Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf

The Battle of Alberta: Trade Phaneuf. The link is to The Battle of Alberta blog. The short version: Calgary needs an elite forward and has Phaneuf to spare now that they have “Jay-Bo.” So… Frolov for Phaneuf? Or is the reasonable version of that Frolov and Johnson for Phaneuf? Or Frolov and Hickey. Or Frolov…

Chicago 2010 Cap Madness Watch

ESPN is reporting that Kane and Toews extensions are imminent, at five years/$6MM+, and the Keith extension is also close, at around 13 years/undisclosed $. Were those deals to turn out to be true, the 2010-11 Hawks would be at $55.1MM plus whatever the Keith cap hit turns out to be. Let’s assume Keith is…

Pierre LaBrun has an interesting Bernier tidbit

harry2299: The Kings have the best team they have had in ages, and as a Kings fan, I couldn’t be happier with the progress they’ve made this season. The only gripe I have is why is Jonathan Bernier still in the AHL. I understand wanting to give him more playing time, but Murray’s expecting Quick…

Oilers shine in wide-open game, but don’t get win (player grades, Columbus 3, Oilers, 2) – Cult of Hockey

Patrick O’Sullivan, [player grade:] 6. He is the Roberto Duran of the Oilers. If you don’t understand the reference, search “Manos de Piedra” in Google. It’s not a compliment for a hockey goal scorer. I’m starting to think that O’Sullivan’s low shooting percentage over his career isn’t a fluke, isn’t just bad luck. Yet in…

Self-Serving Moulson Premonition

Matt Moulson is now being cited as one of the 10 biggest stories of the year in the NHL. Who could have predicted that? September 24, 2008 6:01 PM Quisp said: Purcell’s dominating season in the AHL puts him a notch above Moulson for now, but it’s clearly possible for either one of them to…