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Wings sign Defenseman Joe Hicketts to Entry Level Contract.

24 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

The Red Wings have signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a three-year entry-level contract.

 

Per Wings' Press Release:

 

"The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Joe Hicketts on a three-year, entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

 

Hicketts, 18, signs his first NHL contract after attending Detroit’s development camp in July and playing for the club last week at the 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. In 2013-14, Hicketts skated in 36 games for the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals, ranking second among the team’s defensemen with 24 points (6-18-24) despite missing nearly half the season due to injury. The 5-foot-8, 186-lb., blueliner has played 103 WHL games for the Royals since 2012-13, totaling 48 points (12-36-48), a plus-14 rating and 57 penalty minutes over two seasons. He has also appeared in 13 playoff games for the club, registering three assists and 11 penalty minutes.

 

A native of Kamloops, British Columbia, Hicketts has represented Canada twice on the international stage. He captained Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Drummondville and Victoriaville, Quebec, in 2013 and won a bronze medal with Canada at the Under-18 World Championships in Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland, in April 2014. Hicketts picked up a combined 10 points (2-8-10) and 12 penalty minutes over the two tournaments."


If enough users commented on it, do you all think we could get Ansar Khan to do an investigatory article on the exact heights and weights of Joe Hicketts parents?  It's the only info I really care about with regard to this story. 


A Perfect fit for the Bruins...Ville Leino?

12 September 2014 - 09:45 AM

Ville Leino given an invite to the Boston Bruins' training camp. 

 

Lol. 

 

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=729718


What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

11 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Jesus, can you imagine?

 

"I tried to reach [Detroit Red Wings owner] Mike Ilitch, because I knew Wayne would have loved to go to Detroit," Pocklington said. "But it was basically done so quickly, and that was it. There was never a bidding war. There probably should have been, looking back."

 

Interesting read to say the least.

 

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=679887


Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

02 July 2014 - 10:48 AM

Words can't describe how much I needed this today.  Shout out to the universe for hooking a guy up in a time of need. 

 

http://www.cbssports...ested-in-ottawa

 

"Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

The incident occurred at a bar in the Byward Market the source said.

Ottawa Police have refused any comment on the incident. Police said they cannot comment unless charges are laid, but several sources did confirm to the Sun Giroux spent the night in jail."


NHL Playoff Eulogies

14 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

I don't know if any of you follow the eulogies that Puck Daddy posts for each team that's eliminated from the playoffs.  They're written by hockey bloggers from other teams and are meant as a roast of the eliminated team.  Some are bad (San Jose), some are plain (Detroit), and some are amazing (Philadelphia).  Well worth the read for a good laugh...just don't take things too seriously. 

 

I'm posting the Philadelphia eulogy, because it's one of the funniest (and harshest) things I've ever seen posted on the internet.  Enjoy!

 

https://sports.yahoo...-161540395.html