Vancouver – Devils make a deal

Vancouver and New Jersey have made a trade.

Vancouver gets Nick Leddy and New Jersey’s 3rd round pick.

New Jersey gets Colin Miller and Vancouver’s 3rd pick.

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Welcome new owner, two franchises on the move.

Please welcome Craig Ticalo as the new owner of the Chicago Black Hawks, he will promptly move them to Montreal where the Canadiens will be active again.  David Landsman has moved the Buffalo Sabres out of New York and has taken them home to Pennsylania to become the Broad Street Bullies.. uh… Philadelphia Flyers.

Swammi returns with his bold new picks

                  SWAMI’s CRYSTAL BALL 2019-20

We went & got a new Crystal Ball from the pawn shop as we traded the old one, it was haunting Swami, as Swami had predicted two years in a row a team wouldnt make the playoffs, but those teams(Wild-two years ago)& Vancouver(last season) would not only make the playoff’s, but then take out Swami’s(Stars)in the Playoff’s!  That Crystal Ball had a crack in it, Swami had Bruins missing & they got 2nd Place Overall!  What a Miss! Stay out of the water! SHARK!   Can some team stop the 2-time Defending Champion Swain Cup San Jose Sharks, will the Devils end an Eleven year Playoff drought? From last place to First place, Swami tells all!

CHICAGO-  This team went from winning the “Cup” three seasons ago to dead last in the League & Coachless!  18-19 Rookie Draft   8th Overall- P. L. Dubois  12th Overall- J DeBrusk 14th Overall-D. Strome  2nd round- S. Milano(who) 3rd round- E. Svechnikov(wrong brother) 4th- J Rutta 5th- S Kuraly  Grade- B-  Got a couple starters in 1st round!  Camp Lines- 10(20 Goal Scorers)& 2 Defenseman with 10 or more!  John Tavares(47G)was 2nd in Goals(45)last year had P. L. Dubois(27G) & A. Radulov(29G) on his wings as the Top Line!  Line 2 saw J. DeBrusk(27G), D. Strome(20G) & T. J. Oshie(25G).  The 3rd line today was M. Pacioretty(22G),F. Nielsen & J. Voracek(20G). 4th Line had G. Nyqvist(22G), J McCann & P Buchnevich(21G). Veterans J. Thornton,J. Carter, & W. Simmonds all skipped practice!  On defense, M. Giordano(17G) & J. Petry(13G) were the Top Pair!  Rookie Rasmus Dahlen, who’s expected to go #1 Overall, would be just the 3rd LD in camp & he was paired with the veteran Z. Bogosian! Z. Chara(62 GP) & K. Russell were the 3rd pairing!  B. Holtby & D. Rittich will split the Goaltending duties! Hawks posted a 74.2 PK % last year(worst in league) with no forwards having a 4-defense rating, same boat this year with no forwards having a 4 on defense.  What’s that saying to Swami “They got a snowball’s chance in Hell of making Playoffs”

WINNIPEG-  In finishing 15th last year, the Jets scored a League-Low 215 Goals!  18-19 Rookie Draft-  6th Overall- N. Patrick 2nd round- K Kapanen 3rd- M. Subban & Z. Ashton-Reese 4th- O. Fantenberg 5th- J Khaira  Grade- C+  Patrick-underperforming so far!  Camp Lines- 5(20 Goal)Scorers & 2 Defenseman with 10 or more!  The “Bread Man” A Panarin(28G)R. O’Reilly(28G) & K. Kapanen(20G) were the 1st Line in camp today!  C. Kreider(28G), R. Johansen & J. Eberle were line 2! J. Vesey, C. Cizikas(20G) & B. Ryan took the line 3 skate! A. Beauvillier, N. Patrick, & R. Strome was Line 4!  Blueline- A. Greene & J. Carlson(13G) were the Top Pair! J. Bouwmeester & S. Mayfield got pair 2 duties!  J. Chychrun(53GP) & M. Dumba(12G)(32GP) skated as line 3!  Allstate Goaltending(In good hands)with J. Gibson & J. Halak or does the veteran Halak get moved!  Questions abound on Rookie Pick, go with the Swede(Pettersson)for more Offense or the Finn(Heiskanen) to shore up an aging LD!  Swami thinks the re-build is still on, heavy fog in Winnipeg, Jets still grounded!

NEW JERSEY- The Devil’s scored a League-Low 41 PPG’s last season enroute to their 2nd straight 14th place finish, as the non-playoff streak reach’s 11 seasons! 18-19 Rookie Draft-  3rd Overall C . Keller  no 2nd or 3rd 4th- M Bowey 5th- I McCoshen  Grade- C+ Camp Lines- 7(20 Goal)Scorers & (1)Defenseman with 10!  J. Huberdeau(30G), J. Eichel(28G) & T. Hertl(35G) were the Top Line in camp!  T. Tatar(25G), M. Duchesne(31G), & C. Keller was Line 2! N. Niederreiter(23G), B. Schenn & F. Vatrano(24G) got Line 3 sweaters! 4th line saw T. Pearson,N. Bonino & P. Maroon together, while veteran D. Stepan was sidelined!  Back on Defense N. Hanifin & J. Klingberg(10G) skated as the Top Line while D. Orlov & T. Myers got Line 2 Ice! N. Leddy was out with J. Demers(35GP) as the 3rd line!  T. Greiss will be #1 in Goal, while the “King” Lundqvist & S. Varlamov battle for starts!  Devil’s traded their #1 pick(3rd overall)last season to Tampa, the trade brought Orlov & Leddy, which shored up the Left-Defense, also got Varlamov as insurance in nets!  With that deal, Swami is gonna go out on a thin limb & the Devil’s will end their 11-year absence from the post-season!

