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Dave Tippett On His Contract Status

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, “It’s a bit like a player in the last year of his contract,” Tippett said. “There’s times you’d probably like to sign, but you’re not sure if you’re going to sign. That’s kind of where it is right now.” Tippett hasn’t decided whether he’d take a one-year contract if it becomes clear the Coyotes will last...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Crosby Find His Game?

from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, All eyes will certainly be on Sidney Crosby. Now that LeBron James has rescued the Heat in a Game 7, Crosby is the sports star with the most to prove in the spring of 2013. His reputation has taken a massive hit in the first two games of this series and he risks morphing into a Wilt Chamberlain/A-Rod pinata if he continues to pout and...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on Swedes in GR, Datsyuk, Filppula, cap recapturing and rule changes

I've seen this happen, and it isn't pretty, but it's done without much fanfare: Certainly not what anyone around Hockeytown wants to see. twitter.com/Bill_Roose/sta… — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) June 4, 2013 Al & Dave make a mess. Ice removal day at The Joe. #sadday #redwings (Dan Mannes/DRW) @ Joe Louis Arena instagram.com/p/aJIPTQx4-B...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Does sorry make everything better for Duncan Keith?

Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter received some stitches and dental work thanks to a high stick from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, but Keith inisted to USA Today's Kevin Allen that his handwork doesn't deserve supplemental discipline...Because it was an accident: "It's retaliation with a stick," he said. "It's not a high stick...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina’s Scheduling Problem

NHL teams have had to submit the dates that will be available for home games in the 2013/14 season by June 1st.  The Carolina Hurricanes had a problem making this deadline.  The Hurricanes share the PNC Arena with the North Carolina State Wolfpack NCAA Basketball team.  Contractually NC State has first dibs on home game dates (college basketball is more important than hockey...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles defeats Chicago 3-1, climbs back into series

The Los Angeles Kings just defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, allowing Los Angeles to climb back into the series and stifle the Blackhawks' momentum by playing a hard-nosed, physical game.
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins fall to Oklahoma City, face Game 7 of Western Conference Final on Wednesday

Just found out about this, recap coming: the Grand Rapids Griffins surrendered 3 3rd-period goals and dropped a 4-3 decision to the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 6 of the AHL's Western Conference Final on Tuesday night. As such, the teams will play for the right to face the Syracuse Crunch in the Calder Cup Final in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night. The game will...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Duncan Keith 4 Minutes For High-Sticking

Kings were unable to take advantage of the penalty, score is 2-1 LA at the 2nd period break.       If you want another version of the high-sticking, watch the TSN broadcast below... Continue reading "Video- Duncan Keith 4 Minutes For High-Sticking"
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Introduce New Uniform And Announce Modano’s Sweater Will Be Retired

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars unveiled a new primary and secondary logo, along with a new color scheme and new uniform set as part of their sweeping rebrand and transformation on Tuesday night. Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi revealed the new logo and uniform along with Stars President and CEO Jim Lites, General Manager Jim Nill, Executive Advisor Mike Modano, and Stars forward Jamie...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 3 WCF, Chicago vs. Los Angeles

The Kings are looking at game 3 as a must win game while the Blackhawks want to extended their winning streak to six games. What will it be, an 0-3 lead for Chicago or will LA make it a series? Game starts just after 9:00pm ET on NBCSN, TSN and RDS.  
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Compliance Buyout Talk

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis — like the rest of his NHL brethren — will be watching and guessing who’ll be on the list of this summer’s new wrinkle to the collective bargaining agreement: the compliance buyout. “We all speculate and say this guy is an automatic buyout,” said Tampa GM Steve Yzerman. “But teams don’t share...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Evening Line

If I was coaching the Penguins, I'd put together a highlight video of everything done right this season. The main attraction would be the second-round series win over Ottawa, which Senators head coach Paul MacLean called a "clinic" against his team. Remind these guys how good they can be. At times like this, the fans and media can be negative, but the team can'...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Playing In Pain

from Stu Hackel of Sports Illustrated, Andrew Ference, the stalwart Bruins defenseman, returned to Boston's lineup for the conference championship round against the Penguins after an unspecified foot injury had kept him out of the lineup since Game 6 of the B's first round series against the Maple Leafs. It was uncertain if he'd be back at all because he'd been...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Mathieu Schneider And Colin Campbell Recap Competition Committee Mtg.

