NHL / Sports

Philadelphia Flyers: Prospect Profile Robert Hagg

Feb 21 4:01pm Broad Street Buzz
Philadelphia’s Flyers Prospect Profile, Robert Hagg Robert Hagg a member of the Philadelphia Flyers stellar stock of defensemen prospect, has spent the last three seasons in Lehigh Valley crafting his game. Hagg has played in 190 games in his AHL career scoring 49 points, adding 136 penalty minutes. A Uppsala, Sweden native Hagg left home […] Philadelphia Flyers: Prospect Profile Robert Hagg - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Rating The Ice

Feb 21 2:40pm Kuklas Korner
from Joe McDonald of ESPN, There's a growing concern among players about the ice conditions around the NHL. In an attempt to help fix the issues, the NHL and NHLPA Playing Environment subcommittee recently initiated a joint project to better identify and resolve ice-condition issues throughout the league. This process began on Feb. 1. Players and on-ice officials are asked to fill out a one-page form after every game in order to quickly rate the ice. Players rate the ice either excellent, good or fair based on the three periods. The survey also asks is the ice hard and fast, and does it have good glide, or is it chippy, soft or sluggish. Players are also asked whether or not the shoveling of snow during television timeouts is suitable or not. NHL's deputy commissioner Bill Daly responded to an email from ESPN.com, asking about the success of the new rating process. ...
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Boston Bruins: Victory Brings Confidence

Feb 21 2:18pm Causeway Crowd
The Boston Bruins are riding their season high four-game win streak as they continue their west coast road trip. It’s been two weeks since the Boston Bruins made their coaching change. Bruce Cassidy got to work at once, putting the team through a series of practices where he pushed the tempo to a high level. […] Boston Bruins: Victory Brings Confidence - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Brendan Smith speaks with St. James, Khan about trade rumors

Feb 21 1:40pm Kuklas Korner
The Red Wings' morning skate and game day news cycle ahead of tonight's game against the Islanders (7:30 PM on FSD/MSG+ 2/97.1 FM) offered few surprises or scoops, but Brendan Smith did address the possibility that he might be traded, as noted by the Free Press's Helene St. James in text and video form... “I only know Red Wings hockey and I like it,” Smith said after the morning skate. “That’s all I can say. I’ve loved every moment here, good and bad. They have made me a better player. I would like to continue to stay on the Wing path, but there is a business, and you never know what happens.” The Wings have five defensemen under contract for next season, and Nick Jensen and Xavier Ouellet are restricted free agents this summer. Smith might not be back anyways, so trading him now to a team looking to go on a playoff run (Pittsburgh, for exampl...
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Red Wings-Islanders game-day articles: Mrazek vs. Greiss; Howard recovering, Smith talks trade

Feb 21 12:40pm Kuklas Korner
The Detroit Red Wings face the New York Islanders this evening (7:30 PM EST on FSD/MSG+ 2/97.1 FM), and the Wings' morning skate revealed few surprises (including Jimmy Howard not being quite ready to head down to Grand Rapids for a conditioning stint), as the Free Press's Helene St. James noted: The Wings have a bit of swagger after a weekend that saw them topple the two best teams in the East in Washington and Pittsburgh. Petr Mrazek has been hot his last four starts, earning save percentages of .923, .944, .964 and .949, respectively. Mrazek will likely start against Thomas Greiss as the Islanders open a 9-game road trip... Mike Green was back with Danny DeKeyser at the morning skate after missing two games because of illness. Niklas Kronwall is with Xavier Ouellet and Brendan Smith with Nick Jensen. Up front, Henrik Zetterberg is with Tomas Tatar and Anthony Mantha (...
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Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Using Players Correctly

Feb 21 11:47am Causeway Crowd
Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Using Players Correctly Following His Promotion The Bruce Cassidy-era in Boston has been successful through four games. The Boston Bruins look like a rejuvenated team, and that’s including their first game back following their bye-week. Despite the overwhelming odds that teams have faced playing following their week off, the […] Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Using Players Correctly - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Red Wings-Islanders morning skate Tweets and articles: Mrazek to start for Wings; talking trades

