The Rangers Head Professional Scout, Europe, Anders Hedberg, checked in from Slovakia—site of the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championships—to chat about Oscar Lindberg, the 19 year old Swedish forward acquired from the Coyotes Sunday. Though he didn’t wish to project a future NHL role on Lindberg, Hedberg did say that he expects Lindberg to play
The New York Rangers made a deal on Sunday afternoon as they acquired forward Oscar Lindberg from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Ethan Werek. Lindberg, 19, skated in 41 games with Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League this season, tallying 5 goals and 9 assists, along with 31 penalty minutes. He also appeared in
Brian Leetch previews the Red Wings vs. Coyotes series and declares, “Detroit may be vulnerable for an upset” but still believes they will advance to the next round.
It was a tale of two goalies at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday night. Both Ilya Bryzgalov and Pekka Rinne came in riding hot streaks, but only one showed up for Tuesday’s contest between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators. Now the Preds are not, by any means, an offensive team. They rank highly in
A rousing game from Ilya Kovalchuk and a perfect night from Martin Brodeur propelled the Devils back into the wins column in a big way. Kovalchuk notched his first two-goal game as a Devil, and Brodeur made 29 saves for career shutout No. 113 in Wednesday’s 3-0 triumph over visiting Phoenix. The Devils (9-19-2) snapped
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the team has selected right wing Philip Lane with the 52nd overall pick and center Oscar Lindberg with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. In addition, the Coyotes selected goaltender
In the 2009 draft, seven elite players were taken from Sweden in the opening round: Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, David Rundblad, Jacob Josefson, Tim Erixon and Marcus Johansson. But in 2010, the Swedes were shutout of the opening round. Not that it’s a cause for concern: On Day 2 six players were plucked