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MARTIN LAPOINTE RUMORS

Playing For A New Contract

from Phil Curry and Mark Drummond at the Toronto Star, With a new NHL season around the corner, we’re bound to hear commentators talking about which players have contracts coming up next season and whether they’ll “step up their play” in order to get that big payday. But does this actually happen? Martin LaPointe is the poster boy for this phenomenon. From 1996-’97...
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19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

No consensus on player Wings will draft with No. 15 pick

The Detroit Red Wings don't get high draft picks very often. They will pick 15th overall Friday night in Philadelphia, which doesn't sound that high, but is the highest they have picked since 1991, when they selected Martin Lapointe with the 10th pick. Just as there's no real consensus on which player will go first overall to the Florida Panthers, there's no consensus...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Coffey, Martin Lapointe and Mathieu Dandenault added to the Red Wings alumni roster

More familiar faces will be returning to Detroit during the Winter Classic Festivities in late December early January. According to the Detroit Free Press, former defensemen Paul Coffey and Mathieu Dandenault as well as former forward Martin Lapointe will take part in the Red Wings’ alumni game from Comerica Park. The former Wings will join former teammates Sergei Fedorov, Slava...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings add Paul Coffey, Mathieu Dandenault and Martin Lapointe to Winter Classic Alumni Showdown

Via RedWingsFeed’s mysteriously brilliant search engine robots, the Red Wings’ website posted a 13-image photo gallery whose captions read as follows: Photo 1 of 13 - Coffey, Dandenault and Lapointe added 2012 Alumni Showdown roster. Detroit has added defensemen Paul Coffey and Mathieu Dandenault as well as forward Martin Lapointe; all three players were members of the Red...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Habs hiring binge continues

Patrice Brisebois, Martin Lapointe, Gerrard Gallant. It never ends in Montreal. If compiling a slew of former NHLers to work for a club is how to win the Stanley Cup, the Habs are close to surpassing the Leafs for major contention. You know a front office has grown exponentially when two guys have been replaced by, say, eight. So the hirings: not bad. Good names. I’m a bit saddened...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2012  |  2 Comments

Martin Lapointe Joins Canadiens Front Office, Randy Cunneyworth Fired As Montreal Makeover Continues

The Montreal makeover continues. After bringing back Michel Therrien for his second stint behind the Canadiens bench on Tuesday, Montreal is set to add Martin Lapointe as the club's new director of player development, TSN reported on Wednesday. Lapointe spent three seasons on the opposite side of hockey's fiercest rivalry, playing in Boston from 2001-04. Lapointe came to...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Witness To Some Hockey Weirdness

from Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated, ...what weird and wondrous stuff have I seen in nearly 40 years of watching the NHL, 16 of which have been spent covering it for a newspaper? Here’s my list: • Watching Avs GM Pierre Lacroix have a between-periods screaming match with winger Martin Lapointe of the Red Wings in the hallway at Denver’s McNichols Arena in 1997. Lapointe...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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