August 21 2011 03:12AM
The NHL is mostly in the doldrums in regard to player movement at the moment, but that doesn't mean that the business is completely peaceful, so it's time for a brief review of some of the happenings around the game. In this installment, the league's R and D camp has a few useful ideas, off-ice doings dominate in Phoenix, St. Louis, Dallas and the Island, and a member of hockey's family is laid to rest.
August 20 2011 09:45AM
Along with former Penguin Janne Pesonen, it looks like failed Colorado goalie David Aebischer will be trying to make a come back with the Jets this year. James O'Brien of Pro Hockey Talk notes this morning that Winnipeg has invited the Swiss born puck stopper to camp on a try-out basis.
August 18 2011 03:34PM
I remember sitting in the upper bowl of the MTS Centre in Section 310 with my significant other, about seven rows up from the railing and peering over about 7,500 other Manitoba Moose fans to watch the Moose play in Game 2 of the 2009 Calder Cup Finals.
There was something more special about Game 2 than there was about Game 1, a game which I had been sitting with a good friend over in Section 302 a few nights prior to witness a 5-4 overtime loss. The score was tied in Game 2 1-1 with under five minutes to play in the third period.
Overtime was looming.
August 18 2011 12:38PM
The NHL announced the games that'll be shown on Versus/NBC this year and the list is pretty bizarre. There are some teams with a ton of appearances that make sense. The four way tie for second place between Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Washington sees them with 14 potential appearances each. They're all major ratings draws due to being in large American hockey markets, having recent success and/or having Crosby and Ovechkin.
In first place is the New York Rangers with 16 potential appearances which makes little to no sense. The Rangers will be mediocre again like they are every year and despite NYC being the largest US media market most people outside of New York hate NYC and the Rangers.
August 17 2011 09:07AM
The Hockey news recently unveiled the latest in their on-going series of regular season predictions. Today the 13th place position was posted and the Winnipeg Jets are the “lucky” recipients of that number. You can find the article here.