09-01-2011 07:19 PM - edited 01-21-2013 06:02 PM
Yes Hockey Fans it is that time of year again!
Players are returning from summer breaks, owners and coaches are talking expectations, and fans are ready to see some goals, hits, and fights.
Training Camps are days away for a majority of the league and the pre-season is only a few weeks away.
So as the season starts getting going what are your predictions for the year? How does your favorite team look?
Let’s Play Hockey!
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09-07-2011 10:34 AM - edited 09-07-2011 02:49 PM
plane crash in Russia takes the lives of a few former NHLers.
Among those are Brad McCrimmon who was an assistant coach for the Red Wings since 2003. He just took the Head Coach job in Russia in May.
Also, Ruslan Salei who played for the Wings last year.
Just sad, sad news.
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09-07-2011 02:37 PM - edited 09-07-2011 03:11 PM
This summer just needs to end.
It really does.
Agreed. This has been a summer to forget. Also, a former member of the Dallas Stars was among the victims of the crash: Karlis Skrastins.
There's also this: NHL players react to tragedy on Twitter. I think the Tweet by Sharks player Ryane Clowe said it best: "Hearing the tragic news about the Russian plane crash almost brought me to my knees.. So so sad and unfair. Prayers go out to all the families."
In other, and hopefully lighter news, the Winnipeg Jets unveil their new jerseys. There's a photo gallery, but it's separate from the story itself. You can click on it here. (Just be sure to click on View Gallery so you can see them.) Now then, I like the uniforms, but they should bring back the original Jets jerseys as alternate home and away unis, respectively.
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09-07-2011 04:19 PM - edited 09-07-2011 04:25 PM
I just looked to see if Salei really has passed, and sure enough, he has. My God, what a horrible day. Anyway, you're absolutely right. This summer has been extremely tragic.
09-07-2011 05:59 PM
I found out at work just as the news came through and they only named McCrimmon. Driving home, the radio news had 3 other names not listed in the article that I remember from their time with the Hawks. This is just horrible. I usually worry during the winter that something like this will happen to an NHL or NFL team that's flying during bad weather.
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Another year of the Capitols making it, almost flawlessly, to the second round of the playoffs, and then failing miserably.
I really think the Caps can do it this year. They fixed their single biggest issue in the offseason when they signed Vokun. He can, and has in the past, put the entire team on his shoulders and huffed it into the playoffs. He has never had the offensive tallent in front of him that he does now and the players will play different knowing they have a well established goalie behind them. I really think that the Caps can do it this year.
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