Mark Streit was a very serviceable captain of this New York Islanders squad for the past two years, but his defensive prowess was fading just like his time spent with the team. His -27 and -14 rating over the past two respective seasons might not be missed on the Isles blue line, but his ability to power play the quarterback has certainly left a void (Photo Credit: Dan4th/Flickr).
Of his 27 points last season, 11 of them were scored with the man advantage. The previous season, Streit scored 47 points as the Isles top defenseman with 23 of them coming on the power play.
The Flyers will not be signing free agent winger Daniel Cleary.
According to Ansar Khan of MLive.com, Cleary texted Khan to tell him he is heading to Detroit to sign a contract Thursday night with the Red Wings.
Cleary and his former team have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal, tweeted Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun. This news comes hours after it was reported that Cleary did not show up to Flyers training camp Thursday morning.
The Philadelphia Flyers have found its third line left winger.
After rumors swirled around the potential return of Simon Gagne the Flyers went out and signed veteran left winger Daniel Cleary to a three-year, $8.25 million deal. The deal carries a no-trade clause.
The will also not be official until the end of the month, reported Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Cleary, 34, scored nine goals and added six assist in 48 games last season. He will line up most likely with center Sean Couturier and right winger Matt Read.
It might be too early to throw the word "desperate" around but with the way things are going it feels appropriate. The Kings have gone from bad to inconsistant to consinstantly bad. A five game road trip has started 1-2 and both losses have been disheartening. The little momentum the Kings picked up against the lowly Blue Jackets was erased Thursday night suffering a 3-0 shutout loss in Nashville.The Kings (3-4-2; 8 points) travel to Joe Lewis Arena to play the Red Wings (6-4-1; 13 points) for a 9:3...
Sometimes our expectations for certain players are unrealistic.
One season alone cannot be a measuring stick for a guy. Chances are that if we were to pick any player and search for his career stats, there would be at least one season that does not fit in with the rest.
It just happens. It could be due to the team he was on that season, the line he played on, something personal off the ice working as motivation, or any number of things.
For Maxime Talbot, that season was last season with the Flyers.
At this very moment, the ice of the outdoor rink is glimmering in the sunlight in anticipation of its annual Winter Classic that will take place this evening. Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League may have canceled the NHL Winter Classic that was to be played between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, but that's not stopping a talented group of hockey players from getting together for the annual Danglers Winter Classic.
The Danglers are a men's league hockey team that I started years ago in order to keep my friends and I together on the ice. High school was over, and many of us were going away to college or starting to work full-time. Every summer, the Danglers were put together through the Midnight Hockey League on Long Island and have continued to go strong for five years.
The NHL season, at least, if there is one, is right around the corner. Much like the NBA a season ago, there could be quite a few surprises if teams are denied a preseason or even if a shortened season is used. With a lot of teams staying competitive throughout the season in 2011-2012, it looks as though there are even more talented teams looking to make a splash in 2012-2013. Here are three teams many are sleeping on, but they could make some serious noise.
Detroit Red Wings
It almost seems silly to include a team like the Detroit Red Wings as underrated going into a NHL season, but expectations are relatively low right now. Losing Nicklas Lidstrom, Jiri Hudle...