Repeating as East champions will be difficult, for a number of reasons. Three of them play in the Atlantic Division: Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Florida, the latter of which boosted their lineups while Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was hoping for a breakthrough with his RFAs. Though seemingly not Cup threats, Montreal and Buffalo could steal their share of points. In the last half-century, only five teams have repeated as their conference Cup representative. Only the 2009 Penguins and 1984 Oilers flushed the bitterness by winning it all. The Lunchpail A.C. Bruins of 1978 were one of three other teams to make it back to the Final. The other two were the 1969 and ’70 Blues, about whom you’ve probably heard enough. More recently, the Bruins’ Cup Final loss in 2013 begat a second-round exit to the Canadiens in 2014, then two years of playoff DNQs. That lull is partly why remaining Bruins from that year’s team — Bergeron, Marchand, Rask, Zdeno Chara, David … [Read more...] about What will the next generation of Bruins bring?
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By CSUF news services | PUBLISHED: June 2, 2019 at 6:28 pm | UPDATED: June 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm Four members of the Cal State Fullerton baseball squad were recognized by the Big West Conference for their play during the 2019 season. The Titan’s hot hitter, Mitchell Berryhill, was named to the Big West’s all-conference first team. Berryhill finished the year with a conference-high .415 batting average which ranked fifth in the nation and is the fifth highest average in a single season in the history of the program. The Utah native had 27 RBIs on the year and 39 runs to go along with a .493 on-base percentage which ranks first in the Big West. AJ Curtis was named to the second team all-conference following his first season at Cal State Fullerton. Curtis hit .318 this season with 18 RBIs, 21 runs and one home run. He improved his game in conference play, hitting .360 in Big West games with 13 RBIs. Jairus Richards also was named to the second team after finishing the year … [Read more...] about Four Titans capture Big West baseball honors
The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT May 13, 2019 For 33 years, The Detroit News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, … [Read more...] about 2019 Outstanding Grads: Honoring the exceptional
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 7:11 AM EDT May 5, 2019 May figures as a busy month for Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. It began with having a meeting with new general manager Steve Yzerman, days after Yzerman's return from scouting the U18 World Championship. The men’s World Championship runs May 10-26 in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia. It’s the third straight year Blashill is the head coach of the U.S. team, which features Wings forwards Dylan Larkin and Luke Glendening. The U.S. captured bronze in 2018, and the 2019 team is as good a roster as Blashill has had, with a forward group that includes Patrick Kane, Johnny Gaudreau, Jack Eichel, Alex DeBrincat, Chris Kreider, James van Riemsdyk and Clayton Keller, defensemen Ryan Suter, Noah Hanifin, Brady Skjei and Quinn Hughes and veteran NHL goaltender Cory Schneider. It also boasts Jack Hughes, younger brother of Quinn and the projected first overall pick in the 2019 entry draft. … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill talks Worlds, Steve Yzerman
Larry Lage, Ap Sports Writer Updated 8:03 am PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay, the Hall of Famer who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings' mighty "Production Line" of the 1950s and helped pioneer the first NHL players' union, died Monday. He was 93. Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research, said Lindsay died at his home in Michigan. Known as "Terrible Ted," Lindsay was one of the game's best left wings, a nine-time All-Star who played on four Stanley Cup winners. Lindsay, Sid Abel and Gordie Howe formed an offensive juggernaut of a line that made Detroit the first of the NHL's great postwar dynasties. The Hockey Hall of Fame waived its three-year waiting period when it inducted him in 1966. Nine years earlier, he had been elected president of the players' union he helped organize — and was subsequently traded to Chicago. "It didn't matter that they traded me," he … [Read more...] about Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Ted Lindsay dies at 93