By Ryan Kennedy
Not a lot of wins have come out of Alberta in recent years, but at least there is hope in both markets. Edmonton has toiled for years and had the more high-profile rebuild, but Calgary is quickly putting together a nice coterie of players as well.
Sean Monahan has already made a dent in the NHL and two other names are poised to join him up front on the Flames sooner than later: Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett.
Gaudreau, the Hobey Baker winner from Boston College, already has one game under his belt from last season and he even scored that night.
Source: Post To Post
By David Staples
This just in from Comcast SportsNet’s NHL insider Joe Haggerty, who covers the Boston Bruins, speculation about a Nail Yakupov for Johnny Boychuk deal:
“The intriguing part about Edmonton from Boston’s perspective: They have young forward talent, along with a desperate need for a shutdown defenseman such as Boychuk. Something along the lines of a Nail Yakupov-for-Johnny Boychuk trade could solve problems for both teams from a long-term perspective, but there’s no question the Black and Gold’s chances of winning a Cup this season would take a hit if No. 55 is dealt before, or in, this upcoming season.
Source: Cult Of Hockey
VANCOUVER – He may be able to remake a team, but Jim Benning could use some help from Martha Stewart redecorating a workspace.
Source: Vancouver Sun
By Ronnie Shuker
Sports are like sex: the more action the better. And hockey has the most per game of the five major team sports.
Yes, even more than soccer, according to FIFA. At the 2014 World Cup, the average amount of time the ball was in play was only 57.6 minutes, under two-thirds the length of a game. (Discuss among yourselves how much of that actually constitutes “action.”)
Meanwhile, an NHL game lasts at least a full 60 minutes, and all of it is action.
So among the big five, soccer slides in at No. 2 in actual action time, then comes the
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By Anthony S.
No, no, no – we aren’t talking about the hilarious Honeymooners episode way back when TV was black & white. You know the one where Ed Norton dons the space helmet to watch his favorite show. No? Come on kids, get on that.
We also aren’t talking about the beloved Rangers’ coach from the late 80′s to early 90′s, Roger Nielson. Who by the way, had the ugliest collection of ties I have ever had the displeasure of witnessing.
Roger Nielson and his ties – seriously I wasn’t kidding.
No, we are talking hi-tech! SNYRangers posted a blog post on the
Source: Full Tilt NYR
By Adam Rotter
Henrik Lundqvist says that at age 32 he can’t train the exact same way that he did when he was younger and that he needs to be smarter about how he prepares. (GP)
He says that now he usually ices his knees after practice to reduce swelling and that while he has had inflammation around the bones in his knee and hips, the past two season have been “totally okay.” (GP)
Lundqvist’s injury history in his career is (TSN) :
- 2005-06: missed 7 games at end of season because of hip flexor
- 2006-07: missed one game because
Ron Ilitch, whose father owns the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, is charged with possession of cocaine after his arrest Wednesday afternoon on the city’s west side, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Detroit Free Press