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.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Calgary Flames,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Columbus Blue Jackets,Dallas Stars,Detroit Red Wings,Edmonton Oilers,Los Angeles Kings,Minnesota Wild,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,San Jose Sharks,St.Louis Blues,Vancouver Canucks,Western Conference,Western Conference Papers on December 9, 2009

Anaheim Ducks 2009-10 Season Preview

   The Anaheim Ducks have had a relatively busy summer, shipping out one of their top 2 defenders and bringing in a host of new faces, including longtime Selanne pal Saku Koivu, and repatriating Joffrey Lupul. After an 8th place finish in the Western Conference last spring (2nd in the Pacific), the Ducks had a […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Anaheim Ducks,Columns,Season Previews on September 1, 2009

On the Beat: Jacques Lemaire returning to New Jersey

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Detroit Red Wings,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,St.Louis Blues on July 13, 2009

Saku Koivu signs with Ducks

From After spending his entire 13-year career in Montreal, Saku Koivu will be calling Orange County his home. The Anaheim Ducks have signed the free agent centre to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. Koivu, 34, had been the Canadiens’ second-longest serving captain in team history. Click here to read the full article. Great move […]

Posted by Neil in Anaheim Ducks,Breaking News on July 8, 2009

On the Beat: Chris Osgood can only dream about the Penguins

What team beat writers are saying early this afternoon: Playoff teams: The Hurricanes have been looking in the mirror the past couple days.  They can look all they want, but this series is over.  Chris Osgood hasn’t had a chance to watch the other series going on because the team hotel doesn’t have Versus.  Just […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Carolina Hurricanes,Edmonton Oilers,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Washington Capitals on May 26, 2009

On the Beat: Brian Campbell under fire

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams Brian Campbell is getting roasted this morning.  I still don’t understand how Campbell can say that he would make the same move on the ice again?  It was a poor decision and led to the game-winning goal?  Maybe he’s just stubborn. The Penguins have been […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Chicago Blackhawks,New York Islanders,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on May 20, 2009

On the Beat: Carolina injuries, Manny Fernandez may retire and Chris Pronger’s future

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Luke Decock of the News & Observer thinks Tuomo Ruutu will play on Thursday but Erik Cole will not.  His offensive numbers haven’t been strong this playoffs, but Cole’s loss is still very significant. Tim Sassone says the Hawks may very well learn more from losing their current […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Carolina Hurricanes,Chicago Blackhawks,Detroit Red Wings,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Tampa Bay Lightning on May 19, 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