Found April 30, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
poll by Welcome to the Hotstove! As always, I'm your host, Travis Yost. Last Thursday, Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators, Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators were selected as finalists for the 2011-2012 Norris Trophy -- the award given out to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the p...

Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara’s Record Breaking Hockey Stick Infographic At the NHL All-Star skills contest in January, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara blasted a puck at 108.8 mph—the hardest NHL slap shot on record. The 6-foot-9-inch, 255-pound Slovakian did it with the help of a short, self-taught, shaggy-headed Californian he’s never met. Isaac Garcia of athletic gear maker Warrior Sports designed Chara’s stick in suburban...

Karlsson to play for Sweden in World Championship

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will play for Sweden in the 2012 IIHF World Championship, which begins on Friday with three games in Stockholm and three in Helsinki. One of three finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Karlsson needed to secure insurance coverage before confirming that he would play for the national team, but according to a report...

Will Erik Karlsson Be Reasonable In His Salary Negotiations?

from Allen Panzeri of Senators Extra, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk set the stage for a tough contract battle with Erik Karlsson by saying the 21-year-old defenceman will have to be “reasonable” in his contract demands. In a year-end conference call with the Ottawa media on Monday, Melnyk said the Senators can’t go “toe-to-toe” in spending with the big-market teams...

Weber, Suter respond to benching of teammates

With Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn sitting out of Game 3 for violating a team rule, the Nashville Predators will be without two players considered to be top-six forwards. The on-ice leadership group of the Predators was told about the decision to suspend Radulov and Kostitsyn for Game 3. “As a leadership group, we talked with Trotz. We said [to him] whatever you decide...
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