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Haha Oilers Jay-O??/ They wont even make the playoffs. Also keep in mind if they do teams with no defence to come out of the first round. Detroit vs. Montreal/Philly. Detroit wins they are too fuckin good.
So far it's the Canucks and the Kings duking it out for last place with the Knuckleheads lack of scoring depth giving them the edge in the Western Conference.
In the east the Panthers and the Thrashers seem to be in the early running - but Hurricanes could still make a dive for the bottom of the barrel.
This is one crazy free agent period - some teams have really improved, some are just Minor leaguers in a snazzier outfit.
It's going to be one heck of a wild season.
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NHL big heads work out agreement to not allow
new International League (Russian KIL) raiding
of existing clubs. NHL big heads talking as if they
have flexed their muscles at a lower class league.
The Russian league may be considered lower by
NHL smarties, BUT, the Ruskies have a LOT of cash.
Watch for future expansion to the Russian Empire
(AND Hamilton Ontario LOL)
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My joke about, I think it was Tampa/LA is having a half, possible improvement....not LA that is. We shall see. Devs have some good new ammo also. Lots of interesting moves this offseason, and there is more time. Should be pretty interesting. Caps goalie position might have just weakened with Theodore instead of Huet. And Hossa to the Wings! Those fans gotta be jumping for joy! But who do they drop, demote, get rid of?? Hmmm.
New Prediction; Todd Bertuzzi to head NHL discipline board.
All players brought before Bertuzzi will be subject to blow
to head by hizzoner. Survival of player will result in no
suspension. All others will go to hospital along with their
lawyer who will be subject to same treatment.
Yeah, I don't see where Wellwood fits in to the Canucks plans, although I'm still waiting for Mike "why don't the other GMs like me?" Gillis to make some of those "bold moves" he's been talking about. Picking up the Leafs cast-offs is hardly a "bold move". Not surprising he's having a hard time making deals: a) It's really tough to make deals in the salary-cap NHL b) he's not got a very good rapport with other GMs and agents, and c) when you very publicly slam your team and it's "assets" (i.e. players), you're telling GMs that you haven't got anything they want.
Anyways it will be interesting to see what he does July 1.
And you're right, JFJ will never manage an NHL team again.
Also read that Wellwood was very hard for Paul Maurice to motivate... From what i've heard, Maurice never had issues motivating young players.
I think he'll do well in Vancouver, probably on the 2nd PP, change of scenery will go him some good.
Same as Emery, the whole Ottawa thing is a reality check for him, in a new city, new team, he can regain the form that impressed everybody in the first place, but i hope he doesn't lose too much of his attitude, that's as much a quality as a problem.. I'm actually hoping Chicago takes him and stops relying on overpaid Khabibulin... which reminds me, i meant to find out how long they're stuck with him....
Off to research i go!
A long-time entertainer, George Carlin passed away on Suday June 22nd 2008. A long time favourite of mine, I saw him LIVE at the old O'Keefe theatre in Toronto. He did his "Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say On television"
This is about hockey; Quote "People think hockey is a sport. It's not. Hockey is three activities taking place at the same time:
ice skating,fooling around with a puck, and beating the sh**
out of somebody.If these guys had more brains than teeth, they'd
doe these things one at a time.First go ice skating, then fool around
with a puck, then you go to the bar and beat the sh** out of
somebody.The day will last longer, and these guys would have
a lot more fun" End Quote.
The great score-keeper has spoken. No more puck quotes.
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Speaking puck news; It was announced today that HOWIE MEEKER,NHL Rookie-of-the Year last century, has signed a 2 year, no trade contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bonus clause includes a one million dollar payment, if he is still able to lace up his skates in the second year of the contract. This is all part of
the major shake-up in the Leaf camp.
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