PETR SYKORA NEWS

Let the Games Begin! Playoffs Start Tonight!

Is it wrong to feel like a kid at Christmas when the NHL playoffs begin?  Especially when my team is playing? Tonight, the real season begins for 16 teams.  This is what the regular season was building up to.  The points mattered before, but now they really matter. Sixteen teams and only one of them will have 16 wins by the time June rolls around.  That is the team that gets...
Via On the Duck Pond
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

something something blood and ball sweat

A child joins the Penguins for the anthems from a team called the Butler Valley Dawgs, and all seems relatively right with the world, i.e. we are not playing the Flyers.  Also James Neal and Chris Kunitz are back with us.  And Zatkoff is in net.  Somehow we feel oddly calm. First we have to get something out of the way.  The love of our lives Petr Sykora, Petr Fever, the man...
Via Puck Huffers
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

something something blood and ball sweat

A child joins the Penguins for the anthems from a team called the Butler Valley Dawgs, and all seems relatively right with the world, i.e. we are not playing the Flyers.  Also James Neal and Chris Kunitz are back with us.  And Zatkoff is in net.  Somehow we feel oddly calm. First we have to get something out of the way.  The love of our lives Petr Sykora, Petr Fever, the...
Via Puck Huffers
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Petr Sykora has retired ☆

It’s true. We’ll always have this
Via The Pensblog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 2, Brandon Prust (5) vs. Petr Sykora (13)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday, #1 Jaromir Jagr took out #9 Mats Zuccarello. Today the second round continues with #5 Brandon Prust vs. #13 Petr Sykora, who shocked a lot of people when he beat #4 Sean Avery in the previous round. Just...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Rick Nash (3) vs. Steve Eminger (14)

Sykora joined Kreider as the double-digit upset winner. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #13 Petr Sykora upset #4 Sean Avery. Today’s matchup is #3 Rick Nash vs. #14 Steve Eminger. You might notice we skipped #6 Petr Prucha vs....
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Sean Avery (4) vs. Petr Sykora (13)

A Prust/Avery matchup next round would be interesting. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #5 Brandon Prust record the tournament’s first shutout over #12 Nik Antropov. Today’s matchup is #4 Sean Avery vs. #13 Petr Sykora: Sean Avery...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A Few Moments from Penguins-Islanders History

Obviously this isn't the complete history of the two teams playing against one another, but here are some key moments in Penguins/Islanders history. 1975 That video pretty much explains the situation. The Islanders came back from a 0-3 hole to eliminate the Penguins. 1982 The Pens were pretty much annihilated by the Islanders in the first two games...
Via The Pensblog
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Now that Arnott Signing Blewup, Who's Available?

With Jason Arnott failing his physical, depth still remains an issue for the Rangers. So, Jeff Klein at the New York Times takes a look at free agents still available... "The top-scoring free-agent forward remaining is Petr Sykora, 36, who scored 21 goals for the Devils last season. But he is not considered a good fit for a Tortorella team. The No. 3 scorer is Andrew...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A look at which forwards are still free agents

Why yes, Jason Arnott is still available. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Yesterday we discussed how the Rangers forward depth is clearing becoming an issue for the club. Before the season started, we had also discussed how the Rangers could definitely use a forward to help make that fourth line stronger. Keep in mind that the Rangers need bottom six help, but it doesn’t necessarily...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils have doubters coming off Stanley Cup run

Reaching the Stanley Cup finals hasn't made the New Jersey Devils one of the favorites to win the NHL title in this lockout-shortened season. Far from it. Despite returning Ilya Kovalchuk, Martin Brodeur and almost everyone from the club that came within two games of winning its fourth Cup, the Devils have a lot of doubters heading into the 48-game regular season. A big part...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Set to Surprise?

By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo) Getty Images It’s not unusual for the New Jersey Devils to be written off as a non-contender before the drop of the first puck, but this year more than most the Devils have been predicted to be a bottom feeder. When Zach Parise opted to return to his home state of Minnesota upon becoming a free agent, the Devils loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

As short season nears, Devils search for offense

The lockout-shortened 48-game season hasn't started and the New Jersey Devils are already looking goals. Not the type a team sets before the season. The Devils need the ones that cross the line, ripple the nets and get fans out of their seats. Truth be told, they don't know who is going to produce them. Much of the concern has to do with the loss of former captain Zach...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Petr Sykora Wants To Return To NHL + Should Ilya Kovalchuk Be Captain?

