Rivalry Renewed: The (old) Avs and Red Wings can’t wait to square off at Coors Field

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. View the full digital edition. When Marc Crawford had to dress in disguise for his daily runs in the city of Detroit during the 1997 Western Conference finals? That was when he knew this was a serious rivalry between his Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings. “I had to wear a hat and sunglasses whenever I went out...
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This Week in Flyers History: Week ending June 14

June 7, 1995 Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals for the Flyers against the New Jersey Devils could be summed up in three words: a must win. After dropping the first two games to Martin Brodeur and Co. on home ice, the Flyers traveled north and had to make a series out of it to avoid a 3-0 deficit. And it was the captain, Eric Lindros, who would step up. Just 1:32 into...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Evander Kane Trade Analysis: Jets, Sabres Each Win In Blockbuster Deal

The Winnipeg Jets finally traded Evander Kane on Wednesday after months of rumors and speculation over his future. The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets were able to complete a blockbuster trade that included multiple NHL players, prospects and a draft pick. Here’s a summary of the parts involved, followed by an analysis of what the trade means for each team: Buffalo receives: Evander...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gave: Proposed Red Wings-Avs alumni game rekindles memories of rivalry

For a brief, improbable moment, when budding Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon came out swinging when he didn't like the way he was checked by Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, anyone in Hockeytown with an extended memory could smile and recall one of the most intense rivalries in Detroit's sporting history. And it just might have kicked off a tremendous marketing opportunity...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Top 10 Players Available After First Round

The glitz and glamour of the first round is over, but there are still many quality players available for teams to select in the 2014 NHL draft. The second round has provided many teams with franchise players, including 2014 Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins, 2003) and Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber (Nashville Predators, 2003) One club to watch on Day 2 is the...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Five Potential Targets For Boston Bruins In First Round

The 2014 NHL draft is Friday night in Philadelphia, and the Boston Bruins will select 25th overall in the first round. The B’s didn’t have a first-round pick last season after sending it to the Dallas Stars as part of the Jaromir Jagr trade. This year’s first-rounder will give Boston an opportunity to add talent and depth to a prospect pool that has weakened over the last two...
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Awkward moment? Brendan Lemieux interviewed by Red Wings at the Combine

#480690719 / gettyimages.comThis might qualify as an awkward moment. Former UND hockey recruit Brendan Lemieux was interviewed by the Detroit Red Wings. Brendan's dad probably doesn't have a lot of fans in Detroit, especially after he destroyed Chris Draper with a dirty hit during the 1996 Western Conference Finals. Mike G. Morreale - --- One of the more intriguing interviews...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Lemieux Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Barrie Colts

Photo credit: Terry Wilson | OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Brendan Lemieux Age – 18 Position – Left Wing Height – 6′1″ Weight – 210 Draft Projection: 20-30th overall OHL Team: Barrie Colts 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 27 goals, 26 assists, 53 points, -7, 145PIM, 65 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points, 11 games played NHL Comparable...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Post finally responds to Patrick Bordeleau's dirty leg check on Jared Spurgeon

Nice to see that the Denver Post "finally" decided to pick up this story. Our buddy Adrian Dater from the Denver Post is Johnny on the spot for this story. But, yeah, it looks a lot like the Cooke hit on Barrie, and let’s not be naive here: we all knew the Avs would maybe try something in retaliation for losing one of their best players to a dirty hit. As I said before and I’ll...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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