by Mike Brophy - October 31, 2007 11:19 AM EDT
Vancouver could be in tough to make the playoffs if they don't get scoring help.
With success, comes greater expectations. That is often followed by disappointment. Take the Vancouver Canucks for example. Last season the Canucks returned to the playoffs after a year on the sidelines, won a round before exiting; had a 13-point increase over the year before; had the coach of the year in Alain Vigneault and acquired the best goalie in the NHL in what will go down as one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history.
by Mike Brophy - October 28, 2007 8:44 PM EDT
Richards and Carter are a big reason the Flyers are back.
When it comes to pointing to reasons for the resurgence of the Philadelphia Flyers, you can point your finger in numerous directions. Start first with the brilliant and ballsy job GM Paul Holmgren has done since taking over from Bob Clarke.
by Mike Brophy - October 28, 2007 8:42 PM EDT
Broph is betting Scott and Teemu will be back.
OK, I admit it; I’m something of a soap opera junkie. For years, while living in Peterborough and covering the Ontario League Petes, I spent many an afternoon parked in front of the TV watching All My Children and The Young and the Restless.
by Mike Brophy - October 28, 2007 8:11 PM EDT
When Ray Emery returns from injury, the crease may already be occupied.
You just know when Jean-Sebastien Giguere is healthy, the job as No. 1 goalie with the Anaheim Ducks is his. And no matter what Ilya Bryzgalov does in the interim, he will not steal the starter’s job.