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    NHL FEATURE STORIES

  • Blues' Shattenkirk 'in tip-top shape' and seeing results

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    ST. LOUIS -- When the horn went off signaling the end of another disappointing finish in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the St. Louis Blues last season, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk took it as hard as any of his teammates. For a third straight po...
  • Flyers' Simmonds gives back, like he promised

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wanda Simmonds remembers the conversation she had one day a few years ago with her son Wayne. It was before Wayne Simmonds grew into a 6-foot-2, 183-pound forward for the Philadelphia Flyers; before he was a second-round pick (No. 61) by the L...
  • Billy Smith speaks to Islanders before being honored

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Billy Smith still remembers his introduction to Long Island. "My wife and I were in Connecticut; we were going to play in New Haven. When I got to the rink, my equipment wasn't there. They told me I had to be up here for pra...
  • Bruins' Hamilton emerging as star in Chara's absence

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    BOSTON -- There was a time, if you can believe it, that 6-foot-5, 212-pound Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton wasn't a towering presence. Hamilton was in his mid-teens and a blossoming defenseman in the Mississauga Reps minor hockey syst...
  • Devils goalie Schneider emerging as a workhorse

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider knew the questions would come quickly when it appeared that he would be supplanting the most decorated goaltender in the history of the position for the New Jersey Devils this season. Schneider acknowledged all al...
 
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    Sharks Recent Headlines

  • Sharks vs Coyotes Highlights

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
  • Sharks Acquire Dillon in Exchange for Demers

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    SAN JOSE -San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon (@BDillon04) from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Jason Demers and a third-round selection in t...
  • Sharks vs Panthers Highlights

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
  • EPIX Presents Two-Part, Eight-Episode Series

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    NEW YORK, NY – EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Winter Classic™ and EPIX Presents Road To The NHL Stadium Series™, a two-part original series from premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League, will bring U.S. viewers onto the ice and behind...
  • Dry Scrape Scrapped by GMs, Other Topics on Hold

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    TORONTO - There will no longer be a dry scrape of the ice surface between the end of regulation and the start of overtime. Using the ice resurfacing machines to clean the playing surface was implemented at the start of the 2014-15 season with t...
 
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    The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com

  • How To Know If Your Off-Ice Workout Is Too Easy

    Maria Mountain M.Sc.
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    You can read How To Know If Your Off-Ice Workout Is Too Easy at InGoalMag.com If you cannot do a perfect bodyweight squat or a lateral hop and stick the landing, you don’t need hard work. You need to build your foundation. But there may be times when your workout really is too easy. Here’s how to recognize it. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy’s Frozen Dome Mask Revealed

    Lachlan Macintosh
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    You can read Andrei Vasilevskiy’s Frozen Dome Mask Revealed at InGoalMag.com In three days time, on November 22nd, the Syracuse Crunch will battle the Utica Comets in the AHL Frozen Dome Classic. Usually the home of the 23rd ranked Syracuse Orange basketball team, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York will host the Crunch and Comets. Andrei Vasilevskiy has commissioned Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush Airbrush to design a special mask for the game, and it's a doozie! Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Tribute Mask To New Hall Of Famer Pat Burns

    Lachlan Macintosh
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    You can read Tribute Mask To New Hall Of Famer Pat Burns at InGoalMag.com Four years ago, many thought Pat Burns would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, and every year since, more and more people have supported the notion. Well, that perceived injustice has been rectified. The late Pat Burns was inducted into the HHOF this Monday, with his son and wife accepting the honou on his behalf. It was an emotional ceremony, but it's fair to say the memory of one of the great coaches in NHL history is alive and well. This new mask, painted by David Leroux of Diel Airbrush, was done…
  • Best Ever? Hasek Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    You can read Best Ever? Hasek Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame at InGoalMag.com Perhaps the best part of Dominik Hasek's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night was the growing understanding of a style previously dismissed by many as at best unorthodox flopping and at worst a collection of desperate, even flukey, saves that so often landed on the highlight reels. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • NHL Saves of the Week: November 10-16

    Greg Balloch
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    You can read NHL Saves of the Week: November 10-16 at InGoalMag.com From the return of Sergei Bobrovsky, to rookie Troy Grosenick’s sensational NHL debut, these saves of the week have it all! Oh yes, and Kari Lehtonen made one of the greatest glove saves you will ever see. Check out the top ten! #10 Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets #9 Jonathan Quick – Los Angeles [...] Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
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    HockeyBuzz.com

  • James Tanner: PLUS/MINUS: Voracek, Coyotes, Leafs, Islanders

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Follow @james_tanner123 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Since +/- is the NHL's worst stat, I thought it would make sense to appropriate it and make it...
  • Ryan Wilson: Islanders Expose Penguins Current Forward Depth + David Perron

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    The Pittsburgh Penguins "earned" one point out of a possible four in their home and home series with the New York Islanders. The New York Islanders were the better team both nights and displayed why they are for real. As somebody who was bullish on the Islanders success earlier before the season started this does not come as a surprise. Their offseason roster moves have been terrific. You can...
  • Paul McCann: Sunday Shots - Keep Comin' Back

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    On Saturday night’s at Bridgestone Arena, SlapShot Radio’s photographer captures the color and the action from a Smashville Saturday Night, here are today’s Sunday Shots… From Predators vs Panthers November 23, 2014 Courtesy SlapShot Radio / DLM - full album at slapshotradio.com Games like last night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers are so frustrating. A tight-chec...
  • Todd Cordell: Devils Suffer Crushing Defeat Against Flames + Prospect Updates

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Devils led for 55 minutes in this game, but they didn't hold the lead when all was said and done as they fell to the Flames in crushing fashion. Up by two goals with less than three minutes to play the Devils seemed like locks to win the game. All they had to do was, well, not allow two goals in three minutes and/or put one puck into an empty net on the...
  • Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Drop Another One As Season Slowly Starts Slipping Away

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Though the Blue Jackets managed to get a point on Friday against the Bruins, on Saturday they left the ice losers for the second time in as many nights, and for the third game in a row. While nobody questions the talent Columbus has on their team and that their future should be a good one, even the most optimistic are realizing their season may be a lost cau...
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    Avalanche Recent Headlines

  • Redmond Takes Advantage of Opportunities

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    It's something that defensemen are taught to do throughout their hockey careers. If there is space on the backside of the play, and if the opposing forwards aren't paying attention, there is a golden opportunity to creep up and score on a teammate...
  • No Line Changes For Avs' 'New Guys'

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There won't be any changes to the forward line of Andrew Agozzino, Ben Street and Tomas Vincour. The only difference will be the setting, as they'll trade their Lake Erie Monsters jerseys and the ice of Quicken Loans Arena at the American Hockey L...
  • Avs Make Roster Moves As Injuries Pile Up

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    CENTENNIAL, Colo.—Alex Tanguay learned the power behind Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin's slap shot the hard way. The Colorado Avalanche forward was struck below his right eye with the puck Thursday night after Ovechkin fired a shot f...
  • Capitals Cool Colorado Comeback

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The comeback. It’s something that the Colorado Avalanche is known for. It’s even become a staple of the game that the Avs play, and the comeback came close to bringing the Avalanche it’s third straight win on Thursday night against the Washington ...
  • Rested Avs Keeping Things Simple

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    One day of travel, 48 hours of rest, and two strong practices have separated the Colorado Avalanche from its last game played—a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils—and the club is looking to take that winning momentum with it into tonight’s con...
 
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • WGN Radio's Blackhawks Live continues on Dec. 1 at 10Pin Bowling Lounge

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks and WGN Radio AM-720 announced today the continuation of the broadcast series, WGN Radio’s Blackhawks Live, a series of one-hour radio broadcasts hosted over dinner throughout the 2014-15 season featuring current Blackhawks ...
  • Blackhawks recall Danault

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Phillip Danault (da-NOH) from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Danault, 21, has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 14 games with Rockford this season. The Victoriavill...
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk undergoes successful surgery

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk underwent successful surgery to repair a left patella fracture. The procedure was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Blackhawks Head Team ...
  • 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote opens today

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Enhanced Interactive Ballot to Feature All 700-Plus Active Players Top Six Vote-Getters by Position Earn Spot in 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game NEW YORK – When the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ presented by SiriusXM opens worldwide Thursday, No...
  • Medical update on Trevor van Riemsdyk

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The following statement was issued today by Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry: “Trevor van Riemsdyk suffered a left patella fracture after taking a shot to the left knee in Sunday's game against Dallas. He will undergo su...
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    Bruins Recent Headlines

  • B's Assign Caron & Lindblad to Providence

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, November 23, that the club has assigned forwards Jordan Caron and Matt Lindblad to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Lindblad made his 2014-15 deb...
  • B's Recall Caron & Lindblad from Providence on an Emergency Basis; Assign Trotman to Providence

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Saturday, November 22, that the club has recalled forwards Jordan Caron and Matt Lindblad from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on emergency basis and assign...
  • B's Week Ahead: 11/22 - 11/28

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD November 22 – November 28 THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… CAMPBELL’S THANKSGIVING DELIVERY: For the fourth time since joining the Boston Bruins organization, Bruins forward Gregory Campbell will purchase an...
  • B's Recall Khokhlachev from Providence on Emergency Basis

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Thursday, November 20, that the club has recalled forward Alexander Khokhlachev from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Khokhlachev trav...
  • B's Recall Zach Trotman from Providence

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Thursday, November 20, that the club has recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Trotman is expected to join the Bruins for t...
 
