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With games finally starting this week, we need a Hockey thread. Give your thoughts and predictions on the shortened season.

I didn't follow all the transactions except for Parisi and Suter going to the Minnesota Wild. I can only speak from a Chicago perspective. The Hawks did not address their two biggest needs. A second line center and a goalie. A top 4 defense man would be nice but I think that is asking too much.  So it's basically the same team as last year. The Hawks will make the playoffs. The might be able to win one playoff series. They might not. In other words, The Hawks ain't winning the Cup.

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clawmaster wrote: I didn't follow all the transactions except for Parisi and Suter going to the Minnesota Wild.

Rick Nash is now with the Rangers. Just remembered that one.

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Did any others stars change teams?

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clawmaster wrote:
Did any others stars change teams?


Blame it on the lockout but there was not much player movement this past off-season and even less involving star players.


- Nashville traded Goalie Anders Lindback to Tampa Bay for Goalie Sebastian Caron and three 2nd round draft picks ( 2 in the 2012 Draft and 1 in the 2013 Draft )


- Philly traded Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus for a 2nd round and 4th round picks in the 2012 Draft and a 4th round pick in the 2013 Draft


- Dallas traded Center Mike Ribeiro to Washington for Center Cody Eakin and a 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft


- Philly traded LW James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Defenseman Luke Schenn


- Dallas traded Center Steve Ott and Defenseman Adam Pardy to Buffalo for Center Derek Roy


The biggest trade took place during the 2012 Draft when Pittsburgh traded Center Jordan Staal to Carolina for Center Brandon Sutter, Defenseman Brian Dumoulin and Carolina's 2012 1st round pick ( 8th overall ) which was used on Defenseman Derrick Pouliot

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Thanks CH. Much appreciated. How do you think the Bruins will do this season?

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clawmaster wrote:
Thanks CH. Much appreciated. How do you think the Bruins will do this season?


Most " experts " have them slotted to finish 3rd in the East behind Pittsburgh and the Rangers. Barring any major injuries that sounds about right to me too. I believe the key this season is how well Tuukka Rask performs as the undisputed # 1 Goalie.

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I might be rewarded for sticking with the fucking Rangers last year against NJ. Being from NJ and a long-suffering Ranger fan, I thought about switching to the only team that would call my home state "home".

It never started so it never stuck.

Rangers, on paper, look the best they have since probably 1996.

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The good and the bad of a short season like this is that if you start out strong, you'll likely make the playoffs. To that end, a shitty team that starts strong could hold on and get a playoff run (Leafs fans, I'm looking at you).

I can't make any predictions right now about the Hawks except they play 10 of their first 12 on the road, and they really need to go at least 6-6 to stay in the picture, IMO. Less than that, and they have to play catch-up for the next 36 games, and that never works very well for anyone with the OT points involved, never mind everything is inter-conference this year. Stealing points later will be almost impossible.

Should be interesting.

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khawk wrote: The good and the bad of a short season like this is that if you start out strong, you'll likely make the playoffs. To that end, a shitty team that starts strong could hold on and get a playoff run (Leafs fans, I'm looking at you).

You prick, take that back! (you are right though)

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the squared circle wrote: khawk wrote: The good and the bad of a short season like this is that if you start out strong, you'll likely make the playoffs. To that end, a shitty team that starts strong could hold on and get a playoff run (Leafs fans, I'm looking at you).

You prick, take that back! (you are right though)



Hey, every team that perennially underachieves should be salivating at the thought of the short season. Toronto is one team, but Montreal if Price plays great, Calgary's older squad, and Anaheim with all their supposed firepower are other examples.

We that support teams that have been better and more successful in the last few years are the ones that should worry, because even missing the playoffs in a short year will probably invite big changes in the off-season, and I don't think that should be the thought process when you're only playing 48 games instead of 82.

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The puck drops shortly. Hawks vs Kings and a few other games on NBC. Later Hockey Night In Canada.

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Hawks beat the Kings 5-2. Hossa played tremendous.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.

 

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the squared circle wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.

 

That was awesome. I shared it on Facebook.

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the squared circle wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.


Great intro as usual by HNIC. I really think they are just as good as the WWE in putting the right footage with the right music. I do have 2 complaints about tonight's intro though:

- not enough Bobby Orr. He's Bobby " I'M THE GREATEST FUCKING HOCKEY PLAYER EVER " Orr so he should have been seen a lot more.

- could they not have picked a better sghot of Ovechkin to use ???? He looked like 1ike a pimply faced teenager hoping his face clears up before the next High School Dance.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: the squared circle wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.



- not enough Bobby Orr. He's Bobby " I'M THE GREATEST FUCKING HOCKEY PLAYER EVER " Orr so he should have been seen a lot more.

They had tons of Gretzky, you just needed to pay better attention.

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the squared circle wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.

 


Always nice to see Lanny McDonald's game winner in His last game. Also, too much Crosby in it. Also, when did P.J. Stock become a member of the Hotstove?

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: the squared circle wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbqBABvbGE&feature=player_embedded

Holy smoke this gave me goosebumps....opening night intro for HNIC.

 


Always nice to see Lanny McDonald's game winner in His last game. Also, too much Crosby in it. Also, when did P.J. Stock become a member of the Hotstove?

I think when Pierre Lebrun left for the greener pastures of TSN/ESPN last year.

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Cory17 wrote:
CanadianHorseman wrote: - not enough Bobby Orr. He's Bobby " I'M THE GREATEST FUCKING HOCKEY PLAYER EVER " Orr so he should have been seen a lot more.

They had tons of Gretzky, you just needed to pay better attention.


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Yesterday's games on NBC had the highest non-Winter Classic, non-Finals ratings in 10 years. All of yesterday's games sold out (even in Tampa Bay, Florida, Dallas and Nashville). The lockout may have been the best thing to happen to the NHL.

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Here's another HNIC video, also from last night....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5leZrQk-0&feature=player_embedded#!

 

 

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Hawks beat Phoenix 6-4 last night. Ray Emery still scares me.

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks beat Phoenix 6-4 last night. Ray Emery still scares me.


Hawks goaltending in general is the shits. If they don't upgrade, they don't do anything this year.

(I am NOT advocating for Roberto LOLongo. Let me be clear on that.)

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khawk wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hawks beat Phoenix 6-4 last night. Ray Emery still scares me.


Hawks goaltending in general is the shits. If they don't upgrade, they don't do anything this year.

(I am NOT advocating for Roberto LOLongo. Let me be clear on that.)

I agree. I don't trust Crawford either. When is the trade deadline in this shortened season?

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clawmaster wrote: khawk wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hawks beat Phoenix 6-4 last night. Ray Emery still scares me.


Hawks goaltending in general is the shits. If they don't upgrade, they don't do anything this year.

(I am NOT advocating for Roberto LOLongo. Let me be clear on that.)

I agree. I don't trust Crawford either. When is the trade deadline in this shortened season?

April 5th, I think. Something like that.

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Bryz could be had from the Flyers.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Bryz could be had from the Flyers.

LOL, no thanks. Even if you guys ate some of that contract, it's waaaay too long.

Bryz is the kind of goalie that plays best on a team that has no defense. He'd be awesome in Columbus, for example, losing games 2-1 while getting peppered with 50 shots.



 

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Rangers look like they won't win this entire year. I've seen my wife have better periods than they have had this year.

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khawk wrote:
clawmaster wrote: When is the trade deadline in this shortened season?

April 5th, I think. Something like that.


Nope - it's on Wednesday April 3rd.

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clawmaster wrote:
khawk wrote: Hawks goaltending in general is the shits. If they don't upgrade, they don't do anything this year.

(I am NOT advocating for Roberto LOLongo. Let me be clear on that.)

I agree. I don't trust Crawford either. When is the trade deadline in this shortened season?


Chicago just picked up Henrik Karlsson ( 1-4-2 record last season with a 3.17 GAA and a .900 Save Pct. ) from Calgary for a 7th round pick in the 2013 draft. Honestly - if I was Chicago's GM I would rather have this guy instead of Emery backing up Crawford this season.

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Nope - it's on Wednesday April 3rd.


So, "something like that" was correct then. :)

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Hawks grabbed G Henrik karlsson from Calgary for a 7th. If Emery continues to shit the bed on a regular basis, there's your new backup. He'll go to the AHL for now.

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Hawks now 3-0 after holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Blues last night.

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Philly's Brayden Schenn suspended 1 game for hit on New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov.


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Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended one game for his hit on defenceman Anton Volchenkov during Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

During the second period of the Devils' 3-0 victory over the Flyers, Schenn appeared to leave his feet while delivering a bodycheck to Volchenkov.

Schenn, who did not receive a penalty on the play, will miss Thursday's home game against the New York Rangers and will be eligible to return for Saturday's game against the Panthers in Florida.

Schenn met with vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan earlier on Wednesday to discuss the incident.

The 21-year-old forward has played in all three of the Flyers games this season and has one assist and five penalty minutes.

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Here's the hit - decide for yourself.





I think 1 game was fair. I wonder if the hit was Schenn's payback for this Volchenkov hit from last year's Playoffs.



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It could only happen to the Leafs. (the curse of Harold ?)
On Monday the Leafs proudly announce they had extended the contract of injury
prone Loop Hole (5 years, $26.5 mil).
Last night he suffers a broken arm after being hit by a slap shot by a team-mate.

 

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1319312--joffrey-lupul-s-freak-injury-a-big-blow-to-maple-leafs-in-shortened-nhl-season-cox


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Hawks now 4-0 after beating Dallas 3-2 on an OT goal by Marian Hossa. Crawford did not look sharp. Kari Lehtonen was tremendous in goal for Dallas.

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Hawks now 4-0 after beating Dallas 3-2 on an OT goal by Marian Hossa. Crawford did not look sharp. Kari Lehtonen was tremendous in goal for Dallas.


Crawford notwithstanding (early, he was better later), the Hawks could have won that game 9-2 if not for Lehtonen.



 

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The Rangers have reportedly signed Jason Arnott pending a physical.  He's 38, but not a bad signing.  He's a gritty goal scorer and someone that is willing to stand in front of the net on power plays, which is what they need.  Their center play has been abysmal to start the year, and this can't hurt.  He'll proably be the 4th line center anyway.

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Hawks now 5-0 after a 3-2 victory over Columbus.

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nyhack56 wrote:
The Rangers have reportedly signed Jason Arnott pending a physical.  He's 38, but not a bad signing.  He's a gritty goal scorer and someone that is willing to stand in front of the net on power plays, which is what they need.  Their center play has been abysmal to start the year, and this can't hurt.  He'll proably be the 4th line center anyway.

Looks like the deal is on hold.



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A deal that would have seen unrestricted free agent forward Jason Arnott sign with the New York Rangers was not finialized.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com Arnott wasn't cleared by Rangers' doctors.

Arnott and the Rangers had agreed to a one-year deal worth somewhere between $1.6-$1.7 million on Saturday and Arnott headed to New York for his physical, which he ultimately did not pass.

Arnott had 17 goals and 17 assists with the St. Louis Blues last season. In 1,244 career regular-season games, Arnott has 417 goals and 938 points. In 122 postseason games, he has 32 goals and 73 points and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000.

The 38-year-old had been skating during the lockout near his Dallas-area home.

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Hawks now 6-0 after a 2-1 OT victory over Detroit.

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Did not deserve to win that game at all. Nice that they gutted it out, something every team will have to do many times this year due to the packed schedule.

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Pens got a nice shootout win against Ottawa, both goalies were standing on their heads all night.

I love it when games go to a shootout now, Malkin used to suck badly at them and now he's all but automatic on them. Also a lineup of Letang, Malkin, Crosby, and Neal is usually going to do some damage.

My only fear is that none of the defense prospects of the last few years seem to be stepping up. I know it takes a while for a guy to become a solid NHL level defenseman, but these guys haven't shown much of anything and the team ends up overpaying for free agents that wash out. I think part of the reason Staal got traded is to open up the checkbook for Letang, since they have nothing if he leaves.

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Minnesota finally beats the Hawks in a shoot out. Hawks still get a point because it was a shoot out loss. Very good team Minnesota although I can muster the hate for them that I once had for The North Stars.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blueshirts-head-tampa-search-offense-article-1.1253331

Rangers looking for more offense. I have some advice: take Carl Hagelin out of your lineup! In addition to taking many stupid interference penalties he has hands of stone. I have a better shot.

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Vancouver beat The Hawks in a shoot out last night. Hawks still got a point. Bobby Lu played great for the Canucks.

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Ray Fucking Emery was the man tonight!! Hossa scored with two seconds to go in the game to tie the score at 2. Hawks won the shoot out after neither team scored in OT. Emery was just tremendous. Best game I've ever seen him play.

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Bruins win 1-0 in Toronto and now have a 6-1-1 record.

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That's why I drafted Tukka. :-)

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That's why I drafted Tukka. :-)

And that's why I will eventually get him from you. :tongue:



 

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The Rangers just traded Mike Rupp to the Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Sounds like a salary dump.

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nyhack56 wrote: The Rangers just traded Mike Rupp to the Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Sounds like a salary dump.
Yep. Here's an article about the trade.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/04/trade-wild-gets-rupp-from-rangers-for-powe-palmieri/

Trade: Wild gets Rupp from Rangers for Powe, Palmieri

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Feb 4, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

The Minnesota Wild has added some toughness to its lineup, acquiring big winger Mike Rupp from the New York Rangers in return for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri.

Rupp, 33, will join his sixth NHL team and reunite with Wild head coach Mike Yeo, who was an assistant in Pittsburgh when Rupp was with the Penguins.

Rupp — who has 53 goals and 765 PIM in 565 career NHL games, plus a Stanley Cup ring from the 2003 Devils — is signed through next season with a cap hit of $1.5 million.

Said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: “Rupp is a big guy who has won the Stanley Cup. He brings size, experience and grit to our lineup.”

Powe, 27, has yet to register a point in eight games this season and is signed through 2013-14 with a cap hit of $1.06 million.

Palmieri, 23, has 10 goals and 11 assists in 40 games with AHL Houston and will go straight to the Connecticut Whale. He’s a pending restricted free agent.


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nyhack56 wrote:
The Rangers just traded Mike Rupp to the Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Sounds like a salary dump.

Sounds more like trading a big piece of crap for 2 smaller pieces of crap.



 

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The Rangers just traded Mike Rupp to the Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Sounds like a salary dump.

Sounds more like trading a big piece of crap for 2 smaller pieces of crap.



Hey.....pretty much. But younger, less expensive crap.

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clawmaster wrote:
nyhack56 wrote: The Rangers just traded Mike Rupp to the Wild for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. Sounds like a salary dump.
Yep. Here's an article about the trade.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/04/trade-wild-gets-rupp-from-rangers-for-powe-palmieri/

Trade: Wild gets Rupp from Rangers for Powe, Palmieri

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Feb 4, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

The Minnesota Wild has added some toughness to its lineup, acquiring big winger Mike Rupp from the New York Rangers in return for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri.

Rupp, 33, will join his sixth NHL team and reunite with Wild head coach Mike Yeo, who was an assistant in Pittsburgh when Rupp was with the Penguins.

Rupp — who has 53 goals and 765 PIM in 565 career NHL games, plus a Stanley Cup ring from the 2003 Devils — is signed through next season with a cap hit of $1.5 million.

Said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: “Rupp is a big guy who has won the Stanley Cup. He brings size, experience and grit to our lineup.”

Powe, 27, has yet to register a point in eight games this season and is signed through 2013-14 with a cap hit of $1.06 million.

Palmieri, 23, has 10 goals and 11 assists in 40 games with AHL Houston and will go straight to the Connecticut Whale. He’s a pending restricted free agent.




Stupid trade by the Rangers. Rupp is very good at His role of a 4th liner Who can grind things out and put in puck in the net every once in a while. Powe blows, but Palmieri in the right situation can be a servicable players.

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The Hawks beat San Jose last night 5-3. Hawks are now 8-0-2. Strange game. The Sharks scored two quick goals. Coach Q called time out. The Hawks responded and the score at the end of the first period was 3-3. Hawks scored once in the 2nd period to go up 4-3. Patrick Kane added an empty netter with seconds remaining in the game to make it 5-3. Kaner has been awesome so far this year.

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Big win tonight for the Bruins as they beat the Habs 2-1 in Montreal. Rask played a great game especially in the first period when Montreal could have scored 4 goals. Julien switched up his lines to start the 3rd period and the new line of Krejci, Seguin and Lucic scored twice in the first 2 minutes to give Boston the lead which they never relinquished. Boston now has a 7-1-1 record and has only given up 20 goals in those 9 games.

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There is a rumour out there that Boston has traded Tim " I'm Taking The Year Off " Thomas to the NY Islanders for a conditional 2014 or 2015 2nd round pick.Sweet deal if true since Boston would now have an extra $ 5 million to use to add another player.

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TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.

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Hawks beating Phoenix 6-1 in the 3rd period. Rafi Torres and Jamal Mayers fought early in the 1st period. Not much of a fight really but supposedly payback for Rafi injuring Hossa last year. Ray Emery in net. Hawks about to go 9-0-2 to start the season.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.


 

A deal that helps both teams. Boston gets rid of his salary & gets cap room.
NY needed to add salary in order to reach the league minimum.
There's no way Thomas plays a game for NY. If he does, Boston gets a second round draft pick.

This is why I hope baseball never gets a salary cap.

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks beating Phoenix 6-1 in the 3rd period. Rafi Torres and Jamal Mayers fought early in the 1st period. Not much of a fight really but supposedly payback for Rafi injuring Hossa last year. Ray Emery in net. Hawks about to go 9-0-2 to start the season.

Torres scored a garbage goal near the end of the game. Hawks won 6-2.

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clawmaster wrote: Kaner has been awesome so far this year.

He was great again last night. So were Toews and Sharp.

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Trade: Kings get defenseman Ellerby from Florida

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Feb 8, 2013, 11:37 AM EST

Los Angeles has added some depth to its banged-up blue line, acquiring defenseman Keaton Ellerby from the Florida Panthers for the fifth-round draft pick the Kings got from New Jersey for Andrei Loktionov.

Ellerby, 24, has no points in nine games this season while logging an average of 15:11. The 10th overall pick in the 2007 draft has 17 points (2G, 15A) in 125 career games.

Ellerby – a pending restricted free agent on a one-year $700,000 contract — is expected to join his new team in Nashville, where it lost 3-0 to the Predators last night.

The trade shouldn’t come as a surprise. Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been working the phones in search of blue-line help. His team is currently without the services of Willie Mitchell (knee) and Matt Greene (back).

“Right now we have to operate on the premise Willie and Greener are done for the year,” Lombardi told Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.

“If [Mitchell] comes back it’s a tremendous bonus. If not, we can’t continue to rely on that. We’ve got to get in that mindset.”

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CanadianHorseman wrote: TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.

Yeah, If Iginla wanted out of Calgary it would have happened by now.  He has a NTC and has said he will not waive it.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.

Yeah, If Iginla wanted out of Calgary it would have happened by now.  He has a NTC and has said he will not waive it.


Right - because nobody with a NTC has ever been traded before. :tongue: To be honest I've never heard him say that he wouldn't waive his NTC but I have heard him say a number of times that he would do what's right for the organization. As dumb as Feaster is I think even he realizes that the longer he holds onto Iginla the lower his value gets. I think if Boston offered Caron, another good prospect ( and keep yer damn hands off Dougie Hamilton ) and a 1st and 2nd round pick that might be enough to get Iginla in a Bruins uniform.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Cory17 wrote:
CanadianHorseman wrote: TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.

Yeah, If Iginla wanted out of Calgary it would have happened by now.  He has a NTC and has said he will not waive it.


Right - because nobody with a NTC has ever been traded before. :tongue: To be honest I've never heard him say that he wouldn't waive his NTC but I have heard him say a number of times that he would do what's right for the organization. As dumb as Feaster is I think even he realizes that the longer he holds onto Iginla the lower his value gets. I think if Boston offered Caron, another good prospect ( and keep yer damn hands off Dougie Hamilton ) and a 1st and 2nd round pick that might be enough to get Iginla in a Bruins uniform.

I honestly don't see Iggy leaving Calgary.  Plus that's a pretty steep price to pay for a guy who is going to be a UFA this summer.  Jay Fatster would do that deal in a second, buy Iggy is going to Sundin it.

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Today's game in Boston against Tampa Bay has been PPD due to the big snowstorm.

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Leafs are beating the Habs 2-0 in the 1st period.

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CanadianHorseman wrote:
Cory17 wrote:
CanadianHorseman wrote: TSN Just confirmed the deal:


The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.

Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.

Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.

The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.

Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.

Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.

More to follow.




Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.

EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.

Yeah, If Iginla wanted out of Calgary it would have happened by now.  He has a NTC and has said he will not waive it.


Right - because nobody with a NTC has ever been traded before. :tongue: To be honest I've never heard him say that he wouldn't waive his NTC but I have heard him say a number of times that he would do what's right for the organization. As dumb as Feaster is I think even he realizes that the longer he holds onto Iginla the lower his value gets. I think if Boston offered Caron, another good prospect ( and keep yer damn hands off Dougie Hamilton ) and a 1st and 2nd round pick that might be enough to get Iginla in a Bruins uniform.


Jordan Caron still hasn't proved anything yet and the 2 picks aren't that good. Calgary would be stupid to do that, but it is Jay Feaster we are talking about.

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clawmaster wrote: Leafs are beating the Habs 2-0 in the 1st period.

Leafs won 6-0.

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Hawks beat Nashville 3-0. Now 10-0-2.

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Hawks beat Nashville 3-0. Now 10-0-2.

First shutout in over 100 games to boot.

My biggest fear is that this run is like the Bruins coming out a coule of years ago and being unbeatble early, only to come back down to earth and lose in the playoffs when they shouldn't have. Great runs like this are fine, but you don't want to peak right off the bat in any sport.

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Article in the NJ Star Ledger about great rookie NY Ranger debuts: http://www.nj.com/rangers/index.ssf/2013/02/rangers_links_jt_miller_isnt_t.html#incart_river

It's a very disappointing article to me because the writer focuses on the present roster. It's not like Don Murdoch in 1976, who, before he was a coke expert, scored 5 goals in (I think) his 2nd NHL game. That guy was still the single biggest enigma I can think of in the many years I've watched (and been let down by) the Rangers!

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Hawks beat Nashville 3-0. Now 10-0-2.


Even more impressive is that Chicago has only played 2 home games so far. Nice win by Boston tonight 3 - 1 over Buffalo avenging their only regulation loss this season. Boston now has a 8-1-1 record and has only given up 21 goals so far.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Even more impressive is that Chicago has only played 2 home games so far.
True, but they now have a 7-game homestand, which is fine, but that many at home in a row probably isn't good, either. The honey-do lists for the returning players will probably result in some injuries. :)

I'm guessing the Hawks certainly aren't alone in the weird scheduling department this year.

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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Leafs are beating the Habs 2-0 in the 1st period.

Leafs won 6-0.

The Leafs are 6-1 on the road but suck at home at 1-4.

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The National Hockey League has decided no further discipline is warranted towards Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski over an alleged biting incident that occurred during Toronto's 6-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

According to the League it could not be determined whether or not Grabovski actually bit Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.

The hearing was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon but was postponed by a day. The hearing was instead held by phone on Monday.

Grabovski will be in the Maple Leafs' line-up on Monday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

The alleged incident took place during a third period scrum when several players came together after the whistle and Pacioretty grabbed Grabovski's face with his bare hand and pulled at the Leafs' forward.

Grabovski received a 10-minute misconduct and a roughing minor after the scuffle. Pacioretty was also issued a 10-minute misconduct.

Pacioretty said he received a tetanus shot after the game as a precaution.

Members of the Maple Leafs stated that they did not see Grabovski bite Pacioretty, but they added that he was clearly provoked.

The Maple Leafs and Canadiens will meet next February 27 on TSN.

 

 


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lobo316 wrote: clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Leafs are beating the Habs 2-0 in the 1st period.

Leafs won 6-0.

The Leafs are 6-1 on the road but suck at home at 1-4.

Leafs trounced The Flyers.

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I wonder if Claude Giroux was a one-year wonder? He's been pretty shitty so far this year from what I've seen of him.

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One big reason for the great starts by Boston and Chicago are their strong penalty killing. Both teams currently lead the NHL with a 92.9 efficiency. Oddly enough the Islanders are 3rd with an 89.5 average.

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Hawks lose to Anaheim in a shoot out. Now 10-0-3.

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Bruins lost in the shootout as well.. still 1st in the Northeast at 8-1-2

They STILL can't score on the Power Play... it legit is driving me nuts... I know they won the Cup with like one PP goal the whole post season, but still, they pass and pass and pass on it, but never shoot it... old time hockey tells me they should shoot it early and often and play the rebounds.

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Bruins lost in the shootout as well.. still 1st in the Northeast at 8-1-2

They STILL can't score on the Power Play... it legit is driving me nuts... I know they won the Cup with like one PP goal the whole post season, but still, they pass and pass and pass on it, but never shoot it... old time hockey tells me they should shoot it early and often and play the rebounds.


Rumours have it that PC is trying to get John Carlson from the Capitals to help out the PP. And even with tonight's loss they still have taken 18 out of a possible 22 points ( .818 winning pct. ) so far.



EDIT - I love this reaction from Jack Edwards after Marchand tied the game up with less than a minute to go.


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CanadianHorseman wrote: stone2k wrote:
Bruins lost in the shootout as well.. still 1st in the Northeast at 8-1-2

They STILL can't score on the Power Play... it legit is driving me nuts... I know they won the Cup with like one PP goal the whole post season, but still, they pass and pass and pass on it, but never shoot it... old time hockey tells me they should shoot it early and often and play the rebounds.


Rumours have it that PC is trying to get John Carlson from the Capitals to help out the PP. And even with tonight's loss they still have taken 18 out of a possible 22 points ( .818 winning pct. ) so far.



EDIT - I love this reaction from Jack Edwards after Marchand tied the game up with less than a minute to go.



