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Blackhawks Sign Mike Paliotta

The Blackhawks continued adding size on Thursday, announcing a two-year deal with Vermont defenseman Mike Paliotta. The post Blackhawks Sign Mike Paliotta appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
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Islanders Travis Hamonic: Defenseman Evolved

Travis Hamonic has been having the best season of his career this year known as a shutdown defenseman for the New York Islanders, but his play has indicated he is much more than that. Hamonic has blossomed into a two-way defender for the Islanders, contributing on both ends of the ice. When the Islanders play the Pittsburgh Penguins, Hamonic is on the ice whenever Sydney Crosby is...
Via Islanders Insight
46 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

Petr Mrazek has earned the benefit of the doubt, and should be the Red Wings’ starter over Jimmy Howard. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have been ugly Detroit...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are one of the NHL's hottest teams this month thanks to their defense while the Calgary Flames are surging in March because of their offense. Devan Dubnyk has enjoyed an excellent history against the Flames and could get the start as the Wild seek a fourth straight win Friday night at home. Minnesota (42-25-7) has 18 points in March largely because of Dubnyk, who...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning need Ducks to win Thursday

The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning can become the first three teams to clinch spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday. The Canadiens, who have a League-leading 100 points, will clinch if they beat the Winnipeg Jets in regulation or overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks defeat the Boston Bruins, or if the Bruins defeat the Ducks in a shootout...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Oilers Preview

The surging Dallas Stars continue to pile up points with the playoffs fast approaching, but it could be a case of too little, too late. Dallas continues its postseason push Friday night when it goes for a seventh consecutive road victory over the Edmonton Oilers. The Stars (36-28-10) have followed a six-game losing streak by winning nine of 11, including a season best-tying four...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Ducks

BOSTON — The Bruins’ offense could receive a much-needed boost Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks. Veteran center David Krejci could make his return — probably would be as a winger on the Patrice Bergeron line — after a 15-game absence with a partially torn MCL in his left knee. Krejci is probable for Bruins-Ducks and a final decision on his status will be made after...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Made A Big Mistake By Not Giving A **** Last Night

Call me crazy but the Blackhawks last night looked like a team that took to the ice with absolutely no intention on being there, let alone winning. I’m aware that it makes absolutely no sense for the Blackhawks to tank on purpose but you all saw the same game I did. I mean, at this point in time, the only teams that can justify such uninspired play and ugly losses are the one...
Via Sports Mockery
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which teams don’t deserve to win the Connor McDavid sweepstakes?

Today it was announced courtesy of Damien Cox that the 2015 draft lottery will be taking place on April 18th. A date that many teams have already had circled on their calendars to be sure but which teams don’t deserve the services of Connor McDavid? A lot of teams have had their bouts of diversity that they had to overcome but in these cases the teams should almost feel bad for...
Via Bloguin Best
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which teams don’t deserve to win the Connor McDavid sweepstakes?

Today it was announced courtesy of Damien Cox that the 2015 draft lottery will be taking place on April 18th. A date that many teams have already had circled on their calendars to be sure but which teams don’t deserve the services of Connor McDavid? A lot of teams have had their bouts of diversity that they had to overcome but in these cases the teams should almost feel bad for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 73: Taming the red hot Senators

The New York Rangers are in Ottawa tonight to take on The Hamburglar and the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have ridden goalie Andrew Hammond, The Hamburglar, all the way to the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Hammond is 14-0-1 with a .946 SV% (!!) as the Sens leapfrogged half of the Eastern Conference, Read more → The post Game 73: Taming the red hot Senators appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL concussion lawsuit plaintiffs want Bettman to testify

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The former players suing the NHL over concussion-related problems have accused the league of blocking access to Commissioner Gary Bettman for testimony in the case. Plaintiffs in the federal class-action complaint filed a memorandum requesting Bettman's deposition by July 1. That brief came shortly after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her order...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sweet Mother of Mercy, Do Not Open Sens Mile

One day after the organization taped videos featuring Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot that asked fans not to throw hamburgers on the ice, Senators president Cyril Leeder directed a letter to Mayor Jim Watson appealing to City Council to respect the organization’s wishes for ‘Sens Mile’ not to be opened until the team officially clinches a playoff spot. Below is a copy of the...
Via The 6th Sens
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

