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Jori
09-05-2006, 08:59 AM
Malkin signs on the dotted line.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=176492&hubname=

Let the race for second place for the Calder Trophy begin.

Nothing concrete but there are several European sources reporting that Marek Svatos has re-signed with the Avs. The rumor is that it's a one year deal. Some sources have said it's over a million dollars, others have said the contract is worth 700k - 950k.

SoCalBronco
09-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Malkin signs on the dotted line.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=176492&hubname=

.

Here is the full press conference video.

http://kdka.com/video/?id=19759@kdka.dayport.com

Jori
09-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Svatos signing is official.

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=604

It's a one year deal, still waiting for the dollar amount.

Bronx33
09-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Jori what do you think about Stastny skipping school to play for the albany?

Jori
09-05-2006, 03:32 PM
If he ends up spending the majority of the season in Albany, which I believe will be the case, he would have been better off staying at DU. Him leaving now is Colorado's advantage. He would have received a max deal had he stayed at Denver as I believe he would have been a finalist for the Hobey Baker award next year. TJ Hensick, who was drafted a round after Stastny, could end up with a better contract as he has decided to stay at Michigan and I believe he will be a Hobey Baker finalist. Hensick made the right decision imo, Stastny I believe did not. Yet, his father had a lot of influence on him leaving DU, just as he did when Paul's older brother, Yan, left Notre Dame early.

Bronx33
09-05-2006, 04:52 PM
If he ends up spending the majority of the season in Albany, which I believe will be the case, he would have been better off staying at DU. Him leaving now is Colorado's advantage. He would have received a max deal had he stayed at Denver as I believe he would have been a finalist for the Hobey Baker award next year. TJ Hensick, who was drafted a round after Stastny, could end up with a better contract as he has decided to stay at Michigan and I believe he will be a Hobey Baker finalist. Hensick made the right decision imo, Stastny I believe did not. Yet, his father had a lot of influence on him leaving DU, just as he did when Paul's older brother, Yan, left Notre Dame early.



I agree that decision puts alot of pressure on his time in albany kinda of a do or die situation IMO but your right colorado can see what they got first but on the other hand it could pay off for the youngster in the long run.

Jori
09-05-2006, 05:23 PM
Svatos gets 1.05 million, a good deal for both sides imo.

http://www.insidedenver.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_4970111,00.html

Hercules Rockefeller
09-05-2006, 05:56 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=176539&hubname=nhl

Ovy says he's not ready for the "C". Also some comments about Malkin and Crosby in there.

alkemical
09-06-2006, 08:06 AM
Good read, thanks.

Mtbrncofn
09-07-2006, 10:29 PM
Svatos signing is official.

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=604

It's a one year deal, still waiting for the dollar amount.

Whew! That's a load off the mind. It's about freakin' time.

SoCalBronco
09-08-2006, 03:02 PM
Some Malkin/Staal/Welch pictures from Penguins rookie camp which just started yesterday. Vets report next week.

MALKIN
http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5506.f.jpg

http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5502.f.jpg

http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5516.f.jpg

http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5512.f.jpg

STAAL
http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5515.f.jpg

WELCH
http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/images/200609/5514.f.jpg

Jori
09-09-2006, 08:28 AM
Avs rookie camp start tomorrow! I'll be there. Though I wish this camp would have started on Monday instead.

24champ
09-09-2006, 09:16 AM
Kings win 6-5 over the Ducks last night's rookie Tourney( aka Pacific Shootout), Reading alot of rave reviews fans think that Anze Kopitar looks like a fcking star. Even a Duck fan said he looks NHL ready. Lots of 5-3's against the Kings so they had alot of penalty killing to do, Jonathan Bernier played the whole game and got his win. Future is bright!:)

Tonight Kings plays San Jose.

Jori
09-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Gagne re-signs with the Flyers; 5 years/ $26.25. Similar money to what Tanguay received, but two more years. Both Tanguay and Gagne have the same agent, Bob Sauve.

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/15494618.htm

Tomas Vokoun signs a four year extension with the Nashville Predators; 4 years/ 22.8 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177150&hubname=nhl

Trevor Linden re-signs with the Canucks; one year, 600k (with the possibility of a 200K bonus).

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177167&hubname=nhl

Jori
09-12-2006, 08:07 AM
Rick DiPietro re-signs with the New York Islanders; 15 years/ 67.5 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177223&hubname=

When will the Islanders learn :rofl:

Clockwork Orange
09-12-2006, 02:33 PM
That's just pathetic beyond description. No wonder Neil Smith bailed out. No way was he gonna have his name attatched to that move.

Jori
09-12-2006, 05:06 PM
My final report from Avs Rookie Camp:

Day Three: The Finale

Like the past two days, the two goaltenders Mayotte and Weiman are on the ice at 9:30 AM working with the assistant coaches. A few of the Avs players watched the session before proceeding to the other rink. Granato and Budaj shared a jovial conversation. Peter exclaimed that he was ready to get back to work!

Pierre Lacroix was in attendance and looked good considering his recent health scare. Terry Frei was sitting in the stands for the second half of the session. Quenneville ran the practice this morning.

Team Gray:

Ryan Steeves
Michael Vernace
John Laliberte
Wojtek Wolski
Johnny Boychuk
Chris Stewart
Codey Burki
Chris Durand
Peter Tsimikalis
Mitch Love

Team Black:

Brad Richardson
Dan DaSilva
David Svagrovsky
Kyle Cumiskey
Richard Demen-Willaume
Cody McLeod
Paul Stastny
Brandon Roach
Ray Macias
Victor Oreskovich

30 Minute Scrimmage: Gray versus Black

Black - Mayotte
Gray - Weiman

The scrimmage involved 30 second shifts of one on one and two on two drills.

One on One:

Burki versus Richardson
Wolski versus DaSilva
Steeves versus Cumiskey
Demen-Willaume versus Boychuk
Stewart versus Svagrovsky
Tsimikalis versus Stastny
Laliberte versus Oreskovich
Macias versus Durand: Macias scores twice
Vernace versus Roach
McLeod versus Love
Richardson versus Burki: Burki scores once
Wolski versus DaSilva
Cumiskey versus Steeves: Cumiskey scores once
Demen-Willaume versus Boychuk
Svagrovsky versus Stewart: Svagrovsky scores once
Tsimikalis versus Stastny
Laliberte versus Oreskovich
Macias versus Durand
Vernace versus Roach
Love versus McLeod

Two on Two:

Burki/Wolski versus DaSilva/Richardson: Richardson scores once
Cumiskey/Demen-Willaume versus Steeves/Boychuk
Stewart/Tsimikalis versus Stastny/Svagrovsky
Oreskovich/Macias versus Durand/Laliberte: Durand scores once
McLeod/Roach versus Vernace/Love
Wolski/Burki versus Richardson/DaSilva
Steeves/Boychuk versus Cumiskey/Demen-Willaume
Stastny/Svagrovsky versus Stewart/Tsimikalis
Cumiskey/Macias versus Laliberte/Durand
McLeod/Roach versus Vernace/Love
Wolski/Burki versus Richardson/DaSilva
Cumiskey/Demen-Willaume versus Boychuk/Steeves
Tsimikalis/Stewart versus Svagrovsky/Stastny
Laliberte/Durand versus Macias/Oreskovich
Vernace/Love versus McLeod/Roach: McLeod scores once
Wolski/Burki versus Richardson/DaSilva
Steeves/Boychuk versus Cumiskey/Demen-Willaume: Steeves scores once

One on One:

Wolski/Richardson
DaSilva/Burki: Burki scores once
Boychuk/Cumiskey
Stastny/Steeves
Tsimikalis/Svagrovsky
Stewart/Oreskovich
Laliberte/Macias
Durand/McLeod: Durand scores once
Vernace/Roach
Richardson/DaSilva

Two on Two:

Burki/Wolski versus DaSilva/Cumiskey
Stastny/Svagrovsky versus Boychuk/Steeves
Tsimikalis/Stewart versus Macias/Oreskovich
Roach/McLeod versus Burki/Laliberte
Richardson/DaSilva versus Vernace/Love
Wolski/Burki versus Stastny/Cumiskey
Steeves/Boychuk versus Oreskovich/Svagrovsky
Stewart/Tsimikalis versus Macias/Roach: Roach scores once
Laliberte/Durand versus McLeod/Richardson
Love/Vernace versus Stastny/Tsimikalis

Team Black wins 7-5

Best of Camp

Forward

Wojtek Wolski
Brad Richardson
Paul Stastny

Defense

Johnny Boychuk
Kyle Cumiskey

Goaltending

Tyler Weiman

Final Observations

#7 Johnny Boychuk, D. Johnny was the best defenseman in the camp and that’s a big relief. He was a player I was fairly high on when originally drafted, but my confidence slowly waned. I was impressed with his big booming shot and while his positioning isn’t fantastic, it’s improved. A spot on the Avs roster is slim for 06-07 (barring trades and/or injuries), but 07-08 looks to be a good bet.

#8 Wojtek Wolski, LW. Wolski was not only the best forward, but the best player in camp. He dominated defenders in one on one drills. His speed and quickness often fooled opponents in the camp. It would be a surprise if he didn’t dominate this camp. No doubt he’s ready for bigger and better things.

#12 Brad Richardson, C. Like Wolski, Richardson had a very strong camp. Defensive instincts are sharp and some of the offense he showed in the CHL was very visible. Considering the centers in front of him, it may be more difficult for his offensive game to blossom at the NHL level. Yet, the potential of being a solid #2 center is definitely present.

#30 Kris Mayotte, G. Mayotte’s play improved during the camp, but he is susceptible to high shots. With the Avs sharing an AHL affiliate and with Weiman ahead of him on the depth chart, look for Mayotte to spend some time with the Arizona Sundogs (CHL).

#32 Richard Demen-Willaume. Demen-Willaume participated in the practice this morning. He's a big kid, but a bit lanky. He's a good skater, but I'm not seeing much offensive skill. During the drills he had some problems with receiving and passing the puck (nerves perhaps).

#35 Tyler Weiman, G. This was a difficult camp for the goaltenders, but Tyler performed very well. He has a nice quick glove hand, but was clearly upset when giving up goals down low (especially through the five hole). Weiman is feisty and competitive. Look for him to start the season in Albany.

#36 Dan DaSilva, D. Dan is a solid, but unspectacular defensemen. His offensive skills will not wow you, but he is fairly good in his own end. Still, his ceiling appears to be the AHL.