I love Jack Edwards on the telecasts... I know many don't like him, but he is a "homer" in the tradition of Johnny Most imo... not as good as Fred Cusack of course, but still good.

edit.. Brick is solid too IMO... I like when he calls the color on "National" Bruins games that aren't on NESN

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Looks like he brought his anal dildo with him to the game.

It's Jack Edwards, so no surprise there.

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Carolina Hurricanes off a 4-1-1 road trip in First place in the Southeast division and Eric Staal looking good getting a point in almost every game this season. 

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Sorry, but any announcer who jumps up and down after a goal like that should be fired on the spot. They should be showing some level of professionalism, and not celebrating like the drunks in a local tavern.

Jets still suck. Not enough offense, and the penalty kill stinks.

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history has been made in the NHL

 

 


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets hurried to make history.

Just more than 24 hours after firing Scott Howson, they announced the hiring of Jarmo Kekalainen of Finland as the first European to be a general manager in the National Hockey League.

Kekalainen, director of amateur scouting with the St. Louis Blues 2002-10, held a news conference Wednesday in his native Finland at the same time the Blue Jackets Blue Jackets held theirs in Ohio.

"One of my dreams since I hung up my skates has been to be a GM of an NHL team sometime. Now that dream has come true," Kekalainen said in Helsinki at the home arena of the Jokerit club, where he's been GM since 2010. "I'm really happy and pleased, even proud, that I've been give this chance."

The 46-year-old, who played sparingly in the NHL, worked closely with Columbus director of hockey operations John Davidson with the Blues. When the Blues hired Doug Armstrong as general manager in 2010 instead of Kekalainen, Kekalainen returned to Finland to take over as GM of Jokerit in Finland's top league.

"Jarmo and I have a relationship that goes back a number of years, most recently with the St. Louis Blues organization where he was an assistant general manager and in charge of the amateur draft," Davidson said. "I look at Jarmo as a person who has a world of experience. Thirty per cent of the players in our league are European. He's very intelligent about the world of hockey, not only in Europe but also in North America."

Kekalainen's current team is in first place. So badly did Kekalainen want to return to the NHL as a GM, that he had an unwritten agreement with the club's owner that he could be let out of his contract if a GM job developed in the NHL. He is expected to arrive in Columbus as soon as travel and visa issues are resolved.

"I'm humbled but at the same time have faith in myself. I believe I've deserved this opportunity through my own hard work," he said. "Now I'm going to roll up my sleeves and go there and build a team out of the Columbus Blue Jackets that seriously aims to win the Stanley Cup."

He'll face a number of challenges.

Under Howson, the Blue Jackets made the playoffs in 2008-09 but have fallen to the depths of the league since. They had the worst record in the league a year ago, have a record of making a mess of things at the draft and in trades. Attendance has fallen; there are published reports that the club sold between 7,000 and 8,000 season tickets this season.

The Blue Jackets are 4-7-2 in this lockout-shortened season and leave Wednesday to begin a six-game Western swing that starts in Los Angeles on Friday night.

The club does have three first-round picks in this summer's amateur draft.

"We feel here that we know how important the draft is, especially with a deep draft and this one is a deep draft," Davidson said. "He'll become a major voice regarding the upcoming draft. That certainly played into it. That's a part of it, but it's certainly not all of it."

Howson, a 52-year-old Toronto native, was hired as executive vice-president and general manager on June 15, 2007. He took the place of Doug MacLean, who had guided the franchise from its inception, through its first NHL season in 2000-01 and the next five campaigns.

He was in charge in 2008-09, when the Blue Jackets went a franchise-best 41-31-10 and made the playoffs with star forward Rick Nash and Calder Trophy-winning goalie Steve Mason leading the way.

But the club then fell on hard times and last season was an NHL-worst 29-46-7.

Midway through the season, Howson revealed that Nash, the team's captain, had asked to be traded. It took months before Nash was dealt along with a minor league defenceman and a conditional third-round pick to the New York Rangers for forwards Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky, 21-year-old defenceman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick.

The Blue Jackets won their opener this season at Nashville, and earned another point in their second game. But they lost eight of 10 games before Monday night's surprising 6-2 victory over San Jose -- scoring as many goals in one night as they had in their three previous games combined.

"I'm anxious to get down to work and meet this new challenge," said Kekalainen, who lived in the U.S. for 13 years before his return to Finland.

He played 55 games in the NHL as a left wing over six seasons with the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins.

"I know Jarmo's going to have success," Davidson said. "He's a driven man."

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PITTSBURGH -- The Ottawa Senators lost a lot more than a game.

Star defenceman Erik Karlsson went down with a left Achilles injury when he was cut by a skate blade late in the second period in the Senators' 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

"It's a tough blow," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "Obviously, the way he's playing and how much he means to our team, it feels terrible and I feel really bad for him."

The Norris Trophy winner last season as the NHL's top defenceman, Karlsson was cut by Penguins forward Matt Cooke's skate blade as the two tangled along the boards. The Senators said Karlsson will need surgery.

"We all know who's involved in it," Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said about Cooke. "That's just the way it is. The injury to Erik was unfortunate and it happens on a nothing play that could've potentially been whistled down."

Cooke has been suspended several times for much criticized hits, some of them involving head-shots that injured opposing players. In 2011, Cooke was suspended for the Penguins' final 10 regular-season games and the first round of the Playoffs after an elbow to the head of New York Rangers' defenceman Ryan McDonagh.

Karlsson fell to the ice and was in visible pain after tangling with Cooke. He needed help getting back to the bench and displayed frustration, throwing his stick against the boards before disappearing down the runway.

"Him and I were engaged and he went down screaming," Cooke said. "I didn't even know what happened. It's a complete accident and obviously I feel terrible about it. It has happened a few times over the past couple years and it's scary."

The Senators stood up for their teammate in the third as Chris Neil took penalties for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct after tussling with Cooke.

"I think at the end of the day you kind of expect it," Penguins star Sidney Crosby said. "I don't think anyone was shocked to see Neil go after him, but unfortunately that's kind of how it works sometimes."

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Trade: Devils bring back Ponikarovsky

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Feb 13, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

The New Jersey Devils decided to trade for Alexei Ponikarovsky for the second time on Wednesday. GM Lou Lamoriello originally brought the big Russian to New Jersey on Jan. 20, 2012.

The Winnipeg Jets received the Devils’ fourth-rounder in 2014 and their seventh-round pick in 2013 for the 32-year-old forward, according to the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti.

Ponikarovsky wasn’t working out well for the Jets, with just two goals and and a little under 12 minutes of ice time pre game in 12 contests. He averaged 14:45 minutes between the Devils and Carolina Hurricanes last season.

The Jets acquired Eric Tangradi, 24, from the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier today, adding extra motivation to part ways with Ponikarovsky.

New Jersey represented a solid home for him for a portion of 2011-12; he scored 18 points in 33 regular season games and nine in 24 playoff contests.

That wasn’t enough to bring him back in free agency, although Lamoriello told Gulitti that the team wanted to do so before the Jets inked him to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

With Dainius Zubrus, 34, on the mend, Ponikarovsky should get a chance to play a bigger role in New Jersey than he did with Winnipeg.

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/14/habs-lightning-swap-ahl-goalies/

Habs, Lightning swap AHL goalies

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Feb 14, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

Minor trade to pass along: the Montreal Canadiens have sent goalie Cedrick Desjardins, 27, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for goalie Dustin Tokarski, 23.

Both goalies have spent the season in the AHL, Desjardins with Hamilton (7-13-2, .905) and Tokarski with Syracuse (18-8-4, .900).

Tokarski was the 122nd overall pick in the 2008 draft; Desjardins was undrafted.

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I wonder if Claude Giroux was a one-year wonder? He's been pretty shitty so far this year from what I've seen of him.

Not even close. He lost Hartnell for a month.

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Bruins lost in the shootout as well.. still 1st in the Northeast at 8-1-2

They STILL can't score on the Power Play... it legit is driving me nuts... I know they won the Cup with like one PP goal the whole post season, but still, they pass and pass and pass on it, but never shoot it... old time hockey tells me they should shoot it early and often and play the rebounds.


Rumours have it that PC is trying to get John Carlson from the Capitals to help out the PP. And even with tonight's loss they still have taken 18 out of a possible 22 points ( .818 winning pct. ) so far.



EDIT - I love this reaction from Jack Edwards after Marchand tied the game up with less than a minute to go.



I love Jack Edwards on the telecasts... I know many don't like him, but he is a "homer" in the tradition of Johnny Most imo... not as good as Fred Cusack of course, but still good.

edit.. Brick is solid too IMO... I like when he calls the color on "National" Bruins games that aren't on NESN


Jack Edwards is a fucking tool.

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Hawks now 11-0-3 after a 4-1 Victory over San Jose. Goalie Corey Crawford missed the game with an upper body injury. But fear not Hawks fans, Ray Emery stopped 27 out of 28 shots by the Sharks. The puck is bouncing the Hawks way right now. 

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Hawks now 11-0-3 after a 4-1 Victory over San Jose. Goalie Corey Crawford missed the game with an upper body injury. But fear not Hawks fans, Ray Emery stopped 27 out of 28 shots by the Sharks. The puck is bouncing the Hawks way right now. 


Crawford got a concussion last game, when he got run into by a Duck in the crease. He finished the game and had symtoms the next day.

The Hawks played fine, but San Jose has really nosedived since starting out 7-0.

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Tampa Bay beat Florida 6-5 in OT. What a choke job by Florida. Gonna watch the Flyers vs the Habs later tonight. The NHL Network Channel rules!! 

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Tampa Bay beat Florida 6-5 in OT. What a choke job by Florida. Gonna watch the Flyers vs the Habs later tonight. The NHL Network Channel rules!! 

Tomorrow is Hockey Day In America. 2 games on NBC, then NSC Sports Network has a game on at 6:30.

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Tampa Bay beat Florida 6-5 in OT. What a choke job by Florida. Gonna watch the Flyers vs the Habs later tonight. The NHL Network Channel rules!! 

Tomorrow is Hockey Day In America. 2 games on NBC, then NSC Sports Network has a game on at 6:30.

Yep The Hawks play the Kings in the second game on NBC.

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Habs beat The Flyers 4-1.

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Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 4-3

Hawks 2 Kings 0 after 1st period

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Hawks 2 Kings 0 after 1st period



Jesus - I hope the Hawks lose pretty soon so we don't start getting updates after every goal they score. :tongue:

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3-0 Hawks

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3-0 Hawks



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It's now 3-1 Hawks mid 3rd period. :tongue:

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Fuck!! 3-2 Hawks.

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Hawks hang on for the victory.

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Hey, Horseman! Hawks won 3-2.

In case you were wondering... :D

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Hey, Horseman! Hawks won 3-2.

In case you were wondering... :D


Big deal - the Bruins marched into Winterpeg Sunday afternoon and beat the mighty Jets by the same score. :tongue:

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The Bruins look very good this year.

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khawk wrote: The Bruins look very good this year.

Yes they do.

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khawk wrote: The Bruins look very good this year.

Yes they do.


Are you guys trying to jinx them ????

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khawk wrote: The Bruins look very good this year.

Yes they do.


Are you guys trying to jinx them ????

Nope. Just being honest. Rask has been solid and the Bruins can roll over 4 lines just like the Hawks can.

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khawk wrote: The Bruins look very good this year.

Yes they do.


Are you guys trying to jinx them ????

Nope. Just being honest. Rask has been solid and the Bruins can roll over 4 lines just like the Hawks can.


To be honest - I'm thrilled so far with the Bruins season. There are only 2 problems with this team right now that can hopefully get fixed ASAP. The first one is how poorly the 3rd line ( Peverley, Kelly and Bourque ) has played but I'm hoping that once Caron comes back that they will start clicking. The other problem ( and stop me if this sounds familiar ) is the continuing troubles on the PP. It really baffles me how a team with so many good offensive players just can't seem to put a decent PP together.
Looking ahead I can certainly see a Chicago vs Boston match-up in the Finals. Hopefully by then Boston will have fixed the 2 above problems and maybe even added another scoring option with the extra $ 5 million in cap space from the Tim Thomas deal.



 

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The other problem ( and stop me if this sounds familiar ) is the continuing troubles on the PP. It really baffles me how a team with so many good offensive players just can't seem to put a decent PP together.


As a Ranger fan, I share your pain. If we could have a 17-18% PP, we'd be in 1st instead of languishing in 3rd. We go out and get Rick Nash, and the PP still sucks. We could have Gretzky in his prime, and he'd be a 25 goal guy in this offense.

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The Hawk power play, while better this year, is still not good considering the skill level of the players patrolling it.

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I agree with CH... we discussed the B's this weekend, and my biggest point against the B's is the lack of the power play, although when they won the cup, I believe they only had one PP goal the whole post season... no way they can do it again with that lack of production when a man up.

Not surprised the Blackhawks are doing this well... with the team they have, I thought last season they were going to win it all... will be shocked this year if they dont make it to the Finals.

Anyone else think Matt Cooke hurt Karlsson on purpose? I hated him since he basically ended Marc Savards career, so I am biased on if he did it on purpose.

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Anyone else think Matt Cooke hurt Karlsson on purpose? I hated him since he basically ended Marc Savards career, so I am biased on if he did it on purpose.


I'm no Cooke apologist but I don't think so. Just some very bad luck for Karlsson in this case. IMO.

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Brent Seabrook not playing for the Hawks tonight against the Canucks. Emery starting in goal. This could be the night the streak ends.

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Brent Seabrook not playing for the Hawks tonight against the Canucks. Emery starting in goal. This could be the night the streak ends.


It looked like Seabrook got hit in the jewels with a slap shot during Chicago's last game against the Kings but he came back later on and scored a goal and picked up an assist. Officially Chicago is calling it a " lower body injury ". He is listed as day-to-day so hopefully he just misses tonight's game vs Vancouver - not that I give a crap about Chicago but it's just that I have Seabrook on 3 of my Fantasy Hockey teams. :tongue: As for Emery - I am not a fan of his at all but he has played great so far this season with a 5-0 record and a 2.17 GAA along with a .929 Save Pct.

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Hawks beat the Canucks 4-3 in a shoot out!!

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Hossa did take a cheap shot to the head and did not return to the game.

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Hossa did take a cheap shot to the head and did not return to the game.



Jensen has a hearing for that hit.


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Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen is scheduled for a hearing with league officials at 3:30pm et on Wednesday for his hit on Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Hossa, who was reaching for the puck high in the air, had to be helped off the ice during the third period following a forearm to the back of the head from Hansen.

"It wasn't even a penalty," Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault said after the game. "Both referees looked at the play. Until (Blackhawks forward Jonathan) Toews went out to talk to them, it wasn't even a penalty."

"I think everybody saw it," said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. "Everybody can have their own opinion. So we'll let the people who do that stuff do their job."

Hansen has never been suspended during his NHL career but he was suspended at last year's World Hockey Championship.

The Danish forward was handed a one-game suspension for a hit from behind during a game against the Czech Republic.

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Buffalo just fired Lindy Ruff.

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I'm going to put this in the " Cripes - He's played Less Than 10 Games " file.


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One of the breakout stories of the 2012-13 NHL season was rewarded on Wednesday as the Anaheim Ducks signed rookie goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.

This season for the Ducks, his first in the NHL, Fasth has posted a perfect 8-0-0 record with a 1.78 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.

He is just the third netminder in NHL history to win his first eight decisions, joining Ray Emery, who accomplished the feat with the Ottawa Senators and Bob Froese, who did it with the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."

Before joining the Ducks, the Kalix, Sweden native was named the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons, the first goalie to capture the award in back-to-back seasons since Henrik Lundqvist.

Fasth also led Sweden to a silver medal at the 2011 World Hockey Championship.

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I'm going to put this in the " Cripes - He's played Less Than 10 Games " file.


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One of the breakout stories of the 2012-13 NHL season was rewarded on Wednesday as the Anaheim Ducks signed rookie goaltender Viktor Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract extension.

This season for the Ducks, his first in the NHL, Fasth has posted a perfect 8-0-0 record with a 1.78 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.

He is just the third netminder in NHL history to win his first eight decisions, joining Ray Emery, who accomplished the feat with the Ottawa Senators and Bob Froese, who did it with the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Viktor has proven himself not only this year in the NHL, but the previous two seasons as the top goaltender in Sweden," said Ducks General Manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to be able to keep him and feel fortunate to have two top NHL goaltenders going forward."

Before joining the Ducks, the Kalix, Sweden native was named the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons, the first goalie to capture the award in back-to-back seasons since Henrik Lundqvist.

Fasth also led Sweden to a silver medal at the 2011 World Hockey Championship.


Fasth has been a world class Goalie for years. It isn't like He just showed up on the scene.

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Fasth has been a world class Goalie for years. It isn't like He just showed up on the scene.

He had 2 very good years in the top Pro League in Sweden ( 88 GP with a 2.19 GAA and a .928 Save Pct. ) but that doesn't always translate well in the North American game. Of course if he keeps this pace up and leads the Ducks far into the Playoffs then this deal will look like a steal for Anaheim.

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Hansen got 1 game for his hit last night on Hossa.



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Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen has been suspended one game for an illegal hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa during Tuesday night's contest.

The incident occurred during the third period of the Blackhawks' 4-3 shootout victory over the Canucks.

Hansen appeared to hit Hossa in the back of the head with a forearm as the veteran Blackhawks forward was reaching for a puck in the air. Hossa had to be helped off the ice and didn't return to the game.

"It wasn't even a penalty," Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault said after the game. "Both referees looked at the play. Until (Blackhawks forward Jonathan) Toews went out to talk to them, it wasn't even a penalty."

"I think everybody saw it," said Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. "Everybody can have their own opinion. So we'll let the people who do that stuff do their job."

This is the first NHL suspension for Hansen during his seven-year career, though he was suspended for one game at last year's World Hockey Championship for a hit from behind.

Hansen has three goals and four assists in 15 games this season.

Last year, Hossa suffered a concussion after a high hit by Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres during a first-round playoff matchup.

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Flyers beat The Penguins 6-5. Exciting offensive game.

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The Toronto Sun reports Brian Burke could indeed be working for another NHL team by the end of the season.

A source familiar with the situation says Burke is being sought for a scouting position with another club and that Leafs permission has been granted for that team to approach the fired president and general manager, let go just prior to the start of this season.

“I think (the Leafs) want to give him that chance to be a general manager again elsewhere,” the source told the Toronto Sun.

Burke has been around the rink scouting for USA Hockey of late. Under the terms of his departure, he has an advisory role to the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment board of directors, but does not have a say in hockey decisions.

 

The FAN590 is reporting the team in question is the Anaheim Ducks.

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TSN just confirmed that Burke is headed back to Anaheim.



Former Maple Leafs' president and general manager Brian Burke is heading back to Anaheim.

Burke, who assumed an advisor role with the Maple Leafs after being fired just before the season, has accepted a part-time pro scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks.

"Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission to speak with him about a possible scouting role," said Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) President Tom Anselmi. "We both agreed that taking this role with Anaheim would best position Brian for his next general manager opportunity in the League. We have granted permission and we will terminate his consulting contract with MLSE so that he can pursue this role with Anaheim."

Burke returns to the Ducks after originally serving as executive vice president/general manager from 2005-08 and helping the team capture their first Stanley Cup in 2007.

"We are happy to welcome Brian back to the organization," said Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray. "Anytime you can add a person of his quality to your staff, it makes your organization better. We've had success working together before and look forward to doing it again."

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Hossa and Seabrook both were back in the lineup. Still no Crawford. Hawks beat San Jose 2-1 to go 14-0-3 and set a NHL record for most games without a regulation loss to start a season.

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The Oilers make me sad, just thought I'd share that.

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The Oilers make me sad, just thought I'd share that.


You'll be even sadder when they don't get the # 1 pick in the next draft.

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Hossa and Seabrook both were back in the lineup. Still no Crawford. Hawks beat San Jose 2-1 to go 14-0-3 and set a NHL record for most games without a regulation loss to start a season.


Crawford was the backup and could have played, Quenneville just went with Emery since he's been so hot since Crawford went down. I'm sure Crawford starts one of Sunday or Monday's games.

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The Oilers make me sad, just thought I'd share that.


You'll be even sadder when they don't get the # 1 pick in the next draft.

Not really, maybe we can fluke a good D-Man in the top ten, sure Seth Jones would be great, but I don't see us finishing 30th.

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The Oilers make me sad, just thought I'd share that.


You'll be even sadder when they don't get the # 1 pick in the next draft.

Not really, maybe we can fluke a good D-Man in the top ten, sure Seth Jones would be great, but I don't see us finishing 30th.


That's what I meant - your team is not likely to make the Playoffs but they are too good to get a top 3 pick in the next draft. I absolutely hate it when the teams I cheer for are in the middle of the pack - not quite good enough to win the Championship but not bad enough to get one of the top picks in the draft. My way of thinking is be one of the teams that could win it all or totally suck for a few years and build a winner with some high draft picks.

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The streak continues for the Hawks as Corey Crawford returned to shut out Columbus 1-0. Hawks now 15-0-3.

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The streak continues for the Hawks as Corey Crawford returned to shut out Columbus 1-0. Hawks now 15-0-3.


Edmonton will fuck them up tomorrow night. Edmonton has had their number for a while now...weird shit happens when the Hawks play them.

I'll call a Yakupov hat trick, his first NHL one ever, in a 5-3 Edmonton win.

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Hawks win in OT so start the clawmaster post countdown in 3....2....1....

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Hawks beat the Oilers 3-2 on an OT goal by Hossa!!

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Hawks now 16-0-3!!

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Philly picks up Gagne from the Kings.



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The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday for a conditional fourth round pick in 2013.

This will be Gagne's second stint with the Flyers. He last played in Philadelphia during the 2009-10 season before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning ahead of the 2010-11 season.

Gagne has been with the Kings the past two seasons, playing in just 45 games and recording seven goals and 15 games. Gagne appeared in four games in the Kings post-season run that led to them winning the Stanley Cup.

In 772 career NHL games, Gagne has 283 goals and 586 points. Along with his Stanley Cup win last season, the two-time NHL All-Star also has an Olympic Gold Medal from 2002.

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TSN and Sportsnet have released their NHL Power Rankings for this week.




TSN: http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/

Top 5 Teams
1 - Chicago
2 - Boston
3 - Anaheim
4 - Montreal
5 - Pittsburgh





Sportsnet: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2013/02/26/nhl_power_rankings_february26/

Top 5 Teams
1 - Chicago
2 - Anaheim
3 - Boston
4 - Ottawa
5 - Pittsburgh

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I'm gonna watch Boston against the NY Islanders tonight on the NBC Sports Network.

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I'm gonna watch Boston against the NY Islanders tonight on the NBC Sports Network.



Get ready for TUUKKA TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Another trade today involving Montreal and Dallas.


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he Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Erik Cole to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Michael Ryder and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The trade returns Ryder to the organization that drafted him in the eighth round (216th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Canadiens netminder Carey Price tweeted out to his former teammate shortly after hearing the news.

"Salut Erik. Gonna miss ya brother," Price wrote.

The 32-year-old Ryder spent the past two seasons with the Stars, regestering 41 goals and 35 assists with a plus- 21 rating through 101 games.

Prior to joining the Stars, the native of Bonavista, Newfoundland, spent three seasons with the Boston Bruins.

Cole, 34, has played for the Canadiens the past two seasons and posted 38 goals and 29 assists with a plus- 12 rating through 101 games. Prior to his time in Montreal, the Oswego, New York, native played for the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers.

Cole was drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round (71st overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

"Erik Cole is a top-six, power forward who skates well, adds size, and is under contract for the next two years," said Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. "We thank Michael Ryder for his contributions and look forward to what Erik will bring to our group."

Cole has two years remanding on his current contract with a $4.5 million cap hit, while Ryder is in the last year of his deal with a $3.5 million cap hit.

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4 straight losses and the team sinking, it's time to fire Tortorella. Maybe the Blueshirts can go on an LA-type run like the Kings did last year when they hired Sutter.

Torts is good for maybe 3 years but he's overextended that and he's very much like Buck Showalter-a total hardass who wears out his welcome. It's happened already.

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Hawks beat the Blues 3-0. Corey Crawford limped off the ice after the first period and was replaced by Ray Emery. 2 goals for Toews and 1 goal for the much improved Andrew Shaw.

Hawks now 17-0-3!!

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Nazem Kadri with first ever career hat trick, with the third goal being an absolute beauty. Leafs beat Isles in OT, 5-4.
Leafs are 7th in overall NHL standings.

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the squared circle wrote: Nazem Kadri with first ever career hat trick, with the third goal being an absolute beauty. Leafs beat Isles in OT, 5-4.
Leafs are 7th in overall NHL standings.


He's basically got stiffs as linemates and he's still leading the team with 21 points.  Three clear of Brayden Schenn, whom Burkie had such a hard-on for.  Considering Kadri was the consolation prize in that draft, I'm pleased.  He's got an attitude on him that's good to see and I think he'll settle into a solid career as a second or possibly first line regular. 

Great third goal last night, too.  Kid's got some sick skills. 

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The streak continues as the Hawks beat Columbus 4-3 on an OT goal by Seabrook!!!

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Bruins beat Tampa Bay 3-2 at home to make their record 14-2-2 this season. Big game at the TD Garden on Sunday versus Montreal.

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Kaner!! Hawks 1 Wings 1 late in the 3rd period.

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clawmaster wrote: Kaner!! Hawks 1 Wings 1 late in the 3rd period.

Hawks win 2-1 in a shoot out. Kane tied the game at 1 late in the 3rd period and then scored the only goal in the shoot out.

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Wonder if KHawk was even up this early to watch the game.

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Chitown Rich wrote: Go Hawks!

Wonder if KHawk was even up this early to watch the game.


lol..it was 12:30 pm here. I was up. :)

I didn't watch the game until around 9 last night, I was tied up all day so I PVR'ed the game. I managed to avoid the result until I had a chance to watch it, which is hard to do. Glad I did though.

