Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hawks vs Preds

The man I call my brother Doug Schimmel just sent me some great photos from the game in Chicago. He is spending his wedding anniversary in Chicago this weekend and is enjoying the game with his lovely wife Judy.

Today in Hockey History

1897 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2

1981 - Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

NHL All Decade

NHL.com looks at the Decade and you vote on the performance of the decade.

AHL's Wolves sign 47-year-old Chelios to second pro tryout contract

Courtesy NHL.com

CHICAGO - Chris Chelios has earned more time with the Chicago Wolves.

The American Hockey League team signed the 47-year-old defenceman to a second professional tryout contract Sunday.

The 25-year NHL veteran has made 22 appearances since signing with the Wolves on Oct. 20, and the top defenceman on the team with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists).

Chelios is second on the Wolves with a plus-nine rating and has posted a plus or even rating in 17 of his 22 outings.

Chelios racked up 185 goals, 763 assists and 2,891 penalty minutes with the Montreal Canadiens (1983-90), Chicago Blackhawks (1990-99) and Detroit Red Wings (1999-2009).

The Chicago native won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman three times (1989, 1993, 1996), is an 11-time NHL all-star and has captured three Stanley Cups (Montreal in 1986, Detroit in 2002 and '08).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Martin Broduer sets shutout record

I guess if you are going to set the record it might as well be against the defending Cup Champion Penguins

Monday, December 21, 2009


from the Toronto Sun:

When is somebody going to challenge the leadership of Rangers GM Glen Sather? The club hasn't had a great record since he took over and things are going downhill fast this season. Here's a rumor: Sather and coach John Tortorella out. Mark Messier and coach Wayne Gretzky in.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today in Hockey History

1975 - 1st time New York Islanders shut-out New York Rangers, 3-0

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ice Edge, NHL sign letter of intent for sale of Coyotes

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Phoenix- Ice Edge, NHL sign letter of intent for sale of Coyotes

What? there is still a team in Phoenix. What a sad state of affairs.

Just because

it makes Rusty laugh and jump for joy every time he watches this....Steve Smith scoring in his own goal to help send the Calgary Flames to the Stanley Cup finals.

NHL 12/10 recap

Sorry I havent posted anything in a while, here is a look at last nights games.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2010 Winter Classic

NHL to hold 2010 Draft at Staples Center

NHL to hold 2010 Draft at Staples Center in Los Angeles - NHL - SI.com

and of course this also means that the NHL Awards will be in Las Vegas again because they will be the night before the draft. It will be easier for everyone to get to LA from Vegas.

Flyers News

Flyers replace John Stevens with Peter Laviolette - NHL - SI.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

100 Years

Well I swallowed my hatred for the Montreal Canadiens long enough to watch Hockey Night in Canada tonight. They had all the living former Canadiens that were able to travel there and also retired 2 more jerseys, the #3 of Emile Bouchard and #16 of Elmer Lach. It was interesting to see Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe there enjoying the proceedings and then he was shown talking with Elmer Lach and you could tell those 2 had broken their noses a couple of times.
Its rare to see a ceremony honoring a teams 100 hundred years of existence and in one city, so I watched and the one thing that jumped out at me was the return to a Canadiens uniform of Patrick Roy. After the way he parted company in 1995 I wondered if he would attend any of the ceremonies for this seaons. Maybe because there is new ownership of the team or just because he wanted to be part of the celebration it was kind of cool seeing him taking shots in net with fellow Hall of Famer Ken Dryden.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Today in Hockey History

December 1st
1924 -- The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, at Boston Arena in the first NHL game to be played in the United States .

1930 - NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty

1970 - NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

1988 - New York Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues