Last season was an unmitigated disaster in Ottawa and that disaster extended all the way through the summer in the form of the Dany Heatley trade demand. After beginning the 2008/09 season with Craig Hartsburg behind the bench and a lot of optimism, the Senators faltered early and did not take well to Hartsburg’s tough-love [...]
The IllegalCurve.com Radio Show from September 9th has been archived. Our guest on the 9th was Tim Wharnsby who covers the Maple Leafs for the Globe & Mail. While the interview was conducted prior to the Phil Kessel trade, Wharnsby gave his take on Kessel as a player, and the Leafs as a whole, heading into [...]
*Special thanks to Habs superfan Shawn Moen for his contribution Change is the common thread running through all facets of the second century of Les Glorieux. This offseason saw many changes to the defence and the scoring lines as well as change behind the bench and in ownership. After wildly exceeding expectations in the 2007-08 [...]
Now that Dany Heatley has finally been traded to San Jose, let’s take a second to analyze a trade that seemingly took all summer to complete. First off, it was clear last week and is now that the Sharks’ trade of Christian Ehrhoff was made to create cap space for a future deal. Rumor had [...]
Last season did not exactly go as Sabres fans may have hoped. The team finished tenth in the Eastern Conference with 91 points (two points out of the final playoff spot behind the Canadiens) and clearly didn’t realize the expectations that Darcy Regier had of them. On a positive note, the Sabres did have a [...]
The Boston Bruins were the surprise team of the 2008-2009 season. Boston finished first in the Eastern Conference, and was one victory away from winning the President’s Trophy. Even though they suffered an early playoff exit, the Bruins were able to grab some hardware, as goaltender Tim Thomas won the Vezina Trophy, Zdeno Chara took [...]
Heatley explains the reasons for his trade demand, but are they believeable?
Chris Chelios may be playing in the Olympics for Team USA…I am kidding, but he has been suiting up for Team USA to help fill the spot for injured defenseman Paul Martin. I love that Chelios wants to play hockey at his age and won’t give it up. Give the guy full credit because this [...]