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...
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.
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
Mike Green WAS
Tyler Myers BUF
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...