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Canucks Can Gillis

APRIL 9, 2014 – One day after his Vancouver Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention, GM Mike Gillis was fired after four seasons at the helm. Gillis recently indicated that he and coach John Tortorella were not on the same page regarding the team’s style of play. “I want us to play upbeat, puck possession, move the puck quickly, force ...Full Article

Bruins Bearing Down the Stretch

APRIL 7, 2014 – BOSTON – As the Boston Bruins were packing up and getting their travel suits on having taking the annual team photo followed by a spirited ...Full Article

DEL Semifinal Matchups and Picks

APRIL 4, 2014 — The German Elite League (DEL) is heading into its semifinal round.  Our man in Europe, Ivo Jaschick, previews the semifinals and looks back at the ...Full Article

Zero Tolerance on Hookings Not Head Shots

APRIL 3, 2014 – BOSTON – On Tuesday night, Montréal Canadiens Douglas Murray received a match penalty and was ejected for his elbow to the head on Tampa Bay ...Full Article

When Is a 40-Plus Goal Scorer a Liability?

APRIL 2, 2014 — BOSTON — A shut out of the Washington Capitals in their own arena, by the Dallas Stars, on Tuesday night saw Jaroslav Halak pulled after ...Full Article

Ryan O’Reilly Clear Favorite for Lady Byng

MARCH 27, 2014 — The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is a peculiar award.  After all, the statute for the award states that it shall be given “(to the) player ...Full Article

Anaheim Ducks Sign Northeastern’s Josh Manson

MARCH 25, 2014 – Boston – The Anaheim Ducks announced Tuesday that they have signed Northeastern University’s defenseman, Josh Manson, to a two-year entry level contract. The current junior ...Full Article

That ’70 Show: 1970 NHL Entrants Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres Fall Fast in 2014

MARCH 17, 2014 — Despite having been in the league 44 years, the Vancouver Canucks have not been able to claim that ultimate prize—the Stanley Cup—even once. However, since ...Full Article

Ottawa 67s Travis Konecny: Young Kid, Bright Future

MARCH 17, 2014 — OTTAWA — For the Ottawa 67′s, the 2013-14 season is over, narrowly missing the playoffs after losing to the North Bay Battalion.  Despite a disappointing ...Full Article

Coyotes Can’t Capitalize on Bruins Back to Back

MARCH 13, 2014 — BOSTON — Wednesday night the Phoenix Coyotes sat in Boston having a one-night break in their four-game road trip, after playing in Florida and beating ...Full Article

Who Won the Goalie Shuffle?

MARCH 12, 2014 — It has been one week since the NHL trade deadline; one week that has consisted of 50 games, many of which included new line mates. ...Full Article

Ales Hemsky Fitting in Nicely as a Senator

MARCH 12, 2014 — OTTAWA — Ales Hemsky was drafted thirteenth overall in the first round of the 2001 NHL entry draft by the Edmonton Oilers. This was his ...Full Article

New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur Should Find Trade Partner

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 – Over the last 20 years the New Jersey Devils and goaltender Martin Brodeur have been a synonymous term, as the organization and player have been intertwined ...Full Article

Hockey’s Big Hearts

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 – BOSTON – Hockey conjures images of men rushing around the ice, sticks in hand, chasing an elusive black disk in an effort to put it ...Full Article

What About the Other Miracle?

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 — A few thoughts on the US’s preliminary round victory over Russia…wondering whether enough people out there remember what the former Soviet Union was really about: ...Full Article

5 Hottest NHL Teams at the Olympic Break

1. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (Last 17GP: 12-4-1) An overtime loss at Los Angeles Thursday night was a rare dark spot on the Blue Jackets’ record since Nathan Horton and ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Blackhawks Show Ducks Who’s Champ; St. Louis vs Boston Tonight

FEBRUARY 6, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Some thoughts on Wednesday night’s tilt at Honda, plus looking ahead to the Blues vs. Bruins tonight. CHICAGO AT ANAHEIM WED NIGHT: ...Full Article

Shea Weber’s Big Night Reminds He’s Norris-Worthy

JANUARY 31, 2014 — NASHVILLE — Shea Weber scored twice on big shots, one wrist, one slap, powering the Predators to a 3-2 overtime victory over the New Jersey ...Full Article

Draisaitl One of Germany’s All-Time Top Prospects

A new German Star at the Draft 2014 One of the best German prospects is Leon Draisaitl who will be available for being drafted 2014 in Philalephia (25./26. June). ...Full Article

