All Bob McKenzie, Author Of ‘Hockey Confidential’

from Curtis Rush of the Toronto Star, Q: You were a little uncomfortable with the title, as you explained in the preface. Why did you feel that way? A: The only concern I had was that some people might think it’s a tell-all book where it’s going to be nothing but telling behind-the-scene stories about why they traded this guy, and why they didn’t do this or that. While...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Scott Burnside

No matter what safeguards are in place when the league is forced to suspend a Pittsburgh Penguin or a New York Islander or New York Ranger, there will be a shadow of doubt about Pronger's role. For a league that has had so much going for it on the ice and in the boardrooms, it is a curious move to make a hire that is already arching eyebrows around the NHL for its strangeness...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Bruins set-up and overnight report: kids, vets, in-betweeners ready to get underway

The Detroit Red Wings open their 2014-15 season tonight against the Boston Bruins (7:30 PM EDT on FSD/TVA Sports/NESN/97.1 FM). The Bruins come into town having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in their home opener Wednesday, and aside from not having David Krejci's services (Colin Campbell's not on the roster because he failed his physical), the Bruins are healthy...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Make a Round of Preseason Cuts

The Red Wings announced Thursday the newest round of players making their way out of Detroit to join their respective teams, having not made the cut to wear the Winged Wheel to start this season. The cuts are as follows: ASSIGNED TO GRAND RAPIDS: D Mattias Backman RW Martin Frk RW Colin Campbell D Ryan Sproul C Andreas Athanasiou D Richard Nedomlel ASSIGNED TO JUNIORS: D Joe Hicketts...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings Prospects Cannot Hold Lead Against Blue Jackets

Much like Friday night, the Red Wings prospects blew another two goal lead to the Columbus Blue Jackets but this time they did not recover. The Red Wings opened the scoring on Saturday night with a goal by Colin Campbell and then added to their lead with another goal by Anthony Mantha.  This lead quickly evaporated in the second period as Columbus was able to tie it up. After...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephane Quintal Named Senior VP Of NHL Player Safety

Former Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Stephane Quintal has been named Senior Vice President of Player Safety, taking over for Brendan Shanahan. The NHL announced the news Monday. “Stephane Quintal has been dedicated to the mission of the Department of Player Safety since its creation for the opening of the 2011-12 season and has demonstrated over the last several...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman braves ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman was nominated by several folks -- including Lighting owner Jeff Vinik -- to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and he has done so. Yzerman joined the ALS Challenge movement by having his daughters Maria and Sophia pour a bucket of icy water over his head. Yzerman nominated four friends including Colin Campbell (executive vice president...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo to host NHL combine next 2 years

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo for the next two seasons. NHL Vice President Colin Campbell calls Buffalo ''the right fit'' in announcing the league's decision during a joint news conference with the Sabres on Monday. The combine had previously been held in Toronto.
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of NHL Hockey Operations, and the Sabres and league are expected to jointly announce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo to host next two NHL scouting combines

  The NHL's annual pre-draft scouting combine is moving to Buffalo for the next two years, two people familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night. A formal announcement will be made at a news conference the Sabres have scheduled for Monday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team and the NHL have not revealed the reason for holding...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore police ID the guy who peed on Art Modell’s grave

Those stalwarts of law enforcement in Baltimore have found the guy who urinated on Art Modell’s grave, not that he made it that hard for them. According to Colin Campbell of the Baltimore Sun, 61-year-old Paul Serbu of Franklin, Ohio has been charged with disorderly conduct in a cemetery.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey analytics blogger Tyler Dellow hired by NHL team

The advanced statistics movement in hockey seems to be reaching a crescendo this summer. More teams are openly talking about their use of more advanced data, while others have gone the route of publicly advertising the addition of analytics positions. Perhaps the news Bob McKenzie of TSN broke Tuesday morning showed that things are getting really serious. According to McKenzie,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Delayed rant: the NHL & PA have their heads in the sand regarding reviewing goaltender interference

When Paul posted the news from yesterday's Competition Committee meetings in New York (the general managers meet on Wednesday), I was angry--really, really angry--and I wanted to weigh in, but... For the first time in an incredibly long time, my, "Aw, *#$%@& it" instinct kicked in, and that instinct remained strong throughout the night. Hell, the comments made...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL’s Competition Committee discusses embellishment and more severe punishments

