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Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:01 PM
Crosby scores a PPG. 1-0 Pens.

It was such a pretty power play that the way the goal was scored just didn't do it justice.

SoCalBronco
02-11-2006, 06:03 PM
good game so far. MAF made some nice saves early on in the 1st.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:04 PM
MAF looked great in the 1st

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:06 PM
Wow, what a weak giveaway by Yonkman

SoCalBronco
02-11-2006, 06:14 PM
Damn, you know its our night when even Gonch can get one in the net. Its about time he got off his ass and did something.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:15 PM
Go Pens!!! Catch the Caps in the standings.

SoCalBronco
02-11-2006, 06:17 PM
Go Pens!!! Catch the Caps in the standings.

I hope not. ;D

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:19 PM
Probably. Caps have more points and 3 games in hand.

SoCalBronco
02-11-2006, 06:21 PM
Probably. Caps have more points and 3 games in hand.

Yep. Even with a regulation win tonight, we'll still be 4 points behind with 3 more games played.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:22 PM
Damn. Only the Caps can play the good teams close and get spanked by the Pens all 3 times they've played.

SoCalBronco
02-11-2006, 06:24 PM
some more nice saves from MAF. Wash is putting some good pressure on now.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-11-2006, 06:33 PM
Christ this is sad

Ray Finkle
02-11-2006, 07:19 PM
speaking of spanking, how about the Rangers poop kicking the Leafs two games in a row...

Bronx33
02-11-2006, 07:30 PM
speaking of spanking, how about the Rangers poop kicking the Leafs two games in a row...


I watch most of that butt kicking..

Clockwork Orange
02-11-2006, 08:01 PM
DU is leading Minnesota State 3-0 at the end of 1 period. Avs prospect Paul Stastny has 1 goal & 1 assist thus far. He had 2 goals & 2 assists last night in DU's 7-4 win.

I can't wait to see this kid in an Avs uniform. It might be a couple of years away, but it'll be worth the wait.

Bronx33
02-11-2006, 09:59 PM
DU is leading Minnesota State 3-0 at the end of 1 period. Avs prospect Paul Stastny has 1 goal & 1 assist thus far. He had 2 goals & 2 assists last night in DU's 7-4 win.

I can't wait to see this kid in an Avs uniform. It might be a couple of years away, but it'll be worth the wait.

Thats killer!

Ray Finkle
02-12-2006, 06:02 AM
I watch most of that butt kicking..


scary what a difference a goal tending coach and a defensive system can do for a team....Henrik is unreal....He reminds me of Patrick Roy with his demeanor...

Mogulseeker
02-12-2006, 09:22 AM
Well the Av's are ahead of the Canucks... finally. If we beat Detroit, then I'll believe we're playoff material.

I'm so nervous about next week. I've been doing some public affairs work for the Jacksonville Barracudas (minor league hockey team, NY Rangers farm club). Anyway, I've been hanging ou with some of the players, and the goalie wants me to skate with the team. I'm not minor league materal, but I definitley want a good showing. Too bad I havent skated or shot in a year. I don't want to fck things up.

Smiling Assassin27
02-12-2006, 09:39 AM
Wings-Avs Preview...Good luck to y'all.

Colorado (32-20-6) at Detroit (38-13-5) 5:00 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche once staged a bitter rivalry. More recently, however, it has turned into a one-sided affair.

Detroit will be seeking its sixth straight win overall, as well as its sixth straight win vs. Colorado, when the teams square off Sunday in the final game for each prior to the Olympic break.

The Red Wings' latest victory came Thursday in a 3-2 triumph over Nashville behind defenseman Mathieu Schneider's tie-breaking goal with less than seven minutes remaining.

Robert Lang added a goal and an assist and Kris Draper also tallied for Detroit, which has outscored its opponents, 20-8, during its streak.

The Red Wings also have dominated the Avalanche of late, outscoring their rivals by a 19-7 margin over five straight victories, which include a pair of shutout wins.

Colorado posted its third straight victory Friday, 4-1, against Columbus behind a pair of third-period goals from rookie sensation Marek Svatos. Peter Budaj turned aside 28 shots for the Avalanche, who have won 13 of their last 19 contests.

Jori
02-12-2006, 05:29 PM
Outcoached once again. There is a talent gap, no question, but Quenneville doesn't know how to beat the Red Wings. Thank goodness the Avs don't have to see these guys again. For Colorado's sake, they better not finish as the 8th seed.

Clockwork Orange
02-12-2006, 06:00 PM
The Avs are shown once again that they are no longer amongst the league's elite.

Pendejo
02-12-2006, 06:49 PM
The Avs are shown once again that they are no longer amongst the league's elite.

Yeah. But the cupboard isn't bare. They can get there again. Although it will be tough.

Didn't Lacroix trade Derek Morris (who he gave up Drury for) and Ballard to the desert dawgs for Gratton and Vaanannen?

Who'd he give up for Theo Fleury? I know Wade Belak was one...who else?

The three trades that I think worked out well for him were: 1) Obviously the Patrick Roy deal. 2) The trade for Ray Bourque. Bourque's presence alone was worth the price. Every once in awhile an athlete will be able to pair his natural ability with a ferocious desire to win(John Elway) and the results speak for themselves. Rolston just didn't do much for the Avs...but he seems to have realized his potential now. The Avs also got Dave Andreychuk in that deal...although I don't know who else they gave up. 3) The Rob Blake/Steve Reinprecht deal. They gave up a solid player in Aaron Miller, but Adam Deadmarsh's (it pains me to say this as he was my favorite Av player) career was on the ropes by the time they dealt him. I always forget who the prospect they threw in was.

I can't think of any other deadline deals that worked out. I hated the move for Kasparitis. Ville Niemenen is straight up a better player in my book.

The Avs aren't cup contenders this year, but they can fvck up the prom for some other teams...and the future doesn't look terribly bleak.

Jens1893
02-12-2006, 06:54 PM
robyn regehr and rene corbet were the other players PL traded for fleury

Hercules Rockefeller
02-12-2006, 06:57 PM
3) The Rob Blake/Steve Reinprecht deal. They gave up a solid player in Aaron Miller, but Adam Deadmarsh's (it pains me to say this as he was my favorite Av player) career was on the ropes by the time they dealt him. I always forget who the prospect they threw in was.


Jared Aulin and 2 1st round picks

Jori
02-12-2006, 07:06 PM
Niemo isn't anything special, I didn't mind that trade at all. The only trades that really bugged me were the Drury trade and the subsequent trade of Morris to Phoenix. Morris hasn't been the same player since he broke his orbital bone and was quickly replaced by John-Michael Liles. I didn't mind him trading Morris, but to give up Ballard makes me shake my head. The one true weakness of the farm system is quality young defensemen. The Avs need to use the upcoming draft on defense!

Clockwork Orange
02-12-2006, 10:29 PM
The Patrick Roy trade was not a deadline deal, it was made in early December.

Smiling Assassin27
02-13-2006, 08:12 AM
http://mk31.image.pbase.com/u48/dosseman/large/30746269.088Istanbulbroomsjune2004.jpg

Bronx33
02-13-2006, 01:46 PM
The Avs are shown once again that they are no longer amongst the league's elite.


Jezzz one down year, take it easy man i really didn't expect much this year i was just glad to have hockey back on my TV set and after kono went down and then Ossi we will be lucky to make the first round the good part in some of the youngsters will get some valuable ice time. We will be back to normal next season with some new faces in the line up and beating the wings ;D

Clockwork Orange
02-13-2006, 01:49 PM
Jezzz one down year, take it easy man i really didn't expect much this year i was just glad to have hockey back on my TV set and after kono went down and then Ossi we will be lucky to make the first round the good part in some of the youngsters will get some valuable ice time. We will be back to normal next season with some new faces in the line up and beating the wings ;D

Take it easy? I said before the season that this wasn't an elite team. Believe me, I'm not upset about it, I've accepted it as being just the way it is.

You can't have the mass exodus of talent that the Avs did (Forsberg, Foote, Kariya, Selanne, etc) and not have a drop off.

Mtbrncofn
02-13-2006, 03:34 PM
Thanks to Dish not sorting out their difficulties with OLN, I didn't get to see the game yesterday. After seeing the score, I guess I didn't miss much.

Jori
02-14-2006, 05:36 AM
Thanks to Dish not sorting out their difficulties with OLN, I didn't get to see the game yesterday. After seeing the score, I guess I didn't miss much.
Scoreboard-wise, it was close until Detroit broke out in the third period. However the ice was tilted in the Avs end for the majority of the game. It was a pooly executed game plan by the Avs.

Clockwork Orange
02-14-2006, 05:53 PM
http://www.battalionhockey.com/hm/inside.php?sid=4&id=3975&PHPSESSID=7b739aebf8eff06ae57209a837c0f29e

Wojtek Wolski named OHL player of the month for January. That's two straight months he's earned that honor.

This kid is gonna be a good one. If Lacroix includes him in any deadline deal I'm gonna run amok with a meat cleaver.

Bronx33
02-14-2006, 05:57 PM
http://www.battalionhockey.com/hm/inside.php?sid=4&id=3975&PHPSESSID=7b739aebf8eff06ae57209a837c0f29e

Wojtek Wolski named OHL player of the month for January. That's two straight months he's earned that honor.

This kid is gonna be a good one. If Lacroix includes him in any deadline deal I'm gonna run amok with a meat cleaver.


I will go on some type of jihad! as well.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-17-2006, 05:36 AM
Hockey's Future has updated their Top 50 prospects list

26-50
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=8341&mode=threaded&order=0

11-25
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=8346&mode=threaded&order=0

Bronx33
02-17-2006, 09:37 AM
Olympics first wounded..

http://www.torino2006.org/ENG/OlympicGames/news/news_eng161352.html

Feb 17 2006

(adds new Hasek quotes, Quinn quote)

By Alan Crosby

TURIN, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Top Czech goalie Dominik Hasek will leave the Olympics due to a leg injury, team officials said on Friday, dealing a severe blow to his team's chances of dethroning champions Canada.

Zbynek Kusy, general manager of the Czech ice hockey team, added that forward Patrik Elias was also leaving the Games after suffering a rib injury from a crosscheck during the club's opening game against Germany.

He said Dusan Salficky would replace Hasek, while Ales Kotalik would be called up for Elias.

"I'm not able to play. It's over," Hasek said. "I also don't want to get injured and have it affect the rest of the NHL season."

Hasek, a two-times NHL MVP, was the star of the Czech team that upset Canada and Russia on the way to Olympic gold in 1998, and was expected to reprise his role in Turin.

But the 41-year-old's Olympic dream was shattered less than 10 minutes into the Games, when he fell awkwardly while making a save.

He immediately came off the ice with a strained adductor muscle in his left leg.

The news hits hard a Czech team that has struggled so far even though they are considered one of the top two teams in the tournament.

The Czechs trailed Germany 1-0 after the first period on Wednesday before pulling away late in the game to win 4-1.

Bad went to worse as they underestimated a spirited Swiss team on Thursday, losing 3-2 in a game where goalie Tomas Vokoun, Hasek's replacement, admitted he played poorly.

"He's probably the biggest reason they won gold in 1998, and he would have been the dark horse to carry them to gold again," said Canadian coach Pat Quinn, who is also head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The injury to Elias comes just as he was getting his skating legs back.

The New Jersey Devils forward was not named to the original Czech team after he contracted Hepatitis A last year while playing in Russia during the NHL labour dispute.

He missed the first 39 games of the NHL season this year as he recovered, and was later added to the Czech squad after New York Rangers forward Petr Prucha went down with a knee injury days before the Games started.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-19-2006, 09:41 PM
1-10
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=8353&mode=threaded&order=0

Ovechkin and Crosby switch from the last list, Phaneuf and Malkin might have as well.

