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Callahan and Nestrasil re-signed

17 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Callahan signed for 1 year at $555,000.

 

Nestrasil signed for 1 year at S550,000.

 

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Hard to go wrong with these guys at league minimum.


Teams to be compensated for losing personnel to other teams

26 June 2014 - 08:26 PM

Today, NHL also approved compensation for a team losing someone hired to be head coach, GM or President/Hockey Ops with another club.
 
Generally, we're talking a third-round draft pick, and the club doing the hiring will have a window of three years to give it up.
 

Great news for us.


Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

24 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

So today via Twitter The Penguins asked fans to submit questions for James Neal.

 

Hilarity ensues...

 

Some examples...

 

Flyers Nation ‏@FlyersNation  3h
James, do you get the biggest thrill out of kneeing someone in the head or cross checking them in the head? #AskNeal

 

John Forsyth ‏@blackbear93  1h
#askneal if you could go back in time and end the career of any player in NHL history who would you choose?

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  1h
Is it more rewarding to score a goal or concuss another human? #AskNeal

 

Greg ‏@GDubs10  2h
. @penguins Hey James, long time fan first time tweeter. What's your favorite hockey play? The Flying V or the Flying Elbow? #askneal

 

Jeff Mehmel ‏@ThaBKeeper  2h
Have you ever cross checked or kneed your grandma in the head?  Stupid question.  Of course you have, you're James Neal #askneal @penguins

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  2h
If you could have any super power, how would you use it to hit opponents in the head? #askneal

 

Mike From Attleboro ‏@MikeFromATown  2h
How does one go about playing as dirty as you do while fighting less than the Swiss? #AskNeal

 

Steph ‏@myregularface  2h
If Crosby wasn't your teammate, would you try to knee him in the head or use a different body part to contact his head? #askneal


Red Wings sign college FA Colin Campbell

16 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Red Wings sign college FA Colin Campbell

 

 

 

Colin Campbell, RW
Senior, Lake Superior State University (WCHA)

Despite a lack of prospects on their rosters in recent years, NHL teams have continually kept a close eye on Lake Superior State. At the end of last season, the Lakers saw Kellen Lain and Buddy Robinson sign with the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators, respectively. This season, one Lake Superior State player that NHL teams are watching closely is Colin Campbell.

After missing much of his junior campaign last season due to injury, Campbell has bounced back and been an impact player this season. The Pickering, ON native ranks second on the team with 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) in 36 games to date. His 14 goals and three game-winners both lead Lake Superior State.

Campbell is a sturdy 6’1”, 203-pound power forward who is especially strong on the puck. One attribute that has gotten the attention of scouts is Campbell’s sheer strength. Simply put, he’s very difficult to move off of the puck. Campbell uses his powerful frame and tenacity advantageously along the walls and in front of the net, and is also very good cycling the puck. Many of Campbell’s goals aren’t of the pretty variety, but instead come as a result of hard work and relentless battles for loose pucks. He also uses his strength effectively in protecting the puck and maintaining possession. His strength, great play in tight areas and physicality allow him to excel in the muck-and-grind game. Source

 

 


Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

05 March 2014 - 04:33 AM

 

 

Gordie Howe is “Mr. Hockey,” Steve Yzerman “The Captain.”

 

Nicklas Lidstrom does not have a definitive nickname.

Half the time, it seems, his last name is mispronounced even by the most ardent Red Wings’ fans as “Lindstrom.”

Or it’s simply, “Nick.”

The latter part is fitting because the brilliance of Nicklas Lidstrom during his two decades along the blue line for the Red Wings was his understated and overwhelmingly effective performance.

To a generation of hockey fans, raised in the 1950s and 1960s, Gordie Howe will always be the greatest Red Wing of all time.

To another generation, those raised beyond the early 1980s, it is overwhelmingly Steve Yzerman.

Yet, with all due respect to Mr. Hockey and The Captain, the greatest Red Wing of all is Lidstrom, whose uniform No.5 will be retired by the organization Thursday night before a game vs. Colorado at Joe Louis Arena.

 

Continues at length and whether you agree or not it's a good read.