I am one of the believers that Max Afinogenov was never given a chance to succeed the past couple of seasons. He had a knack for turning the puck over but when he was paired with good forwrads he put up numbers.
Top Shelf: Mad Max
Heather has a very good post about Maxim Afinogenov. She talks about how Max wasn't given a chance to succeed and it echoes what I was saying all season. Read the rest and see what I'm talking about.
CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NHL - Chelios determined to play next season
Chelios thinks he can still play but NHL GM's might think otherwise.
CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Boston - Trade talk bugs Kessel
I think trade talks would bother anybody but I don't feel sorry for Kessel. If he doesn't want to be traded he should sign a contract.
The NHL BOG's seat of power - From The Rink
An interesting look at Gary Bettman and the NHL Board of Governors. Gary Bettman is often looked at as a bad commissioner but reality is that he has done a pretty good job.