December NHL News Thread


Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
SoSH Member
Apr 11, 2006
Portland, OR
Voting for the captains of the divisional teams for the NHL all star game have started:

I, for one, think that Captain Brad Marchand would be the best thing for the NHL, and plan to vote 10 times a day.


SoSH Member
Nov 15, 2006
306, row 14
Chicago has removed assistant coach Marc Crawford from behind the bench while they investigate allegations of physical abuse made by former players (Sean Avery and Patrick O’Sullivan).

Also, Chris Chelios went on Spittin Chiclets and said Mike Babcock verbally assaulted Johan Franzen who dealt concussions and depression. Anytime any concerns were brought to GM Ken Holland, Holland took Babcock’s side and told the players if they didn’t want to be here, he’ll trade them.


SoSH Member
Apr 30, 2003
Johan Franzen told Swedish media Babcock is ”the worst person I have ever met. ...
He’s a bully who was attacking people. It could be a cleaner at the arena in Detroit or anybody. He would lay into people without any reason.”



Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play
SoSH Member
Dec 2, 2006
Tuukka's refugee camp
Mike Babcock is Bud Kilmer from Varsity Blues. Only thing that was missing is Toronto going out to play a third period with an injured Mitch Marner behind the bench instead of Babs.