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    Ducks Recent Headlines

  • Morning Report: Ducks Look for Consistent Effort Tonight vs. Coyotes

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    By Kyle Shohara Believe it or not, a quarter of the season is already in the books as the Ducks begin Game No. 22 tonight against the division rival Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center. Anaheim (12-4-5, 29 points) enters tonight’s action leading th...
  • Practice Report: Bourque Skates with Ducks, Eligible to Play Tomorrow

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    By Kyle Shohara Just two days after being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens, Rene Bourque was on the ice at Honda Center with his new team. Bourque, wearing No. 14 here in Anaheim, skated with Patrick Maroon, Ryan Kesler and Kyle Palmieri. ...
  • Postgame Notes and Quotes: November 20 at Vancouver

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    POSTGAME QUOTES Anaheim 4 vs. Vancouver 3 (SO) Nov. 20, 2014 Rogers Arena 12-4-5, 29 Standings Points The Ducks have won five straight games in Vancouver and are 8-1-1 in their past 10 meetings overall. Corey Perry scored his 26th career...
  • Ducks Reassign C/RW Wagner to Norfolk (AHL)

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The Ducks have reassigned center/right wing Chris Wagner to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition to today’s roster move, the Ducks have activated D Francois Beauchemin and R...
  • Ducks Acquire Winger Bourque from Montreal in Exchange for Defenseman Allen

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Ducks have acquired left wing Rene Bourque from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Bryan Allen. Bourque, 32 (12/10/81), has appeared in 573 career NHL games with Montreal, Calgary and Chicago, collecting 142-136=278 points wi...
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    SHARKSPAGE

  • WorSharks sleepwalk through morning game, lose 5-1 in Manchester

    Darryl Hunt
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Worcester Sharks schedule had them playing Wednesday morning in Manchester, but based on their performance it was as if the WorSharks missed their wakeup call as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Monarchs in a 5-1 loss at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire in front of a crowd of 8,296 that included thousands of screaming students. Evan Trupp had the only goal for Worcester, and J.P. Anderson had 35 saves in the losing effort. Evan Trupp had the Worcester Sharks lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs Wednesday morning in New Hampshire. File photo…
  • WorSharks blanked by Falcons as great effort by Anderson wasted

    Darryl Hunt
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    The Worcester Sharks surrendered a penalty shot goal for the first time since last February, and while WorSharks rookie goaltender J.P. Anderson did everything he could to keep that the only goal against the Worcester skaters were unable to solve Springfield Falcons goaltender Anton Forsberg as the WorSharks lost 1-0 to the Falcons at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts Saturday night. It was the first time in 20 years of AHL hockey in the city the only goal of the game was on a penalty shot, and just the third time in WorSharks franchise history the team has lost 1-0. Worcester Sharks…
  • WorSharks slow start costs them in long run as they lose 5-2 to Manchester

    Darryl Hunt
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    The Worcester Sharks have gotten into the habit lately of starting off slowly and finishing with a bang, but Friday night at the DCU Center against the Manchester Monarchs the WorSharks couldn’t make up the ground they lost early in the game and saw their modest three game winning streak grind to a halt after losing 5-2 to their division rivals from New Hampshire. Matt Tennyson and Matt Taormina each scored a goal for Worcester, while Jordan Weal paced the Monarchs with two goals and an assist. The teams will play again Sunday afternoon in Manchester. Worcester Sharks rookie goaltender…
  • WorSharks with another third period comeback in 4-2 win over Springfield

    Darryl Hunt
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The Worcester Sharks went into Tuesday’s Veterans Day matchup against the Springfield Falcons with the AHL’s best record when trailing after two periods already in their pocket, and after finding themselves down a goal heading into the third period the WorSharks put up a four spot to once again come from behind to defeat the Falcons 4-2 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The win was the first in the AHL for rookie goaltender J.P. Anderson. Worcester Sharks forward Chris Tierney, pictured from Saturday's 4-2 win over Providence, had two assists Tuesday against…
  • WorSharks stun Providence with third period comeback, win 4-2

    Darryl Hunt
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    The Worcester Sharks knew they were getting a pretty good player when Chris Tierney was reassigned to the team from the NHL by San Jose, but few expected a three point night from the rookie as Tierney’s goal and two assists help propel the WorSharks into first place in the AHL’s Atlantic Division after their 4-2 win over the Providence Bruins Saturday night at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of a crowd of 5,310. Eriah Hayes and Melker Karlsson both had a goal and an assist in the contest, while Ryan Carpenter added a late insurance goal to give Worcester some…
 
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    Oilers Recent Headlines

  • RECAP: Devils 2, Oilers 0

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    EDMONTON, AB - A strong second period by the Devils helped lift the visitors to a 2-0 win over the Oilers at Rexall Place. With 2:30 remaining in the first period, Adam Henrique took a turnover the other way for a shorthanded breakaway. His sho...
  • RECAP: Canucks 2, Oilers 0

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    EDMONTON, AB - Ryan Miller stopped 28 shots in the Canucks 2-0 shutout of the Oilers at Rexall Place. “I thought it was an even game,” Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “I thought we did a much better job in our zone. I thought Ryan Miller ...
  • RECAP: Coyotes 7, Oilers 4

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 pm
    GLENDALE, AZ - The Oilers got a three-point night from Taylor Hall, but were forced to play catch-up for much of the game resulting in a 7-4 loss to the Coyotes. “It’s a tough one to dissect,” Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins said. “I thought we...
  • RECAP: Kings 6, Oilers 1

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    LOS ANGELES, CA - The Oilers found themselves under siege right from the start of the game as the Los Angeles Kings were on a roll offensively in a 6-1 win over the visitors from Edmonton. The Kings scored two goals in the game’s fist five minu...
  • RECAP: Canucks 5, Oilers 4 SO

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    VANCOUVER, BC - A wild home opener for the Canucks saw the visiting Oilers get out to a 2-0 lead, but Vancouver pulled off the comeback with a 5-4 shootout win at Rogers Arena. “Of course they’re going to take it hard, it was a very emotional g...
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    Panthers Recent Headlines

  • Florida Panthers Announce Additional Spanish-language Broadcasts for the 2014-15 Season

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sunrise, FLA--The Florida Panthers announced today that due to a strong response from fans following the Spanish-language broadcast of its Oct. 30 game, the team will air additional broadcasts on 1210 AM ESPN Deportes in Miami and ESPN Deportes ...
  • 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote Presented by SirusXM Now Open

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    NEW YORK (November 20, 2014) – When the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ presented by SiriusXM opens worldwide today, online at NHL.com/vote and via mobile phones, the interactive ballot will feature all 700-plus active players in the NHL. Past All-Sta...
  • Know Your Cats: Scottie Upshall

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    In his fourth season with Florida, Scottie Upshall comes off of one of the best seasons of his career. During the 2013-14 campaign, Upshall emerged as a leader for the Cats and excelled hitting career-highs in assists (22) and points (37). The 3...
  • Rocco to the Rescue

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    What seemed like a normal San Antonio Rampage gameday for Rocco Grimaldi quickly hit a plot twist by the time the third period started. In Tuesday’s matinee game against the Oklahoma City Barons, Grimaldi was informed that he would be leaving t...
  • Movember- In One Word

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Click here to donate to the Florida Panthers Movember team! If you could describe your Movember mustache in one word, what would it be? 1. Derek Mackenzie's "fu-man-chu" is one of the more popular mustaches on the team. It's pretty full, and...
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    Red Wings Recent Headlines

  • Abby's turning into a real good pro

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    TORONTO – Justin Abdelkader was a beast Thursday night. The Red Wings’ forward helped spark the Red Wings’ comeback victory, scoring the tying goal and setting up the winner against the Winnipeg Jets. It was Abdelkader's third multi-point ga...
  • Red Wings' Weiss passes first rehab test

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    TORONTO – Didn’t take Stephen Weiss long to make a good impression in his second rehabilitation attempt with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Over the past 30 months, Weiss has been haunted by various injuries, limiting the former first-round draft p...
  • Tatar gets fatherly advice from Babs

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Like a father who knows his child possesses great potential; Mike Babcock has been relentless in pushing Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar to achieve even more this season. “I might be harder on Tats than anybody on the team just ...
  • Ouellet to make season debut vs. Jets

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    WINNIPEG, MB – Xavier Ouellet played well enough during training camp and preseason to make the Red Wings at the start of the season. However, the young defenseman was a casualty to too many good, young players and not enough roster spots. A to...
  • Hurricanes claim Nestrasil off waivers

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    WINNIPEG, MB – The Hurricanes weren’t the only team to make a bid for Andrej Nestrasil. But they’re his new team after Carolina claimed the former Red Wings’ prospect off waivers Thursday afternoon. “Andrej is a young player with good size who ...
 
