Thursday, June 28, 2007


Well it seems official. Jim Basillies bid to purchase the Nashville Predators has been rejected on the basis that another buyer has been found. Heres the kicker, the reason they didn't want to sell to Basillie was because he wanted to move the team to Hamilton. The buyer wants to move the team to Kansas City.
How does that make sense? Sure, there are better places to move the Preds than Hamilton, but Kansas City? Another Southern team in a place where hockey has less fans than the stickers on a single NASCAR? Not only that, but Kansas has already failed once to support an NHL franchise, I'm sure they will do MUCH better this time...

It is painfully obvious that the NHL board of governers doesn't give a damn about fans, especially those in Canada, and only seeks to line their pockets with our hard earned, loyal greens.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

In The Form Of A Question

I am actually pretty excited for July 1st, the free agency free-for-all has excellent potential with many big namers on the block. I'm sure you all already know this, and I am not really here to offer you more, I just wanted to post something.

I hear the jeopardy music playing when ever I read an article about GM's trying to deal.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Oops, He Did It again

Looks like Jim "Ten Pound" Balsilles has nigh on done it again and scurred him self off another team with his aggressive 'You're going to Southern Ontario and there is nothing the Bett-zombie can do about it' approach to purchasing a team.
But all is not lost yet for the testicles from the westicles (....yeah, I don't know either). Some light shines at the end of the tunnel for the Hamilton Blackberries!

Also, the Buds pick up Vesa Toskela and Mark Bell from San Jose and all it cost them was a pick that turned out to be pretty damned good.

Oh well, The Tosk will do well in TO, and probably make a good case to become the number one 'tender in the Tee-Dot. Mark 'won't you ring my' Bell has a scoring touch and adds some grit, he could do very well on the second line with Tucker and Wellwood.

While its not Vokoun and Smyth, it could be a helluva lot worse.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Some Restrictions Apply

Free Agency madness is rapidly approaching. What to do JFJ, what to do.
Here is a few suggestions for UFA's from some random guy on the internet with too much time on his hands and no sports karma what so ever.

Bates Battaglia
- Lets start at home, he provides good energy, should come relativly cheap and can provide some decent secondary scoring, also is perfectly happy to trudge along on the 4th line. Keep him.
Slava Kozlov - Tallented, fast, shouldn't be that expensive, would complement the second line very well.
Jason Blake - This albino wonder has a good scoring touch and good vision, although the Leafs are pretty heavy on center men already, a welcome addition indeed.
Scott Gomez - Excellent puck mover and play maker, can put the puck in the net and has great on ice vision. put him on Sundin's wing. It would work.
Paul Kariya - Blinding speed, heavy/accurate shot, can set up plays as well as he can finish them. An excellent choice if he can stay healthy (sounds framiliar doesn't it?)

Curtis Joseph -
Would provide a decent backup roll for Raycroft if he struggles like last year and would provide excellent mentoring for the young Razor, should be pretty cheap.
Jocelyn Thibault - Solid backup, can play big numbers if called upon, shouldn't be too pricey.
Mathieu Garon - He's better than Aubin.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Air Sickness Bags Can Be Found Under Your Seat


So Gary Bettman gets a raise.
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Apparently, destroying all the good in hockey is money well spent
Why must all hockey fans suffer this ignoramus?
Did we do something bad?
Is Basket ball gods sport?
Or is Bettman a Zombie, with supernatural dickish powers?

Stupid Zombies.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mon Capitan

Looks like Mats will remain in Blue and White, thank god.
I am really glad Sundin will remain a Leaf, no matter what anyone says, he is the heart and soul of the Buds, and now they don't really have anyone to step up and hold that title (Kaberle will be there in a couple years). Remember what happened last time the Leafs traded their heart and soul? Yeah, me too. *shudder*.

Not only did he stay, but he took a pay cut, down to a measly *coff* 5.5 Miiiiiilllion Dollars (puts pinky to corner of mouth), although it is only a one year deal, which is actually beneficial to both Mats and the Leafs, leaving both more options for next year.

The only downside is now the cap room is even tighter, and we still need a goal scorer and a back up twine-minder, oh yes, to re-sign Carlo and Williams. Kronwall and Harrison are as good as trade fodder to me.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

I Don't Even Know What To Say

Behold, possibly the most surreal photograph ever taken, two things you thought you would never see in the same building let alone in this way. I am pretty much speechless, make your own jokes, my mind still hasn't come out of Schwarezincup shock.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

This Is The End

Dance Giger Dance!

Well here we are, and what a ride it has been eh?
Regular season roller coaster for us Leafer's which gave us plenty to bitch about while the teams that made the playoffs went about their bid-ness.
And the cup goes to (insert drum roll) the Mighty Malicious Mallards, or rather The Ducks of Anaheim. 4 games to 1 over the much hated Senadromes.
Glee is not something that I often experience, but team Ottawa did it again. Sure I'll be getting the 'atleast we made the playoffs, 40 years, conference champs, ooga booga boo' speech from all the little Trojans. Choking on hockeys biggest stage however, is something that I get to hold over them.
And I can also unclench, I would have had to move to Tibet, or Antartica or West New Jersey or something if the Senachumps took home Lord Staney's Mug, because their fan base would have gone from fun rival to impossible gloat-monsters.
Good on you Anaheim, you winning the cup was just Ducky!