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lobo316 wrote: ... while Brown delivered a controversial hit to Couture earlier in the game that wasn't flagged by officials at the time.


Sure looked like a head butt to me:




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Dustin Brown is as dirty a piece of shit as anyone. How he's escaped major discipline over the years is beyond me.

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Robin Lehner was forced from his debut start with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, and may not be back in the crease any time soon.

Lehner left the arena in a walking boot on his right foot after suffering what the Sabres classified as a lower-body injury in the team's season-opening loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Lehner left FNC on crutches with a boot on his right foot. #Sabres pic.twitter.com/bemL5W5ozJ

— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) October 9, 2015
Lehner appeared to injure himself as he traveled back into his own crease and dropped into a butterfly. He was in considerable pain and needed to be assisted off the ice.

He made 11 saves on 12 shots before being relieved by Chad Johnson.

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Connor McDavid's feet are wet at last.

But as the most hyped-up prospect since Sidney Crosby peeled off his sweat-soaked gear for the first time, he did so having fallen short of revolutionizing the game or even reversing the enduring on-ice misfortunes of the Edmonton Oilers, for that matter.

And that's completely fine, because despite the weighty expectations - and Jack Eichel scoring a wonder goal in his debut for the Buffalo Sabres - Edmonton's hard-fought 3-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday night was only one game - one McDavid himself will be hard-pressed to even remember.

"It was just kind of all a blur," McDavid told reporters postgame.

The man charged with overseeing his development, Oilers head coach Todd McLellan, had a little more to offer but fell short of applauding his star pupil.

"He was fine," McLellan said. "At times I thought he was very dangerous, and at other times I didn't think that line had a lot going."

"We're talking 60 minutes into a 15, 20-year career. He's going to get a lot better as time goes on."

McDavid was scoreless, recording two shots in 22 shifts in nearly 18-and-a-half minutes played primarily alongside Taylor Hall and Anton Slepyshev.

As the game wore on, he started to look like the most dangerous player on the ice, using his blazing speed and showing command of the offensive zone. But he struggled in other important facets of the game, especially at the center-ice position, losing 10 of his 13 draws mainly contested against Blues strongman center David Backes.

McDavid will be back at it Saturday night when the Oilers host the Nashville Predators.

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Aaron Ward won't be on TSN for the forseeable future.


from torontosun.com:





Former NHL defenceman Aaron Ward has been arrested for assaulting a female, according to multiple reports.

Police reportedly were called by the 42-year-old's wife around 1:30 p.m. on Friday following a confrontation at their home in Cary, N.C.

Ward, who works for TSN as an in-studio analyst, also has been charged with interfering with emergency communication for taking away his wife's phone, according to the arrest warrant.

TSN told Yahoo Sports Ward will be suspended indefinitely.

"We can confirm he will not appear on-air until further notice," the TV station said in a statement.

Greg Wyshynski@wyshynski
TSN on Aaron Ward after arrest: "we can confirm he will not appear on-air until further notice."
2:11 PM - 9 Oct 2015

The three-time Stanley Cup champion joined TSN in 2011 after a 14-year NHL career.




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The National Hockey League Players' Association announced Friday that it has reached a settlement agreement with the league and Los Angeles Kings regarding the Standard Player Contract of Mike Richards.

Los Angeles will reportedly pay a fixed annual percentage of the settlement against the salary cap to go along with a $1.32 million cap recapture penalty, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

The settlement penalty could exist on Los Angeles' salary cap through 2031, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Richards is now an unrestricted free agent.

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The Anaheim Ducks could use a long run in the playoffs this season.

Not only is the club looking to make good on a string of regular-season success under head coach Bruce Boudreau, but the extra ticket revenue would be nice for owner Henri Samueli, who admitted the Ducks aren't exactly flying high financially.

"The only thing I'll say is our losses are in the double-digit millions," Samueli told Elliot Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News.

"It would be nice to break even some day," added his wife, Susan.

Still, the Samuelis maintained their commitment to owning the franchise, which they've done for 10 years. On top of that, they said they're willing to give management enough to spend on player contracts in order to put the best possible product on the ice.

The Samuelis appear to support the belief that winning breeds increased passion among fans, so the pursuit of the Stanley Cup remains the top priority in Anaheim.

"In a market like this, you have to put a winning team on the ice to get a fan base," Samueli said. "We made it clear that from Day 1, that's going to be our mission in life, to put competitive teams on the ice. It's just a culture that's been built in the organization."

The Ducks ranked 20th in average home attendance last season and finished tied for the third most points in the NHL.

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Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the next six months.

Wisniewski will have surgery on his left knee after being forced to the dressing room less than one minute into his Hurricanes debut Thursday night, a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Carolina acquired the 31-year-old from the Anaheim Ducks in a draft-day trade for goaltender Anton Khudobin on June 27.

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The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Simon Despres to a five-year contract extension.

The deal will pay him $18.5 million in total, for an average annual value of $3.7 million, TVA's Renaud Lavoie reports.

Despres notched 13 points in 32 games for the Ducks after arriving in a trade-deadline deal from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 24-year-old is now under contract through the 2020-21 season. He's in the final year of a contract that will pay him $900,000 in 2015-16.

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lobo316 wrote: The National Hockey League Players' Association announced Friday that it has reached a settlement agreement with the league and Los Angeles Kings regarding the Standard Player Contract of Mike Richards.