Octopussy
02-19-2006, 11:05 PM
taco sucks

Hercules Rockefeller
02-26-2006, 05:24 PM
http://www.iihf.com/news/OG06/torino1100.htm

Awards from the Olympics
MVP: Nittymaki

All-Star Team:
G: Nittymaki
D: Lidstrom, Timonen
F: Selanne, Koivu, Ovechkin

Mtbrncofn
02-27-2006, 09:27 AM
Anyone else so ready for NHL hockey to get back goin'? It feels like forever!

phillybroncosnut
02-27-2006, 10:22 AM
Big congrats to my boy Nitty! God he looked great the entire tourney.

Now, for the rant......

Why is Darius Kasperitis still able to walk? I swear, He should have had his knees blown off his body by now. That little prick has been going for Kneecaps his entire career. He can add another kneecap to his long list of dirty ass hits. Anyone see his blatant BS hit to Simon Gagne in the Olympics?
Kasperitis is as cheap as I've ever seen. At least when guys like Dale Hunter, Tie Domi and Scott Stevens were handing out their cheap shots, they would have no problem dropping their gloves to defend themselves. Darius is the worst kind of cheap shot artist. He makes the hit then runs like a little bitch when guys come looking for him.
He's been doing that bullchit ass hip to the knee his entire career. It's about time someone turns the table on him.
Little Commie focker!

alkemical
02-27-2006, 10:46 AM
sour grapes because it was He (kasper) that setup lindross to be finished off by stevens.

Kasper's great!

Smiling Assassin27
02-27-2006, 10:52 AM
Anyone else so ready for NHL hockey to get back goin'? It feels like forever!

time for the home stretch...what a shock that hasek won't be here to do more than be a cheerleader. somebody get peltonen a winged wheel sweater, quickly.

Ray Finkle
02-27-2006, 11:52 AM
http://www.iihf.com/news/OG06/torino1100.htm

Awards from the Olympics
MVP: Nittymaki

All-Star Team:
G: Nittymaki
D: Lidstrom, Timonen
F: Selanne, Koivu, Ovechkin


complete and utter bullshet....How did Lundqvist not get the MVP?

Mtbrncofn
02-27-2006, 05:29 PM
time for the home stretch...what a shock that hasek won't be here to do more than be a cheerleader. somebody get peltonen a winged wheel sweater, quickly.


Wow. Is Hasek really out for an extended period? Hmmmm, wonder how that'll sit with the Sens.

Boogerboots
02-28-2006, 07:09 AM
Wow. Is Hasek really out for an extended period? Hmmmm, wonder how that'll sit with the Sens.

All the talk shows in Ottawa are bringing up the debate about whether they get a vet goalie to replace Hasek while he's injured or just wing it with Emery. There's still no definitive word as to how long Hasek will sit out. There's a few trade rumors flying around about Phoenix who's looking to unload most of their veteran talent like Cujo, Ricci and even Doan. Ottawa may be a suitor for one or even several of these players.

Both Redden and Chara's contracts are up next year and the word is that Ottawa can't afford to re-sign both of them. It's possible that they could deal one of their D-men as well as, currently injured forward, Martin Havlat in a mega deal for Cujo and possibly Shane Doan, a power forward that GM Muckler covets.

Cujo is making 900k and would be a value pickup for any team looking for a vet goalie at the deadline. If Ottawa does persue Cujo, it sets up an ironic situation where he would replace Hasek while he sits out with his "abductor" injury. Hasek replaced Cujo in Detroit a few years back which eventually led to Cujo's departure from the Red Wings.

Ray Finkle
02-28-2006, 08:05 AM
All the talk shows in Ottawa are bringing up the debate about whether they get a vet goalie to replace Hasek while he's injured or just wing it with Emery. There's still no definitive word as to how long Hasek will sit out. There's a few trade rumors flying around about Phoenix who's looking to unload most of their veteran talent like Cujo, Ricci and even Doan. Ottawa may be a suitor for one or even several of these players.

Both Redden and Chara's contracts are up next year and the word is that Ottawa can't afford to re-sign both of them. It's possible that they could deal one of their D-men as well as, currently injured forward, Martin Havlat in a mega deal for Cujo and possibly Shane Doan, a power forward that GM Muckler covets.

Cujo is making 900k and would be a value pickup for any team looking for a vet goalie at the deadline. If Ottawa does persue Cujo, it sets up an ironic situation where he would replace Hasek while he sits out with his "abductor" injury. Hasek replaced Cujo in Detroit a few years back which eventually led to Cujo's departure from the Red Wings.


I wonder if the Senators are dumb enough to take Weekes for Vermette ??? I know it's a pipe dream....

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 09:48 AM
All the talk shows in Ottawa are bringing up the debate about whether they get a vet goalie to replace Hasek while he's injured or just wing it with Emery. There's still no definitive word as to how long Hasek will sit out. There's a few trade rumors flying around about Phoenix who's looking to unload most of their veteran talent like Cujo, Ricci and even Doan. Ottawa may be a suitor for one or even several of these players.

Both Redden and Chara's contracts are up next year and the word is that Ottawa can't afford to re-sign both of them. It's possible that they could deal one of their D-men as well as, currently injured forward, Martin Havlat in a mega deal for Cujo and possibly Shane Doan, a power forward that GM Muckler covets.

Cujo is making 900k and would be a value pickup for any team looking for a vet goalie at the deadline. If Ottawa does persue Cujo, it sets up an ironic situation where he would replace Hasek while he sits out with his "abductor" injury. Hasek replaced Cujo in Detroit a few years back which eventually led to Cujo's departure from the Red Wings.


I think the sens have the scoring power to over come average goaltending till hasek returns, but it will be interesting to see if the sens have any confidence in emery.

phillybroncosnut
02-28-2006, 10:08 AM
sour grapes because it was He (kasper) that setup lindross to be finished off by stevens.

Kasper's great!


Wow, surprising that a Pens fan actually defends the coward. I don't have a problem with a player lowering the hamer on another player. I do have a problem with a player who repeatedly goes for players kneecaps!

phillybroncosnut
02-28-2006, 10:09 AM
Apparently, The Flyers are close to landing Shane Doan.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 10:16 AM
Apparently, The Flyers are close to landing Shane Doan.


$3.192 million OUCH!

alkemical
02-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Wow, surprising that a Pens fan actually defends the coward. I don't have a problem with a player lowering the hamer on another player. I do have a problem with a player who repeatedly goes for players kneecaps!


that's a BS call and you know it philly - like your team has had no scumbuckets on skates ever? flyers fans are just retarded.

Worst announcers on TV too.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 11:51 AM
GAME: Minnesota Wild (29-25-5) at Colorado Avalanche (32-21-6).

TIME: Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST.

If the Minnesota Wild are going to make a push for the playoffs, they'll need to start defeating the teams in their own division.

The Wild take on the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in the teams' sixth meeting of the season.

The Wild are in last place in the Northwest Division, seven points behind the third-place Avalanche and five behind fourth-place Edmonton. The Oilers are holding down the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

With Colorado in sixth place in the conference and Edmonton occupying the final postseason berth, Minnesota will have ample opportunity to make up ground in the race, with seven games left against those Northwest rivals. The Wild face the Avs three more times and have four matchups with the Oilers remaining.
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Minnesota dropped two of three, all against division foes, just before the Olympic break. Following a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Feb. 9, the Wild defeated the Oilers 6-3 on Feb. 10 before falling 3-2 in overtime at Vancouver.

While Minnesota has three more shots at Colorado, the Wild will have to reverse their fortunes against the Avs if they hope to close the gap in the postseason race. Minnesota is 1-4 against Colorado this season, and has gone 1-10 with two ties all-time in Denver.

In the teams' last six meetings at the Pepsi Center, they have played five one-goal games and a tie, including Minnesota's lone victory Dec. 17, 2003.

Forwards Wes Walz, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pascal Dupuis picked up their offense in the Wild's last five games before the Olympic break. Walz had four goals and five assists during that span after recording just three goals and six assists in his previous 27 contests. Bouchard had three goals and five assists in the five games, while Dupuis scored four goals.

"I can't wait to get going again," Bouchard said.

Defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist rejoins Minnesota after playing for the gold-medal winning Swedish team.

The Avalanche have gone 13-4-3 in 2006 to move into the sixth spot in the West. Alex Tanguay has powered the Avs during that span, recording 11 goals and 14 assists in the 20 games.

Another key to Colorado's resurgence after a 19-17-3 start has been the play of goaltender David Aebischer, who lost the starting job briefly to Peter Budaj after struggling over the first three months of the season.

Aebischer was 11-9-0 with a 3.59 goals-against average and .883 save percentage through December. He stopped 32 shots in a 3-0 win over Nashville on Jan. 3, sparking a personal 11-4-2 run during which he posted a 2.56 GAA and .913 save percentage.

The Avalanche have done well against division foes this season, going 14-6-2. Aebischer is 13-3-1 within the division, and 3-0 with a 1.67 GAA in three starts against the Wild.

Aebischer stopped 33 shots in the last meeting with Minnesota on Feb. 9, allowing the Avalanche to come away with a 2-1 victory at the Xcel Energy Center.

"I have more confidence and more fun playing the game right now than I had before the season," Aebischer said after the victory.

Aebischer played well for an upstart Swiss Olympic team that reached the quarterfinals before losing to Sweden. He posted a 2.10 GAA in seven games and made 40 saves in a 3-2 upset of the Czech Republic on Feb. 16.

STANDINGS: Wild - 63 points, 5th place, 10 PB, Northwest Division. Avalanche - 70 points, 3rd place, 3 PB, Northwest Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Wild - Brian Rolston and Marian Gaborik, 24 goals; Rolston, 37 assists and 61 points; Derek Boogaard, 124 PIM. Avalanche - Marek Svatos, 32 goals; Tanguay, 42 assists and 66 points; Ian Laperriere, 88 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Feb. 26): Wild - Power play: 17.8 percent (60 for 337), 17th in NHL. Penalty killing: 89.4 percent (295 for 330), 1st. Avalanche - Power play: 20.0 percent (73 for 365), 5th. Penalty killing: 85.0 percent (272 for 320), 6th.

GOALTENDERS: Wild - Manny Fernandez (23-9-4, 1 SO, 2.15 GAA); Dwayne Roloson (6-16-1, 1, 3.00). Avalanche - Aebischer (22-13-2, 2, 3.12); Budaj (7-5-4, 2.62).

SEASON SERIES: Avalanche, 4-1.

LAST MEETING: Feb. 9; Avalanche, 2-1. At St. Paul, Minn., Aebischer stopped 33 shots and Joe Sakic scored the winner with 5:44 remaining.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Wild - 12-13-4 on the road; Avalanche - 18-8-5 at home.

alkemical
02-28-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm looking forward to see how my pens suck even more in the second half.


though watching crosby, fluery, oprik, etc is fun.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 03:05 PM
http://avokatsomo.com/arkisto/2006/02/23/romanialaista-hockeytaituruutta

Batting practice/ Melee

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 03:08 PM
Beginning tonight pucks fired directly over the glass in the defensive zone are no longer an automatic two minute minor. Also, all sticks will be measured before shooters take part in the shootout.

alkemical
02-28-2006, 03:20 PM
the iilya rule!

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 03:55 PM
Geez, I've been waiting over 2 weeks to watch my boys again and the game is on fricken OLN!! :cuss: If I pay for CI, all the damn games should be on it, including the ones televised on that stupid ass outdoor channel.

alkemical
02-28-2006, 04:04 PM
Geez, I've been waiting over 2 weeks to watch my boys again and the game is on fricken OLN!! :cuss: If I pay for CI, all the damn games should be on it, including the ones televised on that stupid ass outdoor channel.


can't, they have a contract with the NHL.

It's different than say comcast who has a contract with the flyers.

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 04:07 PM
I know, it just pisses me off.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 04:07 PM
the iilya rule!

