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Iginla leads Calgary to December success

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd If Jarome Iginla maintains his current pace, he’ll crack the 100-point barrier for the first time in his career this season. Better still, the Calgary captain is in contention for his second Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer, battling the likes of Tampa […]

Can Niedermayer lead Anaheim to another Cup?

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd When Scott Niedermayer returned to the lineup of the Anaheim Ducks on December 16, it marked the end of a bizarre episode in NHL history. It’s not unheard-of for a legendary defenseman to retire after winning a Stanley Cup. Viacheslav Fetisov did it in 1998, […]

Mistakes cost Canucks points in January

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd Are the Vancouver Canucks a Stanley Cup contender? You might think so, simply due to the presence of superstar goalie Roberto Luongo. In addition, recent rumors claim Vancouver GM Dave Nonis could be looking to acquire Toronto captain Mats Sundin to ramp up his club’s […]

Sedins hold key to Vancouver’s playoff hopes

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd Early in the NHL careers of Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the twin Swedish forwards were derisively dubbed the “Sedin sisters.” Despite their obvious finesse skills and chemistry together, they lacked upper body strength and footspeed. And despite the similarity between their surname and that of […]

Can Avs make new history with old favorites?

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd After the NHL trade deadline on February 26, there was a lot of history to be found in the roster of the Colorado Avalanche. If you wanted to go back to the franchise’s Quebec Nordiques era, you could look at Paul Stastny, the second-year center […]

Improved Coyotes will likely miss playoffs again

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd Wayne Gretzky achieved his most famous international victory as a player with Team Canada by victimizing two Russian goalies, Sergei Mylnikov and Evgeni Belosheikin, in the 1987 Canada Cup final. Ironically, the “Great One” can credit much of his coaching success with Phoenix this season […]

The reign of Nonis ends in Vancouver

Originally published in Eishockey News in 2008 By Lucas Aykroyd When Dave Nonis was fired as general manager of the Vancouver Canucks on April 14, the timing of his dismissal came as a surprise. Even though owner Francesco Aquilini expressed bitterness over the club’s narrow failure to make the playoffs, most observers thought Nonis, a […]

Time for Don Cherry to retire

Really, could there be a more fitting time for Don Cherry, the hockey media‚Äôs most notorious and self-righteous loudmouth, to make his exit? After all, June 4, 2008 will always be remembered as the date when the Detroit Red Wings became the first NHL team to win a Stanley Cup under the leadership of a […]

HockeyAdventure.com’s 2008 first-round NHL playoff predictions

EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal Canadiens defeat Boston Bruins in five games: Expect Montreal’s PP to be the difference Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Ottawa Senators in five games: Loss of Alfredsson and Fisher too tough for Sens to overcome Washington Capitals defeat Philadelphia Flyers in six games: Too much Ovie, too much momentum New Jersey Devils defeat New […]

NHL Quotes of the Week: March 16, 2008

Playoffs are coming. We don’t want to be distracted by side issues. We’re 100 percent committed to the task at hand. But we still like the Quotes of the Week. “People are going to say what they’re going to say, but when someone steps on you with a skate, I don’t think anyone deserves that.” […]