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Where Are They Now?:  Detroit Red Wings Edition
Detroit Red WIngs GM Ken Holland has traded away a fair amount of prospects/young players in recent years, in addition to losing several more on waivers.  Detroit fans have fretted, gnashed teeth, and more still over most all of these losses in some form. So... where are these guys now,…
Posted by Primis on 01/19/17 | Comments 21

Notre Dame to Join Big Ten For Men’s Hockey in 2017.  What Now?
Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to join the Big Ten conference for Mens Hockey in the 2017-18 season. The FIghting Irish currently reside in Hockey East for men's hockey (where they joined after the dissolution of the CCHA), and as Chris Peters notes in the linked…
Posted by Primis on 03/24/16 | Comments 1

Hockey on Google+ ?
By now I’m sure most of you are at least aware of Google’s social network in Google+.  It has not taken over Facebook by storm, but has actually done quite well with certain niches.  Tech-types love it (my Tech circle son their are insane with activity), and so do photographers…
Posted by Primis on 02/17/12 | Comments 3

MSU Names Anastos Head Coach / CCHA Future Now In Serious Doubt?
Michigan State University has named CCHA Commissioner Tom Anastos as Rick Comley’s replacement at the position of head hockey coach.  Comley is retiring after the current season. Anastos has been serving as the commissioner of the CCHA since 1998 and has been named one of “hockey’s 100 most powerful people”…
Posted by Primis on 03/23/11 | Comments 0

Big Ten to Add Hockey for 2013-14?
After years of speculation, and the recent announcement of Penn State adding Division 1 hockey for both men and women, it seems the inevitable is now all but official: The Big Ten Conference seems to be planning the first major collegiate conference to add D1 hockey. The Big Ten’s own…
Posted by Primis on 03/21/11 | Comments 0

IHL/CHL Joining Forces at “AA” Level.
http://ism3.infinityprosports.com/ismdata/2009062901/std-sitebuilder/sites/200901/www/en/news/index.html?article_id=894 http://www.centralhockeyleague.com/pressroom/news/index.html?article_id=4670 It’s not being called a “merger” officially, and it’s uncertain if it’s a flat-out absorbing of 4 (maybe 5) of the 6 remaining IHL teams, but at any rate and at the very least it certainly sounds like 4 or 5 of the IHL teams will be playing…
Posted by Primis on 06/01/10 | Comments 0

How Do You View the Minor Hockey League Hierarchy?
An interesting debate has been brewing in minor hockey forums lately about minor hockey’s place in the world, and in terms of how the leagues are viewed stacked against each other.  Hockey doesn’t have an extremely-clear minor hierarchy like baseball does, and now franchise movement form league to league has…
Posted by Primis on 06/19/09 | Comments 0

Time to Fire Chris Osgood!!!!
OK, so that’s not an option like firing the head coach is.  I just wanted to feel like I belonged here, since the previous two blog posts were about firing someone. However, there definitely is a problem in net for the Red Wings, as yesterday’s miserable performance showed once and…
Posted by Primis on 02/16/09 | Comments 0