Oh hey! Welcome back from the beach, the pool, the park, or wherever else from the outside world. Here's seven impactful NHL signings you might've missed.Let's start with yesterday's big news.1)from sabreshockeycentral.comAccording to Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network,BREAKING : It's believed Ennis deal with @BuffaloSabres is in 5 yr 23 Mil range with a 4.6 Mil...
The Buffalo Sabres have locked up a talented young forward by agreeing to a five-year contract with Tyler Ennis.
Kevin Weekes of NHL Network reports the deal is worth a total of $23 million, giving the 24-year-old center the second-highest salary cap hit on the team among forwards.
BREAKING : It's believed Ennis deal with @BuffaloSabres is in 5 yr 23 Mil range with a 4.6 Mil...
According to reports, Buffalo will make last year’s second-leading scorer its second-highest paid forward.
The club is close to announcing an extension for current RFA Tyler Ennis, per NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Ennis, 24, will reportedly ink a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $23M — if accurate, it would give Ennis a $4.6M cap hit, putting him only behind Matt Moulson...
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
Here’s a recap of the week with a plethora of thoughts at the end about how this search is going.
We knew the coaching search would begin Monday based on Rutherford’s comments in his introductory press conference two weeks ago.
The interview process began as expected, with WBS coach John Hynes up first.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John...
Waiting to confirm,but told multi yr deal w Desjardins & @VanCanucks very close. @NHLNetwork @NHL.
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 20, 2014
Nothing signed yet, but Willie Desjardins will be in VAN this weekend. Assuming all goes as expected, he'll be introduced as coach next wk.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 20, 2014
Via Kevin Weekes:
Hearing from sources involved that @TheAHL Calder Cup Champ Coach Willie Desjardins has chosen the @VanCanucks Job w multi-yr deal
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) June 20, 2014
“Whiteboard,” Willie was in Pittsburgh last night, and appeared to be the Penguins guy. Not so much.
NEW YORK (JUNE 3, 2014) – NHL Network and NHL.com’s extensive coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final begins with Media Day on Tuesday, June 3. Starting at 3:00 p.m.ET, NHL.com will carry live streaming video from NHL Network’s simulcast of Media Day, offering fans multiple camera choices and four podiums at any given time to ensure they catch interviews with their favorite...
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The New York Rangers (43-30-4) defeated the Vancouver Canucks (34-32-11) by the score of 3-1, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
…i had this whole great opening statement about being impressed with the Rangers ability to gain two points despite not having their “A” game tonight and to be honest, after seeing the McDonagh injury at the end of the game, I’m really...
Some Quick hits for you...
So far today I have updated Phillips, Gardiner, Erat, Gaborik, Mouslon, Halak on Eklund's Trade Rumor Chart
On Moulson and Stewart....
I am told by three sources the wheels are in motion on what could be a blockbuster between Ottawa and Buffalo... Last night of course this is related to the three way deal being rumored by Bob McKenzie and...
NEW YORK (February 11, 2014) – NHL Network will air a new half-hour live program during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the National Hockey League announced today. From Feb. 12 through Feb. 23, NHL Tonight: 2014 Sochi Edition presented by McDonald’s will chronicle the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament through interviews, game analysis, news and highlights...
Cassie Campbell and Kevin Weekes chime in too...
Kevin Weekes of NHL.com has a short chat with Patrick Roy.
Since displacing veteran backstop Kevin Weekes as the starter in his rookie season of 2005 – 2006, Henrik Lundqvist has been considered by many to be the backbone of the New York Rangers. He has earned a Vezina Trophy nomination five times in his eight NHL seasons, winning the award following his 2011 – 2012 […]
The CBC's Hotstove Tonight crew dropped a gaggle of coaching scoops on Saturday evening, with Glenn Healy, Elliotte Friedman, P.J. Stock and Kevin Weekes stating that:
The Edmonton Oilers will probably hire Dallas Eakins as their coach in no small part, according to Healy, that the Canucks' cap situation and on-the-move farm team affiliations scared Eakins off, and Patrick...
The folks from Hockey Night in Canada pick the winners of the NHL Awards...
P.K. Subban (8)
Craig Simpson, Rob Pizzo, Inderpreet Cumo, Andi Petrillo, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kevin Weekes, Tim Wharnsby, Mark Lee
Ryan Suter (2)
Scott Oake, Rick Ball
Kris Letang (2)
Garry Galley, Harnarayan Singh
Francois Beauchemin (2)
P.J. Stock, Jim Hughson
On Saturday's edition of The Hotstove Tonight, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Glenn Healy, Kevin Weekes, P.J. Stock and Ron MacLean discussed the incredibly high likelihood of the NHL participating in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia--though details of the NHL-IIHF-IOC partnership are still being worked out...
And the gents also discussed some of the both recently signed...
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Sean Burke, Corey Hirsch, Garth Snow, Corey Schwab, Kevin Weekes, Felix Potvin, Dan Cloutier, Alex Auld, Johan Hedberg, Mika Noronenâ¦
All guys that were hyped the hell out of by Canucks management from '98-'06, and all guys that pretty much weren't the answer in net.
from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
You have to admire Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night In Canada. The man tries. Like Galileo attempting to get the Catholic Church onside, Friedman is singlehandedly trying to drag HNIC’s high priests into a hockey renaissance.
During one of Saturday’s segments, Friedman bravely resurrected the Corsi Number, a metric that measures...
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
Let's do this interview-style:
Q: Is he available?
A: Depends on who you are. Right now, he will only consider an elite group of teams with high Stanley Cup aspirations. The Flames would like him to expand that list because it increases their chances of a better return. Would St. Louis, for example, want in on this possibility? But...
On Saturday's Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, the Satellite Hotsto...I mean "Hotstove Tonight" crew pondered the Ryan O'Reilly offer sheet in light of its, "How do you interpret the new CBA? It's kind of difficult given that it hasn't been completed yet!" nature (the NHL and NHLPA are operating under a "Memorandum of Understanding"...
MUST READ: Viewers guide to @scotiahockey Hockey Day in Canada (Canada & U.S.) bit.ly/14IwZu9 #HockeyDay— NHL (@NHL) February 9, 2013
“@kdraper33: Just want to wish all the hockey dads and moms a happy "Hockey Day in Canada". We thank you for your commitment.”True Drapes!— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) February 9, 2013
Congrats to Martin Brodeur for playing...
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
A couple months from now, we all may be applauding Hockey Night In Canada’s producers for the patience they showed while allowing the new five-man panel to work through some early growing pains. But hey, we might be raving about Lance Armstrong’s appointment as the head of WADA too, right?
If the group–host Ron MacLean, and...
Well that was underwhelming.
After all the hype and build up, the Canucks first game of the year was absolutely the worst case scenario.
It gets better (I hope).
Here we go with the love ‘em & hate ‘em!
1. Rick Ball
No Mark Lee. No Kevin Weekes.
Even if Kelly Hrudey wasn’t the best in the booth, Rick Ball was more than adequate.
Won’t miss those two...
Kevin Weekes of NHL.com says the Chicago Blackhawks will win the Central Division.