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  • Crowder’s Pond Hockey Classic Acquires Big Apple and Philly PHC

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    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…
  • Trophy Tracker - Vezina

    What's New
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    NHL Network's EJ Hradek and Steve Mears discuss the front runners for the Vezina Trophy at this stage of the season
  • Predators' Laviolette frontrunner for Jack Adams

    NHL FEATURE STORIES
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    After failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in consecutive seasons, the Nashville Predators decided it was time for a new voice behind the bench. Enter Peter Laviolette, whose track record includes winning the Stanley Cup with the Car...
  • Filip Forsberg scores in OT, Pekka Rinne makes 37 saves as Predators blank skidding Oilers 1-0

    NEWS IN ENGLISH
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne gave the Nashville Predators a chance to overcome their slow start. Rinne made 37 saves and Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to lift the Predators over Edmonton 1-0 Thursday night, handing the Oilers th...
  • Sharks vs Flames Highlights

    Sharks Recent Headlines
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
 
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    NHL FEATURE STORIES

  • Predators' Laviolette frontrunner for Jack Adams

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    After failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in consecutive seasons, the Nashville Predators decided it was time for a new voice behind the bench. Enter Peter Laviolette, whose track record includes winning the Stanley Cup with the Car...
  • Flyers' Giroux launching more shots than ever

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux knows he's the centerpiece of opposition game plans. He sees the best checking forwards and toughest defensemen on the other team 82 games a season. Despite that he's developed into one of the game's be...
  • Unmasked: Devils' Schneider dealing with workload

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    As Cory Schneider makes the transition to being an everyday goaltender in the NHL for the first time, a lot of the focus is on the increased workload and the effect a lack of rest can have on him physically. The New Jersey Devils' new No. 1 goa...
  • Bruins' Bergeron off to start deserving of Selke

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    As Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter noted last season, teams that spend a lot of time playing in their own zone in this era of the NHL say they're playing defense but are typically just getting scored or on relying their goaltender to bail th...
  • Predators' Forsberg blossoming into dynamic star

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    NASHVILLE -- Rookie forward Filip Forsberg is off to a great start this season for the Nashville Predators and has solidified himself as an early favorite for the Calder Trophy. Forsberg spent some time with the Predators in each of the past tw...
 
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  • Sharks vs Flames Highlights

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
  • DISH Network Potentially Dropping CSNCA

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    "The San Jose Sharks want to ensure that our fans who may be subscribers to DISH Network are aware that the satellite provider may be dropping Comcast SportsNet California from their programming, denying subscribers access to Sharks hockey games a...
  • Sharks Sign Lowe to Goaltender Professional Tryout

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Ryan Lowe to a goaltender professional tryout agreement. Lowe, an alumnus of San Jose State University’s hockey program, last playe...
  • Movember Mustache Power Rankings: 11/25

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    For the month of November, several Sharks players will participate in a fundraising and men's health awareness cause by growing mustaches as part of Movember. To donote or join the campaign yourself, see the official Movember page for more info...
  • Sharks Recall Matt Tennyson From Worcester

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson (@Tenner_7) from the Worcester Sharks (@WorcesterSharks) of the American Hockey League. Tennyson, 24, h...
 
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  • Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Must-own John Klingberg; what to do with Marty Brodeur?

    Dobber Hockey
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:31 am
    Dobber launched his fantasy hockey websiteDobberHockeyback in 2005 and has been Puck Daddy's resident fantasy hockey 'expert' since 2009. For the first time in 25 years, a rookie defenseman in the Dallas franchise (dating back to the Minnesota days) has a point in five consecutive contests, per Elias. John Klingberg, take a bow. The 22-year-old now has eight points in eight career NHL games and already sits tied for second in that department  among rookie blueliners.   Just how good has he been? Here is a list of some notable active NHL defensemen - and how they did after their first eight…
  • NHL Three Stars: Pekka Rinne stops penalty shot in OT

    Greg Wyshynski
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    No. 1 Star: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Rinne made 37 saves for the Thanksgiving shutout, appropriately over those Western Conference turkeys the Edmonton Oilers. That included a penalty shot in overtime by Jordan Eberle, after Shea Weber covered the puck in the crease. The Preds won, 1-0. No. 2 Star: Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators Forsberg scored his 10th of the season at 3:55 of overtime, spinning around Taylor Hall before beating Viktor Fasth for the 1-0 win. No. 3 Star: Viktor Fasth, Edmonton Oilers Hey, 24 saves, a regulation shutout and a point on the road isn’t bad.
  • Ryan Garbutt draws 2-game suspension for kneeing Taylor Hall

    Josh Cooper
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    More American Thanksgiving suspension fun from the NHL. Ryan Garbutt ... you've just been hit with a two-game suspension for kneeing Taylor Hall in a Tuesday night game, which will cost you $43,902.44. Oh yikes, that's a lot of money -- but hey it's going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund so it's all good.  The NHL announced the move as indeed, for kneeing.  The video please: As the NHL indicates, Hall wasn't injured on the play, and Garbutt got just a two-minute minor for tripping. But then again Garbutt is s repeat offender, having garnered a five-game suspension for boarding…
  • Adam Lowry gets 1-game for slamming Patrick Kaleta into the boards

    Josh Cooper
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving in the United States, Adam Lowry. Oh, we know you play in Canada with Winnipeg, but the NHL decided to give you a one-game suspension for the below hit on Patrick Kaleta from your Wednesday game against the Sabres.   Look at the video ... it's just ugly from a Kaleta perspective. I mean, his face just gets rubbed into the boards, and way after he gets rid of the puck. His back was turned ... ouch.  Lowry got a major penalty and a game misconduct for the play. And he's going to get fined $4,453.41 as part of the suspension. Kaleta did return to the game later. Also, it…
  • What we’re thankful for in hockey, 2014: Friends of Puck Daddy

    Yahoo Sports Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    (Ed. Note: It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S., a.k.a. “Real Thanksgiving”, which means it’s once again time to reflect on what we’re thankful for in the world of hockey. Here are some of our favorite hockey people from around the ‘web telling you what they’re thankful for; our picks are later. As always, we give thanks to you, the reader, for supporting this blog.) Barry Petchesky, Deadspin Scrape: The brief life and merciful death of the dry scrape. It's an example of the NHL being willing to try new things, and to them abandon them if they prove unworkable. Vladimir Tarasenko:…
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    The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com

  • No Equipment Needed Agility Drill (with video)

    Maria Mountain M.Sc.
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    You can read No Equipment Needed Agility Drill (with video) at InGoalMag.com We have talked about the importance of establishing dynamic balance and how it relates to agility in the crease. If you cannot quickly find your perfect point of balance, you simply will not be able to move with maximum speed. This goalie agility drill helps you train that balance/power combination. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Sharks Restore Hope For Emergency Backup Goalies