#37 Chris Durand, C. Durand’s recent season in the WHL made you question his offensive potential, but his offensive instincts surprised me and matched his strong defense during the camp. While he won’t be an offensive dynamo at the pro level, he could develop into a good #3 center. Another year in the WHL is what’s best and the Avalanche hope his offensive numbers will rebound.

#38 Codey Burki, C. Burki entered camp with questions about his work ethic. Burki did nothing but work his butt off. He was one of the better skaters in the camp. He showed enough potential to tantalize fans, but clearly will benefit by returning to the WHL for the upcoming season.

#41 Michael Vernace, D. Vernace had question marks about his defense and positioning. Against his peers, his positioning was very strong and he had a knack of making smart plays with his stick. His offense on the other hand was a bit disappointing. Yet it seemed as if his focus was to show the coaches that offense wasn’t the only part of his game. He’ll get a nice test against the veterans in training camp and in the AHL next season.

#42 Chris Stewart, RW. The recent number one pick for the Avs oozes with potential, but he is also an unfinished product. He’s big and strong, but had difficulty matching up in one on one situations during the camp. Going up against David Svagrovsky in one on one drills today, Stewart was soundly dominated. Beating defenders from the outside isn’t a problem, nor are his hands. Skating is one of his bigger issues; one that can be improved with time. Any notions of Stewart playing in the NHL this season need to be put in a drawer and closed. Fans will need to be patient with this kid.

#43 Ryan Steeves, C/LW. Steeves had a solid, but unspectacular camp. He has nice hands and is good defensively. He’ll most likely be an injury call up this year. He could potentially be a solid fourth liner in the NHL.

#45 David Svagrovsky, RW. David was easily the most physical player in the camp. Svagrovsky has been between the CHL, ECHL and AHL the past two seasons. His offensive game isn’t very good. I’d look for him to be in Arizona next year.

#46 Mitch Love, D. His most exciting moment was his fight with Cody McLeod. Love lacks consistency on both ends and looks to be AHL/CHL bound.

#47 Raymond Macias, D. Macias broke out offensively on the third day of camp. He was relatively quiet the first two days. Defense is definitely a weakness as he struggled in one on one drills. His offense is definitely tempting, but another year with Kamloops (WHL) is for the best.

#48 Kyle Cumiskey, D. Cumiskey was one of my two surprises of the camp. His diminutive stature will remind you of John-Michael likes and he also plays a similar game. He’s an extremely smooth and swift skater. Despite his size, his positioning was very good and he was rarely beat during the camp. A true test will be against the veterans in training camp.

#49 Victor Oreskovich, RW. Victor had a very good camp. He’s a strong skater, a banger and has nice hands. All the tools are there, whether he can put everything together remains to be seen. With limited spots available in Albany, he’s probably better off playing with Kitchener (OHL) next season.

#50 Brandon Roach, D. Roach was one of three free agent invitees to the rookie camp. Unfortunately, Roach didn’t stand out and it’s unlikely the Avs offer him a pro contract. I overheard his father saying he’d play college hockey in Canada if he didn’t make the cut and that seems to be his most likely route.

#51 John Laliberte, RW. Laliberte was my other surprise in camp and being a late addition certainly did not affect his overall performance. John displayed a nice nose for the net. Not only does he have good hands, his passing is also very crisp. He scored some beautiful goals during today’s session. A good training camp could earn him a contract. He’s not going to make the Avs roster, but he may be worth putting in the AHL to see how he performs.

#55 Cody McLeod, LW. Camp tough guy also has a nice shot and scored a few goals in the scrimmages off the rush. He’ll likely take his game to Arizona (CHL) next season.

#56 Peter Tsimikalis, C. Peter was a good assist man in the OHL and those passing skills were clearly apparent during this camp. He didn’t embarrass himself defensively. He’s a player the Avs could potentially sign, but will need to step it up during training camp.

#62 Paul Stastny, C. Paul’s performance started uneven but finished strong. Stastny is strong on his skates, but wouldn’t be considered as a fast skater. What he makes up for a lack of speed is his skill, especially his passing ability. He sees the ice very well and can score some very eye popping goals. Stastny doesn’t neglect the defensive end. He’s a good two-way player and strong on face-offs. He’s in a tier behind Richardson and Wolski, but with a glut of centers on the Avs roster, it will be tough for him to make the big club out of training camp.

Jori
09-12-2006, 05:15 PM
Ryan Kesler has signed an offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers for one year, 1.9 million dollars. The Canucks have 7 days to match.

TSN is reporting that the Canucks will match the offer.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177298&hubname=nhl

Keenan and Panthers agree on a settlement.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177297&hubname=nhl

Joffrey Lupul signs a 3 year, $6.935 million deal with the Oilers.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177274&hubname=nhl

Tom Fitzgerald retires.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177264&hubname=nhl

Clockwork Orange
09-12-2006, 05:22 PM
Thanks so much for the report, Jori. :)

Nice to hear that Wolski is performing as he should. I'm very excited about seeing a full year of what this kid can do at the NHL level. At the end of his regular season run with the Avs last year, it seemed that he and Svatos were starting to develop some chemistry. I'm looking forward to seeing them lined up together again.

I never entertained any delusions of Stewart cracking the big club this year. From the highlights I've seen of him, he came across as a player who has the tools, but needs a whole lot of refinement of his game before he's ready to play at the NHL level. I'm expecting him to compete for a roster spot in two years at the earliest.

And of course, Mr. Stastny. I'd still rather he be preparing for his junior season, but what's done is done. I hate the idea that he'll likely land in Albany because of the likes of dynamos ::) like Turgeon and Arnason taking up space on the Avs roster. I am glad to hear that his all-around game is showing, as the kid has always lacked blazing speed, but makes up for it with his skills & smarts. Hopefully seniority doesn't rule (though with Coach Q, who knows) and he'll be given a shot to stick with the club in training camp.

Not long before they're dropping the puck, I can't wait.

Jori
09-12-2006, 06:17 PM
Some sad news...

Keith Primeau is expected to retire.

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/15502766.htm

Forsberg is likely to be named captain.

Clockwork Orange
09-12-2006, 06:24 PM
That is sad news. Primeau had finally seemed to find his niche and now it looks like it's over.

Forsberg as a captain? I always thought he was a bit too ill-tempered on the ice for that role, but I'm sure he'll do just fine.

Breck Bronc
09-12-2006, 08:38 PM
Excellent work on that Prospects Camp report, Jori. Thanks. I wish I could have gone to one of the practices but work and the Broncos game took all my time.

I was busy all day and didn't have a chance to read any sports news until now. I'm shocked at the contract DiPietro received. The Avs have had their salary cap problems, but those pale in comparison to what the Isles have done.

I'm happy for Forsberg to finally get a "C" on his sweater, but this will make it even more unlikely he'll sign with the Avs after this season. Clarke isn't going to let his captain sign somewhere else.

Clockwork Orange
09-13-2006, 01:39 AM
Chris Stewart: A Football Body, A Hockey Heart (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_4988913,00.html)

CENTENNIAL - College football coaches could be forgiven for drooling over the possibility of recruiting a 260-pound tight end out of Canada who happened to own good hands and decent running ability.
To think, Chris Stewart was a mere lad of 15 at the time.

Fortunately for the Avalanche, Stewart's first love was hockey, so he traded his football gear for skates and a stick, and he eventually could develop into the kind of power forward any NHL team would covet.

Stewart was the Avalanche's first-round draft pick (18th overall) three months ago and spent the past three days at rookie camp at the South Suburban Family Sports Center getting acclimated to the altitude and bonding with the organization's other prospects.

He'll be on the ice again Friday when the entire team begins training camp sessions.

"I've seen Joe Sakic around the dressing room, but I haven't said too much, just hi and bye," Stewart said Tuesday. "I want to see him and guys like Jose Theodore and Milan Hejduk on the ice. It should be a treat. You're used to seeing them on TV. When you see them in person, you're kind of star-struck."

Stewart, a 6-foot-1 right wing, wasn't convinced he wanted to play hockey for a living when he was a sophomore at West Hill High School in Scarborough, Ontario, so he temporarily gave up the sport to concentrate on football.

"I have good hands and I could move pretty good for a big guy," he said.

At 260 pounds, Stewart was an overpowering presence, and he scored 10 touchdowns to help his team advance to its league championship game.

But the year away from hockey made him realize that he'd much rather fire pucks into nets than catch footballs in end zones.

"I thought if I took football seriously maybe something could be worked out, but I wanted to come to the NHL," Stewart said. "I got my priorities straight and came back to hockey. I really missed the game. Now I'm a hockey player, and that's the way it's going to be forever."

Stewart is coming off a second season with the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League.

After collecting 37 goals, 50 assists and 113 penalty minutes in 62 games, the Toronto-born Stewart was rated the eighth best North American skater by the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau and the 14th best player available by The Hockey News.

"I like to get the ugly goals and hang around the front of the net," he said. "I like to drive hard to the net, get my ugly goals, finish my checks and battle in the corners."

But Stewart, whose brother Anthony played in 10 games for the Florida Panthers last season, didn't show well at the NHL Combine in Toronto; several scouts thought he was overweight and his stock dropped.

"I was ranked to possibly go top 10 or top 15," he said. "I talked to Colorado before the draft and they didn't think I was going to be around, but they wanted to have me and I wanted to be here. I grew up watching guys like Joe Sakic, so it was like a dream come true."

Stewart, who now weighs 227 pounds, is eager to show the Avalanche that it didn't make a mistake on draft day.

"I did a lot of running - running in the heat - did a lot of cardio workouts and ate right," he said. "There were some long days, but it was worth it."

Stewart can be a handful around the net and he skates pretty well for a player his size, but he doesn't turn 19 until next month so his chances of sticking with the Avalanche this season are probably remote.

"I want to stay as long as possible, hopefully crack the lineup," he said. "If not, my team back in Kingston should be competitive this year, so I'm looking forward to that, too."

Jori
09-13-2006, 11:20 AM
AM 950 The Fan is reporting that the Avs have signed Andrew Brunette to a contract extension. TSN says it's a one year extension, financial details are not available.

Jori
09-13-2006, 01:15 PM
Bobby Clarke responds to the hoopla over Kesler signing an offer sheet with the Flyers:

"I don't give a (expletive deleted) if nobody likes me, I could care less," Clarke told TSN. "But they shouldn't be getting mad at me, I didn't put the (offer sheet) rule in the collective bargaining agreement. If they're mad, they should call Gary Bettman and complain to him. Get mad at Gary Bettman. He's in charge of the rules, not me. I didn't realize there were some rules we're not allowed to use."

