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Keenan Fired
Keenan's Reign Comes to an End
by Jim Iovino, Ace Reporter

    A sigh of relief could be heard throughout the Blues' clubhouse and the entire city of St. Louis after the announcement of the firing of Blues head coach Mike Keenan on Thursday, December 19.

F e a t u r e s
  • World Domination Update/Credits
    New AOL area opens December 23.
    by Zippy the Wonder Chimp

  • In-depth team-by-team Reports
    In-depth team-by-team NHL news. Rosters, transactions, injuries, game results and news a plenty.
    by LCS: guide to hockey

  • Keenan Fails!
    Christmas came early for many Blues fans. Just 29 months after being hailed as the savior who would take the St. Louis Blues to the Stanley Cup, coach and general manager Mike Keenan was fired along with longtime club president Jack Quinn.
    by Joe Ashkar, St. Louis Correspondent

  • Capital Losses
    In this month of holiday cheer, the Washington Capitals must feel like the boy who got nuttin' for Christmas. The Capitals have given goodwill to all opponents, only winning one out of eight games played thus far in December.
    by Jason Sheehan, Washington Correspondent

  • Some More Caffeine in the Flyers' Diet
    On Decembe 15, defenseman Paul Coffey was dealt to the Flyers along with a third-round draft pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft for defenseman Kevin Haller, the Flyers' first-round and seventh-round picks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
    by Eric Meyer, Philadelphia Correspondent

  • NHL Round-up
    General NHL news, rumors, milestones, and information.
    by LCS: guide to hockey

  • Do the Right Thing: Avoid Expansion
    If Bettman and the NHL Board of Governors are smart, they should put any thoughts of expansion on the back burner and let them simmer for years.
    by Jim Iovino, Ace Reporter

  • Keenan Fan Club President Mourning
    There was one person who was rather distressed by word of the firing. No, not Keenan's psychologist. The wild and wacky president of the Official Mike Keenan Fan Club, Kenny Bloom.
    by Michael Dell, editor-in-chief

  • Murray Burning for Chance with Flames
    Strange but true, Calgary's Marty Murray was one of the WHL's top players with the Brandon Wheat Kings but went unscouted and unnoticed until he went to Japan.
    by Tricia McMillan, AHL Correspondent

  • Brett Hull Hits 500
    Brett Hull recorded three goals in a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night, December 22, to become the 24th player in NHL history to reach the magical 500-goal milestone.
    by Michael Dell, editor-in-chief

  • Where Have You Gone, Badaboum?
    He may have appeared to be a big blue furry freak to many, but to us he was a hero, a role model, a way of life. Badaboum embodied everything that was good about the NHL, without ever getting bogged down in the hypocrisy that often characterizes the league.
    by Michael Dell, editor-in-chief

  • Special LCS Christmas Interview: Elmo
    We were bummed after our newest get-rich-quick scheme, "Tickle Me Zippy" ended in failure. However, our spirits were lifted when Elmo, the Sesame Street character himself, agreed to do an interview with us.
    by Michael Dell, editor-in-chief

  • LCS Christmas Features
    In the spirit of the season, LCS once again presents our annual holiday features. Read such classics as our version of the The Christmas Carol.

  • NHL Directory
    A complete source of team information. Contact and arena info; GM, Coaching, and Captain histories; current team rosters; team schedules; and historical information.

  • NHL Statistics and Boxscores
    Player statistics, boxscores, power play/penalty killing stats, hat tricks, shutouts, penalty shots and more.

  • NHL Injury Report

  • NHL Standings

  • NHL League Leaders

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