NHL

What Happened to the Ducks?

(the tennessean)

Despite Loaded Roster, Disappointment Continues for Ducks Another year of promise, another disappointing playoff exit far earlier than anyone had hoped. Where did it go wrong for the Anaheim Ducks? How It Started With the way the season started you could say the Anaheim Ducks were lucky to make it into the postseason. The Ducks couldn’t get out of their own way. For a majority of the season they saw ...

Read More »

Bob Hartley Fired as Calgary Flames Head Coach

(calgary herald)

Flames Part Ways with Coach The Calgary Flames fired head coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday morning, as well as associate coach Jacques Cloutier. The move isn’t a total surprise as, according to Eric Francis, Flames GM Brad Treliving didn’t leave with Team Canada for the IIHF world championships this week, opting to remain behind for an “emergency meeting” on Monday.Why the ...

Read More »

Kris Letang Suspended One Game For Illegal Check

Kris Letang

Penguins Defensemen to Miss Game Four It didn’t take long to find out what would be the fate of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. He will be suspended one game for an illegal check delivered to Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson during the first period of Monday night’s Game Three. Obviously, that means he will miss Game Four against the ...

Read More »

Brooks Orpik Suspended 3 Games For Hit on Maatta

(espn.com)

Capitals Defenseman Suspended For Questionable Hit The Washington Capitals will be without defenseman and former Pittsburgh Penguin Brooks Orpik after he delivered a vicious hit to Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup between the two teams. Here is the hit in question: Orpik was assessed a minor for interference at the time of ...

Read More »

New Jersey Devils: Top 5 Draft Targets

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 02:  Head coach John Hynes of the New Jersey Devils talks with Kyle Palmieri #21,John Moore #2 and Adam Henrique #14 during a time out against the Dallas Stars on January 2,2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The New Jersey Devils defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Lack High-End, Young Talent   For the longest time, the New Jersey Devils didn’t depend on flash and sizzle. They relied on a steady dose of solid defense, outstanding goaltending and just the right amount of timely goal-scoring to catapult themselves to a trio of Stanley Cup Championships. But since the days of Martin Brodeur have passed, the Devils ...

Read More »

Masterson Trophy: Who Ya Got?

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello, Jagr, Dupuis Nominated for Masterson Trophy Every year, the NHL awards the Bill Masterson Trophy to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The award is named after former Minnesota North Stars player Bill Masterson, who died on January 15, 1968 after sustaining injuries during a game. A $2,500 grant from ...

Read More »

This Is Ovechkin’s Year To Pass Crosby

(cbc.ca)

Ovechkin Could Take Lead in Competition Between Generational Superstars Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, one of the NHL’s preeminent storylines has centered around two men. A pair of number one overall draft picks, they were to be the new Wayne Gretzky vs Mario Lemieux, the rivalry of dominant superstars that would lead the NHL for the next 15 ...

Read More »

Anaheim Becoming the New San Jose

(credit: USA Today)

Despite Regular Season Success, Ducks Can’t Find Ultimate Success Another year, another disappointing finish for the Anaheim Ducks. Such is becoming the norm for a team that regularly finds itself among the preseason favorites to win the Stanley Cup. And there was plenty of good reason for the Ducks to feel good about their chances in 2015-16. They added depth ...

Read More »

Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Draft Targets

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 3:  Alex Tanguay #40 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates with Jarome Iginla #12 and Tyson Barrie #4 a goal by Gabriel Landeskog #92 against the Anaheim Ducks on April 3, 2015 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

Young Avalanche Look to Add Quality Depth to Prospect Ranks   It seems like forever ago, but the Colorado Avalanche actually won the ultra-competitive Central Division just two seasons ago. So it goes without saying that this is a talented group that isn’t nearly as far away as they may seem at times. Then again, those are the growing pains ...

Read More »

(Video) Dan Boyle’s Profane Rant Against Larry Brooks

dan-boyle

Rangers Defenseman Curses Out Several Reporters in Postseason Media Session Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that New York Rangers defenseman let loose in a profanity-ridden tirade against New York Post reporter Larry Brooks, demanding that he be removed from the dressing room during a team postseason media session. Now, there’s video (and a transcript!). “Nobody likes you. Nobody respects you. ...

Read More »