NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Sunday Edition): Bad bounces cost Penguins, some public support for Hamilton and an exciting Game 1 of the Calder Cup

Stanley Cup Final Luck played a factor in yesterday’s result, writes Mitch Albom.  With Game 2 tonight, Albom believes the Penguins saw many signs that gave them confidence heading into Sunday night.  Last night had to be frustrating for Pittsburgh, explains Bob Wojnowski.  Dave Dye says Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t as sharp as Chris Osgood.  Jonathan Ericsson probably wouldn’t have played […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,NHL Morning Papers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 31, 2009

Roy turns down Avalanche coaching offer

From TSN: After two weeks of thinking it over, Patrick Roy has turned down the Colorado Avalanche’s offer to be their new head coach, according to the Denver Post. According to the paper, Roy phoned Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday night to tell him that he would not be accepting the offer because of […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Colorado Avalanche on May 27, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Blackhawks need Kane and Toews to step up, Fleury outduels Ward and the Coyotes situation reaches decision day

3rd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Pittsburgh Penguins (4) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Shelly Anderson with a quick recap of Game 1.  Many of the Penguins were giving credit to Marc-Andre Fleury for keeping the team in last night’s contest.  Apparently Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Joe Starkey felt the same way.  Fleury was good, but two unlikely contributors […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Minnesota Wild,NHL Morning Papers,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Western Conference on May 19, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Caps have nothing but praise for Varlamov, Sidney Crosby is the hero, again, Where is Pavel Datsyuk?, Patrick Kane understands Savard firing, Radulov back to Nashville, Mike Keenan on the hot seat in Calgary?,

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Bruins attempt to finish the rally tonight.  Net worth in game 7 as goalie‘s are key factors to winning the series.  Claude Julien reiterated yesterday that Marc Savard will be able to play in Game 7 tonight.  As last night’s Illegal Curve […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Rumors,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 14, 2009

Non-Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Reaction to MacTavish firing

Here are the morning papers for the non-playoff teams: As linked on IC yesterday, apparently Jay Feaster has an interest in the Colorado GM job. Mike Heika wonders whether the Stars franchise will continue to move forward with a two-GM arrangement? The Oilers fired Craig MacTavish on Wednesday and Robert Tychkowski is calling the franchise […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Colorado Avalanche,Dallas Stars,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,NHL Morning Papers,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs on April 16, 2009

Jay Feaster wants the Avs G.M. job

From Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Just got off the phone with Jay Feaster, the former G.M. of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has contacted Pierre Lacroix and told him of his great interest in the vacant Avs G.M. job. Feaster has a connection to the Avalanche – he was the G.M. of the […]

Posted by David Minuk in Colorado Avalanche,News You Can Use,Rumors,Teams on April 15, 2009

Avalanche axe GM Giguere

From the Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere was fired today after the most disappointing season in franchise history. Team president Pierre Lacroix will step in for the time being and said a new management structure would be installed. In a statement released by the team, Lacroix said: “The results of this season […]

Posted by David Minuk in Colorado Avalanche,General NHL,News You Can Use,Northwest Division,Teams,Western Conference on April 13, 2009

Sunday Scores

    FINAL T         FINAL T   Detroit  0          St. Louis  1   Chicago  3          Colorado  0  Game Scoresheet       Game Scoresheet Game Threads:       Game Threads: Winging it in Mowtown Second City Hockey        St. Louis […]

Posted by David Minuk in Boston Bruins,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Game Report,General NHL,New York Islanders,New York Rangers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Philadelphia Flyers,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Western Conference on April 12, 2009