by Ken Campbell - March 18, 2013 4:27 PM EDT
New Jersey and Buffalo burned a year towards UFA off the career timelines of Stefan Matteau and Mikhail Grigorenko, leaving many asking why.
At least the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres can say they got long looks at their prized prospects this season. But it seems pretty much everything else about the experiments with Stefan Matteau and Mikhail Grigorenko was a disaster.
by Ken Campbell - March 14, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Corey Perry was handed a four-game suspension for his hit on Minnesota's Jason Zucker, but will that decision come back to haunt the Wild?
It’s not often this corner agrees with a decision made by the NHL’s department of player safety, but there was a lot to like about the four-game suspension to Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.
by Ken Campbell - March 11, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Realignment finally brings guaranteed home-and-homes; three sub par Canucks tied up; Eric Staal deserves more credit; and more in Ken's Monday thoughts.
Random thoughts for a Monday, thoughts that may one day grow up to be full-blown columns: • The best thing about the NHL’s realignment proposal that will be rubber stamped by the owners this week has nothing to do with realignment at all.
by Ken Campbell - March 6, 2013 11:50 PM EST
The NHL needs to address fighting and the problems that come with it, before it's too late.
I really wanted to write tonight about the plucky Ottawa Senators and how remarkable they’ve been for staying in the playoff race despite missing their three best players.
by Ken Campbell - March 4, 2013 11:24 PM EST
Toronto took the time to bring Kadri along slowly and now the youngster is playing with plenty of confidence.
Nazem Kadri is not lacking for a sense of self, that’s for sure. Must have something to do with having all that talent. And if the young man is looking for even more reason to have an enhanced ego, here is another one.
by Ken Campbell - March 4, 2013 2:05 PM EST
The inconsistency of suspensions and an unwillingness to curb dangerous play is why hockey has fighting.
The second Brad Richards’ head slammed into the boards Sunday night, you could hear the clucking of tongues in the hockey world. A reckless play by a reckless player.
by Ken Campbell - March 1, 2013 2:40 PM EST
Would Calgary have lost O'Reilly on waivers as well as the picks? We might never know. What we do know, however, is this contract dispute was one for the ages.
With the Colorado Avalanche matching the Calgary Flames offer sheet to restricted free agent Ryan O’Reilly, so ends one of the most bizarre contract disputes in the history of the NHL.
by Ken Campbell - February 27, 2013 12:35 PM EST
The re-energized Habs are making last season's swoon look like an anomaly.
With very few exceptions, the Montreal Canadiens can seem to do no wrong this season. Really, they managed to trade Erik Cole Wednesday night for a guy with an expiring contract.
by Ken Campbell - February 26, 2013 4:40 PM EST
News came out today the the Canadiens Rene Bourque had suffered a concussion and didn't know how. More proof of how little we know about head injuries.
As the dreaded ‘C’ word, and by that we mean concussions, begins to rear its ugly head in a prominent way, the Montreal Canadiens and left winger Rene Bourque received two bits of very disturbing news Tuesday.
by Ken Campbell - February 22, 2013 3:20 PM EST
Buffalo's GM spoke with our senior columnist about player safety and his concerns over the level of protection.
Had a very interesting conversation with Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier Thursday night and no, it wasn’t about his team’s coaching situation.
by Ken Campbell - February 19, 2013 1:05 PM EST
As both sides of hockey's historical rivalry are off to great starts, the men behind the bench deserve praise.
Yes, all is well in the world when the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs are going. Makes a guy pine back to the Original Six days of the 1960s when the two iconic franchises won the Stanley Cup nine times in 10 years.
by Ken Campbell - February 15, 2013 3:05 PM EST
Ken shares his views on the news, from Evander Kane's comments to THN, Melnyk's reaction to Karlsson's injury and more.
On the eve of another busy weekend, we present Friday’s News and Views: News: Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets tells The Hockey News that “a good portion” of the criticism he receives and the controversy surrounding him is because he’s black.