Archive for November, 2015

Halak makes 17 saves and Islanders beat Flyers 3-1 (The Associated Press)

By at 25 November, 2015, 10:25 pm

The New York Islanders distaste for the Philadelphia Flyers clearly came with them during their move to Brooklyn. ”We needed a good, hard, physical game like that,” Casey Cizikas said after the Islanders beat the Flyers 3-1 in a rough-and-tumble aff…

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Canadiens-Rangers Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 25 November, 2015, 10:11 am

Two of the NHL’s best goaltenders are expected to face off Wednesday night when Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers seek their 10th consecutive home win at the expense of reigning Vezina and Hart Trophy winner Carey Price at Madison Square Garden…

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NHL standings (Reuters)

By at 25 November, 2015, 12:36 am

Nov 25 (Infostrada Sports) – Standings from the NHL on Tuesday WESTERN CONFERENCECENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Dallas 17 5 0 78 57 34 2. St. Louis 14 6 2 59 53 30 3. Minnesota 11 5 3 57 51 25 4. Nashville 11 6 3 53 51 25 5. Chicago 11 8 2 57 55…

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Flyers-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 24 November, 2015, 4:54 pm

After failing to contain their latest opponent, the New York Islanders are likely relishing a chance to face one of league’s least prolific teams. The visiting Philadelphia Flyers are coming off an end to a lengthy scoring drought and will attempt to …

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Rangers are NHL’s most valuable team in annual Forbes rankings (Puck Daddy)

By at 24 November, 2015, 10:46 am

The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable team.  Forbes annual NHL franchise valuations puts the Rangers as the NHL’s most valued franchise, currently listed at $1.2 billion. According to Forbes, it is the first time since 2004 that the Rangers have been the most valued team in the NHL. Said Forbes: The Rangers generated the most revenue ($229 million) in the league during the 2014-15 season, cashing in on the $1 billion renovation of Madison Square Garden and drives to the Stanley Cup finals in 2014 and Eastern Conference Finals in 2015. The Rangers took in more than $95 million from premium seating and advertising at MSG last season, tops in the NHL. Forbes also notes the average NHL team is worth $505 million, a three percent increase from a year ago and revenue was up to $133 million – an eight percent increase. [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] Operating incomes were averaged at $15 million “almost identical” to last season, says Forbes. Forbes says the NHL’s deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media is a sign that even greater progress is on the horizon. The most bullish signal for the league since the Rogers media deal was the agreement reached with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, baseball’s internet and technology arm, this summer. MLBAM will pay the National Hockey League $100 million annually starting next year to operate the NHL.com website, and the NHL Network will also distribute out-of-market games online through NHL GameCenter Live and through television providers on NHL Center Ice. In addition to the rights fees that MLBAM will pay, the NHL will get a stake of 7% to 10% in BAM Tech, which could fetch between $3 billion to $5 billion if it were carved out of its parent.  Here are the teams and valuations:  1. New York Rangers, $1.2 billion 2. Montreal Canadiens, $1.18 billion 3. Toronto Maple Leafs, $1.15 billion 4. Chicago Blackhawks, $925 million 5. Boston Bruins, $750 million 6. Vancouver Canucks, $745 million 7. Philadelphia Flyers, $660 million 8. Detroit Red Wings, $600 million 9. Los Angeles Kings, $580 million 10. Washington Capitals, $565 million 11. Pittsburgh Penguins, $560 million 12. Edmonton Oilers, $455 million 13. Dallas Stars, $450 million 14. San Jose Sharks, $445 million 15. Calgary Flames, $435 million 16. Anaheim Ducks, $400 million 17. Minnesota Wild, $380 million 18. Ottawa Senators, $370 million 19. Colorado Avalanche, $360 million 20. Winnipeg Jets, $350 million 21. New Jersey Devils, $330 million 22. New York Islanders, $325 million 23. Buffalo Sabres, $300 million. 24. St. Louis Blues, $270 million 25. Tampa Bay Lightning, $260 million 26. Nashville Predators, $255 million 27. Columbus Blue Jackets, $226 million 28. Carolina Hurricanes, $225 million 29. Arizona Coyotes, $220 million 30. Florida Panthers, $186 million According to Forbes, the Canadiens added 18 percent value from the previous year. Last season, the Canadiens began a long-term local television deal with Réseau des sports that will pay the team an average of C$68 million a season, more than double their previous agreement. The Toronto Maple Leafs were the most valued franchise since 2006, but lost their top spot due to a devalued Canadian currency and various other factors – such as making the playoffs once since 2006 and a 13-year sellout streak ending last March. Forbes said, the Habs were the only Canadian team to increase value over the last year. Here is our blog of last year’s rankings. MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY – – – – – – – Josh Cooper is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @joshuacooper          