BUFFALO-  The rumor has it that the Sabres are moving to the vacated Philadelphia franchise to once again represent the city of Philadelphia!  Management is awaiting League approval!  18-19 Rookie Draft-  7th Overall- M. Sergachev 2nd round- A. Kerfoot & M. Amadio 3rd- E. Bear 4th- L. Wallmark 5th- C. Lindgren & D. Toninato  Grade- B- Camp Lines- 6 (20 Goal)Scorers  Taylor Hall only gets 33GP but draws Top Line with D. Larkin(32G) & D. Pastranak(38G). J. Marchessault(25G), T. Bozak & T. Konecny(24G) skated as the 2nd line!  R. Dzingel(26G), A. Kerfoot & B. Connolly(22G) was line 3! L. Eller,R. Faska & M. Frolik drew checking line duties today!  Defense-  T. Krug(64GP) & R. Ellis were the Top Pair!  I. Provorev & E. Johnson skated as pair 2!  M. Sergachev & the “Hit Man” Radko Gudas lined up as pair 3!  Goaltending- P. Mrazek & P. Grubauer might share the nets, but this kid in camp Carter Hart is pushing to go #4 Overall in Rookie Draft!  With Hall, Pastranak, & Krug all having to miss significant time, it’ll be tough to make the show, getting close, but not yet says Swami!

VEGAS-  Matthew Barzal, last season’s #1 Overall Rookie Pick, led the Golden Knights in Points with 77!  With the 5th Overall Pick this year, the Knights hope to add another Chip to the rebuild!  18-19 Rookie Draft-  #1 Overall M. Barzal 2nd Round- Eriksson Ek 3rd- R. Hagg & J. Hayden 4th- A. Iafallo 5th- J. Brodzinski  Grade- B+  Camp Lines- 7(20 Goal)Scorers & 2 Defenseman with 10 or more.  J. Guentzel(40G), Bo Horvat(27G) & E. Lindholm(27G) was billed as the Top Line!  J. Skinner(40G), M. Barzal & J. Silfverberg(24G) was line 2!  Veteran’s Z. Parise(28G),C. Soderberg(23G) & M. Perreault skated as line 3!  A. Iafallo,V. Filppula & Eriksson Ek had the 4th line jersey’s today! Veteran’s A. Cogliano & J. Neal never made it out of the locker room.  Defense- V. Hedman(12G) & S. Jones again were the Top Pairing, while A. Goligoski & D. Doughty drew 2nd pairing!  Youngster R. Hagg saw ice time with A. Ekblad(13G) on the 3rd pair! Goaltending- M. Murray will get the bulk(50GP)of starts while C. McElhinney will see plenty of action!  Two 40 Goal-Scorers, pretty darn good defense, above-average Netminders means the odds are good they make the Post-Season!  Swami puts the bet down, it’s Show-Time in Vegas!

NEW YORK I-  The Crystal Ball had the Isle in Playoff’s last year, Nope, they finished in 11th place & Cam Fowler had the dubious distinction of having the worst plus/minus (-33)in the League!  18-19 Rookie Draft- 4th Overall- C. McAvoy  Round 2- no pick 3rd- N. Goldobin 4th- M. Frk 5th- No Pick  Grade- Incomplete  Camp Lines- 5(20 Goal)Scorers   K. Hayes, P. Bergeron(32G)(65GP) & A. Mantha(25G)(67GP) was the Top Line!  D. Perron(57GP)- W. Karlsson(24G) & A. Athanasiou(30G) skated as Line 2! A. Steen, L. Glendening & A. Shaw(63GP) was line 3 today!  Line 4 saw C. Sheary, R. Sheahan & P. Byron on the ice! M. Grabner(41GP) had the day off!  Defense-  M. Niskanen & J. Trouba was the #1 Pairing, while C. Fowler(59GP) & C. McAvoy(54GP) had line 2 Jersey’s! J. Brodin & B. Lovejoy got ice-time as pair 3!  Goaltending- A. Khudobin & D. Dubynk will share the nets, with J. Bernier & J. Korpisalo getting back-up duty!  7 Forwards rated 4 defense or better, but some key players(Bergeron,Steen,Byron,Grabner,Mantha,Perron)have to miss significant time! Pair 2 on defense will be out for a quarter of the season! What will the Isle do, Khudobin might bring alot in trade or do they keep him to make run?  Swami says put up the white flag & surrender now, No post-season on the Isle!

