For die-hard NHL fans, the loss of the 2004-05 season was a tough pill to swallow. As the lockout dragged on, questions emerged about the league's future and viability. Despite the ongoing turmoil, General Managers across the NHL continued working to ensure their team would be ready to play once the stalemate drew to a close.
Rick Dudley is best known to most hockey fans in North Carolina for his time spent as a Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations with the Carolina Hurricanes.What many aren't aware of is Dudley's extensive time serving many roles in minor-league hockey in the state.
In hockey's hallowed history, few duos have been as absolutely electric as Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. For parts of six seasons, the twosome formed a dynamic offensive flair while playing for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.When Selanne was traded to the San Jose Sharks in March of 2001, it seemed that the ride was over. There was, however, another chapter yet to be written in their collective careers.