Category Archives: Western Conference

Olli Jokinen Traded to NY Rangers to Close Busy Sunday

The Calgary Flames have agreed to a second major trade on Sunday, according to TSN. Calgary will send center Olli Jokinen and forward Brandon Prust to the New York Rangers in exchange for forwards Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins. Kotalik did not … Continue reading

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Saturday Night’s Silver Lining for the Blackhawks

Sometimes it’s good to be good, other times it’s good to be lucky. Right now, it appears the Hawks are both good and lucky. On Saturday night, the Blackhawks blew a four-goal lead in Minnesota, eventually losing the game 6-5 … Continue reading

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Who’s Left for Sunday? Detroit Loses Zetterberg

With just under two minutes left in the first period on Thursday night, Detroit star forward and leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg needed help to leave the ice. After a hard, but legal, hit from Mattias Ohlund, Zetterberg was taken to … Continue reading

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Broken Wings: Detroit Loses Kronwall

Reports out of Detroit on Sunday are that the Red Wings have lost another key player  to injury. Niklas Kronwall sprained the MCL in his left knee in an open-ice collision with Georges Laraque in Montreal on Saturday, and will … Continue reading

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Another Red Wings Injury

After Saturday night’s 5-1 loss in Toronto, Detroit Red Wings forward Jason Williams revealed that he has a fractured fibula in his right leg. If he doesn’t need surgery, the best case scenario, he should be out 6-8 weeks. He … Continue reading

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Western Conference Power Rankings

October’s in the books, and now November begins with even more questions than answers in the NHL’s Western Conference. So many injuries have hit the rosters that it’s beginning to raise concerns that some teams, like Vancouver, might not be … Continue reading

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Red Wings Lose Another Player to Injury

Various media outlets are reporting early Friday morning that the Detroit Red Wings have lost center Valterri Filppula for between six and eight weeks. Filppula broke his right wrist in Thursday night’s shootout loss at Edmonton. He had five points (two … Continue reading

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Another Injury Hits Vancouver: Luongo Fractures Rib

TSN is reporting that Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has a fractured rib, and will miss at least a week. Luongo joins Daniel Sedin, Pavol Demitra and Sami Salo among the injured stars in Vancouver, who has struggled coming out of … Continue reading

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Oilers Lose D Sheldon Souray to Concussion

On Monday, another Western Conference team placed a key player in injured reserve. The Edmonton Oilers will be without blue line stud Sheldon Souray for an undetermined amount of time because of a concussion. Oilers head coach Pat Quinn’s tone … Continue reading

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Jackets Lose D Jan Hejda for 4-6 Weeks

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday that they’ll be without defenseman Jan Hejda for between four and six weeks because of a sprained left knee. Already missing from action with a bad groin is Hejda’s line mate, Mike Commodore. Commodore … Continue reading

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