Between their minimal scoring contributions, lack of size, poor defensive play and general inconsistencies, the bottom-six was a major troubling point for the Hurricanes this season. It wasn't supposed to be a problem going into the year because on paper, the Canes had plenty of depth forwards to make up their bottom-six and had plenty of guys who they could supposedly count...
FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's Game 5 between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make much more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
THEN... it's a brand-new Game 5 Edition of All The Kings Men Podcast!!! Jesse Cohen and I chat about the LA Kings loss in Game 4 and...
The Bruins now have four chances to beat the New York Rangers and advance to the next round of the NHL playoffs. Please, oh please, we hope they only need one.
Because if they need any more than that, that’s when the rumblings start — and the Bruins don’t need any rumblings to distract them right now. With a chance to close out a series now, Bruins fans should be hoping more...
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Brendan Leipsic, one of the Nashville Predators' top prospects, signed a three-year entry-level deal with the organization Thursday evening. The 19 year old was drafted by Nashville in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Leipsic is currently playing in the Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup with the Portland Winterhawks of the...
Youâd be crazy to sit there and tell anybody that the Boston Bruins would win three straight games against Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers. Let alone in the playoffs. Throughout his entire career, Lundqvist has simply owned the Black-and-Gold, entering this second round series with 21 wins in 30 career games, with a .943 save-percentage and six shutouts. Crazy. But...
The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Patrick Roy will become the franchise’s head coach and vice president of hockey operations. The Avalanche will hold an official press conference next week in Denver. “This is a very exciting day for our fans and a significant
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn't quite ready for the traditional season-ending handshake.
Yet he knows if the Senators can't find a way to slow down slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, it's coming soon.
The Penguins grabbed a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals with a 7-3 rout on Wednesday night, leading Alfredsson to offer Ottawa...
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Denis Savard fathered Patrick Kane’s style, so it’s no surprise that he loves the player like a son.
“You get to meet him, you get to know him, and you’re gonna love him like he’s your son or your brother. He’s a great kid. He’s done a lot of great things for Chicago,” says Savard, a 52-year-old Hall of Famer. “And I always remind...
By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ,
Following a 7-3 loss at the hands (or should we say flippers) of the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night, the Ottawa Senators are on their last leg, down 3-1 to arguably the NHL’s top team.
Has the Senators’ luck run out, or did they simply run into an unstoppable force they couldn’t overpower with grit, hustle and focus, similar to how...
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The Rangers are facing a steep climb to get back into this series, but it all starts with one game. As Kevin said yesterday, one shift at a time. If you win each shift, you’ll win the game, and that should be the priority for the Rangers. The biggest news is that Brad Richards is a healthy scratch and Anton Stralman is out tonight with an undisclosed...
With the New York Rangers’ season on the line tonight, their alternate captain will not be in the lineup to do battle with them. No, I’m not talking about Marc Staal, who is sidelined indefinitely with an eye injury. I’m talking about Brad Richards. You know – the guy who signed a mega contract two [...]
HEAD FOR THE ROCKIES
As a goalie, Patrick Roy lead the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, and now he will try to do the same as the team's new head coach.
From the Nashville Predators PR department:
“Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed 2012 third-round draft pick Brendan Leipsic (BREHN-duhn LIGHP-sihk) to a three-year entry-level contract.
Leipsic, 19 (5/19/94), was co-recipient of the 2013 Bob Clarke Trophy as Western Hockey League scoring champion...
The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:00 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 3-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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Wow. This is more than a little awkward. As a hockey player and as a captain, I always assumed it would be impossible to criticize Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. He's the prototypical perfect hockey player, a great team guy... and he just completely threw his whole squad under the bus.
When asked in a media scrum after the Senators' 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh...
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the organization has reached an agreement in principle with Patrick Roy to become the franchise’s Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations. Due to the Memorial Day weekend, the Avalanche will hold a press conference next week in Denver to formally introduce Roy.
Roy, 47, becomes the sixth head coach in...
The Ottawa Senators got lucky to win Game 3 of the best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in double overtime after their goalie Craig Anderson put on a show facing 50 shots and still winning the game. In Wednesday night's Game 4, the team representing Canada's capital failed to capitalize on the momentum they had from such an inspiring performance. The Pittsburgh...
The Detroit Red Wings were once again able to use a dominating performance in game three of this best of seven series to earn a win and a 2-1 series advantage over the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings
Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Television: NBC Sports...
With the Vancouver Canucks being swept in four games straight by the san Jose Sharks in the first round of this season’s NHL playoffs it was obvious that somebody would have to pay for it. As it turns out it was coach Alain Vigneault who was sent packing rather than general manager Mike Gillis. The Canucks made the announcement that Vigneault had been fired on May 22, but...
Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades has been suspended for the rest of the Memorial Cup for an illegal hit on Taylor Leier of the Portland Winterhawks.
Somehow both officials ate their whistle on the play and Thrower didn’t spend any time in the penalty box. Needless to say, Winterhawk coach Travis Green was none too pleased.
Despite having two referees – Reagan Vetter of...
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist may be one of the best goalies in the world, but he’s also really good at finding a way to place the blame elsewhere when things don’t go very well.
He was doing just that only a few hours before his team looks to avoid being swept out of the playoffs in Game 4 of their second-round series with the Bruins. This time, it’s the bounces’ fault...
#CHL announces #NHL Hockey Ops decision to suspend D. Thrower (SAS) for balance of #MCMemorialCup for check to head injuring T. Leier (POR)
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) May 23, 2013
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn’t giving up hope just yet, but he certainly knows it won’t be tough for his team to come back in their series with the Penguins.
Alfredsson made news following Game 4 on Wednesday night when he replied with “probably not” after being asked whether or not he thought the Senators could come back and win after being down 3-1 with a 7-3...
We are nearing the halfway point of the Stanley Cup pursuit and while it makes me a little sad that there are no longer three games on every night, the lighter schedule does give us a little breathing room to take a look at some of the matchups in progress.
BLACKHAWKS-RED WINGS (Red Wings lead 2-1)
The best team in the regular season is down 2-1 in the series to the surging Wings...
Semifinals Game 4: Pens 7 Sens 3
Pens Lead Series 3-1
Neal (2), unassisted
Kunitz (4) from Dupuis, Letang
Iginla (3) from Letang, Neal
Neal (3) (PP) from Crosby, Letang
Dupuis (7) (SH) from Cooke
Crosby (7) from Kennedy
Iginla (4) (PP) from Jokinen, Letang
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Shots: Neal (9)
Missed Shots: Martin & Neal (3)
Blocked Shots: Orpik (4)