April 16th, 2013, 01:20 PM #1
Cory Schneider on Boston bombings; Price sits; Lamoriello talks losing streak (Puck H
Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.
• Here’s Marian Hossa skating past … uh … er … #HockeyPorn?
• Carey Price will take a seat for the Montreal Canadiens to contemplate how he’s fallen apart at the end of the regular season. Or clear his head. One of the two. [Globe & Mail]
• How Jarome Iginla nearly missed his debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins: “On Friday, the day before his debut, Iginla and his hockey equipment were in Calgary. In order for him to play with the Penguins on Saturday, both Iginla and his gear needed to make it to Pittsburgh in time for the 1 p.m. afternoon tilt against the NY Islanders. While both eventually made it in Pittsburgh in time, it came down to the zero hour.” [Penguins]
• Sidney Crosby and James Neal continue to inch back from injury. [Post-Gazette]
• Jimmy Howard finally inks his new deal with the Detroit Red Wings: $31.8-million, six-year contract. [Freep]
• Lou Lamoriello on the New Jersey Devils’ epic 10-game losing streak: “I don’t believe in luck. It is what it is. But right now you can’t look for any excuses. All you can do is stay on the same course and support what each and every person is doing. You can always give a little more. All of us can, but right now we’re doing the things that allow you to have a result. We’re not getting it, but we can’t change. We can’t start trying to invent different things right now.” [Fire & Ice]
• New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett is nearly healthy and ready to bang. [NYDN]
• Here’s Alex Ovechkin playing street hockey on the D.C. asphalt. [SportsBog]
• Why the Edmonton Oilers’ new front office is a “total joke.” [Star Phoenix]
• Vancouver Canucks goalie and Boston native Cory Schneider was hit hard by the bombings at the Marathon. “It puts it in perspective that the game is just a game when those other things are much more pressing. It’s going to be a while before things feel normal again.” [Province]
• Looking back at May 4, 2004, a.k.a. the Toronto Maple Leafs’ last playoff game. [Puck ‘N Beer]
• Congrats to Willie Desjardins of the Texas Stars, the AHL coach of the year. [SportsDayDFW]
• Ryan Kennedy has all the love for Yale hockey. [THN]
• Is Alexander Mogilny about to become general manager of a new KHL expansion team in Vladivostok? [R-Sport]
• Here’s a lengthy read on the Martin Erat trade and how it ties into the history of the Nashville Predators: “After the 2007 talent drain, Martin Erat took the thankless job, along with the second-best forward prospect of the 1998 draft, to keep the Predators going. Ironically, again, Martin Erat has taken the Predators halfway toward a better tomorrow in a way that may tarnish his standing with Nashville’s fans.” [Backhand Shelf]
• Josh Harding begins his AHL rehab assignment. [KDUZ]
• If the Los Angeles Kings are playing the San Jose Sharks, then you know it’s time to read The Royal Half’s preview. [Kings]
• Igor Kravchuk sighting! [IIHF]
• Lindy Ruff (remember him?) will coach Team Canada at worlds. [TSN]
• Finally, the ever-inventive Florida Panthers had Kris Versteeg selling season tickets today. Sigh … didn’t realize how much we miss this guy.