Feb 21 11:40am Kuklas Korner
The Detroit Red Wings face the New York Islanders this evening (7:30 PM EST on FSD/MSG+ 2/97.1 FM) with the Red Wings hoping to earn a pre- Bye Week win and the Islanders hoping to start a 9-game road trip on a positive note. The Wings hit the ice at Joe Louis Arena for their morning skate just after 10:30 AM, per MLive's Ansar Khan... #RedWings on ice for morning skate. Mrazek in starter's net, as expected. pic.twitter.com/hk8S5rVbvc — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 21, 2017...
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New Jersey Devils Could Keep P.A. Parenteau Past Trade Deadline

Feb 21 11:30am Pucks and Pitchforks
With the Trade Deadline approaching, many are pinpointing who is expendable on each NHL team. Many New Jersey Devils fans have pointed out P.A. Parenteau as an obvious trade choice. The New Jersey Devils are still in a very tight playoff race in the Eastern Conference. That fact is making the team’s stance come next […] New Jersey Devils Could Keep P.A. Parenteau Past Trade Deadline - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Boston Bruins Prospect Trent Frederic Proving Critics Wrong

Feb 21 11:01am Causeway Crowd
Boston Bruins Prospect Trent Frederic is Proving Critics Wrong With a Breakout 2016-17 Season at Wisconsin When the Boston Bruins drafted Trent Frederic in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, there was criticism. This isn’t uncommon with teams at the draft – it’s impossible to please everybody. Still – it seemed like […] Boston Bruins Prospect Trent Frederic Proving Critics Wrong - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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All Heidi Browning - Chief Marketing Officer For The NHL

Feb 21 10:40am Kuklas Korner
from Alexanda Bruell of the Wall Street Journal, WSJ: You recently left a sexy digital music business to join a 100-year-old sports league. What’s your mandate? MS. BROWNING: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave me one clear goal, and that’s to grow our sport. Our mission is to modernize our approach and take a fresh look at the marketing mix to find new ways to engage new and future fans. The real focus here is extending the reach of the NHL brand—driving viewership, digital audience, engagement with the app, increasing social followers. How does that drive our NHL TV sales, merchandise sales and ticket sales? The commissioner encouraged me to take a blank-canvas approach to growth. WSJ: Who are your current fans and some of the new fans you’re looking to reach? MS. BROWNING: We need to broaden beyond hard-core fans and expand to casual fans. Mille...
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Video- Highlights From The Two NHL Games Played On Monday Night

Feb 21 9:40am Kuklas Korner
Look out, NHL, the @FlaPanthers are coming. Check out everything you missed last night in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up pic.twitter.com/4WQ4mFwJrq — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 21, 2017...
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Philadelphia Flyers Taking Calls On Their Captain?

Feb 21 9:00am Broad Street Buzz
Will General Manager Ron Hextall take calls on his Captain? The 29 year old Giroux has scored just twice in past 25 games and still has six years left on a $66,200,000 million dollar deal which carries a annual cap hit of $8,275,000 plus a full no movement clause. Sam Carchidi of Philly.Com floated out […] Philadelphia Flyers Taking Calls On Their Captain? - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Video- Vincent Trocheks Goal With 4.6 Ticks Left Gives The Panthers 5 Consecutive Wins

Feb 21 7:39am Kuklas Korner
As you can see, Jake Allen had a tough time picking up the puck.   Almost had it! pic.twitter.com/KcQMjyDpWt — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 21, 2017   Below is a video of the goal....
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Re-Introducing the Pairwise Probability Matrix

Feb 21 5:00am College Hockey News from CHN
We often like to say around here that it's silly to write an article about what the NCAA Tournament bracket would look like if the season ended today, because it does not end today. So, we put our money where our mouth is and created a simulator that plays out the entire rest of the season, and then we show you the results. We call this the Pairwise Probability Matrix. We rolled this out in beta last ...
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Reids Triumphant Return

