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  • Wayne Gretzky Head Coach

    Wayne Greztky embarks down a new path as he is expected to announce his new job as head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

    The All time leading scorer and best hockey player of all time has been very hands on in the Canadian national program since retiring from the game.

    What issues does this raise? Are we to assume because he is who he is that he can translate what he’s done on the ice to what he can do behind the bench? Could this possibly tarnish The Great One’s legacy?

    Wayne is a winner, and probably the most passionate hockey fan there is, I expect him to do good things in Phoenix. What could be more motivating for a young player then having The Great One guiding you behind the bench?

    This will be another interesting development to watch in this new wild NHL season.

  • Northeast Division Looking Good

    As the free agent frenzy begins to settle down, taking a closer look at the Northeast division reveals a couple things.

    Montreal is in better shape then they once were. Additions to the blueline and securing Kovalev up front without doubt already make us a stronger team.

    What other Northeast teams are looking good? The boys in beantown, our arch rivals.

    Boston loses Sergei Gonchar but replaces him almost instantly with Brian Leetch, Leetch being a yankee and from the area, he will have no problem fitting in from the start.

    Securing Glen Murray, additions of Bras Isbister, Alexei Zhamnov, Shawn McEachern, Dave Scatchard, The Bruins are making a serious go at it. This should make an intersting 8 game battle with our northeast rivals, all beginning in Boston October 5th.