Zherdev Returns to the NHL by Candice
Recently married Nikolai Zherdev will be returning to the United States from Russia to play in the NHL once again.  The 25-year-old right wing has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers worth $2 million. (Read More Here)

Nashville signs Kostitsyn: Problem or Gem? by Cheryl
The day before free agency began; the Nashville Predators acquired restricted free agent Sergei Kostitsyn from the Montreal Canadiens for upcoming unrestricted free agents Dan Ellis and Dustin Boyd. (Read More Here)

Caps Return to the Fehr by Nadia
Despite originally having elected Salary Arbitration, it appears a deal has been reached between Eric Fehr and the Capitals. Fehr, a UFA as of the offseason, signed a 2-year, $2.2 million per season. (Read More Here)

Flames Add Oiler by Cheryl
Limited to 27 games in the 09/10 season due to a knee injury that required surgery the former 2nd round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Penguins is looking to have a bounce-back year.  (Read More Here)

Lalime to Remain Behind Miller by Nadia
When ex-Sabre Martin Biron signed with the NY Rangers on the first day of free-agent trading, many Sabres fans who had been hoping to see him return to Buffalo were left wondering who would be suiting up as Ryan Miller‘s backup. (Read More Here)

Mike Weber to Help on Blueline by Nadia
Mike Weber has agreed to his qualifying offer with the Sabres. The 6’2, 211lb defenseman played 80 games with Buffalo’s farm team the Portland Pirates this past season, building up 21 points (5+16). (Read More Here)

Avs Keep Yip, Sign Walter by Angelique
The Colorado Avalanche announced on Wednesday the signing of forward Brandon Yip to a two-year contract.  Yip will earn $700,000 in the first year of the contract and $750,000 in the final year of the deal.  (Read More Here)

Senators Locke In by Theresa
Today the Ottawa Senators announced that they have signed center Corey Locke to a two-year, two-way contract. (Read More Here)

Schultz Avoids Arbitration; Signs Four-Year Extension by Alicia
The Washington Capitals announced the extension of defenseman Jeff Schultz today. He signed a four-year contract worth $11 million total. (Read More Here)

Nabokov Heads to Motherland by Liz
Per news reports this afternoon, San Jose unrestricted free agent Evgeni Nabakov has signed a 4-year contract to play for the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg. The deal is rumored to be worth $6-million US, though Nabakov will not confirm financial terms of the contract. (Read More Here)

Remaining Niedermayer Brother Heads to Buffalo by Nadia
In something of a surprise signing, Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today that former Devil, Rob Niedermayer would be suiting up in Buffalo next season. (Read More Here)

Eaves Signs On For Another Year In Detroit by Liz
Detroit has resigned gritty left wing Patrick Eaves, 26, to a one year $750,000 deal…(Read More Here)

Niedermayer Brings Experience Up Front by Nadia
In something of a surprise signing, Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today that former Devil, Rob Niedermayer would be suiting up in Buffalo next season. (Read More Here)

Miller Time Continues in Detroit by Liz
The Red Wings announced today that they have resigned left wing Drew Miller to a one-year $650,000 deal. The East Lansing native and Michigan State product played in 66 games for Detroit last season after being picked up on waivers from Tampa Bay in November. (Read More Here)

Girardi Files for Arbitration by Theresa
On July 5, New York Rangers Defenseman Dan Girardi filed for arbitration after rejecting a qualifying offer and is reportedly seeking a contract worth $3 million a year for four years. Some fans aren’t sure if he’s worth as much as he’s asking, but he’s one of the better defensemen the Rangers currently have in the lineup. (Read More Here)

Tropp Signs with Sabres by Nadia
Corey Tropp was a third-round choice for the Sabres in 2007, and after completing 3 years at Michigan State, he’s now ready to join the Sabres lineup. Foregoing his senior year, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with Buffalo. (Read More Here)

Hall: Signed and Ready to Go by Nadia
As the lowest ranked team of the 2009-10 season, the Oilers were looking for a player who could make a difference in this year’s draft. Now the ink is on the page with left-winger Taylor Hall. (Read More Here)

St. Louis Blues Sign Jaroslav Halak to Four Year Contract by Laura
The Blues have signed recent goaltender acquisition Jaroslav Halak to a four year contract extension… (Read More Here)

Cam Janssen, St. Louis Blues go to Arbitration B by Susan
The paperwork has been filed for Cam Janssen and the St Louis Blues to goto Arbitration according to Janssen’s agent and president of Norton Sports…(Read More Here)

A Sad Day For Hockey…Bob Probert 6/5/65-7/5/10 by Liz
The hockey world lost a legendary tough guy this afternoon, as Windsor’s CKLW AM800 is reporting that former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk Bob Probert has passed away. (Read More Here)

Good News For Rangers Fans by Courtney
Expected to be announced tomorrow, Ryan McDonagh is leaving the University of Wisconsin and heading to the Big Apple. (Read More Here)

Against the Grain, The Argument Against Kovalchuk by Susan
Any idea how long I’ve waited to see the fireworks under the Arch??! Any clue?! Since I moved here, that’s all. Bad enough Ilya Kovalchuk threw off my whole weekend, kept me from getting work done…(Read More Here)

Hey, Stay Young and Invincible by Susan
New Chicks writer Susan got a chance to interview St. Louis Blues winger Cam Janssen as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game.  It includes his thoughts about the NHL, playing in his hometown, and breaking into the league. (Read More Here)

Avalanche: Eight Players on Day Two by Angelique
While the Avs were silent as free agency opened on Thursday, the team got busy on Friday re-signing a couple of restricted free agents.  The Avs re-signed Kyle Quincey, 24, to a two-year contract. (Read More Here)

Kulemin Stays with the Leafs for 2 More Seasons by Alicia
The Maple Leafs locked up winger Nikolai Kulemin for another two seasons today. Kulemin is expected to be able to be a 20 goal scorer and a solid 2nd or 3rd line winger. He has only one NHL season under his belt after playing over in Russia, but the Leafs liked what they saw from him last season. (Read More Here)

Lepisto Gets Another Season in Phoenix by Alicia
The Phoenix Coyotes re-signed defenseman Sami Lepisto to a one year deal today. Lepisto had his best NHL season so far with the Coyotes last season. He had a career high in goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. (Read More Here)

Matthew Lombardi Headed to Nashville by Alicia
The Nashville Predators got just what they needed when they signed centerman Matthew Lombardi to a three-year deal today. The Preds knew they had to make up for the offense they lost when they traded Jason Arnott and they did just that. (Read More Here)

Prust Re-signs with the Blueshirts by Alicia
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with 26-year-old winger Brandon Prust. Prust was originally acquired in the Olli Jokinen trade. This deal adds to the many contracts that tough guys and gritty players have signed in the first two days of free agency. (Read More Here)

Atlanta Thrashers add some down-home charm with Jared Ross by Ally
n a deal that won’t be officially announced until tomorrow, the Atlanta Thrashers have signed Jared Ross from the Philadelphia, Flyers. The 5-9, 165-pound center is the only NHL player to be born, raised, and trained in the American South. He spent four seasons with the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers from 2001 to 2005. (Read More Here)

Will I Find Another Believer, Another Who Believes by Susan
During the playoffs, a well-timed Wall Street Journal story by Hannah Karp, Called the LA Hockey CounterCulture was published (April 14, 2010). Being in Los Angeles for game three, I could not do a proper response and expansion of the article. (Read More Here)

NHL Saga: Kovalchuk by Courtney
Ilya Kovalchuk. What started as drama in Atlanta quickly turned to drama in New Jersey as rumors swirled that Kovy staying meant Martin Brodeur leaving. (Read More Here)

Islanders Busy on Day 2 by Candice
The New York Islanders got their hands in the mix on the second day of the free agent frenzy by signing multiple players. (Read More Here)

Blue Jackets Sign Three by Ally
The Columbus Blue Jackets today signed defenseman Nate Guenin and forwards Trevor Frishmon and Kyle Wilson all to one-year, two-way NHL-AHL contracts. (Read More Here)

Wild Add AHL Players by Courtney
For those that believed that Chuck Fletcher was done yesterday after not picking Derek Boogaard back up but adding depth to his forwards, they were wrong. This afternoon the Wild broke the news on their website that they have signed two AHL players. (Read More Here)

2010 Draft, Los Angeles CA by Maria
So, here I am, in sunny Southern California on a perfect Friday and I’m not heading to the beach. Nope, definitely not, I’m going to the first ever NHL Draft held to be held at the Los Angeles Kings home stadium, The Staples Center. (Read More Here)

2010 Draft Experience by Courtney
As with almost any experience of mine, I was running late. My flight left at 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the Draft. I was planning on leaving work at 4:00 p.m. as I had skipped lunch to get done early. (Read More Here)

Playing it Safe, Darryl? by Cheryl
A mid-season collapse Calgary fans would like to forget combined with trades that seemed to make little sense and minimized both the available cap space and high-end draft picks available, created expectations that much had to be done at the draft to improve the Flames.  (Read More Here)

Rebuilding a la Brian Burke by Cheryl
When Brian Burke was named 13th GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs in late 2008, he was meant to bring a bold face to a once-proud franchise and in his second season at the draft, he put his fingerprints all over it.  (Read More Here)

Sabourin Signs with Washington, Likely to Play in Hershey by Alicia
The Washington Capitals signed veteran goaltender Dany Sabourin to a one year two-way deal last night. Sabourin is not going to be playing down in D.C. unless needed, so this trade isn’t big from an NHL standpoint. But it is big for the Hershey Bears. (Read More Here)

Eric Nystrom Headed to the Hockey State by Alicia
The Minnesota Wild signed 27-year-old winger Eric Nystrom to a three-year contract today. The team seems very excited to have a player with his type of work ethic and grit in the locker room. (Read More Here)

Reich is Back with the Bruins by Alicia
The Boston Bruins announced today that they had signed 31-year-old veteran winger and tough guy Jeremy Reich to a one year contract. (Read More Here)