Hockeytalk at Dodger Stadium Media Game

I’ve played in adult leagues as recently as last summer.  But nothing could prepare me for the thrill of skating in a media game. I had the opportunity to ...Full Article

Physicality Is the Name of Their Game

January 20, 2014 – Boston – It is not unusual to hear the Boston Bruins referred to as the Big Bad Bruins. They earned that moniker back in the ...Full Article

3 Games You Can’t Miss

If you’re going to be in front of your TV watching hockey this weekend (and why wouldn’t you be?), there are three games that Hockeytalk labels as MUST SEE. ...Full Article

Boston Bruins: Resiliency Will Rule

JANUARY 16, 2014 — BOSTON — The problem with any athletic competition is that in order for someone to win that means someone else loses. Of late the Boston ...Full Article

Maple Leafs Players Not Underdogs

January 15, 2014 – Boston – The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a team in rebuild of recent years, having missed the playoffs from the 2005-06 season until they made ...Full Article

Czech Republic Forgets What Year It Is With Petr Nedved Olympic Spot

JANUARY 8, 2014 — When each of the 12 nations competing at the 2014 Olympic Hockey Tournament announced their 25 man rosters during the last week there were a ...Full Article

Sabres Name Murray GM; Plus – Miller a Sure Trade?

JANUARY 9, 2014 — (UPDATE TO ORIGINAL HT POSTING) BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has hired Tim Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front ...Full Article

Name on the Front of the Sweater Is More Important

JANUARY 6, 2014 — On New Year’s Day, at the finish of the Winter Classic, USA Hockey announced the final roster for the Men’s Olympic Hockey Team. Listed alphabetically, ...Full Article

Bruins Similarity Breeds Success

JANUARY 5, 2014 — BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have had more than their fair share of injuries this season, resulting in a number of recalls from their AHL ...Full Article

Pesky Marchand Is Finding His Game

JANUARY 3, 2014 — BOSTON — To say that Brad Marchand is not well liked among the other 29 teams in the NHL should not be surprising. As the ...Full Article

Notable Players Not Named to Team USA

JANUARY 3, 2014 — As the fallout from the Team USA roster announcement settles, let’s take a look at some notable players not named to Team USA’s Sochi Olympic ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Classic Weather Expected; Spezza Dinged; Meszaros on Hot Seat; Plus: Cogliano to 500 Straight

DECEMBER 30, 2013 — Classic weather awaits 100,000+ paying customers at the 6th Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, and more news items from around the NHL. Winter Classic Weather ...Full Article

Bruins Bringing Back Kevan Miller?

DECEMBER 29, 2013 — BOSTON – On Saturday, the Boston Bruins released a statement that Dennis Seidenberg would miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season as a result of a ...Full Article

Senators Goalie Lehner Has Had Enough

DECEMBER 27, 2013 – BOSTON –  At what point does a team’s goalie get disgusted with the losses of his team? Apparently for Robin Lehner, who started in net ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Jones’ Big Start; Flames Hurtin’; Ducks Trail? No Problem

CHRISTMAS EVE 2013 — LOS ANGELES — A few notes as we head into the Christmas break: Los Angeles Kings: Martin Jones falls short(?) but Stars on uptick The ...Full Article

Tuukka Rask’s “No Style” Style of Net Minding

DECEMBER 18, 2013 — BOSTON — As the Boston Bruins continue to celebrate their 90th year as a hockey franchise, and one of the teams known as an Original ...Full Article

History Repeats Itself for the Third Time

DECEMBER 17, 2013 — BOSTON — As the Boston Bruins shut out the Calgary Flames, one has to ask where did it break down for the Flames? This was ...Full Article

West Quick Shots: Mike Smith must step up; Perry enters Rocket race; Santorelli, Higgins Ignite, more

DECEMBER 13, 2013 — A quick peek around the Western Conference for a Friday AM: Francois Beauchemin and Mathieu Perreault are both targeting a Sunday return (vs. Edmonton at ...Full Article

What’s Up with Yeo and Heatley? Plus: Stastny trade bait…Antti Rantta surges…Sabres ratings suffer

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Let’s take a spin around the NHL on this chilly Wednesday AM: LOS ANGELES KINGS Aside from the emergence of Martin Jones, who arrives on ...Full Article

A Complete Turnaround For the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

DECEMBER 10, 2013 – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League are now on a four game winning streak following their 4-2 victory over the Hershey Bears ...Full Article

Give Thornton 15 Games, Give Neal 10

DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Shawn Thornton and James Neal will have hearings with the NHL stemming from their actions Saturday night. Neal will have a phone hearing today.  Thornton (photo ...Full Article
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