The Blues won despite being heavily outshot by the Jets. Ezra spoke with Jaroslav Halak, David Perron and Coach Ken Hitchcock.
Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Alain Vigneault is very unhappy with Canucks, Mikko Koivu’s leadership in Minnesota and Brenden Morrow unhappy with Stars’ loss
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.
For all the talk about the Chicago Blackhawks being one of the best young and up-and-coming teams in the NHL, the Blues often get overlooked; well, that is a mistake on the part of many fans because this team simply should not be underestimated. Led by a management team that includes John Davidson, Larry Pleau [...]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Randy Carlyle is happy with his team’s moves this off-season, especially the addition of a couple scoring forwards, but his main focus will still be team defense come the fall. He should be happy. The team has one of the best top-six forward units in hockey, some [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Teemu Selanne dealing with his struggles, Eric Staal dominates Game 6 and the circus that has become the Capitals/Rangers series
Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Did you know Mark Stuart and Shane Hnidy were only on the ice for one Montreal goal against in the entire first round? For now, the Bruins are just watching the playoffs to see which team they will meet in Round 2. Jack Todd of the [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Keenan takes blame for loss, Sharks first line back together and Sundin has productive practice
Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) The Sharks’ top line all scored one time, as San Jose managed to stay alive by defeating the Ducks in overtime last night. Marleau, Thornton and Setoguchi wanted to be reunited and coach McLellan granted their wish. After yesterday’s performance, there is no doubt as [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Saturday Edition): Rick Nash non-commital about future, Mats Sundin may not be ready for start of Round 2 and Hawks say Iginla seems more fired up
Western Conference San Jose Sharks (1) versus Anaheim Ducks (8) Rest assured, if the Sharks lose Game 5 tonight, the team will look a lot different come next season. When asked about the Sharks’ playoff struggles this season, coach Todd McLellan had a very interesting answer. Wasn’t this Sharks team put together to avoid this [...]
NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Friday Edition): Ovechkin reads Capitals message boards, Sharks lay an egg and who will return to Montreal next season?
Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) After being so injured last playoffs, the Bruins realize just how important rest is during the playoffs. This Boston team just has a quiet confidence about them. Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been nominated for the Norris Trophy. It appears the sale of the Montreal Canadiens this [...]