Found August 19, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, “I’ve done some pretty intense skates in Brampton and Oakville,” said Sabres centre Cody Hodgson. “It always feels like Biosteel is the next step before camp. It’s good to get things rolling, get into a tense environment. It gets everyone geared up.” Pittsburgh’s James Neal hopes to get a jump on preparation for next week’s Canadian Olympic orientation camp in Calgary. “I just want to go in with the right mindset,” said Neal. “It’s a different game on big ice. It’s a big change. You’re going to have to adjust to different roles and do different things. The players that are going to make that (Olympic) team are going to be players who can adjust to new situations.” Former Leaf Mike Komisarek, who became a dad for the first time in May, is gearing up for a fresh start in Carolina. He signed a one-year deal with the Hurricanes after being bought out by the Maple Leafs four years into a five-year deal. “It’s amazing w

Michael Stuart: The Curious Case of Ryan Malone

Ryan Malone’s 2013 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning was underwhelming, to say the least. Plagued by the injury bug, the man they call ‘Bugsy’ only managed to tally six goals and eight points in 24 contests. Considering the fact that he carries a $4.5MM cap hit, that sort of production just isn’t good enough. Many fans and prognosticators are now left to...

Michigan Hockey’s Barnowski: Valtteri Filppula’s ready to move on, start anew with Bolts

Valtteri Filppula ended a seven-year NHL tenure (8 years as a pro) and 11 years' of status as a member of the Red Wings' family to sign a 5-year, $25 million contract with the Wings' new division rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on July 1st. Filppula left for a total of $500,000 more than the Wings paid Stephen Weiss to replace Filppula, but there are no hard feelings...

Eric Perrin & Ramzi Abid: Two different routes to happiness

Eric Perrin hold’s “Kanada-malja” (The canada-bucket) after winning the Finnish championship 2011-12. A true high light in his career.  A lot would agree that NHL is the best hockey league we have today in the world, a league where most players want to be. On the other hand, it is not said that exactly every [...]

Michael Stuart: It's Your Call! Bishop or Lindback

John Kreiser at has named Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop as one of seven players poised for a breakout in 2013-14. Joining the likes of Nail Yakupov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Galchenyuk, Jakob Silfverberg, Dougie Hamilton, and Slava Voynov on Kreiser’s list, the lanky goalie finds himself in great company. Kreiser notes that, among other things, Bishop...

Chicago Wolves Add Evan Oberg To Squad by   Steven Ellis

The Chicago Wolves announced Monday they have signed Evan Oberg to an AHL deal. Undrafted, Oberg signed a free-agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks on April 10, 2009. He made his professional debut with the Canucks’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. On February 28, 2011, Oberg, along with a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was traded...

Hodgson Says He Wants To Be Part Of Sabres’ Future

Restricted free agent Cody Hodgson hinted this morning on Toronto's TSN 1050 Radio that he's looking for contract negotiations with the Sabres to reach a successful conclusion so that he can rejoin the club. Continue reading "Hodgson Says He Wants To Be Part Of Sabres’ Future"

Mike Augello: Team Canada's Choices - Forwards For Sochi

In less than a week, Team Canada’s management team headed by Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will begin sorting out which 23 of the 47 players gathered in Calgary for the Olympic Orientation Camp will make the National team for the Sochi games in February 2014. Yzerman, along with Edmonton Oilers Team President Kevin Lowe, Boston’s Peter Chiarelli, St. Louis’s...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.