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Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings

When you’re defending the Cup, you’ve earned the right to be our final preview from the Pacific Division. After looking ahead at the Flames, Oilers, Coyotes, Canucks, Sharks and Ducks, let’s discuss the 2014-15 Los Angeles Kings. Additions: Adam Cracknell … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: Los Angeles Kings appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings free agency roundup

Many woke up to a flurry of NHL signings as the opening of free agency began Tuesday. Defenseman Willie Mitchell woke up to a view of the beach and soon learned that he would trade that beach for one in Florida.  The Kings aren't a team that is typically extremely active in free agency, but they did make a key acquisition in a minor league head coach. Here are all the highlights...
Via Fox Sports West
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues send Dmitrij Jaskin back to AHL

The St. Louis Blues announced that they have sent Dmitrij Jaskin back to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. The news isn’t surprising. Jaskin hasn’t seen any playing time during the playoffs and the Blues are mostly healthy, excluding injuries to Brenden Morrow and the uncertain state of David Backes. With Chris Porter and Adam Cracknell playing well, it was clear Jaskin would be...
Via Frozen Notes
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Down but Not Out

     Finally bouncing back after their six game losing streak the St. Louis Blues were able to conjure up their confidence and beat the Chicago Blackhawks in their first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs, even if it did take over 100 minutes of game play and 6 periods of hockey. Regardless, a wins a win and the ability to keep the intensity level high the entire game is what it...
Via Puckrant.com
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Things From 3 OT Game

Last night in St. Louis the first round matchup between the Blackhawks and Blues got underway. If Game 1 is any indication, we are in for a remarkable series. Despite the Blackhawks losing 4-3 in the 3rd overtime, it was a fantastic game. Its one that will be talked about in this division rivalry for years to come. These are 3 things in Game 1 that stood out to me;   Opening...
Via Puckrant.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cracknell's resilience pays off for Blues in Game 1

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Cracknell had 35 text messages waiting for him when he finally reached his cell phone late Thursday night following the Blues' dramatic come-from-behind, three-overtime victory against the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "It was 35," Cracknell said. "I remember it. It was all my buddies, my family. Everyone was excited. It was...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

With forwards getting hurt left and right, Blues call up two from Chicago

T.J. Oshie joins the list of the the team's walking wounded, prompting the Blues to recall Adam Cracknell and Keith Aucoin from their AHL affiliate.
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

With forwards getting hurt left and right, Blues call up two from Chicago

With injuries to their forwards piling up, including losing T.J. Oshie on Thursday night, the St. Louis Blues recalled forwards Adam Cracknell and Keith Aucoin from their American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago on Friday morning. The struggling Blues (52-21-7), who have lost four straight games, play in Dallas tonight and then return to St. Louis to host Detroit on Sunday in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lapierre Activated from Injured Reserve

Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been activated from injured reserve after missing five games with a lower-body injury. Lapierre was injured late in the Jan. 10 game against the Vancouver Canucks. In 29 games this season, Lapierre has six goals and three assists (nine points). In addition, the Blues have assigned forward Adam Cracknell to their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues battling the flu as they prepare for Buffalo

After arriving in Buffalo Monday, a majority of the Blues didn't practice on their off day. As it turns out, several of them were asked to remain in their hotel rooms because they were battling flu symptoms. On Tuesday morning, Chris Stewart missed the Blues' morning skate because of the bug, but he is expected to be in the lineup when the club faces Buffalo at 6 o'clock...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

It's time to bench Max Lapierre and release the Cracknell

Max Lapierre is off to a rocky start in St. Louis. Heading into the year, Lapierre was supposed to bring additional grit and aggressive play to the team's fourth line. Instead, he has brought reckless play and stupid decisions. Lapierre's poor decisions have directly led to power-play goals by the opposition.  With a potential suspension looming for his hit on Dan Boyle...
Via Frozen Notes
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues placing high priority on 'finishing' this season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues learned a hard lesson last season. Pounding pucks at the net in a shotgun-style approach doesn't guarantee wins. Shot attempts mean nothing if the red light never flickers. "Obviously, we didn't score enough goals against Quick (Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Quick) last year, or L.A. in general," Blues forward Adam Cracknell...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues placing high priority on 'finishing' this season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues learned a hard lesson last season. Pounding pucks at the net in a shotgun-style approach doesn't guarantee wins. Shot attempts mean nothing if the red light never flickers. "Obviously, we didn't score enough goals against Quick (Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Quick) last year, or L.A. in general," Blues forward Adam Cracknell...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Porter placed on waivers

