July 3, 2012 |
ZACH PARISE stood outside a nondescript office building in suburban Toronto on Monday and made an important announcement, with the entire hockey world — general managers, fans and fellow free agents alike — hanging on every word. Except, Parise's announcement wasn't much of an announcement at all. He needs more time to decide his future. Nearly everyone in said hockey world collectively grumbled. Parise's decision is the domino holding up nearly every other marginal free agent from signing.
May 19, 2012
Jesse Joensuu 's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States, 3-2, on Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki. Joensuu opened the scoring at 13 minutes, 27 seconds in the second period, before the Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the U.S. early in the third period. The Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu tied it with 6:58 left in the third.
February 26, 1996 |
The first time Wayne Gretzky was traded, back in 1988, the hockey world wobbled on its axis. Now, at least according to ESPN, Gretzky is being traded again, from the Los Angeles Kings to the St. Louis Blues, once a few details are worked out. This time, at least in the Flyers' corner of the hockey world, the reaction is relief. Relief that the Gretzky drama, which has been in the headlines for nearly two months now, might finally be over. And relief that the whole business apparently will have no affect on the Flyers, who have finished their season series with St. Louis and can't play the Blues in the playoffs unless both teams make the Stanley Cup final.
April 17, 1999 |
The Flyers were well aware the eyes of the hockey world were focused just a few miles east of their game against the New Jersey Devils. As the Flyers prepared to bus through the rain from a North Jersey hotel to the Continental Airlines Arena yesterday afternoon, Wayne Gretzky was announcing his retirement at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Steve Duchesne is the only Flyer to play with Gretzky in the NHL. They were teammates in Los Angeles for four seasons - 1988-89 through '91-92.
May 15, 2010 |
When the Montreal Canadiens turned the page on their first century earlier this season, Ken Dryden invited current members of the storied team to write their own history. "And why not make it great?" the Hall of Fame goalie suggested on the occasion of the Canadiens' 100th anniversary game against Boston on Dec. 4. Looks like the 2009-10 team took Dryden's advice to heart. Montreal has stunned the hockey world by reaching the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 17 years.
February 20, 2002 |
The American and German coaches have flicked verbal jabs at each other. The Canadians are on edge, their legendary leader whining that the whole hockey world is out to get them. The Finns are claiming that they are being overlooked. The Swedes are quietly kicking backsides and taking names, showing everyone how to play big-rink hockey. If you thought this Olympic men's tournament was just going to be a fun little mid-winter respite from the clutch-and-grap rigors of the NHL, a good-will spin around the rink for the old homeland, think again.
January 15, 2011 |
ATLANTA - Danny Briere continues to show the hockey world he was the best forward not selected for the All-Star Game. Briere scored with 7 minutes, 12 seconds remaining Friday night, sparking the Flyers to a 5-2 win over Atlanta at the sparsely filled Philips Arena. With the score tied, 2-2, Scott Hartnell's drive was tipped by Ville Leino to Briere, who was a few feet to his right. Goalie Ondrej Pavelec had to defend against Leino, so Briere was able to knock the puck into the empty net for his 24th goal - tied for fifth in the NHL. "I knew we were there alone, and I was just trying to stop the puck, and it worked out perfectly and went right to Danny," Leino said.
March 27, 2007 |
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says fighting is part of hockey and believes some people have been "running off a little too fast on this topic. " "My view on fighting hasn't changed," Bettman told the Canadian Press yesterday. "We've never taken active steps or considered eliminating fighting from the game. "I've always taken the view that it's a part of the game and it rises and lowers based on what the game dictates. " While Bettman seemed OK with the game's current stand on fighting, he's concerned about the larger safety issues.
November 2, 2000 |
Harry Sinden ended his 28-year stint as general manager of the Boston Bruins yesterday, just a week after replacing coach Pat Burns with Mike Keenan. The team has lost three of four games under Keenan. Sinden, 67, who will stay on as team president, has been a player and coach with the Bruins. In his nearly three decades as GM, the Bruins won 10 division and five conference titles, and had 26 winning seasons. "The respect that he has earned from people throughout the hockey world.
February 11, 2005 |
Louis John Sutter, who watched six sons play in the NHL including two with the Flyers, died yesterday following a lengthy illness. He was 73. Twins Ron and Rich Sutter played for the Flyers - Ron from 1982 to '91 and Rich from 1983 to '86. Ron, a center, was the team's first-round draft pick in 1982, the fourth player selected overall. Ron was the Flyers' captain from 1989 to '91. Rich played right wing, often on his brother's line. "All of Alberta and the hockey world understand the impact that Mr. Sutter and his family have had on our game and in our communities," said Ken King, the president of the Flames, who are managed and coached by Darryl Sutter.