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08.30.2012 | | Posted at 09:35 PM
By Nicole
Former Badger hockey players were much in the news this off-season, as both Justin Schultz and Ryan Suter's eventual whereabouts were the subject of much (MUCH) internet banter. Ottawa decided to opt out of such a situation with Kyle Turris by signing him to a five-year, $17.5 million extension that will keep him in Canada through the 2018 season. Turris himself was the subject of internet rumors ...
07.01.2012 | | Posted at 09:06 PM
By Nicole
Lots of former Badger hockey player news this weekend. We've followed the path of former-Badger and Hobey Baker finalist Justin Schultz, who opted to become a free agent before ever playing a professional game. The Schultz situation was unusual, but the rules allow for the situation and he clearly wasn't on board with playing for the team that drafted him - the Anaheim Ducks. But he ended the cour...
06.23.2012 | | Posted at 10:49 AM
By Nicole
Incoming freshman Nic Kerdiles was selected in the second round (36th overall) by his hometown Anaheim Ducks this morning. Kerdiles had hoped to be a first round draft pick, but I imagine being able to play at home will make up for sliding down a few spots. Kerdiles, a member of the U-18 National Team, winning gold at the last two World Junior Championships. In face, he had 2 goals and 3 assists i...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...
04.08.2012 | | Posted at 10:19 PM
By Nicole
The Globe and Mail in Toronto had an interesting article highlighting the increased interest the NHL is showing in women's hockey. The Women's World Championship is currently taking place in Burlington, VT and the women's Frozen Four was less than a month ago and according to the Globe and Mail, NHL reps have been at both. According to the article, the NHL is helping create a strategic plan to hel...
02.27.2012 | | Posted at 11:10 PM
By Nicole
It took just 10 days for Blake Geoffrion to get called up from AHL Hamilton to his NHL parent-club Montreal. You'll remember that Blake, when he skates for the Canadiens, will become a fourth-generation Hab. Both great-grandfather Howie Morentz's number 7 and grandfather "Boom Boom" Geoffrion's number 5 are retired by Montreal and new callups usually just get assigned a number by the team, but Bla...
12.21.2011 | | Posted at 05:25 PM
By Nicole
It's not an exaggeration to call the University of Wisconsin NHL University. There are 20 former Badgers currently skating in the NHL. 11 former Badgers played in last season's playoffs - more than any other college. One of the Badgers who has struggled to gain a foothold is former goalie and Hobey Baker finalist Brian Elliot. Drafted by Ottawa, he had a few chances, but never really earned the st...
11.29.2011 | | Posted at 06:54 PM
By Nicole
Just 17 games into the season, Admirals coach Kirk Muller was hired away to be the head coach for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. Former Admirals coach Lane Lambert was promoted to an assitant position with the AHL's parent team, the Nashville Predators, in the offseason and the Ads brought in Muller, who'd been an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens since 2006. Muller had the resume and it w...
09.20.2011 | | Posted at 06:40 PM
By Nicole
Badger women's hockey coach Mark Johnson and former Badger men's hockey coach Jeff Sauer were selected as two fo the 2011 recipients of the Lester Patrick trophy. The trophy, given by the NHL and USA Hockey, is given each year to four people and honors them for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The New York Rangers created the award in 1966 and presented it to the NHL. It honors...

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