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My Labor Day Prediction: #RobertoLuongo will star for #Florida and will be comeback story of the year.
— Stan Fischler (@StanFischler) August 29, 2014
John Tonelli On The New York Islanders
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the ...
Patrice Bergeron For NHL 15 And Brad Marchand Too
This is fantastic. Shows off some personality. RT @EASPORTSNHL: Patrice Bergeron like you've never seen him before! http://t.co/wtkDliAhLO
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) August 29, 2014
added 11:50am, Brad Marchand too... below....
Would The Boston Bruins Think Of Moving Zdeno Chara?
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE who answered some questions from fans...
w/ cap issues, too many D and age starting to show, how do you feel about shopping big Z while value is still high?
JH: I feel like this may happen eventually if he conti...
Justin Schultz Signs A One-Year Deal With Edmonton
The #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz (@6Schultz6) on a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/iRXEMwi7m1
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 29, 2014
According to @TSNBobMcKenzie 3.675 milli...
Ryan Smyth Trying To Keep Busy
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
With National Hockey League training camps three weeks away from starting, this is the first time in his life he didn’t spend his summer getting ready for hockey.
He says there are no withd...
Questions Facing The San Jose Sharks
from Eric Gilmore at NHL.com,
How will the Sharks respond after their stunning first-round loss? -- The Sharks were humiliated after losing four straight games to the Kings. Most likely, they'll use that meltdown as motivation.
"The way w...
Sale Rumors Will Only Get Stronger Regarding The Carolina Hurricanes
from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,
Thursday morning on his radio show, Dan Patrick claimed that “a financial person who’s involved in this” told him the NHL would have a team in Las Vegas by 2016. He further claime...
Kevin Bieksa Believes In The Canucks
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
“I still believe in our group. I trust the twins are going to come here and be ready. (Defenceman Dan Hamhuis) will be hungrier than ever. We have a lot of pride on this team, a lot of integrity...
The only thing left to determine is the timetable. With the NHL’s 100th anniversary coming up in 2017, privately, just about everybody in a senior position with an NHL team believes it’ll happen by then.
-Eric Duhatschek of the Glob...
Another ‘Vegas Done Deal’ Report
from Sean Gentile of The Sporting News,
... we now have two sourced reports that an eventual Las Vegas team (Let's go Craps!) is "a done deal." The first came from the Vancouver Province's Tony Gallagher earlier this week. That's why we're ta...
Sportsnet Adds More Hockey Broadcasting Talent To Their Lineup
TORONTO (August 28, 2014) Canadian hockey fans will be receiving the all-star treatment this season, as the NHL on Sportsnet today unveiled its big-name broadcast team – including 39 hosts, play-by-play announcers, analysts and reporter...
Tim Horton And Tim Horton’s
from Jessica Smith Cross of MetroNews,
The hockey player’s name is perhaps said more often than any other in Canada — no, it’s not Wayne Gretzky.
In all of the talk of what Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s acquisition ...
A Deeper Look At Ryan Johansen
from Jonathan Willis of Sportsnet,
It seems that at least once per summer, a contract negotiation between an emerging young star and his NHL teams goes all pear-shaped. This year, the distinction belongs to Columbus Blue Jackets pivot Ryan Jo...
Drug Testing Program Implemented For The AHL
NEW YORK/SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Aug. 28, 2014) – An education and drug testing program will be implemented for American Hockey League players, effective for the 2014-15 season, the National Hockey League and American Hockey League announced tod...
The Better Looking Blues
from Paul Lukas of ESPN,
The classics are classic for a reason.
The uni-verse has taught us that lesson countless times, and it did so again this week when the St. Louis Blues finally dispensed of all the nonsense and got back t...
Can The Boston Bruins Afford Johnny Boychuk?
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
They still have to sign power play defenceman Torrey Krug and top-nine winger Reilly Smith, and they lost first-line forward Jarome Iginla to the Colorado Avalanche because the Avs could give him mor...
Patrick Lalime On The Ottawa Senators
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
The 40-year-old Lalime, who holds the Senators franchise record in career wins, said he thinks Anderson will come into training camp with top billing but that the two players will push each other in a healthy compet...
Winnipeg Jets May Take On It’s Us Against The World Mentality
from Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Given the forecasts of pessimism for a team many believe is falling behind in the NHL's difficult Central Division, thick skin is going to come in handy this fall, Jets captain Andrew Ladd suggest...
Questions Facing The Los Angeles Kings
from Curtis Zupke at NHL.com,
Is there a cumulative effect of playing 64 Stanley Cup Playoff games the past three seasons? -- Listen to Lombardi on how the Kings finished the playoffs last season.
"I remember coming back to New York after...
NHL Talking Heating Up As Camps Get Closer
Katie Strang of ESPN held an online chat earlier today...
Given the number of Cup contending teams currently hovering above the cap (Bruins, Blackhawks, etc.), when do you expect the first domino to fall in terms of dumping salary? Any specif...
Report- Casual Contract Extension Talks Between David Krejci And The Boston Bruins
from DJ Bean of WEEI,
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Bruins have had “casual discussions” with David Krejci‘s camp about a contract extension for the first-line center. Krejci, 28, is entering ...
Scott Gomez Accepts Invitation To The New Jersey Devils Training Camp
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Scott Gomez, who won two Stanley Cups with the Devils, has been invited to the team's training camp on a unsigned tryout basis, general manager Lou Lamoriello told The Star-Ledger Wednesday.
Gomez, 34, ...
“I think they’ll be a playoff team. There’s a big difference between getting a playoff spot and being a contender for the Cup and I still think they’re a little bit away from that, but I think they’re moving in the ri...
If Vegas Does Get An NHL Team, What About Gambling?
from Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
It’s a developing story, not a done deal. In May, MGM Resorts broke ground on a $375 million, 20,000-seat arena on the Strip that is set to open in 2016, and it figures to someday be ho...
The AHL 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today released the complete schedule of regular-season games for the 2014-15 season, the league’s 79th year of operation. The season, comprising 1,140 games, begins on Fri., Oct. 10...
Bill Daly On The Latest Expansion Talk
from Patrick Caisse of TVA Sports,
The rumor that an expansion team soon moved to Las Vegas raged Tuesday night.
In fact, a reporter from The Province has even write that it was a "done deal" and that it was only a matter of time before e...
Cory Sarich Slowly Recovering From Bike Accident
from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
Sarich had gone out for a morning ride on July 21, taking his hybrid bike along Windermere Loop Road — a challenging, 40-minute training session on a quiet road.
He approached a descent and...
Anaheim Lake Honors Carey Price
from Caitlin Thompson of the Coast Mountain News,
The gymnasium of the Anahim Lake School was packed last week as community members turned out to honour one of their own: superstar NHL goalie Carey Price.
In town to promote his...
Questions Facing The Arizona Coyotes
from Davis Harper of NHL.com,
How much stronger are Arizona's bottom-six forwards? -- This summer the Coyotes acquired Joe Vitale and B.J. Crombeen, two disciplined and physical forwards, to anchor the fourth line. Antoine Vermette, entering ...
Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas getting to know NHL business, cautions against ‘magic formulas’
According to the Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski, new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas is working very hard to learn the ropes in Toronto...
“It’s been a busy summer,” said the new assistant GM. “It’s been an in...
Expansion fervor outpaces economic realities, especially in Las Vegas
I (hi, it's George) was going to leave this one for the morning and the boss to deal with, but I'm captain cold bucket of water during non-charitable-challenge time, so here goes:
As Paul noted, the Vancouver Province's Tony Gallagher insists th...