With the NHL lockout now over and the regular season set to begin within the next 10-14 days, there is much work and preparation that needs to be done for all teams, players and coaches. Here are some notes on the New Jersey Devils' captain candidates, Petr Sykora's hopes to return to the NHL this season and more. - I'll start off with the captaincy thing. The Devils...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Down to Business

Well, its finally back. There is no use crying over lost time, so here are some news, notes and quotes since the news broke the lockout ended in NJ. Petr Sykora, who played for the Devils last season, is hoping to be invited back to Devils camp again after his contract expired after the previous season. If you remember, Sykora entered the training camp last year and was originally...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Going Nowhere + Would you Give Sykora a 2 Year Deal?

Over the last few days several reports have surfaced about Jeff Vanderbeek not being able to pay off debts and that he may lose majority ownership of the team if he doesn't pay them off soon. That, as many of you have seen, has led to a lot of speculation surrounding the franchise. Today I'll touch on that situation as well as unrestricted free agent Petr Sykora. - I&...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Shane Doan’t: Sykora Should Be Predators Target

Photo by: Ed Mulholland/US Presswire Many teams around the league are vying for the services of Shane Doan. The Predators amongst others are rumored to be in the mix, but some teams have graciously bowed out of the Doan sweepstakes (Detroit and Vancouver) citing that Doan wants too much money or too long a contract. But while 27 other NHL franchises may be weighing up the possibility...
Via The Predatorial
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Five Reasons Why the New Jersey Devils Will Make the Playoffs in 2012-13

While the 2012-13 NHL regular season is still at least a few months away, depending on CBA negotiations, I'm starting to see more and more writers and media outlets putting together their playoff projections for the upcoming season. Though the New Jersey Devils lost Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky and perhaps Petr Sykora, I still expect the 2012 Eastern Conference Champions...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Still Interested in Petr Sykora + Other Notes

One of the better free agents remaining in terms of both production and expected asking price, Petr Sykora, is still available waiting to be plucked up by an NHL team. Sykora's goal is to re-sign with the Devils, and that still appears to be a possibility. Here are some notes on that, and some other Devils related topics. - Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Elias Undergoes Surgery, Devils in Need Of Two New Assistants, Other Notes

After losing Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Adam Oates and perhaps Petr Sykora, the New Jersey Devils already had their work cut out for them. With the news that Larry Robinson has left the team to join the San Jose Sharks, Lou Lamoriello and the Devils have yet another hole to fill. Here are some notes on that and some other Devils related topics. - I'll start with Robinson...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Should The Devils Bring Back Sykora? + Why a Defenseman May Be On The Move

As we get deeper and deeper into the off-season, the rumors and speculation league wide seem to drop off dramatically. That said, several teams rosters, the New Jersey Devils included, are not quite set for the upcoming season. Here are some notes on what they could do, and why I have reason to believe that the Devils could be shopping one of their defenseman. - I'll start...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Roger Mussa: July 1st is around the corner... "WWULD" What Will Uncle Lou Do?

So… What Will Uncle Lou Do? That is the question. Here is a snapshot of the Devils UFA crop Uncle Lou will be dealing with: Zach Parise, Martin Brodeur, Bryce Salvador, Alex Ponikarovsky, Johan Hedberg, Ryan Carter, Petr Sykora, Peter Harrold, Steve Bernier, Stephen Gionta, Cam Janssen, Jay Leach, Brad Mills, Tim Sestito. Much noise has been made of Zach Parise, the...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

To change team's path, all L.A. has to do is win

The Los Angeles Kings are looking to build something intangible, while the New Jersey Devils are looking to re-summon it. Backed by a three-games-to-two series lead in the Stanley Cup Final but returning to home ice having lost the momentum stored through three rounds of playoff dominance, the Kings don't have the ability to recall the experiences and organizational attitude...
Via Fox Sports West
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Devils have hope after gutty performance

Just as they were on the verge of exiting the Stanley Cup final in four straight games, just as they were in danger of getting shut out for a second straight game and matching the record for scoring futility in a four-game sweep, the Devils showed they weren't quite ready to call it quits for the season. Now, the Kings, the first team to have four 3-0 series leads in the same...
Via Fox Sports West
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Josefson in for Sykora in Game 4

The New Jersey Devils are making a lineup change for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers. Coach Peter DeBoer says center Jacob Josefson will play in the game at the Prudential Center on Monday night and veteran Petr Sykora will sit for the first time this season. Josefson has been sidelined since breaking his left wrist in a game against the Islanders...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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