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Video- Florida Panthers Don’t Want Stephen Gionta On Their Bench

First the Florida broadcast and the New Jersey broadcast is below...   Continue reading "Video- Florida Panthers Don’t Want Stephen Gionta On Their Bench"
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings Hold Optional Skate

Reading some of the tweets today from Ansar Khan of Mlive, I've discovered... Tootoo in for Eaves, Schneider starting for Vancouver and Wings held and optional skate, Cleary, Flip and Kronwall did not skate and Babcock did not attend either. Khan appears to be the only beat writer tweeting, so that's it from me. One other thing, Holland will be on After Hours on HNIC...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Oh Jack Edwards

I am sorry for insulting Matt Cooke, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League, and anyone else upset by my Cooke comments. — Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013   I made a mistake.My fault all the way.This is my apology.Bad week, bad emotional reaction by me. — Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) April 20, 2013 update 2:00pm, replaced the...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Horton Out For The Game After Fight With Iginla

Nathan Horton will not return to today's game. Looked like he might have hurt his hand in fight with Iginla #BruinsTalk — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 20, 2013  
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Joey MacDonald Will Be In Calgary For Another Year

#Flames expected to Announce Contract extension for Goaltender Joey MacDonald today. The length and value of the extension is not known. — Roger Millions (@RogMillions) April 20, 2013   Joey MacDonald to sign one-year, $925,000 contract with CAL. First to report imminent signing was @rogmillions — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 20, 2013
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Stating The Obvious

We have to play with more desperation and put ourselves in a good spot,'' Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. The Red Wings have been outscored 33-28 and outshot 426-414 in the first period this season. “It's sort of been like that all year. I can't put a finger on it,'' goaltender Jimmy Howard said. “We're a team that can start and dictate...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

No Return On Investment

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, Paul Stastny accumulated another $45,000 or so of wealth for his approximately two and a half hours on the job at the Pepsi Center tonight. David Jones grossed about $25,000. A year’s worth of salary to many people reading this. In many cases, much more than that. All that money was paid by Stan Kroenke for the following results ...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders Oh So Close To Making The Playoffs

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The next biggest game of the Islanders' remarkable run comes Saturday afternoon. This one, against the surging Jets in the always-loud MTS Centre, could be the one that puts the Islanders in full command of a playoff berth.... A regulation win Saturday would put the Islanders five points up on the Jets with three games to play, all but...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Pressure On The Wings

Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun with an article regarding the pressure the Wings are feeling... “Mike,” a reporter ventured, when the Wings practised Friday at Rogers Arena in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, “your team has gone 20 seasons without missing the playoffs ...” “21,” Babcock corrected him. But who’s counting, right...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Melnyk’s Forensic Report Not Yet Complete

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, While the forensic investigation into whether the Pittsburgh Penguins’ shift disturber intentionally sliced the Achillies tendon of the club’s top defenceman on Feb. 13 continues, Melnyk won’t speak until the results are complete. “Look, it’s got nothing to do with settling down,” said Melnyk. “I’ve committed to not...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

GDT - Game 44: Red Wings (20-16-7) at Canucks (24-13-7) 10:00

3-5-2 Fading down the stretch, or is it disappearing? No passengers tonight, or no chance at all for 22, none. Dreams of the playoffs are slipping away. Continue reading "GDT - Game 44: Red Wings (20-16-7) at Canucks (24-13-7) 10:00"
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Has Kiprusoff Played His Last NHL Game?

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald, “Yeah, it was a little bit (emotional),’’ admitted Kiprusoff, expected to announce his retirement at season’s close with one year left on his current contract. “After First Star, I had to come quickly out. It was an unbelieveable feeling. “You look at some other Canadian cities and it can be a tough time for goalies...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Richards Getting Hot at the Right Time for the Blueshirts

For most of this shortened season, things have not been easy for New York Rangers' forward Brad Richards. For much of this year, Richards struggled in all areas of game whether it was on offense, on the power play, handling the puck, etc. A few times this season, Rangers' head coach John Tortorella even went as far to bench the Rangers' nine-year man. With that said...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

OT- IN CUSTODY

    Click the Boston Globe headline for the full sized image and the Boston Globe, normally a paid subscription, is free to all readers at this point in time.
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Do You Have Confidence In The Wings Making The Playoffs?

Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated takes a look at the Western Conference playoff race and writes this about the Wings... The possibility of their 21-year playoff streak ending became a statistical probability after that loss to Calgary on Wednesday, but the schedule could be the difference-maker for Detroit. With five to go, the Wings face two road games — Saturday in Vancouver...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bertuzzi Getting Closer To A Return

Bertuzzi talked to the Detroit Free Press today after practice in Vancouver and hopes to return soon.  He will speak with doctors when the Wings return from Vancouver and maybe, just maybe, return on Monday against Phoenix or Wednesday against LA, both are home games.     Also, Samuelsson did not practice with the Wings and no mention of Darren Helm in all the reports I read.
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins/Bruins Game Postponed Tonight, Additional Schedule Changes Made

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 19, 2013) -- The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for tonight at TD Garden has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today. The game has been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at TD Garden beginning at 12:30 p.m., Eastern time. The game's status will be formalized no later than 8...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spano Remembered

The darkest era in Islander history is re-lived today, as a documentary about the team's notorious former owner John Spano premiers at the Tribeca Firm Festival in New York.  It was directed by actor and long-time Islander fan Kevin Connolly.  The film is scheduled to make its television debut in October, and is an absolute must-see for all hockey fans. For those of you not...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Defining Charging

Brendan Shanahan with the educational video on charging.  
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

It Starts With Defense In Columbus

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, "I was asked the question when I first got there, 'How do you compare this to what you went through in St. Louis?'" Davidson, the Blue Jackets' first-year president of hockey operations, told NHL.com. "I said, 'I think it's a little different because this team has a better defense.' You can see the strength of...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spending Time With Teemu

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times, Bobby Heravi did not want his son, Faryan, to hear the doctor's verdict and so made sure the boy's head was turned away when he asked about his son's chances of surviving an aggressive form of lymphoma. "With my mouth expression I said, 'What percent?' And the doctor just did this," Heravi said, splaying...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Every Team Is 0-0 When The Playoff Puck Drops

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Teams playing their best hockey down the stretch may actually peak too soon and become vulnerable in the opening round, when they hit an inevitable flat period. Either way, my preferred truism when it comes to playoff prognostications is the one that starts with somebody saying, ‘the regular season doesn’t matter; in the playoffs...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson Cleared For Contact

And after practice...   The good news is Karlsson says he has "no pain." Said it felt good to skate with others - rather on his own. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) April 19, 2013 Word is he is shooting for the playoffs for his return.
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

KK- Back Up And Running

From my host... emergency maintenance on critical power infrastructure which took KK down, but we should be good now.
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals And Jets Still Battling For Playoff Spot

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The third-place Capitals and ninth-place Jets are separated by a mere two points heading into the penultimate weekend of the season, each team with four games left on its schedule. Washington, whose eight-game winning streak was snapped by the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, remains in the division lead with 50 points, but the Jets trail by...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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