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Abdelkader Player's Tribune article

22 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

Abby recently wrote a player's tribune article about what it was like scoring the national championship winning goal in college; figured I'd share. 

 

Pretty good article from the Player's Tribune, as always. Enjoy :) 

 

 

http://www.theplayer...ckey-red-wings/


Congrats Jim! - Stars Extend Nill 5 More Years

08 January 2016 - 11:42 AM

 

“In just over two years, Jim has helped instill a culture of excellence within our organization and extending that partnership to 2022-23 is vital for the direction of the hockey club,” said Stars owner Tom Gaglardi in a release. “From the day he stepped into this role, he has displayed tremendous decision-making in the re-tooling of our group and we’re excited to build upon the foundation that has been laid. We feel he is one of the best general managers in our league and we are thrilled he is so committed to us.”

“I’ve said over and over again, just how special of a group we have here in Dallas, and developing and maintaining a winning organization is something I look forward to over the next seven years,” added Nill.

 

 

Personally, I'm a big fan of the new look Stars team that Nill is building in Dallas and am happy to see any former wings executive find continued success elsewhere. 

 

I look forward to continuing to cheer for Dallas for years to come.. congrats Jim! 

 

 

 

 

 

http://nhl.nbcsports...-of-excellence/

 

 


New NHL all-star game format

17 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

From McKenzie on Insider Trading:

Theres going to be a 3-on-3 mini-game format for the All-Star Game. The National Hockey League Players Association recently signed off on that format, and the expectation is that the League will be making some sort of formal announcement about it tomorrow.

"What we believe to be the case is that the fantasy draft will be dead. Instead, there will be four divisional teams nine or 10 skaters apiece, a couple of goaltenders. The two teams in the Eastern Conference would play a 20-minute mini-game. The two teams in the Western Conference would play a 20-minute mini-game. And then you would have the two winners play a 20-minute mini-game.



http://www.tsn.ca/nh...-trading~752250

The mix up is interesting.. it definitely needed one, but this seems like it could get boring fast. I imagine there will be notable snubs too. And also, more goalies will make it.

I hope I'm wrong and it's as exciting at 3v3 OT has been the whole time.

Either way, I'm glad they keep finding ways to mix up the all-star game.

Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

05 November 2015 - 11:56 AM

and it appears to be a pretty sizable one..

 
hopefully he gets out of this slump soon.
 

 

 

According to beat reporter Ansar Khan, the Detroit Red Wings and forward Justin Abdelkader are closing in on a contract extension.

The deal is expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. It appears as though the contract will be worth more than $4 million annually and it will be longer than four years.

 

 

http://nhl.nbcsports...n-on-extension/

 

 

 


PK Subban - spot on Don Cherry impression

21 September 2015 - 07:55 AM

Great hockey player, charitable guy, AND spot on impressionist?? What can't this guy do? :P 

 

(This was so good I figured it deserved it's own thread.. didn't see it posted anywhere)