ZENON KONOPKA NEWS

2014 Team USA Douglas Webber Cup Roster by   Steven Ellis

Below is the USA’s roster for the Douglas Webber Cup in Australia, taking place in July. Headlining the tour this year as captain is Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka, as well as tournament rookies Ian Cole and Emerson Etem.   Tournament schedule:   Perth – Saturday July 12th, 2014 Perth Arena Brisbane – Saturday July 19th, 2014 Brisbane Entertainment Centre [...]
Via The Hockey House
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Zenon Konopka banned afeter testing positive for banned substances

Photo via: Michael Miller / Wikimedia Commons Zenon Konopka of the Buffalo Sabres has been banned for 20 games after testing positive for an over-the-counter drug which was in violation of the substance abuse policy. As part of the new CBA, he will also have to attend an NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health. Konopka said of his suspension this: “I deeply...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 16, 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 20 games by NHL for PED violation

Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, reports NHL.com. 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 possible treatment. The player’s...
Via Sports-Glory
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 Bloguin Best
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

Hockey fights of the week

The end of the regular season is near. As we prepare to look back and reflect on all of the fights which took place this year, we watch as teams battle for their playoff lives and others battle simply to stay somewhat relevant as they drift along in the basement of the NHL. This means fights. Lots of ‘em. Most have picked up in terms of overall quality now that time is of the essence...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 3/17 – 3/23

The end of the regular season is near. As we prepare to look back and reflect on all of the fights which took place this year, we watch as teams battle for their playoff lives and others battle simply to stay somewhat relevant as they drift along in the basement of the NHL. This means fights. Lots of ‘em. Most have picked up in terms of overall quality now that time is of the essence...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres trade Ryan Miller to Blues in blockbuster deal

The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that the team has acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott. Halak played four seasons with the Blues after being acquired through a trade...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting is alive and well in the NHL as we prepare for Olympic hockey

With the Olympic break upon us it just doesn’t feel the same knowing that there likely will be little to no fighting during International play. That’s why we’re here to bless you with some of the best fights from the best fighters of the 2013-14 season thus far. Enjoy. We start with an absolute slugfest between Cody McLeod and Zenon Konopka that took place in Colorado earlier...
Via Fight Booth
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Konopkapocalypse

Ok Sabres fans I have a bone to pick with you… Zenon Konopka. Seriously? Let me just preface my rant by stating the he seems like an interesting (albeit odd) guy. He’s a “local” guy (Niagara on the Lake,) which apparently means you can be from anywhere within a couple hours driving distance. He grew up attending games at the Aud and supposedly always dreamed of playing for...
Via Buffalo Wins
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres stay hot at home with big win over Devils

Ryan Miller and the Sabres have been hot, can they keep it up?(Photo Credit: NHL.com) On Saturday, blue and gold fans had a fun time at First Niagara Center seeing their Sabres 2-1 over the New Jersey Devils. This was Buffalo’s fifth straight win at home, with a 6-0-1 record in their last seven home games. Both goals that night came on powerplays, the first by Matt Moulson at the...
Via New York Sports-Kings
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres claim enforcer Konopka off waivers from Wild

The Buffalo Sabres have claimed enforcer Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. This is the seventh team for the 33-year-old forward, who also played for Anaheim, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and the New York Islanders. He signed with Minnesota in July 2012. Konopka was put on waivers on Thursday after playing in 36 games and claimed Friday. He has a goal and an assist...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 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 said. ...
Via Fox Sports North
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres claim enforcer off waivers from Wild

The Buffalo Sabres have claimed enforcer Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. This is the seventh team for the 33-year-old forward, who also played for Anaheim, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and the New York Islanders. He signed with Minnesota in July 2012. Konopka was put on waivers on Thursday after playing in 36 games and claimed Friday. He has a goal and an assist...
Via AP on Fox
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

Game #42: Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres 1/2/2014 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Cener

Minnesota Wild (20-17-5 )  45pts  5th in the Central 2.19  Goals For (29th) 2.50 Goals Against (12th) 18.9% Power Play (12th) 79% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 8G 23A = 31pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G 11A = 28pts 3. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 12A = 27pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 2G 22A = 24pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter...
Via State of Hockey News
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Game #38: Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers, Monday 12-23-13, 6:30pm, Wells Fargo Center

Minnesota Wild (20-13-5) 45pts  4th in the Central 2.16 Goals For (29th) 2.32 Goals Against (8th) 19.7% Power Play (9th) 78.0% Penalty Kill (26th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 12A = 27pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 7G 20A = 27pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 17G 8A = 25pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 21A = 21pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 6G...
Via State of Hockey News
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Game #37: Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers 12/22/2013 @ 6:30PM CST at Madison Square Garden

Minnesota Wild (20-12-5) 45pts  4th in the Central 2.19 Goals For (29th) 2.27 Goals Against (5th) 20.0% Power Play (9th) 78.5% Penalty Kill (24th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 15G 12A = 27pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 7G 20A = 27pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G 8A = 24pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 20A = 20pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 6G 11A...
Via State of Hockey News
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Botched 5-on-3 haunts Wild in 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh

A few days ago, if you follow me on Twitter @StateofHckyNews you may have noticed my little battle with The Hockey News.  I was criticizing The Hockey News' Twitter feed for its Eastern Conference bias as they 'covered' the Chicago Blackhwks game against the Philadelphia Flyers.  This was a game which the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks stomped Philadelphia 7-2; but at...
Via State of Hockey News
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Game #35: Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks 12/17/2013 @ 7:00PM CST at Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota Wild (19-11-5)  43pts  4th in the Central 2.20 Goals For (28th) 2.20 Goals Against (5th) 20.4% Power Play (8th) 78.3% Penalty Kill (25th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zack Parise ~ 14G 12A = 26pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 15G 8A = 23pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 18A = 18pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 6G...
Via State of Hockey News
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Game #34: Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche 12/14/2013 @ 8:00PM CST at Pepsi Center

Minnesota Wild (18-11-5)   41pts   4th in Central 2.24 Goals For (26th) 2.24 Goals Against (5th) 20.6% Power Play (8th) 77.9% Penalty Kill (25th) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 14G 12A = 26pts 2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 7G 18A = 25pts 3. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 15G 7A = 22pts 4. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 17A = 17pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 5G 10A...
Via State of Hockey News
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Zenon Konopka double-minor for high sticking Jason Demers - GIF

This is a bad call, actually it's pathetic, as Wild tough guy Zenon Konopka was given a double minor for high sticking. You can see by the GIF that Konokpa never touched Jason Demers. The Sharks scored on the power play. You can bet that the Wild GM might be giving the NHL front office a call tomorrow. s/t CJZERO @blldgshockey11 Nope, not at all— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 13, 2013
Via Goon's World
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavelski and the Sharks power play overpower the Wild in 3-1 loss in San Jose

One thing I learned growing up in school was that when you're the 'smart kid' if you're ever assigned to a group that probably means you'll be doing most of the project yourself.  Before anyone gets too upset over my use of the term 'smart kid' saying that it implies the rest of the students are dumb that isn't the case.  It simply is a reference to a high achiever, an academically...
Via State of Hockey News
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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