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Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Bryzgalov

Ilya Nikolayevich Bryzgalov (born June 22, 1980) is a Russian...


  • Alex Tanguay

    Alexandre Tanguay (born November 21, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently with the Calgary...


  • Owen Nolan

    Owen Liam Nolan (born February 12, 1972) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player....


  • Theoren Fleury

    Theoren Wallace "Theo" Fleury (born June 29, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice...


  • Brad Marchand

    Bradley Kevin "Marshy" Marchand (born May 11, 1988) is a Canadian...


  • Ryan McDonagh

    Ryan McDonagh (born June 13, 1989) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently with Barys Astana of...


  • Alexei Kovalev

    Alexei Vyacheslavovich "Alex" Kovalev (born February 24, 1973) is a Russian professional ice hockey player...


  • Sergei Gonchar

    Sergei Viktorovich Gonchar (born April 13, 1974) is a Russian professionalice hockey defenceman currently playing...


  • Matt Read

    Matthew Zachary Jarrett "Matt" Read (born June 14, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice...


  • Pat LaFontaine

    Patrick Michael LaFontaine (born February 22, 1965) is an American former ice hockey center in the National...


  • Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for...


  • Paul Coffey

    Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman in...


  • Corey Perry

    Corey Perry (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for...


  • Duncan Keith

    Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is an alternate...


  • Ryan O’Reilly

    Ryan O'Reilly (born February 7, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing with...


  • Dino Ciccarelli

    Dino Ciccarelli (born February 8, 1960) is a Canadian former professional hockey player who played...


  • Rick Martin

    Richard Lionel Martin (July 26, 1951 – March 13, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice...


  • Carl Hagelin

    Carl Oliver Hagelin (born August 23, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently...


  • Dale Hawerchuk

    Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963) is a retired Canadian professional ice...


  • Cam Neely

    Cameron Michael Neely (born June 6, 1965) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player...


  • Keith Tkachuk

    Keith Matthew Tkachuk (born March 28, 1972) is a retired American...


  • Marc Savard

    Marc Savard (born July 17, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently under contract...


  • Mark Messier

    Mark Douglas Messier (born January 18, 1961) is a former Canadian...


  • Nik Antropov

    Nikolai Aleksandrovich Antropov (born February 18, 1980) is aKazakhstani-Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Winnipeg...


  • Vladimir Konstantinov

    Vladimir Nikolaevich Konstantinov (born March 19, 1967) is aRussian-American retired professional ice hockey player...


  • Evander Kane

    Evander Kane (born August 2, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left wing with the Winnipeg...


  • Patrice Bergeron

    Patrice Bergeron (born Patrice Bergeron-Cleary; July 24, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain currently playing...


  • Michael Del Zotto

    Michael Del Zotto (born June 24, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing...


  • Antti Niemi

    Antti Niemi (born August 29, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently...


  • Jonathan Quick

    Jonathan Douglas Quick (born January 21, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing...


  • Dan Girardi

    Daniel Girardi (born April 29, 1984) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays...


  • Brent Seabrook

    Brent Seabrook (born April 20, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the Chicago...


  • Peter Stastny

    Peter Šťastný (born September 18, 1956), also known colloquially as "Peter...


  • Curtis Joseph

    Curtis Shayne "CuJo" Joseph (born Curtis Munro on April 29, 1967) is a...


  • Kyle Okposo

    Kyle Henry Erovre Okposo (born April 16, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right...


  • Brian Leetch

    Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is a retired American...


  • Glenn Anderson

    Glenn Christopher Anderson (born October 2, 1960) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right...


  • Ryan Suter

    Ryan P. Suter (born January 21, 1985) is a professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain with...


  • Maurice Richard

    Joseph Henri Maurice "The Rocket" Richard (August 4, 1921 – May...


  • Matt Moulson

    Matthew Keith Moulson (born November 1, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who...


  • David Krejci

    David Krejčí (born April 28, 1986 in Šternberk, Moravia, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey center currently playing...


  • Jaroslav Halak

    Jaroslav Halák (born May 13, 1985) is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for...


  • Mike Ribeiro

    Michael Tavares Ribeiro (born February 10, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently...


  • Phil Esposito

    Philip Anthony Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre who...


  • Ron Hextall

    Ronald Jeffrey Hextall (born May 3, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who...


  • Mike Gartner

    Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959) is a retired Canadian...


  • Ryan Smyth

    Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who...