Feb 21 3:05am Fantasy Hockey Blog at Razzball.com
Hey everyone! Reid is back this time around running down the recent developments around the league. We start off with the Michael Stone trade and discuss if there's a comparable to what the Kings did with DeMarcus Cousins. From there, we rundown injuries, discuss Claude Julien going to Montreal, Florida's amazing road trip and the unlikelihood of Antoine Roussel's hat trick with Michael Haley's two point game. Afterwards, Reid and I help you out through this week by highlighting the teams with bye weeks and running down each team's holds and cuts. As always, we wrap things up with the Three Point Challenge. Be sure to make your picks below. All of that and more in the latest edition of the Razzball Hockey Podcast brought to you by SeatGeek, Draft and FanPicks!...
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Prospect news: Hronek 1+3 in Saginaw Spirit win; Walleye to sell playoff tickets Friday

Feb 21 12:39am Kuklas Korner
Of prospect-related note: In the OHL, Filip Hronek had a goal and 3 assists on 6 shots as his Saginaw Spirit won 6-5 over the Sarnia Sting; Givani Smith took 4 shots and a penalty in the Guelph Storm's 5-1 loss to Flint; Jordan Sambrook finished at +1 with 2 shots in the Erie Otters' 4-3 win over Oshawa;   And in the ECHL, it's good to be the Toledo Walleye: their record is so good that the Toledo Blade's Mark Monroe reports that the ECHL-leading Toledo Walleye are going to start selling playoff tickets on Friday, February 24th.
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Nikita Zadorov Injured In Practice Today And Is Done For The Season

Feb 20 8:39pm Kuklas Korner
from Ryan Boulding of ColoradoAvalanche.com, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov left Monday's practice after colliding with forward Mikko Rantanen during one of the on-ice exercises and is out for the remainder of the regular season with a fractured ankle, the team announced. The incident occurred when Zadorov became entwined with Rantanen during a drill. He got tangled up with Mikko, head coach Jared Bednar said after practice. He actually fell on top of Mikko, but his leg got trapped underneath Mikko and he fell awkwardly. While Zadorov's status is a tough blow for the club, the Avalanche appears closer to getting two other players back in the mix. continued...
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Winning = Wings morale improving, theyre defending the streak one game at a time

Feb 20 5:40pm Kuklas Korner
DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji spoke with Mike Green, Thomas Vanek and Jimmy Howard regarding the Wings' winning weekend and its effects on team morale: In all honesty, the Wings' success this past weekend in beating Washington and Pittsburgh, didn't 'shock the Hockey World,' but it did provide the Wings with a confidence boost, which was needed as Detroit goes down the home stretch of their schedule. It's huge, defenseman Mike Green said. More importantly, we're really playing good hockey. If we can continue that after the break here and finishing with the game tomorrow night, we'll go on a run, we'll create some points and we'll put ourselves in a good position. Right now we're playing good and we need to continue. After Tuesday, the Wings will have their five-day break and return to action February 28 at Vancouver. I think there's a sense of confidence that's...
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Philadelphia Flyers Prepare For Approaching Trade Deadline

Feb 20 5:00pm Broad Street Buzz
The Philadelphia Flyers have less than two weeks to address the elephant in the room. Will they be buyers at the trade deadline? Or, will there be an attempt at a last ditch effort of the bloated contracts on hand? The Flyers Numbers (UFA & RA 2017-2018) The Flyers have 7 Unrestricted Free Agents for […] Philadelphia Flyers Prepare For Approaching Trade Deadline - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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The Calgary Flames Get Michael Stone From Arizona

Feb 20 4:40pm Kuklas Korner
Sounds like ARI has traded Michael Stone to CGY. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2017   Calgary sends 3rd and conditional fifth to Arizona for Michael Stone. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 20, 2017   Michael Stone is going to CAL for a third and a conditional 5th, pending no surprises — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 20, 2017...
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The Evgeni Malkin Hit On Mark Wheeler

