Dear NHL: Why Am I at a Sweltering Summer BBQ with Ice Hockey On in the Background?

NHL, I know you have the longest season by the calendar of all major American sports (sorry soccer) but you should own winter and spring. You should dominate it. Your Finals should be no later than April. Why don’t you own April? medium.com

Have a wonderful summer! See you back here in early October!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Murray ties NHL rookie record for most wins in a playoff year

Patrick Roy, Ron Hextall, Cam Ward, and now, Matt Murray. After winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltender is into the record books with his 15th victory of the spring, tying the NHL rookie record for wins in a single... thescore.com

6/13/2016 6:59 AM

Pascal Dupuis gets Stanley Cup ending to NHL career

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Within the giant mass of celebrating Pittsburgh Penguins stood Pascal Dupuis. It didn’t matter that he hadn’t played an NHL game since Dec. 6. It didn’t matter that his hockey career was over. In his mind, he still thought of... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Kessel is a man redeemed (video)

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- One of the NHL's most polarizing figures of the past decade pinched his eyes to try to stop the tears, the hugs from his family members only making it harder to do so. espn.go.com

Quincey’s ‘numbers’ belie an uncertain future

As the Red Wings' website moves through its slate of 2015-16 season summaries of the team's players "By the Numbers," Bill Roose and Dana Wakiji have discussed both superstars and players whose futures in Detroit are uncertain. Today, Wakiji focuses... kuklaskorner.com

Sharks 'hit brick wall' in Stanley Cup Final loss to Penguins

The San Jose Sharks made painful comparisons to losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. Forward Patrick Marleau said it was “a lot like being hit by a truck.”Said forward Logan Couture, “it’s like you hit a brick wall.” In the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

With mom battling cancer, Daley gets Cup first from Crosby

Sidney Crosby knew Trevor Daley's mother wanted to see him lift the Stanley Cup, so he made sure the injured defenseman was the first one to get it. After the Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 to win the Cup, Pittsburgh's captain handed... us.rd.yahoo.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sharks have Sidney Crosby bottled up

SAN JOSE — The Sharks' defensemen have talked about time and space so often lately, you'd think they're discussing elementary physics, not the best hockey player on the planet. mercurynews.com

6/12/2016 8:42 AM

30 Thoughts: Remembering greatness (video)

What a week. My United flight to San Francisco had The Dish Network, so there was an opportunity to watch ESPN’s live coverage of Muhammad Ali’s memorial. The channel also paid tribute to Gordie Howe during a break between the procession and ceremony. sportsnet.ca

Gordie Howe's funeral, visitation open to public

The visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. -- in a nod to his No. 9 jersey -- at Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Detroit Red Wings, the team Howe played for during much of his Hall of Fame career that started in 1946 and ended in 1980. espn.go.com

Penguins vow to keep it simple to beat Martin Jones, Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Matt Cullen remembers the feeling.It was 2006, as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. They had a 3-1 lead against the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final, and a chance to close out the series in five games on home ice. The... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Thumbs to a Game 7 and Gordie Howe Arena

his is not an original idea, but “thumbs up” to the suggestion that the new home of the Detroit Red Wings be re-named “Gordie Howe Arena”. (Never should have been named anything but...) tsn.ca

Trade talk should heat up

Then, the NHL’s 30 general managers can get to work in earnest ... There has been a lot of speculation with the league getting ready to accept Las Vegas as an expansion franchise … torontosun.com

Saturday, June 11, 2016

6/11/2016 8:25 AM

A Humble Shield Safeguards the Sharks’ Net

San Jose goaltender Martin Jones, who became an N.H.L. starter for the first time this season, was the first goalie to record multiple 40-save games in the Stanley Cup finals since the league’s 1967 expansion. nytimes.com

6/11/2016 8:16 AM

Goals, assists and fists: Why you didn’t mess with Mr. Hockey

More than half a century ago, Gordie Howe’s fists rearranged Lou Fontinato’s face in a vicious fight at the old Garden on March 1, 1959 that is always going to be more representative of who and what Howe was on the ice than what will be obligatory... nypost.com

6/11/2016 8:28 AM

Over the many decades, Mr. Hockey showed us exactly Howe

Howe never professed his greatness, but certainly understood his impact and place in history. He visited the rinks that Gretzky played at to ensure he was present when his records fell, and left but only a few awaiting hands without his signature as... thescore.com

Sharks still searching for best punch at Penguins in Cup Final

The message for the San Jose Sharks is again one of playoff survival heading into Sunday's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center.Did they steal Game 5 on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins? Perhaps. but they’re not fretting over the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Devils acquire Marc Savard's contract from Panthers

The Florida Panthers have traded the contract of Marc Savard and a 2018 second-round draft pick to the New Jersey Devils for minor leaguer forwards Graham Black and Paul Thompson.The 27-year-old Thompson has played three games in the NHL and had 35... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Number 9

