Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"You always go though life's ups and downs, and the belief you have is that every year is a new chance," Alfredsson said. "Even though you go through tough times, I'm not going to complain too much."
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks: 9 PM EST
But enough about the Sens. Tonight's got the Detroit Red Wings taking on the Anaheim Ducks, a nail-biting series that has both teams tied at one game apiece. Will tonight's lineup change for the Red Wings be enough to fend off a determined Ducks squad that may be bigger and faster (but not necessarily better)?
Maybe. Maybe not.
"I don't think anybody thought this was going to be easy," said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. "I think everybody thought this was going to be a real battle. Thus far, it's been that way. I don't want to take anything away from the other team, because I think that's real important, but we don't think we've played as good as we can - not even close. We have to play better."
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007
How do these matchups stack up in the sports books? The Sharks are given 7/2 to win this year's Stanley Cup, compared to a distant 8/1 for the Red Wings. The Devils are 10/1 to take the Cup in the futures, where the Senators -- like the Sharks -- are given 7/2.
And in the ever-exciting world of Kentucky Derby odds, the favorite horse is Curlin, currently given 3/1 to win the Road to the Roses.
So bundle up in the jersey of your favorite NHL hockey team, watch the Sharks gobble up the Red Wings, have a late lunch -- and then recline with a cooling Mint Julep as the ponies work their way to the gate. After you've recovered from the excitement at Churchill Downs, you can get on your skates and return (at least virtually) to the ice.
Technorati tag(s): kentucky derby odds, nhl playoffs
Sunday, October 29, 2006
17 - Pittsburgh Penguins, March 9 to April 10, 1993
15 - x-Buffalo Sabres, April 8, 2006 to present
15 - New York Islanders, Jan. 21 to Feb. 20, 1982
14 - Boston Bruins, Dec. 3, 1929, to Jan. 9, 1930
Technorati Tag(s): Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres
Monday, October 23, 2006
Gaborik was hurt in the third period of Friday's game at Anaheim and did not play Saturday against San Jose. Gaborik is second on the team with four goals and also has three assists. He's been skating on a line with fellow Slovakia native Pavol Demitra, who was acquired in an off-season trade.
The Wild, whose 7-1 record is tied with Dallas for the best in the Western Conference, host Los Angeles on Wednesday.
I'm just glad I don't have him in my hockey pool.
Technorati Tag(s): Minnesota Wild, Marian Gaborik
Thursday, October 19, 2006
"He went into the boards awkwardly and he jammed up his ankle," Flames coach Jim Playfair said. "He'll fly home with us tonight and we will get it checked out."
Technorati Tag(s): Stephane Yelle, Jason York, Jim Playfair
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Rangers coach Tom Renney is maximizing what he has in Shanahan, who has 605 NHL goals but is about more than grabbing points.
"My scoring is getting a lot of attention but I really go out and concentrate on playing a complete game," Shanahan said. "I get just as much of a rush out of making defensive plays or killing off a penalty. I just feel very involved."
Technorati Tag(s): Brendan Shanahan, Tom Renney, New Jersey Devils
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Bourdon, picked 10th overall by Vancouver in last year's draft, will replace Sami Salo, who will miss the game with a groin injury.
After almost making the team last year, a lot was expected of the six-foot-two, 200-pound Bourdon this season. He has size, he likes playing physical, and he can move the puck.
The 19-year-old struggled during the exhibition season. He then looked tentative and nervous in his first NHL game Tuesday night in Minnesota where he saw almost eight minutes of ice time dressed as a seventh defenceman.
All eyes will be on the young defensemen on Friday night at GM Place. Fans will be looking for a new dman that can chalk up some points like special Ed.
Technorati Tag(s): Luc Bourdon, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This is great new for the penguins, a storied franchise that with this deal will live on!
