Best version of Bohemian Rhapsody ever
Spot the Hab...Spot the only Hab who is still currently with the team. If you get it right, you will get a lifetime Season Ticket to thecheckingline.com
Eklund DartsAdmiteddly don't make fun of HB too much, but this is too good to pass up:
Coyotes Lose 5M in Octoberhttp://rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/286575.html
Well done Bettman, well done.
How long before those clowns get fired over this? I'm sure the owners love paying for a failing franchise.
Brian Gionta out indefinitely with fractured footWake me up when this season ennnnnnndsssssssss
Shanahan officially retiresPoor guy, he could have probably been useful for a few teams, but I guess no one could offer him what he might have wanted. Getting lolowned by Lou obviously didn't help.
Maybe he was being unreasonable too... I could have seen him fitting in with a team like Phoenix, even on their top six, but I'll bet he had a very select few teams he was ready to go to.
Brendan Shanahan officially announced his retirement today, ending his 21-year career in the NHL.
The eight-time all star, who almost returned with the Devils but parted ways with the team before the start of the season, ends his career 11th on the NHL's all time goals scored list.
"I would like to thank my family and all of the friends who have helped me achieve and maintain my childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey League", Shanahan said in a news release. "I am enormously grateful to all of my coaches and teammates I've had the privilege of learning from and playing along side of, throughout my career. While I always dreamed of playing in the NHL, I can't honestly say that I would have ever imagined that I'd be this fortunate and blessed. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped me fulfill this dream."
The eight-time All-Star scored at least 40 goals in six seasons, and won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. In 2002, Shanahan then became only the third player in NHL history to win an Olympic gold medal and Stanley Cup championship in the same year.
The native of Mimico, Ontario was originally The New Jersey's first round selection, second overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He amassed 656 goals, 698 assists for 1,354 points in 1,524 NHL matches with New Jersey, St. Louis, Hartford, Detroit, and New York.
Marcus Naslund comes out of retirement... to play with Foppa in Sweden.
I'll give it 3 days before Eklund has a rumor up.
Markus Naslund has decided to reunite with former teammate Peter Forsberg in their former club in Modo.
The former NHL player, who retired in early May, announced in a news release that he hopes to be able to skate with the team in a few weeks after he gets his conditioning up.
"I will do anything to get in shape and hope I can add something on the ice, but as everybody understands it's not just to get on the ice and perform," Naslund said in a statement. "I'm really looking forward to play with Modo again and the fact that Peter and I will do it together is of course something really special."
Naslund and Forsberg are no strangers on this ice, playing four seasons with Modo in the Swedish Elite League and also representing Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championship, World Championship and the Winter Olympics.
According to reports, Naslund and Forsberg have both turned down salaries with the team will play for free.
Naslund scored 395 goals and recorded 869 points in his 15-year NHL career.