Kyle Wellwood

#13C,
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 181
Born:
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario
Draft: 2001 5th round (134th pick) by the
Shoots: R
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    Would shot-blocker Kris Russell help the Winnipeg Jets?

    Kris Russell, Kris Russell, Kris Russell. The cult hero of the Edmonton Oilers is going to be an unrestricted free agent again this summer if the Oilers do not re-sign him. If you remember from last year, Russell was a hyped free agent who dropped off the face of the Earth until training camp. Why was that? Russell is bad. Mark Stuart/Ben Chiarot levels bad. Russell is the anti-play driver and the type of player who gets filled in shot attempt wise when he is on the ice. It is quite possible only copious amounts of Connor McDavid can get him to above 50% in CorsiFor percentage. That is bad. Around this point I would usually start talking about the pluses and minuses of signing a player, even

  • Why I’m a fan of the Florida Panthers
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    Why I’m a fan of the Florida Panthers

    Birmingham seems an unlikely place to start a lifelong love affair with the sport of hockey, but this was the 1970s, when the upstart WHA did battle with the established NHL for the hearts and minds of hockey fans across North America. After two seasons of rooting for the WHA Bulls, which included attending some home games at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, my family moved back to South Florida in time for the 1979 "merger" between the two leagues that saw stripped for parts versions of the Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers join the NHL as expansion teams, while my beloved Bulls and the Cincinnati Stingers were relegated to the minor Central Hockey League, where both teams quickly gave up the ghost.

  • Habs Headlines: Searching for a team identity, Gallagher’s recovery strategy, Beaulieu speculation, & more
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    Habs Headlines: Searching for a team identity, Gallagher’s recovery strategy, Beaulieu speculation, & more

    What is the identity of the Montreal Canadiens? Bob Gainey and the late Pat Burns are part of the Class of 2017 inductees into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame. Brendan Gallagher got some help from his kid brother Nolan after his surgery this year.