Anssi Salmela

Winnipeg Jets #25 - Defenseman

  • Born: 08/13/84
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 200

Let's Remember Some Guys: New Jersey Devils Edition


With all sports disappearing indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic, it is now more than ever our patriotic duty to remember some of the guys of yesteryear.

Sami Vatanen: The Best Finnish New Jersey Devils Player So Far?


Sami Vatanen, who is now with the Carolina Hurricanes, played a lot for the New Jersey Devils in the last 3 seasons. Was it enough to be the best Finnish-born Devils player in franchise history?...

A Decade of Necessary Changes Part 1: The 2009-10 New Jersey Devils


The 2010s are ending and so will end a decade of New Jersey Devils hockey where past glories ended and difficult necessary changes were to be made. This is the first part of a series looking at...

The Ongoing Decline of Andy Greene


Andy Greene has been a mainstay on the New Jersey Devils defense for the last nine seasons. He is expected to continue to play significant minutes in 2018-19. This is a problem as Greene has...

Reports: Kovalchuk Wants to Return to the NHL for ‘17-’18


Through Tom Gulitti and Elliotte Friedman, Ilya Kovalchuk apparently wants to come back to the NHL for 2017-18. This post goes into why he was a big deal, how this is relevant for the Devils, what...

2016 Worlds: Team Finland preview


There are high hopes in Finland, and their young team will be expected to come home from Russia with a medal.

KHL: Kulikov Stout In Lokomotiv Loss


Florida defender posts impressive even rating in tough 4-2 loss to Avangard Omsk.

Can Anton Volchenkov be a Top-4 D for the Devils?


The Devils have been paying Anton Volchenkov $4.25 million / year since the start of the 2010-2011 season. Can he earn his money moving forward as a Top-2 or even Top-4 defenseman with the team?

Recapping the All-Time List: Every Panther But One


Interested in learning who is the "best" Cat since 1993? You won't yet find him here, but he's in very good company.

LBC's All-Time Florida Panthers Roster Countdown: 188-185


In today's edition of the Countdown, we take a look back at G Kevin Weekes, RW Niclas Bergfors, F Mike Foligno and C Vaclav Nedorost.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Kari Lehtonen's Injury Not Serious


The Finnish goalie won't return to the tournament but is not seriously injured and other news and notes from around the NHL.

IIHF World Hockey Championship Open Thread


NBCSN is showing the USA v. Switzerland game today, starting right now (11:15 am MT). The US is coming off a fantastic win against Finland (5-0). The worst part of the game was at the very end when...