Archive for October, 2011

If Rangers are Soft, What are Sharks?

2011SJS

By Alexander Monaghan President  Following tonight’s disappointing 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton felt the need to blow off steam. Instead of giving his opponent credit for playing a better game, he downplayed the victors. According to Chris Botta of the New York Times, via Twitter, Thornton said [...]

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - October 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Categories: NHL Talk, San Jose Sharks, Western Conference, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fisher Blinsided, Confused; Is He Right?

2011NSH

By Alexander Monaghan President  Over the weekend, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan had some work to do. At least five separate incidents were reviewed (pretty much everything is reviewed in the ‘Shanaban’ era) but at the end of the day, only two players wound up suspended from the League. Dan Carcillo, a repeat offender, took a [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - at 10:07 pm

Categories: Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, NHL Talk, Western Conference, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , ,

Manhattanville Valiants Upset Team USA U-18 Team

Manhattanville

By Anthony O’hagan The Manhattanville Valiants, a Division III men’s hockey team from Purchase, N.Y, went toe to toe with future Division I college players and future potential NHL players in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday October 29th. In a game that came down to the last second, Manhattanville upset the US under 18 team by [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by aohagan - October 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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Off The Ice with ‘King’ Henrik Lundqvist

2011NYR

Fans of the NHL are very aware of how a superstar player is performing throughout the year, whether it’s good or bad.  Fantasy hockey is becoming more and more popular with each season and social media even allows fans to follow their teams with up-to-the-minute information.  What you don’t often hear about is their off-ice [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by michael.schmitt - at 7:10 am

Categories: Eastern Conference, New York Rangers, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , ,

Gaborik & Richards Broken Up: Hasty or Necessary?

2011NYR

By Alexander Monaghan President This morning Katie Strang of ESPN New York reported, via Twitter, that Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards were not skating on the same line. Instead, the team’s newest free agent prize found himself between the heart-and-soul of the team – Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky – while Gaborik flanked Erik Christensen and Wojtek [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - October 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Categories: Eastern Conference, New York Rangers, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Home Ice No Longer an Advantage for Flyers

2011PHI

Even with a cast of new characters, the Flyers road woes that began in mid-February have continued this season. Turns out there is a place that's better than home, sweet home.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by David Strehle - at 3:05 pm

Categories: Eastern Conference, NHL Talk, Philadelphia Flyers, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Do the Devils Still Need a Center?

2011NJD

Just as he was beginning to cement his spot in the lineup, New Jersey Devils‘ forward Jacob Josefson suffered a broken right clavicle that will keep him off the ice for three to four months. Last season he missed 35 games with a torn ligament in his right hand. Since Travis Zajac started the season [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Katlyn Gambill - October 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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Schenn Out for 4-6 Weeks; Rinaldo, Gustafsson Recalled

2011PHI

By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor With the team slumping - having lost three of the last four games – the Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have made several roster moves. Brayden Schenn, who was recalled from Adirondack just four games ago, sustained a broken foot last night when blocking a shot against the Montreal Canadiens.  [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by David Strehle - at 2:41 pm

Categories: Eastern Conference, NHL Talk, Philadelphia Flyers, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , ,

Cats’ Good Start, Roster Upgrade Spark Playoff Hopes

2011FLA

Last year's version of the Panthers was truly painful to watch. These Cats are refreshing and fun. They may even have a shot at making the postseason.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Bill Whitehead - at 9:31 am

Categories: Eastern Conference, Florida Panthers, NHL Talk, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Montreal Canadiens Justified in Firing Perry Pearn

2011MTL

By Alexander Monaghan President  Tasteless but justified. Approximately one hour before tonight’s home game against the Philadelphia Flyers, members of the Montreal Canadiens were informed assistant coach Perry Pearn was relieved of his duties. In charge of mostly special teams, Pearn’s influence over the club clearly failed as the Habs boasted a 9.4 percent PP efficiency [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - October 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Categories: Eastern Conference, Montreal Canadiens, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , ,

Jaroslav Halak Ousted as Starting Goalie; What’s Wrong?

2011STL

By Jose Simoes Many fans in Montreal were wondering what new GM Pierre Gauthier was thinking when he traded 2009-2010 playoff hero, Jaroslav Halak, to the St. Louis Blues for young forwards Lars Eller and Ian Schultz. After coming off a season in which he split starting duties with incumbent Carey Price, he posted a [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jose Simoes - at 6:35 pm

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What is Next After Season’s First Blockbuster?

2011NHL

Patrick Powell Salary Cap Analyst  As NHLHS’s Bill Whitehead reported on Saturday, the first major trade of the 2011-2012 occurred where the Florida Panthers dealt left wing David Booth, minor leaguer Steven Reinprecht, and a 2013 third round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucksfor veteran forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm. In analyzing this deal [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Patrick Powell - October 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

Categories: Eastern Conference, Florida Panthers, NHL Talk, Trade Rumors, Vancouver Canucks, Western Conference, [NHLHS] Team Coverage   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jagr, Hartnell Finally Get on the Board to Lead Flyers

2011PHI

For a team struggling to find ways to score goals, Monday's 4-2 win over Toronto featured some positives in the scoring department. Two players who are being counted on to produce, but hadn't lit the lamp yet this year, provided all the offense the Flyers would need.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by David Strehle - at 2:16 am

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