NHL Archive

Friday faceoffs

Day three in the NHL had 10 teams in action. The Red Wings handed Toronto their second straight loss, Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick, Dylan Larkin picked up his first goal and assist in the NHL in his first game, and U Maine Black Bear Jimmy Howard picked up the shutout.The Hawks got a

Eichel Era Game One

One game, one goal. Jack strikes in the the third to get Buffalo on the board. A one inch offside call on a coach’s challenge denied the game tying goal by Evander Kane. The Sabres lose this one and goalie Robin Lehner to a freak injury.  Plenty of choppy play marked the first two periods.

Night One of the new season

A new NHL season began with tight games in the eastern time zone and blowouts out west. The Leafs started to pile up the losses with their first game, going down to the Habs. Then we saw the Rangers get up on the Blackhawks early and hold on for the win. In the late games,

Frozen fantasy

Here is my fantasy team for this year.  Auction league with weekly head to head play. Forwards Nathan MacKinnon Filip Forsberg Nikita Kucherov John Tavares Taylor Hall Evander Kane Jason Pominville Joe Thornton Matt Beleskey Mika Zibanejad Defense Mark Giordano Roman Josi Dustin Byfuglien Jack Johnson Goalies Corey Crawford Martin Jones Week one reserves  Jarome

Sabres Camp is open

After a successful first annual Buffalo Prospects Tournament for the Sabres, the veterans reported today. Some Day 1 comments from players here. With the young players coming off good performances it should be a great start to camp with the vets. This years team will be MUCH more fun to watch than last years version.

Online Assist

There is now a menu with links to other hockey sites and leagues on gilbertportland.com Check it out on the right side below the Tweets. If you want to find European teams, click on Champions Hockey League and then click on Clubs on their site, it will bring up a nice menu of almost all the

Rule changes needed

In talking about Carey Price in the last post I touched on how the game is played and coached and why team defenses provide a much more stable environment for a goalie than they used to. One of these environmental changes is shot blocking. I thought the rule change concept Bob Gainey presented a few

The Price is Wrong

I returned home from vacation last week and found The Hockey News Yearbook in my mailbox with their annual Top 50 players feature. Number 1 on their list is Carey Price, this coming a couple months after the love fest for Price that was the NHL Awards. Carey Price is not the top player in

Plante Ponderings

Yesterday I retweeted an @IIHFHockey story on Derek Plante coaching Team USA in the @HlinkaMemorial tournament. Today I wanted to recount some Plante memories because he is one of those guys that was not a Sabre for that long, but gave us some vivid moments in the mid-1990’s. First his rookie season where he propped