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New York Rangers interested in Edmonton Oilers’ Sheldon Souray
According to Pierre Lebrun of ESPN, the New York Rangers are very interested in the Edmonton defenseman, who would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to help the Oilers and play in New York. But to make it happen, as Lebrun said, the Rangers would need to create cap…
Posted by Slasher98 on 01/19/10 | Comments 0

Penguins scouting heavily Maple Leafs’ Alexei Ponikarovsky
According to Pittsburgh Insider William Depaoli, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been scouting the Toronto Maple Leafs in the past month. Head scout Derek Clancey has been seen at Air Canada Centre many times with winger Alexei Ponikarovsky being a player of interest for the Penguins. Alexei Ponikarovsky (Getty images) Ponikarovsky,…
Posted by Slasher98 on 01/15/10 | Comments 0

Georges Laraque’s demise as an NHL enforcer
Once upon a time Georges Laraque was one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. He was even unanimously awarded the ‘Best Fighter’ award from The Hockey News in 2003. In 2008, Sports Illustrated named him the number one enforcer in the league. During his days an an Oiler,…
Posted by Slasher98 on 01/13/10 | Comments 0

Candidates for Team USA’s roster for Vancouver 2010
Brian Burke, Team USA’s GM, is planning on making the announcement of USA’s final roster on January 1st, 2010, during the Winter Classic. Burke will name his 23 man roster at Fenway Park, during the Flyers vs. Bruins game. Below you will find the three groupings for the 2010 Olympic…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/23/09 | Comments 0

Candidates for Team Canada’s roster for Vancouver 2010
Steve Yzerman, Team Canada’s GM, is planning on making the announcement of Canada’s final roster on December 30, 2009, a little more than a week from now. Yzerman will name his 23 man roster during the World Junior tournament in Saskatoon, Canada. Below you will find the three groupings for…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/22/09 | Comments 0

Benoit Pouliot recalled and Halak starts for Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens announced earlier today that they have called up left winger Benoit Pouliot from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Pouliot will join the Canadiens today for tonight’s game against the Thrashers in Atlanta. Pouliot, who was sent down last week for a condition stint, recorded three points…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/21/09 | Comments 0

Time to Fire Guy Carbonneau: Montreal Canadiens Sinking Fast
After the Canadiens’ fourth consecutive loss against the Oilers yesterday, it is clear that the Canadiens players don’t want to play for their coach anymore. They have lost nine of their past 11 games, during which they scored only 25 goals (2.27 GF per game) and surrendered an astounding 48…
Posted by Slasher98 on 02/12/09 | Comments 0

Pacioretty And Gorges; a Look at Craig Rivet’s Trade By Bob Gainey Two Years Ago
On February 25 2007, the Montreal Canadiens veteran defenseman Craig Rivet and a 5th round selection in 2008 to the San Jose Sharks for young defenseman Josh Gorges and a 1st round selection in 2007 (Max Pacioretty). Now a member of the Buffalo Sabres, Rivet helped the Sharks go deep…
Posted by Slasher98 on 01/09/09 | Comments 0

David Krejci’s unexpected rise to stardom
The Bruins’ first pick in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (63rd overall), David Krecji, 22, has climbed fast on the Bruins depth chart. Currently the Bruins’ third centre behind point-producer Marc Savard and proven youngster Patrice Bergeron, Krejci is quickly making his mark in the NHL.…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/18/08 | Comments 0

Is the Price really right?
Coming out a phenomenal 2006-2007 hockey season, during which the Anahim Lake, B.C., native won the gold at the IIHF World Junior (U20) Ice Hockey Championship in Sweden (he was named the Tournament MVP) and the Calder Cup with the Hamilton Bulldogs (he was named playoffs MVP), expectations were very…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/15/08 | Comments 0

Time for D’Agostini to get an apartment in Montreal
After playing 20 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL, during which he recorded 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points, forward Matt D’Agostini was recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on November 28th. After watching his first game from the press box in Washington, a 3-0 loss, D’Agostini…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/10/08 | Comments 0

Laviolette fired; Hartsburg might be next
The Carolina Hurricanes have just announced that they have fired head coach Peter Laviolette, who led the team to the 2006 Stanley Cup championship. They have replaced him with former Hurricanes and Maple Leafs head coach Paul Maurice. Sources say Maurice will remain on as head coach at least until…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/03/08 | Comments 0

A look at Brian Burke’s probable moves before the trade deadline
During Saturday’s press conference to the Toronto media, Brian Burke all but confirmed that the Leafs are officially out of the Sundin sweepstakes. “I don’t think we fit his profile as a team,” said Burke. He referred to the 2-year $20 million offer from the Vancouver Canucks, putting the emphasis…
Posted by Slasher98 on 12/01/08 | Comments 0

Habs need to find a power play specialist
I guess a lot of fans in Montreal now miss Mark Streit after his departure via free agency to Long Island. Montreal had last year’s number one power play in the NHL, but they are now sitting 26th with a poor 14.6% success rate, while the Islanders power play has…
Posted by Slasher98 on 11/20/08 | Comments 0

Who’s Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers?
Coming from back-to-back wins in New Jersey and New York, where he blocked 77 of the 80 shots he received, Jean-François Drouin-Deslauriers is starting to turn heads. The young Oilers netminder is slowly making a name for himself and vying for more starts in the NHL’s only ménage à trois…
Posted by Slasher98 on 11/11/08 | Comments 0