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Has this ever happened before? Nope.

The last five teams alive are also the last five cup winners: 2008 – Detroit Red Wings 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks 2011 – Boston Bruins 2012 – Los Angeles Kings And if the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be the last four cup-winners in the Conference Finals. Also, it guarantees that…

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…

Team Canada 2010

Team Canada Summer Training Camp Invitees: Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils), Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks), Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins), Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets), Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes). Defense: Jay Bouwmeester (Calgary Flames), Dan Boyle (San Jose Sharks), Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim Ducks), Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers), Robyn Regehr (Calgary Flames), Dion Phaneuf (Calgary Flames),…

Russia invites Frolov to Olympic Camp

The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has named 38 players for their Olympic Summer Camp from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Moscow. The KHL and the NHL contribute with 19 players each. Goalkeepers: Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix Coyotes, NHL), Simeon Varlamov (Washington Capitals, NHL), Alexander Eremenko (Salavat Yulayev Ufa, RUS), Evgeni Nabokov (San Jose Sharks, NHL).…

Ottawa Sun: More LeCavalier/Johnson — Johnson wants $5.5MM?

Some new rumor plot-points, in bold: Despite all the denials coming out of the Sunshine State, the Tampa Bay Lightning is trying to deal C Vinny Lecavalier. A league source told Sun Media yesterday the Bolts have informed the NHL they intend to spend at the salary floor of approximately $40.5 million next season. They…

From Al Strachan: Lightning Rod

Al Strachan repackages the same old rumors; but at least he can write coherently. My comments are in brackets. The rumors regarding Vincent Lecavalier refuse to go away. [I resist inserting, “whose fault is that?”] Tampa Bay Lightning GM Brian Lawton insists that he has had no trade talks regarding Lecavalier and that he has no…

It is Believed that Darren Dreger at TSN May Have Been Among Those Mentioned as Someone Who Possibly Could Be Pulling S*** Out of His *ss

Here’s the text of Dreger’s recent “report” with my comments/interpretation: via TSN : The conversations surrounding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier are likely to heat up as we get closer to July 1, when the no-trade clause on his contract kicks in. TRANSLATION: something will happen in the future, but is not happening now. The two…

2009 NHL Mock Draft 1.0 | Bleacher Report

1. The New York Islanders will select John Tavares of the London Knights This is a no brainer pick. John Tavares is easily the best forward in this draft and has been compared to the likes of Wayne Gretzky. With absolutely no offensive talents on this team outside the likes of Kyle Okposo, Tavares will…