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Flames Show Intent - Land Brian Rafalski - 3/18/2009
The Calgary Flames have made a long needed move to add some offense to their blueline today with the addition of Defenseman Brian Rafalski from the re-building Anaheim Ducks. The Flames, long plagued this season by moves dictated by their financial situation, ... [more]

P.J. Axelsson Available - 3/18/2009
Florida has acquired center Eric Belanger from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for prospect Cal O'Reilly and a 5th round draft pick in 2009. Belanger brings defensive awareness, and a solid all around offensive ability to the Panthers, where he will join the teams 3rd line with Mike Grier (who will shift to LW) and Jeff Halpern (who will shift to RW). ... [more]

Rumors Swirl in Edmonton - 3/18/2009
Some potentially shocking news was leaked to the press today from a source within the Oilers orginization. Word is that new GM Jeff Kirk has considered trading young franchise centre Paul Stastny. When reached for comment GM Kirk would neither confirm nor deny the story. ... [more]

Lidstrom's Agent Shocks Wings Management - 3/16/2009
Hounded by reporters GM Niece finally relented and confirmed a report by local radio station WERD that the agent for lifetime Red Wing Niclas Lidstrom had asked management to consider trading him. GM Niece went on to relate how he had a planned meeting to start negotiations on a new contract when the agent delivered the news. ... [more]

Tampa wins over Carolina after goal scoring race - 3/14/2009
Tampa Bay continue to win games and last night they won over Carolina Hurricanes with 8-5 after that Carolina had the lead with 3-2 early in the 2nd period. Even with this victory the playoffs will be just a dream for the Florida based team this season. ... [more]

Coyotes Complete 2 deals - 3/13/2009
The Coyotes give up two everyday roster players but add a useful 3rd round pick for next year, as well as potential energy line player Mike Duco. "We really didn't want to move Burish, he's the first unidentified player i found when i became Coyotes GM, and i had high hopes for him. ... [more]

Washington Capitals Land Ed Jovanovski - 3/11/2009
Today at 4:40 PM Washington Capitals General Manager Josh Howell announced a press conference to discuss a recent trade that was made that was said to be "substantial", prior to an important stretch of games that will decide the season for Washington. ... [more]

Franzén signs new contract and Sedin getting close - 3/11/2009
Tampa Bay announce that Johan Franzén has sign a new contract over the next four season. The contract is worth 12M$ which means a caphit of 3.0M$ Franzén who was Tampas player in the All-Star game this season has 11 goals and 15 assist for 26 points so far this season. Franzén who plays in the 3rd line this season is expekted to play in one of the top two lines next season. ... [more]

Nieds for positive impact - 3/11/2009
About a year ago Nashville was sitting comfortably in a playoff spot and while the team was performing well, it did not stop the GM from picking up reinforcements as the trade deadline approached. Looking at these moves now, they were wrong, simply put. ... [more]

Canucks make their move and acquire Sakic - 3/10/2009
The trades of Scott Niedermayer to Nashville, Peter Forsberg to St. Louis, Daniel Briere to Detroit and the waiver claim of Boyd Devereaux to Calgary signaled that the Western Conference was in for an arms race down the stretch ... [more]

Sharks fire head coach Sutter - 3/10/2009
Darryl Sutter was shown the door after 6th straight lost. Sharks good season start is forgotten after recent poor performances and only one win from last 10 games meant more changes to organization. Top line is playing well, also defense is playing well, cant blame keepers and recent trades have brought more depth to team so easiest thing to do is fire Darryl Sutter. ... [more]

Jackets may be sellers as deadline approaches - 3/9/2009
CD - Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena -- "We're a sub-500 team", Blue Jackets GM Doug Emerson told reporters this morning following the team's disappointing regulation loss to their lowly divisional rivals in Chicago. "Points for OT losses are one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of -- if you count them then two thirds of the league are over .500 ... [more]