Foster Headed to Oilers by Alicia
The Edmonton Oilers added a lot of heart to their blueline with the signing of Masterton Trophy nominee Kurtis Foster. Foster signed two-year contract for $3.6 million. (Read More Here)

Canadiens Sign Auld by Candice
After trading for the rights to Dan Ellis, the Montreal Canadiens needed to look somewhere else after Ellis signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning.  They did just that when they signed goaltender Alex Auld to a one-year deal worth $1 million. (Read More Here)

Leopold Looks for Home in Buffalo by Nadia
Defenseman Jordan Leopold hasn’t settled down much in the past few seasons. In just two years, Leopold has played for the Avs, the Flames, the Panthers, and most recently the Pens. (Read More Here)

Thrashers sign defenseman Mike Siklenka by Ally
Mike Siklenka, 30, has signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. The 6-4 222-pound defenseman played last season with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian League where he posted 48 points (24 goals, 24 assists) in 49 regular season games. (Read More Here)

Koivu still a Duck, signs two-year contract by Ally
Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu will remain where he is after agreeing to a new two-year contract. The 35-year-old veteran posted 19 goals and 52 points along with a career-high plus-14 rating in 71 games last season, which was his first with Anaheim after spending 13 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. (Read More Here)

Thrashers sign Chris Mason, acquire Andrew Ladd by Ally
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free agent Chris Mason, formerly of the St. Louis Blues. The 6-0, 200 pound goaltender could be a ready solution to Atlanta’s inconsistencies between the pipes. In other news, the Atlanta Thrashers have acquired forward Andrew Ladd from Chicago in what feels like an effort to relocate every Blackhawk to Atlanta’s little team that could. In exchange Atlanta traded defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a second-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. (Read More Here)

Devils Add Backup Goalie by Candice
New Jersey continued to bolster the back end Thursday by acquiring goaltender Johan Hedberg.  They signed him to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, including a no-trade clause. (Read More Here)

Hamhuis Takes Deal With Vancouver by Sara
Defenseman Dan Hamhuis has reportedly found his team and has signed a four year contract with the Vancouver Canucks… (Read More Here)

Devils Bolster Defense by Candice
New Jersey’s splash into the free agent market came with the signings of defensemen Henrik Tallinder and Anton Volchenkov. (Read More Here)

Rangers Sign Enforcer Boogaard To Four Year Contract by Sara
The New York Rangers have taken a chance and signed 28-year old enforcer Derek Boogaard of the Minnesota Wild…(Read More Here)

Pens Nab Another D Man by Sara
he Pittsburgh Penguins have made their second move on this first day of free agency and have signed Devils defenseman Paul Martin… (Read More Here)

Phoenix Coyotes Sign Ray Whitney by Laura
The Phoenix Coyotes sign free agent Ray Whitney to a two year contract. (Read More Here)

Bruins Re-Sign Paille by Candice
The Boston Bruins’ only move so far Thursday afternoon came in the re-signing of forward Daniel Paille to a two-year contract extension. (Read More Here)

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Goaltender Dan Ellis by Laura
The Bolts have signed Dan Ellis to a two year contract. (Read More Here)

St. Louis Blues Sign Extension with Alexander Steen by Laura
The Blues have re-signed forward Alexander Steen to a four-year contract extension. (Read More Here)

Morris Re-Signs with Coyotes by Courtney
Derek Morris signed a four year $11 million dollar extension today with the Coyotes, or $2.75 million per year deal. Morris, a 31 year old defenseman, doesn’t light the lamp up too often anymore but he plays a substantial amount of minutes for the Coyotes. (Read More Here)

Flyers Add More to Defense by Candice
The Philadelphia Flyers were not finished stacking up their defense after trading for Andrej Meszaros and re-signing Braydon Coburn.  Roughly two hours after the free agency opened the Flyers added 38-year-old defenseman Sean O’Donnell to their roster. (Read More Here)

Niittymaki Headed to California by Courtney
Antero Niittymaki signed with the San Jose Sharks for two year at $2 million per year. Niittymaki was playing goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning the previous season and came over from Philadelphia before that. (Read More Here)

St. Louis Extends Stay in Tampa Bay by Courtney
When Steve Yzerman took over in Tampa Bay fans of the NHL knew there would be changes. At the Draft Yzerman took some smart picks that told the rest of the league that he meant business.  (Read More Here)

Rangers First to Act in Free Agency by Candice
The New York Rangers didn’t wait at all when the free agency opened Thursday by signing Martin Biron and re-signing Erik Christensen. (Read More Here)

Flyers Re-Sign Coburn by Candice
The Philadelphia Flyers continued building up the defense by re-signing Braydon Coburn to a two-year deal worth $6.4 million Thursday afternoon. (Read More Here)

Gonchar for Three Years in Ottawa by Sara
After much anticipation of whether he will stay or he will go, Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar has signed a three year 5.5MM deal with the Ottawa Senators that reportedly has a no trade clause. (Read More Here)

Tanguay Signs with Flames by Courtney
Alex Tanguay has signed with the Calgary Flames from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a one year deal at $1.7 million. Tanguay was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 1998 in the first round. (Read More Here)

Flyers Trade for Meszaros by Candice
The Philadelphia Flyers got the first jump Thursday minutes before the free agency opened by making a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Read More Here)

Wild Re-Sign Latendresse by Courtney
Late last night the Minnesota Wild and General Manager Chuck Fletcher re-signed Guillaume Latendresse. The youngster from Quebec was originally drafted by the Canadiens in 2005. (Read More Here)

Red Wings Host Social Media Day Party by Kris
The Red Wings played host to Detroit’s Social Media Day party at the Motor City Casino tonight.  Blogging and Twitter enthusiasts from the area (and some from out of town) gathered in an upscale lounge for food, dancing, and giveaways.  The club was fantastic, and we were treated to a gorgeous view of the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit River, Windsor, and the city skyline (which is decidedly underrated). (Read More Here)

Blackhawks Draft Picks by Kim
The Blackhawks are not wasting any time post-celebratory Stanley Cup win to make the big trades to free up their salary cap. With the Byfuglien/Eager/Sopel trade, then the Colin Fraser trade, and now the Kris Versteeg trade, the Blackhawks are in need of players all across the board. (Read More Here)

Versteeg Sent to Toronto by Kim
With the intentions of allowing more flexibility with their salary cap, the Blackhawks have made yet another trade post-Stanley cup win, this time involving Kris Versteeg. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Versteeg in a trade involving five players including Viktor Stalberg, and prospects Philippe Paradis and Christopher DiDomenico. (Read More Here)

Devils Draft a Little of Each by Candice
The NJ Devils used their picks in this years draft to get mixed bag of players, ending up with a pair of goalies, two defensemen and a forward. (Read More Here)

Rangers Draft Power House Defenseman by Theresa
For the NY Rangers, this draft saw the addition of more forwards along with one powerful defenseman.  Their first round pick is not who many speculated it may have been. (Read More Here)

Avalanche Surprise Fans and Pundits Alike with Draft Picks by Courtney
Last year’s draft in Montreal was the highest the Colorado Avalanche had drafted since relocating to the Mile High City from Quebec City. It was a draft that most deemed to be successful, their first overall pick Matt Duchene was a finalist for the Calder, and their second round pick was Ryan O’Reilly. (Read More Here)

Flyers Re-Sign Leighton by Candice
After saving the season twice for the Philadelphia Flyers, unrestricted free-agent goaltender Michael Leighton was rewarded Wednesday afternoon by signing a two-year, $3.1 million contract with the Flyers.  (Read More Here)

Lightning Focus on Defense in 2010 Draft
by Kris
The Lightning focused on defense in this draft, choosing four defenseman. They also went after skilled, though small, forwards. Several of their picks have the potential to contribute in the future. (Read More Here)

Montreal and Nashville Trade by Michelle
The Nashville Predators have traded goaltender Dan Ellis and center Dustin Boyd to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for winger Sergei Kostitsyn. 23-year-old Kostitsyn played 47 games in the 2009-10 season with the Habs and posted 18 points with 7 goals and 11 assists. (Read More Here)

Winnik to Avalanche from Coyotes by Angelique
The Colorado Avalanche announced the acquisition of forward Daniel Winnik, on Monday, from the Phoenix Coyotes. The Avalanche gave up a fourth round pick in 2012 for the soon to be restricted free agent. (Read More Here)

Prosser and Kassian Re-Sign, End of Boogey Man in MN? by Courtney
The more players General Manager Chuck Fletcher signs, the more optimistic the Wild fans are. Though it may soon be bittersweet, as a fan favorite may no longer have a spot on the roster. (Read More Here)

Red Wings’ Draft Class Heavy with Offense by Kris
The Red Wings chose to focus on forwards during the 2010 draft, selecting centers with their first three picks and five forwards overall. They also chose one goalie and one defenseman. Despite drafting late, the Wings managed to snag some players who have the potential to provide the team with high-end talent in the future. (Read More Here)

Caps’ Picks Look Familiar by Nadia
If you ask anyone about the Capitals, you’re sure to hear something about Alex Ovechkin, the young, tough Russian forward. So why fix what’s not broken? That seems to be the way the Caps were leaning at this year’s draft. (Read More Here)

Oilers Stock Up on Forwards by Candice
The biggest question going into the 2010 NHL Entry Draft for the Edmonton Oilers was who do they pick: Taylor or Tyler? (Read More Here)

Former Defenseman Willie Huber Passes Away
by Kris
Former NHL defenseman Willie Huber died of a heart attack Monday at the age of 52.  He is survived by his wife, son, and step-daughter.  He was born in Germany, but moved to Canada when he was a baby. (Read More Here)

Stars Get Defensive at the Draft by Alicia
The Dallas Stars held the 11th, 41st, 71st, and 131st picks in the draft. They traded the 71st pick on day 2 of the draft to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the 77th and 109th pick. When all was said and done, the Stars drafted 5 players: 1 goaltender, 1 winger, and 3 defensemen. (Read More Here)

Pens Go Red, White, And Blue by Sara
At this weekends draft at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted six different players, four of them born in the US. (Read More Here)

