Archive for January, 2012

Sabres president Black supportive of GM and coach (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 28 January, 2012, 8:35 pm

Buffalo team president Ted Black reiterated his support for general manager Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff on Saturday, even though the Sabres are tied for last place in the Eastern Conference at the NHL All-Star break. “If this was a court reporter…


Sidney Crosby diagnosed with injured vertebrae; could be ready for playoffs (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 28 January, 2012, 5:15 pm

OTTAWA — Sidney Crosby has an injury to the C1 and C2 vertebrae, according to Sportsnet’s Bob McCown and Elliotte Friedman of CBC. Friedman, quoting Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson: “Sid did suffer a concussion, but last week, the possibility of … Cont…


Habs’ ‘pathetic fall’ started with Bossy (The Montreal Gazette)

By at 28 January, 2012, 2:21 am

The “Pathetic fall of the Canadiens empire” ( actually began with Ron Caron’s decision to ignore Mike Bossy for Mark Napier at the 1977 NHL draft. The Canadiens took Napier with the 10th overall pick, while Bossy went to…


No Sid? No problem: Plenty of NHL stars in Ottawa (AP)

By at 27 January, 2012, 8:17 pm

Three first overall NHL draft picks. The Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik. And don’t forget Pavel Datsyuk, the consistent Detroit Red Wings forward. Datsyuk is so admired by his colleagues that many regard him as one of the game’s best all-around players…


From Pavel Datsyuk first to Logan Couture last, comparing the 2012 All-Star rosters (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 26 January, 2012, 9:05 pm

GATINEAU, QUE. — The dust has settled and the 2012 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft is complete. No big snubs or dramatic teammate double-crosses. No trade between the two sides, the Sedins stick together and Logan Couture goes home with a … Continue read…


NHL All-Star Game lineups (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 26 January, 2012, 8:55 pm

Lineups for the NHL All-Star Game as chosen by the team captains (with overall selection position in Thursday’s draft and the team each player represents) TEAM CHARA Goalies 3. Tim Thomas (Boston) 13. Carey Price (Montreal) 19.


Puck Headlines: McDonald explains Ovechkin critique; does the NHL have an image problem? (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 26 January, 2012, 2:54 pm

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Head To The Net with the two-for-one hilarity, taking aim at … Continue r…


Be afraid: NHLPA has Scott Hartnell, Joffrey Lupul and others filming their lives (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 26 January, 2012, 1:52 pm

Remember that scene in Season 2 of “HBO 24/7”, when Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers took one of their cameras and began filming his own mini-documentary in his condo? Well, look at what Uncle Scott’s gonna eat, courtesy of … Continue readin…


Chatting with the amateur goalie that ‘ruined’ the 2009 NHL All-Star Game skills competition (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 26 January, 2012, 9:56 am

Don Cherry was troubled. It was late January 2009. Wearing a pink sport coat that made him resemble a flamingo impersonating a maître d’hôtel, Canada’s most famous hockey commentator focused his ire on the NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition in … …


Habs blitz Howard in 7-2 win over Red Wings (The Canadian Press)

By at 25 January, 2012, 10:29 pm

MONTREAL – The struggling Montreal Canadiens are heading into all-star break fresh off a blowout win — over the first-overall Detroit Red Wings of all teams.