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…

Windsor Star: Loktionov, Grachev make their respective marks

  It’s been this way for years for Andrei Loktionov and Evgeny Grachev. Passing the puck together on the ice. Passing the time together off the ice. Halfway around the world, battling for the right to play for the Memorial Cup, things have only changed slightly. They still turn heads with their unbelievable skills, but now, they do…

Bryan Cameron Selected by OHL GMs to OHL First Team All-Stars [UPDATE: and is released by the Kings]

2008-09 All-Star Teams First Team: Centre – Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalion (81) Left Wing – Taylor Hall, Windsor Spitfires (68) Right Wing – Bryan Cameron, Belleville Bulls (63) Defence – Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires (81) Defence – P.K Subban, Belleville Bulls (79) Goaltender – Mike Murphy, Belleville Bulls (81) Coach – Bob Boughner, Windsor Spitfires…

2009 WHL Championship Series prospects preview – Hockey’s Future

Under first-year head coach Dave Lowry, the Hitmen have been a virtual juggernaut since opening day. The team won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as regular season champions, compiling a 59-9-3-1 record for 122 points, three more than Vancouver. The talent pool is very deep in front of outstanding goaltender Martin Jones (LA), who managed…

Fans ask burning Lightning questions – St. Petersburg Times

What would you expect in return for Lecavalier? Which team has the best pieces to offer and would seriously consider a trade? Keep the Kings in mind. They have a top-five draft pick to give back and good, young players such as Jack Johnson, Alexander Frolov and Oscar Moller. The Avalanche is believed to be…

The Hockey News: THE HOT LIST:: Loktionov

Not only do we have major junior playoffs and the Frozen Four in full swing, but the IIHF World Under-18 Championship has taken over Fargo and Moorhead on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. It’s prospect overload, so let’s once again count down some of the youngsters we can’t wait to see make it to the pros.…

MaxHockey.com: The Last Stand of the Wooden Stick

During a game against Colorado, Holik entered the faceoff circle against Paul Stastny, son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny. The linesman noticed that both centers carried wooden sticks and commented. Holik joked to the young Stastny that he would bet that Peter would never allow him to use a composite. The younger Stastny responded,…