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    Sabres Recent Headlines

  • SABRES WIN THIRD-STRAIGHT GAME WITH VICTORY OVER CAPITALS

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Buffalo Sabres are winners of three-straight games after a hard-fought victory Saturday night over the Washington Capitals. Torrey Mitchell scored the game-winner with 7:42 to play in regulation to secure a 2-1 win at Ver...
  • TICKET OPTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR RESCHEDULED GAMES

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The postponed game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, originally scheduled to be played on Friday, November 21, has been rescheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015, at 7 p.m. ET at First Niagara Center, the National Hockey League anno...
  • KALETA RETURNS TO PRACTICE AFTER BEING SNOWED IN SINCE TUESDAY

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Coming off back-to-back wins, the Buffalo Sabres were supposed to play the New York Rangers on Friday. However, a snowstorm that’s ravaged Western New York forced the NHL to postpone the game. That game has been rescheduled for Feb. 20, 2015 at 7 ...
  • SABRES VS. RANGERS GAME POSTPONED

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Buffalo Sabres gathered at First Niagara Center on Thursday to prepare for their game on Friday against the New York Rangers. However, the game won't be played. The Buffalo area has been hammered by a snow storm the past few days and the un...
  • LIEUWEN RECALLED FROM AMERKS

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans (AHL). The team has also placed defenseman Josh Gorges on Injured Reserve. Lieuwen (8/8/91, 6'5", 192 lbs.) joins the Sabres f...
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    Stars Recent Headlines

  • Modano Grew Texas Hockey on Way to Hall of Fame

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    When he retired in 2011 after playing 1,499 regular-season games, Dallas Stars great Mike Modano had to have known he had a strong chance to one day be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. But truth be told, there was never any doubt. Mo...
  • Dallas' Dynamic Duo

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
  • Fantasy Top 100 Rorwards: Stars' Top Line Makes Noise

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen will provide you with in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top 100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen will be your go-to guy for fantasy forward advic...
  • Five Questions: Stars' Spezza Talks Move to Dallas

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Dallas Stars center Ja...
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    Wild Recent Headlines

  • NHL All-Star Fan Vote

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    When the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan VoteTM presented by SiriusXM opens worldwide today, online at NHL.com/vote and via mobile phones, the interactive ballot will feature all 700-plus active players in the NHL. Past All-Stars will compete with this seas...
  • Wild Assigns Harding To Iowa

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Minnesota Wild has assigned goaltender Josh Harding to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).   The 30-year-old was activated from Injured Reserve on Monday and has not appeared in a game with Minnesota this season. The 6-foot-2,...
  • Postgame Notes vs. Winnipeg - Nov. 16

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    D Marco Scandella netted his first career overtime goal as Minnesota earned a 4-3 victory over Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 18,808 at Xcel Energy Center. LW Zach Parise scored twice and RW Nino Niederreiter also tall...
  • Minnesota Wild Statement On The Passing Of A Bantam Hockey Player Today

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:16 pm
    The Minnesota Wild joins the State of Hockey in mourning the tragic passing of a Bantam hockey player today in Brainerd. Our hearts and prayers go out to the player’s family, friends and teammates.
  • Wild Recalls Falk, Reassigns Folin

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Minnesota Wild has exchanged defensemen with its American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild. Minnesota has recalled Justin Falk from the Iowa and reassigned Christian Folin.   Falk has one assist and 22 PIM in 12 games with Iowa this se...
 
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    MONTRÉAL CANADIENS NEWS

  • Game Preview: Canadiens @ Rangers

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    CANADIENS (16-5-1) @ RANGERS (8-7-4) The Canadiens will try to further cement their lead atop the NHL standings on Sunday night when they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday night, Michel Therrien’s troops posted a 2-0 win over the Bruins in Boston to secure their third straight victory over their Atlantic Division rivals this season. Carey Price made 33 stops to register his second shutout of the year. Dustin Tokarski will get the start in goal on Sunday night. It will be his sixth start of the season. The Canadiens’ backup netminder has been stellar when…
  • The Big Four?

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    BOSTON – Andrei Markov joined an exclusive club on Saturday night. Scoring the 100th goal of his NHL career – a power play marker in the first period against the Bruins – Markov further cemented his status as one of the best blue-liners to ever don the CH, becoming just the fourth defenseman in Canadiens history to join the Century Club for goals. Now tied with Serge Savard in career goals scored – despite playing 130 fewer games than the Hall-of-Famer, Markov trails only the other two-thirds of the Big Three, Guy Lapointe (166) and Larry Robinson (197) in that category in his career.
  • The Numbers Game - November 22, 2014

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and Bruins in Boston. 717 – Number of games played by Bryan Allen in his NHL career since making his debut in 2000-01, playing his first as a Hab on Saturday night after being traded to Montreal on Thursday from Anaheim. 49 – Rank occupied by Michel Therrien on the NHL’s all-time games coached list, having been behind the bench on Saturday for the 614th time in his career. 4 – Number of defensemen in Habs history to score 100 goals with the Canadiens, with Andrei Markov joining the Big Three – Larry Robinson,…
  • Crash course

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    BOSTON – There’s no better way to learn about life as a Hab than by starting your Canadiens career with a game against the Bruins. Just a few hours after arriving at the Canadiens’ hotel in Boston, Bryan Allen hopped on the ice in a Habs jersey for the first time on Saturday morning for the pre-game skate. While he won’t have much time to put faces to names before puck drop at TD Garden, the veteran blue-liner is already starting to feel at ease in his new hockey home, thanks in part to the friends he has manning the team’s Welcome Wagon. “When I first came into the hotel, [Marc]…
  • Game Preview : Canadiens @ Bruins

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    CANADIENS (15-5-1) @ BRUINS (13-8-0) The Canadiens will face their longtime rivals for a third time this season with a stop in Boston to play the Bruins. The Habs have come out on the winning end of the first two meetings of the year, picking up a 6-4 victory in the home opener on October 16 and a 5-1 win on November 13. After a tough game against the Penguins on Tuesday night, the Canadiens bounced back in brilliant fashion on Thursday with a 4-1 win over the Blues, the team with the lowest goals-against average in the NHL. Max Pacioretty celebrated his 26th birthday with a pair of goals to…
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    Coyotes Recent Headlines

  • Coyotes Announce Long-Term Partnership with mix1 Life, Inc.

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 20, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes and mix1 Life, Inc., (OTCBB: MIXX) announced today a long-term partnership agreement. As part of the deal, mix1 will be designated as the Exclusive Nu...
  • Coyotes Recall Schlemko from AHL

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman David Schlemko from the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey Le...
  • Coyotes Recall Lessio, Assign Schlemko to AHL

    15 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Lucas Lessio and assigned defenseman David Schlemko to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL). ...
  • Coyotes, Coors Light Cold Train, Coors Light and Heineken Will Host 15 Viewing Parties

    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 13, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team, Coors Light Cold Train, Coors Light and Heineken will host 15 viewing parties this season at several locations around the...
  • Coyotes to Hold 'HockeyFest' at Gila River Arena on Nov. 28

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold HockeyFest at Gila River Arena on Friday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. HockeyFest will be a fun post-T...
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    Devils Recent Headlines

  • Bud Light Six Pack of Stats: NJD @ CGY

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Here's what you need to know for tonight's contest in Calgary: 1. The Devils are looking to claim their second win of the four-game road trip (1-1-0) following last night's 2-0 victory in Edmonton. The western swing concludes Tuesday in Vancouv...
  • Bug Light Six Pack of Stats - NJD @ EDM

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    1. The Devils are opening their fifth back-to-back with their third of five straight games against the West. Their four-game road trip continues Saturday night in Calgary. 2. Cory Schneider (8-8-2, 2.72 GAA, .910 sv %) will make his 20th consec...
  • 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote now open

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Enhanced Interactive Ballot to Feature All 700-Plus Active Players Top Six Vote-Getters by Position Earn Spot in 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game NEW YORK – When the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ presented by SiriusXM opens worldwide Thursday, No...
  • Projecting 42 participants for 2015 All-Star Game

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    In about two months, the NHL's top stars will convene at Nationwide Arena for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. It is never too early to debate who will earn a trip to All-Star Weekend, so NHL.com and NHL Network assembled a panel of five writers an...
  • Ex-Devils Mogilny, Andreychuk among potential 2015 Hall class

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    TORONTO -- The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was a celebration of greatness at the NHL and international levels, and the Class of 2015 could have a similar sentiment. For the first 44 years of the Hall of Fame, the list of enshrined membe...
 
