Found February 09, 2013 on
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- I see where Chuck Fletcher has given Minnesota coach Mike Yeo an early season vote of confidence, which is nice. Except you have to wonder what Wild owner Craig Leopold is thinking of his hockey team after spending all that money and getting less than ordinary results.
- George McPhee is shoveling it pretty well these days, attributing the terrible start of his Washington Capitals to bad penalties and weak goaltending. But he knows better than that.
The GM on the hot seat has to know his team lacks structure on the ice, gives the puck away way too often in bad places, runs around in its own end without a sense of defensive-zone coverage, and frankly, looks like there is some kind of disconnect between first year coach Adam Oates and his players.
McPhee has been careful not to question Oates in public but it’s clear the Caps are in need of a way to play to succeed. They found it in last year’s playoffs with Dale Hunter.
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It's no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens do not get along. It's also no secret that teams get chippy during one-sided blowouts, as the game between the two teams on Saturday night demonstrated in clear fashion. In a melee along the boards at about 11:30 into the third period, Max Pacioretty decided to put Mikhail Grabovski into a headlock....
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski will face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Monday amid biting allegations.
Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty said Grabovski bit him during a fight at 11:30 of the third period in Toronto's 6-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday.
Grabovski faces a hearing with the league's department of player safety, which was initially...
James Reimer made 37 saves and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 on Saturday.
Leo Komarov added his first NHL goal 59 seconds into the game.
Tyler Bozak scored later in the first period, James van Riemsdyk and Kessel added second-period goals.
Korbinian Holzer and Dion Phaneuf scored in the third for Toronto...
After 46 shots and 11 games, Phil Kessel has scored his first goal on the season, and what a crucial goal it was. Kessel`s goal came with less then five minutes remaining in the third and ended up being the decisive goal as the Leafs won the game. This is how my night on Twitter went...Down 2-1 in the third with less than 10 minutes remaining...----------------------------------...
Things got a little heated in one of the NHL’s best rivalries Saturday night, and an alleged biting incident has drawn the attention of the NHL.
Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski is scheduled to have a Sunday hearing with the league after he appeared to bite Montreal’s Max Pacioretty during a heated scrum late in Toronto’s 6-0 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Monday night in Toronto the Flyers will start one of the most crucial set of games in this shortened season. Six road games in 10 days that will take the Flyers from Toronto to Winnipeg to Newark to Montreal to […]
Your Canadiens, who have played extremely well through the first ten games of the season, are a regulation loss away from being behind the Toronto Maple Leafs in the standings. And guess who's in town Saturday...
That's what back-to-back losses can do to you in this league, and while it was crucial that the Habs were able to at least grab a point in the standings, losing...
Did Mikhail Grabovski bite Max Pacioretty?
Grabovski received 2 for roughing and a 10, Pacioretty just a 10.
Therrien on Grabovski/Pacioretty: "I saw the bite, it’s clear on the video, I’m sure the league is going to pay attention to that" #Habs
— Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) February 10, 2013
Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee says it's not time to make radical moves, even though the team is the worst in the NHL with nearly a quarter of the season done.
McPhee on Friday cited penalties and goaltending as two of the major culprits that have caused the Capitals to lose nine of their first 11 games.
McPhee says ''we're not going to blow anything...