NHL Recent News

Chris Chelios signed with an the Atlanta Thrashers. The veteran defenseman will stay with their AHL affiliate until needed. Perhaps the trade of Ilya Kovalchuk left management looking for the next big name to fill his shoes…maybe not. Could the Thrashers be stocking up on veterans for a deep playoff run… I doubt they even make the playoffs. Who knows the method to their madness. All matinee games will now have a senior citizen discount for those above the age of 50 to improve attendance.

Nikolai Khabibulin will be charged with extreme DUI. The Edmonton Oiler’s goaltender blew over a .15 blood alcohol level as well as speeding 15 mph over the limit. Khabibulin thankfully did not hurt anyone besides his playing career… oh wait, that is non existent. Time to move back to Russia and enjoy some of the motherland’s fruits… vodka.

Riley Cote has been waived by the Philadelphia Flyers. The tough guy forward has only played in 12 games this year with no stats besides 5 shots and 12 penalty minutes. The Broad Street Bullies never did pan out, but fear not, I hear there is a vacancy with the Montreal Canadiens.

Ray Emery is down and out for the remainder of the season after hip surgery. Whoever picked him to be a stud this year is an idiot… oh that was me. Emery’s contract is up after this year, the Flyer’s have a goalie controversy, and I would recommend no other team picking him up with his bad attitude, poor stats and now bad hip. I wonder if he and Khabibulin can get a discount if they book their flight together to Russia?

The Detroit Red Wings won their first game back from the break. The team edged out the Colorado Avalanche after a strong start to go two up, but ended up winning 3-2. What was good to see is their ability to hold their opponent to no points in the last period. The Wings are as healthy as they have been all year. As George “Boost Mobile” Washington would say, “Dont call it a comeback, I been here for years, rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear, makin the tears rain down like a mon-soon, listen to the bass go boom!”

Ryan Miller faces Sidney Crosby in their first game back from the Olympics. I think I speak for the majority, and if I do not I should be, but why out of anyone did it have to be Crosby? Don’t worry Miller, when the Penguins lose in the first round and Buffalo advances, flash a good grin and keep going for the Stanley Cup.

Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be having a sale tomorrow just short of the whole organization. Tomorrow is the deadline, not expected to be too crazy, but you never know what could happen.


  1. I’m a little embarrassed for Chelios….maybe more than a little.

    First it’s playing in the AHL, now Atlanta???

    Honestly, a little sad

  2. Kirk Maltby went on the injured list when players
    came back from injuries, ending his season.

    Do you think we may have seen the last of him as a Wing? Maybe…

  3. Maltby going on IR was a strategic move to make room for Lilja. As for seeing him again, I do believe we will not. This is the last year in his contract where he becomes an UFA next year. I do not believe his play is where it used to be and that the Wings have enough young guys they can bring up.

  4. Of course it was a strategic move- they just didn’t
    want to dump him.

    I guess we both agree that he may longer be a Wing…ever.

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