Technorati Tag(s): Jim Balsillie, Research in Motion, Pittsburgh Penguins
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I'm feeling pretty good about my team: Crosby, Kovalchu, Savard, Spezza, Marleau, Lecavali, Sedin, Lupul, Smyth, Pronger, Malkin. I know Evgeni Malkin might be out for a while but I am hopefull.
Last year Daniel Sedin killed me in my pool, so this year he was one of my first pics. We will see!
You will also notice at the bottom I have started using Technorati Tags this is apparently a great way to get more people infront of the game we love!
Technorati Tag(s): Daniel Sedin, Evgeni Malkin, Hockey Pool
Monday, June 12, 2006
Edmonton has it's work cut out for them tonight when they face Carolina in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The Canes lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, and would move on to face the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Finals with a win.
Carolina comes in as a small road dog, as the line opened at 130 in favor of the Sabres. The OVER/UNDER has been set at 6 goals for this game.
In Game 5 the Hurricanes picked up a 4-3, overtime victory as the favored team. The seven goals made that game an OVER play. It was Carolina's second straight victory.
If the Sabres manage to win on Tuesday night Game 7 of the series will take place at the RBC Center in Raleigh on Thursday night.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Oddsmakers like the Sabres in this one, opening the line at 140 in favor of Buffalo.
Last time out, at HSBC Arena against Buffalo, the Hurricanes as underdogs lost to the Sabres 4-3. The game was an over play. The Sabres took a 2-1 series lead with the win.
Daniel Briere scored a pair of goals for Buffalo in the Game 3 win and now has seven playoff markers. He leads the Sabres in playoff scoring with 17 points.
This game is likely to come down to the Hurricanes's execution on offence. They rank 3rd in the league in scoring and look to sustain their 3.5 goals per game average against the Sabres's #10-rated defensive unit.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
"They're fast, they're explosive, they play hard, they play gritty," Gretzky told Pierre LeBrun of Canadian Press.
"And I think [head coach] Craig MacTavish has done an incredible job - the best coaching that he's done in his career."
Led by MacTavish, Edmonton eliminated the top-ranked Detroit Red Wings in six games and lead the fifth-seeded San Jose Sharks 3-2 in their NHL Western Conference semifinal.
San Jose trails the series 3-2, having lost three straight games to the Oilers after winning the first two games in San Jose. Edmonton won Game 3 in triple overtime and then posted back-to-back 6-3 victories to take a stranglehold on the series.
Oddsmakers like the Oilers in this one, opening the line at 165 in favor of Edmonton. In Game 5, the Oilers won as underdogs in San Jose and the 6-3 final sent the game over the total.
Sharks coach Ron Wilson has indicated that Vesa Toskala will once again get the start in goal for San Jose tonight.
Friday, May 12, 2006
The Oilers are favored, opening as 145 chalk, with an opening total of 5. They are 46-31-14 this season and 41-44-6 OU. The Sharks are 50-28-12 and are 39-46-5 OU.
After losing last time out, Ron Wilson's team looks to rebound with a solid showing on the road Friday in Edmonton. They were moneyline underdogs in that game, which went under the total of 5.5.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
They face the Buffalo Sabres in New York Thursday as the Sabres look to advance to the Conference finals with a sweep tonight.
Ottawa will try and end the Sabres five-game winning streak and try and put some rubber past standout goalie Ryan Miller.
The Sabres opened as -110 home favorites in this game, with an opening total of 6.5 goals.
Last time out, at HSBC Arena against Buffalo, the Senators as underdogs lost to the Sabres 3-2 in overtime. The game was an under play.
Ottawa will need its best players to step up and they need to get more traffic in front of the rookie netminder, who plays with poise.
Joffrey Lupul on Fire for the DucksThe Mighty Ducks hope backup, turned starter Ilya Bryzgalov can continue his magic between the pipes, while Colorado will need to score some goals as they have tallied just three goals in three games.
The Mighty Ducks come in as slight 105 road favorites and look to sweep the series from Colorado. The Avalanche will try to bite big as a home dog. Totals bettors see the line opened at 5.5.
