Sports Illustrated has come out with their 2005/06 NHL predictions and they pick Calgary Flames to win it all. SI is also picking Nashville to be this season's Calgary, the surprise team that makes some noise in the playoffs.
However, Oddsmakers at www.bowmans.com the world's
leading online gaming company, say the return of the Stanley Cup to Canada will not happen this year thus it would extend Canada's
drought to twelve seasons without a Cup-winning team, by far the
longest in NHL history going back to 1926. Bummer. They're also giving odds on such things as will Crosby win Rookie of the Year, etc. Oh, and by the way they're picking Philly to win it all.
Besides isn't there some sort of curse associated with Sports Illustrated. (link courtsey of Battle of Alberta)
There are a number of NHL newcomers who have been busy making names for themselves and making runs at making the big clubs this preseason... by making Big Impressions. (just wanted to see how many times I could use the word making)
Also there's this piece on the rookies who are making a impact.
The race to be the NHL's top rookie at the end of the 2005-06 season is shaping up to be the most intriguing in years. There are talented players who would have been freshmen last season, only to have their entry postponed by the lockoutCOLD WARS
Last week we took a look at Roarke's TOP 5 current NHL rivalries.
This week ESPN has come out with their all-time great NHL rivalries.
The recipe for a great rivalry includes a measure of time, a healthy dose of hatred and more than a little blood. If you can throw in some politics, slights (real or perceived), and some shared geography, so much the better.CYBER PUCKS
The two hot Hockey Video Games that have just hit the market NHL2K6 and NHL06 go head-to-head in this virtual pucks match up .
My game wins.
FROM AROUND THE BLOGS
Speaking of hockey computer games Mike W. at Covered in Oil gives us this link to Eastside Hockey's insanely deep hockey sim. as part of some lynx he's passing along.
Over at Hockey Rants Jes Golbez takes Sean Avery to task for some incredibly stupid remarks. Which is becoming more and more typical of Avery.
Tom Benjamin the master of the eloquent argument all of a sudden becomes a puck pundit of few words... one to be exact.
In a word... amazing.
HOMER ( 8(|)
That's me, a Homer and since it is my blog I'll throw in a preview of my team.
There, I think I've thrown everything in here that I wanted to including... The Kitchen Sink.
Ooops, I knew I left something out... 10 games you cannot miss this season in the NHL
There, that's it, I'm done.