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Bill Daly On Realignment

from NHL.com, "We have been in discussions with the Players' Association for the past several weeks on the issue of realignment and we are trying to get to a solution that everybody can live with," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told NHL.com. "There are no perfect answers here, so we have to do the best we can in trying to adequately address a number of competing...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Red Wings @ Kings

By Matthew Linsky, TiqIQ Two of the hottest teams in the NHL will square off in LA on Wednesday. The average ticket for this game is $105.64, ten dollars more than the average Los Angeles Kings tickets price for a home game, $95.06. The Red Wings are one of the most prestigious franchises in the NHL, always drawing a big crowd, and expensive-ticket prices. According to TiqIQ, Detroit...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Stirring the Pot

Here's a prime example of a non-story: Asked if the Montreal Canadiens will be looking to carry out revenge against him at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, Mikhail Grabovski coyly shrugged his shoulders. “Why would they? What happened last time? I forget,” Grabovski said, obviously playing dumb after the Maple Leafs 4-2 win in Philly on Monday. Don't be...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade- Erik Cole To Dallas, Michael Ryder To Montreal

MTL trades Erik Cole to DAL for Michael Ryder. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 26, 2013
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

McGinn Out With Broken Orbital Bone

#Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that (F) Tye McGinn will be out at least 2 weeks with a broken orbital bone — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 26, 2013 Probably happened in this fight with Mike Brown last night.  
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula Not Skating Today, Another Wait And See Injury

Filppula not skating. Has undisclosed injury. Holland said "we'll see tomorrow" on his status for Wednesday game. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 26, 2013
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Simon Gagne Back In Philadelphia

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired a conditional draft selection in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Simon Gagne, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Gagne, 32, has played in 11 games this season with the Kings, recording five assists and two penalty minutes.  The 6-1, 195-pound native of Ste. Foy...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rene Bourque Out With Concussion

from Dave Stubbs of Hockey Inside.Out, Canadiens forward Rene Bourque is out of action indefinitely, having been diagnosed with a concussion. Habs head coach Michel Therrien told reporters at the team’s practice in Mississauga., Ont., Tuesday at noon-hour that Bourque doesn’t know how he sustained the concussion. He’s missed the past two games with what was advertised...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisniewski Out With A Broken Foot

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets will be without defenseman James Wisniewski long term after he suffered a broken bone in a foot during Sunday's 1-0 loss in Chicago. It's the latest hit to a Blue Jackets blue line that has endured many already this season. "Wiz .. he's going to be out over an extended period of time," Blue Jackets...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Latest Realignment Plan

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The plan was detailed in an NHL memo sent to all 30 clubs Tuesday, which a team source leaked to ESPN.com. The new plan calls for divisional playoffs, not conference playoffs as the NHL currently has. The division winner with the most regular-season points will play the lowest-seeded wild-card team in the first round, with the other division winner...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Discussing Getzlaf And Perry

In the first minute of the video, Pierrre LeBrun and Scott Burnside wrap-up the Ducks/Kings game from last night.  Then they move on to talk the future of Ryan Getzlaff and Corey Perry, what happens if either player is not signed by trade deadline day?  They finish the video discusssing the LA Kings.  
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Health Of The Wings

Paul here for George as he waits for his laptop to be fixed.  Maybe later today or tomorrow is the estimated time. from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Every visit to a doctor keeps yielding the same information: Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm just needs time to heal from his back injury. Helm hasn't played hockey in a month, hasn't even skated...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Not Much Trade Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, We’re still waiting for that flurry of trade activity. It was hard to know what to expect with a 48-game season and a new CBA, but so far it’s been awfully quiet in terms of significant moves.  "Nobody wants to take any significant money back," reasoned one Eastern Conference GM on Monday.  "The question I’m asking myself...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Shake-Up In San Jose?

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News, My gut feeling about Plattner, based on his time as a relatively patient minority owner of the Sharks before he assumed hegemony of the franchise, is that he will continue to show confidence in Wilson's ability to right the ship. For one thing, I'm not certain that Plattner has spent enough time in NHL circles to identify a replacement...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers Leave Chicago With A Point

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, "Big picture, it's an excellent point against the strongest team in the National Hockey League right now," said head coach Ralph Krueger. "Sure, there's some pain … but they're an amazingly powerful team, and we never let up on the puck at all. "In the end I'm proud of the team for the character to come...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Leo Reise With His Hockey Memories

from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator, He still gets letters. Not every day, but often. They come from autograph seekers all over the world asking for a piece of hockey history. Namely, his signature on a scrap of paper or on an old photo of him from his playing days. Something tangible that connects the game’s crackly radio era to today’s high definition world...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Observations Within The Hockey World

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Dany Heatley’s foot speed is a concern in today’s racehorse NHL, but it’s his hands that have really deserted him. He’s a half-second slow on the trigger, which is not surprising for scorers as they get older. “Everybody talks about your feet going as you get older, but it’s your hands,” said Jari Kurri, in his last NHL...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Current MVP

In early February I last picked an MVP for the early season.  Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres was my pick.  He was leading the NHL in scoring at that point.  Since then Vanek has been passed in the scoring race and his Buffalo Sabres are in trouble after firing their coach. The MVP race today comes to two players: Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sidney Crosby...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Questions Around Khabibulin’s Starts

The Edmonton Oilers need some work. No, they don’t need to hit the gym any harder, they don’t need more side projects to help fill the time, they need to figure out where the team is weak and address those weaknesses. And so, most fans can’t help but wonder why aging goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is starting in net so often this week, while the supposed starting goaltender...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

TSN Talks Playoff Format And More

TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie gathered for the latest installment of Insider Trading and the topics discussed were the NHL's realignment plans, NHL teams indignant over officiating and Corey Perry contract talks as the trade deadline approaches. How will the playoffs work in the NHL's new realignment plan? Bob McKenzie: There...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Shootout Specialist

from Mike Sielski of the Wall Street Journal, A willowy 28-year-old center for the Islanders, Nielsen was waiting to take his team's second shootout attempt during a game against the Rangers earlier this month. While Nielsen lingered at center ice, he said later, he set his mind to outsmarting goaltender Martin Biron—the two engaging in an unseen cat-and-mouse game that...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Little Guys Against The Big Guys Tonight

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau would only simply say "maybe" when it came to whether he read Drew Doughty's comments about the Kings being a better team but it was painfully obvious that he's already taken note of them. Ahead of Monday night's latest Ducks-Kings matchup, Doughty said to the Los Angeles Times: "...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Helm Sees A Back Specialist In New York

from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front, Darren Helm saw a back specialist in New York on Monday, who thinks he may have seen something different on the MRI. “He gave him some medication,” Holland said. “We’re going to see where he’s at 4-5 days. When we’re back in town we’ll see how he’s responded to the medication, Friday or Saturday.” continue for...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Ryan Clowe Suspended For Two Games

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.  
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Top 16 Teams In The NHL

Dave Lozo of NHL.com with his Top 16 teams in the NHL for this week.  
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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