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from Pat Pickens of Sportsnet,
NHL defencemen and goaltenders will sleep a little easier Tuesday night, as one of the league’s quintessential crease-crashers, Tomas Holmstrom, will officially announce his retirement Tuesday afternoon, prior to theDetroit Red Wings’ home opener.
The 15-year Red Wings forward registered 530 points, many of which came at the front of the net.
But was Holmstrom the best to ever park at the front of the net? Here are the top five NHL crease-crashers.
5. Zach Parise
The 5’11”, 195-pound winger's determination is unquestionable. Parise is one of the NHL's most tenacious workers, and his hard work has paid off, as the Minneapolis native has scored 195 goals in 504 NHL games. Parise scored eight goals in the New Jersey Devils' Stanley Cup final run last spring -- many of which came off rebounds below the goal line.
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Holmstrom will be announcing his retirement from the NHL at 4:30pm ET.
As long as the stream holds up, you can watch it below... Continue reading "The Tomas Holmstrom Press Conference"
Tomas Holmstrom has made his retirement official after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
Holmstrom's announcement Tuesday was no surprise, but the Red Wings held a news conference before their home opener to give the Swedish winger a chance to reflect on a career that included four Stanley Cups and over 1,000 regular-season games.
Holmstrom, who turns 40 on Wednesday,...
One of the pillars of the Detroit Red Wings dynasty of the late ’90s and early 2000s is hanging it up.
Veteran winger Tomas Holmstrom, who spent all 15 of his NHL seasons with the Red Wings, announced his retirement before Detroit’s home game against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Holmstrom was a key member of Detroit’s Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008,...
This involves Tomas Holmstrom's retirement:
RED WINGS SCHEDULE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR TUESDAY, 4:30 P.M. AT JOE LOUIS ARENA
The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET in the Olympia Club of Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit’s 2012-13 home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. when the Wings...
Forward Tomas Holmstrom announced his retirement Tuesday after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Holmstrom confirmed Monday's reports of his departure at a news conference in Joe Louis Arena before Detroit's home opener against the Dallas Stars. He spent his entire NHL career with the Red Wings and played on four Stanley Cup championship teams. Holmstrom ranks sixth...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Zach Parise might want to invest in a good travel pillow after signing his big contract with the Minnesota Wild.
Parise, who grew up in the Twin Cities, was well aware of what he was in for when he agreed to a 13-year contract last summer. He didn't need much of a tour of his new surroundings and was well aware of the brutal winters. There is one big adjustment...
DETROIT Former Detroit Red Wings Kris Draper and Chris Osgood were relaxing in the sauna one day several years ago when Tomas Holmstrom came up to talk.
It was vintage Homer, the lovable Swede with the broken English.
I cant seem to get out of (coach) Scotty Bowmans dog yard, Holmstrom told his two teammates. Sometimes he sits me, sometimes he doesnt play me. Im always in the...
Zach Parise scored his first goal with the Wild and Josh Harding stopped all 24 shots he faced in his first start since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Minnesota beat the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday.
Parise notched his third point with the Wild a night after getting two assists in Minnesota's season-opening win against Colorado.
Parise's first goal of the season...
Forward Tomas Holmstrom announced his retirement Tuesday after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Holmstrom confirmed Monday's reports of his departure at a news conference in Joe Louis Arena before Detroit's home opener against the Dallas Stars. He spent his entire NHL career with the Red Wings and played on four Stanley Cup championship teams. Holmstrom, who turns...
from Brian Cazeneuve of Sports Illustrated,
Sure, hockey-crazed Minnesota has yearned for a successful team in the NHL, but a winning Wild would also be just as good for the league as it tries to recover from the long lockout that bruised its image. While Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles have won the last three Stanley Cup titles, Minnesota is hockey's answer to Green Bay...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise's first goal in a Wild uniform made the difference, as the Wild improved to 2-0 for the season, shutting out the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday. Dallas got 31 saves from rookie goalie Cristopher Nilstorp in his NHL debut, but could not muster any offense in the Stars' first road game of the season. Parise, the NHL's most talked-about free...
Led by star newcomers Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the Minnesota Wild are looking to complete a perfect season-opening homestand and continue their best start in four years.
To do so, they'll have to knock off Suter's former team, the Nashville Predators, who begin their road schedule Tuesday night trying to shake off back-to-back shootout losses.
Minnesota (2-0-0) is enjoying...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter weren't the only players making their Minnesota Wild debuts Saturday night.
Mikael Granlund, the Finnish sensation who is one of the top prospects in hockey, played his first-ever NHL game and scored his first goal. Granlund, Minnesota's first-round pick in the 2009 draft, is in his first pro season in North America and he had...
Let’s start with the pre-game coverage because it bothered me. Before we even get to the broadcast, NBC cuts to an interview between Salvador and Brian Engblom and all he’s interest is the team’s mindset now that Parise is in Minnesota. In fact, according to Engblom, the Devils have remained intact from last season except for the departure of Zach Parise. No mention...
Dallas Stars (1-0-0, 2pts) @ Minnesota Wild (1-0-0, 2 pts)
7:00 PM CT
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(Delving) Into the Wild:
Minnesota made the biggest splash in free agency last summer (and was probably a huge reason why the lockout had to happen) with their gigantic signings of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.
Parise paid off immediately last night as...