Connect with us

NHL

NHL: Nathan Walker fights Andrew Shaw video, Connor Hobbs hit, Capitals vs Canadiens

Published

on

AUSSIE Washington Capitals prospect Nathan Walker was centrestage in an NHL preseason game against Montreal Canadiens, starting a fight with a Stanley Cup-winning bruiser. Unfortunately he came off second best.

Walker might not be the biggest man on the ice, but he didn’t flinch when Andrew Shaw sent his rookie teammate Connor Hobbs flying face-first into the boards in the second period on Wednesday.

The Sydney-raised left wing immediately met Shaw and engaged in a tussle. At 5-foot-8, Walker was easily outsized by the 5-foot-11 Shaw, but the Aussie persisted even as his two-time Stanley Cup winning opponent used a free hand to stir the home crowd at the Bell Centre.

WATCH THE VIDEO IN THE PLAYER ABOVE

Walker didn’t have Shaw's reach and was floored by a right shot over the top.
Walker didn’t have Shaw’s reach and was floored by a right shot over the top.Source: Supplied

Source link

NHL

NHL 2020: Draft lottery, New York Rangers, Alexis Lafreniere

Published

on

There might not be a frozen envelope involved, but conspiracy theories abounded after the Rangers won the NHL Draft lottery Monday night and with it the right to select consensus top pick, heralded Canadian left winger Alexis Lafreniere.

The Rangers and the seven other teams eliminated from the NHL playoff qualifying round this past week were entered into a live televised lottery for the top pick in October’s draft, held pingpong-ball style.

Normally the NHL conducts its lottery process behind closed doors and reveals the results afterward, as was the case during the first phase of the lottery in June, when it was determined that the top pick would be awarded to a team involved in the league’s restart.

With commissioner Gary Bettman looking on, an unidentified and masked NHL employee was to remove each ball from an attache case, show it to Bettman who verified the logo, and then place it into the lottery machine.



Source link

Continue Reading

NHL

NHL news: Seattle Kraken, reaction, Washington name

Published

on

Owners of the National Hockey League’s Seattle expansion team unveiled Kraken as the club’s nickname on Thursday, the mythical sea beast having been a fan favourite in marketing polls.

The NHL’s 32nd team, set to take the ice in the 2021-22 season, will feature dark and light blue colours and an S-shaped logo that pays tribute to the 1917 Stanley Cup champion Seattle Metropolitans but adds a red eye and tentacle.

Kayo is your ticket to the best sport streaming Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >

And while most seemed to get behind Kraken, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser unleashed on Pardon The Interruption.

“My instant thought was this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” Wilbon said. “And I started just running through all the nicknames of all the teams in the NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL, and this is the worst.



Source link

Continue Reading

NHL

Colby Cave dead at 25: NHL, Oilers star suffered brain bleed

Published

on

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave died Saturday morning, days after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain bleed, his family announced.

He was 25.

“It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning,” Cave’s family said in a statement.

“I (wife Emily) and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time.”

On Tuesday, Cave had emergency surgery to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.

Source link

Continue Reading

Trending