Toni Lydman

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 213
Birth Place: Lahti, Finland
Draft: 1996 4th round (89th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Yardbarker

    Marian Gaborik stands to benefit from Los Angeles Kings overhaul

    With the Los Angeles Kings cleaning house this summer, firing longtime GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter, there are likely to be some personnel and lineup changes going into next season. Rob Blake and John Stevens are looking to put their stamp on the team and steer them into a return to the playoffs. One of the players who may be a beneficiary of the coaching change is winger Marian Gaborik. Gaborik has been the subject of buyout speculation due to his long term contract and underwhelming numbers but Blake has already said that he will not be bought out this summer and the team will commit to him for at least another year. Gaborik broke into the NHL in 2000 as a highly-touted prospect

  • Predators Fan Credits Red Sox-Themed Good Luck Charm For Team’s Success
    New England Sports Network

    Predators Fan Credits Red Sox-Themed Good Luck Charm For Team’s Success

    The Nashville Predators are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history, and they have the Boston Red Sox to thank. Or something like that. Kevin Brady, a die-hard Predators fan living in Tennessee, has been following Nashville throughout its surprising run through the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And like many fans, he has his superstitions — one of which involves the Red Sox. Brady came home from work the day of the Predators’ first playoff game on April 13 and hastily tossed on a Red Sox T-shirt, which he had gotten during a trip to Aruba in January. When the Preds defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, Brady decided to wear the shirt again in Game 2. After another road win in Chicago, a

  • Fixing The Rangers Is Easier Than It Seems
    Blueshirt Banter

    Fixing The Rangers Is Easier Than It Seems

    Now that Jeff Gorton, Alain Vigneault, and the rest if New York’s decision makers have a had a few weeks to process the season, the time for action is quickly approaching. With the annual buyout window opening in less than approximately three weeks, the first of many questions about what the 2017-2018 Rangers will look like will be answered. Rumors have been swirling about possible buyouts for Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, but those same rumors persisted through the early portion of last spring without ever coming to fruition. Another year of shoddy play from the dynamic duo might have been enough to convince Jeff Gorton to step up, do his job, and move on from the longtime franchise pillars, but the Rangers’ general manager has not yet shown that he is willing to do whatever it takes to make the Rangers great again.