Video- Martin St. Louis Scores To Reach 1000 Points
Martin St. Louis scored his 379th career goal to reach the 1000 points milestone.
No Tanking In Arizona
from Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona,
The Coyotes will not tank the 2014-15 season. Not going to happen. Not a chance.
"I don't think that's something I would ever accept under any circumstance," Maloney, the Coyotes GM, said. "Tanking is not in Tip's DNA, it's not in my DNA, it's not in ownership's DNA and it's not in the players' DNA.
"Just that idea destroys the whole credibility of an organization. We would all love a franchise player -- or two or three -- but that's not h...
In The Playoffs At Thanksgiving Means A Good Chance It Will Carry Over To April
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
It’s a fairly common belief in hockey circles that if you’re in the playoffs by American Thanksgiving, chances are you’re going to be in the post-season dance five months later.
So how does that notion hold up to scrutiny? Not badly, actually. But it would be very, very dangerous for the 16 teams that are in the playoffs to think they can basically put in on autopilot for the rest of the season. According to numbers crunched by ...
NHL Short Notes
FLYERS TO HOST RANGERS IN THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN
The Flyers and Rangers will meet in the first half of a home-and-home series when they face-off in Philadelphia for the 2014 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown at 1:00 p.m. ET (NBC, SN). The Rangers have won 14 of their last 18 regular-season matchups versus the Flyers dating to March 6, 2011, though the home team has won each of the past six contests. In their only meeting this season on Nov. 19th, Cam Talbot posted 31 saves in a 2-0 Rangers w...
The Washington Capitals Under Barry Trotz
from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington,
“We were outshot and outchanced last year and that hasn’t been the case at all this year,” Trotz said. “But we’re not producing more goals at this point. We can have a little more of an interior presence.”
The real positive difference this season has been where many believe it matters most -- shots allowed and goals against.
Last season the Caps allowed an average of 33.5 shots per game, which ranked 27th in...
Friday Hockey Topics
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
- ...do you think Minnesota and Dallas were both hoping for a little more production from off-season signings Thomas Vanek and Ales Hemsky? Vanek has one goal (11 points) in 21 games for the Wild, while Hemsky is still goal-less, with just five helpers in 21 games. Both are on three-year deals, with Vanek making $6.5 million per, Hemsky $4 million. And they have just one goal between them in 42 combined games.
- It’s a great story being penned in...
Letâ€™s Make Some Trades Philadelphia
from Randy Miller of NJ.com,
Deals that Hextall surely would love to make but can't include trading unproductive/expensive forwards Vinny Lecavalier (2 goals in 14 games, $4.5 million cap hit through 2017-18) and R.J. Umberger (1 goal in 21 games, $4.6 million cap hit through 2016-17). No team is taking on one of those contracts.
But here are a few thinking-outside-the-box possibilities for Hextall to consider:
1. MATT READ TO DEVILS FOR ADAM LARSSON
2. SCHENN BROTHERS, HAGG ...
Tyler Seguin On A Pace To Score 63 Goals
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Seguin leads the NHL with 17 goals in 22 games. If he continues that pace and stays healthy for all 82 games, he would score 63 goals. The Stars’ franchise record is 55, shared by Brian Bellows and Dino Ciccarelli. The last time a Star hit 50 was Mike Modano in 1993-94.
“That’s an incredible pace when you look at where the league is going,” center Jason Spezza said. “It’s impressive to get 40 goals in a s...
Morning Line- Ron Hextall
"It's too early to get too tied up in the standings, but it's not too early to say, 'Where are we at as a group?' and we're under .500. That's not going to cut it. We need to be better.
"We're a better team than our record shows, and I think the biggest issue we've had is consistency. You're never going to be totally consistent. We all get that part. But our consistency, our highs and lows, have been just too extreme, and, within a game, within a period, there's just been too many down pa...
Blue Jackets Lacking An Identity
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Tonight, the Jackets play the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena. The Canucks (15-6-1) have the second-best record in the Western Conference. They have found something. The Jackets (6-13-2) have the second-worst record in the league. They have lost something.
“When you’ve done something, it becomes an expectation and a standard, and we haven’t been up to that standard,” coach Todd Richards said after practice yes...
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Friday Morning Hockey Talk
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
- Any team talking to the St. Louis Blues in a trade has to be asking about Vladimir Sobotka, who didn’t like their offer this summer and hiked off to the KHL. He’s a perfect third-line centre on a good, bad or indifferent team. He could be the toughest pound-for-pound player in the entire league. Could the Oilers use him? Is the grass green?
- With Mike Fisher (Achilles surgery) back, the Predators have a boatload of centres (Mi...