The Hart Trophy traditionally is awarded to a player whose hockey club has been a serious playoff contender, but to discuss possible Hart candidates and leave Alexander Ovechkin out of the mix wouldn’t seem right.
The hockey world gets yet another reminder of the great players that left the game after the NHL lockout when Scott Stevens becomes the first New Jersey Devil to have his jersey raised to the rafters Friday night.
RBK, the hockey company — you know, Sidney Crosby’s other employer — has spent millions of dollars testing and re-designing the performance and look of the traditional hockey uniform and has come up with a sleek new design that many traditionalists will view as radical. Most GMs have a prototype in hand, some have even had one of their players privately model and test them.
RBK, and the league head office, will maintain these new uniforms are a revolutionary step forward, that the integrated equipment and fabric will enhance safety and performance, that players will be more agile, better protected and their equipment will be much lighter and drier.