- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy1 hr ago
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• Jonathan Toews is living quite the life these days. Take a look at him with the Stanley Cup at Sunday's Chicago Bears game. [Getty]
• On Steven Stamkos and rumors about his contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into the NHL season. [Tampa Bay Times]
• The Arizona Coyotes have sent Dylan Strome, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 Draft, back to major junior for another year of seasoning. [Arizona Republic]Sat, Oct 3Tampa Bay3 - 2FloridaGame Recap
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago
In big fashion news, Jaromir Jagr has announced he will bring back his mullet for the 2015-16 NHL season.
The scoop was broken by George Richards of the Miami Herald.
"We have to wear helmets, so that's why I'm growing my hair back out,'' Jagr said on being recognized by non-hockey fans. "I'm growing it back. I have to."
Earlier in the preseason, Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo tweeted that he would try to get the 43-year-old Jagr to bring back the classic hairstyle.
I will make it my mission this year, work 24h around the clock 2 get Jags to bring this puppy back! It's gonna happen pic.twitter.com/NcAiEzmtmU
After seeing Richards' tweet, Luongo sent out a celebratory " Guys we did it!!!!!" Tweet.
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago
Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin didn’t mince words when talking about forward Zack Kassian, and thecar accident that will sideline him for an undetermined amount of time.
Meeting with the media on Monday, Bergevin revealed that Kassian broke his nose and left foot in a Sunday morning accident.
"I'm a firm believer in character, and that's a lack of character on his part," Bergevin said. "I do not have all the information, but it is disappointing to say the least.”
According to the Montreal Gazette, Kassian was a passenger in a truck that crashed into a tree around 6 a.m. ET on Sunday. Kassian, who was in the vehicle with two other passengers, was found "bloodied and dazed."
- Dmitry Chesnokov at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago
Slava Voynov’s journey home to Russia last month was not something he expected to happen so early in his career. But after pleading “no contest” to a misdemeanor charge of spousal abuse and spending 90 days in jail, Voynov left North America for his homeland while still under suspension from the NHL and the Los Angeles Kings.
However, as soon as he started skating at the Russian national team training facility over a week ago with the national team coach Oleg Znarok, his future in the KHL became a topic for debate. “My emotions are positive,” Voynov said after the first skate. “It is a shame, though, that I am coming back under such circumstances.”
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy3 hrs ago
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel has created such a fervor that the team has decided to give him his own burger.
The treat is called the “Eike Daddy Burger” and can be bought at First Niagara Center. According to a release we received about the dish, Eichel has indeed personally tasted it.
Hopefully it was just a bite, since it doesn’t look or sound super healthy. But it does sound really tasty.
1) Start with the bottom portion of a sliced Brioche Roll
2) Spread thousand island dressing on roll bottom
3) Add one all beef hamburger patty
4) Top patty with a slice of American cheese
5) Place iceberg lettuce on top of the cheese
6) Next add two tomato slices
7) Fried egg goes next
8) Place slivered onion on fried egg
9) Slather top portion of bun with Guacamole
10) Place on top of the and enjoy
Said the release:
The burger is delicious and something Sabres fans will be able to enjoy at the Stadium (and try to replicate at home this season)!
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy3 hrs ago
LOS ANGELES – Last season Dustin Brown had little energy.
After a workout would end, he would come home to his wife and four children and just lay on the couch.
He couldn’t play with his kids, couldn’t throw them around his pool. He felt more tired than a man in his late 20s or early 30s should.
Was it the wear and tear on his battering ram of a body? Did his game start to deteriorate at a time when he shouldn’t have seen such a major drop off that saw him go from 54 points in 2011-12 to half that number in 2014-15?
Most athletes hit a crossroads at some point in their career where they have to change something to stay productive. For the Los Angeles Kings captain – it was the type of food he was putting in his body.
He heard about Manhattan Beach-based nutritionist Lisa Rado from Kings chiropractor Chad Moreau and decided to talk to her about how to shift his diet.
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy3 hrs ago
On Monday, NHL teams finalized their rosters by dropping dozens of players through waivers. In some cases, that meant attempting to stow away players in the AHL that just don’t have a fit on the current team. In other cases, that meant attempting to make a veteran player and his contract disappear, by demotion or waiver claim.
Max Talbot of the Boston Bruins is a member of that latter category.
Talbot, 31, was a surprise name on the waiver wire, despite having been in a training camp battle for a fourth-line spot. He’s only making $900,000 against the cap this season, since the Colorado Avalanche retained $900,000 of his $1.8 million cap hit. Every little bit counts for the Bruins, who have less than $2 million under the cap.
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
In April 2014, the Philadelphia Flyers looked upon the 19 games defenseman Andrew MacDonald had played for them since he was acquired from the New York Islanders and thought, yes, this man is worthy of a 6-year, $30-million contract extension.
The first season of that contract? Hideous.
He stumbled out of the gate with a knee injury, was a turnover machine, and by season’s end was a healthy scratch by former coach Craig Berube. The Flyers were a better team with MacDonald off the ice.And for a team that’s been crouched down under the salary cap for two years, his $5 million hit was an albatross.
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
The Chicago Blackhawks will raise another Stanley Cup banner Wednesday night before their game against the New York Rangers. On Sunday, one the final celebrations of their 2015 championship conquest took place when the players and staff all received their rings.
Here are the details about the Jostens rings, via the Blackhawks:
So what’s the tale of the tape between the 2010, 2013 and 2015 rings?
- Ryan Lambert at Puck Daddy6 hrs ago
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.)
There is a huge shortcoming when you talk about goaltender evaluation at just about any level of hockey:
We only have one number that really tells us anything about their quality.
All we have is save percentage. That's it. There's not a lot more we can really do at this point to objectively understand their efficiency, efficacy, and so on when it comes to doing anything involved in their job, except for what it ultimately boils down to: Stopping the puck.
For example, who's the best in the NHL at getting from one post to the other? Who takes up the most net? Who best takes away scoring chances in 1-on-1 situations? These are all measures that probably could be measured, but not right now, and that means that while we can have opinions as to who does all those things better than anyone else, it's very, very subjective.