ex-Kings

Via Habslegends: Ralph Backstrom and the Super Street Skate

After 13 seasons and 6 Stanley Cup championships in Montreal, Backstrom went to GM Sam Pollock and requested a trade in 1970. The Habs sent Backstrom to Los Angeles, one of his requested destinations, in exchange for Gord Labossiere and Ray Fortin. “It was very refreshing for me to play in Los Angeles. It was…

Spector’s Blog: Lubo

The Edmonton Oilers are rumored willing to part with defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky ($5.6 million per season against the cap until 2012-13) or Sheldon Souray (cap hit of $5.4 million per season until 2011-12) in hopes of landing offensive depth. via Big Ticket NHL Players Hard to Move. • Spector’s Blog – FOX Sports Blogs.  

Lauri Tukonen? – HFBoards

Last season Tukonen could not fullfil the expectations of 1st line winger in Ilves Tampere and moved to Lukko Rauma where he was “ok” in a minor role. His season ended to a knee injury that required a surgery. He made a 4-year contract with an NHL clause to Lukko and has stated that he…

St. Louis Dispatch: Andy Murray Goes Ballistic

A day after the Blues’ 3-0 loss to Vancouver, television highlights continued to focus on the postgame tirade of head coach Andy Murray on the team’s bench. Murray was incensed because after Vancouver scored its empty-net goal, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault put his physical fourth line of Darcy Hordichuk, Ryan Johnson and Rick Rypien on…

Calgary Herald: Cammy vows to rebound hahahahahahaha

Dropped into a slippery series hole, frustrated by otherworldly netminding, playoff light growing ever dimmer, Michael Cammalleri insisted he isn’t depressed. He feels…well . . . fortunate. Blessed even. “Our mindset is–we better thank our lucky stars that we’re good enough to beat anybody, even down two-oh,” Cammalleri said Saturday after the Calgary Flames fell…

Puck Stops Here: Cammalleri Non-Suspension B.S.

The main differences that the NHL has played up in explaining the lack of a suspension in this case is that it was a close game (so the resulting penalty mattered) and Cammalleri is a skilled player as Calgary’s top goal scorer this season.  Cammalleri is not a goon.  At 5’ 9” and 185 pounds…

Adam Proteau’s Blog: Flames, Sharks scorers cause costly losses

Cammalleri … erred terribly when he drilled Blackhawks forward Martin Havlat in the head after a faceoff; Cammalleri almost certainly will (and definitely should) be suspended for the same swinging motion to the head that got Philadelphia’s Daniel Carcillo banned for Game 2 of the Flyers’ series against Pittsburgh. Cammalleri was playing his first NHL…