also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
I saw the Guptill and Porter threads but thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive thread since a few more deals have gone down and more Wolverines hockey alumni are on the move:
- Matt Hunwick to the New York Rangers (previously Colorado)
- Kevin Porter to the Detroit Red Wings (original thread) (previously Buffalo)
- Steve Kampfer to the New York Rangers (previously Minnesota)
- Al Montoya to the Florida Panthers (previously Winnipeg)
- Mike Cammalleri to the New Jersey Devils (5 years/$25 million) (previously Calgary)
The Calder Trophy is the NHL's rookie of the year award. Danny Dekeyser was a candidate as well.
Congrats to him, his NHL future is bright!
Nathan McKinnon wins, and deservedly so.
In other news, Patrick Roy wins the Adams over Mike Babcock.
Surprised nobody created a thread yet. Game 1 vs. Boston one period in. LGRW!
PS: If somebody breaks Marchand's face into pieces, I wouldn't be upset.
Now lets win this game
Edit. Just thought i should add this (Dats on Crosby):
Per Michael Spath on twitter, Michigan forward Phil DiGiuseppe has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes which voids his last year of eligibility with the team.
And so begins another summer of Michigan Hockey and seeing who will still be here once the new season begins. Losing him is not crippling, but also not ideal. Hopefully everyone else stays because the depth still eligible and the incoming recruiting class has the ability to make some noise next year.
EDIT: per Mark Edwards on twitter, Alex Guptill has also signed an entry level deal with the Dallas Stars
Seattle has been long rumored to be the #1 expansion candidate for the NHL and now people are starting to indicate they may actually be close to an announcement. Per the Seattle Times (link):
Sources have indicated that talks between the NHL and local officials were far enough along that some type of announcement could be made within weeks of the Sochi Olympics concluding. Daly told reporters in Sochi this week that no expansion announcement was imminent.
But it’s unlikely the league would delay an announcement beyond June if it intends to have new teams in 2015-16. Expansion teams typically need a couple of summers to do proper marketing and prepare temporary arena facilities.
Some mixed reports there but rumblings certainly are indicating Seattle will have a team sooner or later. This article even goes so far as to suggest that another team would likely be added concurrently to even up the league (since there's 14 in the West vs 16 in the East). KC and Quebec City were floated FWIW.