With Torts in NY, do you really see Sean Avery going there? Can Torts put up with Avery? I'm thinking… nope.
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It looks as if John Tortorella will be the next head coach of the Rangers, per TSN. He is best known for playing the hell out of his stars. This bodes well for Gomez, Drury and Naslund. It could also look good for highly-paid underacheiver Wade Redden, but we'll have to see on him.
I'm getting good at this: back-to-back coach firings the day I speculate that they will go. Tom Renney is goneski. He didn't deserve it really, but his players didn't play for him. The Rangers will start scoring some goals now, I figure.
Update on the private messaging: it was to have been set up this morning, but it will apparently be late tonight when there is less traffic. Apologies!!
My point below re: "Finnish Superstar", as I noted in the forum – while Selanne is indeed signed for next year, he is no longer the superstar that he was when he played alongside McDonald. Just to clarify.
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With three points last night, Pavel Kubina has 11 in his last 11.
Interesting trade possibility – Steve Sullivan, who is a UFA this summer.
Rookie Steve Mason (although he is playing with mono) has numbers like this: 23-13-3, 7 SO, 2.17, .919. Rookie Pekka Rinne: 17-10-1, 5 SO, 2.23, .923. Not that far off – bet you didn't know that.
I told you the Jackets really loved this guy and that as a result he would have a big year – Fedor Tyutin will end up with 30 points and 75 PIMs. Still only 25, I think he'll be a 45-point rearguard starting next year.
Mike Richards has eight points in his last two games and 16 in his last 10.
How does Ovechkin average nearly seven shots a game this season? Remarkable.
Andrew Ebbett has 14 points in 18 games. He was going to be the subject of Sunday's article, but then I realized that a trade deadline look was needed so Ebbett got bumped. However, I suspect that Anaheim may have found the next Andy McDonald here. Boom or bust for next season. He won't get 80 like McDonald did, however, as there will be no Finnish superstar on his wing.
I'm struggling in the Expert's League. Actually, I'm struggling in all five of my leagues this year so I wonder if I overextended myself, but I digress. In the DobberHockey Expert League I can't seem to rise (or