Monday, March 26, 2007


Everyday, the playoff picture changes.

Canes are still in 8th as of right now. Although, now they're tied with both the Islanders and the Canadiens with 84 points. Luckily, the Canes win the tiebreakers, so they have the final spot.

Buffalo and Ottawa have clinched playoff berths.

Meanwhile, Erik Cole has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given yearly to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey."

That's it for now, folks!

*EDIT 12:07PM* Holy shiznit, that is not all! Apparently, Jack Johnson has signed a contract with the LA Kings.
(Major props to Red and Black Hockey for providing the news.)

Wow... Okay, here's a quick summary of why this is such news:
Canes drafted Johnson, who was supposed to be this totally awesome defenseman, in 2005. They offered him several contracts throughout the season, and after the Canes won the Cup, Johnson refused, saying he wanted to stay at school, blah blah blah whatever. Apparently the Canes' upper management got a little miffed (there were some rumors that I didn't really follow about some weird crap with his family...) and traded his rights along with Tverdovsky to the Kings for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason.

So, the whole reason I'm freaking out, is that the guy had a chance to sign with true playoff contenders (and the reigning Stanley Cup Champions)... but he waits a while and signs with the Kings - the fifth worst team in the league?

Something doesn't click there.

No comments: