Sad... Murph was a goof, but he was our goof. We make fun of his broadcasts a lot, but not because they're bad. He's just goofy, and you kind of knew he was just being himself in front of the camera. He also enjoyed what he was doing, and was enthusiastic.
Surprised I haven't seen this around here, maybe it has to do with less ladies on LGW than in days past (a shame). Amanda Kessel, Phil Kessel's sister, finished her junior year at Minnesota with 46 goals and 55 assists:
Amanda Kessel scored twice, and the Gophers breezed by Boston University 6-3 on Sunday to finish the first perfect season in the 13-year history of NCAA women's hockey.
Mira Jalosuo, Hannah Brandt, Milica McMillen and Rachel Ramsey also scored for the Gophers (41-0), who won their second straight national championship - and fourth overall - and stretched their record winning streak to 49 games. Their last loss was to North Dakota on Feb. 17, 2012, more than 13 months ago.
Now they've made a convincing case as the best team ever in this young sport. Wisconsin went 36-1-4 in 2007 and 37-2-2 in 2011 to win national titles, but never has one school dominated from October through March quite like this Minnesota bunch.
Kessel, who won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award on Saturday as the top player in the country, added two assists.
I guess hockey is genetic sometimes lol.
Has anyone seen her play, and do they think she could play in the AHL? We've already had several women play in men's minor leagues in the past.
The sister of Toronto Maple Leafs star (and former Gopher) Phil Kessel topped 100 three times in high school at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn. Before that, Kessel played on a boys bantam team in her hometown of Madison, Wis., that won state and regional championships.
It would be great BUT. I don't see Babcock putting a rookie with no professional hockey experience in immediately. I just can't believe that he would. If Danny wants to play in the NHL immediately, he will pick a team that will be willing to do that and sorry, but that probably isn't the Wings. In fact, I can't imagine that any team will commit to playing him immediately unless they have nothing to lose - no hope for the playoffs.
Danny has a toough decision to make. The AHL for a good team or the NHL for a crappy team.
I'm all for history and tradition, but no. Confusing even for the hockey fan, even worse for the casual fan. At least make them more contemporary - Orr, Lemieux, Gretzky, Hull (Bobby).
Gives you an all-time great from a team in each division.
Swap Lemieux for Howe and you might be onto something.