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The NHL midseason awards

The NHL's midseason All-Star break wraps up today, giving players, coaches,and fans some time to catch their breath and assess the state of the league at the halfway point. There have been some feel-good stories (who thought the ageless Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers would be this good?) and some … well, not so surprising developments (those pesky squads from Chicago...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings to host 2017 All-Star Game

While the NHL’s biggest stars are currently in Nashville competing in the All-Star weekend, it was announced that next year the event would move to another big stage. The Los Angeles Kings and the Staples Center will host the 2017 NHL All-Star weekend. It will have the Skills Competition on Jan. 28, 2017 and the game will be played on Jan. 29, 2017. According to an article on...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 NHL Midseason Awards

These are the totally official Puck Drunk Love NHL midseason awards. Don’t let any of the other writers fool you, this is the best and only list you need to read. This will be a thorough breakdown of all the awards you know and love. Hart Trophy: Patrick Kane It may ruffle the feathers of some but Patrick Kane is easily the best player in the league this year. He not only leads...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 NHL Midseason Awards

These are the totally official Puck Drunk Love NHL midseason awards. Don’t let any of the other writers fool you, this is the best and only list you need to read. This will be a thorough breakdown of all the awards you know and love. Hart Trophy: Patrick Kane It may ruffle the feathers of some but Patrick Kane is easily the best player in the league this year. He not only leads...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlsson scores in OT, Senators rally to beat Islanders 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson scored in overtime to cap the Ottawa Senators' comeback from two goals down in the third period to beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night. Karlsson finished off a cross-ice pass from Bobby Ryan at 3:34 of the extra period after Mike Hoffman forced overtime with 37 seconds left in regulation. Mark Stone also scored for the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers-Senators Preview

The Senators finally had the kind of game they wanted at home. The Philadelphia Flyers hope their home form won't carry into Ottawa for Saturday night's game. Erik Karlsson had two goals and an assist and Craig Anderson made 25 saves for his 30th career shutout as Ottawa (9-5-5) beat Columbus 3-0 on Thursday, recording its second regulation win in 11 home games. It was the Senators...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlsson's 3 points lead Senators over Blue Jackets 3-0

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson scored twice and had an assist, Craig Anderson made 25 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night. Anderson got his seventh win of the season and 30th career shutout. Kyle Turris scored an empty-net goal. The Senators lost Bobby Ryan late in the third period after a hit by David Savard. Patrick Wiercioch...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Resurgent Blue Jackets gaining confidence

Despite the efforts of two-way star Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron is questioning his team's physicality as it continues to let points slip away.Ottawa's homestand isn't getting any easier against the resurgent Columbus Blue Jackets.A red-hot Karlsson and the Senators hope to avoid a third straight loss and eighth in 11 home games Thursday night against the Blue...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Resurgent Blue Jackets gaining confidence

Despite the efforts of two-way star Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron is questioning his team's physicality as it continues to let points slip away. Ottawa's homestand isn't getting any easier against the resurgent Columbus Blue Jackets. A red-hot Karlsson and the Senators hope to avoid a third straight loss and eighth in 11 home games Thursday night against the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Senators Preview

Despite the efforts of two-way star Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron is questioning his team's physicality as it continues to let points slip away. Ottawa's homestand isn't getting any easier against the resurgent Columbus Blue Jackets. A red-hot Karlsson and the Senators hope to avoid a third straight loss and eighth in 11 home games Thursday night against the...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sens score twice on power play, beat Canucks 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Andrew Hammond kept Ottawa afloat during a rocky second period, and the Senators skaters took advantage. Bobby Ryan and Chris Wideman had power-play goals, Erik Karlsson also scored and the Senators beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night. Andrew Hammond made 33 saves to help Ottawa snap a two-game losing streak and get its first regulation win on...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Remedying the State of the Senators’ Blue Line

For the past few seasons, it’s been transparently clear that Ottawa’s Achilles heel (apologies to Erik Karlsson) has been the team’s blue line. Over the past few years, the organization has glossed over the collective ineptness of the blue line for two reasons: 1) Erik Karlsson has developed into one of the most dynamic players in the league; and 2) management has misplaced...
Via The 6th Sens
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Erik Karlsson Tired of? Stone Suspension and Melnyk Speaks