Unexpected Turn around in Detroit - 3/4/2009
The Detroit Red Wings have not lived up to expectations this season and are currently sitting in 10th place in the west only 3 points behind the eigth and final playoff spot. The team looked like it had given up hope when it traded away half of its roster for prospects but ... [more]

Coyotes Mid-Season Report - 3/4/2009
The Coyotes are going through the same old same old for the 4th consecutive season near the basement. But will continue to put out the most competitive product available. "Glen Murray is the only skill rated player that we don't have in the line-up but he was made aware of the situation when the trade was made. ... [more]

Kings Exceeding Expectations - 3/3/2009
The HFNHL LA Kings are having a season that would surprise most fans. In fact, the team was given little to no chance at a playoff spot by most predictors prior to the season opener. It is no secret that the club has stunk the joint out in recent years after being a regular season powerhouse ... [more]

Capital Punishment: All Star Edition - 3/2/2009
Washington, DC - As Washington Capitals General Manager Josh Howell walked into the locker room after Monday's practice at the Rec Center he knew the mood would be somewhat down from the usual atmosphere in what has been a surprise season for Washington. ... [more]

Future looking very bright in Detroit - 2/27/2009
The Future of the Red Wings has always looked bright but with the recent aquistions of Logan MacMillian and Andrew Ebbett makes the future of this team look even brighter. Detroit has already a great depth pool which include Claude Giroux, Tyler Cuma, Luca Sbisa, Kris Versteeg, and Grabovski. ... [more]

Pittsburgh makes changes in the front office - 2/25/2009
Beantown (AP): The Boston Bruins have hit the top of the East after a solid month of hard work and pure determination. After winning their last 6 straight, and going 8-1-1 in their last 10, they have found themselves on top of the conference ( possibly in a tie with the Leafs points-wise but that doesn't matter...) ... [more]

Atlanta flying high - 2/25/2009
Atlanta is flying high after they strung two wins together to break the 20 point barrier. Not much has gone right for this struggling disaster of a team, but the future is bright. The 4 fans that were actually there were forcibly removed ... [more]

Sabres GM Blasts team after managing to achieve a new low - 2/25/2009
Its official....the Buffalo Sabres have the most underperfoming goaltending tandem in the HFNHL. After last nights shelling at the hands of the San Jose Sharks,a game where the Sabres severely outshot the Sharks, pummelling backup Frederik Norrena for 5 goals, the team somehow still managed to lose...courtesy of a 16 from 24 save performance from their 2 goalies. ... [more]

Devereaux sets Flames on fire - 2/23/2009
CALGARY (CP): Ask anyone within the Flames organization a few months ago what they thought the 08/09 season would bring and the conservatives amongst those polled would talk about a top six finish in the Western Conference and a real chance at winning a playoff round or two. ... [more]

Justin Abdelkader earns Phoenix $1M - 2/23/2009
Phoenix (HFAP) - With his two assists last night vs. San Antonio Abdelkader reached 41 points activating the 2nd million in the Mountain Due Endorsement deals. "We have believed right from the moment we got Abdelkader that he would be an impact player for our team for several years ... [more]

More Rumours out of Detroit - 2/23/2009
Rumours out of Detroit continue to swirl with a team insider claiming, under the condition of anonimity, that Mike Knuble and Mike Van Ryn may soon be heading East. No word on the destination or who may be heading to Detroit but sources do claim AGM Zac Niece has played a major role in these discussions. ... [more]

Edmonton Oilers Mid Season Report - 2/22/2009
After last nights 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens the Edmonton Oilers have reached the halfway point of the season. To the surprise of many, including GM Jeff Kirk, they sit tied atop the Western Conference with the powerhouse St. Louis Blues. ... [more]

Who's playing RW? - 2/19/2009
Rumour has it that the Wings, pending league approval, have completed their second trade in as many days. This time it's rumoured that Chris Clark has been dealt to the Canucks for Andrew Ebbett. Like MacMillan aquired yesterday his NHL rights are held by the Anaheim Ducks. ... [more]

