Chicago Begins Addressing Next Season

It’s been a busy few days in the National Hockey League, to say the least. Teams are preparing for the upcoming season by stripping away valuable roster parts in last-minute bids to prepare for the draft. Awards are being handed out, with Henrik Sedin picking up the Hart and Ryan Miller winning the Vezina. AndContinue reading “Chicago Begins Addressing Next Season”

Thrashers Fire Anderson

The Atlanta Thrashers have fired head coach John Anderson and assistants Randy Cunneyworth, Todd Nelson and Steve Weeks. The house cleaning at the coaching level may not be enough to change the fortunes of the Thrashers, however, who have seen years of poor management decisions result in yet another missed opportunity. After losing Ilya KovalchukContinue reading “Thrashers Fire Anderson”

Chelios Signs with Atlanta

Veteran defenceman Chris Chelios has been snapped up by the Atlanta Thrashers. The 48-year-old has spent 25 seasons in the National Hockey League and was released by the Detroit Red Wings after last season. He went on to spend time with the Thrasher’s affiliate Chicago Wolves in the AHL and posted 21 points in 44Continue reading “Chelios Signs with Atlanta”

Kari Lehtonen Headed to Dallas

Speculation is running rampant over Atlanta Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen and a possible trade with the Dallas Stars. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is one of the lead reporters on this story in Atlanta and he’s saying that the deal could be done any time now. Dallas will be sending prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy toContinue reading “Kari Lehtonen Headed to Dallas”

Kovalchuk Traded to Devils

At long last, the Ilya Kovalchuk saga is over. Kovalchuk was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Niclas Bergfors, Johnny Oduya, the elbowing prospect Patrice Cormier and a first-round pick. The deal gives the Devils an unproven playoff talent (and a rather good sniper) and finally ends Don Waddell’s attempts at signingContinue reading “Kovalchuk Traded to Devils”