"I'm trying to make my team better," Clarke said. "There's a rule that says we can put out offer sheets. So I did it. You know, it's funny, they made new rules so we're operating in a system where we all get to spend the same amount of money. Philadelphia and Detroit can't spend any more than Nashville or Anaheim. Those are the rules. We all live by them. No one can accuse Philadelphia or Detroit of spending more money than everyone else now. But when I go and use a rule that is there, everybody is all over me about it."

"To me, our thinking is completely backward," Clarke said. "I lost Kim Johnsson to (unrestricted) free agency because the Minnesota Wild gave him $4.8 million. Well, the Flyers had to give (revenue sharing) money to Minnesota and other teams and I don't like that but it's the rules. And then Minnesota takes that money and signs my player and there are no rules to say I can keep him if I match. I wish I had all the options with Kim Johnsson that Vancouver has with Kesler. They can match and keep him or they can let him go. It's up to them."

"Sure, in the old system, teams always matched offer sheets but this is a new system with a salary cap and you have to make hard decisions that affect your team not just for this year but the years to come, too," Clarke said. "I don't know that Vancouver will match. Maybe we get the player. That's the idea. It's a few days to training camp, the player wasn't signed and we have a need for that type of player in our organization. Why wouldn't I try it? Everyone says it's causing salaries to go up. That's crap. We've all got salary caps and if it is true it drives up salaries, well, doesn't Boston signing (Zdeno) Chara to a $7 million deal or Chicago signing (Martin) Havlat to a $6 million deal drive up salaries, too? Give me a break.

"A lot of guys in this league like the rules when it suits them and they don't like them when it doesn't. Too bad for them. I'm just playing by the rules that are there. To be honest, I'm surprised more teams aren't doing it.”

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177368&hubname=

Since this doesn't affect the Avs, I really haven't had a strong feeling either way. For the most part, I find myself agreeing with Clarke.

Jori
09-13-2006, 04:47 PM
Dancin Anson is a Columus Blue Jacket; one year, 2.5 million, according to TSN.

Yet, the news of the day...

DU season tickets arrived in the mail baby !Booya! !Booya! !Booya!

Breck Bronc
09-13-2006, 05:35 PM
Bobby Clarke responds to the hoopla over Kesler signing an offer sheet with the Flyers:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177368&hubname=

Since this doesn't affect the Avs, I really haven't had a strong feeling either way. For the most part, I find myself agreeing with Clarke.I agree with a lot of what Clarke said, especially about Johnsson, the Wild and revenue sharing.

Clockwork Orange
09-13-2006, 06:00 PM
I have to agree with Clarke on this too and I've never liked the guy. The compensation for signing restricted free agents away was decreased in the new CBA, so why wouldn't teams go for it? I mean other than the league wide collusion that goes on when it comes to restricted free agents.

All these other GM's being pissed off because he did something that is neither illegal or unethical is ridiculous. The crying about him driving the price up on players is complete bull**** since there are other teams who are much more guilty of that then Clarke could ever be.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-14-2006, 02:56 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177467&hubname=

Jack Johnson is on the market, also says that neither Pittsburgh or Carolina were that interested in dealing last June

SoCalBronco
09-15-2006, 09:15 PM
I'm ready for October 5th. Beat the Flyers!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/mndleftbod/kid.gif


BTW, the Russian Hockey Federation's arbitration "court" ruled that Malkin cannot play in the league this year, as was expected.

Yawn. This has no chance in US courts, esp. if MM wants injunctive relief and MM is not really looking to prevent him from playing anyway, they just want to get paid. Evgeni was dominant in practice today in the first full team practice.

Bronx33
09-15-2006, 11:22 PM
Rick DiPietro re-signs with the New York Islanders; 15 years/ 67.5 million.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177223&hubname=

When will the Islanders learn :rofl:


This deal blew me away, simply amazing from an islanders fan point of view. (if i were one)

Hercules Rockefeller
09-18-2006, 08:59 PM
http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9068

Hockey's Future Prospect Rankings- #26-50

Jori
09-18-2006, 10:30 PM
The Avs will have one prospect on the list; Wolski should be in the top 25.

SoCalBronco
09-18-2006, 10:36 PM
Avalanche training camp preview

Written by Tanya Lyon on 09/13/2006
It may feel like déjà vu for Colorado fans when the Avalanche open training camp on Sept. 14. For the second straight season, the Avs experienced the loss of big-name talent from their roster. The team said goodbye to top defenseman Rob Blake and second leading scorer Alex Tanguay this past offseason.

The team is older and with the losses, they will look to replenish their roster by adding some speed and some scoring during training camp.

Battle for the roster
Of the 48 players invited to camp, 16 of them are Avs prospects. As the low number of players invited to training camp may indicate, the Avs don’t have many roster spots available.
Prospect Wojtek Wolski is expected to take one of two forward positions available. Wolski started last season with the Avalanche, scoring two goals and four assists in nine games. The Polish born player was then sent back to the OHL where he dominated, earning the OHL Player of the Year Award and the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award. Wolski was recalled to the Avs after his junior season ended and was immediately effective in the playoffs, scoring a goal and two assists in his first NHL playoff game. Wolski’s production would taper off but there is no doubt that the taste of the NHL has whetted the forward’s appetite. The Avs need scoring with the loss of their second highest point scorer and Wolski, the Avs top prospect, has already been mentioned in many preseason Calder trophy polls. Wolski will almost certainly remain with the team for the entire season.

Another forward expected to compete for a roster spot is center Brad Richardson. Richardson seemed to adjust to the NHL in his second call-up last season, skating in 37 of the Avs final 39 games. The Avs liked the speed Richardson brought to their line up and he will likely be able to contribute more scoring (as he was a talented scorer at the OHL level) however, Richardson may be relegated to energy line status.

Expected to compete with Richardson for one of the final forward positions is Paul Stastny. The Avs managed to lure Stastny away from Denver University with a three-year deal, giving up his two remaining years of college eligibility. Stastny scored a career-high 53 points in 39 games at the NCAA level and won the WCHA scoring title. Like Wolski, Stastny may be able to provide some scoring for the Avs.

The Avs defense took a big hit with the loss of Rob Blake. While the acquisition of Jordan Leopold will help offset that loss, the Avs will have to wait until mid-October when Leopold returns from hernia surgery to see what he will bring to the line-up.

Leopold’s injury will give a couple of Avs prospects a chance to strut their stuff in front of the Colorado brass, but the fact that goaltender Jose Theodore is still a big question mark means that it will be unlikely that the team will take too many risks with their defense.

Preseason schedule
Sept. 18, Burgundy/White Game (University of Denver), 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19, vs. Dallas (Pepsi Center), 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 21, at Detroit (Joe Louis Arena), 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 23, at Los Angeles (Las Vegas, NV), 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 25, vs. Detroit (Pepsi Center), 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 27, at Dallas (American Airlines Center), 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30, vs. Los Angeles (Pepsi Center), 7:00 p.m.
New AHL and CHL affiliates
The Avalanche signed a one-year agreement with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League. The Avs will share the affiliate with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Avalanche also ended their affiliation with their ECHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. This season the Avs will use the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League as an affiliate. The Sundogs are an expansion team in their first season this year and perhaps not so coincidentally, one of the Sundogs principal owners is Eric Lacroix, son of Avs President Pierre Lacroix. The younger Lacroix is a former Avs assistant coach in charge of video.

Changes to scouting staff
The Avs also made two additions to their scouting staff. The Avs announced the hiring of former player Ted Hampson as their chief scout who will be in charge of coordinating and overseeing the club’s amateur scouting operations. Hampson is the former Director of Scouting and Player Evaluation for the St. Louis Blues, a team that until last season had one of the longest streaks in making it into the playoffs.
The Avalanche also added 14-year NHL veteran Sylvain Lefebvre to its scouting staff. Lefebvre will also work with the organization’s prospects and help oversee their development.

http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9054

Clockwork Orange
09-19-2006, 12:05 AM
The Avs will have one prospect on the list; Wolski should be in the top 25.

The cupboard is bare! Yikes!

SoCalBronco
09-19-2006, 07:36 PM
Jordan Staal and Kris Letang making a major push to make the team with their efforts tonight against Ottawa.

Malkin will make his debut tomorrow night.

Clockwork Orange
09-19-2006, 07:41 PM
Avs lead Dallas 3-1 in the first period of their initial preseason game. Hejduk & Brunette have scored power play goals and Wolski scored a shorthanded goal. Paul Stastny picked up an assist on Wolski's goal. !Booya!

Mtbrncofn
09-19-2006, 08:37 PM
Are you watching this on TV, CO? If so, where?

Clockwork Orange
09-19-2006, 08:58 PM
Are you watching this on TV, CO? If so, where?

I'm listening to it on the radio. I'd like to watch it, but Altitude would rather stick with their ueber exciting offseason lineup of karate, rodeo and Irv & Joe on TV. I honestly wonder how much longer this network is gonna last.

Liles scores. 4-1 Avs.

Breck Bronc
09-19-2006, 09:26 PM
I'm listening to it on the radio. I'd like to watch it, but Altitude would rather stick with their ueber exciting offseason lineup of karate, rodeo and Irv & Joe on TV. I honestly wonder how much longer this network is gonna last.

Liles scores. 4-1 Avs.We're winning the Cup again this year!!!!!! :thumbs:

Clockwork Orange
09-19-2006, 09:58 PM
Fedorov injures his shoulder in the Blue Jackets preseason opener. (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178075&hubname=)

Pronger sick and tired of the rumors about his departure from Edmonton. (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178053&hubname=)

"I knew I'd be Public Enemy No. 1 ... but I'm pissed off by all the rumours and innuendo surrounding my leaving," Pronger told the Edmonton Journal.

"I've heard all the nasty stuff, about all my girlfriends...that I've got more kids than I started with. I must have six kids out there.

"It started off with I slept with so-and-so, and I'm having kids, then it moved to my wife sleeping with some of my teammates. I was supposed to be having a kid with a reporter, then she said, 'I don't know what they're talking about.' Then it went from story to story."

"The fans have every right to feel how they feel," Pronger told the Journal. "Some understand, some don't care. Others, I'm sure, want to tell me to screw off."

"Fans are fickle...it's the nature of the beast," Pronger said to the paper. "You're an idol when you're on their team. They love to hate you, hate to love you. Now, they'll be back hating me. They always did when I was on other teams."

He's sick of the rumors, yet he still won't say why he asked for a trade out of Edmonton. Let the rumors continue.

SoCalBronco
09-20-2006, 06:32 PM
This is ****ing ridiculous.

This doesnt happen in real life. Not in the first damn preseason game.

****.

Pendejo
09-20-2006, 06:37 PM
This is ****ing ridiculous.

