Erik Haula Named NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week

Jagr, Haula and Anderson named ‘Stars’ of week Panthers forward takes top honor for week ending Feb. 21 by NHL Public Relations @nhl /  1:02 PM  SHARE NEW YORK – Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula and Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 21. FIRST STAR

James Bennett column: Predators change sports landscape in Nashville

Posted  October 25, 2015 – 11:52pm Updated  October 26, 2015 – 9:45am By James Bennett Goaltender Pekka Rinne ranks one of the best in the National Hockey League. The standout from Finland is one reason the Predators have become a fan favorite in southern Middle Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell / Nashville Predators) When

NHL’s speedy possession game forging a revolution on the blue line

Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images BY JEREMY FUCHS Posted: Tue Jul. 28, 2015 When Stars defenseman John Klingberg was learning to play hockey as a boy in Sweden, one thing stood out. He was always the smallest kid on the ice. Rather than give up on his dream of playing professionally before it even started to take root, Klingberg had to adapt. “I had

February 17 Hart Trophy: Top 5 Candidates For NHL MVP Article Via HoundSports:5. Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo, G Roberto Luongo has always had his abilities questioned, but since leaving the Vancouver Canucks and joining the Florida Panthers he has watched those questions disappear. Luongo is thriving down in Florida, he is a big reason why

Hockey World: Goalies need serious NHL MVP consideration in 2014-15

Pekka Rinne, Marc-Andre Fleury stand out a lot in terms of boosting their NHL clubs By Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal January 2, 2015 6:35 AM EDMONTON — Is this the season a goalie is named the National Hockey League’s most valuable player?Is Pekka Rinne the ‘Hart’ of the Nashville Predators? Where would the injury- and


    The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Grigorenko (5/16/94, 6’3″, 211 lbs), who will join the Sabres for the first time this season, is currently tied for second on the Amerks with seven goals in 2014-15 and has

Pekka Rinne back to being Nashville’s ace in the goal

. Pekka Rinne is sort of like an ace pitcher in Major League Baseball. When he was healthy, whenever the Predators needed a big-time start from their goalie to stem a losing skid, they got one from Rinne. “He’s gotta be Kershaw. He’s the best in the league,” noted baseball fan and All-Star defenseman Shea

NHL goalies’ contracts continue to come up short of Rinne’s

Published September 3, 2013 by David Boclair It has been more than 20 months since Pekka Rinne signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Nashville Predators, and more than a year since that deal took effect. At that moment (Nov. 3, 2011) the timing seemed prudent. After all, the franchise locked him up when

Grigorenko Barnstorming Tour is Over for 2013

Buffalo fans never cease to amaze. You people can never be called “bandwagon fans”. The overwhelming majority of you support your team through the good times, and the ugly times. As witnessed by this recently concluded failure of a season. The Sabres have experienced monster growth in their local TV rating and they have YOU