After admitting he chose rest over training in the summer, Erik Karlsson probably shouldn’t be using the word “tired” around certain reporters who have an axe to grind. Even if it is just a way of expressing his disdain for the new three-on-three overtime format. “It’s not really hockey. It’s whoever holds on to the puck longest and whoever cheats the most. Small stuff...
Via The 6th Sens
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson is here to help

OTTAWA, ON – OCTOBER 11: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators greets fans as he takes to the ice in the pre game ceremony during the NHL match against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre on October 11, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators throttled...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan, Zibanejad, Karlsson key Senators past Blue Jackets 7-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Bobby Ryan, Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris each had a goal and an assist, Erik Karlsson added a career-high four assists, and the Ottawa Senators beat the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3 on Wednesday night. Marc Methot, Milan Michalek, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mike Hoffman also scored to help Ottawa improve to 3-0-0 on the road for the first time since 2007...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cutting edge? Senators' Karlsson chops flowing locks

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson offered the cryptic message "R.I.P #theflow" to his Twitter followers on Wednesday.Known for his long locks, Karlsson brandished a shorter and more aerodynamic hairstyle during the team's practice.The two-time Norris Trophy winner told the Ottawa Citizen that the haircut was "overdue", but quickly found himself on the defensive on social media...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa looks to same core group for another playoff run

From the outside, it would appear as if the Ottawa Senators stood pat during an offseason in which Eastern Conference rivals retooled. In general manager Bryan Murray's mind, it was a case of believing in a group that made a strong finishing kick last season and reached the playoffs. ''Basically, the same group as last year,'' Murray said. ''I hope there's a confidence factor. We...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Part One: Predicting Sweden’s World Cup of Hockey Roster

Team Sweden. You know who they are, they tend to do really well when hockey is involved. Known for their strong defense and their dynamite starting goaltender Henrik Lundqivst, the Tre Kronor is a favourite in every single international event at pretty much every level. Obviously, in a small international tournament like the World Cup, Sweden will be a contender, and after a bunch...
Via The Hockey House
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer

By David Rogers Erik Karlsson is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, particularly when it comes to his offensive contributions and his skating. What does he do to hone his skills during the summer? Surprisingly, not much. Karlsson spoke with TSN and mentioned that he doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer, but it’s not because he’s lazy. “I do all my conditioning...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators' Karlsson admits he doesn't do any conditioning during summer

Most NHL players take some time off from working out and conditioning during the summer, but then they typically start conditioning again at some point during the offseason.Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson isn't most NHL players. "I do all my conditioning on the ice," Karlsson told reporters Tuesday. "I don't do any conditioning during the summer."Karlsson explained to reporters...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson wins best random run-in of the week

Erik Karlsson's summer vacation tour seems like it will never end. The Senators' captain started the summer with a trip to the Kentucky Derby followed by a stop in Bali. Then it was back to his native Sweden, followed by a short jaunt to Vegas for the NHL awards. Next, Karlsson spent some time in Ottawa around Canada Day, but then he returned to Sweden. Recently, Karlsson jetted...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators Hire Jimmy Blixt As Their New Swedish Scout

According to a report out of the Swedish tabloid newspaper Espressen, the Ottawa Senators have hired a new European scout named Jimmy Blixt who will predominantly focus on players within Sweden. And yeah, that’s Jimmy Blixt in the adorning photo that I pulled it from his LinkedIn page where I’m hoping the Senators found him, his resume and this accompanying photo. I can...
Via The 6th Sens
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa boy with rare disease steals show at NHL Awards

The NHL Awards are supposed to pay tribute to the best players in the league, but they also paid tribute to one of the bravest fans of the game on Wednesday night. Young Jonathan Pitre, an Ottawan who suffers from a rare skin condition Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), was surprised on stage Wednesday night by members of the Senators and was rewarded with tickets to next year's All-Star...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa's Karlsson wins 2nd Norris Trophy as NHL's top D-man

LAS VEGAS (AP) Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman for the second time. Karlsson accepted his second trophy in four years at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Karlsson had 66 points to lead all defensemen in scoring for the third time in four years. He ranked third in the NHL in total ice time and scored 30...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson, Mika Zibanejad decline World Championship invitation due to injury

Apparently Ottawa forward Mika Zibanejad and captain Erik Karlsson played through injury in the playoffs, as both declined invitations to play for Team Sweden in the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Prague. Zibanejad told the media Tuesday that he has a bruised knee cap, but Karlsson declined to say what the nature of his injury was during media availability. Karlsson appeared...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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