BUT

http://www.nhl.com/news/2006/02/261368.html

It's still a judgement call...

It was determined by the General Managers that, regarding Rule 51(a) (NOTE 1), delaying the game for shooting the puck out of play from the defensive zone: a puck shot out of play will now be judged by the route the puck leaves the playing surface, not the final destination. The four on-ice officials can converse to get the correct call on where the puck left the playing surface.

Referees will continue to use discretion under Rule 51(b) where a player anywhere on the ice deliberately bats the puck with his hand or stick outside the playing area.

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 04:16 PM
Forward Eric Lindros pronounced himself fit to play against the Capitals after missing more than two months with an injury to his right wrist.

"It's been a long road, but hopefully it's over," said Lindros, who practised with a brace on the wrist and looked reluctant to shoot the puck during drills.

___________

How long will this stint last? Ha! Call it a career, man!

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 04:18 PM
Forward Eric Lindros pronounced himself fit to play against the Capitals after missing more than two months with an injury to his right wrist.

"It's been a long road, but hopefully it's over," said Lindros, who practised with a brace on the wrist and looked reluctant to shoot the puck during drills.

___________

How long will this stint last? Ha! Call it a career, man!


I fully agree! that dumbarse is going to end up drinking out of a straw the rest of his life.

alkemical
02-28-2006, 04:25 PM
i'm glad mario didn't **** around with his heart.

Clockwork Orange
02-28-2006, 04:28 PM
Forward Eric Lindros pronounced himself fit to play against the Capitals after missing more than two months with an injury to his right wrist.

He can now get back on the ice and start working on his next injury.

Hercules Rockefeller
02-28-2006, 04:35 PM
Forward Eric Lindros pronounced himself fit to play against the Capitals after missing more than two months with an injury to his right wrist.

"It's been a long road, but hopefully it's over," said Lindros, who practised with a brace on the wrist and looked reluctant to shoot the puck during drills.

___________

How long will this stint last? Ha! Call it a career, man!

If AO plays tonight, he'll put Eric right back in the press box.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 04:36 PM
He can now get back on the ice and start working on his next injury.


It's a closely guarded secret but eric hinted it has something to do with blood clots this time.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 04:45 PM
http://en.ccmsports.com/index.php?splash=true

Hercules Rockefeller
02-28-2006, 04:49 PM
That is awesome

Hercules Rockefeller
02-28-2006, 06:06 PM
Weird seeing a commercial of Jeff Francis pimping Team Canada during a commercial in the Leafs-Caps game

Hercules Rockefeller
02-28-2006, 06:34 PM
Off his leg, but a goal is a goal. #37 for AO.

Clockwork Orange
02-28-2006, 08:08 PM
Punk ass Jason Allison hits Ovechkin from behind into the boards.

Nice to see the Caps take up for their franchise player. :boxing:

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 09:04 PM
Avs up 3-1 in the 3rd.

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 09:08 PM
I am having to watch the bottom line on ESPN to see the progress. I am watching a bit of the Nucks/Flames game and Ruutu is out there being his usual piece of **** self. Just got called for his second charge of the game.

Chris Simon tried to take him on at the end of the last period, but it was broken up. Now that is someone I would love to see get his ass beat, and I think Simon is more than capable of doing it.

Bronx33
02-28-2006, 09:14 PM
I am having to watch the bottom line on ESPN to see the progress. I am watching a bit of the Nucks/Flames game and Ruutu is out there being his usual piece of **** self. Just got called for his second charge of the game.

Chris Simon tried to take him on at the end of the last period, but it was broken up. Now that is someone I would love to see get his ass beat, and I think Simon is more than capable of doing it.

I would love to see jacko get his a** kicked it's wayyyy over due.

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 09:16 PM
For sure.

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 09:35 PM
I see Pierre Turgeon's name on the sheet. How'd he look out there tonight?

dbroncos31
02-28-2006, 09:43 PM
Tampa Bay's lack of goaltending will KILL them in the playoffs

Mtbrncofn
02-28-2006, 09:48 PM
Apparently, the killing started early....with tonight's game. Ouch.

24champ
02-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Red Wings played great tonight! LOL gotta love it!

Jori
03-01-2006, 05:21 AM
But Detroit is without some of their regulars. They had five players on Team Sweden and none of them were dressed for the game last night. You know Dr. Brian Burke will be pissed because his Ducks will have to face a full Red Wings lineup tonight.

alkemical
03-01-2006, 08:23 AM
My pens play, or attempt to play tonight.

Smiling Assassin27
03-01-2006, 08:32 AM
Red Wings played great tonight! LOL gotta love it!

it wasn't the Red Wings, it was not even a reasonable facsimile of the Red Wings. But hey, glad you could go to bed happy. Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Holmstrom, Samuelsson and Kronwall are kinda important to this team (2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 8th on team in points) and all were out. Not to mention Draper, Chelios, Datsyuk and Lang didn't even have their own equipment. The price you pay for having so many olympians, i guess. Don't get used to watching the Wings lose 5-1, let alone lose period.

Clockwork Orange
03-01-2006, 11:11 AM
I see Pierre Turgeon's name on the sheet. How'd he look out there tonight?

He looked allright, a little rusty. But then pretty much all of the Avs who didn't play in the Olympics looked that way, especially Tanguay.

Pendejo
03-01-2006, 11:15 AM
Punk ass Jason Allison hits Ovechkin from behind into the boards.

Nice to see the Caps take up for their franchise player. :boxing:

Allison's not dirty. Ovechkin clearly lost his edge...making it look kind of bad. There was clearly no bad intentions on Allison's part. He wasn't trying to hurt AO. But I do agree...it bodes well for him that his teammates jumped right in. Actually it's good for the team in general.

Bronx33
03-01-2006, 11:38 AM
He looked allright, a little rusty. But then pretty much all of the Avs who didn't play in the Olympics looked that way, especially Tanguay.


Yep he was rusty that's for sure, the way Q is playing him it seems hes just easing him back into the action playing only 12 mins.

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 12:08 PM
Jori are you having problems getting into HFboards?

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 12:15 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=156803&hubname=
http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20030308/nolan_41508.jpg
The Owen Nolan Sweepstakes are over almost before they began.

The big winger has decided he won't try to come back this season to the NHL because his surgically-repaired knee isn't yet 100 per cent.

''I have decided not to resume playing hockey this season,'' Nolan said. ''My knee is still not at the stage where I could be cleared to play. I was looking forward to signing and making an impact in the playoffs, but I am simply not as far along as I had hoped.

"It would not be fair to the teams that expressed an interest in my services if I could not give them one hundred percent of my abilities. Overall, I am probably in the best shape I have been in years. I look forward to getting my rehab finalized over the next few months and signing with a team this summer.''

Jori
03-02-2006, 01:50 PM
Jori are you having problems getting into HFboards?
It's working fine for me.

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 02:37 PM
Wolski gets the hat trick. He was named OHL player of the month for the third month in a row.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/news/?id=1657

He's currently 6th in the league in scoring despite getting a late start due to his stint with the Avs early this season. He's got 36 goals, 62 assists for 98 points in just 47 games.

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 02:38 PM
It's working fine for me.


It's working now, seems they are always having problems though.

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 02:45 PM
Wolski gets the hat trick. He was named OHL player of the month for the third month in a row.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/news/?id=1657

He's currently 6th in the league in scoring despite getting a late start due to his stint with the Avs early this season. He's got 36 goals, 62 assists for 98 points in just 47 games.

Ya i read that on another site, great for him and us!

Pendejo
03-02-2006, 02:56 PM
Wolski gets the hat trick. He was named OHL player of the month for the third month in a row.

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/news/?id=1657

He's currently 6th in the league in scoring despite getting a late start due to his stint with the Avs early this season. He's got 36 goals, 62 assists for 98 points in just 47 games.

Clockwork...I vaguely remember when the Avs drafted Wojtek. If memory serves he had some problems with the authorities, and that had something to do with him falling to the Avs. A fight or something. Obviously he's kept his nose clean since.

Is he a power forward? The Avs have been sorely missing that since they traded Deader away. What are the chances he gets called back up to the big team down the stretch...sort of the way Svatos broke in...and scored a game winning goal against Dallas in the playoffs a couple of years ago?

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 03:02 PM
Clockwork...I vaguely remember when the Avs drafted Wojtek. If memory serves he had some problems with the authorities, and that had something to do with him falling to the Avs. A fight or something. Obviously he's kept his nose clean since.

Is he a power forward? The Avs have been sorely missing that since they traded Deader away. What are the chances he gets called back up to the big team down the stretch...sort of the way Svatos broke in...and scored a game winning goal against Dallas in the playoffs a couple of years ago?

He got into a fight at a party while in juniors and all of a sudden there were "legal issues" surrounding him. I don't see it as that big of a deal really, it's not like it was domestic violence or anything that raises serious red flags.

He's a big forward, that's for sure. Whether he fits the power forward mold depends on how his game develops. He's definitely got skill to go with his size. I'm excited to see him up with the Avs for a full season in '06-'07.

Pendejo
03-02-2006, 03:07 PM
He got into a fight at a party while in juniors and all of a sudden there were "legal issues" surrounding him. I don't see it as that big of a deal really, it's not like it was domestic violence or anything that raises serious red flags.

He's a big forward, that's for sure. Whether he fits the power forward mold depends on how his game develops. He's definitely got skill to go with his size. I'm excited to see him up with the Avs for a full season in '06-'07.

Right...that's what I thought regarding his legal issues. I guess it was the Avs blessing though...because he did drop.

When you say he's got the skill to go with his size....who would you compare him to...someone like Rick Nash? A young Keith Tkachuk?

Pendejo
03-02-2006, 03:11 PM
Just found this on an ESPN draft site from 2004.

Scouts like Wolski's even-keeled nature and appreciate what he has, knowing what his parents went through to put him in this position.

"We talk about skill, but what happens at home is a big part of the player," said a scout. "This kid has his head screwed on right."

I could have sworn that I read that he dropped because of the fight. Oh well. I'm not bright, and am not a strong reader.

Here's the link. They say he has high end skill.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/draft/draft04/tracker/player?playerId=33

One more edit. At the bottom of the page it says the following...

The Hockey News says: Character forward

Bring him up. Why not?

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 03:23 PM
Right...that's what I thought regarding his legal issues. I guess it was the Avs blessing though...because he did drop.

When you say he's got the skill to go with his size....who would you compare him to...someone like Rick Nash? A young Keith Tkachuk?

I've only seen Wolski in his short stint with the Avs so I don't quite know who to compare him to just yet. Though he seems to be something of a playmaker so I don't think he compares favorably to Rick Nash, a pure goal scorer.

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 03:25 PM
Bring him up. Why not?

They can't bring him up. When you send a player back to juniors, they have to stay there for the entire season. He was too young to go to the minors so he was sent back to Brampton, which (while I didn't agree with the move) gives him a chance to get a lot more minutes and saves the Avs a year on his contract.

Jori
03-02-2006, 03:30 PM
The situation around Wolski is that he got into a fight at a party defending his girlfriend. If not for that incident, he would have been a top 15 pick, perhaps even top 10. He's the best forward prospect the Avs have had since Tanguay. He was drafted as a LW, but has been playing C for some time now and started taking off offensively once Luch Aquino returned.

He has the size of a power forward but he's more of a finesse player. The kid in our system to keep an eye on is Ryan Stoa, freshman at the University of Minnesota. He's a project and likely wont sniff the NHL for 3-4 years, but he could potentially be the power forward this team has lacked. He started out slow, but has been moved up to the top LW for the Gophers and has really started to come on offensively. For him to be on the top line of a stacked Gophers team is an accomplishment in itself.

alkemical
03-02-2006, 03:36 PM
http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/features/arts/1703.0.php

SERTICH, GOLIGOSKI HOPING FOR NCAA RINGS
by Joe Sager
pittsburghpenguins.com
03/02/2006

It’s been three years since the Minnesota University men’s ice hockey team won an NCAA championship.