 
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  • Rangers Recall Jesper Fast From Hartford

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has recalled forward Jesper Fast from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team has also assigned defenseman Conor Allen and for...
  • Rangers Recall Defensemen Conor Allen & Dylan McIlrath

    2 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has recalled defensemen Conor Allen and Dylan McIlrath from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Allen, 24, has registered two goals...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Winnipeg

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Jets: 4-5-1 (9 pts) Rangers: 5-4-0 (10 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand tonight, Nov. 1, with a c...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Minnesota

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA WILD Monday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Wild: 4-2-0 (8 pts) Rangers: 4-4-0 (8 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their second four-game homestand of the 2014-15 season ton...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. ET Bell Centre – Montreal, QC Rangers: 4-3-0 (8 pts) Canadiens: 6-1-0 (12 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their two-game road trip tonight, Oct. 25, against the...
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    Blues Recent Headlines

  • And the Winner Is...

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    ST. LOUIS - After nearly 50,000 votes, the winner of the Jake’s Mask Design contest has been decided. Ryan Ramshaw’s design received 41% of the total vote. Ramshaw’s design will be painted on Blues goalie Jake Allen’s next mask from Head Str...
  • Send the Blues to the 2015 All-Star Game

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Want to see your favorite Blues in the All-Star Game? You can send them there by participating in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote, presented by SiriusXM. The Top 6 vote-getters at each position will earn a spot in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on S...
  • Lehtera Named No. 1 Star of the Week

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 16. FIRST STAR – JORI LEHTERA, C, ST. LOU...
  • Blues Trade Leopold to Blue Jackets

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired a fifth round draft pick in 2016 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Jordan Leopold. “We...
  • Blues Launch Hall of Fame Plaza Brick Program

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have launched a commemorative brick program allowing fans to purchase bricks that will help build the foundation of the Blues Hall of Fame Plaza. Personalized memorial bricks will be featured outside Scottrade ...
 
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  • Casino Night Tickets Available Dec. 2

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, announced today that tickets for the annual Casino Night presented by PNC, will go on sale for season-tick...
  • Hurricanes Claim Andrej Nestrasil on Waivers

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed forward Andrej Nestrasil (ahn-DRAY NEHS-tra-shihl) on waivers from the Detroit R...
  • Canes Statements on Death of Sgt. Mike Cathcart

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement on the passing of United States Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcar...
  • Kids 'N Community Foundation Announces New Goal Grant Recipients

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the Foundation has selected East Durham Children’s Initiativ...
  • Canes Assign Michal Jordan to Charlotte

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) to the Charlotte Checkers of th...
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  • Canucks recall Corrado from Comets

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from the AHL Utica Comets. Corrado, 21, has appeared in 11 games with the Comets this season recording thre...
  • Canucks acquire Will Acton from Oilers

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired centre Will Acton from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Kellan Lain. Acton, 27, has split the 2014.15 season to date bet...
  • Jensen, Sanguinetti reassigned to Comets

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned forward Nicklas Jensen and defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti to the AHL Utica Comets. Jensen, 21, has appeared in 3 games with the Canuc...
  • Canucks recall Sanguinetti from Comets

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have recalled defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti from the AHL Utica Comets. Sanguinetti, 26, has played 14 games with the Utica Comets this season. He ha...
  • Canucks reassign DeFazio to Comets

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned forward Brandon DeFazio to the AHL Utica Comets. DeFazio, 26, appeared in two games with the Canucks this season, making his NHL de...
 
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    Maple Leafs Recent Headlines

  • "We Owed Them"

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In two previous games this season, the Red Wings managed to get the better of the Maple Leafs. The first game landed in Detroit’s favour due to the high-octane offence of Detroit’s top line. The following night, the Leafs dropped a closely-c...
  • Bozak Leads Leafs Past Wings

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    TORONTO - Tyler Bozak had a pair of third period goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Saturday night. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland had the other goals for Toronto (11-8-2). Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves to impro...
  • Keys To The Game: Leafs vs. Red Wings

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Maple Leafs get set to take on the Detroit Red Wings for the third time this season. Here are the Leafs three keys to a win against a Wings team that has been tough for them to beat. Tough test for the power-play After going three straigh...
  • Franson A By-Product Of Leafs Potent Offence

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Franson a by-product of Leafs potent offence. It’s been quite the season for Cody Franson. After last night’s 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Franson extended his career high point streak to nine games. It’s a production level not seen...
  • Booth Loaned To Marlies For Conditioning Stint

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that forward David Booth has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Booth, 29, has yet to play a regular season game with the Maple Leafs so far thi...
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    All Habs Hockey Magazine

  • Recap – Canadiens vs Bruins: Price, Habs Shutout B’s in Boston

    Rick Stephens
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Game 22, Away Game 10 | Saturday November 22, 2014 TD Garden, Boston, MA. CANADIENS Montreal 2-0 BRUINS Boston Lineup scratches: Nathan Beaulieu, Drayson Bowman Game Notes: The Rivalry.  There is something immensely satisfying for Canadiens fans when their team comes out on … Continue reading →
  • Habs360 Podcast: Are the Habs For Real? [AUDIO]

    Chris G
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Posted by Chris G, Digital Radio Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine MONTREAL, QC — This week’s episode (November 22nd) of the Habs360 podcast was hosted by Chris G (@chrisg1980) and Peter (@PeterGalanos). This week’s topics: What does the arrival of Bryan Allen mean for Nathan Beaulieu … Continue reading →
  • All Habs Headlines: Lucic Dropped, Allen Arrives, Koivu to be Honored

    Caitlyn Golem
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    All Habs Headlines: Saturday November 22, 2014 On this day in hockey history… 1986 –  Buffalo’s Gilbert Perreault played in the 1,191st (and final) game of his 17-year NHL career as the Sabres lost to the Quebec Nordiques 3-1. Stay informed with … Continue reading →
  • Game Day: Canadiens vs Bruins Preview, Lineups, Puck’s Prediction

    Jordan Lambe
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    On this day in hockey history… 2003 – The Habs beat the Oilers 4-3 at the first ever outdoor game in NHL history. It was played before a crowd of 57,167 fans in Edmonton.  Matchup TD Garden, Boston, MA. | November 22, … Continue reading →
  • Recap – Blues vs Canadiens: Patience, Discipline, Goaltending Keys to Win

    Rick Stephens
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Game 21, Home Game 12 | Thursday November 20, 2014 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. CANADIENS Montreal 4-1 BLUES St. Louis Lineup scratches: Nathan Beaulieu, Bryan Allen Game Notes: 60 minutes.  The Canadiens played one of their most complete games of the season against … Continue reading →
 
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    HockeyBuzz.com: Eklund

  • Edmonton and Philly (Yet Again)... Coburn in Play?

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    stop me if you've heard this before...it appears that the Oilers are once again making a pitch for a veteran Flyers defenseman. I believe it to be Braydon Coburn but it possibly could be Luke Schenn. More to come.
  • Bruins-Jets Talk Evander Kane? Sharks-Stars Swap D-Men; Friday Buzzcast

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! UPDATE - The third deal in two days, which shows that the trade market is beginning to percolate. The Sharks and Stars have swapped defensemen, with San Jose sending Jason Demers to Dallas for Brendan Dillon and a 2016 3rd round pick. ******* Well, here is the rumor I have been waiting to talk about... According to a source VERY CLOSE to the
  • Spezza Signs Four-Year, $30 Million Extension In Dallas

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    As was reported here yesterday, the Stars and Jason Spezza were close to agreeing on an extension that would keep the center in Dallas long term. Various reports confirm that the two sides have agreed to a four-year, $30 Million contract, which further depletes the 2015 unrestricted free agent class. more to come on the Buzzcast at 1pm
  • GM's Busy, Two Trades Made, Voynov Charged; Thursday's Buzzcast

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Update: The trades have started in the NHL as expected. Montreal has sent recently demoted forward Rene Bourque to Anaheim for defenseman Bryan Allen, while the Oilers and Canucks have exchanged minor leaguers Will Acton and Kellan Lain. In other news, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been charged with a felony related to domestic abuse allegations. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Dal
  • Falling Leafs?, Internal Meetings; Wednesday's Buzzcast

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    The Leafs have placed Matt Frattin on waivers, but that is not enough to distract a fanbase which is completely and utterly grabbing their pitchforks and torches. Losing the Nashville Predators 9-2 is so symbolic on so many levels that the game may not have only been the straw that broke the camel's back, but is more like feeding the camel c4 explosives. The Leafs on the surface aren't nea
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    Jerseys and Hockey Love

  • Rockford IceHogs vs. Texas Stars: Trek Into Darkness

    James Gralian
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Pull the blindfold down So your eyes can’t see Now run as fast as you can Through this field of trees – Editors : Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors There are all kinds of hockey arenas out there.  Big, small, beautiful, ugly.  Some have character, some have little to no character (I’m looking at you, Ontario, California), and some have so much character, they should have their own sitcom. The BMO Harris Bank Center….. Wait a minute, wasn’t I just here? No, the Milwaukee Admirals play in the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  The IceHogs play in the BMO Harris Bank…
  • How I Shoot Hockey Games

    James Gralian
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Many times, no one asks me what I use and how I photograph hockey games.  Well, finally, here is the answer to the questions no one asks me. Before this year, I would take two cameras to a game, a Panasonic point-and-shoot like the Lumix ZS20, and a bridge camera (between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR), such as the Panasonic DMC-FZ28.  I like the Panasonic because their photos looked great for the camera.  They weren’t high-end cameras, but they worked well enough. Now I have a  DSLR and I love it.  I got the least expensive Nikon, the D3300.  It doesn’t have some of the…
  • West Bend Bombers vs. Monroe Blues: Somebody Scream

    James Gralian
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The road to Hell is paved.  It leads up US-45 in Wisconsin, takes exit 68 to Pleasant Drive, then a right on South Main.  There, in a small building set neatly into a hill, lies the Kettle Moraine Ice Center.  It’s gatekeepers dress in Blaze Orange.  They know your weaknesses. For the Monroe Blues on Saturday night, Hell took the form of 200 feet by 85 feet of ice, and while lasting only sixty minutes of game time, it will likely stick with the players forever. For the rest of us, it was a jaw-dropping display of domination in hockey. Welcome to Hell.  I mean, the Kettle Moraine…
  • Janesville Jets vs Austin Bruins: Close For Comfort

    James Gralian
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    When you go to a minor league hockey game, you are almost guaranteed to be seated in an arena, or some sort of professional facility.  Many are old and decaying, many have a certain character and uniqueness that came from the era they were built in.  But with few exceptions (Danbury comes to mind), you will see your hockey in an arena. Jump to the American junior leagues and that guarantee goes away.  You still have arenas that are professional buildings – at what scale could be questioned – but you also have teams that play in re-purposed rec rinks.  The Keystone Ice Miners…
  • Milwaukee Admirals vs. Iowa Wild: You Shall Not Pass

    James Gralian
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Last night I returned to an unlikely arena, the Milwaukee Admirals home, the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Not because it has such and unwieldy name, but because the last time I was here, I didn’t expect to return.  One change of lifestyle later (traveling all the time – ALL THE TIME), and here I am. The BMO Harris Bradley Center (there has to be something better to call it) is also the home of the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA team that no one has heard of.  The owners of the Bucks want a new arena, and they want the fans to pay for it, because that’s the way things work when…
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    KK Hockey

  • NHL Short Notes

    Paul
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    FLAMES, AVALANCHE STAGE LATE RALLIES . . . Both the Flames and the Avalanche staged late rallies to record come-from-behind wins Saturday:   * Down 4-2 late in the third period, the Flames scored twice in the final three minutes of regulation – including Curtis Glencross’ tying goal with five seconds left on the clock – en route to defeating the Devils 5-4 in a shootout. Via Elias, the Flames won when trailing by two goals in the final three minutes of regulation for the first time since March 13, 1999, when Valeri Bure (18:30) and Jeff Shantz (19:28) knotted the game…
  • The Frozen Dome Classic In Syracuse

    Paul
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (theahl.com) ... The Syracuse Crunch established a new attendance record for an indoor professional hockey game in the United States as 30,715 fans filled the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University for a regular-season American Hockey League game against the Utica Comets on Saturday night. The Crunch, top development team of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, defeated the Comets, top affiliate of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, 2-1, in the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic. The previous all-time record of 28,138 fans was set at Tropicana Field in St.
  • Calgary Flames Find A Way To Win

    Paul
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald, ... if you were smart enough to stick around on Saturday night, smart enough to know what the Calgary Flames seem to be capable of this 2014-15 season, you would have been treated to quite the show. After falling behind 4-2 halfway through the third period to the freak-of-nature Jaromir Jagr, old friend Michael Cammalleri, and the New Jersey Devils, the comeback kids managed to erase a two goal deficit, extend the game in overtime, and prevail 5-4 in a shootout. Frankly, it was enough excitement to give a guy a few grey hairs. “Nevermind the…
  • San Jose Sharks Continue To Fade In The Standings

    Paul
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, Despite outshooting Arizona 43-25, including 91 shot attempts to 48, the Sharks lost 4-3 in a shootout to a rival that is now threatening to overtake them in the Pacific Division standings. The Coyotes (9-10-2, 20 points) have played two fewer games than San Jose (10-9-4, 23 points), which still sits in fifth place in the division but is fading fast. A homestand that was supposed to get the Sharks going in the right direction after some miserable efforts on the road has yet to produce the desired results. San Jose has lost both games, including a shootout to…
  • After The Edmonton Oilers 7-1 Loss To The Chicago Blackhawks

    Paul
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, The Oilers have had five coaches since they were last in the Stanley Cup in 2006 — current general manager Craig MacTavish, Pat Quinn, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger and now Eakins — and Hall won’t abide with anybody saying this is Eakins’ fault. “Absolutely not. I would be extremely disappointed if that (Eakins being fired for the Oilers’ woes) happened. It would be so unfair if that was the case. For Dallas to take the brunt of the blame is not true. It’s on us as players, what we do on the ice,” said…
 
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  • New Hampshire, Providence set Jan. 13 as date to make up Friday’s postponed game

    Todd D. Milewski
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    New Hampshire and Providence will make up Friday's postponed game on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Possibly related: Friday night’s Providence-New Hampshire game postponed due to ice problems Massachusetts-Northeastern game for Feb. 8 postponed to Feb. 19 Mercyhurst, Army Game Postponed; Makeup Date Jan. 5
  • Northeastern’s Snydeman suspended 1 game for hit that sidelined Merrimack goalie Tirronen

    Todd D. Milewski
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Hockey East suspended Northeastern senior forward Torin Snydeman for one game on Saturday after he collided with Merrimack goaltender Rasmus Tirronen early in Friday's game. Possibly related: Merrimack goes back to basics after slipping to last place Dennehy extended at Merrimack through 2016 Merrimack Narrows Choices
  • Roy earns prestigious Spirit of Courage Award from Christopher Reeve Foundation

    Matt Mackinder
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Travis Roy was presented the Christopher Reeve Foundation’s prestigious Spirit of Courage Award at its annual gala in New York City on Thursday. Roy, who fell head-first into the boards just 11 seconds into his first game with Boston University in 1995 and wound up paralyzed, has been involved with his self-named foundation for years, but has never been after any recognition. “For a long time, almost 10 years, I never felt comfortable with the […] Possibly related: Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation adds Alliance Holdings as new sponsor Amestoy leaves Maine for OHL’s…
  • Michigan’s Yost Arena to undergo improvements to ice systems

    Matt Mackinder
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved on Nov. 20 improvements to the ice systems at Yost Ice Arena. The existing equipment has been in use since 1973, when the Wolverines began play at Yost, and has exceeded its life expectancy, according to a school-issued press release. Michigan has hired Stevens Engineering, Inc. to design the project, which will include removing and rebuilding the existing rink floor to facilitate replacement of refrigeration piping. Minor […] Possibly related: Providence’s Schneider Arena undergoing major expansion, renovations Structural…
  • Friday night’s Providence-New Hampshire game postponed due to ice problems

    Matt Mackinder
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Due to problems with the ice surface at New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center, Friday night’s (Nov. 21) game between Providence and New Hampshire Wildcats has been postponed. The teams are expected to play Saturday’s game as scheduled at 5 p.m. and will then make up Friday night’s game later in the season. Possibly related: Boston University-New Hampshire game postponed to Monday Friday’s Yale-Clarkson game postponed due to weather; makeup Sunday UNH-Quinnipiac women’s game postponed
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  • Roundup: Anas Wins It for Quinnipiac

