Teemu Selanne raced and still races rally cars. Dave Semenko boxed “The Greatest” in the ring. Donald Brashear used his fighting skills to fight in the Octagon. Those three players are multi-sport athletes.
Disney was done with hockey. The Ducks needed new branding.
Many people in the hockey world are creating hockey tactics without strict positional play in mind.
Although it is controversial in ending a game, the shootout has been an important part in deciding regular season games ever since its introduction in 2005.
Playoffs are when it really matters. All of the statistics and history from the regular season are disregarded and the numbers get thrown out; either you perform or you don’t. That’s what the Conn Smythe Trophy is about.
With Steve Mason and his zombified Flyers’ mask gone, Alex Lyon might have taken the mantle of spookiest goalie mask.
The history books are filled with great players who made an impact in the NHL. This is not that kind of story.
For some, they will face tough decisions that are critical to the success of their team that will have to be made this season.
Matt Duchene is not a happy camper.
The infamous sophomore slump has always been a talking point surrounding young players that have had big freshman seasons.