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  • Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette headline Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2017

    06/26/2017 1:12:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lance Hornby
    The Finnish Flash will light up the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Teemu Selanne was the lock to be named among the 2017 inductees voted in Monday afternoon in his first year of eligibility, joined by three former NHLers who had been on the waiting list: Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi. Canadian national women world and Olympic champion Danielle Goyette rounded out the player category. Two builders were also added: long-time Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and Canadian university coaching legend Clare Drake, who ran the University of Alberta program.

    06/21/2017 3:58:40 PM PDT · by airborne · 26 replies
    NHL website ^ | 6/21/17 | various
    And the award goes to .......
  • NHL Hockey Expansion Protected Lists are Released for Vegas

    06/18/2017 12:10:45 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 49 replies ^ | 6/18/17 | NHL
    The list of protected and unprotected players of each NHL team is out. See link. The new Vegas team, the Golden Knights, can pick one player or goalie from each of the 30 existing teams according to some rules. And there will be trading in the draft on Weds as well. Interrresting. Airborne, I am going to use the hockey ping list but if that is a faux pas, please let me know. I apologize in advance.
  • Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

    05/06/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Friday, May 5, 2017 | JOHN Q. GALE
    Hartford Courant Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home Bring Back The Whalers Hartford city councilman John Q. Gale has proposed a way for the Whalers to come back to Hartford. By JOHN Q. GALE Friday, May 5, 2017 Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38...
  • Michael Mantenuto from the 2004 hockey film Miracle is found dead in his car after shooting himself

    04/27/2017 11:33:03 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 04/27/2017 | Heidi Parker
    Michael Mantenuto died on Monday at the age of 35. The former Disney star shot himself while sitting in his car in Des Moines, Washington, according to police. The actor and avid hockey player was best known for the 2004 Disney movie Miracle costarring Kurt Russell about the U. Men's Olympic hockey team that went on to win the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Mantenuto played Jack O'Callahan.
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Discussion Thread

    04/15/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 502 replies
    Thought it well past time to get a 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs discussion thread going, now just 2 games into the 2017 Playoffs.

    04/10/2017 1:14:39 PM PDT · by airborne · 72 replies
    NHL websire ^ | 4/10/17 | airborne
    Ladies and gentlemen, here is the 2017 NHL Bracket Challenge!Here is your chance to compete against your fellow Freepers and pick the winners of this years' playoff series.Just pick which team wins each series, and then from the team you picked, pick the next series and the next.And then pick your team for the Stanley Cup Champions! Good Luck!
  • Bob Miller to retire as Kings' play-by-play announcer

    03/02/2017 6:31:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Helene Elliott
    Kings broadcaster Bob Miller has relinquished his microphone, a reluctant decision but one that was strongly recommended by his doctors to safeguard his health after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery early in 2016, suffered a mini-stroke three months later, and had another stroke in January. Miller, 78, was in his 44th season calling Kings games. He had cut back his schedule drastically and eliminated travel to games outside Pacific Division cities, but even that reduced workload proved too much.

    01/28/2017 8:49:47 AM PST · by airborne · 8 replies
    NHL websire ^ | 1/28/17 | NHL staff
    The NHL ALL STAR Weekend begins tonight with the SKILLS COMPETITION.
  • USA defeats Canada in a shootout at gold medal game in World Junior Hockey

    01/05/2017 8:36:14 PM PST · by airborne · 12 replies
    The USA has won the gold medal game against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships following a 5-4 victory in a shootout. The game was played at the Bell Centre in Montreal and Team Canada came out firing on all cylinders in the first period of play as they took a quick 2-0 lead within five-and-a-half minutes of play.  Thomas Chabot scored at 4:38 into the period and Jeremy Lauzon followed up with another goal at 9:02. Team USA had defeated Canada in their first meeting of the tournament, but Canada quickly claimed command of the gold medal game...
  • Legendary Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passes

    11/25/2016 9:01:10 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    Fort Wayne Komets ^ | 11/24/2016 | Press Release
    Fort Wayne, IN-- Legendary Fort Wayne Komets broadcaster Bob Chase passed away at 2:40am ET Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 90. Chase completed 63 seasons as the voice of the Komets radio-rinkside last year after first arriving in Fort Wayne in 1953. Chase hailed from Negaunee, Michigan, where he was born January 22, 1926. He grew up in Marquette, Michigan and after high school joined the U.S. Navy where he served from 1943-1947. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Bob entered Northern Michigan University at Marquette and graduated in 1952. While in college, Bob started his radio...
  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Pittsburgh Penguins (vanity)

    11/12/2016 5:10:39 PM PST · by airborne · 20 replies
    vanity ^ | 11/12/16 | airborne
    I'm at the Penguins game in Pittsburgh against Toronto. And the crowd not only sung the National Anthem loud and proud But we also sang Oh Canada too!
  • Sabres' Lehner adds Trump sticker to mask for Military Appreciation Night

    11/10/2016 7:57:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Score ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ian McLaren
    Robin Lehner is wading into political waters with his latest goalie mask. The Buffalo Sabres goaltender has added a 'Trump' sticker and a small photo of the president-elect on a military-themed mask for the team's Military Appreciation Night on Friday. "Even though I'm not American, I appreciate what the military and all these guys do," Lehner said, per Jonah Javad of WGR. "I've got a little support for my man Trump here."
  • Stars honor 5 Dallas cops killed this summer with decals on their helmets, pre-game tribute

    10/14/2016 5:31:07 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Associated Press
    The Stars honored five officers slain in downtown Dallas this summer, wearing decals of their badges on their helmets during a season-opening 4-2 win. Family members of two of the slain officers, Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, participated in the pregame ceremonial puck drop. The captains for both teams, Jamie Benn of the Stars and Ryan Getzlaf of the visiting Anaheim Ducks, joined them at center ice. When introduced, the families got a long and loud ovation in the arena only a few blocks from where the five officers were killed...
  • World Cup of Hockey 2016

    09/10/2016 7:04:57 AM PDT · by airborne · 27 replies website ^ | 9/10/16 | various
    Exhibition games on today. Here is a link for the schedule -
  • John Tortorella says he’d bench players who don’t stand during national anthem

    09/07/2016 4:09:59 AM PDT · by airborne · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 6, 2016 | Bryan Flaherty
    Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the playing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” has had a ripple effect across the sports world in the past week. It has elicited reactions — both in support and in condemnation — from players around the NFL and beyond, military members and even President Obama. A prominent name from professional hockey added his opinion to the mix Tuesday, and it wasn’t in favor of Kaepernick’s social justice protest. “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game,” USA Hockey Coach...
  • John Tortorella threatens any player who pulls a Kaepernick

    09/06/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2016 | Brett Cyrgalis
    There are a lot of things to question about the way John Tortorella operates, but one thing that can never be questioned is his overwhelming sense of patriotism. The ex-Rangers coach and now head coach of Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey drove that point home again Tuesday, saying that if any of his players emulate 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and sit for the national anthem, then they will be benched for the entirety of the game. “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the...
  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

    06/10/2016 7:02:16 AM PDT · by taildragger · 136 replies
    WDIV TV ^ | 6/10/16 | see web link, otherwise Dave Bartowiak, Jr.
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  • Rougned Odor punches Jose Bautista, benches clear in Blue Jays-Rangers game

    05/15/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/15/2016 | Yahoo
    Roogned Odor (Pronounced O'Door) nearly knocks Jose Bsutista out after Bautista ries to give Odor a career ending knee injury
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...