The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames engaged in a wild first-period brawl Saturday night which later carried over to Canucks coach John Tortorella being involved in an alternation in the hallway outside of the Flames’ dressing room.
Kreider’s blazing speed, dominant natural strength on the puck and assertive style of play is earning him significant attention in the Calder Trophy race.
A 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.
The fierce, long-standing rivalry between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers could reach new heights at the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
The heated affair between the Rangers and Flyers is just a preview to a feud that will continue between the Atlantic Division contenders all season. Expect fireworks when the two meet at MSG on November 26th.
The Flyers-Rangers rivalry turned ugly in a game that appeared to include a homophobic slur from Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds to noted New York agitator Sean Avery.