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Western Conference Playoff Preview

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, NHL, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2008 by flamesfan77

Detroit vs Nashville:

Everyone thinks Detroit will run over Nashville, but Detroit has had problems in the playoffs in recent years.  Nashville also has been hot down the stretch.  I predict Detroit, but in 6.

San Jose vs Calgary:

Well you may think I made this choice because I am a homer, but I will give my rationale.  The Flames won the season series 3-1, with victories twice in San Jose.  San Jose has been hot since acquiring Campbell, but Campbell is not a solid playoff performer.  The same could be said about the Sharks as they have struggled in recent years.  Kipper also loves to play well against the team that gave up on him.  I say Calgary in 6.

Minnesota vs Colorado:

This is an even match up, but I think Colorado has been the better team when healthy, which they are(besides season ending injuries).  Minnesota will try and trap, but Sakic and Forsberg will be too much and Colorado will win in 6.

Anaheim vs Dallas:

This should be a great series.  Unless Turco stands on his head Anaheim will be too strong to overcome.  They have been hot since they got their two veterans back, and Gigeure is a great playoff goalie.  Anaheim wins in 6.

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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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Top Ten Teams

Posted in Hockey, Injury, NHL, Scott Niedermayer, smyth, Teemu Selanne, Top ten, top ten list with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Here is my list of the Top Ten NHL teams. I will update this list every Sunday so keep checking!

1 Anaheim Ducks-Are unbeatable with Selanne and Neidermayer

2 Dallas Stars-Richards stars in debut

3 Montreal Canadiens-First in the East

4 San Jose Sharks-Are unbeaten since the deadline

5 New Jersey Devils-Have slipped recently but still contend nightly

6 Boston Bruins-Hot Hot Hot

7 Calgary Flames-Streaky, but will challenge for the division lead

8 Detroit Red Wings-Injuries have taken its tole on this early season powerhouse

9 Colorado Avalanche-Have won three straight with it’s new roster, but will losing Smyth hurt?

10 Toronto Maple Leafs- Yes I said it, they have won 4 of 5 and are in contention for a playoff spot

Give me your feedback!

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

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.