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from the Winnipeg Free Press,
The Finnish Flash hinted this morning this game might be a little easier for him than his "first" return in December 2011, when adoring Winnipeg fans celebrated him, booed his teammates and cheered the Jets on to a victory that night.
"I had a chance to come two years ago and that was unbelievable," Selanne said after this morning’s skate downtown. "I don’t really expect anything like that tonight, but it’s fun to be here.
"I almost hoped I wouldn’t have to come back here because that was an absolutely perfect night. We lost, but it was something I was always going to remember.
"This place is so nice, the fans unbelievable. I’m very happy I have a chance to come back one more time."
via the CP at TSN,
Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was taken to the hospital after feeling "unwell" during Saturday night's game, according to a team spokesman.
Nonis was fee...
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The Predators confirmed on Sunday that Roman Josi suffered a concussion on Friday night in Colorado. Now the Predators must move on without Josi for the foreseeable future...
Per Robby Stanley of Smashville 24/7, Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has a concussion.
Josi was blasted by Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie on Friday night. He left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return. Video of the hit is below.
The league reviewed the hit and determined on Saturday that there was no reason to serve Downie with disciplinary action...
In the second period, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie leveled Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downie has a history and Josi did not return. All things considered, is it suspension worthy? You be the judge. The video is below.
(We will remind you here that this is the Colorado broadcast feed.)
PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)
The start to the season for the Nashville Predators has gone from bad to worse. In addition to losing their first two games they have also lost one of their top defenseman in Roman Josi.
Josi was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Colorado's Steve Downie on Saturday night and according to the team Josi suffered a concussion.
The Predators were not exactly thrilled with Steve Downie’s flying hit toward Roman Josi’s head that knocked Nashville’s blueliner out of Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Avalanche with an upper-body injury.
In fact they were downright disgusted with it.
“I take issue with that” Predators forward Paul Gaustad said. “He’s one of those players who looks for the crowd to cheer...
Wanted: a smooth-skating puck-moving defenseman to complement captain Shea Weber on the top defensive pair.
With the announcement that Roman Josi — who plays the left side with Weber — suffered a concussion during Friday’s game at Colorado the Predators must find a way to replace his two-way skill-set.
“Injuries happen. No team goes without them for the full year” defenseman...
Nashville lost to the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night, but the main story of the game was not on the scoreboard, but instead an incident during the second period.
Halfway into the second period, Nashville was trailing Colorado 2-0. Colorado’s Matt Duchene skated the puck into the Nashville zone, but was quickly knocked off of it as the puck trickled back to the end boards...
It only took two games, but the first suspension of the regular season could be on its way.
Midway through the second period of Friday’s Avalanche-Predator’s matchup, Colorado winger Steve Downie laid a high hit on Predator’s defenseman Roman Josi in the Preds’ defensive zone. Downie’s contact was a little too much for Shea Weber, though — the former Norris Trophy...
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi left the game 9:21 into the second period after Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie delivered a questionable hit that appeared to be high and after he left his feet. The hit does appear to be suspension worthy, but the referees gave him a mere minor.
After the hit, Josi went to the dressing room and did not return with what...
After seeing Steve Downie leap into Roman Josi’s head last night, Hockeydom was awaiting word that Downie was going to be suspended. We were wrong.
Despite Josi being injured on the play, as well as the hit being illegal, Downie won’t be suspended.
No hearing over Steve Downie hit. http://t.co/Bq8VTmY01d
— Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) October 5, 2013
Ask any NHL fan to sum...
Roman Josi was knocked out of the game on a very questionable hit by Colorado's Steve Downie
Two games, two losses and the questions are already coming after season starting back-to-back divisional losses in St. Louis and Colorado. The worst part of last nightâs 3-1 loss to Colorado may be the loss of Roman Josi on an extremely questionable hit from repeat offender Steve Downie.
Judge for yourselfâ¦
Now I know Iâm looking at this hit through gold...
Absolutely ridiculous. But, it is what it is. Here’s NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan’s explanation as to why Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie will not face disciplinary action for his hit last night on Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downey/Josi: Part 1 Downey’s skates are on ice at impact...