Archive for August, 2009

Totally Random

By at 31 August, 2009, 11:49 pm

The calendar officially changes to September which should excite puckers everywhere. There’s preseason tournaments like Traverse City featuring Ranger prospects. Then training camps and early preseason games John Tortorella doesn’t care for which come to think of it, he’s got a point about.
How does one schedule a Sept.16 game versus the Devils at The Rock […]

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New Fantasy Page Added

By at 29 August, 2009, 8:10 pm

Getting ready for fantasy hockey? So are we. I’m in a couple of keeper leagues and also might start up a free Yahoo for anyone interested.
With drafts around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the season. With that in mind, we’ve added a brand new fantasy page at the upper left of Battle […]

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Canucks bolster D, ready to challenge for Cup?

By at 28 August, 2009, 8:29 pm

With a couple of slick moves, the Canucks bolstered their D earlier today. First, they acquired blueliners Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich from San Jose in a salary dump for prospects Daniel Rahimi and Patrick White.
After picking up two vets, Vancouver GM Mike Gillis wasn’t done signing Mathieu Schneider to a one-year, $1.55 million deal. […]

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2009-2010 Preview – Part 1 – How the team spent it’s summer vacation

By at 28 August, 2009, 3:51 pm

Mine was buy but nice, thank you. With a few days of vacation time in both Dallas, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, my batteries have been re-charged and looking forward to the hockey season once again. It always starts to get kicking, once my annual hockey convention is held. The mind starts to […]

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Puck Talk Tonight 10-12, Jess Rubenstein visits

By at 27 August, 2009, 1:51 pm

Later tonight, we’ll be hosting our second NY Hockey Report of the new season. Sure. We’re still five-plus weeks away but training camp is around the corner and let’s not forget the big Traverse City Tournament is a week away.
That’s on the agenda for tonight’s show as we get to discuss some of the Ranger […]

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No More Silly Sillinger

By at 26 August, 2009, 11:21 pm

Spanning two decades, Mike Sillinger seemed to always pack a suitcase. The well traveled gritty center ended those days where hockey fans wondered who would be the next team to add him to a wild list that included his final home here in New York for the Islanders.
Without looking, we’re going to try to name […]

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Silly to retire

By at 26 August, 2009, 11:30 am

A 4PM Conference call is happening today, where it is expected to be announced that Mike Sillinger is to retire.
A former 1st round pick of Detroit, and has spent time with 12 different teams, is calling it a career, after two hip surgeries. Sillinger is class personified, and was a great contributor and mentor […]

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Holy cow, a throwback night?!

By at 25 August, 2009, 3:36 pm

Fans usually are nostalgic about the good ol’ days and Devil fans seem to be more so than most – evidence the fan furor over their goal song, which finally changed back to Rock and Roll Part II last year to almost everyone’s delight.
In that vein, people have also clamored to see the old red, […]

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Report: DirecTV To Drop Versus

By at 25 August, 2009, 10:51 am

If Gary Bettman thought it was difficult to market Versus and the NHL to millions of viewers in the United States, it might have gotten even harder.
According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, DirecTV is no longer carrying the Versus Network, which will cost the NHL to lose more then 18 million potential […]

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Devils Proud to be Jersey’s Team

By at 24 August, 2009, 4:22 pm

They’re Jersey’s team. That’s the message the New Jersey Devils have been sending to their supporters as well as the other New Jersey team who used to share a building.
We’re talking about the Nets who remain in Izod Center down in the dumps while their former tenant plays in the state of the art Prudential […]

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