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    You can read Sharks Restore Hope For Emergency Backup Goalies at InGoalMag.com When the San Jose Sharks had to turn to an unknown former Australian pro as their emergency backup against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, a lot of beer league goaltenders still dreaming of their 15 minutes of fame let out a cheer. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • NHL Saves of the Week: November 17 – 23

    Greg Balloch
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You can read NHL Saves of the Week: November 17 – 23 at InGoalMag.com This week's top saves feature a few unlikely contributors in Colorado's Calvin Pickard and Edmonton's Ben Scrivens in the midst of a tough week for the Oilers. It also features saves from some of the goalies you would expect, like Pekka Rinne and Jonathan Quick, who both continue to dominate the 2014-2015 season. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Condon’s Mask Honours Military & Hockey History

    Lachlan Macintosh
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    You can read Condon’s Mask Honours Military & Hockey History at InGoalMag.com Mike Condon may have grown up in Needham, Massachusetts in the heart of Bruins country, but you'd never know it looking at his latest mask. Working with Marcus Power and Franny Drummond of PaintZoo, Condon has created a mask that features the proud military history of the United States, as well as a nod to the NHL's most historic hockey franchise. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Mason Revamps Zombie Mask For 2014-2015

    Lachlan Macintosh
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    You can read Mason Revamps Zombie Mask For 2014-2015 at InGoalMag.com A new installment of Philadelphia Flyers means a new mask for Steve Mason. Last year, Mason took advantage of a popular culture trend, turning famous Philadelphia historical figures into zombies. However, he didn't stop there, as Mason turned on his teammates and portrayed several current Flyers as half-dead brain-eaters. Well, Steve Mason, Marcus Power, and Franny Drummond of PaintZoo have teamed up again to create the latest zombie mask. With a few new faces and some added flair, we think this might be the best one yet!
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  • Ryan Wilson: Penguins To Get First Hand Look At Jiri Tlusty This Weekend

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Penguins and their fans can get an up close look at one of the players in the NHL that is most likely to be shipped off. Jiri Tlusty is a prime candidate to be traded considering that Carolina will be sellers this year in the trade market. Also making things more intriguing is the fact that Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is more than familiar with the Carolina organization. So...
  • Todd Cordell: G23 Red Wings @ Devils: Shaking It Up

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Detroit Red Wings (12-5-5) @ New Jersey Devils (9-10-3) Road/Home records - 4-3-3 -------------- 3-3-2 TV - FS-Detroit, MSG+ Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 1-0 Detroit Last 10 - Detroit: 6-2-2 ------- New Jersey: 3-6-1 Projected starting goalies - Peter Mrazek vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Red Wings via DailyFaceoff...
  • Eklund: Where is David Perron Heading? Sharks on verge of move..Bylsma?

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    * Depending on who you talk to the general feeling around the NHL is David Perron has either asked to be moved or is going to be moved regardless.... * Teams with interest include Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Philly, LA, Columbus and Boston... * According to a few sources the Oilers are also having "preliminary talks regarding a coaching change." * In San Jose however...things appear to be further...
  • HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Where Will David Perron End Up?

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. David Perron's name is one that has popped up in a lot of rumors of late, and it seems a matter of not if but when he's shipped out from Edmonton. In this edition of the hotstove we'll discuss where we think he'll end up when all is said and done. Todd Cordell: Columbus Edmonton is desperately look...
  • Jan Levine: Game 22: NYR-PHI, Ranger Kick off Back-to-Back Set in Philly, McD In Lineup

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    The Rangers (9-8-4, 22 points) open up a back-to-back set against the Flyers (8-10-3, 19 points) in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. New York, 2-2-2 in their last six games, comes in off a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday while Philadelphia has lost six of their last seven games, including last week’s 2-0 Rangers shutout at the MSG. In that contest, between the pipes was Cam Talbot, who will...
 
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    Avalanche Recent Headlines

  • Avalanche On A Roll With Hockey Fights Cancer

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Between Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, the Colorado Avalanche took part in the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, helping raise money and awareness for the cause. An annual event, Hockey Fights Cancer features support from every te...
  • Pickard Playing Best Hockey Of Young Career

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    One thing hockey fans can count on when the Colorado Avalanche faces off against the Chicago Blackhawks is an exciting, action packed game. That’s what happens when two swift, finesse-laden teams clash, and Wednesday night in Denver was no differe...
  • Stollery Recalled, Pickard to Start vs. Blackhawks

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Colorado Avalanche announced today that defenseman Karl Stollery has been recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters. Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, out with a groin injury, has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 15 in order t...
  • Landeskog Line Leads Comeback Effort

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    It was deja vu for the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night in Arizona, roughly mirroring Saturday’s come-from-behind victory, which began with an early deficit to the opposing team. Yet, just like on Saturday, the Avalanche pushed back against the...
  • Avalanche Farm Report: Nov. 25

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Lake Erie Monsters The Lake Erie Monsters began their home-and-home series with the Grand Rapids Griffins this past weekend with a 5-4 win on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Grand Rapids opened the scoring only 19 seconds into the game,...
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    Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic

  • Happy Thanksgiving 2014

    Michael Fedor
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's the time of year again where many school kids (mites) are out of their curriculum routine and on to the holiday vacation. Those who are serious about their hockey training take part in the annual tradition of traveling to Thanksgiving tournaments all over the States. My favorite tournament in the States has got to be featured here as one of the oldest traditions on Confessions of a Hockey
  • St. Michael's Day 2014

    Michael Fedor
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT We no longer have St Michael's Majors to cheer for since their move to Mississauga and renamed the Steelheads. So, we begin again another year in the annual tradition of updating hockey fans of the St. Michael's College on this particular day. In future years, I would like to update this annual tradition and include other schools or other teams honoring
  • Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic Takes on NHL Deadline Day 2014

    Michael Fedor
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    What always feels like a great big national holiday, the NHL trade deadline is met with a lot of hype and anticipation from every hockey fan in North America. Any trade could make or break a team. In my opinion, the cascading result is going to focus onto some of the teams that are on the bubble (just out of the playoffs looking for a boost back in the playoff hunt). Toronto, Detroit, Minnesota
  • Merry Christmas 2013

    Michael Fedor
    25 Dec 2013 | 6:30 am
    The one only universal force that brings people around the world together more than hockey is the spirit of Christmas. So, this year, the annual Christmas tradition of a video greeting is in the all-inclusive intentions. I hope that other fans might voice themselves more in to finding what kind of content they expect from Confessions of a Hockey Fanatic in 2014. From us here at the Confessions
  • Project for Awesome 2013 - Mandi Schwartz Foundation

    Michael Fedor
    17 Dec 2013 | 8:00 pm
    One of the best ways to give on the holiday season is to give to those in need. Every year, I highlight a special hockey related foundation to highlight for the Project for Awesome website campaign. It's a great way to get introduced to new funds and charities that really need the attention and money to keep hope (and awesomeness) alive into the next year. This year, I've chosen to
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • CSN Chicago statement on DISH Network

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    With the upcoming expiration of our agreement, we are growing increasingly concerned that DISH is not willing to work toward mutually acceptable terms for continuing carriage of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. This unwillingness to recognize the value ...
  • Blackhawks reassign Danault

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned forward Phillip Danault (duh-NOH) to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Danault, 21, skated in two games with Chicago, including his National Hockey League debut ...
  • 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 ...
 
