Will Bitten Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #38

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Sanctions Against Flint Firebirds Harsh, But Just

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The Ontario Hockey League handed down sanctions against Flint Firebirds owner Rolf Nilsen yesterday, and the discipline in the case was right. Firebirds Owner Rolf Nilsen thought his son, Hakon, was not receiving the ice time Rolf thought was appropriate for a player in his draft year. In November, when his son still was not […] READ MORE


OHL Hands Down Penalties for Flint Firebirds and Owner Rolf Nilsen

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The following is a press release from the Ontario Hockey League. Statement from David Branch, OHL Commissioner, concerning Flint Firebirds Toronto, ON – Based upon an investigation at my request by Terrence O’Sullivan of the law firm of Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP, I am satisfied that Rolf Nilsen of the Flint Firebirds has on […] READ MORE


OTPP: Subban and Therrien, Yeo's Firing, Stamkos, Flint and more

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week OTPP is happy to introduce a new contributor, LWOS […] READ MORE


OHL Appoints Joe Stefan and Pat Peake to Coach Flint Firebirds

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The following press release comes from the Ontario Hockey League. OHL Appoints Joe Stefan and Pat Peake to Coach Flint Firebirds Toronto, ON –beginning with tonight’s game against the Erie Otters at Flint’s Dort Federal Event Center. “The Ontario Hockey League appreciates the support from Joe Stefan, and distinguished OHL alumnus Pat Peake during this […] READ MORE


Firebirds Fire Coach John Gruden Again

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Earlier today, the Flint Firebirds announced they have fired head coach John Gruden and assistant coach Dave Karpa. Sergei Kharin, the Firebirds Director of Hockey Operations, has been appointed the Firebirds interim head coach. It is the second time this season that the Firebirds have fired Gruden and Karpa. Firebirds Fire Coach John Gruden Again […] READ MORE


London Knights Acquire Rights for Sonny Milano

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Today saw another player in the Columbus system making moves in the trade market, as young forward, Sonny Milano, had his rights traded from the Flint Firebirds to the London Knights. In exchange for Milano the Firebirds will receive a conditional 15th round draft pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection. This 15th round pick […] READ MORE