March 5th, 2013 In Buffalo Sabres, Player Profiles 0 comments

It just so happens that the Buffalo Sabres recent stretch of improved play in which the team has a 4-game point streak has coincided with the resurgence of forward Nathan Gerbe. The Boston College product ended a 21-game goal scoring drought when he netted two in the Sabres 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday. He then followed up with...

February 28th, 2013 In Boston Bruins, Player Profiles 1 comments

Looking back, the 2006 NHL Entry Draft can be viewed as an integral piece of recent Boston Bruins history, Yuri Alexandrov aside. Not only were the Bruins able to select Phil Kessel with the 5th overall pick (an asset later to be flipped for profitable draft picks in their own right), but the Bruins also added Milan Lucic in the 2nd round (50th...

February 21st, 2013 In Montreal Canadiens, Player Profiles 0 comments

On July 1st 2012 when it was announced that the Montreal Canadiens had signed gritty forward Brendon Prust to a four deal worth $10 million, most Canadiens fans did not even know who he was and why he was given so much money for what he brings to the table. The Bleu Blanc Rouge wanted Prust so much that newly appointed head coach Michel Therrien...

February 6th, 2013 In Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Player Profiles 0 comments

As one Czechoslovakian winger leaves Detroit, another steps in. Last night was Tomas Tatar's season debut in a Red Wings sweater against Calgary, and it was also Jiri Hudler's debut at the Joe in something other than a Red Wings sweater. Interestingly enough, Tatar found himself competing against Hudler in his season debut, while at the...

February 5th, 2013 In AHL, Anaheim Ducks, Player Profiles 0 comments

It all started with stitches to the chin for Admirals left-wing John Kurtz when he was three and stepped out on the ice for his first skating lesson. Kurtz didn’t let a little blood stop him from learning to skate and later playing hockey. The left winger is now a pivotal puzzle piece of the Norfolk Admirals, the top development club of the...

February 2nd, 2013 In Los Angeles Kings, Player Profiles 0 comments

Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner is known for a lot of things in the NHL. The two time Stanley Cup winner (’07 Ducks, ’12 Kings) made it to the NHL as an undrafted free agent back in the 2005-’06 season and watched his stock soar as a power forward. Despite his quick assent into the league, Penner’s tenure in the NHL has been filled...

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