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.
Had this preview been written two weeks ago, it would have started with the line: “other than Marleau being stripped of his captaincy, and Christian Ehrhoff being sent to the Canucks, the Sharks really didn’t do anything this off-season to rid themselves of demons from past playoff failures”. That is until GM Doug Wilson pulled […]
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 […]
Were the Canucks’ moves for Mathieu Schneider, Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich all that beneficial to the team’s cause? That appears to be the case, but just which acquisition is the most important?
With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]
3rd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Pittsburgh Penguins (4) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Shelly Anderson with a quick recap of Game 1. Many of the Penguins were giving credit to Marc-Andre Fleury for keeping the team in last night’s contest. Apparently Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Joe Starkey felt the same way. Fleury was good, but two unlikely contributors […]
2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Bruins attempt to finish the rally tonight. Net worth in game 7 as goalie‘s are key factors to winning the series. Claude Julien reiterated yesterday that Marc Savard will be able to play in Game 7 tonight. As last night’s Illegal Curve […]
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 […]