Archive for May, 2009

Crosby, Pens See Shadow in Game 2

By at 31 May, 2009, 9:46 pm

Sidney Crosby and the Pens tried. But again, they saw their shadow- coming up short in Game Two falling by an identical 3-1 score to the Red Wings at The Joe.
A year later, they’re in the same exact predicament trailing the defending champs 0-2 with the next pair shifting to more friendly Mellon Arena. Will […]


Red Wings get jump on Penguins

By at 30 May, 2009, 9:59 pm

Can anything stop the Red Wings? Apparently, the defending champs won’t let injuries to key players affect them. Again minus Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper, they didn’t miss a beat posting a 3-1 win over Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in Game One tonight at The Joe.
Following a 1-1 first in which Brad Stuart and […]


Pens and Red Wings set for tonight

By at 30 May, 2009, 12:07 pm

Tonight, the rematch begins. A year in the making as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin along with the rest of the Pens try to do what they couldn’t last Spring and take down Nick Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen and the rest of the Red Wings, who are aiming to become the first repeat winner […]


Rangers sign Swiss forward Ambuhl

By at 28 May, 2009, 11:51 pm

It’s been a busy last week for Glen Sather and the Rangers. Yes. They’ve quietly been making moves. Some like getting last year’s No.1 pick Michael Del Zotto signed and reliable backup goalie Stephen Valiquette were hardly any surprise. However, the club has continued to be active adding another unknown to the organization.
A week after […]


Stanley Cup Rematch All Set

By at 27 May, 2009, 10:57 pm

What a game played in Detroit tonight. The Red Wings prevailed thanks to Darren Helm’s series clinching goal at 3:58 of sudden death. The rookie was the best forward and got properly rewarded with an easy putback of a Tomas Holmstrom rebound of a Brett Lebda left point shot. A fitting way to end another […]


Congrats to Pittsburgh. Will Detroit be next?

By at 27 May, 2009, 7:31 pm

I relly did want Carolina to win this series…. However, the contribution of all 4 lines, and the superb goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury were the difference.
Kudos to Bill Guerin who I think has made such a difference to the team, since his release from Islander captivity.
The first two periods of the Detroit – Chicago game […]


Rangers sign Del Zotto

By at 27 May, 2009, 3:28 am

Yesterday, the Rangers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a pro contract. The former 2008 first round pick (20th overall) took the next step to becoming a Ranger.
What lies ahead is plenty of work this summer in preparation for training camp where he’ll compete for a roster spot with other blueline prospects Mike Sauer, Bobby […]


Former NHLer Zezel Passes Away at 44

By at 27 May, 2009, 2:57 am

Yesterday was a sad day for the hockey community. Former NHLer Peter Zezel passed away at the age of 44. Our condolences to his family and friends.
He had suffered a decade long battle with a blood disorder called haemolytic anaemia- a rare disorder that destroys red blood cells faster than the body can replace them.
Originally […]


Pens sweep way to Final, Why NBC/Versus Suck

By at 26 May, 2009, 8:49 pm

Well, it’s all over but the screaming and shouting in Raleigh. The Pens got an empty netter from Craig Adams to go up 4-1 in Game Four despite a solid effort from the Canes.
As soon as they showed Mario Lemieux’s box with his awful beard, I shut it off. Their annoying team once again advances […]


Renney to team with Quinn in Edmonton

By at 26 May, 2009, 3:10 pm

Well, it didn’t take long for Tom Renney to find a new job. As had been speculated for a while, the former Ranger coach wound up in Edmonton where he and veteran Pat Quinn were introduced as a tandem at a press conference earlier today.
While this seems weird, Quinn will be the coach running things […]