Randy Carlyle's team was busy last game winning against the Avalanche 4-3 as underdogs. The seven goals sent that game over the total of 5.5.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Oddsmakers like the Oilers in this one, opening the line at 140 in favor of Edmonton. They are 45-31-14 this season, while the Sharks are 50-28-11.
Last time out, at HP Pavilion against Edmonton, the Sharks as favorites defeated the Oilers 2-1. The game was an under play.
Down 2-0 in their second-round series with the Sabres, the Ottawa Senators will be desperate for a win tonight when the two teams faceoff tonight for Game 3 in Buffalo.
Ottawa takes its 56-23-10 mark to Buffalo to rumble with the 58-26-6 Sabres.
Oddsmakers like the Sabres in this one, opening the line at 135 in favor of Buffalo. They are 58-26-6 this season, while the Senators are 56-23-10.
Last time out, at Scotiabank Place against Buffalo, the Senators as favorites lost to the Sabres 2-1. The game was an under play.
This game is likely to come down to the Senators' execution on offence. They rank 1st in the league in scoring and look to sustain their 3.9 goals per game average against the Sabres' #11-rated defensive unit.
Some of you might remember the Redmile, the famous fans from Calgary, Alberta. The Bluemile not suprisingly represents the hotties in Edmonton, Alberta. All I can say is I hope Edmonton gets back on track other wise the Bluemile will become a dead end.
"Some pictures from last night but not too much action due to the loss so you will find some pic's in this gallery from last Monday's win(Round 1, Game 6, we beat Detroit duh!). If you see bluemile.ca crew tonight, don't be such a boob and show some!"
The Vancouver Giants have moved into the WHL record books with their 12th win in a row in the playoffs. And in the process, the Giants have picked up their first ever league championship with a 6-3 win in Moose Jaw over the Warriors Tuessday night. Vancouver sweeps the championship final match-up 4-0 and now have secured a spot in the MasterCard Memorial Cup Finals in Moncton, New Brunswick.
For the fourth time in the series, the Warriors opened up the scoring and it came in the opening two minutes. Dustin Boyd capitalized with a shot from the slot that beat Dustin Slade. Kenndal McArdle and Steven Gillen collect the helpers on Boyd's 7th of the playoffs at 1:17.
Vancouver responded a few minutes later on the power play as captain Mark Fistric blasted home a slap shot from the right face off circle that beat Joey Perricone through a screen. Jon Blum and Kyle Lamb pick up the assists on Fistric's 1st of the post-season at 7:01.
Stay tuned for more news in the coming days about the Giants plans for the 2006 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Giants will leave for Moncton next Wednesday and take part in Canada's quest for junior hockey supremecy May 19-28.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Gilbert Brule scored three goals and added three assists Saturday night to help the Giants to a 7-5 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
It gave the Giants their 10th win in a row and a 2-0 series lead in the 2006 WHL Finals. It was also a night full of entertainment for the crowd of 13,823 fans, but a nightmare of a performance for both teams defensively.
These guys are on fire. Keep up the good work boys!
Friday, May 05, 2006
The Ducks went the distance against the Calgary Flames in the first round, winning that set in seven games. The Avs got past the Dallas Stars in just five games in Round 1.
Oddsmakers opened Anaheim as -130 home favorites in Game 1, while the opening total was set at 5.5 goals.
As for the series, the Ducks opened as -136 favorites, while oddsmakers opened the Avalanche as +116 underdogs.
The Ducks and Avs play again in Anaheim in Game 2 on Sunday afternoon, while the series shifts to Denver for Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Ottawa eliminated the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games in the first round, while Buffalo needed six games to get past the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oddsmakers like Ottawa's chances in this game, as they've been opened as -210 home favorites. The opening total was set at 6.5 goals.
The Sens are even bigger favorites in the series, where they opened at -270 to get through to the third round. The Sabres opened as +230 underdogs on that line.
