by Ken Campbell - October 24, 2011 3:07 PM EDT
The Canadiens are off to their worst start in 70 years, but if you're looking to blame someone, don't start with Jacques Martin.
By now you’ve probably heard about or seen how the usually staid Jacques Martin called out a rookie radio reporter for having the temerity to question why Mathieu Darche was on the power play instead of Erik Cole Saturday night.
by Ken Campbell - October 22, 2011 9:10 PM EDT
Panthers GM Dale Tallon says his team needed a shakeup, but it sure appears Saturday's trade with Vancouver has as much to do with dollar signs as with wins.
The Florida Panthers claim their decision to trade David Booth to the Canucks had nothing to do with money and everything about sending a message to a struggling team.
by Ken Campbell - October 21, 2011 3:35 PM EDT
What is wrong with letting kids play hockey where they want to instead of forcing them into something they'd rather not?
While researching a book I’m currently working on, I recently had Sunday morning coffee with a fellow by the name of Carlo Cimetta. He’s one of these Type A guys who knows what he wants and is prepared to do everything within acceptable boundaries to get it.
by Ken Campbell - October 17, 2011 12:25 PM EDT
Kessel's fast start and Seguin's impressive development are making this deal intriguing; plus Ken fires back.
Monday musings for your dining and dancing pleasure: Three games into the season, it looks as though Leafs GM Brian Burke can finally say he would make the Phil Kessel trade all over again without having his fingers and toes crossed.
by Ken Campbell - October 14, 2011 10:49 AM EDT
Arron Asham's gesture after knocking Jay Beagle to the ice is easily worthy of a suspension from the NHL.
Sidney Crosby has been cleared for contact in practice, but can’t seem to find anyone in the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup willing to give him that first, but pivotal, hit.
by Ken Campbell - October 11, 2011 3:04 PM EDT
In the face of criticism, it is in the league's best interest to push forward in handing out harsher suspensions rather than cave in to pressure to lighten up.
Having been sequestered for most of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in a cottage that didn’t have cable TV or Internet access, the first thing I wanted to do upon arriving home Monday night was check the scores and NHL news.
by Ken Campbell - October 3, 2011 2:22 PM EDT
If the Red Wings are to continue on as a contender, the team's younger support players have to shine through.
Every season the hockey world wonders whether this will finally be the year the Detroit Red Wings cross that divide from perennial Stanley Cup contender to a middle of the road team.
by Ken Campbell - September 26, 2011 4:10 PM EDT
Are we OK with kids fighting?; Let's not not have a slip of the tongue over the banana peel; and more NHL madness.
Monday musings for your dining and dancing pleasure: Just thought we’d let you know if the kids in the Canadian League keep it up at the pace they’ve established so far, there will be around 2,000 fights in major junior hockey this season.
by Ken Campbell - September 19, 2011 11:59 AM EDT
Drew Doughty is still without a contract not because he's self-absorbed, but because he wants to get paid what he thinks he's worth.
Judging by the comments on most hockey websites concerning the impasse between Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings, the overwhelming sentiment seems to be that Doughty is nothing but a petulant, snot-nosed young man with an overinflated sense of entitlement.
by Ken Campbell - September 12, 2011 5:35 PM EDT
A report came out Monday that New Jersey might end up in bankruptcy. Not good news for a league that already has its hands full of teams looking for new owners.
So you’re a fan of the New Jersey Devils. You remember the days when John McMullen owned the team and treated all the players like he was their grandfather.
by Ken Campbell - September 8, 2011 11:19 AM EDT
THN's senior writer recalls covering the two Russians when they were with the Toronto Maple Leafs and remembers them as classy individuals.
It was widely reported coach Brad McCrimmon was the only Canadian among the dead when the plane carrying members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff.
by Ken Campbell - September 7, 2011 1:19 PM EDT
One of the deceased in the plane crash, Brad McCrimmon left the Red Wings to earn credentials elsewhere. Meanwhile, the KHL tries to figure out what's next.
Brad McCrimmon decided his best route to a head coaching job in the NHL was to go behind the bench in the Kontinental League in Russia and it was a decision that cost him his life.
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