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Canucks’ Luc Bourdon Dies in Motorcycle Accident

May 30th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Vancouver Canucks | No Comments

Luc Bourdon was killed in an accident on his motorcycle on May 29th.  Bourdon just completed his 1st year in the NHL this year with the Vancouver Canucks, and was in his home town in New Brunswick when his motorcycle crashed into a tractor-trailer.  Bourdon was drafted in the 1st round in 2005, 10th overall […]

Barry Melrose to be Hired as the Coach for the Lightning

May 30th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: NHL | No Comments

It looks as though Barry Melrose will be returning to the bench of an NHL team for next season.  Melrose is said to be the next coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning, replacing current head coach, John Tortarella.  Melrose last coached the LA Kings over 10 years ago, since then he has been a TV […]

Why the Penguins & Sidney Crosby have not Earned the Right to Lift the Cup

May 27th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Pittsburgh Penguins | No Comments

The Pittsburgh penguins exceeded everyone’s expectations this year making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. At the beginning of the year everyone was saying that the Senators were a lock. Clearly they weren’t as they were swept by the very same Penguins in the 1st round of the playoffs. The Senators made […]

Johan Franzen Returns from Injury Tonight for the Red Wings

May 26th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Detroit Red Wings | No Comments

Johan Franzen has been sidelined with a concussion since Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals series vs. the Dallas Stars.  Johan Franzen, nicknamed the Mule, is tied for the NHL Playoff lead in goals with 12, despite missing 6 games in a row.  The Red Wings will certainly welcome back Franzen, who should be […]

Red Wings Beat up Penguins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals

May 24th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Detroit Red Wings | No Comments

The Detroit Red Wings sure looked good in front of their home crowd tonight destroying the Penguins 4-0.  The game easily could have been 7 or 8-0 if not for some lucky breaks and a bad call by the refs.  The first period had the Penguins on the Power Play four times putting up 8 […]

Tony Granato Re-Hired as Colorado Avalanche Head Coach

May 22nd, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Colorado Avalanche | No Comments

Tony Granato was demoted from his Head Coaching position 4 years ago by the Avalanche.  Today, Tony Granato was re-hired as the Colorado Avalanche’s head coach.  Joel Quenneville was fired after getting beat up in the 2nd round by the Red Wings.  The Avalanche decided that they had played enough of Quenneville’s brand of hockey […]

Stanley Cup Finals Predictions – NHL 2008 Playoffs

May 20th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: nhl playoffs | 14 Comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins will meet the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2008 NHL Playoffs. The Stanley Cup finals begins Saturday for the two teams who dominated their ways into the finals. The Red Wings lost 4 games and the Penguins lost just 2 so far in the 2008 hockey playoffs. […]

Team USA Knocked out of World Hockey Championships

May 14th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: International Hockey | No Comments

The United States hockey team lost for the 2nd consecutive game to Finland and have been knocked out of the World Hockey Championships.  The US was losing 2-0 late in the 3rd period before they got goals from Kessel and Stafford less than 40 seconds apart, but wound up losing in overtime on a goal […]

United States Beats Norway 9-1 in World Hockey Championships

May 12th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: International Hockey | No Comments

Team USA rebounded from a heartbreaking loss last night against Finland by destroying Norway in the final game of the Qualifying round of the 2008 World Hockey Championships.  The United States will play the loser of the Finland vs. Canada game in the Quarterfinals. Today’s game saw the United States jump out to an early […]

Maple Leafs Fire Coach Paul Maurice

May 7th, 2008 | Posted by admin | Category: Toronto Maple Leafs | No Comments

The Maple Leafs have announced that Head Coach Paul Maurice has been fired.  Maurice still had one year left on his contract, but that didn’t stop Cliff Fletcher from releasing Maurice.  The Maple Leafs have a press conference set for 12 noon pst/3 pm est to discuss the firing and the future. Maurice never made […]

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