Game 2 of the series will take place on Monday night, while the set shifts to Buffalo for Game 3 on Wednesday and Game 4 on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Oddsmakers like the Flames in this one, opening the line at 170 in favor of Calgary. They are 49-27-12 this season, while the Mighty Ducks are 46-29-13.
Last time out, the Mighty Ducks defeated the Flames 2-1 as favorites. That contest went under the closing total.
You can't expect much in the way of offensive fireworks from Calgary. Saddled with the 28th-ranked offence and averaging just 2.7 goals per game the Flames' offence needs to give its defensive unit some help Wednesday in order to have a chance against the Mighty Ducks.
Technorati tag(s): Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Calgary Flames
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The Ducks showed us how to stay alive last night. When they got their first goal disallowed I thought it was all over. The Ducks showed resilience and battled back after the blown call for the win.
I found this picture of a Flames fan online and had to add it to the post. If your a Flames fan and have a Duck funny Ducks picture send it to me and I will add it to the next post!
The NHL playoff lines haven't come out for game seven yet, but when they do it will be interesting to see who the odds makers favor in this contest.
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The Flyers are favored slightly by the bookmakers, who opened the game at 125. They are 47-28-12 on the season, while the Sabres bring a 55-26-6 mark to the table. The total has been set at 6.
After being shut out in last game's loss against Buffalo, Ken Hitchcock needs more production from his offence. If the forwards and power play falter again, don't expect many over players Tuesday.
Monday, May 01, 2006
Calgary leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Jarome Iginla scored twice in Game 5 to allow the Flames to maintain home-ice advantage.
Oddsmakers like the Ducks in this one, opening the line at 140 in favor of Anaheim. The OVER/UNDER is set at a low 5.
Calgary won at home against the Mighty Ducks last game as favorites, tallying a score of 3-2. The total went into the books as a push.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed three goals on eight shots before being pulled in favor of Ilya Bryzgalov last game, and if the Ducks are to win tonight they need solid goaltending to match Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff.NHL playoff betting
Betting on the NHL Playoffs? Oddsmakers like the Red Wings in this one, opening the line at 165 in favor of Detroit. OVER/UNDER betting opened at 6.
Mike Babcock's team hopes to rebound from a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Oilers in Game 5. They were favorites in a game that went under the total.
The Oilers have taken an early lead in the last four games, but have let the Wings back into the game every time. Dwayne Roloson will need to stay hot in net for Edmonton to clinch.
Friday, April 28, 2006
The Avalanche are favored, opening as 160 chalk, with an opening total of 6. They are 46-30-9 this season and 51-30-4 OU. The Stars are 53-24-8 and are 40-42-3 OU.
The No. 2 seed Stars are coming off a 4-3 loss against the No. 7 seed Avalanche, a game in which they were underdogs. The game went over the closing total of 6.
Embattled goalie Marty Turco will be under the gun to extend the Stars' season, while Colorado netminder Jose Theodore will be looking for his fourth straight victory in his first taste of playoff action with his new Avalanche teammates.
The Flyers are favored, opening as 140 chalk, with an opening total of 6.
The Sabres come off a 4-2 loss in Game 3 against the Flyers, a game where they were underdogs. The game went as a push against the closing total of 6.
Philadelphia is 46-27-12 this season and 42-38-5 OU. The Sabres are 54-25-6 and 33-47-5 OU.
Peter Forsberg scored twice against the Sabres in Game 3, finally lighting a fire under his teammates after Buffalo posted victories in the first two games on home ice.
The Hurricanes come in as a slight road underdog and look to improve on their 53-23-9 mark. The Canadiens, 44-31-10, will try to pay out for bettors at home as -110 favorites. Totals bettors see the line opened at 6.
Peter Laviolette's Carolina team was busy last game winning against the Canadiens 2-1 as underdogs. The 3 goals sent that game under the total of 6.
