Panthers agree to 1-year, 2-way deals with Brett Olson, Greg Zanon

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Brett Olson and D Greg Zanon on one-year, two-way contracts. Olson, 27, has appeared in 145 career American Hockey League games for Abbotsford (2012-2014) recording 62 points (25-37-62) and 69 PIM. During the 2013-2014 season, Olson registered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy’s defensive strategy helped Avalanche succeed

The entire premise of the game of hockey is to score more goals than the other team. That’s the point and any further analysis only serves to muddy the simplicity of the game. There’s no other way to win. Sure, things like stats—fancy or otherwise—can be useful in painting a picture, but it all ties back to the original objective (winning), which is directly related to who...
Via Mile High Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Era of Colorado Avalanche Hockey

An artist depiction of what the new JumboTron will look like. After their worst season since moving to Denver, the Colorado Avalanche have made an organizational shift toward a new era. Pierre Lacriox has left the building and now it is franchise legend Joe Sakic calling the shots. His first hire was another legend, Patrick Roy, as coach. After these two hires the fans wondered if...
Via The Hockey Guys
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Grabovski, Belanger, Hedberg, Gill, Zanon Bought Out, Asham, Powe On Waivers by   Steven Ellis

With only a day until free agency opens up, a couple teams have made last-ditch efforts to clear up some cap space prior to today’s buyout deadline. Mikhael Grabovski on unconditional waivers — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) July 4, 2013   Hal Gill (NSH), Johan Hedberg (NJ) and Greg Zanon (COL) also on unconditional waivers, presumably for buyout purposes. — Bob [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Waiver Wire Action Today

Ryan Rishuag of TSN tweets... Mikhael Grabovski on unconditional waivers Eric Belanger also on waivers, unconditional, buyout coming Darrel Powe, Johan Hedberg, Aaron Asham, also on waivers Hal Gill and Greg Zanon placed on unconditional waivers as well today likely for buyout purposes. All players cleared from yesterday.
Via Kukla's Korner
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Last Place Team

In order for a team to fall into last place they must be poorly run.  That is true of our current last place team the Colorado Avalanche.  Colorado's GM Greg Sherman has never shown any skills in player development or talent evaluation of any kind.  He was a financial guy who was Colorado's salary cap expert.  He has done poorly in some of his earlier trades and has...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche 1, Predators 0, OT

Tyson Barrie scored at 50 seconds of overtime and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 1-0 on Saturday. Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and the 11th of his career. Pekka Rinne had 23 saves for Nashville, which has lost two straight. Barrie scored when he came down the right side and knocked in Greg Zanon's rebound past Rinne...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss


A Colorado Avalanche fan brought a very clever sign to the team's home opener on Tuesday night against the defending champion Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center.  The sign read, "By the beard of Zanon!", in reference to the "By the beard of Zeus" line from Will Ferrell in Anchorman, and in reference to the current beard that Avalanche defenseman Greg Zanon...
Via Sharapova's Thigh
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins off season

According to a recent article on Yahoo! Sports by Emma Harger, the Bruins are keeping quiet during the free agent frenzy. All ready we say goodbye to Joe Corvo, Benoit Pouliot, and Greg Zanon. Although I would have liked to see Pouliot return, I am not that upset with the trade. Pouliot showed some flashes of brilliance and at other times looked like he was clueless. As for Corvo...
Via BruinsLife
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Statistical Profile: Greg Zanon

Greg Zanon was the Avs second* move in the 2012 free agency day, but he's going to be the first guy I profile. (*Matt Carkner excepted)Let's start with some basics and work our way into the advanced stuff. Zanon's a difficult one to profile, since he was on two teams, sites like  don't do as well with players who played for 2 teams. Zanon's career...
Via JibbleScribbits
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Benoit Pouliot, Joe Corvo, Greg Zanon Find New Homes in Free Agency

While the Bruins didn't make any additions on the first day of free agency and are not actively looking to make any moves, three players did officially become former Bruins on Sunday. Forward Benoit Pouliot and defenseman Joe Corvo are both headed to the Southeast Division on one-year deals, with Pouliot signing with Tampa Bay and Corvo returning to Carolina. Fellow blueliner...
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche making upgrades

The Colorado Avalanche haven't made epic moves today, but the franchise made several moves to upgrade its roster.The big addition to date was forward P.A. Parenteau for four years and $16 million. He broke out the last two seasons for the Islanders, scoring 53 and 67 points.The Avalanche nabbed depth forward John Mitchell, most recently a Ranger. He got $2.2 million for two years...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign a defenseman after all, opt for Greg Zanon

This year’s Frantisek Kaberle for the Boston Bruins has found a new home, per the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch (let’s cross our fingers and hope the Avs don’t redact this one): Greg Zanon has signed with Avalanche
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Zanon Was Solid in Brief Boston Stint, But Numbers Game May Make Longer Stay Difficult

Editor's Note: The Bruins are facing a longer offseason than they had hoped after their title defense was ended early with a first-round loss to Washington. The extra time could come in handy though, as the Bruins have plenty of decisions to make this summer. At the top of that list is what they will do with the many pending free agents on their roster. Each day over the next...
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Interesting Steven Kampfer tweets...

