Oct 23, 2010, 1:29 PM EST
With only 60 or so jobs available, life isn’t easy for the types of goalies who aren’t automatic $5 million+ starters. Just look at the careers of guys who had some low moments but actually put together solid numbers like (don’t laugh … too much) Roman Cechmanek. He had a few shaky moments after being…
Oct 23, 2010, 1:08 PM EST
With a stunning 13 games tonight, we’ll keep this previews short and sweet. Keep in mind all times are Eastern (ET). 7:00pm Buffalo @ New Jersey It’s the battle of the all-world goalies on teams who have been awful at home. Buffalo is 0-4-1 while New Jersey is 0-3-1 so far at their own arenas.…
Oct 23, 2010, 12:00 PM EST
Vancouver 5, Minnesota 1 I’ve always been a big fan of Manny Malhotra but it’s admittedly for a pretty dumb reason: he is awesome at faceoffs in video games. In fact, once Rod Brind’amour retired – the Michelangelo of polygonal puck draws – Malhotra took the mantle as the best FO guy in the digital…
Oct 23, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
If real life played out like NHL ’11 or any number of hockey video games, this save might have made someone (definitely not me, though, because I’m super sophisticated and convincingly mature) throw a controller. That’s because skilled Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derick Brassard was all alone in front of rookie Calgary Flames goalie Henrik…
Oct 23, 2010, 10:00 AM EST
Check out all three of last night’s hat tricks in one convenient post.
Oct 23, 2010, 1:00 AM EST
This just in: Steve Stamkos being awesome isn’t a “one time thing.” He has arrived as a truly great player in the NHL and the Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to look like a genuine contender for a playoff berth. Stamkos scored three goals to bring his total to a league-leading eight while also producing…
Oct 23, 2010, 12:30 AM EST
Few hockey players can match the kind of minute or two Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett experienced in tonight’s loss against the Calgary Flames. First, he scored a nice goal. Then he got into a fight with Calgary Flames star (and captain) Jarome Iginla. So, who do you think won the fight?
Oct 22, 2010, 11:55 PM EST
Note: We’ll take a look at the Vancouver Canucks – Minnesota Wild game tomorrow morning. Gosh, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks … you couldn’t provide another hat trick performance tonight? Rebels. Anyway, let’s recap four of Friday’s five games. Calgary 6, Columbus 2 Rene Bourque was one of the three players who scored a…
Oct 22, 2010, 10:59 PM EST
Much like eating a Reese’s, there’s really no wrong way for an NHL player to reach his 1,000th point. That being said, it makes it that much more special if a player can do it in style. Daniel Alfredsson capped a great performance – and highlighted a fantastic career – by scoring an empty net…
Oct 22, 2010, 10:02 PM EST
It’s been long enough that any dreams Nashville Predators fans had about Alex Radulov returning to the team are probably long forgotten. If they weren’t totally erased a few months ago, it seems just about official that he won’t play as a Predator ever again. That’s because the talented Russian winger will ply his trade…
Oct 22, 2010, 9:06 PM EST
Oh, Ice Girls and cheerleaders. Your gyrations and spandex uniforms are fodder for post-goal closeups and frowning house wives in equal proportions. It’s debatable whether they make sense in sports in general and hockey in particular, but anyone who cringes at their presence must also acknowledge that they’re not going anywhere. In fact, their navel-sporting…
Oct 22, 2010, 8:01 PM EST
Apparently Chris Pronger is such a destructive physical force that sometimes, he even hurts his own teammates. That happened during the Philadelphia Flyers’ light skate today, as Pronger knocked already-banged-up forward Ville Leino out of practice, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly. Now Leino is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.…
Oct 22, 2010, 7:13 PM EST
It’s already been a tough start in Tampa Bay for normally prolific forward Simon Gagne. While the Lightning have been pretty explosive overall, Gagne is pointless so far in six games and has an abysmal -8 rating. The bad news keeps piling on, too, as TSN reports that Gagne will miss Tampa Bay’s game against…
Oct 22, 2010, 6:00 PM EST
Here’s the rundown of tonight’s likely starting goalies in the NHL.
Oct 22, 2010, 5:17 PM EST
The Colorado Avalanche are going to have to make due without defenseman and captain Adam Foote for an undetermined amount of time thanks to a concussion. The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater has the story on what’s going on with Foote. The 39-year-old defenseman suffered the injury at the end of the first period Thursday night…
Oct 22, 2010, 4:47 PM EST
James Engquist, the fan grabbed by Canucks forward Rick Rypien, isn’t happy with the punishment handed down by the NHL and says if he did that at his job he’d be fired. Welcome to reality, James.
Oct 22, 2010, 3:49 PM EST
If you’re a recently deposed former backup goalie in the NHL who was waived, what’s your next step for work? Turns out, playing in Europe is the answer.
Oct 22, 2010, 2:54 PM EST
The start of Olli Jokinen’s second tour of duty in Calgary isn’t exactly off to the start the Flames were hoping for.
Oct 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EST
Canucks forward Rick Rypien gets a six-game suspension, but we’re left feeling that that wasn’t enough.
Oct 22, 2010, 11:04 AM EST
With Canucks forward Rick Rypien’s hearing in New York City with the NHL front office underway today to decide what his punishment for grabbing a fan during a game will be, it’s about time we caught up with what you think his punishment should be. We polled you guys recently to find out what you…
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