November 4, 1999 |
The Dallas Stars might cringe at the thought, but Duck Coach Craig Hartsburg decided he needed a pairing of hard-nosed defensemen, so he has started playing Ruslan Salei and Jason Marshall together. Until Wednesday, Salei had played with the offensive-minded Fredrik Olausson, and Marshall and Kevin Haller had formed a steady pairing. But Hartsburg scratched Haller for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, prompting a bit of shuffling among the Duck pairs on defense.
April 3, 1999 |
Kevin Haller and Wayne Gretzky continued their mutual disregard Friday. Haller, a Duck defenseman, knocked the Ranger center to the ice midway through the first period, drawing an interference penalty. Gretzky retaliated by attempting to spear Haller. Duck left wing Jim McKenzie then fought Ranger enforcer Rumun Ndur. "I try to play physical against him," Haller said. "He doesn't enjoy physical play. I thought it was a clean hit. Besides, he had the puck. That's the way it goes, though.
March 1, 1999 |
There was a trickle of blood on the face of Duck defenseman Kevin Haller late Saturday night, but there also was a grin stretching from ear to ear. After all, what's a couple of stitches when you've just scored your first goal in 74 games? "I just saw a good opportunity," Haller said of racing toward the net on left wing for his first goal since Feb. 7, 1998, when he played for the Carolina Hurricanes.
August 12, 1998 |
The Mighty Ducks acquired a fan favorite and a potential contract headache all in one Tuesday, bringing back popular enforcer Stu Grimson in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange for Grimson and defenseman Kevin Haller, the Ducks traded away defenseman David Karpa and a fourth-round pick in the 2000 entry draft. Grimson, 33, an original Mighty Duck, was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1995.
October 17, 1999 |
Kevin Haller fessed up. My bad, he said after the Mighty Ducks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers here Saturday night. Haller, who fits neatly into the profile of a "Steady Eddie" defenseman, got carried away for a moment in his first experience under the NHL's new four-on-four overtime format. It cost the Ducks the game. Perhaps next time, Haller won't be so eager to fire a long-range shot on net.
April 12, 1999 |
Teemu Selanne was off. Puck on his stick, empty net ahead of him. Then Keith Tkachuk's stick came flying at him. Selanne kept going, scoring his 46th goal to wrap up a 3-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday. Then Tkachuk came flying at him. What followed was more WWF than NHL. Tkachuk tackled Selanne. Duck defenseman Kevin Haller tangled with Tkachuk. Ted Drury and Jeremy Roenick went at it. Jamie Pushor and Rick Tocchet had a go.