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NHL standings (Reuters)

By at 23 November, 2015, 11:28 pm

Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) – Standings from the NHL on Monday WESTERN CONFERENCECENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Dallas 17 4 0 74 50 34 2. St. Louis 14 6 2 59 53 30 3. Minnesota 11 5 3 57 51 25 4. Nashville 11 6 3 53 51 25 5. Chicago 11 8 2 57 55 …

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Canucks off Hamonic sweepstakes; Trottier’s advice; NHL and Adidas (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 23 November, 2015, 12:41 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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .    • The Vancouver Canucks will not meet the New York Islanders’ demands on defenseman Travis Hamonic. [ Canucks Army ] • Taking a deeper look into Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell, a pending unrestricted free agent: “From an analytics perspective, however, the question isn’t so much whether or not Calgary can afford him. It’s if the Flames should even want to keep him in the fold.” [ Sportsnet ] • The NHL’s deal with Adidas means changes are coming to jerseys. But don’t expect anything major yet. [ The Hockey News ] • Bryan Trottier writing a letter to his former self as an old, grizzled former player. [ The Players’ Tribune ] • How did the Toronto Maple Leafs lose 21-year-old prospect Petter Granberg via waivers to the Nashville Predators?  [ Globe and Mail ] • A profile on Erika Lawler, the head of the NWHL Players’ Association. [ Today’s Slapshot ] • What are the threats to hockey as the most popular sport in Canada? It goes deeper than just head injuries. There are many factors. [ Toronto Star ] [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] • We’re within the 100-day mark to the NHL trading deadline. What are the concerns for the New York Rangers? Keith Yandle is one. He’s a pending unrestricted free agent. [ Full Tilt NYR ] • Daniel Sedin’s hat trick last Saturday yielded just one hat. And Vancouver Canucks fans made fun of this online. [ CBC via Yahoo ] • If you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, do you call up high-level forward prospect William Nylander at some point this season? [ Pension Plan Puppets ] • What type of team are the Detroit Red Wings? It has been somewhat of a transition year with new coach Jeff Blashill from former coach Mike Babcock. [ Octopus Thrower ] • Monday is the first anniversary of Pat Quinn’s passing. Read all about the legendary coach here. [ The Canadian Encyclopedia ] • More stories on Quinn. [ Leafs Nation ] • Read about the Connecticut Whale’s 7-6 shootout win over the Buffalo Beauts at HarborCenter in Sunday’s NWHL action. [ The Hockey Writers ] • Three fixes to try to increase scoring in the NHL. [ Pro Hockey News ] • Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has been the team’s best player through the first quarter of the NHL season. [ Five for Howling ] • The Edmonton Oilers need a proven starting goaltender for their team. [ Spector’s Hockey ] • Chinese sports officials have asked the Czech Republic to teach their athletes about hockey and biathlon for the 2022 Beijing Games. [ Prague Post ] • Check out some Canadian Mounties playing hockey in Deline, N.W.T. It’s a community of about 550 people on the shores of Great Bear Lake. It is considered the birthplace of hockey. [ CBC ] • Who are 10 players you need to ‘cut bait’ with on for your fantasy team? [ Dobber Hockey ] • The Buffalo Sabres are improved this year, but they still have a ways to go toward being competitive. [ Buffalo Hockey Beat ] • The Nashville Predators are missing that sparkplug in their lineup. The type of player who can ignite a team with a big hit or big play. [ Along the Boards ] • Taking a look at Tyson Jost of the Penticton Vees for the 2016 NHL Draft. [ Yahoo Canada ] • Did you think the Washington Capitals are good this season? If you did, you’re 100  percent correct. [ Japers’ Rink ] • Canadian junior player Braden Pettinger is determined to walk again, after a devastating on-ice spinal cord injury. [ CTV ] • Ever want to know about Jen Conway, the NHL History Girl? If you don’t follow her on Twitter , you should! [ KVRR ] • Finally, Jonathan Quick did not want to be on camera after getting yanked in Sunday’s game at Carolina. MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY  

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Blues-Sabres Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 23 November, 2015, 12:02 pm

At this point it wouldn’t be surprising if the Buffalo Sabres believed the NHL’s scheduling system was playing an elaborate prank on them. Sitting among the Eastern Conference’s cellar dwellers, the Sabres haven’t done much through the first four of a…

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NHL standings (Reuters)

By at 22 November, 2015, 11:52 pm

Nov 23 (Infostrada Sports) – Standings from the NHL on Sunday WESTERN CONFERENCECENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Dallas 17 4 0 74 50 34 2. St. Louis 13 6 2 57 52 28 3. Minnesota 11 5 3 57 51 25 4. Nashville 11 5 3 53 48 25 5. Chicago 11 8 2 57 55 …

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