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Weekly Thank You Notes

Alright, I'm going to be completely honest, this is an idea I completely stole from Jimmy Fallon. Every Friday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Fallon has a segment where he writes some pretty funny thank you notes to various people and objects. Well I thought we could have some fun by ripping it off and turning it into a hockey blog. So without further a due, I'd like to say, Thank You...Bob Gainey, for letting the people know that you were leaving at a time you thought was too early, rather than too late. Thank You...Vesa Toskala, for your parting shots against the Leafs. I guess if you can't stop them you might as well fire them. Thank You...Bad seafood, for getting Naz...

The Mini Trade Deadline Blog, With Updates!

Stay tuned for all the updates as the Olympics trade freeze approaches! Pierre Gauthier is supposedly going to address the media at 4 in Philly, so something is probably brewing on the Habs' side. SO FAR TODAY: - Cullen to Ottawa for Alex Picard and a 2nd round pick to the Hurricanes. - Jonathan Cheechoo put on waivers by the Ottawa Senators. - Kim Johnsson and Nick Leddy to Chicago for Cam Barker (to Minnesota), per Bob Mckenzie. - Jody Shelley to NYR for a draft pick, per Darren Dreger.

O Canada The True Story Of A Nations Love For Hockey

It’s hard to pinpoint a definitive time or place as to when and where hockey was invented. There have been many arguments and people will have different opinions. It’s generally accepted that during the eighteen hundreds British soldiers played a version of the game while they were stationed in the Province of Nova Scotia. Another story tells of a teacher at the Kings View Academy Nova Scotia, who asked his pupils to make up a winter sport on the frozen pond as part of a project, it is thought that the game his students created resembled that of hockey. In 1879 students of the McGill University in Montreal were the first to develop specific rules, they played the game based on the...

Trade period officially on: Flames trade Jokinen to Rangers

UPDATE: Prust also heading to the Rangers. TSN is reporting that a deal between the Rangers and the Flames is expected to be finalized soon. The deal would send Olli Jokinen to the Rags in exchange for Ales Kotalik and Chris Higgins. Sources tell TSN the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames are expected to announce a trade tonight that will send Calgary centre Olli Jokinen to the Rangers in exchange for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins. Kotalik has been sent home from the team's road trip earlier on Sunday after being told by the team that he would be traded. The 31-year old has been scratched by head coach John Tortorella in eight of the club's last nine games. He was si...

My 2010 All-Star rosters… if there were actually a game

Below you will find my potential all-star selections if there were actually a game this season instead of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Each is comprised of 13 forwards, seven defensemen and three goalies. Every NHL team has at least one representative at the game; therefore some players had to be left out of the all-star selections. EASTERN CONFERENCE Forwards Sidney Crosby PIT Nicklas Backstrom WAS Steven Stamkos TB Alexander Ovechkin WAS Ilya Kovalchuk ATL Zach Parise NJ Marian Gaborik NYR Tomas Plekanec MTL Martin St. Louis TB Evgeni Malkin PIT Eric Staal CAR Daniel Alfredsson OTT Alexander Semin WAS Defensemen Mike Green WAS Tyler Myers BUF Tomas Kabe...

Hats Off! Look Who Has Hat Tricks This Season

An Interesting Look at Who Has the Hat-Tricks This Season We are more than halfway through the 2009-2010 season, and there are many teams that have surprised fans. What may be more surprising is which teams have recorded hat tricks this season. There are eight teams left who have not done it yet this season. The league leading Chicago Blackhawks are one of those eight teams. The others are: Buffalo, Washington, Colorado, Rangers, Anaheim, Atlanta, and Edmonton. Even the last place Carolina Hurricanes have recorded a hat trick—three times. Washington leads the league in goals with 182, easily the most in the league. However, not one of their players have scored three goals in o...

TCL Top Ten: 10 Reasons Why the NHL Will Always be #4

I was born a hockey fan, and I will die a hockey fan. Nothing will ever keep me from watching an NHL game, especially a Montreal Canadiens game. But unfortunately, not everyone was born from the same mold as us ''hardcore'' fans. There are a lot of things holding the NHL back. There are many issues keeping the NHL at #4 amongst the major North American sports, and there is seemingly no chance of improvement in site. What are the main problems holding the NHL back? How spiteful will this list be? Read below to find out! Here is a list of ten issues that, in my opinion, are plaguing the league. Some interlap, or could be grouped into a bigger problem, but all hold their unique aspec...

Cormier Will Likely Face Charges For Vicious Elbow

UPDATE: Patrice Cormier has been suspended indefinitely according to TSN On Sunday night, Patrice Cormier delivered possibly one of the dirtiest and most vicious attacks I have ever seen in the history of this sport. Patrice Cormier, a New Jersey Devils prospect and the captain of the Canadian Junior team that just won the Silver medal will likely be facing a large suspension for his hit on the Quebec Remparts' Mikael Tam. However, a large suspension is the least of Cormier's worries right now, as the Remparts are expected to press criminal charges against Cormier according to futureconsiderations.ca As you can see from the video, Tam went immediately to the ice in convu...