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clawmaster wrote: Kaner!! Hawks 1 Wings 1 late in the 3rd period.

Hawks win 2-1 in a shoot out. Kane tied the game at 1 late in the 3rd period and then scored the only goal in the shoot out.


Since I needed just one more point to sweep the week in one of my Fantasy Hockey Leagues I'm p*ssed that Sharp wasn't awarded an assist on Kane's goal. He shot the puck which hit a Detroit player in front of the net and then Stalberg passed it to Kane. I'm betting that Sharp gets awarded an assist by the NHL sometime on Monday.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a fourth round draft pick in 2014.

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lobo316 wrote: The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a fourth round draft pick in 2014.

Seems like an odd deal considering the Loafs resurgence has been credited to the smaller guys being able to play bigger due to the play of tougher guys like Brown.

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khawk wrote: lobo316 wrote: The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a fourth round draft pick in 2014.

Seems like an odd deal considering the Loafs resurgence has been credited to the smaller guys being able to play bigger due to the play of tougher guys like Brown.

Frattin is due to return, so the Leafs needed a roster spot for him. The Leafs
still have Orr & McLaren.

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They should've just waived Komisarek.

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khawk wrote: They should've just waived Komisarek.

Amen.

Buds with 2 more points last night.  They basically have to get 50% of the available points from here on out to end the 9 year playoff drought.  Seems likely.  And with the Habs and Sens likely to also make the playoffs, we might have an intriguing first round matchup. 

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the squared circle wrote: Nazem Kadri with first ever career hat trick, with the third goal being an absolute beauty. Leafs beat Isles in OT, 5-4.
Leafs are 7th in overall NHL standings.


He's basically got stiffs as linemates and he's still leading the team with 21 points.  Three clear of Brayden Schenn, whom Burkie had such a hard-on for.  Considering Kadri was the consolation prize in that draft, I'm pleased.  He's got an attitude on him that's good to see and I think he'll settle into a solid career as a second or possibly first line regular. 

Great third goal last night, too.  Kid's got some sick skills. 


I'd rather have Brayden Schenn. He will be better in the long run and actaully plays defense.

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Any timetable for Lupul's return? That can only help at this point with Kadri emerging, and Van Riemsdyk playing well.

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Hawks won again last night. Bring on Colorado tonight.

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clawmaster wrote: Bring on Colorado tonight.

Hawks beat Colorado 3-2 on a goal by Dan Carcillo with less than a minute to go in the 3rd period. Toews earlier tied it up at 2 with a shorthanded goal. Marian Hossa missed the game due to the proverbial upper body injury. Patrick Sharp left the game in the 3rd period with another upper body injury possibly his collarbone. Ray Emery got the win in net. Good comeback victory by the Hawks.

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I'd rather have Brayden Schenn. He will be better in the long run and actaully plays defense.

You say he'll be better in the long run.  Based on what?  You imply that Kadri doesn't play defense.  Again, based on what?

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Big signing today as Anaheim re-signed Center Ryan Getzlaf to a 8 year extension worth $ 66 million. It's almost certain now that Anaheim will have to move 2010-11 NHL MVP Corey Perry due to salary cap reasons.



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The Anaheim Ducks have locked Ryan Getzlaf in for the long-term.

The team announced Friday afternoon that they have signed their captain to an eight-year contract extension with an annual average value of $8.25 million. The extension carries a total value of $66 million.

"This is a wonderful day for my family, as Anaheim has become our home," said Getzlaf, a native of Saskatchewan. "The fans here have treated me very well, and I look forward to being part of a winning hockey team and contributing to the Orange County community for years to come."

Getzlaf was slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2012-13 season.

“He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share," said Ducks general manager Bob Murray. "He is a leader, a proven winner, and possesses a skill set that's hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks.”

In 22 games so far in 2013 the 27-year-old Getzlaf has scored nine goals and 18 assists.

Originally selected in the first round (19th overall) in 2003 by Anaheim, Getzlaf has scored 147 and 353 assists for 499 points in 534 career regular season games with the Ducks. He has appeared in 62 career playoff games with the Ducks, scoring 18 goals and 35 assists. He won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.

Getzlaf has represented Canada internationally at the 2010 Olympics, scoring three goals and four assists in seven games with Canada's gold medal-winning men's team. He has also represented Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 2004 and 2005, winning gold in his second tournament. He has also represented Canada at the IIHF World Championships in 2008 and 2012, winning silver in 2008.

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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Bring on Colorado tonight.

Hawks beat Colorado 3-2 on a goal by Dan Carcillo with less than a minute to go in the 3rd period. Toews earlier tied it up at 2 with a shorthanded goal. Marian Hossa missed the game due to the proverbial upper body injury. Patrick Sharp left the game in the 3rd period with another upper body injury possibly his collarbone. Ray Emery got the win in net. Good comeback victory by the Hawks.

Sharpie out 3 to 4 weeks. Hossa will play tonight against Colorado.

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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Bring on Colorado tonight.

Hawks beat Colorado 3-2 on a goal by Dan Carcillo with less than a minute to go in the 3rd period. Toews earlier tied it up at 2 with a shorthanded goal. Marian Hossa missed the game due to the proverbial upper body injury. Patrick Sharp left the game in the 3rd period with another upper body injury possibly his collarbone. Ray Emery got the win in net. Good comeback victory by the Hawks.

Sharpie out 3 to 4 weeks. Hossa will play tonight against Colorado.


Sh*t - I've got him in 2 of my Fantasy Hockey Leagues. He's become even more valuable in Fantasy Leagues ever since Yahoo made him a 3 position player a couple of weeks ago. :X

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Chicago's streak might be ending tonight. Colorado leads 4-1 with 8 minutes left in the 2nd period. Crawford has not looked good tonight letting in 4 goals so far on only 16 shots.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Chicago's streak might be ending tonight. Colorado leads 4-1 with 8 minutes left in the 2nd period. Crawford has not looked good tonight letting in 4 goals so far on only 16 shots.
It's now 5-1 Colorado. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Chicago's streak might be ending tonight. Colorado leads 4-1 with 8 minutes left in the 2nd period. Crawford has not looked good tonight letting in 4 goals so far on only 16 shots.
It's now 5-1 Colorado. 


If you can stomach it watch the hilites - Crawford was really bad tonight.

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Hawks lost 6-2. Thank God I shut the game off when Colorado went up 2-1. I then jumped online and followed the game by checking the score on Yahoo Sports.

Bruins are beating the Flyers 3-0 late in the 2nd period.

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Bruins are beating the Flyers 3-0 late in the 2nd period.

Great start to the game as Boston scored on their 3rd, 4th and 5th shots in the 1st period.

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Just watched a great game between the Leafs and The Pens. The Pens were up 3-1 after the first period. The Leafs rallied to tie it at 4 and the game eventually went to OT. Pens won in a shoot out. Malkin got hurt late in the 3rd period. Didn't play in OT. Being a Leafs fan must be difficult. Even when they play a really good game against a quality team, they only get a point out of it. When is the last time The Leafs won the cup? Mid 60s? I'll look it up.

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clawmaster wrote: When is the last time The Leafs won the cup? Mid 60s? I'll look it up.

1967.

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clawmaster wrote: Being a Leafs fan must be difficult.

Welcome to my life.

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the squared circle wrote: clawmaster wrote: Being a Leafs fan must be difficult.

Welcome to my life.

I root for the Chicago Cubs. I feel your pain.

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The Hawks are now officially in a slump. ;) Edmonton is up 4-0 after the 1st period.

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The Hawks are now officially in a slump. ;) Edmonton is up 4-0 after the 1st period.

Crazy game in Chicago today. Edmonton leads 6-4 after 2 periods and both teams have pulled their starting Goalie.

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Oilers Win!  I damn near had a fucking heart attack.  Andrew Shaw is a pretty good instigator.  CH, Dubnyk wasn't pulled, he injured his neck in the 2nd.

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6-5 final. At least the Hawks showed some heart.

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clawmaster wrote: 6-5 final. At least the Hawks showed some heart.


Fun game to watch, even without the desired result (for us Hawks fans).

The Oilers always give the hawks trouble. I had expected "the streak" to end the last time they played.

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Boston plays not to lose and loses 3-2 to Pittsburgh. Boston was winning 2-0 going into the 3rd period. For some reason, the Bruins went into a defensive shell and Pittsburgh scored three goals in the 3rd period. I hate Pittsburgh but I gotta say they never give up.

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Boston plays not to lose and loses 3-2 to Pittsburgh. Boston was winning 2-0 going into the 3rd period. For some reason, the Bruins went into a defensive shell and Pittsburgh scored three goals in the 3rd period. I hate Pittsburgh but I gotta say they never give up.


Sometimes Julien's decisions drive me nuts. I couldn't believe it when he puts the 4th line out there with about 90 seconds left and needing a goal. :X

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It doesn't look like Julien was too pleased with the penalty call that gave Pittsburgh a 2-man advantage in the 3rd period:

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/14/bettman-realignment-vote-wasnt-unanimous-but-still-passed-easily/

Bettman: realignment vote wasn’t unanimous, but still passed easily

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Not all 30 NHL teams voted for realignment, but according to commissioner Gary Bettman, the plan’s approval rate was “well in excess” of the three-quarters that was required.

Bettman — who held a conference call today with reporters — didn’t say which team(s) voted no, but if we were to speculate, it’s possible one of them was Tampa Bay. The Lightning will move into a division with their state rivals, the Florida Panthers, but also with six teams — the Bruins, Sabres, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Senators and Canadiens — who are a significant distance away.

Lightning general Steve Yzerman said recently that the increased travel, along with the hassle associated with crossing the border to Canada, “are things that we don’t like about it for our organization.”

The Panthers, by the way, said today that they “certainly approve of and are very excited by the NHL’s realignment plan. Not only will we maintain and grow our in-state rivalry with the Lightning, but we will also be able to cultivate rivalries with some of the NHL’s most historic clubs.”

We imagine all the snowbirds that can be seen wearing Leafs and Habs jerseys at Panthers games also factored into the organization’s approval of the plan.

As for other teams that may have voted against realignment, this is pure speculation, but we wonder about the Chicago Blackhawks, who will lose their rivals from Detroit to the Eastern Conference while adding more trips to Winnipeg.

Also, how do Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix and/or San Jose feel about losing Dallas as a division mate and making more long, cross-border trips to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver?

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Hawks beat Columbus 2-1 in a shoot out. Patrick Kane is awesome!!

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Not all 30 NHL teams voted for realignment, but according to commissioner Gary Bettman, the plan’s approval rate was “well in excess” of the three-quarters that was required.




Here's how the realignment map looks:








Right now they are referring to the Orange grouping as Division A, the Yellow as Division B, the Blue as Division C and the Green as Division D. Many are pushing to give each Division a name that has historical significance so my suggestion would be to call Division A the Gretzky Division, Division B the Hull Division, Division C the Orr Division and Division D the Clarke Division. If Mario wasn't part of the Penguins ownership group then I would call Division D the Lemieux Division.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded David Steckel to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for right-winger Ryan Lasch and the Ducks' seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

"Adding David Steckel gives us another big body and depth up the middle," said Ducks general manager Bob Murray. "He comes highly recommended from Bruce (Boudreau). Faceoffs have been something of a concern for us the last few seasons. Steckel is a tremendous faceoff man and penalty killer, something that will really help our club."

The 26-year-old Lasch will be assigned to the Toronto Marlies.

Lasch, currently playing in the Swedish Elite League with the Vaxjo Lakers, was a free agent signing of the Ducks on May 31, 2012. He represented Team USA at the 2012 IIHF World Championship and collected two assists in seven games. Last season, he captured the Finnish Elite League scoring title by recording 24 goals and 38 assists.

Steckel had one assist in 13 games played with Toronto this season. He joined the Maple Leafs in a trade with New Jersey on October 4, 2011.

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John Tortorella is an immature, self-serving douchebag who needs to be fired immediately. It doesn't help us Ranger fans that his GM is a moron.

I'm actually hoping they get blown out so badly today against Pitt that he has a career-killing meltdown. I have not wanted a coach of a team I liked fired as much as this guy and Rich Rodriguez of Michigan. Okay, and Ray Handley!

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And the Rangers play another uninspiring game with the chief buffoon at the helm.

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Hawks trounce Dallas 8-1.

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Hawks trounce Dallas 8-1.


How do you think Dallas fans felt paying to see this game ???? At one point Chicago had scored as many Goals ( 5 ) as Dallas had Shots on Goal.

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Hawks trounce Dallas 8-1.


How do you think Dallas fans felt paying to see this game ???? At one point Chicago had scored as many Goals ( 5 ) as Dallas had Shots on Goal.


There were probably only about 20 Dallas fans there, so fuck them. The rest seemed to be Hawks fans judging by the Hawks chants and number of hawks jerseys I saw.

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HBF wrote:
John Tortorella is an immature, self-serving douchebag who needs to be fired immediately. It doesn't help us Ranger fans that his GM is a moron.

I'm actually hoping they get blown out so badly today against Pitt that he has a career-killing meltdown. I have not wanted a coach of a team I liked fired as much as this guy and Rich Rodriguez of Michigan. Okay, and Ray Handley!


What was funny is the Pens did trounce them (3-0, and it wasn't as close as it seems, King Henrik was the only Ranger who showed up) Torts was asked about it in the post game interview and he was all "we don't talk about the other team". I guess especially not after they took you to the woodshed all day.

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Pittsburgh 2 Boston 1 after first period.

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khawk wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
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Hawks trounce Dallas 8-1.


How do you think Dallas fans felt paying to see this game ???? At one point Chicago had scored as many Goals ( 5 ) as Dallas had Shots on Goal.


There were probably only about 20 Dallas fans there, so fuck them. The rest seemed to be Hawks fans judging by the Hawks chants and number of hawks jerseys I saw.

Kane finally mastered  the Savard Spin O Rama goal.

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John Tortorella is an immature, self-serving douchebag who needs to be fired immediately. It doesn't help us Ranger fans that his GM is a moron.

I'm actually hoping they get blown out so badly today against Pitt that he has a career-killing meltdown. I have not wanted a coach of a team I liked fired as much as this guy and Rich Rodriguez of Michigan. Okay, and Ray Handley!


What was funny is the Pens did trounce them (3-0, and it wasn't as close as it seems, King Henrik was the only Ranger who showed up) Torts was asked about it in the post game interview and he was all "we don't talk about the other team". I guess especially not after they took you to the woodshed all day.


What's your take on how he is handling the team?

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clawmaster wrote: Pittsburgh 2 Boston 1 after first period.

That was the final score. Letang got hurt.

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John Tortorella is an immature, self-serving douchebag who needs to be fired immediately. It doesn't help us Ranger fans that his GM is a moron.

I'm actually hoping they get blown out so badly today against Pitt that he has a career-killing meltdown. I have not wanted a coach of a team I liked fired as much as this guy and Rich Rodriguez of Michigan. Okay, and Ray Handley!


What was funny is the Pens did trounce them (3-0, and it wasn't as close as it seems, King Henrik was the only Ranger who showed up) Torts was asked about it in the post game interview and he was all "we don't talk about the other team". I guess especially not after they took you to the woodshed all day.


What's your take on how he is handling the team?



It seems like he's losing the team, it seemed like they were maybe 1/4 speed in the game. The Pens radio announcers mentioned a couple times in the third period it looked like the Rangers had no fight and were just going thru the motions.

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Anaheim just signed RW Corey Perry to an 8 year extension worth $ 69 million. With the recent signing of Perry and Getzlaf Anaheim will most likely be trading Bobby Ryan. Since Anaheim is currently one of the better teams in the NHL Ryan will probably be traded during the summer.

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Ducks dominate the 3rd period and beat the Hawks 4-2 on an empty net goal.

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/22/trade-dagostini-goes-to-devils/

Trade: D’Agostini goes to Devils

Jason Brough

Mar 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Unable to crack the Blues’ roster on a consistent basis, Matt D’Agostini will see what he can do in New Jersey, as the 26-year-old forward has been traded to the Devils, along with a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015, for a conditional fourth- or fifth-round draft pick in 2015

The trade was first reported by Andy Strickland of True Hockey.

D’Agostini has one goal and one assist in 16 games this season. He scored a career-high 21 times in 2010-11, but his production fell off in 2011-12 — a season that saw him suffer a serious concussion in February. He ended up with just nine goals and nine assists in 55 games.

D’Agostini is a pending restricted free agent, and the budget-conscious Blues already have a bunch of those on their plate. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, plus forwards Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund, would have taken priority over D’Agostini.

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Interesting trade if it goes through.



from tsn.ca:

The Penguins and Dallas Stars have a trade in place that would see veteran forward Brenden Morrow headed to Pittsburgh in exchange for a package that would include defenceman Joe Morrow, according to sources.

The deal, however, hinges on Brenden Morrow waiving his no trade clause.

Scoring six goals and five assists in 29 games this season, Brenden Morrow is currently in the final year of his six-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.1 million.

He has spent his entire 12-year career with the Stars. In 835 career games he has 243 goals and 285 assists.

A member of Canada' Olympic Gold Medal-winning team in 2010, Brenden Morrow also has 78 career playoff games under his belt. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in the post-season.

He was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (25th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Joe Morrow is playing with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the America Hockey League, where he has recorded four goals and 11 assists through 57 games this season.

The 20-year-old native of Edmonton was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.




Depending on what else is headed to Dallas this looks like a pretty good deal for the Stars. There were some rumblings about Boston kicking the tires on Morrow but Dallas apparently wanted Caron and another top prospect and that's too much for a 3rd line guy that's on his last legs.


EDIT - Apparently Boston has come in with a final offer and since Morrow has a NTC it's up to him where he goes or if he stays.

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Morrow picked Pittsburgh.


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Dallas Stars forward Brenden Morrow has waived his no-trade clause to help his team complete a trade with Pittsburgh that sees the veteran sent to the Penguins.

The Penguins also receive a third-round draft pick in 2013 in exchange for prospect defenceman Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick in 2013.

Scoring six goals and five assists in 29 games this season; Brenden Morrow is currently in the final year of his six-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.1 million.

He has spent his entire 12-year career with the Stars. In 835 career games he has 243 goals and 285 assists.

A member of Canada' Olympic Gold Medal-winning team in 2010, Brenden Morrow also has 78 career playoff games under his belt. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in the post-season.

He was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (25th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Joe Morrow is playing with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the America Hockey League, where he has recorded four goals and 11 assists through 57 games this season.

The 20-year-old native of Edmonton was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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I'd have picked Pittsburgh too.  :tongue:

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I'd have picked Pittsburgh too.  :tongue:


You just worry about what your team will do with yet another top 5 draft pick. ;)

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I'd have picked Pittsburgh too.  :tongue:


You just worry about what your team will do with yet another top 5 draft pick. ;)

Draft more wingers, that's the plan!

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Morrow picked Pittsburgh.


from tsn.ca:

Dallas Stars forward Brenden Morrow has waived his no-trade clause to help his team complete a trade with Pittsburgh that sees the veteran sent to the Penguins.

The Penguins also receive a third-round draft pick in 2013 in exchange for prospect defenceman Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick in 2013.

Scoring six goals and five assists in 29 games this season; Brenden Morrow is currently in the final year of his six-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.1 million.

He has spent his entire 12-year career with the Stars. In 835 career games he has 243 goals and 285 assists.

A member of Canada' Olympic Gold Medal-winning team in 2010, Brenden Morrow also has 78 career playoff games under his belt. He has 17 goals and 25 assists in the post-season.

He was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (25th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Joe Morrow is playing with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the America Hockey League, where he has recorded four goals and 11 assists through 57 games this season.

The 20-year-old native of Edmonton was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.


Getting Morrow for Morrow is more of a depth move by Pitt. Joe Morrow was scratched a few times by Pitts AHL team because He really didn't know on how to play Defense as a Defenseman. He was more of a Power Play speciallist for the Winterhawks, when He was up in Portland. Brendan Morrow has been a fragile China Doll over the past several seasons. That's why He didn't fetch more for Dallas.

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Pittsburgh makes another deal.



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A day after adding Brendan Morrow, the Pittsburgh Penguins continued to gear up for a Stanley Cup playoff run.

On Monday, the club acquired defenceman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for their second round draft pick in both the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts.

The 33-year-old Swede has scored three assists with a minus-eight rating in 29 games with the Sharks this season.

Murray is in the final year of a four-year, $10 million deal he signed with the Sharks prior to the 2009-10 season. That deal carries an average annual value of $2.5 million.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound Swede ranked first on the Sharks in blocked shots (64) third on the team in hits (56) all while managing only 17:09 average time on ice, his lowest total over the past four seasons.

Originally drafted in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Sharks. In 451 career games - all with San Jose - he has scored six goals, added 53 assists and posted a plus-32 rating.

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Pittsburgh makes another deal.



from tsn.ca:

A day after adding Brendan Morrow, the Pittsburgh Penguins continued to gear up for a Stanley Cup playoff run.

On Monday, the club acquired defenceman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for their second round draft pick in both the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts.

The 33-year-old Swede has scored three assists with a minus-eight rating in 29 games with the Sharks this season.

Murray is in the final year of a four-year, $10 million deal he signed with the Sharks prior to the 2009-10 season. That deal carries an average annual value of $2.5 million.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound Swede ranked first on the Sharks in blocked shots (64) third on the team in hits (56) all while managing only 17:09 average time on ice, his lowest total over the past four seasons.

Originally drafted in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Sharks. In 451 career games - all with San Jose - he has scored six goals, added 53 assists and posted a plus-32 rating.


They identified him as a Swede twice. Guess they thought it was important.

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Semin signs extension with Carolina.


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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.

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Hawks 4 Kings 3 in 3rd period on a goal by Toews.

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Now 4-4 tie.

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Now 5-4 Kings with 33.2 seconds to go.

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Kings win. Hawks played like shit defensively. Crawford was teh suck too. 

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clawmaster wrote: Kings win. Hawks played like shit defensively. Crawford was teh suck too. 


Crawford was Ok, but the Kings were sniping corners over his shoulder, which is Craws weak spot. If Craw wants to play the buttrfly like that, he has to come out further to give the shooters less of the top shelf to go for.

The last Kings goal was pure luck, it hit Johnny Oduya in the head (shot off the draw) and bounced right to Dustin Brown in the slot. Flukey way to lose a point but it's to be expected...the breaks have to even up sometime and the Hawks had more than their share during their win streak.

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Pittsburgh makes another deal.



from tsn.ca:

A day after adding Brendan Morrow, the Pittsburgh Penguins continued to gear up for a Stanley Cup playoff run.

On Monday, the club acquired defenceman Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for their second round draft pick in both the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts.

The 33-year-old Swede has scored three assists with a minus-eight rating in 29 games with the Sharks this season.

Murray is in the final year of a four-year, $10 million deal he signed with the Sharks prior to the 2009-10 season. That deal carries an average annual value of $2.5 million.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound Swede ranked first on the Sharks in blocked shots (64) third on the team in hits (56) all while managing only 17:09 average time on ice, his lowest total over the past four seasons.

Originally drafted in the eighth round (241st overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Sharks. In 451 career games - all with San Jose - he has scored six goals, added 53 assists and posted a plus-32 rating.


Doug Murray is as slow as molasses. Gave up way too much to get Him.

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Semin signs extension with Carolina.


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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.


LOLz!!! Semin blows! Can anyone tell Me on why there was a lockout again? Me starting to think that Canadians aren't too bright.

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Semin signs extension with Carolina.


from tsn.ca:

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.


LOLz!!! Semin blows! Can anyone tell Me on why there was a lockout again? Me starting to think that Canadians aren't too bright.


:?

How are you figuring that Carolina signing Semin to that contract means Canadians aren't too bright?

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Leafs take 3 of 4 points vs Boston, in a home and home. Could have been 4 of 4 but squandered a 2-0 lead in Bos last night. Reimer played great in both games. Leafs are simply disgusting in the skills competition (shootout). They are 0-4 in shootout games this year and have scored a total of 3 goals. All 3 were scored by Tyler Bozak! Which means we have scored only 1 goal (max) per shootout. Too much pressure on the goalies. Shootouts suck.
(Of course if we had a good shootout record I would say 'shootouts are the best!' :cool:)

Kadri with another point, and another solid game yesterday. Tied for 7th overall in points with Staal and Datsyuk.

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Honestly, I'm not surprised by Kadri taking a step up.  There were lots of concerns (most famously by Dion Phaneuf) that he wasn't big enough, but he's got the height; he just needed a little girth.  I'm still leery of accepting the fact that the Leafs may have actually drafted a kid with first line offensive abilities.  It would be the first time since Wendel. 

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Kadri with another point, and another solid game yesterday. Tied for 7th overall in points with Staal and Datsyuk.


Boy did it get tiring listening to the TSN crew slurp on Kadri all freaking game. Once they came back from a commercial and Ferraro was simply gushing about Kadri trying ( and failing ) to knock Chara off the puck.....which had happened about 10 minutes earlier.

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Leafs take 3 of 4 points vs Boston, in a home and home. Could have been 4 of 4 but squandered a 2-0 lead in Bos last night.

You can thank Pylon Phaneuf for losing that point last night. He had no idea what he was doing on Bergeron's tying goal.

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we can thank Phagoof for many losses this year.

He did nail Chara at the buzzer which is funny cuz Kadri at the moment isnt showing fear, unlike Kessel who probably has nightmares when he sees Boston on the upcoming schedule.

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Hawks beat Calgary 2-0. Emery gets the shutout. Actually the Calgary goaltender played great too. Hawks could have had 5 or 6 goals.

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Semin signs extension with Carolina.


from tsn.ca:

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.


LOLz!!! Semin blows! Can anyone tell Me on why there was a lockout again? Me starting to think that Canadians aren't too bright.


:?

How are you figuring that Carolina signing Semin to that contract means Canadians aren't too bright?


Jim Rutherford the GM of Carolina is Canadian.

