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Rick Nash trade watch: Hey Columbus, hold out for a summer blockbuster

Rick Nash trade watch: Hey Columbus, hold out for a summer blockbuster

by Yahoo! Sports - February 23, 2012 5:55 PM EST

Rick Nash quickly went from untouchable to the NHL's most coveted player as the trade deadline approaches.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet The saddest part of the Rick Nash saga is that he has never been a bigger name than he is right now.


Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup pursuit: The future is now

Nashville Predators' Stanley Cup pursuit: The future is now

by Yahoo! Sports - February 17, 2012 7:11 PM EST

Ryan Suter's long-term future in Nashville is unclear, but we know this much: the Predators have the pieces in place to make a run at the Stanley Cup this season.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika DETROIT – Ryan Suter stood in the Nashville Predators' dressing room Friday morning, dreaming about the future – not about July 1st, when he can become an unrestricted free agent, but about Feb.


Chicago Blackhawks' losing skid: Don't panic, they're still a playoff team

Chicago Blackhawks' losing skid: Don't panic, they're still a playoff team

by Yahoo! Sports - February 16, 2012 4:57 PM EST

Chicago struggles when its stars aren't scoring, and Jonathan Toews & Co. have been held in check since the all-star break.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet This is why I'm not that worried about the Chicago Blackhawks, even though they're flirting with disaster, even though there is talk of firing coach Joel Quenneville and trading Patrick Kane, even though their nine-game losing streak could stretch to 10 on Thursday night when they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.


Windsor Spitfires goalies share net, and friendship

by Yahoo! Sports - February 16, 2012 1:40 PM EST

Spitfires goaltender John Cullen, above, has taken teammate and fellow goalie, Jaroslav Pavelka, under his wing in Windsor.
By Sunaya Sapurji The first time John Cullen met his new roommate and Windsor Spitfires goaltending partner, Jaroslav Pavelka, was like something out of a bad comedy.


BTN Dynamic Dozen: Cats’ and Dogs’ fight continues

by Yahoo! Sports - February 13, 2012 11:05 PM EST

BTN Dynamic Dozen: Cats’ and Dogs’ fight continues
By Neate SagerOnce again, the Quebec league's two heavyweights occupy the top spots, but they've traded places. The Saint John Sea Dogs have the most recent laugh in their broiling rivalry with the Shawinigan Cataractes.


BTN Dynamic Dozen: Cats’ and Dogs’ fight continues

by Yahoo! Sports - February 13, 2012 11:05 PM EST

By Neate SagerOnce again, the Quebec league's two heavyweights occupy the top spots, but they've traded places. The Saint John Sea Dogs have the most recent laugh in their broiling rivalry with the Shawinigan Cataractes.


Tomas Holmstrom's unlikely journey to 1,000 games

Tomas Holmstrom's unlikely journey to 1,000 games

by Yahoo! Sports - February 10, 2012 5:18 PM EST

It was easy to spot Tomas Holmstrom's shortcomings when he arrived in the NHL in 1996, but he eventually won over the Wings with his heart, hockey sense and competitive instincts.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika DETROIT – Of all the hilarious Tomas Holmstrom stories, the most famous is the one about his number. In March 1998, late in his second season with the Detroit Red Wings, Holmstrom gave up No.


Trending Topics: Stay out of NHL fighting, Ralph Nader

by Yahoo! Sports - February 10, 2012 11:44 AM EST

By Ryan Lambert Trending Topics is a column that looks at the week in hockey, occasionally according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? You might remember Ralph Nader as the crusader who a million years ago wrote "Unsafe at Any Speed" and made it so cars had seatbelts and all those things.


Leafs, Wings & the 2013 Winter Classic: Big House, big crowd, big fun

Leafs, Wings & the 2013 Winter Classic: Big House, big crowd, big fun

by Yahoo! Sports - February 9, 2012 6:40 PM EST

Nicklas Lidstrom's Red Wings will face off against the Maple Leafs in front of a huge crowd at the 2013 Winter Classic.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Topics: First Period Second Period Third Period Power Rankings Plus/Minus @Cotsonika Tweet ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Before I gush over the 2013 Winter Classic – the greatest event in the history of hockey, if not mankind – let me be up front about a few things: I graduated from the University of Michigan.


Ryan Smyth's trade deadline dilemma

Ryan Smyth's trade deadline dilemma

by Yahoo! Sports - February 8, 2012 4:34 PM EST

Ryan Smyth said he was "devastated" when the Oilers traded him away in 2007.
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika On the surface it seems simple – a win-win. Ryan Smyth wants to play for the Edmonton Oilers and hoist the Stanley Cup.


BTN Dynamic Dozen: Sea Dogs stay on top, while Knights step out

by Yahoo! Sports - February 6, 2012 8:00 PM EST

BTN Dynamic Dozen: Sea Dogs stay on top, while Knights step out
By Neate SagerA light schedule last week was not conducive to a ton of movement in the Dynamic Dozen. There was enough action to cause the London Knights, however, to drop out of the ranking for the first time all season, leaving just a sole representative of the Ontario Hockey League.


BTN Dynamic Dozen: Sea Dogs stay on top, while Knights step out

by Yahoo! Sports - February 6, 2012 8:00 PM EST

By Neate SagerA light schedule last week was not conducive to a ton of movement in the Dynamic Dozen. There was enough action to cause the London Knights, however, to drop out of the ranking for the first time all season, leaving just a sole representative of the Ontario Hockey League.


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