Goaltender Martin Brodeur has seen it all in leading the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
Kovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.
Instead of merely bean-counting, the NHL’s caretakers should be looking for ways to bring the game back from the muck it’s become.
The Penguins — at 8-1 — have the best odds of taking home the hardware. The Rangers were given the second-best odds at 17-2. The Canucks, Kings and Flyers rounded out the top five.
The owners and players exited the conference room around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning with a new offer to consider, but no agreement. Maybe if this happened in say, September, there would be reason for optimism. But we’re running out of time.
The union’s counterproposal — and the league’s reaction to the offer — could determine whether the league plays a full slate of games or there’s a further disruption of the schedule.
In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly estimated that the league has lost $100 million in revenues from the canceled preseason.
Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.
Top NHL stars are making plans in the event of a lockout. A cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL season would ruin many great storylines.
Glen Sather waited patiently and struck a masterstroke in landing 30-goal scorer Rick Nash without having part with his best assets.
It seemed like the competition was not getting any stronger in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. That changed dramatically when Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Signing Alexander Semin will help ease the scoring Devils’ void left by the loss of Zach Parise to the Wild.
A YouTube user taped himself burning Parise’s jersey on the Fourth of July before uploading it online. In the video, the embattled fan hovered a sparkler over the Minnesota native’s jersey before engulfing it in flames.