Net Crashers

November 30, 2006

Blog Watch – Behind the Jersey

Filed under: Blog Watch, Charity, Detroit Red Wings — netcrashers @ 11:53 pm

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The folks at Behind the Jersey posted a very touching article regarding Detroit Red Wing Kris Draper and a very special fan. Read more here.

Television hockey ratings declining

Filed under: HNIC, NHL — netcrashers @ 11:36 pm

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The unthinkable is happening in Canada right now as hockey telecast ratings are down. Read more here.

Penguins waive LeClair

Filed under: Pittsburgh Penguins, Waivers — netcrashers @ 10:46 pm

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The John LeClair era in Pittsburgh is nearing the end as he was waived by the Penguins. Read more here.

NHL rebounding financially so sayeth Forbes magazine

Filed under: CBA, NHL — netcrashers @ 8:21 pm

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Thanks to the restructured CBA, the value of an NHL franchise has increased. We are not sure if that includes the Chicago Blackhawks. Investigators are yet to determine if Chicago does indeed still have team in the NHL. Read more here.

Flames retire Vernon’s #30

Filed under: Calgary Flames, Retirement — netcrashers @ 8:08 pm

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The Calgary Flames are finally going to retire Mike Vernon’s #30. Read more here.

Kerry Fraser’s hair admired by James Duthie

Filed under: Referee — netcrashers @ 7:58 pm

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More than you ever wanted to know about another man’s hair. If you dare to continue, click here.

Noose tightens for Tocchet

Filed under: Coach, Gambling, Phoenix Coyotes — netcrashers @ 5:38 pm

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A second man accused of running a gambling ring with Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet will plead guilty and agree to cooperate with authorities, according to a report published Thursday….. Read more here.

Is next year this year for the Maple Leafs?

Filed under: Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs — netcrashers @ 5:09 pm

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Maple Leaf Nation is rumbling again. Read here.

Hemsky Injuries Shoulder

Filed under: Edmonton Oilers, Injuries — netcrashers @ 2:45 pm

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Read more here.

Savard’s undefeated as a head coach

Filed under: Chicago Blackhawks, Coach — netcrashers @ 1:45 pm

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Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon can hold off firing another coach for now as Denis Savard won his first game as the team’s head coach last night.

Read more here.

Hockey player’s organs donated after death

Filed under: Uncategorized — netcrashers @ 4:34 am

Associated Press
Posted: 1 hour ago

TORONTO (AP) – The parents of a former Norwich hockey captain, who died from injuries in an attack outside a Toronto bar, have donated their slain son’s organs.

In a statement released Wednesday, Michael Serba’s family said the organ donations would allow their son’s legacy to live on through others. Serba, a graduate student at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., died Tuesday.The 25-year-old Serba had been on life support after being struck in the head with an unknown object, possibly a brick, early Saturday after he left a bar.

Nicholas Crowdis, 22, of Toronto, was arrested early Saturday, police said. His next court appearance is Dec. 4.

“Out of this tragedy we are comforted that Michael’s great many qualities of strength, determination, compassion and goodness continue to shine through beyond his life,” Serba’s family said in the statement.

Serba played four successful seasons with the Norwich Cadets. The business major had been attending graduate school and was expected to finish in the spring.

Serba had been with friends at the bar and left at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to use a cash machine, police said. He returned and told friends a man “sucker-punched” him on the street. Serba and his friends went looking for the man, and Serba found him near the bar and was struck in the head, police said.

Norwich rallied past Plattsburgh State 4-2 Saturday in the championship game of the Primeline Great Northern Shootout tournament. In the traditional victory lap around the ice, some players held the trophy aloft, while others raised Serba’s No. 20 jersey.

An autopsy is scheduled in Toronto.

A New Blog to Unite the Hockey Community

Filed under: Uncategorized — netcrashers @ 4:00 am

Yeah, we’re gonna be the Deadspin of the hockey world!

Savard Behind The Bench

Filed under: Chicago Blackhawks, Coach — netcrashers @ 3:47 am

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Nail biting time for Denis Savard in his first game as head coach of the Blackhawks. The score is currently 1-1 against the Dallas Stars.

Good luck Savvy.

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