  • Semyon Varlamov

    Semyon Aleksandrovich Varlamov (born April 27, 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Colorado...


  • Derek Roy

    Derek Roy (born May 4, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Dallas Stars of...


  • Dion Phaneuf

    Dion Phaneuf (born April 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain of the Toronto Maple...


  • Scott Niedermayer

    Scott Niedermayer (born August 31, 1973) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played...


  • Alexander Mogilny

    Alexander Gennadevitch Mogilny (orn February 18, 1969) is a former Russian professionalice hockey player,...


  • Peter Forsberg

    Peter Mattias "Foppa" Forsberg (born July 20, 1973) is a retired Swedish professional ice...


  • Eric Lindros

    Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player....


  • Mike Bossy

    Michael Dean Bossy (born January 22, 1957) is a former Canadian ice...


  • Mark Howe

    Mark Steven Howe (born May 28, 1955) is an American former...


  • Paul Kariya

    Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (Kariya Tetsuhiko; born October 16, 1974) is a...


  • Sean Couturier

    Sean Couturier (born December 7, 1992) is an American-born Canadian ice hockey player currently...


  • Larry Murphy

    Lawrence Thomas Murphy (born March 8, 1961) is a former Canadian...


  • Ryan Ellis

    Ryan Ellis (born January 3, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is...


  • Cory Schneider

    Cory Franklin Schneider (born March 18, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver...


  • Al MacInnis

    Allan MacInnis (born July 11, 1963) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played...


  • Gabriel Landeskog

    Gabriel Ingemar John Landeskog (born November 23, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward for...


  • Mike Green

    Michael David Green (born October 12, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing...


  • Wendel Clark

    Wendel L. Clark (born October 25, 1966) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player....


  • Chris Pronger

    Christopher Robert Pronger (born October 10, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain of the Philadelphia...


  • Joe Sakic

    Joseph Steven "Joe" Sakic (born July 7, 1969) is a former...


  • Jamie Benn

    Jamie Benn (born July 18, 1989) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing...


  • Milan Hejduk

    Milan Hejduk (born February 14, 1976) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward and the captain for the Colorado...


  • Adam Oates

    Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962) is a retired professional ice hockey player...


  • Chris Kreider

    Christopher James Kreider (born April 30, 1991) is an American ice hockey forward with the New...


  • Joffrey Lupul

    Joffrey Douglas Sheldon Lupul (born September 23, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player...


  • Grant Fuhr

      Grant Scott Fuhr (born September 28, 1962) is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender in the National...


  • Joe Mullen

    Joseph Patrick Mullen (born February 26, 1957) is a retired American...


  • Sheldon Souray

    Sheldon Sharik Souray (born July 13, 1976) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing...


  • Brett Hull

    Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964) is a former Canadian-American NHL player and...


  • Chris Chelios

    Christos Kostas Tselios, better known as Chris Chelios (born January 25, 1962)...


  • Igor Larionov

    Igor Nikolayevich Larionov (born December 3, 1960) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey player,...


  • Marcel Dionne

    Marcel Elphège "Little Beaver" Dionne (born August 3, 1951) is a...


  • Ron Francis

    Ronald Michael Francis, Jr. (born March 1, 1963) is a retired...


  • Stephen Weiss

    Stephen Weiss (born April 3, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player....


  • Erik Karlsson

    Erik Karlsson (born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing...


  • Ed Belfour

    Edward John Belfour (born April 21, 1965) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. Belfour...


  • Rene Robert

    René Paul Robert (born December 31, 1948) is a retired professional ice hockey right...


  • Dominik Hasek

    Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965) is a Czech ice hockey goaltender who is currently...


  • Simon Gagne

    Simon Gagné (born February 29, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the Los...


  • Felix Potvin

    Félix "The Cat" Potvin (born June 23, 1971) is a former National...


  • Niklas Kronwall

    Niklas Kronwall (born January 12, 1981) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, an alternate captain for...


  • Ken Dryden

    Kenneth Wayne Dryden, (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer,...


  • Luke Schenn

    Luke Schenn (born November 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers of...


  • PA Parenteau

    Pierre-Alexandre "P. A., Pierre" Parenteau (born March 24, 1983) is a...


  • Doug Gilmour

    Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963) is a retired Canadian...


  • Patrick Sharp

    Patrick Sharp (born December 27, 1981) is a Canadian professional...


  • Logan Couture

    Logan Couture (born March 28, 1989) is a Canadian professional...


  • Erik Karlsson

    Erik Karlsson (born May 31, 1990) is a Swedish professional...