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khawk wrote:
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Semin signs extension with Carolina.


from tsn.ca:

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.


LOLz!!! Semin blows! Can anyone tell Me on why there was a lockout again? Me starting to think that Canadians aren't too bright.


:?

How are you figuring that Carolina signing Semin to that contract means Canadians aren't too bright?


Jim Rutherford the GM of Carolina is Canadian.

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Kadri with another point, and another solid game yesterday. Tied for 7th overall in points with Staal and Datsyuk.


Boy did it get tiring listening to the TSN crew slurp on Kadri all freaking game. Once they came back from a commercial and Ferraro was simply gushing about Kadri trying ( and failing ) to knock Chara off the puck.....which had happened about 10 minutes earlier.


Was it as bad as Pierre blowing Crosby on-air every 10 seconds?

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: khawk wrote:
freebirdsforever2001 wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote:
Semin signs extension with Carolina.


from tsn.ca:

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year, $35 million contract extension.

"We're very happy to retain Alex," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line."

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with the Hurricanes, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012.

Through 30 games this season, the Russian sniper has eight goals and 22 assists with a plus-18 rating. He is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round (13th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin has 499 career NHL games under his belt with 205 goals, 233 assists and a career plus-83 rating.


LOLz!!! Semin blows! Can anyone tell Me on why there was a lockout again? Me starting to think that Canadians aren't too bright.


:?

How are you figuring that Carolina signing Semin to that contract means Canadians aren't too bright?


Jim Rutherford the GM of Carolina is Canadian.


You'd be better off saying it's because he used to be a goalie...pucks to the head and all.

 

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Kadri with another point, and another solid game yesterday. Tied for 7th overall in points with Staal and Datsyuk.


Boy did it get tiring listening to the TSN crew slurp on Kadri all freaking game. Once they came back from a commercial and Ferraro was simply gushing about Kadri trying ( and failing ) to knock Chara off the puck.....which had happened about 10 minutes earlier.


Was it as bad as Pierre blowing Crosby on-air every 10 seconds?

Nothing's as bad as listening to Pierre Mcguire talk about anything.

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Sounds like Iginla will be a Boston Bruin pretty soon. Calgary is sitting Iginla tonight versus Colorado and Boston is sitting out D Matt Bartkowski versus Montreal after signing Bartkowski to a new contract yesterday. Apparently one of Boston's top prospects Alexander Khokhlachev ( 2nd round pick in 2010 ) was pulled from his AHL game tonight. Here's my guess - Bartkowski, Khokhlachev, Jordan Caron and a 2nd round pick goes to Clagary for Iginla.

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Sounds like a deal has been done - Iginla to Boston for D Matt Bartkowski, C/LW Alexander Khokhlachev and a 2013 1st round pick. I like the deal although losing Koko kind of sucks since he was thought to be a Rick Middleton type of player. And since Iginla is a UFA after this season I would have preferred if Calgary got a 2nd round pick if Iginla signs somewhere else for next year which would be upgraded to a 1st round pick if Iginla resigns with Boston. Gotta admit it though - he looks pretty good in a Bruins uniform:


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Still no conformation.  If deal goes through, it will be nice to have him out of the conference, huge Oiler killer.

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Still no conformation.  If deal goes through, it will be nice to have him out of the conference, huge Oiler killer.


Careful now - if he leaves and Edmonton wins a few more games then you guys might not keep getting all those high draft picks. :tongue:

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When he does leave I really hope Iginla doesn't do a " Cryin' Ryan " type of Press Conference:



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The Oilers are 3 points out of a playoff spot.......IN MARCH!  It's been so long since meaningful hockey has been played this late in the season.  Who am I kidding.  :?

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The Oilers are 3 points out of a playoff spot.......IN MARCH!  It's been so long since meaningful hockey has been played this late in the season.  Who am I kidding.  :?


I don't know if you watched the Boston vs Montreal game but the guys on TSN were saying that Boston is apparently trying to get Whitney from Edmonton. Most Bruins fans are totally against him joining the Bruins and it seems that most of the people that are in favour of it only like it because he's from Boston. I know he was recently benched for a few games but do you think Whitney's got anything left or will this be Kaberle Part Deux ????

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CanadianHorseman wrote: When he does leave I really hope Iginla doesn't do a " Cryin' Ryan " type of Press Conference:




I imagine he would. 



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CanadianHorseman wrote: Cory17 wrote:
The Oilers are 3 points out of a playoff spot.......IN MARCH!  It's been so long since meaningful hockey has been played this late in the season.  Who am I kidding.  :?


I don't know if you watched the Boston vs Montreal game but the guys on TSN were saying that Boston is apparently trying to get Whitney from Edmonton. Most Bruins fans are totally against him joining the Bruins and it seems that most of the people that are in favour of it only like it because he's from Boston. I know he was recently benched for a few games but do you think Whitney's got anything left or will this be Kaberle Part Deux ????

He plays good for stretches, then sucks and is benched, he's better than Seidenberg though.

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There is now crazy rumour coming from Hockey Buzz ( I have no idea if these guys are reputable or not ) and if this is how Iginla ends up in Boston I will not be quite so happy.

- Boston trades LW Milan Lucic and a prospect to Edmonton for D Ryan Whitney, LW/RW Magnus Paajarvi, C Anton Lander and Edmonton's 2013 1st round pick.

- Boston then trades Paajarvi, D Matt Bartkowski and Boston's 2013 1st round pick to Calgary for RW Jarome Iginla.


It's probably total bullsh*t and I really hope it is.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: I don't know if you watched the Boston vs Montreal game but the guys on TSN were saying that Boston is apparently trying to get Whitney from Edmonton. Most Bruins fans are totally against him joining the Bruins and it seems that most of the people that are in favour of it only like it because he's from Boston. I know he was recently benched for a few games but do you think Whitney's got anything left or will this be Kaberle Part Deux ????
He plays good for stretches, then sucks and is benched, he's better than Seidenberg though.


Now I know you're kidding.:D

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CanadianHorseman wrote: There is now crazy rumour coming from Hockey Buzz ( I have no idea if these guys are reputable or not ) and if this is how Iginla ends up in Boston I will not be quite so happy.

- Boston trades LW Milan Lucic and a prospect to Edmonton for D Ryan Whitney, LW/RW Magnus Paajarvi, C Anton Lander and Edmonton's 2013 1st round pick.

- Boston then trades Paajarvi, D Matt Bartkowski and Boston's 2013 1st round pick to Calgary for RW Jarome Iginla.


It's probably total bullsh*t and I really hope it is.

Hockey Buzz is not credible.  That said, Lucic is what Edmonton needs, I'd do that deal in an instant.

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Aaron Ward of TSN says it is done.  Hefty price to pay if he doesn't re-sign. 

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I wouldn't want to play for a team that trades players mid game (I know he's not playing tonight, but the team is)  They traded Rene Bourque mid game, it is quite disrespectful. 

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Aaron Ward of TSN says it is done.  Hefty price to pay if he doesn't re-sign. 


I agree but I compare it to the Kaberle deal back in 2011. I am still perfectly happy about traing Colborne and 2 high picks to Toronto to get Kaberle for the Playoffs because without him Boston doesn't win the Cup. If Boston wins the Cup this year and then Iginla signs a huge UFA deal somewhere else I'll still be happy with the deal.

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Aaron Ward of TSN says it is done.  Hefty price to pay if he doesn't re-sign. 


I agree but I compare it to the Kaberle deal back in 2011. I am still perfectly happy about traing Colborne and 2 high picks to Toronto to get Kaberle for the Playoffs because without him Boston doesn't win the Cup. If Boston wins the Cup this year and then Iginla signs a huge UFA deal somewhere else I'll still be happy with the deal.

Of course, everything is worth it if the Bruins win the cup, no doubt.  Nothing ever goes right for Toronto, when they trade with Boston.

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Well fuck me.  As per Bob McKenzie via Twitter.

Jarome Iginla traded to PIT for PIT's 1st rounder in 2013 and college prospects Kenneth Agostino (Yale) and Ben Hanowski (St. Cloud State).

Crazy night.  Sorry CH.

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And since Iginla is a UFA after this season I would have preferred if Calgary got a 2nd round pick if Iginla signs somewhere else for next year which would be upgraded to a 1st round pick if Iginla resigns with Boston.


Looks like I might get my wish.

from tsn.ca:

According to TSN's Aaron Ward, the Boston Bruins have acquired Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames.

Iginla was not in the Flames lineup for their game against the Colorado Avalanche tonight.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie believes that defenceman Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev, and a conditional first-round draft pick may be headed to Calgary in return, with the first rounder conditional on Iginla re-signing with the Bruins.


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Some are saying that the conditions are that Calgary can use the pick in 2013 or 2014. Regardless I can't see any reason that Iginla doesn't resign with Boston - he has said over the past few weeks that he didn't want to be a rental player and Boston will have a crap load of cap space left with Thomas, Savard and likely Ference and Horton all coming off the books after this season. By the way - all Bruin fans should send a BIG thanks to Islander GM Garth Snow for taking Tim Thomas's contract thus giving us the cap room to add Iginla without loosing anybody off the current roster.

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Well fuck me.  As per Bob McKenzie via Twitter.

Jarome Iginla traded to PIT for PIT's 1st rounder in 2013 and college prospects Kenneth Agostino (Yale) and Ben Hanowski (St. Cloud State).

Crazy night.  Sorry CH.


Jesus H Christ - I have no idea WTF is going on here. Some are saying that McKenzie's twitter account got hack and that Iginla is still going to Boston while others are saying that the Pittsburgh deal is legit. If Flames fans thought the Boston deal was weak the Pittsburgh one looks worse....much worse.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Cory17 wrote:
Well fuck me.  As per Bob McKenzie via Twitter.

Jarome Iginla traded to PIT for PIT's 1st rounder in 2013 and college prospects Kenneth Agostino (Yale) and Ben Hanowski (St. Cloud State).

Crazy night.  Sorry CH.


Jesus H Christ - I have no idea WTF is going on here. Some are saying that McKenzie's twitter account got hack and that Iginla is still going to Boston while others are saying that the Pittsburgh deal is legit. If Flames fans thought the Boston deal was weak the Pittsburgh one looks worse....much worse.

Nope, put on TSN, Jay Feaster is holding a presser, Iggy to Pittsburgh.  Pittsburgh is all in to win the cup this year.

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Buck up, the Bruins picked up Kaspars Daugaviņš off waivers today!  :cool:

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From what I read, the Boston trade was a done deal in terms of both sides getting what they want, but it required approval from Iginla and he said no.


Also in breaking news, Ray Shero isn't fucking around this year.

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Here's a link on the Penguins getting Iginla:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3742701-74/iginla-penguins-shero#axzz2Ooul16aD

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sek69 wrote: From what I read, the Boston trade was a done deal in terms of both sides getting what they want, but it required approval from Iginla and he said no.


Also in breaking news, Ray Shero isn't fucking around this year.

That's what all the sports stations are reporting this morning. Iginla vetoed the Boston deal. That's what happens when teams give their players no trade contracts.

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Total WTF. Go to bed, he's apparently a Bruin. Get up this morning, he's a Penguin.

Pens fans...thoughts on what you guys gave up? Good prospects, or did Feaster fuck up due to Iggy not going to Boston and have to settle for mediocre potential?

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Sounds like a deal has been done - Iginla to Boston for D Matt Bartkowski, C/LW Alexander Khokhlachev and a 2013 1st round pick. I like the deal although losing Koko kind of sucks since he was thought to be a Rick Middleton type of player. And since Iginla is a UFA after this season I would have preferred if Calgary got a 2nd round pick if Iginla signs somewhere else for next year which would be upgraded to a 1st round pick if Iginla resigns with Boston. Gotta admit it though - he looks pretty good in a Bruins uniform:




Jumped the Gun a bit?

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khawk wrote: Total WTF. Go to bed, he's apparently a Bruin. Get up this morning, he's a Penguin.


This for sure. Glad to see TSN and especially Johnny Roast McKenzie with egg on his face.
Why would Iginla vetoe that trade if Boston was on his list of 4? Maybe he just thought, and rightfully so, that if all 4 teams on his list did end up making an offer, that Pitt would give him the best shot at the Cup.

P.s. me and friends call Bob Mckenzie "johnny roast mckenzie' cuz when he first appeared on the scene, he looked so much like Johnny Roast Beef, from Goodfellas.

Boston fans got 'trolled' hard last night.

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DeKeyser chooses Detroit

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Mar 29, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings have landed prized college free agent defenseman Dan Dekeyser, the club announced today.

A Michigan native, DeKeyser (6-foot-3, 200 lbs) was playing college hockey for the Western Michigan Broncos prior to agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the Wings. He had two goals and 15 points this season.

DeKeyser, 23, will practice with his new NHL club tomorrow, though he won’t play Sunday or Monday.

“We’re happy,” said Wings general manager Ken Holland. “You’re always looking for defenseman, and this guy is rangy, mobile.”

Holland added: “He’ll be with us the rest of the regular season. When he plays is up to Mike Babcock, but we’re not holding tryouts. We’re trying to make the playoffs. Danny understands that we’re in a playoff race.”

Following is a scouting report from last year on DeKeyser courtesy Red Line Report (via the Edmonton Journal):

He plays a simple, defense first, stay-at-home game. DeKeyser is also highly mobile and a strong all-compass skater. He’s not flashy at the offensive end, but moves the puck well and gets it to the right spots by making good decisions. Efficiently gets the puck out of the zone with crisp outlets. He’s physical and wins the battles down low, keeps the crease clear, and plays with a bit of a nasty edge. He’s an outstanding penalty killer who blocks a ton of shots.

DeKeyser has been named the CCHA’s best defensive defenseman the last two seasons.

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Hawks 1 Ducks 1 mid 3rd period

The Hawks really miss Sharp and Hossa. They still need a second line center too.

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks 1 Ducks 1 mid 3rd period

The Hawks really miss Sharp and Hossa. They still need a second line center too.

Ducks win on a late 3rd period goal by Souray.

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/29/dekeyser-chooses-detroit/

DeKeyser chooses Detroit

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Mar 29, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings have landed prized college free agent defenseman Dan Dekeyser, the club announced today.

A Michigan native, DeKeyser (6-foot-3, 200 lbs) was playing college hockey for the Western Michigan Broncos prior to agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the Wings. He had two goals and 15 points this season.

DeKeyser, 23, will practice with his new NHL club tomorrow, though he won’t play Sunday or Monday.

“We’re happy,” said Wings general manager Ken Holland. “You’re always looking for defenseman, and this guy is rangy, mobile.”

Holland added: “He’ll be with us the rest of the regular season. When he plays is up to Mike Babcock, but we’re not holding tryouts. We’re trying to make the playoffs. Danny understands that we’re in a playoff race.”

Following is a scouting report from last year on DeKeyser courtesy Red Line Report (via the Edmonton Journal):

He plays a simple, defense first, stay-at-home game. DeKeyser is also highly mobile and a strong all-compass skater. He’s not flashy at the offensive end, but moves the puck well and gets it to the right spots by making good decisions. Efficiently gets the puck out of the zone with crisp outlets. He’s physical and wins the battles down low, keeps the crease clear, and plays with a bit of a nasty edge. He’s an outstanding penalty killer who blocks a ton of shots.

DeKeyser has been named the CCHA’s best defensive defenseman the last two seasons.


He'll be a bust like most college free agents or " late bloomers".

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He'll be a bust like most college free agents or " late bloomers".


Probably, but at least he's smart enough to go to a team that has shitty defensive depth...gives himself more of a chacne to play.

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Crosby leaves game after getting a shapshot to the Face, won't return and taken to Hospital. :D:D:D

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Crosby leaves game after getting a shapshot to the Face, won't return and taken to Hospital. :D:D:D
Pens still beat the Islanders 2-0 to extend their winning streak.

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Reports are that Crosby just had to have some dental work done, and the Pens don't play again until Tuesday so he should be able to play by then.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Crosby leaves game after getting a shapshot to the Face, won't return and taken to Hospital. :D:D:D
Pens still beat the Islanders 2-0 to extend their winning streak.


I'm gonna love it when Pitt chokes in the 2nd round because Fleury has visions of the Flyers score 100 Goals in 6 games last year. It's a shame becuase I'm a huge fan of Iginla, love His style of play. I think Iggy goes back to Alberta next season and plays for EDMONTON.

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Kadri with another hat trick. Lupul 12 points in 7 games since he returned.

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Rangers shut out 2 games in a row. I don't know why I bother to care. Tortorella should have been fired a month ago!

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Hawks 1 Wings 0 on a goal by the recently recalled Jeremy Morin. Game is on NBC. Happy Birthday Gordie Howe. He's 85. 

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Now 6-0 Hawks.

Sid the Kid out indefinitely with a broken jaw.

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Hawks win 7-1.

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Now 6-0 Hawks.

Sid the Kid out indefinitely with a broken jaw.


Concussion

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Now 6-0 Hawks.

Sid the Kid out indefinitely with a broken jaw.


Concussion

Pierre on NBC said broken jaw. Let me check a Hockey site.

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NHL Network is saying broken jaw too.

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NHL Network is saying broken jaw too.


It's definitely a broken jaw.

from tsn.ca:

Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his status later in the week.

According to TSN Hockey Insider of Pierre LeBrun, Crosby did not require wiring on his jaw, but he'll need more dental work on his teeth at some point.

Crosby, the NHL's leading scorer, was struck in the face during the first period of the Penguins' 2-0 win. Slow-motion replays showed multiple teeth flying out of his mouth after the puck struck him during his first shift. The team said Crosby had "major dental work" and will have more done later in the week.

The Penguins have won 15 straight games, and next play Buffalo on Tuesday.

Crosby has 56 points (15 goals, 41 assists) and holds a 10-point lead in the scoring race. He has not missed a game yet this season after being limited to 22 regular-season games over the prior two calendar years because of concussion-like symptoms and neck issues after absorbing big hits in consecutive games Jan. 1 and Jan. 5, 2011.

Midway through his comeback season, Crosby said he was feeling so good he "doesn't even think about" the risk of concussion or head or neck injury anymore after two years in which it dominated his life. Teammates expressed similar sentiments.

After Saturday's game, coach Dan Bylsma did not rule out the possibility Crosby would undergo evaluation for a concussion.

"I think every time that type of thing happens to a player you think of that," Bylsma said. "It doesn't matter who it is. ... You think about those things regardless of the player, yes."

There is no indication, however, that Crosby sustained a concussion and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, citing unidentified sources, reported Crosby is free of concussion symptoms.

Led by Crosby, the NHL's leading MVP candidate as this lockout-abbreviated season, the Penguins (28-8) have a league-best 56 points and have opened up a seven-point lead on the Montreal Canadiens atop the Eastern Conference on Saturday.

The playoffs are scheduled to begin April 30.

After a shot from teammate Brooke Orpik deflected off an Islanders player Saturday, an unsuspecting Crosby was struck as he faced away from the net while standing low and to the inside of the left-wing circle.

Crosby immediately collapsed to the ice, his stick flying out of his hand. A pool of blood formed on the ice before training staff came out. Crosby, who wears a visor that covers the top third of his face, soon left the ice, retreating into the locker room under his own power.

The accident overshadowed not only the Pittsburgh's 15th consecutive victory -- only one winning streak in NHL history has been longer -- but also the Penguins debut of Jarome Iginla.

Acquired via a trade with the Calgary Flames early Thursday morning, Iginla said players on the Penguins' bench were talking and asking about the condition of their captain during the game.

"Very tough," Iginla said. "Very unfortunate play. Seeing on the replay, he didn't see it coming at all."

Crosby won the Hart (MVP) and Art Ross (scoring champion) trophies as a 19-year-old in 2006-07 and shared the Rocket Richard (goal leader) with Steven Stamkos in 2009-10. He became the youngest captain lead his team to the Stanley Cup in 2009.




Not to wish an injury on anybody but a lot of Bruin fans are calling this incident total karma after the Iginla trade fiasco.

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I do believe he was saying concussion because he is not a fan of Mr. Crosby, and does not enjoy The 23 point lead the Pens have over the Flyers.

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I do believe he was saying concussion because he is not a fan of Mr. Crosby, and does not enjoy The 23 point lead the Pens have over the Flyers.


I want the Flyers to tank and re-tool in this very deep draft. I was pissed when I watched the end of the game against Washington and They tied it up with 9 seconds in the 3rd. Also, as a person Who was had about 10-11 concussion in His life, a hard it to the Jaw can cause a severe Concussion. I don't wish concussions on an anybody, but it couldn't happen to a nicer whiner then Crosby. The NHL nor the Pens are going to announce that He has a concussion to the fans.

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I do believe he was saying concussion because he is not a fan of Mr. Crosby, and does not enjoy The 23 point lead the Pens have over the Flyers.


On to a different subjxet. Has there been any rumors about the Oilers going on up there? As My 2nd favorite team in the league, I'm curious since the deadline is Wednesday. Also, what are the chances of Iginla signing with Edmonton in the off-season? Go Oilers go!!!!

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clawmaster wrote: NHL Network is saying broken jaw too.

My guess is he had a concussion. Bobby Hull played with a broken jaw, so a broken
jaw alone shouldn't prevent Crosby from playing.

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Flyers’ Talbot out indefinitely with broken leg

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Apr 1, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

The Philadelphia Flyers managed to eke out a 5-4 overtime win against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, but they lost forward Max Talbot in the process.

Talbot scored the Flyers’ first goal of the game, but in the second period he attempted to hit Capitals defenseman Mike Green and missed. He impacted the boards instead and couldn’t seem to put any weight on his leg as he immediately headed for the bench.

The initial fear was that Green’s skate might have sliced his leg, but Flyers GM Paul Holmgren revealed that the 29-year-old forward suffered a broken bone in his left leg and is out indefinitely.

Talbot is one of just five Flyers’ players to participate in all 35 of their contests this season. Philadelphia’s blueline has been decimated by injuries and Talbot is also joining fellow forward Daniel Briere (concussion) on the sidelines.

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Couple of minor deals today.

- Chicago picked up C Michal Handzus from San Jose in exchange for a 2013 4th round pick.

- Philadelphia traded C Harry Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for LW Jay Rosehill.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Couple of minor deals today.

- Chicago picked up C Michal Handzus from San Jose in exchange for a 2013 4th round pick.

- Philadelphia traded C Harry Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for LW Jay Rosehill.

Stories on both trades.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/01/trade-hawks-get-handzus-from-san-jose/

Trade: ‘Hawks get Handzus from San Jose

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Apr 1, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks have traded one of their big-bodied forwards.

It’s just not the one you’d expect.

With trade rumors swirling around Ryane Clowe, the Sharks flipped the script and sent center Michal Handzus to Chicago in exchange for a fourth-round pick, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Handzus, 36, will head to Chicago for the second time in his career. He was traded to the ‘Hawks in 2006 (in exchange for Kyle Calder), but suffered a torn ACL just eight games into the season.

It should be noted that, prior to getting hurt, he was a point-a-game guy.

As for holdovers from that ’06-07 ‘Hawks team? They include Patrick Sharp (who also played with Handzus in Philly)m Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

Handzus has been with the Sharks for the last two years after spending four seasons in Los Angeles. He has 1G-1A-2PTS in 28 games this year and is averaging 13:32 TOI per game.

The Slovak’s real value will come in the faceoff circle, as he’s won over 55 percent of his draws this season for the Sharks.

He’ll also give Chicago size down the middle — he’s 6-foot-4, 220 pounds — and some additional playoff experience, having appeared in 74 postseason contests.

Oh yeah, “Zeus” should give the ‘Hawks another option in the shootout.

He’s been one of San Jose’s go-to shooters this season, taking a team-high seven attempts, converting three times (he and Logan Couture are tied for the team lead in shootout goals).

Should also be noted the move reunites Handzus with countryman Marian Hossa — the pair were teammates for Slovakia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where they finished fourth.



http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/01/trade-philly-sends-zolnierczyk-to-anaheim-for-rosehill/

Trade: Philly sends Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for Rosehill

Mike Halford

Apr 1, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Philadelphia in exchange for pugilist Jay Rosehill, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Zolnierczyk, 25, has spent the last two seasons shuttling between Philly and its AHL affiliate in Adirondack. He played in 37 games for the Flyers during the 2011-12 season, scoring 3G-3A-6PTS.

This season, the former Brown University product appeared in seven games, making a name for himself with a series of controversial hits.

The most recent one came in early March, when he was suspended four games for charging Senators forward Mike Lundin.

Rosehill, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Ducks in early January, but has spent the entire season playing with AHL Norfolk. He’s actually been somewhat productive with the Admirals, scoring 4G-4A-8PTS in 33 games while racking up 90 PIM.

Rosehill last appeared in the NHL during the 2011-12 campaign, appearing in 31 games for Toronto. He failed to score a point but did register 60 penalty minutes and a minus-four rating.

So, what does this deal mean for each team?

Zolnierczyk’s aggressive ways will add to a Ducks team loaded with size: David Steckel (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) Bryan Allen (6-foot-5, 226 pounds), Sheldon Souray (6-foot-4, 233 pounds) Patrick Maroon (6-4, 225) and Brad Staubitz (30 fights over the last two seasons).

Rosehill could squeeze into the Flyers lineup given the injuries to forwards Danny Briere, Max Talbot and Jody Shelley, though it seems like the AHL is a more likely landing spot.

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Trade: Kings acquire Regehr from Buffalo

Mike Halford

Apr 1, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings have bolstered their blueline for a Stanley Cup defense, acquiring veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr from Buffalo in exchange for a pair of second-round draft picks.

The trade, first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, was contingent upon Regehr waiving his no-trade clause to join the Kings.

The 32-year-old agreed, reuniting him with LA head coach Darryl Sutter — the pair went to the 2004 Stanley Cup finals together as members of the Calgary Flames.

In his prime, Regher was one of the NHL’s most effective shutdown defensemen, twice representing Canada at the Winter Olympics.

