Don't forget, MHH still needs to sell a little over 100 tickets to be able to skate at the Pepsi Center on October 30th. If you are in town, the tickets are available at a deeply discounted price.
"During my first training camp with the Avalanche, I was fortunate enough to be paired with Patrick Roy, one of my childhood idols," Budaj told the magazine. "My stall was right next to his in the dressing room during camp and even though I was completely intimidated, I remember on the first day asking him to sign some of my hockey cards.
"Patrick was great with me," Budaj added. "He gave me some great pointers on my technique and he really helped teach me how to prepare for a hockey season."
Wanna know the estimated cost of the new Quebec "multi-purpose arena"? It's a lot.
Populous is part of a joint venture to design and build a $400 million multipurpose arena for Quebec. The design process is under way; the 18,000-seat arena could open by mid-2015. It will meet all the standards for a modern concert venue and for the NHL.
Q: The NHL season has just started and already you’re under fire. Were you surprised that the honeymoon was so short?
A: I knew that it was a controversial position, but it’s an endeavour I believe in. There’ll always be those who think every decision is too much, and there will be those who think every decision is too little. I try to keep my focus on the goal: keeping hockey physical and entertaining and passionate. But I think it can also be safer. And I think the players are already showing their ability to adapt.