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03-12-2008, 06:10 PM
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Habsfan18's "Taking a look back" (January 15th, 1999)

You know the drill.

Check the other threads if you haven't yet

Basically, I take out an old issue of The Hockey News (from my large collection) and post some interesting tidbits/news and notes from that issue.

Please comment/discuss, as it takes awhile to do these.

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- On the cover, is Calgary's Theo Fleury. "Will he stay or will he go?" "Soon-to-be free agent commands spotlight."

- Slovakian Marian Gaborik raises his stock for the upcoming draft by impressing scouts with a nifty offensive display at the WJC.

- Nashville's 3rd string goalie Tomas Vokoun impresses in wins over last years finalists, Washington and Detroit.

- The American WJC team flops, losing their first 3 games.

- Tampa Bay's Chris Gratton suspended 3 games for spitting at referee Paul Stewart.

- Flyers Rob Brind'Amour is the NHL's current iron man, playing a streak of 436 straight games.

- Montreal coach Alain Vigneault is fed up with Saku Koivu's "dipsy-doodling." Saku has 11 points in 23 games.

- Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff named to All-Star teams, as coaches.

- Atlanta hires Andy Moog to be the teams goaltending consultant.

- Undrafted Slovakian goaltender Jan Lasak is hoping his play at the WJC earns him a crack at the NHL.

- Roberto Luongo has been nothing short of brilliant for Canada at the WJC..with 2 shutouts, a .961 SP%, and 1.33 GAA in 3 games.

- The cover story looks at Theo Fleury and his intention of testing the FA market this summer. This will likely make it hard for Calgary to deal him as a rental.

- Todd Harvey is a big hit on Broadway. "Young, talented, tenacious power forward helps breathe life into resurgent Rangers."

- The Toronto Maple Leafs currently lead the NHL with 111 goals.

- Dominik Hasek has yet another remarkable December. He stopped 375 of 393 shots, had a 1.45 GAA, a .954 SP%, and 4 shutouts.

- Calgary's Andrew Cassels in "sweet" position as potential UFA. He had 8 goals and 23 points in 35 games.

- Chicago deals Paul Coffey to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Nelson Emerson in hopes of igniting limp offense.

- A technicality robs Patrick Roy of his 391st career win. The league credited a 4-2 win in Anaheim to Craig Billington, even though Roy played more than 58 minutes.

- Pat Falloon is making the best of his latest chance with the Edmonton Oilers.

- LA Kings aquire Donald Audette to help offensive starved Kings. Although Audette wasn't the big star Kings fans were hoping for, the weren't dissapointed in Donald's first few games in a Kings uniform.

- With Montreal mired in an 11 game losing streak (0-6-5) the Habs hire Jacques Lemaire to be the teams assistant GM.

- Russian born Vadim Sharifijanov is impressing in NJ.

- Rangers excited about their latest waiver pickup, defenseman Rumun Ndur.

- With Pierre Turgeon injured, Scott Pellerin takes on scoring chores in St.Louis. He already has a career high 9.

- Tampa's Stephane Richer apologizes to coach, and teammates after coach Jaques Demers blasted Richer to the media. Demers, in an angry tirade, stated such things as.."Richer should take a good look in the mirror."...."He's wearing out his welcome, and it isn't the first time. He also wore out his welcome in Montreal and New Jersey."..."He's hurting the damn team with that attitude of his."..."I got news for him, he's not in demand as much as he thinks he is. If he thinks other teams want him then he's in for a rude awakening."

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Todd Harvey...

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Awesome as always, habsy.

To think, Paul Coffey was dealt so his FORMER team could ignite their offence. Kinda shows how far his stock had fallen by that point

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Ndur... Sharifijanov... I remember them


what happened to those guys...

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Great read, GO LUONGO!

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Dominik Hasek has yet another remarkable December. He stopped 375 of 393 shots, had a 1.45 GAA, a .954 SP%, and 4 shutouts.

Seriously. this guy was DOMINANT.

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This issue is just brilliant. From Rumun Ndur to Sharifijanov, doesn't get any better.

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"- Rangers excited about their latest waiver pickup, defenseman Rumun Ndur."

OMG, so excited! lol

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This issue is just brilliant. From Rumun Ndur to Sharifijanov, doesn't get any better.
you should read some old Draft Preview's and Future Watch's

Man, some quotes and names from the past are absolutely golden.

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As a bolts fan, the Demers/Richer thing is great.

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Wow Pat Faloon, never thought id hear that name again

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hey, seems like the scouting is getting better though.

At least Gaborik actually turned out to be a star.

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Rumun Ndur's been playing in England for the last 2 seasons for the Coventry Blaze in the British Elite League. Although he's been injured for nearly all of this season.

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Roman Ndur, The Nigerian phenom.


Interesting to see Vokoun as the Preds' 3rd stringer. Poor Paul Coffey should have retired a lot sooner. He played for like half the league in his final years.

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Roman Ndur, The Nigerian phenom.


Interesting to see Vokoun as the Preds' 3rd stringer. Poor Paul Coffey should have retired a lot sooner. He played for like half the league in his final years.
He was slowing down in the 90s but still was an excellent offensive d-man and even won the Norris in 1995. But the Wings needed more defensive responsibility and were right to trade him. He ended up with Philly midway through the end of that season. Knee problems flared up in the playoffs and he was finished after that.

The 1996-2000 years of his career, he was washed up and merely a PP specialist that bounced from Detroit to Hartford to Philly to Chicago to Carolina to Boston and did less with each consecutive stop (had bounced from Pittsburgh to LA to Detroit just over a calendar year, 1992 to 1993). So, not really a Bourque-like ending to his career. Oh well, at his prime he could skate like the friggin wind.

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Wow Pat Faloon, never thought id hear that name again
You thought? Well I hoped.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs currently lead the NHL with 111 goals.

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Who was 1 and 2 on Nashville during that time?

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Whats so funny about that??

That year the Leafs went to the Conference Finals and had 6 20+ goal scorers. Led by Berezin's 37

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Who was 1 and 2 on Nashville during that time?
Dunham and Vokoun unless Fichaud was the #2 early in the year and Vokoun ended up outplaying him for the spot. Vokoun played 37 games that year and Fichaud only 9.

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I forgot about Dunham despite has craptastik play last year for the isles.

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Whats so funny about that??

That year the Leafs went to the Conference Finals and had 6 20+ goal scorers. Led by Berezin's 37
he had 37?!?! wow!!!

i miss Berezin.

and playoff runs.

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- A technicality robs Patrick Roy of his 391st career win. The league credited a 4-2 win in Anaheim to Craig Billington, even though Roy played more than 58 minutes.
Was that when he broke televisions and camcorders because he was so angry?

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Was that when he broke televisions and camcorders because he was so angry?
lol I'm not sure. The guy sure as hell had a temper though..

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Wow, an issue where Pronger wasn't suspended one game for a blatant elbow to the head.

Great as always habsfan, these are fun to read.

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