Hitchcoc k Signs On With Columbus

Source TSN.ca

Sources close to the Columbus Blue Jackets tell TSN Ken Hitchcoc k has agreed to a three-year contract to coach the Blue Jackets.

Leafs pick up option on JFJ

TSN.ca is reporting that the Leafs have decided to pick up JFJ’s contract extension option for next year.
Full aritcle availible here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=185422&hubname=

Is the American Retailer the Cause of Hockey’s Unpopularity in the US?

During my recent trip to Erie, PA from Canada for some early X-Mas shopping, I was salivating at the idea of obtaining a Crosby jersey at a low price we here in Canada are not accustomed to. Much to my disappointment, I was not able to find a hockey jersey ANYWHERE!

Coyotes Still Seeking Changes

During Saturday’s tilt against the Kings, Coyotes GM Mike Barnett went on local TV during the 1st intermission and declared that Ed Jovonoski will not be traded for any reason. Barnett also stated that he and Gretz both gave Jovo their personal word that he wasn’t being shopped.

Bargains and busts…

On TSN tonight, there was an interesting second intermission during the Rangers vs Carolina game. Who are your ”bargains” and your ”busts” for the first quarter of this season?

Forsberg to be traded before weekend?

No doubt about it, Peter Forsberg wants out of Philly, and with the team looking to start rebuilding, he is their greatest asset to fill the holes on Defence and in Net.

NHL All Star voting system a joke

Tired of seeing the wrong players in the ALL STAR game ? Fustrated in seeing fans that no nothing about the sport making a difference in the polls? Well perhaps there is finally a way that the fans can deliver this message to the NHL.

Aebischer and Souray to be leaving?

Rumors out of Montreal this week are saying that a trade involving Montreal goaltender David Aebischer and D-man Sheldon Souray is in the making. Some say that a deal will be made with a team located in the south-west of the United-States. Now, this makes sence for a few reasons.


Kostitsyn has been sent back to the minors, which means Garth Murray will probably be back in the lineup with Perezhogin moving back to the 2nd line, Begin back to the 3rd line and Murray landing back on the fourth line.

Goaltender swap

Teams looking or a solid man between the pipes have a surprisingly large variety.

Bouillon gets green light from Dr. Mulder

As reported on RDS Francis Bouillon has been cleared by Dr. David Mulder to return to the ice.
http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/217557.html (in French)

Huet clear Number 1

It appears the Huet has claimed the #1 job in the Habs goal crease. After last nights impressive outing against Atlanta combined with his last four starts he has a save percentage of .931!

Sens Turning the Corner? Better than the Sabers?

Don’t look now but the Ottawa Senators have beat the best team in hockey 2 of the last three games, throwing down a dominate performance on the 2nd night of back to back games and making Buffalo look like an ordinary team.