Feb 20 3:39pm Kuklas Korner
from Bob McKenzie of TSN, For what it’s worth, and it’s not much, I didn't like the Malkin hit on Wheeler. I like to think I like hitting in hockey as much as anyone, but Malkin's hit struck me as unnecessary. The puck was gone. Outside of fulfilling the time-worn “finish your check” mantra or protecting the sky-is-falling chorus of “there's going to be no hitting in the game,” I'm not sure what purpose Malkin's hit served, especially weighed against the contact to Wheeler's head. But I have also come to realize everyone's threshold for this type of hit is different, and if the GMs on opposite sides of the debate haven't figured it out yet, I don't like our chances for resolving it here today. I get that Jets fans are angry, and I wouldn't want to be dismissive of them, though let's be honest: How many of them would be outraged if it had b...
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The NHLs Bye-Week Woes

Feb 20 1:53pm Stars and Sticks
Im going to keep hammering it down everyone’s throat, the NHL’s bye-week is a problem. It’s no secret by now, the bye-week has been a fail for the NHL. The Capitals in particular felt the bye-weeks impact, after two back-to-back losses. It’s a great concept, an 82-game season is grueling on players. With the high […] The NHL’s Bye-Week Woes - Stars and Sticks - Stars and Sticks - A Washington Capitals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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New Jersey Devils: Fans Need to Be Patient With John Hynes

Feb 20 12:55pm Pucks and Pitchforks
Going through a rebuild is always tough. The fans and players alike have the same point of view on losing: they hate it. While John Hynes isn’t going to be a Coach of the Year candidate, its worth taking a look at his resume and why he’s perfect for the Devils rebuild. Devils fans were […] New Jersey Devils: Fans Need to Be Patient With John Hynes - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Los Angeles Kings Will Oversee Operations Of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey

Feb 20 12:39pm Kuklas Korner
BERLIN / LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will now oversee all operations of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey, it was announced today at a news conference at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Eisbaren Berlin of the German Ice Hockey League and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League are owned and operated by AEG Sports, a division of the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The LA Kings will now begin leading all hockey operations and administrative matters, directing the day-to-day leadership of Managing Director Peter John Lee. Lee will report directly to LA Kings President, Business Operations and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.
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BU adds Alex Vlasic, 01 defenseman from Chicago area

Feb 20 12:31pm The Boston Hockey Blog
Another day, another big-time commit for the Boston University men’s hockey team. This time, head coach David Quinn and his staff have secured the services of Alex Vlasic, a blueliner born in 2001. The 15-year-old, who hails from Wilmette, Illinois, currently plays for the Chicago Mission. As of now, he clocks in as 6-foot-3 and ... Read more...
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Philadelphia Flyers Trade Target: Ben Bishop

Feb 20 12:00pm Broad Street Buzz
Are The Philadelphia Flyers in the market for a goaltender on March 1st? With both Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason pending UFA’s this summer, will the Philadelphia Flyers look to acquire a goalie? Ben Bishop (who is currently at #8 on TSN’s bait board) would make a tempting trade target. The 30-year-old goaltender has split […] Philadelphia Flyers Trade Target: Ben Bishop - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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A Feature On Scott And Rob Niedermayer

Feb 20 10:39am Kuklas Korner
from Hometown Hockey, Scott and Rob Niedermayer did everything together growing up as kids in Cranbrook and since the brothers were just 16 months apart in age, they could also be teammates on several hockey teams.  When Scott and Rob went their separate ways to pursue hockey careers at the age of 16, they never thought they’d have the opportunity to play on the same team again. Not only did they end up playing together again, but they won championships together, including the Stanley Cup. Watch the five minute video feature at Hometown Hockey...
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Boston Bruins Earn First Four Game Win Streak