Andy Sertich and Alex Goligoski are helping the Golden Gophers bring their “A” game to their quest for another title.

The efforts of the two Pittsburgh Penguins prospects have Minnesota atop the national rankings with a 23-6-5 record. Sertich, a senior, is more concerned about getting another championship ring to go along with the one he received in 2003, while Goligoski, a sophomore, wants his first piece of NCAA jewelry.

Pendejo
03-02-2006, 03:43 PM
They can't bring him up. When you send a player back to juniors, they have to stay there for the entire season. He was too young to go to the minors so he was sent back to Brampton, which (while I didn't agree with the move) gives him a chance to get a lot more minutes and saves the Avs a year on his contract.

That explains it, and concisely so. Thank you.

He needs to add about 10-15 lbs...if what I was reading is accurate. 6'3 and 202 at the highest. I want him to be a thumper. He needs the weight if he's going to dominate the corners in the NHL.

This totally has nothing to do with anything it just struck me. But in 2001 I went to a Portland Winterhawks game against Regina. I was with my ex-girlfriend so we bought sweet seats. We were sitting around staid Winterhawks fans...and they kept talking about Adam Deadmarsh. The chick new I was a schill for Deader and squeezed my arm. But it's funny...they were talking about Deader, and not the great Cam Neely...(Edit: They both played for the Winterhawks.)

Ok. Nevermind. Pretend this post didn't happen.

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 03:50 PM
The situation around Wolski is that he got into a fight at a party defending his girlfriend. If not for that incident, he would have been a top 15 pick, perhaps even top 10. He's the best forward prospect the Avs have had since Tanguay. He was drafted as a LW, but has been playing C for some time now and started taking off offensively once Luch Aquino returned.

He has the size of a power forward but he's more of a finesse player. The kid in our system to keep an eye on is Ryan Stoa, freshman at the University of Minnesota. He's a project and likely wont sniff the NHL for 3-4 years, but he could potentially be the power forward this team has lacked. He started out slow, but has been moved up to the top LW for the Gophers and has really started to come on offensively. For him to be on the top line of a stacked Gophers team is an accomplishment in itself.

Let us also not forget.....

http://www.ushl.com/img/0405/stastny_paul_20050411.jpg

:~ohyah!:

Jori
03-02-2006, 03:59 PM
Let us also not forget.....

http://www.ushl.com/img/0405/stastny_paul_20050411.jpg

:~ohyah!:
^5

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 09:44 PM
Avs win 1-0

Breck Bronc
03-02-2006, 10:19 PM
Tonight was a huge night in Colorado hockey. The Avs win 1-0 in a game they absolutely had to get two points out of. Now they face a brutal 10-game stretch with 8 on the road. The next ten games will prove whether the Avs are for real or not.

And just minutes ago, Denver beat Colorado College in overtime in a game the Pioneers also had to get two points out of. If they can beat CC tomorrow night the Pios will more than likely get a chance to play for their third straight national title.

12th man
03-02-2006, 10:21 PM
Avs win 1-0
It should have been 2 nothin. sakik missed that wide open shot. May nailed that guy right in the jaw with his left fist during that fight. it was a good game.

Bronx33
03-02-2006, 10:35 PM
Tonight was a huge night in Colorado hockey. The Avs win 1-0 in a game they absolutely had to get two points out of. Now they face a brutal 10-game stretch with 8 on the road. The next ten games will prove whether the Avs are for real or not.

And just minutes ago, Denver beat Colorado College in overtime in a game the Pioneers also had to get two points out of. If they can beat CC tomorrow night the Pios will more than likely get a chance to play for their third straight national title.


Avs move into 2nd place with that win and the nucks losing and DU gets a top three seed in the WCHA tournament! and like you said a win vs CC puts em in (not a bad night).

Clockwork Orange
03-02-2006, 11:37 PM
And just minutes ago, Denver beat Colorado College in overtime in a game the Pioneers also had to get two points out of.

And guess who netted the game winner?

http://www.ushl.com/img/0405/stastny_paul_20050411.jpg

!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!!Booya!

Clockwork Orange
03-03-2006, 12:08 AM
Ovechkin gets his 39th (the lone bright spot for the Caps) in a 7-1 loss to Ottawa.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-03-2006, 05:27 AM
The Avs had a scout at the Was-Ott game last night

Ray Finkle
03-03-2006, 08:19 AM
how about the donkey punch the Rangers gave the Flyers!

Bronx33
03-03-2006, 09:11 AM
The Avs had a scout at the Was-Ott game last night


Witt?

phillybroncosnut
03-03-2006, 10:11 AM
how about the donkey punch the Rangers gave the Flyers!


Not Flyers, pretty much Phantoms.

Yeah, It was an ugly loss to say the least. Did anyone catch that focking bitch Darius Kasperitis? I ranted about him a page or 2 ago about how dirty he is. I was saying that when guys like Domi, Stevens and Ulf were handing out their cheapshots, they at least had the balls to drop the gloves when someone attempted retribution.
Well, last night, Brashear went after Kasperitis for retribution for Kasper intentionally trying to blow Gagne's knee out. Brashear went to Kasper and took a rabbit punch and Kasper fell down on his knees and covered his head (the pose you're supposed to take when confronted by a bear).

What a complete piece of cowardly chit Kasper is.

Ray Finkle
03-03-2006, 10:53 AM
Not Flyers, pretty much Phantoms.

Yeah, It was an ugly loss to say the least. Did anyone catch that focking b**** Darius Kasperitis? I ranted about him a page or 2 ago about how dirty he is. I was saying that when guys like Domi, Stevens and Ulf were handing out their cheapshots, they at least had the balls to drop the gloves when someone attempted retribution.
Well, last night, Brashear went after Kasperitis for retribution for Kasper intentionally trying to blow Gagne's knee out. Brashear went to Kasper and took a rabbit punch and Kasper fell down on his knees and covered his head (the pose you're supposed to take when confronted by a bear).

What a complete piece of cowardly chit Kasper is.


True, Kasper is the player you hate until he is on your team....It was a pretty bitch move to pull his hair though....

Hercules Rockefeller
03-03-2006, 01:01 PM
Witt?

Halpern or Friesen would be the other 2 possibilities

Al Wilson
03-03-2006, 01:09 PM
Not Flyers, pretty much Phantoms.

Yeah, It was an ugly loss to say the least. Did anyone catch that focking b**** Darius Kasperitis? I ranted about him a page or 2 ago about how dirty he is. I was saying that when guys like Domi, Stevens and Ulf were handing out their cheapshots, they at least had the balls to drop the gloves when someone attempted retribution.
Well, last night, Brashear went after Kasperitis for retribution for Kasper intentionally trying to blow Gagne's knee out. Brashear went to Kasper and took a rabbit punch and Kasper fell down on his knees and covered his head (the pose you're supposed to take when confronted by a bear).

What a complete piece of cowardly chit Kasper is.
Please, you can say the same about the Steve Moore - Todd Bertuzzi crap.

I hope that asshole Brashear gets suspended and fined by the league. It is exactly the same incident as the one with Moore/Bertuzzi

Al Wilson
03-03-2006, 01:10 PM
The Avs had a scout at the Was-Ott game last night
Sens :strong:

Bronx33
03-03-2006, 01:26 PM
Please, you can say the same about the Steve Moore - Todd Bertuzzi crap.

I hope that a-hole Brashear gets suspended and fined by the league. It is exactly the same incident as the one with Moore/Bertuzzi


He was...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2352832

Smiling Assassin27
03-03-2006, 01:33 PM
Please, you can say the same about the Steve Moore - Todd Bertuzzi crap.

I hope that a-hole Brashear gets suspended and fined by the league. It is exactly the same incident as the one with Moore/Bertuzzi

Actually, it was more like Darren McCarty's beat down of Turtle Lemieux. Mac had jawed at him but Clod woudn't go. Kaspar skated around taking the verbal assault from Brashear and turned him down. Then when Brashear started fighting anyway, Kaspar just turtled. Kaspar knew Brashear was there all along, unlike Moore who was completely blindsided by Bertuzzi. Vintage Kaspar and vintage Brashear, IMO.

Mogulseeker
03-03-2006, 08:50 PM
This one cracked me up

Bronx33
03-03-2006, 10:40 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=156998&hubname=

TSN.ca Staff

3/3/2006 10:19:29 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CP) - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Manny Fernandez to a multi-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fernandez will make $1.672 million this season.

Fernandez, 31, has a career-best 23 wins this season. Fernandez entered Friday's games ranked third in the league with a .924 save percentage and fifth with a 2.20 goals-against average.

''The Wild's commitment to Manny and his commitment to the team are based upon his play this season and his performance with the Wild ever since he started the first home game in team history on October 11, 2000,'' Wild GM Doug Risebrough said in a statement. ''We see this as a step that will continue to improve our team and help take us to the next level.''


Bye Bye roloson...

Ray Finkle
03-04-2006, 07:18 AM
Actually, it was more like Darren McCarty's beat down of Turtle Lemieux. Mac had jawed at him but Clod woudn't go. Kaspar skated around taking the verbal assault from Brashear and turned him down. Then when Brashear started fighting anyway, Kaspar just turtled. Kaspar knew Brashear was there all along, unlike Moore who was completely blindsided by Bertuzzi. Vintage Kaspar and vintage Brashear, IMO.


two things to remember Kasper and Claude were/are not fighters...they are instigators...

Smiling Assassin27
03-04-2006, 09:29 AM
two things to remember Kasper and Claude were/are not fighters...they are instigators...

and as some have pointed out already, 'cheap shot artist' is not an unreasonable label for them either. hey, people say the same about kirk maltby and others. it's a role that every successful team has to have filled by one or two guys. it helps if the guy can play some good hockey and these three guys mentioned can and do.

Mogulseeker
03-04-2006, 10:32 AM
Many, many people around the league think that Dan Hinote is one of the leagues cheapest players.

Mogulseeker
03-04-2006, 12:38 PM
My question is this: Why are the Avs wasting their time with Wolski in the OHL.... wouldent he be better suited in the AHL or even the NHL.

Wolski is just tearing up the OHL, and you gotta think this guys is ready to be a pro.

Breck Bronc
03-04-2006, 01:16 PM
My question is this: Why are the Avs wasting their time with Wolski in the OHL.... wouldent he be better suited in the AHL or even the NHL.

Wolski is just tearing up the OHL, and you gotta think this guys is ready to be a pro.Once Wolski was sent back to the OHL he had to stay there. He can't be called up to the Avs again (when a player is sent from the NHL to the CHL they can't come back to the NHL again until the next season) and isn't eligible to play in the AHL (Canadian teenagers can't play non-CHL minor league hockey). He'll finish the season with Brampton and be a fixture on the Avalanche once the 2006-'07 season starts.

I think the Avs did the right thing with Wolski this year by giving him a taste of the NHL and then letting him develop further in the OHL. It would have been nice to have him once Konowalchuk went down, but I don't think Wojtek would have helped us to any more victories than we have now. The Avs would be in first place if Aebischer hadn't **** the bed in December, not if we had a better left wing replacement when Kono got hurt.

Mogulseeker
03-04-2006, 03:12 PM
I wouldnt say first place because Aebi has made up for his weak play in December these last two months. In fact, Aebishcher has been the best goalie, maybe top 5 in the league, these last two months.

Just look at our las game agains Columbus, or even the Wild game... there are many more too, that Aebischer won himself.

Breck Bronc
03-04-2006, 03:48 PM
I wouldnt say first place because Aebi has made up for his weak play in December these last two months. In fact, Aebishcher has been the best goalie, maybe top 5 in the league, these last two months.

