Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Denver Cutthroats vs Arizona Sundogs 12/22/2012

Ok I must have really been asleep at the wheel on this one....the Denver Cutthroats?!  wow what a great name!!!

Here are brief highlights from the December 22nd game against the Arizona Sundogs.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hamilton Bulldogs vs San Antonio Rampage December 22nd 2012

SiriusXM adds to AHL broadcast schedule

December 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today an updated schedule of regular-season AHL games to be heard live onSiriusXM NHL Network Radio.

In addition to its continuing coverage of the American Hockey League through in-depth interviews and highlights during regular programming, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio is carrying AHL action nightly on its main channel (Sirius 207, XM 92). The broadcast schedule, updated with games through Jan. 13, is below; additional broadcasts will be announced at a later date.

SiriusXM NHL Network Radio can be found on Sirius 207 and XM 92, providing more than 20 million subscribers in Canada and the United States with groundbreaking 24/7 hockey talk. This marks the eighth consecutive season that AHL action will air on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, including the annual AHL All-Star Game, the Calder Cup Finals and other regular-season and playoff games.

The American Hockey League, now in its 77th season of play, continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 11th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2011-12. Through the years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, including legends such as Johnny Bower, Andy Bathgate, Gerry Cheevers, Larry Robinson, Patrick Roy and Brett Hull.

AHL on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio  || Full schedule
Fri., Dec. 21 Binghamton Senators [OTT] at Rochester Americans [BUF], 7 ET

Sat., Dec. 22 
St. John’s IceCaps [WPG] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 3 ET
San Antonio Rampage [FLA] at Hamilton Bulldogs [MTL], 7 ET

Wed., Dec. 26 
Hamilton Bulldogs [MTL] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 1 ET
Connecticut Whale [NYR] at Bridgeport Sound Tigers [NYI], 7 ET

Thu., Dec. 27 
Providence Bruins [BOS] at Portland Pirates [PHX], 7 ET

Fri., Dec. 28 
Binghamton Senators [OTT] at Albany Devils [NJ], 7 ET

Sat., Dec. 29 
St. John’s IceCaps [WPG] at Syracuse Crunch [TB], 7:30 ET

Sun., Dec. 30 
Norfolk Admirals [ANA] at Springfield Falcons [CBJ], 5 ET

Mon., Dec. 31 
Bridgeport Sound Tigers [NYI] at Adirondack Phantoms [PHI], 3 ET
St. John’s IceCaps [WPG] at Binghamton Senators [OTT], 6 ET

Tue., Jan. 1 
Oklahoma City Barons [EDM] at Houston Aeros [MIN], 6 ET

Wed., Jan. 2 
Hamilton Bulldogs [MTL] at Toronto Marlies [TOR], 7 ET

Thu., Jan. 3 
Charlotte Checkers [CAR] at Lake Erie Monsters [COL], 7 ET

Fri., Jan. 4 
Oklahoma City Barons [EDM] at Grand Rapids Griffins [DET], 7 ET
Rochester Americans [BUF] at Abbotsford Heat [CGY], 10 ET

Sat., Jan. 5 
Lake Erie Monsters [COL] at Hamilton Bulldogs [MTL], 7 ET
Rochester Americans [BUF] at Abbotsford Heat [CGY], 10 ET

Sun., Jan. 6 
W-B/Scranton Penguins [PIT] at Connecticut Whale [NYR], 3 ET
Houston Aeros [MIN] at Texas Stars [DAL], 6 ET

Tue., Jan. 8 
Hershey Bears [WSH] at Bridgeport Sound Tigers [NYI], 7 ET

Wed., Jan. 9 
Binghamton Senators [OTT] at W-B/Scranton Penguins [PIT], 7 ET

Thu., Jan. 10 
Lake Erie Monsters [COL] at San Antonio Rampage [FLA], 8 ET

Fri., Jan. 11 
Albany Devils [NJ] at Manchester Monarchs [LA], 7 ET
Chicago Wolves [VAN] at Abbotsford Heat [CGY], 10 ET

Sat., Jan. 12 
Connecticut Whale [NYR] at Hershey Bears [WSH], 7 ET
Chicago Wolves [VAN] at Abbotsford Heat [CGY], 10 ET

Sun., Jan. 13 
Portland Pirates [PHX] at Worcester Sharks [SJ], 3 ET
Peoria Rivermen [STL] at Milwaukee Admirals [NSH], 6 ET

