The Minnesota Wild asked, and the fans responded. Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” will be the new goal song for the Wild beginning with their Sept. 27 preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche. This summer, the Wild sent an email to season ticket holders asking for their feedback about the potential change from Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to the classic Prince track.
This post is part of Buffalo Sabres day at PHT… Last year, Detroit snagged the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with 93 points. Two years ago, Pittsburgh did the same with 98. In light of those totals, it’s not surprising to hear what Sabres head coach Dan Byslma pegged as the mark for the upcoming campaign. “We should expect to be 95 points or higher than that,” Bylsma told NHL.com earlier this summer. “We think we’re better on defense. We think we’re stronger. We’re deeper. If you’re looking at expectations from within, we should be above 95 points at the end of the season.” It’s a lofty goal, to say the least. Buffalo only had 81 last season. But there is something to be said for
Another day, another hire for the Las Vegas NHL franchise. On Tuesday, the team named Vaughn Karpan as its new director of player personnel. He most recently held the title of director of professional scouting with the Montreal Canadiens. Karpan joined the Habs in 2005, after spending 13 years with the Coyotes franchise, including five years as director of amateur scouting. This latest move comes after the Vegas franchise named Murray Craven as a senior vice president. Craven had been an advisor to owner Bill Foley during the process of getting an NHL team in Las Vegas and hiring a general manager. Craven will be responsible for establishing the club’s top minor-league affiliate in the American