Monthly Archives: March 2010

Martin, Kovalchuk could be in final days with Devils


The Devils are not doing anything about enticing their top defenseman, Paul Martin, away from unrestricted free agency.

Hot and Cold Teams in the NHL

I wrote an article a few weeks ago that showed how important it is to play well in the final few weeks of the regular season. My statistics showed that in the past three years, teams with higher points per game after March 1st won more often than the higher seed. The even more interesting statistic is that teams that have 0.25 more points per game after March 1st than their opponent are 16-2.

Kovalchuk gives Devils 'Big Shot' at title


There’s a new buzz around the Devils, and they’re selling tickets, too, for the big show in Newark, starring the “Big Shot.”

Samuelsson getting close, Demitra's return is anyone's guess

Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun

The status of injured winger Mikael Samuelsson has been upgraded to day to day.

The Vancouver Canucks wish they could say the same thing about Pavol Demitra.

With the end of the regular season approaching one can’t help but wonder who will be playing for the cup this year. The East is pretty cut and dry it will be one of Pittsburgh or Washington in the final.(Cinderella stories aside) The east outside of those two teams is very weak compared to the west.

Presidents’ Trophy:
The Washington Capitals currently hold a five-point lead over the San Jose Sharks with one game in hand. It’s almost a sure thing that they’ll hold on to this lead and win their first ever Presidents’ Trophy. Prediction: Washington Capitals

Rangers need Marian to be a star again

Larry Brooks

Where’s Gabby?

It’s difficult to know what is more troubling, that Marian Gaborik played poorly enough (again) to merit benching for the final 8:15 of the second period in the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss in Toronto on Saturday night, or that coach John Tortorella believed that benching the team’s lone marquee forward was the only way to jump-start him.

Ok … Say that your team was able to get one of Stamkos or Tavaras … who would your take and why?

Top 20 UFA Players available on July 1, 2010

St. Louis Blues owner expects busy offseason


Standing before the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association’s monthly meeting Friday morning, Blues owner Dave Checketts spoke the language of the area’s top business leaders. He discussed goals.

NHL 2010 UFA Free Agent List – *Unofficial*

What to see who is available on July 1st? — If so check out this list

Damien Cox

So far, the Maple Leafs haven’t made the same splash among NCAA free agents as they did last year, other than signing Lake Superior State defenceman Simon Gysbers.

In general, while the collegians are signing with various teams, there’s a general sense the crop isn’t as good this year.

Don't trade Carey Price': Scotty Bowman

Pat Hickey, The Gazette

Coaching legend Scotty Bowman had a timely piece of advice for the Canadiens as he watched Montreal lose to the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night.

“Don’t trade Carey Price,” Bowman proclaimed.