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    Bruins Recent Headlines

  • Campbell to Purchase & Personally Deliver $2,000 Worth of Food to Local Shelters on Thanksgiving Day

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    BOSTON, MA – For the fourth time since joining the Boston Bruins organization, Bruins forward Gregory Campbell will purchase and personally deliver $2,000 worth of Thanksgiving food to New England Center of Homeless Veterans, St. Francis House, Pi...
  • B's Recall Griffith from Providence; Assign Caron & Khokhlachev to Providence

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, November 25, that the club has recalled forward Seth Griffith from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) and assigned Jordan Caron & Alexander Khokhlachev to the ...
  • Snapshots: Bruins vs. Penguins

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (10-6-0, 2.36 GAA, .915 Save %) vs. Fleury (11-3-1, 2.10 GAA, .926 Save %). In eight games against the Penguins, Rask has compiled a 3-5-0 record with a 2.64 GAA and .907 save %. In 21 games against Boston, Fleury has ...
  • B's Assign Griffith to Providence

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, November 24, that the club has assigned Seth Griffith to Providence (American Hockey League). Griffith scored five goals with Boston (tied for first on the team with th...
  • Statement from Bruins President Cam Neely on the passing of Pat Quinn

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Statement from Bruins President Cam Neely on the passing of Pat Quinn:

 "On behalf of the Bruins organization we are saddened to learn of the passing of Pat Quinn. Pat was a great hockey man who has left an indelible mark on our game, but more...
 
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  • 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

  • Schwartz joins Oilers coaching staff

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have hired Dustin Schwartz as the club's new Goaltending Coach, replacing Frederic Chabot. Schwartz, 35, has spent the past four seasons as a goaltending consultant with the Western Hockey League's Edmon...
  • Oilers mourn passing of Pat Quinn

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Edmonton Oilers were saddened to hear of the passing of a true hockey legend, Pat Quinn. Oilers Entertainment Group Vice Chair, Bob Nicholson, a former colleague and close family friend said, “Pat was a great friend and a great man. I will ...
  • 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...
 
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    Panthers Recent Headlines

  • Florida Panthers Recall G Dan Ellis

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled G Dan Ellis from San Antonio (AHL). In addition, the club announced today that F Scottie Upshall has been placed o...
  • Prospect Spotlight: Evan Cowley

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Evan Cowley Position: G Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado Number: 31 Height: 6’4” Weight: 185 Catches: L Drafted: 2013 (fourth round, 92nd overall) Growing up in Colorado, Cowley rooted on the University of Denver, attending games regularly. F...
  • In The Pipeline 11.25.14

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the Nov. 25th prospect report. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE SaRampage.com (12-6-0, third in AHL Western Conference) Last Three Nov. ...
  • GameDay Growl Nov. 26 v. Carolina Hurricanes

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    GAME INFO: Florida Panthers v. Minnesota Wild
  • Florida Panthers Anuncian Transmisiones En Español Adicionales Para La Temporada 2014-15

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Sunrise, Florida – Los Florida Panthers anunciaron hoy que debido a la abrumadora respuesta de los fans después de la transmisión en español en su juego 30 de octubre, el equipo saldrá al aire cuatro emisiones adicionales por 1210 AM ESPN Deport...
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    Red Wings Recent Headlines

  • Wings have rooting interest in prep finals

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    DETROIT – Justin Abdelkader and Danny DeKeyser have had plenty to chirp about this week as their high school alma maters get set to duke it out on the gridiron. Abdelkader’s Muskegon Mona Shores will battle DeKeyser’s Warren De La Salle in the ...
  • Babcock, players enjoy Thanksgiving

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    DETROIT – The thing that Mike Babcock likes most about Thanksgiving is that he usually gets to share in two feasts – one in Canada in mid-October, followed by the U.S. observance this Thursday. “Yeah, I double dip,” the Red Wings’ coach said, “...
  • Datsyuk returns to form unique line

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    DETROIT – After missing six of the past eight games with a sore groin, Pavel Datsyuk is expected to return tonight when the Red Wings host the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena. “It’s very important for us to have him back,” Stephen Weiss ...
  • Notes: Smith recovers from hand surgery

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    DETROIT – Hours following an encounter with an opposing player’s teeth, Brendan Smith needed surgery to clean out an infected hand a week ago. Last Tuesday in Columbus, Smith fought with Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno midway through the thir...
  • Notes: Healthy Weiss returns to lineup

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    DETROIT – It’s been a very long time coming, but Stephen Weiss, who signed a five-year contract with the Red Wings two summers ago, will finally be healthy when he suits up against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Joe Louis Arena. “We played one ...
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    Sabres Recent Headlines

  • SABRES HOPE TO BUILD ON POSITIVE 3RD PERIOD

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    The Buffalo Sabres took the ice for practice Thanksgiving morning at First Niagara Center. Though their three-game winning streak was snapped the night before with a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, they feel like they can build on the way they play...
  • SABRES SUCCUMB TO JETS SPECIAL TEAMS

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    After winning their past three games, a slow start cost the Buffalo Sabres a chance at four victories in a row. Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little scored 3:41 into the game on the power play as the Jets beat Buffalo 2-1 at First Niagara Center....
  • SABRES LOOK TO KEEP THINGS ROLLING AT HOME AGAINST WINNIPEG

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Winnipeg Jets are in town Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. faceoff against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. The Sabres enter the game on their first three-game winning streak of the season and their first since Feb. 25 to 28 of last ...
  • 'TURKEYS FOR TICKETS' A HUGE SUCCESS ON WEDNESDAY

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    The Buffalo Sabres partnered with TOPS Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this morning and collected more than 2,220 20-pound frozen turkeys for the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York. ...
  • GORGES RETURNS TO PRACTICE

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    With center Cody McCormick going through concussion protocol, the Buffalo Sabres will need someone to center his line with Marcus Foligno and Chris Stewart. Coach Ted Nolan said he’ll continue to have discussions with general manager Tim Murra...
 
