NHL Hockey Figure Series 33 is finally out…..features: Stamkos, Karlsson, Pacioretty, and Schneider. We are sold out of Schneider but we have the other ones. FYI, Schneider was traded to the New Jersey Devils during the NHL 2013 hockey draft.
Recap: Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals 17 seconds apart late in the third period to give the Chicago Blackhawks the Stanley Cup in an amazing 3-2 last-minute comeback win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 on Monday night.
Milan Lucic’s third-period goal had seemed to gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory and a new lease of life in the Stanley Cup final.
But with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford out for an extra attacker, Bickell scored at 18:44 to tie things after the Bruins failed to get the puck out of the zone.
Bolland then put them ahead at 19:01, stunning the Bruins and the crowd. The playoff MVP trophy, Conn Symth went to: Patrick Kane. Only the third American to ever win this award.
Jonathan Toews (Captain of the Blackhawks) accepted the Stanley Cup from Gary Bettman at mid ice. Toews then handed it over the 14 year veteran of the NHL, Michal Handzus (his first Stanley Cup). It was touching.
If plans fall apart in Arizona, the Phoenix Coyotes appear to be headed to Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn recently met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and investors who want to purchase the hockey team and move it to Seattle.
According to a CBC report Saturday, the Bartoszek-Lanza group would pay the NHL, which owns the franchise, $220 million for the Coyotes. The report also said the new ownership group would also bring in Jeremy Roenick to run the hockey operations.
Rihanna is no stranger to sexy Instagram photos. Check out her feed (@badgalriri) at any time of day and you’re guaranteed to find countless photos of the singer posing in barely there outfits.
But the 24-year-old’s recent post showing her dressed in nothing more than an Ottawa Senators jersey has tipped off an internet craze: #Rihannaing.
Twitter users scrambled to post photos of themselves sporting their hockey jerseys – and nothing else.
Go Sens Go….
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Members of the Kings celebrated their NHL championship at the TAO nightclub in the Venetian Las Vegas Casino and hit the Wet Republic Ultra Pool at the MGM Grand. And it was quite the show.
Only in Vegas. Hopefully none of the Kings took the Cup to the roulette table and put it on red.
The Montreal Canadiens have named Marc Bergevin their new general manager.
“Geoff Molson, Owner, President and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens will introduce Marc Bergevin as the Club’s new general manager during a press conference which will be held this afternoon,” said a release on the team’s website.
Bergevin served as assistant GM for the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman this season.
A former defenceman with 20 years NHL experience, he has spent seven seasons in various jobs in Chicago’s front office.
Bergevin played for Chicago, the Islanders, Hartford, Tampa Bay, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Vancouver from 1984 to 2004.
The 46-year-old Montreal native succeeds the fired Pierre Gauthier.
The book on Marc Bergevin
— Doug Harrison, CBC Sports
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Article from National Post.
Canadian Olympic hero Sidney Crosby won’t be wearing the Maple Leaf next month at the IIHF world championship in Finland and Sweden.
Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said his client will take a pass on the worlds to focus on training and preparing for the 2012-13 NHL season.
“Sidney feels there is an opportunity ahead to spend the next four months getting ready for next season,” Brisson said in an email to Postmedia News. “He really didn’t have a full summer to train last year as he was injured and not 100%.”
The star centre with the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the overtime winner in the gold-medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also won a gold medal with the Canadian junior team in 2005 and a silver medal in 2004.
Crosby was named the top forward in his only world championship experience after leading the tournament in scoring in 2006 with eight goals and eight assists. Canada finished fourth in that tournament.
Concussion and neck injuries limited Crosby to 22 regular-season games with the Penguins this year, however his eight goals and 29 assists gave him a career-best 1.68 points per game average despite playing less than 20 minutes a game for the first time in his seven-year career.
In six games in the Penguins’ first-round playoff to the Philadelphia Flyers this year, Crosby had three goals and five assists.
Hockey Canada has already named 17 players to its world championship roster. The team is expected to be filled out by players on teams eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Canadian team, coached by former Calgary Flames bench boss Brent Sutter, opens play on May 4 against Slovakia in Helsinki, Finland
Article by Elliot Pap, Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER — Roberto Luongo said today he will waive his no-trade clause if Vancouver Canucks management feels this is the best move for the team.
Luongo, 33, has been the Canucks’ No. 1 goalie for six seasons but was replaced by 26-year-old Cory Schneider for the final three games of the playoffs. Luongo has 10 years and roughly $47 million remaining on his long-term contract. Schneider, meanwhile, is finishing a two-year deal in which he was paid $900,000 per season. He is in line for an extremely large raise.
“Yeah, of course, if they ask me to,” Luongo replied when queried about his appetite to waive the no-trade clause. “I don’t want to be one of those guys who is going to stand in the way of anything. I always want to put the team ahead of me. I don’t want to be one of those selfish guys.
“Obviously they have a guy here who is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years so I’m okay with it. It is a business and that’s the way it goes. I’ve loved being here the last six years. If I’m here in the future, then great. If I’m not, that’s good also.”
Luongo said the next move is up to the team. He has already met with GM Mike Gillis and they plan to meet again.
“Even though I have a no-trade, it is not my decision,” Luongo continued. “It’s a very unique circumstance, I think, that we’re in where we have an elite young guy who is up and coming and is probably going to dominate the league for many years. So I’m not sure what I would do if I was GM.
“I’ve learned over the course of my career that things change quickly,” he added. “With anything, you don’t want to look too far ahead because life has a lot of curve balls.”
As I have stated on this blog, I have met Roberto at the Keg in the Old Montreal, and he is a super classy down to earth guy. We wish the best for Roberto where ever he goes.
Phoenix Coyotes forward launched himself into Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa midway through the first period of Tuesday night’s game. Hossa did not have the puck, and did not appear to see Torres, who had enough time and space in front of him to have known both of those facts.
Torres left his feet. Hossa went down hard right in front of the Chicago bench. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher, and then to a Chicago hospital, where he was released later in the night.
Torres was, amazingly, not penalized on the play.
Paulina Gretzky, the 23-year-old daughter of ‘The Great One’ Wayne Gretzky, has again made headlines for her racy behavior.
Online gossip website TMZ reported the blonde bombshell was out and about in Los Angeles wearing little more than a few pieces of lingerie.
The star was dining with pals at the swanky restaurant STK steakhouse when she was bombarded by paparazzi.
The hockey siren posed for hockey clothing off-shoot Sauce Hockey with more reader-pleasing, sexy images.
Gretzky initially made headlines in November when her dad reportedly forced her to close her Twitter account because of a slew of racy photos she was posting. She was back by December, however.