Tag Archive | "Mikael Backlund"

Olli Jokinen suspended three games for crosscheck

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Calgary Flames center Olli Jokinen will miss the next three games for cross-checking Phoenix Coyotes forward Wojtek Wolski in the head. Playing primarily on the second line, Jokinen has been a disappointment with only two goals and is a far cry from his career-high of 39 goals set back in 2006-2007 with the Florida Panthers.…

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Rookie Report: Top 10 Forwards

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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At the 2010 entry draft, the question was Taylor vs Tyler, who will go first. Before the season started, all the rookie hype was on 2010 first overall pick Taylor Hall as the prime Calder candidate. Now that we are 15 games in, it’s time to have a look at where the rookie forwards stand.…

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Nightly Scrap: Canes dominate Stanley Cup rematch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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The Carolina Hurricanes simply continue to score goals in buckets.  As an excellent combination of veteran presence and youth, the team seems to be finally establishing their identity.  What better way to show that to the rest of the League than embarassing the team they beat in the playoffs just five short years ago. Captain…

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Researching the roles of the top NHL prospects (26-50)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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With pre-season predictions becoming stronger and stronger, we turn to one of the most important wildcards in fantasy hockey: the Rookie.  A good rookie can add depth to your squad and in some cases help you win your League.  A personal favorite site of mine, Hockey’s Future, recently released their top 50 prospects for the…

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Friday Night Lights: Demotions, Backups & Waivers, oh my

Friday, October 1, 2010

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Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne should play around 60 games this season should he remain healthy, as Matt Bennett covered earlier.  After an excellent stretch run last season which helped carry the team to the playoffs, Rinne ranks 13th overall amongst goalies in most drafts.  In March of last season alone he totaled four shutouts…

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Jokinen leaves pre-season game

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Olli Jokinen left the Calgary Flames’ pre-season matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes last night in the middle of the second period with an undisclosed mid-body injury.  Temporarily stepping in for Jokinen between Niklas Hagman and Jarome Iginla was Alex Tanguay but don’t expect that to be a long term solution. If Jokinen misses any extended…

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