Kings GM Dean Lombardi has some harsh parting words about Mike Richards.


from tsn.ca:

A day after reaching a settlement in a dispute over the termination of Mike Richards' contract, Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi spoke emotionally of  Richards' 'destructive spiral.'

In a written summation he provided to the Los Angeles Times on Friday, Lombardi called what happened to Richards "a tragedy."

"Without a doubt, the realization of what happened to Mike Richards is the most traumatic episode of my career," Lombardi said. "At times, I think that I will never recover from it. It is difficult to trust anyone right now and you begin to question whether you can trust your own judgment. The only thing I can think of that would be worse would be suspecting your wife of cheating on you for five years and then finding out in fact it was true.

"Anyone close enough to me knows how much I loved Mike Richards. I believed that when I had acquired him, I had found my own Derek Jeter. But the fact is that he was never close to the player that he was after his best seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10 in Philadelphia. His production dropped 50 per cent and the certain 'it' factor he had was vaporizing in front of me daily. This is a player that in 2010 was instrumental in Canada's gold medal run and by 2014, while still in his prime, was not even in the conversation for making the team."

Friday's settlement finally ends Richards' tumultuous four seasons with the Kings, who acquired him from Philadelphia in 2011. Richards lost his job entirely in Los Angeles last season, getting sent to the AHL after his massive contract cleared NHL waivers. He returned late in the season, but did little while the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings missed the playoffs.

Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance in Manitoba after he was stopped by Canadian border authorities four months ago. The Kings terminated his contract on June 29 for a "material breach of the requirements," and the NHLPA later filed a grievance on his behalf.

The Kings got Richards' debilitating contract off their salary cap, but they still will have an annual cap recapture penalty of $1.32 million for likely the next five years, along with a smaller additional cap hit for the length of the settlement.

"I tried everything with Mike - meeting with him constantly, sending him to concussion specialists, traveling in the off-season to visit with him at his summer home - and everything failed," Lombardi wrote. "I heard the rumours that Mike might have some off-ice issues, but I refused to believe that they were true despite some obvious signs.

"The reality is that I was 'played.' My only regret, though, is that I wish Mike had been able to come to me with his problem - and that was the last message I left for him on his cellphone when I learned of the incident and all the history leading up to the incident."




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I remember when everyone panned the Flyers for trading Richards and everyone in the know like myself, knew he was a pill popper. The Flyers received Schenn & Simmonds for Richards. Deal straight up for Schenn would be great, but getting Simmonds on top of it.



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Oscar Lindberg is tearing it up through the first couple games. Man I hope he keeps it up.

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2 games into the season and I can honestly say that I absolutely despise Matt Irwin. :X



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CanadianHorseman wrote: 2 games into the season and I can honestly say that I absolutely despise Matt Irwin. :XIn all fairness your Bruins are in a tough spot.  Chara regardless of how old he is, is better on his worst day than many are on their best.  Hopefully he gets back soon.  Then you factor in Seidenberg and the whole Dougie Hamilton scenario fully half of Boston's d corps should be in the AHL.


The score could have been worse tonight but Rask kept them in it.  Marchand was his usual involved self and the kid, Davis "Pass The Snacks" had a great game.  

There was talking that Julien is on the hot seat but he's doing what he can with what he has.  The Beleskey signing I think was a mistake but that phag Rinaldo is absolutely useless.


This is likely to be a down season for the Bruins so Randell, Kemppainen,  should be in the lineup over the fossils Kelly and Talbot.  Those two are valuable when you are a happening team but now are completely useless.  Hell even Blidh and Vatrano outplayed Kelly and Talbot.

I like to rag on the Bruins all in good clean fun and the truth is I could watch Mpntreal -Boston 82 times a year because I know I'm going to be entertained.

Not like watching one of my favorite teams playing a team in a city where the fans don't know a puck from a beachball.

One other comment from the early games.  I saw highlights from Nashville-Edmonton and all I have to say is fuck off.   Nothing but McDavid highlights even though there really weren't any and an iso circle around him so we could follow every move Mcdavid makes.

Glow in the dark pucks, iso circles, 3 on 3,  when does the NHL decide to have games decided strictly on PlayStation or a WII. 

   



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The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs settled things the old-fashioned way Saturday night.

Ottawa blew 3-0 and 4-3 leads, but defeated Toronto 5-4 in the shootout after another entertaining 3-on-3 overtime session. It's the first game decided in the shootout this season and Ottawa's first win in Toronto since 2012, ending a six-game slide.

Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone, and Kyle Turris paced Ottawa. Karlsson had three assists while Stone and Turris each had a goal and an assist.

There were some positives for the Leafs:
    Toronto scored four goals, after tallying only one in its first two games.Joffrey Lupul's second-period goal was the first the Maple Leafs shot into the net, as James van Riemsdyk's power-play goal Wednesday deflected in off his skate. It was also the club's first goal while playing at even strength.The point Toronto earned in the shootout loss is its first of the season.Captain Dion Phaneuf had two assists, making this his first multi-point game since Dec. 9, 2014. New head coach Mike Babcock wants to get Phaneuf involved more offensively, and the defenseman has three assists in two games.Toronto outshot Ottawa 41-33, including 7-2 in overtime. The Maple Leafs finished with 78 shot attempts to the Senators' 63.
In the end, the Senators' power play was too much for the Maple Leafs. Ottawa finished 3-for-6 with the man advantage, while Toronto was 1-for-4.
Craig Anderson had a solid night, making 37 saves and earning his second win of the season.

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