Pekka Rinne a finalist in 2011 Toast of Music City

Who says Nashville, Tennessee isn’t a hockey town?! Every summer, The Tennessean holds their Toast of Music City event. The winners and runner-ups are determined by you, the reader, who gets to vote daily on their website. All you need is an account and you can choose your favorite in each category. This year, for

Nikolay Zherdev one of the best among under-30 free-agent crop

It’s the time of year where the free-agent options are slim. There are available veterans who could help — guys like Chris Drury, Bryan McCabe and Alex Kovalev. But the ultimate goal in free agency during the salary-cap age is to find someone who can outperform their contract. The ideal situation is to find a

Ilya Kovalchuk has one of the Best Wrist Shots in NHL History

The easiest way to defend a good shooter? Keep him off balance, of course. Well, unless that shooter’s name is Ilya Kovalchuk. Despite being knocked off of his first shot, Kovalchuk collects himself and deposits a laser beam into the top corner with very little balance. When it’s all said and done, we may look

Pekka Rinne Will Win the Vezina Trophy in 2011-2012

Pekka Rinne is an amazing goalie who has posted GAAs of 2.38, 2.53 and 2.12 in the last three seasons. Although most of the East Coast media has failed to notice, Rinne really has joined a very short list of the best goaltenders in the NHL. Tim Thomas had a record setting season and did

Early Rookie Of The Year Candidate: David Rundblad

Its never to early to project what will happen in the NHL next season.  One of the most interesting and difficult things to do is predict what first year players will make an impact.  Will the top rookie be a 18 year old kid, like Jeff Skinner last season, or will it be someone who is

Anssi Salmela signs with Avangard Omsk

Avangard Omsk have confirmed the signing of the Finnish defender Anssi Salmela, according to the official site of the Russian club. Last season the 26-year-old Finn played 48 matches for the New Jersey Devils, scoring 7 (1+6) points and recording 14 penalty minutes with a plus/minus statistics of -11. In the summer Salmela did not

The Legend of Kaspars Daugavins continues to grow

Written By Dan Greene This past pre-season Kaspars Daugavins, an Ottawa Senators draft choice, made a small name for himself with a creative and acrobatic spin-o-rama shootout goal against the Hamilton Bulldogs, which has become a viral sensation (View Video). But now, the 23-year old winger from Latvia has made a bigger name for himself

Anton Volchenkov named Top 10 Homegrown Ottawa Senator

One of the hardest things in hockey to do is to identify what teenagers are going to become when they mature into men. Even harder than that is to keep those players they draft within the system and having them make an extended impact with the team. SenShot looks at the 10 most impactful Senators