Category Archives: NHL

NHL Player Try To Win Over Fans

The NHL owners have locked out the players and the season is once again in doubt just like in 2004. This time around the players have decided to take a public approach with social media to help get fans on their side. At the end of the day the players have very little leverage. None of these owners are going broke with the NHL not playing. Most of these owners are billionaires despite being NHL owners. Hockey is not how they acquired their wealth and they still are bringing other dollars in through various other companies. The players on the other hand are getting paid until December 1st. Then most will have no further income until hockey gets back on the ice. It is in their best interest to get a deal done prior to Christmas. Either way we are starting to see each side make public appeals so they don’t look like the “bad guys” during this dark time in the NHL.

Here is the players plead to fans.

NHL Predictions 2012-13 Season

By Ryan Karhut

With another season fast approaching we here at Athlete’s Angle decided to take a long in depth look at the season ahead. There are many factors at play here so we took into account last season’s records, goals for, goals against, players Continue reading

Rick Nash a Blue Shirt

Nash pictured here just two years ago after signing an 8-year $62.4 million deal with the Jackets.

Finally! After months and months of speculation Rick Nash has been dealt. Nash and his 6-years at $7.8 million/season contract were moved to the New York Rangers just minutes ago.

I know what you’re thinking…..all this time for a deal to come to fruition must mean Scott Howson, GM for the Blue Continue reading

The Winnipeg Jets Officially Return

The 80's version of the Jets logo.

Tonight when the NHL Draft takes place in St. Paul Minnesota it is expected that the Winnipeg franchise will reveal its name. When the team goes up to the podium to announce their selection, 7th overall, it is at that time they are expected to announce that their team name will be indeed the Winnipeg Jets!

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NHL Returns to Winnipeg!

Well it’s official, the NHL will return to Winnipeg this fall. True North has called a press conference for 11 am ct today to make the announcement. True North had signed off on the deal yesterday and was waiting for the Atlanta Spirit Group lawyers to do the due diligence.

True North will announce at the press conference that season tickets will go on sale immediately following the announcement. The team will also compete in the Eastern Conference’s South Eastern division this year before the NHL realigns next year. At which time the Winnipeg-based franchise will shift to the West.

Details will continue to come out today so we are literally a couple hours away from knowing if the Winnipeg Jets are returning or if the Manitoba Moose move from the AHL to the NHL. Stay tuned.

San Jose Sharks – Stop Pissing Me Off!

For the second time in this year’s NHL playoffs, a team has managed to erase a 3-0 series lead. In round 1 action, the Chicago Blackhawks came back after being down 3-0 to the Vancouver Canucks but fell short in Game 7 losing in overtime. In round 2, the Detroit Red Wings skated to a 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in game 6 on Tuesday to force a game 7. The teams will play the deciding game on Thursday.

Don't worry Joe, it's not all your fault...oh wait.

I have no particular interest in this series except that I picked the Sharks to win the series in my office hockey pool. I had them to win in six games – so I’m especially pissed off.

How does this team constantly suck me in to believing that this is the year they’re going to do something and go somewhere? Actually, to be fair to me, it’s not like I had them winning the Stanley Cup, I simply had them winning they’re second round series.

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Worst Penalty Shot Attempt In Years

With the Tampa Bay Lightning leading the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 half way through game 6 of their NHL Playoff series, Penguins forward Chris Conner gets hauled down on a break away. As a result he was awarded a penalty shot against Dwayne Roloson. With the chance to tie the game, what happened next could only be described as an epic fail!

Check it out.

Weekend Wrap-Up

When it’s playoff season we always get wild weekends. So we decided to throw up the top 4 videos from Easter weekend. We had two incredible solo performances by Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan and Portland Trail Blazer Brandon Roy. We also had a disgraceful goal celebration from Boston Bruins defenceman Andrew Ference. To round out our videos this week we have the NBA’s top 10 plays from Sunday.

Start it off with what may be the goal of the year in the NHL. Bobby Ryan makes David Legwand and the rest of the Predators look silly in his first game back from a two-game suspension.

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Coyotes Might Move To Winnipeg But Goalie Won’t

Last night the Phoenix Coyotes were swept out of the first round of playoffs by the Detroit Red Wings. For the last two years the Coyotes were a team that was handcuffed and unable to expand their budget, resign impending free agent like Ilya Bryzgalov, and had to face relentless questioning about a possible move to Winnipeg.The media chose to focus on the possible relocation to Winnipeg rather than the teams run at a Stanley Cup. It got so bad that the Phoenix Coyotes had to ban all question involving the “W” word.

Meanwhile Canada’s media was no better. TSN recently launched their new radio station which is looking to take over the market share currently held by Rogers Sportsnet and their radio station the Fan 590. In what was a huge day for radio in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Fan 590’s hockey guru’s Nick Kypreos took to the airwaves and  Continue reading

Epic Meltdown Last Night In The NHL

For those who were looking for a great hockey game last night, I hope you didn’t give up after the Vancouver Canucks were dominated by an angered Chicago Blackhawks club. The late game last night between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will go down as one of the most entertaining games in recent NHL history. The Kings were up 4-0 at one point before completely imploding and letting the San Jose Sharks bite them back and steal the game in overtime.

Check out the highlights from the game.