He was traded from Calgary to Buffalo in in 2011 but never seemed to fit with the Sabres (perhaps a testament to playing the 11 years of his career with the Flames and in the Western Conference.)

Regehr had just 1G-4A-5PTS in 2011-12 and saw his ice time dip to 18:38 per game.

This season, he had 0G-2A-2PTS in 29 games with almost identical TOI.

Regehr promises to fit in well with the Kings, though, reprising the veteran defensive role that Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene provided en route to last year’s Stanley Cup.

Both defensemen have been out of the lineup almost entirely this season — Mitchell has yet to play, Greene appeared just once — and while Greene may return to action, Kings GM Dean Lombardi recently said Mitchell’s return is a “long shot.”

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/01/trade-blues-acquire-bouwmeester-from-calgary/

Trade: Blues acquire Bouwmeester from Calgary

Mike Halford

Apr 1, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

The Calgary Flames continued their fire sale on Monday, sending defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis in exchange for the Blues’ first-round pick in 2013, defenseman Mark Cundari and goalie Reta Berra.

The move marks the second significant player Calgary has traded in advance of Wednesday’s trade deadline. Last week, the club shipped longtime captain Jarome Iginla to Pittsburgh.

Bouwmeester was a highly sought-after commodity this season. He’s handled a heavy workload — averaging over 25 minutes per game — and has managed to contribute offensively, leading all Flames defensemen with six goals.

For St. Louis, the move is a bold one. The club currently sits ninth in the Western Conference with 36 points, one back of eighth-place Columbus. (Granted, the Blues have three games in hand.)

Heck, there’s even a clause in the contract outlining what would happen if St. Louis misses the postseason — in the event the Blues miss, Calgary gets St. Louis’ fourth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and the first round pick will be deferred to 2014.

It should be noted Bouwmeester has never participated in the postseason over the course of his 10-year career.

Financially, this is a big move for St. Louis.

Bouwmeester has two years left on the five-year, $33.4 million deal he signed in 2009, and carries a $6.68 million annual cap hit. According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Calgary is not retaining any of Bouwmeester’s salary in the deal.

As for the players Calgary’s getting in return? Cundari was an undrafted free agent signed by St. Louis in 2010 that’s currently playing with AHL Peoria, while Berra is a 2006 draftee that’s with Biel in the Swiss A League.

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Hawks blow a two goal lead but beat Nashville in the proverbial shootout.

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Trade: Blues acquire Bouwmeester from Calgary

Mike Halford

Apr 1, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

The Calgary Flames continued their fire sale on Monday, sending defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis in exchange for the Blues’ first-round pick in 2013, defenseman Mark Cundari and goalie Reta Berra.

The move marks the second significant player Calgary has traded in advance of Wednesday’s trade deadline. Last week, the club shipped longtime captain Jarome Iginla to Pittsburgh.

Bouwmeester was a highly sought-after commodity this season. He’s handled a heavy workload — averaging over 25 minutes per game — and has managed to contribute offensively, leading all Flames defensemen with six goals.

For St. Louis, the move is a bold one. The club currently sits ninth in the Western Conference with 36 points, one back of eighth-place Columbus. (Granted, the Blues have three games in hand.)

Heck, there’s even a clause in the contract outlining what would happen if St. Louis misses the postseason — in the event the Blues miss, Calgary gets St. Louis’ fourth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and the first round pick will be deferred to 2014.

It should be noted Bouwmeester has never participated in the postseason over the course of his 10-year career.

Financially, this is a big move for St. Louis.

Bouwmeester has two years left on the five-year, $33.4 million deal he signed in 2009, and carries a $6.68 million annual cap hit. According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Calgary is not retaining any of Bouwmeester’s salary in the deal.

As for the players Calgary’s getting in return? Cundari was an undrafted free agent signed by St. Louis in 2010 that’s currently playing with AHL Peoria, while Berra is a 2006 draftee that’s with Biel in the Swiss A League.



I'm curious on Who the Blues let go after this season. They have alot of free agents to re-sign.

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I received a text on my phone from The Score, saying Dallas has announced they will trade Jagr before the deadline.

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Jagr traded to boston

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the squared circle wrote: Jagr traded to boston

 

The Dallas Stars have decided to trade Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for two prospects and a draft pick.

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lobo316 wrote: the squared circle wrote: Jagr traded to boston

 

The Dallas Stars have decided to trade Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for two prospects and a draft pick.


 

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The Dallas Stars have decided to trade Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for forward prospects Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne and a conditional draft pick in 2013.

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/02/trade-clowe-goes-to-rangers/

Trade: Clowe approves deal sending him to Rangers

Jason Brough

Apr 2, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

Ryane Clowe has agreed to be traded from San Jose to the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports and confirmed by CSNBayArea.com’s Kevin Kurz.

In return, the Sharks (per TSN’s Bob McKenzie) will receive a second-round pick, a third-round pick (formerly Florida’s) and a conditional second-round pick in 2014 (dependent on Clowe re-signing or the Rangers winning two playoff series; if not, it’s a fifth-round pick).

Clowe has had a frustrating 2013 season, to say the least. The 30-year-old has registered 65 shots on net, yet he’s still looking for his first goal.

The Rangers, meanwhile, have the NHL’s worst offense, averaging just 2.26 goals per game.

So in that sense, there’s something rather amusing about adding a guy that’s been absolutely snake-bitten this season.

But it’s Clowe’s career body of work that had multiple teams — including Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Montreal — talking to the Sharks about the big winger. Twice he’s scored 20 goals in a season. Overall, he’s got 101 goals in 423 games, with 170 assists to boot.

Perhaps more importantly, he’s shown he can produce in the playoffs.

Of course, making the playoffs is no guarantee for the Rangers, a team many picked to win the Stanley Cup, but one that finds itself barely hanging onto eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Rangers host the Penguins Wednesday, then travel to Pittsburgh Friday for a rematch.

Clowe is a pending unrestricted free agent who’s in the last year of a four-year, $14.5 million contract.

Per terms of his no-trade clause, he first had to approve the trade to the Rangers.

According to ESPN’s Katie Strang, Clowe chose the Rangers over the Canucks.

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Trade: Canucks get Derek Roy from Dallas

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Apr 2, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

The Vancouver Canucks got their center today, acquiring Derek Roy from Dallas for a second-round pick and defenseman prospect Kevin Connauton.

The trade was first reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

Roy, 29, is a pending unrestricted free agent ($4 million cap hit) that has four goals and 18 assists this season. His best season was with the Buffalo Sabres in 2007-08, when he had 32 goals and 49 assists.

The Canucks have been in search of a center, specifically one for the the third line, to replace Manny Malhotra (injured) and Cody Hodgson (traded to Buffalo last year).

For more on Roy, here’s our Trade Bait profile.

In Connauton, the Stars get an offensive defenseman that has 25 points in 60 games for AHL Chicago this season. The 23-year-old was a third-round pick of the Canucks in 2009, after which he scored 72 points in 69 games for the Vancouver Giants (WHL) in 2009-10. He still needs to improve the defensive aspects of his game, however.

After acquiring Roy, the Canucks sent Jordan Schroeder back to AHL Chicago. Vancouver’s next game is Thursday at home to the Oilers.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: Cory17 wrote:
I do believe he was saying concussion because he is not a fan of Mr. Crosby, and does not enjoy The 23 point lead the Pens have over the Flyers.


On to a different subjxet. Has there been any rumors about the Oilers going on up there? As My 2nd favorite team in the league, I'm curious since the deadline is Wednesday. Also, what are the chances of Iginla signing with Edmonton in the off-season? Go Oilers go!!!!

Shouldn't be anything to major, Oilers are in the hunt so I don't see them trading Whitney or Hemsky.  If Iginla doesn't get his cup in Pittsburgh, I can see him signing with another team that is close to a cup, which the Oilers are still not close to.  It's fun watching the Flames dying as well.

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Three good picks for Clowe?

LOL

Gotta love the Rangers.

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The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.

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HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.

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Defenseman Kirill Gotovets was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Philippe Paradis on Tuesday.

Gotovets, a 2009 seventh-round draft pick of Tampa Bay, has played the past three seasons at Cornell University. He scored two goals and assisted on 15 others this season.

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Not official yet

 


 
Bruins trade F Maxime Sauve to the Blackhawks for
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D Scott Hannan

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khawk wrote:
HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.


And they sent down Miller and Kreider. I hate the Rangers!

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You can catch all the trades as they happen right here:

http://www.tsn.ca/TradeCentre/TradeTracker2013/



 

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HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.


And they sent down Miller and Kreider. I hate the Rangers!


And now they traded Gaborik away:

A stunner of a deal coming out of Ohio today — the Blue Jackets have acquired New York Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik.

The deal was pending as Gaborik held no-trade clause, which he waived.

The move is an absolute blockbuster for rookie GM Jarmo Kekalainen, who has only been on the job in Columbus since mid-February.

That said, New York’s return is plentiful. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports forwards Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore (plus a sixth-round pick in 2013) would be on their way to the Big Apple.

Brassard was Columbus’ first-round pick in 2006, Moore the club’s first-rounder in 2009 and Dorsett is one of the team’s alternate captains.

It should be noted that Dorsett is likely done for the season with a broken clavicle. ESPN’s Katie Strang is reporting that Dorsett could be back by the playoffs, though.

A three-time 40-goal scorer (including 41 last year), Gaborik will provide instant offense to a Columbus team that only has one 10-goal scorer this year in Vinny Prospal.

That said, the BJ’s will have to pay.

Gaborik has two years remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal and carries an annual cap hit of $7.5 million.

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nyhack56 wrote:
HBF wrote:
khawk wrote:
HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.


And they sent down Miller and Kreider. I hate the Rangers!


And now they traded Gaborik away:

A stunner of a deal coming out of Ohio today — the Blue Jackets have acquired New York Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik.

The deal was pending as Gaborik held no-trade clause, which he waived.

The move is an absolute blockbuster for rookie GM Jarmo Kekalainen, who has only been on the job in Columbus since mid-February.

That said, New York’s return is plentiful. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports forwards Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore (plus a sixth-round pick in 2013) would be on their way to the Big Apple.

Brassard was Columbus’ first-round pick in 2006, Moore the club’s first-rounder in 2009 and Dorsett is one of the team’s alternate captains.

It should be noted that Dorsett is likely done for the season with a broken clavicle. ESPN’s Katie Strang is reporting that Dorsett could be back by the playoffs, though.

A three-time 40-goal scorer (including 41 last year), Gaborik will provide instant offense to a Columbus team that only has one 10-goal scorer this year in Vinny Prospal.

That said, the BJ’s will have to pay.

Gaborik has two years remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal and carries an annual cap hit of $7.5 million.


And Gaborik will go nuts again. It's not him, or Nash. Or the young guys. It's fucking Tortorella. I hate him, Sather and douchebag Nolan.



 

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HBF wrote:
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HBF wrote:
khawk wrote:
HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.


And they sent down Miller and Kreider. I hate the Rangers!


And now they traded Gaborik away:

A stunner of a deal coming out of Ohio today — the Blue Jackets have acquired New York Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik.

The deal was pending as Gaborik held no-trade clause, which he waived.

The move is an absolute blockbuster for rookie GM Jarmo Kekalainen, who has only been on the job in Columbus since mid-February.

That said, New York’s return is plentiful. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports forwards Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore (plus a sixth-round pick in 2013) would be on their way to the Big Apple.

Brassard was Columbus’ first-round pick in 2006, Moore the club’s first-rounder in 2009 and Dorsett is one of the team’s alternate captains.

It should be noted that Dorsett is likely done for the season with a broken clavicle. ESPN’s Katie Strang is reporting that Dorsett could be back by the playoffs, though.

A three-time 40-goal scorer (including 41 last year), Gaborik will provide instant offense to a Columbus team that only has one 10-goal scorer this year in Vinny Prospal.

That said, the BJ’s will have to pay.

Gaborik has two years remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal and carries an annual cap hit of $7.5 million.


And Gaborik will go nuts again. It's not him, or Nash. Or the young guys. It's fucking Tortorella. I hate him, Sather and douchebag Nolan.



Actually I think Gabby is done. He got hurt last year and still hasn't recovered. Although I do agree that Torts offensive system is fucking awful.

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I think I asked this here the last time the CBJ were in a playoff spot, but help out this hockey novice again: how excited should I be?

I'm not asking this team to win the Cup this year, I'm asking to make a playoff appearance and not get swept. That's it. Anything else is gravy. Should I finally have some optimism for this season AND future seasons for this team?

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Almost all the trades today.

To Boston: D Wade Redden
To St. Louis: 2013 seventh-round pick

To New Jersey: F Steve Sullivan
To Phoenix: 2013 seventh-round pick

To Anaheim: F Matthew Lombardi
To Phoenix: F Brandon McMillan

To Toronto: D Ryan O’Byrne
To Colorado: 2014 fourth-round pick

To San Jose: F Raffi Torres
To Phoenix: 2013 third-round pick

To Columbus: F Blake Comeau
To Calgary: 2013 fifth-round pick

To Minnesota: F Jason Pominville, 2014 fourth-round pick
To Buffalo: G Matt Hackett, F Johan Larsson, 2013 first-round pick, 2014 second-round pick

To Philadelphia: G Steve Mason
To Columbus: G Michael Leighton, 2013 third-round pick

To Columbus: F Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle, Blake Partlett
To New York Rangers: F Derick Brassard, F Derek Dorsett, D John Moore and 2013 sixth-round pick

To Tampa Bay: G Ben Bishop
To Ottawa: F Cory Conacher, 2013 fourth-round pick

To Pittsburgh: F Jussi Jokinen
To Carolina: 2013 conditional draft pick

To Edmonton: F Jerred Smithson
To Florida: 2013 fourth-round pick

To San Jose: D Scott Hannan
To Nashville: 2013 sixth-/seventh-round pick

To Boston: F Rob Flick
To Chicago: F Maxime Sauve

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Two more trades just announced.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/03/trade-caps-acquire-erat-from-nashville-for-forsberg/

Trade: Caps acquire Erat from Nashville for Forsberg

Mike Halford

Apr 3, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals provided the most suspenseful moments on Wednesday, announcing they’d acquired Nashville forward Martin Erat nearly two hours after the trade deadline had passed.

In exchange, Washington has sent Filip Forsberg — the club’s first-round pick (11th overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft — to the Preds.

The Caps will also receive AHL forward Michael Latta in addition to Erat.

Erat, 31, has been a steady scorer for the Preds over the course of his 11-year career, all spent in Nashville. Last year, he recorded a career-high 58 points and currently sits tied for the team lead in scoring this season, with 21 points.

He has two years remaining on the seven-year, $31 million deal signed with the Preds in 2008. He has an average annual cap hit of $4.5 million, and waived his no-trade clause to join the Caps.

While a big pickup for Washington’s current roster — they add a talented player without subtracting anything — the move will likely cause some stir in Washington, as Forsberg was regarded as one of the organization’s best prospects.

He was NHL Central Scouting’s highest-rated European forward heading into the ’12 draft, and twice represented Team Sweden at the World Junior tournament.

At the ’13 tourney, he was named to the All-Star team after losing to Team USA in the gold medal game.


http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/03/trade-wild-acquire-backup-jeff-deslauriers/

Trade: Wild acquire backup Jeff Deslauriers

James O'Brien

Apr 3, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild have been leaning heavily on Niklas Backstrom during their hot run in the last month or so and will probably continue that trend. Still, they needed a backup with Matt Hackett traded to the Buffalo Sabres and Josh Harding dealing with health issues, so they acquired Jeff Deslauriers from the Anaheim Ducks for “future considerations.”

“Future considerations” is often code for “whatever junk we have lying around,” so let’s have some fun with fake guesses:

    A fax machine
    Maybe a nifty 56K modem?
    Some of those grade school black and white notebooks
    Over-priced Boy Scout popcorn.
    A bunch of pogs (but no slammers).

Anyway, the Wild obviously made a much bigger move today, but this is helpful for depth reasons.

Deslauriers, 28, is 23-32-4 in his NHL career with a .901 save percentage and 3.24 GAA. He hasn’t appeared in an NHL game this season.

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I think I asked this here the last time the CBJ were in a playoff spot, but help out this hockey novice again: how excited should I be?

I'm not asking this team to win the Cup this year, I'm asking to make a playoff appearance and not get swept. That's it. Anything else is gravy. Should I finally have some optimism for this season AND future seasons for this team?


The next NHL Entry Draft will probably be the most important one ever for the Columbus franchise. Right now they have 3 1st round picks - the Rangers ( from the Rick Nash trade ), the Kings ( from the Jeff Carter trade ) and their own. Currently those picks would be # 11, # 13 and # 21. One possibility would be to package the top 2 picks and try to move up into the top 5. But since this is supposed to be one of the better drafts in a few years the best thing might be to hold onto the picks and just keep drafting the BPA. Columbus has had a horrible track record of 1st round picks which is why they have always been one of the NHL's weaker teams. Their success rate when it comes to 1st round picks is laughable.....unless you cheer for them.



2000 ( 4th overall ) D Rostislav Klesa - a servicable Defenseman that was traded to Phoenix in 2011 for 2 players ( Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto ) no longer in the Columbus organization.


2001 ( 8th overall ) G Pascal LeClaire - injury plagued Goalie that was traded to Ottawa along with a 2nd round pick for C Antoine Vermette. Vermette was later traded to Phoenix for a 2nd round pick in 2012 and a conditional 4th or 5th round pick in 2013.


2002 ( 1st overall ) LW Rick Nash - even Columbus couldn't screw up this pick.


2003 ( 4th overall ) RW Nikolai Zherdev - a total headache with very good offensive skills. Traded to the NYR for current Columbus D Fedor Tyutin and D Christian Backman ( now playing in Sweden ).


2004 ( 8th overall ) LW Alexandre Picard - scored 2 points in parts of 5 seasons with Columbus.


2005 ( 6th overall ) C Gilbert Brule - a high scoring player in junior Brule never found his scoring touch in the NHL. Traded in 2008 to Edmonton for LW Raffi Torres. Columbus later traded Torres to Buffalo for D Nathan Paetsch and a 2010 2nd round pick.


2006 ( 6th overall ) C Derick Brassard - another high scoring junior player that never really got it going in the NHL. Traded today to the Rangers as part of the deal for RW Marian Gaborik.


2007 ( 7th overall ) RW Jakub Voracek - was starting to be a very good offensive player before being traded to Philly as part of the package for Jeff Carter.


2008 ( 6th overall ) LW Nikita Filatov - another headcase that scored 13 points in parts of 3 seasons with Columbus before being traded to Ottawa for a 3rd round pick in 2011.


2009 ( 21 overall ) D John Moore - will never be more than a # 5 or # 6 blueliner. Traded today to the NYR as part of the deal for RW Marian Gaborik.


2010 ( 4th overall ) C Ryan Johansen - spent this season bouncing between the AHL and NHL. Will either be a gifted offensive player or a total bust and looking back at past Columbus picks the smart money might be on him turning out to be a bust.

2011 ( no 1st round pick ) - traded along with RW Jacob Voracek and a 2011 3rd round pick to Philly for LW Jeff Carter


2012 ( 2nd overall ) D Ryan Murray - should play in Columbus next year and will likely be the # 1 or # 2 guy in a couple of seasons.

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The new guys paid immediate dividends for the Rangers tonight in a 6-1 thrashing of the Penguins.

Ryan Clowe - 2 goals + 1 assist and a +3
Derick Brassard - 1 goal + 3 assists
John Moore - 1 goal

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The new guys paid immediate dividends for the Rangers tonight in a 6-1 thrashing of the Penguins.

Ryan Clowe - 2 goals + 1 assist and a +3
Derick Brassard - 1 goal + 3 assists
John Moore - 1 goal


I just got back from the Braves game. As a long-time Ranger fan, I am happy to hear that. As a realistic Ranger fan, I am still hoping they tank and get rid of the Torts so they can bring in a real coach to make a run.

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The new guys paid immediate dividends for the Rangers tonight in a 6-1 thrashing of the Penguins.

Ryan Clowe - 2 goals + 1 assist and a +3
Derick Brassard - 1 goal + 3 assists
John Moore - 1 goal


I just got back from the Braves game. As a long-time Ranger fan, I am happy to hear that. As a realistic Ranger fan, I am still hoping they tank and get rid of the Torts so they can bring in a real coach to make a run.


Torts is awesome. The problem is that His kind of coaching only has a short shelf life.

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Now tied at 2.

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3-2 Blues. Crawford sucks.

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Crawford sucks.



Crawford had a 15-4-3 record with a 1.97 GAA and a .925 Save Percentage heading into tonight's game. You're starting to sound like stingmark hating on Jimmy Howard. ;)

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3-3 going to OT

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CanadianHorseman wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Crawford sucks.



Crawford had a 15-4-3 record with a 1.97 GAA and a .925 Save Percentage heading into tonight's game. You're starting to sound like stingmark hating on Jimmy Howard. ;)

Despite his stellar stats so far this season, I hate him tonight.

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Crawford sucks.



Crawford had a 15-4-3 record with a 1.97 GAA and a .925 Save Percentage heading into tonight's game. You're starting to sound like stingmark hating on Jimmy Howard. ;)

Despite his stellar stats so far this season, I hate him tonight.


Gotcha - you're saying he just sucks tonight but not in general.

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Blues win in the shootout.

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I can see Anaheim winning the Western Conference Championship this year.

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freebirdsforever2001 wrote: I can see Anaheim winning the Western Conference Championship this year.
They are the favorites even though the Hawks have more points. The Ducks have beaten the Hawks 3 times this season. The playoffs are a funky deal as you know. All it takes is a hot goalie to pull an upset in the first round. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: clawmaster wrote:
CanadianHorseman wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Crawford sucks.



Crawford had a 15-4-3 record with a 1.97 GAA and a .925 Save Percentage heading into tonight's game. You're starting to sound like stingmark hating on Jimmy Howard. ;)

Despite his stellar stats so far this season, I hate him tonight.


Gotcha - you're saying he just sucks tonight but not in general.

He has not been good the last few games. Hopefully he returns to the form of the majority of the season, because this version will get sat in favour of Ray Emery come playoff time.

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Sharks sign NCAA’s leading scorer Rylan Schwartz

James O'Brien

Apr 5, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks added a couple college free agents on Friday, including the NCAA’s leading scorer Rylan Schwartz. They also signed forward Eriah Hayes from Minnesota State University.

Schwartz is the brother of St. Louis Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz. He scored 53 points as a senior at Colorado College this season. Here’s what Doug Wilson had to say about the 23-year-old, via a team release:

“Rylan had a very impressive season with Colorado College under head coach Scott Owens,” Wilson said. “He has improved each of his four collegiate seasons and we look forward to helping him continue to develop and advance his career.”

Wilson also praised Hayes, 24, who scored 36 points in 41 games.

“Eriah has had an outstanding collegiate career under the tutelage of both Mike Hastings and Troy Jutting, along with their staffs, and we are excited to add him to our prospect pool,” Wilson said. “His leadership this season as one of the team captain’s is something we feel will help him with his professional development, and we are excited to be a part of that process.”

No word regarding the likelihood of either forward making an impact on the NHL roster this season.

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Hawks 1 Nashville 0 on a goal by Bickell

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks 1 Nashville 0

After 1st period. Emery in net.

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks 1 Nashville 0

Final Score. Boring game.

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Do they even sell these in the usa? I'm watching the Leafs/Devils game and I saw  the commercial selling these Budweiser Red Lights. I guess it hooks in with your wifi and you can program it with an app to go off when goals are scored for your team




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV_jDWuE2tk

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Hawks beat Nashville 5-3. Much more exciting game than yesterday.

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from tsn.ca:

The Red Wings and goaltender Jimmy Howard are near an agreement that would keep him off the free-agent market this summer.

“It’s really, really close,” Howard said Thursday.

Added Detroit general manager Ken Holland: “We’re close, but it’s not a done deal.”

Howard is in the second season of a two-year, $4.5-million deal. Detroit drafted him in the second round of the 2003 NHL draft and he’ll probably be under contract for the rest of this decade with the storied franchise.

“It definitely means a lot,” Howard said.

Howard said negotiations aren’t a distraction because he went through similar talks during the 2010-11 season.

“It’s not something that gets done overnight,” he said. “You just have to just take care of your job and everything will happen.”

The 29-year-old Howard is the first goalie in franchise history to win at least 35 games in each of his first three full seasons.

Detroit is clinging to eighth place in the Western Conference and is hoping to close the season well enough to make a 22nd straight post-season appearance.

Howard said any time is a good time to sign a new deal, but he insists his priorities at the moment are elsewhere.

“Right now, the focus is getting in the playoffs,” he said.

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Hawks beat The Wild 1-0 the other night. Ray Emery was in goal.

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Hawks beat The Wild 1-0 the other night. Ray Emery was in goal.

That reminds me - the Bruins beat the Habs 2-1 on February 6th. :tongue:

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Hawks beat The Wild 1-0 the other night. Ray Emery was in goal.

That reminds me - the Bruins beat the Habs 2-1 on February 6th. :tongue:


Fuck the Habs!!

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Crawford to start for Chicago on Friday, shoots down goalie controversy talk
Mike Halford Apr 11, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

Despite the fact Ray Emery‘s won three straight games — two via shutout — the Chicago Blackhawks will turn back to Corey Crawford for the start on Friday against Detroit.

Crawford spoke about that decision on Thursday, and was quick to shoot down talk of a potential netminding controversy.

“No controversy at all,” Crawford told the Chicago Tribune. “We’re winning hockey games. We’re both playing well. I see it as a positive thing. That’s exactly what you want is both goalies playing well.

“You don’t want your coach to be afraid to put somebody in. I look it as a good thing for us.”

Crawford hasn’t played since a 4-3 shootout loss to St. Louis on Apr. 4. Since then, it’s been Emery’s show as the 30-year-old stopped 59 of 62 shots faced against the Preds (1-0 shutout), Preds again (5-3 win) and Wild (1-0 shutout).

