Thread: NHL Part Deux

PhotoDude - 1/14/2007 at 02:30 AM

Brodeur Back for Ninth All-Star Game
Saturday, January 13, 2007 6:16 PM EST
The Associated Press
By IRA PODELL



NEW YORK (AP) Martin Brodeur is headed back to the NHL All-Star game. Banged-up forwards Jaromir Jagr and Jarome Iginla are not.

Brodeur, taking aim at many career goaltending records, was one of 30 players selected Saturday for hockey's midseason classic to be held this month in Dallas. The backbone of New Jersey's defense for more than a decade, Brodeur is an All-Star for the ninth time.

If he leads the Eastern Conference to victory on Jan. 24, Brodeur would match Glenn Hall's All-Star record of four wins. He has a 3-1 career record and is fourth among goalies in appearances, trailing Hall (13), and Terry Sawchuk and Patrick Roy, who each made 11.

Jagr, the New York Rangers captain, won't be making the trip despite being tied for fifth in the league with 58 points entering play Saturday. The nine-time All-Star has been slow to regain strength in his left shoulder following offseason surgery, and will instead use the week off to rehab, and rest an aching hip at the request of the Rangers.

"We talked about it that it would be better for me not to go," Jagr said.

Iginla played in each of the last three All-Star games, but the Calgary Flames captain isn't among the Western Conference's 15 reserves because of a knee injury. He has 23 goals and 53 points in 39 games this season.

Brodeur shows no sign of slowing down at 34. In 42 games this season, his 14th in the NHL, Brodeur has posted a league-high 26 victories and seven shutouts. His 2.07 goals-against average ranks second to Detroit's Dominik Hasek, who was left off the West roster.


[Edited on 1/14/2007 by PhotoDude]


PhotoDude - 1/14/2007 at 04:12 AM

Devils win in OT 2-1.

Marty came within 0.7 seconds of his second consecutive shutout in Nassau Coliseum.


CanadianMule - 1/14/2007 at 05:14 PM

Was confused as to why we couldn't post on the old thread. Thought you guys might not want to hear my views. I thought if a thread was shut down it disappeared.

back To stuffing my Buffalo Ballot box.


PhotoDude - 1/15/2007 at 01:39 AM

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Was confused as to why we couldn't post on the old thread. Thought you guys might not want to hear my views. I thought if a thread was shut down it disappeared.

back To stuffing my Buffalo Ballot box.


Too late, it already worked.

I didn't think there were that many folks in Buffalo who could read or afford a postage stamp.


CanadianMule - 1/16/2007 at 03:50 PM

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quote:
Was confused as to why we couldn't post on the old thread. Thought you guys might not want to hear my views. I thought if a thread was shut down it disappeared.

back To stuffing my Buffalo Ballot box.


Too late, it already worked.

I didn't think there were that many folks in Buffalo who could read or afford a postage stamp.


That is why I had to sit on my computer up here and do the voting. Who would have thought that one Canadian supporting Buffalo could achieve so much. I almost got Rory fitzpatrick voted in also but i had to go to work sometime.


JMidnightrider - 1/16/2007 at 10:56 PM

Bruins finally beat Buffalo


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 04:08 AM

Heh heh heh.

quote:




New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur makes a save as New York Rangers' Blair Betts, right,...


Martyball: Brodeur Nets Another Shutout
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:30 PM EST
The Associated Press
By TOM CANAVAN

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Martin Brodeur stopped 26 shots for his NHL-best eighth shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils opened a 10-point lead in the Atlantic Division with a 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Defenseman Brad Lukowich scored in the first period, ending a 20-game goal drought with his second of the season. The surging Devils won for the ninth time in 11 games (9-1-1) and moved 10 points in front of the second-place Rangers.

Brodeur wasn't tested much in his 88th career shutout, but he came up big when it counted, stopping Martin Straka in front on a backhander with 3:44 to play.

Before that, the Rangers' best scoring chances came in the opening minutes. Defenseman Marek Malik hit the post while coming in late on a play about five minutes into the game, and Brendan Shanahan was stopped by Brodeur on a breakaway a couple of minutes later.

Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves the Rangers.

Lukowich's goal came on a shot from the left point with Devils forward Jamie Langenbrunner in front of Lundqvist. Langenbrunner attempted to deflect the shot, which might have caused the Rangers' goalie to miss it.

Devils forward Brian Gionta created a little excitement late in the opening period, shoving a rebound into the net with his glove, but the apparent goal was quickly waved off by the officials.

The shutout was Broduer's fourth in the last 11 games and it moved him just six behind George Hainesworth for second overall in NHL history. Terry Sawchuk's 103 is the record.

Once again the Devils did a great job on Jaromir Jagr, limiting him to one third-period shot. It was a good one, though. Jagr also set up Petr Prucha for a tough second-period shot.

Patrik Elias of the Devils almost got a lucky goal in the first period when his shot from the point deflected off Rangers defenseman Fedor Tyutin and hit the post.

The Devils were not called for a penalty, keeping the Rangers' potent power play off the ice. New Jersey was 0-for-4 with the extra skater.




[Edited on 1/17/2007 by PhotoDude]

[Edited on 1/17/2007 by PhotoDude]


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 04:51 AM

Sure would have liked to watch this one, but my team had practice.

They had the Isles/Penguins game on one TV at the rink, and the Blackhawks on the other.


Why not watch a winner?

Never mind Tim Connoly's family lives right around the corner from the rink.


Brucebcd - 1/17/2007 at 09:25 AM

This just in, the Charlestown Chief's have announced they have reached an agreement to get the Hanson brothers out of retirement, and back on the ice...


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 01:23 PM

Who own da Chiefs?


Jack - 1/17/2007 at 02:20 PM

A small vent here-how fuc*ed up is the fan voting for the AllStar game when the goaltender with the best record,yes better than Brodeur's, is left out. The process must have been decided by the same morons who do the scheduling...


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 02:45 PM

Is there any All Star voting in any sport that is fair????

Baseball has to be the worst.


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 02:47 PM

I assume you're talking about that Dominator guy?

Is he still healthy this late in the season???



(Actually, Sports Illustrated had an article about Dominick, the extra work he's done stretching this year.)


Jack - 1/17/2007 at 04:08 PM

That'd be my man,the original snow angel goalie, Dominek Hasek. Kenny Holland,Wings GM was a between periods guest on Monday nights game vs.the Habs ( 2-0 SO , 6th. this season for the old man btw) and had a lot to say about keeping Hasek healthy, lots of stretching like you said Ron. Groin injuries ended my playing days,I wouldn't wish that on anybody.


CanadianMule - 1/17/2007 at 04:34 PM

Being a long time Sabre fan and living in Ottawa, I can tell you - Let the Dominator stay home. He will get some season ending injury at the All Star game anyway.

Ottawa's biggest mistake was not spending that 1.5 million on Hasek. Let Emery play all year and put Hasek in for the playoffs. Bot they chose to sign another team's reject (Gerber) instead. Gerber rides the bench and Hasek puts up the shut outs. Saw that coming a mile away.


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 05:26 PM

Eight shutouts for Marty so far.

Four in the last eleven games, and he missed a fifth by 0.7 seconds.

Those will bring his GAA down.


I had a pulled groin during a HS soccer season, man what pain.

Ken had one a few years ago and missed a whole month of hockey.


CanadianMule - 1/17/2007 at 06:06 PM

I had a groin pull twice. Ended up with two kids. Go figure?


Jack - 1/17/2007 at 06:16 PM

Pulled one side twice( ouch) and the other side just once. Still hurts and I haven't played in 15 years, my doc said I could continue to play hockey and give up walking if I wanted...


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 11:07 PM

Doctors can be so helpful.


CanadianMule - 1/18/2007 at 12:35 AM

Oh that kind of groin pull.


PhotoDude - 1/18/2007 at 01:29 AM

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Oh that kind of groin pull.


This is a hockey thread.

And a Canadian goes for the obvious low-brow cheap joke.

Like farting loudly in church, I tell ya.


PhotoDude - 1/18/2007 at 01:30 AM

May a Molson truck run over your pet beaver.


CanadianMule - 1/18/2007 at 04:33 AM

Our Beavers drive the damn trucks. Except for the two that keep trying to sell us cellphones. May a tire find its mark there.

Oh and the Sabres return the favor to the Bruins.


PhotoDude - 1/18/2007 at 04:34 AM

I watched that tonight.

And enjoyed it.


CanadianMule - 1/18/2007 at 07:14 PM

saw the game and then watched a Best Of Bobby Orr DVD. Thanks God he isn't still playing for them. Truly amazing. Loved him in a Hawk jersey. Too bad it didn't last.


PhotoDude - 1/19/2007 at 12:03 AM

Huge Bruin fan as a kid.

Know why I named my kid Derek???


CanadianMule - 1/19/2007 at 03:38 AM

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Huge Bruin fan as a kid.

Know why I named my kid Derek???


Not after an alcoholic I hope.

Just kidding. Sanderson was a real good player. Has had some ups and downs but always seems to rise again.


PhotoDude - 1/19/2007 at 05:07 AM

Sanderson was a hell of a player.



Derek's middle name is Nolan.

Kind of a "balance the karma" thing.

still.....


CanadianMule - 1/19/2007 at 04:40 PM

You have to be brave to charge Nolan. Not only is he a tough bastard but he will be throwing that smoke at you another time.


Jack - 1/19/2007 at 05:03 PM

Ron, I'm shocked you named one of your kids after a baseball player...On the other hand Ryan would have probably been another Scott Stevens on ice., doubt if he missed many outings with a an hangnail.


CanadianMule - 1/19/2007 at 05:46 PM

Nolan Ryan still scares me. As hard as they come. What an arm to go along with the rest of the package.


PhotoDude - 1/19/2007 at 11:51 PM

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Sanderson was a hell of a player.



Derek's middle name is Nolan.

Kind of a "balance the karma" thing.

still.....




Had my wife allowed a second middle name, he would have been Derek Nolan Clarke Laxton.




Guess you can see why I wore 16 when I played.

Two of the best centers.

Awesome penalty killers.

Exceptional faceoff abilities.


CanadianMule - 1/19/2007 at 11:58 PM

Clarke was another real good player. Could have been an awesome GM also. He created at least 2-3 teams capable of winning the Cup. But he never got a goalie. I think deep down he resents Bernie Parent and has gone on the belief that Bernie didn't win them their Cups. He was wrong.

What other excuse could he have for never getting a quality goalie in all those years? Not money. They threw that at everyone else.

No respect for Goaltending = No Stanley Cups


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 12:24 AM

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Clarke was another real good player. Could have been an awesome GM also. He created at least 2-3 teams capable of winning the Cup. But he never got a goalie. I think deep down he resents Bernie Parent and has gone on the belief that Bernie didn't win them their Cups. He was wrong.

What other excuse could he have for never getting a quality goalie in all those years? Not money. They threw that at everyone else.

No respect for Goaltending = No Stanley Cups


I think you have something there.

The Flyers have had that goalie curse since Linberg died.

Bernie was incredible, he got into people's heads.


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 12:25 AM

I'd love to see more players today with the passion that Clarke and Sanderson brought to the rink.


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 12:30 AM

Scott Stevens had it.


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 03:44 AM

Sabres tie Vancouver with 39 seconds left in regulation.

Cool.


CanadianMule - 1/20/2007 at 03:56 AM

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Sabres tie Vancouver with 39 seconds left in regulation.

Cool.


And they give the Canucks a power play in OT.

You get your shoot out now.

Boston took the Sabres in a shoot out and then Buffalo got their revenge the other night. Buffalo needs to take the Canucks down tonight.


CanadianMule - 1/20/2007 at 04:02 AM

Down to sudden death shoot out.


Buffalo Ends Vancouver's roll.


PhotoDude - 1/20/2007 at 04:30 AM

Posted in another thread.

C-Mule can't be too upset about the shoot out, Sabres win.



I also watched the Syracuse Crunch play Albany tonight.

Hockey Heaven in CNY.

Both boys have games tomorrow, only problem is Derek plays in one rink, Ken plays in the other, 30 minutes apart.

I may see the last 20 minutes of Ken's game after Derek's game ends.

My parents can watch boy play by going back and forth between games.

Twin sheet arenas are cool.


CanadianMule - 1/20/2007 at 04:58 AM

The Sens played the Canucks well the other night. Couldn't solve the goaltending until too late.

Glad Buffalo (or anyone) slowed Vancouver down a bit.


CanadianMule - 1/20/2007 at 10:46 PM

Ron has his day. NJ wins in a shoot out.


PhotoDude - 1/21/2007 at 03:13 AM

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Ron has his day. NJ wins in a shoot out.


Even better, I got to see the whole game before we left for the rink.

We won 7-4, Derek had two goals (including the game winner) and two assists.

He should have had a hat trick, put two quality shots off the crossbar.

Tomorrow we have a real test.

We play one of the top three teams in the league at their rink.

Mikey, come on out to Shove at 6:45.

We'll be there.


CanadianMule - 1/21/2007 at 08:56 PM

Hope you stick it to them.

Derek sounds like quite a player.


PhotoDude - 1/22/2007 at 03:02 AM

We passed our test today, and it wasn't easy.

We had two refs that were maybe two years older than our players.

We saw these same guys last year in our league tourney, and they were horrible.

They haven't improved one bit.

We scored first.

They tied it.

We scored again.

Middle of the second period, there is a scrum in the corner.

One of their kids falls down, ref calls Derek for a check from behind.

That is a two minute minor, and a ten minute misconduct.

He goes to the penalty box and slams the door.

Ref says he gets an additional two minutes unsportsmanlike conduct for slamming the door.

I point out that they have no penalty box attendant to close the door, as they are required to provide.

Ref just gives me the deer in the headlights look and skates away.

We kill off 3:30 of the four minutes, and they score to tie it.

We get two more minors, questionable at best, and I now have my three leading scorers all sitting in the box.

Luckily we kill both minors.

Two minutes after Derek gets back on the ice, we score to go up 3-2.

Icing on the cake, Derek scores an empty net goal to seal the win.

4-2 on their ice, with some heavy home cooking by the officials.

Big win for us.


CanadianMule - 1/23/2007 at 10:27 PM

All Star Game

East or west?

I am going with the East. Hopefully the over/under can stay below 20.


PhotoDude - 1/24/2007 at 04:46 AM

East has the scorers.

And the goaltender.

West defense men may be better as a group, but it's the All star game.

I just hope it's televised on a channel we get.


CanadianMule - 1/24/2007 at 03:14 PM

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East has the scorers.

And the goaltender.

West defense men may be better as a group, but it's the All star game.

I just hope it's televised on a channel we get.


Yes Ryan Miller is an awesome goaltender.

Not sure about the West defence. the East does have Bryan Campbell.

Move to canada Ron. It's on every channel.


ozzypie - 1/24/2007 at 05:50 PM

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Clarke was another real good player. Could have been an awesome GM also. He created at least 2-3 teams capable of winning the Cup. But he never got a goalie. I think deep down he resents Bernie Parent and has gone on the belief that Bernie didn't win them their Cups. He was wrong.

What other excuse could he have for never getting a quality goalie in all those years? Not money. They threw that at everyone else.

No respect for Goaltending = No Stanley Cups


I think you have something there.

The Flyers have had that goalie curse since Linberg died.

Bernie was incredible, he got into people's heads.




I've been saying this to Flyers fans for years, it just doesn't seem to register.

I don't know about a curse though, Ron Hextall was a damn good goalie for awhile for them.

He also had that 'passion' you're talking about...perhaps a bit too much of it.

If Ilkka Sinisalo didn't miss TWO wide open nets in game 7 in Edmonton in '87, the Flyers would have won their third Stanley Cup. Regardless, Hextall still won the Conn Smythe trophy.


CanadianMule - 1/25/2007 at 01:55 PM

Without an empty net goal, I had the All Star game nailed at 20 goals. Just silly.

It would be like the MLB All Star game using a pitching machine throwing straight down the middle for every pitch.

If there is no defence and no hitting then play 3 on 3 hockey.


PhotoDude - 1/27/2007 at 02:21 PM

Back to some defensive hockey:

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Brodeur, Devils Shut Down Lightning 2-0
Saturday, January 27, 2007 3:06 AM EST
The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Martin Brodeur turned an outstanding performance into another milestone. Brodeur made 28 saves, extending his NHL record for consecutive 30-win seasons to 11, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 Friday night.

"I just want to win," Brodeur said. "Every year, I go in and I want to win 30 games. That's my first goal. I'm happy that it happened so quickly. We'll move forward now."

Brodeur (30-13-4) also recorded his NHL-best ninth shutout this season and the 89th of his career.

"We played a good hockey game ... couldn't beat the goalie," Lightning coach John Tortorella said.

Brian Gionta and Jay Pandolfo scored for the Devils, who are 11-1-2 over the last 14 games.

Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 shots as the Lightning lost for just the second time in their last nine games.

Gionta put New Jersey ahead 1-0 with 50.5 seconds left in the first. He scored from just outside the crease off a pass from behind the net by Scott Gomez.

Pandolfo made it 2-0 with an empty-netter with 42.5 seconds left.

The Atlantic Division-leading Devils are 24-5-3 this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

"For me and for our defense to play tight, we have no choice," Brodeur said. "We can't let ourselves go. We don't have that room for error. I think that's the reason why we're able to get so many (shutouts). If we want to win, we need to have them some nights."

The Lightning dominated the early part of the second, but Brodeur stopped in-close chances by Eric Perrin and Ryan Craig.

"He's one of the best that ever played," Lightning center Brad Richards said. "That's why he's considered that. He wins games like that. They can score one goal and sit back."

Holmqvist kept the Lightning within one later in the second when he made a save on Pandolfo's short-handed chance with 6 minutes left. The goalie also got a break when Patrik Elias' shot from the left circle hit the post with 28 seconds remaining in the period.

Brodeur stopped Craig's rebound attempt midway through the third when the Lightning applied strong pressure during a power play. He also made a glove save on Vinny Prospal's rebound with 4 minutes left.

"To me, he's the best goaltender in the game today," Devils coach Claude Julien said. "And he doesn't get satisfied with it. He keeps proving it year after year. He doesn't sit on what he's accomplished. He wants to accomplish more."

Notes: Patrick Roy holds the NHL record for most seasons of at least 30 wins with 13. He also has the second longest streak of consecutive 30-or-more win seasons by a goalie with eight. Tony Esposito is third with seven straight seasons. ... Tampa Bay C Vincent Lecavalier had his 10-game point streak end. He had nine goals and 16 points during the stretch.


CanadianMule - 1/28/2007 at 07:35 AM

The Devils are hot. 8-1-1. Slowly catching Buffalo.

Didn't someone here recently mention that the Devils were bad.


PhotoDude - 1/28/2007 at 12:53 PM

Lost last night to Florida.

Some bizarre goals from each team.

Entertaining though.

We have a game this morning against the other Lysander team.

Hope my kids are well rested.


EasyMichael - 1/28/2007 at 02:05 PM

I can't believe I'm posting in a hockey thread...

The "owner" of one of my all-time favorite sports nicknames, Gump Worsley, has died. Someone always wanted to be "Gump" back when we played street hockey. (And I surely don't mean that darn movie character's name from more recent times...)

"My face is my mask."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/hockey/nhl/01/27/bc.hkn.obit.worsley. ap/index.html


CanadianMule - 1/28/2007 at 03:17 PM

Very sad news. I agree that someone was always Gump when playing ball hockey.

I never met him but my Dad knew all those Canadiens. A few other people I know were either related to Gump or were friends. Never heard a bad word about him. Seemed like a class act and one of the best of his era.


PhotoDude - 1/28/2007 at 06:00 PM

Close game this morning.

We beat the other Lysander team 2-1 on a shot with 10 seconds left.

Ten seconds is an eternity in a close game, the other team still had a chance.

They pulled their goalie and put on an extra skater.

As the puck was dropped at center ice, Derek and their star player got into a little shoving match.

Refs took both of them to the box.

Smart play on Derek's part.