TAMPA BAY-  Patrick Laine(353)led the League in shots & the Bolts finished with 88 points, just 5 pts outta the Playoffs!  18-19 Rookie Draft- 5th Overall N. Hischier 2nd round- N. Pionk & S. Girard 3rd- N. Juulsen & T. Jarry 4th- J. Gillies 5th- A. Forsberg Grade- B-   Camp Lines- 6(20 Goal)Scorers & 4 Defenseman with 10 or more!  N. Hischier,S. Aho(30G) & M. Marner(26G) skated as Line 1, giving the youngster Nico a shot at LW!  Z. Hyman(21G),A. Kopitar(22G) & P. Laine(30G) was given line 2 duties! R. Panik, W. Nylander & D. Brown(22G) was line 3! N. Ritchie, P. Zacha & K. Labanc got 4th line ice-time!  Defense-  M. Rielly(20G) & D. Severson(11G) was the Top Pair! D. Nurse(10G) & B. Montour was pair 2!  E. Lindell(11G) had youngster N. Pionk out as line 3!  Goaltending-  R. Lehner gets 46 starts,  while M. A. Fleury & J. Saros will get the rest! Has the 3rd Overall Rookie Pick(Tkachuk?), strength’s include a mobile defense(4 pass L) Awesome Goalie in Lehner, good PK Forwards, but no RD rated 3 or better on Defense could hinder their playoff hopes!  Tough call for Swami, a trade or two might help, but this bunch in camp right now might come up short again! It’s a miss here!

MINNESOTA- After a run to the Cup Finals two season’s ago, the Wild(89 pts) missed the Playoff’s by a mere 4 Points!  N. MacKinnon’s 3 OT Goals led the GHC!  18-19 Rookie Draft- No Pick in 1st  2nd- W. Butcher 3rd- T. Dermott 4th- M. Jankowski 5th- no pick Grade- C+   Camp Lines- 8(20 Goal)Scorers  J. Zucker(21G),N. MacKinnon(41G) & M. Stone(33G) were featured as the Top Line! Y. Gourde(22G),S. Monohan(34G) & J. Anderson(27G) was line 2 tonight!  Line 3 saw E. Rodriques, B. Nelson(22G) & M. Ferland skate together!  B. Rust, P. Stastny(50GP) & B. Coleman(22G) wore the line 4 shirts!  Defense-  R. Suter & J. Boychuk was the Top Pair!  H. Lindholm & S. Vatanen(50GP) was Pair 2!  W. Butcher & A. Martinez(60GP) got the Line 3 skates! T. Dermott will see action for Martinez & Vatanen when they sit!  Goaltending-  Only 2 Goalies in camp with J. Howard getting the nod as #1, with J. Quick as his back-up starter!   The RD is not very mobile(passing) & the Goaltending is below average, plenty of firepower up front to score,but will they keep it out of their net?  Swami thinks the Wild take a step back, a miss for the post-season!

LOS ANGELES- As he did in 2015-16, Alex Ovechkin again lead the League in Goals(46) & the Kings also had the Best PP%(28.8)in the league! 18-19 Rookie Draft-  13th Overall- A. Tuch  2nd round- D. Heinen 3rd- T. Thompson & C. Djoos 4th-no pick 5th- M Pettersson  Grade- B   Camp Lines- 8(20 Goal)Scorers & 1 defenseman with 10 or more. Ovie(51G), J. Toews(35G) & P. Kane(44G) with 130 Goals between them is the Top Line!B. Saad(23G), S. Couturier(33G) & A. Tuch(20G) was Line 2!  K. Fiala, M. Zibanejad(30G) & C. Smith(21G) skated as Line 3!  Veteran P. Marleau drew N. Bjugstad & A. Lehkonen on the 4th Line!  Defense- M. Ekholm & S. Weber(14G-58GP) was the Top Pairing! D. Keith had part-time D. Byfuglien(42GP)as his partner today! B. Dumolin & D. Savard danced as the 3rd Pair!  B. Seabrook,C. Ceci,M. Kempny, B. McNabb, M. Pettersson & T. Hamonic were extra’s, trying to vie for a starting job!  Goaltending-  M. Jones(ouch),K. Kinkaid(yikes) & R. Miller(20GP) were in camp, only the Veteran Miller looked good! Between Weber & Big Buff plenty of gms to miss, but the Kings are deep on defense & maybe one of them will be trade bait for help in the nets!  This team could go either way, if a Halak or someone else in Goal finds their way to LA, Playoff’s again!  If it’s status quo, they’ll be a no-show!

TORONTO-  With the Best PK%(83.9)in the League last year, the Leafs rode that to a 7th place finish & a 1st round upset of the Bruin’s in the Playoff’s.  18-19 Rookie Draft- 1st round- no pick 2nd- R. Donato 3rd- no pick 4th- C. Hudon & D. Simon 5th- C. DeSmith Grade- B  Camp Lines- 7(20 Goal)Scorers & 1 Defenseman with 10 or more.  C. Giroux(22G), S. Crosby(35G) & J. Williams(23G) took Top Line reps in camp!  J. Van Riemsdyk(27G-66GP), M. Backlund(21G) & B. Gallagher(33G) was Line 2!  On the 3rd Line, it was E. Kane(30G), M. Koivu(48GP) & R. Smith.  R. Donato(56GP),B. Little & P Hornqvist checked in as Line 4!  Defense-  R. McDonagh & K. Letang(16G-65GP) was the Top Pairing! N. Schmidt(61GP) & B. Pesce was pair 2! P. Nemeth got part-timer M. Green(43GP) for Pair 3.  N. Hjalmarsson was off practicing his shot(No Goals) Goaltending-  D. Kuemper has stolen the #1 Job between the pipes, with F. Andersen as the back-up!  Prospect C. DeSmith could be moved or kept as insurance!  Despite Key games to miss for Letang & Schmidt, the Offense is there & the Goaltending alone will win games!  Another post-season is in store for the Leafs!

