Friday Night: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart endured a brutal hit by Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames that ended with a broken jaw. Kostopoulos received two minutes for roughing, a questionable call that has been rectified through the NHL’s supplemental discipline process. Because of the ferocity of the hit and the broken jaw that resulted, the hit was reviewed over the weekend and Kostopoulos was given a six game suspension and will forfeit $29,569.92 in salary. Stuart will miss at least six to eight weeks with the injury.
Rule 48, which has already led to several suspensions this season, bans More >
In a Tuesday night USHL game against the Sioux City Musketeers, 19-year-old defenseman Andrew Prochno of the Sioux Falls Stampede fired a slap shot from the blue line that hit the goal post, shot off the iron and actually split the puck in half on impact!Tweet
Anze Kopitar lofts the puck up to the rafters, and it comes down right in front of Dustin Brown, in perfect position for him to score.Tweet
Detroit Red Wings fans groaned in unison Wednesday when star center, Pavel Datsyuk, went down hard and landed awkwardly on his right arm during the 1st period. With 12 goals and 27 assists, Datsyuk was the leading Red Wings scorer. He will be sorely missed for the next four weeks.
The Red Wings have endured numerous injuries. They are also without Mike Modano, who severed a tendon and will likely be out until just before playoffs, although a definitive date has not been determined. The 40-year-old center has scored two goals and eight points in 20 games for the Red More >
HBO is finally speaking our language with 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic… the NHL version of Hard Knocks! The show offers a behind-the-curtain look at the two longtime NHL rivals, the Penguins and the Capitals. For hard-core fans of hockey in general, the series is rapidly gaining momentum as word spreads about the show.
This is by no means an advertisement for the show or for HBO. It’s simply the excited rantings of a hockey fan wanting other hockey fans to watch a great show to keep it on the air.
The series introduces us to the key More >
With two great looks in one, you’re actually doubling their hoody style in one awesome gift! Perfect for work or play, this reversible cotton fleece sweatshirt will soon become their favorite gift of the entire holiday season.
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The perfect stocking stuffer, BLADESHARK panels last up to 30 games, saving your little hockey star countless hours of prep time! Traditional taping and waxing can be a tedious and lengthy process. Now they can use that time to sharpen their skills on the ice versus taping in the locker room.
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Calling all moms, dads, grandparents and friends! Give the gift that prolongs the life of their equipment. This amazing equipment drying rack takes up minimal space and keeps their gear dry between use! They’ll love “dressing” this rack after every game and you’ll love how neat and organized their equipment stays. No more tripping over shoulder pads and helmets… and no more damp equipment due to improper drying.
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You’ve got all their gear and accessories wrapped and under the tree. Only one thing missing… a way for them to carry it all! Available in 5 awesome colors, the Vector Pro Equipment Backpack features a skate pocket on each side to keep skates and other gear protected. Large main compartment.Tweet
Gear is always a welcomed gift for the roller hockey star on your Christmas list! The Mission CSX Sr. Inline Hockey Skates offer a great design at a price you just can’t beat. Turn Christmas morning into a jubilant… hockey-filled occasion and watch their smiles light up the room.
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