NHL Players in the Olympics

01/07/2010
2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic - Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

The title says it all.  This article will be no more than a comprehensive list of NHL (and some other players owned by NHL teams) players set to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Read the rest of this entry »


Final Destination: Scott Niedermayer

12/23/2009
Anaheim Ducks v Philadelphia Flyers

Some players around the League find themselves at a career crossroad.  A crossroad with tough decisions to make regarding ongoing speculation of their final season.  Speculation whether to stay on a sinking ship and finish at the bottom of the sea or leaving one’s comfort zone in an attempt to stay on top.  Certainly no easy decision for any player

While Scott Niedermayer ponders his future in hockey he continues another solid year in his famed career.  The same cannot be said for the Anaheim Ducks, who sit 13th in the Western Conference despite coming off a come from behind victory against the Colorado Avalanche.  The team finds themselves as of this writing a mere five points behind the eighth seed.

The asking price for the captain should be reasonable, as he would strictly be a playoff rental.  However, GM Brian Murray can  acquire a potential piece or pieces to build for a brighter future in sunny Anaheim.

A quick look around the league shows there are a few teams in need of Niedermayer’s services. At 37, he still is one of the best defensemen in the game and a huge piece for a few teams looking for that extra push into serious cup contention.

Lets take a closer look at which teams could trade for Niedermayer in order to bring home Lord Stanley’s Cup.  Even though he already carries four Stanley Cup rings to his credit, every player in this league starts the season with one goal in mind.

Read the rest of this entry »


Injury Updates 12/05/2009

12/05/2009
Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Vancouver Canucks

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Jussi Jokinen and Chad LaRose playing today. [Canes Now]

Edmonton Oilers

  • Nikolai Khabibulin still not working out. [Dan Tencer]

St. Louis Blues

Los Angeles Kings

Toronto Maple Leafs


Read the rest of this entry »


Injury Updates 12/04/2009

12/04/2009
Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.

Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Mattias Ohlund and Ryan Malone expected to play tonight. [Erik Erlendsson]

New Jersey Devils

  • Johnny Oduya expected back in the lineup tomorrow. [Fire & Ice]

Anaheim Ducks

Minnesota Wild

  • Petr Sykora, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Brent Burns all worked out but are not skating with the team. [Russo’s Rants]

Read the rest of this entry »


Injury Updates 12/01/2009

12/01/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jeff Finger in for the injured Carl Gunnarson. [Jonas Siegel]

Montreal Canadiens

  • Andrei Kostitsyn skated with the team yesterday but his still out indefinitely.  AK46 has been out since blocking a shot last Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.  [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Scott Gomez and Matt D’Agostini will return tonight while Hal Gill and Andrei Kostitsyn practiced with the team.  [Habs Inside/Out]

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Only injured players are Adam Burish and Dave Bolland, both of which not close to returning.

Ottawa Senators

San Jose Sharks

  • No lineup changes

Los Angeles Kings

Anaheim Ducks

  • Coming Soon

Last Night’s Wounded

Florida Panthers

  • Tomas Vokoun set to meet back with the team, he should dress in Wednesday’s game.  If you missed what happenned last night, click here. [Sun Sentinel]

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Around the League

New Jersey Devils

  • Johnny Oduya practicing with the team.  Rob Niedermayer expected to play on Wednesday.  Jamie Langenbrunner not at practice.  [Fire & Ice]
  • Oduya won’t play, Langenbrunner questionable [NJ.com]

Edmonton Oilers

  • Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Nikolai Khabibulin not practicing.  Ryan Stone and Robert Nilsson cleared to practice and play. [Oilers Country]

Boston Bruins

  • Matt Hunwick and Patrice Bergeron practicing with the team. [John Bishop]

Hope you enjoyed the article. You can help NHLHS stay alive by visiting our sponsors to the left.

Follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates

-Alexander Monaghan
NHLHS Founder
thehotstove@gmail.com


Injury Updates 11/30/2009

11/30/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Washington Capitals

  • Shaone Morrisonn skated but will not play, Karl Alzner play in his place. [In the Room]

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Joni Pitkanen will play tonight. [Canes Now]
  • Scott Walker is doubtful for tonight.  Cory LaRose did not practice while Cam Ward practiced with goalie coach Tom Barasso. [Canes Country]

Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Rangers

Buffalo Sabres

  • Paul Gaustad will not play. [Sabres.com]
  • Still awaiting word on the status of Craig Rivet.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Mike Komisarek expected back when the Leafs face the Sabres. [TSN]

Florida Panthers

Atlanta Thrashers

St. Louis Blues

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Mike Methot out two games with an upper body injury. [Tom Reed]
  • Andrew Murray could return Thursday. [Tom Reed]
  • Derek Dorsett out at least three more games. [Tom Reed]

Dallas Stars

  • No injuries to date.

Detroit Red Wings

  • Patrick Eaves likely out tonight with Kirk Maltby replacing him.  [Mlive.com]
  • Valtteri Filppula should be back on the ice. [Free Press]

Colorado Avalanche

  • T.J. Galiardi questionable, Milan Hejduk out for the night. [All Things Avs]

Tampa Bay Lightning

Calgary Flames

  • Both Cory Sarich and Rene Bourque remain out indefinitely with undisclosed injuries.  [Calgary Sun]
  • Bourque could play Thursday at Phoenix. [Flames Insider]

Nashville Predators

  • No injuries to date.

Around the League

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Daniel Briere still down with the flu, but should be close to 100 percent for Thursday’s game. Simon Gagne could return in three weeks, while Darroll Powe and Blair Betts are out until January.  [Broad Street Bull]

New Jersey Devils

  • Jay Pandolfo and Rob Niedermayer practiced today. [Fire & Ice]
  • Johnny Oduya set to practice with the team tomorrow.  [Tom Gulitti]

Minnesota Wild

  • Martin Havlat and Antti Miettinen practicing with the Wild. [Wild Now]

New York Islanders

Montreal Canadiens

  • Matt D’Agostini and Scott Gomez expected to play tomorrow.  [Habs Inside/Out]

Los Angeles Kings

  • Rob Scuderi questionable while Ryan Smyth took part in a “fairly intensive workout.” [LA Kings Insider]

Hope you enjoyed the article. You can help NHLHS stay alive by visiting our sponsors to the left.

Follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates

-Alexander Monaghan
NHLHS Founder
thehotstove@gmail.com


Injury Updates 11/19/2009

11/19/2009
Boston Bruins v Phoenix Coyotes

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:

  • Reigning Calder winner Steve Mason expected to start tonight against Dallas writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, ending speculation on his back spasms.  The same report lists Mike Commodore and Raffi Torres as likely to play tonight while Samuel Pahlsson still recovers from back spasms.
  • Read the rest of this entry »