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sam Anas tied the game, 2-2, and scored a game-winning goal in overtime to lead Quinnipiac past St. Lawrence, 3-2. “I saw a lot of patience, a lot of poise like what he does all the time,” QU coach Rand Pecknold said. “A lot of kids, in that situation, would panic and give it away. He just held it and held it and held it and ripped it under the bar. It was a hell of a goal.” Anas’ goal ...
  • Roundup: Oksanen Scores 2 in BU Win

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ahti Oksanen scored two goals and added assist in Boston University’s 5-2 win over Connecticut on Friday. Occasion scored BU’s first goal on the power play at 7:28 of the first period and ended the game with an empty-netter at 18:59 of the third. The Terriers led, 3-0, after Nick Roberto’s goal at 2:37 of the third period. “A huge third goal, when you go to the net like that and get rewarded ...
  • Roundup: Minnesota State Sweeps Michigan Tech

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Matt Leitner and Jean-Paul Lafontaine scored in the third period to lift Minnesota State, 3-2, over Michigan Tech. The Mavericks’ two-goal third period was their second of the weekend to help complete a sweep of Michigan Tech. “These are some of the games that we’ve been winning,” MTU coach Mel Pearson said. “We’ve been getting some breaks near the end of games or in the third period. MSU ...
  • Roundup: Minnesota State Hands Michigan Tech 1st Loss

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Michigan Tech's undefeated run ended at 10 games after Friday's 2-1 loss to Minnesota State in Houghton. Brett Stern and Dylan Margonari scored two goals in 24 seconds midway through the third period to give the Mavericks a 2-1 lead. "I knew we weren't going to go through undefeated," MTU coach Mel Pearson said. "It's unfortunate that this one got away from us having the lead in the third period." Alex ...
  • Roundup: UMD Erupts in 3rd to Win 6th Straight

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Trailing, 2-0, after two periods, Minnesota Duluth found the gear that earned it consecutive sweeps over St. Cloud State and Minnesota. Karson Kuhlman, Andy Welinski and Cal Decowski scored in a span of 8:25 to left the Bulldogs over Nebraska-Omaha, 3-2. UMD outshot UNO, 16-6, in the final 20 minutes to complete it comeback. "We just told our guys in the third period, you've been in this position ...
 
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    NY Islanders 7th Woman

  • Impressive Isles Take 2nd of Home-and-Home

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Billy Smith tribute night. A sold out crowd and a second goal against the Penguins for Matt Martin. If you're not smiling this morning -- you must be a Pens fan Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!
  • Home-And-Home; Mid-Term Test

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    It couldn't be any more important than to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins at least ONCE this weekend. Twice would prove that this current Islander team can play against anyone. Mid-Term Friday on Hockeybuzz.com
  • Quackers: Isles at the Duck Pond

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Quackers: Isles at the Duck Pondoh Twitter is gonna blog up tonight boy!
  • For the Love of the Fisherman?

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - For the Love of the Fisherman?The only item I ever had with that damn fisherman was a turtleneck that was purchased by mistake.  I think I used it for dusting.
  • Bitten at the Shark Tank

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Bitten at the Shark TankSo how tight has the coaching staff's leash now?
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    Hockey Hermit

  • Top 10 #1 Overall Draft Picks in NHL History

    Hockey Hermit
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Amateur scouting is not an exact science. Professionals with a keen eye for the game of hockey spend hundreds of hours each year watching games, reviewing video, and traveling around the world trying to find the best possible prospect for their respective teams. In many cases all that time and effort is for naught, as players who were standouts at the junior level just don't have what it takes to make the transition to the NHL level. However, when it comes to the #1 overall pick - those special players that stand head and shoulders above their peers - it is very rare that the recommendations…
  • Calder Trophy Favorites for 2014-15

    Hockey Hermit
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Today's NHL truly is a young man's game. In years past only the most exceptional talents could make the transition between junior hockey and the NHL without missing a beat. Greats like Gilbert Perreault, Mario Lemieux and Dale Hawerchuk all made big impacts in their first year in the league, but the average rookie breaking in was lucky just to crack the lineup, let alone dominate the game. Today, with the high level of coaching and the intense fitness training young athletes enjoy they are entering the league more prepared than ever to compete against veteran talent, and now it is the…
  • Top 10 Best Lines in the NHL Today

    Hockey Hermit
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Over the many decades of its existence the NHL has seen some truly legendary trios that have terrorized opposing defensemen and goalies. Imagine having to try and stop Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel (AKA The Production Line). Other famous lines include The Legion of Doom (Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Mikael Renberg), The Triple Crown Line (Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer, Dave Taylor), The French Connection (Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Rene Robert), and The Punch Line (Rocket Richard, Toe Blake and Elmer Lach). All of these fearsome combinations were the stuff of nightmares for…
  • Victor Hedman Breaks Finger in Game Against Canucks – Will Miss 4-6 Weeks

    Hockey Hermit
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Just when it looked like he might challenge for the Norris Trophy this year, Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning were delivered a huge blow Saturday night when emerging superstar defenseman Victor Hedman left the game injured after blocking a pair of shots. Well, those hoping that Hedman only suffered a "stinger" and left the game for precautionary reasons saw their hopes dashed as it was revealed today that Hedman suffered a broken finger and will have surgery Tuesday to repair it. Recovery time is expected to be 4-6 weeks. Hedman is currently tied for the league lead in scoring for…
  • Crosby vs Stamkos vs Tavares – Who Will Lead the League in Scoring This Year?

    Hockey Hermit
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Gary Bettman must be rubbing his hands together with glee right now. Last season he got his dream Stanley Cup matchup when teams in the two biggest markets in the U.S. - Los Angeles and New York - reached the finals. Now this year he has three of the game's biggest stars - Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and John Tavares - all healthy and poised to go head to head to head in one of the most compelling Art Ross Trophy races in years. Now, that's not to say that these are the only three gentlemen with a shot at the scoring title this year. Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Getzlaf, Claude Giroux…
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  • Sunday's Dump & Chase: And STILL.....

    Dan Bradley
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    It wasn't pretty last night- but your Nashville Predators got two more points. And guess what? They are nearly 25% through the season while leading the best division in hockey. How long will it last? I have no clue, but I do know that good times are worth cherishing. Rejoice, sinners. Nashville Predators News Predators unload 50 shots on goal - Tennessean.com THAT'S A BIG NUMBER. Luongo had a great game. Vesey, Stepan Talk College Hockey - Nashville Predators #CAWLIDGEHAWKEY. Am I doing that right? I've got a high opinion on Vesey, would really like to see how he translates to the NHL.
  • Nashville Predators 3, Florida Panthers 2: Forsberg Stymies A Comeback

    Alex Daugherty
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Hockey fans were treated to a thrilling matchup Saturday night in Nashville as the Predators came away with a 3-2 overtime-shootout win, with Filip Forsberg netting the only shootout goal for either team. What a game! The Nashville Predators looked to bounce back from Thursday's 3-2 loss in Ottawa with a Saturday night tilt against the Florida Panthers. They certainly had the energy and offensive pressure early, putting on quality shots and creating all kinds of problems for the young Florida defense. They pumped in 50 shots on net, while holding the Panthers to 30. Pekka Rinne was a rock in…
  • On The Forecheck and Movember: Going Steady 3 Weeks In

    Braden Thompson
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We are past the half way point. Enough briefing, let's get to those mustaches. So, it's been 3 weeks and our mustaches are going strong. Our donations, on the other hand, seem to be struggling. If you feel like donating, please go to our team page or donate to any other team. Anything helps, even (and especially) spreading awareness for men's health issues. So, donate or inform others of the cause or both, and check out the mustaches for Week 3. Anish Patel Braden Thompson Jonathan Garcia Jeremy "Don't Forget My 'Stache This Time" Sargent Poll 3 Weeks In, Who Has The Best Mustache? Anish…
  • Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers Preview: Cat Fight

    Jonathan Garcia
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    In the battle between a jungle animal and a prehistoric beast, who wins? The Predators come back from a split in Canada to open a four-game homestand against the Florida Panthers. If you're already thinking of the two points or categorizing this game as a "should win against a lesser opponent," stop right now. This isn't going to be an easy game. The Florida Panthers Tonight's Opponent Florida Panthers blog Litter Box Cats The Kitties must feel like having last year's first-overall pick was enough, because they certainly don't seem to want to have anything to do with the Connor McSweepstakes.
  • Friday's Dump & Chase: Feel the Burn