Feb 20 10:33am Causeway Crowd
The Boston Bruins earned their first four-game win streak of the season with a 2-1 road win over the San Jose Sharks. The Boston Bruins knew they were going to be rusty. They were coming off the bye week and would have to scrap that rust off quickly if they were going to beat the […] Boston Bruins Earn First Four Game Win Streak - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Ryan Johansen Returns to Columbus Without Any Fanfare

Feb 20 8:39am Kuklas Korner
from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean, On Sunday afternoon, Johansen, drafted by the Blue Jackets at No. 4 in 2010, said that it feels like everyone’s forgotten about (the trade), remembering his four-plus seasons in Columbus fondly. At no point during Sunday’s game, however, did the Blue Jackets recognize Johansen, which he noted afterwards. I was a little disappointed they didn't put anything on the (scoreboard) to say thank you or anything like that, Johansen told reporters. I think we all know who made that call, but whatever. It’s unclear as to whom Johansen is referring to, though his Blue Jackets career wasn’t always sunny.  more...
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Video- Senators Thought They Had Tied The Game

Feb 20 7:39am Kuklas Korner
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, Inconclusive replays of the close in shot taken by Pageau and the scramble that followed in the last second of regulation time wiped out any hope the Senators had of at least getting into OT, and picking up one all important point. “My blade was in the net, his glove was in the net, his pad was in the net,” said Pageau. “So there was a lot of stuff to cover the puck. There was no call on the ice. “It’s probably the angle of camera they had. It’s not like was an early whistle or anything. Maybe the ref was on the wrong side of the net. He was just trying to do his best. But I’m pretty sure that puck crossed the line, so it’s unfortunate for us.” Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck adamantly stated the right decision was made. That was guaranteed out,” he said. “My...
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Penn State's Kerr Out For Year

Feb 20 5:00am College Hockey News from CHN
Penn State sophomore defenseman Kevin Kerr will miss the remainder of the season, coach Guy Gadowsky said, as reported by The Daily Collegian. Kerr was injured in a game at Wisconsin two weeks ago. It was called a lower-body injury at the time. He was seen sliding feet first into the boards and was soon helped off the ice. Kerr had played all but one game as a freshman and every game this season ...
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The Lacher Story: Behind the Music

Feb 20 5:00am College Hockey News from CHN
This is the behind the scenes true story of tracking down Blaine Lacher, and all that couldn't be told in last Friday's Q&A. OK, that's a bit melodramatic. But it's true that Mr. Lacher was not easy to find, not even by his old teammates and coaches, many of whom haven't seen him since 1994, when Lacher, as a junior, set the record for consecutive shutout minutes and helped lead Lake Superior State ...
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Prospect news: Walleye win in Missouri; Larsson stops 20

Feb 20 3:39am Kuklas Korner
In the prospect department: In the ECHL, Dane Walters had a goal and 2 assists, Mike Borkowski had a goal and an assist and Jeff Lerg stopped 25 shots as the Toledo Walleye defeated the Missouri Mavericks 4-1. The Walleye's website posted a recap:...
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A Shining Stone Is Struck

Feb 20 3:05am Fantasy Hockey Blog at Razzball.com
What looked like an amazing weekend for Mark Stone turned for the worst at the last minute. Stone had one of the biggest games of the year on Saturday scoring a goal and four assists with five shots in the 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Stone followed that up by scoring a goal and taking a penalty against the Jets on Sunday before a hit to the head from Jacob Trouba knocked him out of the game. As if a hit to the head wasn't concerning enough, Stone has already had a concussion in the preseason, an injury that caused him to become a value in drafts. Stone has been terrific this season with 22 goals and 25 assists through 56 games but now, his fantasy owners are in a tough spot as are the Senators who were decimated by injuries over the weekend. Look for some news to come out later today on Stone's status but here's to hoping it's nothing serious like another concussion. Let's take a...
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Mike Cammalleri Needs To Be Motivated By Benching