We killed the clock and won.


johnwott - 1/28/2007 at 07:11 PM

Caps beat the Champs last night.

Even so It was comical at times. Ovechkin and Semin got the Caps a 3-0 first period lead.
But the defense gave 2 back in 50 seconds. The first giveaway 2 caps defensemen crashed
into each other leading Ollie to face a 2 on none. THe second the defenseman fell
down and handed over the puck in front of the net.

The only thing missing was the clown music.


PhotoDude - 1/28/2007 at 07:14 PM

quote:

The only thing missing was the clown music.



Jack - 1/29/2007 at 07:39 PM

Too bad about the Gumper,probably one of the funniest guys in hockey and a great goalie. RIP Lorne Worsley.

It must be between other sports/racing seasons and no football - afternoon games Saturday and Sunday with the HNIC doubleheader Saturday night as usual. NBC started their series of weekend afternoon games on Sunday with Wings vs. Colorado,one of the few good remaining rivalries in the New NHL. Wings put em down 3-1, Jose Thodore looked really shakey.

Best part of the AllStar game ? Robert Randolph & Family Band at the beginning of the show.


CanadianMule - 1/31/2007 at 03:06 AM

Buffalo comes out of their mini slump and stomps all over Boston.

Gotta stay on top of those nasty Devils.


ozzypie - 2/1/2007 at 04:10 PM

Stomping all over Boston? Now there's an accomplishment!


CanadianMule - 2/2/2007 at 05:57 AM

And they did it again. Good thing they seem to play Boston 30-40 times this season.

35- 14- 4 record.


johnwott - 2/2/2007 at 07:15 AM

Crapitals lose again

no defense at all.


PhotoRon286 - 2/2/2007 at 01:38 PM

Devils beat Philly 6-5 in OT.

Man, wott a game!


ozzypie - 2/2/2007 at 07:32 PM

Not alot of love for this idea from what I've read....

NHL considers larger nets
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007 9:58 am EST


It's not getting as much attention as dislikes of the current National Hockey League schedule, next season's new uniforms or what to do about the All-Star Game, but the issue of possibly going with larger nets is bubbling just below the surface.

The league is closer to making a change than you might think. It already tried larger goals at a research-and-development camp prior to the start of last season, as well as in a rookie tournament that included players from Toronto, Florida and Montreal.

______________________________________________________________________

I'd try making the ice surface larger first, but they won't rip the seats out in order to do it, so I'm in favor of making the net slightly larger.


PhotoRon286 - 2/2/2007 at 08:27 PM

Why not raise it a foot above the ice?

Idiots.

Whose bonehead idea is this???



Take away stick curve restrictions.

Much easier to implement, and you won't have rinks all over North America having to shell out $$$ for new sets of goals.


Jack - 2/3/2007 at 05:18 AM

The Wings extracted a little revenge for the 2-1 OT loss to the Blues earlier this week with a 5-3 win tonight Spoiled Manny Legace's return to Detroit and nice to see ex London Knight Dennis Wideman booming shots for the Blues.
Love those short handed goals,one for each team, including the game winner by Kris Draper.Lidstrom's on his way to 5th. Norris trophy for sure, his next goal will be 200th. and he couldn't buy one tonight but he had 3 points as did Zetterberg.

TSN must be on a Wings trip,they're showing the Wings/Rangers game Monday night too. Fine with me.


PhotoRon286 - 2/4/2007 at 02:52 AM

I'm watching a great game right now.

Buffalo/New Jersey.

Buffalo is six points ahead of Jersey for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo led 1-0 for two periods.

Devils scored three goals in 2:30 to go ahead 3-1.

Six minutes left to go.

Heh heh.


PhotoRon286 - 2/4/2007 at 02:31 PM


skypup - 2/4/2007 at 05:48 PM

How bout the Lightning? They're playing some good hockey right now and Johan Holmqvist has been making some great saves, plus he's not given up a goal in OT. Marty and Vinnie are up near the top in the leaderboard in scoring. Maybe we'll get another cup down here.
I'm going over to watch them play the Islanders in March, it'll be my first pro hockey game!


PhotoRon286 - 2/4/2007 at 07:59 PM

You'll love it!

The game is so much better live.

On TV you can't see the whole ice, and you also can't see the passes where the puck is actually off the ice by two or thee feet.

Almost like lacrosse, the way the players handle the puck in the air.


PhotoRon286 - 2/5/2007 at 02:13 AM

Monkey boy should be happy.

Until the next game.

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Caps Turn Aside Isles to End 3-Game Skid
Sunday, February 4, 2007 5:15 PM EST
The Associated Press
By DAVID GINSBURG

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Capitals won't win many games in which Alex Ovechkin is limited to a single shot in regulation, and they never fare well when extended to a shootout.

None of that mattered Sunday against the New York Islanders.

Alexander Semin scored the lone goal in a shootout, Olie Kolzig had 31 saves, and Washington snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory.

Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 33 goals, was held scoreless on just two shots none through the first two periods. He also misfired in the shootout.

Ovechkin has at least a point in 43 of the Capitals' 54 games. He failed to get one Saturday in a 2-0 loss to Pittsburgh, and this marked the first time this season he didn't register a point in consecutive games.

But the Capitals got two points in the standings, and that's all that mattered to the second-year star, especially since Washington had won only two of 10 games.

"We will take these points. I'm happy we win," Ovechkin said. "We lose eight in 10 and we forget what it feels like winning. This game was important to us."

Kolzig was flawless in the shootout, stopping Miroslav Satan, Viktor Kozlov and Jason Blake. Washington was winless in five shootouts before Sunday.

"We finally got one," Kolzig said. "Hopefully it's a sign for us."

Mike Sillinger scored the lone goal for the Islanders, and Rick DiPietro stopped 30 shots. Each of the Islanders' last three defeats have come after they played to a tie in regulation.

"It's tough when you lose that extra point," coach Ted Nolan said. "The shootout is more of a skills competition. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't."

New York took no consolation in keeping Ovechkin entirely in check.

"He's probably one of the best players in the league," said defenseman Brendan Witt, a former Capitals player. "You have to take away his time and space because he's got all the tools."

In the shootout, Semin went first. He went straight at DiPietro, deked right and stuffed a backhander into the net. Kolzig did the rest.

"Olie played the last two games unbelievably and we haven't given him much support. But he came through in the shootout," said Matt Pettinger, who scored the Capitals' lone regulation goal.

Washington went 0-for-4 on the power play and yielded a short-handed goal to Mike Sillinger. New York is 14-for-14 on the penalty kill over the last three games.

DiPietro hit the ice hard after being upended in the net by a sliding Ovechkin with 12:09 left in regulation, but remained in goal to the finish.

Minutes later, Ovechkin was called for interference. Shortly after he emerged from the penalty box he recorded his first shot, with 9:17 to go, but DiPietro cast it aside easily.

Down 1-0, the Islanders pulled even at 27 seconds of the middle period. With Witt in the penalty box, Trent Hunter took a shot from the left circle that glanced off Kolzig to Sillinger, who tapped in the rebound from right of the crease.

New York outshot Washington 13-5 in the period, in part because the Capitals were forced to kill three penalties. Bottled up in its own end for much of the time, Washington managed only one shot over the period's initial 14 minutes.

Kolzig kept the Capitals in the game with several fine saves, including one late in the period when he sprawled on his back to block a shot by Blake.

Frustrated offensively in Pittsburgh one day earlier, Washington wasted little time finding the back of the net against DiPietro. With just under three minutes elapsed, Pettinger slammed home the rebound of a wraparound shot by Richard Zednik.

That, however, would be the Capitals' lone goal.

Notes: The Capitals recalled G Frederic Cassivi from AHL Hershey and assigned G Daren Machesney to the same minor league club. ... Islanders C Alexei Yashin missed a third straight game with tendinitis in his right knee. ... It was the first of a season-high four successive home games for the Capitals.


ozzypie - 2/5/2007 at 07:23 PM

quote:
I'm watching a great game right now.

Buffalo/New Jersey.

Buffalo is six points ahead of Jersey for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo led 1-0 for two periods.

Devils scored three goals in 2:30 to go ahead 3-1.

Six minutes left to go.

Heh heh.



Actually that game sucked for two periods, then it got 'great', lol.

Seriously though, the Devils team that showed up for the third period was radically different than the one that showed up for the first two. Seemed like someone read them the riot act between the second and third periods.

The Sabres fan club was in our section acting all stupid and talkin' trash at the start of the game. I have to think the ticket office must have placed them in this section on purpose, knowing full well that the most hardcore Devil fans are in that section. By the middle of the third period they looked sorry that they'd made the trip.


PhotoRon286 - 2/5/2007 at 08:26 PM

quote:
quote:
I'm watching a great game right now.

Buffalo/New Jersey.

Buffalo is six points ahead of Jersey for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo led 1-0 for two periods.

Devils scored three goals in 2:30 to go ahead 3-1.

Six minutes left to go.

Heh heh.



Actually that game sucked for two periods, then it got 'great', lol.

Seriously though, the Devils team that showed up for the third period was radically different than the one that showed up for the first two. Seemed like someone read them the riot act between the second and third periods.

The Sabres fan club was in our section acting all stupid and talkin' trash at the start of the game. I have to think the ticket office must have placed them in this section on purpose, knowing full well that the most hardcore Devil fans are in that section. By the middle of the third period they looked sorry that they'd made the trip.



LMAO!

You should have heard the Buffalo TV folks between periods and then after the game.

Change of tune, for sure.

Miller was highly pissed about Madden's goal, but didn't say a word about the Elias shot he pulled out of the net and the refs didn't call a goal.


Jack - 2/6/2007 at 02:07 PM

Another game that sucked for 2 periods last night at MSG...Wings spoiled Shanny's first game aginst them since joining the Rangers with 3 unanswered third period goals to win 4-3. -Brendan did score a nice goal in the first though.Two more points chasing Nashville for the Central lead.

Ottawa - Buffalo Wed. night should be a good one.


PhotoRon286 - 2/7/2007 at 02:08 AM

Devils 2
Rangers 1

End of the second period.


skypup - 2/7/2007 at 06:08 AM

Ron, my cousin's husband said the same thing. I've been to a few semi pro games when Huntington,WV had a team, but am sure it will be more exciting this time around. Tampa Bay is pretty hot right now. They are on a four game winning streak with tonight's victory over the LA Kings.


PhotoRon286 - 2/7/2007 at 01:28 PM

Devils beat the Ranger$ in a shoot out.

Heh heh.


ozzypie - 2/7/2007 at 01:56 PM

Matt Cullen blows.....the third shot of the shootout, while Jagr and Straka watch from the bench. Wouldn't want to be Tom Renney today!


PhotoRon286 - 2/7/2007 at 02:34 PM

Yeah, I was wondering why poodle boy wasn't in the first three.


skypup - 2/8/2007 at 05:16 AM

Got a surprise phone call this evening. I got a ticket for this coming Tuesday's game because someone can't make that game, so I'll see my first NHL game then. Tampa Bay Lightning vs the Phoenix Coyotes.


leafsfan - 2/8/2007 at 05:36 AM

Can't do the quote thing but TSN shows the wings so much because most of their fans are from South Western Ontario. Have you noticed all the empty seats at the Joe lately where did all the wings fans go? I think George Bush shutting down the border is going to hurt the wings a lot.

Which is fine by me because I hate the Dead Things!!! Go Leafs Go!!!!
Worst mistake the league ever made (and they've made many) was killing th leafs dead things rivalry, they talk about the leafs habs but the leafs dead things was better at least for the past 20 years. The years of the Chuck Norris division solidified the hatred leafs fans have for windsor north and vice versa.

Happy Hockey!!!


leafsfan - 2/8/2007 at 06:00 AM


Got a surprise phone call this evening. I got a ticket for this coming Tuesday's game because someone can't make that game, so I'll see my first NHL game then. Tampa Bay Lightning vs the Phoenix Coyotes.


Congrats on the first game, get there early and enjoy the warmup, usually can walk down to the glass (depending on your seat level) and get up close. Wicked to watch the players shoot missles at the goalie (mostly at the back-up goalie). Say hi to the great one.
Happy Hockey


Jack - 2/8/2007 at 02:10 PM

Leafsfan,actually you don't need a pasport(yet) to go to a Wings game from Windsor.Just grab a Tunnel bus for a loonie and it drops you off at Cobo,short stumble to the Joe -too easy.The lower bowl( season's tickets holders ) miss lots of games at every rink in the league- the fans at the Joe are no different.Must be nice to be able to pis$ away big bucks like that...

TSN is showing Wings games because it's a good ratings draw and lots of us in SW Ontario get more from NBC in winter months of Sat/Sun afternoon games. There's more than enough for the Leaf Nation on CBC. Couldn't agree more about the screwed up sched. - miss getting a fiver from the wife every time the Wings pound the Leafs.

And with the win in Pheonix last night,the Wings are only one point behind Nashville.


leafsfan - 2/8/2007 at 05:23 PM

Hey Jack does the name Nickolai Borchevsky still give you nightmares? Overtime Game 7. 1993/94 what an awesome series. I was at games 4 and 6 at MLG (slept outside MLG for tickets). Awesome!!!! Bet your wife remembers that series

Either folks from Windsor, Wheatly (car barn forever) and Leamington are not going to games due to hassle crossing the border or maybe "Hockey Town" ain't really much of a hockey town after all.
Most times I see the wings on TSN (more then leafs) this year there are a lot of empty seats. Can't say you see that in any CDN city (other then leaf platinum club members eatting sushi and they make it back to their seats by the 10 minute mark).

And about those 74 points, I guess If the leafs got to play Chicago, Columbus and St. Louis 24 times they'd be doing alright. Win 3/4 of those games and your sitting at 32 points. Try putting Detroit in any other division including the Southwest and see where they end up. I think last years bow out in the first round is proof of that. Blaming Legace was pathetic.
See what happens this year. I just checked out their remaining sched and of the 27 games left to play, 15 are against sub 500 teams!! yep 4 against CHI, 3 against Columbus, philly, phoenix, st. louis, LA man thats tough.
Oh yeah and there was still tickets available for the Calgary game coming up (Hockey Town???)

God I sound harsh, anyway all in good fun. I owe you a six pack of OV.

Drives me nuts what Bettman has done to the game. Idiots on the score last night were saying it was unfair that Detroit was placed in 4th due to placing of division winners in 1 2 3 spots for playoffs.
Boneheads!!! the teams in the Northwest play a killer schedule. The northwestr should be guaranteed two spots at the start of the year just based on their schedule.

Detroit and many other teams (maybe even the leafs) would be sunk playing Vanc. Colorado, Calg and Edm. Minn. every week.

Enjoy the ranting. Go Leafs (Leafs will help you out tonight by kickin the preds) Happy Hockey















PhotoRon286 - 2/8/2007 at 05:28 PM

quote:


Enjoy the ranting. Go Leafs (Leafs will help you out tonight by kickin the preds)



I wouldn't be so sure.


Jack - 2/8/2007 at 07:42 PM

I dunno Ron,the Leafs are on a win streak- 8-2-0 for last 10 and Nashville's slipped a bit. Go Leafs. Did I say that outloud? Detroit's only one point back of the Preds...

As far as the empty seats.It's usually always the lower bowl - season's tx- and other than the sushi hunters in TO maybe doesn't extend all that much to other Canadian cities.It amazes me to watch NHL games and see all those empty seats.

As far as the schedule -it's a conspiracy foisted on us by the NJ midget and his henchmen. And a damn shame when the Original 6 teams don't play at least one home & home series every season .Wings playing sub 500 teams for most of the rest of the season ? I guess I''ll see how happy I am when playoff time rolls around and the real fun begins.


PhotoRon286 - 2/8/2007 at 09:23 PM

quote:

As far as the schedule -it's a conspiracy foisted on us by the NJ midget and his henchmen. And a damn shame when the Original 6 teams don't play at least one home & home series every season .Wings playing sub 500 teams for most of the rest of the season ? I guess I''ll see how happy I am when playoff time rolls around and the real fun begins.


bettman deserves a beat down just for that.


leafsfan - 2/8/2007 at 09:57 PM

The midget was in Vancouver yesterday telling everyone that he'll be around until at least 2010 and then some. What drives this guy??? $$$ He's done nothing for the game. He can't skate, never played the game not even road hockey, probably not even table hockey.
Drives me nuts. The NHL should keep Bettman as commsioner for the money and legal stuff but get a hockey guy more involved in decision making.

Is it me or does there seem to be a rise in fighting this past month? Bring it on more fights the better within reason of course Unless the leafs are playing Detroit.

Reggie Dunlop: You cheap sonofabitch. Those guys are retards.
McGrath: I got a good deal on those boys. Scout said they showed a lot of promise.
Reggie Dunlop:: They brought their **** in toys!
McGrath: I'd rather have them playing with their toys than playing with themselves.
Reggie Dunlop: They're too dumb to play with themselves! I've done enough **** work for today. What did you trade for them, a used puck bag? Boy, every piece of garbage that comes into the league, you gotta buy it.


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 12:39 AM

Devils/Isles ready to drop the puck.

GO DEVILS!!!!


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 02:33 AM

Nine minutes left.

Devils 1
Isles 0


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 03:12 AM

Devils win 2-0.

Tenth shutout of the season for the best goalie of all time. (Sorry Jack)


leafsfan - 2/9/2007 at 05:44 AM

And the most boring team


leafsfan - 2/9/2007 at 05:46 AM

Sorry Detroit/JAck, leafs had to lose sometime. And how could the leafs feel good about helping the dead things anyway? Better to lose out of conference games anyway, save themselves for Sid the Kid on Saturday. Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 01:13 PM

quote:
And the most boring team


You obviously haven't seen them play in seven years or so.


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 01:15 PM

To recap last night:

Devils win

Nashville beats Toronto

Detroit gets shut out.



Heh heh, eh?


ozzypie - 2/9/2007 at 05:02 PM

quote:
I guess I''ll see how happy I am when playoff time rolls around and the real fun begins.


Since you'll be watching the boring Devils play hockey while reading the Leafs golf scores in the paper, probably not very happy at all.


leafsfan - 2/9/2007 at 05:17 PM

I'll take the (disc) golf course any day over watching the devils lull everyone to sleep with their painful excuse for hockey. Maybe we'll have a first round matchup to decide things. Dare to dream. Cheers


ozzypie - 2/9/2007 at 05:42 PM

quote:
Maybe we'll have a first round matchup to decide things. Dare to dream.


Been there, done that, it was decided.


leafsfan - 2/9/2007 at 06:47 PM

The past is the past, bring on Stanley 2007!!!


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 06:48 PM

quote:
I'll take the (disc) golf course any day over watching the devils lull everyone to sleep with their painful excuse for hockey. Maybe we'll have a first round matchup to decide things. Dare to dream. Cheers


Be careful what you wish for.

Those match ups haven't gone too well for Toronto, have they?

My favorite was the year Bobby Holik made Matts Sundin his bitch for the series.

Poor Matts looked ready to cry every time he went on the ice.

Heh heh.


ozzypie - 2/9/2007 at 07:31 PM

quote:
The past is the past, bring on Stanley 2007!!!


I guess if my team's last Cup was only able to be viewed on a black & white TV, I'd say 'the past is the past' too.


leafsfan - 2/9/2007 at 10:20 PM

Hey but after 40 years they still fill their arena every night (even in the black 80's), tough to do I hear in Jersey even during the playoffs. I know, call it blind love/faith but its love baby L-O-V-E.


PhotoRon286 - 2/9/2007 at 11:32 PM

quote:
quote:
The past is the past, bring on Stanley 2007!!!


I guess if my team's last Cup was only able to be viewed on a black & white TV, I'd say 'the past is the past' too.


LMAO!


leafsfan - 2/11/2007 at 08:08 PM

After watching hi-lites of last nights games Leafs not on locally due to Calg at Buff I really believe there is way more fighting in NHL games this past mnth or so. I love it. I know some don't but their probably Senators fans and what can you say for them.
Anyone agree/disagree on number of fights lately.
Has Gary been listening? I doubt it but there seems to be more drama in games over the past couple of weeks then over the first few months of the season. I know games mean more now, but that shouldn't account for more scraps. Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:02 AM

During the Sabres telecast last night, they were saying the NHL may get rid of the instigator rule.

