Archive for May 8th, 2012

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Undead Devils Dominate, Eliminate Flyers in 5

Even the biggest fan of the New Jersey Devils didn’t see this  one coming. Led by balanced scoring, timely goaltending and an unwillingness to retaliate the Undead Devils steamrolled the […]

Holtby down and out tracks down the puck (Tom Turk/THW)

The Case of Holtby v. Lundqvist

It’s a little too early to compare Braden Holtby to Ken Dryden… or is it? Dryden made his NHL debut in 1971 after playing six regular-season games with a 0.957 […]

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Nicklas Lidstrom’s Future Could Decide Where Ryan Suter Lands

It’s no secret that the Detroit Red Wings plan to be active during this offseason. After exiting the playoffs in just 5 games, the team is aware that changes must […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Free Agents, Nashville Predators, News/Commentary
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Armed With New Contract Mike Gillis has Tough Summer Ahead for the Canucks

Now that he has received a new contract from the Vancouver Canucks, general manager Mike Gillis is faced with the most important summer of his tenure. The Canucks are coming […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Vancouver Canucks
Roy is apparently not in the running any more to become the next Habs head coach

Top Candidates for the Montreal Canadiens Head Coach Position

Now that the Montreal Canadiens have named Marc Bergevin as their new general manager, the organization will turn its focus on finding the right candidate to replace interim head coach […]

Danny Briere returns to Philly (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Former Sabres Stepping up in the Playoffs

The last time the Sabres had a team that was able to make a push towards the Stanley Cup was in 2006 when they lost in the conference finals to […]

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The NHL Salary Cap Dream Team

With the salary cap presenting financial challenges for general managers everywhere, although they do attempt to circumvent the rules at times (ahem, Mr. Lamoriello), building a championship-caliber squad has become a very inexact science…

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Next NHL CBA, not Playoff Exit, Will Set Course for Penguins’ Offseason

Next NHL CBA, not Playoff Exit, Will Set Course for Penguins’ Offseason

As far as the Pittsburgh Penguins are concerned, any meaningful trade talk in the wake of another postseason letdown will have to be suspended until at least September 15. That’s […]

Marc-Andre Fleury makes Hockey Canada nervous, but he's an important piece on "Canada 2". (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Women In Fantasy Hockey: Just Pen This One!

  Here we go again ladies and gentlemen on another fantasy hockey quest. The goal was to give a traveling account of women who play fantasy sports but particularly fantasy […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Adam Pelech is a big defenseman who could make strides in the Isles' prospect system.  (Photo: Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Adam Pelech Carrying on Family Tradition

An unknown author once said, “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” In the case of Adam Pelech, he has two brothers to share the memories and dreams with. […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Drop the Puck!

Drop the Puck!

The manor in which NHL linesman handle face-off encroachment puzzles me.  I have watched this closely throughout the regular season and now the playoffs.  What I do not understand is, […]

by · May 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary