Final. The reason why the Sens made it so far because they have star players like Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza. Both are among the top players available next summer and every team wanted to get their hands on one of the two.
In my mind it is between Phoenix, Chicago, and L.A. All 3 organizations have great depth, but each of their top 3 prospects are leaps and bound above other teams top 3.
Roberto Luongo unveiled his long-awaited new mask design at Tuesday’s practice. The new cage sports a Johnny Canuck design with the Vancouver skyline and a pair of old-school skates.
Overall, this was one hell of a game, and I was extremely pleased with the effort the Toronto Maple Leafs put in tonight, both offensively and defensively. The Leafs first line of Antropov, Sundin, and Blake showed chemistry, while the Stajan, Steen, Ponikarovski line also showed some spark.
According to sportsnet.ca, Heatley has signed a 6 year 45 million dollar deal with the senators. This equates to 7.5 million dollars per year. Murray was pushing 7, Heatley was wanting 8, they compromised right down the middle. I just hope the money doesn’t go to his head and turns into a lazy A$$ like many others do when they hit the big bucks.
Good Job Mr. Murray for getting this one done!
According to www.sportsnet.ca, Andrew Raycroft will get the nod to start in the home/season opener tonight against cup finalists, The Ottawa Senators.
Gus Katsaros releases his season previews on the three Northeastern teams.