2012 NHL Draft

The 2012 NHL draft took place over the weekend at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Even though 211 prospects were taken in this year’s draft, the headlines of the draft seemed to be about what the teams were doing with their current rosters. What do you think the biggest story line was from this year’s 2012 draft?

 

A) The Edmonton Oilers draft forward Nail Yakupov with their third consecutive 1st overall pick.

B) The Pittsburgh Penguins trade center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes (whose Captain is Eric Staal, Jordan’s older brother) in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and the 8th overall pick in the 2012 draft, defenseman Derrick Pouliot. Extra note - Jordan Staal was in the process of getting married when he was trade to the ‘Canes.

C) The Philadelphia Flyers trade winger James Van Riemsdyk to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Luke Schenn (whose younger brother, Brayden Schenn, plays for Flyers).

D) The Boston Bruins draft goalie Malcolm Subban, younger brother to division rival P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens.

E) Your Pick. 

June 25, 2012 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Playoffs...You're talking Playoffs?

The 2010-2011 NHL regular season has officially come to an end, and the playoff schedules have been set. Here is how we think the playoff race will shake out.

 

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (8) New York Rangers

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres

(3)   Boston Bruins vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens

(4)   Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

 

Western Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks

(2)   San Jose Sharks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(3)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Phoenix Coyotes

(4)   Anaheim Ducks vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (3) Boston Bruins

 

Western Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(2)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Conference Finals Matchups:

(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Finals Matchup:

(5)   Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Winner: Detroit Red Wings

 

How do you think the 2011 NHL playoffs will finish out?

 

 

April 11, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Flyers and Canadiens Trivia

 

So you may think you know your team's history, but do you?  Check out the Flyers and Canadiens trivia questions below and drop some knowledge on your friends when you watch the game tonight.

  1. How many times did the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals during the 1980s?  The Philadelphia Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals 3 times during the 1980s. The first time was in 1980 when they were defeated by the Islanders. They returned in 1985, and unfortunately were defeated by the Oilers. Then, in 1987, they faced the Oilers again for a second time and lost.
  2. Which Flyer’s forward led the team in goals during the 2001-2002 regular season? Simon Gagne. Gagne scored 33 goals and had 33 assists during this season.
  3. Who was the first Flyer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?  Bernie Parent.
  4. Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach were both teammates on what junior hockey team before being drafted to the NHL? Flin Flon Bombers.
  5. Dave Schultz was known for his aggressive hockey style and getting involved in numerous fights – what was his nickname?  The Hammer.
  6. Who was the coach of the Canadiens during the later 1970s when they won 4 Stanley Cups in a row?  Scotty Bowman.
  7. What name are the Canadiens also known as by their most loyal fans?  Habs.  
  8. This Canadiens goaltender was the first Canadien to wear a fiberglass face mask in the early1960s. Who was he?  Jacques Plante.
  9. This player was left winger for the Montreal Canadiens from 1972 to the 1984-85 season. He wore number 22 and scored over 400 goals for Montreal. Who was he?  Steve Shutt. Shutt played on five Stanley Cup champion teams and scored 60 goals during the 1976-77 season. Overall he scored 408 goals.
  10. Only two players in the Montreal Canadiens history have ever scored 6 points in a single playoff game. Who were they?  Guy Lafleur in 1977.  The first player to do it was Dickie Moore. On March 25, 1954, Moore scored two goals and four assists in the semi-final game against the Boston Bruins. Montreal won that game 8-1.

 

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