This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
The Chicago Blackhawks came up harder and faster than any other National Hockey League team last season. After missing the playoffs the previous six years, the Hawks racked up 104 points (good for 6th place overall) en route to a respectable Western Conference finals appearance against the powerhouse Detroit Red Wings. Individual breakout performances (Kris [...]
Chris Chelios may be playing in the Olympics for Team USA…I am kidding, but he has been suiting up for Team USA to help fill the spot for injured defenseman Paul Martin. I love that Chelios wants to play hockey at his age and won’t give it up. Give the guy full credit because this [...]
With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in [...]
I can say this, there is no such thing as a hockey off-season anymore. I mean, we are into the middle of July and there have been about two slow hockey news days total since 2009 began. So, I can’t say I was shocked to hear late last night that Dale Tallon had been fired [...]
From Darren Dreger of TSN: According to both the NHL and the NHLPA, the investigation into how and why the Chicago Blackhawks bungled a number of their qualifying offers is ongoing. Neither side will comment, however since this story broke Friday evening on TSN.ca, interest into how the league and players association will respond is [...]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Stanley Cup Final Compared to their other championship teams, this Wings squad has faced the most significant injuries. Good point by Wilkinson. This is obviously a testament to the Wings’ depth. Consider that they can insert Ville Leino or Justin Abdelkader into the lineup and get solid production, [...]
If Nikolai Khabibulin had played in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the CBC was going to run this introduction: I’m sure fans of the Winnipeg Jets certainly wish Khabby would have played.