As many of you probably already know former NHL defensemen Wade Redden has announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NHL. Wade Redden played for the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St Louis Blues and Boston Bruins. In 1023 games played in the NHL Redden scored 109 goals and had 457 points. Continue reading
The NHL free agent market opened up this past Friday July 5th and it did not disappoint. It also seems as though that the GMs forgot there was strike with a lot of money spent on the first day. I am not going to talk about all the signings that were made that will take forever, but I will talk about a few signings and explain why I think they are good, or bad deals.
Let’s start off with Ryan Clowe, he played for two teams last year the San Jose Sharks and the New York Rangers. In the 40 games he played last season he had 3 goals and 19 points, but in San Jose he scored none of those goals. Clowe can play the right wing and the left wing and he is 6’2 weighing 225 pounds, in a league where height is the new obsession, he fits the bill. Continue reading
I know I didn’t write anything last week sorry! Sometimes life gets in the way now onto the article!
The NHL playoffs are here and they are going to be exciting to watch. For the first time in years all the original six teams have made the playoffs. The Red Wings vs. the Ducks, Blackhawks vs. the Wild, Rangers vs. Capitals; Maple Leafs vs. Bruins and the Canadiens vs. the Senators. It is also the first time in a while that two Canadian teams have played against each other. It is the first time since the Ottawa Senators returned to the NHL that the Habs and Sens will face off against each other. The excitement and hype for this series from these two cities is becoming enormous and has the potential to become a new and great rivalry.
Many Expos fans may hate to see the Nationals succeed in any way and hope that they stay a seller dweller forever. Unfortunately that did happen last year, although there were probably a lot of smirks when Stephen Strasburg was shut down and would be pitching in the playoffs, then watching the Nats get eliminated 3 games to 2 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Now with the 2013 season approaching the Nats look to continue their success this season with Stephen Strasburg to pitch the entire season and what the Nationals hope a second consecutive post-season run. Continue reading
Poor Matt Cooke, even when he tries to stay away from controversy he manages to find it and anger a whole mess of people. For those who do not know what happened Matt Cooke had been part of an unfortunate play in a game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators. The play happened with Cooke pinning Ottawa defensemen Erik Karlsson into the boards and having his skate cut Karlssons Achilles tendon on his left foot to about 70% damage. Continue reading