The surrender of playoff hopes in Detroit - 2/19/2009
The Detroit Red Wings have had a rought season this year and nothing has been consistant. So the Niece team got together and decided they would look to the future of the team. The Detroit Red Wings have decided that making there future brighter would be better and are now on the hunt for young stars ... [more]

Signs of change in Detroit - 2/18/2009
After paying lip service to change for a few months signs of change are finally materializing. The first sign was the increased participation of AGM Zac Niece in the teams daily activity and trade negotiations. The second is a trade between Detroit and Columbus of the Jere Lehtinen for prospect Logan MacMillan. ... [more]

Bruins on top of the East - 2/18/2009
Beantown (AP): The Boston Bruins have hit the top of the East after a solid month of hard work and pure determination. After winning their last 6 straight, and going 8-1-1 in their last 10, they have found themselves on top of the conference ( possibly in a tie with the Leafs points-wise but that doesn't matter...) ... [more]

Playoffs or bust for Jackets GM? - 2/18/2009
CD - Columbus, OH -- Nationwide Arena -- The Columbus Discoverer's Milo Minderbinder was treated to a candid interview with Blue Jackets GM Doug Emerson following the announcement that the Blue Jackets had just traded with division (and off-ice) rival Detroit for veteran two-way winger Jere Lehtinen. ... [more]

Ducks Getting Restless: Moves Ahead? - 2/15/2009
With the season's midpoint quickly approaching, the Ducks find themselves in rather familiar territory. On one hand, the scrappy Ducks showed a lot of "pluck" coming out of the gate, and have sustained that to the degree that they're right in the thick of things in the Western Conference, where only 4 points separate 3rd and 8th place in the standings. ... [more]

Future Hall of Fame defenseman headed to Nashville - 2/13/2009
In a move to put his team into playoff-shape, Nashville Predators GM Tony Kapfenberger reached out east and acquired allstar defenseman Scott Niedermayer from the Carolina Hurricanes for defensemen Jordan Leopold, Anton Babchuk and Logan Pyett. ... [more]

Rangers sign star goaltender to extension - 2/10/2009
The New York Rangers announced Tuesday that they had come to terms with their star netminder, Tim Thomas, to a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were undisclosed. Thomas has been a long-time member of the HFNHL Rangers , being a part of the organization for almost ten years. ... [more]

Changing Of the guard in Detroit - 2/9/2009
After a rough season so far the Team of Niece and Niece got together and decided that we needed to change up the roster and continue our streak of playoff births although they is no trade talk going on just yet it looks like veterens like Jere Lehtinen, Mike Knuble, and Mike Van Ryn might be changing jerseys ... [more]

HFNHL looking at the number, not the crime - 2/2/2009
After last night's 5-4 win by the Dallas Stars over the Colorado Avalanche Dallas GM Laurens Thie didn't mince words when it came to the hit that Sidney Crosby laid on Brian Pothier. At the very beginning of the second period in last night's game, Brian Pothier went into the corner to retrieve a puck and his life almost changed. ... [more]

HFACEOFF: Do we even need Agents anymore? - 2/1/2009
Times are a changing in the HFNHL. While the storm surrounding the league bail-out has passed the league may never be the same. Several GM's who seemed to be on the way out may end up staying but what will happen to their franchises in the long run? ... [more]

Sharks news - 1/31/2009
The San Jose Sharks signed forward Dominic Moore to a two-year and Defenseman Willie Mitchell one-year contract extensions. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. ... [more]

Ducks Add Depth to the Front Office - 1/29/2009
Having lost his most recent wingman, Jeff Kirk, to the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks GM Matt Gledhill issued a press release this morning that Justin Dickie, a veteran independent scout, will be joining the team as Assistant GM. Dickie will be introduced to the fans and the media at an upcoming press conference. ... [more]