Just look at our las game agains Columbus, or even the Wild game... there are many more too, that Aebischer won himself.I disagree. I think Aebischer was worse in late November and December than he was good in January and February. His play in the last two months was the same as we saw in 2003-'04. If Aebi had played like his usual self during the first two months this team would have at least 5 or 6 more points (right now they're only 1 point out of first place).

DivineLegion
03-04-2006, 05:34 PM
Carolinas #1!!!


GO CANES


Staal and Cole are unstopable

Bronx33
03-04-2006, 06:23 PM
It was a mistake starting bish vs the jackets instead of vs the stars tonight.

Bronx33
03-04-2006, 07:34 PM
The Avs D stinks tonight it, really STINKS.

Mogulseeker
03-04-2006, 08:00 PM
I disagree. I think Aebischer was worse in late November and December than he was good in January and February. His play in the last two months was the same as we saw in 2003-'04. If Aebi had played like his usual self during the first two months this team would have at least 5 or 6 more points (right now they're only 1 point out of first place).

Oh you mean first place in the Division

I thought you meant 1st place in the conference.

Mtbrncofn
03-04-2006, 09:19 PM
That was a scary game to watch. Our guys were dropping left and right. I certainly hope whatever is wrong with Svatos is nothing serious and that Blakey doesn't have anything too bad either. He did seem to put that to rest when he went out and scored that goal a short while later though. :)
Is there some unspoken rule that Budaj has to start when the Avs play the Stars?

Mtbrncofn
03-04-2006, 10:01 PM
Well that didn't take long. Six whole days. Geez.

On a night when they fell seven points behind Montreal for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference following a 4-2 loss to rival Ottawa, they also lost centre Eric Lindros for the season after the Big E reinjured his right wrist.

"I tore it again," said an emotional Lindros, fighting back tears. "I'll need surgery this week.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157187&hubname=nhl

Seriously, how many times does it take for cryin out loud?! Give it up man.

Breck Bronc
03-04-2006, 10:50 PM
Well that didn't take long. Six whole days. Geez.

On a night when they fell seven points behind Montreal for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference following a 4-2 loss to rival Ottawa, they also lost centre Eric Lindros for the season after the Big E reinjured his right wrist.

"I tore it again," said an emotional Lindros, fighting back tears. "I'll need surgery this week.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157187&hubname=nhl

Seriously, how many times does it take for cryin out loud?! Give it up man.I've never liked Lindros, even though his refusal to play in Quebec City helped Denver win its first major sports championship a decade ago. Now I just feel bad for the man and all the injuries he's gone through in his career. He's sort of like Ken Griffey Jr. in a way; massively hyped #1 overall picks that were dominant early in their careers, followed by injury-riddled seasons and likely no championships.

24champ
03-05-2006, 12:46 AM
I was at the Kings game this afternoon had awesome seats right behind the Kings bench, 3 rows behind to be exact. It was a great game with a fight in the first period Parros vs Shelly. Avery kicked ass today with two goals but needs to cut down on penalties! Kings are doing great without their two best players in Demitra and Frolov are out for a week or two. Kings are expected to trade for Witt or Luongo of the Panthers before the Trade deadline. For any Jacket fans I was impressed by Rick Nash's size and speed!

BTW im not suprised Lindros is hurt again!

Smiling Assassin27
03-05-2006, 09:22 AM
Avery CAN'T cut down on penalties. He's wired to be undisciplined and takes his 'pest' act much too far. He'll be a liability in the playoffs. Getting Schneider for that stiff was the best deal Holland's pulled off in years.

Breck Bronc
03-05-2006, 11:44 AM
Avery CAN'T cut down on penalties. He's wired to be undisciplined and takes his 'pest' act much too far. He'll be a liability in the playoffs. Getting Schneider for that stiff was the best deal Holland's pulled off in years.Avery was far from the most important part of that deal; the first round pick in '03 and second rounder in '04 were. I thought it was funny watching Avery get traded on ESPN's The Season.

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 11:46 AM
I was at the Kings game this afternoon had awesome seats right behind the Kings bench, 3 rows behind to be exact. It was a great game with a fight in the first period Parros vs Shelly. Avery kicked ass today with two goals but needs to cut down on penalties! Kings are doing great without their two best players in Demitra and Frolov are out for a week or two. Kings are expected to trade for Witt or Luongo of the Panthers before the Trade deadline. For any Jacket fans I was impressed by Rick Nash's size and speed!

BTW im not suprised Lindros is hurt again!

Everyone and their brother's team is 'expected' to trade for Luongo.

Bronx33
03-05-2006, 12:29 PM
That was a scary game to watch. Our guys were dropping left and right. I certainly hope whatever is wrong with Svatos is nothing serious and that Blakey doesn't have anything too bad either. He did seem to put that to rest when he went out and scored that goal a short while later though. :)
Is there some unspoken rule that Budaj has to start when the Avs play the Stars?


I had the same question for Q why couldn't budaj start vs the jackets and let bish start vs the stars, though i doubt bish would have made a big difference since the D was so anemic but i would almost say the score would have been alot closer. Iam really questioning Q anymore another issue is WHY breezby is getting some many minutes when he s**** so bad.

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 04:16 PM
I had the same question for Q why couldn't budaj start vs the jackets and let bish start vs the stars, though i doubt bish would have made a big difference since the D was so anemic but i would almost say the score would have been alot closer. Iam really questioning Q anymore another issue is WHY breezby is getting some many minutes when he s**** so bad.

I guess we're seeing why the Habs fans wanted him gone so much. He can shine or he can **** the bed. He seems to **** a lot more than shine.

Mogulseeker
03-05-2006, 04:23 PM
Well that didn't take long. Six whole days. Geez.

On a night when they fell seven points behind Montreal for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference following a 4-2 loss to rival Ottawa, they also lost centre Eric Lindros for the season after the Big E reinjured his right wrist.

"I tore it again," said an emotional Lindros, fighting back tears. "I'll need surgery this week.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157187&hubname=nhl

Seriously, how many times does it take for cryin out loud?! Give it up man.

Pro Athletes dont know how to gie up. I dont blame Lindros for trying what he is doing.

Bronx33
03-05-2006, 04:24 PM
Pro Athletes dont know how to gie up. I dont blame Lindros for trying what he is doing.

Ever heard of eddie kennison?

Mogulseeker
03-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Well he quit on a team.... thats different from presevering athletically....

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 04:35 PM
Ooooo, this hurts.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157284&hubname=nhl

The Carolina Hurricanes have suffered a setback to their aspirations to win the Stanley Cup because winger Erik Cole has suffered a significant neck injury.

The Hurricanes announced Sunday that Cole has a compression fracture in a vertebra in his neck expected to miss at least the rest of the regular season.

Mogulseeker
03-05-2006, 04:37 PM
Damn, it looks like the Dead Things will get a Third.

Anyway, Go Rangers! (After the Av's of course)

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 10:55 PM
Anyone have any inside info on Svatos? Damn, I hope this isn't the same shoulder thing with him.

That was a tough game to lose, since the Avs needed the points so badly. Way to go, D. The plethora of odd man breaks in that game was enough to cause heart failure.

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 10:58 PM
Bwahahahahahaha! Gotta love a little factoid like this one:

Scott Young and Barret Jackman gave St. Louis an early two-goal lead Sunday as the lowly Blues beat injury-depleted Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for a sweep of their season series. Vancouver lost all four games to the last-place Blues.........

Breck Bronc
03-05-2006, 11:04 PM
The Avalanche has to beat St. Louis and Chicago after these last two pitiful performances against the Stars and Wild.

It's time for Sakic to start burying all these great chances he's getting. If he doesn't start scoring this team will be hard pressed to make the playoffs, especially if Svatos doesn't come back for a while.

Brisebois needs to be scratched or something. Everytime the opponent scores you can count on #71 being out there.

Mtbrncofn
03-05-2006, 11:08 PM
Just doesn't seem possible that Rob Blake is a -6 and Breeze only a -2.

The whole teams' +/- is pretty atrocious.

Bronx33
03-05-2006, 11:12 PM
Bwahahahahahaha! Gotta love a little factoid like this one:

Scott Young and Barret Jackman gave St. Louis an early two-goal lead Sunday as the lowly Blues beat injury-depleted Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for a sweep of their season series. Vancouver lost all four games to the last-place Blues.........


And bertuzzi puts nothing on the board (again) the poor nucks have the manitoba defense playing with all the injuries.

Smiling Assassin27
03-06-2006, 08:38 AM
Just doesn't seem possible that Rob Blake is a -6 and Breeze only a -2.

The whole teams' +/- is pretty atrocious.

and 9 out of the next 10 on the road. could make or break where you end up for the Cup run.

Smiling Assassin27
03-06-2006, 08:41 AM
Avery was far from the most important part of that deal; the first round pick in '03 and second rounder in '04 were. I thought it was funny watching Avery get traded on ESPN's The Season.


Yes, that was classic. Watching Shanny call him 'puppy' was pretty damn funny too. For us, that trade was addition by subtraction. Avery is too undisciplined to be a legitimate grind liner, and not skilled enough to play with the world class forwards on the other 3 lines while Kuznetsov is a slower, less talented version of an old Darian Hatcher. What did the Kings do with the draft picks?

Mtbrncofn
03-06-2006, 11:43 AM
and 9 out of the next 10 on the road. could make or break where you end up for the Cup run.


And we've started it off with a bang. More like a wimper is what I meant.

DivineLegion
03-06-2006, 01:11 PM
If the Canes can keep in the top 3 without Cole and maybe finish in the semis of the Cup finals then that would be a huge testiment to our coach and the rest of the team Cole was huge for us.

Breck Bronc
03-06-2006, 01:36 PM
What did the Kings do with the draft picks?2003 was one of the deepest NHL drafts in recent history. The Kings had their own #1, Colorado's #1 from the Blake trade, and Detroit's #1 from the Schneider trade. They took University of Michigan forward Jeff Tambellini with the Wings' pick. He's a decent prospect now playing in the AHL. The Kings traded the 2004 second round pick they got in the Schneider deal to Boston for Jozef Stumpel (who started his career in Boston, went to Los Angeles, back to Boston, and back to Los Angeles).

Mogulseeker
03-06-2006, 03:47 PM
2003 was one of the deepest NHL drafts in recent history. The Kings had their own #1, Colorado's #1 from the Blake trade, and Detroit's #1 from the Schneider trade. They took University of Michigan forward Jeff Tambellini with the Wings' pick. He's a decent prospect now playing in the AHL. The Kings traded the 2004 second round pick they got in the Schneider deal to Boston for Jozef Stumpel (who started his career in Boston, went to Los Angeles, back to Boston, and back to Los Angeles).

I need a hockey players advice. All my gear is still in Colorado, and I'm starting to practice again here in Jacksonville. Its amazing that there is actually a hockey following here.... the funny thing is most of the hockey fans in Jacksonville are from Canada, Minnesota, Illinois, etc...

Its time to get new gear. I wanted to stick with one brand... I thought I would try out RBK.... I got all new gear from RBK and it turned out to be like $600. So I said screw that.

I'm just going with deals. What I mean by that is cutbacks %-wise from the origional price... what I got was mixed brands, and saved a pretty penny as well. I guess I would like an expert to tell me about the products I got

Nike Bauer 4000 Helmet ($23 marked down from $79)
Oakley Half-Visor ($60 marked down from $80)
Jofa 2500 Senior Shoulder Pads ($19 marked down from $50)
RBK Elbow Pads ($19 marked down from $34)
RBK Shin Guards ($34 marked down from #39)
Mission Matrix Senior Ice Hockey Pants 2001 ($20 m. $79)
CCM Tacks Sr. Ice Hockey Gloves ($29 m. $54)

The big one was the skates. To me, the skates are the most important part of any players setup. I wanted the new Bauer Supreme 190 (The new ones endorsed by Ignla and St. Louis)... and then I saw they were $600. My next choice were the RBK 8k.... I was on the verge of buying them at $250 (marked down from almost $400.... and then I saw a Nike model from their 2003 collection. They were $149 marked down from almost $500. So I had to get them. I'm not a big fan of Nike, so I'm wondering if it was a good idea?