Moving The Team In A Different Direction…by Lexi
For the first time in their 30-year NHL history, the Vancouver Canucks started the 2010 draft in the 4th round, opting to save their early round picks until next year.. (Read More Here)

Interesting Additions to Sabres by Nadia
I’ll start simply, Mark Pysyk is an exciting prospect. He was a relatively safe pick as a defenseman, and the Sabres were lucky to find him still available at the 23rd pick. That is to say this draft choice was not too much of a surprise. What did seem a bit strange was that Pysyk was one of three 6’1 defensemen drafted in the first 3 rounds. (Read More Here)

Blues and Bruins Swap Players in Rare Draft-Day Trade by Laura
Trades at this year’s draft were not fast and furious – aside from a few deals swapping picks, there were minimal during the first round.  Today, though, the Blues decided to stock up on NHL quality 4th line centers while the Bruins cleared space for Tyler Seguin. (Read More Here)

Flyers Draft Six Starting in Third Round by Candice
The Philadelphia Flyers entered the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with only five selections, starting in the third round.  With a trade later in the afternoon, they were able to acquire one more pick in the seventh. (Read More Here)

Atlanta Thrashers draft Alexander Burmistrov 1st Round, 8th overall by Ally
Tonight the Thrashers drafted Barrie Colts center Alexander Burmistrov in the first round, eighth overall. The reaction at the draft party in Atlanta was all confused chatter and restrained applause. Perhaps fans are a little reluctant to welcome another highly-touted Russian draftee to the team. Still, Burmistrov looks to be an exciting and welcome addition to the Atlanta Thrashers, who are currently in the thick of a major overhaul. (Read More Here)

Recchi Signs One-Year Extension by Candice
The Boston Bruins re-signed veteran right wing Mark Recchi Friday afternoon to a one-year contract extension. (Read More Here)

Coyotes Re-Sign Wolski by Angelique
The Phoenix Coyotes announced on Thursday the re-signing of forward Wojtek Wolski to a two-year contract.(Read More Here)

Busy day in Blueland: new coaches, new players for the Thrashers by Ally
As if major trade news wasn’t enough to get Thrashers fans worked up, TSN is now reporting that Boston Bruins assitant Craig Ramsay has been hired as Atlanta’s head coach. Likewise, Chicago Blackhawks assistant John Torchetti has been named associate coach. Both are familiar faces to Thrashers GM Rick Dudley. (Read More Here)

Rick Dudley: The Man behind the Deals by Laura
A year ago, Rick Dudley was hired on as Assistant General Manager under Don Waddell, leaving the Chicago Blackhawks that he helped mold.  There was much rejoicing in Blueland, because there was a sneaking suspicion that Dudley was being groomed for GM, and with his successes in previous stops he promised good things to come. (Read More Here)

Bruins Boychuk takes “hometown discount” by Sara
The Boston Bruins have reportedly signed 26 year-old defensman Johnny Boychuk to a two year deal… (Read more Here)

Blackhawks Trade Colin Fraser to Edmonton by Alicia
Colin Fraser who was a small piece to the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion team was traded to the Edmonton Oilers today in exchange for a 6th round draft pick. It doesn’t have anything near the buzz and excitement of the blockbuster trade with the Atlanta Thrashers that happened last night, but it still counts for something. (Read More Here)

Sharks Re-Sign Marleau and Pavelski by Courtney
Today, the San Jose Sharks announced that they were re-signing top forwards Unrestricted Free Agent Patrick Marleau and Restricted Free Agent Joe Pavelski to four year deals. This comes one day after letting Evgeni Nabokov walk by choosing not to pick him up thus entering the Free Agency frenzy come July 1, 2010. (Read More Here)

Kings Hire Stevens as Assistant Coach by Candice
The Los Angeles Kings hired John Stevens as an assistant coach Wednesday.  He signed a three-year contract, replacing former assistant coach Mark Hardy. (Read More Here)

Sharks let Nabokov Walk by Angelique
The San Jose Sharks announced on Tuesday their decision not to retain long time goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.  The choice to let Nabokov become an unrestricted free agent no doubt had many factors; including money and unmet expectations. (Read More Here)

Report: Byfuglien to Atlanta Thrashers in multiplayer trade by Ally
It’s no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to free up some of their salary cap woes this summer, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re handing over some of the goods to Atlanta since former Chicago Assistant GM Rick Dudley is now GM of the Thrashers. (Read More Here)

And The Winner Is….
Recently each Chick voted for who they felt deserved each award. The votes have been tallied. Below are the Chick’s Picks for your 2010 NHL Awards. (Find Out Here)

Stanley Marching in Gay Pride Parade in Chicago by Cheryl
Chicago Gay Hockey Association (CGHA).  This was the day that the NHL and the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks responded positively to their invitation to participate in the Chicago Pride Parade. (Read More Here)

True Man of Steel Iron by Anna
Wright retired from the NHL in 2007, but returned to his much beloved Columbus Blue Jackets to become the Development Coach. While still a player for the CBJ he founded the Hats for Heroes Pediatric Cancer Foundation which has continued to thrive and is now a premier community giving program in Columbus. (Read More Here)

Scott Niedermayer Hangs Up the Skates by Alicia
At 1 p.m. Pacific time today, Scott Niedermayer officially announced his retirement from the NHL after 18 seasons spent with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks. (Read More Here)

Demitra in Car Accident in Slovakia by Courtney
“I’m still a bit shaken up. The accident happened in the late evening in Nova Dubnica. Luckily nobody was injured, that is what is most important.” – Pavol Demitra (Read More Here)

Florida Sends Horton, Campbell to Bruins by Sara
The Florida Panthers have traded away forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell for defensemen Dennis Wideman, their original first round draft pick…(Read More Here)

Matt Cooke Will Stay…by Sara
It’s the moment we have all been waiting for, well the moment us Pens fans have been waiting for, Matt Cooke has committed to a verbal contract that keeps him  in Pittsburgh for another three seasons.(Read More Here)

Sharks Trade Staubitz to Wild by Candice
Late Monday afternoon, the San Jose Sharks traded tough right-winger Brad Staubitz to the Minnesota Wild for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. (Read More Here)

Flyers Trade Parent for Hamhuis Rights by Alicia
In the past few days or so there has been a lot of talk about possible trades the Flyers would be making that involved Jeff Carter. Between Carter possibly being shipped out and the Flyers looking for a number one goaltender, there wasn’t much talk of defensemen other than Braydon Coburn. (Read More Here)

Rob Blake Retires After 20 Years by Courtney
After 20 years in the league, Rob Blake is finally calling it quits. Yesterday Blake announced at a press conference that he would be hanging up his skates for good. The 6’4″ defenseman has has played in 20 season with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks. (Read More Here)

Todd Bertuzzi in Detroit for Two More Years by Kris
After two signings that had Wings fans rejoicing (Lidstrom and Holmstrom), the Wings announced a contract that has been met with mixed feelings. Todd Bertuzzi will be back in the Winged Wheel for two more seasons. (Read More Here)

Searching for Mandi Schwartz’s Hero by Michelle
Jaden’s 22-year-old sister, Mandi, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a very progressive form of cancer that starts in the bone marrow and in most cases moves very quickly to the blood. (Read More Here)

Halak goes from Bleu, Blanc, Rouge to just the Blues by Johanna
It was a matter of seconds for word to spread around my office about Pierre Gauthier’s actions. My Facebook newsfeed lit up. And, it’s not proven, I’m sure a few cell phone towers emitted more than the safe level of micro-waves throughout the city of Montreal today. (Read More Here)

Coyotes to Stay in Phoenix? by Courtney
Today in the desert that is Glendale, AZ a group of investors complied with the requests of the city board. Ice Edge Holdings submitted proof of financing to the City of Glendale one day early. The City Council was requiring the group to submit proof of financing ten days after their June 8, 2010 meeting. (Read More Here)

St. Louis Blues Acquire Halak by Laura
In a trade that came so far out of left field it was a Bleacher Creature, the St. Louis Blues acquired Montreal playoff hero Jaroslav Halak today in a trade that saw Lars Eller and prospect Ian Schwartz go back to the Habs. (Read More Here)

Danny Briere in Car Accident by Candice
Early Thursday morning, Flyers center, Danny Briere, was involved in a car accident just north of the Pennsylvania border near Binghamton, N.Y. (Read More Here)

Blackhawks Takeover Michigan Ave by Colleen
The city of Chicago hosted a parade and rally to commemorate the Chicago Blackhawks on their first Stanley Cup victory since 1961. Every block of the city adjusted to show their pride and an estimated two million people made their way into the city to see the Stanley Cup with their own eyes. (Read More Here)

Countdown to the 2010 Draft
Check out our latest section where we profile some of the projected first round picks. We’re covering thirty guys, but will all thirty be picked Friday, June 25th? Check back daily as we introduce you to three players hoping for their chance at a shot in the big leagues.

