Yesterday’s free agent frenzy saw a few Russians take their talents to new places, or be rewarded by their current teams with contract extensions. Let’s take a quick glance around the league. Continue reading “NHL Free Agency Day 1 Round-Up”
Another day, another Russian being traded during the NHL Draft. Just like day one which saw Mikhail Grigorenko and Nikita Zadorov being dealt in the early moments, day two similarly saw the Carolina Hurricanes deal the Russian no one expected (looking at you Alex Semin) sending goalie Anton Khudobin to the Anaheim Ducks for James Wisniewski.
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When it comes to drama in one of America’s most demanding sports towns the Boston Bruins are at the bottom of the barrel. It comes as no surprise since they do share the back pages with the Sox, Pats, and Celtics all of whom were relevant to Bostonians before the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years last summer. Their bearded hero came in the form of Tim Thomas who not only carried the team on his back at times throughout the post-season but was also awarded MVP honors to boot.
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“For me, six times was a charm.”…These must be the words, courtesy of My Cousin Vinny, that were replaying in Sergei Samsonov’s head when he got the phone call from Jim Rutherford. It’s been quite the roller coaster ride for the once highly sought after, Samsonov. After his impressive rookie campaign, Samsonov followed up the next two years with consistent numbers, and then exploded onto the scene with 70+ points.
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