Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Still without internet at home, so updates from me are limited. Ryan and Yick will update when they can. I know I promised the Brophy Q & A for yesterday, but after talking to a few people, we've delayed it for the site launch, which will be Friday or Saturday. Other things coming with the site launch include a season preview, a fantasy tips section, new power rankings, articles written by our writers, and much more. Lots to look forward to in the next week or so!

Lets look at some hockey now. Milan Hejduk underwent knee surgery today, and will miss 3-4 weeks, which means 1-2 weeks of the season. Jason Allison's hip will keep him out of tonight's Leafs/Bruin's pre-season game. He's listed as Day to Day. Dan Blackburn has been cut by the Ranges, and is now expected to retire. Blackburn, who has a permant injury to his arm, was wearing two blockers to try and make up for the injury, but struggled in camp.

San Jose and New Jersey are working on a deal, we know that much. Last rumour I heard was Friesen and White to San Jose for Toskala and a combination of draft picks. With Ahonen and Brodeur, I don't know why New Jersey would have any interest in Toskala. New Jersey has just under 2 million in salary to cut by Oct.1.

Kovalchuk is close to re-signing in Atlanta. I am hearing a one or two year deal is done, and they are working on a long term deal. I've heard rumours of a trade involving NYR, but i'm 99% sure they are all false. Datsyuk should be back to Detroit by the weekend.

As we reported weeks ago, Yashin is set to become the captain of the New York Islanders. We are still looking for writers, people do write up team previews and any comments you have. PLEASE email me at hockeyleaks@hotmail.com if your interest, it would really help us to get a little more help :). Have a good day everyone, cross your fingers my internet will come back tonight, but dont count on it.