About time.


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:07 AM

Surprised somewhat that leafsfan would be happy to see more fights after one of his boys got taken off on a stretcher.

BTW, pretty good hockey fight.

Glad to see he wasn't seriously hurt.

quote:
Leafs' Newbury Taken Off on Stretcher
Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:21 AM EST
The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) Maple Leafs rookie Kris Newbury was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the third period after a fight with Pittsburgh's Ronald Petrovicky on Saturday night.

The Toronto forward took several punches to the head before falling to the ice. He stayed motionless for several minutes before taken being off.

Newbury was examined at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto after the Maple Leafs' 6-5 overtime loss to Pittsburgh and tests showed he didn't sustain any fractures to his skull or neck.

The center, who will turn 25 later this month, was conscious and alert as he was transported from the ice to the dressing room.

"A scary moment," Maple Leafs forward Boyd Devereaux said.

Four seconds after Pittsburgh's Maxim Talbot scored to make it 5-5, Newbury and Petrovicky squared off at center ice. Petrovicky caught Newbury with a hard punch, and Newbury's helmet came off. When he fell back, he struck his head on the ice and was knocked out.

"We started fighting and he fell on his head pretty bad so, you know, sorry, but that's part of the game," Petrovicky said. "Hopefully he'll be OK.

Newbury lay motionless for 30 seconds before awakening just as Toronto's training staff began treating him. A large pool of blood collected under his head and he was strapped to a board and taken off the ice.

"You don't want to see that, a lot of blood on the ice," said Petrovicky, who was sitting in the penalty box when the stretcher was brought out.

Newbury's teammates were visibly worried during the game, but seemed somewhat relieved once it was over.

"When someone is down like that and you see there's almost blood coming out of his ear, it's always dangerous," captain Mats Sundin said. "But I heard he was moving around ... and he was conscious on the stretcher and could talk, so hopefully he'll be fine."


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:14 AM

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2OQqpN2icho


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:47 AM

Oldie but goodie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YjnsJDQOek


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:56 AM

And one of the best of the year:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z3x0faTPRZU&mode=related&search=


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:31 PM

You don't see guys in other sports doing this:

quote:
Devils' Madden Hit in Face With Puck
Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:25 PM EST
The Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New Jersey center John Madden missed the final 6:28 of the first period Sunday after being hit by a shot and cut on the right side of his face in the Devils' 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

Madden received an undisclosed number of stitches and played the final two periods wearing a visor on his helmet. He had a nasty gash below his eye and his face was badly swollen and black and blue after the game. Droplets of blood dripped occasionally from his nose as he talked to reporters.

"I have seen guys take a lot worse shots than this and get back out there," Madden said. "That's the way the game is played."

Madden felt he was hurt worse when he hit by a puck shot by New York Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek in another season.

"I was chasing down an icing and I was 15 or 20 feet behind him and he turned around and shot it out of the zone and it hit me right in the face," said Madden, one of the NHL's top defensive forwards.

Madden even downplayed the jagged ugly gash on his face Sunday.

"The gash was nothing, it was just a big cut," Madden said. "It's like getting cut with a knife or something like that. Bone wasn't involved. You know, force was involved. It caught me pretty clean. It looked worse than it was."

Madden was hurt when he put his stick down to deflect a power-play shot by Lightning forward Eric Perrin. The shot deflected and the puck struck him in the face and opened a cut.

Madden went down immediately to the ice, holding his face. He stayed down for about 20 seconds and skated off, helped initially by a Devils trainer and then referee Kerry Fraser and linemate Jay Pandolfo.


PhotoRon286 - 2/12/2007 at 01:31 PM

Looked like he broke his nose as well.


leafsfan - 2/12/2007 at 06:40 PM

Yep sad for Newbury, in the paper here they said he knocked his head on the ice. To me it looked like he tried to hit his opponents hand with the side of his head really hard.

Fightings been in the gamer forever. Its great for the fans, rivalries etc. This would never happen but take car crashes out of Nascar and I think interest might drop off a little.

Wade Belak (fourth liner for Toronto along with Newbury) after he saw Newbury was alright joked with him that Newbury had messed up one of the few shifts they get.

Madden is awesome (did I say that). Every team needs grit like that guy has. I think it is one of Toronto's failings that they don't have a guy like Madden running around taking punishnment and dishing it out. Makes everyone on the bench step up.


Jack - 2/13/2007 at 12:39 AM

Anybody catch the Ray Emery shot to the head with his stick that got him a 3 gamer? He said" he wasn't rying to hurt anybody", well anybody I hit in the face with a goalie stick usually disagreed...

Wings and Flyers on TV tonight.They are going to honour Keith Primeau at the game and had a nice portrait with him in both uniforms. Waiting to see if Forsberg will end up with the Wings as his choice is a Western team, The Wings have cap room with Hasek & Chelios taking deferred $$ but it's a crap shoot with his ankle & free agency at the end of the year.

Hasek's day to day.Ut Oh. Couple of goalies nobody ever heard of tonight,McDonald got his first NHL win last night vs. Flames. Niklas Lidstrom should get his 200th. goal tonight after having 3 goals given to other Wings after been credited to him.


leafsfan - 2/13/2007 at 03:09 AM

Emery's a hot head but the way they are running goalies these days they have to defend themselves. Rolson got ran over badly twice last night. I know they showed hi-lites on HNIC of Emery but can't remeber it being Billy Smith like.

Hey here we go again Jack, Detroit on TSN AGAIN. Man I'm sure there are more national Red Wings games on TSN then any of the other CDN teams. Brutal, Go Old Vienna


PhotoRon286 - 2/13/2007 at 03:15 AM

How big a gamble is Peter Forsberg???

When healthy, he's the best.

Last week I saw him fall on his face because his foot wasn't going in the right direction.

Do you roll the dice and take him if you have cap room?

I honestly don't know what I'd do.


CanadianMule - 2/13/2007 at 04:18 AM

Those poor Senator fans. They have to watch McGrattan beat up some poor Leaf time time again. Poor Belak always spends the fights just trying to stay out of reach.

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

Buffalo's Andrew Peters shows the Leafs their playoff activity schedule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tjbhNUmF6I


Jack - 2/13/2007 at 02:02 PM

OUCH. lose 6-1 to the worst team inthe league. OUCH, only game last night, skipped Sportscentre this morning.

TSN is making up for LeafsTV and CBC who only show Leafs games- SW Ontario has as many Wings fans as Leafs fans and are glad of them showing the games. Bonus with NBC showing Detroit weekend games on cable.

Emery is a hothead and still holds the AHL record pm's for goalies in one season at 72. There's lots of ways to get guys back other than chopping them in the face with your stick.He thinks 3 games is harsh, what a maroon.


leafsfan - 2/13/2007 at 05:51 PM

He plays for the sens what do you expect? NHL is too light on doling out time for idiots like him.

He should have dropped the gloves. A blocker to the puss can be a bit more painful then a fist or a stick.

Isles at Leafs, big game for both tonight. Of course its only on TSN Ontario not nationwide like them stinkin dead things


PhotoRon286 - 2/13/2007 at 06:56 PM

Hope there's a game on TV here tonight.

My practice got canceled due to a high school playoff reschedule.


Stephen - 2/14/2007 at 01:08 AM

Didn't want to interrupt the thread or anything, just wanted to say:
Hail to the Chief.
The Bruins honored John "Chief" Bucyk before tonight's game for 50 years of being with the team, including 21 as a player -- he and Raymond Bourque are tied in that area -- a great player and, as was pointed out several times, a greater guy -- does a lot of charity work and is the driving force behind the Bruins alumni games.
Orr and Esposito were the stars of the "Big Bad Bruins" glory years (1967-72), but the leader on and off the ice was their captain -- the Chief.


PhotoRon286 - 2/14/2007 at 01:16 AM

My favorite team when I was young.

Bobby Orr, Espo, and that guy I named my son after.


Stephen - 2/14/2007 at 01:21 AM

You named your son The Turk? ( )
Your son Derek has a great name Ron
Actually Derek Sanderson was among those on the ice tonight -- so was Pie McKenzie & Don Marcotte.
That line of Bucyk, McKenzie & Fred Stanfield was a thing of beauty to watch.


PhotoRon286 - 2/14/2007 at 03:54 AM

quote:
You named your son The Turk? ( )
Your son Derek has a great name Ron
Actually Derek Sanderson was among those on the ice tonight -- so was Pie McKenzie & Don Marcotte.
That line of Bucyk, McKenzie & Fred Stanfield was a thing of beauty to watch.



Two years ago we were coming home from practice.

Stopped at a gas station/convenience store for snacks.

Kid behind the counter has a name tag that says "Derek".

My son tells him that's his name too.

Clerk says "my dad named me after some hockey player".

We both burst out laughing like loons.

After we stopped laughing, we let him in on the joke, and Derek gave him a brief history of "that hockey player".


leafsfan - 2/14/2007 at 04:37 AM

Youch, leafs lose another but still gain a point but Carolina wins. Two weeks until trade deadline. Gotta figure the Sundin trade watch is going to heat up. Thankfully Calgary won, bad night all around for Canada's teams. Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 2/14/2007 at 04:48 AM

Canada has a team?


skypup - 2/14/2007 at 11:05 AM

Went to my first pro hockey game last night at the Ice Palace in Tampa. Watched the Lightning beat Phoenix 5-3. Vinne had 2 goals, Marty and Brad Richards also scored for Tampa. I think Paul Ranger had Tampa's other goal. Had a blast! Hoping we make the playoffs. You fellows better keep an eye on Tampa, they're coming on!


gondicar - 2/14/2007 at 05:51 PM

quote:
quote:
You named your son The Turk? ( )
Your son Derek has a great name Ron
Actually Derek Sanderson was among those on the ice tonight -- so was Pie McKenzie & Don Marcotte.
That line of Bucyk, McKenzie & Fred Stanfield was a thing of beauty to watch.



Two years ago we were coming home from practice.

Stopped at a gas station/convenience store for snacks.

Kid behind the counter has a name tag that says "Derek".

My son tells him that's his name too.

Clerk says "my dad named me after some hockey player".

We both burst out laughing like loons.

After we stopped laughing, we let him in on the joke, and Derek gave him a brief history of "that hockey player".





gondicar - 2/14/2007 at 06:06 PM

Last night the Bruins celebrated the 50th anniversary of John "Chief" Bucyk's affiliation with the team. During the pre-game skate all the players wore jersey #9, is was a pretty cool sight.

About 15 years ago I had the chance to meet and spend some time with him at a couple of events and even was his guest at a Bruins game. There isn't a more honest, down-to-earth and classy guy in all of sports, IMO.

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2007/02/14/chief_is_hai led_for_50th/





[Edited on 2/14/2007 by gondicar]


PhotoRon286 - 2/14/2007 at 06:11 PM

Cool.


Stephen - 2/14/2007 at 06:30 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
You named your son The Turk? ( )
Your son Derek has a great name Ron
Actually Derek Sanderson was among those on the ice tonight -- so was Pie McKenzie & Don Marcotte.
That line of Bucyk, McKenzie & Fred Stanfield was a thing of beauty to watch.



Two years ago we were coming home from practice.

Stopped at a gas station/convenience store for snacks.

Kid behind the counter has a name tag that says "Derek".

My son tells him that's his name too.

Clerk says "my dad named me after some hockey player".

We both burst out laughing like loons.

After we stopped laughing, we let him in on the joke, and Derek gave him a brief history of "that hockey player".







The Turk -- in many ways he was what those teams were all about -- the "cool hip swinging bachelor" type -- all the guys wanted to be like him, all the girls wanted to be with him -- was business partners with Joe Willie Namath owning a string of bars etc...
However -- the fact of the matter is that he was an excellent fundamental player -- great sweepchecker, one of the best in the league at the time at winning faceoffs, also one of the best penalty killers in the league (along with long time linemate Eddie Westfall) -- and solid offensively as well.
Also a great fighter -- Turk wasn't the biggest guy in the world but he still didn't lose too many!


gondicar - 2/14/2007 at 06:47 PM

quote:




By the way, in an interview between periods of the game, he said the head dress he wore was made by hand especially for last night by the mother of former Bruin and fighter extrrondinaire Stan Jonathan. He donated it to The Sports Museum in Boston Garden (aka TD Banknorth Garden).

RE: Turk

He has been through the highest of highs (including being the highest paid ahtlete in the world at one time) and lowest of lows (including living on the streets streets of Chicago and New York and feeding his addiction by stealing booze from other homeless people). Through the help of former team mates and others, he was able to overcome all that and is now a Vice President and Senior Investment Professional with Howland Capital in Boston where his clients include young professional athletes and other high net worth individuals.


leafsfan - 2/14/2007 at 11:25 PM

quote:
Canada has a team?

Most folks I know here in the great white north cheer for more then one team. You have your favourite and then a couple you don't mind rooting for when the late game is on Saturday night.
Me Leafs number One (born in the t.Dot) then I always cheer for the Oil (Good fans, great Ceasers at Skyreach).
Live near Vancouver but have a hardtime cheering for the nucks (Nuckleheads take bandwagon jumping to an all new level) and will never cheer for Ottawa (maybe if going for Stanley).
Habs. Flames are enjoyable to watch on most nights. Used to get habs games in French that was always good for a laugh. "De turd star, numero dix, number 10!!! Guy Lafluer!!!
Most important other then to funny types like CDNMULE is always cheer for the CDN team over any US team.


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 01:55 AM

Devils 2
Habs 1


Yo momma.




PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 02:01 AM

Devils 3
Habs 1


Hoowee has hurt his knee.




Marty OWNS the Habs.


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 02:45 AM

3-2, start of the third.


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 03:09 AM

5-2 Devils


Marty is 20-1-4 against les Habs in Jersey in the last 25 games.


CanadianMule - 2/15/2007 at 04:08 AM

quote:
quote:
Canada has a team?

Most folks I know here in the great white north cheer for more then one team. You have your favourite and then a couple you don't mind rooting for when the late game is on Saturday night.
Me Leafs number One (born in the t.Dot) then I always cheer for the Oil (Good fans, great Ceasers at Skyreach).
Live near Vancouver but have a hardtime cheering for the nucks (Nuckleheads take bandwagon jumping to an all new level) and will never cheer for Ottawa (maybe if going for Stanley).
Habs. Flames are enjoyable to watch on most nights. Used to get habs games in French that was always good for a laugh. "De turd star, numero dix, number 10!!! Guy Lafluer!!!
Most important other then to funny types like CDNMULE is always cheer for the CDN team over any US team.


Almost all the players are Canadian any way. The good ones anyway.

Yes I love Buffalo. Mostly because I have taken so many Toronto dollars with them. Just love those Leaf fans and their money. Trouble is that after paying me so often it is hard to get them to bet anymore.


leafsfan - 2/15/2007 at 05:04 AM

Hey Mule thought I'd get more out of you All good. Cheers have a great weekend.


PhotoRon286 - 2/15/2007 at 01:29 PM

quote:
Sabres' Tim Connolly Skating Again
Friday, February 9, 2007 6:48 PM EST
The Associated Press
By JOHN WAWROW

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tim Connolly is free of his headaches, but not of some questions. The Buffalo Sabres center still couldn't say Friday when he would be ready to return after sustaining the second serious concussion of his career 10 months ago.

"There's no set date. There's no timeline," Connolly said after taking part in his fourth practice this week since being cleared to skate with his teammates. "I'm not going to speculate about that right now. I just come in each day knowing what I have to do and work as hard as I can to get through."


What mattered most to Connolly is that he made it through another session free of the debilitating headaches that have sidelined him since he was hurt in Game 2 of Buffalo's second-round playoff series against Ottawa last May.

"I feel pretty good," Connolly said smiling through a sheen of sweat that covered his face after the 90-minute session in which he was the second-to-last player off the ice.

Still not allowed to take part in contact drills, Connolly showed he had not lost some of his shooting touch, twice banging slap shots off the post.

With his head clear, a neck and jaw problem also corrected and his rusty skills beginning to re-emerge, Connolly's final test is getting his body in shape after being stagnant he didn't start working out until about six weeks ago for an extended period.

"It was up there but it's coming off quickly," Connolly said, referring to his body weight. "It's going to be a long process and a lot of hard work, but I'm definitely looking forward to the challenge."

Coach Lindy Ruff said it's possible Connolly could be back within two months, just in time for the playoffs. But Ruff cautioned that he's not going to rush him back.

The Sabres are taking a cautious approach in part because the six-year NHL veteran missed the entire 2003-04 season after sustaining a concussion during a preseason game.

Connolly's potential return, however, would provide the Eastern Conference-leading Sabres a big boost.

He's a play-making center, who was enjoying a breakout year last season, his fourth in Buffalo after the team acquired him in a deal that sent former captain Michael Peca to the New York Islanders.

Despite missing 19 games with a knee injury, Connolly finished fifth on the Sabres with 16 goals and 39 assists in 63 regular-season games. He had five goals and six assists in eight playoff games before he was hurt, caught skating through the middle with his head down when he failed to avoid a clean check by Ottawa's Peter Schaefer.

Although the injury was severe, it didn't stop the Sabres from re-signing Connolly to a three-year $8.7 million contract in July. The prognosis at the time was Connolly would potentially miss the start of training camp.

Connolly, however, was still experiencing headaches in December, which raised fears that he would miss the entire season.

The initial breakthrough came when doctors discovered Connolly had a degenerative protruding disk in his upper back that was affecting his neck and potentially contributing to his headaches. Doctors also corrected a jaw joint that prevented him from closing his mouth.

Connolly then began a series of light workouts at the University at Buffalo as part of the school's newly introduced post-concussion rehab program.

The combination of treatments led to Connolly receiving clearance to skate on his own earlier this month.

"I knew I'd eventually be here. But I didn't know it would take this long," Connolly said. "It's kind of been frustrating not to be out there."

His teammates were happy to see him back practicing.

"It's very encouraging," co-captain Daniel Briere said. "The first thing we want for Tim is to get back to living a normal life. After that, if he can come back and play, it's a big plus."


Sadly, word out of Buffalo this week is that Tim has a stress fracture of the leg just below the knee.


PhotoRon286 - 2/16/2007 at 12:56 AM

Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.


johnwott - 2/16/2007 at 03:52 AM

Ollie out 3 weeks or more with a knee injury.

Crapitals still managed to get a point without him in a shoot out loss to the lightning tonight.

Zubrus scored with 15.7 seconds left to force OT.


ozzypie - 2/16/2007 at 05:03 PM

quote:
Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.





I see six teams in each conference with a good shot at making the finals.

I don't see any of the six teams from the East beating any of the six from the west, lol.

This trade didn't help matters any!


PhotoRon286 - 2/16/2007 at 05:47 PM

quote:
quote:
Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.





I see six teams in each conference with a good shot at making the finals.

I don't see any of the six teams from the East beating any of the six from the west, lol.

This trade didn't help matters any!


Melrose says the Red Wings will sweep the Devils.


ozzypie - 2/16/2007 at 06:35 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.





I see six teams in each conference with a good shot at making the finals.

I don't see any of the six teams from the East beating any of the six from the west, lol.

This trade didn't help matters any!


Melrose says the Red Wings will sweep the Devils.




NEVER underestimate the 'Melrose factor'.


skypup - 2/17/2007 at 10:55 PM

Don't underestimate the Lightning.


JMidnightrider - 2/18/2007 at 11:43 AM

quote:
My favorite team when I was young.

mine too...still is



PhotoRon286 - 2/18/2007 at 02:06 PM

Bruins beat the Sabres in a shootout.


Jack - 2/19/2007 at 03:03 PM

quote:
Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.

I believe Detroit might be more interested in Forsberg after he becomes a free agent,not a short term rental.

And looking at the standings this morning,Wings are 1 point ahead of Nashville.


nypeachhead - 2/19/2007 at 03:22 PM

anyone see this??? Now thats a fight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-25s4uwFQ


CanadianMule - 2/20/2007 at 02:16 AM

And leafsfan says the Sens don't fight. They did pretty well that night. It was a funny game. The penalty box jammed and hardly any one left to finish the game.