This game is likely to come down to the Hurricanes's execution on offence. They rank 3rd in the league in scoring and look to sustain their 3.6 goals per game average against the Canadiens's #12-rated defensive unit. The Canadiens will be missing captain Saku Koivu, who suffered an eye injury in Game 2.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wade Redden missed Game 2 to be with his family, but came back for Game 3 to notch a power play goal and two assists in the Sens' victory.
Oddsmakers like the Senators in this one, opening the line at 160 in favor of Ottawa. The total opened at 6.5 goals.
Bryan Murray's team hopes to build upon an 8-4 win over the Lightning in Game 3. They were favorites in a game that went OVER the total.
This game is likely to come down to the Senators' execution on offence, as Martin Havlat, Jason Spezza, and others have been piling up the points.
Calgary's Kristian Huselius leads the Flames with two goals and three assists in his first-ever playoff action in the NHL. The Flames' power play was dynamite last game, getting three goals out of seven chances.
Oddsmakers like the Mighty Ducks in this one, opening the line at 140 in favor of Anaheim. The total opened at 5 goals.
The Flames come off a 5-2 win against the Mighty Ducks, a game where they were underdogs. The game went over the closing total of 5.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The Flyers are favored, opening as 145 chalk, with an opening total of 6. They are 45-27-12 this season and 42-38-4 OU. The Sabres are 54-24-6 and are 33-47-4 OU.
Buffalo won at home against the Flyers last game as favorites, tallying a score of 8-2. The total sailed over.
Jason Pominville and J-P Dumont both recorded hat tricks for the Sabres, who drove starter Robert Esche from the net with the offensive explosion. Rookie Antero Niittymaki didn't fare much better, however.
The Avalanche are favored, opening as 135 chalk, with an opening total of 6. They are 45-30-9 this season and 50-30-4 OU. The Stars are 53-24-7 and are 39-42-3 OU.
After losing last time out, Dave Tippett's team looks to rebound with a solid showing on the road in Colorado. They were moneyline favorites in that game, which went over the total of 6.
Monday, April 24, 2006
The 5-foot-9 forward's second goal of the game put the Lightning ahead to stay in a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, evening the Eastern Conference series at 1-1.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Edmonton Oilers
The Detroit Red Wings will play host to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
Even as the eighth seed, the Oilers will not be intimidated as they took five of a possible eight points in the season series between the two rivals. Edmonton will be hoping the recent stellar play of goaltender Dwayne Roloson will give them an edge.
Oddsmakers believe the Wings will show up in high gear to start the playoffs, installing them as -280 home favorites in the series opener on Friday. The opening OVER/UNDER total stands at 6.
(1) Ottawa Senators vs. (8) Tampa Bay Lightning
The Ottawa Senators will play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
The Senators rolled to an Eastern Conference best 51-29-9 record, while the defending Stanley Cup champions from Tampa Bay finished with a record of 43-33-6, and enter the playoffs as the eighth seed in the East.
Oddsmakers set Ottawa as -255 home favorites on the opening line, with an opening total of 6.5 goals.
(4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) San Jose Sharks
The Nashville Predators will play host to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series in the Western Conference.
Despite entering the playoffs as the fifth seed the Sharks are listed as -115 road favorites on the opening line, with an opening total of 6.5 goals.(3) Calgary Flames vs. (6) Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
The Calgary Flames will play host to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Friday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series in the Western Conference.
Calgary was set as a -170 home favorite on the opening line, with an opening total of 5 goals.
(3) New Jersey Devils vs. (6) New York Rangers
The New Jersey Devils will play host to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
The Devils finished the regular season with a record of 46-27-9, while the Rangers were 44-26-12 on the year.
Oddsmakers set New Jersey as -215 home favorites on the opening line, with an opening total of 5.5 goals.
(2) Dallas Stars vs. (7) Colorado Avalanche
The Dallas Stars will play host to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
Dallas is coming in as -170 home favorites to open the series, while the game's OVER/UNDER is set at 6.(2) Carolina Hurricanes vs.(7) Montreal Canadiens
The Carolina Hurricanes will play host to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
Carolina finished with a season record of 52-22-8, while the Canadiens sneaked into the playoffs with a record of 42-31-9.