Here is former Boston Bruins defenseman Steve Kampfer and his twitter feed after the Boston Bruins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kampfer was traded to Minnesota for former UNO Maverick Greg Zannon.  Related articles Bruins Trade Steven Kampfer To Wild For Greg Zanon Bruins DieHard: Trade Deadline Transactions Rolston, Mottau In, Zanon Out For Bruins...
Via Goon's World
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruins, Capitals Trying to Keep Game 7 Routine as Normal as Possible Despite Stakes Involved

BOSTON –- With their seventh Game 7 in the last five years, this kind of climactic showdown has become almost commonplace for the Bruins. Maybe that helps explain why the Bruins are doing their best to make the hours leading up to Wednesday's Game 7 with Washington as similar to every other game day as possible. "Everything's the same," Bruins defenseman Greg...
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Defense fuels Bruins' OT Game 1 win

With the Bruins, it always starts with defense. Chris Kelly's overtime winner in Thursday's 1-0 Game 1 win over the Capitals was no different. Greg Zanon slowed up Marcus Johansson on a 1-on-1, Tim Thomas made the pad save on the shot, and then Joe Corvo started the breakout with a quick chip up the boards. From there, Brian Rolston moved it quickly to Benoit Pouliot, who...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Corvo Returns to Bruins Lineup, But Shoring Up Blueliner's Game Still a Work in Progress

BOSTON – For the first 70 games of the season, Joe Corvo was a fixture on the Bruins defense. He was one of just a handful of players to dress for every game to that point, but had struggled for much of the season. With the depth added at the deadline with the acquisition of veteran blueliners Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau, Corvo found himself suddenly out of the mix, a healthy scratch...
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Shot blocking explained ‘by crazy people’

The Score posted a fascinating video which Justin Bourne describes as narrated by “crazy people”—specifically speaking, shot-blockers like Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Travis Hamonic, Greg Zanon, Carl Gunnarsson and a few others—about the art and science of placing one’s body parts, many of them bare under uniforms, socks, shin or elbow pads, in front of pucks traveling...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Marty Turco Becomes Latest Bruins Addition, Joins Deadline Acquisitions for Stretch Run

The Bruins roster looks considerably different right now than it did just a couple of weeks ago. Injuries led the Bruins to bolster their depth at practically every position, as they added some help on the blue line in Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau as well as up front by bringing back Brian Rolston. Now, in the wake of Tuukka Rask's injury the B's turn to veteran netminder Marty...
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Kampfer eager to prove himself in Wild debut

SUNDAY'S STORY LINE: Steven Kampfer acquired Monday from Boston for Greg Zanon is scheduled to make his Wild debut tonight. Kampfer, 23, will be the 43rd player to skate for Minnesota this season. The defenseman was sent to Houston after he was acquired from the Bruins, but didn't have a chance to play a game for the Aeros. Kampfer said he was a little surprised to get...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Kampfer eager to prove himself in Wild debut

SUNDAY'S STORY LINE: Steven Kampfer acquired Monday from Boston for Greg Zanon is scheduled to make his Wild debut tonight. Kampfer, 23, will be the 43rd player to skate for Minnesota this season. The defenseman was sent to Houston after he was acquired from the Bruins, but didn't have a chance to play a game for the Aeros. Kampfer said he was a little surprised to get...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Suffers Lower-Body Injury, But Greg Zanon Shows Importance of Improved Defensive Depth in Bruins Debut

BOSTON – The Bruins bounced back from Tuesday's frustrating shutout loss to Ottawa with a much stronger effort on Thursday, but the 4-3 overtime win over the Devils did come at a cost. Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference left the game early and did not return. "He suffered a lower-body injury," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "They took him out instead of forcing...
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Julien unfazed by logjam on defense

WILMINGTON - The battles continue tonight. The most obvious and important fight concerns the standings, where the Bruins' lead over second-place Ottawa has been sliced to a single point in the Northeast Division. The B's will still be there after tonight (the Senators are off), and will still be No. 2 in the Eastern Conference, but if they don't get any points out of...
Via Fox Sports
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Remains Out, Greg Zanon to Make Bruins Debut As Devils Visit Garden

The Bruins get what could be a preview of the opening round of the playoffs when the Devils visit the Garden on Thursday night. New Jersey is currently seventh in the East, which would match them against the second-seeded Bruins in the first round if the standings hold through the end of the season. There's likely to be plenty of movement in that seeding, with the Bruins just...
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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