Well the trade deadline has come and gone once again. In the West, the Vegas Golden Knights made the biggest splash acquiring Mark Stone, the Winnipeg Jets acquired Kevin Hayes and 4 other depth player, division rival Nashville responded by acquiring Wayne Simmonds and Markus Granlund. The San Jose Sharks acquired Gustav Nyquist for a few picks and the Conference leading Calgary Flames pretty much … Continue reading Post-Deadline Predictions: Canada’s year?
The Ducks free fall Everyone looks at Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry as winners but they have 1 cup that came in 2007 that had 3 hall of famers on the team (Chris Pronger, Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne). In the core years these guys couldn’t get it done, the losses were usually at the hands of LA or Chicago. Now look at the Ducks, … Continue reading The Ducks are Dead
WHL Power Rankings Prince Albert Still there but a loss to Edmonton on home ice ruffled some feathers. First team to clinch a playoff spot. 2. Everett Same old song, good defense and middle of the pack scoring…. Stellio Mattheos would have been a good acquisition if the trade went through Saskatoon Trouble holding leads at times but 5 guys average over … Continue reading WHL Top 5: February 6
Peter Chiarelli is finally gone in Edmonton.
I went to my first ever Oilers game at Rogers Place on Sunday night against Carolina. Being from Saskatoon it’s pretty much either Edmonton or Calgary and I think most people would choose Calgary which is what we did In 2016 when we attended a Flames playoff game. The option to go to an Oilers game last year? No thanks. The Oilers lost Saturday night … Continue reading Things have never been this bad in Edmonton
With a record of 30-13-5 and being 7-1-2 in the last 10 games you would think all is well for the Calgary Flames. The top line looks great, Johnny Gaudreau is an MVP candidate, Mark Giordano is a Norris candidate and Bill Peters is a Jack Adams candidate. On the other hand, Mike Smith and David Rittich aren’t anywhere close to winning the Vezina. The … Continue reading What do the Flames do in net?
WHL Power Rankings Prince Albert Hard to argue with a team that has been ranked 1 for the entire year. Lost 3 of 6 at home but beat Portland in a tight game Friday. Everett Same old song, good defensively and don’t give much. Top team in the West but Portland is right on their heels Portland Probably the best offense in the WHL. Cody … Continue reading WHL Power Rankings: Jan 14
Well how about this? A Gold Medal game will not feature Canada, Russia or Sweden for the first time in 18 years. This year it will be United States and Finland. The 2 matched up on New Years Eve in a game that saw that Americans win 4-1. Let’s see who has the advantage. Forwards Hard to argue a team that has Ryan Poehling, Oliver … Continue reading Gold Medal: USA vs Finland
FINLAND-2 CANADA-1 OT 2 goals in the 2 biggest games of the tournament. A power-play that ranked 8th and a Quarterfinal exit. That’s the report on Team Canada. The Canadians got a 2nd period goal from Ian Mitchell and Mike Dipietro seemed to be stealing the game. That all changed with 46 seconds left as an Eeli Tolvanen centering pass went off of Aleksi Heponiemi … Continue reading Canada loses in the Quarterfinals
RUSSIA-2 CANADA-1 Win and you play Slovakia, lose and you have a much tougher task against USA or Finland. Well the US beat Finland and that will be Canada’s Quarterfinal opponent. To start off, anytime your Captain is diving around and embarrassing himself. You don’t deserve to win. Max Comtois dove for the 5th time in 4 games and you’d have to assume he’s getting … Continue reading Canada loses to Russia and draws Finland