Change Appears Inevitable in the Desert - 1/28/2009
Phoenix (AP) - The Coyotes have been dead center of the talk of retraction the past several months in the NHL, and assumably in the HFNHL as well. However the GM has spoken out about this towards the league, and has done so as well to fans of this cellar dwelling HFNHL franchise. ... [more]

Canucks search for answers in the offensive zone - 1/28/2009
It has been a frustrating year for the Canucks, once again touted as an elite team in the league. With talent and depth at all positions, the club was expected to contend for the Western Conference title and the Stanley Cup. Through 32 games though the club has yet to take flight. ... [more]

Breaking News! - 1/26/2009
(HAP) The Flyers' have fired long-time coach Jacques Lemaire. It's rumoured that Wayne Gretzky will take over behind the bench for the teams next game. It's clear that a shoe was about to drop in Philly but the firing of Jacques Lemaire was not expected. ... [more]

PIT adds vet winger - 1/23/2009
In a move last night, the Penguins continue to bolster their line up by adding vetern winger Owen Nolan from the Atlanta Thrashers. Nolan is expected to bring his experiance and leadership to a team on the rise. ... [more]

Season best performance not enough - 1/22/2009
Douglas Murray dug himself out of the early season hole he was in, battling his way back in as a regular for the troubled Predators blueline. Highlight of the season so far was the 3-3 tie with the Islanders where Murray scored twice in the 3rd period to ensure the point for the Predators. ... [more]

1st shoe drops in Minnesota - 1/21/2009
In a move to both get younger and save some payroll, Minnesota has dealt big and TALL Hal Gill in exchange for BIG and tall Douglas Murray. Murray is both 5 years younger and almost $2 million a year cheaper. ... [more]

Columbus Blue Jackets Top 20 Update - 1/20/2009
Time for our mid-season update of the Blue Jackets’ farm system, recently rated in the top 5 in the HFNHL in terms of overall talent (2008 HFNHL Prospect Handbook). That report commented on the balanced depth of prospects the Jackets have managed to accumulate over the past couple of seasons ... [more]

Trade Winds Hit Gale Force in St. Louis - 1/18/2009
(AP) St. Louis: Trades will be made, that much is clear. Who will be leaving and who will be arriving, that remains the only question. In perhaps his most candid admission to date, Blues General Manager Nick Quain described the likelihood of more Blues moves as mere certainty, after the team jettisoned veterans Rod Brind’Amour and Marty Turco in the first few weeks of the season. ... [more]

Vancouver Canucks Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects - 1/17/2009
The Canucks organization has a good reputation for its work at the draft, but in the last few years the pipeline has started to dry up. While the list of graduated players is impressive, the current crop of prospects remains unimpressive. ... [more]

HFNHL Phoenix Coyotes Top 20 2008-09 Mid-Season Rankings - 1/17/2009
With Tlusty graduating then being traded, and several other Coyotes graduating, Phoenix had an incredibly quick race for #1 on this list, and 1st and 2nd could be considered #1A and #1B. Phoenix’ prospect depth is starting to become stronger and more obvious ... [more]

Midseason HFNHL Florida Panthers Top 20 Prospects - 1/13/2009
With the midseason point behind us in most junior leagues and it closing in on nearly all professional leagues, it's time for the Florida Post to re-order the Panthers Top 20 prospects for the start of the 2009 calendar year. ... [more]

Phoenix Coyotes turn blockbuster deal - 1/13/2009
Phoenix (HFAP) - The future of the Phoenix Coyotes has changed drastically. The Coyotes made a trade yesterday with the Montreal Canadiens that changed the dynamics of the team. Going to Phoenix are Defencemen Keith Yandle and Jeff Woywitka as well as Center Ryan Craig and a 4th Round pick in 2009. ... [more]