PhotoRon286 - 2/20/2007 at 02:25 AM

Rob Ray.

Was he a fighter or a male stripper???


Heh heh.


Razor works the Sabres telecasts.

Makes smarter observations than Mike Robatille.

Then again, so does my dog.


CanadianMule - 2/20/2007 at 03:07 AM

This one needed two different links. Montreal vs. Quebec could get pretty ugly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUDzf_MLnY0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZpfgwHRAkA


This one's for Ron. You will like the end. Derek getting in trouble.

They say Cashman will destroy Lapointe but Guy suprises them. Then 4 Bruins jump him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzYU49eJm30


PhotoRon286 - 2/20/2007 at 03:58 AM

That took my sons and I on a youtube search.

Couldn't find Roenick catching the slap shot on his jaw.

but we did see Hatcher break it another time.

Damn shame they unwired it either time.


CanadianMule - 2/20/2007 at 03:27 PM

Did Sanderson always have to be third man in to save Cashman?

I laugh at the Boston announcers. They say "What a left by Cashman!" after he skates over to a pile and starts sucker punching Vachon at the bottom of the pile.

All of that and only 32 minutes in penalties. Too funny.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 02:46 AM

Bruins shut out Leafs in Toronto.

Sabres win.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 02:52 AM

I now have VS network.

Adelphia outlet was bought out by Time Warner, finally switched the channels.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 02:56 AM

Ranger$ and Devils played tonight.

Damn MSG had basketball.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 03:02 AM

Ranger$ leading goal scorer Brendan Shanahan is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Devils leading 2-1 with 25 seconds left.

Heh heh.


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 03:05 AM

Devils win 2-1.


CanadianMule - 2/21/2007 at 03:06 AM

quote:
Bruins shut out Leafs in Toronto.

Sabres win.


I thought Buffalo and Boston played every night.

Lucky Buffalo got Philly. The Sabres are starting to rack up the injuries.

Got Shanahan in a mid- later round of a hockey pool. Was having a great year for me so far. While playing with guys who can't get a point. That was a bad collision with both guys suffereng.


ozzypie - 2/21/2007 at 06:41 PM

quote:
Devils win 2-1.





Quite possibly the last Devils-Rangers game at the Meadowlands.

Great win after Avery's cheap shot on Marty, soon Avery will be working on his golf shot.

I've been to ALOT of Devils-Rangers games, but I couldn't believe how crazy the Ranger fans got after they scored their one and only goal, lol.

WOW...you tied the score!!! YIPEE!!!!!


PhotoRon286 - 2/21/2007 at 10:16 PM

quote:
quote:
Devils win 2-1.





Quite possibly the last Devils-Rangers game at the Meadowlands.





Won't we be seeing them in the playoffs?


















Heh heh.


leafsfan - 2/22/2007 at 09:00 PM

Back from Daytona, big game tonight Leafs Isles. Go Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 2/22/2007 at 10:02 PM

Ranger$ Devils from M$G tonight.

Ken has practice from 8:15 to 9:30.

Luckily, I know how to work the sat. receiver at the rink.

Heh heh.


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2007 at 01:20 PM

Devils win in a shoot out.



Sabre game was entertaining.

Can't remember the last goalie fight I saw.


tommars - 2/23/2007 at 01:24 PM

Isles win in a shootout against Toronto. Dipietro bricking up the pipes . Playoff like atmosphere in Nassau Moselium. Best game I've watched in a while. Eff the Rangers.


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2007 at 01:28 PM

quote:
Eff the Rangers.


Well said.


ozzypie - 2/23/2007 at 04:06 PM

quote:
quote:
Eff the Rangers.


Well said.





There is NO reason to 'eff the Rangers', time has proven they will eff things up themselves and don't need our help!


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2007 at 05:14 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Eff the Rangers.


Well said.





There is NO reason to 'eff the Rangers', time has proven they will eff things up themselves and don't need our help!


Heh heh.

How many more years in this current Cup drought?


leafsfan - 2/23/2007 at 06:00 PM

Fricken Leafs are pathetic in Shootouts. I think their record is 2 and 7 or something like that. DiPietro is a wall these days.
Great to see old time hockey is back. Goalie scraps are the best. That Emery is a mean so and so thats for sure. Sens and Sabres looks like a great matchup in May.


MoreCowbell - 2/23/2007 at 07:26 PM

quote:
Devils win in a shoot out.



Sabre game was entertaining.

Can't remember the last goalie fight I saw.


Goalie fight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVoAOg7_6vo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewith leather%2Ecom%2F


ozzypie - 2/23/2007 at 07:46 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
Eff the Rangers.


Well said.





There is NO reason to 'eff the Rangers', time has proven they will eff things up themselves and don't need our help!


Heh heh.

How many more years in this current Cup drought?




I prefer to think in terms of decades, after all, these are the RANGERS we're talkin' about!


ozzypie - 2/23/2007 at 07:48 PM

quote:

Sabre game was entertaining.

Can't remember the last goalie fight I saw.



When was the last time you saw a goalie fight a player other than another goalie???

That Emery has balls!


leafsfan - 2/23/2007 at 08:18 PM

I was just looking at some comments regarding the scrap last night in Buff on you tube. Amazing some folks (Ottawa fans) think scrapping a goalie is a pussy move. Crazy, anyone that scraps a goalie is nuts. Goalies are always the nut bars. Even in my limited hockey experience a shot to the face with a blocker is not a nice thing.

Looking forward to tomorrow nights re-match.


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2007 at 10:59 PM

quote:
Fricken Leafs are pathetic in Shootouts. I think their record is 2 and 7 or something like that. DiPietro is a wall these days.
Great to see old time hockey is back. Goalie scraps are the best. That Emery is a mean so and so thats for sure. Sens and Sabres looks like a great matchup in May.


And they play again in Ottawa Saturday.

Heh heh.


CanadianMule - 2/24/2007 at 04:00 AM

Look for me on TV.

Always a fun time watching Buffalo kick the Sens ass at home. All in all not that many real punches were thrown all things considered. Emery has balls but that isn't really what the team needs. He should be careful. After the suspension, and this incident he could risk his #1 spot if he loses a couple. Gerber has been playing much better and the Sens need to explain his salary to a degree.

Don't really want Buffalo brawling anyway. They are wounded enough and now Drury is questionable with the cut.

People say that Ottawa's "Stars" shouldn't fight anyway. Damn straight they should. Not like Buffalo sent out an incredible goon squad. Sure someone had to take their lumps from Peters. If the Sen didn't turtle then Peters can't fight Emery. Peters just went looking for a taker and only Emery was willing.

Heatley 6'3" 216 lbs. Should be able to take care of himself.
Spezza 6'3" 213 lbs.
Volchenkov 6'1" 226 lbs.
Phillips 6'3" 216 lbs
Emery 6'2" 202 lbs.



.


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 04:13 AM

Amen.

With size like that, you can't run and hide.

Brian Gionta is twice as tough as those clowns, and he's all of 5' 6".

Emery is effn nuts, but then again, he IS a goalie.

Should have served more than three games for his last transgression.

Too bad Peters didn't get in a few more heavy shots.

Only tough guy Ottawa ever had was ex-Sabre Rob Ray.


CanPeach - 2/24/2007 at 04:23 AM

...And they play again tomorrow night. Round 2


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 04:25 AM

Noted that two posts before.

Heh heh.

Only trouble is, my team plays at 7:15.


CanPeach - 2/24/2007 at 04:30 AM

Hey Ron, too bad we won't get that game here on tv. We get the Leafs/Flyers, which could be a good game too.

Good luck in your game tomorrow, Dylan's team was on a roll, Thursday we were 2 minutes from our 6th win in a row when Dylan checked another kid against the boards, the first official signals a boarding penalty...ok, I could take that, when the other ref comes over and changes it to a hit from behind, meaning a 2 game suspension

The kid was fine and just skated away, Dylan was really upset as he knows when he's guilty and this was a clean hit.

6 games left in our season still.


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 04:42 AM

quote:
Hey Ron, too bad we won't get that game here on tv. We get the Leafs/Flyers, which could be a good game too.

Good luck in your game tomorrow, Dylan's team was on a roll, Thursday we were 2 minutes from our 6th win in a row when Dylan checked another kid against the boards, the first official signals a boarding penalty...ok, I could take that, when the other ref comes over and changes it to a hit from behind, meaning a 2 game suspension

The kid was fine and just skated away, Dylan was really upset as he knows when he's guilty and this was a clean hit.

6 games left in our season still.


Derek has had four or five of those.

He's had two that drew one game suspensions.

He's fourth in scoring, and first in penalty minutes.

I can't complain too much, he's the only kid I have who wants to play physical.

He hits like a ton of bricks, just needs to learn to pull back if the target turns his back.

The last one was ridiculous though.

He got a game suspension for the hit from behind.

Only thing was the kid was looking right at him when he got hit.

The force spun him around and because he was near the benches, he went head first into the divider between the team bench and the penalty box.

The hit looked twice as bad as it was.

Kid wasn't hurt, he got right back up.


CanadianMule - 2/24/2007 at 05:01 AM

My first hockey game ever as a kid, I cross-checked another kid across the face and broke his glasses. I think I was 5 at the time. Set the tone for years to come.

They put me in nets to try and control me (Actually my older brother was a goalie) and I still lead the team in penalties. Had lots of fights too. One or two back-handers across some ankles over the years.


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 05:06 AM

One of my last games in youth hockey, we got a police escort out of the Camillus rink.

I got a one game suspension for that "incident".





The other guy had two broken ribs, a broken nose, and had twenty four stitches.

He was three inches taller and twenty pounds heavier, easily.


leafsfan - 2/24/2007 at 05:11 AM

I'm thinking all that saw the hit on Drury would agree it was a little late. I don't buy the head down watching the shot stuff. There is a few seconds between shooting and him getting hit. I say throw the book at Neil. And to add to it he threw an elbow right at Drury's head.
Sad thing is Drury's out and Neil will be playing tomorrow night.


CanadianMule - 2/24/2007 at 05:21 AM

quote:
I'm thinking all that saw the hit on Drury would agree it was a little late. I don't buy the head down watching the shot stuff. There is a few seconds between shooting and him getting hit. I say throw the book at Neil. And to add to it he threw an elbow right at Drury's head.
Sad thing is Drury's out and Neil will be playing tomorrow night.


I think it was basically a clean hit. They timed it at 1.1 seconds or something. But as you say, Neil went for the kill. Which isn't necessary because you will ring his bell either way. Should be a form of Unnecessary Roughing in hockey.

After that hit, Murray was a fool to put out Spezza and the crew. Poor coaching there. You have to expect the Home Team to seek revenge.


leafsfan - 2/24/2007 at 04:28 PM

Good point about the unnecessary roughing call. PLayers have to have respect for each other.

I think Sens Sabres on in BC tonight (I hope). Did a leafs fan just say that? Don't expect any fireworks in game but CBC showing Leafs Flyers nationally would be a joke.


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 09:17 PM

I guess everyone forgot that since the season after Scott Stevens put Lindros out cold, checks to the head are illegal.


Doesn't matter that it was a shoulder instead of an elbow, it was to the head.

And I don't buy the crap some of the posters on Youtube said about keeping his head up.

"The guy will be a better player now".

Morons.


CanadianMule - 2/25/2007 at 07:28 AM

He didn't really have his head down. Neil comes from behind and just side swipes him. Neil took advantage of the situation for sure.

Sadly Buffalo lost tonight's game. Was a good one though. Lots of goals, couple of fights, good hitting and fast paced. 6-5 with a third period comeback attempt for the Sabres. The losing goal was just stupid also. Miller behind the net and losing the puck. During a bad penalty call.

Not bad with having 7 guys from the minors called up.


PhotoRon286 - 2/25/2007 at 05:54 PM

Didn't get to see any of it.

My team played at 7:15.

Good game, we won 6-2.

Derek had a pretty goal, and half a dozen big hits.


PhotoRon286 - 2/25/2007 at 10:04 PM


PhotoRon286 - 2/26/2007 at 02:09 AM

One of my favorites from last night:



Three players, three sticks, five legs.

My son the sandwich.


PhotoRon286 - 2/26/2007 at 03:18 AM

quote:
Look out Det-riot.

Nashville just traded for Peter Forsberg.

Heh heh.




Well lookee here:

quote:
Forsberg's 1st Nashville Goal a Winner
Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:27 AM EST
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Peter Forsberg's first goal for the Nashville Predators was a memorable one. Forsberg scored at 2:11 of overtime Saturday night, giving the Predators a 4-3 victory over Detroit and pushing them past the Red Wings into first place in the Central Division.

"The team played great," Forsberg said. "There was a great atmosphere in the building."

Acquired from Philadelphia less than two weeks ago, the star forward earned his initial point with Nashville in the first period when he assisted on the first of Paul Kariya's two goals.

Kariya tied the score at 3 with 1:04 remaining in regulation, then made a nice pass to Forsberg for the game-winner. Kariya skated in from the right side and found Forsberg coming in from the left. Forsberg shot from close range, beating Detroit goalie Chris Osgood over his shoulder.

"It was an unbelievable pass by Paul," Forsberg said. "I thought we battled. It was great to score my first goal and get my first points. Our line will play better and better."

Tomas Holmstrom had three power-play goals for the Red Wings.

"Some nights it seems like the puck is just coming to you," Holmstrom said. "It was one of those nights."

Detroit had seven power-play chances overall.

"We were outplaying them 5-on-5," Kariya said. "We just needed to stay out of the penalty box. We had trouble doing that all game, but the next time we play them we just can't give them that many opportunities."

There was one piece of bad news for Nashville: Scott Hartnell, who has 22 goals and 15 assists, will be out four to six weeks with a broken foot.

The Predators acquired Forsberg from the Flyers on Feb. 15 for forward Scottie Upshall, defenseman Ryan Parent and two draft picks.

"It couldn't be better," Forsberg said. "We beat Detroit at home, a team we are battling for first place. The team played great. We have to keep the momentum going."

Forsberg had 11 goals and 29 assists in 40 games for the Flyers this season, but had been hampered by an injury to his right foot that caused him to question if this might be his final season.

He left the game in the second period before returning.

"A puck hit the inside of my leg," Forsberg said. "It needed a couple of stitches."

David Legwand also scored for the Predators.

"I thought this was a heck of a hockey game," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "You had physical play. You had some great passes, good team defense on both ends and great special teams. It was probably a fitting finish that it be won in overtime."

Nashville struck first when Kariya scored from low in the left circle with a one-timer that went over Osgood's shoulder at 18:06 of the first. Forsberg had an assist on the play, his first point with the Predators.

The Red Wings came back strong in the second period. Holstrom scored 38 seconds into the period when he shot a loose puck from the center of the crease over goalie Tomas Vokoun, who was flat on his back.

Holmstrom struck again on the power play at 2:27 of the period. This time, he scored on a wrist shot from high in the slot that sailed by Vokoun to his stick side.

Legwand tied the game at 11:02 when he broke through two Detroit defenders and fired a backhander from low in the right circle that went high over Osgood's shoulder.

In the third period, Holmstrom scored when he shot a rebound from off the back wall by Vokoun at 14:52.

Late in the third, Kariya was skating low in the slot when Dan Hamhuis took a shot from the left point that Kariya directed over Osgood's left shoulder.

"It was a good hockey game," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "I thought they were better than us early. I thought we were better than them late.

"What I liked was I thought the game was at a high level. I thought they were really physical early and we responded to that. I think we've got two real good teams here. It's going to be a lot of fun the next little while."

Notes: Nashville was missing two 20-goal scorers. In addition to Hartnell, Steve Sullivan sat out with an injury. ... The Red Wings and Predators have four meetings left this season. ... The Red Wings have eight power-play goals in their last three games.


leafsfan - 2/27/2007 at 04:12 AM

Leafs are killing me these days. Where were they tonight????


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 04:26 AM

quote:
Leafs are killing me these days. Where were they tonight????


Can I have "Losing in Montreal" for $500 Alex????


CanadianMule - 2/27/2007 at 05:27 AM

quote:
quote:
Leafs are killing me these days. Where were they tonight????


Can I have "Losing in Montreal" for $500 Alex????




LMFAO

The Leafs have had their share of injuries. But their main problem is that they haven't been able to draft since Clark. Their farm system produces little over the years. Poor Sundin spent a chunk of his career there playing with no one of his quality except for Molgilny and they never really clicked.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 01:23 PM

Doug Gilmour was a fine player, but not Sundin's style.


ozzypie - 2/27/2007 at 03:50 PM

quote:
Doug Gilmour was a fine player, but not Sundin's style.



He wasn't so fine when he played in New Jersey.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 05:25 PM

Doug did alright in Jersey.

He had grit.

Too bad he couldn't stay longer.

I got to see him in Buffalo against the Devils.


MoreCowbell - 2/27/2007 at 07:01 PM

quote:
This one needed two different links. Montreal vs. Quebec could get pretty ugly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUDzf_MLnY0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZpfgwHRAkA


This one's for Ron. You will like the end. Derek getting in trouble.

They say Cashman will destroy Lapointe but Guy suprises them. Then 4 Bruins jump him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzYU49eJm30



Check out the organist playing I'm In The Mood For Love while Quebec and Montreal are brawling


Jack - 2/27/2007 at 08:16 PM

Can't hardly wait to go home and get the updates from Trade Deadline Day. Seeing as we don't get a holiday in Feb.( in most of Canada) maybe we could just have that day off...Was hoping Bill Guerin would go to Detroit but no such luck, the Sharks landed him. London native Jason Williams was dealt to the Hawks for Kyle Calder...bet he was really happy about that downward turn and the early tee times.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 09:00 PM

Well Jack, here's what your team did.

Acquired a guy who should have been banned from the league for his gutless performance a few years ago.

quote:
Red Wings Add Bertuzzi Before Deadline
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:00 PM EST
The Associated Press
By LARRY LAGE

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings acquired Todd Bertuzzi from Florida just before Tuesday's NHL trading deadline, adding the tough forward they wanted for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Panthers acquired forward Shawn Matthias and up to two conditional draft picks in the deal. If Bertuzzi signs with Detroit when he becomes a free agent after the season, the Red Wings will part with one pick this year and another next year.



The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Bertuzzi hasn't played since he had lower back surgery in November after being sidelined for more than two weeks by a herniated disc. He has a goal and six assists in seven games after being acquired last summer in a trade that sent top goalie Roberto Luongo to Vancouver.

While playing for the Canucks in March 2004, Bertuzzi sucker-punched Colorado's Steve Moore in the head in one of hockey's ugliest episodes. He served a 17-month suspension.

On Monday night, the Red Wings acquired forward Kyle Calder in a three-team deal for forward Jason Williams.



Did Steve Moore ever play again?

Neither should Bertuzzi






[Edited on 2/27/2007 by PhotoRon286]


PhotoRon286 - 2/28/2007 at 04:43 AM

Devils beat Pixberg 1-0.

Another shutout for the best goalie ever.



quote:
Brodeur Gets 12th Shutout As Devils Win
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:27 PM EST
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) Martin Brodeur made 31 saves for his league-leading 12th shutout of the season and Jamie Langenbrunner scored a power-play goal as the New Jersey Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 Thursday night.

Brodeur set a new career-high for shutouts in a season with the 92nd of his career. He's third on the career list, two behind George Hainesworth and 11 behind leader Terry Sawchuk.

It was the second time this season Brodeur blanked the Penguins, who fell 11 points behind the Atlantic Division-leading Devils by losing for the third time in four outings since having a 16-game point streak snapped.

New Jersey completed a 10-3 February with the victory, which fell on the day of the NHL's trade deadline.

The Penguins made five trades earlier in the day in an effort to close the gap with the Devils and hold off teams chasing them to secure a playoff spot. The deals involved seven players and three draft picks.

