Pre-Season Review Season Line-up

Pre-Season Review

Record: 3-4-1

The Leafs seemed to struggle still 5 on 5. The signings of Kubina, Gill and Peca was supposed to improve Toronto’s even strength play, yet it seems this isn’t the case.

Southeast Division Goalie Preview

Atlanta- The Thrashers have who I consider one of the best young goaltenders in the league in Kari Lehtonen. He has all of the tools to succeed in the NHL. He has a massive buterfly and is excelent at controling rebounds. The questionmark here is his health. For the past few years, he has been injured every year and actually twice last year, only playing 38 games last year. This year the safety net is a bit better. Hedberg is a solid backup and he proved that last year in Dallas. They also picked up Brathwaite, who has played the last few years in Russia. Neither is a quality starter, but they are better than Dunham and Shields and are more experienced than Garnett. if Lehtonen is healthy, though, he can carry the team to the playoffs.

Tampa Bay Lightning Season Preview

TEAM NAME: Tampa Bay Lightning
TEAM PAYROLL: $43.25 million

GENERAL MANAGER: Feaster, named General Manager on February 10, 2002, joined the Lightning on October 20, 1998,

HEAD COACH: John Tortorella became the fifth head coach in Lightning history on January 6, 2001, replacing Steve Ludzik.

Habs now have depth at D

Something I realized while responding to a post at another site is that, while the jury is still out on this trade, it give the habs something that any team with great asperations needs: Depth at Defence.

The new Habs

While Carbo ended the night juggling the lines, for the most part he seemed to be using set lines.

Your 2007 (Bias filled!) all-star picks

I love the all-star game, in every sport, I vote as many times as I can, and I get to as many computers as possible to vote more. And what I love most is making bias as hell picks! In 2004, my entire group of East picks were Leafs! Well, one was a future Leaf, ok. I voted for Sundin, Roberts, Nolan, Kaberle, Leetch, and Belfour. Now, I can’t wait till November when the voting starts!

Malakhov Traded to San Jose

TSN.ca is reporting: “The New Jersey Devils acquired left wing Alexander Korolyuk and defenceman Jim Fahey from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Vladimir Malakhov, and a conditional first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft.”

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179623&hubname=nhl

The Anaheim Ducks: The most over rated team in the NHL?

WOW! The Hockey News and many other people are pegging the Anaheim Ducks as this years Stanley Cup Champions, and I gotta say, that’s a load of bull. The Anaheim Ducks are seriously the most attrociously over rated team in the NHL.

Morrow gets the C

Brenden Morrow got a new contract last week from the Dallas Stars. Now he has a new title: captain.

Ribeiro traded!

Team 1200 has just reported that the Habs have traded Mike Ribiero and a 6th round pick in 2007 to the Stars for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick in 2008.

Dunham an Islander

Mike Dunham has signed a one-year deal with the New York Islanders

Here’s the link:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179300&hubname=nhl

Canucks Lines Taking Shape?

According to Canucks.com, the team has trimmed 10 more from their roster, leaving them with 25 players, going into Saturday nights game.

Assigned to Manitoba (AHL) are:

Quick Fix For Buggy Comments

This is a quick fix for people who are seeing the “Read the rest of the comment” link in the news articles. To solve this problem you must do the following steps (really easy).

1. In your account … Go to Comments

2. Set the number in Max Comment Length from 0 to a number like 1024

3. hit Save Changes

4. Wahoo your done … all fixed.