When Mike Ilitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings franchise in 1982, the team was in a shambles. They had missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons and only made the postseason once in the previous 13 years. But all of that changed after a twist of fate at the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. General Manager Jim Devellano
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Yesterday was an important day in the NHL, and it may have passed you by without you even knowing. It was RFA qualifying day, and it’s the biggest day in the offseason aside from free agency day (which begins 1 July at 12:00EST). But with the murky technicalities and legal jargon (“legalese”) of the Collective
The 5th Annual CCM and USA Hockey sponsored “All-American Prospects Game” will take place on September 22nd in Philadelphia. The Prospects game is meant to showcase American players who will be eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. On Monday, USA Hockey announced that the two teams would be coached by Flyers alumni Mark Howe and
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS. DETROIT RED WINGS DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 31: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first period goal with teammate Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings on October 31, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
The President of the AHL, David Andrews, said it best- “The AHL isn’t Hollywood.” If you listen to Andrews or anyone else from around the NHL development league, they will tell you how tough the league is and three words that always seem to come out of their mouths are long bus rides. It’s a
September 12, 2011 1. Vancouver Canucks – Losing Ryan Kesler to start the season will hurt, the ‘Nucks are still the most balanced team in the National Hockey League. I don’t think the loss of Raffi Torres will hurt – they’ve got youngsters ready to jump in and could be even better than last year.
We’ve decided to come back and do a yearly Vezina watch. Check back soon for the 2019 / 2020 NHL Campaign and early Vezina Favorites! Or, check out our sister site, Goalie Coaches. It’s still quite early in the season, but it’s never too soon to look at some early contenders for the NHL’s award
These were the 2012 NHL Draft Top 30 Rankings. October 31, 2011 The Hockey Guys are pleased to release the inaugural “THG’s NHL Draft Top 30 Rankings”, a guide aimed at providing hockey fans with information on the upcoming 2012 draft class. Prospect guru Brendan Ross and credentialed OHL writer Todd Cordell team up to