Breaking News: Sakic To Retire

TSN is reporting that, effective Thursday, the NHL will be without one of its all-time greats. Avalanche captain Joe Sakic is apparently going to retire at a press conference on July 9th. The Avalanche have called a news conference for Thursday at 3pm et/12pm pt, where according to local reports they will announce Sakic’s retirement. […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Uncategorized on July 7, 2009

2010 Stanley Cup Odds

Every July 1st two significant events occur that people in Canada care about and our neighbors south of the border do not – Canada Day and the free agent frenzy in the NHL. Many quality players found new homes. Some teams improved, other teams lost key components. Our concern is whether oddsmakers were paying attention […]

Posted by Ari in Columns,Frozen Assets,Uncategorized on July 3, 2009

The Illegalcurve.com Radio Show is on the Air

Click the link in the top right corner, or if you are in Winnipeg tune your radio to 92.9 on the FM dial and listen to the best hockey analysis on the air. We will unveil our NHL Entry Draft mock draft at 740 PM CST so we hope you tune in, and call in […]

Posted by Drew Mindell in Uncategorized on June 24, 2009

How to Grow Hockey in Canada’s (Yes, Canada’s) Immigrant Communities

A recent article in the Toronton Star (June 15th) laments the fact that hockey is dying out in the Toronto subburb of Scarborough (home of Anson Carter) due to high costs and declining enrollment. Though the article cites the affinity that new Canadians have for sports such as soccer, cricket and badminton, the article further […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Uncategorized on June 20, 2009

Dean Blais to be Hired by UNO?

The Grand Forks Herald is reporting that Dean Blais has resigned as head coach of the Fargo Force. Blais, who led the expansion Force to the Clark Cup finals (USHL) this season, is expected to be named head coach of the University of Nebraska-Omaha later today. This will be a great move for UNO. Blais […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Uncategorized on June 12, 2009

NHL Jumps the Gun

A radio station website reported yesterday that the NHL had Detroit Red Wings “Stanley Cup Champions” gear for sale on the league website. Despite the fact that Pittsburgh’s Game 6 win has forced a seventh and deciding game, the NHL somehow saw fit to release this merchandise for sale. Honest mistake? Ammunition for the conspiracy […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Uncategorized on June 11, 2009

Prospect Pulse: AHL Action

Richard and I had the opportunity to take in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals last night in Winnipeg. Here are a few notes on some of┬áthe selected players: Corey Schneider: Taking a brief moment to acknowledge once again that I know nothing about goaltenders, Schneider played a very solid game. He seems to […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Prospect Pulse,Uncategorized on June 3, 2009

2009 Stanley Cup Final Schedule Released

Courtesy of NHL.com: Saturday, May 30 at Detroit, 8:00 pm – NBC, CBC, RDS Sunday, May 31 at Detroit, TBD-Night – NBC, CBC, RDS Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm – VERSUS, CBC, RDS Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm – VERSUS, CBC, RDS * Saturday, June 6 at Detroit, 8:00 pm – […]

Posted by Neil in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009