The only player dealt from the NHL roster was Dominic Moore, but none of the new acquisitions wingers Gary Roberts and Geoges Laraque, defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski or goalie Nolan Schaefer was in uniform last night. Roberts, the most notable player Pittsburgh received, was in attendance.

Langenbrunner's goal came off a backhand pass from Scott Gomez 33 seconds into the second period. Langenbrunner scored his 21st of the season by ripping a slap shot from the high slot past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 24 saves. Patrik Elias picked up the second assist on the play.

The Devils, the league's stringiest team, shut down the Eastern Conference's third-highest scoring offense, allowing very few quality chances when playing five-on-five.

NHL scoring-leader Sidney Crosby and rookie star Evgeni Malkin each had seven-game point streaks stopped.

Malkin hit a post while skating fast down the left wing late in the second period, and Crosby and Mark Recchi had chances on a power play minutes later. Sergei Gonchar hit the post on a rifle of a shot from the right point in the opening minute of the final period, and Crosby had a chance at the rebound before he was tied up by Devils defenseman Colin White.

The teams will meet two more times this season, each coming in the next 15 days.

Notes: The Devils made one trade Tuesday, and that involved a draft pick and no new players coming to the team. The Penguins have the league's worst penalty kill on the road but rank fourth in home games. They came into Tuesday's game killing 87.5 of opponents' power plays at Mellon Arena and were successful in three of four against New Jersey. C Chris Thorburn was in uniform for Pittsburgh for the first time since Feb 4. Crosby is 19 years, 204 days old, was attempting to become youngest player to reach 200 career points. Wayne Gretzky was 19 years, 347 days old when he reached that milestone. Crosby has 199 career points.


PhotoRon286 - 2/28/2007 at 04:46 AM

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Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1
February 27, 2007


CHICAGO (AP) -Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and Dominik Hasek made 24 saves to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Kyle Calder had a goal and assist in his first game with Detroit, which is 10-2-2 in its last 14 games.

Johan Franzen also had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who improved to 5-0-0 against Chicago this season and are 11-1-1 against the Blackhawks over the past two years.

Hasek lost a bid for his seventh shutout with a minute left in the third period when Jeff Hamilton scored on a wrist shot.

The Blackhawks are 1-4-2 in their last seven games. Their leading scorer, right wing Martin Havlat, sat out with the flu.

Calder was acquired by Detroit on Monday in a three-way trade with Chicago and Philadelphia. He had played 59 games with the Flyers this season.

Jason Williams, who was sent to Chicago in the deal, was in the Blackhawks' lineup.

Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin blocked 24 shots.




All right!!!!!

Det-riot beat Chicago, one of the league's top teams.

Heh heh.


leafsfan - 2/28/2007 at 04:57 AM

Ryan Smyth traded??? Man I hate pro sports some times. Ryan was Mister OIler not Messier. This guy gave his all to the organization for the past 12 years. For what he did last year alone in the playoffs should have got him the $500000 to make him happy.

Fricken Leafs lose again!!!! Now trading Sundin wouldn't have hurt me a bit. I still remember the day I found out they got Sundin. I was working in a gold mine in the Amazon Basin. We got out of camp on Canada Day to Quito and found out from a call home the Leafs had traded Wendel for Sundin. I couldn't beleive it. Stunned on Canada Day of all days!!!! Wendel like Ryan gave the team everything through good and bad (alot of bad). Never liked Sundin, he just doesn't have it. Could have thrown McCabe in for bag of pucks as well.

Who's dissing Gilmore? Dougie is another heart guy. The guys like 5'8 150 lbs and he rose to every challenge thrown his way. And he always got the hot chicks. Go Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 2/28/2007 at 10:44 PM

Jack must still be celebrating the win over Chicago.


Jack - 3/1/2007 at 02:24 PM

Heh Heh Ron, no I only celebrate wins in their division against Nashville...the other teams are just filler.Take the 2 points though. Sure didn't figure Kenny Holland would go after Todd Bertuzzi and would have preferred Guerin or Smyth but I was not consulted. As far as Bertuzzi / Moore, I would agree that if Moore isn't playing neither should Bert, again Bettman and Colie Cambell didn't ask for my opinion.


ozzypie - 3/1/2007 at 02:32 PM

quote:
Ryan Smyth traded??? Man I hate pro sports some times. Ryan was Mister OIler not Messier. This guy gave his all to the organization for the past 12 years. For what he did last year alone in the playoffs should have got him the $500000 to make him happy.

Fricken Leafs lose again!!!! Now trading Sundin wouldn't have hurt me a bit. I still remember the day I found out they got Sundin. I was working in a gold mine in the Amazon Basin. We got out of camp on Canada Day to Quito and found out from a call home the Leafs had traded Wendel for Sundin. I couldn't beleive it. Stunned on Canada Day of all days!!!! Wendel like Ryan gave the team everything through good and bad (alot of bad). Never liked Sundin, he just doesn't have it. Could have thrown McCabe in for bag of pucks as well.

Who's dissing Gilmore? Dougie is another heart guy. The guys like 5'8 150 lbs and he rose to every challenge thrown his way. And he always got the hot chicks. Go Leafs




I wasn't dissing Gilmour, just saying he was a shell of the player he was by the time he got to New Jersey.

As far as Smyth goes, that was a GREAT deal for Edmonton. The Oilers are not making the playoffs and Smyth is unrestricted, if they love each other so much he can resign with Edmonton this summer, and it will be an even better deal.


BigWindy - 3/2/2007 at 03:08 AM

My son and I met Doug Gilmour when he played here in Chicago.........
He could not have been nicer to my son (who was about 10 yrs old at the time).....
He talked to him and posed for a picture.......he made my son a Gilmour fan for life.....
My son is now 15 and a freshman in high school who plays on the HS JV team.......
We had our 1st State Playoff game last week winning 3-2.......putting us in the Sweet 16.
My son had the Hat Trick scoring the winning goal with 32 seconds left in the game.....
Needless to say, I sure was proud of my boy.........next game is on 3-6-07......
EAPFP


skypup - 3/2/2007 at 03:19 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning notched the lone goal through 10 rounds of the shootout to post a 5-4 victory against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
What's the record?


PhotoRon286 - 3/2/2007 at 03:29 AM

This guy just thinks it's no big deal.

From an article about Todd Bertuzzi joining the Det-riot Red Wings:

quote:
Bertuzzi also fielded questions about the March 2004 incident in which he sucker-punched Colorado's Steve Moore in one of hockey's ugliest episodes. He served a 17-month suspension after hitting Moore in the side of the head and driving him face-first into the ice, breaking three vertebrae in his neck, giving him a concussion and other injuries.

After pleading guilty to assaulting Moore, Bertuzzi was sentenced to probation and community service.

"The only people who talk about and discuss it is usually media and all that," Bertuzzi said Thursday. "You know, I gotta respect that you guys have a job to do and I understand it. ... I'm the same as everyone else. I just got issues that will take care of themselves. Like I said, it's not for Detroit to deal with. It's for me to deal with. It has no bearing on anything right now with me playing here."


Too bad the NHL didn't make more of an "issue" of it.

One of the ugliest events to show the whole freaking country how low the game can go.

He ended Moore's career, and his should have ended as well.

Once again, bettman has no balls.


leafsfan - 3/2/2007 at 06:49 AM

quote:
As far as Smyth goes, that was a GREAT deal for Edmonton. The Oilers are not making the playoffs and Smyth is unrestricted, if they love each other so much he can resign with Edmonton this summer, and it will be an even better deal.


For sure if he goes back to Edmonton it is a great deal for Edm. but it just doesn't seem right. And to trade to the Islanders of all teams. Thanks for coming out. Did Lowe do a good job shopping this guy around or was it a last minute deal getting what he could before the deadline.
Ryan Smyth was Oilers hockey what he did in the playoffs (Lowe even said last year he's an Oiler for life), Ryan Smyths house is painted Oilers blue and gold!!!!
He did everything for the betterment of the Oil and for them not to find 75 K or whatever the number is, its pathetic.
It hurts CDN's because he did so much over the years for CDN hockey. All of his appearances in the World Hockey Championships (never turned down an invite), Olympic Gold, Gold at the world Juniors he's done it all without whining about salary, Edm. lack of culture, etc. He even took paycuts to stick around in the bad years when everyone else jumped to other teams for more money.
It would have been nice to see hm retire a fulltime Oiler like Yzerman retired a Red Wing. His number should be in the rafters no matter what.
C'est la vie thats hockey Cheers


PhotoRon286 - 3/2/2007 at 01:18 PM

If Chicago doesn't wake up they're gonna lose their playoff spot.

quote:
Avs Stay Hot on Road, Beat Chicago 6-1
Thursday, March 1, 2007 11:21 PM EST
The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) Brad Richardson had a goal and an assist and Peter Budaj stopped 23 shots in the Colorado Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Brett McLean, Tyler Arnason, Ken Klee, Mark Rycroft and Jeff Finger also scored for Colorado, which started a five-game road trip and won its second straight.

Richardson was credited with a goal in the first period following an unusual, delayed video review. The teams continued to skate for 1 minute, 54 seconds after Richardson slid and knocked the puck into the net at 7:43 because no whistle sounded and the puck bounded back into play.

Tuomo Ruutu scored for Chicago, which lost for the fifth time in six games. The Blackhawks are 1-5-2 in their past eight.


CanadianMule - 3/3/2007 at 02:05 PM

Leafs lose to Buffalo farm team. Moving Sundin may have been the right move after all.


leafsfan - 3/3/2007 at 11:24 PM

And then they get some guts and come back from 2-0 to the stinkin swamp rats of Jersey. Can anyone figure te leafs?
That hit was fricken nasty, Can you say rampant steriod use. What was he thinkng. And please don't give me it was the boards that caused the cncussion. It was the fricken meat head jansen that caused the concusion. No class thats for sure.

See what happens tonight Mule should be a good game followed up by Calg at Edm. Bet EDM shows up for this one.

GO LEasf Go


CanadianMule - 3/4/2007 at 04:33 PM

I win yet more money from Leaf fans.

They said that the leafs would take this one at home. Home or away. I will take their money.

Chicago playoff spot? Is it even fun to kick a Hawk fan?


PhotoRon286 - 3/4/2007 at 07:58 PM

quote:
I win yet more money from Leaf fans.

They said that the leafs would take this one at home. Home or away. I will take their money.

Chicago playoff spot? Is it even fun to kick a Hawk fan?


It is if it's Sang.

I watched that game last night.

heh heh.


Jack - 3/5/2007 at 03:23 PM

quote:
This guy just thinks it's no big deal.

Too bad the NHL didn't make more of an "issue" of it.

One of the ugliest events to show the whole freaking country how low the game can go.

Once again Bettman has no balls.


Hey Ron, Those words look familiar,lol?

Cam Janssens's hit on Kaberle gets him 3 games ? Kaberle shouldn't admire his passing but a 1.5 sec. gap between release to the hit is inexcusible. A guy who plays 2.5 - 3 mins. a night & possibly the most cement beteween the ears since Dave Semenko ,Janssen should be gone the same number of games Kaberle misses.The best part was the Leafs winning the game.

Sportscentre had a small clip of the sleepers who attend Jersey games, they must have showed at least 20 folks fast asleep at big $ prices. While discussuing the trap and the excitement of Devils hockey, ex-NHL coach Harry Neale compared it to watching a snake eat a mouse and opined a scarecrow would get 5 shuouts a year in NJ.


PhotoRon286 - 3/5/2007 at 05:23 PM

quote:
quote:
This guy just thinks it's no big deal.

Too bad the NHL didn't make more of an "issue" of it.

One of the ugliest events to show the whole freaking country how low the game can go.

Once again Bettman has no balls.


Hey Ron, Those words look familiar,lol?

Cam Janssens's hit on Kaberle gets him 3 games ? Kaberle shouldn't admire his passing but a 1.5 sec. gap between release to the hit is inexcusible. A guy who plays 2.5 - 3 mins. a night & possibly the most cement beteween the ears since Dave Semenko ,Janssen should be gone the same number of games Kaberle misses.The best part was the Leafs winning the game.

Sportscentre had a small clip of the sleepers who attend Jersey games, they must have showed at least 20 folks fast asleep at big $ prices. While discussuing the trap and the excitement of Devils hockey, ex-NHL coach Harry Neale compared it to watching a snake eat a mouse and opined a scarecrow would get 5 shuouts a year in NJ.


Jersey bashers come out of the woodwork if given the chance.

I'd say Janssen got off too lightly.

Problem is, if bettman starts punishing people properly now, he'll look even worse for letting all the prior BS go unpunished.

I wouldn't have argued at all if Cam got ten games.

I have yet to fall asleep watching a Devils game.

I have yet to see them play a trap when losing like the Boston game.


CanadianMule - 3/5/2007 at 05:26 PM

But Harry Neale is completely lost when it comes to hockey. Painful listening to him at times. Says so many foolish things throughout a game. Likely why his coaching career ended years ago.

CBC will figure out one day that Cole and Neale are hurting them. People have tired of the endless amount of Leafs pushed on them. They could be last place and still shown instead of two contending teams. Then Cole and Neale would try and convince us that it is the most exciting game to see. They will also try and convince us that they are impartial in calling the game.

Those two drive people away from the Leafs on a weekly basis.


PhotoRon286 - 3/5/2007 at 05:29 PM

quote:


Those two drive people away from the Leafs on a weekly basis.


Sounds like taxi driver would be a good career move for them.


CanadianMule - 3/5/2007 at 05:33 PM

quote:
quote:


Those two drive people away from the Leafs on a weekly basis.


Sounds like taxi driver would be a good career move for them.


Considering the $25 parking in Toronto, that may be a good move.


CanadianMule - 3/5/2007 at 05:36 PM

Sunday was an interesting day.

The Blackhawks take down the Senators. With Lalime in nets!!!

Colorado beats the Wings in OT.

Crosby continues his Shoot Out streak against Philly.


Jack - 3/5/2007 at 06:33 PM

Neale's not really there for astute commentary, he's the comedic relief..best line from HN -one year he said he couldn't get a parking spot in the Ex coach's lot at the Joe Detroit.It was full...or his description of Al Irafrate- best plumber in the league, smallest toolbox. Not a Cole fan anymore ,but he's definitely more there this year than last year's playoffs- I thought he was done.


ozzypie - 3/5/2007 at 07:07 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
This guy just thinks it's no big deal.

Too bad the NHL didn't make more of an "issue" of it.

One of the ugliest events to show the whole freaking country how low the game can go.

Once again Bettman has no balls.


Hey Ron, Those words look familiar,lol?

Cam Janssens's hit on Kaberle gets him 3 games ? Kaberle shouldn't admire his passing but a 1.5 sec. gap between release to the hit is inexcusible. A guy who plays 2.5 - 3 mins. a night & possibly the most cement beteween the ears since Dave Semenko ,Janssen should be gone the same number of games Kaberle misses.The best part was the Leafs winning the game.

Sportscentre had a small clip of the sleepers who attend Jersey games, they must have showed at least 20 folks fast asleep at big $ prices. While discussuing the trap and the excitement of Devils hockey, ex-NHL coach Harry Neale compared it to watching a snake eat a mouse and opined a scarecrow would get 5 shuouts a year in NJ.


Jersey bashers come out of the woodwork if given the chance.

I'd say Janssen got off too lightly.

Problem is, if bettman starts punishing people properly now, he'll look even worse for letting all the prior BS go unpunished.

I wouldn't have argued at all if Cam got ten games.

I have yet to fall asleep watching a Devils game.

I have yet to see them play a trap when losing like the Boston game.



While nobody wants to see anything like what happened to Kaberle in NJ, I find it real hard to look past the uniform he was wearing.

I'm not justifying the hit, it was late, but after years of watching the likes of Domi,Tucker,Corson,Belak,McCabe and any other goon or cheap-shot artist Pat Quinn could stick on the ice, I only have sympathy for Mr Kaberle himself.

If karma is paying the Leafs back for living by the sword for the last few years, so be it.

If anyone wants to compare a late hit in which the offender neither raised his arm or left his feet, to a Bertuzzi mugging, a Tie Domi unprovoked punch in the face, Darcy Tucker taking someones knees out,Gary Roberts high sticking someones face into the glass or a Shane Corson suckerpunch, they would only be proclaiming their own ignorance.


CanadianMule - 3/6/2007 at 07:27 PM

Ottawa vs. Pittsburg

Should be quite a matchup tonight.

I caught Crosby in Ottawa last year. He was coming off the flu and was still by far the best player on the ice for Pittsburg. That isn't saying much because Pittsburg looked like an AHL team playing an NHL club. Should be a better matchup this year. Will have to watch on TV this year though.


Jack - 3/6/2007 at 11:59 PM

Yup,it's true... have not been a Devils fan for while but you missed the lol. By no means was Janssen's hit on Kaberle the worst thing to happen on ice. Teddy Green swinging his stick comes to mind...Claude the Weasel Lemieux rearranging Kris Draper's face on the boards in Detroit. I would still argue Janssen's penalty should have been same number of games Kaberle misses but Colie Campbell insists NHL GM's are fine with his rule of law.YMMV.


ozzypie - 3/7/2007 at 02:24 PM

quote:
Yup,it's true... have not been a Devils fan for while but you missed the lol. By no means was Janssen's hit on Kaberle the worst thing to happen on ice. Teddy Green swinging his stick comes to mind...Claude the Weasel Lemieux rearranging Kris Draper's face on the boards in Detroit. I would still argue Janssen's penalty should have been same number of games Kaberle misses but Colie Campbell insists NHL GM's are fine with his rule of law.YMMV.


I didn't miss the LOL, lol.

I wasn't directing what I said towards you Jack, I was just commenting on the incident itself. I'm sorry if I offended you.

I agree with some of what you're saying but the fact that Cam neither left his feet, raised his arm or even took additional strides when making the hit makes me think the 3 game suspension was fair.

Why should Cam miss the same amount of games as Kaberle? You yourself said Kaberle played a small part in the severity of the incident by admiring his own pass. A smart player is aware of who's around him on the ice and what they're capable of. Kaberle's hardly a rookie, yet his lack of awareness may have hurt him alot worse than what might have otherwise been if he was paying better attention.

What further infuriated me was when the TV showed Darcy Tucker going ballistic in the players tunnel after the incident happened. Made me wish I was seated by the tunnel and had a big old cup of Pepsi!


CanadianMule - 3/7/2007 at 05:46 PM

A smart player is aware of who is around. But anybody can be caught and run over. A hit from behind or a blind side hit are dangerous and anyone can be the victim. No matter how skilled they are.

It is a matter of sportsmanship. Hard hitting players don't need to be cheap to level someone.


ozzypie - 3/7/2007 at 07:03 PM

quote:
A smart player is aware of who is around. But anybody can be caught and run over. A hit from behind or a blind side hit are dangerous and anyone can be the victim. No matter how skilled they are.

It is a matter of sportsmanship. Hard hitting players don't need to be cheap to level someone.


Look at the clip...is it Cam's fault that Kaberle isn't paying attention the entire time between making the pass and getting hit? He's skating up ice backwards looking across ice the whole time...whose fault's that??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aV076QEzQo


ozzypie - 3/7/2007 at 07:29 PM

Wings could land in East if Penguins fly

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2007 3:43 pm EST


The Pittsburgh Penguins now say they are actively seeking relocation. While this doesn't mean a move is imminent, the team is a step closer to playing its home games in Kansas City next season.

This raises the question: Would the NHL place a Missouri-based franchise in the Western Conference? If it did, would this open the door for the Detroit Red Wings to shift over to the Eastern Conference? The scenario is not out of the question.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------


Wouldn't Colombus or Nashville being put back in the east make more sense than Detroit?



CanadianMule - 3/7/2007 at 07:54 PM

quote:
quote:
A smart player is aware of who is around. But anybody can be caught and run over. A hit from behind or a blind side hit are dangerous and anyone can be the victim. No matter how skilled they are.

It is a matter of sportsmanship. Hard hitting players don't need to be cheap to level someone.


