Archive for July, 2012

Daniel Alfredsson returning for 2012-13 season.

Daniel Alfredsson returning for 2012-13 season.

Daniel Alfredsson, long-time captain of the Ottawa Senators, and veteran of sixteen NHL seasons, has decided he will be returning for the 2012-13 season.  The Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday that “Alfy” would be returning next year after speculation arose regarding his retirement. According to a report from cbc.ca , Alfredsson is ready and has already been preparing for his 17th [...]

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What’s Next for the New York Rangers?

What’s Next for the New York Rangers?

The New York Rangers assured themselves that, outside of Minnesota, they have had one of the best off-seasons in the NHL.  Things started out slow for the big squad with the signings of Taylor Pyatt, Arron Asham, Jeff Halpern, and Michael Haley. Taking a closer look at these additions will show a little bit more significance as more then just [...]

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Can Mike Zigomais crack the Maple Leafs roster this season and finally please Don Cherry?

Leafs Sign Four Players

  The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 4 players today to one year contracts. Forwards Mike Zigomanis and Will Acton, along with defensemen Mark Fraser and Dylan Yeo all were signed to one year contracts today. The biggest name of the group is Mike Zigomanis who is most noted for being the savior of the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to [...]

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The Guy With The Cool Mustache, Ryan Hollweg, Signs With HC Plzen

The Ryan Hollweg sweepstakes are over. The Coyotes forward has signed a one year deal with Czech team HC Plzen. The 5’11″, 212-pounder was drafted by the New York Rangers in the eighth round (238th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Ex Rangers coach Tom Renney, who was director of player personnel at the time, states that although he had doubts about [...]

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Questions continue to loom in Pittsburgh

Questions continue to loom in Pittsburgh

For pretty much the better part of 2 seasons, the biggest question in Pittsburgh has been, can Sidney Crosby stay healthy? After making his triumphant return last season against the Islanders, he once again missed time due to post-concussion syndrome, only to return to the team later on. When you play hockey you’re always at risk of getting a concussion, [...]

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Free agency continues to drag-on

Free agency continues to drag-on

2012 free-agency was being called free-agent frenzy, before it started. In my mind, it should’ve been called free-agent sleep-off. After many speculated that the 2012 off-season would be one of the craziest in recent memory, it has been a snooze-fest. Once the top 2 UFA’s, Parise and Suter, signed in Minnesota, not much of anything has happened. The biggest names to sign after [...]

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Jets extend Tobias Enstrom

Jets extend Tobias Enstrom

The Jets have extended 27 year-old defenseman Tobias Enstrom. The team did not release the details of the Contract per team policy. Enstrom still had 1-year left on his contract and would’ve been eligible to be an Unrestricted Free-Agent next Summer had he not signed a new deal.   Enstrom has been one of the better offensive defenseman the past few [...]

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Staois Hangs Up His Skates

Staois Hangs Up His Skates

Steve Staois has finally called it a career, at least for playing the game that is. He will be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office. According to the Toronto Sun, “Staios was hired as player development advisor by the Leafs. He will advise the Leafs management team on prospects and players at all levels of the organization and go [...]

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