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  • Seguin's Best Friends

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    If one thing has been proven throughout time, people love a good boy and his dog story. “Old Yeller” made everyone cry. “Lassie” made a generation of TV viewers cheer on a weekly basis. “Marly and Me” proved audiences will sit through two hours of...
  • 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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  • Postgame Notes vs. Los Angeles - Nov. 26

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Minnesota fell 4-0 to Los Angeles on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 19,038 at Xcel Energy Center. G Darcy Kuemper started the game, stopping six shots through the first period while G Niklas Backstrom made 12 saves in relief. Minne...
  • Wild To Host Wild About Children

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    The Wild will host Wild About Children, presented by West Bend, to benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at A’BULAE in St. Paul. In its 10-year history, Wild About Ch...
  • 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...
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  • Game Preview: Canadiens @ Sabres

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    CANADIENS (16-6-1) @ SABRES (6-14-2) After enjoying an extended break, the Canadiens will be back in action on Friday night when they play the first game of a home-and-home against the Buffalo Sabres. The tilt at the First Niagara Center will mark the start of a busy stretch for Michel Therrien’s troops, who will play six games over the next nine days, the majority of which will be played away from the friendly confines of the Bell Centre. The Canadiens will return home immediately after Friday night’s game to play host to the Sabres on Saturday night, before hitting the road for four…
  • Notebook - November 27, 2014

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    BROSSARD – In today’s notebook, Therrien mixes things up on the power play, Gilbert talks depth on defense, and the Canadiens get set for a home-and-home with Buffalo. Trying something different: While the Canadiens’ power play has been clicking as of late, Michel Therrien’s troops still rank 25th in the league with the man advantage, lighting the lamp just 12.7 percent of the time on the year. With that in mind, the veteran bench boss decided to mix things up on Thursday at the Bell Sports Complex, sending four forwards out on the first wave of the power play, including Max…
  • IIHF WJC individual tickets on sale Nov. 29

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    MONTREAL, Que. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the host committee for the IIHF World Junior Championship, announced Thursday the availability of single-game tickets for Montreal games, on sale beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets will be available to Montreal fans online by visiting www.hockeycanada.ca/tickets, and in person at the Bell Centre box office. “We’ve got less than a month to go until the first puck drops, and we are so excited to be releasing single-game tickets in Montreal, especially to those looking for the perfect holiday present for the…
  • A big addition

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    BROSSARD – Eric Tangradi is looking forward to a fresh start in Montreal. The 25-year-old winger, who was acquired by the Canadiens on October 5 in a trade that sent Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland to the Winnipeg Jets, hit the ice on Wednesday alongside the rest of Michel Therrien’s troops at the Bell Sports Complex after being recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on Tuesday evening. Skating on the Habs’ fourth line at practice alongside Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise, it didn’t take the Philadelphia, PA native long to feel at ease in his new surroundings. That’s not…
  • The Montreal Canadiens mourn the passing of Gilles Tremblay

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL (November 26, 2014) – It is with deep regret that the Montreal Canadiens organization learned of the passing of Mr. Gilles Tremblay, who died peacefully in Montreal in the early hours of November 26. The former player and long-time broadcaster was 75. The Montmorency native, just outside the provincial capital, was a fine two-way player throughout his career with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1960s. After spending four seasons in the Canadiens’ farm system, with the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens, where he played in the Memorial Cup tournament, Gilles Tremblay earned a spot…
 
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  • Arizona Coyotes Foundation and GiveStep.com Offer New Way to Donate

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes Foundation, the official charity of the Arizona Coyotes, recently launched a new fundraising campaign through GiveStep.com that makes it possible for C...
  • Coyotes Assign Lessio to AHL

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 24, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Lucas Lessio to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League (AH...
  • 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). ...
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  • MSG Postgame: Devils-Canucks

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
  • Bud Light Six Pack of Stats: NJD @ VAN

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    1. The Devils are looking to extend their point streak to three games (1-0-1) with the finale of their four-game road trip tonight in Vancouver. New Jersey’s playing its fifth straight game vs. the West and its Eastern Conference-leading 14th road...
  • Annual 'Toys for Tots' Toy Drive set for Friday

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    NEWARK, NJ (November 25, 2014) – The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center will help usher in the holiday season with their annual toy drive on Friday, November 28. The drive will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Progra...
  • 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...
 
 
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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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  • Brodeur to Join the Blues in Practice

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President and General Manager of Hockey Operations Doug Armstrong announced today that goaltender Martin Brodeur will practice with the team starting Friday. "Marty has agreed to come in and practice through early ne...
  • Elliott Sidelined with Lower-Body Injury

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    ST. LOUIS – Blues goaltender Brian Elliott sustained a lower-body injury in the second period Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators. He left the game and did not return. General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has recalled ...
  • Jackman Ties Hull in Games Played

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    ST. LOUIS - Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is now tied for third on the Blues' all-time games played list. Jackman played in game No. 744 Sunday afteroon in Winnipeg, tying Brett Hull. Said Jackman, "I'm not going to catch his records in go...
  • Bouwmeester's Iron Man Streak Ends

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    WINNIPEG - Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was not in the lineup Sunday when the Blues met the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Bouwmeester sustained a lower-body injury in the third period of Saturday’s 3-2 win in Ottawa. Bouwmeester had the l...
  • 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...
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  • Francis Statement on Checkers' Arena Change

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding the Charlotte Checkers’ potential move to Bojangles’ Coliseum. The Checkers...
  • Terry Assigned to AHL for Conditioning Stint

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Chris Terry has been assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) o...
  • Canes Announce Five-Game Flex Pack

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team is offering a five-game flex pack starting Black Friday, Nov. 28. Plans start at just $125, and offer up to $150 off standard ticket prices. Each pack includes a $25 gift card to ...
  • Canes Recall Michal Jordan from Charlotte

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 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 recalled defenseman Michal Jordan (MIH-kahl yohr-DAHN) from the Charlotte Checkers of th...
  • Canes Players to Distribute Turkeys on Monday

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will continue the tradition of donating turkeys as part of the Hurricanes’ turkey partnersh...
 
