Cooper for Adams; Nyquist rules; ‘Miracle’ stick missing (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 25 March, 2014, 1:29 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.

• Via Reddit, counting to 99 using hockey jerseys. Brian Savage sighting!
• Mirtle doing what Mirtle does best: breaking down what went wrong with the Maple Leafs. [ Globe and Mail ]
• Ryan Lambert on why Jon Cooper is the only choice for this year’s Jack Adams Award. [ Backhand Shelf ]
• Gustav Nyquist has gone from AHL call-up to the NHL’s hottest player in March. [ Yahoo ]
• Teuvo Teravainen will make his highly-anticipated debut tonight for the Blackhawks. [ ESPN Chicago ]
• Evgeni Nabokov has played well for the New York Islanders of late. Could the 38-year old be back with the team next season? [ Newsday ]
• Mike Richards on Jeff Carter being booed by Flyers fans Monday night: “I got it last time so I gave him a heads up. They boo Santa Claus, so they’re not going to not boo Richards or Carter.” [ South Jersey Times ]
• Which Buffalo Sabres goalie is their no. 1? Four have tended net since Ryan Miller was dealt to St. Louis. [ Buffalo News ]
• Here’s the 2014 NCAA D-I men’s hockey tournament bracket. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Boston College and Union are your no. 1 seeds. [ College Hockey News ]
• Did you miss the story of the QMJHL player who had his fingertip ripped off by a slap shot? [ Buzzing the Net ]

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Islanders fans chant ‘We want Moulson!’ in Wild’s victory (Video) (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 March, 2014, 8:02 pm

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow traded away a fan favorite when he gambled on the acquisition of Thomas Vanek earlier this season. The fan favorite came back to haunt the Isles on Tuesday night – and the New York fans let Snow hear their displeasure.
Winger Matt Moulson returned to Long Island for the first time since the Oct. 27, 2013 trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres in a multi-part deal for Vanek. Now with the Minnesota Wild, Moulson opened the scoring at 12:23 of the first period and closed it out with a power play goal at 16:34 of the third, as the Wild topped the Islanders, 6-0.
After cheering Moulson on both his goals, Isles fans had a full-on heel turn in the third, chanting “WE WANT MOULSON!” as the Wild mopped up the game.

Ouch.
Now, of course, this could mean that they want Snow to somehow convince Moulson to come back to the Islanders in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, which would likely involve massive amounts of groveling, Charles Wang money and promises that he’ll never leave John Tavares’s wing.
Or it could be a final punch to the gut over the Vanek trade, which ended with disastrous results for Snow.

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Matt Moulson returns to Long Island; ‘I guess they didn’t have the same plans’ (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 March, 2014, 1:40 pm

When Matt Moulson walked into Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday morning, he did something that he’d never done before: He entered the building as an opponent.
A weird feeling, for sure, especially after spending four seasons and 11 games with the New York I…

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Sabres call up G Lieuwen with Neuvirth injured (The Associated Press)

By at 16 March, 2014, 3:43 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have called up goalie Nathan Lieuwen from the minors to fill in for injured Michal Neuvirth.

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Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Examining the sleepers and potential busts (Puck Daddy)

By at 2 September, 2013, 11:19 am

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2013-14 season. To help give you a better chance to win your league, our pals at Dobber Hockey are returning for another season. They’ll be breaking down the top forwards, defense and goalies, and also giving you so…

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Alternate NHL logos; Blackhawks scold Bieber; Who’s in for HHOF 2014? (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 10 July, 2013, 1:43 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.

• Do yourself a favour and check out the rest of this gallery of crudely-…

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Buffalo Sabres hire Joe Sacco as assistant coach (The Associated Press)

By at 2 July, 2013, 6:29 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Ron Rolston added NHL experience to his new staff by hiring Joe Sacco on Tuesday.

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NHL-Selections in first round of NHL draft (Reuters)

By at 30 June, 2013, 6:06 pm

June 30 (Reuters) – First round selections in the National Hockey League draft on Sunday (Team, name, position, country). 1. Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon, center, Canada 2. Florida Panthers, Aleksander Barkov, center, Finland 3. Tampa Bay Light…

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Buffalo Sabres: Suitable Trade Destinations for Ryan Miller (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 27 June, 2013, 3:48 pm

COMMENTARY | The Buffalo Sabres are in the midst of a seemingly endless cycle of rebuilding mediocrity.

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NHL 3 Stars: Eberle, Oilers spoil Wild’s first chance to clinch; Jochen Hecht retires (Puck Daddy)

By at 26 April, 2013, 10:48 pm

“Don’t touch me, man.”
No. 1 Star: Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers
Eberle was the first star with 1 goal and 2 assists in an unexpected rout for the Oilers over the Minnesota Wild. With the Wild needing just one win to clinch the playoffs, they in…

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