Feb 20 2:44am Pucks and Pitchforks
Mike Cammalleri was benched for a home-and-home series over the weekend. Once he returns to the lineup, he needs to start scoring again. Mike Cammalleri came to the New Jersey Devils to become a serious scoring threat. The team gave him a five-year deal worth $25 million on the first day of free agency three […] Mike Cammalleri Needs To Be Motivated By Benching - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Philadelphia Flyers End Road Trip On Winning Note

Feb 20 1:35am Broad Street Buzz
The Philadelphia Flyers closed out their Western road trip on winning note, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. After two lackluster performances leading to two losses in Alberta Wednesday and Thursday, The Flyers came out firing opening up a 3-0 lead within the first 2:38 of the second period. Wayne Simmonds scored his 25th of the […] Philadelphia Flyers End Road Trip On Winning Note - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Keith Kinkaid Ruins Trade Value Against New York Islanders

Feb 20 12:16am Pucks and Pitchforks
Keith Kinkaid allowed six goals in possibly his last game with the New Jersey Devils. That is, if anyone wants him anymore. With the Trade Deadline less than two weeks away, teams are putting together its pitches to try and make them better. The New Jersey Devils are in a very weird spot, falling in between […] Keith Kinkaid Ruins Trade Value Against New York Islanders - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Boston Bruins: Every Point Is An Important One

Feb 19 11:12pm Causeway Crowd
The Boston Bruins find themselves on the verge of the outside looking in…again. The Boston Bruins were able to hold on to a playoff slot throughout their bye week. With the B’s back in action, they find themselves masters of their own fate again. As long as the Bruins continue to win, they’ll still be […] Boston Bruins: Every Point Is An Important One - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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The overnight report: Red Wings wrap-up: Wings are buildingif only for prides sake

Feb 19 10:39pm Kuklas Korner
The Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins may or may not have anything to do with an incredibly unlikely playoff run, but it certainly felt good for Red Wings fans to see Detroit beat both Washington and Pittsburgh this weekend, and the way in which the Wings snapped a 5-game winless streak did wonders for the mood in Detroit's locker room. I don't know if the Wings are going to be able to make a dramatic, nearly vertical uphill playoff push--I doubt it, honestly--but at this point, as a fan as much as anything, I'm hoping that they finish the season playing their best, and I'm hoping that the team gives the younger players winning lessons to learn from as the next generation prepares to take over next season (Lordy, let that be the plan...). Whatever happens, especially at the deadline (see: selling), I hope that the team stays positive, win, lose or learn (hop...
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New Jersey Devils: Pathetic Defense Effort Against New York Islanders

Feb 19 9:57pm Pucks and Pitchforks
A six goal outburst from the New York Islanders show exactly what is wrong with the New Jersey Devils this season. A team with more talent is doing worse than last season. The New Jersey Devils scored four goals on Sunday night. It’s a milestone that the team doesn’t hit very often. It is a […] New Jersey Devils: Pathetic Defense Effort Against New York Islanders - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Video- Jacob Trouba Two Minutes For Illegal Check To The Head

Feb 19 8:39pm Kuklas Korner
You make the call.  ...
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Washington Capitals: Capitals Lose Second Straight Game

Feb 19 7:30pm Stars and Sticks
In their second game off the bye-week, the Washington Capitals lost again, this time in Madison Square Garden to the New York Rangers, 2-1. What a day it would have been. If only the Washington Capitals could have pulled away with a victory on Hockey Day in America. I mean, this day was basically made for […] Washington Capitals: Capitals Lose Second Straight Game - Stars and Sticks - Stars and Sticks - A Washington Capitals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Red Wings-Penguins quick take: good feeling

Feb 19 6:39pm Kuklas Korner
The Detroit Red Wings attempted to take out a Pittsburgh Penguins team with a 24-3-3 home record this season, with Detroit aiming for an unlikely win on a day in which Sidney Crosby would be honored for reaching 1,000 points. The Wings won 5-2, defeating the Penguins and Capitals on back-to-back outings, and it felt really good to see the Wings be able to go toe-to-toe with the league's best, even if the wins are inconsequential over the long haul.
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With Jonathan Quick Returning, Kings Are Ready for Playoff Push