Thursday, December 20, 2012

NHL Network (US) Coverage of the WJC 2013

Watch WJC on NHL Network-US

NHL Network-US is the home of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship with coverage of more than 15 games as well as highlights and analysis.
    DateTime (ET)TeamsReplay (ET)
    Wed Dec. 264:30 AMCAN vs. GER6:00 PM
    Wed Dec. 269:00 AMRUS vs. SVK8:00 PM
    * Thu Dec. 279:00 AMUSA vs. GER8:00 PM
    Fri Dec. 284:30 AMSVK vs. CAN5:30 PM
    * Fri Dec. 289:00 AMUSA vs. RUS8:00 PM
    Sat Dec. 299:00 AMRUS vs. GER5:30 PM
    * Sun Dec. 304:30 AMUSA vs. CAN8:00 PM
    Sun Dec. 309:00 AMGER vs. SVK5:30 PM
    * Mon Dec. 315:00 AMUSA vs. SVK8:00 PM
    Mon Dec. 319:00 AMCAN vs. RUS5:30 PM
* Game to be live streamed on

(Medal Round Replays To Be Announced)
QUARTERFINALS: Wed Jan. 2, 4:00 & 8:00 AM 
 Thu Jan. 3, 4:00 & 8:00 AM
BRONZE: Sat Jan. 5, 4:00 AM
GOLD : Sat Jan. 5, 8:00 AM

2013 World Junior Hockey Championship

The (2012-2013) the World Junior Hockey Championships are being held in Ufa, Russia.

Complete online coverage by TSN click this link

The tournament begins on December 26th 2012 and the gold medal game will be on January 5th 2013.

This year:
Group A:
Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Latvia

Group B:
Russia, Canada, Slovakia, United States and Germany

Group A games will be held at the Ice Palace Salavat Yulaev

Group B games will be held at the Ufa Arena.

The Quarterfinals through the Medal games will all be at Ufa Arena.

Today in Hockey History (12/20)

December 20th 1973

Henri Richard scores his 1,000th point in the NHL 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NCAA Women's Division 1 Hockey Rankings 12/10/2012

Women's Division 1 Ice Hockey Rankings
December 10th 2012

10 - Ohio State

9  -  Northeastern

8  -  Wisconsin

7  -  Mercyhurst

6  -  Boston University

5  -  Boston College

4  -  Harvard

3  -  Cornell

2  -  Clarkson

1  -  Minnesota

NCAA Division 1 Hockey Rankings 12/10/212

The Top 20 in NCAA Men's Division 1 Hockey 
December 10th 2012

20 - Minnesota State
19 - Ferris State
18 - Harvard
17 - St. Cloud State
16 - Niagara
15 - Yale
14 - Union
13 - Nebraska-Omaha
12 - Cornell
11 - Denver
10 - Dartmouth
9  -  Quinnipiac
8  -  North Dakota
7  -  Western Michigan
6  -  Boston University
5  -  Miami of Ohio

4  -  Minnesota

3  -  Notre Dame 
2  -  New Hampshire

1  -  Boston College

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Theo Fluery : Playing With Fire

Here courtesy of HBO Canada, is the documentary on Theo Fleury and his career and life since his revelations of being sexually abused as a teenager by his coach.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

Here is your induction class to the Hockey Hall of  Fame for 2012

Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The 1979 Challenge Cup

With the future looking dim for a 2012-13 season we can at least look back at the good times in the NHL when $25 a ticket was "record breaking".

Team NHL 
The Soviet Union

Best of 3 in Madison Square Garden

Game 1
February 8th 1979

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mike Gartner

Today in 1991 Mike Gartner scored is 500th NHL Goal 

Here is his NHL Hall of Fame spotlight video

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stanley Cup Final 1979 Game 1

1979 Stanley Cup Final
Game 1
Sunday May 13th 1979
Montreal Forum

New York Rangers 
(Head Coach - Fred Shero)
Montreal Canadiens
(Head Coach - Scotty Bowman)

Starting goaltenders:
NYR - John Davidson
Montreal - Ken Dryden

Monday, September 3, 2012

1983 Wales Conference Final Game 6

Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders

Wales Conference Final
Game 6
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale,  NY
April 1983

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NHL Labor Talks Update August 28th 2012

