Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Brian Elliott Injury: Updates on Blues Star’s Lower Body and Return

November 25th, 2014
St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott suffered a lower-body injury against the Ottawa Senators and missed the remainder of Tuesday night's matchup. The team's official Twitter account passed along the news: Elliott, 29, has been solid on the season through 13 starts prior to Tuesday. The former Ottawa goalie holds an 8-4-1 ...

Marc-Andre Fleury’s 300th Career Win a Sign of Good Things to Come

November 25th, 2014
November has been a good month for Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. He's 6-1-1 in eight starts with two shutouts and was rewarded by general manager Jim Rutherford with a four-year, $23 million contract extension on November 5, per Patrick Williams of NHL.com. On Monday night, the 29-year-old Fleury joined an elite group ...

Breaking Down the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders’ Prospect Swap

November 25th, 2014
The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders authored a minor trade on Tuesday, with New York sending defensive prospect Andrey Pedan to the Canucks in exchange for a third-round draft pick and ECHLer Alexandre Mallet: Given the inclusion of the draft pick, it should not come as a surprise to anyone ...

How Big of an Impact Will a Healthy Stephen Weiss Make for Detroit Red Wings?

November 25th, 2014
When Stephen Weiss signed a five-year, $24.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, I thought it was a great deal for general manager Ken Holland. Henrik Zetterberg is an amazing top-six forward who often rotated between wing and center, so adding Weiss gave the team a viable second-line center. With the Florida ...

Former NHL Coach Pat Quinn Dies at Age 71

November 25th, 2014
The sport of hockey lost one of its truly great minds and people Sunday night as former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn died at the age of 71.    According to ESPN.com's Katie Strang, the Vancouver native succumbed to a long illness. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released a statement ...

Claude Julien, Boston Bruins Good Enough for Regulation Tie Against Penguins

November 25th, 2014
Four more minutes, 28 more seconds, and maybe the top talking point after Monday night’s action would have been Claude Julien’s early Jack Adams candidacy. Instead, a debatable deployment of three forwards and one defenseman in the four-on-four overtime precipitated a rapid sudden-death slip for the Boston Bruins. That put a mild damper ...

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Speculation from Around the League

November 25th, 2014
While you settle down to Thanksgiving dinner with your friends and family, the front offices around the NHL will be taking a long, hard look at their rosters and deciding whether they are buyers or sellers this season. At this point, there have been enough games that teams have a general ...

Ranking the Top Candidates for the Vezina Trophy in the 2014-15 Season

November 24th, 2014
Some of the faces are the same, but there has been a lot of movement in the Vezina Trophy race for the 2014 NHL season over the past month. Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild was fourth just a few weeks ago but fell off the map with four losses in ...

Martin St. Louis Returns to Tampa in Midst of Interesting Season with Rangers

November 24th, 2014
Martin St. Louis is a legendary forward whose NHL journey will ultimately culminate in Toronto. No, St. Louis will not be donning blue and white once again by skating with the Maple Leafs—he wore the colors in Tampa—but one day he'll be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He's defied ...

The Risks and Rewards of Bringing KHL Players to the NHL

November 24th, 2014
A week ago, the NHL made St. Louis Blues centre Jori Lehtera its first star of the week after he scored four goals and six points in three games, including a hat trick against the hapless Buffalo Sabres. It was a great example of the kind of talent the KHL ...