    Jason Zito
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    So yeah, last night stunk. But it stunk because we EXPECT them to win. A nice change from the last couple of seasons. Hang in there, folks...another win is coming on Saturday. Probably. Nashville Predators News Predators' Carter Hutton: 'I have to be sharper'-The Tennessean He had 16 saves, you guys. Back off. Jokinen finally makes his point with Predators | Nashville Post Yay! Predators' Mike Fisher close to making season debut | Ottawa Sun But how close? Nashville Predator of the Week: Week 6 - Predlines A split vote! Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey Kings' Slava Voynov charged with…
 
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  • Crowder’s Pond Hockey Classic Acquires Big Apple and Philly PHC

    Joe Proulx
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I say “pond hockey scenery”, no doubt you think about wide open skies, naked trees swaying in the breeze, and beer-can-speckled snowbanks around frozen lakes and ponds. And for most major pond hockey events, including the three run by Scott Crowder, you’d be right. Whether they’re run on Meredith Bay, Lake Champlain, or Foys Lake in Montana, each features hockey action on a postcard-quality backdrop of winter bliss. But with this morning’s announcement, you can add a slightly different backdrop to the stable of PHC events: taxi cabs, skyscrapers, and the…
  • USA Hockey Launches Jack Falla Junior Reporter Essay Contest

    Joe Proulx
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Jack Falla, a man synonymous with so many things we hold dear – hockey, backyard rinks, writing, breadsticks – is the inspiration behind a new contest being held by USA Hockey. The Jack Falla Junior Reporter Essay Contest, launched recently by the US’s major amateur governing body, asks kids to submit a game recap, article, or blog post about themselves or their teammates. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and finalists will be read by ESPN anchor (and backyard rinkbuilder) John Buccigross, with one winner being featured in the December 2014 issue of USA…
  • Lake Morey Resort Brings Youth Pond Hockey To Vermont

    Joe Proulx
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Close your eyes and picture the scene. It’s a cold February Saturday. The cloudless blue sky and bright sun beam down onto a small lake, bespeckled by a half-dozen outdoor hockey rinks. On the rinks, red cheeks huff and frozen vapor puffs as skates and sticks combine to make hockey’s unmistakable percussion. Fans ring the rinks, cheering on goals and shouting encouragement. In the snowbanks, juice boxes await the postgame… Wait, what? You read that right. For the players in this unique tournament, the postgame beer is still a decade or more away. The tournament in question…
  • We’re Writing A Backyard Rink Book!

    Joe Proulx
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Well, I guess I just gave it away now, didn’t I. Forgive me for being a little excited. Ever since I started this blog and began adding how-to articles for the beginning rinkbuilder, I had my eyes set on some sort of book. Up until this past spring, I always figured it would be some sort of homegrown e-book, something that would incorporate all of our articles into one tidy package, which we could sell on the site for a small fee. Like many of my ideas, I sat on it and never really acted on the idea. Then an unsolicited email I received in February reignited those plans and then some.
  • Spring Cleaning For Winter?

    Mike Barbanente
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Hey everyone! The kids are out of school and summer is here, which means it’s time to grab a beer, sit by the pool, and stare out at your rink site to figure out how you can make it even better next year. Fortunately, our buddy Mike over at Iron Sleek is sharing with us some ideas you might want to think about as you prep for the upcoming season. Lots of great ideas here. Be sure to check out the Iron Sleek site too, as they have added lots of new products (several of which we’ll share with you soon)! -Joe Hey Rinkers! Although summer is here and flowers are blooming, it’s not…
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  • Thomas Welsh Gets A 2nd Chance With The Kitchener Rangers

    Shawn Reznik
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Thomas Welsh has taken the road less traveled over the past four years. After playing two seasons in Prep School and being drafted in the 5th round of the OHL Draft by the Sarnia Sting, he decided he wanted to play NCAA hockey for Penn State University.  After his father was diagnosed with cancer, he thought it would be best to decommit from PSU to play in the OHL when his rights were traded from Sarnia to Mississauga. The Steelheads didn’t give him a fair shake making way for his transfer to the CIS with the Brock University Badgers. But now, he finds himself back in the OHL after the…
  • Q & A With Brad Lukowich and Craig Button on Mike Modano

    Ed Sarno
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
      The Dallas Stars honored Hall of Famer Mike Modano last night at the American Airlines Center.  The ceremony recognized Mike  for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  His NHL career started in 1988 when the Minnesota North Stars selected him 1st overall in the NHL Entry Draft. In 1993 the North Stars moved to Dallas, where Mike would play for the next 16 years. Modano is the all time leading scorer for the Dallas Stars and won the Stanley Cup in 1999.  Mike was born in Livonia, MI and represented Team USA in 3 Olympic appearances.   He also helped…
  • 50 Years Ago in Hockey – Hawks Hammer Habs

    Rick Cole
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eric Nesterenko was the unlikely scoring hero as he led the Chicago Black Hawks to a lopsided 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens in one of three National Hockey League games played Sunday evening.  In the other games, Toronto got past Boston 3-1 in a game highlighted by brawls on the ice and in stands, while Detroit and New York sawed one off, 3-3. Nesterenko bags a pair At Chicago, the Black Hawks did most of the damage against the Canadiens in the second period when they scored four times, including two by Nesterenko.  The Canadiens had actually grabbed an early lead on a John Ferguson…
  • Flyers Backcheck: Bob Prob Solved

    Andy Dudones
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    This one feels good. The Flyers not only put an end to their four-game losing streak on Saturday night, they did so by convincingly beating their irritating nemesis, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Philly’s 4-2 win on home ice also ended Columbus’ four-game win streak between the two divisional foes, giving the orange and black their first victory over a former friend named “Bob.” But it doesn’t end there. #459431504 / gettyimages.com Solving Bob Heading into his third career start against his former team, Sergei Bobrovsky walked into the Wells Fargo Center with the…
  • Montreal Canadiens Are Far From Class of NHL

    Ryan Szporer
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    At 16-5-1, the Habs are a few games past the quarter mark of the 2014-15 season. More importantly, they lead the league with only the Pittsburgh Penguins (28 points in three fewer games) in striking distance for that title up to this point. Nevertheless, as far as their term report card is concerned, it’s far from ‘A’s all around.   The Montreal Canadiens Offense – B Montreal has only scored 2.59 goals per game (61 total), nearly putting them in the bottom third of the league in that statistical category. They’ve also already been shut out three times, the most notable goose…
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  • Getting to Know Hockey Refs on a First-Name Basis

    JRiddall
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    I’ve pondered whether or not I should share this for a while, not wanting to come off as another whiny hockey coach questioning a referee’s judgment and spewing sour grapes after a loss. However, upon reflection and after having retold the tale to several empathetic friends and family, I decided it was well worth relating, if only to illustrate the oddity for your enjoyment and my own catharsis. The story begins with a second rematch on the road with a league rival against whom we’d lost by a goal and tied 1-1 in our two previous meetings. We on the coaching staff were…
  • Cross Border Hockey Challenges

    JRiddall
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The Devil, her Sharks teammates, several parents, one grandpa, Momma and I embarked on a 6+ hour road trip this past weekend to play in a tournament in Pittsburgh. This city is one of a few U.S. hockey hotbeds thanks to guys like Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and some kid name Sid, who’ve led the success of the Pittsburgh Penguins over a couple of decades. One of the advantages of playing so far away from home is the opportunity to play against teams you won’t otherwise compete against during the regular season. Indeed this particular tournament offered up three U.S. based teams and…
  • Hockey Sense Can Be Taught

    JRiddall
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Hockey Sense Can Be Taught Great post on the importance of enabling creativity and ensuring fun are at the centre of player development. I like to think these are part of my hockey mantra and glad to know there are a few like Jamie on my side. #imahockeydad The post Hockey Sense Can Be Taught appeared first on I'm a Hockey Dad.
  • 10 Things Youth Hockey Parents Need to Know

    JRiddall
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    10 Things Youth Hockey Parents Need to Know Good list from a fellow coach for new hockey parents and reminders for those who’ve been at it a while. #imahockeydad The post 10 Things Youth Hockey Parents Need to Know appeared first on I'm a Hockey Dad.
  • Equipment 101: Tips for Buying Hockey Equipment | Canadian Hockey Moms

    JRiddall
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Equipment 101: Tips for Buying Hockey Equipment | Canadian Hockey Moms Great post from Canadian Hockey Moms for new/novice hockey parents. Lots of good tips and suggestions here. #imahockeydad The post Equipment 101: Tips for Buying Hockey Equipment | Canadian Hockey Moms appeared first on I'm a Hockey Dad.
 
