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About Those “Pukes”

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 — After Sunday’s 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel told an inquiring reporter, to “get away from me.” The next day, former Toronto GM Brian Burke chimed in, in his own inimitable style. “You get beat 6-2, you’re sour, you’re in your stall; a guy comes by … ...Full Article

Now that He’s Caps’ Top Scorer, is it Time to Trade Ovechkin?

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 — Tuesday night in an overtime loss to the Calgary Flames, Alex Ovechkin became the franchise’s number one scorer of all time. Ovechkin has now scored ...Full Article

Jonas Hiller Big Win in Chicago; Parenteau Hot

OCTOBER 17, 2014 — Jonas Hiller’s victory in Chicago was great to see. Last spring, the veteran netminder was benched during the biggest playoff games his former Anaheim Ducks had ...Full Article

This Ain’t No Tank Job

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 — An interesting perception has emerged about the Buffalo Sabres, who finished last in the NHL last season and ended up losing the draft lottery to the ...Full Article

Ryan Johansen Should Tell His Agent to Shut His Yap

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 — Ryan Johansen has yet to report to the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp, despite the fact that Prez John Davidson and GM Jarmo Kekalainen have ...Full Article

NHL Should Have Banned Bertuzzi for Life

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 — With a legal settlement finalized, the Steve Moore/Todd Bertuzzi chapter of NHL history is at its conclusion, but the failure of the league to ban Bertuzzi ...Full Article

Hockeytalk Back in Action for 11th Season

AUGUST 1, 2014 — Hello to all, thanks as always for your support.  After a much-needed summer vacation, I just wanted to let you know that you’ll be seeing ...Full Article

Messier Awakens to Reality: 9 of 10 Canadian Kids Not Playing, Elite Travel Gets Too Much Focus

AUGUST 2, 2013 — BEST OF HOCKEYTALK — “Nine out of ten kids in our country are not playing hockey. That is a shock to me.” The speaker was ...Full Article

Deep Discount: Gaborik Takes Less to Stay in LA

JUNE 25, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — Dean Lombardi tried to convince me that the trade with Columbus was “good for both teams,” and I’m sure he believes that, but ...Full Article

NHL Meat Market: Unrestricted Free Agents 2014

JUNE 13, 2014 — A look at the NHL’s upcoming crop of Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs).  Today we take a look at forwards and defensemen (goalies in an upcoming issue). ...Full Article

Rangers Rue Non-Call as Game 3 Looms Large

JUNE 9, 2014 — NEW YORK — After surrendering two consecutive 2-0 leads in Games 1 and 2, the New York Rangers realize that tonight’s Game 3 is do-or-die. With ...Full Article

Vigneault’s Experience Proves Helpful vs Kings

JUNE 4, 2014 — LOS ANGELES — It may be difficult to take solace after a Game 1 defeat, but New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault proved Wednesday night that ...Full Article

Jarmo Claus

JUNE 3, 2014 — The Los Angeles Kings have done many things well this postseason, but nothing compares to what GM Dean Lombardi did when he landed Marian Gaborik ...Full Article

Lucic Tarnished Own Reputation

MAY 15, 2014 — Milan Lucic has always been known as a tough player who can score, a very valuable member of the top line on a great Boston ...Full Article

The San Jose Sharks: Everything You’ve Heard is True

April 30, 2014 — Everything you’ve heard about the San Jose Sharks is true. Chokers. Playoff failures. A dearth of leadership. Continue. It’s all true. Wednesday night at HP ...Full Article

Calder Trophy: Zero Defensemen + Zero Goalies = Lazy Writers

APRIL 23, 2014 — No Defensemen, No Goalies. True to form, the Calder Trophy race is a contest between three forwards, nominees mostly based on offensive output.  C Tyler Johnson ...Full Article

Trotz Moves On with Class: Now Poile Must Answer for Offensive Woes

APRIL 22, 2014 — The fact that Barry Trotz was the first, not third or fourth coach fired by David Poile is a modern miracle. Trotz took over the ...Full Article

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 ...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quick Shots: 10 Questions

DECEMBER 5, 2013 — Let’s take a quick look around the NHL, asking some important questions at the 1/3 mark of the season. 1. Should Florida trade Dmitry Kulikov? The ...Full Article

WGR550 HT’s Josh Brewster on “Sabres Hockey Hotline” with Kevin Sylvester

Previewing Ducks vs. Sabres on “Sabre Hockey Hotline” with Kevin Sylvester on WGR550. Sabres 2-12-1 face 10-3-1 Ducks in Buffalo at First Niagara Center Saturday night. Ducks lost 3-2 ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Ruff Ovation in Buffalo (video)

OCTOBER 29, 2013 — Buffalo fans gave former coach Lindy Ruff a very warm ovation during a commercial break (god knows why this wasn’t televised live, my apologies if ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Mike Ribeiro Delivers

OCTOBER 23, 2013 — GLENDALE — Despite playing up and down the Phoenix lineup card as Coach Dave Tippett seeks the proper fit, Coyotes forward Mike Ribeiro has delivered ...Full Article

Quick Shots: Byfuglien Playing Way to Team USA; Wild No Depth; Flame Monahan’s Big Night in Hollywood

OCTOBER 23, 2013 — Quick Shots for a Tuesday morning.  Don’t forget Duck Calls tonight after Ducks at Leafs.  Randy Carlyle faces the team with whom he won the ...Full Article

Monday Morning Quick Shots: Umberger off the schneid, MacKinnon vs. Crosby tonight, more…

OCTOBER 21, 2013 — LOS ANGELES — Monday morning quick shots, a fast look at the NHL…Crosby and MacKinnon to meet…tonight in Pittsburgh: MONDAY NIGHT: MACKINNON VS CROSBY IN ...Full Article

Mathieu Perrault Presents a Good Problem for Ducks; Raymond Spin-O-Rama; Dallas Unis Nice

OCTOBER 6, 2013 – Great start by Mathieu Perrault, traded to the Anaheim Ducks for prospect forward John Mitchell and a 2014 4th round draft pick.  Perrault was vaulted ...Full Article

Josh Brewster Guest on AM830’s Travis Rodgers Show Talking Ducks Opening Night in Colorado 10-3-13

Patrick Roy went ballistic and was fined, the Ducks started strong but got throttled, 6-1, in Colorado. Hockeytalk’s Josh Brewster discusses this and more on AM830 with Travis Rodgers, ...Full Article

Josh Brewster Previews the Ducks Opener on the Travis Rodgers Show; Duck Calls tonight after the game on AM830

Hockeytalk’s Josh Brewster was the guest this morning on the Travis Rodgers show on AM830, flagship station of the Anaheim Ducks.  Ducks open tonight in Colorago.  Duck Calls tonight ...Full Article

Audio: Josh Brewster with Host Chris Kober on Anaheim Calling

Josh Brewster, host of Duck Calls, previews the Ducks’ season with Chris Kober, host of Anaheim Calling podcast and a longtime former writer and friend of Hockeytalk. Click here ...Full Article
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