Feb 19 4:51pm NYT > Hockey
Los Angeles has stayed in contention despite a season-long injury to its starting goaltender.
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Dave Strader Will Call Boston/Dallas Game On NBC Next Sunday

Feb 19 4:39pm Kuklas Korner
DALLAS, Texas - The Dallas Stars, in conjunction with NBC, announced today that Dave Strader and Daryl Razor Reaugh will call the Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins contest on Sunday, Feb. 26. Strader will provide play-by-play, and Reaugh and Brian Boucher will serve as the color analysts for the nationally televised game on NBC.  The game is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. CT puck drop at American Airlines Center. Strader, who returned to the broadcast booth for the Stars current five-game homestand, continues his fight against cholangiocarcinoma, a fairly rare and aggressive form of cancer. His treatment schedule afforded him the opportunity to travel to Dallas and return to the booth and he called his first game in 283 days last night against Tampa Bay.  Following the Stars games vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 28 and vs. New York Islanders o...
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Rangers 2, Capitals 1: Mats Zuccarellos Third-Period Goal Propels Rangers Past Capitals

Feb 19 3:41pm NYT > Hockey
Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period, Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves, and the Rangers improved to 7-1 in their past eight games.
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Praising the Wings best player, Henrik Zetterberg

Feb 19 3:39pm Kuklas Korner
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill praised the Wings' best player this season, Henrik Zetterberg, during his pre-game press conference, as noted by the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan... Last season, it sure looked like age and many years on the ice rink had caught up with Henrik Zetterberg. His production was down (last season’s 50 points was a drop of 16 from the previous season), and at age 36, Zetterberg wasn’t getting any younger. Coach Jeff Blashill was prepared to take action, reducing Zetterberg’s ice time and workload. “I was very prepared to diminish ice time if his play had diminished,” said Blashill before Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. “But he’s demanded that I play him more and that’s just the way it’s been.” Zetterberg has demanded that time while being arguably the Red Wings’ best player this seas...
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Rosby On Tap

Feb 19 2:39pm Kuklas Korner
The Wings will beat Washington and Pittsburgh in the same weekend and every single one of us will spend the rest of the spring and summer pissed off that talent resides on this team to win like that, over those teams, and still miss the playoffs.
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Philadelphia Flyers Are In Need Of A Win

Feb 19 12:34pm Broad Street Buzz
The Philadelphia Flyers finish off their western road trip Sunday night in Vancouver. Who: Philadelphia Flyers vs Vancouver Canucks Where: Vancouver, British Columbia When:  Wednesday, February 19 @ 10:00 PM Where to watch: CSN Philly Philadelphia’s road trip hasn’t gone to plan, dropping both games on the trip trying to avoid being swept in Canada. […] Philadelphia Flyers Are In Need Of A Win - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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The Look Back: BU sees mixed results vs. UNH

Feb 19 11:47am The Boston Hockey Blog
It probably wasn’t how head coach David Quinn drew it up, but he’ll gladly take three out of four points from this past weekend’s series with the University of New Hampshire. After slumping hard, the No. 4 Boston University men’s hockey team clawed its way back to the status quo, outscoring UNH 12-8 across two ... Read more...
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Video- Action From Saturday In The NHL

Feb 19 9:39am Kuklas Korner
Just four ticks below two minutes in length.   Brent Burns scored twice, the Jets triumphed in Montreal and Ottawa beat the young Leafs. Highlights in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up! pic.twitter.com/v27xdoAfIh — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 19, 2017...
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Boston Bruins: Post-Bye Week Stretch Most Important of 2016-17 Season

Feb 19 7:54am Causeway Crowd
Boston Bruins’ Post-Bye Week Stretch Most Important of 2016-17 Season The Boston Bruins are well-rested and ready to roll. After winning three consecutive games under Bruce Cassidy, the team had a well-deserved six days off. In that time, the Bruins remained in the playoffs in the Atlantic Division despite the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators […] Boston Bruins: Post-Bye Week Stretch Most Important of 2016-17 Season - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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Video- Saturday Headlines And Coachs Corner