It came with a 36" Bauer bag, and it is this skate -

Nike Quest V-10 Sr. Ice Hockey Skate

Plus lots of Friction Tape, CCM Jersey, CCM socks, Shock Guard Mouth Guard, Blade Covers, Handheld blade sharpener, LARGE cup.... I'll still use my Koho 4490 Composite stick...

Breck Bronc
03-06-2006, 04:21 PM
I need a hockey players advice. All my gear is still in Colorado, and I'm starting to practice again here in Jacksonville. Its amazing that there is actually a hockey following here.... the funny thing is most of the hockey fans in Jacksonville are from Canada, Minnesota, Illinois, etc...

Its time to get new gear. I wanted to stick with one brand... I thought I would try out RBK.... I got all new gear from RBK and it turned out to be like $600. So I said screw that.

I'm just going with deals. What I mean by that is cutbacks %-wise from the origional price... what I got was mixed brands, and saved a pretty penny as well. I guess I would like an expert to tell me about the products I got

Nike Bauer 4000 Helmet ($23 marked down from $79)
Oakley Half-Visor ($60 marked down from $80)
Jofa 2500 Senior Shoulder Pads ($19 marked down from $50)
RBK Elbow Pads ($19 marked down from $34)
RBK Shin Guards ($34 marked down from #39)
Mission Matrix Senior Ice Hockey Pants 2001 ($20 m. $79)
CCM Tacks Sr. Ice Hockey Gloves ($29 m. $54)

The big one was the skates. To me, the skates are the most important part of any players setup. I wanted the new Bauer Supreme 190 (The new ones endorsed by Ignla and St. Louis)... and then I saw they were $600. My next choice were the RBK 8k.... I was on the verge of buying them at $250 (marked down from almost $400.... and then I saw a Nike model from their 2003 collection. They were $149 marked down from almost $500. So I had to get them. I'm not a big fan of Nike, so I'm wondering if it was a good idea?

It came with a 36" Bauer bag, and it is this skate -

Nike Quest V-10 Sr. Ice Hockey Skate

Plus lots of Friction Tape, CCM Jersey, CCM socks, Shock Guard Mouth Guard, Blade Covers, Handheld blade sharpener, LARGE cup.... I'll still use my Koho 4490 Composite stick...You'll have to wait for chadta to show up for true expert advice.

One of my good friends works at Players Bench and hooks me up with some discounts. The equipment you bought looks fine to me. A lot of it is personal preference. I wear older, smaller shoulder pads and elbow pads that I've had for years. Skates are definitely the most important thing to me. It's all about comfort and performance. I have Bauer Vapor SFL XX skates and they work well for me.

How much would it have cost to have your equipment shipped from Colorado?

alkemical
03-06-2006, 04:25 PM
If the Canes can keep in the top 3 without Cole and maybe finish in the semis of the Cup finals then that would be a huge testiment to our coach and the rest of the team Cole was huge for us.


brooks isn't a dirty player, sorry it happened to a guy on your team.

24champ
03-06-2006, 04:27 PM
2003 was one of the deepest NHL drafts in recent history. The Kings had their own #1, Colorado's #1 from the Blake trade, and Detroit's #1 from the Schneider trade. They took University of Michigan forward Jeff Tambellini with the Wings' pick. He's a decent prospect now playing in the AHL. The Kings traded the 2004 second round pick they got in the Schneider deal to Boston for Jozef Stumpel (who started his career in Boston, went to Los Angeles, back to Boston, and back to Los Angeles).
Kings have alot of prospects and young players on the team as it is. Brown and Frolov will be the future Jari Kurri & Luc Robitaille. Just wish we had still had Ziggy but rumors flying around that we may trade for him soon. We are in great shape for the future. I like how Taylor drafted himself a young crop of kids waiting in the wings. Anze Kopitar is a 17-year old kid playing in a veteran swiss league. He has great size and can see the ice very well. Should cross the pond in 2006-07. He is the kings best prospect IMO and the Kings almost ripped up the developmental contract to shreds and wanted him to turn pro right away but Anze declined.

Mogulseeker
03-06-2006, 04:52 PM
You'll have to wait for chadta to show up for true expert advice.

One of my good friends works at Players Bench and hooks me up with some discounts. The equipment you bought looks fine to me. A lot of it is personal preference. I wear older, smaller shoulder pads and elbow pads that I've had for years. Skates are definitely the most important thing to me. It's all about comfort and performance. I have Bauer Vapor SFL XX skates and they work well for me.

How much would it have cost to have your equipment shipped from Colorado?

Yeah I almost got the Bauer Vapor SFL XIV.... but I uppgraded....

Really doesent matter, I needed new gear anyway. I used Bauer Supreme 400s, and most of my interior pads were Mylec, and I think they might have been roller pads anyway, lol.

Breck Bronc
03-06-2006, 05:04 PM
Yeah I almost got the Bauer Vapor SFL XIV.... but I uppgraded....

Really doesent matter, I needed new gear anyway. I used Bauer Supreme 400s, and most of my interior pads were Mylec, and I think they might have been roller pads anyway, lol.Yeah, I remember Mylec from high school PE class. I think they made those plastic sticks and puck we used for floor hockey. I also remember having a Mylec in-line hockey stick back in the day. I guess you were due for an equipment upgrade ;D .

Bronx33
03-06-2006, 07:10 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nhl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23920_4518171,00.html

By Aaron J. Lopez, Rocky Mountain News
March 6, 2006
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Two words Marek Svatos never wants to hear: shoulder injury.

The Colorado Avalanche rookie, who leads the team with 32 goals, sat out its 5-3 loss Sunday night against the Minnesota Wild because of what team officials termed "weakness" in his right shoulder.

The injury is not believed to be serious and Svatos hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues or Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

"We'll see," Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said. "He was kind of iffy (Sunday) morning. We'll see how he presents in the next day or so."

Svatos, who has a history of shoulder problems, was flattened by Jason Arnott in the first period of the game Saturday night against the Dallas Stars.

Slovak, 23, left the game in the third period after taking a high stick to the mouth.

Svatos missed most of training camp in 2002 because of shoulder surgery and he needed another operation a few months later after separating his shoulder three times in three weeks.

After making his NHL debut in 2003, Svatos suffered another shoulder injury two games into the season and missed 78 games before returning.

Finally healthy, Svatos has put together a remarkable season, trailing only Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals for most goals among NHL rookies.

Joining Svatos on the injury report was forward Brad May, who missed his second game in a row because of a finger injury he suffered during a fight Thursday.

ON THE BOARD: When Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay returned from a beach vacation, he had no idea his scoring touch would be delayed at the customs office.

Tanguay went without a point in the first three games after the two-week Olympic break, but he broke out of the doldrums with three assists against the Wild.

"I've been a little rusty. I expected that coming in," said Tanguay, who spent part of the break in the Bahamas. "I wanted to play good right at the start, but I've been struggling a little bit.

"(Sunday night) I just started feeling my legs a little bit and feel the puck a little better and, hopefully, it can help the team."

Tanguay did his team no favors when he was called for a double-minor penalty for high-sticking Stephane Veilleux with 3 minutes, 44 seconds to play in the third period.

Colorado trailed 4-3 at that point and it put Minnesota on the power play for the remainder of the game.

"There was no blood," Tanguay said. "I know the guy. He was from my hometown. I stayed there to apologize, and there was no blood.

"In the rule book, from my understanding, it says there's got to be blood, so I was a little disappointed in the 4 minutes."

FINALLY RETURNING HOME: More than two years after being fired by the Blues, Joel Quenneville finally will return to the Savvis Center on Tuesday - as coach of the Avalanche.

Quenneville led the Blues to seven consecutive playoff appearances before being fired Feb. 24, 2004. He has faced St. Louis once this season, but that game was in Colorado.

"It was all good when I was there," Quenneville said. "The bottom line is, trying to win the hockey game is going to be the priority."

ETC: Minnesota's victory against Colorado gave coach Jacque Lemaire his 400th career victory. Lemaire apparently did not have champagne on hand as he neared the milestone. "What 400?" he said. "Never really thought about it. I like to win games and play well. That's my goal, and if there is a reward, it goes to the whole team." . . . Avalanche forward Andrew Brunette scored in the first period to extend his points streak to six games (two goals, five assists).

Hercules Rockefeller
03-06-2006, 07:12 PM
So what do Avs fans think of Terry Frei's suggestion that they go after Witt?

Hercules Rockefeller
03-06-2006, 07:23 PM
3 points for Ovechkin tonight

41-35-76 in 59 games

Bronx33
03-06-2006, 07:25 PM
So what do Avs fans think of Terry Frei's suggestion that they go after Witt?

Nice pick up on a big phsyical D man but what would we have to give up is the question.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-06-2006, 07:28 PM
Nice pick up on a big phsyical D man but what would we have to give up is the question.

McPhee claims he doesn't want anymore picks or prospects, he wants a young NHL-ready player. Doubt he's going to get that from a playoff contender though.

Bronx33
03-06-2006, 07:30 PM
McPhee claims he doesn't want anymore picks or prospects, he wants a young NHL-ready player. Doubt he's going to get that from a playoff contender though.


We need help on D for sure that is our problem area right now IMO.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Devils, Kings, Thrashers and Avs had scouts in attendance for Was-NYI tonight

Bronx33
03-06-2006, 07:35 PM
Devils, Kings, Thrashers and Avs had scouts in attendance for Was-NYI tonight


PL will pull something off iam sure but if you ask me i would focus on next season and try not to loss anybody for the future on a rental player.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 08:50 PM
Brown and Frolov will be the future Jari Kurri & Luc Robitaille. Anze Kopitar is a 17-year old kid playing in a veteran swiss league. He has great size and can see the ice very well. Should cross the pond in 2006-07. He is the kings best prospect IMO
future Kurri and Robitaille? Stop kidding yourself. Those guys are legends, and won't be replaced. Maybe 1 in a million. heh.

Kopitar played in Slovenia. That's right, Slovenia. Maybe he has potential to be a bust like Nik Antropov.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 08:52 PM
3 points for Ovechkin tonight

41-35-76 in 59 games
Poor guy. Why did he end up with the Capitals...I bet he'd be at 100 points if he was playing with Spezza.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-06-2006, 08:59 PM
Poor guy. Why did he end up with the Capitals...I bet he'd be at 100 points if he was playing with Spezza.

Blow me. Especially coming from the fan of a team who drafted 5 times in the Top 3 in the 90's.

You suck TJ for having an auto-change of B L O W M E to "kiss me"

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:05 PM
kiss me. Especially coming from the fan of a team who drafted 5 times in the Top 3 in the 90's.

Not to mention were the beneficiaries of one of the most lopsided trades in the last 10 years. They should name a street in Ottawa after Mike Milbury for that one.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:08 PM
kiss me. Especially coming from the fan of a team who drafted 5 times in the Top 3 in the 90's.
Right. Tell me, how old was the organization when they had their first 4 top 5 picks? 8 straight playoff years. That speaks volume of how good the Sens management is. This is cup year baby, the dom (mvp) will bring it home.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Herc, it's ok. I know the Caps won't make the playoffs for the next 'i duno..say 10' years? Anyways, Ovechkin will attract some players to Washington. I like the kid..atleast he isn't a pussy and plays physical unlike 95% of Russians & Euros.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Right. Tell me, how old was the organization when they had their first 4 top 5 picks? 8 straight playoff years. That speaks volume of how good the Sens management is. This is cup year baby, the dom (mvp) will bring it home.