To The Surprise of Exactly No One, Leafs Name Phaneuf Captain by Laura
This was leaked Friday in an article on The Hockey News – actually, just about everyone assumed what was going on when the Leafs announced that they had a press conference scheduled for 3:00 Monday afternoon. (Read More Here)

Flyers Free Agency: Part 2 by Candice
In part two of the Flyers free agency breakdown, it’s time to look at who are free agents on the Flyers squad. All the players listed have played in at least one game for the Flyers during the 2009-10 season. (Read More Here)

Three Years in a Row for the Flyers? by Alicia
Whether a team finishes last in their conference or makes it to the Stanley Cup Finals, moves are bound to be made during the offseason. In this salary cap world it’s almost expected that the complexion of every team will change from season to season. (Read More Here)

Flyers Free Agency: Part 1 by Candice
The summer has officially begun in Philadelphia after the Flyers emptied out their lockers and said their goodbyes to one another Friday afternoon. Flyers fans haven’t seen a summer this short since 1997. After all, the draft is a mere 13 days away and free agency opens in 19 days. (Read More Here)

Lessons in Losing by Alicia
As sports fans it’s hard for many of us to be impartial when watching games. We have our favorite teams that we will always root for but then we have those teams that we just don’t like at all so we just root against them. (Read More Here)

Disappearing Puck Ends the Stanley Cup Finals by Michelle
I sat in shock as I watched Patrick Kane throw his stick, fling his gloves off, remove his mouthpiece and wave his fists in the air while he skated towards Antti Niemi. I told everyone in the room to be quiet. Where’s the puck? (Read More Here)

The Magical Season Ends by Candice
Everyone thought it was destiny. It was meant to be. It was only a matter of time before Mike Richards was handed the coveted Lord Stanley’s Cup and skated around with it. History was going to be made. (Read More Here)

Have You Met My Friend Stan? A Brief History by Courtney and Kris
There is no trophy greater than THE trophy for hockey. It’s been used as everything from a fertility good luck charm to a toilet or a bowl for humans and pets alike. It’s been dropped, dented, lost, stolen and held hostage. Through all of that, it’s been treasured and cherished more than any other trophy in professional sports. (Read More Here)

Will ‘Chrissy’ Pronger Have Last Laugh? by Alicia
If you are following the Stanley Cup Finals or if you are a resident of Chicago or Philadelphia, it is almost a guarantee that you have seen the poster from the Chicago Tribune yesterday. (Read More Here)

Anti-Winter Classic by Kris
When I heard the news that the Penguins and Capitals had been awarded the next Winter Classic, all I could do was roll my eyes. Of course the Penguins would be hosting a Classic just three years after playing in the inaugural one in Buffalo. (Read More Here)

Pro-Winter Classic by Sara
Admit it, we all kind of saw this coming. I mean there have been rumors since March about the whereabouts of next season’s Winter Classic, we just had to wait for the official word. (Read More Here)

Flyers Fall Flat In Game 5 by Candice
After much was made over the Philadelphia Flyers seeming to be the looser team, they also came out at the flatter team Sunday in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Read More Here)

Hawks Hot on Home Ice by Michelle
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews spoke a few words of encouragement to his team. Short and sweet, he told them to, “Seize the moment.” I think his teammates listened because the Hawks came out flying, dominated the puck and displayed the great intensity and physicality that allowed them to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers with a final score of 7-4 in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Read More Here)

Hawks Defensive Errors Allow Philly To Tie Series by Michelle
Every team is allowed a bad game, right? As a die-hard Chicago Blackhawks fan, Friday night’s game hurt to watch. A few Philadelphia Flyers penalties that were overlooked by officials along with many Hawks mistakes makes for a bad break. (Read More Here)

Don’t Count the Flyers Out by Alicia
No one should be surprised that this Stanley Cup Final series is tied at two games a piece heading back to Chicago, even after the Flyers lost the first two games of the series. The team didn’t seem rattled after heading back to Philadelphia trailing the series 2-0 and neither did head coach Peter Laviolette. (Read More Here)

Tomas Holmstrom Back for Two by Kris
That sound you heard when the Red Wings announced a two-year deal with Tomas Holmstrom was the goalies for the other twenty-nine teams groaning in frustration. I like to imagine that it’s become almost a reflex for them over the years. (Read More Here)

Flyers Back in Series by Candice
It was a situation the team has already faced before: the possibility of falling behind 3-0 in a series. The Philadelphia Flyers knew what they had to do to get the win at home. (Read More Here)

Ville Leino: Unsung Hero by Alicia
When the playoffs first started, many Flyers fans were wondering why Ville Leino was not in the lineup. Instead of seeing Leino get his chance, fans were left shaking their heads at the struggles of Scott Hartnell. (Read More Here)

Lessons From Baseball To Hockey by Courtney
Something historic happened yesterday in sports. While it wasn’t in our sport we here at Chicks Who Give A Puck still recognize excellence in other sports, and more importantly in sportsmanship. (Read More Here)

The Bigger The Game, The Bigger The Giroux by Candice
It all began in 2006 when former Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke took the podium to announce who the Flyers would be drafting with the 22nd pick in the NHL Entry Draft. (Read More Here)

Crosby, Doan, Miller Nominated for Messier Award by Sara
The NHL, and Mark Messier himself, announced the nominees for the 2010 Mark Messier Leadership Award prior to Game Three of the Stanley Cup final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday.(Read More Here)

Dear NHL Marketing by Courtney
As a female hockey fan I often find myself scratching my head and going huh? No, not because of the plays, the calls (though the officiating is a WHOLE different story), or anything else game related. No, my confusion stems from the lack of understanding the NHL has on the female fan. (Read More Here)

Puck-Gate 2010 by Alicia
A lot has been made out of Chris Pronger throwing out the final pucks used in both games one and two of the Stanley Cup Finals. He picked them up and simply threw them in the trash. He also flung a rally towel at Blackhawk’s forward Ben Eager after they had some words when Pronger picked up the puck after game two. (Read More Here)

Daily Beast Article Angers Female Fans by Sara
Just another shot at giving female hockey fans a bad name. Of course we don’t know what we’re talking about, of course we only watch the sport because the guys are hot, and now we get to add… (Read More Here)

Lidstrom Returns for 2010-2011 Season by Kris
This morning, it was announced that Nick Lidstrom signed a one-year contract extension for $6.2 million. As soon as the news broke that he’d be returning for his 19th season in the Winged Wheel, there was a collective sign of relief throughout Red Wings Nation. We haven’t agonized over a retirement decision this much since Steve Yzerman was debating hanging up his skates four years ago. (Read More Here)

Chicks Featured on WGN Chicago by Sara and Courtney
A couple of days ago, we here at CWGAP received an email from WGN News in Chicago. With the Blackhawks being in the playoffs, and the city not a dominate hockey town, they were looking to promote the sport and what better way to extend the fan base then to reach out to what is arguably one of the most stereotyped fan bases in sports: The female hockey fan. (Read More Here)

Steve Yzerman Leaves For Tampa Bay by Kris
It’s been a rough few months for Wings fans. The regular season was filled with more stress than any in recent memory, and that eventually led to an early playoff exit for our boys.(Read More Here)

Flyers beat Habs in Five by Ally
Put on your riot gear everybody, Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin. Monday night the improbable success story of the Montreal Canadiens finally ground to a halt in a 3-2 loss against Philadelphia. (Read More Here)

Hockeytown Trip by Courtney
This past weekend I trekked deep into enemy territory to a little place called Detroit, MI. My two biggest loves growing up were Notre Dame football and Avalanche hockey. There I was, in Ann Arbor, MI home to the University of Michigan Wolverines and Detroit, MI home to the Detroit Red Wings. (Read More Here)

PensU teams up with Cooke Family Foundation of Hope by Sara
Recently I have had the opportunity to fuel my love for the Pittsburgh Penguins by joining the amazing team over at Pens Universe. (Read More Here)

The Hossa Curse by Sara
As the Chicago BlackHawks prepare to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in this years Stanley Cup Final, what is known as the Hossa Curse has to be running through heads of fans everywhere. (Read More Here)

Hawks May Be Up 3-0, But Is It Over? by Sara
A lot has gone down in the Western Conference Finals match up between the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. (Read More Here)

Battle of the Underdogs by Ally
It’s battle of the underdogs in the Eastern Conference Final, but for the Philadelphia Flyers it’s looking like no battle at all. After an auspicious 6-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, Michael Leighton and the Flyers repeated the performance on Wednesday, beating the Habs 3-0. (Read More Here)

Mistaken Identity? by Sara
So I’m no expert, but sending the wrong guy to the penalty box at the end of a game where the short handed team is up by one, and guy…(Read More Here)

Beard Update by Nadia
So we’re down to four teams and everyone’s talking about who will make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and hoist the ultimate prize. I’d like to talk about something else. Courtney and Anthony already touched on this tradition back when playoffs started, but things have definitely changed since Round 1. As we enter Round 3, I’d like to talk about beards, in this: the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Beard-off. (Read More Here)

Lightning Strike a Deal with Veilleux by Courtney
The Tampa Bay Lightning have either folded to public pressure and bad press, or are coming to their senses. Either way the team has agreed to pay for Veilleux’s surgery and plane ticket. Allan Walsh simply stated “Tampa did the right thing and we are grateful. Time to move on.” (Read More Here)

One For The Record Books? by Courtney
Boston, Massachusetts, a historic setting for where history could be made tonight. The good people of Beantown, as it’s affectionately called, are hoping it’s not. (Read More Here)

Final Playoff Journal: Sara
I’m really disappointed this will be my last playoff journal. I was looking forward to another long season, but obviously the hockey gods didn’t feel the same way. (Read More Here)

All in the Family by Courtney
This past Olympics hockey fans were given a little bit of history on the Staal family from Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Read More Here)

Riot of a Good Game by Johanna
Where to begin…Well first let me take back my original prediction for this series which was Pen in 5. Yes, I’m a Habs fan, but again, I’m a realist. In a million years I could have never predicted the downfall of the reigning Stanley Cup Champions to a team who squeaked into the playoffs. (Read More Here)

Captain Casper by Courtney
This playoff series has been called by some ‘When the Stars go out’. It seems that every team that has lost their Captain has either mis-stepped or not shown up when it counted. The ‘C’ shouldn’t just stand for Captain, it should stand for clutch, and these men were not either these past few games. (Read More Here)

Go Habs Go? by Ally
Right this second the Montreal Canadiens are everything I love about the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They barely squeaked into 8th place in the Eastern Conference and were 16th in the league. By all rights they shouldn’t have made it past the first round. (Read More Here)

Hawk Attack by Nadia
The Western Conference Semis came to a poetic close between the Blackhawks and the Canucks on Tuesday night. The Blackhawks took the series in 6 with the same 5-1 win that kicked off the series in Game 1 in favor of the Canucks. (Read More Here)

Flyers Blank Bruins With Two Different Goaltenders by Sara
Michael Leighton hadn’t played in 22 games. Sidelined by a high ankle sprain, Leighton was only cleared to play a couple of weeks ago. (Read More Here)

