Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakout performance at the World Junior Championships has broken the ice and made the 18-year-old forward a noteable prospect in hockey’s near future. He took shifts at center in that tournament, and it’s a testament to his talent that he made it look like he had played there all his life. Kuznetsov has
Alex Radulov has had star written all over him since he was chosen 15th overall in the first round of the 2004 NHL draft. It’s no surprise that the 24 year winger old has continued to exceed promising expectations this season with his KHL Salavat Yulaev club, where in 50 games has compiled a league-leading
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne was named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Month for January, his first such honor after having been Rookie of the Month in February 2009. Boston’s Patrice Bergeron was named 1st Star, and Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes was 2nd. Pekka racked up a .945 save percentage in 11
Like DeBoer, even Dadonov was a little surprised by the honor. Dadonov, 21, got word he would be going to Raleigh a few hours before he played in just his 19th NHL game. “I don’t know much about this, this is the first time they told me about it,’’ Dadonov said soon after word broke
Anton Volchenkov of the New Jersey Devils lays a big hit on Jan Mursak of the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 26, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.
Only his second season playing professional hockey in North America, Vancouver Canucks prospect Sergei Shirokov has become accustomed to playing in the American Hockey League All-Star. Last winter Shirokov participated in the Ducks Unlimited AHL All Star Competition and scored two goals for the Planet USA AHL All-Stars. This year, Shirokov will again look to
Evgeny Dadonov is all set to show off his bag of tricks in this weekend’s 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend that will take place in Raleigh, NC. Dadonov is one of 12 rookies who will participate in the SuperSkills competition that will take place this Saturday, Jan. 29 at the RBC Center. The Florida Panthers’ youngster
Sidney Crosby is officially out of Sunday’s All-Star game due to a concussion, and Brian Leetch hopes Crosby won’t have to deal with this type of injury in the future.
Peter Forsberg is attempting a return to the NHL nearly three years after last playing with the Avalanche, and Brian Leetch says he’s looking forward to seeing Forsberg on the ice.
Courtesy of Jim, last night I was able to partake in a Q&A with Brian Leetch and Don Mattingly at the Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. When Jim came to me (and Joe, who was unable to make it due to the weather), I jumped at the opportunity to cover this event for the Banter.