This doesnt happen in real life. Not in the first damn preseason game.

****.

Did someone get hurt?

SoCalBronco
09-20-2006, 06:39 PM
Did someone get hurt?

Malkin

DenverSportsFan4
09-20-2006, 09:08 PM
Malkin

wow that blows, how long is he out?

DenverSportsFan4
09-20-2006, 09:09 PM
We're winning the Cup again this year!!!!!! :thumbs:

I hope so. I think losing Tanguay hurt a lot but hopefully Leopold can strengthen our defense.

DenverSportsFan4
09-20-2006, 09:11 PM
Fedorov injures his shoulder in the Blue Jackets preseason opener. (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178075&hubname=)

Pronger sick and tired of the rumors about his departure from Edmonton. (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178053&hubname=)

"I knew I'd be Public Enemy No. 1 ... but I'm pissed off by all the rumours and innuendo surrounding my leaving," Pronger told the Edmonton Journal.

"I've heard all the nasty stuff, about all my girlfriends...that I've got more kids than I started with. I must have six kids out there.

"It started off with I slept with so-and-so, and I'm having kids, then it moved to my wife sleeping with some of my teammates. I was supposed to be having a kid with a reporter, then she said, 'I don't know what they're talking about.' Then it went from story to story."

"The fans have every right to feel how they feel," Pronger told the Journal. "Some understand, some don't care. Others, I'm sure, want to tell me to screw off."

"Fans are fickle...it's the nature of the beast," Pronger said to the paper. "You're an idol when you're on their team. They love to hate you, hate to love you. Now, they'll be back hating me. They always did when I was on other teams."

He's sick of the rumors, yet he still won't say why he asked for a trade out of Edmonton. Let the rumors continue.
Who knows, but I would rather play in Edmonton than Anaheim (no offense) but those new uniforms are quite possibly the ugliest uniforms in all of pro sports and plus at least they care about hockey in Edmonton.

Clockwork Orange
09-20-2006, 09:41 PM
Malkin

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178189&hubname=

Looks like a shoulder injury. Details are as of yet unknown.

Hopefully it's nothing serious.

Breck Bronc
09-20-2006, 10:00 PM
I hope so. I think losing Tanguay hurt a lot but hopefully Leopold can strengthen our defense.Don't get your hopes up. The Avs ain't winning the Cup this year even if Theodore plays like it's 2002. Making the playoffs and developing young players should be the goal for this year.

Clockwork Orange
09-21-2006, 05:09 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178294&hubname=

Malkin has a dislocated shoulder.

Bronx33
09-21-2006, 05:26 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178294&hubname=

Malkin has a dislocated shoulder.


They had a picture up on nhl.com showing the crash, man! it was a total endo dump (he hit hard)

Pendejo
09-21-2006, 07:19 PM
They had a picture up on nhl.com showing the crash, man! it was a total endo dump (he hit hard)

You can see video of it on espn's hockey page. Yipes...it looked pretty brutal.

Clockwork Orange
09-22-2006, 01:21 AM
http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9078

Hockeysfuture's top prospects #11-25.

alkemical
09-22-2006, 08:23 AM
why do the hockey gods hate us?

Bronx33
09-22-2006, 08:55 AM
Stasny with a shootout winner vs the wingies. :strong:

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=620






DETROIT (AP) -- Paul Stastny's shootout goal gave the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 preseason win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Stastny faked Joey MacDonald then beat him with a backhand. Wojtek Wolski also scored for Colorado in the shootout. Jiri Hudler had Detroit's lone shootout goal.

Brett McLean and Mark Rycroft scored in regulation for the Avalanche, while Nicklas Lidstrom and Hudler scored for the Red Wings.

Hudler put the Red Wings (0-2) ahead 2-1 at 3:39 into the third period. McLean tied it for the Avalanche (2-0) at 7:24.

Lidstrom opened the scoring with a power-play goal with 4:04 left in the first period. Colorado evened it on Rycroft's power-play score with 9:51 remaining in the second period.

Chris Osgood was in goal for the first two periods for the Red Wings, stopping 22 of 23 shots. MacDonald played the third period and the overtime. Jose Theodore went two periods for the Avalanche, saving 16 of 17 shots. Tyler Weitman took over in the final period.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-22-2006, 09:00 AM
http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9078

Hockeysfuture's top prospects #11-25.

So either Semin and Backstrom are in the Top 10, or Semin has dropped all the way from #11 to being unranked this year.

Bronx33
09-22-2006, 09:46 AM
A torrent of the game vs the wingies for those who missed it.

http://www.demonoid.com/files/download/469915/5431325

alkemical
09-22-2006, 02:42 PM
I got 4 tickets to go see this:

http://www.hersheypa.com/events/giant_center/detail2.asp?ID=4650

Bronx33
09-22-2006, 03:07 PM
I got 4 tickets to go see this:

http://www.hersheypa.com/events/giant_center/detail2.asp?ID=4650


Tell ovechkin i said hey.

alkemical
09-22-2006, 03:34 PM
i hope he plays

Bronx33
09-22-2006, 07:31 PM
Probably bs......



http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=2917


Back to Allison. The Caps (e3), Islanders (e2), and Avalanche (e1) are also rumored to be involved. There are rumors swirling that John Madden could miss some time and could be put on long term injury, which would give some cap relief. My sources say that is highly unlikely, as Madden is not that far off from playing. He has some really good days and some bad days

Mtbrncofn
09-22-2006, 09:19 PM
I hope so. We don't need an injury prone guy like Allison here.

Pendejo
09-23-2006, 06:08 PM
I disagree Mt. Allison would look good in an Avs sweater. He's strong, and a good playmaker. He has been concussed in the past, but depending on the cost he'd be a good pick-up.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-23-2006, 06:10 PM
I hope so. We don't need an injury prone guy like Allison here.

He doesn't have the speed either for the new NHL, I don't want him in Washington either.

Mtbrncofn
09-23-2006, 06:27 PM
I disagree Mt. Allison would look good in an Avs sweater. He's strong, and a good playmaker. He has been concussed in the past, but depending on the cost he'd be a good pick-up.

We need youth and health, not some oft concussed dead weight. We already have Turgeon, Breezeblow, and May for those roles.

Pendejo
09-23-2006, 07:31 PM
We need youth and health, not some oft concussed dead weight. We already have Turgeon, Breezeblow, and May for those roles.

First off...let me say that I drink a lot, and as such my brain doesn't exactly work as efficiently as it should. I have not been concussed.

As it turns out...you're right Mt. I was thinking of the Jason Allison of 4 to 5 years ago. Although when he plays...Allison is far more productive than any of the players you mentioned above.

Ok.

I still can't believe the Avs signed that prick...May.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-24-2006, 12:57 PM
http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9081

1. Malkin
2. Lehtonen
3. Erik Johnson
4. Jack Johnson
5. Ryan Getzlaf
6. Gilbert Brule
7. Cam Ward
8. Alexander Semin
9. Patrick O'Sullivan
10. Nicklas Backstrom

SoCalBronco
09-24-2006, 11:18 PM
Tomorrow is the big day. We'll find out how long Malkin is out for.

I've heard 3 weeks.

I've heard 4-6 weeks.

I've heard 3-6 months.

I've heard 6-9 months.

I don't think I could bear the latter two. I'm just going to go completely off the edge if he is out for the year or even half the year. ****ing John LeClair.

Mtbrncofn
09-25-2006, 12:06 PM
What's the word on this NHL network? Anyone know?

alkemical
09-25-2006, 04:08 PM
Tomorrow is the big day. We'll find out how long Malkin is out for.

I've heard 3 weeks.

I've heard 4-6 weeks.

I've heard 3-6 months.

I've heard 6-9 months.

I don't think I could bear the latter two. I'm just going to go completely off the edge if he is out for the year or even half the year. ****ing John LeClair.



http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/2037.0.php

MALKIN DOES NOT NEED SURGERY ON SHOULDER
09/25/2006

Center Evgeni Malkin’s dislocated shoulder will not require surgery, it was announced Monday by Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero.

Malkin will continue to undergo rehabilitation on his shoulder. No timetable has yet been set for his return.

Clockwork Orange
09-25-2006, 05:25 PM
According to ESPN, it's looking like possibly 4-6 weeks for Malkin.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2602268

Could have been a lot worse.

Bronx33
09-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Funny clip

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hkag5qFgl98

SoCalBronco
09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
Malkin won't need surgery on shoulder
Could return in 2-4 weeks
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/20060926pd_penguins0915a_450.jpg

Peter Diana, Post-Gazette
Evgeni Malkin, left, with Sergei Gonchar, will miss 2-4 weeks.





By Dave Molinari
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Ray Shero isn't entirely clear on the finer points of the program Evgeni Malkin will go through to rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder.

He's pretty certain, though, that at least a few things aren't part of Malkin's regimen just yet.



"I'm sure he's not walking on his hands," said Shero, the Penguins' general manager.

Probably not, but Malkin's bosses might have been tempted to try doing that -- if not cartwheel across the room -- after word began to circulate yesterday that he will not need surgery to repair his shoulder.

"It's a big relief for him -- and for this organization and this hockey team -- that we'll see him pretty soon," coach Michel Therrien said.

Even though the Penguins are adamant that they will not set a timetable for his return yet, it's clear Malkin's absence will be measured in weeks, not months.

The most optimistic projection for an injury such as Malkin's would be for him to resume playing in about two weeks, but it just as easily could take twice that. Or, if things progress more slowly than usual, even a week or so longer.

Had surgery been needed, Malkin would have been out until sometime in 2007, so even a relatively drawn-out rehabilitation sounds good by comparison.

"If he was going to get an operation, who knows?" Therrien said.

"It could have been three months, up to six months. The season probably would have been over."

Malkin began his rehabilitation with physical therapist Mark Mortland yesterday, but Shero said the Penguins, who will train at the U.S. Military Academy until Thursday, want to see how his early sessions go before targeting a time for him to begin practicing, let alone playing.

"We need to see how he responds," Shero said. "From our standpoint, we'd like to have a timetable. When we get back, maybe we'll have some sort of update."

Malkin's absence leaves a hole in the middle of the No. 2 line and Jordan Staal, the Penguins' first-round choice in the June entry draft, remains a candidate to fill it.

He played between Ryan Malone and Mark Recchi in the Penguins' 2-1 victory against Philadelphia Sunday night in London, Ontario -- he also picked up an assist on John LeClair's winning goal late in the third period -- and will get more work there before the Penguins decide whether to send him back to his Ontario Hockey League club in Peterborough.

"We're probably going to try it again this weekend," Therrien said.

