Monthly Archives: March 2010

Onus is smack dab on players

Kevin Paul Dupont

The Oilers, on a fast track to securing the league’s worst record, and nothing lower than the No. 2 pick in the draft, are expected to be aggressive dealers before Round 1 June 25. They’re willing to offload any combination of roster players in hopes of making both the first and second, or second and third picks in the draft — perhaps an enticing proposition for Boston if that Toronto pick, acquired in the Phil Kessel swap, is in the top three.

Keith Tkachuk hints at retirement

By Stephen Harris

Medford and Boston University product Keith Tkachuk hinted last week that he will retire after the season, his 18th in the NHL.

Will Flyers Try to Land Price This Summer?

Currently there are only two teams in the NHL that have the same starting goaltender today as they did at the beginning of the season 10 years ago, one obvious and one not so. The obvious one is the Devils, where Martin Brodeur has started for what has seemed like forever. The other… the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Boucher.

Ryan Kesler locked up by CANUCKS

The Vancouver Canucks locked up one of their top players on Friday as Kesler agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension. The deal will keep him with the club through the 2015-16 season.

Tkachuk will decide on retirement ‘quickly’


Blues center Keith Tkachuk hasn’t made his decision final, but it appears that the 18-year NHL veteran is leaning toward retirement following the season.

Hard to Watch

After the dreadful game the Bruins played tonight I felt I would like to vent some thoughts that have been building up for awhile. The Bruins organization should be absolutley embarrassed for their performance tonight, because as a fan I am sickened. What really bothers me from the other night is their star player Marc Savard was creamed and nobody on the team did a bloody thing. Wideman and Ryder were on the ice and they just kind of gave Cooke some love taps after the whistle. Tonights game was just terrible, the Bruins on a night remembering the beloved 1970 team, came out and got shut out at home. I would have liked to have seen them pick on Cooke a little bit. Is Lucic hurt? He appears to be hurt, or perhaps he isn’t that good? I think he is good, I am going to chalk it up as it as an off year. 5 goals and -11. He is a liability to the team. He feel he doesn’t throw the body like he used to and doesn’t fight nearly enough. He used to be a force and would take games over last year with his style. Now he has the big contract and is playing like a 4th liner who should be scratched on most nights.

Final days of Marty Turco's tenure with Stars are a test of goaltender&#039

Mike Heika

The veteran netminder was pretty defiant.

Bruins may stir something up for Cooke

Fluto Shinzawa

Recipe for retribution at the Garden tonight?



NHL VP Colin Campbell and director of officiating Terry Gregson will both attend the Bruins-Penguins game tomorrow night, the first meeting of the two teams since Matt Cooke knocked out Marc Savard with a shoulder to the head that may spell the end of Savard’s season.

Cogliano role-ing along


The playoff hopes disappeared long ago, he has gone from budding phenom to question mark, his self-worth has taken a bruising and his team doesn’t quite know what to do with him.

Campbell to be out 7-8 weeks


Life without defenseman Brian Campbell officially began for Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Penguins' Godard may miss rematch with Bruins

Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eric Godard has seen this kind of buildup before.

The talk of retribution and carnage, of mayhem and vengeance.

Mystery injury threatens Habs' Plekanec

Pat Hickey

The Canadiens are getting healthier every day and that’s why there’s concern Monday night over the health of Tomas Plekanec, who leads the Habs in points.

He left the ice and went to the dressing midway through the team’s practice in Brossard Monday morning.