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The players’ union have reiterated their opposition to the idea of having mandatory visors in the NHL even after Marc Staal suffered an injury to his right eye when the puck deflected into his face. The puck caught the 26-year-old Rangers defenseman when it exploded off the stick of Flyers defenseman, Kimmo Timonen, and fell [...]
Montreal Canadiens center Blake Geoffrion has had a successful operation on the depressed skull fracture he suffered while playing for the American League side Hamilton Bulldogs. The 24-year-old has been moved out of intensive care after picking up the injury when he was caught by Syracuse Crunch defenceman JP Cote. The force of the challenge [...]
The saga that has surrounded Shane Doan all summer long has finally been resolved. The free agent, who had been one of the storylines of the summer, finally announced that he would be staying with the Phoenix Coyotes, signing a four-year $21.2 million contract. The end result of Doan’s hesitancy to sign anywhere else was [...]
Twenty years is a remarkable length of time to spend playing in the NHL, but that is the number of years that the ‘Finnish Flash’, Teemu Selanne, will be clocking up, this year. He is back for just one more season at the Anaheim Ducks. People placing online bets may question if he can still [...]
The 2012 NHL draft may not have been the biggest attention grabber in the world, but it did create a few lasting impressions and memories.
Here’s five of the best …
For the first time in 22 years the NHL will start its regular season without Mike Modano in the lineup for one of its 30 teams. Modano, a star forward for the Minnesota/Dallas Stars franchise, decided to call it quits just after NHL training camps got underway.
While Modano may not have been the most prolific scorer in history, he does leave the game as the highest-scoring American born player ever with a total of 1,374 points in 1,499 season games. He managed to score 561 goals throughout his career and added 813 assists. He added another 58 goals and 88 assists for 146 points in 176 playoff games.
We just heard that legendary enforcer Bob Probert passed away today at age 45. In a brief statement provided by a Probert family spokesman, it was stated that Probert was on his boat Lake St. Clair with his family, including his children and in-laws, when he began experiencing serious chest pains. By the time they [...]
After 18 seasons in the National Hockey League, veteran goaltender Curtis Joseph has decided to call it quits. The 42 year old native of Keswick Ontario made the announcement while at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Joseph originally broke into the NHL as an undrafted player with the St.Louis Blues in 1989, however he also played for several other NHL teams.
Joseph also happens to have the NHL all-time record with the most loses, his 352 losses is the most in League history tied with Gump Worsley. The 51 recorded shutouts he got puts him 20th in all-time NHL shutouts.