Just pray Toronto doesn't make the playoffs.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:14 PM
Just pray Toronto doesn't make the playoffs.
What does Toronto have on Ottawa? Ottawa is a lot more physical, and actually have goaltending this year. The Leafs can't even beat the Caps.

Ray Finkle
03-06-2006, 09:15 PM
Herc, it's ok. I know the Caps won't make the playoffs for the next 'i duno..say 10' years? Anyways, Ovechkin will attract some players to Washington. I like the kid..atleast he isn't a p***Y and plays physical unlike 95% of Russians & Euros.

You don't watch much hockey do you? There are a lot of "euros and russians" that play physical more then your 5%...The Senators tanked for years to build their team, that is a luxury that most teams don't have. That and being able to trade with Milbury (as suggested) helped them big time. What is going to happen when they don't win the cup and can't keep Redden (thanks Milbury the first time) and Chara (thanks Milbury the second time)?

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:16 PM
What does Toronto have on Ottawa? Ottawa is a lot more physical, and actually have goaltending this year. The Leafs can't even beat the Caps.

You're kidding right? They've owned you in the postseason for the last several years. Hell, there was one year that Ottawa swept them in the regular season and then got swept by them in the first round of the playoffs.

Until you do something in the postseason, you haven't done jack.

Ray Finkle
03-06-2006, 09:16 PM
What does Toronto have on Ottawa? Ottawa is a lot more physical, and actually have goaltending this year. The Leafs can't even beat the Caps.


The Leafs can't beat anyone....

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:21 PM
The Senators tanked for years to build their team, that is a luxury that most teams don't have. That and being able to trade with Milbury (as suggested) helped them big time. What is going to happen when they don't win the cup and can't keep Redden (thanks Milbury the first time) and Chara (thanks Milbury the second time)?
Ok, dumbass.

YEAR W L T OL PTS Finish
2003-04 43 23 10 6 102 3rd
2002-03 52 21 8 1 113 1st
2001-02 39 27 9 7 94 3rd
2000-01 48 21 9 4 109 1st
1999-00 41 28 11 2 95 2nd
1998-99 44 23 15 103 1st
1997-98 34 33 15 83 5th
1996-97 31 36 15 77 3rd
1995-96 18 59 5 41 6th
1994-95 9 34 5 23 7th
1993-94 14 61 9 37 7th
1992-93 10 70 4 24 6th

first 4 years. They were a new franchise. Look at the consistency the past 8-9 years. Compare this to all the other franchises. That's how good this oraganization is.

Redden & Chara will sign with the Sens.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:24 PM
You're kidding right? They've owned you in the postseason for the last several years. Hell, there was one year that Ottawa swept them in the regular season and then got swept by them in the first round of the playoffs.

Until you do something in the postseason, you haven't done jack.
I thought you were talking about this year moron. Ok, and what happened after they beat us? They got their asses kicked the next round.

Fact of the matter is that not only is Ottawa strong offensively, but they are the best defensively, play physical, and have the best goalie in the league. Finally, a goalie that's worthy.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:30 PM
I thought you were talking about this year moron. Ok, and what happened after they beat us? They got their asses kicked the next round.

Fact of the matter is that not only is Ottawa strong offensively, but they are the best defensively, play physical, and have the best goalie in the league. Finally, a goalie that's worthy.

You really can't go one post without being a douchebag, can you?

Nice to see that your only fallback to that was that someone else succeeded where your team failed time and time and time again. But hey, it must be tough when your home games against the Leafs seem like road games due to the Leafs fans outnumbering you in your own building. :laugh:

The Leafs may have been beat in the next round, but they made sure to send your boys to the golf course beforehand. Call me when your team wins something that means anything. Either that or keep crowing about your regular season success, it's about all you've ever known.

Al Wilson
03-06-2006, 09:36 PM
You really can't go one post without being a douchebag, can you?

Nice to see that your only fallback to that was that someone else succeeded where your team failed time and time and time again. But hey, it must be tough when your home games against the Leafs seem like road games due to the Leafs fans outnumbering you in your own building. :laugh:

The Leafs may have been beat in the next round, but they made sure to send your boys to the golf course beforehand. Call me when your team wins something that means anything. Either that or keep crowing about your regular season success, it's about all you've ever known.
Ya, it does suck those assholes outnumber us, but they'll be golfing in a couple of weeks, I'm sure.

Anyways, tell me how lucky was Colorado when they got the ready Nordiques package.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:40 PM
Ya, it does suck those a-holes outnumber us, but they'll be golfing in a couple of weeks, I'm sure.

Anyways, tell me how lucky was Colorado when they got the ready Nordiques package.

Pretty lucky actually, we could have ended up getting the Winnipeg Jets had they waited.

Even luckier that we inherited a GM that went out and got Patrick Roy, Claude Lemieux and Sandis Ozolinsh after the team got to town. I'd call that downright charmed. :thumbs:

Breck Bronc
03-06-2006, 09:47 PM
Our resident Senator fan is always making friends.

Jori
03-06-2006, 09:52 PM
If the Caps are looking for an established player would they be looking for a forward or defensemen? Though I'd love to get rid of Breezeby, nobody will be stupid enough to take him (if only Milbury hadn't stepped down). The Avs blue line is thin and their prospect system is devoid of any talented blue liners. I can see the Avs making a bid for Witt but with this being such a sellers market, they'll be outbid by other teams.

I suppose as long as we don't get Cementhead and neither Stastny nor Wolski are involved in any deals (unless one of them is apart of a package to land a significant player), I'll be a happy camper.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 09:55 PM
I suppose as long as we don't get Cementhead and neither Stastny nor Wolski are involved in any deals (unless one of them is apart of a package to land a significant player), I'll be a happy camper.

By cementhead I assume you mean Tkachoke. :rofl:

Wolski, Stastny & Stoa should be completely off-limits, period. I'd rather go into the postseason with the current roster as is then see any of these youngsters dealt.

Jori
03-06-2006, 10:04 PM
By cementhead I assume you mean Tkachoke. :rofl:

Wolski, Stastny & Stoa should be completely off-limits, period. I'd rather go into the postseason with the current roster as is then see any of these youngsters dealt.
Good ole Cementhead...I can never use his real name....it just wouldn't seem right :giggle:

Good call on Stoa. I know some Avs fans have been disappointed with his first year at Minnesota, but I think he's progressed well. He started out very slow and now he's playing on the top line as a LW. That's a great accomplishment considering how much talent is on the Gophers. It may take 3-4 years, but he could finally become the young power forward the Avs have been seeking for quite some time.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 10:11 PM
Good call on Stoa. I know some Avs fans have been disappointed with his first year at Minnesota, but I think he's progressed well. He started out very slow and now he's playing on the top line as a LW. That's a great accomplishment considering how much talent is on the Gophers. It may take 3-4 years, but he could finally become the young power forward the Avs have been seeking for quite some time.

I couldn't agree more. For a freshman to be elevated to the top line of a stacked team like Minnesota says plenty. Even if he's three years away, so be it. No reason not to be patient and let his game develop. Same goes for Stastny, no need to rush him through the ranks (especially since the homer in me wants to see him play two more years at DU :homer:.).

Pendejo
03-06-2006, 10:12 PM
By cementhead I assume you mean Tkachoke. :rofl:

Wolski, Stastny & Stoa should be completely off-limits, period. I'd rather go into the postseason with the current roster as is then see any of these youngsters dealt.

I agree completely. They need to allow those players to develop. Let's face it...they're most likely not good enough to win the cup this year...unless whoever their netminder is in the playoffs pulls a Patrick Roy circa 1993. Keep the kids.

They obviously need help on the blueline, and someone to take up Konowalchuk's spot...but just about anyone they get who'd be worth a damn is going to be a rental.

I guess I could see them giving up one of the aforementioned youngsters to go after Luongo, but then you'd have to wonder if they'd be able to lock him up long term.

Clockwork Orange
03-06-2006, 10:20 PM
I guess I could see them giving up one of the aforementioned youngsters to go after Luongo, but then you'd have to wonder if they'd be able to lock him up long term.

That's about the only scenario under which trading one of those kids is acceptable.

Mtbrncofn
03-06-2006, 10:24 PM
You'll have to wait for chadta to show up for true expert advice.




:~ohyah!:

Hercules Rockefeller
03-07-2006, 04:40 AM
Right. Tell me, how old was the organization when they had their first 4 top 5 picks? 8 straight playoff years. That speaks volume of how good the Sens management is. This is cup year baby, the dom (mvp) will bring it home.

Call me when they go 17 straight like the Caps did from the early 80's to late 90's.

alkemical
03-07-2006, 08:44 AM
Kings have alot of prospects and young players on the team as it is. Brown and Frolov will be the future Jari Kurri & Luc Robitaille. Just wish we had still had Ziggy but rumors flying around that we may trade for him soon. We are in great shape for the future. I like how Taylor drafted himself a young crop of kids waiting in the wings. Anze Kopitar is a 17-year old kid playing in a veteran swiss league. He has great size and can see the ice very well. Should cross the pond in 2006-07. He is the kings best prospect IMO and the Kings almost ripped up the developmental contract to shreds and wanted him to turn pro right away but Anze declined.


if you mean pallfy, he's retired man.

alkemical
03-07-2006, 08:45 AM
The Leafs can't beat anyone....


when do they play the pens next?

Smiling Assassin27
03-07-2006, 08:45 AM
Theo Fleury needs to change careers. I think UFC is in his future...What a fool.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2356682

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Theo Fleury needs to change careers. I think UFC is in his future...What a fool.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2356682


Wow! theo needs to find a new hobby.

DivineLegion
03-07-2006, 01:05 PM
Did anyone hear that the guy who hit Eric Cole is getting a 3 game suspension...Alot of fans are putting the check up there with the scum of the earth Bartuzzi...

alkemical
03-07-2006, 01:22 PM
Yeah he's on my team.

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 01:25 PM
Did anyone hear that the guy who hit Eric Cole is getting a 3 game suspension...Alot of fans are putting the check up there with the scum of the earth Bartuzzi...

Brooks Orpik

alkemical
03-07-2006, 01:26 PM
and he's not a dirty player - but of course i can't control the rabid overreaction of people either.

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 01:34 PM
and he's not a dirty player - but of course i can't control the rabid overreaction of people either.


regardless, he should have been suspended longer. That kind of play cannot be tolerated.

alkemical
03-07-2006, 01:41 PM
blah blah blah blah blah

it was UNintentional, cole turned INTO the hit, and brooks held up, and didn't drive him into the boards with anything more than his chest. He dropped his hands going into the check -

it's 3 games, and my pens sucks - bite me

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 01:44 PM
blah blah blah blah blah

it was UNintentional, cole turned INTO the hit, and brooks held up, and didn't drive him into the boards with anything more than his chest. He dropped his hands going into the check -

it's 3 games, and my pens sucks - bite me

;D

alkemical
03-07-2006, 01:49 PM
He's a bad ass Dman though. His nickname in Pitt is 'captain crunch' -

DivineLegion
03-07-2006, 01:56 PM
dude Cole was helpless going into the boards the guy shouldent have finnished off the check he could have avoided it...Cole lost his skate going in and was already heading into the board head first Orpik made it worse by ridding him in. It was dirty and you cant denie it.

alkemical
03-07-2006, 02:05 PM
sorry, i'll take his word

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06066/666297.stm

Between practice at Mellon Arena and the teleconference yesterday, Orpik pleaded his case with reporters for the second consecutive day.

"The whole thing was an accident," he said. "It was unfortunate. I mean, I go at it with him every game [against Carolina]. I think we do it in a clean way, a competitive way. I think we actually play well against each other.

"He's a physical guy. It wasn't premeditated at all. That's the one thing I want to stress about the whole thing, and I hope he moves on and gets better quickly and gets back on the ice."



Over some puck bunny on a message board.