COLORADO- The Av’s, like the Leafs, pulled off a 1st round upset in the Playoffs by beating St Louis in 6 games!  But their fate was the same as Toronto, losing in the 2nd round!  Steven Stamkos, Captain of the Av’s, who led the team in Assists(57) & Points(85) has promised the fans a return to the post-season!  18-19 Rookie Draft- 9th Overall- A. “The Cat” DeBrincat 2nd Round- V. Dunn 3rd- A. Bjork & L. Kunin 4th- J. Campbell & J. Ryan 5th- M. Grzelcyk & M. Mamin Grade- A   Camp Lines- 10(20 Goal)Scorers & 4 Defenseman with 10 or more!  M. Domi(28G), S Stamkos(45G) & J. Pavelski(38G) skated as the Top Line today! R, Nugent-Hopkins(28G), A, Matthews(37G-68GP) & A. DeBrincat(41G) went out as Line 2! A. Lee(28G), J. Drouin & K. Palmieri(27G) had the Line 3 jersey’s!  R. Rakell, R. Getzlaf & S. Reinhart(22G) skated as Line 4!  That left N. Ehlers(21G),V. Trocheck & C. Tierney to play soccer in the hall! Defense-  A. Edler(10G-56GP) & J. Spurgeon(14G) skated as Pair 1, followed by B. Skjei & R. Pulock as Pair 2!  V. Dunn(12G) & T. Barrie(14G) punched in as Pair 3! M. Matheson & R. Hainsey joined the gang in the hall playing soccer! Goaltending- 4th Round Rookie Pick last year J. Campbell(31GP) gets the nod as #1, while veteran P. Rinne should make the bulk of starts!   A very deep Offense & Defense with above-average Goaltending spells cant miss, Stamkos says post-season, Swami says Top 4 in League & maybe the Regular Season Crown!

DALLAS-  The Stars tied Vancouver with 95 points, but lost the 3rd tiebreaker(Goal-Differential in head to head play)to finish in 5th place & bow out of playoffs in 5 games vs the Nucks! Was the League Standings tight- Only 3 points separated 3rd place St Louis from 8th place Los Angeles!  18-19 Rookie Draft- 15th Overall- J. Roslovic(yuk)Round 2- T. Bertuzzi 3rd-no pick 4th- N. Seeler 5th- T. Poolman  Grade- D+  Camp Lines-9(20 Goal)Scorers & 2 Defenseman with 10 or more!  B. Marchand(36G),B. Point(41G) & C. Atkinson(41G) was the Top Line!  M. Hoffman(36G),N. Backstrom & T. Meier(30G) rode as Line 2!  T. Bertuzzi(21G),J. Stall(50GP) & V. Arvidsson(34G–58GP) skated as Line 3!  J. T. Miller,J. Bailey & T. Wilson(22G-63GP) was the checking unit!  E. Gustafsson(17G) & T. J. Brodie was the Top Pair in camp!  Pair 2 saw J. Muzzin & C. Parayko(10G) together!  E. Karlsson(53GP) was with J. Manson on Pair 3!  Goaltending- S. Bobrovsky(62GP) will get the majority of starts, while we toss a coin between Schneider & Reimer for the rest!  Stall,Arvidsson,Wilson & Karlsson will miss significant time & a lack of depth could hurt!  Only average Goaltending, so Offense must step up,need Big years outta Top Forwards to make the Show, if not, Coach Hunter gotta go!

VANCOUVER-  Having the 2nd best Road Record(26-13-1)in the League carried the “Nucks” not only to a playoff spot, but to the Swain Cup Finals!  Again, Congrats Gary! 18-19 Rookie Draft-  2nd Overall- B. Boeser  2nd round- A. Georgiev & V. Mete 3rd- no pick  4th- O. Lindblom 5th- no pick Grade- A   Camp Lines- 6(20 Goal)Scorers & 1 Defenseman with 10 or more.  J. Gaudreau(36G), D. Krejci(20G) & E. Dadonov(28G)lined up as the Top Line!  T. Johnson(29G), T. Zajac & B. Boeser(26G) was Line 2 tonight! B. Jenner,A. Galchenyuk & M. Wood(63GP) was Line 3!  Taking Line 4 spots was C. Sissons,C. Eakin(22G) & M. Johansson(58GP).  Defense-  R. Josi(15G) & S. Gostisbehere was the Top Pairing!  M. E. Vlassic & C. Miller(65GP) went out as Pair 2!  Veteran C. Tanev(55GP) skated with D. DeMelo on Pair 3!  Goaltending-  B. Bishop,T. Rask, & A. Georgiev  will all see time, with Bishop getting just over half(46GP)the Starts!  Just a bit tougher schedule this season than last( 4 Home & Away vs SJ,STL, & BOS) & two key defenseman to miss games could hurt chances to make post-season.  But with the Best Goalie-Card(Bishop)in the game, the “Nucks” sneak in!

