Monthly Archives: May 2009

NHL Fanhouse: Idea of Moving Luongo Shortsighted

The crux of Cole’s case is that guys like Nikolai Khabibulin and Marc-Andre Fleury are not paid like franchise players. That’s simply not true. Khabibulin is in the final year of a four-year, $27 million deal he got after the lockout. The Blackhawks put him in waivers in September, but decided to keep him around.…

The Province: The hard truth — Canucks must deal Luongo

The irony, then, is that the Canucks will have to trade Luongo in order to build a team that would be good enough to win with Luongo. Think about it for a minute. It’s now apparent the Canucks have more holes in their lineup than Luongo can fill. Their defence was exposed against the Blackhawks…

Buffalo News: Sabres sign Myers to three-year pact

It’s fair to say the Buffalo Sabres liked Tyler Myers from the start. They traded up to select him 12th overall in last June’s NHL entry draft, and General Manager Darcy Regier said he was happy to pay the price to get him. On Monday, the Sabres proved their admiration again. They signed their top…

L.A. is Awesome – Battle of California

The U.S. lost to Russia today (?  I don’t understand time zones), 3-2.  The team has had a fairly strong tournament, with a trio of Kings, past and present, supplying a lot of the firepower.  Patrick O’Sullivan led all forwards in ice time and had 7 points in games, Dustin Brown led the team with…

The Copper & Blue: Ryan Ellis, If Available

The title to this post is the answer to the question “Who should the Oilers select at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft?”  Ellis has had a phenomenal junior career so far, but doesn’t seem to be getting a ton of respect from scouts. TSN has Ellis ranked #12 for the upcoming draft; ISS puts him…

You Want to Know How Good Loktionov is?

He’s so good, that, while I’m refreshing the OHL scoring leaders page, his point totals are literally going up by the second. This would be due to the two third period goals he just scored to give Windsor a 3-1, then 4-1 lead in game 4 of their playoff series. I went to the site…

Red Wings ‘blown’ away – Puck Daddy – NHL – Yahoo! Sports

The Detroit Red Wings were jobbed, hosed, robbed, disrespected — really, pick your terms of non-endearment — when referee Brad Watson and his intent to blow an early whistle wiped out a Marian Hossa(notes) game-tying goal late in the third period at the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3. The puck’s in the net before the whistle, but Watson…

Kukla’s Corner agrees with me; presumably everyone does

If you haven’t seen it, you will. The officiating in this league is the most pathetic of anything just south of professional wrestling. But the league’s healthier than ever, eh Gary?  Is this how you want your playoff games decided? I’m two games away from being done with this whole charade. … It’s just plain incompetence and we all…

Red Wings Blog completely agrees with me

With a minute to go the Red Wings scored. Great right? No. The referee lost sight of the puck, even though it was laying right on the goal line, and blew play the play dead. Well, actually he didn’t blow the play dead, but he was thinking about it. The puck was in the back of…