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Rochester gambling ring leader reaches plea bargain, pays w/ check from Thomas Vanek’s Isles salary

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's Mark Craig, as a follow-up to Craig's Tweets about Thomas Vanek possibly being involved with the gambling ring ran out of a restaurant he was an investor in: A bookmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to laundering a $230,000 gambling debt — a payment his attorney said was made with a New York Islanders check. That payment —...
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Habs look to end Western swing on a positive note

The 3-0 loss to the Oilers was, without a doubt, a clunker. Boring game, team didn't show up, looked tired - it is going to happen. Calgary, well, that was another story. The team showed up, somewhat, but primarily the guy who showed up was Carey Price, who put on a clinic. Tonight, the Habs head into Price's home province to take on the Vancouver Canucks and look to end...
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TSN Insiders Discuss No-Goal Against The Wings, Scott Stevens May Join DoPS And More

The TSN Insiders discussed the no-goal in the Wings/Capitals game last night and also mentioned Scott Stevens may join the Department of Player Safety. Also discussed was the cap issue with the Kings and NHL Safety meeting with NHL teams. Watch it here...
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Teams Showing Interest In Chris Stewart

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, It’s not a matter of if, but rather when the Buffalo Sabres flip pending UFA Chris Stewart. There’s nothing imminent as far as we can tell. We reported earlier that the Boston Bruins have him as one of their targets and another Atlantic Division team the Ottawa Senators had talks earlier this month with the Sabres. The Senators tried to trade...
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Report- Thomas Vanek’s Name Linked To Alleged Gambling Ring

via tweets of Gary Craig, a reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle, Thomas Vanek has been linked to gambling with alleged Rochester ring. Over next few Tweets I'll detail gambling allegations that could point to hockey superstar Thomas Vanek. Records seized from alleged bookmakers show payments from Vanek, sources have said. He testified before grand jury in Rochester...
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It’s All About Patience For The Colorado Avalanche

from Ryan Boulding of the Avs website, The Colorado Avalanche is 1-0-3 in the last four games, and while the wins haven’t been coming in, the club is still picking up valuable points along the way. That doesn’t mean the team is satisfied.... Although things are trending in the right direction, the Avs are still looking to string together some wins. According to head...
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More Las Vegas/NHL Talk

from Howard Stutz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, In an interview following MGM Resorts third-quarter earnings conference call, company CFO Dan D’Arrigo said preliminary discussions had taken place with a group interested in housing an NHL team at the MGM-AEG arena, which will have 20,000 seats, along with luxury boxes and other amenities. D’Arrigo didn’t go into...
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Advanced Stats- The Early Z-Score Adjusted FF%

from Stephen Burtch of Sportsnet, First, we account for the league-wide spread in shot attempt differentials in each game state – rarer game states will show a wider spread in results. We then determine a weighted average for every NHL player’s percentage of shot attempts, weighting their results in different situations by the amount of TOI they have played at 5v5 in each...
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Kevin Westgarth Signs With The Belfast Giants

Kevin Westgarth announces his signing with the @BelfastGiants via @Shnarped. https://t.co/7IdFPbT1Lo pic.twitter.com/9qImcc0Dh4 — Shnarped Hockey (@shnarped) October 30, 2014 If you don't have the Shnarped app, get it here and communicate directly with numerous players throughout the hockey leagues.
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Kerry Fraser On “The Blown Call” In The Detroit/Washington Game

from Kerry Fraser of TSN, You weren't the only confused fans when this potential game-changing decision was made by trailing referee Ghislain Hebert to disallow Drew Miller's legitimate goal. Instead of the Wings being credited with scoring the first goal of the game they went on the penalty kill when a phantom goalkeeper interference penalty was assessed to Luke Glendening...
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Around The Ten Game Mark

The San Jose Sharks have played 11 games, a handful of teams have played 10 and the rest are either at 8 or 9 games played. Yes I know it is early but my early surprise teams are Nashville, Vancouver, New York Islanders and Calgary on the plus side. My surprises on the other end have to be St. Louis, Columbus and Colorado. By far, the Flames are way above my expectations while...
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All Anthony Mantha

from Tom Mistsos of The Hockey Writers, For the past week-and-a-half, Mantha has been in Grand Rapids training, conditioning and working out with the Griffins while he recovers from his injury. I had a chance to talk to him about his injury, his favorite player growing up and his cooking skills following the Griffins’ 2-1 loss to the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday. The...
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Practice Update From JLA