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  • Canucks acquire Andrey Pedan from Islanders

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Andrey Pedan in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a third round pick in 2016 from the New York Islanders. Pedan, 21, has ...
  • Canucks to honour Pat Quinn tonight

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Quinn prior to tonight’s game versus the New Jersey Devils. The organization will honour the beloved Canuck with a video tribute and moment of silence before the nat...
  • Statements on passing of Pat Quinn

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    “We have lost a great man. It's a sad day for hockey and for everyone who loves our game. On this difficult day I am thinking about Pat, his family and his friends, and how much he will be missed. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren...
  • 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...
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  • Kozun Loaned To Marlies On Conditioning Stint

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that forward Brandon Kozun has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Kozun, 24, has skated in five regular season games with the Maple Leafs this...
  • Grinding Out A Point

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    (PITTSBURGH) -- The Maple Leafs continue to show resilience this season, managing to salvage a point against one of the NHL’s best teams, falling 4-3 in OT to Pittsburgh. The Leafs trailed 2-0 after one period of play. Despite directing 14 sho...
  • Leafs Pick Up Point In Pittsburgh

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    PITTSBURGH (CP) – Blake Comeau spent his first two months in Pittsburgh getting shuffled from line to line as first-year coach Mike Johnston searched for the right fit. Consider Comeau at home playing alongside Evgeni Malkin. The well-trav...
  • Lupul and Booth set to play in Pittsburgh

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    (PITTSBURGH) -- The Leafs will see many returns tonight when they take on the Penguins tonight. David Booth will make his long awaited L...
  • Keys To The Game: Leafs vs. Penguins

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The Maple Leafs take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh, hoping to extend their winning streak to three games. Here’s what they will need to do in order to accomplish that goal. High Tempo Start Off the heels of some difficult performances, the Ma...
 
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    All Habs Hockey Magazine

  • Memorable Event for GTA Fans: Bulldogs Game, Habs Watch Party

    Shannon Penfound
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    by Shannon Penfound, Staff Writer and Event Coordinator, All Habs Hockey Magazine TORONTO, ONTARIO — As Montreal Canadiens fans, we understand that donning the CH comes with certain responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is to wear the bleu-blanc-rouge with pride, … Continue reading →
  • All Habs Headlines: Blood Drive, Worth a Billion, Lucic a Joke, Desharnais Chatter

    Rick Stephens
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    All Habs Headlines: Tuesday November 25, 2014 On this day in hockey history… 1981 –  Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky became the first player in NHL history to get eight career hat tricks before age 21, when he scored four times (and added an … Continue reading →
  • Canadiens Recall Forward Eric Tangradi from Hamilton

    Rick Stephens
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    CANADIENS RECALL ERIC TANGRADI FROM BULLDOGS 6-4, 221-pound forward has six points in 11 games with Bulldogs this season Montreal Canadiens media release MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have … Continue reading →
  • Week Ahead: Canadiens Meet Sabres for Home-and-Home Series

    Tyler Prater
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    by Tyler Prater, Guest Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine LEXINGTON, KY — This upcoming week the Habs play back-to-back Friday and Saturday, both games against the Sabres, with the first game at Buffalo and the next in Montreal. The Canadiens will be coming … Continue reading →
  • All Habs Rewind – Week 7: A Tough Test for the Canadiens

    Amy
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine   MONTREAL, QC – Need to get caught up on Habs highlights? Want to relive the memorable moments of the past week? Then All Habs Rewind is for you. Every Sunday … Continue reading →
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    Hockey (and Donut) Blog

  • On Colorado Eagles’ Wings

    Jim Dwyer
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Cape Cod, October 2009I sang “On Eagle’s Wings” from the front pew shared with my brothers. The urn storing my father’s remains rested on a table a few feet in front of us as hundreds of his friends and customers—several wearing hockey jerseys representing Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive—sang, too.The lyrics, displayed on a white space above the altar, reminded me of Dad’s favorite minor league hockey team, the Colorado Eagles. He had season tickets since 2003, the team’s inaugural season. On Colorado Eagles’ Wings, I thought.Dad didn’t attend the Eagles’ home…
  • Hockey and Hernias, Part IV: Men's Pelvic Health

    Jim Dwyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Continued from Hockey and Hernias, Part III“Have you ever had a pelvic exam?” my PT specialist asked.Sure, I surmised. Doctors’ hands thumping on the region between my fifty-year-old hips, physical therapy, and surgery—all that must count for something, right? No, this would be a different kind of probing, an internal exploration of the pelvic floor region.Yikes. Okay.After the test, eight sessions of myofascial release, prescribed light pelvic movements and a ton of Internet research, here’s what I’ve discovered.·         Pelvic health…
  • Top Twelve: The 2013-2014 Boston Bruins

    Jim Dwyer
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    Patrice Bergeron’s hat trick against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night may be the first of special memories this year—but before the regular season commences, let’s take one longing glance at last season. I present these Top Twelve highlights:1.      Fitness first—it’s Zdeno Chara and. Kevin Millar with 31 pull-ups each; the shuttle run and heaving diaphragms gasping for air. Who plays with Chris Kelly on the third line: Carl Soderberg? Reilly Smith? Jordan Caron? Matt Lindblad? Anthony Camara? “Coaches and management,” says Dennis Leary, “have…
  • Dishing Hockey and Donuts with Award-Winning Author Roland Merullo

    Jim Dwyer
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Award-winning author Roland Merullo loves hockey (and donuts) as much as I do. He wrote something to that effect to me and then signed his name in the copy of Lunch with Buddha I had purchased. I haven’t read all of his books, such as the one with a donut on the cover, but I will buy them because I anticipate more hockey, more donut references. But it’s more than that. The magic of Merullo is his thought-provoking style of storytelling. He makes me question my own behavior and beliefs but not in a Thou-shalt, heavy-handed fashion. His fiction is unique yet real, affirming and…
  • Jesus Loves Donuts

    Jim Dwyer
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Jesus loves donuts. I know this because I read it in a wonderful novel: American Savior, by Roland Merullo. A best-selling and award-winning author, Merullo tends to inject subtle donut and/or hockey references into his books. I read Breakfast with Buddha in 2012 and Lunch with Buddha in 2013. Both are gripping stories with believable characters. They traverse America in pursuit of food and spiritual nourishment, but neither novel features a character who loves donuts as much as Jesus. On the campaign trail that crisscrosses the United States—Jesus is running for president—the candidate…
 
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    HockeyBuzz.com: Eklund

  • Where is David Perron Heading? Sharks on verge of move..Bylsma?

