HARTFORD, Conn. — The Whalers have been gone from Connecticut’s capital city longer than they were in it, but for the first time in 21 years the team’s sweater will be worn in an NHL game — when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The Hurricanes’ new owner, Tom Dundon, has been embracing the franchise’s heritage since last January, when he purchased controlling interest from Peter Karmanos, who had moved the team to North Carolina from Hartford in 1997. Almost immediately, the Hurricanes began selling Whalers gear at PNC Arena in Raleigh. In September, Dundon announced the team would celebrate a Whalers Night, which will happen Sunday, and would also wear Hartford sweaters on March 5 in Boston, 100 miles from the team’s old home. In and around Hartford, there have been conflicted reactions to the rapprochement. Resentment lingers from the team’s move, and some people believe the new interest in the Whalers is tied to … [Read more...] about The Whalers are back in the NHL. Sort of.
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Forward Luke Kunin had hoped this opportunity would come sooner. He wanted to resume his career after recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee in the same career spot he suffered the injury — with the Wild. But after detouring to the minors to rebuild his strength and conditioning while also reacclimating to game action, the 21-year-old feels the diligence exercised by team brass was the smart approach — a patient process that enabled Kunin to rejoin the Wild feeling confident about his play. "I feel great," he said. "I really like where my game's at, so I'm looking forward to playing." The Wild recalled Kunin from the American Hockey League on Sunday, with captain Mikko Koivu sidelined with a lower-body injury suffered last week during a knee-on-knee hit from Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano. The contact resulted in a two-game suspension for Giordano. Koivu's status is considered day-to-day and although he wasn't on the ice for practice Monday, coach Bruce Boudreau … [Read more...] about After ACL injury and rehabilitation, Luke Kunin is back in the NHL with the Wild
Detroit Free Press Published 9:29 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 A special night for Dennis Cholowski became a night he won't soon forget. Cholowski, making his NHL debut in the Detroit Red Wings' season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, scored the team's first goal of the night to tie the game, 1-1. The 20-year-old defenseman spent most of last season in the Western Hockey League but made the opening-night roster, in part thanks to injuries to Niklas Kronwall, Mike Green and Jonathan Ericsson. With 7:46 played in the second period, Cholowski buried a centering pass from Dylan Larkin past goalie Joonas Korpisalo. Cholowski, paired with Danny DeKeyser, is AHL eligible, but just because the veterans get healthy doesn't mean Cholowski will be sent down. Tonight's goal could go a ways into keeping Cholowski around for a while. … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings’ Dennis Cholowski scores in NHL debut
Updated 9:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game in overtime, John Tavares scored his first goal for Toronto and the Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Matthews took a feed from Patrick Marleau and beat goalie Carey Price 1:01 into the extra period. Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots, and Nazem Kadri had two assists for the Maple Leafs. Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Shaw scored for Montreal, and Price made 23 saves. Max Domi, the son of former Leafs tough guy Tie Domi, had two assists in his first game for the Canadiens. Tavares, who signed a $77 million, seven-year deal July 1 with the team he cheered for growing up in nearby Oakville after nine seasons with the New York Islanders, moved past Matthew Peca and roofed a shot over Price with 1:53 left in the second period. Shaw tied it at 2 on a power play with 12.3 seconds left in the second. … [Read more...] about Austin Matthews scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 3-2
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 7:28 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 Detroit — You can’t teach size, you either have it or don’t. At 6 feet, 5 inches, Jack Adams, the Red Wings’ 2017 sixth-round draft pick, has it. But along with being a benefit in hockey, Adams has seen how having size can be a problem, too. “It’s definitely an advantage, but it’s also harder than people think,” Adams said last month at the Wings’ development camp. “(People think) you’re big, you can go crush people. (When you’re playing opposing big players), you have to play more of an all-around game when you’re bigger, you have to finish your checks, be hard on the forecheck, be hard in front of the net. You can’t lose your one-on-one battles. There’s definitely more responsibility.” Rick Bennett, the Union (N.Y.) College head coach, has been on Adams to utilize his size and strength in a positive … [Read more...] about Jack Adams hopes size, goal-scoring ability will help his Red Wings career