Oddsmakers set the Canes as -190 home favorites in this game, with an opening total of 6 goals.(4) Buffalo Sabres vs. (5) Philadelphia Flyers
The Buffalo Sabres will play host to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.
Buffalo had their best season in franchise history, posting a record of 52-24-6, while the Flyers finished with a record of 45-26-11.
The Sabres opened as -165 home favorites in this game, with an opening total of 6 goals.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Hilbert played in 28 games this season with Chicago, recording nine points and 22 penalty minutes. He played in five games with Chicago's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, recording seven points and 2 penalty minutes.
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Hilbert ranked seventh in scoring in the American Hockey League in 2004-05, recording 79 points in 79 games with the Providence Bruins. He was named team MVP and led the team in playoff scoring with 21 points in 17 games during the Calder Cup playoffs.
He has played in 66 NHL games with Boston and Chicago, recording 15 points and 40 penalty minutes. The Blackhawks acquired him from Boston on Nov. 6, 2005, in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft.
Ottawa claimed Edmonton goalie Mike Morrison, who was made available when Edmonton made one of two high-profile deals to get a goaltender in the days leading up to Thursday's trade deadline.
Edmonton acquired Minnesota's Dwayne Roloson for Minnesota for a first-round pick and a conditional third-round pick that comes into play if the 36-year-old Roloson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, re-signs with the Oilers.
Montreal and Colorado were involved in the other goaltender trade Tuesday as the team's swapped No. 1 goalies. Montreal landed David Aebischer while the Avs took on injured goalie Jose Theodore, who is expected to be back from a heel injury in time for the final week of regular-season play.
A source confirmed the deal to The Canadian Press. The 38-year-old Recchi is earning $2.28 million US this season and is under contract to earn the same next year. Recchi has 1,258 points in 1,236 NHL games and won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 1991.
The Hurricanes have an NHL-best 91 points and have been looking for veteran depth heading to the playoffs.
Carolina also added veteran forward Doug Weight in a trade with St. Louis on Jan. 30.
The trade marks the second time a high-profile goaltender left Montreal for Denver, following Patrick Roy's historic move to the mile-high city during the 1995-96 season.
Theodore, 29, has a 3.46 goals-against average and an .881 save percentage this season. Aebischer, 28, has a 2.98 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
Theodore was 17-15-5 for Montreal this season after winning a career-best 33 games in 2003-04.
Aebischer, who had a miserable month of December before turning his - and Colorado's - season around in January, is 25-14-2 this season.
Noronen, 26, a native of Tampere, Finland, is 22-31-6 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 67 NHL games over five seasons with Buffalo. He was the Sabres' first pick, 21st overall, in the 1997 Entry Draft. His busiest season was 2003-04 when he went 11-17-2 in 35 Sabres games.
Jokinen would have become a free agent at season's end and was linked to several trades in recent weeks. The 27-year-old has 29 goals and 37 assists in 62 games this season.
In 539 NHL games with Florida and Los Angeles, he has 126 goals and 150 assists.
Gauthier, 29, is a Montreal native who has 15 goals and 55 assists for 70 points in 429 NHL games over eight NHL seasons with Calgary and Phoenix. He also has 576 penalty minutes and is plus-11 in his career. Gauthier had two goals and 10 assists in 45 games with Phoenix this season and was minus-4 with 61 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defenseman was second on the Coyotes with 117 hits. He missed 14 games after Oct. 18 with a broken finger and three games to a shoulder injury in early February.
Gauthier was Calgary's first pick, 20th overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft after an All-Star junior career with Drummondville in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He suffered a serious hip injury during the 1999-00 season.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
The Devils sent their third-round pick in the 2006 Entry Draft to the Islanders in the Lukowich deal.
One reason for the Devils' run on defensemen is the uncertainty of defenseman Richard Matvichuk, who recently suffered a back injury.