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 […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch previews the Maple Leafs heading into 2009/10. That group of top-six forwards is going to be really exciting to watch on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday… If silence fuels speculation, then let the speculation begin about the Predators’ interest 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 […]