Forward Martin Havlat announced his retirement from professional hockey on Wednesday.
After 14 seasons in the NHL, he's calling it a career. Havlat has 594 points in 790 career games with the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks and the Blues.
His best season was in 08-09, when he had 77 points in 81
This week we have a couple young and promising stars in the NHL 3 Stars of the Week.
It's headlined by Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho, who had a really good week on the score sheet. Mikael Granlund for the Wild is the second star, while Kings' goalie Peter Budaj grabs third
With Christmas break being just 3 days ago, a lot of hockey is still to be played. However, compiled the top 3 candidates for most of the NHL awards:
Hart Memorial Trophy - Awarded to the league's most valuable player.
Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins
31GP 26G 16A 42PTS +8 12PIM
Connor McDavid -
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise could require season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported Thursday.
The Wild announced Wednesday that Parise would miss the first two games of the Western Conference First Round Series against the Dallas Stars because of an upper-body injury. Game 1 is
The Dallas Stars come into this series as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL, and 1st place in the Western Conference and Central division. Their opponent, the Minnesota Wild, will be in tough company taking on the Stars. The Wild got into the playoffs in the 2nd wild card
Nine of the 10 teams playing on Sunday will be trying to better their position in the race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, two of them being able to clinch. The Florida Panthers and Minnesota Wild are able to clinch today.
The Florida Panthers (idle) will
All three teams are idle on Friday, but are in a position to clinch a playoff berth.
These playoff matchups are based as if the playoffs started today. These playoff matchups are based as if the playoffs started today. Two Florida teams are in the Playoffs but no Canadian teams? Woah, thanks Bettman. With less than two weeks to go in the regular season, there are nine playoff spots available. No teams can clinch a playoff spot Wednesday.
Rules that have been released about the upcoming expansion draft:
Teams can only lose one player for each expansion team that's added. So if there's one team, the Flyers could lose one player. If two teams are added, they could lose two. Teams can protect three defensemen, seven forwards and one
Our pick: Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks are a much better team than the Jets. All around, the Ducks are better. Will be a rematch of last year's playoffs. Should be a good, hard hitting contest.
Our pick: New Jersey Devils
The Devils have been a much more solid team than the Blue Jackets