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.
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 […]
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 […]
From TSN.ca: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]