It looks like Chris Porter is the odd man out for the St. Louis Blues. The team placed Porter on waivers Saturday, signaling that the battle for the fourth line has been decided. Assuming he clears waivers, Porter will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.  The Porter news means that the St. Louis roster is now complete.  Why was Porter the odd man out? It might all...
Via Frozen Notes
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' fourth-round pick seeks a shot with hometown team

ST. LOUIS --The couple that dealt blackjack at the Casino Queen had a son in St. Louis before moving to Sin City. That boy, just 1 year old when his mom and dad relocated to ply their trade in the land of lights, slots and cards, grew up and fell in love with ice hockey. And since Las Vegas had no professional team to cheer for, ZachPochiro stuck with his birthplace Blues. He listened...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' fourth-round pick seeks a shot with hometown team

ST. LOUIS --The couple that dealt blackjack at the Casino Queen had a son in St. Louis before moving to Sin City. That boy, just 1 year old when his mom and dad relocated to the land of lights, slots and cards, grew up and fell in love with ice hockey. And since his desert town had no professional team to cheer for, ZachPochiro stuck with his birthplace Blues. He listened to his...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues re-sign Cole, Cracknell

The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Ian Cole to a two-year contract and forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2007 but was used sparingly, appearing in 15 games and none after March 16. He's played in parts of three seasons. The 27-year-old Cracknell became a regular on the checking line at the end of the season and...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues re-sign Cole, Cracknell to deals

The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Ian Cole to a two-year contract and forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2007 but was used sparingly, appearing in 15 games and none after March 16. He's played in parts of three seasons. The 27-year-old Cracknell became a regular on the checking line at the end of the season and...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues give Ian Cole a two-year extension

The Blues have agreed in principle on a two-year extension for defenseman Ian Cole, as reported by Jeremy Rutherford. Cole, a pending restricted free agent, will receive a one-way deal worth $750,000 in 2013-14 and $900,000 in 2014-15. This news comes just a few days after the Blues announced that they had given Adam Cracknell a one-year extension. While the Cracknell contract...
Via Frozen Notes
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues sign Adam Cracknell to a one-year extension

The Blues addressed one of their pending unrestricted free agents on Friday by signing Adam Cracknell to a one-year, $600,000 extension, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The one-way deal is a slight raise over the $550,000 contract he enjoyed during the 2013 campaign. The 27-year-old played in 50 AHL games with the Peoria Rivermen in 2013 and 20 games with the Blues...
Via Frozen Notes
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cracknell re-signs with Blues

ST. LOUIS Adam Cracknell will have a fourth season with the Blues. The team announced Friday evening that Cracknell has signed a one-year deal with the Blues. The 27-year-old forward, who has been in St. Louis since 2010-11, would have become a free agent in late June. Cracknell had two goals and six points for St. Louis last season. His one-year contract, according to the St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Hold On To Adam Cracknell For Another Year by   Steven Ellis

The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one year, one way extension worth $600,000. Cracknell was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the final round of the 2004 draft. He played three seasons (2006–09) with the Flames’ minor league affiliates, but failed to make the jump into the NHL, and on July 16, [...]
Via The Hockey House
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko was used incorrectly in Game 4

Heading into Game 4, I put up a post where numerous fans gave their opinion on the decision to play Vladimir Tarasenko over Adam Cracknell on the fourth line. Fans were in favor, hoping to see a boost in the team's attack with Frank in the mix. Most were in favor because it was believed he would start on the fourth line but then rotate to a different line as the game unfolded...
Via Frozen Notes
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko scratched for Game 1 against LA

T.J. Oshie will return to the lineup when the Blues open their playoff series against the LA Kings on Tuesday night. With Oshie returning, the Blues were forced to make a difficult decision concerning which player would be scratched in order to make room for #74. Ultimately it appeared it would come down to either Vladimir Tarasenko or Adam Cracknell.  Coach Ken Hitchcock announced...
Via Frozen Notes
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets and Blues showdown

The St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets each have managed to string together victories at the appropriate time. With both in the mix for a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference and looking to continue their recent success, the Blues try for a third straight win over the visiting Blue Jackets on Friday night. Fourth-line winger Adam Cracknell scored his first two goals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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