Ken Daneyko weighs in on the NHL’s UFA-to-be defensemen

Ken Daneyko appeared on the NHL Live on Wednesday afternoon, and he made some surprising remarks. As far as Daneyko is concerned, Matt Niskanen may turn out to be some team's modern-day version of the Rangers signing Bobby Holik to a $9 million-a-season contract as a 3rd-liner--Daneyko believes that Niskanen is not necessarily a top-two defenseman, and he feels that someone...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Devils Make Run At Callahan?

During the course of their history, the New Jersey Devils have seen a number of key players bolt the swampland for the bright lights of Manhattan. Bobby Holik, Scott Gomez, John MacLean and Bruce Driver just to name a few. But it looks like Ryane Clowe might have swung the pendulum the other way as Randy Miller at wonders if the Devils could make a run at Ryan Callahan this...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vinny Views

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Try this exercise before rushing to judgment on the $22.5-million (U.S.) the Philadelphia Flyers paid to sign Vincent Lecavalier to a five-year contract Wednesday – which, admittedly, seemed like an odd NHL marriage at first blush: What is the actual value of a No. 2 centre, with Lecavalier’s size (6 foot 4, 208 pounds) and...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A Trading Problem In Philadelphia

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, Asking the Flyers to not get in on the action is like asking 95 percent of all hockey cards not to depreciate in value. It’s in their DNA. It’s what they do. Unfortunately, evidence suggesting constant roster turnover isn’t the ideal way to construct a Stanley Cup-winning product continues to mount. But it looks as if we’re in...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils’ resiliency among Friedman’s ‘30 Thoughts’

Update: Whoops, wrong blog! Sorry! The CBC's Elliotte Freidman's penned another excellent "30 Thoughts" column, and he leads the affair off by duly noting that the rumors of the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise-less demise were at least slightly exaggerated: The New Jersey Devils lost Zach Parise for nothing and we were quick to write them off. Boy, do we...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Steps to End the NHL Lockout

Just over a month ago I wrote about the NHL lockout, brimming with positivity, believing that it would end and we would get to see NHL hockey this season. Well, I’m still positive, but this time I’m also angry. I still believe there will be NHL hockey this season. The owners and players are simply too close to cancel a season. It could still happen of course (anything is possible...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Bettman Facing The Trap

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette via the Calgary Herald, At this point, Bettman and the owners look like a high-powered scoring machine being ground into the ice by Jacques Lemaire’s New Jersey Devils. They’re frustrated because they’re trapped in the neutral zone and even if they can somehow get past Bobby Holik and Scott Stevens, there’s Martin Brodeur (in the...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The State of Hockey News' NHL rule change suggestions for whenever the lockout ends 2012-13 Edition

I don't often attempt to use sex in my articles, but with the current NHL lockout I guess I feel I need to get your head out of all the minutia, posturing and other pointless grandstanding to try to talk about something else.  No, I am not saying we need to add sex to the game of hockey.  I'll be honest, I've always thought 'Ice Girls' are kind of pathetic and...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential NHL Buyouts in a New CBA

Michael Traikos of the National Post takes a team-by-team look at potential amnesty buyouts should the new CBA have them. If you recall, the 04-05 agreement included a one-time amnesty buyout that wouldn't affect the salary cap for teams. The Rangers used it on Bobby Holik and his ridiculous five-year, $45 million pact. Here's what Traikos had to say about the Rangers...
Via NY Rangers Blog
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A Reminder That Bobby Holik Was a Terrible Ranger

When I was about 10 years old I had three blank Rangers jerseys that my parents offered to get customized. I chose Pavel Bure and Dan Blackburn for the first two. Although both had relatively short tenures ended thanks to injuries, both were incredibly talented and made an impact in their time with the Rangers and are respectable human beings.I have no idea what the hell was going...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A word of explanation over the Thrashers Essentials

Hi, all. Either you've seen the Atlanta Thrashers Essentials post over at Puck Daddy that I wrote or you will be seeing it here today, or Friday. I'm not sure when it'll be up exactly. There are parts of it that you will agree with, and parts that you don't. Maybe your favorite arena food was the Nutella crepes (that was #2 for me). Maybe your essential goal was when...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Random Ranger File: Donald Brashear

Everyone's favorite reporter, Jesse Spector, asked an interesting question on Twitter: Who is your least favorite player to have played for your favorite team, either now or in the past? Now, this is a loaded question. What defines "least favorite"? Should it be a guy like Scott Gomez, Bobby Holik, or Wade Redden, who simply did not live up to expectations? Or what...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Joining Forces With One Of The Best

First off, let me just give a huge thank you to Kevin for giving me the opportunity to be a part of THE place for all things New York Rangers on the Internet. It’s been a part of my daily routine for years and when Kevin announced he might shut down for good, I felt a part of me would be going away. This site spawned may of the others around that are read daily. So, that makes...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

52 Players Were Drafted Before Nicklas Lidstrom In 1989

Most names we are not familiar with, but let’s take a look at this outstanding draft class. Preceding the name will be the round they were picked and their overall draft position along with the team that drafted him. 3 53 Detroit Nicklas Lidstrom 1 1 Quebec Mats Sundin 1 3 Toronto Scott Thornton 1 10 Hartford Bobby Holik 1 11 Detroit Mike Sillinger 1 5 New Jersey Bill Guerin...
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May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Holik previews Rangers v Devils, remembers '94

Former Thrasher Bobby Holik previews the Eastern Conference Finals between the Rangers and Devils.
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Holik previews Rangers v Devils, remembers '94

When the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet tonight in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it will mark a rematch 18 years later of one of the great series in Stanley Cup Playoff history. En route to their first Cup in 54 years, the Rangers needed seven games to get past the Devils in a series that included three double overtime games. Games 3 and 7 were both double...
Via Fox Sports South
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

The 303:30 – 2-time Stanley Cup champ Bobby Holik and a Preds, Coyotes preview with Carl Putnam

In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we discuss the pro’s and con’s to the second round schedule, we preview the series with against Phoenix with Coyotes blogger Carl Putnam of Five for Howling, we hear from Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippet prior to Game 1 on Friday night and we even spend a few minutes with two-time NHL All-Star and two-time Stanley...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Collar Approach Reason for Rangers Success

Michael McCarthy at USA Today takes a look at the Rangers blu collar approach which has taken them to the top seed in the Eastern Conference..."The Rangers hit, forecheck, block shots, then hit you again. To the delight of a fan base that spent decades seeing Ranger stars pushed get around , they stand up for each other — and drop the gloves early and often. Prust tied for...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Puck Previews: Capitals look to reclaim top spot in the Southeast; Kings at Canucks

Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished Okay then.... Preview: Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. EST The Wild haven't won a road game since December 10th. They're 0-7-2 in that span, their longest road...
Via Puck Daddy
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Canucks vs. Bruins, NHL vs. NHLPA, Bobby Holik

It's a Monday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more: Special Guest Stars: NHL great and MvsW favorite Bobby Holik joins us to talk all things hockey. • In which Marek and Wysh discuss the gongshow that was realignment. • Firing Scott Arniel. • Diving in hockey is so European. • The Canucks...
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January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Devils center Bobby Holik speaks his mind on new website

Writes about Patrik Elias playing in 1,000th game
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Holik does 24/7; poop in gloves

It's a (gettin' down on) Friday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more: Special Guest Stars: Bobby Holik reviews "HBO 24/7 Flyers Rangers"; and it's Game Show Friday, in which one lucky listener battles for prizes yet to be determined. • In which Marek and Wysh discuss the end of...
Via Puck Daddy
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Vinny Prospal Proud Of His 1000 NHL Games

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Theo Fleury, in his book Playing with Fire, writes that if he were an NHL general manager he would draft Canadian juniors exclusively because they “get it.” Although the league is less Canada-centric than it was in the previous century, Fleury’s line of thinking still runs on the edges of mainstream thought. Vinny Prospal is the...
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November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Bobby Holik: Devils still trying to find center to complement Ilya Kovalchuk

Says team 'stopped the bleeding' when Jacques Lemaire returned last season
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

The 10 best candidates for Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012

The 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame party has reached its day-after hangover period, meaning that our attention turns to the next batch of hockey legends that will achieve immortality next year. Greatest Hockey Legends took a peek at the first-year eligible players for 2012, and hooboy it's a doozy: The first year eligible class for 2012 includes two shoo-ins in Joe Sakic and Brendan...
Via Puck Daddy
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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