Are My Pens Nearing The Off-Season by Sara
A few days ago Pens fans were sitting in their living rooms thinking this series was about to be over. A few weeks ago Pens fans were cheering on the Habs and the Bruins so that a) Washington would receive the early exit…(Read More Here)

Squabble with Veilleux Cost Lightning More than Surgery by Courtney
There’s a saying in PR, any press is good press. This may hold true for the starlets of Hollywood and even the auto makers in Japan, but it does not hold true for those in the hockey world. When bad things happen in hockey the fans are amongst the first to criticize. Some believe that hockey fans are overly critical and that may be true, but hockey fans are very protective of their sport.(Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Cheryl
A few things are popping into my mind as the Conference finalists are determined. First off, just because you are a Canadian-based team doesn’t mean I HAVE to cheer for you…. (Read More Here)

No Chance For Third Straight Rematch by Sara
For those of you who were hoping for a Wings/Pens Stanley Cup rematch, you are now out of luck. The Detroit Red Wings are no longer in the running for Lord Stanley’s cup after getting eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in a 2-1 Game Five loss Saturday night.(Read More Here)

Chick’s Take On The ‘Burgh by Sara
Wondering why there was little to no activity on from us this weekend? No recap of the Pens win, or the Wings exit from the playoffs? Well, the Chick’s were on the road again..this time taking in the Pens game in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA (Read More Here)

Keep it ‘Klassy’ Fans by Courtney
There are a lot of great hockey fans out there, unfortunately you’d never know if you watched playoff hockey. As fans we’ve been blessed with the greatest sport in the world. You’ll hear other fans decry this statement but tell me, what other sport combines the grace and agility with the aggression and fighting of hockey? (Read More Here)

Breaking Down the Flyers’ Breakdown by Courtney
Last night the Philadelphia Flyers got their butts handed to them on home ice. The previous two games they had lost had been close, an unlucky bounce there, a failed clearing attempt here, but they were actually in the game. So what happened last night? (Read More Here)

Jagr to Stay Across the Pond? by Courtney
Reported this morning that Jaromir Jagr has re-signed with the KHL team Avangard Omsk the GM has not confirmed anything. Stating instead that he would like to get him re-signed by the World Championships. (Read More Here)

Wings Blown Lead Could Blow Series by Sara
The Detroit Red Wings have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the past two consecutive seasons, but their dreams to make it a third may be coming to an end. (Read More Here)

Pens Take Series Lead With A Fleury Shutout by Sara
Marc-Andre Fleury bagged his fourth career playoff shutout last night in front of friends and family in his home province of Quebec…(Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Laura
It’s more than a little tough for me during the playoffs, since neither of my teams – Blues or Thrashers – decided to make the big show. Yeah, both teams decided to flirt with almost kind of sort of being in the hunt, but at the end of the year the Blues were in 9th and the Thrashers were in 10th. (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal 2: Sara
Round two is under way. We made it through, and I can almost breathe again. I won’t lie and say I wasn’t nervous in game six. (Read More Here)

Chicago vs Vancouver: Where Was The Venom? by Cheryl
Prior to the start of Saturday’s Round 2 series opener between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks all the talk was about the possible recurrence of the bad blood that occurred in last year’s playoffs. (Read More Here)

Pens Win, But Suffer Huge Loss by Sara
After an unbelievable series against the Washington Capitals, the Montreal Canadiens had one day off before they took on the defending Stanley Cup Champions at Mellon Arena. (Read More Here)

NBC Favors New York?? by Sara
From as far back as the 2007 season, the Buffalo Sabres have hosted a “Party in the Plaza” an event that takes place prior and during… (Read More Here)

Sharks and Wings: Round Two by Courtney
While there were no upsets in the Western Conference in the first round the underdogs (and yes the Coyotes were underdogs) there were holes exposed in each team. It appears that some teams are better positioned for round three and the final dance with Lord Stanley’s Cup. (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Cheryl
Playoffs – from a traveler`s perspective! (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Nadia
This is coming a little late. Unfortunately, late enough that my team has been eliminated from the playoffs. Let me explain. I have my very own playoff rules. (Read More Here)

Capitals succumb to Presidents Trophy Curse by Sara
….or did they? Is the fact that the top seeded, league leading Washington Capitals were eliminated in the first round by who was thought to be the worst team in the post season, a result of what is thought of as the President’s Trophy Curse? (Read More Here)

Eastern Conference: Round Two by Sara
The Stanley Cup Quarter Finals have come to an end and now we anxiously await the start of round two. When we first began, Courtney and I broke down each conference and then each remaining team once the post season began. (Read More Here)

Coyotes’ Cinderella Season Ends by Courtney
They’ve had a helluva season, but last night the Phoenix Coyotes were simply no match for the storied Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings put the Yotes’ Cinderella Story to bed with a beating on the ice of six to one. (Read More Here)

Bruins In, Sabres Out by Nadia
The Boston Bruins closed out their series at home in game 6 last night, upsetting the Northeast Division champs, the Buffalo Sabres. (Read More Here)

Hawks Advance by Courtney
Last night’s do or die game in Nashville proved to be too much for the Predators as they were the latest team to fall prey to losing on home ice. The game had it all, delivering the big hits and even bigger goals. (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Angelique
Few things get the heart pumping or the nerves racking more than playoff hockey. Most especially if it’s overtime playoff hockey. (Read More Here)

Halak-down by Courtney
Some call it highway robbery, others call it grand theft larceny. Whatever you call it, Jaroslav Halak played it. Giving an out of this world performance last night, the Habs stayed alive another day, forcing game seven in Washington D.C. and putting all the pressure back on the Capitals. (Read More Here)

Lemaire Retires, Again by Courtney
Jacques Lemaire is retiring for the third time in his life. While some think of the retire/comeback as exclusively Michael Jordan’s and Brett Favre’s, Lemaire caused little controversy in his retirements or his comebacks. (Read More Here)

No Home Ice Advantage Here by Sara
The LA Kings are the most recent team to reach their season’s end after their tough battle with the Vancouver Canucks last night. (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Courtney
To me, playoff hockey always meant sacrifice. Sacrifice of the players, sacrifice of the fans, and sacrifice of the loved ones of players and fans. (Read More Here)

Hossa Gets By With No Suspension by Sara
Yesterday afternoon’s 5-4 overtime thriller, in which the Chicago Blackhawks took the series lead over the Nashville Predators, was definitely one for the books. (Read More Here)

Blackhawks Pick Up the Pace by Nadia
Redemption. That was the story of the afternoon and the playoffs thus far for the Chicago Blackhawks. (Read More Here)

Playoff Journal: Sara
Wanna know what the chicks are up to during the playoffs, check out the first installment of the Chick’s playoff journals! (Read More Here)

No Suspension For Big Zdeno Chara by Sara
The Buffalo Sabres kept their playoff dreams alive with a 4-1 win over the series leading Boston Bruins last night. Lead by rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask, the Bruins had an edge… (Read More Here)

Kovy: All Talk, No Action by Courtney
Before game five Devils’ forward Ilya Kovalchuk made a promise to the fans. He guaranteed them a win on home ice to keep the series going. When asked if he was sad this was possibly his last time in a New Jersey Devils’ sweater he stated, “No. Because we’re going to win (Thursday).” (Read More Here)

Hat Trick of Shutouts by Sara
The playoffs are full of intense desperate hockey, not at all like what you see in the regular season. With the amount of high talent among the teams left standing come season’s end, it is a rare sight to see…(Read More Here)

Rulebook, What Rulebook? by Courtney
The Stanley Cup Playoffs started last week and fans everywhere had something to say about the officiating in the games. It seemed that referees were either calling every infraction, unfairly calling a game, or missing blatant penalties. So how much does the officiating affect the game? Plenty. Playoff hockey brings out the best in both teams so every lucky break, every good bounce counts. (Read More Here)

High Price to Pay by Johanna
The Habs have invested a lot in the development of Carey Price. As it turns out not all investments are sound and some advisers can give bad advice. Has Price finally reached his breaking point in Montreal? (Read More Here)

Another Bout Of Bad Judgment From Ovechkin by Sara
Since the infamous lockout, the league has hyped up superstars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin pegging them the future of the “new” NHL. (Read More Here)

The Official Pierre McGuire Drinking Game (Learn How To Play Here)

Let’s Hear It For The Rookie by Sara
Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi became the first goaltender in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs to record a shutout. Niemi isn’t the only starting goaltender who lacked experience (Read More Here)

The End For Halak? by Sara
After winning the first game in overtime, the Montreal Canadiens have lost their last two straight to the top seeded Washington Capitals. (Read More Here)

Go Habs Fans Go by Johanna
I couldn’t wait for the misery to be over. Yes it was only one game, but what a blow out! What started off to be a pretty good contest went downhill fast when Montreal’s defence started to break down. But I wonder how much of the team is to blame and not the fans… (Read More Here)

51 Shots, 51 Seconds by Courtney
Denver, CO — 0:51 seconds into overtime Ryan O’Reilly redirected a clearing attempt by Dan Boyle that snuck past Evgeni Nabokov to end the game. The Avalanche were out-shot 51-17 by the Sharks. (Read More Here)

From high hopes to bottom feeding: A look at Canadian Hockey by Cheryl
At the beginning of the year, it was fair to say that four of the six Canadian teams had legitimate playoff aspirations. (Read More Here)

No Playoff Experience, No Problem by Sara
In Game two of the Western Conference Quarter Finals, goaltender Antti Niemi showed us that his lack of playoff experience is certainly a non issue. (Read More Here)

No Sutton Suspension For Hit On Leopold by Sara
After further review the NHL decided to not suspend Ottawa forward Andy Sutton for his controversial hit on Penguins defenseman Jordan Leopold in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals. (Read More Here)

Pattern of the Playoffs by Sara
After last night, every team left standing after the 2009-2010 season has played at least one game out of a possible seven game (Read More Here)

A New Hat Trick Is Born by Sara
The defending Stanley Cup Champions took on the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the opening series last night at Mellon Arena. Ottawa proved to be a force to be reckoned with after their 5-4 win in Game One… (Read More Here)