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    * Depending on who you talk to the general feeling around the NHL is David Perron has either asked to be moved or is going to be moved regardless.... * Teams with interest include Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Philly, LA, Columbus and Boston... * According to a few sources the Oilers are also having "preliminary talks regarding a coaching change." * In San Jose however...things appear to be further
  • Brodeur gets Tryout in St Louis. Oilers Rumors.. Kings/Leafs Talk(e4)

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Some news late tonight.... Doug Armstrong has announced that Brodeur will begin practicing with the team and a decision on a contract will be made next week. I am told the Blues are confident they will be signing Marty, and it could get done as early as this weekend... I have also heard, and we discussed this on today's show, that the Sharks and Ducks have also looked into Brodeur....I
  • Wed's BuzzCast Talks Turkeys & Blessings; Brodeur Tryout With Blues

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Sportsnet's Chris Johnston is reporting that free agent goalie Martin Brodeur will start practicing with the St. Louis Blues on Friday after veteran goalie Brian Elliott was injured Tuesday night. ******* Still on vacation on Longboat, but another show today, followed by a rumor blog later on.. On Today's show we will talk about "Turkey's and Blessings" so far in this NHL season and discu
  • EDM & PHI Resume Talks,Yak or Eberle for the Brayde(o)n's? Tuesday's Buzzcast

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Quick hit from the annual trip to Longboat Key to visit the in-laws this week for American Thanksgiving. A good friend of mine at the NHL tells me there is tons of talk surrounding the Oilers and Flyers today.... The latest is talk the Oilers have big interest in Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn. The Flyers are mainly interested in Eberle, but Yakupov for the first time I have heard, is als
  • Source: FLA Talk To TOR about Lupul?, Pat Quinn Passes Away; Monday's Buzzcast

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Update: Pat Quinn passes away last night. Our thoughts are with his family today. Statement from the Vancouver Giants: It is with great sadness that the Vancouver Giants announce, on behalf of the Quinn family, that Giants Co-Owner Pat Quinn passed away on Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness. "Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn fam
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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

  • In The Playoffs At Thanksgiving Means A Good Chance It Will Carry Over To April

    Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, It’s a fairly common belief in hockey circles that if you’re in the playoffs by American Thanksgiving, chances are you’re going to be in the post-season dance five months later. So how does that notion hold up to scrutiny? Not badly, actually. But it would be very, very dangerous for the 16 teams that are in the playoffs to think they can basically put in on autopilot for the rest of the season. According to numbers crunched by thn.com over the past 10 years when they’ve actually been playing hockey on American Thanksgiving –…
  • NHL Short Notes

    Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    FLYERS TO HOST RANGERS IN THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN The Flyers and Rangers will meet in the first half of a home-and-home series when they face-off in Philadelphia for the 2014 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown at 1:00 p.m. ET (NBC, SN). The Rangers have won 14 of their last 18 regular-season matchups versus the Flyers dating to March 6, 2011, though the home team has won each of the past six contests. In their only meeting this season on Nov. 19th, Cam Talbot posted 31 saves in a 2-0 Rangers win. Flyers forward Jakub Voracek sits second overall in the NHL with 30 points (8-22—30), just…
  • The Washington Capitals Under Barry Trotz

    Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, “We were outshot and outchanced last year and that hasn’t been the case at all this year,” Trotz said. “But we’re not producing more goals at this point. We can have a little more of an interior presence.” The real positive difference this season has been where many believe it matters most -- shots allowed and goals against. Last season the Caps allowed an average of 33.5 shots per game, which ranked 27th in the NHL, and 2.79 goals against, which ranked 21st. This season they’re allowing 27.2 shots, which ranks…
  • Friday Hockey Topics

    Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, - ...do you think Minnesota and Dallas were both hoping for a little more production from off-season signings Thomas Vanek and Ales Hemsky? Vanek has one goal (11 points) in 21 games for the Wild, while Hemsky is still goal-less, with just five helpers in 21 games. Both are on three-year deals, with Vanek making $6.5 million per, Hemsky $4 million. And they have just one goal between them in 42 combined games. - It’s a great story being penned in Nashville, where the Predators have jazzed up their play, and sit atop the Central. Plus, they’ve got…
  • Let’s Make Some Trades Philadelphia

    Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    from Randy Miller of NJ.com, Deals that Hextall surely would love to make but can't include trading unproductive/expensive forwards Vinny Lecavalier (2 goals in 14 games, $4.5 million cap hit through 2017-18) and R.J. Umberger (1 goal in 21 games, $4.6 million cap hit through 2016-17). No team is taking on one of those contracts. But here are a few thinking-outside-the-box possibilities for Hextall to consider: 1. MATT READ TO DEVILS FOR ADAM LARSSON 2. SCHENN BROTHERS, HAGG TO OILERS FOR PERRON, SCHULTZ 3. TRADE COBURN TO KINGS more on each trade scenario...
 
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  • Northern Michigan expects lights-out defense to return after brief lapse

    Jack Hittinger
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Wildcats allowed more than two goals for the first time all season last Saturday. Possibly related: Northern Michigan expects to see growth from last season’s large freshman class Conference rivals again, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan build the energy Northern Lights
  • Big senior class gives Denver a sense of calm in pressure-packed situations

    Candace Horgan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Pioneers have won a variety of games, from tight low-scoring affairs against Boston College and Wisconsin to a come-from-behind offensive win against Western Michigan to blowouts against their in-state rivals, Colorado College and Air Force. Possibly related: Wednesday Women: Pressure packed Candidates announced for Senior CLASS Award Calm Cheverie Leads Favored Denver
  • St. Anselm’s Yoshida proof that talent can be found in New Mexico

    Matt Mackinder
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s well-documented that hockey talent has been emerging from nontraditional places such as California, Arizona, and even Florida and Texas. And New Mexico. Seriously. St. Anselm senior defenseman Robin Yoshida is just one of two New Mexico natives in all of Division I and Division III women’s hockey (Amherst’s Kristen Molina, an Albuquerque native, is the other), and has a story similar to how other players got their start, only hers starts in a place […] Possibly related: Minnesota owes success to more than talent Merrimack offers more proof that it was no fluke,…
  • Jenner and the Big Red try to work themselves out of an unfamiliar hole

    Arlan Marttila
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Cornell reached its first NCAA tournament in 2010. That team finished with nine losses, three of which deserve asterisks. They occurred while Catherine White, Laura Fortino, and Lauriane Rougeau, ultimately the team’s top three scorers, were competing internationally for Canada, leaving the Big Red with just 13 skaters for one game and 12 for two more. The team’s final loss came in Minneapolis in triple overtime to Minnesota-Duluth in the championship game. By March of […] Possibly related: Cornell’s Derraugh will coach Canada’s women’s national team in…
  • Schachte sees results from effort to reduce diving, embellishment in Hockey East

    Jim Connelly
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The league coordinator of officials has been aggressive in using postgame video review to identify when players dive and embellish with appropriate protocol in place to deal with the offenders. Possibly related: Hockey East officials supervisor takes blame for replay snafu ‘Embarrassing’ diving issue weighs on new Hockey East officials coordinator Schachte Hockey East hires longtime NHL linesman Schachte as coordinator of officials
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  • Harvard Knocks Off BU in Overtime

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Junior Kyle Criscuolo scored 3:10 into overtime, his second goal of the game, as Harvard had its biggest win of the season yet, 3-2 over Boston University at Agganis Arena on Tuesday. Harvard has gotten off to its best start in years, but after a series of good wins, this topped them all, improving the team to 6-1-2. "I thought it was a great performance," Harvard coach Ted Donato said. "I didn't ...
  • Team of the Week: Minnesota State

