So glad hockey is finally back. About damn time.
Ok, need to remember what off-season moves the Leafs made. I know we have JVR now
We didn't get a goalie. Or a centre...
Should be ready for a good season!
Well if all things go according to plan, JVR will be our centre. He has played centre before, outside of the NHL, apparently his numbers were good but it's a different ballgame in the NHL obviously.
Are Maple Leafs still trying to get LUO? I remember in August/July they were, then something happened for about 5 months and now I'm curious.
Yeah, still lots of rumours that the deal will be announced as soon as the CBA is finalized.
Rangers, Caps, and Bruins have been changed for the better. All the canadian teams seem to be getting worse and worse, especially calgary. I remember them being a tough opponent back in the playoffs of the mid 2000s.
Not all of the Canadian teams have been getting worse. Edmonton has been picking up lots of young and talented players, they'll be a force in a few years. Leafs have been slowly improving too.
In reality Vancouver is probably better off just buying him out if the new CBA has an initial free buyout clause. Any trade Vancouver makes they are probably going to have to take on a bad contract (or two) and the cap space created by buying him out is probably more valuable than any player they are going to get back.
Same goes for Philly w/ Bryzgalov and MOST DEFINITELY Montreal w/ Scott Gomez.
Buying out Lu would be a bad move. Vancouver would be paying for him for a very, very long time if they bought him out. They'd be smart to trade him, get rid of that salary hit all together and get something in return.
I've read that a Toronto/Vancouver trade would consist of Lu going to Toronto with Bozak and someone else going to Vancouver.
I'd take Kulemin on the Pens. Him and Malkin have had great chemistry this year on Metallurg.
I'd like it if the Pens would take him too. Do not like Kulemin.
This threads need to be stickied along with the other sports leagues threads. Freakin' tennis is stickied but NHL isn't? Da hell?