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NHLPA boss Donald Fehr at NHL CBA talks in New York
NHLPA boss Donald Fehr still believes the season should go on as scheduled even without a new bargaining agreement.
Kathy Willens/AP
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL issued a new proposal to the players' association Tuesday as a lockout looms next month.
And at least one side is happy about it.
"We believe," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said, "that we made a significant, meaningful step."
Time will tell, but at least NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and his players have another proposal - the league's second this summer - to digest. The two sides will meet again on Wednesday at the NHL offices.
A less optimistic Fehr labeled the offering "a proposal that we intend to respond to." Meanwhile, Bettman called it a "counterproposal" to the offer the players presented to the league earlier this month. In that proposal, the players had offered to take two-, four- and six-percent reductions in Hockey Related Revenue for the first three years of a new collective bargaining agreement.
"We felt in order to move the process along," Bettman said, "we tried to address the fundamental issues."
Neither the league nor the players would divulge specifics of the proposal, although Montreal forward Mathieu Darche said he was "encouraged."
"We had a lot of people at the office evaluating the proposal," said Darche, who estimated he received "20, 25 texts" from players asking for details of the different proposal. "It didn't take them five minutes to write it and it won't take us five minutes to read it."
The current CBA expires Sept. 15 and the NHL has said it will lock the players out if a new deal isn't reached.
Limiting the personnel at the bargaining table in the hope of making progress, only Fehr and his top assistant, Steve Fehr, met with Bettman and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday morning when the proposal was issued. Traditionally, several players have joined in on the talks.
Tuesday's session was the second time in six days that the meeting was limited to just the four executives. They met for two hours last Wednesday in Toronto, exclusively. That meeting was to discuss the state of the negotiations.
"We don't know the answer to that," Fehr said when asked if the smaller meetings jumpstarted the negotiating process. "If it doesn't (work), we'll find another way."
After the sessions in Toronto, the return to New York was a strange one for both sides. Negotiations resumed in the morning, as planned, but then took a slight break while Fehr left the building. Upon exiting, he told reporters talks had paused just for a bit.
"I think the appropriate thing to do under the circumstances is go back (to our office). We've got constituents and so on," Fehr said at the time. "And so we'll see you later on I'm sure."
He eventually returned to confirm the proposal, and was joined by player representatives this time. Fehr was accompanied by Darche, San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray and Winnipeg defenseman Ron Hainsey.
Tuesday's session was billed as "core economic," and if nothing else, the players now have more to work with.
"I'm trying to get us on to the same page," Bettman said. "I'm trying to get us on to a common language."
But, clearly, he knows what he's up against. In fact, following the session, Bettman said he wouldn't "feel better about this process until it is successfully completed." He defined successful completion as having "a collective bargaining agreement."
Time's running out for that.

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NYI @ NYR P1 April 2nd 1993

Your NHL Classic of the Night

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

NHL Readies for Lockout

NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is prepared to lock out its players if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached by Sept. 15, when the current deal expires.
Bettman says time is running out and that the league reminded the NHL Players' Association during talks Thursday that owners are not prepared to enter a new season under the current deal.
Bettman added that there is a "wide gap" on numerous issues.

NHLPA executive director Don Fehr has maintained the two sides can continue discussions beyond Sept. 15, and there is no need for the league to lock out its players.

Fehr did acknowledge there's "a meaningful gulf" between the two sides.
The NHLPA is scheduled to present a counteroffer when talks resume in Toronto next week.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ron Hextall Chases Rob Brown - Patrick Division Final Game #5 1989 (NHL ...

OOOHHH this makes me smile and laugh..just to pound the flyers always makes me feel good. Especially in the playoffs

Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 NHL Awards (Entire Show)

Here is the entire NHL Awards show from NBC Sports Network.  Aired June 19th 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2012 NHL Awards

Last night in Las Vegas (again killing tradition) the NHL handed out its yearly awards, with most being first time winners.   

Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year) 
Ken Hitchcock -St Louis Blues (1st)

Ted Lindsay Award (MVP by the Players) 
  Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins (1st)

The Hart Memorial Trophy (Regular Season MVP) 
 Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins (1st)

Art Ross Trophy (Regular Season Most Points)
 Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins  (2nd win)

The Norris Trophy (Top Defenseman) 
Erik Karlsson - Ottawa Senators (1st)

The Frank J Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward
Patrice Bergeron - Boston Bruins  (1st)

The Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender) 
Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers  (1st)

Calder Memorial Trophy (Top Rookie) 
Gabriel Landeskog - Colorado Avalanche

William M Jennings Trophy 
(goaltenders with least goals allowed) 
St Louis Blues 
Brian Elliott (1st) and Jaroslav Halak (1st)

The Lady Byng Trophy - (Most Gentlemanly Player)
 Brian Campbell - Florida Panthers  (1st)
(the first Defenseman to win this award since Red Kelly in 1954)

The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
 (Most Regular Season Goals)
Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning  (2nd)

The Conn Smythe Trophy (Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP)
Jonathan Quick - LA Kings (1st)

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Stat of the Day for June 16th 2012

Here are the Top Ten most watched Stanley Cup Games on network television from 1966-2011

10 - Boston vs Philadelphia  (5/19/1974) Game 6 - 7.85 million NBC
9  -  Pittsburgh vs Detroit  (6/12/2009)  Game 7 - 7.99 million NBC
8  -  Boston vs NY Rangers  (5/7/1972)  Game 4 - 8.26 million CBS
7  -  Chicago vs Philadelphia  (6/09/2010)  Game 6 - 8.28 million NBC
6  -  Boston vs Philadelphia  (5/12/1974)  Game 3 - 8.30 million NBC
5  -  NY Rangers vs Boston  (4/30/1972)  Game 1 - 8.51 million CBS
4  -  Boston vs Vancouver  (6/15/2011)  Game 7 - 8.54 million NBC
3  -  Montreal vs Chicago  (5/10/1973)  Game 6  -  9.41 million NBC
2  -  Boston vs NY Rangers  (5/11/1972)  Game 6 - 10.93 million CBS
1  -  Montreal vs Chicago  (5/18/1971)  Game 7 - 12.41 million CBS

Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Final - Game 6

Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup final was the series and Cup clinching game for the Los Angeles Kings as they took advantage of a 5 minute powerplay to score 3 goals and put the game out of reach.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Final - Game 5

From June 9th 2012, Game 5 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in Trenton NJ

Los Angeles Kings vs New Jersey Devils

LA leads series 3-1


Saturday, June 9, 2012

1993 Stanley Cup Final

Today in 1993 the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 1 to win the Stanley Cup Final.

Not a great day for Kings fans

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Final - Game 2

Los Angeles Kings vs New Jersey Devils in game 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final from Trenton NJ.

Los Angeles up 1-0 with an OT win in game 1.

Friday, June 1, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Final - Game 1

Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the #8 Los Angeles Kings and #6 New Jersey Devils from Trenton New Jersey's Prudential Center Arena.

The first Stanley Cup Final to have an american born captain on both teams.

After watching this I am reminded of the article  on that said the overtime winning goal was the lipstick on a pig of a game.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 Eastern Conference Finals - Game 6

The New Jersey Devils are headed to the Stanley Cup Final again and this time they defeated arch rival New York Rangers in 6 games 4-2 by winning game 6 in overtime by the score of 3-2.

They will meet the Los Angeles Kings in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.  Game one of the Final will be Wednesday May 30th 8pm in New Jersey.  See the game on NBC.

Game 2 will be Saturday June 2nd in New Jersey, with Game 3 in Los Angeles on Monday June 4th and Game 4 in LA on Wednesday June 6th.

 The start time for each game will 8pm eastern time.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 Western Conference Finals - Game 5

The LA Kings won the 2012 Western Conference Final with a 4-3 win in Game 5, to win the series 4-1.

This will be the first Stanley Cup Final for the Kings since 1993 when they were led by Wayne Gretzky.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Western Conference Finals

The LA Kings and Phoenix Coyotes will meet in the 2012 Western Conference Finals.  This is the first conference finals for the Kings since 1993, when they were led by Wayne Gretzky and headcoach Barry Melrose.

The Kings swept the ST Louis Blues 4-0


The Phoenix Coyotes knocked off the Nashville Predators 4 games to 1 and advance to their first Western Conference Finals

St. Louis Blues VS Toronto Maple Leafs 1996 - Game 6

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stanley Cup Playoffs May 2nd 2012

Two games last night and one became an instant classic even though the Rangers won.  The Capitals and Rangers Eastern conference semi-final game 3 went into 3 Overtime periods before it was settled 2-1 and Ranger series lead of 2 games to 1


The Western Conference semi-finals saw the Nashville Predators awaken finally at home in game 3 of their series.   The Preds took a 2-0 victory of the Phoenix Coyotes but the 'Yotes still have a 2-1 series lead.


Happy Birthday Ron Hextall

Today May 3rd is the 48th birthday of former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ron Hextall.  Now normally I wouldnt acknowledge a former Flyer since I am a Penguins man but I will make and exception today.   Hextall was no ordinary goalie, he played like a ticked off bull moose and had no problems fighting anyone or slashing anyone with his stick, much like Billy Smith of the Islanders.
Hextall was called by Wayne Gretzky.."the greatest goaltender I have ever played against".

In his rookie year of 1987 Hextall led the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals against Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers and pushed the high scoring Oilers to 7 games.   That effort in goal earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs and became only the 4th player from the losing team to be named MVP.  Later that summer Hextall was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHLs top goaltender for the 1986-87 season.
He was also a 3 time winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the Flyers MVP (1987,1988,1989)

Today he is the General Manager of the AHL Manchester Monarchs, the top minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stanley Cup Playoff Highlights April 30th 2012

St Louis gets pushed around and scored on by the surprise LA Kings in game 2 of their second round series
 The Washington Capitals survive on a great save Henri Crossbar in the wanings seconds of game 2 of their 2nd round series against the New York Rangers.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 NHL Playoffs 2nd Round

Yesterday April 28th saw 2 more series in the second round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

first up was the NY Rangers vs Washington Capitals

 then later in the day the St Louis Blues played host to the LA Kings

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 5/11/96 - Game 5

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals Pittsburgh won series 4 games to 1.

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Rocket Richard Trophy

The winner of the 2011-2012 Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy is Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning with 60 goals.
This is his second Richard Trophy, he won his first in 2010.