The topic of embellishment is a growing area of concern in the NHL. More players are trying to draw calls and more officials are falling for the act. How should the league address the issue? The topic was discussed by the NHL’s Competition Committee and it looks like there may be some changes made in regards to how the league handles players guilty of embellishing. First, it...
Via Bloguin Best
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL’s Competition Committee discusses embellishment and more severe punishments

The topic of embellishment is a growing area of concern in the NHL. More players are trying to draw calls and more officials are falling for the act. How should the league address the issue? The topic was discussed by the NHL’s Competition Committee and it looks like there may be some changes made in regards to how the league handles players guilty of embellishing. First, it...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Competition Committee: Embellishing Is ‘Out Of Control’

NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell spoke to reporters after Monday’s Competition Committee meeting in New York City in which coach’s challenges and other league matters were discussed at debated. One highlight from Campbell’s media availability was his comments on embellishment, which he feels is “out of control.” Campbell said embellishment is a real problem...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Hour Competition Committee Meeting Is Over

via Chris Johnston tweets, The NHL is still considering expanded video review to include plays involving goalie interference. GMs will talk about it again Wednesday. The NHL will expand the trapezoid by four feet behind the goal for next season, pending GM/board approval. NHL teams will change ends in overtime next season. The ice will be dry-scraped by a Zamboni beforehand...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report- Michel Therrien May Have Received A “Private Warning”

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post, “I know the league is looking at [Therrien’s comment about Brassard] and expect it to be handled quietly with a private warning,” an industry source told The Post’s Larry Brooks. That private warning could have very well been the conversation had between league vice president Colin Campbell, Canadiens general manager Marc...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Unusual’ Fire Intentionally Set At James Blake’s Home

TAMPA, Fla. — Detectives were not looking for any suspects in the deaths of a family found inside a burning Tampa home, but authorities stopped short of calling the case a murder-suicide, police said Thursday. Authorities have said they think the fire at the five-bedroom home was intentionally set. They have not said how it started. The home, which is owned by former tennis star...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting to dig back into Red Wings prospect news via RWC’s scouting report of Colin Campbell

The vast majority of the Red Wings' prospects have been playing playoff hockey over the past two weeks, with only Ben Marshall (University of Minnesota), Tyler Bertuzzi (Guelph Storm), Anthony Mantha (Val-d'Or Foreurs), Mitchell Wheaton and Marek Tvrdon (Kelowna Rockets) and Andreas Athanasiou (Barrie Colts) still active in North America and Mattias Backman (Linkopings HC...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign college free agent Colin Campbell

As Micahel Ortel on Twitter noted, the Red Wings have dipped into the NCAA free agent marketplace: Congratulations @ColinCampbell11 on signing 2-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings organization! #LakerPride — Laker Hockey (@LakeStateHockey) March 17, 2014 Hockey's Future's DJ Powers listed Campbell atop his list of NCAA free agents: Continue reading "...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio/Video- ‘Marshall’ Colin Campbell On A Few Topics

Colin Campbell joined Sportnet's Prime Time Sports this evening and discussed the Tortorella suspsension, the Kronwall 'mesh' goal and other topics. I admit I enjoy the interviews Bob McCown does.  He is a real pro and does his job well. Also, Colin Campbell is always honest and fair in the interviews I have heard. Well worth a listen...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray Musings- News/Views

By Tom Murray, News: Lots of it this past week. Let’s start with the biggest and most recent story: Saturday night’s line brawl in Vancouver between the Canucks and Flames and the meltdown by Canucks coach John Tortorella in the hallway outside the Flames locker room at the end of the first period. After an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Colin Campbell on Monday morning...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Hartley fined $25,000 for role in Flames-Canucks line brawl

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000 by the NHL on Monday for his role in the line brawl that opened Saturday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks. NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell said on the ruling: "We are holding Mr. Hartley responsible for the actions of Flames' right wing Kevin Westgarth, who took the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Torts Gets 15 Days Without Pay, Hartley Fined

((HT: NHL on TSN))For this...among other things...From the league itself:"Mr. Tortorella's actions in attempting to enter the Calgary Flames locker room after the first period were both dangerous and an embarrassment to the League," said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. "Coaches in the NHL bear the responsibility of providing...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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