Archive for September, 2009

Third period comeback falls short

By at 28 September, 2009, 7:07 am

In their final preseason game, the Rangers forgot to set their alarm clocks by failing to show for the first two periods in a 4-3 loss at Washington yesterday.
Having been pretty busy ourselves the previous day with a fantasy hockey draft and other stuff, we didn’t catch the disturbing aspect which saw John Tortorella’s club […]


Devils reduce roster to 29, Lemaire not happy after 1-0 win

By at 27 September, 2009, 3:36 pm

Unlike Thursday, last night I really didn’t bother keeping track of what went on in the Devils’ 1-0 preseason win against the Flyers.  Sounds like I didn’t miss much, since Danius Zubrus’s goal 100 seconds into the game was the only score of the contest.  It wasn’t a great night for the Flyers, who lost […]


Okposo cleared to skate

By at 26 September, 2009, 11:38 am

The Islanders got some encouraging news yesterday. Right wing Kyle Okposo passed a baseline test following his mild concussion suffered at the hands of a devastating high hit from Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf last week.
According to Newsday’s Katie Strang, the 21 year-old Okposo resumed skating on his own Friday. The former 2006 seventh overall pick […]


Fleury made decision tough on Sutters

By at 26 September, 2009, 12:14 am

Seeing as Theo Fleury was stunning released after an impressive showing with his hometown Calgary Flames, I can’t help but wonder why.
Was there anything going on in either Sutters’ brains when they decided that the 41 year-old who outplayed some of their other secondary options wasn’t even good enough to be sent down to the […]


Devils officially sign Peters, Robbie Nieds gets $1 million

By at 25 September, 2009, 4:19 pm

Lost in the hulabaloo of a certain ex-Devils defenseman’s brother coming to play for the team, the Devils also officially inked Andrew Peters to a two-year deal for about the NHL minimum ($500k a season).  Even though I’m not high on Peters, he does serve a purpose – especially in games against the Rangers and […]


Sabres assign 14, cut down to 33

By at 25 September, 2009, 1:03 pm

Today, the Buffalo Sabres assigned 14 players to Portland including former first rounders Tyler Ennis and Dennis Persson. Also going to the ‘A’ are forwards Paul Byron, Brad Larsen, Maxime Legault, Mark McCutcheon, Kyle Rank, Travis Turnbull and Derek Whitmore. Defensemen T.J. Brennan, Matt Generous (but seriously), Mike Kostka and Drew Schiestel along with goalie […]


Okie back on the ice – well sort of….

By at 25 September, 2009, 12:31 pm

I, like Senor Botta, believe that the job of Captain should be Mark Streit’s.


Devils add center depth, sign Rob Niedermayer

By at 25 September, 2009, 12:28 pm

Perhaps Lou Lamoriello finally came to his senses. Lacking depth at center entering the season, the Devil Kool Aid master scooped up Rob Niedermayer inking Scott’s younger brother to a one-year deal.
Of course, Kool Aid drinkers are joking that it’s the wrong Niedermayer. But it definitely fills a need helping boost a weak area on […]


Devils lose OT game in Philly

By at 24 September, 2009, 9:00 pm

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to watch this Devils preseason game, since MSG only showed our first two games – the one against the Rangers (who get all their preseason games on TV) and the other against the Isles, who got the game televised because it was the home debut for phenom […]


Late Higgins goal gives Rangers win over Caps

By at 24 September, 2009, 8:23 pm

Chris Higgins’ late third period goal with just over a minute remaining in regulation gave the Rangers a hard earned 3-2 preseason win over Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps at MSG.
In essentially a preview of the regular season with both first round foes dressing near full rosters, the new look Blueshirts had just enough to […]