Nikolai Khabibulin off to best start of long career

John Kreiser – The surprising Edmonton Oilers have gotten a lot of attention because of young stars like Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. However, it’s 38-year-old goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin who’s been the biggest difference between the team that finished 30th in the standings in 2010-11 and the one that takes a Northwest Division-leading 9-4-2

Can Kaspars Daugavins stick with the Ottawa Senators permanently?

Via Silver Seven When Kaspars Daugavins was called up, the expectations were largely that he will get a few games until Daniel Alfredsson comes back. However, Daugavins has played well in his six games with Ottawa. He is responsible defensively and has been very useful on the penalty kill. He averages 1:46 of penalty kill

Conversation with Pekka Rinne’s agent, Jay Grossman

Via Smashville 24/7 Smashville 24/7: First of all, your initial thoughts on Rinne’s contract? Jay Grossman: Obviously there was a long decision-making process, and there are a lot of factors that go into something of this nature and magnitude. I was really proud of Pekka because he’s had two other contract negotiations, which from an

Nashville Predators and goaltender Pekka Rinne Agree To 7-Year Extension

Via The Nashville Predators Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a seven-year, $49 million contract – the largest in franchise history. “Today’s signing is further evidence of our ownership’s commitment to keeping our core intact,”