Tag Archives: NHL

  • 2008/09 Florida Panthers Season Preview

    2008/09 Florida Panthers Season Preview

    4.  Florida Panthers Season Preview Bit of a drop after finishing 3rd last year, but that has more to do with the improved Lightning than the moves made by the Panthers. Florida will be leaning heavily on young guys Nathan Horton, Stephen Weiss and Rostislav Olesz to put the puck in the net for them […]

  • 2008/09 Atlanta Thrashers Season Preview

    2008/09 Atlanta Thrashers Season Preview

    5.  Atlanta Thrashers Season Preview A bit of a shock here but after losing key players in Marian Hossa and Mark Recchi matched with their goaltending issues I don’t see this team being very competitive this year. Ilya Kovalchuk is the only name that catches your eye when it comes to Atlanta’s forwards.  Colby Armstrong […]

  • 2008/09 NHL Southeast Divison Standings Preview

    2008/09 NHL Southeast Divison Standings Preview

    Day 4 brings us to the Southeast Divison.  With the Western Conference done it’s time to shift to the East.  I’ll start off with what looks to be the weakest division in both the East and the entire NHL. Lets take a look at where these teams will finish this year in my 2008-09 NHL Southeast […]

  • They Could Hab It All

    They Could Hab It All

    This time last year, most experts didn’t even have them making the playoffs, but after an Eastern Conference championship and a plethora of youth, the Montreal Canadians are one of the favorites to contend for Lord Stanley. It’s been 15 years since Les Habitant have hoisted what is arguably the most difficult prize in all […]

  • Top 5 Fantasy Hockey Goalies

    Top 5 Fantasy Hockey Goalies

    Total Pro Sports – If you don’t have a good goalie in net for your 2008-2009 fantasy hockey team them you might as well fold your team and ask your commissioner for your money back.  Most fantasy poolies don’t realize how important a goalie can be to your fantasy hockey team. If your in a fantasy league where goalies […]

  • 2008/09 San Jose Sharks Season Preview

    2008/09 San Jose Sharks Season Preview

    1.  San Jose Sharks No surprise here. Despite their disappointing playoff run last season the Sharks still have a very talented roster and should challenge Detroit for the Presidents Trophy. San Jose’s forwards are lead by “Jumbo Joe” Joe Thornton. Milan Michalek, Ryan Clowe, Joe Pavelski and young Devin Setoguchi are all solid options for […]

  • 2008/09 Dallas Stars Season Preview

    2008/09 Dallas Stars Season Preview

    2. Dallas Stars They surprised a lot of people with their defensive play last year and getting Richards was a bold but great move.  With the experience their young defence received last year they should be in line for another solid season.  Even with Niklas Hagman and Jussi Jokinen gone the Stars still have a […]

  • 2008/09 Anaheim Ducks Season Preview

    2008/09 Anaheim Ducks Season Preview

    3. Anaheim Ducks Not a terrible season last year for the Ducks, but with a disappointing playoffs and two of their big free agent signings from a year ago gone, they’ll be looking to have a better year this year. But will they? Ryan Getzlaf leads the Ducks forwards followed by Corey Perry, Chris Kunitz, […]

  • 2008/09 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview

    2008/09 Phoenix Coyotes Season Preview

    4. Phoenix Coyotes Along with Chicago, Phoenix is a young exciting team and I think they’ll create a lot of noise in both the division and conference this year. Upfront Phoenix has a very underrated and skilled group. Peter Mueller, Martin Hanzal and Kyle Turris lead the charge of young skilled forwards.  Shane Doan provides […]

  • 2008/09 Los Angeles Kings Season Preview

    2008/09 Los Angeles Kings Season Preview

     5. Los Angeles Kings Even though I have them ranked last, they do have a good young team. The Kings forwards are lead by the young talented trio of Alexander Frolov, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. Derek Armstrong, Kyle Calder, Jarret Stoll and Michal Handzus will look to provide the secondary scoring. Young guys like […]

  • 2008/09 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview

    2008/09 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview

    Day three brings us to the Pacific Division. Although the Northwest is competitive, the Pacific has to be the toughest division not only in the Western Conference but the entire NHL.  Lets take a look at where these teams will finish this year in my 2008 – 2009 NHL Pacific Divison Standings Preview.     […]

  • The Leafs need to trade a defenseman…. but whom?

    The Leafs need to trade a defenseman…. but whom?

    As the NHL season gets closer to beginning, some teams are looking to subtract and add in positions of strength and weakness.  Looking at the defensemen for the leafs there are 10 legitimate NHL defensemen. Now if I was Cliff Fletcher I’d say two defensemen can go.  Ideally getting Tomas Kaberle out would be best.  Let’s face […]

  • 2008/09 Minnesota Wild Season Preview

    2008/09 Minnesota Wild Season Preview

    1. Minnesota Wild – This may or may not surprise some people.  Minnesota probably has the most underrated team in the NHL.  From the net out they have a solid team that plays great but doesn’t really catch anyone’s eye, except for Gaborik of course. Lead by Marian Gaborik the Wild have a good forward […]

  • 2008/09 Calgary Flames Season Preview

    2008/09 Calgary Flames Season Preview

    2. Calgary Flames – They finished third in the division last year, but they’re always a hard working team and added two forwards who will help put the puck in the net. Jarome Iginla highlights the Flames’ forwards.  Daymond Langkow is a very underrated center and Matthew Lombardi can skate like the wind.  The rest […]

  • 2008/09 Edmonton Oilers Season Preview

    2008/09 Edmonton Oilers Season Preview

    3. Edmonton Oilers –  A bit of a surprise pick here but they finished off last season on fire and their young players will be that much better after a year of experience.  After some smooth moves, by then GM Kevin Lowe, the Oilers have a very good group up front. Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, […]