Nashville Looking For 1st Playoff Win by Laura
The Nashville Predators are not a member of the no-playoff-win group like the Blue Jackets and the Thrashers. They’ve won playoff games – six of them, to be exact. But, in their four postseason appearances, they’ve lost 16. (Read More Here)

Blackhawks: Why All The Fuss? by Nadia
Brief History: The Blackhawks were part of the Original Six NHL teams, so they’ve been around for awhile… Now: A lot has changed over the years, most recently, the advancement of younger plays who can provide points and leadership for the team. (Read More Here)

Habs – Nothing to Lose by Johanna
After last nights display of excellent hockey between the Caps and Habs in Game 1, I have to say, go Habs go. This series will not be battle of which team is more talented, the clear winner should be the Caps, this will be a battle of wills. Who wants to make it through the playoffs more? (Read More Here)

Playoff Beard Equivalent by Courtney and Anthony (The Hockey Guys)
Like many things for the Chicks, it started with social media. The Hockey Guys tweeted asking for female playoff beard equivalents and I replied that some of our writers were not going to shave their legs but I was hoping to find an alternative. Anthony of The Hockey Guys and I then set out to collaborate on something that would allow females to participate in the crazy hockey playoff traditions and superstitions. (Read More Here)

Alexander The What? by Sara
Last night we witnessed another round of Conference Quarter Finals as the next set of teams competed in their first day of the playoffs. Probably the most talked about… (Read More Here)

The Boston Bruins Playoff Experience by Laura
The Boston Bruins begin their series tonight against the Buffalo Sabres in what might very well be the best goaltending duel of the playoffs. For the Sabres, you have United States silver medalist (Read More Here)

Kings: Dark Horse? by Courtney
The last time the Los Angeles Kings made it to the playoffs I was in high school. Yikes. Make no mistake, this team is a different team. (Read More Here)

“Underdogs” All Survive First Night of Playoffs by Sara
Last night marked “opening day” of the best/worst time of year for hockey fans. The playoffs began and reintroduced the most intense hockey you will see all year. (Read More Here)

Sabres: Something Old, Something New by Nadia
Brief History: The Sabres have made the playoffs 27 times since joining the NHL in the ’70-’71 season, making the Stanley Cup finals twice… Now: The Sabres haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007. All the sudden, they’re back on top of the Northeast Division and winning games. (Read More Here)

Adams Scores First Goal In 100+ Games by Sara
Craig Adams is the last person you would expect to score, let alone in a Sidney Crosby-esque fashion. The Pittsburgh Penguins were trailing the Ottawa Senators when Adams cut the lead down to one… (Read More Here)

Sharks: Cursed or Bad Luck? by Courtney
The Sharks have been in San Jose for the past 19 years. Since its start San Jose has made it to the playoffs 15 times. This is its sixth consecutive year in the playoffs. Last year the Sharks won the Presidents’ Trophy for most points in the regular season. (Read More Here)

The Battle of Pennsylvania: by Sara
The Flyers/Pens rivalry began back in 1967, when the Penguins franchise was born adding another Pennsylvania team to the mix. Since then both teams have been neck and neck, each winning back to back Stanley Cups on different occasions, but the Flyers have come out a little bit further on top (all-time) against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. (Read More Here)

Avalanche: How Much Does Experience Matter? by Courtney
The last time the Colorado Avalanche made it to the playoffs they were swept in the second round by long time rival Detroit. The following year the Avalanche failed to make it to the playoffs for the second time since moving to Denver. In 2006 they missed the cut by one point to Calgary, hitting 95 points but still managing to sit on the outside looking in. (Read More Here)

Red Wings: Story Behind the Storied Team by Courtney
Most people know that it’s the Red Wings’ 19th consecutive appearance in the playoffs. While many will say it’s easy to get into the playoffs in the NHL the rest of the sports world would disagree. Not only are they the only NHL team to accomplish this feat, but they are the only professional team in the ENTIRE North American continent to make it to the playoffs 19 consecutive times. (Read More Here)

Very Superstitious by Courtney
The sports world is loaded with superstitions but none more so than the hockey world. As playoffs are right around the corner we’re taking a look at the superstitions that have made the playoffs even more colorful. [Cue Stevie Wonder’s “Very Superstitious”] (Read More Here)

Post-Season Playoff Breakdown: Eastern Conference by Sara
The 2009-2010 NHL season has come to an end. Some teams have made the post season, others have not. Not long ago, the girls at Chicks Who Give A Puck broke down each conference and gave our thoughts and what each team needed to do to make the post season. Now that the post season is here, here are our thoughts on each remaining team and their first round match ups: (Read More Here)

Hotlanta Trip
This past weekend the chicks decided to trek out to the ATL in search of networking, recruiting, and hockey. Both girls landed on Friday night, exhausted and excited for what was ahead of them. They would be staying with Sara’s family in Suwanee, GA. (Read More Here)

Habs Circa 1993 by Johanna
A lot has happened since the Habs were Stanley Cup Champions in 1992-1993, also the last Canadian team to win the Cup. To prepare for the 2010 playoff run I think its best to suit up with a little revisionist history considering a lot has happened since then. (Read More Here)

Playoffs in the Wild, Wild West by Courtney
The participants and schedules have been set for the playoffs. In the West it’s anybody’s guess as to who will come out on top. At least six of the eight teams make fans and commentators alike say ‘they can give you a run for your money.’ (Read More Here)

Crosby Puts Up 5 Points Against Isles, Ties Stamkos for Rocket by Sara
The Pens took on the New York Islanders in their final regular season game before they head to the playoffs. The Islanders failed to make the post season for the third consecutive season and the Pens will take on the Ottawa Senators in a few days when the playoff rounds begin. (Read More Here)

Geoffrion Nabs Hobey Baker by Nadia
Looks like just getting to the Frozen Four helped to wrap up the Hobey Baker for Wisconsin Captain Blake Geoffrion. Geoffrion lived up to standards set by 3 generations of NHL players, including his grandfather, Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, widely considered to be the inventor of the slap shot, or at least the guy who made it popular. (Read More Here)

End of the Regular Season by Nadia
Sunday, April 11th marks the final day of the regular season, but some match-ups are going to play a major role in the post season. (Read More Here)

Crosby Nets 500th by Sara
Last night’s game against the New York Islanders was a big deal in so many ways. The Penguins were coming off of a tough loss to Washington and not happy with the way they had been playing. (Read More Here)

Ponikarovsky Suspended Two Games by Sara
Pittsburgh Penguin forward Alexei Ponikarovsky was suspended two games by the NHL for his hit on Islanders Josh Bailey during last night’s game. Ponikarovsky was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct on the ice. (Read More Here)

Toews Mural Whitewashed by Sara
Fans were not happy about the mural depicting Jonathan Toews and Lord Stanley’s cup that was painted off of the Eisenhower. In fact, sources say that the Blackhawks front office was getting a lot of flack for the artwork and it had been rumored that it would be whitewashed. (Read More Here)

Craig Anderson: View into the Past
We had the opportunity to ask someone who knew Craig Anderson when he was growing up, so we asked him some questions and here’s what he had to say about him. (Read More Here)

Are the Pens destined for early elimination? by Sara
Two of the East’s top teams have swept the reining Stanley Cup Champion Penguins this season. The Devils did it in six and after last nights 6-3 loss to Washington, the Capitals did it in four. (Read More Here)

Western Conference Dance Contenders Decided by Courtney
Last night the Colorado Avalanche rode on the back of its young superstars and new faces to their playoff clinching win. Four teams still had a chance to make the playoffs, two with slim chances and two with legitimate chances. (Read More Here)

Three More Division Titles
by Nadia
On Sunday, the Vancouver Canucks nabbed the Northwest Division Title & Tuesday night the Buffalo Sabres followed suit in the Northeast as did the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific. They joined the Caps and the Hawks as Division champions as now only the hotly contested Atlantic Division remain to be decided. (Read More Here)

Playoff Playlist by Courtney and Sara
Just a little fun something Sara and Courtney are doing to pump themselves up for their teams making the playoffs. Check out some of the songs we’ll be listening to get us pumped for the games, plus a few songs we think teams need to adopt as their own! (Read More Here)

Phila Phight 2010 by Johanna
Better late than never…although I would like to say that I’m still recovering from a fantastic girls weekend spent in Phila (so called by residents). This is the story of seven Habs fans making their way to the Wachovia Center and coming out unscathed. (Read More Here)

Leafs next one? by Cheryl
There are few things that Leaf fans can look forward to at this time of year other than their team’s young prospects. In fact, you could call the entire current team, with a few exceptions, a group of prospects. (Read More Here)

And the Norris goes to… by Sara
The role of the Defensemen is not just to prevent the puck from getting to the goaltender. The job is much more than that. (Read More Here)

Staal or Gonchar? by Sara
ESPN reporter John Buccigross lets you vent about your favorite NHL team. In Wednesday’s mailbag, Bucci addressed the issue of if the Pittsburgh Penguins will be able to keep star defenseman Sergei Gonchar with regards to cap space. (Read More Here)

Jumping to Conclusions? by Courtney
Are we as a society so ready for the next best thing we don’t appreciate the here and now? Last night I watched the Boston Bruins at the Washington Capitals, I was surprised at some of the media’s claims about the Caps so I will share some of them here. (Read More Here)

Two Games, Multiple Implications by Courtney
The Colorado Avalanche just squeezed by the San Jose Sharks last night with an overtime victory of 5-4. Right now the Avs are holding on to a two point lead (plus game in hand) over their division rivals the Calgary Flames. So how did two games mean so much for so many teams? (Read More Here)

Niemi for President… by Sara
…well not really, but if Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is still having trouble deciding who to start between the pipes come playoffs he should definitely resort to this weekends game tapes one more time. That is if there is still a question. (Read More Here)

Exciting Opportunities This Week for the Chicks
Hey readers! Just wanted to give you three awesome updates we have. We have the inside scoop with Team USA U18, Craig Anderson as a teen, and social media/writing for the Atlanta Thrashers with Ben Wright. (Read More Here)

