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Zenon Konopka Has A Top Corsi Rate

A while ago I posted the top 20 players in the 2013/14 season by team and zone start adjusted Corsi rate.  This is the difference in attempted shots by a player's team and his opponents when a player is on the ice in 5 on 5 situations.  It is then adjusted for the team the player plays upon and the zone in which the player's shifts tend to begin.  This Corsi is then divided...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka for 20 games

getty images Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended 20 games by the NHL after he tested positive for a banned substance. Konopka, 33, was claimed by the Sabres after being placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild. “I want to make it clear that this violation occurred because I ingested a product that can be purchased over-the-counter and which, unknown to me, contained...
Via Tireball.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Zenon Konopka Suspended 20 Games For Violating NHL Drug Policy

NFL players aren’t the only professional athletes paying the price for violating substance abuse policies. The NHL announced on Thursday that it has suspended Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Konopka started the season with the Minnesota Wild but was claimed off waivers by the Sabres...
Via NESN.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka suspended twenty games for banned substance

It’s impressive for a member of the Buffalo Sabres to be suspended right now, considering not only did they not make the playoffs, but they finished dead last in the league. Still, random drug testing for banned substances happen, and Zenon Konopka tripped a trigger. He has been suspended 20 games by the NHL. Here’s their press release: Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Zenon Konopka for 20 games for violating substance abuse program (i.e. positive test)

Unsettling news from the NHL: Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopa's bogus journey from Minneapolis to Buffalo

Zenon Konopka, like a whole bunch of people, had to deal with a travel disaster over the last couple days. The problem for Konopka: he was trying to make it to Buffalo from Minnesota — the Sabres, his boyhood team, claimed him on waivers and wanted him in the lineup for Saturday. Here's the blow-by-blow: The original plan was to fly from Minneapolis to New York City to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild notebook: Konopka claimed on waivers by Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Looking for two-way play throughout all four lines, the Minnesota Wild exposed center Zenon Konopka to waivers Thursday knowing they might lose the veteran enforcer to another team. On Friday, Konopka was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres, who Minnesota beat 4-1 on Thursday night. "It was not about being prepared to move on without him," Wild coach Mike Yeo...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres claim Konopka off waivers

The Buffalo Sabres have been searching for some veterans and it seems as though they have finally found some much-needed veteran leadership to join the team. After being placed on the Waivers by the Minnesota Wild, the Sabres claimed forward Zenon Konopka. In 36 games played with the Wild this season, Konopka has just one goal and one assist. The Sabres claimed Zenon following the...
Via New York Sports-Kings
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Konopka has embraced the bunny lifestyle

ST. PAUL, Minn. The scars that line his face still resemble some of the nearly 600 stitches he's endured in his career. "Baker's dozen" is the way he describes how many times he's broken his nose. He jokes that he has "rugged good looks rather than good looks." The number of stitches which he says total 580 are points of pride for Zenon Konopka...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild center Zenon Konopka tweets pic of his 30 stitches...and his pet bunny (Photo)

Minnesota Wild center Zenon Konopka suffered a gash on the bridge of his nose from a high stick he took during Saturday's season opener against the Colorado Avalanche. However, despite getting 30 stitches, Konopka was determined to return for the following night's game, as proven by this picture he tweeted showing himself with the gash on his nose. More noteworthy for...
Via Holdout Sports
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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