The Penguins have remained noncommittal about their plans for Staal, who can play up to nine games in the NHL before 2006-07 would count as his rookie season, for purposes of taking a year off his entry-level contract and his eventual eligibility for free agency.

While Malkin's injury has given Staal an opportunity to play between a couple of top-six forwards, Shero insists that his short-term future is not tied to Malkin's recovery.

"I don't think it affects Staal at all," he said. "There will be a further evaluation for him, as we move along. We have the bigger picture in mind. ... We're not going to plug Jordan Staal into the lineup just to have a body."

Although Shero described himself as a "worst-case scenario guy," he acknowledged that he hadn't formulated a plan to fill the void that would have been created if Malkin had required surgery.

"It'd be a huge hole," Shero said. "Did I have something in place? No. It's a tough hole to fill."

Turns out that's a non-issue. But despite the personnel headaches that losing Malkin for an extended period would have caused, Shero said the Penguins would not have balked at having him undergo surgery if that had been in his long-term interest.

"There's a bigger picture involved [than the team's short-term fortunes]," he said. "We want to make sure he's 100 percent. There would be no rushing that."



NOTES -- With the training-camp roster at 27 -- not counting Malkin and forward Ronald Petrovicky, who is recovering from hip surgery -- Shero said there likely will be no more cuts until after the Penguins complete exhibition play, but did not guarantee it. ... The Penguins kicked off their team-building stay at West Point with a game of paintball and a team dinner at the home of Army hockey coach Brian Riley. ... Malkin's coach with Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League, Dave King, was fired yesterday after the team got off to a 3-4-1 start.

http://www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com/pg/06269/725069-61.stm

24champ
09-25-2006, 10:52 PM
http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9081

1. Malkin
2. Lehtonen
3. Erik Johnson
4. Jack Johnson
5. Ryan Getzlaf
6. Gilbert Brule
7. Cam Ward
8. Alexander Semin
9. Patrick O'Sullivan
10. Nicklas Backstrom

This guy and Anze Kopitar are going to be some duo...

24champ
09-25-2006, 10:54 PM
why do the hockey gods hate us?

Punishment for not staying in Los Angeles where he belongs...;D

Hercules Rockefeller
09-25-2006, 11:11 PM
why do the hockey gods hate us?

5 years in the Top 5 is probably a good starting point

SoCalBronco
09-25-2006, 11:37 PM
5 years in the Top 5 is probably a good starting point

So?

We don't have the money to spend to be competitive. Last year was the first time that the LG actually spent some money, and even then, the most lavish we could afford to be was still 6 million under the cap. We don't have a choice. We can't control that. It's not like Craig Patrick was sitting there saying, lets just suck for 5 years in a row so we can hoard all these draft riches and I can lose my job. In fact, as fans, going through all the **** that we have gone through, I would submit that we deserve to have all these studs. After we got to the Eastern finals in 2001, our fanbase has endured nothing but suffering on and off the ice. The product has sucked, and the government has repeatedly acted in bad faith on the arena issue (actually this goes back to the late 90s). NOTHING went right for us for the last five years, except for the occasional flashes of brilliance from MAF and obviously Crosby. WE DESERVE STUDS after going through that ****.

Anyway, that top 5 streak will end this year.

Killericon
09-26-2006, 12:30 AM
Anyway, that top 5 streak will end this year.

Watch you guys land the #6 pick. ROFL!

Bronx33
09-26-2006, 09:58 AM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2158/434001275owolskiov0.jpg

alkemical
09-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Punishment for not staying in Los Angeles where he belongs...;D



He got the injury bug when he was in LA

Clockwork Orange
09-26-2006, 03:34 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2603451

Klesla puts Ruutu out for a month with a filthy knee on knee hit and, as usual, gets a slap on the wrist from the NHL for it. Some things never change. :nono:

Jori
09-26-2006, 03:47 PM
If you haven't been to one of the Avs preseason games, you probably aren't aware that they are changing their goal song. This of course has to do with the controversy surrounding the creator of Rock & Roll Part II.

Fans can pick between four different songs on the Avs website.

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=625

Be warned, they are pretty lame and "Crowd Chant" is probably the best of the bunch.

Clockwork Orange
09-26-2006, 04:18 PM
If you haven't been to one of the Avs preseason games, you probably aren't aware that they are changing their goal song. This of course has to do with the controversy surrounding the creator of Rock & Roll Part II.

Fans can pick between four different songs on the Avs website.

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=625

Be warned, they are pretty lame and "Crowd Chant" is probably the best of the bunch.

Whoever put that list together should be fired immediatly. I'll bet it's the same a-hole who had the idea to implement that lame goal horn. :nono:

Bronx33
09-26-2006, 05:58 PM
Whoever put that list together should be fired immediatly. I'll bet it's the same a-hole who had the idea to implement that lame goal horn. :nono:

I listened to them today and i don't like any of them.

24champ
09-26-2006, 06:35 PM
Whoever put that list together should be fired immediatly. I'll bet it's the same a-hole who had the idea to implement that lame goal horn. :nono:

I thought that was lame until I saw this on a Kings board...:giggle:


http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e70/jojovdk/gayavsfan.jpg

Pendejo
09-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Whoever put that list together should be fired immediatly. I'll bet it's the same a-hole who had the idea to implement that lame goal horn. :nono:

Yeah...those are pretty brutal choices.

The boys will probably skate to the bench with their heads down after scoring a goal. Out of sheer embarassment.

I guess we're just lucky that Karma-chameleon wasn't an option, eh?

Clockwork Orange
09-26-2006, 08:07 PM
Yeah...those are pretty brutal choices.

The boys will probably skate to the bench with their heads down after scoring a goal. Out of sheer embarassment.

I guess we're just lucky that Karma-chameleon wasn't an option, eh?

I'm surprised that "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands" wasn't an option.

24champ
09-26-2006, 08:33 PM
I'm surprised that "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands" wasn't an option.
or how about "She'll be coming around the Mountain"...

Clockwork Orange
09-26-2006, 08:37 PM
or how about "She'll be coming around the Mountain"...

Sure, why not? How about "Rocky Mountain High" while they're at it. Nothing fires up a crowd like John Denver.

Clockwork Orange
09-26-2006, 08:53 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178910&hubname=

Bad news for Flyers fans. Niittymaki tore the labrum in his hip and could be out 6-8 weeks.

Breck Bronc
09-26-2006, 09:48 PM
With those choices I'd rather the Avs go old school and play organ tunes ala EA Sports' Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo classics NHLPA 93, NHL Hockey 94, NHL 95 (the greatest video hockey game ever), NHL 96, and NHL 97.

For being such a great organization over the years, the Avalanche still make some absurd decisions, like signing Brad May, hiring Doug McLeod as play-by-play announcer last year, letting Thomas Dolby play (and get booed off the ice) during one of the 2001 All-Star game intermissions, these lame choices to replace Rock and Roll Part II, etc etc etc.

SoCalBronco
09-26-2006, 09:52 PM
, NHL 95 (the greatest video hockey game ever)




Yes it is.

It's right here if you want to play it from your PC.

http://www.games4win.com/freeware-games/27/

Scroll down about half the page.

I enjoyed hearing those organ tunes again after not playing that game in many years, although the Ducks Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean tune is just as gay as I remembered it.

Bronx33
09-26-2006, 10:05 PM
Yes it is.

It's right here if you want to play it from your PC.

http://www.games4win.com/freeware-games/27/

Scroll down about half the page.

I enjoyed hearing those organ tunes again after not playing that game in many years, although the Ducks Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean tune is just as gay as I remembered it.


Blades of steel NHL 94, 95 all the others sucked until EA sports NHL 98 came out, MAN! we smoked alot of dope back in them days and stayed up all night and sometimes 2 days. (man we had fun)

Breck Bronc
09-26-2006, 10:11 PM
Blades of steel NHL 94, 95 all the others sucked until EA sports NHL 98 came out, MAN! we smoked alot of dope back in them days and stayed up all night and sometimes 2 days. (man we had fun)Wow, you're the first person I've ever heard say that NHL 94 or 95 sucked.

NHL 98 for the Playstation had great graphics for its time, but it didn't have nearly as good of gameplay as its 16-bit predecesors.

alkemical
09-26-2006, 10:16 PM
Watch you guys land the #6 pick. ROFL!


nah - i can think of a bunch of other teams that might qualify for that. We'll be in the top 10 - but shiate - finish last in the league practially ever year then talk to me

24champ
09-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Wow, you're the first person I've ever heard say that NHL 94 or 95 sucked.

NHL 98 for the Playstation had great graphics for its time, but it didn't have nearly as good of gameplay as its 16-bit predecesors.

REP! Anyone that mentions NHL 94 or 95 gets props from me. One of my favorite scenes in the movie "SWINGERS", was when Vince Vaughn was playing the Blackhawks and was bragging about how he can knock players out of the game and said he could knock Gretzky out. Then the Pizza guy came and his opponent got the door. Vince Vaughn unpaused it and knocked out Gretz and a brawl ensued. Funny scene.

Bronx33
09-26-2006, 10:38 PM
Wow, you're the first person I've ever heard say that NHL 94 or 95 sucked.

NHL 98 for the Playstation had great graphics for its time, but it didn't have nearly as good of gameplay as its 16-bit predecesors.


I didn't say they sucked we just stayed with 94 until 1998 all the ones between sucked.

Breck Bronc
09-26-2006, 10:41 PM
I didn't say they sucked we just stayed with 94 until 1998 all the ones between sucked.Ah, I guess I read your post incorrectly.

Bronx33
09-26-2006, 10:43 PM
Ah, I guess I read your post incorrectly.


I loved 94 i could finally pick a fight with chelios and beat him down!

24champ
09-26-2006, 10:44 PM
Yes it is.

It's right here if you want to play it from your PC.

http://www.games4win.com/freeware-games/27/

Scroll down about half the page.

I enjoyed hearing those organ tunes again after not playing that game in many years, although the Ducks Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean tune is just as gay as I remembered it.

Im looking for a game that featured Mike Tyson on Nintendo waaay back. Forget the name of it. It was a great game too.


EDIT: Found out from a freind it's PUNCH-OUT.

Nuggets4
09-27-2006, 07:55 AM
REP! Anyone that mentions NHL 94 or 95 gets props from me. One of my favorite scenes in the movie "SWINGERS", was when Vince Vaughn was playing the Blackhawks and was bragging about how he can knock players out of the game and said he could knock Gretzky out. Then the Pizza guy came and his opponent got the door. Vince Vaughn unpaused it and knocked out Gretz and a brawl ensued. Funny scene.

