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Coaches Want More From Their 4th Line Players

from Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe, ... it will be telling to see what happens to the large number of free agent enforcers this summer, with quite a few set to be unrestricted, a quirk of enforcers mostly getting short-term contracts. In addition to Thornton, George Parros, Paul Bissonnette, Kevin Westgarth and John Scott, among others, are without deals. “I think...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey: Eveloution of the game?

#490625631 / gettyimages.comI have said in the past, that players that score 30 goals and fight will be a premium some day. I still stand by the assertion. The one dimensional goons (that can only fight) are going to be a thing of the past. Moving forward, in the years ahead, players will need to actually play hockey and contribute to their team in some way.  The John Scotts...
Via Goon's World
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning can't solve Karri Ramo, who stops 31 shots for Flames

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Karri Ramo finished with 31 saves, Mike Cammalleri and Kevin Westgarth scored 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night. Curtis Glencross scored twice in the final two minutes, including an empty-netter with 16 seconds left for the Flames. Ondrej Palat scored with 4:04 left in the second period...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramo stops 31 shots to lead Flames past Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Karri Ramo finished with 31 saves, Mike Cammalleri and Kevin Westgarth scored 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames tough-guy Kevin Westgarth to sit for at least a week

Kevin Westgarth is a Princeton graduate who throws punches for a living. You might think he’s crazy. The Calgary Flames right-winger is also smart enough to understand the risks that come with being a member of the NHL’s fighting fraternity. “We’re doing it ourselves. We’re not children. We’re not unknowing combatants in this ring,” Westgarth said Tuesday at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hockey fight turns ugly during Oilers/Flames game.

During yesterday’s Oilers/Flames contest, the Oilers’ Luke Gazdic and the Flames’ Kevin Westgarth got into what appeared to be an evenly matched fight. Despite the imminent danger the participants are in during a fight, it is still one of the more exciting things that takes place during a hockey game. That is, until something goes wrong and a player is hit the wrong way, lands...
Via Sports-Kings
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gazdic KOs Westgarth with one final punch during lengthy brawl (VIDEO)

As far as hockey fights go, this was a good one — until one final punch reminded everyone how bad these skirmishes can end.Kevin Westgarth and Luke Gazdic exchanged punches during the latest installment of the Battle of Alberta between the Flames and Oilers Saturday night. And, for a while, the first period dust-up looked pretty even.Just as the announcers observed the length...
Via The Other Paper
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brutal Fight Between Kevin Westgarth And Luke Gazdic Ends In Scary Knockout

Credit: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press Calgary Flames forward Kevin Westgarth has taken and delivered his fair of punishment on the ice over the years, but the fight he had with Edmonton’s Luke Gazdic last night was brutal even by Westgarth’s standards. The two engaged in a lengthy bout late in the first period and – after a barrage of heavy haymakers from both parties ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames' Kevin Westgarth on protocol after scary knockout punch

Calgary Flames' forward Kevin Westgarth was knocked cold in a fight with Edmonton Oilers' goon Luke Gazdic on Saturday night, and is now in the NHL's concussion protocol system.The fight occurred on the faceoff at center ice immediately after centerman Sean Monahan gave Calgary an early lead with his 17th goal of the season, both pugilists landing hard shots before...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Westgarth gets KO’d by Luke Gazdic in Heavyweight Fight

This heavyweight fight between Calgary Flames enforcer Kevin Westgarth and Edmonton Oilers goon Luke Gazdic is exactly why the NHL doesn’t want guys taking their helmets off in fights. Westgarth (6’4″ 235 lbs) took an absolute beating from Gazdic (6’3″ 210 lbs) and on the fourth massive punch, he went down. Unfortunately when he went down he slammed the back of his head...
Via Diehardsport
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames’ trade deadline primer: Burke has some pieces to move as rebuilding process continues

History, now, are the Olympic Games. Next up? The Obvious Games. Because for rebuilding outfits, such as the Calgary Flames, the days leading up to the National Hockey League trade deadline hold little mystery. Their motivation is selling. There’s no other way. Brian Burke, back from Sochi, has until March 5 — a little more than a week — to transform outgoing assets into...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames happy to see return of workhorse blueliner

