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Friday, February 5, 2010

Quick Thoughts VI

Happy February folks.

It has been a while since I did a quick thoughts article, so I figured there is no better time then the present.

- The biggest news this morning is that Ilya Kovalchuk has been traded to the New Jersey Devils. Everyone knew a trade was coming after Kovalchuk reportedly turned down a twelve year, $101 million dollar contract, but to the Devils? This is a team that invented the trap under Jacques Lemaire and still play defense first hockey. In my opinion I see this as New Jersey making a last ditch effort to win a cup this year. Martin Broduer is not getting any younger and I think the Devils want to take one last run with Marty before it is too late.

- Keith Ballard was snubbed yet again by team USA general manager Brian Burke. Mike Komisarek and Paul Martin were both lost to injuries earlier this week, forcing Burke to find two replacements on D for his Olympic squad. Going in place of the two injured players are Tim Gleason and Ryan Whitney.

- Jay Bouwmeester makes his first return to South Florida as the Calgary Flames come down to take on the Florida Panthers. In an interview Jay did his best to get his little shot in on the fan base, claiming that Calgary cares about hockey. So to show Jay that South Florida cares as well, I hope everyone comes out and boo's Bouwmeester every time he touches the puck, because I plan to.

That is all for now folks. If you have any questions or comments feel free to E-mail me at or post them on SSH's facebook.