Vancouver Finally Clinches
by Courtney
The Vancouver Canucks have FINALLY clinched their playoff spot. Sighs of happiness were heard all over VanCity when the Canucks held off the Ducks. (Read More Here)

Battle for 8th in the East by Sara
The battle for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference is a tight one. Four teams are hashing it out for not just the last but the second to last as well. (Read More Here)

It’s always interesting to see what teams do for their fans when they are on the road. I thought I would check it out for myself first hand last night at the Blackhawks City Road Watch, an event held at various bar locations during away games. (Read More Here)

Wings Back in Swing by Courtney
The Detroit Red Wings had an okay start to their season by their standards. But, in life and in hockey, it’s not where or how you start but how you finish. (Read More Here)

Questionable hit worthy of suspension? by Sara
Last night the Washington Capitals had a 1-0 lead on the playoff hungry Atlanta Thrashers when forward Colby Armstrong made an open ice hit on the Capital’s Matthieu Perreault. Armstrong’s left arm went up during contact and it appeared he may have left his feet. (Read More Here)

Luongo: Lost his touch? by Sara
The Vancouver Canucks are the only top seeded team in the Western Conference to have not clinched their spot in the playoffs. With what we saw last night, should with anticipate some kind of miracle come out of the Colorado Avalanche, that are only three wins and one overtime loss away from the Canucks, their division leader? (Read More Here)

Flames Hot on Avs Heels by Courtney
The Calgary Flames are making a run for the playoffs. No longer challenging the Detroit Red Wings who have been red-hot since getting healthy, the Flames are closing in on the Colorado Avalanche. (Read More Here)

Hobey Baker “Hat Trick” Announced by Nadia
The three “Hat Trick” finalists for the Hobey Baker Award were announced on Wednesday night. The Hobey Baker is the award given to the college hockey player who shows not only skill on the ice, but sportsmanship, collegiate achievement, and contribution to the community. (Read More Here)

Hart debate 2010 by Sara
Each year, the Professional Hockey Writers Association, come together to vote for who deserves the Hart Memorial Trophy. The Hart is awarded to the player who proves to be “most-valuable” to his team. (Read More Here)

Lots to reports from Pens/Bolts game: by Sara
WARNING: What you are about to read is strongly opinionated, sometimes biased, & full of emotion. If you can’t handle that, get out while you still can. (Read More Here)

Dear Avalanche by Courtney
Hell hath no fury like an Avs fan watching her team on the brink of losing their chance at the playoffs. (Read More Here)

Tyler. Myers. by Nadia
The Sabres started off the season with just two players who hadn’t played for the franchise before. Shall we recap the 2008-2009 season? (Read More Here)

Carcillo ‘High Stick’ Nets 2 Game Suspension by Courtney
This past Sunday Daniel Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers was suspended for two games following his ‘high stick’ to the face on David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils. Wait, didn’t Carcillo get a match penalty (intent to injure) and cross-checking call on Clarkson? (Read More Here)

Find out why Nadia thinks Miller should win the Vezina (Read More Here)

Who should win this year’s Vezina? by Sara
Over the years, the Vezina Trophy has been awarded to two different kinds of goaltenders. The one who lets in the least amount of goals and the one who is the best at his job all around, despite the efforts of the rest of his team. (Read More Here)

Blame it on Anderson by Courtney
The Avalanche have had a bit of a problem lately – they went from feeling pretty secure in making the playoffs to worrying they won’t win enough of their games to make it. Sitting in spot eight right now with a four point cushion over division rivals the Calgary Flames the Avs need to figure out how the heck to keep from falling to nine. (Read More Here)

Playoff Spot? Check! by Nadia
The Sabres’ first goal this season was to make the postseason for the first time since 2007. After the curse continued with yet another failure against Ottawa on Friday night in which the Sabres failed to clinch a playoff spot, the boys of Buffalo had something to prove. And did they ever prove it. (Read More Here)

Can Tuukka Rask win the Calder? by Sara
Let’s face it, there are a lot of qualified candidates for this years Calder Memorial Trophy, and even though a goaltender won the award last year, you cannot count out star rookies Jimmy Howard and Tuukka Rask, especially Tuukka Rask.(Read More Here)

Russian Kabanov: No longer top prospect? by Sara
NHL.com reported yesterday that scouts are no longer considering Russian Kirill Kabanov a top prospect for the 2010 NHL entry draft because he chose to go home to Russia to compete in the World Under-18 Championships in Belarus. Mind you, his team, the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL), allowed him to leave to compete with his country. (Read More Here)

Top Seeded MIAMI advances to Frozen Four by Sara
The Michigan Wolverines certainly didn’t go down without a fight. In the NCAA Midwest Regional Final, it took two overtimes to decide the winner. They thought they may have had it during the first OT, when there was a scramble in front of the net, but the whistle was blown before the puck was pushed into the net. (Read More Here)

Matt Duchene for the Calder by Courtney
It was supposed to a bad year, the Avalanche cleaned house firing the entire coaching staff after a disappointing season last year. Then they lost the face of the organization, Joe Sakic, to a snowblower accident. (Read More Here)

Jimmy Howard vs. Chris Osgood by Sara
Is there really even a debate? Chris Osgood is a veteran goaltender, a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, has won the William M. Jennings trophy twice (once with Dominik Hasek and once with Mike Vernon), holds all kinds of records with the Redwings and is ranked amongst the top goaltenders of all time in many different categories (Read More Here)

John Tavares: The Next Sidney Crosby? by Sara
There have been several players to have been pegged the “Next One”, a term related to the “Great One” Mr. Wayne Gretzky. In recent years, that term was given to Sidney Crosby, a player that has accomplished so much in his short span with the NHL and an immense amount of things in his years of junior play in Canada. (Read More Here)

Badgers To Melt Frozen Four by Nadia
The Wisconsin Badgers will be the only team from the WCHA to advance to the Frozen Four following the fall of North Dakota and Denver this weekend. Sporting some unconventional and highly fashionable playoff mustaches, the boys of Madison worked hard to take down St. Cloud State on Saturday night. (Read More Here)

The “Great One” sits down with NHL Live! by Sara
Former hockey superstar turned former coach, Wayne Gretzky, took some time off from his fantasy camp in Las Vegas, Nevada to sat down with NHL Live! yesterday to talk rumors, his pick for MVP, the Caps, and Sidney Crosby. (Read More Here)

3D Craze Comes to Hockey by Nadia
With Avatar and Up and most recently Alice In Wonderland becoming huge hits in 3D theaters lately, and with Sony’s 3D TV making these experiences home-accessible, hockey is jumping on the bandwagon. MSG network debuted its 3D hockey event on Wednesday night in the blowout of a Rangers-Islanders match. (Read More Here)

Who is IN & Who has to WAIT it Out? by Sara
Entering last nights slew of contests, a few of the league’s top teams had their chance to secure their playoff berth whether it was with their own win, or a loss for someone else. Six of the leagues top seeds were in contention to do it last night, while another awaits tonights results. (Read More Here)

David Booth’s Hit in Head Again, Different Ruling? by Courtney
This season it seems you can’t say “Head Shot” without thinking back to October when Panthers’ LW David Booth took a nasty shot to the head by Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Mike Richards. Richards gave a legal, but dirty, shoulder to the head check on an unsuspecting Booth. (Read More Here)

Who Was That & What Did You Do With The Hawks? by Sara
Let me join the rest of the hockey world by saying, what the hell happened to the Hawks tonight? How can the second best team in the Western Conference, have lost to one of the worst teams in the league the way they just did. (Read More Here)

Sabres Eek Past Habs in SO by Nadia
While most Eastern Conference eyes were locked on the Sid-Ovi battle on Wednesday night, other matches around the league were shaping up to be equally as intense. The Sabres-Habs game began in typical Sabres style: they didn’t show up. (Read More Here)

Orpik Lets Out Frustration To Press by Sara
It is one thing to be upset with your teams performance, we can all understand that, but to cry to the media is a little different. That’s exactly what Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik did following last night’s tough loss to the Washington Capitals. (Read More Here)

Head Shots: Thing of the Past by Courtney
The NHL waited for the NHLPA (National Hockey League Players Association) to give its official blessing before launching into the next era of what professional hockey will look like from now on. You might notice that around here, we’re pretty pro-enforcing head-shots. (Read More Here)

Kings & Avalanche Skate Away With 3 Pts Each by Courtney
Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center the Colorado Avalanche looked to redeem themselves after losing in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings back at Staples Center. 3-3 was more than the score at the end of regulation on both Monday and Wednesday for the Avs and Kings when 60 minutes wouldn’t settle it. (Read More Here)

Penguins Fail in Shoot-Out by Sara
So the Stanley Cup champions couldn’t pick up a win against the best team in the league. Surprise? The Washington Capitals have outdone the Pittsburgh Penguins in three out of their four meetings this season. (Read More Here)

Avs Tucker Takes 1 Game Suspension by Courtney
Monday night the Avalanche suffered yet another loss. Playing the LA Kings the Avs forced it to overtime and lost. (Read More Here)

NCAA Frozen Four Set to Start by Sara
Last year in an unforgettable championship game, Miami University of Ohio lost to Boston University 4-3 in overtime. What makes this a game to remember was not only that it needed more than three periods of play, but that Miami let a 3-1 lead slip just minutes before the end of regulation. (Read More Here)

OHL Hands Out Suspensions Totaling 22 Games by Sara
The Ontario Hockey League announced today the disciplinary actions taken for two different incidents occurring during a game in Barrie Ontario, CA between the Barrie Colts & Sunbury Wolves on March 21st, 2010. (Read More Here)

Minnesota Enforcer Waste of Money & Roster Space by Sara
There comes a point and time when the “enforcer” role gets to be a bit ridiculous. It’s commonly known by the hockey world that some players are put on the ice for reasons other than passing or scoring, and that things need to be done if they want to stay on the payroll. (Read More Here)

The West Re-Shuffles by Courtney
The Western Conference, the more volatile of the two in this post-Olympics, race to the playoffs. Since last week, the Western Conference has shuffled; re-ordered itself and the results are surprising, but more importantly, it will make these last few games all the more interesting. (Read More Here)

