Monthly Archives: March 2010

Red Wings GM Ken Holland hasn't given up on wandering Jiri Hudler

HELENE ST. JAMES

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is committed to wooing forward Jiri Hudler back to Detroit, and a disappointing end to Hudler’s first season in Russia may have helped.

John Tavares is left out of Calder talk

Mark Zwolinski

When defenceman Tyler Myers contributed a goal and three assists in the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 win over Dallas on Wednesday, it thrust him squarely into the NHL’s rookie the year debate along with Colorado’s Matt Duchene.

Here is the bind in which the NHL finds itself, a snare entirely of its own cons


Stephen Brunt

Matt Cooke levels Marc Savard with a predatory shot to the head that is self-evidently dirty in the eyes of just about everyone. The consequence of that hit is a second-degree concussion, which the public long ago came to understand is a heck of a lot more grave than “having your bell rung.”

Crosby isn't seriously injured, but Malkin

Dave Molinari

The Penguins lost a world-class center Sunday night.

Precisely what’s wrong with Evgeni Malkin — and how long he might be out — isn’t known yet.

Kaberle looks like a keeper

MIKE ZEISBERGER, Toronto Sun

Tomas Kaberle is a wanted man. But will it remain that way through the summer?

On Friday, general manager Brian Burke, during a radio interview in Toronto, said he “expected” the veteran defenceman return to the Maple Leafs next season.

Hawks paying price for Huet

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Will likely buy out or bury big contract

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to take a long, hard look at their goaltending at the end of the season.

CANUCKS RETURN HOME AFTER RECORD 14-GAME ROAD TRIP


THE CANADIAN PRESS

There were days when Alex Burrows woke up wondering about more than just what city he was in.

“(It was also) which day it is, what time it is, where am I really,” the Vancouver Canuck winger said.

Savard visits specialist, likely done for year

Fluto Shinzawa

After a meeting with a neuropsychological specialist yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital showed little progress in his condition, Marc Savard will most likely miss the rest of the season, according to Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.

Frozen tundra of Winnipeg looks fine to NHL now


Ed Willes

Last week, when the rumour-mongering in Winnipeg was at its most frenzied, the question wasn’t if the NHL would return, and it wasn’t even when the NHL would return to the Manitoba capital.

It was which one of the NHL’s sad-sack franchises — Phoenix or Atlanta — would play out of the MTS Centre next season.

Ten free agent collegians gaining NHL interest

Source: Hockey Futures

The NHL’s interest in collegiate players is not limited to the annual Entry Draft. Each year, many undrafted players are signed as free agents. Hockey’s Future takes a look at 10 players that have gained considerable NHL interest as potential free-agent signees. This list is comprised of six forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders. Unless otherwise indicated, all players stats are current as of Mar. 7.

Raycroft Robs Stempniak!

Travis Yost

The Phoenix Coyotes managed to take two monumental points from their new arch nemesis in the Vancouver Canucks, but the game was filled with plenty of theatrics.

Teams pursued Modano at deadline, but veteran chose to stay with Stars

MIKE HEIKA

Three teams were pursuing Mike Modano at the trade deadline, but Modano said he did not want to waive his no-trade clause and leave the only NHL franchise for which he has played.

Chris Chelios is headed back to the show.


Pierre LeBrun

The 48-year-old defenseman, a three-time Norris Trophy winner, has been called up by the Atlanta Thrashers, general manager Don Waddell told ESPN.com on Wednesday.