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2010 NHL Entry Draft: Eastern Conference Preview (Part 3)

June 19th, 2010 No Comments

Having already covered a total of ten Eastern Conference teams, we now turn our focus to the next five; the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals. Needless to say, drafting between 18th and 30th overall, the pickings get a slim towards the end. That said, many a draft has seen players slip through the cracks, will the 2010 edition of the NHL Entry Draft be any different? Ottawa Senators: The Ottawa Senators strength prospect-wise is on defense where they feature the likes of Erik Karlsson, Jared Cowen and Patrick Wiercioch, all three of whom are capable of cracking the Senators lineup this season, if not next. Of the three, the Senators are most excited about Karlsson, who looks to be NHL ready. At forward, the Seantors feature the likes of Louie Capourusso, Ilya

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Tomas Kaberle Rumours Ignited Again—Which Teams Are A Good Fit?

June 2nd, 2010 No Comments

TSN reporter Darren Dreger is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has sent a fax to all NHL clubs outlining Tomas Kaberle’s contract status and the fact that the Czech defenseman is, in fact, available. The fax also points out that Kaberle’s no-trade clause will expire prior to the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, but will be in effect in August. Needless to say, there are a lot of NHL clubs that may be interested in a top-flight defenseman with Kaberle’s resume and achievements. Kaberle is highly regarded throughout NHL circles and it is being reported that as many as five NHL teams have already contacted Burke about the asking price for said defenseman. What Burke and Dreger are unwilling to share with us is which teams are/may be interested in Kaberle. Here is a look at my

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Flyers Overcome Penalty Woes; Beat Devils In OT

April 19th, 2010 No Comments

Coming into Sunday night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils both teams had to be unhappy with their overall play. For New Jersey, Martin Brodeur’s inability to stop the puck and the teams penchant for taking undisciplined penalties has cost them in the win department. For Philadelphia, their defensive woes and penchant for giving up too many shots has cost them dearly, leading to a game two loss. Forwards Zach Parise, Patrick Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk have been the best players for the Devils; for the Flyers it’s been goaltender Brian Boucher, defenseman Chris Pronger and forward Mike Richards have been their go-to guys. Throughout the first two matches both teams have been extremely physical, hitting opposing players at every opportunity and getting under each others skin, leading to numerous scrums after the whistle. This style of

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