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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #75 on: August 19, 2005, 05:57 AM »
Not to mention that ESPN's filled with A-holes itself...  I've despised their coverage.  I'd sooner read about it in the paper than listen to Al Morganty.
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #76 on: August 19, 2005, 03:20 PM »


NHL games will air on OLN


Actually, this is very good news for me.  I don't get ESPN but I do get OLN.  I'm a huge Boston fan, but being in Canada, the local networks usually only play games involving Canadian teams, so it's nearly impossible to catch a Bruins game.  But OLN likely won't have that kind of focus, so I might actually get to see Thornton and the boys play a couple times.

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #77 on: August 19, 2005, 09:40 PM »
The NHL was totally lost in the shuffle at ESPN.  They don't give a crap about it. 

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2005, 04:31 PM »
JediMac was kind enough to inform us in the other thread that Selanne is headed back to Anaheim with a one year deal. 

Absolutely huge news today if it proves to be true:

Atlanta sends Dany Heatley to Ottawa
Ottawa sends Marian Hossa and a defencement back in return :o

That's just a monster trade IMO.  I wonder what it means to Heatley in terms of any legal responsibilities he still has.  As for Atlanta it's a fantastic deal, I consider Hossa to be a much better player (for now anyway) than Heatley. 
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #79 on: August 23, 2005, 04:48 PM »
Atlanta sends Dany Heatley to Ottawa
Ottawa sends Marian Hossa and a defencement back in return :o 

Wow, that's a huge trade.  I will LOVE to see Hossa on the same line as Kovalchuk, especially on the PP.

Heatley has a promising future, but after his injuries (both physical and mental) from the deadly car crash, it really remains to be seen if he's going to be the same type of player he was on track to be.

I love the Senators in the East, but without Hossa they will be a weaker team - unless of course Dany plays this year like the kid who got 5 goals in the all-star game.

Wow!  Looks like Atlanta has a Press Conf. set for this afternoon...

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #80 on: August 23, 2005, 05:06 PM »
Here's a link.  Link confirms deal.

Greg de Vries also goes to Atlanta, Ottawa gets a first round pick.
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 25, 2005, 09:47 AM »
The Lightning have signed Martin St. Louis to a six year deal, roughly 30 million $$. :o  They've wrapped up St. Louis and Lecavalier to this point.  I don't expect they're going to be able to keep Brad Richards though. 

Cory Stillman and Nikolai Khabibulin are gone from the core of the champions already. 
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 25, 2005, 12:11 PM »
I think they had to sign Martin St. Louis to a good deal after his killer year in 2003-04.  But I expected a short term deal, maybe 2 years, so that they could reward him for that great year but protect themselves if it was a "fluke".
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #83 on: August 25, 2005, 12:46 PM »
It's funny you mention it that way.  I was thinking St. Louis might be my first pick this year in the draft.  Until they signed him to a long term contract.  Now I'm left wondering if he's the Alexei Yashin or the next Theo Fleury.  I am curious to see what else TB does.
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2005, 05:05 PM »
Wow, the Hall of Fame is going to be busy in a few years... Messier and Francis both retiring this year. 

I think that Messier and Fransic are like #2-3 in games played and then #2 and #4 in total points or something.  Add in Scott Stevens and that's a LOT of championships between those 3 guys.

Then, next year, you're likely looking at Robitaille, Yzerman, Hull, Roenick, Leetch among others retiring.

Man, I'm going to feel old when that happens.   :(
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #85 on: September 15, 2005, 05:24 PM »
Yeah, there's a lot of amazing players coming to the end of their careers.  I imagine all of those guys will make it to the Hall of Fame on their first try.

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2005, 07:43 PM »
Crosby with 3 assists in Pens 1st exhibition.

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2005, 07:46 PM »
Crosby with 3 assists in Pens 1st exhibition.

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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2005, 09:28 PM »
I was just looking into how far a drive it was from Kindersley to Minneapolis.  About 17 hours.  Ouch.  I was hoping to see a Bruins game vs the Wild, and the only date is Dec 15.

Jeff, Scott, you guys interested?  I'm just checking to see if this is a reasonable idea or if I'm completely insane.
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Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« Reply #89 on: September 15, 2005, 10:36 PM »
With the cost of gas, you're insane.  Check NWA for a flight hoser. ::)
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