ST LOUIS-  Only two teams(Dal/Tor)allowed less Goals-Against than the Blues!  C. Hellebuyck led the League in Wins(37) & tied S. Bobrovsky(55)for most Star Points& was named team MVP in a 3rd place finish!  18-19 Rookie Draft-  16th Overall- T. Yost 2nd Round- J. Bratt 3rd- N. Scherbak 4th- B. Leipsic 5th- no pick Grade- C   Camp Lines- 6(20 Goal)Scorers & 5 Defenseman with 10 or more.  M. Tkachuk(34G), M. Scheifele(38G) & M. Granlund were spotted as the Top Line!  K. Connor(34G), E. Kuznetsov(21G) & C. Coyle was Line 2!  On the 3rd Line was F. Forsberg(28G-64GP), E. Stall(22G) & N. Foligno!  4th Line had J. Bratt(51GP), A. Kempe & J. Armia(57GP)  Defense-  O. Ekman-Larsson(14G) & B. Burns(16G) were the Top Pair!  S. Theodore(12G) & A. Pietrangelo(13G) skated as Pair 2!  J. Gardiner(62GP) & J. Faulk(11G) was pair 3!  Goaltending-  A. Vasilevsky & C. Price will handle the load! C. Hellebuyck will watch this season!  The Blues appear to be a little shy at RW, does Hellebuyck get moved for help on the starboard side! Plenty of Firepower from the back-end, Defense will push the play & get involved!  Despite the short-comings at RW, got enough Guns up front & perhaps the best Offensive D in the League & super Goaltending means another Playoff year in St Louis!

BOSTON- The Bruins gave up the Most Goals(284)in the League,but also scored the Most(286)to reign in 2nd place last year!  18-19 Rookie Draft- 10th Overall- T. Chabot 2nd round- C. Fischer 3rd- H. Fleury 4th- C. Wolanin 5th- C. Stephenson  Grade- B- Camp Lines- 5(20 Goal)Scorers & 3 Defenseman with 10 or more.  J. Benn(27G),C. McDavid(41G) & B. Wheeler(20G) was the Top Line in camp!  O. Palat(64GP), L Draisaitl(50G) & E. Malkin(21G) was Line 2 today! T. Vanek(64GP),V. Hinostroza & T. Toffoli was the 3rd Line!  The checking unit saw R. Hartman,K. Brodziak & M. Zuccarello(48GP) together!  Defense-  Z. Werenski(11G) & D. Hamilton(18G) was the Top Pairing!  Pair 2 had J. Slavin & K. Shattenkirk together! T. Chabot(14G) & D. Engelland worked out as Pair 3!  Goaltending-  J. Markstrom & L. Domingue will be in the nets!  Can McDavid & Draisaitl carry this team?  Palat,Malkin,Vanek,& Zuccarello have to sit a bit with little depth!  Goaltending only average, will the B’s surprise again, Swami says not this year!

SAN JOSE-  The only team to crack a 100 Points(101)& scored 52 more than they gave up(best in league). 18-19 Rookie Draft- 11th Overall – T. Sanheim 2nd round- no pick 3rd- no pick 4th-no pick 5th-pass  Grade- B-  Camp Lines- 11(20 Goal)Scorers  G. Landeskog(34G),A. Barkov(35G) & N. Kucherov(41G) was the Top Line today! P. Kessel(27G) lined up as the LW with T. Seguin(33G) & V. Tarasenko(33G) on Line 2! J. Schwartz(69GP),L. Couture(27G) & M. Rantanen(31G) went out as Line 3!  J. Vrana(24G),N. Kadri & T. Teravainen(21G) got 4th line duty!  Defense-  K. Yandle & R. Ristolainen was the Top Pairing!  J. Morrissey(59GP) & P. K. Subban(63GP) was Pair 2!  A. Pelech & J. Braun was Pair 3!  Goaltending-  L. Brossoit(21GP) looked best in camp, then it was either M. Smith,L Ullmark,R. Luongo or C. Talbot,but none of those looked sharp!  The 2-time Defending “Swain Cup” champs again are loaded up front, have defensive depth(Klefbom & Sanheim)to cover Pair 2’s GP!  Like last year when they moved a 2nd for Luongo(Ironic that he faced old team in Finals), will the Sharks find a trading partner for a stud Goalie, or do they just stay pat & ride Brossoit(eligible)in a Playoff run!  Sharks are in, but if help arrives with a mask, it’s goodnite Irene & let the Fat Lady sing!

MAJOR TRADE….Just days into camp & the Kings & Lightning make a star-studded deal!TAMPA BAY  sends Marc-Andre Fleury,Samuel Girard & Brandon Montour to

LOS ANGELES for Shea Weber,Dustin Byfuglien,Brian Dumolin & Cody Ceci

Looks like a Great Deal for both teams, Kings get a needed Goalie & Bolts get some RD help, could be the deal that gets both teams into the Playoffs!

BREAKING NEWS–   Craig Ticalo, who some of us know from the CSHL(Vegas) will be taking over Chicago!  Craig has requested a move to Montreal.  Welcome Craig!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a coach

COACH WANTED- The GHC has an opening, the Chicago Blackhawks need a Coach!

