Read the Power Rankings of ESPN and CBS. Are the media doing a good job, or are they showing their lack of knowledge and think they are smarter than any original hockey fan?
Who could be part of a Quebec team if ever they get independant ? Well, it won’t happen any
time soon but let’s take a look of how they would look in the olympic. Could they beat a team
like Finland or Slovakia ? Or what about a Quebec / Ontario / B-C competition ?
Just for fun…
Flyers have dealt Jan Hlavac and a 3rd rounder to Vancouver for Donald Brashear, a 6th rounder and future considerations.
In this week’s edition of “A different look on trade rumours”, I’ll be looking at the continuing Vincent Lecavalier sweepstakes, the St. Louis Blues’ continuing offensive problems, the New York Rangers’ trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning and what the Calgary Flames need to do to spark up their team.
Ranger fans believe that Lindros and New York is a match made in heaven, but are they just making the same mistake as so many of us Flyer Fans? No doubt, Lindros is a forced to be reckoned with when on the ice. The problem is when he is not on the ice, like tonight after the Rangers lost him. Teams become so dependent on Lindros to win, that when he is out of the game they are almost helpless. Lindros always seemed to get injured just when things were looking up for the Flyers, and now the cycle has begun for the Rangers.
SLAM! HOCKEY: Kevin Nielsen reports speculation continues to grow of potential player movement for the Vancouver Canucks. During the recent Canucks-Lightning matchup, 18 scouts were seen at the game, while Anaheim Mighty Ducks GM Pierre Gauthier was sited in the private box of his Vancouver counterpart, Brian Burke. Nielsen writes Ducks forward Jeff Friesen may be available.
The New York Rangers aquired Matthew Barnaby from Tampa Bay on Wednesday for Zdeno Ciger. Barnaby should add more toughness and even a little goal scoring to NY while Ciger will provide Tampa with an offensive winger to possibly play with Vinny Lecavalier.
A very weird season, and the days to call the season “early” are finished. Some teams are surprisingly hot, some are cold. What do they need?
Coming into the season the only question people had regarding the Flyers was their goaltending. Does anyone want to question it now? Yes, the Flyers have had their normal slow start to the season. They have been carried by Simon Gagne through the first third of the season. And of course they have been hammered with injuries early. The only question going into the season was how the goaltenders would play.
With Cechmanek coming off of a Vezina caliber season, and Boucher trying to re-claim the starting role after a disappointing sophmore showing there was good reason to question the net-minders. Roman hasn’t played quite as strong as last year but is getting back to last years form. Before going down with a hamstring injury Brian Boucher outplayed Roman and regained the starting job. As a team the Flyers have given up 59 goals in 28 games. The next best team is Colorado with 61 goals against. Despite both slow starts, goaltending has kept both teams above .500. Does anyone think that there is a problem with the Flyers goaltending now?
Starting to get impatient with GM Dudley, looks like he knows didley about anything. Here is a rumor saying Lecavalier will be traded, and another one saying he won’t, by two different sources on the same day.
Bill Barber coacher the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win Saturday only hours after his wife Jill lost her battle with lung cancer.
Forgive me if this question is innapropriate, but I feel it should be asked… Isn’t that just wrong? His wife just died and he’s coaching a hockey game. I understand people grieve differently, but in grand scheme of things is hockey that important compared to loosing your wife? Do you think it was innapropriate of Barber to coach right after his wife had died?
It’s all about Vinny this month. GM Dudley finally admitted that Vinny wants out. Is it the best thing to do? How many teams are involved? Since so many articles were submitted on Vinny, I posted all of them on here. Also, Selanne rumor, Guerin rumor, and Bertuzzi rumor included!
The Silly Season review continues, this time I will look at the suprises of this year. I will start with the top 10 point scorers:
Rangers lost this game against the Leafs. Toronto played pretty well, magically scoring 6 goals, and without a doubt did the Rangers get beat. But, do explain me why the NHL has people with little brain in the NHL.
Since a full NHL league review was just too much info all at once, and very hard to write it all in 2 days, the Season’s Reviews will be broke down into Divisions, starting with the Atlantic Division of the East.
I received help from MantaRay on this review, my thanks to him. Enjoy!
Chris Gratton is not very happy in Buffalo and I think by this time next week, he’ll be traded. Currently the New York Rangers are gong to make a pitch, no one isyet going for Kozlov though. If you have not heard, Slava Kozlov quoted” I am not happy in Buffalo and would seriously considore a trade”! Personelly, I would like to trade the first player that plays poorley! People, do not stick up for Miro Satan! The guy hangs on to the puck to long, and I just can’t stnd him in a Sabre uniform!
Satan is just the player for bait! JamesPatrick quotd last week” I heard from the front office that very soon, some trades may come”! That explainswhy the Sabs are playing great! One tip for the hawks, send Passmore to Norfolk, and sign a goalie!
The following is a list of ten of the most dominant players to emerge this year in the NHL.
Could you imagine seeing two hated rivals battling it out for the Stanley Cup every year for the past 7 or 8 seasons? If it were possible, to see Toronto and Montreal, or Philly and the Rangers, or Edmonton and Calgary every May (or June) for so many consecutive years? Could you imagine how intense a rivalry those games would become? Well, for the past decade, one such rivalry that has been overshadowed and overlooked might finally be starting to gain the attention it deserves.
Oh yes… ROUND 2
Before we get started I forgot to add the term: “Poetic Justice” to one particular Avalanche fan. Last year when this fan taunted Steve Sullivan he got what was coming to him. Same game, puck in the head. WOW! he so deserved it… on with round 2….
Unofficial, and not an official source, but an employee of the Colorado Avalanche (not the janitor), informed me that Peter Forsberg will practice with the team by the end of this week. Forsberg is planning to return to the line-up by Januray 3, 2002 against the New York Rangers.
Do Not believe in this 100%, but keep your eyes open.