That string of impressive results had some wondering if Emery was in line to challenge for the No. 1 gig, which has largely been Crawford’s for the last three seasons.

Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville stoked the fires a bit when asked if he’d consider a two-man platoon in net for the playoffs, saying “you never know,” and “I don’t want to say no.”

Statistically speaking, there’s little separating the two this season.

Crawford has received a few more starts (23) than Emery (18), but the rest of the numbers are remarkably close:

Crawford: 15-4-4, 2.01 GAA, .922 save percentage
Emery: 15-1-0, 2.02 GAA, .924 save percentage

As for what the future holds? Quenneville wasn’t offering much, other than confirming Emery and Crawford would be active.

“When we look, we have three sets of three (games) in four nights (left in the regular season). They’re both going to play,” Quenneville said. “Corey has done very well against Detroit.

“Both goalies have played well all year long. We’re making decisions from strength.”

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Fuck the Habs!!

I can honestly say that nothing will ever be written here or anywhere else that I could possibly agree with more than this.


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Hawks beat Red Wings 3-2 in a shootout.

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Toronto is killing the Habs 5-1 in the 3rd period. Price was pulled in the middle of the 1st period after giving up 3 goals.

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Toronto is killing the Habs 5-1

That's your final score.

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1-0 Hawks on a goal by Bickell. 14 minutes to go in 2nd period.

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Hawks win 2-0. Crawford with the shutout.

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The Oilers axed Steve Tambellini, and hired Craig MacTavish as the new GM.  MacTavish was fired as head coach, 4 years to the day.  I was hoping that everybody with the exception of head coach Ralph Kruger would be ousted at the end of the season, no such luck.  Although I love MacT pressers, he has a great sense of humor, and can give as good as take.

The Press Conference today was gold.  On asked if people will buy into hiring the same guys who pretty much put the Oilers in to the position they are in today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-KAoQ6mgNk

Oh, Kevin Lowe, please quit.

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Hawks beat Dallas 5-2 last might. Emery was in net.

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......and the Leafs qualify for the playoffs.

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......and the Leafs qualify for the playoffs.


OMG - it finally happened.


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Those of you who are fans of the NHL, will you consider this a "real" season if your team doesn't win the
Stanley Cup ? If, for example, you root for the Bruins & the Red Wings win the Cup, does this season count in your mind ?

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Those of you who are fans of the NHL, will you consider this a "real" season if your team doesn't win the
Stanley Cup ? If, for example, you root for the Bruins & the Red Wings win the Cup, does this season count in your mind ?


If the Bruins win the Cup it most certainly counts. If any other team wins it's tainted as hell. :tongue:

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Sure, I count it. They still have to win 16 very tough games in the post season. I don't mind seeing an asterisk beside the Champions' names, but to me it doesn't diminish anything. (Unless God forbid Montreal or Ottawa wins it)

 

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I'll be disappointed if the Hawks don't win the Stanley Cup.

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clawmaster wrote:
I'll be disappointed if the Hawks don't win the Stanley Cup.

It comes down to how good or bad Crawford is, if Emery can't start the playoffs.

Whoever wins it will be full value for the title. As noted, they still have to win 16 playoff games. Nobody remembers the last 48 game season champs (NJ?) as being any less value for that win.

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lobo316 wrote: Those of you who are fans of the NHL, will you consider this a "real" season if your team doesn't win the
Stanley Cup ? If, for example, you root for the Bruins & the Red Wings win the Cup, does this season count in your mind ?

Yeah, I think it counts.

IMO, they played more than enough games to eliminate around half the teams fairly, and you still have to go through all the rounds in the playoffs you would in a full season to win the Cup.

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So does Edm end up with the 1st pick for the 4th year in a row and still not make the playoffs the following season?

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So does Edm end up with the 1st pick for the 4th year in a row and still not make the playoffs the following season?

Unless the rules were changed ( and I'm pretty sure they weren't ) then a team can only move up 4 spots by winning lottery. Right now Edmonton sits at 25th overall so the best they could do is pick 2nd. Here's the bottom 10 teams overall:


30th - Florida ( 45 GP - 32 points )
29th - Colorado ( 45 GP - 37 points )
28th - Tampa Bay ( 45 GP - 38 points )
27th - Nashville ( 45 GP - 39 points ) Nashville has 15 wins
26th - Carolina ( 45 GP - 39 points ) Carolina has 18 wins
25th - Edmonton ( 45 GP - 41 points )
24th - Calgary ( 45 GP - 42 points )
23rd - Philadelphia ( 45 GP - 43 points )
22nd - Buffalo ( 46 GP - 44 points )
21st - New Jersey ( 45 GP - 44 points )


So if the Draft Lottery were held today the only 5 teams that could get the 1st overall pick are Florida, Colorado, tampa Bay, Nashville and Carolina. Everything will be sorted out next Monday as the Draft Lottery will be held on TSN at 8 pm Eastern.

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So does Edm end up with the 1st pick for the 4th year in a row and still not make the playoffs the following season?

Unless the rules were changed ( and I'm pretty sure they weren't ) then a team can only move up 4 spots by winning lottery. Right now Edmonton sits at 25th overall so the best they could do is pick 2nd. Here's the bottom 10 teams overall:


30th - Florida ( 45 GP - 32 points )
29th - Colorado ( 45 GP - 37 points )
28th - Tampa Bay ( 45 GP - 38 points )
27th - Nashville ( 45 GP - 39 points ) Nashville has 15 wins
26th - Carolina ( 45 GP - 39 points ) Carolina has 18 wins
25th - Edmonton ( 45 GP - 41 points )
24th - Calgary ( 45 GP - 42 points )
23rd - Philadelphia ( 45 GP - 43 points )
22nd - Buffalo ( 46 GP - 44 points )
21st - New Jersey ( 45 GP - 44 points )


So if the Draft Lottery were held today the only 5 teams that could get the 1st overall pick are Florida, Colorado, tampa Bay, Nashville and Carolina. Everything will be sorted out next Monday as the Draft Lottery will be held on TSN at 8 pm Eastern.


The rules have ben changed in the new CBA. Any team can win the lottery and move up to #1. It's still a weighed lottery system. The Flyers need to tank some more to get a better shot.

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The rules have ben changed in the new CBA. Any team can win the lottery and move up to #1. It's still a weighed lottery system. The Flyers need to tank some more to get a better shot.


I thought those new rules were coming in next year. I guess if Mario and Sidney cry enough then Pittsburgh will get the top pick again.



EDIT - I just checked the nhl.com site and they say that only the 14 teams that don't make the Playoffs can grab the top pick. Here's some more info:


The 2013 NHL Draft Lottery, to be held this year on Monday, April 29, will be the first in NHL history where all 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs, will have a chance at winning the right to the first overall selection. Under the previous lottery system, only the five teams with the fewest points in the standings had the opportunity to win the first overall selection as rules dictated no team could move up more than four spots.

The NHL Draft Lottery is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2013 NHL Draft. Teams finishing with the fewest points during the regular season possess the greatest chance of winning the right to the first pick in the NHL Draft. Fourteen balls, numbered 1 to 14, are placed in a lottery machine. The machine expels four balls, forming a series of numbers. The four-digit series resulting from the expulsion of the balls is matched against a probability chart that divides the possible combinations among the 14 participating clubs.

While the top pick can now go to any of the 14 non-playoff clubs, or the team owning the rights to the first pick of a non-playoff club, the odds of winning the lottery are unchanged from previous years. The teams in the drawing are ranked in inverse order of their regular season point totals, with team one being the club with the fewest points, and team 14 being the club with the most points among those outside of the playoffs.

The likelihood of each team gaining the right to the first pick is as follows:

Team 1 25.0%

Team 2 18.8%

Team 3 14.2%

Team 4 10.7%

Team 5 8.1%

Team 6 6.2%

Team 7 4.7%

Team 8 3.6%

Team 9 2.7%

Team 10 2.1%

Team 11 1.5%

Team 12 1.1%

Team 13 0.8%

Team 14 0.5%

No club will move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Lottery. The remaining first round drafting positions are determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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HAVE YOU WON 6 STANLEY CUPS?  THEN KEVIN LOWE WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO KINDLY FUCK OFF!

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HAVE YOU WON 6 STANLEY CUPS?  THEN KEVIN LOWE WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO KINDLY FUCK OFF!


I don't know what was funnier - Lowe using the " I was a supporting player on 6 Stanley Cup winning teams almost 20 years ago so I must know what I'm doing " argument or his weakass apology the next day. :D

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He didn't apologize for the "I know how to win" shit, he apologized for shitting on Oiler fans that can't afford to pay to see Oiler games.  The best part of his apology was NY Rangers Stanley Cup picture, being the only hockey thing in his apology video.

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He didn't apologize for the "I know how to win" shit, he apologized for shitting on Oiler fans that can't afford to pay to see Oiler games.  The best part of his apology was NY Rangers Stanley Cup picture, being the only hockey thing in his apology video.


I thought he did apologize for the " I'm Kevin Lowe and you're not " comment by saying that he got a bit too emotional because it was an emotional day for him and the organization.

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Crosby practices, return from broken jaw uncertain
By WILL GRAVES (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 4 hours ago

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Sidney Crosby's smile betrays a jagged ridgeline of enamel along his bottom row of teeth, evidence of the extensive damage inflicted to Crosby's jaw by a wayward shot a month ago.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' captain has learned to deal with the dull ache left by multiple dental procedures. The cumbersome mask he'll be forced to wear whenever he returns is another matter entirely.

Crosby participated in non-contact drills Friday, his first practice with his teammates since breaking his jaw on March 30. Yet Crosby remains vague on when he'll be cleared to play and his status for next week's playoff opener remains uncertain.

''It's not really up to me to be honest with you,'' Crosby said. ''It's something the (doctors) have to feel comfortable with the healing and that kind of thing. As soon as they say the word I'll be ready to go.''

The Penguins have survived just fine despite missing Crosby for the final quarter of the season.

Pittsburgh heads into Saturday's regular season finale against Carolina with the NHL's Eastern Conference top seed already secure. Fueled by newcomers Brenden Morrow, Jossi Jokinen and Jarome Iginla - all acquired at the trade deadline - the Penguins have gone 7-4 in Crosby's absence, including losses this week to Buffalo and New Jersey in relatively meaningless games.

Watching his team thrive while he's relegated to wearing a suit and peering down on the ice from the box has been difficult. Yet it's also been a revelation of sorts. As vital as the NHL's second-leading scorer is to Pittsburgh's fortunes, Crosby knows the Penguins no longer need Crosby on the ice to be competitive.

''I think it's been a great transition,'' Crosby said. ''I think we're playing good hockey when we want to be and I think we should be happy and know that we're ready to head into the playoffs.''

Crosby managed to keep his weight up despite the layoff and the limitations on his diet brought on by the jaw problems. He appeared just fine while buzzing around with his teammates, particularly on the power play unit. Yet he was sure to avoid grinding things out in the corner or putting himself in a vulnerable position. He's currently sporting a large plastic shield over the jaw, and the unwieldy nature of his new gear has proven troublesome.

''You're definitely trying to find something that is going to protect you but at the same time you want to be able to see the puck and that kind of thing,'' Crosby said. ''That's what I'm using right now but that might change depending on being able to adjust to it.''

Coach Dan Bylsma, like Crosby, declined to pinpoint a target date for Crosby's familiar No. 87 to get back on the ice.

''It's good to have him in practice and a step to have him in practice in a non-contact way and have him out there with the group but there's not a timeline,'' Bylsma said.

The Penguins can afford to wait a little while longer. A scheduling conflict at Consol Energy Center means the team won't likely open the playoffs until Wednesday. That additional 24 hours could give Crosby's jaw another 24 hours to heal convince the doctors that he's out of any danger.

Though Crosby isn't quite ready to go, defenseman Paul Martin (hand) and forward James Neal (concussion) will play on Saturday against the Hurricanes. Martin has missed 12 games while Neal hasn't played since April 5 after taking an elbow to the head from New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto.

''Any time you miss time due to injury you want to get your feel back as quickly as possible when you start playing again,'' Neal said.

Crosby's absence will allow Bylsma to continue to tinker with Pittsburgh's lines trying to find the right combination. Crosby anchored the most productive line in hockey alongside Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis before getting hurt and the addition of so many new faces has forced Bylsma to get creative.

The only group that appears to be set is the third line, where Brandon Sutter, Matt Cooke and Morrow will give the Penguins some thump. The first, second and fourth lines remain very much a work in progress.

Yet there are worse problems to have. Though Crosby will sit out the regular season finale, barring a setback he's almost certain to play in the opening round. The Penguins will enter the postseason as the overwhelming favorite in the East. The pressure will only mount whenever Crosby laces up his skates. That's OK with the Penguins. That's the way they prefer it.

''I've never been in a dressing room that didn't expect to win a Cup,'' Murray said. ''I think we know what lays ahead and when Sid's ready, we'll be ready to have him.''

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There's a lot riding on Sunday's game for both Boston and Ottawa.



Boston wins in regulation - Bruins finish in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and play the NYI in the first round.

Boston wins in OT or Shootout - Bruins finish in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and play Ottawa in the first round.

Boston loses - Bruins finish in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and play Toronto in the first round.


Ottawa wins - Senators finish in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and play Montreal in the first round.

Ottawa loses in OT or Shootout - Senators in finish in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and play Boston in the first round.

Ottawa loses in regulation - Senators finish in 8th place in the Eastern Conference and play Pittsburgh in the first round.

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The Hawks play the Minnesota Wild in the first round.

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Classy move by Henrik Sedin tonight in Edmonton. He jumps on the ice for 22 seconds and then heads to the showers. Nice way to keep that consecutive GP streak going.

Typical Canuck behaviour.

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Leafs vs Bruins! Leafs in 6 :cool:

You should just be happy to see another Maple Leaf Playoff Game in your lifetime. Just think about it - you can finally watch a Playoff game in colour.:tongue: I think the games will be close but I'm picking Boston in 5 games ...........but ( and it's a huge but ) if Toronto wins one of the first 2 games in Boston then the Bruins will be in big trouble.

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The Colorado Avalanche won the draft lottery and will pick first.

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The Hawks play the Minnesota Wild in the first round.

Emery & Bolland out for game 1.

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Colorado won the NHL Lottery and will be picking 1st. Florida slipped from first to second while the other 12 teams stayed in their original spots.



FINAL DRAFT ORDER
1 - Colorado Avalanche ( 18.8 % chance of Winning )
2 - Florida Panthers ( 25 % chance of winning )
3 - Tampa Bay Lightning ( 14.2 % chance of Winning )
4 - Nashville Predators ( 10.7 % chance of Winning )
5 - Carolina Hurricanes ( 8.1 % chance of Winning )
6 - Calgary Flames ( 6.2 % chance of Winning )
7 - Edmonton Oilers ( 4.7 % chance of Winning )
8 - Buffalo Sabres ( 3.6 % chance of Winning )
9 - New Jersey Devils ( 2.7 % chance of Winning )
10 - Dallas Stars ( 2.1 % chance of Winning )
11 - Philadelphia Flyers ( 1.5 % chance of Winning )
12 - Phoenix Coyotes ( 1.1 % chance of Winning )
13 - Winnipeg Jets ( 0.8 % chance of Winning )
14 - Columbus Blue Jackets ( 0.5 % chance of Winning )

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I am very glad Colorado is not in the Oilers division anymore.  Seth Jones is the real deal.

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Hawks beat Wild 2-1 in OT on a goal by Bickell.

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Blues beat Kings 2-1 in OT on a goal by Steen.

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clawmaster wrote: Blues beat Kings 2-1 in OT on a goal by Steen.
Jonathan Quick with shades of Ty Conklin, circa 2006 on the OT winner.

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In the late game, The Sharks beat The Canucks.

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He’s back: Crosby will play versus Isles
Jason Brough May 3, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have their captain back tonight at the Consol Energy Center, as Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup for Game 2 of his team’s first-round series versus the New York Islanders.

“I feel good,” Crosby said. “I’m cleared to play tonight. I’m excited to get back in there and play in the playoffs.”

The 25-year-old has been out of the Penguins’ lineup since breaking his jaw on March 30. Before then, he had 56 points in 36 games, good enough to finish tied for third in the league’s scoring race despite playing just three quarters of the season.

At this morning’s game-day skate, Crosby was on his regular line with wingers Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz.

The other three lines were as follows, per the Post-Gazette:

Beau Bennett-Evgeni Malkin-Jarome Iginla

Brenden Morrow-Brandon Sutter-Matt Cooke

Tanner Glass-Jussi Jokinen-Craig Adams

Pittsburgh won Game 1 of the series, 5-0, on Wednesday.

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Islanders beat Pittsburgh 4-3!! Fuck off Sid!!

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Hawks won 5-2 last night to go up two to nothing in the series. San Jose also beat Anaheim to go up 2-0 in that series. Montreal beat Ottawa to tie that series at 1.

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I think you mean San Jose beat Vancouver, Claw.

I wouldn't mind seeing Anaheim face San Jose, it would mean Vancouver and Detroit were both eliminated

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks won 5-2 last night to go up two to nothing in the series. San Jose also beat Anaheim to go up 2-0 in that series. Montreal beat Ottawa to tie that series at 1.
I think you mean San Jose beat Vancouver, Claw.

I wouldn't mind seeing Anaheim face San Jose, it would mean Vancouver and Detroit were both eliminated


Thanks for the correction. :shock:

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Rangers shave again and lose in OT. If they're going to lose, I hope it's a first round exit and they fire this fucking coach.

I've never seen a power play strategy involve dumping the puck.

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I've never seen a power play strategy involve dumping the puck.

Bruin fans wish that they didn't have to see it every f*cking game too.

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Toronto beat Boston 4-2 to even the series at one.

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Islanders already up 2-0 over the Penguins. Game is on NBC.

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Game now tied at two.

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Pens up 4-2 at the end of the second period.

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Islanders score a shorthanded goal. 4-3 Pens.

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4-4 tie on a goal by Tavares.

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Going to Overtime.

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Pens win 5-4 on a goal by Kunitz. I'm out of here. The Hawks are playing next.

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Hawks 1 Wild 1 at the end of the second period.

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Wild 2 Hawks 1 on a goal by Parise.

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Duncan Keith ties it up a 2 with 2:46 to go in the 3rd period.

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Wild win 3-2 in OT. Hawks lead series 2-1.

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Wild win 3-2 in OT. Hawks lead series 2-1.

Is Toews hurt ???? I picked him early in the TSN Playoff Pool and he's done squat the first 3 games. Thankfully I picked Kane, Keith and Crawford too.

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Wild win 3-2 in OT. Hawks lead series 2-1.

Is Toews hurt ???? I picked him early in the TSN Playoff Pool and he's done squat the first 3 games. Thankfully I picked Kane, Keith and Crawford too.


He isn't hurt. He's getting plenty of chances. He's just not putting the puck in the net.

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Ottawa 3 Montreal 1 in 3rd period

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Now 4-1. It's an ass kicking.

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6-1 Ottawa. Fuck The Habs!!

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6-1 Ottawa.

That's your final score. Ottawa leads the series 2 to 1.

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San Jose 1 Vancouver 0 at the end of the first period. I'll probably watch part of the 2nd period then go to bed.

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2-0 San Jose

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San Jose just scored 3 goals in the first 4 minutes ( including 2 goals in 9 seconds ) of the 3rd period to open up a commanding 5-1 lead. Time for Alain Vigneault to start updating his resume as I'm pretty sure his time is just about up in Vancouver.

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Final Score was 5-2. San Jose up 3-0 in the series.

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Bruins beat Leafs, lead series 2 - 1

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Rangers show some heart and beat The Caps 4-3. Caps lead the series 2-1.

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Rangers show some heart and beat The Caps 4-3. Caps lead the series 2-1.

Typical heart-attack win for the Blueshirts. First line is really good. The last goal with McDonough to Callahan to Stephan is what that team is all about when it's on. That said, Brad Richards is absolutely awful. I cannot believe that guy was ever good.

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Detroit 2 Anaheim 2 going to OT.

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Detroit 2 Anaheim 2 going to OT.

Wings win 3-2 in OT. Series tied at two.

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Blues 3 Kings 2 on a goal by Oshie.

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Blues 3 Kings 2

At the end of the 2nd period.

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Kings won 4-3. Series now tied at two.

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Subban, Letang and Suter name Norris finalists
Jason Brough May 7, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

Montreal’s PK Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang, and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are the three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the NHL announced today.

After a prolonged contract negotiation, Subban had 38 points in 42 games. The 23-year-old’s 11 goals gave him the scoring title among defenseman, as his 11 were more than Letang’s five.

Letang, though, had 38 points in just 35 games, as the 26-year-old missed time with injuries.

Suter, meanwhile, finished with 32 points in 48 games, but nobody played more than the 28-year-old, who averaged 27:16 per contest.

Other defensemen that likely picked up votes include the usual suspects, Zdeno Chara, Drew Doughty, and Shea Weber.

Alex Pietrangelo, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Francois Beauchemin, Duncan Keith, and Niklas Kronwall may have been on ballots, too.

Christian Ehrhoff was also getting some buzz in the advanced stats community.

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Islanders beat Pens 6-4 to even the series at two.

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Montreal 2 Ottawa 2 going to OT.

Ottawa won 3-2 on an OT goal by Turris. Was watching The Hawks. Price played the first three periods for the Habs. Budaj played it OT. Will find out what happened to Carey Price.

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Canadiens' Carey Price leaves with injury

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price did not come out for overtime of Game 4 of his team's Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night due to an apparent injury.

Peter Budaj led the Canadiens onto the ice for overtime and allowed the winning goal by Kyle Turris 2:32 into overtime as the Senators rallied for a 3-2 victory and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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Discuss: Sens overcome 2-0 deficit, beat Habs in OT
Ryan Dadoun May 7, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

There are going to be a lot of angry fans in Montreal tonight. Montreal took a 2-0 lead, but Senators forward Mika Zibanejad cut it in half with a goal that some would argue involved a kicking motion. Cory Conacher tied the game with less than 23 seconds left to send this one to overtime.

On top of that, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price left the game due to an injury and was replaced by Peter Budaj for the overtime period. Budaj, who started in just 10 games this season, lasted 2:32 minutes before conceding the deciding goal to Kyle Turris.

The seventh seed Ottawa Senators now have a 3-1 series lead.

P.K. Subban netted Montreal’s opening goal and logged 25:45 minutes after being announced as one of the three Norris Trophy finalists this morning.

After combing for 210 penalty minutes in the third period of Game 3, this game was tame by comparison with just four minor penalties. That doesn’t mean this game wasn’t physical though.

Zibanejad, 20, and Conacher, 23, both scored their first career playoff goal.

For that matter, Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk also found the back of the net for the first time in the postseason.

Montreal mustered just five shots on goal in the final 22:32 minutes of this contest.

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Hawks 2 Wild 0 on another goal by Sharp.

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Bye bye to the NHL's premier Diving Club as Vandouchver is out.

Montreal got screwed on that first goal. Totally kicked in/intentionall redirected, IMO.

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Hawks won 3-0 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. Harding got hurt so Minnesota had to play their third string goalie.

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Hawks won 3-0 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. Harding got hurt so Minnesota had to play their third string goalie.

The Wild remind me of the Rangers. Can't score, shitty power play. The took a flurry of shots at teh Hawks in the 2nd and 3rd period and at no point did I think they were going to score.

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Rangers 4 Caps 3

Final Score.

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Bruins 3 Leafs 3 going to OT.

David Krejci scores the game winner and gets the hat trick.

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BRUINS WIN !!!!! BRUINS WIN !!!!!!

Krejci scores in OT to give Boston a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

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Wings 2 Ducks 2 after 2nd period

Blues 2 Kings 2 going to OT.

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BRUINS WIN !!!!! BRUINS WIN !!!!!!

Krejci scores in OT to give Boston a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.



I can't be sure but I would like to think this was Nonis's reaction after Krejci scored tonight's OT winner.

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I'm thrilled with Boston being up 3 games to 1 especially considering that the top line of Bergeron - Seguin - Marchand has combined for only 3 points so far. Oh - and I really hope Lupul is OK after this vicious hi-stick from Chara:

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Lupul must be related to Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler. :D

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Wings 2 Ducks 2 after 2nd period


Ducks won 3-2 to take a three to two lead in the series.

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Reimers wife giving 'the look' to Elisha Cuthbert (Phaneufs fiancee) after Phaneuf pinched and caused the two on one winning goal.

https://vine.co/v/b2PFre2auF5


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the squared circle wrote: Reimers wife giving 'the look' to Elisha Cuthbert (Phaneufs fiancee) after Phaneuf pinched and caused the two on one winning goal.

https://vine.co/v/b2PFre2auF5


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That link is awesome

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Reimers wife giving 'the look' to Elisha Cuthbert (Phaneufs fiancee) after Phaneuf pinched and caused the two on one winning goal.

As much as I want this to be true apparently it is not as Reimer's wife tweeted the following:

April Reimer @april_reimer

For those who were thinkin @happyelishas and I were rolling our eyes @ eachother. Was the jerk beside us #rudecomment pic.twitter.com/zcZ6bEgwdS
8:00 PM - 8 May 2013


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CanadianHorseman wrote: the squared circle wrote:
Reimers wife giving 'the look' to Elisha Cuthbert (Phaneufs fiancee) after Phaneuf pinched and caused the two on one winning goal.

As much as I want this to be true apparently it is not as Reimer's wife tweeted the following:

April Reimer @april_reimer

For those who were thinkin @happyelishas and I were rolling our eyes @ eachother. Was the jerk beside us #rudecomment pic.twitter.com/zcZ6bEgwdS
8:00 PM - 8 May 2013




DAMN.
And I just started watching 24 for the first time ever, on Netflix - how the hell did Dion get Elisha?? And for that matter, isnt Nathan Horton married to a playmate?? That guy is even uglier than Dion

Regardless, Go Leafs Go :cool:

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Ottawa eliminated Montreal.

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Pens beat the Islanders 4-0 to tae a three to two lead in the series.