Blues and Thrashers Exchange Pleasantries - 1/8/2009
(AP) Atlanta: It was supposed to be a simple cross conference game between two teams that couldn’t have less of a rivalry. Not quite and no longer. After a fight filled and controversial game that saw two players ejected, several injured and one player suspended, the league has to be thankful the Atlanta Thrashers and St. Louis Blues are not in the same conference, let alone division. ... [more]

Thrashers Hire AGM - 1/7/2009
Shortly after a press release announcing the potential hiring of an AGM to help GM Ryan Archer along with the rebuilding of the team another press release was called. At that press release Jeff Smallz was named the newest member of the Thrashers team and will take over the AGM duties for the team. ... [more]

FACEOFF: Breaking News: Hejduk for Conroy - 1/7/2009
Sources are reporting that the Calgary Flames have parted with winger Milan Hejduk for Craig Conroy, cash and futures from the Phoenix Coyotes. It seems the Coyotes are making a run for the playoffs, adding two high salary players in two days in Hejduk and Murray. ... [more]

3 Minnesota prospects named to AHL All-Star team - 1/7/2009
Despite their location in last place in the Western Conference, there is hope in Minnesota! 2nd year defenseman Derek Joslin was named a starter for the Canadian squad yesterday. The 21 year old has 20 points in 34 games from the blueline. He was recently promoted to San Jose where he made his NHL debut last week. ... [more]

HFNHL Flames News and Notes - 1/6/2009
Calgary (CP): Daymond Langkow and Brent Sutter saved their jobs yesterday when the Flames managed to defeat the St. Louis Blues. Going into the game Langkow was -16 with just three assists. A 2 point, plus-2 game helped his cause no end. It's not known if GM Kershaw will be so lucky with his team rumoured to be close to bankruptcy. GM Nick Quain is never one to shy away from taking advantage of his financial leverage and that was obviously the case last night. ... [more]

Hawks make moves. Exodus expected to continue - 1/6/2009
Despite only being 4 points out of first in the Central division the Hawks are looking like sellers as the season progresses. The first player to be moved has been Jamal Mayers along with a 7th round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs. In return the Hawks receive a 4th round pick in this years draft. ... [more]

Leafs on a high... but for how long? - 1/6/2009
Toronto (AP) There's something to be said about being the cinderella team who*surprises everyone with an unexpected appearance at the ball.* For the last two years the Leafs were that team, praised when they reached the*playoffs since there was no*expectation*for success.* ... [more]

Labarbera to Get First Start - 1/5/2009
After 17 straight regular season games as well as 8 preseason games Lundqvist was seen leaving last night's game on a stretcher with an IV as he had colapsed from pure exhaustion. The coach and GM are being heavily critcised for letting things come to this. The GM quipped back that the team had attempted to start Labarbera earlier but there was a roster mixup ... [more]

Washington - St. Louis Blockbuster Trade - 1/2/2009
Washington, DC - General Manager Josh Howell isn't wasting any time in his pursuit to field a decent team for the Washington faithful. In a shocking move, the Capitals traded Pascal Leclaire, Radek Bonk, Washington's 2nd Round pick in 2009, and their 3rd Round Pick in 2009 to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for veteran pivot Rod Brind'Amour, Marty Turco, Alvaro Montoya, and $1 million in cash considerations. ... [more]

Washington Acquires Glen Metropolit - 1/2/2009
"Glen is a player that I have coveted for a while now", says Washington GM Josh Howell. Today, the Capitals sent Jeff Halpern to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Glen Metropolit and St. Louis 3rd Round Selection in 2009. "I thought now was the right time to move with Halpern's value being high after a quick start. The fact that we get a fairly high pick out of this helped cement the deal for me. I know Halps wilil perform well for the Panthers and I look forward to seeing what Metropolit can do for us". ... [more]