The July sign-and-trade that brought Kris Russell into the Calgary Flames’ fold was a mere footnote on a busy summer transaction wire. But the 26-year-old defenceman’s acquisition from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft has proven to be one of the best under-the-radar moves made by jettisoned GM Jay Feaster, as Russell took on a top...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Hartley fined $25,000 for role in Flames-Canucks line brawl

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000 by the NHL on Monday for his role in the line brawl that opened Saturday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks. NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell said on the ruling: "We are holding Mr. Hartley responsible for the actions of Flames' right wing Kevin Westgarth, who took the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Torts Gets 15 Days Without Pay, Hartley Fined

((HT: NHL on TSN))For this...among other things...From the league itself:"Mr. Tortorella's actions in attempting to enter the Calgary Flames locker room after the first period were both dangerous and an embarrassment to the League," said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. "Coaches in the NHL bear the responsibility of providing...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks: Line Brawl

On Saturday night, during the celebration of Hockey Night in Canada, the Calgary Flames traveled to Vancouver to take on the Canucks. As per usual, the road team puts in their lineup before the home team announces their starters. When Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley put out his fourth line to begin the game, his Canucks counterpart – the fiery John Tortarella – followed...
Via Standing O Sports
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nice Start To The Calgary/Vancouver Game

Puck drops, then.... 00:02 Calgary Ladislav Smid: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Kevin Bieksa: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Brian Mcgrattan: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Tom Sestito: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Blair Jones: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Dale Weise: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Chris Butler: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames acquire forward Westgarth from Hurricanes for Nemisz

The Calgary Flames acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday for minor league forward Greg Nemisz. Westgarth, in his fifth NHL season, has no points this season in 12 games with the Hurricanes. Overall, he has played in 133 NHL games with Los Angeles and Carolina, posting three goals, six assists and 202 penalty minutes. Nemisz had five goals and four...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames acquire Westgarth from Canes for Nemisz

The Calgary Flames acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday for minor league forward Greg Nemisz. Westgarth, in his fifth NHL season, has no points this season in 12 games with the Hurricanes. Overall, he has played in 133 NHL games with Los Angeles and Carolina, posting three goals, six assists and 202 penalty minutes. Nemisz had five goals and four...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes trade Westgarth to Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes sent veteran forward Kevin Westgarth to the Calgary Flames on Monday in exchange for minor-league center Greg Nemisz. Westgarth, who turns 30 on Feb. 7, had no points and four penalty minutes in 12 games with Carolina this season. He has three goals and nine points in 133 NHL games during parts of five seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and the Hurricanes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor Flames/Hurricanes Trade

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Kevin Westgarth from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Greg Nemisz. Westgarth, a Princeton graduate, is in his fifth NHL season and has played in 12 games for the Hurricanes this year. He has played 133 career games with Los Angeles and Carolina accumulating three goals and six assists...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina's Westgarth suspended two games for boarding hit

Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for a boarding hit. The league's department of player safety announced Westgarth's suspension Tuesday. Westgarth was suspended for his hit on Ottawa defenseman Mark Boroweicki at 7:55 of the first period of Sunday's game. Boroweicki was injured and did not return. Westgarth...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Canes' Westgarth suspended 2 games

Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for a boarding hit. The league's department of player safety announced Westgarth's suspension Tuesday. Westgarth was suspended for his hit on Ottawa defenseman Mark Boroweicki at 7:55 of the first period of Sunday's game. Boroweicki was injured and did not return. Westgarth...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Defenseman Kevin Westgarth Suspended Two Games for Boarding Senators’ Mark Borowiecki (Video)

The NHL suspended Hurricanes defenseman Kevin Westgarth for two games on Tuesday for boarding Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki in the first period of Sunday’s game in Carolina. Westgarth received a minor penalty for boarding, and the hit also caused Borowiecki to leave the game with an injury. In his video explaining the suspension, Brendan Shanahan of the NHL’s Department...
Via NESN.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sens’ Borowiecki expected to play Wednesday

Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Mark Borowiecki is expected to play against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night after being boarded by Carolina’s Kevin Westgarth and leaving that contest on Sunday evening in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won the game but lost Westgarth for two games, as the league’s Department of Player Safety suspended the forward for what could...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Westgarth suspended two games for boarding

Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 354 in Raleigh on Sunday, Nov. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 7:55 of the first period. Westgarth received a minor penalty for boarding. Under...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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