Embed from Getty Images   post will remain at the top of KK for a few days in memory of Gordie Howe kuklaskorner.com

6/11/2016 8:01 AM

Remembering Mr. Hockey

Ali, Howe always had time for the little people. Cartoon for June 10. #GordieHowe #MrHockey #TheGreatest #Ali pic.twitter.com/u702fsYiqf — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 10, 2016 These have been a tough few days for those of us of a certain... thecoachessite.com

NCAA: Gophers players on the Stanley Cup

Phil Kessel will become the eighth former Gophers men's hockey player to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup as a player: startribune.com

Saturday, June 11, 2016

6/11/2016 8:19 AM

NCAA: When Coaches And Fans Disagree

There’s one piece of big news coming out of the Rules Committee’s meetings this year. The Committee has recommended that college hockey go to a 4-on-4, five-minute overtime instead of the current 5-on-5 setup, while altering the RPI (an... undhockey.areavoices.com

NCAA: 4-on-4 OT Passes Rules Committee

The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee has recommended the use of 4-on-4 overtime starting with the upcoming season.The change, which still needs to be approved by the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel, would effect regular-season games only.The... collegehockeynews.com

6/11/2016 8:19 AM

NCAA: NHL stage for Air Force at Arizona State this October

Air Force will play at the Arizona Coyotes’ Gila River Arena Friday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 16 when they take on NCAA Division I independent Arizona State next season. It is one of four games the Sun Devils will play in the NHL arena. The... gazette.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

USHL: Tri-City Storm Tryout Camp Begins Today in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev. - The defending Clark Cup champion Tri-City Storm prepares to evaluate potential players for the 2016-17 season with the team\'s annua... - USHL Tri-City Storm oursportscentral.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

USHL: Brett Boeing Commits to UMass-Amherst

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Known as "Brett the Jet," or simply "The Mayor," forward Brett Boeing has committed to play college hockey at the University of Massac... - USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints oursportscentral.com

Saturday, June 11, 2016

6/11/2016 8:03 AM

NAHL: Wilderness Draft Results 2016

Luke Dow: '98 C from Duluth, Minnesota. "Luke is a local product, as our organization is very familiar with him. Luke has a high hockey IQ & has the ability to make plays in all 3 zones." … oursportscentral.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

AHL: Lake Erie Monsters win minor league's Calder Cup, sweeping Hershey

Butterfield Trophy as the AHL's playoff MVP. A source of inspiration throughout their run was Phil Simon, a long-time presence in the Cleveland hockey scene who passed away on Thursday … ecommerce-journal.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

AHL: Cleveland gets a championship

Ex-Winterhawks sniper wins it in overtime . . . again!. Another angle. He banked it off Peters from an impossible angle. pic.twitter.com/j33f4hSAs4 — Greg Balloch (@GregBalloch) June 12, 2016 F Oliver Bjorkstand is a pure sniper, who lit up WHL... thecoachessite.com

Saturday, June 11, 2016

AHL: Two A-Devils forwards traded to Florida Panthers

Albany Devils forwards Paul ‘Thompson and Graham Black were traded Friday to the Florida Panthers. The parent New Jersey Devils acquired center Marc Savard and Florida’s second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft for Thompson and Black. Savard... blog.timesunion.com

ECHL: Former WHL Wheat King Roy wins league championship

One year after reaching a league final with the Brandon Wheat Kings, Eric Roy is a champion. The five-year member of the Wheat Kings, who lost in the Western Hockey League final to the Kelowna Rockets in 2014-15, reversed his fortunes this … brandonsun.com

ECHL: Walleye get defenseman in trade with S.C.

Humphries, 24, has appeared in 128 ECHL contests over his two-year career with five goals, 44 assists, and 148 penalty minutes. Humphries, who is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, appeared in 61 ECHL games last season, playing for both South … toledoblade.com

KHL: Catching up on News Notes - League Intrigue

We head into an important week in terms of Russian hockey at this point, and of course we are also just 20 days or so from the start of KHL training camps for 2016-17. So it would probably be a good idea at this point to take a quick look at what... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

UK: Telford Tigers sign Doug Clarkson

but what attracted me the most was his performances in the UK and his Canadian college stats. “For a big guy, it is easy to assume he’ll use his physical presence, but his two 20-goal … shropshirestar.com

MN H.S.: Correction - Ex-NHLer J.T. Wyman will not be coaching Blake Varsity starting next season

Wyman will help with search for replacement of his alma mater's current head coach - and fellow Dartmouth College alum- Jon Sturgis. twitter.com

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

6/10/2016 6:43 AM

CT H.S.: Gunnery's Ethan DeStefani commits to Merrimack

DeStefani’s accomplishments previously included winning a prep school championship at The Gunnery (Conn.), being selected in the USHL and QMJHL drafts, and making it to USA Hockey Nationals with his Yale Midget 16U teammates. … espn.go.com

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