DivineLegion
03-07-2006, 04:12 PM
sorry, i'll take his word

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06066/666297.stm

Between practice at Mellon Arena and the teleconference yesterday, Orpik pleaded his case with reporters for the second consecutive day.

"The whole thing was an accident," he said. "It was unfortunate. I mean, I go at it with him every game [against Carolina]. I think we do it in a clean way, a competitive way. I think we actually play well against each other.

"He's a physical guy. It wasn't premeditated at all. That's the one thing I want to stress about the whole thing, and I hope he moves on and gets better quickly and gets back on the ice."



Over some puck bunny on a message board.

Have you read his initeal statement...Dude showed not remorse and dident at all show concern for Cole that came out after he took heat for his response and the leauge suspended him...

alkemical
03-07-2006, 04:25 PM
Have you read his initeal statement...Dude showed not remorse and dident at all show concern for Cole that came out after he took heat for his response and the leauge suspended him...


**** happens man, his suspension i have no problems with - but he hasn't shown history of being dirty and **** happens.

Puck bunny

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Good GAWD! the yotes are battering the wings 3 to zip!

24champ
03-07-2006, 07:22 PM
YAHOOOO! It appears Loungo will head to LA!



If the rumors are true, the Los Angeles Kings are close to acquiring world-class goaltender Roberto Luongo from the Florida Panthers. Speculation has the Kings feverishly working on a blockbuster deal to land Luongo for goalie Mathieu Garon and a package of players.

The trade is one of many in the works as the National Hockey League's annual trade deadline approaches at 3 p.m. ET Thursday.
The Luongo deal, which surfaced last weekend in the Los Angeles Times, has the potential to elevate the Kings to one of the league's elite teams as they prepare for the Stanley Cup playoffs. That's a place Luongo probably wouldn't have experienced this season, given the disappointing year the Panthers have had.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/5390042



The Kings, meanwhile, are looking to position themselves for a serious run at the Cup. They have reportedly been in discussions with Washington about veteran defenseman Brendan Witt, who earlier this year asked to be traded. They have offered prospects in return
KING STANLEY BABY!:strong:

SoCalBronco
03-07-2006, 07:40 PM
Crosby with a goal and an assist. Just saved the Pens from giving up another goal too.

4-3 TB late in the 3rd.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-07-2006, 08:46 PM
Last meeting of the season between Alex and Sid tomorrow night. Go Pens!

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 08:47 PM
Avs win in a SHOOTOUT! bish stones all three shooters.

Jori
03-07-2006, 08:47 PM
Last meeting of the season between Alex and Sid tomorrow night. Go Pens!
Should be fun, I'll have to watch that.

Avs win a shootout tonight....yes you read that right...the Avs actually won a shootout :strong:

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 08:48 PM
Should be fun, I'll have to watch that.

Avs win a shootout tonight....yes you read that right...the Avs actually won a shootout :strong:

Bish looked great on the shoot out ehhh!

Jori
03-07-2006, 08:52 PM
Bish looked great on the shoot out ehhh!
Aebischer was the Avs best player tonight. If he played like he did against the Wild, the Avs would have had no points. The Avs played like crap for most of the game.

Just have to cross your fingers regarding Svatos.

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 09:21 PM
Bish looked great on the shoot out ehhh!


Well I certainly woulnd't know as it was on that stupid channel that my satellite provider dropped. OLN and the NHL....what the hell. :cuss:

I'll take your guys' word for it and the final score was good enough for me.

Pendejo
03-07-2006, 09:24 PM
Aebischer was the Avs best player tonight. If he played like he did against the Wild, the Avs would have had no points. The Avs played like crap for most of the game.

Just have to cross your fingers regarding Svatos.

Hejduk and Skrastins played well also. Tonight's game was one that can really set a team on fire. They were clearly squeezing their sticks tightly and rightfully so. They can no longer overwhelm teams by their sheer talent. They're a good team though, and they can have some say in the Stanley Cup tournament.

Tanguay has always been a Canadian born euro. He just really likes to set up plays, and not finish them. He's an outstanding player, but he could have been a fine finisher. I'm definitely glad he's on our side. I just wish he'd shoot the gawd damned puck more. Anyone remember game seven 2001?

Patrice Brisbois makes Martin Skoula look like a physical defenseman...F the Les Habitantes(sp?) for making that Polly-Anna the Avs' problem. And F the Avs for letting Adam Foote skate off to Columbus.

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 09:33 PM
Concerning Hejduk he did score a hejduk-ish goal in the shootout finally roasting sanford and roofing it.:approve:

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 10:02 PM
Also cargary and edmonton lost tonight, to bad LA won.

Breck Bronc
03-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Concerning Hejduk he did score a hejduk-ish goal in the shootout finally roasting sanford and roofing it.:approve:That was good to see. It was also nice to see him do something other than shooting forehand to the high glove side like he always does on breakaways. I think he totally fooled Sanford by faking forehand and roofing it backhand. Awesome move by the Duke.

Also nice to see Joey score an important goal.

How the hell did Tanguay not end the game in OT? Sometimes he frustrates the hell out of me, yet he made the nice move to set up Sakic's goal.

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 10:08 PM
winning in a shootout against the worst team in hockey is nothing to be proud of, but they needed something to build on after the last two horrendous outings.

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 10:11 PM
winning in a shootout against the worst team in hockey is nothing to be proud of, but they needed something to build on after the last to horrendous outings.


Winning a shootout when we have s**** at them is great and sanford was playing a great game on top of that hejduk scored a great goal in the shootout which he needed to do.

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 10:14 PM
Winning a shootout when we have s**** at them is great and sanford was playing a great game on top of that hejduk scored a great goal in the shootout which he needed to do.

you're obviously easy to please....say,how are those blue jackets doing this year? Nice move Adam Foote Ha!

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 10:17 PM
you're obviously easy to please....say,how are those blue jackets doing this year? Nice move Adam Foote Ha!

2pts

Breck Bronc
03-07-2006, 10:17 PM
winning in a shootout against the worst team in hockey is nothing to be proud of, but they needed something to build on after the last two horrendous outings.Didn't know we were playing the Pens. Tell our friends in Vancouver how easy it is to beat St. Louis :thumbs: .

The Avs have played terrible the last three games and are still one point out of first. The Blackhawks game on Friday is still a must win.

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 10:19 PM
I'm easy to please too when it comes to how important those points are. Also, I am thinking back to them ****ting the bed when they played the lowly Blackhawks too. Heck yeah, a win's a win, baby!

Besides at least we aren't in the same category as the Nucks this year. They've got a lot to boast about when it comes to their record against the Blues this year. Ha!

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 10:20 PM
Dangit. I was typing my post as Breck was posting his and it looks eerily similar. :)

Bronx33
03-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Dangit. I was typing my post as Breck was posting his and it looks eerily similar. :)


Yep it gave me the creeps...

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Besides at least we aren't in the same category as the Nucks this year. They've got a lot to boast about when it comes to their record against the Blues this year. Ha!

good point...

I still can't get into this team let alone the NHL...I thought I'd be pumped for hockey this year, but it's a no go so far.

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 10:25 PM
Really? Is it because of the loss of the 2 stalwarts? I'm over losing them, but I still have a lot of ill will about it.

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 10:30 PM
Really? Is it because of the loss of the 2 stalwarts? I'm over losing them, but I still have a lot of ill will about it.


that and there isn't a whole lot of matchups in the Western conference that I'm in a rush to see anymore...The Wings are on another planet comparef to the avs , but the Canucks and Flames are still fun games.

I think this years scheduling has really pissed me off more than anything....come on playoffs

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 10:34 PM
I'm not wild about the scheduling so much either. I do like the divisional games. I guess I think it just needs to be mixed up a bit more.

bronco militia
03-07-2006, 10:37 PM
I'm not wild about the scheduling so much either. I do like the divisional games. I guess I think it just needs to be mixed up a bit more.


no doubt...and more eastern conference games!!.....make that coin whore in Philly get his spleenless ass back to Colorado for a game or two.

Mtbrncofn
03-07-2006, 11:17 PM
Lol

Pendejo
03-07-2006, 11:46 PM
That was good to see. It was also nice to see him do something other than shooting forehand to the high glove side like he always does on breakaways. I think he totally fooled Sanford by faking forehand and roofing it backhand. Awesome move by the Duke.

Also nice to see Joey score an important goal.

How the hell did Tanguay not end the game in OT? Sometimes he frustrates the hell out of me, yet he made the nice move to set up Sakic's goal.

Tanguay is what Tanguay is. He's a terrific player, but he clearly doesn't want to shoulder a team...which talent wise he's clearly capable of doing.

He's not sometimes frusturating though Breck...he's completely so. He has tremendous skill. He has great vision. He has everything you want except a killer instinct. He's still young...but he's flat out just too unselfish, and he doesn't have the erstwhile Swede's grumpy disposition, or ungodly strength on the skates.

If he was meaner...Alex Tanguay would easily be a top ten player in the NHL...perhaps even top 5...(Excluding goalies of course.)

I also really enjoyed the rather anti-climactic tilt between McCormick and Jackman. I'm a huge fan of Jackman's. And McCormick can hold his own with just about anybody in the league. Anyone remember a couple of years ago when he flat out took Iginla? Anywho...the fight in question wasn't great per say...neither of them really landed anything...but it was a good fight...they went about it the right way...

Didn't Bertuzzi sideline Jackman for a season with a shot from behind a couple of years ago?

Hercules Rockefeller
03-08-2006, 11:38 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157671&hubname=

And it begins. Roloson to Edmonton for a 1st and a conditional pick.

Clockwork Orange
03-08-2006, 11:39 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157671&hubname=

And it begins. Roloson to Edmonton for a 1st and a conditional pick.

Wow. There was either a bidding war or the Oilers were desperate. That's a pretty steep price to pay for a good but not great goaltender who's slated to become a UFA at seasons end.

Ray Finkle
03-08-2006, 11:40 AM
Wow. There was either a bidding war or the Oilers were desperate. That's a pretty steep price to pay for a good but not great goaltender who's slated to become a UFA at seasons end.


I hope Lowe got lubbed before that plunging.....

Clockwork Orange
03-08-2006, 11:44 AM
I hope Lowe got lubbed before that plunging.....

No joke. Roloson is 36 years old and isn't even a full time starter. Kudos to Minny for getting over on the Oil.

24champ
03-08-2006, 11:50 AM
Still awaiting to see if the Kings snag Luongo and Witt.

Clockwork Orange
03-08-2006, 11:54 AM
Still awaiting to see if the Kings snag Luongo and Witt.

Read on another board that the reports are that L.A. has withdrawn their offer for Luongo.

Hercules Rockefeller
03-08-2006, 11:54 AM
LA supposedly withdrew their offer for Luongo

Breck Bronc
03-08-2006, 12:27 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157671&hubname=

And it begins. Roloson to Edmonton for a 1st and a conditional pick.Damn. I'm happy the Oilers didn't get an elite goaltender and had to give up a 1st rounder for him, but I'm also pissed that Minnesota got a 1st for their backup goalie. I don't understand Edmonton's thought process on this deal. Roloson isn't going to put them over the top and a 1st round pick is a lot to give up for an aging backup.

Thank God Aebi has picked it up. I can't imagine what Luongo could go for now.

Bronx33
03-08-2006, 12:49 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157671&hubname=

And it begins. Roloson to Edmonton for a 1st and a conditional pick.


It will be interesting to see if rolo can handle a full time job.

alkemical
03-08-2006, 01:16 PM
I wonder if i can get a pack of smokes for t-bo

Clockwork Orange
03-08-2006, 03:25 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157694&hubname=

Caps aren't dressing Witt tonight as a precaution. Looks like he's as good as gone from Washington.

Bronx33
03-08-2006, 03:26 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157694&hubname=

Caps aren't dressing Witt tonight as a precaution. Looks like he's as good as gone from Washington.


I wonder who got him ???????