I'm gonna make Gretzky's head bleed...

As a musician and a hockey fan, that song list made me die a little bit inside. I'm just thrilled that "Cotton Eyed Joe" by the Rednex didn't make it on there considering every Avs game I've been at (warning: pre-lockout) played that Godforsaken song.

24champ
09-27-2006, 04:03 PM
Kings sign Cloutier to a 2 year extension per an email I got.


****!

Bronx33
09-27-2006, 04:31 PM
Kings sign Cloutier to a 2 year extension per an email I got.


****!


Aaaaaaaaa hahahaha!! hes a playoff gold goalie. NOT!

Clockwork Orange
09-27-2006, 04:48 PM
Kings sign Cloutier to a 2 year extension per an email I got.


****!

Makes you wonder if there's something funny going on between he and Crawford.

Killericon
09-27-2006, 05:07 PM
Makes you wonder if there's something funny going on between he and Crawford.

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/d/2/5/d250c4fcaa7d078f97736ee4bb02dab6.jpg

Bronx33
09-27-2006, 06:18 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_5023760,00.html


CENTENNIAL - Ian Laperriere spent nine NHL seasons within a few slap shots of Disneyland, but there is no happier place on Earth for him than a hockey rink.

"I always have fun playing, even if it's just a preseason game," said the Avalanche forward, who always seems to be in a good mood.

Laperriere, 32, might have gotten the most enjoyment out of his career last season, his first in Colorado after stints with Los Angeles, the New York Rangers and St. Louis.

Projected as a grinding defensive forward with an edge to his game - he isn't afraid to drop his gloves when needed - Laperriere nearly doubled his previous career bests with 21 goals, 24 assists and 45 points while playing in all 82 regular-season games.

Laperriere led the Avalanche with 116 penalty minutes, so it wasn't as if he neglected his in-your-face style that can be so maddening for opponents. "Lappy," as he is called by his teammates, can be more than a little yappy. He also plays all three forward positions, kills penalties and even is asked to take the occasional faceoff.

"Last year was a blast," he said. "The main reason was because of the guys in the room. I was in L.A. for so long that you get comfortable, but this locker room was easy to adjust to. In L.A., I had great teammates, but I had issues with one of them; everybody knows which one."

Laperriere was referring to Kings forward Sean Avery, with whom he has had a running feud.

"Here, everybody was great," Laperriere said. "It all starts with Joe (Sakic); everybody follows him. He's a great leader, but he's also a great person."

Some of Sakic's scoring prowess must have rubbed off because Laperriere hadn't recorded more than 13 goals in any of his 10 previous NHL seasons; he netted that many in 37 games in the lockout-shortened 1994-95 campaign while a rookie with the St. Louis Blues.

"He had a great year for us," Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said. "He brings a lot of excitement and enthusiasm to the group. He loves being at the rink, and all the guys love him. His energy in the room is contagious."

Laperriere is one of five returning 20-plus goal scorers on the roster, and the Avalanche could use a repeat performance from him now that Alex Tanguay is in Calgary, Rob Blake is in Los Angeles and Steve Konowalchuk is in limbo while awaiting test results to determine why an electrocardiogram came up abnormal.

All Laperriere, who signed a free-agent contract with the Avalanche in July 2004, can guarantee is that he'll continue to bring the same work ethic to the rink that he has since learning how to skate while growing up in Montreal.

"It would be great to score goals again, but I can't promise that," he said. "I've been in the league for so many years, and I've never put pressure on myself. I'm just going to go out there and work hard. If the opportunities are there, I'll do my best. If I score, great. I'll try to contribute wherever I can.

"I'm not saying I'm going to score 21 goals again or anything like that. I'm just going to work hard. That's the only thing I can control. I know it's a cliché, but I've been going on that cliché for years, so I'm not setting any goals for points.

"If it's a blocked shot or a fight or something like that, I'll do whatever it takes to help the team. That's how I've been playing my whole career, and I won't change this year just because last year I had a good offensive year."

ETC.: Sakic, still slowed by a hip flexor injury, did not make the trip to Dallas, but Quenneville said he will skate today in Denver. Sakic could play in Saturday's exhibition finale and is expected to be ready for the season opener Oct. 4 . . . The Avalanche on Tuesday reassigned forward Chris Stewart to his junior team in Kingston, Ontario. Stewart, the 18th overall pick in the June draft, did not score in three preseason games. "We think that he still needs to play a lot and to grow as a player," Quenneville said. "He showed some good things in camp. I think his upside is bright." Colorado's roster is down to 30 players. Depending on injuries, the Avalanche might have to cut only three or four more players before the regular season . . . Forward Marek Svatos is expected to play his first game tonight since fracturing his right shoulder in March . . . Quenneville said forward Pierre Turgeon might not be ready to join the lineup until the end of October. Turgeon is recovering from shoulder surgery and recently aggravated groin and hip injuries that nagged him last season.

Clockwork Orange
09-27-2006, 06:39 PM
After reading that last paragraph, it looks like Paul Stastny has a very good shot at being on the opening night roster.

Bronx33
09-27-2006, 07:17 PM
After reading that last paragraph, it looks like Paul Stastny has a very good shot at being on the opening night roster.


May jacking his shoulder up in a fight and turg out until the end of 0ct we just might see him and wolski for a few games.

Clockwork Orange
09-27-2006, 07:44 PM
May jacking his shoulder up in a fight and turg out until the end of 0ct we just might see him and wolski for a few games.

I would love to see a line of Wolski-Stastny-Svatos, even if it's only for a few games.

24champ
09-27-2006, 07:59 PM
Makes you wonder if there's something funny going on between he and Crawford.

Yeah...but the only bright side that I know of is that Deano ( our new GM) knows his goalies. So he must know something we do not.

24champ
09-27-2006, 08:01 PM
Aaaaaaaaa hahahaha!! hes a playoff gold goalie. NOT!

I'd like to make it to the playoffs first.8')

Clockwork Orange
09-27-2006, 11:11 PM
Stastny, with two assists tonight, continues to make his case to stay with the big club.

Mtbrncofn
09-28-2006, 01:00 AM
May and Turgeon injured...., color me astounded.

Mtbrncofn
09-28-2006, 01:02 AM
One week! !Booya!

Jori
09-29-2006, 09:26 AM
Attention college hockey fans:

Tickets for the 2007 West Regional go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 AM at the Pepsi Center box office and on Ticketmaster.com. Those who buy tickets tomorrow between 10 AM and 4 PM at Pepsi Center, will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the 2008 Frozen Four.

If you are a DU season ticket holder, I'd encourage you to contact the DU box office in regards to the West Regional and Frozen Four packages. They sold these packages this summer for the West Regional that would guarantee you tickets for the Frozen Four in 2008.

Keep in mind, for the general public, Frozen Four tickets are distributed in a lottery type format.

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 11:24 AM
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club will be holding a press conference today at 1:00pm EDT.
At that time, the specifics about Steve Konowalchuk’s condition will be announced.

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 11:35 AM
Good new ehhh? jori.


http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_5029984,00.html



Joel Quenneville isn't tipping his hand just yet, but it sure sounds like a 20-year-old rookie from a prominent hockey-playing family will be in the Avalanche lineup when the 2006-07 season starts Wednesday.

That would be Paul Stastny, son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, who played alongside brothers Anton and Marian Stastny for the Quebec Nordiques in the 1980s.

"He looks like he belongs," Quenneville said of Paul Stastny, who left the University of Denver after his sophomore year to sign with the Avalanche in July.

"I just think as we go along here, we'll be trying different things, but he gives us one more guy who could be considered on both the power play and penalty killing. As a rookie, he's pretty impressive."

Stastny, a 6-foot, 200-pound center, played well again Wednesday in Dallas, setting up two goals in the Avalanche's 5-3 preseason victory against the Stars.

"It was fun to play because (the Stars) had almost their full NHL roster," Stastny said. "I feel good, but whatever happens, happens. I'll be ready for anything."

Stastny laughed when asked if he feels like a professional now.

"Ever since the first day of training camp when I barely had to pack my bag . . . they moved everything for me," he said. "They treat you well here."

The Avalanche drafted Stastny with its second-round pick (44th overall) in 2005 after he helped DU win the second of its back-to-back NCAA championships.

He produced 17 goals and 28 assists in 42 games as a freshman, including two goals and one assist in the Pioneers' 4-1 win against North Dakota in the title game.

Last year, Stastny collected 19 goals and 34 assists in 39 games. He led the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in scoring with 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 28 games, was a first team all-conference selection and was a third team All-American.

"He's been a special player everywhere he's been," Quenneville said. "He's been a top producer. Coming in and winning a championship as a freshman, playing special teams, playing a lot of minutes . . . he was one of their top guys."

If Stastny makes the Avalanche's 23-man roster, it's likely it would be as a third-line center - behind Joe Sakic and Tyler Arnason.

Brett McLean and Brad Richardson are the other centers in camp, along with Pierre Turgeon, who is recovering from rotator cuff surgery and hasn't played in any exhibition games.

Stastny won't win too many speedskating competitions, but he manages to get to where he needs to be quickly enough and isn't easily knocked off the puck.

He also always seems to know where his teammates are on the ice, the kind of awareness that can't be taught.

In Wednesday's game, he made pinpoint passes to Milan Hejduk and Ian Laperriere that resulted in goals.

The pass to Laperriere, who scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, was zipped by a sliding Stars defenseman.

"I just think his overall hockey sense," Quenneville said when asked what has most impressed him about the youngster. "He's a hockey player. I mean, his positioning around the ice, how he keeps himself in the play, his patience with the puck down low below the hash marks . . . his play selection is top end. He's got a real bright future."

Stastny has totaled three assists in four preseason games and scored two goals in shootouts, one of which gave the Avalanche a 3-2 victory in Detroit a week ago.

"The first day of training camp, you're always nervous," he said. "Every day, I get less and less nervous. It's good to have confidence. Having fun out there is basically where the confidence comes from.

"I felt I could be ready (for the NHL). It was just the speed up here. I just want to keep getting better. I'm young, only 20, so technically, I've still got five or six years before I hit my prime. I just want to keep getting better every day, that's what's important."

CHARITY EVENT: The Avalanche will return to practice today after holding its annual charity golf tournament Thursday at The Ridge at Castle Pines North. The event raised $75,000, upping the tournament's total to $750,000 since the franchise has been in Colorado.

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 12:40 PM
****!

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=628



DENVER – Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Konowalchuk announced today that he’s retiring from the game of hockey after a 13-season career in the National Hockey League.

