Remembering Brian O’Neill
NHL.com: The NHL misplaced a pricey member of the hockey neighborhood on July twenty first. Household, buddies, and family members gathered on Saturday for a memorial at a church Brian O’Neill helped restore.
All the main NHL dignitaries have been there together with Gary Bettman and Invoice Daly. It was one thing not misplaced on O’Neill household, particularly his daughter.
“That was very significant,” stated O’Neill’s daughter, Nancy O’Neill Paul. “Having Mr. Bettman and Mr. Daly right here simply form of reaffirms that he had an affect within the NHL world and was effectively considered. They’ve been very, very sort with their time, particularly since issues are ramping up now, in the event that they ever ramp down for them.
“It’s a world that has meant rather a lot to this household and Dad cherished his work. He simply lived and breathed the NHL.”
O’Neill began working for the NHL in 1966. Then, it was overseeing the enlargement from six to 12 groups. He took on many roles and was even the NHL’s disciplinarian for a time. O’Neill was inducted into the Hockey Corridor Of Fame in 1994 as a builder.
He really was a uncommon renaissance man. His coronary heart was all about being a individuals particular person but caring most for household – whether or not that was his personal or the game of hockey.
Miro Heiskanen Goals Larger For Him and The Stars
Dan Rosen through NHL.com: Miro Heiskanen is aware of the objective is the Stanley Cup. Nonetheless, for him and the Dallas Stars to achieve success, they should play even higher defensively. His first objective is the Norris Trophy. Heiskanen understands he’s among the many finest defenseman however solely needs to be one of the best.
“That’s one factor I actually wish to win,” the Dallas Stars defenseman stated on the NHL European Participant Media Tour final week. “I wish to be one of the best defenseman within the NHL.”
On the very least, the defenseman confirmed final yr his elevated offense didn’t take away from his defensive abilities. The Dallas Stars superior deep within the playoffs however Heiskanen solely bought one first-place vote from amongst 190 writers. This was regardless of a season that noticed him third in assists and tied for fifth amongst all defensemen.
He is aware of it’s an uphill climb however Dallas believes they can’t solely win the Central Division however the Western Convention and in the end the Stanley Cup. With that, Heiskanen believes the accolades will come.