Team is in the “Lotto” & will add a Stud to the roster which features Tavares,Dubois,Radulov,Giordano,Petry,DeBrusk,Voracek,D Strome,Holtby,Raanta,Rittich to name a few, if interested, contact Matt Hotchkiss@ mphotchkiss42@gmail.com

 

Game 4 Finals. Sharks at Canucks

San Jose 4 Vancouver 2
Being down 3-0 in the series, Vancouver decides to throw caution to the wind and open it up. And it works for half the game, as they take a 2-0 lead to the halfway point on goals by Dadonov and Gaudreau. But just like game 3, their lead evaporates. In the last half of the second period the Sharks score 3 unanswered goals (Seguin, Kucherov, and Couture). In the 3rd period they add an insurance goal on the power play when Barkov scores his league leading 9th goal. (Does he have a great card or what?)

The wide open play narrows the SOG difference, as the Sharks “only” outshoot the Canucks 40-29 this game. But the quickened pace gave the Sharks a 6-0 advantage on power plays. The game was close only because the Sharks only could convert one of those power plays into a goal.

Head coach Stan Smyl in the post game press conference: We are a little disappointed (Poor Rask, he loses in the final of both the NHL and GHCL while playing well in both). But we got further than 14 other teams. We feel like a Himalayan mountain climber who gets within 200 feet of the summit and just can’t get there. We got blocked by an avalanche (or was it a Snow Shark?) called San Jose. But on the other hand, we never expected to even make it out of base camp (make the playoffs). Yes, we were swept, but we were only outscored by 6 goals in the series. And our future looks bright, the players are looking forward to camp and are committed to getting better. We really need our forwards to improve defensively, that became apparent in this series. We are probably the youngest team in the league, and if the players continue to develop we could enjoy winning a few games.

GM Otteson in the post game press conference: In retrospect, maybe we shouldn’t have traded Luongo, but we got a potentially solid defenseman in 20 year old Victor Mete and solid penalty killer, faceoff man in 28 year old Sissons. But Rask played great, so the only disadvantage was in facing Luongo, and since we thought the playoffs out of reach, who knew? The jury is still out on trading Edler to Colorado, we felt he just took too many penalties, without enough hits. Getting Marcus Johansson in return will only pay off if he can stay healthy. We are excited about the spike in season ticket sales already happening.

Congratulations to Jeff. The Sharks pretty much waltzed through the playoffs, going 12-2. Pretty impressive. Enjoy the Cup, I and 14 other guys will try to take it from you next year.


                         San Jose SJS at Vancouver VAN                          
DATE : 06/19/2019

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   0  3  1  0  4 
Vancouver VAN                  1  1  0  0  2 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   14 11 15 0  40
Vancouver VAN                  5  6  18 0  29

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. VAN. EVGENI DADONOV(3)( BOONE JENNER, TRAVIS ZAJAC ): 1st 11:17
2. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU(4)( TYLER JOHNSON, DYLAN DeMELO ): 2nd 4:21
3. SJS. TYLER SEGUIN(5)( NIKITA KUCHEROV, JADEN SCHWARTZ ): 2nd 13:33
4. SJS. NIKITA KUCHEROV(6)( JADEN SCHWARTZ, KEITH YANDLE ): 2nd 15:21
5. SJS. LOGAN COUTURE(2)( PHIL KESSEL ): 2nd 19:11
6. SJS. ALEKSANDER BARKOV(9)( RASMUS RISTOLAINEN, TEUVO TERAVAINEN ) (PP) : 3rd 4:35

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. VAN. SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE - 2 Minutes: 1st 14:12
2. VAN. TRAVIS ZAJAC - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:36
3. VAN. BENCH PENALTY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:53
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY DENIS MALGIN
5. VAN. MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC - 2 Minutes: 2nd 19:48
6. VAN. TYLER JOHNSON - 2 Minutes: 3rd 4:25
7. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU - 2 Minutes: 3rd 11:54

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEKSANDER BARKOV              -1   3  1  0   0  1  0   9-4 34 19:07  0   0  2  1 
TYLER SEGUIN                    1   7  1  0   0  0  0   9-7 37 21:50  2   0  2  1 
VLADIMIR TARASENKO             -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:07  0   1  0  1 
GABRIEL LANDESKOG              -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:43  0   0  0  1 
NIKITA KUCHEROV                 1   3  1  1   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:50  1   0  0  1 
JADEN SCHWARTZ                  1   1  0  2   0  0  0   1-0 24 13:55  0   1  0  0 
MIKKO RANTANEN                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:20  0   0  0  1 
TEUVO TERAVAINEN                0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:39  0   0  0  0 
NAZEM KADRI                     0   2  0  0   0  0  0   3-1 20 11:20  1   0  1  1 
LOGAN COUTURE                   1   3  1  0   0  0  0   5-3 14  7:34  0   0  0  1 GWG
PHIL KESSEL                     1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:34  1   0  1  1 
ADAM HENRIQUE                   1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  7:34  0   0  0  0 
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN              0   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  2   0  0  0 
KEITH YANDLE                    2   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:43  0   1  0  0 
OSCAR KLEFBOM                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  1   0  0  1 
P.K. SUBBAN                    -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 47 26:47  1   0  0  1 
JOSH MORRISSEY                 -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 18:52  1   0  0  0 
JUSTIN BRAUN                    2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:48  0   1  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  40  4  7   0  1  0 27-15          10   4  6 11