Jori
09-29-2006, 12:54 PM
Best of luck to you Steve :(

Jori
09-29-2006, 12:55 PM
Kings get stud defensive prospect Jack Johnson and Oleg Tverdovsky for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179262&hubname=

What a steal for the Kings.

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 01:12 PM
Kings get stud defensive prospect Jack Johnson and Oleg Tverdovsky for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179262&hubname=

What a steal for the Kings.



No doubt!

Mtbrncofn
09-29-2006, 01:51 PM
****!

http://www.coloradoavalanche.com/news/currentdetails.asp?ID=628



DENVER – Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Konowalchuk announced today that he’s retiring from the game of hockey after a 13-season career in the National Hockey League.

Are you ****ing kidding me?!!! Was this rumored and I missed it? This blows.

24champ
09-29-2006, 01:53 PM
Kings get stud defensive prospect Jack Johnson and Oleg Tverdovsky for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179262&hubname=

What a steal for the Kings.

This makes up for the Cloutier extension.;D

Kings have the greatest collection of young talent in the NHL now IMO. Way to get r done Deano.

KOPITAR, SULLY, JOHNSON HOLY ****IN S***!

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 02:31 PM
LA will be happy until they see clouts play.......:wiggle:

Jori
09-29-2006, 02:35 PM
Kings fans will have to wait for JJ until next season, he's staying at Michigan for now. It's a great deal for LA, they suffer this year, but their future is bright.

More Avalanche news to report...

Brad May had surgery on his shoulder and is expected to miss the next 4-6 months.

In light of today's news, I think it ensures that Stastny and McCormick will be on the opening day roster.

Kid A
09-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Too bad about Kono. Class guy who stepped up in a lot of games for us. We should be an even younger now, which might not be a completely bad thing.

24champ
09-29-2006, 03:02 PM
LA will be happy until they see clouts play.......:wiggle:

It all depends, but Im going to give Deano a pass on this one given his history with goalies.




Kings fans will have to wait for JJ until next season, he's staying at Michigan for now. It's a great deal for LA, they suffer this year, but their future is bright.


Kings future is really bright. Kings are now the only team with 4 players in HF's top-50 prospects list, with 3 of them in top-15.


Though I do not think we are done making moves, I read rumors of a trade with the Devils for Gomez or Gointa at some point since the Devils are having cap problems. So I think we still have a shot at making the playoffs.

Clockwork Orange
09-29-2006, 03:33 PM
Better safe than sorry. I knew they'd err on the side of caution after the Jiri Fischer scare last year, but it must be a bad situation if he's decided to hang 'em up.

Best of luck Kono, we'll miss you.

Clockwork Orange
09-29-2006, 03:58 PM
It would actually be in the Avs best interest to talk ol' Sneaky Pete into staying on IR for the season. They're stuck paying him one way or the other, but he doesn't count against the cap while he's on IR.

If they could free up his salary, it's give them even more wiggle room. The only upside to losing Kono is that $1.9 million comes off the cap immediatly.

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 05:09 PM
It all depends, but Im going to give Deano a pass on this one given his history with goalies.






Kings future is really bright. Kings are now the only team with 4 players in HF's top-50 prospects list, with 3 of them in top-15.


Though I do not think we are done making moves, I read rumors of a trade with the Devils for Gomez or Gointa at some point since the Devils are having cap problems. So I think we still have a shot at making the playoffs.



The cloutier extension is simply baffling hes unproven, recent surgery and injury prone this is a roll of the dice IMO why put a high payed question mark in as the #1 and make a fantastic trade to get johnson and on top of that your stuck with clouts for 3 years. (Crow has some kind of mind powers on lombardi)

24champ
09-29-2006, 05:42 PM
The cloutier extension is simply baffling hes unproven, recent surgery and injury prone this is a roll of the dice IMO why put a high payed question mark in as the #1 and make a fantastic trade to get johnson and on top of that your stuck with clouts for 3 years. (Crow has some kind of mind powers on lombardi)

I dont know about that, Cloutier has won alot of games in the regular season, then he pulls a Jake Plummer in the playoffs I suppose. Deano was the GM at San Jose and their goalie situation looks great right now because Deano brought them in. We also drafted the best Goalie in this years draft in Jonathan Bernier so maybe Cloutier is a stop gap until Bernier is ready.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/Bernier.jpg
JONATHAN BERNIER

Hercules Rockefeller
09-29-2006, 06:29 PM
Man did Carolina get reamed

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 06:33 PM
Man did Carolina get reamed


I agree...

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 06:37 PM
I dont know about that, Cloutier has won alot of games in the regular season, then he pulls a Jake Plummer in the playoffs I suppose. Deano was the GM at San Jose and their goalie situation looks great right now because Deano brought them in. We also drafted the best Goalie in this years draft in Jonathan Bernier so maybe Cloutier is a stop gap until Bernier is ready.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/24champbailey/Bernier.jpg
JONATHAN BERNIER


7.5 million dollar stop gap but i guess iam saying is he will most likely be injured again over the next 3 years, if clouts went on the FA market do you think he would get 2.5 mil a year on the market?

SoCalBronco
09-29-2006, 06:38 PM
****, I wanted Jack Johnson.

****, we could have gotten him for peanuts too.

Congrats 24champbailey!

Clockwork Orange
09-29-2006, 06:44 PM
****, I wanted Jack Johnson.

****, we could have gotten him for peanuts too.

Congrats 24champbailey!

I guess we now know why there was no Jordan Staal for Jack Johnson deal. The Pens didn't offer up Staal or else he'd be a Hurricane right now and Johnson would be a Penguin.

We won't know for sure until it all plays out, but on the surface Carolina got taken to the cleaners in this deal.

24champ
09-29-2006, 07:03 PM
****, I wanted Jack Johnson.

****, we could have gotten him for peanuts too.

Congrats 24champbailey!

Yeah I got tingles reading this on the HF boards ( which I have been reading all day Ha! )

Originally Posted by JackJohnsonFan View Post
I am from Michigan and am close friends with Jack Johnson. He has told me that he is THRILLED to get out of the Carolina system, as both Rutherford and Karmanos were constantly pressuring him and his family to sign. Instead of respecting Johnson's decision (which they knew all along when they drafted him, that is why Bobby Ryan went 2nd), they bombarded their cell phones and house phone with messages and never left them alone.

Jack was excited to be a member of the Hurricanes organization, but did not appreciate the pressure. Lombardi has made it clear the Kings are going to be patient with him, and this is highly appreciated by him and his family. Jack confides greatly in his father, and his family (who lives 5 minutes off the UM campus) wanted him to stay in school at least one more year.

Jack has always told me he wanted to be at Michigan for at least 2 years, and then re-evaluate his decision after. No matter what, your team is getting an unbelievable athlete. This guy outplayed Crosby in intra-squad scrimmages when both were at Shattuck St. Mary's, and while Johnson refuses to admit it, Crosby swears that Jack will be just as high of an impact player as he is (just in a different facet of the game).

This guy is Scott Stevens all over again. The Kings have gained a new fan today with this trade. He will be your captain one day and will be the best player the team has had since Gretzky.

One other note: Johnson's favorite defenseman in the NHL?

Rob Blake.


:sunshine:

Clockwork Orange
09-29-2006, 07:08 PM
One other note: Johnson's favorite defenseman in the NHL?

Rob Blake.

Does that mean that you guys are gonna boo him?

24champ
09-29-2006, 07:08 PM
7.5 million dollar stop gap but i guess iam saying is he will most likely be injured again over the next 3 years, if clouts went on the FA market do you think he would get 2.5 mil a year on the market?

Honestly I dont know, there is 18 starters signed through next year in the NHL so I dont know if that prompted Deano to sign Cloutier to an extension. Have to see how he plays this year. I just hope Crawford doesn't ride Cloutier like a horse, we also have 2 viable backups in Garon and Labarbera ( one of which is probably going to get traded soon.)

Mtbrncofn
09-29-2006, 07:13 PM
One other note: Johnson's favorite defenseman in the NHL?

Rob Blake.

Does that mean that you guys are gonna boo him?

Ha!

You lucky bastards.

24champ
09-29-2006, 07:15 PM
One other note: Johnson's favorite defenseman in the NHL?

Rob Blake.

Does that mean that you guys are gonna boo him?

:giggle: good one, alot of King fans got that whole Blake trade backwards. I always liked Blake. Being a defenseman myself I always liked his style of play. At any rate Im going to be watching MU hockey and hope they win a freaking championship so JJ gets signed asap (Sorry DU fans). Speaking of Michigan, their coach had to have crapped his pants upon hearing the news today. Kings have signed Mike Camalleri, Jeff Tambellini, Trevor Lewis out of Michigan lately.

24champ
09-29-2006, 07:18 PM
I guess we now know why there was no Jordan Staal for Jack Johnson deal. The Pens didn't offer up Staal or else he'd be a Hurricane right now and Johnson would be a Penguin.

We won't know for sure until it all plays out, but on the surface Carolina got taken to the cleaners in this deal.

This is a very fair article, explains why the deal was made.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179276&hubname=nhl

Bronx33
09-29-2006, 07:32 PM
Biron, Giggy, Toskala will be up for grabs soon



(and is this true?)

"The Canucks will receive a second-round draft choice next year and a conditional selection in the 2009 draft depending on whether the Kings can re-sign Cloutier.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-30-2006, 01:12 AM
I guess we now know why there was no Jordan Staal for Jack Johnson deal. The Pens didn't offer up Staal or else he'd be a Hurricane right now and Johnson would be a Penguin.


Carolina's desire to trade him back in June was also way overblown. JJ was never offered to the Pens, and Staal was never offered to the 'Cans.

SoCalBronco
09-30-2006, 01:30 AM
Carolina's desire to trade him back in June was also way overblown. JJ was never offered to the Pens, and Staal was never offered to the 'Cans.

I read the opposite. Shero was offered JJ straight up for Staal and he stupidly insisted on getting Ladd in addition, which Carolina wasn't going to go for.

There were rumors a week or so ago that we were talking to them again, but Staal has looked very impressive in camp so far, so Shero refused to make him part of any deal.

Hercules Rockefeller
09-30-2006, 09:29 AM
I read the opposite. Shero was offered JJ straight up for Staal and he stupidly insisted on getting Ladd in addition, which Carolina wasn't going to go for.


I know what was said at the time, however TSN said a few weeks ago that neither team was interested in dealing at the draft.