Look at the clip...is it Cam's fault that Kaberle isn't paying attention the entire time between making the pass and getting hit? He's skating up ice backwards looking across ice the whole time...whose fault's that??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aV076QEzQo


it isn't Cam' fault that Kaberle isn't looking at him. it is his fault for hitting late, coming from the blind side and extends to make sure he gets the head shot.

Hockey is fast enough and hard hitting. There is no need for that type of hit.


CanadianMule - 3/8/2007 at 12:35 AM

Crosby takes Ottawa down in the Shoot-Out. They are lucky in those shoot-outs lately.


Jack - 3/8/2007 at 02:07 PM

Found the wife had changed the cable plan and got 3 more hockey channels, well 2 actually -one shows tthe Leafs. I love that woman...caught the Penguins-Ottawa game and then the shootout in Nashville with a Wings win Tuesday night.

As far as realignment, put Detroit back in East,then playoff games wouldn't be such a pain in the butt with time zone differences. A lot of teams with great regular seasons are going golfing after first round in the West,not too hard to see who's in from the East.


leafsfan - 3/8/2007 at 08:07 PM

quote:
As far as realignment, put Detroit back in East,then playoff games wouldn't be such a pain in the butt with time zone differences. A lot of teams with great regular seasons are going golfing after first round in the West,not too hard to see who's in from the East.



Can't see it happening, Detroit too big of a draw throughout west. I've heard the NHL was thinking of Atlanta moving to West(??? Like having St. Louis Rams in West in NFL???) and Columbus moving East. There was also a report today/yesterday that Pittsburgh discussing move to Las Vegas.
I think Atlanta and Nashville are sunk in their resopective cities even when they play well no one pays attention. Move Nashville to Portland Oregon (sell out WHL games regularily and everyone there hates Jaliblazers also Jail Blazers threatening to move to Seattle once Sonics leave) and move Atlanta to Winnipeg (Winnipeg got ripped off in the 90's, new building with suites). Lessen the travel Sched. for western teams.

I would love to see Wings back in East, Leafs Wings rivalry is a great one. Game 7, 1993, Overtime, Borschevsky!!!!


ozzypie - 3/8/2007 at 09:44 PM

The most sensible move, geographically speaking, would be taking Nashville out of the West and putting them in the Southeast division and moving Washington back to the Atlantic.


PhotoRon286 - 3/9/2007 at 03:18 AM

Devils beat the Pens in a shoot out.

Win number 40 for Marty Brodeur this year.

His SIXTH season with 40 or more wins.

No other goalie in history has more than three.

He's the best, folks.


MoreCowbell - 3/9/2007 at 01:16 PM

Simon's vicious two hander to the face of Hollweg.
Can't wait to see what the suspension will be for this cowardly act.
What happened to dropping the gloves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esETGHljQi4


johnwott - 3/10/2007 at 05:30 AM

quote:
Simon's vicious two hander to the face of Hollweg.
Can't wait to see what the suspension will be for this cowardly act.
What happened to dropping the gloves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esETGHljQi4


Nasty stuff. I didn't think the hit on Simon that provoked this attack was a clean hit.
Drove him face first into the boards. IF that gets called does Simon retaliate? maybe, maybe not


hoosier - 3/10/2007 at 06:19 AM

quote:
Nasty stuff. I didn't think the hit on Simon that provoked this attack was a clean hit.
Drove him face first into the boards. IF that gets called does Simon retaliate? maybe, maybe not


The initial hit(hardly dirty) is irrelevant. Simon went over the line, it's a no brainer. He's
looking to get at least 25 if not more.


jim - 3/10/2007 at 01:43 PM

I am a lifelong Islander fan, and I actually really liked that they picked up Simon this year. I think he is actually a solid player that can produce some good results, but what he pulled off the other night was cavemanesque at best. Although, I'll let it slide since it was against the Rangers. Actually, he lost the friggin' game for them too which is not good this time of year when every point counts. Monday's game should be another good one. He should probably be given 40 games for that.


PhotoRon286 - 3/10/2007 at 03:17 PM

Not defending Simon's hit by any means.

That said, Holweg is a no talent punk who seems to be there just to start sh!t.


MoreCowbell - 3/10/2007 at 04:12 PM

quote:


That said, Holweg is a no talent punk who seems to be there just to start sh!t.


WOW, there are players in the NHL that have no talent and are just there to be physical and protect the over paid prima donnas. When did this start. I am in shock


johnwott - 3/10/2007 at 06:06 PM

quote:
quote:
Nasty stuff. I didn't think the hit on Simon that provoked this attack was a clean hit.
Drove him face first into the boards. IF that gets called does Simon retaliate? maybe, maybe not


The initial hit(hardly dirty) is irrelevant. Simon went over the line, it's a no brainer. He's
looking to get at least 25 if not more.


It is not irrelevant. Bad things happen like this when the officials lose control of the game.

I agree that Simon was way over the line. But the officials should have made a call and
that may have prevented Simon from taking it into his own hands.


PhotoRon286 - 3/11/2007 at 04:33 AM

quote:
quote:


That said, Holweg is a no talent punk who seems to be there just to start sh!t.


WOW, there are players in the NHL that have no talent and are just there to be physical and protect the over paid prima donnas. When did this start. I am in shock


You don't know what you're talking about.

Ryan Holweg isn't trying to protect anyone.

Not his game.

He's not a fighter.

Like Ulf Samullsen, Essa Tikkanen, Matt Barnaby, etc.

He's their to cheap shot people and cause havoc.

You won't see him fighting anyone who looks at Jagr crosseyed.


PhotoRon286 - 3/11/2007 at 04:34 AM

Devils beat Buffalo 3-2.

I should have gone to that game.




Well this long season is over.

Lost all three games this weekend.

Last one 7-1.

Derek scored his only goal of the weekend to ruin the shuout.

I'm looking forward to not having practice next week.

Time for several cold beers.


leafsfan - 3/11/2007 at 04:36 AM

Simon is more proof that there are too many bad steriod juiced players in the game these days. Concussion my ass. If he was concussed he'd be laying on the ice. He went over the line and he will pay the price. About time the NHL did something. Throw him out for the year.

Leafs win in OT big big. Cheers


johnwott - 3/11/2007 at 06:05 PM

Simon out for the rest of this year and at least 25 games total (could miss 43 games if they make to the cup final)

longest penalty ever given.

Simon did suffer a concussion in the boarding hit he took just before the incident but doesn't use
that as an excuse.

quote:
Simon said he was diagnosed Friday with a concussion as a result of Hollweg's hit that drove him into the boards. His inability to fly made it necessary for Campbell to come to New York for the hearing instead of holding it in Toronto.

"I do not remember much about Thursday's incident," Simon said in a statement. "When I saw the tape on Friday morning, it explained a lot to me when I saw the look on my face after being hit into the boards. I was completely out of it. When I met with the media about 30 minutes later, I still was not feeling well."

Simon said he still felt symptoms Saturday morning when he went to New York for the 90-minute hearing.


"I need to make clear that this is not justification for the danger I put Ryan Hollweg in and the damage I have caused the game," Simon said in the statement. "Since Ryan is thankfully OK, what hurts the most is knowing my actions will result in me losing the privilege of being in the Islanders lineup






johnwott - 3/11/2007 at 06:08 PM

quote:
If he was concussed he'd be laying on the ice.


not true.

My brother suffered a concussion in a bike fall, he was able to get up and ride his bike
after the fall. But couldn't remember my name or who I was. A concussion doesn't necessarily knock
one out cold .


MoreCowbell - 3/11/2007 at 06:24 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:


That said, Holweg is a no talent punk who seems to be there just to start sh!t.


WOW, there are players in the NHL that have no talent and are just there to be physical and protect the over paid prima donnas. When did this start. I am in shock


You don't know what you're talking about.

Ryan Holweg isn't trying to protect anyone.

Not his game.

He's not a fighter.

Like Ulf Samullsen, Essa Tikkanen, Matt Barnaby, etc.

He's their to cheap shot people and cause havoc.

You won't see him fighting anyone who looks at Jagr crosseyed.


Ron, notice the wink in my post. Never said Holweg is the enforcer type that goes toe to toe throwing punches. You can protect team mates in other ways.

Funny you should mention three people that spent time with the Rangers as examples of cheap shot artists. Maybe you just don't like the Rangers but every team has player whose role is to skate hard and be a pest. Barnaby has made a 14 year carreer of it and Tikkanen has a few Stanley Cups under his belt.

Anyway, Hollweg didn't deserve the kind of retaliation he got even if he had recieved a penaty for his hit on Simon


sixty8 - 3/11/2007 at 09:23 PM

quote:
Simon is more proof that there are too many bad steriod juiced players in the game these days. Concussion my ass. If he was concussed he'd be laying on the ice. He went over the line and he will pay the price. About time the NHL did something. Throw him out for the year.




Just like Darcy Tucker and Gary Roberts in that playoff series with the Islanders a couple years back. Those two dirty cheap shots went unpenalized. What Simon did was bad, but I see worse infractions all the time. Jannsens from the Devils should have gotten almost as big a suspension for that dirty, late, blindsiding hit he put on Kaberle last week. These players are big and fast and can do just as much damage without a stick. When Roberts crunched Jonnson's head into the boards at full speed from behind in that Leafs - Islanders series I thought Jonnson was freakin dead. The suspension to Simon is a good thing, and that is coming from a huge Islander fan, but they need to start cracking down on some of the other garbage that goes unchecked.

Pete


PhotoRon286 - 3/11/2007 at 10:50 PM

quote:

Funny you should mention three people that spent time with the Rangers as examples of cheap shot artists. Maybe you just don't like the Rangers



Me?

Not like the Ranger$???









Imagine that.


mtnjam67 - 3/12/2007 at 03:57 PM

Hey Ron, whats up?

I had to chime in here.

I'll be the first to tell ya thet Holleweg's only talent is to be a pain in the ass. I don't think he a cheap shot guy, but without question if the puck is near you he's gonna finish his check and hit you as hard as he can.

Could they have called a penalty on his hit , maybe . I think the hit was tough because Simon was about 2 feet from the glass,so the momentum slammed his face into the glass. If he was closer to the boards,his body would have hit the boards all at the same time,and there would have been not as much of his face slamming into the glass.

On a night when the refs are calling a tight game, it might have been a panalty, if it was Sidney Crosby, taking the hit, there would have been a penalty and Hooleweg would have been arrested on the spot.

Based on Simons previous suspension record, I would have given him a years suspension.

It was a rough hit, but a two handed chop to the body,inches higher and he could have crushed his face, lower and he might have killed him if he hit him in the neck.

There is no place for this kind of stuff in hockey, fight all ya want but you don't wish this to happen to anyone.

I hope the Islander miss the playoffs by 2 points and the Rangers make it by 2, that would be sweet justice.

Personally , I hope the Rangers don't make the playoffs, they don't have a chance to get out of the first round. It saves me playoff ticket money.


leafsfan - 3/14/2007 at 02:37 PM

Go Leafs Go and moving the post up front


CanadianMule - 3/14/2007 at 03:47 PM

That was a wild last minute in the Leafs game. Glad they pulled it out in the end.

Buffalo scores with 6 seconds left to tie the Penguins. Only to have Crosby work his shoot out magic again.


johnwott - 3/14/2007 at 05:12 PM

I can't believe the Crapitals traded Danius Zubrus because he wanted a five year deal and they wanted three.
They spend all this time to develop Danius into a top line center and then trade him away.

Cheap Bastids deserve to be a minor league team.

And the losing streak continues.


leafsfan - 3/14/2007 at 10:26 PM

Thankfully no shootouts in playoffs. Pens would walk to Stanley Cup if that was the case.
Good piint the other day in Globe that Sens look to play pens in first round. Man will that be a good one. Sadly loser gets booted. I think the pens have the stuff to challenge but playing playoff hockey every second night might wear the young lads down.

Lets hear peoples early Stanley Cup Favourites? I'm going with San Jose in the West and Sens in East.


ozzypie - 3/15/2007 at 02:40 PM

quote:
Lets hear peoples early Stanley Cup Favourites? I'm going with San Jose in the West and Sens in East.



I can't make picks without seeing the matchups (and even then I can't make picks) but I will say I expect whomever comes out of the West, to KICK whoever comes out of the East's ASS.


leafsfan - 3/15/2007 at 07:36 PM

I'm thinking whoever makes it out of the west will be so beat up the East will walk all over them.


PhotoRon286 - 3/15/2007 at 10:31 PM

I know they got shut out last night.

But as long as Marty is in net, the Devils have a chance.


Jack - 3/15/2007 at 10:51 PM

I can't make picks without seeing the matchups (and even then I can't make picks) but I will say I expect whomever comes out of the West, to KICK whoever comes out of the East's ASS.




Can't agree more. Mike Babcock said that in pc words this week and some very good teams who could kick ass on the East are going home.

Back to back wins over the Preds to move into first, hope the Wings aren't going for the (kiss of death curse for them ...) President's Cup. One more game at the end of March for a possible sweep of this years games vs. Preds.

I was reading the newspaper today and saw the NHL has changed the draft order to Stanley Cup winner last pick ,runnerup second last , conference finalists 27 and 26th. and so on to first pick for the bottom dweller.. Sort of reacting to the reality of the fact that where you finish in the standings doesn't really tell how good the team is.Wings had lobbied for this since losing the Cup to (Ron will love this) the Devils and seeing them draft ahead because of the regular season standings.


PhotoRon286 - 3/15/2007 at 11:43 PM

Heh heh.


CanadianMule - 3/16/2007 at 03:57 AM

Everybody's teams win tonight.

Sabres stay ahead of those pesky Devils, Sens and Penguins.


ozzypie - 3/16/2007 at 12:11 PM

quote:
I know they got shut out last night.

But as long as Marty is in net, the Devils have a chance.





It's not Marty I'm worried about. Gionta, Madden and Elias all have groin issues and there's not a great amount of firepower WITH them. I'd give the Devs or Sabres a chance of winning the Cup if they were healthier, but right now things are looking a little grim for both teams. Right now maybe Ottawa has the best chance to come out of the east.


leafsfan - 3/20/2007 at 08:29 PM

Where did everybody go? NYC

Leafs Devils tonight should be interesting.


PhotoRon286 - 3/21/2007 at 12:11 AM

Not on TV here.

Have to settle for Wild/Coyotes.


leafsfan - 3/21/2007 at 03:54 AM

No TV here but hi-lites were all good. As always Leafs Devils put on a great show. Great to see things did not get out of hand. Leafs


Jack - 3/21/2007 at 01:35 PM

Well it was on TSN for the Leaf Nation,whatever that is...Toronto & Mississauga maybe. Wade Belak grabbed Janssen and pounded on him for 1 1/2 minutes. Give Janssen credit for big cojones,he waved off the linesman that was going to break it up, to keep getting swung around and clobbered by Belak.


CanPeach - 3/21/2007 at 03:58 PM

Jack, that was a great game last night, still gonna be tough for the Leafs to get in though with their remaining schedule

Great to hear the fans chanting Belak's name


CanPeach - 3/21/2007 at 04:01 PM

Oh, and before anyone who didn't see the fight gets the wrong idea, this wasn't a Todd Bertuzzi style mugging by the Leafs enforcer...

Belak skated towards Janssen, called out his name, dropped his stick and gloves and the 2 of them squared off.


ozzypie - 3/21/2007 at 05:35 PM

quote:
Great to hear the fans chanting Belak's name


I guess they've given up on the ' We want the Cup ' chant.


CanadianMule - 3/22/2007 at 03:59 AM

quote:
Oh, and before anyone who didn't see the fight gets the wrong idea, this wasn't a Todd Bertuzzi style mugging by the Leafs enforcer...

Belak skated towards Janssen, called out his name, dropped his stick and gloves and the 2 of them squared off.


The Toronto media made this sound one sided. Not how I see it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pr27z9DmJuQ

Belak is winded half way through.


CanadianMule - 3/22/2007 at 04:01 AM

Buffalo beats Washington tonight. 101 points and counting. Awesome season. Even with the injuries they stayed on top.


PhotoRon286 - 3/22/2007 at 04:09 AM

Sure didn't look like a "beat down" to me.

How many times did Belak hit Jannsen's helmet?

That hurt his hand more than Cam's head.

Loved some of the idiot comments posted.


leafsfan - 3/22/2007 at 04:17 AM

quote:
Well it was on TSN for the Leaf Nation,whatever that is...Toronto & Mississauga maybe


Come on Jack you know better the Leafs Nation exists from coast to coast. I went to a junior game just the the other night here in Victoria and leafs shirts, hats jerseys outnumbered canucks, habs and yes even "Hockey Towns/empty seats???" own Dead Things at least three to one.

Looking forward to watching the leafs in the first round and the wings annual bowout in the first round. Calgary vs Detroit or Colorado vs Detroit, which ones going to hurt more? Leafs!!!


CanPeach - 3/22/2007 at 02:34 PM

With the Leafs, Carolina and Montreal all tied for the last playoff spot, the Rangers 3 points up and the Islanders right behind those 3, its gonna be a tough fight in the stretch.

The 2 games against Buffalo this week should make or break the Leafs.

And as for the hated Habs, who the Leafs play in the last game...where the hell do they find these unknown goalies who shine at just the right time?


PhotoRon286 - 3/22/2007 at 04:33 PM

quote:
With the Leafs, Carolina and Montreal all tied for the last playoff spot, the Rangers 3 points up and the Islanders right behind those 3, its gonna be a tough fight in the stretch.

The 2 games against Buffalo this week should make or break the Leafs.

And as for the hated Habs, who the Leafs play in the last game...where the hell do they find these unknown goalies who shine at just the right time?


Quebec, I think.


CanadianMule - 3/22/2007 at 05:29 PM

quote:
quote:
With the Leafs, Carolina and Montreal all tied for the last playoff spot, the Rangers 3 points up and the Islanders right behind those 3, its gonna be a tough fight in the stretch.

The 2 games against Buffalo this week should make or break the Leafs.

And as for the hated Habs, who the Leafs play in the last game...where the hell do they find these unknown goalies who shine at just the right time?


Quebec, I think.


Not this time. They went Euro with this one.

Funny. I can't find a Leaf fan that wants to wager over this weekend's back to back games. My buddy was cursing last night. Saying " Why the damn Sabres?".

Hope it comes down to Mtl. vs. Tor for the final playoff spot. I have a feeling that Nolan and the NYI could claim that spot.


ozzypie - 3/22/2007 at 05:57 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
With the Leafs, Carolina and Montreal all tied for the last playoff spot, the Rangers 3 points up and the Islanders right behind those 3, its gonna be a tough fight in the stretch.

The 2 games against Buffalo this week should make or break the Leafs.

And as for the hated Habs, who the Leafs play in the last game...where the hell do they find these unknown goalies who shine at just the right time?


Quebec, I think.


Not this time. They went Euro with this one.

Funny. I can't find a Leaf fan that wants to wager over this weekend's back to back games. My buddy was cursing last night. Saying " Why the damn Sabres?".

Hope it comes down to Mtl. vs. Tor for the final playoff spot. I have a feeling that Nolan and the NYI could claim that spot.



I hope you're right, but the Isles and Toronto seem to have the toughest schedules left at least the Isles have DiPietro. Hopefully Toronto is in trouble. Carolina has the easiest schedule...but who knows? Great race though. Seeing Toronto and the Rangers eliminated on the last day would make me very happy.


leafsfan - 3/22/2007 at 08:58 PM

I think there is a bigger contingency of Leaf Haters (at least on this site) then the population of the Leafs Nation worldwide!!! Its not like their the Yankees, Cowboys or them stinking Dead Things ("Hockey Town/Empty seats)

Give me a break on the whining, whats with giving the Devils or Dead Things slack? Red Wings spent more money then anyone to win cups in the 90's, Leafs spent more money to come kinda close to winning cups in the 90's. Devils bore they hell out of everyone at least the Leafs lose playing a "fast paced" entertaining brand of hockey.

My prediction - Leafs Sweep Home and Home against the SawBres, any takers????