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Hawks 1 Wild 0 late first period

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Hawks 5 Wild 1

Bye Bye Wild.

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Ottawa eliminated Montreal.

Time for Montreal management to spin the wheel:

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I am sad to see Montreal eliminated.. I love me some Bruins/Canadiens hockey games (as long as we beat the Leafs that is)


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4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.

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I am sad to see Montreal eliminated.. I love me some Bruins/Canadiens hockey games (as long as we beat the Leafs that is)


Not me - I've seen too many heartbreaking Playoff losses to the Habs ( including a bunch where the Bruins were heavily favoured to win ) not to love Montreal getting eliminated.

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.



GODDAMMIT - Don't jinx Boston !!!!!!! :X

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France beat Russia 2-1

um, what???

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.



GODDAMMIT - Don't jinx Boston !!!!!!! :X


The Lobo jinx worked!!

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Caps 1 Rangers 1 going to OT

Caps win in OT. Not up 3 games to 2.

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Wings 3 Ducks 1 6:30 to go in 3rd period.

3-3 going to OT.

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Wings 3 Ducks 1 6:30 to go in 3rd period.

3-3 going to OT.


Wings win 4-3 on a goal by Zetterberg. Series tied at 3.

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Kings 2 Blues 1 at the end of 2nd period. I'm going to bed. If somebody wants to post the final score, please do.

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clawmaster wrote: Kings 2 Blues 1 at the end of 2nd period. I'm going to bed. If somebody wants to post the final score, please do.Kings win 2-1, series over.

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.


I love it. Just like ALL the media who wrote them off after last game. Reimer was incredible tonight. My heart was in my mouth in those last ten minutes.

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France beat Russia 2-1

um, what???

They lost to Finland today as well.  Who the fuck loses to France?  The only French player I know is Cristobal Huet, and he stinks.

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.


I love it. Just like ALL the media who wrote them off after last game. Reimer was incredible tonight. My heart was in my mouth in those last ten minutes.


ALL the media ????? Try watching some TSN or Sportsnet - those biased f*ckers are constanly slurping on the Leafs.

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yes, ALL the media. I was actually referring to Lobo specifically and my reference was to the Toronto media, that constantly shits on them. Constantly. No matter if they won or lost 5 in a row.

But since you bring up the other outlets, you are in BC - you ever watch Sportsnet West? Don Taylor - Garrett - Valk - these guys openly criticize the Leafs for no reason and literally laugh at the Leafs and Toronto when talking about them. I just laugh cuz to me it smacks of jealousy. Not necessarily about the team, but the city.
TSN gives the Leafs a lot of coverage yes (deservedly so, largest fanbase), but I wouldnt ever think they slurp on the Leafs. Especially the TSN panel. Johnny Roast Mckenzie roasts them all year and Duthie constantly takes digs at them, though i know his schtick is comedy. I will grant you Dreger.

Anyway, I know you and I will see differently cuz you hate the Leafs, and I love the  Leafs. Glad to see the Leafs putting up a great fight. We were heavy underdogs going in.

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clawmaster wrote: 4 games on the docket tonight. Main game I'll be watching is Toronto and Boston.
Don't bother watching the Bruins/Leafs game. The Leafs are done for the year.



GODDAMMIT - Don't jinx Boston !!!!!!! :X


The Lobo jinx worked!!


 

I wish I could claim credit for jinxing Boston. Give all the credit to Reimer.
The media keeps saying he has to steal a game if the Leafs hope to beat
Boston. Well, last night he did. And to think the Leafs were thinking of trading for Luongo.
I'm just glad the Leafs lasted longer in the playoffs than Montreal.

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France beat Russia 2-1

um, what???

They lost to Finland today as well.  Who the fuck loses to France?  The only French player I know is Cristobal Huet, and he stinks.


I checked the boxscore of the Russian game..Huet didn't even play!

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Glad to see the Leafs putting up a great fight. We were heavy underdogs going in.


Come on now - Boston finished in the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference and Toronto finished in the 5th spot just 5 points behind. Hell Toronto actually outscored Boston by 14 goals during the regular season. Boston was favoured ( especially by me ;) ) but it's not like we're talking about 1 vs 8 here.

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2-0 Leafs.

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Leafs win 2-1 to force game 7.

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The Bruins will be forced to travel on the morning of Game 7 due to an issue with the team airplane.http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/12/bruins-airplane-issue-forces-team-to-travel-to-boston-on-morning-of-game-7/



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3-1 Wings with six minutes to go in 2nd period.

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Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

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stone2k wrote: Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

It's been a good series so far, lets hope game 7 is another nailbiter.

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the squared circle wrote: stone2k wrote: Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

It's been a good series so far, lets hope game 7 is another nailbiter.

I hope it isn't a blow out. I have a feeling the Bruins will win 6-0 but I
hope I'm wrong.

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lobo316 wrote: the squared circle wrote: stone2k wrote: Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

It's been a good series so far, lets hope game 7 is another nailbiter.

I hope it isn't a blow out. I have a feeling the Bruins will win 6-0 but I
hope I'm wrong.

That second period last night was amazing... the Bruins were peppering him with great shots to start it off, but Reimer was just playing out of his head, getting a well deserved standing O. Toronto had all the momentum after that

I only hope he can't keep it up.

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lobo316 wrote: the squared circle wrote: stone2k wrote: Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

It's been a good series so far, lets hope game 7 is another nailbiter.

I hope it isn't a blow out. I have a feeling the Bruins will win 6-0 but I
hope I'm wrong.

This is my fear too. With the exception of game 1, every game has been close and could have gone either way. Do the Bruins wake up? Seguin, Marchand, and Bergie have done nothing. Marchand is barely being a pest and is being swatted away each time he feebly tries something.
GO LEAFS GO

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Confidence is not high for the game tonight...Reimer is a hot goalie.

Let's hope this is some good karma for tonight's game:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/stranded-bruins-give-four-ontario-hockey-fans-the-trip-of-a-lifetime/article11885537/

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Leafs are shaving.

Rangers need to knock Ovechkin the fuck out. That guy deserves it but he's a tough motherfucker.

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Let's hope the Rangers can get through this third period without pulling a T.O.

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carpetbeggar wrote: LOL at the Maple buds. Looks good on all those Canadian sports journalists that fawn all over the Leafs.


I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that but not having to listen to the media blowjobs of the Loafs for another round makes me happy.

Now they can turn their full-on slurping towards Sidney Crosby. I don't hate Sid but the media makes me want to.

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khawk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: LOL at the Maple buds. Looks good on all those Canadian sports journalists that fawn all over the Leafs.


I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that

Please feel bad for me at least.

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the squared circle wrote: khawk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: LOL at the Maple buds. Looks good on all those Canadian sports journalists that fawn all over the Leafs.


I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that

Please feel bad for me at least.


For you, I do feel bad.

Were you at the big open-air watch party or did you stay home and watch?



 

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I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that

Please feel bad for me at least.


For you, I do feel bad.

Were you at the big open-air watch party or did you stay home and watch?


Did they make everyone in the crowd hand over their shoe laces and belts after that game?

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khawk wrote: the squared circle wrote: khawk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: LOL at the Maple buds. Looks good on all those Canadian sports journalists that fawn all over the Leafs.


I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that

Please feel bad for me at least.


For you, I do feel bad.

Were you at the big open-air watch party or did you stay home and watch?


I was at home. I don't like watching the playoffs with anyone, friends or family even. Sadly I take it way too seriously. At Maple Leafs Square (open air party), its filled with teens and twentysomethings, who are there just to party, and have likely already forgotten about the game this morning, whereas it will bother me all summer and likely for years to come. If it's one thing I hate, its bandwagon fans. Already so many women in the office came up to me offering condolences (LOL) and giving me their interpretation of the game, as if I care, and as if they understand the game.

No one gave us a chance at the beginning of the series, so expectations were low, but then to fight to a game 7, and then of course lose the way we did, is simply heartbreaking. I swore infront of my kids for the first time, which shocked them, on the tying goal. I was completely deflated by the OT and expected to lose at that point, so when Boston scored, i just kind of sighed. I was so emotionally spent, that I fell asleep about 10 min later.

I honestly don't think there is a sports fanbase that is completely tortured and continually let down in such grand fashion, as the Leafs.

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the squared circle wrote: khawk wrote: the squared circle wrote: khawk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: LOL at the Maple buds. Looks good on all those Canadian sports journalists that fawn all over the Leafs.


I almost feel bad for the Loafs collapsing like that

Please feel bad for me at least.


For you, I do feel bad.

Were you at the big open-air watch party or did you stay home and watch?


I was at home. I don't like watching the playoffs with anyone, friends or family even. Sadly I take it way too seriously. At Maple Leafs Square (open air party), its filled with teens and twentysomethings, who are there just to party, and have likely already forgotten about the game this morning, whereas it will bother me all summer and likely for years to come. If it's one thing I hate, its bandwagon fans. Already so many women in the office came up to me offering condolences (LOL) and giving me their interpretation of the game, as if I care, and as if they understand the game.

No one gave us a chance at the beginning of the series, so expectations were low, but then to fight to a game 7, and then of course lose the way we did, is simply heartbreaking. I swore infront of my kids for the first time, which shocked them, on the tying goal. I was completely deflated by the OT and expected to lose at that point, so when Boston scored, i just kind of sighed. I was so emotionally spent, that I fell asleep about 10 min later.

I honestly don't think there is a sports fanbase that is completely tortured and continually let down in such grand fashion, as the Leafs.


See, I can relate to your fandom. It's the bandwagon wanna-be slobs that always come out of the woodwork for the Loafs or any other (Toronto) team that I can't stand and have no time for. Those are the motherfuckers with the big mouths.

The other thing the Laffs have going against them is the media slobber from all the sports networks anytime they do anything remotely decent. Makes folks like me hope they lose so we don't have to hear about it anymore.

There is a side of me that LOLed grandly when the Blue Jays went for an early shit this year, only because Sportsnet went all in with the grandest pre-season coverage imaginable. WORLD SERIES HERE WE COME!!!!!!1111...lol. Looks good on them. And I'm a Jays fan!

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Tonight

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa

and

San Jose vs Los Angeles

As a Hawks fan, I'm rooting for injuries.

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Pittsburgh vs Ottawa


Pittsburgh won easily 4-1.

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2-0 Kings

That was your final score. Kings lead Sharks 1-0 in the series.

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Kruger scores!! 3-1 Hawks!! 8 minutes to go in 3rd period.

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Sharp with an empty netter. 4-1 Hawks!!

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Hawks go up 1-0 in the series.

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US beats Russia 8-3 at hockey worlds
The Associated Press – 11 minutes ago

HELSINKI (AP) -- Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith had five assists on Thursday to give the United States a spot in the hockey world championships semifinals with an 8-3 pounding of Russia on Thursday.

It was the first time Russia or the Soviet Union had let in eight goals in Worlds or Olympics.

David Moss also scored, and five players other players - Ryan Carter, Nate Thompson, Jacob Trouba and the two late additions TJ Oshie and Alex Galchenyuk all had their first goal in the tournament. Goaltender John Gibson made 31 saves.

The Americans will next face Switzerland, who, winning 2-1, put out last year's bronze medalist, the Czech Republic in Stockholm. Denis Hollenstein and Roman Josi had goals in the first and second periods. Zdenek Kutlak was the only Czech to score.

Russia's late addition, star forward Alexander Ovechkin, started the final period finishing a second Russian goal after 1:33. Carter's shorthand goal at 2:55 made it 5-2, but Russia again came within two 45 seconds later.

''Everything was timely today,'' US coach Joe Sacco said. ''The early goal in the last period makes it a new game. As we scored we were kind of getting the momentum back. It could easily have stayed in the Russians' favor after that second goal. Two goals is not out of reach for that team with their firepower.''

Russia scored again, but the US had a brutal knockout blow waiting. In less than two minutes, the US hit three unanswered goals between 8:11 and 10:07 to go up 8-3. Young defenseman Jacob Trouba, 19, and the smart and tough forward David Moss hit goals from the outside, and 11 seconds after Moss, team captain Stastny made it 8-3 with his second for the afternoon.

''We got to make a good start when our goaltender played well, especially in the first few minutes when they had a couple of chances. He made a couple of big saves to help us stay at 0-0. To be able to take the lead against a very good team like that is also important,'' Sacco said.

''We felt proud of our accomplishment to beat such a quality opponent. We capitalized on a lot of our chances with opportunistic play, and we did a very good job defensively, as well as we could against a high power offense. We did it with a lot of discipline.''

''We have come together collectively as a group now. We may not have some of the high profile names you can see in other teams, but we pull together in the same direction. We have tried to implement a style that everybody can play, and all the players have bought it,'' Sacco said.

Apart from Alexander Ovechkin's goal for the Russians, Alexander Svitov and Alexander Perezhogin came on the scoresheet. A good Alexanders' day, but not good enough. Goalkeepers Ilya Bryzgalov, pulled after 4-1, and Semyon Varlamov combined for 23 saves.

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clawmaster wrote: Alexander Svitov and Alexander Perezhogin came on the scoresheet.
If they'd have spent their time playing hockey instead, maybe the score would have been closer.

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Julien: Marchand ‘fine’ after leaving skate, will play vs. Rangers
Mike Halford May 16, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

The Boston Bruins were already down the services of Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden at Thursday’s morning skate when Brad Marchand hurt himself, and left the ice.

No worries though, said head coach Claude Julien.

“Brad is going to be okay,” he told CSNNE.com. “You’ll see him on the ice tonight.”

It’s unclear exactly what Marchand tweaked during practice — he “pulled up lame” during a two-on-one drill with Patrice Bergeron and left the ice immediately, failing to return.

The 24-year-old has had a tough go in the playoffs since emerging as a clutch performer during Boston’s Stanley Cup victory in 2011.

Marchand — who scored 11 goals and 19 points en route to the ’11 championship — recorded just two points during last year’s opening-round loss to the Caps, and had just three assists (no goals) in Boston’s seven-game victory over Toronto this year.

That said, Marchand did have a stellar regular season this year, leading the Bruins in goals (18) and points (36).

As for the aforementioned trio of injured defensemen — CSNNE.com reports the expectation is that none of them will be in the lineup tonight. Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug will likely draw in.

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Stoll, Clifford out for Kings vs. Sharks tonight
Mike Halford May 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings will be down a pair of forwards for Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal against San Jose on Thursday.

Jarret Stoll and Kyle Clifford have been ruled out, according to LA Kings Insider.

Stoll is still feeling the effects of a Raffi Torres hit from Game 1, while Clifford will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed injury.

Based on this morning’s skate, it appears Brad Richardson will draw in for Stoll at the third line center position.

Richardson, 28, has appeared in one game this postseason — LA’s playoff-opening loss to the Blues — and only played in 16 regular season contests, notching 1G-5A-6PTS.

Rookie Tyler Toffoli will continue to play as a fourth-line winger in place of Clifford. In three playoff games thus far, Toffoli has averaged around nine minutes per night.

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The Boston Bruins were already down the services of Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden at Thursday’s morning skate when Brad Marchand hurt himself, and left the ice.

No worries though, said head coach Claude Julien.

“Brad is going to be okay,” he told CSNNE.com. “You’ll see him on the ice tonight.”

As for the aforementioned trio of injured defensemen — CSNNE.com reports the expectation is that none of them will be in the lineup tonight. Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug will likely draw in.


Not having Ference in the lineup might actually help Boston as Ference has been awful in the defensive zone most of the season. Losing Seidenberg will definitely hurt as he is our # 2 blueliner and is a key part of the penalty killing unit. That being said - I predict a 3-1 Boston win tonight on the way to a 6 game series win.

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Bruins and Rangers tied at two headed to overtime!!

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Marchant scores!! Bruins take a one to nothing lead in the series.

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Marchant scores!! Bruins take a one to nothing lead in the series.

It's Marchand - better known as The Little Ball of Hate. This Bruins team is gonna give me an ulcer with all these OT games.

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Thanks for the correction.

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LA Kings shock Sharks with 2 late goals
By GREG BEACHAM (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 6 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center.

With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win over Los Angeles. After two penalties and two dynamic power-play goals, the Kings were halfway to the Western Conference finals.

And even the Kings weren't quite sure how they got there.

Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the defending Stanley Cup champions to a 4-3 victory Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.

''It's huge, I guess,'' Brown said. ''Two minutes left, down one, it's about capitalizing. The power play is about scoring big goals, and we found a way to do that. We're happy with the result, but we have to play better. We can't let it get to that situation every night.''

Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending Staples Center into shocked celebration. The Kings won their 12th straight home game since March and their sixth straight postseason game, but only after getting outplayed for long stretches and needing late-game magic to thrive.

''It's a roller coaster, but when you go through the experience of everything we did last year, you keep your emotions in check,'' Brown said. ''Even when that happens, you know there's a lot of work still to do.''

Game 3 is Saturday night at the Shark Tank.

Jeff Carter scored on the Kings' first shot and added an assist on Brown's goal. Drew Doughty scored an early power-play goal for Los Angeles, which didn't really get rolling until the third period - and with two late goals, the Kings landed one of the most amazing victories in their relatively thin playoff history.

''We found a way,'' Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. ''You know what? The power play was on. We've been talking about it. We've been getting good looks and good opportunities and not finishing, and we got it from different guys.''

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, tying Kelly Hrudey's franchise record with his 26th career playoff victory. Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots for the Sharks, but was powerless to stop the Kings' power play.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his first career playoff goal with 11:04 to play for the Sharks, who were doomed by their late penalties after rallying from an early two-goal deficit. Coach Todd McLellan left his team alone in the dressing room afterward.

''I liked our game,'' McLellan said. ''We'll meet (Friday) at the rink, and I'll tell our team that. The thing I like about our team, maybe in the past, this would have bothered our team more, but with the group of guys we have, I think we can recover from this.''

Patrick Marleau and Brad Stuart scored second-period goals for the Sharks, who largely dominated the first two periods with another barrage of superior speed and skill. None of it mattered when the Kings charged ahead.

''We've got to put it behind us,'' said Stuart, who had a goal and an assist. ''There's two ways for us to respond. We can either fold up and say, 'Oh, at least we tried,' or we can say, 'You know what? We can win.'

''I think 5-on-5, we were the better team. We keep doing those kinds of things, we'll get our wins. That's what we have to do. We have to respond in that way. We're being tested, and it's about how we're going to respond. The key for us is to come out and do a lot of the same things we were doing tonight.''

After Vlasic's score on a rebound of Stuart's shot off the end boards, the Sharks seemed to be cruising to a win - until Stuart was whistled for tripping with 2:41 to play. Just 22 seconds later, Vlasic joined him in the box when he shot the puck over the glass, although Vlasic claimed the puck had deflected off Carter.

The Kings scored 36 seconds later, with Brown pounding home his second goal of the postseason. Lewis got the winner shortly after the ensuing faceoff, finding a loose puck on the back side of a scrum in front of Niemi after a shot by rookie Tyler Toffoli.

Lewis hadn't scored in the postseason, but the depth forward scored two goals in the Kings' Cup-clinching win over New Jersey last June.

''Power play got it done in the end when we needed it most,'' Lewis said. ''We've got some work to do to clean things up, but it's a big win for us.''

The Kings played without veteran center Jarret Stoll, who didn't return to Game 1 after a hit from San Jose's Raffi Torres late in the second period. Torres was suspended for the rest of the series Thursday by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his illegal check to the head after a hearing in New York.

Brad Richardson contributed a key power-play assist while filling in for Stoll.

Los Angeles has won six straight home playoff games dating to last season's Stanley Cup clincher, but none was more surprising than this victory. The Sharks appeared to be sure Quick couldn't steal another win after the Kings took the opener despite getting outshot 35-20.

Quick's streak of more than 125 minutes of shutout hockey ended in the second period with two quick San Jose goals. Vlasic then gave San Jose its first lead with a rebound goal on Stuart's shot off the end boards midway through the period, capping a lengthy scramble near Quick's net. Vlasic didn't score a goal in his first 73 career playoff games.

The Kings were forced to make several changes in the absence of Stoll, the third-line center and faceoff specialist who excels on special teams. Stoll was replaced by Richardson, who played 13 postseason games during the Kings' championship run last summer.

The Sharks replaced Torres by juggling their lineup, promoting Joe Pavelski to the second line and using several new combinations. Tim Kennedy was in uniform for just his second game of the postseason for San Jose, which also played without injured forward Marty Havlat.

NOTES: Sharks F Adam Burish sat out his second straight game after playing in all four games against Vancouver. He was replaced again by Bracken Kearns. Havlat hasn't played since the playoff opener in Vancouver while nursing a lower-body injury. ... Richardson hadn't played since the Kings' playoff opener against St. Louis on April 30. He appeared in just 16 regular-season games. ... Quick hadn't allowed a goal since early in the second period of the Kings' series-clinching win over St. Louis six days earlier.

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The NHL has fined the San Jose Sharks $ 100,000




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The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson's public comments about forward Raffi Torres' suspension.

The NHL said the fine was issued for violation of rules prohibiting formal team statements to the media during the 48-hour period following a disciplinary decision. The rule calls for an automatic $25,000 fine, and the Sharks were docked an additional $75,000 under an article in the league's constitution because of the "inappropriate nature of the comments."

Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose's second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during Game 1. The Kings took a 2-0 lead into Game 3 on Saturday night in San Jose.

Wilson said Friday that the organization strongly disagreed with the NHL's decision to suspend Torres.

"It is abundantly clear that this was a clean hockey hit," Wilson said in a statement. "As noted by the NHL, Raffi's initial point of contact was a shoulder-to-shoulder hit on an opponent who was playing the puck. He did not leave his feet or elevate, he kept his shoulder tucked and elbow down at his side, and he was gliding -- not skating or charging."

It is the fourth career suspension for Torres, who is considered a repeat offender in dangerous hits under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

Stoll was bent forward while trying to play a bouncing puck when Torres approached him from the side for a violent hit in Game 1 on Tuesday night. Stoll's head snapped back violently before he fell forward onto the ice.

In an explanatory video released by Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's senior vice-president of player safety, he said Stoll's head was "the principal point of contact" in the hit, creating grounds for suspension. Although Torres initially made contact with Stoll's right shoulder, Shanahan ruled that the shoulder hit was only a glancing blow, as evidenced by the direction both players travelled after the contact.

Wilson said the head must be targeted to violate Rule 48.1 and there is no evidence that Torres targeted Stoll's head. Wilson also said Stoll put himself in a vulnerable position just before the hit to play a bouncing puck.

"It appears that the NHL has not only made an inappropriate application of this rule but is trying to make an example out of a player who is being judged on past events, one who has changed his game dramatically this season and taken only six minor penalties in 39 games," Wilson said.

While playing for Phoenix last season, Torres received a 21-game suspension -- initially 25 games -- for a high hit on Chicago star Marian Hossa in the first round of the playoffs. Torres was suspended for two games in January 2012 for charging Minnesota defenceman Nate Prosser, and he sat out four games in April 2011 for a hit to the head of Edmonton's Jordan Eberle while playing for Vancouver.

Stoll missed Game 2 and there is no timetable for his return.

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Kings 1 Sharks 1

Going to OT.

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Couture's OT goal gives Sharks 2-1 win over Kings
By JOSH DUBOW (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 8 hours ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings are now the team bemoaning a late penalty while the San Jose Sharks celebrate a dramatic win.

With the script being flipped from Game 2 in Los Angeles, the Sharks have played their way back into this second-round series against their Southern California rivals.

Logan Couture returned from a second-period injury to score a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime that helped the Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles to beat the Kings 2-1 in Game 3 on Saturday night.

The second loss was particularly crushing as San Jose led 3-2 late in regulation before a pair of penalties - including a questionable delay-of-game call - led to two power-play goals that gave Los Angeles a 2-0 series lead. Instead of moping around, the Sharks responded with a big win.

''I thought the transition from being down to, 'Let's get ready to go,' was exceptional,'' coach Todd McLellan said. ''The leaders did a great job. But you always have to take that test. You find out a lot about your team. We obviously showed up to play tonight.''

This time, the Sharks were the beneficiaries of some late game calls.

Tommy Wingels drew a hooking penalty on Robyn Regehr with 41.7 seconds left in regulation. But the call that really had the Kings steaming came when Trevor Lewis was called for goaltender interference when he crashed into Antti Niemi with 4.5 seconds remaining.

Los Angeles argued that Patrick Marleau pushed Lewis, and goalie Jonathan Quick got a game misconduct for arguing with the officials after the game.

''I find it very tough to believe that a player as intelligent as Trevor Lewis, that he'd run the goalie,'' Kings forward Dustin Penner said. ''I asked him and he said he got pushed from behind. I believe him. I'm disappointed that the refs had enough confidence to make a gutsy call like that in the last 30 seconds of the period.

''It's pretty impressive when you have enough gall to guess because I'm going to look at the tape and I'm going to see if he got pushed because I know what it's like to drive the net.''

That gave San Jose a 5-on-3 advantage for the first 1:19 of overtime. The Sharks couldn't convert with two extra men, but got the winner after Regehr came back when Marleau set up Couture in front, who beat Quick for the game-winner.

''They said we got a break last game, so now they got a break,'' Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.

Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal early in the first period, and Niemi made 26 saves for the Sharks, who have dominated on home ice all season.

Rookie Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who had won six straight games since dropping the first two in the opening round in St. Louis. Quick made 38 saves.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in San Jose.

Couture's first career playoff overtime goal came after he missed most of the second period when he limped off the ice favoring his left leg. He returned to an ovation in the final minute of the second and then got the Sharks back into the series in overtime.

''When you see someone leave after stepping on a puck like that, you don't know if he's going to come back or not,'' Marleau said. ''And now he has his stick back in the game. And he scores the overtime winner. It's huge. It's to see him be able to push through that kind of pain.''

The Sharks survived a scoreless second period in which they played with a short bench for much of it. Marty Havlat, back for the first time since being knocked out of Game 1 in the first round because of a lower-body injury, left after the first period and didn't return.

