Solid against Ottawa
AM 640 in Toronto is reporting that Vesa Toskala will get the start tonight for the Maple Leafs in their game against the Canadiens.
Andrew Raycroft played in the opener with so-so reviews, as you would expect, and Vesa Toskala made his debut in Ottawa, and played well.
NorthJersey.com is reporting that the Rangers do not have enough talent on defense to win the cup.
Slam Sports is suggesting that Wade Reddens days as a Ottawa Senator could be coming to an end. It is speculated that the huge contract of Dany Heatley and the pending UFA of Jason Spezza could be the catalyst for the Sens to move Redden because they will most likely not be able to resign him at the conclusion of this season.
Forsberg was spotted with his former team Modo in Sweden practicing or seeing if his body is ok to come play back in the NHL.
TSN.ca is reporting that the oft injured Martin Havlat was injured in last night’s game. Havlat was supposed to be one of the main pieces of the puzzle for the Hawks in their road back to recovery.
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.