Will College Hockey Grow In The West?
from Gary Sataniello of the New York Times,
The Sun Devils’ promotion to N.C.A.A. status opens college hockey to the West and to a metropolitan area of four million people, and it gives the N.C.A.A. a 60th Division I program.
The ultimate goal is the creation of a Pacific-12 hockey conference. Currently, Arizona State plays in Division I of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, where it was ranked No. 1 with a record of 18-1-0 entering the weekend. Arizona and Colorado pl...
Why The San Jose Sharks Put Adam Burish On Waivers
from David Pollak of the Mercury News,
The Sharks practiced what they've been preaching Saturday, putting veteran forward Adam Burish on waivers in their effort to become a younger team.
Burish, 31, has one goal and two assists in 20 games. More significantly, he is a minus-6 playing an average of 11:08 per game in a limited fourth line role.
"It's where we are as an organization," Coach Todd McLellan said after his team's Saturday morning skate. "We made a commitment to brining ...
Ottawa Senators Hope To Change Their Recent Record In Afternoon Games
from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citzen,
In 2013-14, Ottawa were to play 17 afternoon dates. They wound up playing 18 because a Jan. 24 game in Carolina was re-booked to noon on Jan. 25. Nearly every one was a disaster.
The overall record: 4-12-2. The Senators were equal opportunity daytime pushovers, losing in multiple U.S. states, in three different time zones, in Western Canada and on home ice.
Staff and players tried everything to change the mojo: Arrived at the rink soo...
Oilers Need A #2 Center
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
MacTavish needs a No. 2 centre (something he undoubtedly knows), and before you say he would be dealing from a position of weakness now, Montreal GM Marc Bergevin managed to trade winger Rene Bourque for a useful defenceman Bryan Allen this week.after sending the inconsistent Bourque to the minors, first.
Whether that means MacTavish has to trade a winger, even with Benoit Pouliot busting his foot after a Marek Zidlicky shot slammed into him...
NHL Short Notes
ISLANDERS EDGE PENGUINS IN FIRST HALF OF HOME-AND-HOME
Kyle Okposo scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout to power the Islanders to a win in the first half of their home-and-home series with the Penguins.
* At 13-6-0 (26 points), the Islanders trail the Penguins (13-3-2, 28 points) by two points for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. These clubs face off again Saturday at Nassau Coliseum, the third of five meetings in 2014-15 (also Jan. 16 at NYI and Apr...
Video- Three Games On Friday Night
Two minutes of highlights...
Video- Don Cherry On The Toronto Maple Leafs Stopping The Stick Salute
Another Bad Loss For The Edmonton Oilers
from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,
The Edmonton Oilers sunk to a new low Friday, difficult as that might be to comprehend, having to skate off the ice to a chorus of boos after being badly outworked in a 2-0 home-ice loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Once again, all the skill in the world came up short in the face of superior will, as Team Analytics got steamrolled by an opponent that simply rolled up its sleeves and ground out a victory with hard work, determination and smart ...
Video- Sergei Bobrovsky With The Bad Goal Of The Night
The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 in a shootout.
Video- Johnny Boychuk Hit On Evgeni Malkin
No penalty on the play, thoughts?
Video- Benoit Pouliot Out With A Broken Foot
Benoit Pouliot (broken foot) will be sidelined indefinitely.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 22, 2014
You can see how the injury occurred at the :22 second mark of this game recap video.
Video- Milan Lucic Stunned With A Punch To The Head
Dalton Prout with one punch...
Leafs Waiting For April?
from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,
You can understand why Shanahan is keeping out of this. This season was always lost. All he wants to do is get to April. By then, he can torch Carlyle and maybe Nonis, and hire Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.
Babcock is his finish line. In the interim, he needs Carlyle and Nonis to wear this wretched season, but he also needs them to survive it.
Those two objectives only align if the team is mediocre, rather than embarrassingly awful. The...