Found October 23, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
After the Dallas Stars suffered their fourth loss in five games, head coach Lindy Ruff suggested to the media that there could be some lineup changes coming. He was particularly unhappy with some of what he's seen on the blueline. Today at practice, per Stars beat writer Mike Heika and official website writer Andrew Stepneski, Ruff did indeed shake up his defensive pairings. Most notably, Alex...

Connauton to make NHL debut for Stars; Goligoski a healthy scratch

DALLAS -- When the Dallas Stars hit the ice at American Airlines Center on Thursday night to face the Calgary Flames, they will look a little bit different in the back. That's because Kevin Connauton, who was acquired in an April trade with the Vancouver Canucks for Derek Roy prior to the NHL trade deadline, will make his NHL debut in the Stars' third defensive pairing alongside...

Ruff juggles D-pairs, puts Nichushkin on top line for the day

Lots to read into practice today so a fun day for speculation. First the news. Ryan Garbutt will travel to New York for a 10 a.m. CDT meeting Wednesday with the Department of Player Safety to discuss his hit on Dustin Penner in Sunday’s 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The fact Garbutt is being called in person almost guarantees a suspension. Garbutt will travel with Stars GM...

Mike Milbury thinks the Sabres should fire Ron Rolston

Mike Milbury was not happy about John Scott's dirty hit on Loui Eriksson. This anger boiled over and led to some critical remarks about Scott and Buffalo's coaching staff, including his belief that Ron Rolston should be fired by the Sabres.  Courtesy of SB Nation, here's video of Milbury's statements: Rolston has already been fined by the league this...

Connauton to Make NHL Debut, Goligoski a Scratch as Stars Take on Flames

Stars defenseman Kevin Connauton sat in the locker room after Wednesday’s practice and talked about the couple times he almost got into games this season. “Last game we all dressed for warm-ups and I really wasn’t sure. I was texting my family and friends saying ‘Hey it might be tonight. Keep an eye on the game’” he said. “Then in Colorado (Trevor) Daley had kind of...

Stars forward Ryan Garbutt suspended 5 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for charging Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner. No penalty was called on the play in the first period of the Stars' 6-3 road loss to the Ducks on Sunday night. The suspension will cost Garbutt 14,744.

Sabres’ blue-liners resisting the urge to go it alone on the rush

The temptation is there but Christian Ehrhoff does his best to resist it while Tyler Myers isn’t even considering leading the breakout if there’s a more effective way to move the puck. When a team is struggling to score and it has blue-liners with some offensive ability the urge might be there for at least one of them to make like Bobby Orr or Phil Housley and lead a rush that...

John Scott delivers brutal cheap shot elbow to the head of Loui Eriksson

  The Bruins and Sabres faced off on Wednesday night as a part of NHL Rivalry Night, and Buffalo’s John Scott earned himself an early exit from the game in the third period with this brutal cheap shot to the head of Boston’s Loui Eriksson. Scott clearly targets the head of Eriksson and delivers a high elbow at mid-ice. Scott was ejected while Eriksson appeared to be very shaken...

WATCH: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov score first NHL goal

6’5″, only 18 years of age, Nikita Zadorov of the Buffalo Sabres looked like a giant scoring machine on his first ever NHL goal against the defending Eastern Conference champion, Boston Bruins. The Sabres may not be winning now (1-9-1)…Read more →The post WATCH: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov score first NHL goal appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Today’s 5: Suspension count, Team Canada’s forwards, USA’s defence, THN says trade Weber, and more.

1. 2013-14 NHL suspension count. The season isn’t even a month old and already there have been seven suspensions in the NHL. That is one suspension every three days, on average. Sabres’ forward John Scott will likely join the list…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Suspension count, Team Canada’s forwards, USA’s defence, THN says trade Weber, and more. appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Video- Ryan Garbutt Suspended Five Games For Hit On Dustin Penner

Mr. Shanahan with the explanation...  

GARTH'S CORNER: Scott Reaction

As the lyric from the title song from the '70s thriller "The Poseidon Adventure" goes, "there has to be a morning after". John Scott spoke after the Sabres practiced today.

Sabres’ John Scott injures Bruins’ Eriksson then drops the gloves with McQuaid

In a game last night between the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins, NHL tough guy John Scott landed a questionable hit knocking B’s RW Loui Eriksson into a daze. There will likely be substantial supplementary discipline awarded Scott for the…Read more →The post Sabres’ John Scott injures Bruins’ Eriksson then drops the gloves with McQuaid appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Sabres Hack John Scott Pounds Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson in the Head

Last night, Buffalo Sabres pylon, hack, one-dimensional forward, John Scott hit Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in the head with one of the dirtiest hits I have seen this season. It doesn't appear that the players are learning anything. Scott's teammate Patrick Kaleta is already serving a 10-game suspension for his dirty hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson...
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