On Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show, the first hour of the show was spent analyzing the week in trades leading up to the deadline. In this post we evaluate each of the trades that were completed in the week leading up to the deadline.
Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss
This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
There are only two games on the schedule tonight. In fact, the schedule is fairly light until Thursday, but here are tonight’s contests: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils These teams don’t like each other and never have. Tonight’s game marks the second of the season for the Devils, after the team was dominated [...]
The 2008-2009 season was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ most successful campaign. The Jackets finished seventh in the conference, making the playoffs for the first time in team history. Even though they were quickly disposed of by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets opened a lot of eyes [...]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup. The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer. He has done a [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Reaction out of Calgary and San Jose, Langenbrunner apparently had knee surgery after Game 2 and Tortorella continues to stir the pot with the NY media
Remaining First Round Matchups Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7) Could Chris Clark return to the Capitals lineup tonight to replace the suspended Donald Brashear? The Capitals have a chance to redeem last season’s Game 7 heartbreak versus Philadelphia tonight at the Verizon Center, writes Mike Wise. Nothing like ESPN reporting that Mike Green [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Teemu Selanne dealing with his struggles, Eric Staal dominates Game 6 and the circus that has become the Capitals/Rangers series
Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Did you know Mark Stuart and Shane Hnidy were only on the ice for one Montreal goal against in the entire first round? For now, the Bruins are just watching the playoffs to see which team they will meet in Round 2. Jack Todd of the [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Keenan takes blame for loss, Sharks first line back together and Sundin has productive practice
Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) The Sharks’ top line all scored one time, as San Jose managed to stay alive by defeating the Ducks in overtime last night. Marleau, Thornton and Setoguchi wanted to be reunited and coach McLellan granted their wish. After yesterday’s performance, there is no doubt as [...]