Wild still looking for #1 center?


Lemaire seeks missing piece
Coach looking for a center for No. 1 line
Pioneer Press
Article Last Updated: 09/19/2007 12:19:07 AM CDT

Wild coach Jacques Lemaire has a lot of plans for his team’s top three lines, but for those plans to work, he needs to find one more piece.

Preferably a center.

Expansion Success

Expansion was at its peak in the early 90’s and well into the 90’s. Some teams have had success while others are tough to even think about (cough columbus).

Here are the teams that came into the league starting in 1991:

Pre-Season Game 1: The Habs Review

Well the pre-season has finally started, and I’ve got to say that after last night’s game I am quite impressed.
Now I know it is pre-season, that the games mean nothing and they are often completely irrelevant when it comes to judging a team, but the Habs looked very strong with a rookie filled lineup against a Penguins team that iced mainly starters and veterans.

Sens Sign Key Player

According to tsn.ca, the Sens have locked up Mike Fisher. The deal is a 5-year contract extension worth $21 million. Fisher will earn $1.5 million this season.

The Goaltending Factor

The biggest part to any teams success is goaltending. If you don’t have goaltending, you don’t have anything. So what makes a good goaltender? Who are the best goaltenders today? Who are the greatest goaltenders of all time? I will explain all of this, in this article.(This was originally a choice essay that was originally about 5 pages, that I need to hand in for english- college [5]. I cut it down to this.)

Leafs v.s Oilers: Let The Games Begin!

It may only be a pre-season game, but finally we can see some hockey! At 9:00 PM eastern time today, the puck drops, and the Leafs and their rookies will showcase some talent. Especially the rookies. Like Maurice laid out the pre-season schedule will have the first four games allowing the rookies to try and show why they’re important this year. Then the next games would be potential line-ups. Like I said, It’s still only pre-season, but at least it’s some hockey!

Thoughts about the Blue and White game

I was at the Leafs Blue and White game and I’d like to share my impressions of this leafs team. This is for Leafs fans only, to discuss some of the surprises we’ve seen so far and can expect to see in camp/pre-season.

What to expect from the upcoming expiring contracts

Judging what the intentions or worries of an NHL General Manager can be difficult at times, but knowing which players contracts are expiring usually gives a good guidance at what the organization will in part aim to do. Therefore with that in mind, I have compiled all 30 teams expiring contracts for this year, and given an educated assesment at what tendencies to expect from the organizations as releated to their respective expiring contracts. The list includes UFAs and RFAs alike.

Kasparitis Impresses, but Rangers Doubtful

According to ESPN Insider, NY Daily News, and the NY Post Darius Kaspiritis has shown up at Rangers camp 20 pounds lighter, more muscular, faster, and more determined than ever. He would be a lock to make the team if he keeps this up, except for the $3 million he is owed this season that does not fit in to the Rangers salary cap. All sources are reporting it is more likely the Rangers will send Kasper down to hartford.

Best NHL teams since 1990

The 1989-90 season was an important landmark in NHL history. It marked the end of the last bona fide NHL dynasty, with the Edmonton Oilers winning their 5th cup in 7 years.

It also ushered in the new expansion era, as the San Jose Sharks were awarded a franchise in the summer of 1990 and the NHL gradually grew from 21 teams to the current 30.