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Posted Sunday, July 25, 2010 02:55 PM

Blackhawks a re-run of the 2004 Lightning?

interesting comment on HockeyBuzz.com....

"This week the Hawks cleared a little more cap space in their attempt to get closer to being able to sign Niemi. A little closer...I will say this, as I said in the Podcast yesterday, I firmly believe the Hawks fans are VASTLY underrating the importance of retaining Niemi. The Hawks have lost so many key role players this summer and if they lose their goalie as well (who was much better than people give credit) they risk the danger of repeating the Tampa Bay Lightning mistakes after they won their Cup. The similarities are all there."

ref: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Montreal-and-Price-getting-Dicey--Cogliano-PredsIslesSabres-Niemi/1/29479

remember that after winning the Cup in 2004, the Lightning retained their "core" of Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis BUT lost their goalie Nikolia Khabibulin to the Blackhawks (in a move that "ruined both teams") AND important roll players like Fredrik Modin.

the Blackhawks retain their core of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook BUT have also lost some top "roll players" like Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Kris Versteeg.

 



Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 08:00 AM

Las Vegas 2009-2010 season team total points over-under prop

NHL over-under total points 2009-2010 Las Vegas Hilton (as of Sept 22nd)   Ducks          96 1/2
Thrashers      80 1/2
Bruins         101 1/2
Sabres          91 1/2
Flames          96 1/2
Hurricanes     94 1/2
Blackhawks 105 1/2
Avalanche    72 1/2
Bluejackets  86 1/2
Stars           89 1/2
Red Wings  106 1/2
Oilers           89 1/2
Panthers      87 1/2
Kings          86 1/2
Wild            88 1/2
Canadiens    93 1/2
Predators     84 1/2
Devils          96 1/2
Islanders     70 1/2
Rangers      91 1/2
Senators     83 1/2
Flyers       102 1/2
Coyotes      72 1/2
Penguins   102 1/2
Sharks      107 1/2
Blues          91 1/2
Lightning  ... [More]

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