CanadianMule - 3/22/2007 at 10:07 PM

quote:
I think there is a bigger contingency of Leaf Haters (at least on this site) then the population of the Leafs Nation worldwide!!! Its not like their the Yankees, Cowboys or them stinking Dead Things ("Hockey Town/Empty seats)

Give me a break on the whining, whats with giving the Devils or Dead Things slack? Red Wings spent more money then anyone to win cups in the 90's, Leafs spent more money to come kinda close to winning cups in the 90's. Devils bore they hell out of everyone at least the Leafs lose playing a "fast paced" entertaining brand of hockey.

My prediction - Leafs Sweep Home and Home against the SawBres, any takers????


That would be a dream come true for me because I want Toronto in that 8th spot. If Buffalo holds off the Devils for 1st then Toronto is how i would make the most money. Leafs vs Sabres 1st Round would end the same as the two previous experiences for Toronto. Getting swept 4 straight.

Buffalo plays that fast paced style that you mention Toronto plays. The only difference is twice as fast and has defence.

Too bad you live too far away to make money from.


PhotoRon286 - 3/22/2007 at 11:18 PM

As much as I hate the Ranger$, this is one nice action sequence.

From the first minute of play.

Philly makes a quick substitution to get Fedorek on against NY's checking line.

I don't think it worked.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nhmcoxibe3c&mode=related&search=


skypup - 3/22/2007 at 11:55 PM

Best right hand I've seen in a long time!

Ron, you watching the Devils/Lightning game?


PhotoRon286 - 3/23/2007 at 12:37 AM

quote:
Best right hand I've seen in a long time!

Ron, you watching the Devils/Lightning game?


Not on here, I don't get FSNY2.

I get Isles/Penguins.


Jack - 3/23/2007 at 12:52 AM

Habs - Bruins for me tonight with Carolina/Caps highlights. Used to be a great rivalry back in the day, not so much any more. Ya Ron ,what was Philly thinking ? Out of the playoffs and sending out the tough guys in the first. Fedoruk has plates in both cheeks already and history of concussions ?

Leafsfan,if you think those empty seats aren't bought and paid for,try getting one. Better yet,get two and we'll catch a game. I wish had money I could pis* away like that, never ceases to amaze me to those great seats empty.ACC included.


PhotoRon286 - 3/23/2007 at 01:13 AM

quote:
Ya Ron ,what was Philly thinking ? Out of the playoffs and sending out the tough guys in the first. Fedoruk has plates in both cheeks already and history of concussions ?




Just the guy to go send a message.























About retiring before you get killed.


ozzypie - 3/23/2007 at 01:18 PM

quote:
Devils bore they hell out of everyone at least the Leafs lose playing a "fast paced" entertaining brand of hockey.




So you'd rather be an exciting loser than a boring winner? Interesting.


leafsfan - 3/23/2007 at 06:42 PM


Hey don't get me wrong it would be great to see the Leafs win it all some day (please some day!!!) but I get by (and many more millions of fans as well) watching the Leasfs win or lose playing a style of game thats entertaining most nights and excrutiatingly (sp??) painful on others.
If I enjoyed a soccer style of hockey I'd be a devils fan or even the wild for that matter. Its not the style of hockey I enjoy (send 1 in keep 4 back, wait for miscue and pounce). I also understand if you live in Jersey you should be a devils fan. If you don;t and are still a fan then I question your sanity.
Also I am not the a-hole Leafs fan that I sound like in these emails I only enjoy getting the hockey banter going. Yes I am a disturber of the merde always have been. Maybe we can all talk hockey over beers next weekend at Yogis look for the Leafs Shirt, I promise to buy the first round of Molson Ex. Cheers


PhotoRon286 - 3/23/2007 at 09:50 PM

I wish I could be at Yogi's for that.

They don't carry any Canadian beer at Yogi's, last year I had to drink Heineken.


CanadianMule - 3/23/2007 at 10:15 PM

quote:

Hey don't get me wrong it would be great to see the Leafs win it all some day (please some day!!!) but I get by (and many more millions of fans as well) watching the Leasfs win or lose playing a style of game thats entertaining most nights and excrutiatingly (sp??) painful on others.
If I enjoyed a soccer style of hockey I'd be a devils fan or even the wild for that matter. Its not the style of hockey I enjoy (send 1 in keep 4 back, wait for miscue and pounce). I also understand if you live in Jersey you should be a devils fan. If you don;t and are still a fan then I question your sanity.
Also I am not the a-hole Leafs fan that I sound like in these emails I only enjoy getting the hockey banter going. Yes I am a disturber of the merde always have been. Maybe we can all talk hockey over beers next weekend at Yogis look for the Leafs Shirt, I promise to buy the first round of Molson Ex. Cheers


Molson Ex?

That would get you banned in Toronto. Has to be Molson Canadian or Labatt Blue. Molson EX is the Quebec brand. I loved it while I lived in Toronto because the EX was always cold. That is if they carried it. Many bars/clubs didn't.

In comparison, I worked in stores from the age of 10 till about 18 in Montreal and we never sold Molson Canadian. Just didn't sell. Move to Toronto and it was all they sold.

Much prefer Ex myself but will drink either. Take Molson Dry over both of them.

Only two hours till Buffalo starts to end the Leafs season. Strange that those "exciting" Leafs only have two guys with 20 goals and only two guys with 50 points. I guess that is Toronto's version of exciting. The guys Buffalo called up from the minors are almost catching them.


PhotoRon286 - 3/23/2007 at 11:08 PM

Enjoying a nice cold can of Canadian spring water from Lake Labatt right now.

Gonna have some Texas BBQ to go with it.

Best of both worlds.







Drop the puck!


CanadianMule - 3/23/2007 at 11:34 PM

Just driving in the car and FSR was talking about a potential fighting ban in hockey.

I've heard that before. It is by far the best way to control stick work and cheap shots in hockey. Besides people love it. Look how much attention it gets. YouTube is full of fights.

Personally I don't really like the "enforcers" in todays game. Started in the 80s and has only gotten worse. A guy who sits at the end of the bench fights another guy who has been sitting on the bench. Never made sense to me how it could possibly affect a game's outcome. These guys with 3 minutes icetime. There are enough tough players with ability to fill those roles IMO.Richard, Hull, Howe and Orr dropped the gloves and took care of themselves and they were stars. There are many other examples. Those are the type of fights I would prefer.


CanadianMule - 3/23/2007 at 11:43 PM

Forgot to mention.

25 minutes till payday/ Opps I mean Sabres vs Leafs.

Although Toronto won two games in Buffalo this year. First time in many years. Season series is Buffalo 4 & Toronto 2. Buffalo goals 23 & Toronto 17.

Don't have to worry about Chicago meeting Buffalo in the Playoffs again.

I still love the Hawks. There is nothing as pathetic as that in sports.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:09 AM

And we're underway.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:14 AM

God I can't stand Sundin.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:17 AM

1-0 Buffalo.


Power play goal.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:19 AM

Darcy Tucker runs into Ryan Miller in the net.

Bet he gets his ass beat when he gets out of the box.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 02:16 AM

Buffalo within one.


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 02:18 AM

4-3 Leafs, Leafs take penalties Buffalo scores weird


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 02:22 AM

Molson Ex in Toronto, born in Scarborough weened on Ex. All my drinking buddies backhome not drinking low carb are drinking as well. CDN in PQ is called Lauretide if you ask me. All I drink and all i ever drink when I am home in Scarberia is ex. Molson Ex in PQ tastes like Whiskey in Ontario a little smoother. BC version is brutal bad but still better then CDN anyday. All depends on the water. Guess I should sneak a few cold ones in to Yogis for a sampler.

GO Leafs


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 02:24 AM

4-4 ouch


CanadianMule - 3/24/2007 at 02:26 AM

5 -4 Buffalo


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 02:26 AM

Timeout timeout timeout somebody wake me up 5-4


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 02:27 AM

Sure love to be watching New Jersey right now


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 02:31 AM

5-4 Buffalo.

Heh heh.









Sundin sucks.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 02:37 AM

Matts misses an open net with less than 20 seconds left.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


CanadianMule - 3/24/2007 at 03:10 AM

Now if only the Leafs knew how to shut people down like those boring Devils. Guess it was more exciting watching them lose though. sorry couldn't resist.

The Leafs made the mistake of opening it up. can't play Buffalo that way. The Leafs looked out of gas halfway through the 3rd.


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 03:12 AM

they ran out of something. Strange with three days off. Oh well there's always Saturday night. Great game, great goals, goaltending at times and a good pace. Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 03:12 AM

And we get to watch it again tomorrow night.

Someone get Matts a tee time for the second week of April.


CanadianMule - 3/24/2007 at 03:33 AM

Hope not. Would love to meet the Leafs in the first round. Good rivalry with lots of leaf fans in both buildings. No way Toronto would win 4 games but lots of guys will still bet.

Although kicking Carolina's ass would be sweet redemption also.

Nolan's teams do weird things. And Montreal has played Buffalo pretty well this year except for one blow out.

I'll take Toronto. Ottawa second round. Beat the Devils in the Eastern Finals.


leafsfan - 3/24/2007 at 03:49 AM

The energy in the building was awesome. Who was at home? Thats the great thing about the leafs on the road the real leaf fans gets a chance to buy good seats and get into the building and make some noise. Not like the ACC suit and tie crowd hanging out in platinum club eating sushi and drinking low carb sleemans talking about all the money they lost on income trust taxation.
Just compare the atmosphere tomorrow night. It will be night and day. Leafs


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:15 PM

Sounds like he already has an excuse........


skypup - 3/24/2007 at 08:48 PM

Tampa has a tough one tonight with the Senators as their opponent tonight. We're two points behind division leader Atlanta. Sure could use another win and a Thrasher loss. If there's one team in the NHL that I do not like, it's Ottawa. C'mon Lightning give em hell!!!


leafsfan - 3/25/2007 at 02:36 AM

Purty quiet out there, thankfully Saw-bres played Conklin or Leafs were screwed. If Miller goes down Saw-Bres are screwed Conklin is no go to guy in regualr season or playoffs.

Seems like everyone fighting for a plyoff spot is on fire these days. Going tobe interesting. Cheers


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 02:45 AM

Buffalo finally had one they couldn't pull out.

Devils come back from down 3-1 to win in the shoot out.

NJ game was televised here, but I didn't find it until OT.

Damn new cable system, I'm not used to the new channels and numbers.



Watching NE div. NCAA game from Rochester.

0-0 between UMass and Maine.


CanadianMule - 3/25/2007 at 02:53 AM

Toronto, Montreal, Carolina and NYI all winners. This will be tight.


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 02:55 AM

Gotta love this time of year.

Teams get desperate fighting for those last playoff spots.

There is NOTHING better than the Stanley Cup playoffs.


johnwott - 3/25/2007 at 02:55 AM

Watched those choking dogs, minor league Crapitals team lose to the Habs tonight.

I am a glutton for punishment


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 03:08 AM

quote:
Watched those choking dogs, minor league Crapitals team lose to the Habs tonight.

I am a glutton for punishment


Adopt the Devils as your favorite team.




johnwott - 3/25/2007 at 03:09 AM

quote:
quote:
Watched those choking dogs, minor league Crapitals team lose to the Habs tonight.

I am a glutton for punishment


Adopt the Devils as your favorite team.







NEVER


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 03:18 AM

Suit yourself.

Remember this guy?



He made the switch.


leafsfan - 3/25/2007 at 07:50 AM

yeah we remeber him, one of the great cheap shot artists of all time. Go Leafs Go


skypup - 3/25/2007 at 09:39 AM

Tampa got a good old fashioned @ss whoppin' last night.


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 01:07 PM

quote:
yeah we remeber him, one of the great cheap shot artists of all time. Go Leafs Go


And Tie Domi looks like a Lady Bing trophy winner, huh.

I wouldn't put "cheap shot" in the same sentence with Scott Stevens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U7jUbKQYdw

You probably won't like number 9.


dimplesjbc - 3/25/2007 at 04:42 PM

I bet Paul Kariya stopped admiring his passes after that , Scott Stevens was one of the greats , I loved his passion , he taught players to keep thier head up .

I remember when he was a Capitals he beat the tar out of a Flame then basically callenged the entire Calgary team ( a come on motion with his hands ) , no surprise there were no takers .

the fact he wore the " C " on every team he played for says it all for me , one of my all time faves .




PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 04:50 PM

That "C" didn't stand for cheap shot.

One of the great team leaders of all time.





And you got it right about keeping your head up.


Lindros learned that lesson too.


dimplesjbc - 3/25/2007 at 04:54 PM




Lindros learned that lesson too.





Never the same after that hit .


dimplesjbc - 3/25/2007 at 05:10 PM

Rangers @ Islanders
Avs @ Canucks
Flames @ Hawks
Gotta love games with playoff implications .


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 06:17 PM

Watching Isles/Ranger$

New York is winning.

[Edited on 3/25/2007 by PhotoRon286]


dimplesjbc - 3/25/2007 at 06:20 PM

Knuckles gets a goal .


johnwott - 3/25/2007 at 07:52 PM

quote:
Suit yourself.

Remember this guy?



He made the switch.


WHo taught him how to play the game?



Rod Langway

Scotty never wore the C with Rod arround.



[Edited on 3/26/2007 by johnwott]


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 10:25 PM

Glory Days.


CanadianMule - 3/25/2007 at 11:41 PM

And who taught Langway?

Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe on defense and Bob Gainey on how to be a leader.

All courtesy of the Montreal Canadiens.

Actually The Devils style evolved from Montreal also courtesy of Jacques Lemaire's influence. Not to mention that Brodeur is from Montreal and without him the Devils win 0 Cups.


johnwott - 3/25/2007 at 11:49 PM

Yep

Caps never made the playoffs until Rod came down from Montreal


CanadianMule - 3/25/2007 at 11:53 PM

Montreal had the knack for creating and developing those "character" players.


leafsfan - 3/26/2007 at 03:53 AM

Rangers are on a tear. Watch out for them in Playoffs


Jack - 3/26/2007 at 01:35 PM

And the three point game in a shootout with the Rangers winning is the Leaf's worst nightmare. Wings got jobbed by the call on the goal that went behind St.Louis goalie in the shootout after the Blues got the opposite call at the other end. But if the Wings had played the first & second periods like the they did the thrird,they wouldn't have been in a shootout.

Wings vs, Ducks on TSN tonight.Keep your stick on the ice.


nypeachhead - 3/26/2007 at 01:39 PM

It will be nice to see some playoff hockey NY Ranger style


CanadianMule - 3/26/2007 at 04:29 PM

quote:
It will be nice to see some playoff hockey NY Ranger style


You mean exit in the first round.


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2007 at 04:33 PM

quote:
It will be nice to see the Ranger$ not make the playoffs.


CanadianMule - 3/27/2007 at 03:39 AM

Hasek shuts out the Ducks.

I still say that the senators will regret not spending 1.5 million on Hasek instead of 3.5 on Gerber

Emery ended up #1 anyway.


leafsfan - 3/27/2007 at 03:39 AM

Wow the Red Wings on TSN thats not a common occurance i sit Big win by detriot tonight over ANanheim. 27 wins at home and still seats are empty don't care if they are sold the seats are empty all game.


CanadianMule - 3/27/2007 at 03:46 AM

quote:
Wow the Red Wings on TSN thats not a common occurance i sit Big win by detriot tonight over ANanheim. 27 wins at home and still seats are empty don't care if they are sold the seats are empty all game.


Why would they go when the Leafs are not playing?


PhotoRon286 - 3/27/2007 at 03:55 AM

Devils/Isles on VS tomorrow.


CanadianMule - 3/27/2007 at 04:01 AM

Carolina vs. Toronto
Montreal vs NYR
NJ vs. NYI

Should be an interesting night. Toronto better start making a move.


CanadianMule - 3/27/2007 at 05:07 AM

Two guys have scored over 38% of Tampa Bay's goals. Shut them down and it's all over. Ottawa steamed over them this weekend. Ottawa is very hot right now. Have been for quite a while. One three game losing streak in the middle but last 20 games have been very solid. Buffalo better stay ahead of them. 5 points and Buffalo has a game in hand.

Pittsburg moves in on the Devils. Tampa on Atlanta. There could be major juggling of playoff spots. If NJ stays put then they get either Atlanta or Tampa. If Pittsburg passes them then NJ gets Ottawa which would be a great series. Or NJ gets Buffalo which would also be amazing. (I prefer to wait till a latter round for NJ ) If I was either Tampa or Atlanta I would be cheering for Pittsburg. Pittsburg could be had by both but NJ will take out either Atl or TB. Either TB or ATL will get the Rangers. If either Buffalo, NJ or Ottawa finishes first, they will all take care of any of the teams vying for the 8 spot.

President's Cup is also quite a race. Four or five solid contenders going for it. If I was Detroit, I would almost lose on purpose.

Vancouver and Minnesota are making it interesting also. SJ and Dallas could catch the Ducks. Detroit and Nashville are battling head to head also. Even though the teams are pretty much decided in the West, who will be playing who come playoff time?

Not a bad year over all in the NHL. Great teams, balanced scoring (not like last seasons basketball type scores because of new rules) and some real good races right till the end. Still too many penalties and blown calls but I will likely feel that way for a while. A few empty buildings which is disappointing. Boston and Chicago both bother me the most. Chicago fans are so poorly treated that it is no wonder. They rarely spend money and when they do it is almost always a waste or they don't bring in anyone for those people to play with. I wish that team had been sold long ago. Boston is a similar story I guess. Strange because Boston fans are great. They used to come to Montreal to see games. Always a few buses at evry game. maybe they still do for all I know.

But I live in Canada so the empty seats in some places don't bother me. Truth is that there are Canadian cities that would have near capacity buildings all the time. Some would still have a hard time operating but with the Cap and some good business minds it would be far more successful. Bettman and the boys will never do it sadly.

Just put two teams in Toronto.


skypup - 3/27/2007 at 07:26 AM

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still seats are empty don't care if they are sold the seats are empty all game.




My pal and I noticed that right from the get-go. Shame on those Wings fans who missed this game or the scalpers got caught with a mess of unsold tickets.

Great game though. I'm not for sure on this on this one, but doesn't Tampa have the win-loss record this year over the Devils, Islanders, and Ranger$..?

CM, your right about Marty and Vinnie. Shut them down and Tampa's butt is whopped. One thing's for sure, they sure don't want to see Ottawa if they get by Atlanta.

Course, I don't think anyone wants to see the Senators the way they're playing.


PhotoRon286 - 3/27/2007 at 12:18 PM

Playoffs start April 11.

Can you feel it?


MoreCowbell - 3/27/2007 at 06:24 PM

quote:
quote:
It will be nice to see the Ranger$ not make the playoffs.


Devils would rather play in front of thousands of empty seats than have the Rangers come visiting at playoff time


CanPeach - 3/27/2007 at 06:52 PM

Do or die for the Leafs tonight

Seems like deja vu all over again


Jack - 3/27/2007 at 07:06 PM

Good playoff style game last night.The 1-0 score might have had something to do with 4 Norris winners in the game-Lidstrom,Chelios,Pronger and Niedermeyer and 1 behind the bench-Randy Carlyle. 448 th. straight sell out at the Joe,yes that includes seats sold to folks too lazy to get off their butt and go to the game( or give me the tix...) Hasek gets his 75th. SO and seventh of the season.

Fun to watch home games with the homer tv crew - last night they showed Sandy McCarty welcoming Claude the Weasel Lemieux back to Detroit a few years ago after Lemiieux's blind side hit on Kris Draper. Lemieux being Lemieux turtled of course but McCarty got his shots in,nice replay.


PhotoRon286 - 3/27/2007 at 09:02 PM

With the exception of the homer tv crew, that was a fun game to watch.

(Even if the Ducks did lose)


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2007 at 01:17 AM

Leafs leading Canes 5-1 in Carolina.


Dayum.


CanadianMule - 3/28/2007 at 01:53 AM

Montreal not making it easy on Toronto.

Beating the rangers 5-2 in the third.


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2007 at 02:12 AM

Another boring Devils win.

3-2 over the Islanders.

Win #44 for Marty.

Three wins away from Bernie Parent's record.