HFNHL Red Wings - Quick Hits - 1/2/2009
A quick review of what's going on with some players in the HFNHL Red Wings organization. Don't look now but oft rumoured trade bait Jere Lehtinen is leading the team in offense with 9 goals and 9 assists including 2 GWG's Steve Eminger may have finally found a fit with the Tampa Bay Lightning in that developmental league we call the NHL. Eminger leads all Tampa dmen with 15pts and a +/- of 2. ... [more]

Capitals Seek Immediate Help - 1/1/2009
GM Josh Howell has expressed interest in trying to solidify his lineup via the trade immediately. "You know, they signed me here as the GM to make changes. I have been aware of a potential position for a while now and i've been watching the games and trying to get a feel about who wants to be here and who does not want to be here". ... [more]

HF FACEOFF - Vol.1 - No. 2 - 1/1/2009
The Pittsburgh Penguins got an immediate upgrade at D with the addition of Brooks Orpik from the Ottawa Senators. It cost the Pens a 2nd round pick to upgrade. Daymond Langkow isn’t the only thing making Calgary GM Matthew Kershaw upset. Apparently Kershaw has filed a protest with the league against the Washington Capitals over the hiring of new General Manager Josh Howell. The Flames had a press conference scheduled for today to name Howell as the new Flames AGM before Washington swooped in and stole him. ... [more]

Washington Capitals Announce GM Selection - 1/1/2009
Washington, DC 11:36 AM - Today the Washington Capitals have decided their new direction. After the dismissal of Andrew Chang-Sang on the 29th of December, management wanted to act fast in naming a replacement. Several names were being bantered about in terms of the position including Phenom AGM Bill Drake of the Vancouver Canucks and GM Rich Epstein of the New Jersey Devils. ... [more]

HFACEOFF: Breaking: Drake turns down Washington - 1/1/2009
In late breaking news, the first of 2009, Faceoff has learnt from confidential sources that Bill Drake, the AGM of the Vancouver Canucks has turned down the position of Washington Capitals General Manager. Drake has been mentioned as a possible behind the bench replacement for Claude Julien who is currently on the hot seat. ... [more]

Burrowing in - 12/31/2008
A day after acquiring Alex Burrows in a package deal for Backes, Burrows pots a goal and 2 assists and went plus 4 in the a thrashing of the Sabres. Alex had been paired up with Brad Richardson and Adam Mair for a pesty 3rd line that would give any team a headache. ... [more]

Oilers Star RW Selanne Suffers Broken Neck - 12/31/2008
The Edmonton Oilers suffered a serious blow last night when Teemu Selanne suffered a broken neck in a game against the Ottawa Senators. Selanne was injured on a hit to the head, delivered by Senators defenseman John Erskine. ... [more]

HFNHL Red Wings Trying to Regroup - 12/31/2008
No one promised a cup in Detroit this season, quite the opposite, but the start to the season has been a little rougher than expected. With two days off the team will reflect on what has, and has not, been working and will look to regroup. ... [more]

FACEOFF: Extra, Extra: Trade Scoop.... - 12/21/2008
The HF FACEOFF has received a tip from a source within the Atlanta organization that confirms the rumor that they have traded David Backes. Apparently Backes was asked to leave the teams charter plane after the team had boarded for a road trip to New Jersey. ... [more]

Sharks news - 12/29/2008
8 games 8 points. End to the rumours from the past. Sharks GM made it clear to the media today that Jason Arnott is no more on the trade block. ' Thanks to his good season start. Arnott has 9 points in 8 games and he is leading Sharks in points. ... [more]

Canucks GM sounds off on his club's poor start - 12/29/2008
"Embarrassing" is what Canucks GM Sean Keogh called his team's start in his first public interview in weeks. "It's inexcusable, particularly the play of our top players like Brodeur, Staal and Malkin," he added. After a good pre-season, the Canucks have had a start that could only be described as awful. Through nine games, the club has one win and only five points, tied for second last in the league. ... [more]