Defenseman Scott Hannan missed time early in the period after sliding face first into the boards, and Couture was also out.

Despite having just 10 forwards for most of the period, the Sharks got the better chances with only a sterling pad save by Quick against Andrew Desjardins keeping the game tied at 1 heading into the third.

''Guys really stepped up,'' Pavelski said. ''The fourth line played a lot. Guys stepped up with short shifts. We had good game management. We did a good job.''

The sold-out crowd was in a frenzy from the start, hoping to help the Sharks rebound from the late-game collapse in Game 2 in Los Angeles that put them in the 0-2 hole.

This time, the Sharks were on the positive end of a puck being played into the seats, getting a power play 90 seconds into the game when Jake Muzzin's clearing attempt went over the glass for a delay of game. It took just 4 seconds for San Jose to get its first power-play goal of the series as Joe Pavelski won the faceoff against Anze Kopitar back to Marleau, who fed Boyle for the blast from inside the blue line.

The Kings withstood that early storm, getting the equalizer shortly after killing a second power play midway through the period. Brad Stuart turned the puck over, trying to come out of the defensive zone, right to Toffoli, who skated in and beat Niemi with a backhand to make it 1-1.

NOTES: The Kings made a couple of lineup switches with F Tanner Pearson playing in place of Jordan Nolan, and Keaton Ellerby replacing Alec Martinez, who was on the ice for all three San Jose goals in Game 2. Pearson is the third Kings player ever to make his NHL debut in the postseason. ... The Sharks were fined $100,000 before the game for general manager Doug Wilson's comments Friday criticizing the suspension of F Raffi Torres for the rest of the series for his Game 1 hit that knocked out Jarret Stoll.

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At the end of the second period.

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Now 5-2 Bruins. Rangers wilting in the 3rd period.

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Now 5-2 Bruins.

Final Score. Bruins lead the series 2-0.

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clawmaster wrote:
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Now 5-2 Bruins.

Final Score. Bruins lead the series 2-0.



After 5 straight 1 goal games it was nice to watch a Bruins game that didn't contribute to my impending ulcer.

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Pens 1 Sens 0 early 3rd period

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Damn hope the Rangers get it together

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Ottawa ties it up with 30 seconds to go in the 3rd period. A shorthanded goal!!

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Dupris hit the goal post The game continues.

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Going to 2nd overtime.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: clawmaster wrote:
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Now 5-2 Bruins.

Final Score. Bruins lead the series 2-0.



After 5 straight 1 goal games it was nice to watch a Bruins game that didn't contribute to my impending ulcer.

Same here... I blame all the grey hairs on the last few years of Bruins Playoff hockey, and yhat is why I shave my head... usually gets a laugh, and also acknowledgement of how close these games have been the last few seasons.

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Senators win!! Penguins still lead the series two to one.

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Fuck the Penguins.

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Wings beat the Hawks 3-1. Jimmy Howard played great. Detroit now up two to one in the series.

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The hawks have to play like they did in the third period of game 3 for the entire game in game 4 to have a chance.

This is what happens sometimes when a team goes through a season without having any adversity to fight through. The hawks had none this year until now. We'll see Thursday if they are up to the challenge.

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Game 3 goes to the Bruins as the 4th line pots the winner with 3.5 minutes left in the 3rd period. Boston now has a commanding 3-0 lead in the series but after Game 7 versus Toronto I'm not proclaiming a Boston series win just yet.

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Jagr looks really good. The guy is amazing.

Torts is showing why I hate him so much:
-Refuses to hire a second assistant
-Refuses to play 4 lines, which is why the Bruins are handling them so easily
-Refuses to practice the power play, which is the worst I have ever seen
-Refuses to accept any blame, but blames his players.

The players have bailed on this fucking clown. He's a joke. They need to lose and fire him, period. And Brad Richards is absolutely pathetic. Just like Scott Gomez, Chris Drury and a lot of other "high-powered' free-agents who donned the blue.

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HBF wrote:
Torts is showing why I hate him so much:
-Refuses to hire a second assistant
-Refuses to play 4 lines, which is why the Bruins are handling them so easily
-Refuses to practice the power play, which is the worst I have ever seen
-Refuses to accept any blame, but blames his players.

The players have bailed on this fucking clown. He's a joke. They need to lose and fire him, period. And Brad Richards is absolutely pathetic. Just like Scott Gomez, Chris Drury and a lot of other "high-powered' free-agents who donned the blue.


I absolutely hate Coaches that take the credit after a win but none of the blame after a loss. If I was a Ranger fan I would hope Torts is fires ASAP.

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Canucks fired Vigneault.



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Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has paid the price for his team's early exit from the playoffs.

The club fired Vigneault and assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Browne on Wednesday, as the expected fallout from the Canucks' first-round sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks finally came to pass.

The Canucks' all-time leader in coaching wins, Vigneault led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents' Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.

But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the last two seasons despite having home-ice advantage, including the four-game loss to the Sharks. It was the first time in 12 years that the Canucks were swept in the post-season.

Vigneault leaves with a 313-170-57 regular-season record over seven seasons in Vancouver.

"We have made the very difficult decision to relieve Alain Vigneault, Rick Bowness and Newell Brown of their coaching duties today," Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis said in a release. "Alain, Rick and Newell worked tirelessly to lead this team to great on-ice success. I am personally grateful to each of them and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and the city of Vancouver and wish them continued success in future."

It's a bitter end to a largely positive tenure in Vancouver for Vigneault, who skilfully guided his team through the demands of a lockout-shortened season in 2012-13. He kept a difficult goaltending situation from becoming a major distraction and secured home-ice advantage in the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

But in the end, he could not coax more goals out of secondary offensive players that displayed plenty of heart but limited scoring skill.

Vigneault, a 52-year-old Quebec City native, leaves after transforming the Canucks from a struggling club into a perennial contender. He was also recognized for his role in turning the Canucks around when he was awarded the 2007 Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year.

When he arrived in 2006-07 after a season with the AHL's Manitoba Moose, the Canucks were looking to regroup after missing the playoffs. He was also looking to prove himself after being fired from his first NHL head-coaching job with the Montreal Canadiens in 2000-01.

In his first season, he guided the Canucks to a division title and a spot in the second round of the playoffs before they were eliminated by the Anaheim Ducks in five games -- with four decided by one goal.

Although the Canucks missed the playoffs the following season due to a collapse down the stretch, they rebounded in 2009-10, again reaching the second round before losing a bitter six-game series to Chicago.

The next season, he guided the Canucks to their third Stanley Cup final berth in franchise history. They took a 2-0 series lead at home but eventually lost in seven games to the Bruins. The Game 7 loss at home sparked a riot in city streets.

The final foreshadowed a shift in goaltending that would become a headache for Vigneault. Cory Schneider periodically replaced struggling starting netminder Roberto Luongo in the series. Until then, Luongo had enjoyed hero status in Vancouver with his No. 1 designation never in doubt.

Vigneault managed to prevent any potential rifts between Luongo and Schneider and limited distractions to the team as the goalies became close friends.

He answered endless questions about his goaltenders, especially after Schneider displaced Luongo in the first round of the 2011-12 playoffs as the Canucks lost in five games to the Los Angeles Kings.

The uncomfortable situation was supposed to be resolved after Luongo agreed to waive his no-trade clause prior to the 2012-13 season, but Gillis was not able to get the deal he wanted prior to a bitter lockout that shortened the regular season to 48 games.

When play finally resumed, the Canucks struggled at times the demanding schedule and battled numerous injuries. But they managed to pull away from the Minnesota Wild in the race for the Northwest crown and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Vigneault guided his club to eight wins in its last nine home games, including a 3-1 victory over first-place Chicago that secured the Canucks' fifth straight Northwest title.

But Schneider was injured in the Chicago game and didn't come back until after the first two games of the San Jose series.

Luongo was solid in the first two losses in Vancouver, but Vigneault went with Schneider when the series switched to San Jose.

Schneider struggled in the third period of Game 3, allowing three quick goals, and mishandled the decisive shot in Game 4 in overtime before Patrick Marleau poked home the loose puck for the series-clinching goal.

Along with the goaltending situation, Vancouver has failed in recent years to develop its draft picks into reliable NHL players. Whether that is a failing of the coach or the general manager is up for debate.

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Pittsburgh beat Ottawa 7-3 to go up three to one in the series.

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HBF wrote: Brad Richards is absolutely pathetic. Just like Scott Gomez, Chris Drury and a lot of other "high-powered' free-agents who donned the blue.
I saw a list on another forum this morning highlighting the Free agents that have failed in New York. It's pretty amazing, as good an argument as any why the Rangers should just stop trying to buy the most prominent UFAs every couple of years.

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Torts is showing why I hate him so much:

Another classy move by Tortorella today.




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Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch tonight as the New York Rangers try to stave off elimination in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Boston Bruins.

Richards told reporters after Thursday's morning skate that head coach John Tortorella told him over the phone earlier in the morning that he would not be playing.

"I don't know if surprised is the right word for it," Richards said. "I'm disappointed."




I'm no fan of Richards but to be told over the phone that you're being benched is pretty bad.

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Brad Richards is absolutely pathetic. Just like Scott Gomez, Chris Drury and a lot of other "high-powered' free-agents who donned the blue.

Glen Sather is a horrible GM when it comes to spending $$$$ on Free Agents. Look at some of the ridiculous deals Sather has handed out:



Scott Gomez - $ 51.5 million for 7 years ( how the hell he conned Montreal GM Bob Gainey to take Gomez and this contract still baffles me )
Chris Drury - $ 35.5 million for 5 years
Bobby Holik - $ 45 million for 5 years
Wade Redden - $ 39 million for 6 years
Darius Kasparitus - $ 25 million for 6 years
Michael Rozsival - $ 20 million for 4 years

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Rangers beat Bruins 4-3 in OT. Bruins still lead the series three games to one.

Hawks trailing Wings 1-0 with 7:24 to go in 3rd period.

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Dan Cleary with an empty netter. Wings win and are up 3 games to 1 in the series.

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Rangers beat Bruins 4-3 in OT. Bruins still lead the series three games to one.


( SIGH ) I have no words for this ........

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I love Rask, he's got a good temper.

If Richards gets bought out, I would love the Oilers to get him at a more reasonable price.

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Torts is amazing, he does something that no one would argue against in benching Richards (he's sucked balls all year) and still manages to do it in the most douche-tastic way possible.

It's maddening how the media loves him because he makes the usual post game pressers worth covering since you never know if/when he's going to blow up.

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sek69 wrote: Torts is amazing, he does something that no one would argue against in benching Richards (he's sucked balls all year) and still manages to do it in the most douche-tastic way possible.


 

Right or wrong, he got pretty roasted for this move in the Canadian Sports Media.

Will be intresting to see if he does it next game as well, since they won this one.

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In the late game, Kings shut out the Sharks to go up three games to two in the series.

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sek69 wrote:
Torts is amazing, he does something that no one would argue against in benching Richards (he's sucked balls all year) and still manages to do it in the most douche-tastic way possible.

It's maddening how the media loves him because he makes the usual post game pressers worth covering since you never know if/when he's going to blow up.


Benching Richards was absolutely the right move, but you nailed it. That Kreider scored the game winner is a big fuck you to Torts. Torts hates Kreider, and he's a future star.

All of the Ranger friends I talked to said they'd have willingly lost last night if it meant firing the coach. I was 100% on board with that.

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1-0 Pitts after the 1st period.

 

Morrow scored for the Pens

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4-1 Pens with 15 minutes to go in 3rd period.

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Pens win 6-2 to close out the series.

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That series was weird, I thought Ottawa would get momentum after winning that 2OT game, but they pretty much gave up one period into the next one.

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sek69 wrote: That series was weird, I thought Ottawa would get momentum after winning that 2OT game, but they pretty much gave up one period into the next one.
Pittsburgh looks like the best team right now. More talent than anyone else. Still they have to win two more series to raise the Cup.

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Boston leads the NYR 2-1 after 2 periods. If Boston holds on then they will meet the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals which will give them another chance to personally thank Iginla for picking Pittsburgh over Boston.

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Hawks 3 Wings 1 early 3rd period

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I think the Bruins have a very good shot at beating the Flightless Fowls. Boston has a better Goalie and better blueline depth. Plus we have Torey " I'm the f*cking man " Krug. Of course Pittsburgh has arguably the best 2 players in the game so it should make for a hard fought series. By the way - today's win make it official that Boston has to send their 2013 1st round pick to Dallas as part of the Jagr deal.

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4-1 Hawks with 12:30 to go in 3rd period.

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clawmaster wrote: 4-1 Hawks


Final score. Hawks force game 6 in Detroit.

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I think the Bruins have a very good shot at beating the Flightless Fowls. Boston has a better Goalie and better blueline depth. Plus we have Torey " I'm the f*cking man " Krug. Of course Pittsburgh has arguably the best 2 players in the game so it should make for a hard fought series. By the way - today's win make it official that Boston has to send their 2013 1st round pick to Dallas as part of the Jagr deal.


You think they have a very good shot at beating the Penguinos? I would say Sid in 5. Maaaybe 6. I think this is Pitts' Cup to lose. None of the remaining teams come close to them, "IMO". Goaltending is the Pens only weakness, but when you can easily score 5 a game, it isn't that big of a problem. I'm sure Iggy has never once second guessed his decision. Pens in 5

 

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I agree with squared circle. Pittsburgh is so damn talented. It's their cup to lose.

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It'll be interesting to see if the B's sic Marchand on Sid. He might be one of the few guys left in the league that could get into Sid's head.

Of course, their offensive depth is such that cancelling Sid out isn't a huge help. Should be an interesting series.

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Sharks beat Kings 2-1 to force game seven.

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I think the Bruins/Pens series will be good, but I am not sure if the B's will get by them... Rask will have to make zero mental mistakes, and the Bruins will have to hit them early and often.

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B's/Pens will be awesome, I'm sure Iggy will get a good booing in game 3.

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Wings 2 Hawks 1 after two periods. Not sure I want to watch the 3rd period. I will though!!

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Hawks with two quick goals in the 3rd period. Hawks 3 Wings 2!!

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Frolik scores on a penalty shot. 4-2 Hawks!!

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4-3 Hawks with 53 seconds to go.

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Hawks force game 7.

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Game 7 tonight between the Sharks and the Kings.

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Kings 1 Sharks 0 with 14 minutes to go in 2nd period.

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2-0 Kings.

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2-1 Kings with 5 minutes to go in 3rd period.

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clawmaster wrote: 2-1 Kings

Final Score. Kings advance to conference final. Quick was awesome tonight.

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So now if Chicago wins on Wednesday the last 4 Stanley Cup Champions will meet in the Conference Finals. I wonder if that's ever happened before ????

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clawmaster wrote: Hawks force game 7.

Tonight at the United Center. Hawks vs Wings. With the Wings switching conferences next season, this will be the last playoff game between the two long time rivals unless they meet in a future Stanley Cup final series. Historic evening to be sure. Go Hawks!!

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BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Rangers have fired John Tortorella.


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The New York Rangers have fired head coach John Tortorella.

The Rangers finished sixth in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the Boston Bruins.

Tortorella had been with the Rangers the past five seasons, his most successful coming in 2011-12 when New York finished first in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final.

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HBF must be having an orgasm now.

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HBF must be having an orgasm now.

What about Brad Richards ????

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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hawks force game 7.

Tonight at the United Center. Hawks vs Wings. With the Wings switching conferences next season, this will be the last playoff game between the two long time rivals unless they meet in a future Stanley Cup final series. Historic evening to be sure. Go Hawks!!


Blackhawks an almost silly 2-1 favorite tonight.

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beejmi wrote: clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Hawks force game 7.

Tonight at the United Center. Hawks vs Wings. With the Wings switching conferences next season, this will be the last playoff game between the two long time rivals unless they meet in a future Stanley Cup final series. Historic evening to be sure. Go Hawks!!


Blackhawks an almost silly 2-1 favorite tonight.

That is silly. The Wings have already won one game in Chicago. To me, it's a pick 'em game.

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HBF must be having an orgasm now.

I am very, very happy!:D

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HBF must be having an orgasm now.

What about Brad Richards ????


Not sure on that one. He sucks, but Tortorella ruined a ton of guys.

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Who should the Rangers hire as their new head coach?

The recycled guys are out there. Brian Sutter. Mike Keenan. Lindy Ruff. I'm sure many other retreads.

Is there a highly thought of coach in the Rangers organization?

Any hot Junior Hockey coaches?

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The Avalanche officially hired Patrick Roy as head coach yesterday. That should be fascinating.

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Quick, pick a winner in tonight's game.

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Hawks will win. At least I hope they do. :?

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Red Wings. The Hawks might have been the best team during the season
but it's down to one game where anything can happen.
The Wings on their past playoff experience.

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I'll go with Chicago. If they lose, it will be a big, big meltdown from their regular season.

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I was surprised to learn today that Totorella has the 4th most wins ( 171 ) in NYR history. The top 3 are Emile Francis ( 342 wins ), Lester Patrick ( 281 wins ) and Frank Boucher ( 263 wins ).

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No score after 1st period. Intense game.

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Sharpie scored. Hawks 1 Wings 0.

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1-0 Hawks after 2nd period.

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Zetterberg scored. Wings 1 Hawks 1 mid 3rd period.

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The referee just screwed the Hawks out of a goal.

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Going to overtime.

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clawmaster wrote: The referee just screwed the Hawks out of a goal.
Yup... also not sure why there was matching penalities there, what did the Blackhawk guy do besides get kicked in the head after being almost thrown over the boards?

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Seabrook scored the game winner in OT. Great game. Bring on the fucking Kings!!

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Pittsburgh vs. Boston

Chicago vs. Los Angeles

Two Original Six teams, two teams from the 1967 expansion.

Going to be two great series.

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TerryWWWF wrote:
Pittsburgh vs. Boston

Chicago vs. Los Angeles

Two Original Six teams, two teams from the 1967 expansion.

Going to be two great series.


Not to mention the last 4 Stanley Cup winning teams. I'm calling it right now - Boston in 6 and LA in 7.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: TerryWWWF wrote:
Pittsburgh vs. Boston

Chicago vs. Los Angeles

Two Original Six teams, two teams from the 1967 expansion.

Going to be two great series.


Not to mention the last 4 Stanley Cup winning teams. I'm calling it right now - Boston in 6 and LA in 7.

I hope you are right CH, but I still don't like our Bruins chances against Pittsburgh... hoping for the best though.

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I think we are going to get the 1 vs 1 finals that the NHL, I'm sure wants.

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stone2k wrote: clawmaster wrote: The referee just screwed the Hawks out of a goal.
Yup... also not sure why there was matching penalities there, what did the Blackhawk guy do besides get kicked in the head after being almost thrown over the boards?


I wanted to know why the referee decided that it was a good time to call matching roughing penalties with 1:30 left in a third period of a game that had mostly seen the refs "let them play".

Stephen Walkom must have breathed a huge sigh of relief when the hawks scored in OT.

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I think my Red Wings did very good, a 7th seed making it that far.   Babcock coached the heck out of them!

I was kinda dreading if the Wings won, then they'd be playing all those 10 pm games in LA......just looking for a silver lining.

I'm rooting for the Bruins and the Hawks!

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No games until Saturday when both conference finals start. The Hawks play the Kings again on Sunday.

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I'm taking Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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Pitt in 5

LA in 6 (Quick seems hotter than Crawford right now)

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Quick does scare me. I wouldn't be shocked if the Kings beat the Hawks. Still I'll pick the Hawks in 7.

Pittsburgh over Boston in 5 games.

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clawmaster wrote:
No games until Saturday when both conference finals start. The Hawks play the Kings again on Sunday.


Here are the schdules for the Conference Finals.


2013 Eastern Conference Finals - Pittsburgh Penguins ( # 1 ) vs Boston Bruins ( # 4 )






Game 1 - Saturday June 1 ( 8 pm Eastern ) Boston at Pittsburgh ( NBC, CBC, RDS )
Game 2 - Monday June 3 ( 8 pm Eastern ) Boston at Pittsburgh ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 3 - Wednesday June 5 ( 8 pm Eastern ) Pittsburgh at Boston ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 4 - Friday June 7 ( 8 pm Eastern ) Pittsburgh at Boston ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 5 ( if necessary ) - Sunday June 9 ( 8 pm Eastern ) Boston at Pittsburgh ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 6 ( if necessary ) - Tuesday June 11 ( TBD ) Pittsburgh at Boston ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 7 ( if necessary ) - Wednesday June 12 ( TBD ) Boston at Pittsburgh ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )










2013 Western Conference Finals - Chicago Blackhawks ( # 1 ) vs LA Kings ( # 5 )






Game 1 - Saturday June 1 ( 5 pm Eastern ) LA at Chicago ( NBC, TSN, RDS )
Game 2 - Sunday June 2 ( 8 pm Eastern ) LA at Chicago ( NBCSN, TSN, RDS )
Game 3 - Tuesday June 4 ( 9 pm Eastern ) Chicago at LA ( NBCSN, TSN, RDS )
Game 4 - Thursday June 6 ( 9 pm Eastern ) Chicago at LA ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 5 ( if necessary ) - Saturday June 8 ( 8 pm Eastern ) LA at Chicago ( NBC, CBC, RDS )
Game 6 ( if necessary ) - Monday June 10 ( 9 pm Eastern ) Chicago at LA ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )
Game 7 ( if necessary ) Wednesday June 12 ( TBD ) LA at Chicago ( NBCSN, CBC, RDS )

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...so if both series go to Game 7, they will both be played on the same day, on the same channel, and, since it's a wednesday, both probably at the same time. :?

Who the fuck makes these schedules? Jesus Christ...

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It's time for play by play. Kings vs Hawks. Crawford vs Quick.

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scoreless after 6 minutes of play.

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Still scoreless. Hawks outshooting Kings 13-1. Quick has been tremendous.

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Crawford muffs the puck behind the net. The Kings score. Kings 1 Hawks 0.

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2-1 Hawks with 11:40 to go in 3rd period.

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clawmaster wrote: 2-1 Hawks

Final Score. Great game.

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Bruins beat the Penguins 3-0

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stone2k wrote:
Bruins beat the Penguins 3-0

Lots of doubters are keeping pretty quiet on this site.

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That game shocked me. Big props to the Bruins.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: stone2k wrote:
Bruins beat the Penguins 3-0

Lots of doubters are keeping pretty quiet on this site.


Well if the Pens win 4 straight, then I will still be correct :tongue:

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A jackass Penguins fan hopes Boston gets bombed again after the Bruins win game one... this was all over my facebook feed last night.

http://nesn.com/2013/06/penguins-fan-kicked-out-of-band-after-tweeting-that-he-hopes-boston-gets-bombed-again/

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I was a doubter, but if Boston plays exactly like last night, its over in 4.  I'm very shocked, at how easily Pittsburgh can get rattled.  (see last year vs the Flyers)

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Game 2 between the Hawks and Kings starts in 25 minutes or so.

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Cory17 wrote:
I was a doubter, but if Boston plays exactly like last night, its over in 4.  I'm very shocked, at how easily Pittsburgh can get rattled.  (see last year vs the Flyers)

I like your new way of thinking but even I'm not calling for a sweep......right now. :tongue:

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Hawks 4 Kings 1 after 2nd period

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Hawks win 4-2 to take a two to nothing lead in the series.

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Bruins lead 4 to 1 after 1

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Boston leads Game 2 by a score of 4-1 after the 1st period. Boston got off to a fast start as Brad Marchand scored after just 28 seconds on an offensive zone turnover by Sidney Crosby. Boston actually had a 3-0 lead but then Pittsburgh scored a goal with just 34 seconds left to cut the lead to 3-1. Brad Marchand then restored the 3 goal lead by scoring with just 9 seconds left.

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Scoreless 2nd period so Boston still leads 4-1.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Scoreless 2nd period so Boston still leads 4-1.
Go Bruins!! Fuck Cindy!!

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Bruins win 6 to 1...the bar I am at errupts in cheers

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I'm positively giddy right now......giddy I tell you.

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I wish I could be as comfortable as CH is in the Bruins chances, but as a long term Boston fan, it is still hard to get excited until it is won...have had too many losses when it looked like we would win over my lifetime.

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stone2k wrote:
I wish I could be as comfortable as CH is in the Bruins chances, but as a long term Boston fan, it is still hard to get excited until it is won...have had too many losses when it looked like we would win over my lifetime.


:shock: I said I was giddy not overconfident. Trust me - I've also seen way too many heartbreaking Bruin Playoff losses to get cocky with a 2-0 series lead. A buddy of mine has a good saying that's good to remember at times like this - it's not over until they start lining up for the handshakes.

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watched a bit of the game last night. Wasn't even close. What the hell? It was so lopsided that I switched to basketball!! But basketball sucks so I only watched for a minute.

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Kings win. Hawks still lead series 2 to 1.

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It's amazing how different a team the Kings are on home ice.

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Huge game tonight in Boston where the Bruins can end the night with a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 series lead or the Penguins could right back in the series trailing only 2-1. No line-up changes have been announced yet for either team. Pittsburgh has named Tomas Voukon as their Game 3 starter.

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David Krejci ( hello there future Conn Smythe winner ) scores about 90 seconds in and Boston has a 1-0 lead after the 1st period.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: David Krejci ( hello there future Conn Smythe winner ) scores about 90 seconds in and Boston has a 1-0 lead after the 1st period.
He has simply been outstanding again this run.

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TSN has officially lost me as a viewer despite the fact they usually have the best NHL coverage. I understood them going overboard when Boston was playing Toronto since Toronto making the Playoffs is as common as spotting a unicorn in your backyard but today was the final straw for me. On their 3 pm SportsCenter show they were previewing tonight's Game 3 and they has comments from a bunch of Penguins like Bylsma, Crosby, Voukon, Iginla and Orpik. But then they didn't bother to show any comments from the Bruins organization. It was like they were saying " yeah you guys are up 2-0 but nobody really gives a crap what you have to say about it ".

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Kunitz ties the game at 1.

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