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Opening Night Roster Predictions For The New York Islanders

Opening Night Roster Predictions For The New York Islanders

The NHL season is less than one week away! Are you excited, Islanders fans? Finally, the NHL released the schedules for all 30 NHL teams, so fans can now cancel all prior plans to watch their favorite team play in months. Although I may not be able to make it, the New York Islanders will [...]

LA Kings shake things up with four roster moves

LA Kings shake things up with four roster moves

Slava Voynov is on his way back to Manchester. It’s an easy move to understand, as the team was carrying an extra defenseman and it seems that coach Darryl Sutter has settled on Alec Martinez. Thus, it was time for Voynov to head back to the AHL, where he can play large minutes every night [...]

Roster waters less murky as Opening Night draws closer for Pens

Roster waters less murky as Opening Night draws closer for Pens

The Pittsburgh Penguins made nine transactions Monday, leaving 23 players on the active roster – the maximum number allowed when the regular season begins on Thursday.  From a group of 55 that reported to training camp on September 16, the Penguins executed four rounds of cuts to arrive at 23.  The first cut after one week of camp [...]

Interviews w/ LA Kings Rookies – To Stay or Go?

Interviews w/ LA Kings Rookies – To Stay or Go?

Kings GM Dean Lombardi and Coach Terry Murray have a decision to make on rookies Brayden Schenn and Kyle Clifford. Each are approaching their ninth NHL game. Should they go back to juniors? See what both the kids have to say and hear some audio from the coach.

Actions have consequences: Martin returns to N.J., Pens edge depleted Devils

Actions have consequences: Martin returns to N.J., Pens edge depleted Devils

Yesterday on Columbus Day Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins visited New Jersey to play a holiday matinee against the Devils.  The New Jersey bench featured plenty of empty space, giving the appearance of several players taking a holiday.  Some potential replacement Devils were, in fact, “on holiday”, but certainly not by choice.  Due to the after-effects of lengthy off-season [...]

Canada’s Olympic Roster Selection live blog (transcript)

Canada’s Olympic Roster Selection live blog (transcript)

Thanks to hockeyindependent.com blogger RyanB and guest, “Annie Spezza”, for participating in the live blog of Canada’s Olympic hockey roster announcement.  The transcript may be accessed by clicking on either of the links below: MOBILE USERS: 2010 Canadian Winter Olympic Hockey Roster Selection LAPTOP/DESKTOP USERS: 2010 Canadian Winter Olympic Hockey Roster Selection The roster announced [...]

The Final 23: My Canadian Olympic roster

The Final 23: My Canadian Olympic roster

The Penguins begin their post-Christmas schedule by hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Mellon Arena.  Nine years ago today on December 27, 2000, the Pens also hosted Toronto in a game that will be forever remembered as the night Mario Lemieux stepped onto the ice to begin his NHL comeback after a three and [...]

Gonchar’s injury: salaries, rosters and the arcana of the CBA

Gonchar’s injury: salaries, rosters and the arcana of the CBA

For a second straight season, defenceman Sergei Gonchar will be sidelined for an extended time when he broke a bone in his left wrist during Tuesday evening’s 5-1 Pittsburgh victory over visiting St. Louis.  Gonchar is expected to miss the next four to six weeks of play.  If an injury can ever be considered “good” [...]

Projecting the Predators’ Roster

Projecting the Predators’ Roster

Preseason is (thankfully) over and the regular season is set to begin with a visit to the Dallas Stars Saturday, October 3rd. That said, there’s still some work to do in order to finalize the roster that will be making the trip.  Unfortunately for the coaching staff, some nagging injuries are probably making this more [...]