The Detroit Red Wings last season were one game away from repeating as Stanley Cup Champions. The wounds from that loss are still fresh and should serve as motivation for this season. They would have been the first team to repeat since the Red Wings of 96/97 and 97/98. GM Ken Holland has been very busy all summer ensuring [...]
The 2008-2009 season was the Columbus Blue Jackets’ most successful campaign. The Jackets finished seventh in the conference, making the playoffs for the first time in team history. Even though they were quickly disposed of by the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets opened a lot of eyes [...]
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 [...]
What team beat writers are saying this Labour Day afternoon.
We just wanted to remind everybody that tonight is the IllegalCurve.com Radio Show from 7pm-9pm Central time. Tonight’s guests are John Glennon of the Tennessean and Rutgers University Law Profesor Mark Edelman. Glennon will be on to discuss the Predators’ off-season, the chances of a number of Predators participating in the Olympics, and what to [...]
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 [...]
From mlive.com: “The story’s over. He’s going to play in Russia,” Holland said. “We’re waiting on the terms (of the salary arbitration case) he has to (honor) if and when he returns to the NHL.” Read the story here. This story broke earlier on Sportsnet, with the opposite being reported. However, this now clarifies the [...]