Archive for June 1st, 2012

The New York Americans: A Gentlemen’s Agreement Brings the NHL to MSG

The New York Americans: A Gentlemen’s Agreement Brings the NHL to MSG

The first National Hockey League team to claim home ice in New York City played at Madison Square Garden and wore red, white, and blue uniforms. This team was not […]

by · June 1, 2012 · 1 comment · Hockey History
Defining Tim Thomas’ legacy with the Boston Bruins

Defining Tim Thomas’ legacy with the Boston Bruins

I didn’t want to write about Tim Thomas today. Or yesterday. Or even tomorrow.

But when Peter Chiarelli confirmed today that Thomas’ agent approached him in the beginning of May suggesting that the Bruins goaltender was considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, something had to be said.

Just a year ago, Thomas was the biggest story in hockey–maybe even one of the biggest stories in sports. He capped off an unbelievable 2010-11 season by winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe and the Vezina Trophy, all within a week of one another. Thomas was on top of the hockey world, and why not? The 38-year old, Michigan native had reached what would be the pinnacle of his career.

Only one place to go from there, you know.

by · June 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
Thomas celebrated with his family and his hardware after finishing the series having allowed 8 goals in 7 games (Photo by Andrew Knoll).

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirms Tim Thomas could miss 2012-13 season

One year ago, Tim Thomas was backstopping the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. The 38-year old won the Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL’s playoff […]

by · June 1, 2012 · 3 comments · Boston Bruins
Ian Jenkins

A Year After His Tragic Death, Ian Jenkins Continues to Have A Purpose

Last week the London Knights fell to the Shawinigan Cataractes in the Memorial Cup Final.  It was painful for Joel Jenkins.  But not as painful as the loss he suffered […]

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Bruins Extend Paille, Bourque – Tim Thomas to Sit-Out Next Year?

Friday morning the Boston Bruins announced multi-year contract extensions for forwards Dan Paille and Chris Bourque – but revelations about Tim Thomas’ plans for 2012-13 may have upstaged the news of the signings. […]

Letang has earned the same money as Suter so far (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

Suter meets with Poile and Preds, is he staying in Nashville?

Today is June 1 and my knuckles are telling me that there are only 30 days in June. That means in 30 days Ryan Suter and 14 other Predators will […]

Are the San Jose Sharks Cursed By The Number 5?

Are the San Jose Sharks Cursed By The Number 5?

Hockey players are very superstitious, it’s a well known fact. Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar puts his right skate on first and even ties it first before the left,  Pittsburgh’s […]

by · June 1, 2012 · 4 comments · San Jose Sharks

Predators sign Swedish League forward to two-way deal

Poile made a minor move by signing a Swedish forward, Daniel Bång (DAN-yehl BAWNG), stated in a press release by the Predators earlier today. The release said Bång was signed to a two-way deal worth $925,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

Will Malcolm Subban be Canada's starting WJC goaltender? (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Malcolm Subban – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Malcolm Subban THW Close-up: Date of Birth: December 21, 1993 Hometown: Rexdale, Ontario  Height: 6’1″  Weight: 188 lbs  Catches: Left Position: Goaltender NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012   Click here to view the 2012 […]

by · June 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, National Juniors, OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects
Defending the Blue Line: Wild players amongst the stars

Defending the Blue Line: Wild players amongst the stars

Everyday men and women wake early and put on their gear – helmets, pads, uniforms – and face their opponent head on. The games they play in are not televised. […]

by · June 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks
Yes these are the fives games Devils fas that are likely to go ugly or beyond. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

What Normally Can’t Be Said: Devils Fan Impression Of Game 1

  The New Jersey Devils made the Stanley Cup Finals with timely scoring, a consistent forecheck, and solid puck possession. Sadly none of those things happened in Game 1 as […]

by · June 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils
Sebastian Collberg – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile And Interview

Sebastian Collberg – The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile And Interview

 Sebastian Collberg THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 2/23/1994 Place of birth:  Mariestad, SWE Ht:  5’11″ Wt: 174 Shoots: Right Position: RW/LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012 1st year eligible THW Ranking (May): […]