Ansar Khan tweets, Wings lines at practice: Abdelkader-Datsyuk-Zetterberg, Tatar-Sheahan-Nyquist, Nestrasil-Helm-Jurco, Miller-Glendening-Andersson. Defense pairs same: Kronwall-Ericsson, Quincey-DeKeyser, Smith-Kindl. Lashoff rotating in. Cleary and Franzen (IR) extras.
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Injuries And Illness Hit The Blues

via Jeremy Rutherford tweets, Backes and Oshie both have concussions.   Lindstrom is out with the bacterial illness. Plus Paul Stastny is still on IR.
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Glenn Hall- A Record Which Will Never Be Broken

THIS DAY IN 1962: @NHLBlackhawks goalie Glenn Hall played his 500th consecutive reg. season game, a 5-3 win over NYR. pic.twitter.com/hQb6NFaVy8 — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 30, 2014 Below, watch a Legends of Hockey feature on Glenn Hall. His consecutive game streak ended at 502 and one which will never be broken. Continue reading "Glenn Hall-...
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Stephen Weiss Headed Back To Detroit For Injury Evaluation

via Brendan Savage of Mlive, Stephen Weiss' conditioning stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins lasted less than one game - at least for now. The Detroit Red Wings forward, who has played only one game this season after missing most of last year with a sports hernia, had to leave Grand Rapids' 2-1 loss to Rockford Wednesday after the second period because of a sore...
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Rest Is Best

from Travis Yost of TSN, The National Hockey League’s scheduling process strikes me as a laborious task. The people responsible for creating the thirty team schedules have to take into account things like venue availability, travel burden, associated costs of travel, and competitive balance, all while trying to squeeze 2,460 games into a seven-month window. One of the...
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Oilers Having Trouble With Teams In The West

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The Edmonton Oilers lost 4-1 at home to Nashville on Wednesday night, remaining winless on the season versus teams in the Western Conference but a perfect 4-0-0 against the Eastern Conference. The problem, of course, is the Oilers play more of their games in the West. They'll need to figure out Big Boy hockey if they're going to contend for...
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Get The Call Right

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, The phrase “the straw that broke the camel’s back” is tossed around too often, but when it comes to expanded video review in the NHL, the goalie interference call assessed to Detroit’s Luke Glendening Wednesday night certainly qualifies. Thankfully, the spectacular botch job didn’t decide the game’s outcome, but the fact a call...
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Video- Wings’ Win In Washington

The Detroit Red Wings will host the LA Kings Friday night, so in the meantime, enjoy over 19 minutes of highlights from the win in Washington last night. Watch it below... Continue reading "Video- Wings’ Win In Washington"
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Not A Good Start For The Arizona Coyotes

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Their 31 goals against in eight games became the third-worst mark in the NHL after a season-high seven goals were let in Tuesday against the Lightning, but mix in a pair of six-goal games and the play that led to these routs is becoming more characteristic of the Coyotes than the defense-first identity they targeted in the offseason...
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John Moore Should Have Received A Few More Games

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Given Moore’s history, the five-game sentence is probably light by a few games. But a sentence of six games or more would qualify for an appeal to an independent arbiter. And a reduction of the suspension — which would surely be possible, if not likely, given precedent — would not exactly prove a ringing endorsement of Quintal in...
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Videos- Two Very Questionable No-Goal Calls Last Night

Detroit/Washington, not only was the goal waived off, but Luke Glendening received 2 minutes for interference...   Glendening getting called for interference. Didn't look like that was the reason for Holtby going down, unless his stick caught him. #Caps — Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) October 29, 2014     Then in the Nashville/Edmonton game... Continue...
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Prospect news: Griffins lose Weiss, game to Rockford; Kadeikin, Melen ‘not playing’

The Grand Rapids Griffins may or may not have Stephen Weiss's services when they host the Chicago Wolves on Friday as Weiss was pulled out of the game due to "soreness" in his groin... But Weiss's presence or absence didn't fare into the Griffins' inability to break a "goose egg" at home." Grand Rapids dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rockford...
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Quick take: Red Wings defeat Capitals despite gaffes, thanks to Datsyuk and Abdelkader

The Red Wings got jobbed on a goaltender interference call early, they were legitimately awarded a no-goal after Troy Brouwer bumped Jimmy Howard at the end (via @MyRegularFace), and in the middle... Things were complicated. The Wings out-skated and out-played the Capitals by a wide margin in the 1st despite being out-shot 8-3 in the 1st, the Wings were just dreadful in the 2nd...
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