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So I am browsing around the web and find an "advertising slogan generator". Type in "Ovechkin" and this pops out. If the Capitals want to use it, I come very cheap!!!
from Scott Cullen of TSN,
Without good goaltending, the rest of a team's efforts can easily go to waste, and whether it's the rule enforcement in the new NHL that is making life difficult for the keepers or smaller equipment or those one-piece composite sticks, there are more than a few teams with goaltending problems this year.continued
WDAE reporting Andreychuk will be waived at noon today. update 11:55am, via WDAE,
The Tampa Bay Lightning have waived team captain Dave Andreychuk. At a press conference held at the St. Pete Times Forum Tuesday, the team announced they have placed Andreychuk on waivers at noon Tuesday. If Andreychuk clears waivers, he will be assigned to the AHL Springfield Falcons. Andreychuk can then, if he wishes, retire and claim the money owed to him in his contract. Andreychuk signed a two-year deal with the Lightning prior to the 2005-06 season.update 12:17pm, from the Tampa Bay Lightning,
“When we entered into the contract with David this summer, both sides did so in good faith, recognizing that no one would work harder in the summer preparing for the new season than David,” Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster said.update 1:44pm, from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,
The NHL says goodbye to Dave Andreychuk today. No team could possibly find a reason to claim him on waivers. Let's choose to remember his playing career with the image of him jumping up and down with the Stanley Cup over his head and not the struggling anachronism we saw through the first half of this season.more
from the PJStar,
Armenia was beaten 50-0 - outshot 133-10 - by Iceland at the IIHF world championships last week. Armenian players Aram Simonyan and Davit Khumaryan each went minus-35 in the game. The Armenian kids came back for more, losing to Turkey 28-3, Lithuania 47-1, and Bulgaria 21-2. All told, Armenian goaltender Harutyan Baluyan faced 406 shots and gave up 146 goals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have scheduled an 11:30 a.m. press conference Tuesday, only saying it is involving Dave Andreychuk. WDAE is reporting that Andreychuk is not retiring. The Lightning are basically deciding that Andreychuk no longer can help the team on the ice, and will announce to the effect of "going in a different direction" with him.read on
from the Toronto Star,
Whether it's Pete Rose, Atlanta Falcons safety Eugene Robinson, who was caught soliciting a prostitute the night before the Super Bowl, or Minnesota Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper, who faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly engaging in public sex acts on a team cruise, there are myriad examples of pro athletes with a lot to lose caving in to temptation. If baseball or the NHL approve a team in Las Vegas, expect more unsavoury scandals. It's a sucker's bet.more
from Chuck Gormley of NHL.com,
There is nothing ordinary about Washington Capitals superstar in the making Alex Ovechkin. Not his life in Russia, not his adaptation to life in America, and certainly not the way he plays the game of hockey.continued
Kevin Allen of USA TODAY gives his view of the NHL season at the halfway point:
Most desirable players two months before the trade deadline: 1, St. Louis center Doug Weight (would have to waive no-trade clause). 2, Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig (GM George McPhee says he isn't trading him). 3, Buffalo goalie Martin Biron (teams need goalies, and Buffalo has a surplus). 4, Minnesota goalie Dwayne Roloson (will be a free agent). 5, Everyone on the New Jersey Devils.read on
from the Toronto Sun,
"People can say I'm a dreamer all they want, but that's all I care about. My wife says 'Go for it.' She's totally supportive. My kids are supportive. My son said 'Dad, if you've got a chance, go, I want you to play.' "I don't want to seem like one of those of old guys just trying to hold on. I don't feel that way. I still have a passion for it like you wouldn't believe. This is what I love to do."read on
from the Star-Ledger,
Newark officials and Devils executives sat down yesterday to temper growing acrimony that has put the construction of a downtown hockey arena in jeopardy. During a four-hour meeting supervised by Prudential chief executive Arthur Ryan and Seton Hall Law School Dean Patrick Hobbs, the team's owners and city representatives tried to nail down a deal to provide enough money to complete the project -- expected to be more than $310 million -- without leaving taxpayers on the hook.continued
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