Shea Weber To Stay In Nashville, Predators Match Flyers’ Offer Sheet

 

Last week, the Philadelphia Flyers made a monster offer sheet to restricted free agent Shea Weber for 14 years and $110 million.  After a week of speculation of will they or won’t they, the Nashville Predators decided to match the offer sheet, which means Weber will stay with the only team he has known through his entire NHL career.  After losing unrestricted free agent Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild, the idea of losing both players in one offseason was too much.  To find out what the signing of Weber means for the Predators future, continue after the jump.

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Minnesota Wild About Having A Winning Hockey Team Again

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The Minnesota Wild are providing a glimmer of hope for the suffering fans of the State of Hockey as winter falls upon us.  After a dramatic shootout win in Edmonton on Wednesday night, the Minnesota Wild now have their best start in the 11 year history of the franchise.  “You’re now f-ing with the best in the world” as Minnesota has flirted with the top of the NHL standings, currently sit tied atop the Western Conference, and reside comfortably atop the Northwest Division, all before the calendar turns to December.  The Wild are not longer a lollipop on the schedule of other teams, and much of the credit goes to new coach Mike Yeo.  For more on Yeo and the dramatic turnaround for the Team of 18,000, continue after the jump.

 

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2011-12 NHL Northwest Division Rankings and Fantansy Projections

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The 2011-12 NHL season is already under way, and the action on the ice is already heating up.  After a summer filled with lots of on and off ice movement, but also  much  tragedy, the hockey world looks towards a new quest toward Lord Stanley’s Cup.  How do the teams in each division compare to one another?  Who will be the big fantasy players this season?  We take a division by division look at the 2011-12 NHL season.   Let’s take a look at the Northwest Division after the jump.

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Plane Crash Kills Russian Hockey Team

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Sad news from Russia, where reports say a plane carrying KHL team HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff, killing dozens.  At this moment, it’s believe that 36 of the 37 players on the plane were killed, 43 people killed in total, and two people surviving with what is described as “grave” injuries.  The plane went down shortly after takeoff from Yaroslavl, but weather is not believed to be a factor.  For more information on the tragedy, continue after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Chicago Cubs Sign Wayne Gretzky’s Kid

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TREVOR GRETZKY WILL JOIN CUBS ORGANIZATION

 

The Chicago Cubs have signed Trevor Gretzky, the son of Wayne Gretzky.  The Cubs drafted The Great One’s offspring this year in the seventh round of the MLB draft.  Trevor Gretzky, a 6’4″, 190 lbs first baseman, played high school baseball last year in Thousand Oaks, CA.  By signing with the Cubs, Gretzky will no longer attend San Diego State to play baseball under Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.  To learn more about Trevor Gretzky, click after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Mikael Granlund Shows Off At Minnesota Wild Prospect Camp (VIDEO)

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ANOTHER AMAZING GOAL FOR GRANLUND

While Mikael Granlund may not be playing for the Minnesota Wild for at least one more year, but he continues to show the skill and hands that amazed the entire world at this year’s World Championships, where he scored the world’s greatest goal.  Today, the Minnesota Wild held one of two scrimmages for the prospects who had been invited to development camp this past week.  To see the highlight goal that Granlund scored during today’s scrimmage, continue after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Injures Wrist, Will Have Surgery

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RECOVERY EXPECTED TO TAKE 6-8 WEEKS

Looks like Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane will have trouble lifting his drink for the next six to eight weeks.  The Blackhawks released a statement today announcing that Kane has a fractured left wrist that will require surgery to repair.  The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19.  A full recovery from the injury could take up to two months.  For more on the injury, and the full statement from the Chicago Blackhawks, click after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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2011 NHL Free Agency Roundup: Goalies

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TOP NHL GOALIE FREE AGENTS

 

There is no real baseball being played right now, despite what Bud Selig wants us to think.  There is no action in the NBA or NFL with both locked out and barred from their sport.  The only real sport still rolling is the NHL.  With the free agency period a little more than a week and a half old, the top players of the class have been signed to the big contracts, the accompanying pieces have been signed, and we have a general sense of what every NHL team’s line ups come this fall.  It’s time to take a look at where  the top players signed  and what more to expect this NHL offseason.  To see who the top goalies are and where they went, continue after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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2011 NHL Free Agency: Defensemen

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TOP NHL DEFENSEMAN FREE AGENTS

 

There is no real baseball being played right now, despite what Bud Selig wants us to think.  There is no action in the NBA or NFL with both locked out and barred from their sport.  The only real sport still rolling is the NHL.  With the free agency period a little more than a week and a half old, the top players of the class have been signed to the big contracts, the accompanying pieces have been signed, and we have a general sense of what every NHL team’s line ups come this fall.  It’s time to take a look at where  the top players signed  and what more to expect this NHL offseason.  To see who the top defenseman are and where they went, continue after the jump.

 

Bryan Vickroy

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