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Wild Can’t Win

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, A shadow of what it was only two weeks ago, the Wild stretched its winless streak to six games when it was beaten decisively by the Edmonton Oilers, 4-1. “It’s very apparent that we’ve got a long way to go,” said coach Mike Yeo, spitting fire but trying to bite his tongue after an 0-3 road trip on which his team scored twice. “We...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Taking Ownership Of The Problems In Montreal

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, As bad as all of this is, the Canadiens are just four points out of the playoffs. This season is not lost, unless the organization believes it’s time to start over. But the patient is not going to survive unless someone steps up with a defibrillator. That person is not Pierre Gauthier. It’s not Cunneyworth. And it’s not Brian Gionta, or any other...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Puck Talk with Terry Mercury

Terry Mercury of NHL Home Ice ‘s Ice Cap and the Around the Rinks in 90 Seconds segments (sometimes) was nice enough to stop by to give us his thoughts on the season so far. PH: So, what are you general thoughts on the NHL season so far? TM: With the exception of the concussion problem, it’s been a solid year so far, with some nice feel-good stories concerning teams surprising...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Wheels up, Habs down

When your two favourite teams are playing, who do you cheer for? I’ll have a chance to watch the Jets in person many more times over the years, but when the team moves to its new division/conference/whatever, we won’t be seeing any more of the Montreal Canadiens at the MTS Centre than we have this year. So, in theory, I should have been rooting for the lowly Habs in what will...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- Someone Tell Me What Brian McGrattan Was Thinking?

5 minutes for interference and a game misconduct for this hit on Jared Boll. The hit is at the very beginning of this game highlights video.
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Oilers Best Wild

This was the perfect game for 2011 1st round Swedish defenceman draft pick Oscar Klefbom to see his NHL team, the Edmonton Oilers, play live. Klefbom and several members of the Sweden U20 team took in an NHL game in the same building they will play in Friday night while facing Team Canada in another preliminary game and what a game it was. According to Dan Tencer of 630 Ched, several...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

A Mess In Montreal

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, Write this down and take it to the bank: P.K. Subban and Lars Eller will be in uniform on Opening Night of the Canadiens’ 2012-13 season. Randy Cunneyworth won’t be behind the bench. Add one more fearless prediction: Pierre Gauthier won’t be the team’s general manager. Christmas has come early for Jacques Martin. Fired last Saturday...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- Martin Erat With The Goal Of The Night

Columbus held a 4-1 lead after the 1st period. Nashville scores the last 3 goals of the game in just over 6 minutes, with the last goal by Erat coming with 9 ticks left in regulation. Game highlights below which include a Jeff Carter hat trick. Continue reading "Video- Martin Erat With The Goal Of The Night"
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Canada Beats Switzerland in Preliminary Game #2

Team Canada beats Team Switzerland 7-1 The fine folks of Red Deer Alberta welcomed Team Canada Thursday night and in return they witnessed 7 great goals and one excellent hockey game. Continue reading "Canada Beats Switzerland in Preliminary Game #2"
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- Nick Foligno With Five And A Game For Charging

Two videos, first is the hit on Keaton Ellerby and below, Foligno talks about the hit. Continue reading "Video- Nick Foligno With Five And A Game For Charging"
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Lennart Petrell With A Push From Behind On Marek Zidlicky

I think we have seen more of these types of hits this season than any other.  I am not really sure why players can’t seem to avoid making that push from behind. Lennart Petrell of the Oilers received 5 minutes for checking from behind and a game.
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Flames quick take: way too little, way too late—again

Yes, the Detroit Red Wings can suggest that they left Calgary, where they completed a slate of three games in four nights, four in six, five in eight and and six in ten, all involving travel, with positives to grow upon, especially given the fact that they arrived in Calgary very late after a draining 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks the previous night… But as the Wings head...
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- Hit Of The Night, Gaustad On Liles

I can’t believe Liles didn’t ‘feel’ that hit coming.
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December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