  • Jordan Eberle

    Jordan Eberle (born May 15, 1990) is a Canadian professional...


  • Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Nikolayevich Bryzgalov (born June 22, 1980) is a Russian...


  • Taylor Hall

    Taylor Strba Hall (born November 14, 1991) is a Canadian...


  • Zach Parise

    Zachary Justin Parise (born July 28, 1984) is an American...


  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Ryan Jeremy Noel Nugent-Hopkins (born April 12, 1993) is a...


  • Jason Spezza

    Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983) is a...

Henrik Zetterberg Signs A Deal – Only 12 Years!


The Red Wings will announce they have signed Zetterberg to a long-term extension. It will be a 12-year deal worth slightly more than $72 million, making it the longest and most lucrative (in total value) contract in franchise history.

The Red Wings were able to lower the salary-cap figure to slightly more than $6 million per season by adding two years at $1 million per season to a 10-year deal they had been negotiating with Zetterberg’s agent, Marc Levine.

Yikes! What a steal for the Red Wings. Assuming he is still playing half as good 10 years from now, they will be paying him only $6 Million per year. The league minimum will probably be that 10 years from now!

The Red Wings just do not play fair. Best run franchise in sports in my opinion. They do everything right.



Recap of the 2009 NHL All-Star Game


russian Recap of the 2009 NHL All Star Game

Russian All-Stars

Goal # 1 – Keith Tkachuk

Goal # 2 – Alexander Ovechkin

Goal # 3 – Eric Staal

Goal # 4 – Alexei Kovalev

Goal # 5 – Andrei Markov

Goal # 6 – Patrick Marleau

Goal # 7 – Martin St. Louis

Goal # 8 – Zach Parise

Goal # 9 – Sheldon Souray

Goal # 10 – Dan Boyle

Goal # 11 – Evgeni Malkin

Goal # 12 – Rick Nash

Goal # 13 – Milan Hejduk

Goal # 14 – Sheldon Souray

Goal # 15 – Alexei Kovalev

Goal # 16 – Jarome Iginla

Goal # 17 – Shane Doan

Goal # 18 – Dany Heatley

Goal # 19 – Jonathon Toews

Goal # 20 – Martin St. Louis

Goal # 21 – Patrick Kane

Goal # 22 – Jay Bouwmeester

SO Goal # 1 – Alexei Kovalev

SO Goal # 2 – Alexander Ovechkin



NHL All-Star Super Skills Highlights


Super Skills Highlights

1. Fastest Skater – Finally this competition was back to normal. Last years method was brutal.

2. Breakaway Challenge – Better, but still not great. They should have had each player go after one another in rapid fire. Having only 1 minute was 1. not enough and 2. too slow in the time it takes to get another puck.

With that said Getzlaf and St. Louis had sick moves, but nothing we have never seen. They still did not prepare for this as well as they could have (see my last post for what is possible to do and I know these NHL players can do these moves.)

Ovechkin was obviously the most entertaining which was great.

3. Accuracy – Awwesome. Malkin and Heatley were sniping left and right!

4. Hardest shot – Awesome. Chara breaking the record and Weber putting up a challenge. Souray was a huge fail though. Expected more from him.

5. Elimination Breakaway Challenge – Fun and done the right way, but would still like to see each guy have 2 eliminations maybe.

Young Stars Game Highlights

Versus sucks! The whole time Versus would show replays of the last goal while the game was going on still.

They also went to commercial and came back after the 2nd period started and they say: “We missed a goal by…”

Then after Marc Staal scored, they zoom in on his face on the bench as someone else scored also.

Versus = Epic Fail!!!

The game night was fun, but hate how they have to hurry it along because they only have an hour or however long for TV purposes.

I would like to see a real Freshman vs. Sophmores game. This would have Toews, Kane,  Backstrom, Turris, Mueller, and Ryan thrown in the lineups. But I know the NHL likes every team represented and all that so this is cool I guess.

My only big compalints are:

1. Players who opt out of playing should be punished..Datsyuk, Lindstrom, Backstrom..

2. More events or longer breakaway challenege. Guys like Rick Nash, Mike modano, etc… We only saw in the final Breakaway Challange and most were out after the first shot.



What I Hope to see at the All-Star Skills Breakaway Challenge


I know this is only roller hockey, but these moves are unbelievable! If anyone knows Kane, Getzlaf, Oveckin, Kovalev, and whoever else is participating, tell them to learn these moves asap!



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