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The Wild Wild NW

Posted in Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, minnesota wild, NHL, northwest, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

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With less than a dozen games remaining in the NHL season the NW division is once again proving to be the most competitive in the NHL.  Three teams are tied for the division lead and only one is not going to make the playoffs at this point.

If the playoffs started today 4 of the 8 teams would be from the NW division.  Calgary, Colorado and Minnesota are all tied at 84 points with Vancouver sitting only two points back.  Only Edmonton would be on the outside looking in with a respectable 75 points.

This means that the final 10 or less games are more important than ever, and to add to the excitement 95% of the games are played between the division which means anything could happen.  Let the playoffs begin!

Darwin Head Newest Millionaire

Posted in bobby orr, chevrolet malibu, Colorado Avalanche, Darwin Head, Hockey, Millionaire, NHL, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Darwin Head has become Canada’s newest millionaire after shooting 15 pucks from the far blue line into an open net during the Vancouver Canuck/Colorado Avalanche intermission this evening.  He also won 4 Chevrolet Malibu’s, one for him, one for each of his two friends, and one for a fan in the stands. 

Bobby Orr must have given some good advice! Congrats!

Video Here

Original Story Here

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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

Forsberg Back

Posted in All-star, Colorado Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , on February 25, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Peter Forsberg has changed his mind and has decided to return to the NHL.  He signed a one year contract with his former club, the Colorado Avalanche.  The Swedish sniper has missed this season with an ankle injury and had stated last week that he did not feel he could play this year, but obviously that has changed. 

 Colorado is trying to get back into the playoffs and currently sit in 10th place in the West.  They have dealt with injuries all year but have recently got most of their players back.

Story here

Trouble for the NW

Posted in All-star, Colorado Avalanche, Hockey, Joe Sakic, NHL, Ryan Smyth with tags , , , , on February 11, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Ryan Smyth, Paul Stastny, and Joe Sakic have resumed skating with the Colorado Avalanche.  The Avalanche have been doing fine without the three, but having them back in the lineup will add to their potent offensive attack which is bad news for the rest of the Northwest division. 

 Colorado is currently 2nd in the Northwest and 6th overall in the Western Conference.  They are 5th in terms of scoring in the West.

Link Here.