Player Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU                -1   1  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 28 16:14  0   0  0  1 
EVGENI DADONOV                  1   6  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 16:48  1   0  1  1 
BROCK BOESER                   -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 24 13:11  0   0  0  1 
BOONE JENNER                    1   4  0  1   0  0  0  12-6 43 24:43  1   0  0  1 
TYLER JOHNSON                  -1   5  0  1   2  0  0   1-0 31 17:55  0   0  0  2 
DANIEL SEDIN                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 12  6:49  0   1  0  0 
TRAVIS ZAJAC                    1   2  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 39 22:43  2   0  0  0 
DAVID KREJCI                   -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   6-4 22 12:05  1   0  0  0 
ALEX GALCHENYUK                 0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 12  6:49  0   2  0  0 
ROMAN JOSI                      0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 27:52  0   6  0  1 
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE             0   2  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 39 22:16  0   0  0  1 
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC             1   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 38 21:11  1   0  0  0 
ADAM LOWRY                     -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   5-2 24 13:55  0   0  0  0 
DENIS MALGIN                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 13  7:08  0   0  0  0 
THOMAS HICKEY                  -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 19 10:48  0   1  0  0 
DYLAN DeMELO                    1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:13  0   0  0  0 
CHRIS TANEV                    -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 25:22  0   0  0  0 
MARCUS JOHANSSON               -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   1-0 26 14:29  0   0  0  0 
BENCH                                         2
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TOTAL                          -5  29  2  4  12  0  0 27-12           6  10  1  8

Goalie Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
ROBERTO LUONGO                   60     29  2    0  13 11  105 WIN
MIKE SMITH                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
BEN BISHOP                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TUUKKA RASK                      56     40  4    0  6  5   99  LOSS

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
San Jose SJS                  6         1
Vancouver VAN                 0         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - TYLER SEGUIN from San Jose
2nd star - ROBERTO LUONGO from San Jose
3rd star - EVGENI DADONOV from Vancouver

GAME STORY
In a close game, San Jose defeated Vancouver by a score of 4 to 2.  San 
Jose scored 3 goals in the second period.   Goal scorers were ALEKSANDER 
BARKOV, TYLER SEGUIN, NIKITA KUCHEROV and LOGAN COUTURE for San Jose and 
JOHNNY GAUDREAU and EVGENI DADONOV for Vancouver.  With the road victory 
San Jose has now recorded 12 wins and 24 points for the season.


Finals. Game 3. Sharks at Canucks

Vancouver Canucks

San Jose 5 Vancouver 4

Game 3 finds the Canucks in a 2-0 hole, but optimistic about being back on home ice. However Landeskog scores on the first shot of the game at 1:38 and now its a game 3 hole the Canucks are in. But wait, at 6:20 Krejci scores, then at 8:24 Sedin scores, then at 10:07 Gostisbehere scores, and to top it off, at 13:04 Josi scores a PPG following a penalty to Tarasenko. The crowd is going wild as Luongo is pulled after giving up 4 goals on only 7 SOG and for only the second time in the playoffs Vancouver has a three goal lead.

But at 15:21 Braun scores his first goal of the playoffs. No worries, its still a two goal lead. But at 17:02 Rantanen scores and the wild first period ends with the Canucks leading only 4-3. Coach Smyl calms his team down during the intermission and the play is not so hectic in the second period, but the only goal scored in the period comes at 17:00 from Kucherov and its tied after 40 minutes. In the 3rd period, again no goals until 14:06 when Barkov scores and Vancouver can’t counter. And the Sharks win 5-4.

Its a very disappointing loss, blowing a three goal lead to create a 3-0 series, but hope springs eternal and coach Smyl vows to have a new approach for game 4. Says Smyl: Obviously, what worked against Dallas and Colorado isn’t working against San Jose, we were outshot 52-25, Rask kept us in the game (15 for 17 on GRs), but even he can’t win with that shot differential. We will open it up and see if we can create more offense, they can’t shoot when the pucks in their end.


                         San Jose SJS at Vancouver VAN                          
DATE : 06/18/2019

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   3  1  1  0  5 
Vancouver VAN                  4  0  0  0  4 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
San Jose SJS                   14 20 18 0  52
Vancouver VAN                  9  9  7  0  25

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. SJS. GABRIEL LANDESKOG(3)( RASMUS RISTOLAINEN, VLADIMIR TARASENKO ): 1st 1:38
2. VAN. DAVID KREJCI(3)( ALEX GALCHENYUK, DANIEL SEDIN ): 1st 6:20
3. VAN. DANIEL SEDIN(7)( ALEX GALCHENYUK, DENIS MALGIN ): 1st 8:24
4. VAN. SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE(2)( DAVID KREJCI, BROCK BOESER ): 1st 10:07
5. VAN. ROMAN JOSI(3)( DANIEL SEDIN, EVGENI DADONOV ) (PP) : 1st 13:04
6. SJS. JUSTIN BRAUN(1)( TYLER SEGUIN, JADEN SCHWARTZ ): 1st 15:21
7. SJS. MIKKO RANTANEN(3)( RASMUS RISTOLAINEN, TEUVO TERAVAINEN ): 1st 17:02
8. SJS. NIKITA KUCHEROV(5)( KEITH YANDLE, TYLER SEGUIN ): 2nd 17:00
9. SJS. ALEKSANDER BARKOV(8)( OSCAR KLEFBOM, GABRIEL LANDESKOG ): 3rd 14:06

