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The Hockey News: Western Conference predictions

10. Los Angeles. I hate for you to think I’m underestimating the Kings, because I’m not. The job Terry Murray did behind L.A.’s bench last year was phenomenal, their blueline has the potential to be one of the league’s best and individual talents such as Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty are only getting…

Visnovsky of the Oilers is about 23.43 per cent – Cult of Hockey

Warning signs for Oil as Visnovsky doesnt even look like half the player he used to be.If Lubomir Visnovsky wasnt the Edmonton Oilers best defenceman last season before his season-ending shoulder injury see photo, the best was Sheldon Souray.But Visnovsky was right up there, a wheeling, dealing, racing, skating puckmeister with the range factor of…

No country for old Oilers – Cult of Hockey

The clock is ticking on Souray, Visnovsky and Staios (as well as the Oil’s playoff hopes). Sheldon Souray and Lubomir Visnovsky were born in 1976, Steve Staios in 1973. That makes Souray and Visnovsky 33-years-old and Staios 36-years old this hockey season. How much longer can these guys last? This is a pressing concern given…

Pats begin trimming the roster

With Monday’s moves, Regina isn’t far from naming its final roster, which is expected to be around 25 players. However, the club will need to keep a few extra bodies until the return of four players who are headed for NHL camps at the end of this week: D-men Colten Teubert (L.A.) and Matt Delahey…

From Mirtle: The Flyers goaltending: Not as bad as you think (and other netminding myths) [ME: Ah, but the Kings’ goaltending is worse than you think!]

There’s something about goaltending that, when it’s bad, it can hang on a franchise like an odour, weighing on fans and netminders alike. Pre-Luongo, for example, Vancouver was always pegged as a goalie graveyard (although some would argue a few of his predecessors were stiff upon arrival). In Ottawa, they seemingly haven’t had a lot…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Heatley Soap Opera

An interesting counter-point to the Heatley mess, from Tom Benjamin: The level of vitriol being directed at Dany Heatley from the media seems astonishing to me. Dan Barnes, for example. I’m not a big fan of Dany Heatley (the person, not the player) but there is another way to see this story. While Heatley’s behaviour has…