It’s Finally Over!

December 19, 2008

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After months of rumours, speculation and horribly written articles the day has finally come. Mats Sundin has decided where he will play the remainder of the season….

That team is the Vancouver Canucks.

There is no real surprise here as the Canucks presented the most lucrative deal to Mr. Sundin and his agent J.P. barry. Sundin was quoted as saying money was not the issue in his long decision process, however it has become evident that no one else could clear enough cap space to make room for the old Swede. The New York Rangers reportedly failed in a vain attempt that would have sent Avery from the Dallas Stars back to NY for Rosival and  a conditional pick. Apparently the Stars pulled out when they were told they could not have Dubinsky too.

The monetary details of the contract have not been released as of yet but I understand that NY offered as high as 7.5 a year to no avail and we all know Vancouver was willing to put up 20 million for two years. You do the math!


The Siberian Express Derailed

October 14, 2008

New York Rangers top prospect, Alexei Cherepanov died suddenly yesterday at the age of 19.  

Cherepanov died after suffering a heart attack and collapsing on the bench during Avangard Omsk’s Continental Hockey League game against Vityav Chekhov.

It has been reported that Cherepanov suffered from from chronic ischemia, a medical condition in which not enough blood gets to the heart and other organs.

Investigators are fully looking into the case today and should have finer details as to why there was medical negligence on the part of the league and paramedic staff.

The Rangers observed a moment of silence in his honor prior to Monday’s 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

The 17th overall selection in the 2007 draft, Cherepanov had been playing with Avangard Omsk of Russia’s Continental Hockey League. He had seven goals and five assists in 12 games for Avangard this season.