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Minnesota State reaffirmed itself as the team to beat in the WCHA with a pair of wins in Houghton, Mich., over previously undefeated Michigan Tech. The wins saw the return to form of junior goaltender Stephon Williams and showed off the Mavericks' ability to come back in close games. For their efforts, Minnesota State in the College Hockey News Team of the Week. Michigan Tech's 10-0-0 start led many ...
  • O'Donnell Adds to North Dakota Injury List

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    North Dakota's injury list, already extensive, is growing. Despite getting top center Mark McMillan back into the lineup a couple of weeks ago, there remain injuries to significant players. And now senior forward Brendan O'Donnell has been added, out indefinitely, coach Dave Hakstol said today. O'Donnell was injured last week against St. Cloud State. He has so far played all 13 games, with three ...
  • All Gravy

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    “The whole play,” recalls North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula, “was kind of a fluke accident.” One can imagine that this, “a fluke accident,” is how many severe injuries and mishaps are described, at least in retrospect – from the simplest of falls to the most critical of motor vehicle collisions. And it’s how Caggiula recalls his on-ice near-calamity during an exhibition game against ...
  • Lyon's Den

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    When Yale won the national title two years ago, goaltending wasn't considered its strong suit. No doubt Jeff Malcolm got hot down the stretch and played well, but in the years leading up to that title, there were always question marks. Two years removed from that experience, Yale now has some of the most consistent goaltending in the country, thanks in large part to sophomore Alex Lyon. "Alex is ...
 
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  • Isles Continue to make history!

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The only one who isn't surprised about the record this current crop of Islanders has is -- Garth Snow Isles continue their winning ways, even if it takes more than 60 minutes
  • 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.
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  • Friday's Dump & Chase: Black Sweater Friday

    Nick Rockwell
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    I think we all agree Black Friday is stupid. So is the black hockey sweater. Specifically the Kings, Sharks, and Islanders. The black Kings home sweater should be black on purple, not all black; it's about color schemes. Thankfully the Sharks are sending their black third jersey to Mordor in Febraury because it's been hiding their amazing solid teal sweater in the playoffs. But I'm most upset about the Islanders. Their iconic blue and orange that endures from the 70's and 80's should be worn like a badge. They should wear it like the Bruins yellow and black (not ALL black, it's about color…
  • Nashville Predators 1, Edmonton Oilers 0: Pekka and Filip Save Thanksgiving

    Jonathan Garcia
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    The Turkey Day showdown started off slow, but finished with a bang. The Edmonton Oilers joined the Nashville Predators for some after-dinner festivities on Thanksgiving Night. Nashville wanted to keep the struggling team from ruining the day for the second year in a row. They didn't do a very good job at first, letting the Oilers walk away with the majority of the scoring chances early. The Predators attempted here and there to claw back, but for the majority of the night Edmonton was outplaying and out hustling them. Thanks to some more superhuman work from Pekka Rinne, the game was able to…
  • Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers: A Thanksgiving Day Dessert

    Anish Patel
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Nashville Predators take the ice tonight for a holiday game against the Oilers. The Predators look to continue their hot streak against Edmonton tonight in Nashville. What better way to digest your Thanksgiving day feast than by taking in some hockey at the arena. These two teams are polar opposites right now. Nashville is playing some of their best hockey of the season, while Edmonton, well let's just say at least they are showing up to the games. The Edmonton Oilers More from our team sites Edmonton Oilers blog The Copper & Blue This team is in all sorts of disarray. They have lost five…
  • Thursday's Dump & Chase: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jason Zito
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Take the day off, folks...you've earned it. Relax, watch some sports, possibly even enjoy some Family Time. Don't forget it's a game night though. The hated Edmonton Oilers come to town, and after they ruined Thanksgiving last year, I think we owe them a little payback. Will you be there? Nashville Predators News 5 reasons for the Predators to give thanks at Thanksgiving-The Tennessean It's a slideshow AND an article. Best of both worlds. Nashville Predators' Defenseman Seth Jones and His Quiet Improvement - Predlines I hate numbers, but he's passing my eyeball test. Might have the perfect…
  • PETA: "Catfish Don't Belong on the Ice...Dead or Alive"

    Jason Zito
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    After their big win last night, the Preds are getting even more national attention...this time from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who aren't too thrilled with the catfish-chucking. PETA Senior Director Colleen O'Brien says catfish are "sentient beings who feel fear and pain, and throwing fish—dead or alive—onto the ice is no more acceptable than throwing live or dead kittens onto the ice". Pretty much a walk-off debate point right there...throwing kittens would NOT be acceptable. Look, I consider myself an animal lover, although I've usually restricted that to the cute and…
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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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  • Hockey News: 800 Points for Crosby; Oilers Winless in West

    Marcy Di Michele
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Amazing piece on Mario Lemieux’s 30 years in Pittsburgh. [Post Gazette] That Sidney Crosby is so overrated. [Trib Live] The Maple Leafs just fell short against the Penguins. [The Leafs Nation] Trade Jordan Eberle? Not so fast. [Edmonton Journal] (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) It’s really difficult to find good things to say about the Oilers right now. [Puck Rant] Using advanced stats on former NHL stars. [The Hockey News] What are the Vancouver Canucks? [The Province] The Coyotes found things to be thankful for. [Howlin Hockey] Roberto Luongo is out with injury. [Miami…
  • A Closer Peek: Columbus Vs. Vancouver

    Brad Friedman
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Henrik “Tin Man” Sedin? (Icon SMI) It has been over a year since Vancouver and Columbus have met… Columbus had won two of its previous three games while Vancouver was in the midst of a five-game skid. Two Henrik Sedin goals helped to snap that streak as the Canucks walloped the Jackets 6-2. This time around, Vancouver is the winner of two of its past three while Columbus comes with a four-game losing streak. The season has also presented a reversal of fortune for both clubs with Vancouver, which failed to reach the playoffs, holding down the second spot in the Pacific while the…
  • How to Win the #BucciOvertimeChallenge

    Brian Sklar
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Any NHL fan that is active on social media sites has come to know the #bucciovertimechallenge. This is a contest on twitter run by ESPN anchor John Buccigross. John Buccigross is one of the few ESPN anchors that loves hockey. Buccigross is very active in the hockey community serving as a play by play announcer for College Hockey on the network and is a proud hockey parent. His contest usually runs throughout the entire NHL playoffs and occasionally during the regular season. The great part about this contest is that all proceeds go to charity. Defending The Blue Line® is helping children of…
  • Playing Time The Only Thing Left For Jonathan Drouin