FACEOFF: Breaking News - Carolina sign RFA to end holdout - 12/29/2008
Stephen Weiss has ended his 3 month hold-out just in time for the Hurricanes who were struggling to field a complete roster of HFNHL players. The Carolina Hurricanes have spent the summer in heavy negotiations with the Swingstein sons. Weiss ended up with a contract of 2.7 million over 3 years. ... [more]

HF FACEOFF - Vol. 1 - No. 1 - 12/28/2008
GM Rob Kreuger refused to comment during the off-season on media speculation that Manny Legace couldn’t carry the Bruins anywhere close to the title. Legace is 8-0 in the early part of the season; leading the Bruins to the only HFNHL undefeated start. Legace has a sparkling .934 SV %. ... [more]

Northeastern Division Power Rankings - 12/24/2008
1. Ottawa Senators – GM Cohen Simpson has done a fantastic job with the assembly of this crew. The combination of Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Briere, and Ryan Kesler give the Senators a trio of centers with well defined roles that place them not only among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, but the entire league. ... [more]

Instability off the ice not translating to instability on the ice in Phoenix - 12/24/2008
Phoenix (AP) - The Coyotes future is very much unknown, and the idea of relocation is very real for the Phoenix Coyotes' General Manager Ryan Yessie, however he's not that excited about it. "Unless Winnipeg gets their team back, I really don't see any instance where I'd welcome a move. ... [more]

Stumpel's Jersey Retired - 12/23/2008
Prior to the start of the HFNHL Red Wings home opener the organization and fans alike honoured Jozef Stumpel for his achievements and years of service. Stumpel is the franchises career goal scoring leader, 2nd in all time points and twice was the teams leading regularly season point producer. ... [more]

Stumpel's Jersey Retired - 12/23/2008
Prior to the start of the HFNHL Red Wings home opener the organization and fans alike honoured Jozef Stumpel for his achievements and years of service. Stumpel is the franchises career goal scoring leader, 2nd in all time points and twice was the teams leading regularly season point producer. ... [more]

It's like Hannukah for the Blue Jackets - 12/22/2008
Eight crazy nights, indeed. Unfortunately this holiday season hasn't started off with much of a glow: playing on the first of an 8-night consecutive games stretch that sees the Jackets bouncing all over hell's half acre, the boys in blue dropped their season opener to the lowly Phoenix Coyotes ... [more]

HFNHL Oilers Appoint new GM - 12/21/2008
After receiving clearance from HFNHL Commissioner Matt Gledhill, Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz has announced the hiring of Jeff Kirk as the teams new GM. Before joining the Anaheim Ducks as an AGM this past offseason Kirk had several years of experience as a GM in various competing leagues. ... [more]

HFNHL Flames Announce Trade - 12/21/2008
Bath, UK (CP): The Calgary Flames are happy to announce the arrival of forward Marcel Goc from the New York Islanders (pending league approval) to the Calgary Flames and would like to thank Michael Ryder for his service to the club. ... [more]

Tampa Bay looking to cut down salaries - 12/21/2008
Tampa Bay managment today announced that the team is looking to cut down salaries for the season 08/09. In this economy we cant afford to pay almost 50M$ in salaries to a team that will struggle to even get into the playoffs owner Martin Sedin said earlier today. ... [more]

Phoenix Coyotes Preseason Wrap-Up - 12/20/2008
Phoenix (HFAP) - The Phoenix Coyotes finished the preseason tied for the best team in the Pacific Division (losing tie-breaker in wins) and finishing 7th in the league with 10 points in 8 games. "To be honest i've really been pleased with how all 3 of my lines have played, but I thought our 3rd line played exceptional all preseason." ... [more]

Canucks Regular Season Round Up - 12/19/2008
(Vancouver.) After a quick round of games the Vancouver Canucks are upon the regular season. With Sean Keogh away on business, AGM Bill Drake took over the reigns for the preseason and sent in lines. The biggest surprises were Kris Letang on defense who two goals and an assist in seven games. ... [more]

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