Posts Tagged ‘Dominik Hasek’

Top Line: Jarome Iginla tops 30, Maple Leafs trapped in glass case of emotion

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Jarome Iginla's recent surge represents is welcome news for the Bruins. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

Jarome Iginla’s recent scoring surge represents is welcome news for the Bruins. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• Jarome Iginla reached the 30-goal benchmark in yesterday’s win over the Caps. His scorching hot March proves he’s not just a valuable part of the present. He can be a big part of the future, too…if the Bruins can figure out how to work him in under that cap.

• While Iggy’s been on a roll, the hands of another Boston scorer have turned to stone. And that might necessitate a shake-up in the team’s top six.

• As Toronto’s epic swing swoon reaches eight games, Chris Johnson points to an upside: the organization can no longer ignore the sizable cracks in the team’s foundation. That probably doesn’t bode well for the future of Randy Carlyle, right?

• Mike Zeisberger offers his take on the big changes coming in Hogtown.

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  • Published On Mar 30, 2014
  • VIDEO: Sabres induct former goalie Dominik Hasek into team’s Hall of Fame

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    By Nick Stoico

    Legendary netminder Dominik Hasek was welcomed into the Sabres Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. On Friday, the Sabres announced they will raise the No. 39 he wore in Buffalo from 1992 to 2001 during in the 2014-15 season.

    Nicknamed “The Dominator,” Hasek earned six Vezina Trophies as the NHL’s best goaltender in his 16-season career and ranks among the all-time leaders in wins, saves, goals against average, save percentage, shutouts, and total time on ice. Hasek, who was acquired by the Sabres from the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer prior to the 1992-93 season, was also a six-time NHL All-Star and added two Hart Memorial Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player to his trophy case. One the greatest goaltenders in league history, Hasek dominated the NHL in the 1990s – he holds the top five single-season save percentages for the entire decade.

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  • Published On Mar 29, 2014
  • Top Line: Leafs lose, Bowe fumes; GM McPhee on last legs; more links

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    James van Riemsdyk and the Maple Leafs have fallen both on the ice and in the standings. (Derik Hamilton/Icon SMI)

    James van Riemsdyk and the Maple Leafs have fallen both on the ice and in the standings. (Derik Hamilton/Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Here’s Chris Johnston’s take on why Toronto’s season-defining free-fall has reached seven games.

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  • Published On Mar 29, 2014
  • Hockey Hall of Fame’s future looks good with committee changes

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    John Davidson of the Columbus Blue Jackets

    The respected John Davidson will have plenty to say about future Hall of Fame inductees. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    There will be a changing of the old guard at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    It was announced today that Blue Jackets president John Davidson will succeed Jim Gregory as the chairman of the Hall’s selection committee.

    Gregory and Serge Savard, whose terms had ended, and former committee member Pat Quinn will be replaced by Bobby Clarke, David Poile and Luc Robitaille.

    Davidson, one of the most respected voices in the game, appears to be a smart choice for the chairmanship. He’s an enthusiastic and open-minded manager with Columbus, and has the personality to carry the Hall in a new direction.

    You can expect to hear grumblings of dissent over Clarke’s appointment — he’s regarded as something less than open-minded — but Poile and Robitaille are exactly the kind of fresh blood the committee needs.

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  • Published On Mar 26, 2014
  • Eric Lindros and Pat Burns among notable Hall of Fame snubs … again

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    The late coach Pat Burns deserves to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    If three Jack Adams Awards and a Stanley Cup can’t get Pat Burns into the Hall, what will? (Lou Capozzola/SI)

    By Allan Muir

    The Hall of Fame selection committee voted in five new members to join the game’s greatest legends on Tuesday and did as well as it has done in years. After honoring a stream of marginal players like Bernie Federko, Leo Boivin and Dick Duff, the 2013 class of Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney and Fred Shero deserve all the accolades coming their way.

    MUIR: Saluting the Class of 2013

    But as good as this group was, there’s plenty of room for debate because of who didn’t make the cut.

    Again, nothing wrong with the Shero nod, but the Pat Burns snub in the Builder category has gotten past the point of reason. Forget that the committee had a chance to do the right thing and induct him just before he died of cancer three years ago — that refusal may have been the its self-important way of saying it wouldn’t be influenced by the massive social effort aimed at pressuring it to induct Burns while he was still alive. But it’s been three years now. Three years. Whichever voters the admittedly brusque ex-cop offended along the way need to step back and recognize the greatness of the only three-time Jack Adams winner in NHL history, a man who guided the Devils to the Stanley Cup in 2003 and who won 501 games during his 14-season career.

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  • Published On Jul 09, 2013


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