Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard is battling Alzheimer’s and, according to a report, his condition has gotten worse.The 79-year-old Richard won 11 Stanley Cups during his playing career and scored two Stanley Cup-winning goals. More
The better a team fares in goal differential during a given season, the more likely they are to end up hoisting the Stanley Cup at the end of that campaign. But just because a team has a great has a great goal differential doesn’t mean they’re a lock for glory. Which teams have capitalized best in years they have dominated competition?
Winnipeg Jets blueliner Dustin Byfuglien is entering the final year of his contract, and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff needs to make a decision about the future for his big defenseman. If the Jets want to re-sign Byfuglien, it could come at a high price, as he could seek a raise on the $5.2 million cap hit he has in 2014-15.
Al 'Radar' Arbour passed away Friday at 82, but his impact on the game will live on forever through those he influenced during his days as the New York Islanders' bench boss. Arbour will be remembered as one of the greatest coaches of all time, but, as Stan Fischler writes, he was an even better human being.
The Buffalo Sabres continue to pursue free agent defenseman Cody Franson. Would signing him make them competitive enough to compete in the Atlantic Division?
The Springfield Falcons were part of the AHL’s restructuring for the 2015-16 season and will have a new affiliate in the Arizona Coyotes. Now if only we could get them to go back to the blue and white Falcons logo. The new logo, with darker blue and the addition of red, is good, but doesn’t compare to the logo that was used throughout the 2000s.
Andrew Ladd is coming to the end of a five-year, $22 million contract and the Jets’ captain has made it clear he wants to stay in Winnipeg. But the 29-year-old Ladd is coming off of three of the most productive seasons of his career, which could mean he’s due for a healthy raise.
The New York Islanders announced Friday that legendary coach Al Arbour has passed away at age 82. Arbour coached 1,500 games for the New York Islanders and was the man behind the Islanders four consecutive Stanley Cup victories from 1979-80 to 1982-83. Arbour is the second-winningest coach in NHL history and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1996.
Elias Lindholm signed a two-year, $5.4 million extension with the Hurricanes and it’s clear the youth movement is in full effect in Carolina. Lindholm is just one of the young guns, alongside Jeff Skinner, Victor Rask, Justin Faulk and Noah Hanifin, that could help the Hurricanes contend sooner rather than later.
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