by Rory Boylen - October 5, 2010 1:30 PM EDT
While it may not always be easy to hear of your favorite team sending a prized prospect to the AHL, it's a good sign for the organization.
While final NHL roster decisions give you an idea of where each player stands in the organization, they also tell you just where the organization itself stands in the grand scheme of player, and team, development.
by Rory Boylen - October 3, 2010 9:36 AM EDT
Whether they realize it or not, in the end belligerent parents can have a negative long-term impact on their kid's minor sports life.
It’s really simple, but apparently a concept some parents just can’t comprehend. Minor sports – and on THN.com, we’re talking minor hockey – are for kids to enjoy and not for parents to interfere in and, consequently, ruin.
by Rory Boylen - September 25, 2010 9:36 AM EDT
A Q&A with the third-year NHL bench boss discussing Nino Niederreiter, the Isles' goaltending and expectations for the upcoming season.
The rebuilding New York Islanders are preparing for Year 3 under coach Scott Gordon. The team saw an improvement of eight wins and 18 points from 2008-09 to 2009-10 and as the kids get more experienced there is good reason for optimism.
by Rory Boylen - September 11, 2010 9:10 AM EDT
The all-time goal scoring great reflects on the emotional outburst from 1972 that helped turn the tide in favor of Canada.
When you think of great sports speeches, there are a few that have become etched in history. Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man on the face of this earth” speech stands out in baseball; and Muhammad Ali’s many “I am the greatest” declarations defined a boxing era.
by Rory Boylen - August 22, 2010 9:43 AM EDT
Every year the threats of big names being lured away grow larger, but again and again those threats fall short.
If the Kontinental League is to fulfil its goal of being on the same ground as the NHL, it’s got a long way to go yet. Here we sit on Aug.
by Rory Boylen - June 30, 2010 12:15 PM EDT
Jose Theodore is set to leave the Caps as every team in this division is looking to make some changes.
Atlanta Thrashers Cap Space – $30.1 million UFAs – Maxim Afinogenov, RW; Colby Armstrong, RW; Evgeny Artyukhin, LW; Eric Boulton, LW; Johan Hedberg, G; Vyacheslav Kozlov, LW; Pavel Kubina, D; Mark Popovic, D; Christoph Schubert, D.
by Rory Boylen - June 26, 2010 7:25 PM EDT
No Swedish players went in Round 1, but there were some strong choices on Day 2... and the quirkiness of Kirill Kabanov continues.
LOS ANGELES – In the 2009 draft, seven elite players were taken from Sweden in the opening round: Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, David Rundblad, Jacob Josefson, Tim Erixon and Marcus Johansson.
by Rory Boylen - June 23, 2010 10:57 PM EDT
It was an entertaining night in Las Vegas that saw many new winners, but also one very familiar one.
LAS VEGAS – In what was one of the most – perhaps the most – entertaining NHL Awards Show yet (how great was that Ryan Getzlaf-Bobby Ryan skit?) there were few surprises, but more than a few new faces.
by Rory Boylen - June 20, 2010 9:12 AM EDT
There were a few unexpected deals Saturday, headlined by pending UFA defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the Flyers.
It was a surprisingly busy Saturday for the Nashville Predators, trading out pending UFA defenseman Dan Hamhuis and captain Jason Arnott in two separate deals.
by Rory Boylen - June 13, 2010 9:40 AM EDT
Philadelphia followers perform well... Is Dion ready for the pressure?... and why Adam Burish needs to learn respect.
A few thoughts on the Cup final and Toronto captaincy as the hockey season slips away for another summer... Heading into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final, I was curious how the hostile Philadelphia crowd would react to a visiting team celebrating winning the mug on Flyer ice.
by Rory Boylen - May 30, 2010 10:10 AM EDT
There's an argument to be made for either Hall or Tyler Seguin to be taken first overall, but the two-time Memorial Cup MVP, with his team success, should be top dog.
With Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin neck-and-neck for the honor of being picked first overall, the two haven’t made it easy on NHL scouts.
by Rory Boylen - May 22, 2010 6:37 PM EDT
A Game 4 trouncing – yet another shutout – has the Flyers on the cusp of the Cup final and there doesn't seem to be a thing the Habs can do about it.
Speed and transition won the day for the Philadelphia Flyers and earned them a 3-1 series lead against the Montreal Canadiens. The strength of Bob Gainey’s Canadiens was supposed to be speed.
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