Tampa Bay GM Brian Lawton Explains his role in email to GM’s & Agents

From TSN.ca: The ongoing saga surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning took another swing on Thursday afternoon, as all NHL general managers and player agents received a short email message from general manager Brian Lawton establishing his role with the club going forward. “Please be advised that in order to avoid any confusion over the next […]

Posted by David Minuk in News You Can Use on June 25, 2009

News You Can Use: Sergei Fedorov signed by Metallurg Magnitogorsk

It appears that Fedorov’s time in North American is over.  And it seems like just yesterday he was sprinting past fans outside Winnipeg Arena to avoid signing autographs. TSN.ca is reporting that: Sergei Fedorov has signed with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Continental Hockey League, the club announced on Thursday. The deal is reportedly for two […]

Posted by David Minuk in News You Can Use on June 25, 2009

Report: Mats Sundin to skip Olympics

From CBC.ca: Veteran centre Mats Sundin will reportedly not play for defending champion Sweden in the Olympic hockey tournament next year. ‘There will be no Olympics in Vancouver for me next year,’ Sundin was quoted as saying Sunday on the Swedish newspaper Expressen’s website. ‘I will not change my mind,’ Sundin told the newspaper. ‘I […]

Posted by David Minuk in News You Can Use on June 21, 2009

2009 NHL Awards: Full Wrap-Up and Voting Results

Now that the 2009 NHL Awards are in the books here are the voting results from NHL.com as well as a brief description of the winner followed by the Illegalcurve Contributor’s selections.  In addition to our own mini-contest, Illegalcurve’s Editor Richard took part in a prediction contest versus hockey bloggers from across the spectrum.  He faced […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,Illegal Curve News,News You Can Use on June 19, 2009

Brodeur gets his own day in New Jersey

From CBC.ca: Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur won’t be up for an NHL award on Thursday, but he’ll be honoured with his own day in the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey senate and general assembly in a joint resolution have proclaimed Thursday “Martin Brodeur Day.” “On behalf of the entire Senate, we’re proud to […]

Posted by David Minuk in General NHL,News You Can Use on June 17, 2009