White Hot Phoenix by Courtney
Phoenix is living up to its truly Cinderella-esque story this season. With their win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, they have won nine straight since the Olympics, a feat no other team has accomplished. (Read More Here)

Huet vs. Niemi by Sara
With the playoffs a little over a month away, the talk in Chicago is how it always is, which goaltender has what it takes to get the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Finals. (Read More Here)

Red Hot Atlanta by Sara
I’m pretty sure I said it when I broke down all the teams in the Eastern Conference I was sure that if Boston and Montreal had anyone to worry about, it would be the Thrashers. They may be without Ilya Kovalchuk, but this Atlanta team isn’t going to go down without a fight. (Read More Here)

Headhunting by Courtney
Ah the NHL, when it comes to protecting their players they are consistently inconsistent. The NHL provides rules that are clear as mud; the latest topic up for debate amongst GM’s? Head-shots, repeat offenders, and what the NHL needs to do to protect its players. (Read More Here)

Boston’s ‘Revenge’? by Sara
After watching the Pens dominate the Bruins in their first meeting since the “ugly” Savard incident, I noticed several headlines via news sites, twitter etc voicing that the Bruins got their revenge on Matt Cooke. I had to wonder, what revenge? (Read More Here)

Tim Thomas vs. Tuukka Rask by Sara
Boston goaltender Tim Thomas is sure getting a run for his money. He sat out last night’s much anticipated match-up between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins while Tuukka Rask got the start. (Read More Here)

Post Conference Reviews by Courtney and Sara
So each of us took a conference and gave our thoughts on who we thought had a chance and for those who did what it would take for them to win a cup. Courtney took the Western Conference as her favorite team resides from there and I took the Eastern Conference where its the home to mine. (Read More Here)

West v. East by Courtney
First and foremost, I’m a Western Conference kind of girl as I grew up in Denver and currently live in Minneapolis. That being said I still like and respect the Eastern Conference, the Penguins are my Eastern Conference team and I like watching the Capitals. (Read More Here)

Ducks Wisniewski Suspended 8 Games for Dirty Hit by Sara
And just when we thought the NHL had moved on from incidents like Cooke and Ovechkin’s, Anaheim Duck’s defenseman James Wisniewski gets eight games for a head shot that occurred in Wednesday night’s battle with the Chicago Blackhawks. Wisniewski leveled Hawks defenseman Brent Seabrook at 2:22 of the second period. (Read More Here)

Pens v Bruins Most Anticipated Game of Night by Sara
The talk of today is the much anticipated rematch between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins, the first meeting since Matt Cooke’s controversial hit on Marc Savard. As we already know, the hit was not penalized nor was Cooke suspended. (Read More Here)

Do Hawks Have What It Takes? by Sara
For years the city of Chicago has been known for their not so great sports teams, or maybe its that everyone I know knows our home city for their not so good sports teams. They have had a few ups and way too many downs. (Read More Here)

Breaking Down The Western Conference by Courtney
It’s almost playoff season, and you know what that means…It’s time for some of the best hockey we’ll see all season long. (Read More Here)

Superstar Ovechkin Suspended Two Games by Sara
It happened almost eight minutes into a game that I actually wanted to go to but wouldn’t actually admit. Alexander Ovechkin sent Hawks defenseman Brian Campbell into the end boards and was whistled for boarding. (Read More Here)

Breaking Down The Eastern Conference by Sara
With the Olympics forcing a two week break this season, it sure doesn’t seem like the season is half over. But we’ve hit the trade deadline and now it is time for teams to start pushing for that final playoff spot if they haven’t already got one, or pushing themselves to keep the one they have. (Read More Here)

Should Goaltender Interference Be Reviewable? by Sara
I’m not talking about way after the whistle is blown, play is dead and we’ve already moved on. The ref missed the call, it happens. What I am referring to is when a goal is scored. (Read More Here)

Chiarelli Angered Over Non-Suspension by Sara
The NHL decided Wednesday not to suspend Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit on Bruins forward Marc Savard. (Read More Here)

2014 Winter Olympics by Sara
When the general managers meet this week the big-ticket item on the table will be consequences for head shots, but the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia won’t be far from their minds. (Read More Here)

Matt Cooke Not Suspended by Courtney
For once in his life VP Colin Campbell has decided to be consistent. (Read More Here)

Sid’s Gear Found by Courtney
If you didn’t know that Sidney Crosby’s gear from the Gold Medal Game was missing, I must seriously ask you, “What rock have you been hiding under?” (Read More Here)

League Resumes With Sid The Kid by Sara
“My dad introduced me to the game, gave me a stick. Since then I’ve had a passion for it.”-Sidney Crosby. (Read More Here)

Avs, Coyotes, Caps Trades Pay Off by Courtney
There were over 30 players that were moved around at the deadline. Covering them all would be impossible, therefore this post will touch on some big plays made by a few new team members. (Read More Here)

Red Wings Top Avs by Courtney
Monday night, the first night of NHL hockey after the Olympic break was in Denver, CO where long-time rivals faced off: Colorado Avalanche v. Detroit Red Wings. (Read More Here)

Anaheim Giving Up Players For Drafts by Courtney
Anaheim is sending defenseman Steve Kampfer to the Boston Bruins for a fourth round pick in either 2010 or 2011. (Read More Here)

Veteran Forward Modin Headed To Los Angeles by Sara
Columbus Blue Jackets veteran forward, Fredrik Modin was traded to the Los Angeles Kings yesterday for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2010 draft. (Read More Here)

D’Agostini for Palushaj by Courtney
The St. Louis Blues have trade forward Aaron Palushaj (RW) to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Matt D’Agostini (RW). (Read More Here)

Roy for Rust by Courtney
The Florida Panthers are trading their rights to forward Matt Rust (C) to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Mathieu Roy. (Read More Here)

Thrashers Add MacArthur by Courtney
The Atlanta Thrashers acquired Clarke MacArthur (LW) from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third and fourth round pick in the 2010 draft. (Read More Here)

Alberts Joins Vancouver on Road by Courtney
Still finishing up their record 14 away games due to the Olympics, Andrew Alberts will join his new team, the Vancouver Canucks on the road. (Read More Here)

‘Hawks Go Wild for Johnsson by Courtney
The Chicago Blackhawks have had a great season thus far, and are looking to add some veteran touches by acquiring defenseman Kim Johnsson from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Cam Barker and the rights to Nick Leddy. (Read More Here)

Oilers Swap Defensemen by Sara
The Edmonton Oilers swapped Defensemen Steve Staios for Defensemen Aaron Johnson of the Calgary Flames. (Read More Here)

Coyotes Make Big Moves by Courtney
The Toronto Maple Leafs sent forward Lee Stempniak (LW/RW) to Phoenix in exchange for defenseman Matt Jones and two draft picks, one fourth round and one seventh round for 2010. (Read More Here)

Goaltender Shuffling Continues in Anaheim by Sara
While the most talked about goaltenders possibly on the move stayed put as the trade deadline came to a close yesterday, Anaheim Duck’s GM Bob Murray obviously didn’t get the memo. (Read More Here)

Former Junior Medalist Boyd to Nashville by Sara
Forward Dustin Boyd was sent down south to Nashville yesterday in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2010 draft. (Read More Here)

Yelle Returns to Colorado by Courtney
The Carolina Hurricanes sent forwards Stephane Yelle (LW) and Harrison Reed (RW) to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll and a sixth round draft pick. (Read More Here)

Washington & Carolina, Round Two by Courtney
Just prior to the three p.m. EST deadline, the Capitals and Hurricanes made another deal. (Read More Here)

Silver Medalist Whitney Dealt to Oilers by Sara
US silver medalist Ryan Whitney was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers (pending leagues approval) by the Anaheim Ducks for defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky. (Read More Here)

Skoula Thrown Around At Deadline by Sara
The Pittsburgh Penguins traded away defenseman Martin Skoula to the Toronto Maple Leafs this morning, but it didn’t stop there. (Read More Here)

Ponikarovsky for Caputi & Skoula by Sara
The Toronto Mapleleafs sent down Alexei Ponikarovsky in exchange for Pittsburgh Penguin forward Luca Caputi and defenseman Martin Skoula today. (Read More Here)

Stastny for Labrie by Courtney
No, not that Stastny, his brother Yan. Vancouver traded Pierre-Cedric Labrie (LW) to St. Louis for Yan Stastny (C). (Read More Here)

Leopold to Pittsburgh by Sara
Monday morning the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Florida Panthers for a second round pick in this summer’s draft. (Read More Here)

Washington Acquires Jurcina & Belanger by Courtney
In addition to picking up Scott Walker from the Carolina Hurricanes, the Washington Capitals have acquired Eric Belanger (C) from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a second round draft pick in 2010 and reacquired Milan Jurcina (D) from the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Read More Here)

Walker & Ward for Pogge & Draft Picks by Courtney
This morning the Carolina Hurricanes traded forward Scott Walker (RW) to the Washington Capitals for a seventh round pick. (Read More Here)

Wolski for Mueller & Porter by Courtney
This morning the Colorado Avalanche traded forward Wojtek Wolski (LW) to the Phoenix Coyotes for forwards Peter Mueller (RW) and Kevin Porter (C). (Read More Here)

Trade Deadline by Courtney
We start our blog off with the NHL trade deadline. We will try to keep you up to date on all the latest trades as teams strategize to stay within the salary cap and put together their post possible chance at a playoff run. We’ll tell you who’s going where, who’s getting the better deal, why it’s beneficial to the team, and then we’ll follow-up once we see how the players fit in with their new teams.

very team is allowed a bad game, right? As a die-hard Chicago Blackhawks fan, Friday night’s game hurt to watch. A few Philadelphia Flyers penalties that were overlooked by officials along with many Hawks mistakes makes for a bad break.

  1. May 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Great points! I will be checking back here often!

  2. ron kumpula
    June 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Hi Sara, saw you on TV, good job, keep up the good work, Danielle’s Dad

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