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  • Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

    05/06/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 47 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Friday, May 5, 2017 | JOHN Q. GALE
    Hartford Courant Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home Bring Back The Whalers Hartford city councilman John Q. Gale has proposed a way for the Whalers to come back to Hartford. By JOHN Q. GALE Friday, May 5, 2017 Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38...
  • Capitals win Game 3 against Penguins in overtime

    05/02/2017 7:06:56 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 11 replies
    NHL.com ^ | May 1st, 2017 | Wes Crosby
    PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Shattenkirk knew he could improve and showed it Monday. Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 3:13 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PPG Paints Arena. After Trevor Daley was called for holding Marcus Johansson at 2:40 of overtime, Shattenkirk beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot from below the circles for his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1. Game 4 is here on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Pittsburgh...
  • Carrie Underwood Sings National Anthem for NHL Playoffs!

    04/18/2017 12:09:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2017 | Carrie Underwood
    Beautiful rendition of our national anthem.
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Discussion Thread

    04/15/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 502 replies
    Thought it well past time to get a 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs discussion thread going, now just 2 games into the 2017 Playoffs.
  • 2017 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS BRACKET CHALLENGE

    04/10/2017 1:14:39 PM PDT · by airborne · 72 replies
    NHL websire ^ | 4/10/17 | airborne
    Ladies and gentlemen, here is the 2017 NHL Bracket Challenge!Here is your chance to compete against your fellow Freepers and pick the winners of this years' playoff series.Just pick which team wins each series, and then from the team you picked, pick the next series and the next.And then pick your team for the Stanley Cup Champions! Good Luck!
  • Bob Miller to retire as Kings' play-by-play announcer

    03/02/2017 6:31:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2017 | Helene Elliott
    Kings broadcaster Bob Miller has relinquished his microphone, a reluctant decision but one that was strongly recommended by his doctors to safeguard his health after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery early in 2016, suffered a mini-stroke three months later, and had another stroke in January. Miller, 78, was in his 44th season calling Kings games. He had cut back his schedule drastically and eliminated travel to games outside Pacific Division cities, but even that reduced workload proved too much.
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • Each NHL Team Has an ‘LGBTQ-Inclusion Ambassador’ Now

    02/06/2017 7:03:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Every NHL team now has an "LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador" for a league that has no openly gay players.The NHL will host events throughout the month for its "Hockey Is For Everyone™" initiative that raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and gender equality in the all-men league."The NHL is teaming up with the You Can Play project to create more visibility for LGBTQ inclusion in the league and build a list of team ambassadors that creates a web of support reaching all 30 team locker rooms," reported Outsports.com, a website run by SB Nation."In support of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion...
  • Hockey Loves the USA/Vanity

    02/03/2017 12:14:22 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 14 replies
    https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/789970623871279104
  • Trump nominates Florida Panthers owner for Secretary of the Army

    12/19/2016 8:45:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Yahoo sports ^ | 12/19/16 | Greg Wyshynski
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced on Monday that he nominates Vincent “Vinnie” Viola, owner of the Florida Panthers, as Secretary of the Army. Viola is a former U.S. Army infantry officer and the founder and chairman of Virtu Financial. He still must be approved by the Senate. Viola is a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran. He was trained as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer and served in the 101st Airborne
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • Sabres' Lehner adds Trump sticker to mask for Military Appreciation Night

    11/10/2016 7:57:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Score ^ | November 10, 2016 | Ian McLaren
    Robin Lehner is wading into political waters with his latest goalie mask. The Buffalo Sabres goaltender has added a 'Trump' sticker and a small photo of the president-elect on a military-themed mask for the team's Military Appreciation Night on Friday. "Even though I'm not American, I appreciate what the military and all these guys do," Lehner said, per Jonah Javad of WGR. "I've got a little support for my man Trump here."
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

    09/05/2016 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Don Bendell
    Remind players in no uncertain terms that our freedom to speak and demonstrate comes with responsibilities too Thank you Colin Kaepernick, we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them...
  • Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and Pat Quinn make Hockey Hall of Fame

    06/27/2016 12:59:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | 06/27/2016 | Mary Clarke
    Three new players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this upcoming year. On Monday, the NHL and an 18-member selection committee announced Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon and Sergei Makarov will make up the Class of 2016, along with Pat Quinn as a builder. Lindros is the biggest name of the group and is regarded by many as a name that should have been in the Hall long ago. The former Philadelphia Flyer had 865 points in 760 games, but his career was cut short by injuries and a concussion sustained by a hit from Scott Stevens of...
  • NHL announces plans for Las Vegas team

    06/22/2016 3:16:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Las Vegas will get its first major professional sports league team in 2017 with an NHL expansion franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. With the addition of the Las Vegas franchise, the National Hockey League will have 31 teams. Principal owner Bill Foley, a Las Vegas businessman, and his partners will pay a $500 million expansion fee for the franchise. "The first thing we're going to do is to establish what the culture is going to be for this team," Foley said. "This team is going to be a team built to win. We're going to take care of our...
  • Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

    06/10/2016 7:02:16 AM PDT · by taildragger · 136 replies
    WDIV TV ^ | 6/10/16 | see web link, otherwise Dave Bartowiak, Jr.
    Link here: http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/hockey-legend-gordie-howe-dies-at-age-88
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Blackhawks' Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000 (for making a homophobic slur)

    04/20/2016 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | NHL Public Relations
    NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game for making a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the team's first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the St. Louis Blues in Chicago on Tuesday, April 19, the National Hockey League announced today. Shaw has also been fined $5,000 for directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials during the same game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training. Both incidents took place at 17:56 of the third period. Shaw will miss Game 5 of the series on Thursday, April 21, in St. Louis....