Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Junior Hockey Update - Beukeboom leads Soo to win

that name will ring some bells and he is the middle son of Jeff Beukeboom and is 16yrs old and 6-1 200lbs. The scouts of course love his bloodline and his dad says he is a better player than he ever was.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Hockey - Junior: Beukeboom leads Soo to win

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Sundin retires for good

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Vancouver- Sundin retires for good

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Team Spotlight

Today's Team Spotlight is on the AHL's San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage started in 2002 as the affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes and are owned by the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.
The original name of the team was the Stampede but within a few weeks the name was changed to the current Rampage.

They play in the AT& T Center in San Antonio that seats 13,400 for a hockey game.

The Rampage finished the 2008-2009 last in the west division of the AHL' s Western Conference after making the playoffs the 2 previous seasons.
The head coach is Greg Ireland, who is in his 3rd season as the Rampage head coach after leaving the head coaching job at Grand Rapids.
They opened the 2009-2010 season with a 2-1 loss against the new Texas Stars.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit

this would be very cool too see click this link

Great Picture

This is a funny picture from Sports Illustrated in 1984, but what I want to know is where I can find one of those great looking jerseys?!

Theo Fleury cut from Calgary

Maybe he will catch on somewhere. Every team needs that playoff experience and veteran leadership he might bring.
Here is the story.

Wayne Gretzky resigns as coach of Phoenix Coyotes - NHL -

A little late on this one but it does not surprise me. Gretzky knew that a new owner would not be able to honor his 8 million dollar a year contract and he didnt want to move back to Canada to coach since he has live in AZ for several years now.

Wayne Gretzky resigns as coach of Phoenix Coyotes - NHL -

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Buffalo Media Guide

You can download a PDF version of the media guide for the 2009-2010 Buffalo Sabres.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The Islanders and Canucks opened the preseason with a trip to Terrace BC and Hockeyville. What a great idea and this will win fans over when they can see the great players this close and in a small setting.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Danny Heatley finally gets the trade he wanted.

From the WTF???? files, the Flames offer Theo Fluery a tryout

The Dallas Stars add to their staff with Andy Moog.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

No sign of Gretzky as Coyotes open training camp - NHL -

The soap opera continues

No sign of Gretzky as Coyotes open training camp - NHL -

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Indianapolis Racers

Here is some rare game footage from the 1978 WHA season, the Racers vs the Cincinnati Stingers.

The Dominator is back

It seems as though Dominik Hasek still has some game left. He made his debut with the Czech Republic team Extraliga along with ex-Cap Peter Sykora.

Balsillie, NHL sweeten offers for Coyotes - NHL -

This has been a bigger soap opera than anything I can remember in the last few years.

Balsillie, NHL sweeten offers for Coyotes - NHL -

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Friday, September 11, 2009

New twists as Coyotes future remains clouded - NHL -

Ok, in my own opinion the NHL is making this situation worse by acting oh so high and mighty and if the proposed owner would agree not to move the team until the 2010-2011 season he might get the team with very little objection. Overall this has been a huge fustercluck and is on the verge of giving the NHL a huge black eye. If the fans in Phoenix aren't discouraged enough this should put them completely off hockey.

New twists as Coyotes future remains clouded - NHL -

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Obama honors 2009 Stanley Cup champion Penguins - NHL -

Obama honors 2009 Stanley Cup champion Penguins - NHL -

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Team Spotlight

Today's spotlight is on another new team, this time its the Dayton Gems. The Gems are new to the reorganized International Hockey League. They will play in the Hara Arena in downtown Dayton. The open their exhibition season in Ft Wayne against the Komets on Oct 7th.

They have a lower minor league affiliate in the AAHL (All American HockeyLeague), with the Chi-Town Shooters.

The Gems joined this year as a sort of replacement for the departed Kalamazoo Wings, who left the league to join the ECHL. This was announced back in July of 2009 here.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Every hockey fan worth anything knows this scene by heart and can repeat it at any given moment!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SI NHL Preview Issue 10/11/1993

I am cataloguing (SP?) my Sports Illustrated Collection and I found the NHL Preview Issue for the 1993-94 season.
This is how the hockey genius' at Sports Illustrated picked the teams to finish in 1993-94 season
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
1-NY Islanders
2-Washington Capitals
3-NY Rangers
4-NJ Devils
5-Phil. FLyers
6-TB Lightning
7-Florida Panthers
Northeast Division
1-Quebec Nordiques
2-Pittsburgh Penguins
3-Mtl Canadiens
4-Boston Bruins
5-Buffalo Sabres
6-Hartford Whalers
7-Ottawa Senators

Western Conference
Central Division
2- Toronto Maple Leafs
3-St Louis Blues
4-Chicago Blackhawks
5-Winnipeg Jets
6-Dallas Stars
Pacific Division
1-Vancouver Canucks
2-LA Kings
3-Calgary Flames
4-San Jose Sharks
5-Edmonton Oilers
6-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Eastern Conf Champs - Pittsburgh / Western Conf Champs - Detroit
Stanley Cup Finals - Pittsburgh over Detroit (they were only 15 years off)

We all know how this stinky season played out, with the Rangers winning the cup (at least they could shut up about not winning in 45 years) by beating the Canucks in 7 games.

Team Spotlight

Today's spotlight is on our own Indiana ICE!! The ICE play in the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Their regular season home USHL schedule kicks off Oct 30 against the Waterloo Blackhawks.
The begin the regular season with 5 straight road games but they are taking part in the USHL Fall Classic starting Friday Sept 11th thru Sept 22nd.

Inside the Kings: Q

Inside the Kings: Q&A: Robitaille's favorite moments

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James Balsillie agrees to start season in Arizona - NHL -

It just amazes me that Betteman continues to say that Balsillie isnt honoring tradition and doesnt show respect for the the league and sport. Whatever! this is the league that trys to drive all the canadian teams out of existence because they want them all to be US based and down south for some reason. I think we are seeing the sunbelt teams arent succeeding like they want them too and the canadian teams and their fans arent going away. Betteman needs to go!

James Balsillie Balsillie agrees to start season in Arizona - NHL -

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