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One Point Closer to the 100-point mark

Due to having a men’s league hockey game last night, I was not able to catch any of the New York Rangers 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings last night at Madison Square Garden.. Based on the highlights I did manage to see, I know that Rangers’ forward Brad Richards scored a nice first period goal and that team captain Ryan Callahan scored his 27th goal of the season...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Bad Branding In Toronto

from Michael Woods of the Toronto Star, With another playoff-less season drawing to a close, some business experts say the extra scrutiny of general manager Brian Burke is justified: A senior manager in his place at most other corporations would be on the hot seat, too. “I’d say he’s on the cusp,” said Glenn Rowe, director of the executive MBA program at Western University’s...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Pick Six: Thursday March 22

A quick Pick Six tonight, although I should have something to prepare you for a Thursday in which 16 teams are in action. Brian Rolston, LW, BOS – add/start Rolston is on a roll with the Bruins, as he is currently on a three-game point streak with a +5 over that span. He performed his greatest damage on Monday, scoring four points in the 8-0 whitewash over Toronto. It is also...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Wings Lose 2-1 In A Tight Game To The Rangers

Paul here for George who hopefully is recovering from a long day. Probably the type of game Babcock wanted from this lineup, just could not find a way to put the puck in the net. Only Detroit goal was scored by Zetterberg in the first period.
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

3 Game Suspension For Shane Doan

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video-Duncan Keith With The Elbow To The Head Of Daniel Sedin

Keith received two for elbowing.
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Who’s Going To Pay For The Camera?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, The NHLPA filed a grievance over the Edmonton Oilers docking $13,000 from Ben Eager’s pay, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.com. Say what, you say? Let’s explain. It all started during a game in Vancouver on Dec. 26 when the Oilers’ tough guy shattered an HD camera in the penalty box… The Canucks informed the Oilers they were on the...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Beliveau’s Health Keeps Improving

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette, “You can have no idea how moved I am by the thoughts and wishes and prayers of so many people,” Béliveau said during my hour-long visit with him on Wednesday, Élise tight by his side as she’s been for their nearly 59 years of marriage. “It’s been tremendous.” He’s lost some weight during his latest challenge, one of too...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Coast to Coast—it’s the three dot Goalie Lounge

Apologies to the ghost of Herb Caen! Nabokov signed up for another year on the Island.  According to TSN, he’ll be making $2.75 million to backstop the Islanders. Even though Nabokov’s record is south of .500, his 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage is enough to make him a serious candidate for the Islanders’ MVP. Nabokov also gives the Islanders insurance if/when DiPietro...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s Hard To Speak Optimistically With Chunks Of Vomit Blocking The Muscles You Talk With

We don’t know what a lead looks or feels like.  A powerplay goal is a lottery winner.  A game without injuries is a concept we just don’t understand anymore.  Everything sucks and we’ll be lucky to get the sixth seed instead of the fifth. The pessimism is pathetic.  The only thing more disgusting is the optimism Blues fans will feel about next year after they lose in the...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Just Write, Ansar.  Stow The Jokes.

This is no time for humor. No time for playful hijinks, to play a funny because you think you’re one of the boys and wouldn’t it be giggly to inject a few laughs into what we’ve decided is the worst month in the history of the greatest franchise ever invented.  Ansar Khan(!), Deep Digger captain, drew up a nifty little ditty that told us to be happy because TPH, Moose, JFH...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Lidstrom Talks

Dan Rosen of NHL.com caught up with Nick Lidstrom after the optional morning skate in New York.
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Excused absence

My apologies for not being around to do my job over the last 24 hours…Between exhaustion on my part and a health scare for the parent which has me writing this from the parking lot of the doctor’s office which asked the parent to come in immediately for a follow-up appointment, my priorities are regrettably elsewhere today. I shall return to work as soon as my and especially...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

What Happens If The Sharks Miss The Playoffs?

