They Were Robbed! 7 NHL All-Star Game SnubsAs always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
Hartnett: U.S.-Russia Should Be Everything You Would Expect -- And MoreIf the United States' victory over Slovakia on Thursday can be considered a breeze, Saturday morning's showdown with host nation Russia will be a stern examination of the medal prospects for both teams.
Silverman: Pressure On Russians To Beat The U.S. Must Be UnbearableThe Russians believe this is the game that can wipe away the damage Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and the rest of our boys did some 34 years ago.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL SeasonWho's primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season's end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
Hartnett: Devils' Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done Ilya Kovalchuk's desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Kovalchuk Remains On KHL All-Star Roster; Will He Go To Devils' Training Camp?Kovalchuk has been playing in the Kontinental Hockey League, and is on the roster for the KHL All-Star Game set to take place on Sunday in Chelyabinsk. And therein lies the confusion.
Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR NightmareA large part of Bettman's role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He's failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
Hartnett: Handicapping Decision Day For Devils Free Agent Zach PariseZach Parise is expected to announce his next team on Monday. Sean Hartnett breaks down the cases for each team in the 'Parise sweepstakes.'
Red Wings' Filppula Suffers Injury Against Rangers Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula was knocked out of the Rangers game with a lower-body injury on Monday night. “We’re going to check him (Tuesday) and see where he’s at,” coach Mike Babcock said.
Rangers' Slide At 5, Thanks To Datsyuk, WingsPavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Monday night.
Rangers Visit Red Wings; Losing Streak At 4The Red Wings' offensive woes have led to back-to-back losses, but a date with the struggling Rangers may help them get back on track.
Dealing With The Devils: Just Win, BabyMany loyal fans (and some well-respected hockey pundits) have suggested that the Devils would be better off continuing to lose to secure the number one pick in the draft lottery. I feel it’s necessary to dismiss that notion.