#TBT Classic Mike Lange Calls by @kjcmalakai

Last Tuesday night, legendary broadcaster Mike Lange was honored by the Penguins for his 40 years of calling Penguins games.  This is perfect timing, because this serves as a distraction from the recent spotty play of the Penguins. (Have yinz heard about the cap problems and not being able to dress a full team for tonight?)  Instead, I decided to go through YouTube and find some...
Via PensInitiative
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds has become a cornerstone in Philly

On June 23rd, 2011, the Flyers did the unthinkable and traded then Captain Mike Richards to the L.A. Kings. One of the pieces Philadelphia got in return for Richards was forward Wayne Simmonds. At the time, Simmonds was just 22 years-old and a veteran of only three NHL seasons. He had loads of potential, but […] The post Wayne Simmonds has become a cornerstone in Philly appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers look to clinch a playoff spot in Ottawa

The New York Rangers (99 points, 1st in the Metropolitan) are capable of clinching a playoff spot provided they beat the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins lose. However, if the Rangers get one point out of the game, they would need the Bruins to lose in regulation in order to officially secure a spot. Either way, it’s not gonna be easy for the Rangers to leave Ottawa with...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers weekly: Road losses plague chances

Dating back to last week, the Philadelphia Flyers have lost four straight games (all road games) during the time that they needed wins the most. The losses put the Flyers pretty much out of contention for any post-season play. Most of the season was spent playing catch-up to the Boston Bruins in the wild card race, but the Flyers have seemed to take themselves out of the conversation...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler Proving To Be Valuable Addition To Anaheim Ducks

BOSTON — The Anaheim Ducks were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs last season and came within one game of reaching the conference final. Despite having a 3-2 series lead over the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the Ducks lost their conference semifinals series in a disappointing 6-2 Game 7 loss on home ice. One of the reasons for Anaheim’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot Quietly Moving New York Towards The Top

By now, almost every hockey fan has heard of the so-called “Hamburglar” from Ottawa. Andrew Hammond, the former Bowling Green University goaltender, has gotten more publicity than any other player in the National Hockey League over the past month, rightfully so, and has moved his team into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. His impeccable record of 14...
Via TopSportsReport
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign 2 college players

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed former Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel and Cornell defenseman Joakim Ryan to contracts and assigned them to Worcester of the AHL. San Jose gave Rumpel a one-year deal and Ryan a two-year contract on Thursday. Rumpel was a free agent after finishing his senior season. He had a 53-50-11 record with a 2.51 goals against average and...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Boynton suspended from radio job after allegedly biting casino security

Former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton has been suspended from his job as a radio announcer for the Arizona Coyotes in the wake of a disturbing incident that took place at a casino early Thursday morning. Boynton, who is in Buffalo for Arizona’s game against the Sabres on Thursday night, allegedly threw a fit after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Once, The Islanders Need To Look Behind Them

Sports is about winning and being the best. It’s about competition, camaraderie and enjoyment, but most of all it’s about winning and being número uno. For the Islanders however, perhaps finishing second is not all that bad. Usually this time of year you want your team to look up in the standings. You want them to catch whomever is in front of them. With just eight games left...
Via Islanders Insight
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz Coaching 201: The Neutral Zone Lock

Is Barry Trotz a defensive coach? Does he use the same systems as he did when he coached the Nashville Predators? What are his current systems? Since he was hired to be the head coach of the Washington Capitals, Trotz has repeatedly made it clear that his coaching techniques in Nashville were what he used in […] The post Barry Trotz Coaching 201: The Neutral Zone Lock appeared...
Via Along the Boards
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid Need to Step up in Dougie Hamilton’s Absence

Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins approaches the goal during a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on March 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sabres defeat the Bruins 2-1. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As if things in Boston couldn’t get any worse.  The Bruins learned they will be without defensemen Dougie Hamilton for a significant period...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls Bikini Calendar Shoot Rivals Any Bikini Calendar Shoot Ever

The Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls just performed one of the most absurdly hot bikini calendar shoots for 2015. Buckle up.
Via Gamedayr
5 hours ago  |  Discuss
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