It wasn’t until 2011, when we moved to a suburb outside of St. Louis, that I took my oldest son to his first hockey game. Thing #1 was 10, we tried everything at this point to find his interest, baseball, soccer, fencing, swim team. It wasn’t until that fateful evening in December 2011, when he saw the St. Louis Blues play the Chicago Blackhawks that he looked at me with the look of wonder and said, “What IS this? And why am I just seeing this now?”
Another day has passed and Erik Karlsson is still a member of the Ottawa Senators, and its no clearer if he’s on his way out soon.
Senators GM Pierre Dorian revealed on Sunday that the team have stuck to a promise they made fans and offered their team captain a contract extension, with the star defenseman out of contract next summer.
“Obviously we don’t really want to talk about roster players, contract negotiations, trades, all these things” Dorion told reporters on Sunday.
It’s been a summer of change for the Steelers fan base with all but one import from last season’s roster returning as we speak. Mark “Mad Dog” Matheson is the sole returnee at the present and it looks like he will be surrounded by fresh new blood as Paul Thompson looks to arrest last season’s trophy-less campaign and have the South Yorkshire club back amongst the honours. This is year four of Thompson’s so-called three year plan and in certain quarters, he has to get it right this season.
It is summer in Chicago. The long winter youth hockey season has ended, spring tournament season is over and it is hot outside. So this is the time of year where we throw a team of our friends together and play 3 on 3 with pond hockey rules. No icing, no offsides, and any penalty is a penalty shot.
The Cardiff Devils treated their fans to a double signing on Friday, announcing the return of forwards Sean Bentivoglio and Jake Morissette.
The two forwards have been huge parts of the Devils success over the year, with Morissette returning for his sixth year in South Wales, after serving as team captain for the past two seasons, and will wear the ‘C’ again in 2018/19.