Ritter’s Rant: News And Notes From Around the NHL

June 20th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Adios Mr. Blake!

The NHL lost another one of it’s greatest players last week when perennial all-star defenseman Rob Blake announced his retirement. Blake, who posted 777 career points including 240 goals, will be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013 and he should be a first-time ballet entry.

Blake had an amazing career, complete with a Norris Trophy Award in 1997-98, a Stanley Cup win with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001 and an Olympic gold medal in 2002 as a member of Team Canada.

One thing is for sure, the NHL needs players like Blake—ones that are good off the ice as they are on it. He will be missed; thanks for the memories Mr. Blake!

Was The Price, Right?

Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier has been under a lot of criticism for trading away Stanley Cup Playoff hero Jaroslav Halak.

Needless to say, considering what Gauthier received in return for Halak from the St. Louis Blues (Lars Eller and Ian Schultz) the backlash is both fair and warranted.

What irks me more than the fact I think Gauthier traded away who many feel is the better goaltender is the fact that the Canadiens organization have sen ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.