Monthly Archives: May 2010

Did Shero get taken in the Ponikarovsky

Penguins Q&A with Dave Molinari

Q: First off, I’d like to say that I’m a huge Ray Shero fan. My question: Is it safe to that say he lost his mind trading a young top prospect in Luca Caputi for Alexei Ponikarovsky ?


The Montreal Canadiens followed up a monumental upset by pulling off another, and now the Pittsburgh Penguins are joining the Washington Capitals in sitting out the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Brian Gionta had two power-play goals, Mike Cammalleri scored his seventh goal of a series in which he upstaged Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and the Canadiens built a stunning four-goal lead before beating the Penguins 5-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

Kirk Maltby may not be Wing in '11

The Red Wings cleaned out their lockers Monday, an annual event that always feels like the last day of the school year. After sitting in the same room together for months, everybody is about to scatter for the summer.

Nystrom ready to jump ship

No news is bad news down at the Dome these days as Calgary Flames ownership is apparently struggling with deciding who will attempt to lead the team out of this mess.

Regardless of who is saddled with trying to steer the club through a minefield of bad contracts, an aging core and few prospects without the aid of draft picks, the news is actually about to get worse for the club.

Islanders may leave Long Island and move to Queens

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon has talked to New York Islanders owner Charles Wang about building an arena for the NHL team near Citi Field.


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Kirk Maltby among Wings pondering fate with team

Kirk Maltby walked into the Red Wings locker room Wednesday as he had so many other times after a practice.

He was drenched with sweat, ready to collapse onto the stool in front of his locker, relax for a little while and then go work in the weight room.

Offseason Plans: Colorado Avalanche

So, I’m going to try and help out every team in the league this summer. Some(most) may not be good, but credit me for trying and feel free to leave your opinions, criticism, or your own version of what will happen for the teams. After randomly thinking of a team, I’ve decided that I’m going to start with the Avalanche.

Turns out there are two pretty good goaltenders in the Penguins-Montreal Canadie

Marc-Andre Fleury showed up here Tuesday night at his hometown Bell Centre, made his presence felt in a big way and stole the show from Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak , not to mention a 2-0 win in Game 3.

Please tell me you aren’t surprised.

State of the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have missed the playoffs in five consecutive seasons after making them in six consecutive years from 1999 to 2004. Their win total has decreased for five straight years and the near future isn’t looking much brighter unless Brian Burke can pull some magic this summer.

Bettman: No big cap changes expected for 2010-11

Commissioner Gary Bettman said during a press conference at United Center that he doesn’t expect the NHL salary cap to change all that much next season.


The arrival of John Tavares didn’t immediately turn the New York Islanders into contenders, but they improved dramatically from the year before, so that’s a start.

Off-Season Game Plan looks at the rebuilding Islanders and what they could do this summer to augment their young core.

Red Wings learn lesson in cool from captain Nicklas Lidstrom

The Red Wings don’t panic. I sometimes question if they even have a blood pressure, because they remain even-tempered even when faced with a stressful challenge.

The lone hint of alarm approaching tonight’s crucial Game 2 against the Sharks was Dan Cleary’s displeasure with his accuracy off the tee during a relaxing round of golf during the team’s day off Friday.