DeBoer Urges Team To Remain Focused As Date With Capitals Nears

“There are critical points on the table at this time of year and if you can be a focused team you can catch a lot of teams with their heads other places,” DeBoer said to Dave Hutchinson of The Star Ledger following a one-hour practice at the AmeriHealth Pavilion. “That’s got to be our goal through this time.” “I think the guys are smart enough to look at the game and...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Getting the Job Done

That is exactly what the New York Rangers did tonight in their 4-2 win over the New York Islanders. The team got strong performances from the likes of Marian Gaborik (1 goal), Brandon Dubinsky (1 goal and 1 assist), Anton Stralman (2 assists), and netminder Martin Biron (24 saves on 26 shots). With the win, the team improved to 20-8-4 on the season to move within two points of the...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Massacre?

Ok, that may be overstating it, but it’s 3-0 after two. PK Subban is a healthy scratch. Mike Cammalleri is taking shifts with the fourth line. Randy Cunneyworth looks lost, coaching a team that has given up 16 goals over 11 periods. Magic solution Tomas Kaberle is, er, not a magic solution. When was the last time the Canadiens were in this much of a state of flux? How did things...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Control Your Sports Viewing On DirecTV, TiVo Or Google TV With Your Android Device

from Richard Lawler of engadget, The Are You Watching This?! app has a long history of making sure sports fans don’t miss the big games with its bookmarklets and apps that popped up notifications or emailed reminders. Now a new upgrade on Android, along with a few connected TV platforms, has taken things to the next level. In its newest iteration, the free app ties into DirecTV...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Video- The Foundation Of The Winter Classic

Dan Craig of the NHL discusses putting in the ice at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Pretty amazing process.
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Lucic’s Game Won’t Change After Suspension

from Joe Haggerty of NESN, “We’re going to make sure we let him know that we don’t want him to change his style,” said Claude Julien. “The suspension was because of different things. One was a playoff thing that had nothing do with a hit, and the other was a collision with Miller that maybe when they looked back on it they felt like they should have called him for that...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

It’s a Very Mild, Complimentary and Humble Live Blog

I’m no pharmacist. I don’t understand Corsi. I don’t lift weights the day of Wing games to get my blood pumping. Or ever, really. But I’m painfully aware of this: every time I start a live blog out guaranteeing a victory for the _______ team ever invented by_________, who wear the colors ________ and _________ we end up inhaling the exhaust fumes of a team that has no business...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Doughty Needs To Find His Offensive Game

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, After posting 59 points in 2009-10, Doughty entered last season as the trendy pick to win the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman, even though he was only 20 years old. But he was limited to 40 points last season. And though the Kings paid him for his Norris potential – giving him an eight-year, $56 million deal after he sat out of...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Pavelec Not Happy With Jets’ Offense

from Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun, Ondrej Pavelec was frustrated with his forward teammates on Tuesday night, and his feelings hadn’t changed much on Wednesday afternoon. The Jets starting netminder was not pleased with Winnipeg’s offensive attack during their 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night at MTS Centre. He voiced his displeasure after the game...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

No, NHL, we’re not going to ‘be cool’ with a third lockout

In a slate of hockey predictions for 2012, SI’s Adrian Dater suggests that the NHLPA is girding itself for a third owners’ lockout over the course of seventeen years and the second lockout in eight years because, well, the NHL believes that if the NFL and NBA can get away with a “work stoppage” without alienating its fans, ,a href=“http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Jets vs. Habs - my dream game

I wear a lot of hats: copywriter, wine columnist, parent, hockey blogger, etc. (I need to wear at least one hat - I’m balding horribly.) Juggling all this stuff can be tough - obviously Daddy duty comes first - especially since I’m looking to have my two year-old boy drafted in the first round of the NHL 2027 draft (he’ll then proceed to win many Norris trophies). So while...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss

One more Red Wings-Canucks thing…The league agrees with Howard…

The points of controversy during the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks involved a hit for which Niklas Kronwall was neither fined nor suspended and a goal after which Jimmy Howard was not penalized for punching one Jannik Hansen, but just when you thought we were going to put the controversy behind us, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun (via RedWingsFeed) reports that the...
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December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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