NHL Global Hockey Legends Raise $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Players on the North American side were clad in white-colored Devils-patterned jerseys, socks with red-and-black trim and wore either black or white helmets—save for former New York Rangers forward Ron Duguay, of course.. The front of the jersey had “New Jersey” in ascending black diagonal script lettering with “Sandy 2012” in smaller script beneath, accompanied by two hurricane flags like those on the shoulders of the Carolina Hurricanes ‘ jerseys.. Near the rear hem of the jersey, on the wide black stripe bordered by two thinner red stripes, the name of a New Jersey municipality that had been particularly hard hit by Hurricane Sandy last Halloween was stitched in red capital letters.. Grant Marshall highlighted Point Pleasant, while Bruce Driver advertised Ortley, Duguay championed Cape May, Bill Guerin showed off L.B.I.. for Long Beach Island, and Jim Dowd celebrated his home town of Brick.. Most of the players wore Devils’ black pants, which the club switched to from green in 1992.. Brian Leetch and Brendan Shanahan wore red pants—Leetch for the Rangers, with whom he spent most of his storied NHL career, and Shanahan for the Detroit Red Wings , with whom he won three Stanley Cups.. A logo patch of each player’s most prominent NHL team was carried on the left sleeve of the jersey, above the stripes and below the yoke—Devils for most of the former Devils, the Red Wings for Shanahan, the Rangers for Duguay and Leetch, the New York Islanders for Benoit Hogue and the Philadelphia Flyers for Brian Propp.. Bill Guerin’s jersey fetched over $1,000 at auction The Russian Legends uniform was blue with white trim, with an inverted white chevron on the front and the letters “CCCP” in blue on the left half.. All the Russian players wore blue helmets, save for defenseman Alexei Gusarov, who got by with a gray skull cap. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1605818-nhl-global-hockey-legends-raise-50000-for-hurricane-sandy-relief

NHL is going to beat outdoor games to death

Brian Wilde of CTV Montreal had this great tweet after the news broke: “The NHL has rebranded its ‘Winter Classic’ and is now going with ‘Another Game Outside.’” And this tweet from The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs : “Awaiting #NHL’s announcement that next season, they’ll hold an ‘Indoor Classic’” Of course, it’s all about money.. Football and/or baseball stadiums have a lot more seats than a hockey arena and can generate a lot more revenue.. But with six outdoor games, probably played on poor ice, the odds are pretty good that at least one star player will end up getting injured because of the conditions.. Pittsburgh defenceman Kris Letang isn’t thrilled about the Penguins being involved in another outdoor game.. “I think I’ve gotten enough of outdoor games,” Letang told Shelley Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette .. Letang and the Penguins have already played in the Winter Classic twice, beating the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout in Buffalo in 2008 and losing 3-1 to Washington in Pittsburgh in 2011.. “The first time, you couldn’t see anything.. There was too much snow,” Letang said.. “The ice was good, (but) it was really cold.. Here, it was plus-5 (Celsius). source: http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/04/18/nhl-is-going-to-beat-outdoor-games-to-death/

Devils’ Andrei Loktionov, in scoring slump, will sit out Flyers game

I’m not a big guy.. I have to do something different to beat players bigger than me.” Loktionov, 22, has gone seven games without a point and eight without a goal.. So Jacob Josefson will replace him in the Devils’ lineup.. “I think when you get a new player it’s a new team and a new situation.. You get that initial adrenalin rush and we got that from Lokti,” coach Pete DeBoer said.. “Typically, young guys hit a little bit of a wall sometimes and sometimes it’s better to take a step back.” Loktionov wasn’t surprised by the move.. “It’s a coach’s decision.. I think we need to change something in the offensive zone.. We need to win a game.. We have to do something,” Loktionov said.. “If it works, it’s nice.. If not, we’ll see. source: http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2013/04/devils_andrei_loktionov_in_sco.html

 

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