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1 hr ago | MSNBC

Milano (facial fracture) out for rookie tournament, won't need surgery

Sonny Milano's time as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets' organization has gotten off to a rough start. After being taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Milano was checked into the boards on Thursday and a preliminary report suggested that he could be out for eight weeks due to "multiple facial fractures."


Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey

5 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up

Hawks Rookies with a Disappointing Loss in the Shootout

Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Fina against the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Blackhawks took their second loss in this years rookie tournament in a shootout against Pittsburgh.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Teuvo Teravainen, Matt Carey, Phillip Danault, NHL Players

6 hrs ago | Octopus Thrower

Former Detroit Red Wing, Jordin Tootoo Attending New Jersey Devils Camp

April 1, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Jordin Tootoo takes a shot in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Jordin Tootoo was signed to a three-year deal be the Detroit Red Wings after coming off a thirty point season with the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings thought he would bring toughness and points to Detroit's fourth line.


Related Topix: Sports, Jordin Tootoo, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey

7 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Red Wings optimistic about season as they meet fans at Hockeyfest

Jimmy Howard and young son James took the ice to meet fans today at Hockeyfest 2014 at Joe Louis Arena. Well, James sat on Jimmy's knee as Howard and fellow Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson answered questions from longtime Wings broadcaster Ken Kal on stage.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Jimmy Howard, NHL Players, Jonas Gustavsson

11 hrs ago |

Mackey: Catching up with Stephen Johns

The Chicago Blackhawks played here Saturday night and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Budweiser Gardens. They face the Penguins at 2 p.m. today, then play the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m. Monday before a nine-hour bus ride home.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks

15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Wild wins prospects tournament game in OT

The Minnesota Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in overtime in the second game of the 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament on Saturday. Working on a four-on-three power play in the extra session, free agent signee and defenseman Christian Folin sent home the game-winner.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Northwest Division

19 hrs ago |

Red Wings prospects tournament: Diminutive free agent Joe Hicketts comes up big in OT win

Joe Hicketts is probably one of the last Detroit Red Wings prospects anybody would have expected to score the game-winning goal in overtime Friday night. And at 5-foot-8, Hicketts is shortest player on the 24-man roster the Red Wings fielded for their annual prospects tournament.


Related Topix: Sports, Anthony Mantha, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Ryan Sproul, Richard Nedomlel, NHL Players

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Predators Defeat Lightning 2-1 At Rookie Tournament

The Nashville Predators welcomed NHL rookies and prospects plus hundreds of spectators into their brand new, state of the art Ford Ice Center today for the start of their rookie tournament. First off, before we get to the recap of the action today, my hat goes off to the Nashville Predators organization for building and creating such a great hockey facility.


Related Topix: Sports, Filip Forsberg, NHL Players, Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, Magnus Hellberg, Nashville Predators

Red Wings prospects tournament: Detroit loses after blowing another two-goal lead

The script was virtually the same for the Detroit Red Wings in the second game of their annual prospects tournament. Build a two-goal lead, lose it in the second period after taking untimely penalties, go back in front in the third.


Related Topix: Sports, Richard Nedomlel, NHL Players, Anthony Mantha, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Ryan Sproul, Golf, Josh Anderson, Golfers

Blackhhawk up

Michal Handzus Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener

Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Michal Handzus celebrates in the locker room with the Stanley Cup after game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Blackhawks won 3-2 to win the series four games to two.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Players, Michal Handzus, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison

Blackhhawk up

Chicago Blackhawks 2014-2015 Over/Under Preview- Andrew Shaw

Jan 26, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Winnipeg Jets goalie Al Montoya makes a save on a shot from Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports The calendar has finally turned to September and so it's time to bring back one of our traditional favorites over/under.


Related Topix: Sports, Andrew Shaw, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks

Raw Charge

Where to follow the prospect tournament in Nashville

Tampa Bay Lightning prospects are attending a tournament at Ford Ice Center in Nashville, hosted by the Nashville Predators and also attended by prospects from the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. Here's how you can follow along.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division, Nashville Predators

Octopus Thrower

Press Release: Detroit Red Wings HockeyFest

The Detroit Red Wings HockeyFest starts tomorrow and tickets are twenty dollars a piece, which gives fans not only a chance to meet some of their favorite current Red Wings and alumni, but lets fans engage in hockey-related activities, as well. It will be a great opportunity for fans to enjoy the atmosphere at the Joe from ice-level and get a picture with Nicklas Lidstrom 's banner.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom, Kyle Quincey, NHL Players

Jori Lehtera is a fan of St. Louis grocery stores

As fans dissect Jori Lehtera's skill on the ice and eagerly try to predict what he will bring to the table for the St. Louis Blues, the Finnish forward is quietly adjusting to life in St. Louis. In an interview seen on the team's website , Lehtera revealed what he's enjoying about in St. Louis as well as one other interesting piece of information.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

Blackhhawk up

Behind Enemy Lines: Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have been a top contender in the Western Conference for the past few seasons, and the games between the Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks usually draw the best out of both teams. In two meetings last season, the Blackhawks earned 3 out of four points against the Ducks one in a 3-2 shootout loss in Chicago, and two in a 2-0 shutout win in Anaheim.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks


Headlines: Let The Games Begin

Today is finally here. Nashville Predators rookies and prospects hit the ice today at the new Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN.


Related Topix: Sports, Stu Grimson, Seth Jones, NHL Players, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey

Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Dump & Chase- Rookie Spotlight Weekend

Mar 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Teuvo Teravainen chase the puck during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-1.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Teuvo Teravainen, NHL Players, Robert Bortuzzo, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Atlantic Division


Report: Tootoo will join Devils' camp on tryout basis

Jordin Tootoo's path to redemption will take him through New Jersey, according to Sportsnet's Josh Rimer . He's reportedly agreed to a professional tryout offer with the Devils.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Reid Boucher, Ryan Carter, Stefan Matteau, NHL Players, Jordin Tootoo, Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Free Press

Diving penalties will extend to coaches under new NHL rule

In a Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg, of Sweden, takes the puck as Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, left, dives it during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Zetterberg to reporters for the first time since he had back surgery Feb 21, saying he is aiming to return after the playoffs begin April 16. / Mark J. Terrill/AP NEW YORK - Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face increasingly steeper fines as part of a series of rule changes announced by the NHL on Thursday that will go into effect this season.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Mike Richards

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Red Wings prospects tournament: Much-awaited Anthony Mantha era begins tonight

Anthony Mantha's much-awaited debut as a pro hockey player begins tonight in the Detroit Red Wings annual prospects tournament at Centre Ice Arena. Sure, it's not a real game but that doesn't matter to many people who are eager to see what Mantha can do on the next level after an outstanding junior career.


Related Topix: Sports, Anthony Mantha, Jiri Fischer, NHL Players, Kris Draper, Mike Babcock, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey