ex-Kings

Where Are They Now: Geordie Wudrick – Former Player Of The Year Winners

When Wudrick was honoured with Hockey Now’s Minor Hockey Player of the Year award in 2005, it appeared the Abbotsford, B.C. forward was on the fast-track toward a distinguished hockey career.

That year, his first as a Bantam-aged player in 2004/05, he  scored he scored 115 goals with Abbotsford, won that season’s U16 B.C. Best Ever Tournament and, shortly thereafter, was selected second overall in the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft by the Swift Current Broncos. Only Colten Teubert was picked ahead of him by the Regina Pats.

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With his playoff beard, Brian Boyle looks like D’Artagnan.

 

USA: Cap’n JJ

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has been selected captain for Team USA at the 2012 world championships, which begin Friday in Helsinki and Stockholm. It will be the second time that the 25-year-old will serve as team captain in his international career, also doing the honors on the 2010 world championships team.

Boyle’s Dad asked Lombardi to trade Brian back East

Really interesting article in the New York Post on Rangers’ leading playoff goal-scorer Brian Boyle. You need to read the whole thing, but here’s the best part: Rangers aren’t only big team for Boyle – NYPOST.com One by one, the proud father of Rangers hero Brian Boyle runs down the names and ages of his…

A different Kings team: 2010 vs. 2012

Yesterday (seems like a month ago) we looked at how the Canucks have changed since the 2010 series against a markedly different Kings team. Here’s how different: RETURNING (9): Matt Greene Rob Scuderi Drew Doughty Anze Kopitar Justin Williams Brad Richardson Dustin Brown Jarret Stoll Jonathan Quick IN (14): Mike Richards Jeff Carter Dustin Penner…

Teddy Purcell joins Team Canada

Purcell had an impressive second half playing on Tampa Bay’s top line with Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. The native of St. John’s, N.L., had the fifth-highest point total in the NHL after the all-star break and ended up with career bests in goals (24), assists (41) and points (65). via Lightning forward Purcell rounds…

One Year Ago

Quincey O’Sullivan Calder Preissing Armstrong Boyle Gauthier Zeiler Today: Smyth Williams Parse Segal Jones Scuderi Drewiske (LaBarbera was traded a year ago yesterday) That’s O’Sullivan, Calder and Armstrong for Smyth and Williams; Boyle and Zeiler  for Parse and Segal; Quincey, Preissing and Gauthier for Scuderi, Drewiske and Jones.