All the topics of the day are brought up by Schneider and Campbell.  
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Competition Committee Talk

Visors will be grandfathered in.Hybrid icing tested in NHL preseason. Shallower nets to be used next season. All subject to board approval — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 4, 2013   Additional video review for 4 min highsticking penalties is a large step in allowing vid review for other issues down the road. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 4, 2013
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford not going into the Osgood File

Not a lot of teams have had their goaltender head off to another team immediately after the team wins and Stanley Cup, but that was the situation the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves after Antti Niemi signed with the San Jose Sharks. There were a lot of fans (and writers!) who went into "What the heck are we going to do for a goalie?" mode. The goalie they had in the...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Know They Need A Win Tonight

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, “Obviously it’s not do-or-die, but it is,” said Kings forward Justin Williams, channeling his inner Yogi Berra on Monday. A win tonight at the Staples Center, where they’re on a 14-0 run, and the Kings silence the doubters and earn a chance to even it up on Thursday night. Lose and Game 4 becomes a wake. True, there’s...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Make A Slight Adjustment To Their Uniforms

from the Carolina Hurricanes, Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today introduced the team’s new home and road uniforms for the 2013-14 season. While the team’s primary logo and colors remain the same, it marks the first time in the Hurricanes’ 15-year North Carolina history that they have made a head-to...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Sharp Playing His Best Hockey

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Remember the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It’s a word game based on the concept of six degrees of separation, and starts with the premise that everybody in the Hollywood film industry can be linked - in six steps or fewer – to the actor Kevin Bacon. Well, in the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings, the part...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins/Penguins Game 2:  Bylsma May Now Be Coaching for his Job

Barf. Let's be clear:  Dan Bylsma does not tend goal.  Dan Bylsma does not try to score goals.  Dan Bylsma does not provide defense in front of his goalie. But as we all know, that doesn't amount to a hill of beans in the world of professional sports. Because as the Penguins inch closer to their fourth straight playoff collapse after winning the Stanley Cup in 2009...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Waiting Game Continues With Bobrovsky

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Negotiations between Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Bobrovsky’s agent, Paul Theofanous, have not gained traction. There is good reason for this: Theofanous wants to wait, and it behooves him to do so. Bobrovsky will be worth more if he wins the Vezina and/or receives an offer sheet from another team and/or receives...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh’s Big 3 Haven’t Been Good

from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Crosby has been lousy. It's hard to say he ever has played this poorly in consecutive games. It's not just that he failed to get a point in either game. He lost his cool at the end of the second period in Game 1, going out of his way to harass Rask and then comically jawing with Boston giant Zdeno Chara, who could have squeezed...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrioch talks goalies, coaches and Oilers moving Nail

The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch didn't pen a Sunday rumor column, but he more than makes up for that this morning by handicaping "the goalie market," suggesting that the Edmonton Oilers may move Nail Yakupov and tossing off coaching scoops: While all eyes are on the Eastern and Western Conference finals, there is plenty of chatter that matters taking place...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on free agent forwards, Holland’s trip to Toronto and Babcock on WJR

In theory, this exhausted blogger (still, go figure) has a light morning. The Detroit Free Press (via photos) and Michigan Hockey (text, video, photos) looked back at the top moments of the Red Wings' 2013 season, USA Today posited a list of the top unrestricted free agents-to-be, and Valtteri Filppula's picture includes a ridiculously astute comment from Matt Kartozian...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Look What Else Chicago Is Doing

At this point in the playoffs the Chicago Blackhawks have to be the favorite to win the Stanley Cup.  They won the Presidents Trophy and are up two games to none against Los Angeles.  The earlier Stanley Cup favorite the Pittsburgh Penguins are two games behind the Boston Bruins.  With the success of their Stanley Cup run, it would be easy to imagine that is all the Chicago Blackhawks...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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