Feb 19 7:39am Kuklas Korner
Topics discussed during the Saturday Headlines segment- Claude Julien was in negotiations with another team besides Montreal and it was not the Vegas Golden Knights.  Next up was Alexander Radulov's next contract. Also discussed was the mandatory five day break, what's going on with Curtis Lazar and the Antoine Vermette suspension. Watch at Sportsnet. Coach's Corner was dominated by Hockey Day in Canada talk but other topics discussed included Claude Julien in Montreal and the play of Blake Wheeler and Mike Smith. Watch below...
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Stars salute Strader

Feb 19 1:39am Kuklas Korner
The Dallas Stars saluted Dave Strader as he returned to the booth despite battling bile duct cancer, both during and after the Stars' 4-3 OT win over Tampa Bay:...
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Roundup: Minnesota Wins OT Thriller; Wisconsin Keeps Pace

Feb 19 1:33am College Hockey News from CHN
Rem Pitlick, who had a hat trick Friday, redirected a shot with 1:33 left in overtime to give Minnesota a weekend sweep of Penn State, 4-3, on Saturday. In a wild third period, Minnesota tied the game with 3.5 seconds left in regulation. Taylor Cammarata was able to squeeze the puck back off a faceoff, and Justin Kloos roofed a shot past PSU goaltender Peyton Jones to send the game to overtime. That ...
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Roundup: Western Michigan Sweeps UND

Feb 19 1:33am College Hockey News from CHN
Western Michigan was outshot 46-19 but held off North Dakota on Saturday for a 3-2 and the completion of a weekend series sweep at Lawson Ice Arena. Freshman goalie Ben Blacker made a career-high 44 saves and Matheson Iacopelli scored twice for the Broncos. It was the first-ever sweep for WMU over North Dakota. Blacker made 32 of his saves in the second and third periods. Western Michigan also ...
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Devante Smith-Pelly A Necessary Secondary Scoring Option For New Jersey Devils

Feb 19 1:31am Pucks and Pitchforks
Devante Smith-Pelly scored in his return to the lineup Saturday night. Hopefully it was a sign of things to come. It was a beautiful goal. It was all skill and no luck. Devante Smith-Pelly skated up the right side and called for the puck. Travis Zajac put the puck in the perfect place. Smith-Pelly soard […] Devante Smith-Pelly A Necessary Secondary Scoring Option For New Jersey Devils - Pucks and Pitchforks - Pucks and Pitchforks - A New Jersey Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More...
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As The Coyotes Play

Feb 19 12:48am Not Your Average Hockey Blog.
Taking a break from serious issues like coach firings (Boston, Montreal,  and St. Louis), the potential upcoming trade deadline of March 1, whether the NHL plays in the Olympics, and resolving the Quebec City ownership issue, we now return back to our beloved NHL soaper, “As The Coyotes Play”. In our last episode, our beloved […]...
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Two Things: On Mrazek the elite goaltender(?) and the Wings status as sellers

Feb 19 12:39am Kuklas Korner
Two items of Red Wings-related note piqued my interest this evening: 1. The Oakland Press's Pat Caputo suggests that the Red Wings' inconsistent goaltending is its biggest problem, and as a result, he wants to see more consistency from Petr Mrazek: Just think of what impact – good and bad - Mrazek has had on the Red Wings during his relatively short career. In 2015, he nearly led the clearly out-manned Red Wings to an upset of Tampa Bay in the opening round of the playoffs (Detroit lost in Game 7). Last season, through the early portion of February, the Red Wings were in solid position. It was mostly because Mrazek played extra extraordinarily well, emerging as a top candidate for the Vezina Trophy. However, he faltered as quickly as he rose. His performance Saturday was a classic example. Mrazek played brilliantly for 55 minutes. He was the reason the Red Wings held a...
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