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Flyers Five: All-Irish Team

Bobby Clarke and Ron Hextall -- seen here as executives -- round out the All-Irish Flyers team. (Photo Courtesy of examiner.com) St. Patrick's Day has come and gone (featuring yet another season of glorious merchandise). To try and capture the spirit of the holiday, I've taken a look and assembled the Flyers' all-Irish team. No player born in Ireland has ever laced them...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Non-Olympic NHL Players Catch Shark, Re-Enact Scene From Titanic Over Break

With many hockey fans casting their attention to the Olympic contests over the extent of the 2014 Winter Games, NHL players who weren’t selected to represent their respective countries took the time off to relax in a number of different ways — some more bizarre than others. Four members of the San Jose Sharks took to the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean to catch a real life example...
Via NESN.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Rook – From the British Hockey League to the NHL by   Rob McGregor

For many fans of the British game, any link to the top is a cause to celebrate. Whether it was the arrival of Theo Fleury in Belfast or David Ling in Nottingham, or Owen Nolan’s birth in Belfast; every thread that links the British game to the NHL is talked about. Some players, like Fleury, former Bracknell stopper and current [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2 charged in NY with luring NHL players into scam

Two con men cheated several former and current National Hockey League players out of at least $15 million by persuading them to invest in a phony Hawaiian real estate venture and other scams, then diverting the funds into their own pockets, prosecutors said Wednesday. Financial adviser Philip Kenner used the players' money to make his own investment in a tequila company in Mexico...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomas Hertl Scores 4 Goals, Sharks Beat Rangers 9-2

Tomas Hertl is off to quite the start of the season, as well as the quite the start to his own career. The Sharks are just three games into the season, and already the 19-year old Hertl has recorded a two-goal game and last night a FOUR-goal game. Just to put that last part into perspective, Hertl is the youngest player since Jimmy Carson of the Los Angeles Kings back on March 30...
Via BaySportsNet
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Owen Nolan Was Drafted No. 1 Overall in Jaromir Jagr’s 1990 Draft Class

Jaromir Jagr wasn’t the first player taken in the 1990 draft. In fact, he wasn’t the second, third or fourth player picked. Jagr lasted until pick No. 5 those 23 years ago, behind Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Keith Primeau and Mike Ricci. Nolan was the No. 1 overall pick that year, selected by the Quebec Nordiques. He would go on to play 18 seasons in the NHL, spending time with...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks to offer a tryout to….Cam Barker??

In Gillis we trust? It didn’t take long to get back into mid-season hockey debating. Not long after the new CBA deal was announced, news broke that the Canucks were interested in giving much-maligned defenceman Cam Barker a tryout at camp. It’s, to say the least, perplexing. Gillis has a long history of these tryouts (Owen Nolan, Manny Legace, Steve Begin etc) as a small loophole...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Lottery: Edmonton Wins 3rd Straight As Columbus Loses Out Again

The Edmonton Oilers will select first in the 2012 NHL Entry draft for the third straight year, the first team to do so since the Quebec Nordiques did in the late from 1989-91, where they selected Mats Sundin, Owen Nolan and Eric Lindros. This was anther blow to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who just can’t buy a break. Nail Yakupov is expected to be the first player drafted. Will...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Owen Nolan and the 5 Best Glue Guys in San Jose Sharks' Team History

  Owen Nolan, who played for the San Jose Sharks from 1995-2003, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference (via San Jose Mercury News). Nolan will sign a one-day contract that will guarantee he finishes his career as a San Jose Shark.Nolan will go down as one of the greatest players to every don the black and teal jersey. By all means...
Via Race Review Online
February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

All-Star Game or Black Hole?

This subject will likely be shot down by most, but regardless, I don?t believe the All-Star Game is relevant enough to perpetuate its existence. I have no memory of an NHL All-Star Game since 1997 when Owen Nolan called his shot on a breakaway against Dominik Hasek?to make the game 11-7. The excitement of the game can be captured by reading the box score as you check to see who won...
Via Rotowire
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

TRH Recap 45/46: Oh, Brother!

Hey, did you guys know that Darryl Sutter and Brent Sutter were brothers and coached against each other for the first time Saturday night??? Apparently, Canada did. Maybe "gripping" and Darryl Sutter shouldn't be used in the same sentence.I'm just amazed that people still use newspapers. No seriously... did you know that Darryl and Brent Sutter were brothers...
Via The Royal Half
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s In the Cards: Mario Gosselin

Every Week I'll be scavenging through my basement and pulling out an old hockey card from a box and writing about that card and that player. This week I purposely went to box that is filled with 87-88 O-Pee-Chee cards. The 87-88 O-Pee-Chee set was what first got me seriously into collecting. Up until this point I had only a shoebox filled with my cousins old cards they gave...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Owen Nolan, Mike Ricci Just Slaying Ducks, Giant Hog During NHL Retirement

Where you at PETA? Huh, tough guys? You want a battle with athletes who drop ducks like Joe Namath dropping empties? We suggest you find some really tough guys because we’ll have former NHLers Mike Ricci and Owen Nolan in our corner. Didn’t think so. Anyway, these old teammates have been slaying wildlife this fall. Ducks, salmon, deer, largemouth bass & even a giant hog...
Via Busted Coverage
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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