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  • JETBLAST: ST. LOUIS @ WINNIPEG

    Sean Olinkin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    JETBLAST St. Louis Blues (13-6-1) at Winnipeg Jets (10-8-3) 3:30 p.m., MTS Centre, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 After earning a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon the St. Louis Blues go in to Winnipeg for a date with their division rivals the Winnipeg Jets. Playing back to back is never easy, and with just under a 24 hour turnaround this may be just the advantage Winnipeg needs to take down the Central division leading Blues. Coming into this season this was one of the matchups that many Jets fans were looking forward to the most. That is at least in part due to the way their last match up last…
  • JETBLAST: DETROIT @ WINNIPEG

    Sean Olinkin
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (10-7-3) at Detroit Red Wings (9-4-5) 7:00 p.m., MTS Centre, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 A rare foe visits the MTS Centre Thursday afternoon when the Detroit Red Wings come to town. The Wings and Jets have had minimal contact since Winnipeg returned to the league. These teams have always been in separate conference, with the Wings swapping over to the East at the same time the Jets moved to the West. It was of course Detroit who ended Winnipegs time in the league the first time around, beating them 4-1 in the 6th game to eliminate the Jets not only from the 1996…
  • JETBLAST: NEW JERSEY @ WINNIPEG

    Sean Olinkin
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (9-7-3) at New Jersey Devils (8-8-2) 7:00 p.m., MTS Centre, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 After maybe the most exciting game of the season Sunday afternoon in Minnesota, Winnipeg returns to the MTS Centre for a short home stand, starting Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils come to town. In their first match up this season Cory Scneider dominated the game and gave the Jets a 2-1 shootout loss. The game was notable thanks to the Devils breaking an 18 game, year and a half shootout losing streak. Blake Wheeler got the lone Jets goal in the first period and Michael Ryder…
  • JETBLAST: WINNIPEG @ MINNESOTA

    Sean Olinkin
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (9-7-2) at Minnesota Wild (9-7-0) 4:00 p.m., Excel Energy Center, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 The Jets and their closest divisional rival finally get acquainted for the 2014-15 season Sunday afternoon when Winnipeg visits the Minnesota Wild. This is one of the Jets biggest rivalries since returning, aided by the fact that it is only about an 8 hour car ride between the two cities, and whenever Winnipeg visits Excel, they bring many of their hometown supporters. Both teams are playing the second half of back to backs, with both games being divisional, and both ending…
  • JETBLAST: WINNIPEG @ NASHVILLE

    Sean Olinkin
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (9-6-2) at Nashville Predators (10-4-2) 6:00 p.m., Bridgestone Arena, TV: City tv  Radio:TSN 1290 The Jets start a back to back on Saturday night when they visit Nashville, Tennessee for a match up with the Predators. This is becoming a familiar match up early this season as this will already be the third meeting between the Central division rivals. The Predators of course were in Winnipeg when the Jets opened their home schedule. It was the Predators who spoiled the party and shutout the Jets on that night. They then met on November 4th when the Jets used their…
 
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  • Looking at the Upcoming NHL Free Agent Classes!

    Chris Lizza
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Today going to focus on the Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA‘s) class after this season, as well as taking a sneak peek of the following years UFA class as well. The league should have a very strong feel where the cap ceilings and floor will be for next season come the new year after December’s Board […] The post Looking at the Upcoming NHL Free Agent Classes! appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Around the NHL with #TheNLKing

    Chris Lizza
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Tonight Friday November 21st the 2nd place New York Islanders start a 2 game litmus test as they go to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins in a home and home. Two games versus the Pens in a little more than 24 hours. In this years NHL Draft Lottery the percentage of a team winning the […] The post Around the NHL with #TheNLKing appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Unwashed Report: Dump N Change?

    Michael Hay
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    It’s always a humbling experience when your go-to team loses to a team you pay no attention to. Heck, It took me two days to even work up the strength to mention it! #LeafsNation got a rude awakening to start their three game home-stand tuesday night, as the team was completely and utterly dominated by […] The post Unwashed Report: Dump N Change? appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Early Calder Trophy Contenders

    Gaven Bickford
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    It is never too early to start speculating about who is going to win awards in the NHL and it is always fun to talk about rookies. Who is going to take home this year’s Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in the NHL? Here are my early season contenders. Filip Forsberg-Nashville Predators The […] The post Early Calder Trophy Contenders appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Pro Women’s Hockey in North America

    Mikayla Guarasci
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Don’t you think it’s a shame that unlike men, women CANNOT make a living off playing hockey? That’s because there is no true professional league for women. Noora Raty, a 25 year old goalie from Finland, retired shortly after the Sochi Olympics because she couldn’t make a living from playing hockey at this time in […] The post Pro Women’s Hockey in North America appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
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  • Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    The Maple Leafs played a patient, disciplined game en route to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. They were certainly out possessed in terms of zone time, but it didn’t translate into a shots deficit (shots were 28-27 Leafs), which is a testament to some committed defensive play by the Leafs. The Leafs were disciplined in keeping a third man high and made the safe play more often than not on the half The post Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Randy Carlyle – Wings Post Game

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Randy Carlyle addresses media following the Leafs 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night. 11/22/2014 The post Randy Carlyle – Wings Post Game appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Game 21 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1

    Evan Dorey
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The Maple Leafs played a strong, low-chance game against a Red Wings team that dominated them in chances in two previous meetings. Toronto had more chances at ES than the Wings in the first and third periods, including the winning goal from Peter Holland, and for a second straight game, the Leafs did a good job defending their third period lead at even strength. Detroit did have the better of the game in the second period, The post Game 21 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 4 vs. Red Wings 1 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Game in 12: Maple Leafs 4, Red Wings 1

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Hover over the logo in the right hand corner of the video and click subscribe. The post Game in 12: Maple Leafs 4, Red Wings 1 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

    Declan Kerin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The Red Wings (10-4-5) are in town to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-8-2) in an original six divisional matchup on Hockey Night in Canada. The Maple Leafs haven’t had much luck against the Red Wings in their two meetings so far, a pair of losses including one in overtime. Last time the Wings came to Toronto, Zetterberg tore them apart and they got outshot in the third period 2:1 despite a 4-1 deficit. The post GDT: Game #21, Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., CBC) appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
 
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  • Stars Trade Dillon to Sharks for Demers

    Joe M.
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The post Stars Trade Dillon to Sharks for Demers appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc The Dallas Stars and general manager Jim Nill have had a busy ten days. After trading defenseman Sergi Gonchar to the Montreal Canadiens on November 11th, and signing Center Jason Spezza to a four-year-extension earlier today. Now, Nill executes a trade of Defensemen Brenden Dillion to the San Jose Sharks for Defenseman Jason Demers and a third round draft pick in the 2016 NHL draft. These are two teams that are currently under-performing so far this season. For Dallas,…
  • Five for Fighting: November 21st

    Danny D.
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    The post Five for Fighting: November 21st appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. There has been so much going on around the National Hockey League this week! A look into the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, fans stepping up and being supportive, general manger meetings, and a look at this weekend coming up. Throw down the stick and drop the gloves, it’s time to fight: Round One:  The St. Louis Blues currently sit in second place, just one point (25) behind the Nashville Predators (26) who are leading the tightened Central Division. One of many players providing offensive firepower for…
  • Stars, Spezza Agree to Four-Year Contract Extension

    Joe M.
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    The post Stars, Spezza Agree to Four-Year Contract Extension appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. photo credit: tsyp9 via photopin cc The Dallas Stars have signed Center Jason Spezza to a four-year extension. The four-year deal worth $30 million with an annual average of $7.75 million per year salary. Spezza was slated to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 31-year-old center would have been an unrestricted free agent this coming July 1st. This extension is coming off of a seven-year $49 million dollar deal with his former club the Ottawa Senators. When contract negations…
  • Will minor trades make waves through NHL?

    Joe M.
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The post Will minor trades make waves through NHL? appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc Teams may no longer be waiting until mid-season or even until the trade deadline to make a move to help improve their club. Can certainly see more minor type trades moving forward, perhaps we will see a few more before the roster freeze that will go into effect on December 19th and will be lifted on December 27th. Holiday roster freeze in effect: For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight…
  • Pascal Dupuis Continues Battle with Blood Clots

    Joe M.
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    The post Pascal Dupuis Continues Battle with Blood Clots appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc   The Pittsburgh Penguins thought they had dodged a bullet recently when it comes to serious health concerns with Defensemen Olli Maatta returning to the ice last night (November 18th) in the Penguins 4-0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens. That was prior to the club announcing today (November 19th) at a press conference that left winger Pascal Dupuis, 35, will miss at least six months while he undergoes treatment for a blood clot in his lung. The treatments…
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