    Anthony Murphy
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    In one of the deepest drafts in recent history, Jonathan Drouin was one of the most gifted players to come out of it. With some of the sickest hands and playmaking ability to recently come out of the QMJHL, Halifax Chronicle-Herald writer Willy Palov reflects on Drouin, “His stickhandling and playmaking abilities are generational, so much so that I feel comfortable saying he is the most skilled player with the puck I have seen in my 15-years covering the league. And, yes, I was on the QMJHL beat when Sidney Crosby played for Rimouski Oceanic between 2003-2005.” Hard to argue too much,…
  • NCAA Women’s Hockey Morning Skate: November 28th, 2014

    Gabriella Fundaro
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Rankings: Boston College Minnesota Wisconsin Quinnipiac Clarkson Boston University Harvard Bemidji State Minnesota Duluth St. Lawrence Game of the Week #7 Harvard (2-1-2) at #1 Boston College (14-0-1) , Fri. 11/28 at 2 p.m. EST The Crimson will hope to pick things up here against Boston College in the first of two non-conference games on their slate this weekend. They’ll be searching for a win after playing three very close contests against Clarkson, St. Lawrence, and Boston University. In each of those three games, Emerance Maschmeyer has been relied on heavily to provide solid…
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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: WINNIPEG @ BOSTON

    Sean Olinkin
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (12-9-3) at  Boston Bruins (6-13-2) 6:00 p.m., TD Garden, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 After two straight road wins, the Winnipeg Jets look to make it a perfect three for three road trip when they visit the Boston Bruins Friday night. The Jets have been great on the road this season but enter a building that is always hard to play in. the Bruins are one of the most physically tough teams in the league, and at home that is amped up even more. Winnipeg has been playing a smash mouth style for weeks now, outhitting their opponents in nearly every game, so this is bound to…
  • JETBLAST: WINNIPEG @ BUFFALO

    Sean Olinkin
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (11-9-3) at  Buffalo Sabres (6-13-2) 6:00 p.m.,  First Niagra Center, TV: SN1  Radio:TSN 1290 One down one to go, the Jets beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 last night and now just 24hrs later get in to Buffalo for the second in this back to back against a couple of the bottom teams in the league. Buffalo is sitting in dead last right now and the Jets need to finish off this two day stretch with another win. The Sabres will not just roll over and give this one to the the Jets however as this is a different team than it was just 1 week ago. The Sabres have 3…
  • JETBLAST: WINNIPE @ COLUMBUS

    Sean Olinkin
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (10-9-3) at  Columbus Blue Jackets (6-12-2) 3:30 p.m., Nationwide Arena, TV: TSN3  Radio:TSN 1290 The Winnipeg Jets missed an opportunity Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg letting 2 leads slip away and dropping a 4-2 decision to the Central division leading St. Louis Blues. It was a hard fought game for Winnipeg who stayed with the top team but just could not manage to get those 2 points. Now, Winnipeg shifts to 3 games in 4 nights on the road so the tests do not get much easier. It all starts tonight when they are hosted in Ohio by the Columbus Blue Jackets. They…
  • 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…
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  • PK Subban: #1 All Star

    Tim Lazenby
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The NHL All Star voting officially opened up last week and some results are typical. Sidney Crosby continues to dominate the center position, while Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith represent Chicago in the top 6. Carey Price is the top vote getter among golatenders and PK Subban represents the other top vote getter […] The post PK Subban: #1 All Star appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Around the NHL with #TheNLKing

    Chris Lizza
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Entering into Tuesday Night November 25th the NY Islanders had a record of 15-6-0. On the plus side for the Islanders they are getting contributions up and down their lineup. John Tavares line has been very good but is capable of taking it to the next level. Halek and Chad Johnson have settled in between […] The post Around the NHL with #TheNLKing appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Did Peter Ruicci go too far?

    Mikayla Guarasci
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Peter Ruicci, columnist for the Sault St Marie Star, released an article about Connor Burgess. Connor Burgess, was an 18 year old forward with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. The Wolves are owned by Connor’s father, Mark. Peter Ruicci attacked Connor after the Wolves 6-1 loss to the Sault St Marie Greyhounds in mid-October. […] The post Did Peter Ruicci go too far? appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Advanced Statistics in the NHL: Cautious or Caveman

    Tim Lazenby
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    For many years, when looking back on a player’s career, he could be judged on many things, whether that be awards or stories but many of us look at statistics.  In fact, many awards are based on statistics like goals, points and plus/minus, for example, but, moving into the hockey world, is the notion of […] The post Advanced Statistics in the NHL: Cautious or Caveman appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • 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.
 
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  • Friday Mashup: Not Enough Games This Week

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Friday Links: The Pens Blog: Diary of a drunk Leafs fan: Follow the emotions of sitting next to a Leafs fan MapleLeafs.com: Super intense kid grills Lupul about his relationship status (Video) James Mirtle: Maple Leafs get their quarter-season report cards (The Globe and Mail) Michael Traikos: Maple Leafs struggle with the man advantage but thrive with the man down (National Post) Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs rally for ‘moral’ victory in Pittsburgh (TSN) Dom Luszczyszyn: The post Friday Mashup: Not Enough Games This Week appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

    Alec Brownscombe
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    A point out of a visit with the league’s best and highest-scoring team (15-4-2 with a +27 goal differential after this win) is something any team in the League will take, no questions asked. Especially if you spot them a 2-0 lead. The Leafs had yet another poor start, scored on in the first five minutes for the eighth time this season, with Morgan Rielly and Jonathan Bernier losing sight of the puck coming out from behind The post Game Review: Game #22, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT) appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Game 22 Scoring Chances: Penguins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

    Evan Dorey
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Toronto finished its season series with Pittsburgh, ending up clearly second-best in chances in all three games. In this one, though, they managed to earn a point after they scored three times in the second, as they responded well after falling behind 2-0. While the Leafs had the better of the scoring in the second, Pittsburgh still had more of the chances. The Leafs then played a tight third period, limiting Pittsburgh’s chances and holding The post Game 22 Scoring Chances: Penguins 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (OT) appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
  • Game in 12: Pens vs Leafs

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:39 pm
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  • Randy Carlyle – Penguins Post Game

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Randy Carlyle addresses media following the Leafs 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night. The post Randy Carlyle – Penguins Post Game appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
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  • Martin St. Louis Returns To Tampa Bay

    Joe M.
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The post Martin St. Louis Returns To Tampa Bay appeared first on Pucks On The Fly. The likelihood of making an NHL roster as an undrafted college free agent? Low. The career expectancy of a diminutive 5 foot 8 inch, 180 lb. forward in the NHL? Short.  A captain for captain trade in the NHL? Never happened. Well, until last season when right wing Martin St. Louis was sent from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers for right wing Ryan Callahan with playoff and signing implications which resulted into two first round picks for the Lightning. That is all recent history, but tonight St.
  • 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…
 
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