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. SJS. P.K. SUBBAN - 2 Minutes: 1st 4:20
2. SJS. VLADIMIR TARASENKO - 4 Minutes: 1st 12:53
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY GABRIEL LANDESKOG
4. VAN. BOONE JENNER - 2 Minutes: 1st 12:53
5. SJS. JOSH MORRISSEY - 2 Minutes: 1st 19:12
6. VAN. TRAVIS ZAJAC - 2 Minutes: 2nd 2:45
7. VAN. ADAM LOWRY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 6:11
8. SJS. TEUVO TERAVAINEN - 2 Minutes: 3rd 5:04
9. SJS. NAZEM KADRI - 2 Minutes: 3rd 18:46

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JADEN SCHWARTZ                  2   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:31  3   0  0  0 
MIKKO RANTANEN                 -1   2  1  0   0  0  0   1-0 21 11:36  3   0  1  1 
GABRIEL LANDESKOG               2   3  1  1   0  0  0   1-0 30 16:12  0   1  0  1 
ADAM HENRIQUE                  -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:34  1   1  0  0 
TEUVO TERAVAINEN               -1   2  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 24 13:36  0   0  2  1 
NAZEM KADRI                    -1   6  0  0   2  0  0   7-5 30 17:35  2   1  2  1 
NIKITA KUCHEROV                 2   9  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:54  2   0  0  1 
PHIL KESSEL                    -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:34  0   0  0  1 
VLADIMIR TARASENKO              2   5  0  1   4  0  0   0-0 30 16:12  0   0  2  1 
JUSTIN BRAUN                    0   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 12:08  2   1  0  0 
LOGAN COUTURE                  -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   4-2 13  7:34  1   0  0  0 
P.K. SUBBAN                     0   1  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 45 25:26  3   0  0  0 
JOSH MORRISSEY                  0   0  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 42 23:27  0   0  0  0 
ALEKSANDER BARKOV               2   5  1  0   0  0  0  15-6 39 22:11  1   0  1  1 GWG
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN              2   3  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:18  4   0  0  1 
OSCAR KLEFBOM                   2   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 42 23:55  2   0  0  1 
TYLER SEGUIN                    2   3  0  2   0  0  0   6-2 32 18:31  1   0  0  1 
KEITH YANDLE                    0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 21 12:30  1   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          10  52  5 10  12  0  0 34-15          26   4  8 11

Player Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU                -2   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 38 22:53  1   0  0  1 
EVGENI DADONOV                 -2   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 30 15:49  0   0  0  1 
BROCK BOESER                    1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 28 17:11  0   0  1  1 
BOONE JENNER                   -2   1  0  0   2  0  0  12-9 30 16:12  0   1  0  0 
TYLER JOHNSON                  -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   3-0 32 18:54  2   0  0  0 
DANIEL SEDIN                    1   2  1  2   0  0  0   0-0 18  9:35  0   0  1  2 
TRAVIS ZAJAC                   -2   3  0  0   2  0  0   0-0 27 14:12  1   0  0  0 
DAVID KREJCI                    2   1  1  1   0  0  0   8-5 28 17:11  0   1  0  0 
ALEX GALCHENYUK                 0   2  0  2   0  0  0   6-2 24 13:57  0   0  1  1 
ROMAN JOSI                     -2   5  1  0   0  1  0   0-0 42 23:55  2   1  0  1 
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE            -2   4  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 28:17  1   0  0  1 
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC             0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 21:27  0   0  0  0 
ADAM LOWRY                     -2   0  0  0   2  0  0   3-2 26 14:54  0   0  0  0 
DENIS MALGIN                    1   0  0  1   0  0  0   2-1 18  9:35  0   1  0  0 
THOMAS HICKEY                   0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 15  8:31  0   0  0  0 
DYLAN DeMELO                    0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 10:50  0   2  0  0 
CHRIS TANEV                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:08  1   0  0  0 
MARCUS JOHANSSON                1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:49  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                         -10  25  4  8   6  1  0 34-19           8   6  3  8

Goalie Stats For San Jose SJS
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
ROBERTO LUONGO                   14     7   4    0  3  1   24   GF
MIKE SMITH                       46     18  0    0  2  2   81  WIN

Goalie Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
BEN BISHOP                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TUUKKA RASK                      60     52  5    0  17 15  105 LOSS

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
San Jose SJS                  2         0
Vancouver VAN                 5         1

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - NIKITA KUCHEROV from San Jose
2nd star - GABRIEL LANDESKOG from San Jose
3rd star - MIKE SMITH from San Jose

GAME STORY
The visiting team from San Jose won a close one against Vancouver by a 
final tally of 5 to 4.  San Jose sustained a constant attack outshooting 
Vancouver 52 to 25.  ALEKSANDER BARKOV netted the last goal, the game 
winner, at 14:06 of the 3rd period. Other goal scorers were GABRIEL LANDESKOG, 
NIKITA KUCHEROV, MIKKO RANTANEN and JUSTIN BRAUN for San Jose and DANIEL 
SEDIN, DAVID KREJCI, ROMAN JOSI and SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE for Vancouver.