Just in case an NHL franchise needs a new home next season, Quebec City has set aside $6.8 million to fix up the old Colisée. The former home of the Nordiques, opened way back in 1949, would then serve as a temporary facility while a new rink is being built.
The city is confident the renovation work, which would include fixing the dressing rooms, medical facilities and the building’s cooling infrastructure, could be completed over the summer. Plans for the new arena, originally budgeted to cost about $400 million, continue apace – although it’s not expected the new building will open its doors until the fall of 2015.
In a related story, the Phoenix Coyotes are still searching for a new owner.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger