Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Patrick Kane’s goal 4:10 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers to take a deciding Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Kane shot from a sharp angle along the left wing, and managed to sneak a low shot through Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton, touching off a wild celebration by the visitors, who claimed their first championship since 1961.
But the most relevant fact is this: Word around the NHL is the team’s fourth overall pick is available. Ownership, tired of hearing about the future, wants success – now. There is going to be a very good player – Connolly? Fowler ? Gudbranson? – available in that spot, and Columbus is going to try and leverage it into some immediate help.
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Ice Edge’s deal to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona could be in peril due to tough financial times, says the group’s spokesman.
Daryl Jones, CEO of Ice Edge Holdings, the lone group in discussions with the City of Glendale to buy and keep the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena, is not sure his team will be able to put together a financing package to purchase the team.
Ever since Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke sent a note to the National Hockey League’s 29 other teams explaining how Tomas Kaberle’s no-trade clause works, interest has reportedly grown for the puck-moving defenceman.