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When Will They Learn?!?!

Posted in Anaheim Ducks, Chris Pronger, chris simon, Hockey, NHL, Vancouver Canucks, video with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2008 by flamesfan77

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For the second time this season a NHL player has been suspended for stomping on a downed opponent.  Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks has been suspended for 8 games after stomping on the calf of Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler.

It is the eight time Pronger has been suspended, but doubles his previously longest suspension of 4 games.  Chris Simon was recently suspended 30 games for a similar action but has a much worse history.

I feel that this it should have been a little longer, but I am glad the NHL didn’t give less than 5 games like many suggested.  It is still a vicious act that could one day lead to a terrible injury.

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The Day After

Posted in All-star, Anaheim Ducks, brad richards, Campbell, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Mats Sundin, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, NHLPA, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Richards, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well it is one day after the NHL trade deadline and the balance of power remains on the West, although Pittsburgh has put themselves in a good spot this year in the East.  The Penguins may have given up their future however for this season, especially if Hossa opts to test the free-agent waters.

In the West Dallas and San Jose both bolstered their rosters with trade deadline pickups in Brad Richards and Brian Campbell, while Detroit and Colorado both added to their defense corps.  Colorado also made a splash with the signing of Peter Forsberg who will help the Avalanche get on the scoreboard more often.

The surprise of the deadline was the trade of Huet from Montreal for relatively nothing.  Price however backed up the trade by posting an impressive win last night.

Who will be the long term winners?  We won’t find out until the last games are played.

Deadline Day

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Campbell, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Cliff Fletcher, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Habs, huet, John Ferguson Jr, Martin Lapointe, Mats Sundin, Mike Keenan, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Peter Forsberg, Phoenix Coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, Ray Emery, Richards, Roberto luongo, Salary Cap, San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well today is the big day and the moves are already happening.  So far the East has done a few minor deals and lost some big names and the West has continued to improve, sounds like the NBA does it not?  So far we have Brad Richards going to the Stars while Brian Campbell is now a member of the San Jose Sharks.  In a surprise move the Habs unloaded Huet to the Washington Capitals for only a second round draft pick. 

I will keep updating throughout the day!

Phoenix gets Marcel Hossa, Al Montoya and New York  for Fredrik Sjostrom, Josh Gratton and David Leneveu

Toronto trades chad kilger to florida for a 3rd round pick

L.A. trades brad stuart to Detroit for a 2nd and 4th round pick

The wild acquire Chris Simon from the Islanders for a 5th round draft pick

Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis traded to Pittburgh from Atlanta for Angelo Esposito, Colby Armstrong and Erik Christenson and a 1st round pick

New york gets Christian backman from St Louis for a 4th round pick

Toronto trades Hal Gill to Pittsburgh for 2nd and 5th round pick

Matt Cooke traded from Vancouver to Washington for Matt Pettinger

San Jose Gets Rob Davidson from the New York islanders for a 7th round pick

Colorado Gets Adam Foote from Columbus for a 1st round pick+pick if foote resigns

Washington gets Fedorov from Columbus for ted ruth

Ottawa gets Martin Lapointe from Chicago for a 6th round pick

Carolina gets Ruutu from Chicago for Andrew Ladd

Colorado gets Salei from Florida for Skrastins and a 3rd round pick

Washington gets Huet from Montreal for a 2nd round pick

Dallas gets Smith, Jokinen and Halpern from Tampa for Brad Richards and Holmqvist

San Jose gets Brian Campbell and a 7th round pick from Buffalo for Steve Bernier for a 1st round pick

Florida gets Wade Belak from Toronto for a 5th round pick

New Jersey gets Salvador form St Louis for Janssen

Phaneuf Close to Long-Term Deal

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, miikka kiprusoff, NHL, Phaneuf with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2008 by flamesfan77

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It has been reported that Dion Phaneuf and the Calgary Flames are close to signing a long-term contract extension for the All-Star defenseman.  The Flames feel it is important to lock up their star before he gets an offer sheet in the summer that they would be forced to match, or risk losing him like the Oilers did to the Ducks for Dustin Penner. 

It has been rumoured to be in the 6-7 million dollar a year range, which makes Calgary have a very expensive top 7 with Iginla, Regehr, Kiprusoff, Aucoin, Tanguay and Sarich adding up to over 30 million already.  Thankfully the NHL salary cap has been steadily going upward which will give Calgary a little flexibility in filling out its roster in the coming seasons.

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Teemu Selanne to Return after Break

Posted in All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Hockey, NHL, Scott Niedermayer, Stanley Cup, Teemu Selanne with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Sources have confirmed that former all-star sniper Teemu Selanne will be returning to the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks.  He will be the second player on the Ducks to return mid-season as defenseman Scott Niedermayer returned recently and has helped them rise through the standings. 

Scott surprisingly was even named an all-star even after participating in a handful of games. 

With 1135 career points Selanne will make the Ducks a legitimate contender in the West and will help with the offense, something the ducks surprisingly have been lacking this year.

The Ducks have gone 12-5-1 since Scott returned and are currently only one point back of San Jose for the division lead.

Here is a video compilation of Selanne highlights.