SoCalBronco
09-30-2006, 04:31 PM
ESPN.com's Avalanche preview

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/preview2006/news/story?page=preavalanche06

Bronx33
09-30-2006, 04:54 PM
ESPN.com's Avalanche preview

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/preview2006/news/story?page=preavalanche06

Burnside is an idiot it's not that i don't like his calls it's how he ranks other teams, no offense hogan but philly in 8th? with no goaltender and the starter has hip issues which they are going to let go all season.And now they got clarke calling players out for poor play, i see philly having moral issues this season when poor goaltending starts to affect the Ws. Burnside also completely over looks ossi and clarke and Skrastins those three are excellent and great on offensive pressure we also have alot of D in the system just becuse they are not big names does not mean they suck.


http://hockeysfuture.com/team/colorado_avalanche

SoCalBronco
09-30-2006, 06:04 PM
http://www.blackandgoldinsider.com/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=737698&categoryId=68323

BlackandGoldInsider.com has been informed that injured center Evgeni Malkin did take the morning skate with the Penguins in Buffalo. While Malkin will not play tonight, our Penguins insider tells us that "I be surprised if Malkin misses more than the first 2 or 3 games of the season."

The Pens schedule for the first 2 weeks of the season definitely works out well for them and Malkin. They only play 4 games in opening two weeks. If there are no setbacks, it's reasonable to think, Malkin should be able to make this Pens debut by October 18th (New Jersey).

Bronx33
09-30-2006, 06:21 PM
http://www.blackandgoldinsider.com/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=737698&categoryId=68323

BlackandGoldInsider.com has been informed that injured center Evgeni Malkin did take the morning skate with the Penguins in Buffalo. While Malkin will not play tonight, our Penguins insider tells us that "I be surprised if Malkin misses more than the first 2 or 3 games of the season."

The Pens schedule for the first 2 weeks of the season definitely works out well for them and Malkin. They only play 4 games in opening two weeks. If there are no setbacks, it's reasonable to think, Malkin should be able to make this Pens debut by October 18th (New Jersey).

Iam really pumped to see malkin and sid play to see if they can gel.

Bronx33
10-01-2006, 12:32 AM
In last preseason game.

http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS010101.HTM

SoCalBronco
10-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Lou begins to get some cap relief for the Devils. They still have more work to do though.

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

Bronx33
10-02-2006, 02:04 AM
Wednesday lineup!

http://www.nhl.com/nhlonline/nhl?service=direct&context=Scoreboard/changeDayLink&location=/scores&DATE=10/4/2006

24champ
10-02-2006, 03:07 AM
Wednesday lineup!

http://www.nhl.com/nhlonline/nhl?service=direct&context=Scoreboard/changeDayLink&location=/scores&DATE=10/4/2006

Who plays on OLN, I know the Avs play on FSN.

Clockwork Orange
10-02-2006, 03:16 AM
Who plays on OLN, I know the Avs play on FSN.

The Avs/Stars are on the network formerly known as OLN, now called Versus, as the 2nd half of a double header. Hurricanes/Sabres is the first half.

24champ
10-02-2006, 03:25 AM
The Avs/Stars are on the network formerly known as OLN, now called Versus, as the 2nd half of a double header. Hurricanes/Sabres is the first half.

What the...."versus"? What a crappy title for a channel. Hopefully that channel learned a bit from last year and they do a better job of covering the NHL.

Bronx33
10-02-2006, 12:00 PM
Who plays on OLN, I know the Avs play on FSN.


http://www.versus.tv/nw/article/view/1367/?tf=NHLArticleWrapper.tpl

Bronx33
10-02-2006, 05:02 PM
This is funny! clueless in dallas.


http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb?sType=mbread&tid=702&tsn=1&st=1&sport=nhl&id=dal

Jori
10-02-2006, 08:53 PM
Well according to the national media the Avs will have a top five pick in the draft next June. I don't think I've seen any one pick the Avs to finish higher then 12th in the west. Call me a homer, but I think this team finishes somewhere between 6-10 in the conference. The D may be mediocre and there is a question mark in net, but this team can still score.

Of all the blogs and sites I've read...Eklund's prediction has to be the best. He picked the Avs to finish last in the Western Conference ROFL!

Killericon
10-02-2006, 09:09 PM
Well according to the national media the Avs will have a top five pick in the draft next June. I don't think I've seen any one pick the Avs to finish higher then 12th in the west. Call me a homer, but I think this team finishes somewhere between 6-10 in the conference. The D may be mediocre and there is a question mark in net, but this team can still score.

Of all the blogs and sites I've read...Eklund's prediction has to be the best. He picked the Avs to finish last in the Western Conference ROFL!

Eklund is an idiot.

Jori
10-03-2006, 09:30 AM
Potential lines for the season opener:

Brunette/Sakic/Hejduk
Wolski/Stastny/Svatos
Laperriere/Arnason/McLean
Laaksonen/Richardson/Rycroft

These were the combinations used in practice yesterday.

The Avs are expected to announce their final cuts today. Look for Demen-Willaume, May, Turgeon and Leopold to placed on the IR. My guess is that Murley and Finger will be cut today.

alkemical
10-03-2006, 09:38 AM
I think you guys are going to have a tough year. The west is going to be real tough, maybe not penguin tough - ;)

Nuggets4
10-03-2006, 10:34 AM
Of all the blogs and sites I've read...Eklund's prediction has to be the best. He picked the Avs to finish last in the Western Conference ROFL!

Did the Blues get moved to the Eastern Conference? Because if they didn't, automatically Eklund is wrong already.

Jori, I think The Hockey News picked us at 10th in the Western Conference.

Jori
10-03-2006, 11:15 AM
The Hockey News originally picked the Avs to finish 13th, they have since changed that prediction.

Bronx33
10-03-2006, 11:16 AM
It's almost time!

24champ
10-03-2006, 03:28 PM
My prediction is the Kings will finish in front of the Aves.:yayaya:

Bronx33
10-03-2006, 04:17 PM
Unconfirmed report we picked up george parros from LA. (still looking)

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/72022650.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193875DCB1DD8387ABBD97F22778B7B0BAE

jake has some competition in the porn stach dept..

Bronx33
10-03-2006, 04:57 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_5038657,00.html

CENTENNIAL - One was taking college classes five months ago, one is sixth months removed from playing against teenagers in junior hockey and the other has played in a total of 65 NHL games.

Makes no difference to Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville, who has formed what could be a potent "Kid Line" featuring a couple of 20-year-old rookies, Paul Stastny and Wojtek Wolski, and a 24-year-old second-year man, Marek Svatos.

They skated together Monday and are expected to do so again Wednesday when the Avalanche kicks off the 2006-07 NHL regular season against the Dallas Stars at the Pepsi Center (7 p.m., Versus).

Stastny, a 6-foot, 205-pound center, is the son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny. The youngster registered 36 goals and 62 assists in two years at the University of Denver and has impressed the coaches with his all-around game.

Wolski, a 6-3, 200-pound left wing, was the Avalanche's No. 1 draft pick in 2004. He collected six points in nine NHL games after beginning last season in Colorado, was chosen the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Year after amassing 47 goals and 81 assists in 56 games for the Brampton Battalion and returned in time to record four points in eight Stanley Cup playoff games.

Svatos, a 5-10, 185-pound right wing, scored 32 goals - nine were winners - in 61 games before suffering a fracture in his right shoulder that caused him to miss the remainder of the season.

"I think it's going to be pretty good chemistry," said Svatos, who played in the final two preseason games. He scored a goal and a shootout goal Saturday against Los Angeles. "The three of us are young guys, but I don't see an age problem. Those two guys are both very skilled players and very smart."

Svatos had not seen Stastny before training camp, but he already is putting pressure on him.

"I think he's going to be as good as his dad," he said. "He's got the genes."

Quenneville isn't concerned about the trio's ability to create plays and goals, but it won't do much good if the line turns into a defensive liability.

" 'Svats' has got the shot, Paul's play selection and his vision . . . his passing is outstanding. 'Woolie' can do all of those types of things. Offensively, he's got some speed and some skill," Quenneville said. "One thing that we're going to have to keep an eye on is how well they play without the puck and complement the team game. Offensively, I think they'll be able to take care of themselves."

Wolski made the most of the experience after being returned to his junior team last season. He still got to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs and is being touted as a candidate for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie.

"I was pretty nervous coming into camp," he said. "Each year there's guys coming in and everyone's hungry to get a spot on the team. So if you're not nervous, you're not really ready for it."

Wolski had one goal, two assists, eight penalty minutes and 16 shots in four preseason games; he missed two games after getting hit on the leg with a puck.

Stastny played in all six games, had one goal, three assists, two penalty minutes and 15 shots. Svatos registered one goal and two shots in his two games.

"I'm excited," Wolski said. "We're all young and full of energy. It's a great opportunity. We're all pretty good players and we can definitely do some damage offensively if things work out in our favor."

Joe Sakic will center the top line with Andrew Brunette and Milan Hejduk; Tyler Arnason is expected to anchor a unit with Brett McLean and Ian Laperriere; and Brad Richardson is in the middle with Antti Laaksonen and Mark Rycroft.

"I don't know for sure how the lines will work out," Quenneville said. "How long they stick - their play will dictate that. We can quickly adjust lines in the course of games."

ETC.: Defenseman Jordan Leopold, who underwent hernia surgery in July, has been skating for a while and took part in a portion of practice for the first time. But he probably won't be able to play until late October. "I know we were hopeful earlier that he would maybe miss (only) the first few games, but I think he's probably a little bit behind that," Quenneville said . . . The Avalanche will reduce the roster today to no more than 23 players.

24champ
10-03-2006, 07:34 PM
Unconfirmed report we picked up george parros from LA. (still looking)

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/72022650.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193875DCB1DD8387ABBD97F22778B7B0BAE

jake has some competition in the porn stach dept..

I can confirm it, your getting a good player.

In addition, right wing George Parros, who had one point (0-1=1), two shots and zero penalty minutes in two preseason games with the Kings, was claimed off waivers today by Colorado. Originally selected by the Kings in the eighth-round (222nd overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Parros has played in 55 career NHL games – all with the Kings – and has five points (2-3=5) and 138 penalty minutes.


http://www.lakings.com/2,4967.ftm

Mtbrncofn
10-04-2006, 01:38 AM
Oooo, 5 points in 55 games. He's a barn burner, that one.

24champ
10-04-2006, 01:46 AM
Oooo, 5 points in 55 games. He's a barn burner, that one.
Then I guess he will fit right in for your team.LOL

Breck Bronc
10-04-2006, 01:44 PM
Then I guess he will fit right in for your team.LOLThe team that scored the fourth most goals in the NHL last season? Nah, he won't fit.

alkemical
10-04-2006, 03:45 PM
Beware the Penguins!

I think the pens get 15-20 more wins this year.