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2007 at 02:12 AM

Bruins beat Ottawa.

Heh heh.


skypup - 3/28/2007 at 03:17 AM

quote:
Bruins beat Ottawa.

Heh heh.


Good! LOL

Danged Tampa got beat by Florida. Might as well stick a fork in em.


dimplesjbc - 3/28/2007 at 05:16 AM

Big loss for Avs , probably have to beat Calgary twice and them some outside help to make playoffs . Go Avs


CanadianMule - 3/28/2007 at 03:47 PM

New Jersey and Buffalo tonight!

After tonight, maybe Ron will jump on the bandwagon.

With the Sens loss last night, I would love to Sabres to take this one and open the gap.

it has become a six team race to the final spot in the East.


skypup - 3/28/2007 at 10:41 PM

quote:
New Jersey and Buffalo tonight!

After tonight, maybe Ron will jump on the bandwagon.

With the Sens loss last night, I would love to Sabres to take this one and open the gap.

it has become a six team race to the final spot in the East.



I like both teams in this matchup, wouldn't have any problems rooting either one all the way to the Cup. I don't think this game is on around here, sure wish it was. Should be a heckuva game!

Daniel Briere is one reason why the Buffalo Sabres lead the Eastern Conference, but he's had trouble helping them beat Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils consistently.

Briere leads Buffalo (48-20-7) into its final regular-season matchup against Brodeur and New Jersey on Wednesday night at HSBC Arena.

All three games in the season series have been decided in regulation by 3-2 scores, with the Devils (45-23-8) winning two of them. New Jersey is tied with Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division lead, but has a game in hand on the idle Penguins.

The Sabres, meanwhile, have 103 points this season, leaving them two points behind Nashville in the race for the President's Trophy. Buffalo has played two fewer games than the Predators.

The Sabres need the diminutive Briere to try and move them back atop the league standings. Buffalo picked him up in a trade from Phoenix in March 2003 for forward Chris Gratton and a draft pick. Though listed at only 5-foot-9, Briere has been Buffalo's best offensive player since then, recording 91 goals and 133 assists in 218 regular-season games.

In 10 games versus the Devils since the trade, though, Briere has managed only four goals and seven points as the Sabres have gone 2-6-0 with two ties.

Briere needs one goal to match his career-high of 32 - set with the Coyotes in 2001-02 - and his next point will make him the first Buffalo player in 11 seasons with 90. Pat LaFontaine had 91 points in 1995-96.

Briere was held without a point Saturday, and the Sabres settled for a split of their home-and-home series with Toronto after a 4-1 loss. He had a goal and an assist Friday, when Buffalo scored four goals less than 9 minutes apart in the third period to rally for a 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs.

"There were some parts of our game I was embarrassed about," an upset coach Lindy Ruff said Monday after a grueling 90-minute practice. "We're not going to hide from it. We're not happy with the way we played."

One player who took part in the practice was right wing Ales Kotalik, who is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday after missing 16 games with an injured right knee. Kotalik, who hasn't played since Feb. 17, has 14 goals and 36 points in 59 games.

New Jersey is coming off another postseason-clinching win thanks to Brodeur, who reached another milestone. He made 23 saves for his career-high 44th win in a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, giving the Devils their 10th straight playoff berth.

Brodeur is the fourth goaltender in NHL history with 44 wins in a season, joining Philadelphia's Bernie Parent and Detroit's Terry Sawchuk. Vancouver's Roberto Luongo also posted his 44th win later Thursday night. Parent holds the single-season record with 47 wins in 1973-74.

"It's great anytime you beat your own record," said Brodeur, who's twice had 43 victories. "It's a lot of wins for one season."

Since Briere's arrival in Buffalo more than four years ago, Brodeur is 7-2-0 with a tie and a 2.08 goals-against average when facing the Sabres.

Brodeur also is 12-5-0 with three ties and a 2.51 GAA in his career at Buffalo, but has never posted a shutout there. He leads the league with a career-high 12 shutouts this season and is third all-time with 92 - two shy of tying George Hainsworth for second.


PhotoRon286 - 3/28/2007 at 11:43 PM

And the time Ken & I went to Buffalo for a Devils game, Marty was chased after one period.

We had goal line seats, six rows up from the ice, and got to watch Chris Tererri.

On top of that, Bobby Holik and Jason Arnott were both scratches, and Sykora left the game injured.

Lots of River Rats playing that night.


PhotoRon286 - 3/29/2007 at 01:40 AM

Buffalo wins 4-3.

Not a boring game by any means.

Hope Jersey can get healthy by playoff time.


CanadianMule - 3/29/2007 at 02:22 AM

NJ scores with 2 secopnds left.

Only 4 penalties combined and one was a delay of game. I love those types of games. Just let them play.

Still some seats on the bandwagon Ron.

Philly does some damage to Carolina tonight also.

[Edited on 3/29/2007 by CanadianMule]


leafsfan - 3/29/2007 at 02:59 AM

quote:
Not a boring game by any means.


A First!!!!


PhotoRon286 - 3/29/2007 at 03:03 AM

quote:
quote:
Not a boring game by any means.


A First!!!!


Spoken as a true leaf fan who has seen four Devils games in the last five years.


leafsfan - 3/29/2007 at 05:02 AM

Come on Ron, Devils are a must see for this guy. I was thinking of checking out a NJ game while in NYC but I saw the leafs were in town and thought my entertainment $$$ would be better suited supporting the fine folks of NYC. Next time I promise. Leafs!!!!


CanadianMule - 3/29/2007 at 01:28 PM

Pretty cocky for a guy whose team is currntly in a golfing situation.

Sundin's favorite number? FORE!


dimplesjbc - 3/29/2007 at 04:13 PM

Depending on the games leading up to saturday April 7 , it could come down to Habs vs Leafs for a playoff spot , what a game that would be .


PhotoRon286 - 3/29/2007 at 04:58 PM

quote:
Depending on the games leading up to saturday April 7 , it could come down to Habs vs Leafs for a playoff spot , what a game that would be .


I'd root for a tie.


CanadianMule - 3/29/2007 at 06:08 PM

quote:
quote:
Depending on the games leading up to saturday April 7 , it could come down to Habs vs Leafs for a playoff spot , what a game that would be .


I'd root for a tie.


Who has the tie-breaker? Neither team!

If I was Toronto, I would want to avoid that situation at all costs. Montreal always seems to pull these things off.


leafsfan - 3/29/2007 at 11:15 PM

quote:
If I was Toronto, I would want to avoid that situation at all costs. Montreal always seems to pull these things off.




Yeah its the great CDN conspiracy. CDN big wigs don't want to piss of the Quebecers and have them separate so we better call the game in the habs favour, Happens every year don't want them Ontario folks laughing at the Quebecers.

Don't believe me. Remember the 70's when the habs were winning everything? Yeah what was going on at that time in Quebec? I won't expect Americans to know this but that was a time of great displeasure in la belle Province (calls for separation from Canada were everywhere, the country was a disaster, riots, killings you name it) so to keep everyone drunk and happy they kept giving the fricken habs the cup. It worked !!! Canada is still together but then things were a little heated around 93 and what happened they gave the habs the cup and it worked again. Things are a little tense now so lets see what happens this year in the playoffs. Go Leafs Go


dimplesjbc - 3/30/2007 at 12:53 AM






Yeah its the great CDN conspiracy. CDN big wigs don't want to piss of the Quebecers and have them separate so we better call the game in the habs favour, Happens every year don't want them Ontario folks laughing at the Quebecers.

Don't believe me. Remember the 70's when the habs were winning everything? Yeah what was going on at that time in Quebec? I won't expect Americans to know this but that was a time of great displeasure in la belle Province (calls for separation from Canada were everywhere, the country was a disaster, riots, killings you name it) so to keep everyone drunk and happy they kept giving the fricken habs the cup. It worked !!! Canada is still together but then things were a little heated around 93 and what happened they gave the habs the cup and it worked again. Things are a little tense now so lets see what happens this year in the playoffs. Go Leafs Go



All the time is a time of great displeasure in la belle Province ( Never enough money )
If it was in fact up to the government , Ottawa and Toronto would " be given the cup " every year , they would probably alternate each year . LOL


CanadianMule - 3/30/2007 at 01:01 PM

quote:
quote:
If I was Toronto, I would want to avoid that situation at all costs. Montreal always seems to pull these things off.




Yeah its the great CDN conspiracy. CDN big wigs don't want to piss of the Quebecers and have them separate so we better call the game in the habs favour, Happens every year don't want them Ontario folks laughing at the Quebecers.

Don't believe me. Remember the 70's when the habs were winning everything? Yeah what was going on at that time in Quebec? I won't expect Americans to know this but that was a time of great displeasure in la belle Province (calls for separation from Canada were everywhere, the country was a disaster, riots, killings you name it) so to keep everyone drunk and happy they kept giving the fricken habs the cup. It worked !!! Canada is still together but then things were a little heated around 93 and what happened they gave the habs the cup and it worked again. Things are a little tense now so lets see what happens this year in the playoffs. Go Leafs Go


I really hope you are joking. Hard to believe all the US teams would agree to that.

Or it could be that or it could be the teams full of Hall Of Famers. What a defense.

1976 MONTREAL CANADIENS: Pierre Bouchard, Rick Chartraw, Yvan Cournoyer, Bob Gainey, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Guy Lapointe, Jacques Lemaire, Pete Mahovlich, Bill Nyrop, Doug Risebrough, Jim Roberts, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay, Murray Wilson. (Head Coach: Scotty Bowman)



1977 MONTREAL CANADIENS: Pierre Bouchard, Rick Chartraw, Ken Dryden, Brian Engblom, Bob Gainey, Rejean Houle, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Guy Lapointe, Jacques Lemaire, Pete Mahovlich, Pierre Mondou, Bill Nyrop, Mike Polich, Doug Risebrough, Jim Roberts, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay, Murray Wilson. (Head Coach: Scotty Bowman)



1978 MONTREAL CANADIENS: Pierre Bouchard, Rick Chartraw, Yvan Cournoyer, Brian Engblom, Bob Gainey, Rejean Houle, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Guy Lapointe, Pierre Larouche, Jacques Lemaire, Gilles Lupien, Pierre Mondou, Bill Nyrop, Doug Risebrough, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay. (Head Coach: Scotty Bowman)



1979 MONTREAL CANADIENS: Rick Chartraw, Cam Connor, Ken Dryden, Brian Engblom, Bob Gainey, Rejean Houle, Pat Hughes, Doug Jarvis, Guy Lafleur, Yvon Lambert, Rod Langway, Guy Lapointe, Pierre Larouche, Jacques Lemaire, Gilles Lupien, Pierre Mondou, Mark Napier, Doug Risebrough, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Mario Tremblay. (Head Coach: Scotty Bowman)

Just so our American Brothers understand. People from Toronto have always been jealous of Montreal. Basically because Montreal does everything better. Well Toronto used to speak english better. Not anymore. Everyone who spoke english in Toronto has moved away.

Oh I forgot. Toronto does have something Montreal doesn't have. Terrorists.

Remember way back to 1967. Toronto had been crying for so long that the other teams just let them win.

1967 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: (Head Coach) Punch Imlach, Al Smith (G), Allan Stanley, Autry Erickson, Bob Baun, Bob Pulford, Brent Imlach, Brian Conacher, Brit Selby, Bruce Gamble (G), Dave Keon, Dick Gamble, Duane Rupp, Eddie Shack, Frank Mahovlich, Gary Smith (G), George Armstrong, Jim McKenny, Jim Pappin, John Brenneman, Johnny Bower (G), Kent Douglas, Larry Hillman, Larry Jeffrey, Leonard "Red" Kelly, Marcel Pronovost, Mike Walton, Milan Marcetta, Pete Stemkowski, Ron Ellis, Terry Sawchuk (G), Tim Horton, Wayne Carleton.

Ahhh the good old days. Sadly most people that can remember it are suffering from memory loss from age.


CanadianMule - 3/31/2007 at 04:25 AM

Ottawa does Toronto a favor and takes down Montreal. If Toronto wins all remaining games they are guarenteed a spot. Unlikely but it is possible. The last two games for them will be huge.

Penguins
Rangers
Flyers
Islanders
Montreal

Buffalo brought the NYI down tonight though. Buffalo in the league lead at least for the night.


PhotoRon286 - 3/31/2007 at 12:38 PM

Devils win 3-1.

Nothing like playing Philly to get back on track.

NJ is 6-1 against them this year.

Bruins on Sunday, then Tuesday they play Ottawa.

Win number 45 for Marty, John Madden returns.


johnwott - 4/1/2007 at 03:18 AM

Crapitals lose again 6 in a row now.

minor league hockey team


PhotoRon286 - 4/1/2007 at 04:06 AM

Come join us on the Dark Side.

Heh heh.


danielson - 4/1/2007 at 06:14 AM

GO LEAFS GO

Beat pittsburgh 5-4 in an overtime nailbiter, should NOT have been that close. God, every time the leafs go up 4-1 on a team - and it seems like it happens oftne these days - I've been getting worried ever since that buffalo collapse.

go leafs go!!!!


skypup - 4/1/2007 at 10:17 AM

Did anyone see Vincent Lecavalier's 50th goal on Friday night? What a shot! Carolina doesn't even resemble last year's Cup winner.

We paid the Crapitals back last night for that 7-1 shellacking they gave us the last time. Tampa was 6-2 against the Craps this year. Really not much to brag about.

If the Lightning make the playoffs they'll struggle to make it past the first series. Now, that either leaves me Buffalo or NJ to root for. Don't give a rat's **** about the West and I hope the Sens go down quickly, but seriously doubt it the way they're playing.


PhotoRon286 - 4/1/2007 at 01:05 PM

Devils play Boston today at 3.



Guess who NBS is showing in central NY?



Detriot vs. Columbus


There's a game I've been dying to see.

Sorry Jack.


skypup - 4/1/2007 at 05:15 PM

quote:
Devils play Boston today at 3.



Guess who NBS is showing in central NY?



Detriot vs. Columbus


There's a game I've been dying to see.

Sorry Jack.




Same game here in FL. Started watching it and thought I'd rather come in here for some words of wisdom.


dancingrhonda - 4/1/2007 at 07:15 PM

What the origin of throwing octopus?


PhotoRon286 - 4/1/2007 at 08:27 PM

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What the origin of throwing octopus?


It beats eating them.






































In the old days, you had two win eight playoff games to win the Cup


CanPeach - 4/1/2007 at 08:52 PM

Rare Sunday night game for the Leafs tonight. Can't see them winning their last 4, and it looks more like the season will come down to the last game against Montreal


PhotoRon286 - 4/1/2007 at 08:56 PM

Found the Devils game on FSN.

Devils leading 2-1.


Jack - 4/2/2007 at 12:31 AM

quote:
Devils play Boston today at 3.



Guess who NBS is showing in central NY?



Detriot vs. Columbus


There's a game I've been dying to see.

Sorry Jack.


No problem,I watched it for ya Ron. Made up for the Wing's Leaf like performance of FRiday night letting a 3-0 lead turn into a 4-3 loss. Don't mind CBJ games as it's usually 2 points and like to se Rick Nash and Marc Methot ,2 ex London Knights in Columbus.

Rangers putting a nail or 2 in the coffin witha 2 goal lead in the 2nd...


PhotoRon286 - 4/2/2007 at 12:34 AM

I'm watching that right now.

You saw some of our Syracuse Crunch players today in the CBJ line up.

I happily watched the Devils.

46 wins for Marty.


danielson - 4/2/2007 at 02:08 AM

What just happened at madison square gardens? Jesus.


PhotoRon286 - 4/2/2007 at 02:42 AM

Ranger$ romped.

What a mess for Leaf fans.


MoreCowbell - 4/2/2007 at 06:38 PM

Devils fired their coach today


PhotoRon286 - 4/3/2007 at 02:30 AM

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Devils fired their coach today


Yeah, what timing!

Lou wants to win a Cup as a coach.

Fine with me.


PhotoRon286 - 4/3/2007 at 02:35 AM

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First-Place Devils Fire Coach Julien
Monday, April 2, 2007 6:30 PM EDT
The Associated Press
By TOM CANAVAN

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Having the New Jersey Devils in first place in the Atlantic Division with a week to go in the regular season got coach Claude Julien fired on Monday.

Sound strange?

When you work for general manager Lou Lamoriello, it's all about winning Stanley Cups.

Feeling that Julien didn't have the team ready to make a Cup run with the playoffs scheduled to start next week, Lamoriello fired him on Monday and took over behind the bench for the second straight year.

"I don't think we're at a point of being ready both mentally and (physically) to play the way that is necessary going into the playoffs," Lamoriello said outside an empty Devils locker room at the Continental Airlines Arena. "I am not saying that is going to change. But I think there has to be better focus going forward."

The stunning move came less than a day after the Devils beat Boston for their fourth win in five games. New Jersey's 102 points is tied for the second most in the Eastern Conference.

Julien, who was informed of his dismissal on Monday morning by Lamoriello, was not immediately available for comment. He posted a 47-24-8 mark in his first season in New Jersey.

Lamoriello refused to say how long that he has been considering the move, noting that Julien did nothing off the ice to get fired.

"He certainly understands," Lamoriello said.

Lamoriello, who replaced Larry Robinson as coach on Dec. 19, 2005, would not say whether Julien will remain with the organization.

A practice scheduled for Monday was called off after Lamoriello discussed the move with the team.

"Our job is to listen to what has been said and why the decision was made," Devils captain Patrik Elias said. "Management said it gives us the best chance to accomplish what we want to accomplish and that is to win the (Stanley) Cup."

Lamoriello would not say specifically what was wrong with the team. The Devils, who have struggled scoring all season, have slumped recently, winning seven of 15 games with forwards Brian Gionta, John Madden and Elias sidelined by groin injuries.

However, the three have returned to the lineup in the past week, helping to turn things around.

"You don't always judge by wins and losses as far as where you are at," said Lamoriello, who built three Stanley Cup winning teams in New Jersey the previous 11 seasons. "The way we put ourselves in this organization, you have to look at the big picture. To say that 102 points today isn't an excellent accomplishment, it's extremely positive. But I have to look at a lot of factors."

Julien was handicapped by roster problems because the Devils have been up against the NHL salary cap all season. Injuries have forced him to play several minor league players.

"I think everybody takes responsibility, including me," Lamoriello said.

Monday's firing isn't the only time Lamoriello made a late-season coaching move. He fired Robbie Ftorek with eight games left in the 1999-2000 season and Robinson led the team to its second Stanley Cup title.

Lamoriello didn't consider the change in 2000 in deciding to replace Julien, the Devils seventh coach since 2000, which includes two stints by Robinson.

"You don't think of those things," Lamoriello said. "Nothing makes it any easier, believe me. The day anything like this becomes easy, or when it's trading a player or when you have make these decisions and it becomes easy, that's the day you look for a different position."

Julien previously coached the Montreal Canadiens from January 2003 until January 2006.


CanadianMule - 4/3/2007 at 03:01 AM

The loss to Buffalo must have made Lou nervous.

Strange move to me. Depends on how the team felt about the coach I guess.


CanadianMule - 4/3/2007 at 02:38 PM

Gonna be an interesting Tuesday night in the East.


PhotoRon286 - 4/3/2007 at 04:38 PM

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Gonna be an interesting Tuesday night in the East.


Yes it will be.

Playoffs start 4/11.













For those who make it.


Jack - 4/3/2007 at 06:48 PM

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quote:
Devils fired their coach today


Yeah, what timing!

Lou wants to win a Cup as a coach.

Fine with me.


Jeez,I thought Freddie Shero was The Fog, Lou's got nuthin on Mr.Shero...Well it worked with Ftorek a while back so he's doing it again I guess...


CanadianMule - 4/3/2007 at 07:04 PM

If Buffalo can finsih out the season then the President's Cup could be had. Almost hope not because it does every damn team in.

Detroit and Hasek are welcome to it if they like.

Could be a good strategy against the Ducks (gotta change that name) for both Buffalo and Detroit. Let them have it.


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