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Time for Change in Leadership

The Islanders disappointing season continues and after a difficult week with the trade deadline it’s now time to see where the future holds for the team. With one more season on Long Island before moving to Brooklyn, serious evaluations of this organization will be in place at the conclusion of the season.

Hearts Sink Heavily When Hearing The News Of Legend Johnny Wilson Passing Away

The Detroit Red Wings have had some phenomenal players in their 85 years of existence, even men one may consider a legend. Johnny Wilson, a seasoned player, had the honor of joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1949. It has been announced that Wilson has passed away this Tuesday morning after a battle with lung cancer at the age of 82.  Ron Wilson announced his uncle’s death via Twitter stating that, “My uncle, Johnny Wilson, passed away this morning at 82 yrs. He was a warrior thru & thru, right to the end. Our family will miss him dearly.”

Wilson truly was a legend. He was deemed the NHL iron man of his era because he playe...

A Case of Transparency

Before the Toronto Maple Leafs played the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, Leafs head coach Ron Wilson said to the media that Jonas Gustavsson would likely start in goal. James Reimer was just cleared for game action that morning, and against the scorching hot Boston Bruins, why put your goalie in a baptism of fire upon his return?

When the Leafs came out for warmups that evening, Reimer was taking all of the shots. The media panicked. Ron Wilson lied! "Why is Reimer starting?!" they asked. James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail caused a Twitter feud with Leafs faithful after trying to find reasons for the confusion.

If the Maple Leafs had won that game in the wake of th...

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Brian Burke acquired NCAA power forward Christian Hanson late in the spring of 2009. The undrafted 6'4” son of Slapshot's Dave Hanson signed a two-year deal worth a million and a half and spent the majority of those two years with the Marlies. In 42 NHL games, Hanson amassed nine points and 22 penalty minutes.

 

While many felt the big centre had the goods to crack the roster out of last season's camp, he spent the majority of the year toiling with the Marlies, notching 13...