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.
Steve Mason vs. Carey PriceMason 14GP 7W 5L 2OTL 3.67GAA .879SVP 50 total GA.
Price 11GP 3W 7L 0OTL 3.30GAA .894SVP 35 total GA.
Price & Halak: The Statshttp://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2009/11/9/1120413/price-halak-the-stats-october-2009
Hawks lose Bolland for 3-4 months The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Dave Bolland for between three and four months after the centre underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a herniated disk in his back.
The 23-year old had two goals and four assists in 13 games this season.
Bolland has had back problems for more than two years, and sat out most of the preseason to rest the injury. The Chicago Daily Herald reports that he needed three cortisone shots so far during the regular season to be able to continue playing.
"Dave underwent minimally invasive surgery today for a herniated disk," said Blackhawks team doctor Michael Terry. "The surgery went well and we anticipate a full recovery. He should be back in 12 to 16 weeks."
The native of Mimico, Ontario has played parts of four seasons with the Blackhawks. He was chosen by Chicago in the second round of the 2004 draft.
Big loss for the Hawks, even though they're incredi-deep at the forward position with or without him.
Still, injuries are piling on still all around the league. The moment you hear that Kovalchuk is skating or Ovechkin WON'T be out for a month, this happens...