SHORT SHIFTS – DAILY NEWS SNIPPETS FROM AROUND THE HOCKEY WORLD

NHL closer to sending players to Olympics, Bergeron won’t require surgery and Ribeiro’s wife ‘pissed’ about leaving

The NHL was busy this weekend. In addition to draft festivities, a five-hour meeting was held in New York to discuss whether or not the NHL will send its players to Sochi, Russia for the Olympics next February. The issue isn’t settled yet, but, according to Jeff Z. Klein of The New York Times, several participants are […]

Gardiner playing like a veteran, Wings and Hawks meet for one last Western showdown, Switzerland’s Furrer wants to play in the NHL and Price uncomfortable with media and fan attention

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner may only have 92 games of NHL experience under his belt, but he carries himself with the poise of someone with over 1,000 and has been the Leafs’ best defenseman in their first round series against Boston which wraps up tonight in Game 7.  As Ken Campbell of The Hockey […]

Green trying to lead Barons to Calder Cup, Bryzgalov opens up to Russian media and France stuns Russia in IIHF Worlds

The Oklahoma City Barons begin their American League Western Conference semifinal series against the Texas Stars tonight. They are looking to reach the conference final for the second consecutive year and with the way 35-year-old captain Josh Green is playing they should give the Stars, who finished six points ahead of the Barons, everything they can handle. […]

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1936-37 Bruins featured most Hall of Famers on one roster

By: Tim Kolupanowich, @TimKolupan_ Congratulations are in order for players Brendan Shanahan, Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Geraldine Heaney and coach Fred Shero who were elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. It’s a fantastic group that combined for 12 Stanley Cups and four Olympic gold medals and each left a mark on the game […]

Each team’s greatest draft steal

The draft is today and all 30 teams have their eyes set on building their future. But while a lot of attention is on the first round, all seven are important. There is at least one late round pick who blossoms into something special in every draft that makes others wonder how they could have […]

Stefan was the worst first pick ever

By: Tim Kolupanowich, @TimKolupan_ The NHL draft is in just three days, so naturally it’s time to make predictions for the future and reminisce about the past. The Colorado Avalanche have the pressure of having the first overall pick and although every top pick since 2001 has been a slam dunk with the exception of Erik Johnson […]

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