Colton Orr delivers a piledriver to Steve Begin of the Boston Bruins
The week is almost over, which means it's time to wrap up some topics with some special thank you's. I figured I'd give out this week's thank you notes on high note before the Leafs inevitably ruin the rest of my week. Since I am in a good mood, I have more thanks to give out than usual, so let's get right to it,
Thank You...Atlanta Thrashers for showing your support for the ethical treatment of the elderly by calling up Chris Chelios this week.
Thank You...Trade deadline for your suspense. Skipping work to find out where Chris Peluso might end up was well worth it.
Thank You...Capcom for including Mikhail ...
It's certain that a lot of eyes collectively rolled earlier this afternoon when Colin Campbell announced that there would be no suspension for Matt Cooke, who sent Marc Savard to the hospital with a vicious hit to the head in this past weekend's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Savard's Boston Bruins.
Whether Cooke ''intended'' to injure Savard and give him a second grade concussion, or whether he legitimately thought that he was going for a clean hockey hit that would have somehow had a positive effect on his team and the game doesn't even matter. Cooke injured a player, possibly for the season. Cooke made contact with Savard's head, sending him to the hospital. Why does ther...
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TCL Trade Deadline Extravaganza!
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- The Calgary Flames have acquired Steve Staois from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Aaron Johnson and a 3rd round pick.
- The Nashville Predators acquire Dustin Boyd from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 4th round pick.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Chris Peluso from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 6th round pick.
- The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Lubomir Vishno...
Even though the Olympic Games are still ongoing and the trade freeze is well in effect, the goaltending situation around the NHL is far from clear for many teams. With a plethora of goaltenders set to become free agents on July 1st, there will be goalie movement before March 4th in the NHL.
There has already been a fair amount of such movement in the past two weeks. The first ''domino'', if you will, seems to have been the trading of Atlanta netminder Kari Lehtonen to Dallas only days before the trade freeze. Yesterday, with the trade freeze ending sooner rather than later, Dallas put Alex Auld on waivers. This is no way guarantees their Auld will be picked up, nor that Turco will rem...
Leaders in blocked shots
1. D. Seidenberg FLA 128
2. A. Sutton NYI 119
3. B. Clark COL 111
4. R. Hamrlik MTL 103
5. G. Zanon MIN 101
6. K. Ballard FLA 96
7. D. Girardi NYR 95
8. A. Ward CAR 94
8. J. Spacek MTL 94
8. T. Gilbert EDM 94
Leaders in shooting % (min. ten games)
1. D. Jones COL 18.9%
2. H. Sedin VAN 17.5%
3. J. Lupul ANA 17.5%
4. M. Knuble WAS 16.2%
5. N. Antropov ATL 15.1%
6. M. Erat NSH 14.1%
7. S. Crosby PIT 13.2%
7. J. Jokinen CAR 13.2%
9. T. Fleischmann WSH 12.9%
10. M. Moulson NYI 12.6%
Best penalty taken/drawn differentials
1. D. Brown LA 7/27 +30
2. Z. Parise NJ 7/27 +20
3. P. Datsyuk DET 3/23 +20
4. N. Hagman CGY 5/24 +19
5. C. Clutterbuck MI...
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...
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.
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...
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...