NEW YORK -- The new season will start with several new faces, and some we haven't seen in a while.
A number of talented young players were named to opening-night rosters when NHL teams made them official Friday evening.
"I'm real happy that I'm on an NHL team now," he told the Buffalo
News. "I'm really excited and hopefully I'm going to be playing."
TORONTO -- The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player
says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be
seen as racist.
Lawyer Faisal Joseph says Chris Moorhouse was caught up in the drama of a
tense game featuring his favorite hockey team and threw the banana at thePhiladelphia Flyers
in hopes of preventing the winning goal.
The lawyer says the 26-year-old Moorhouse is “mortified” and deeply
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders and Nassau County officials Wednesday
announced plans to build a new arena that hinges on voter approval of a
Islanders owner Charles Wang, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray appeared together in Uniondale to
pitch the $400 million plan, NHL.com reported.
The deal calls for an arena to be built on the site of aging Nassau
Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mangano said a referendum would be held
NEW YORK -- NBC and Versus have signed a 10-year, $2B deal to renew the NHL's TV
Fox took a preliminary look at the package but never made a bid,
and Turner pulled out of the bidding last week, saying it could not
find a business model to support the money.
NBC and Versus are paying the
ESPN said it had "constructive conversations" with the NHL,
"offering them the opportunity for unprecedented distribution of every
game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on ESPN platforms, including
authentication to broadband and mobile devices.
OAKLAND -- (BP) -- Last Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Red Wings played the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago
Blackhawks for the last position in this year's playoffs.
The Blackhawks had
to wait for the final results because the Red Wings beat Chicago 5-3. The
Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 letting the Blackhawks off the hook
and off the record books as being one of the Stanley Cup Champions not to make
the playoffs the next year.
This was just
typical for the Western Conference; and it has been a very long strange
2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
(All times EDT)
Eastern Conference quarterfinals
(Best of seven)
No. 1 Washington vs. No. 8 New York Rangers
New York Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m., April 13
New York Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m., April 15
Washington at New York Rangers, 3 p.m., April 17
Washington at New York Rangers, 7 p.m., April 20
New York Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m., April 23 (if necessary)
Washington at New York Rangers, April 25 (if necessary)
New York Rangers at Washington, April 27 (if necessary)
MONTREAL -- The hockey puck Wayne Gretzky used to score his record-breaking 1,851st NHL goal sold for more than $50,000 in a Montreal-based online auction.
Classic Auctions said the puck from the October 1989 game, which put Gretzky over the 1,850 record set by Gordie Howe, was sold to an anonymous Canadian collector with a high bid of $49,870, bringing the total price to more than $50,000 with a buyer's premium, Postmedia News reported Friday.
Classic Auctions President Marc Juteau said the puck was kept in storage for many years by a retired NHL timekeeper and recently sold to a private collector, who put it up for auction.
OAKLAND (BP) -- Versus
Television Network, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network
(OLN), emerged from the Outdoor Life magazine. OLN was launched in 1993
and became a major network with the contract of the National Hockey League in
Since then, very little has changed.
network resided in Toronto, Canada but the American OLN-Versus Network
moved its headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 2009, American hockey
fans were forced to watch the entire Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh
Penguins Stanley Cup Playoff series.
OTTAWA -- No suspension for Boston’s Zdeno Chara, nada.
Once again the NHL had a chance to send a strong message to protect its players, and once again it blew the call.
It’s a miracle this decision, or non-decision, didn’t launch a
modern day version of the 1955 Rocket Richard riots in Montreal. Then
again, in a sense, it did.
This time, the battle zone was not the old Montreal Forum but the
forum of twitter, where the non-suspension sparked a frenzy of
polarized views ranging from outrage at a perceived injustice to
outright support for Chara “finishing his check.