December 1, 1989 |
The Flyers signed defenseman Mark Howe and left winger Derrick Smith to new contracts, with Howe's deal making him the highest-paid player on the team. Howe said he will earn $1.925 million for the next three years. He said he has a two-year contract with an option year that will pay him $1.7 million up front over the next three years, with the other money deferred. "It's more money than I ever dreamed I'd ever make in my life," the three-time All-Star player said.
November 14, 2011 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + Congratulations to Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk on their Hockey Hall of Fame inductions Monday. Congrats also to Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, winner of the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Detroit's Mickey Redmond, winner of the Foster Hewitt Award for outstanding contributions as a broadcaster. + Boston center Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, has 11 goals, matching the total from his rookie season.
October 16, 1989 |
Gordie Howe played professional hockey for so many years that in the last few seasons of his career, most of his teammates were old enough to be his sons. As a matter of fact, two teammates were his sons. Mark and Marty Howe played with their father for seven seasons, including six in the old World Hockey Assn., before he retired--at 52--as the most prolific scorer in hockey history.
June 28, 2011 |
The Hockey Hall of Fame again snubbed the late Pat Burns and coaching innovator Fred Shero in selecting four players for induction in November. Goaltender Ed Belfour, third in career victories with 484 and twice a winner of the Vezina trophy as the NHL's top goalie, was elected in his first year of eligibility and said he was "just flabbergasted. " He began his career with the Blackhawks and called his trade from Chicago to San Jose after a contract dispute "the worst day of my career," yet went on to win the Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999.