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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 17: Bobby Orr (L) watchs the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final at the TD Garden on June 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
There are four quality picks in this draft, so the teams selecting 1-4 will be getting a very good player. Some might be more NHL ready than others, but I believe they will all be impact players down the road. Seth is a franchise D-man. At this point of the process, keeping all options open can be very beneficial for the Avs.
Alex Wakaluk, a southern Alberta native, played for coach Jamie Fiesel and the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior League ... A durable and technically sound goaltender with great anticipation and quickness, he will certainly add to our talented goaltending corps. Alex comes from great bloodlines, his father, Darcy, played close to 10 years in the NHL and has worked as a goaltending coach since his retirement. We're certainly looking for good things out of Alex over the course of his career.
I now know what it’s like to go this far in the Stanley Cup finals and see what it’s like and the schedule and how guys play and things like that. So I think it’ll only help me ... When I was younger, I don’t know if I would have thought I’d be in the NHL at 19 and you look at what I would be doing instead. You just have to remember how lucky you are.More quotes »
Sources: Islanders in the mix for Kings' Jonathan Bernier
is believed that Islanders GM Garth Snow has had preliminary conversations with Lombardi. The Kings GM called around the league to gauge the market for Bernier last week, according to TSN's Pierre Lebrun.In 14 games as a backup to Jonathan Quick, Bernier was Read more »
Sources: Alain Vigneault, Rangers reach agreement in principle
to the Devils. ALAIN VIGNEAULT Born: Quebec City (May 4, 1961)Age: 52Playing Career: A defenseman in the Quebec Major Junior League who was drafted by St. Louis, and played there from 1981-1983NHL coaching career: Montreal Canadiens 1997-2000; Vancouver Canucks Read more »
Isles' Matt Moulson loses out on NHL's Lady Byng Trophy
awards prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on Saturday. John Tavares is a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.Other award winners announced Friday included: Frank J. Selke Trophy (defense) -- Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks Read more »
Could Coyotes coach Dave Tippett become a candidate for Rangers' job?
to speak with suitors. Tippett won the Jack Adams Award after the 2009-10 season.Daly said that "it's possible" the league-owned Coyotes will not play in Arizona next season if the city of Glendale cannot complete an agreement soon with the prospective buyers. Read more »
When it comes to NHL Finals, there's nothing like the Original
were players I grew up watching."Dave Maloney, a 22-year-old defenseman then and a Rangers radio analyst now, said that as a hockey history buff, he finds the Bruins-Blackhawks matchup "cool," much like the one in '79.Facing the Canadiens had special resonance Read more »
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Hagg used surprise WJC spot to showcase skills
Robert Hagg wasn't part of Sweden's plan for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship. He ended up becoming one of their most important players, and at the same time thrust himself into consideration for teams picking early in the 2013 NHL Draft. Hagg, a 11 m ago from National Hockey league | NHL.com Read more »
NHL Mock Draft 2013: New Jersey Devils Select Hunter Shinkaruk with No. 9 Pick
It's not all glitter and gold with Shinkaruk. He's not a particularly young prospect, he's not a big player at 5'11" and 175 pounds, and his defense could use some work. While he can't change his birthdate, it is possible for him to get stronger and to w 16 m ago from SB Nation Read more »
Montreal Canadiens Should Get Nathan Horton in Free Agency
be worth it for the Canadiens to try to make this happen. They can’t get to the playoffs in the one city in Canada where hockey means the most and then fall on your face without expecting changes to follow. Who knows if there will be any other changes made 26 m ago from Rant Sports Read more »
Wednesday Boogie with The Noogie: The Worst Rule in the NHL
the grand scheme of things if you ask me. Now the reasoning behind the rule is something which I have heard a lot of hockey fans complain about. It creates a buffer zone in the corners for your prototypical dump and chase offense. With a goalie not allowed 27 m ago from Hockey Wilderness, For Minnesota Wild Fans Read more »
2013 Draft Prospect Profile #24: Kerby Rychel
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