Scott Burnside and Craig Custance of ESPN look at Kings/Sharks, Stars/Coyotes and Canucks/Blackhawks, CUSTANCE: There’s no doubt that the Sharks missing the playoffs would be a colossal failure, and not just because I picked them to win the Stanley Cup. How you can get blown out 5-2 in an absolutely crucial game against the Kings is beyond me. That kind of effort is mystifying...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ty Conklin Clears Waivers

Conklin cleared waivers today and is scheduled to start against the Rangers at MSG. Jordan Pearce will be the backup even though Jimmy Howard felt he could fill that position tonight.  Howard also mentioned he’d like to start on Saturday. No change in Johan Franzen, did not skate but received off-ice treatment. Lidstrom did more skating at the optional practice today, so far...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Nabokov Staying With Islanders For One More Year

via Bob McKenzie tweet, Evgeni Nabokov’s new one-year deal with the NYI is $2.75M. The deal does NOT include a No Move or No Trade clause. added 11:55am, UNIONDALE, NY (March 21, 2012) – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2012-13 season. “I’m thrilled to commit to this team for next...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Radulov Press Conference

It just started, watch it below… Continue reading "Radulov Press Conference"
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Looking For More Points

The New York Rangers will be doing just that tonight at Madison Square Garden when they take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Blueshirts are coming off a playoff-clinching 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. The team played tough, got timely scoring and played solid on defense. Even though the team clinched a spot, this is not the time to slow things down. After crushing...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

DeBoer and Torts Aruge, Zajac Nearing Return and Moose Leads Devils to Victory

After the puck dropped between the Rangers and Devils the other night, the gloves soon followed. Stu Bickel, Mike Rupp and Brandon Prust went toe-to-toe against Cam Janssen, Ryan Carter and Eric Boulton. Even more entertaining then the planned fights was the trash talking by both coaches that ensued after the game. “I guess in John’s world you can come into our building and...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hawks Sweep Blue Jackets

The Hawks and Blue Jackets played their 6th and final match up (of the regular seasons…...) in Columbus on Tuesday. 5 - 1, Hawks was the final, as Chicago completed the 6 game sweep. (Hawks outscored the Jackets 31-10)  The Hawks have also taken 17 out of the last 20 available points, closing the gap on Detroit & Nashville.  Their 90 points puts them 2 behind the Wings ...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

GDT - Game #74:  Red Wings at Rangers (7:30)

DET (44-25-4) are at the Big Apple tonight to play the Eastern Conference leading NYR (45-20-7).  NYR goalie Henrik Lundqvist is posting Vezina numbers this season, 33-15-5,  1.89 GAA (3),  0.934 Save% (2), #2 inWins, and #1 in Shutouts with 8.  No worries though, the Wings will counter with goalie Ty Conklin or Jordan Pearce (in what would be his NHL debut). In their past...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL CBA Gamesmanship Well Underway.

Last week’s NHL GM meetings concluded with no indication when the league and the NHLPA will finally open negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement. The current CBA expires on September 15th, and while that date is still months away, the fact negotiations toward a new deal have not begun is a tad disconcerting for NHL followers fearful of another work stoppage....
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Hats Off to Hemsky!

Oilers beat Predators 6-3 It doesn’t matter that the Nashville Predators are playoff bound, and that the Oilers are only playing out the end of the season, the Oilers seem to have the Predators’ number lately, every visit to Nashville makes the Preds’ fans cringe. For the Oilers, this may be a meaningless win, but it’s still a win and something that fans have been anxious...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Crosby’s better - so is Malkin, Neal, etc.

Another visit to Philadelphia, another 60 minutes of hockey spiralling out of control resulting in big numbers on the scoreboard. This time, though, those numbers didn’t work in the Winnipeg Jets’ favour, as they were doubled up 8-4 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bryan Little scored twice for the Jets, both off nice feeds from Andrew Ladd. Spencer Mahachek played well in just his...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Mike Smith With The Save Of The Night

Mike Smith with the glove save on Loui Eriksson, although Dallas would go on to victory with a shootout win.
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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