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How Does Your Team Rank?

ESPN with their weekly rankings… 1. Blackhawks 11-4-3 The Blackhawks are in a groove, at least offensively, as they won their third straight game Sunday night after going winless in three to take over top spot in the NHL standings. 2. Penguins 10-4-3 A big win at home against Dallas on Friday was followed by disappointing loss in Carolina on Saturday. But the Pens, still awaiting...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Perry Struggling To Follow Up MVP Season

Corey Perry may have won the MVP in 2010/11 but he isn’t looking like he will be in the running this year.  After 17 games played he has 11 points.  This puts him on pace for a 53 point season, which would be his lowest total since 2006/07. Perry has become the target for his opposition.  Teams have keyed in on him more than his teammates - especially Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Hagman Claimed By Ducks

via Bob McKenzie tweets, ANA claims Niklas Hagman on re-entry waivers from CGY. CGY responsible for half of Hagman’s remaining salary ($3M annually) and a cap hit of $1.5M. ANA pays the balance and also has $1.5M cap hit Hagman’s contract expires at the end of this season.    
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2011)—Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Nov. 13. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Monday Hockey Thoughts In Mid-November

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, • Those Fedor Tyutin/Evgeni Nabokov trade rumours were insane. Tyutin’s part of the solution, not the problem, in Columbus. Here’s what happened. After Thursday’s loss to Chicago, the team asked Tyutin and Kris Russell to stick around. We all know now Russell was traded, so somebody assumed Tyutin was gone, too. The Blue Jackets actually asked...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Milan Hejduk Named Avalanche Captain

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that forward Milan Hejduk has been named team captain.  The 35-year-old will wear the ‘C’ for the first time tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. “Milan is a player who leads by example both on and off the ice,” said Avalanche Head Coach Joe Sacco.  “He is a product of this organization and won a Stanley Cup with...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Leafs Have Holes To Fill

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, Do not let Toronto’s 10-6-1 record or place atop the Northeast Division cloud judgment. With every day that passes, this team continues to develop holes as though it were a moth-eaten sweater. Not so many that Burke has to completely blow things up. But the Leafs, who have lost three of their last four games and won some recent games that...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Jets Playing Like They Have Not Relocated

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Despite having moved to Winnipeg and taken on a new name and colours, the Atlanta Thrashers still, unfortunately, exist. But a renewed campaign to permanently extinguish them is upon us. Management and some players in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room have seen enough of the Thrashers’ way of doing things and are now intent on eliminating...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Mickey Redmond Continues To Give Back To The Game

from Gregg Krupal of the Detroit News, During the inductions at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto today Redmond will receive the crowning prize for announcers of the game, the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. For a guy who grew up in Ontario in a family dedicated to the sport, it’s a tall tribute. “When I got the call about...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

You Make The Call- Does Lucic Get Suspended For Hit On Miller?

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, The Buffalo Sabres got savaged in the North American media and on the Internet on Sunday for not responding to Milan Lucic’s bulldozing of Ryan Miller on Saturday night in Boston. They apparently heard about it in strong terms as well from coach Lindy Ruff and General Manager Darcy Regier during a meeting Sunday in the Bell Centre. And...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Rangers Have No Plans To Allow Mats Zuccarello To Play In Europe

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, There is no out-clause in Mats Zuccarello’s contract that would require the Rangers to allow the 24-year-old winger to leave for Europe if he is still a member of the AHL Whale by a certain date, the Norwegian’s representatives and general manager Glen Sather told The Post late last week. And though Craig Oster, one of the winger’s agents...
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November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Road Trip Ends, Hopefully so Does the Losing Streak

<Oilers lose 6 -2 to Blackhawks This loss makes three in a row, and so, the “fail for nail” sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent in my twitter feed amongst Oiler fans. All I can say to that is of course let’s just breathe and take this one game at a time shall we? After all, the Oilers are still above .500 and that in itself is a welcomed change. Continue reading...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Shots Not There For Ovechkin

from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Through 15 games, Ovechkin has seven goals, seven assists and is a minus-1. That projects to 38 goals and 38 assists for 76 points, which are respectable numbers for most players not named Ovechkin. “He’s frustrated,” Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said. “You can see the frustration on his face. He wants to score so badly. He’s scored...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Look on the bright side of loss

I did harp on how important the third period would be in last night’s Coyotes @ Sharks game.  I’d like to start with how obvious it was that the Sharks took the third period very seriously, worked hard and had their heads in the game, even if the first and the second periods slipped through the cracks. I’d like to, but I have to settle for giving the team the benefit of the...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Ian White Out With Fractured Cheekbone

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White saved a goal by blocking a shot with his face on Saturday. But he paid a price. White will miss the upcoming four-game road trip due to a fractured cheekbone. General manager Ken Holland said he will be out 1-2 weeks. “He’ll be able to play with it, once it heals reasonably well,’’ Holland said. “He’ll...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Hensick Takes Over AHL Scoring Lead

From early in the season, Toronto Marlie players Joe Colborne and Joey Crabb led the AHL in scoring.  Crabb was called up to the big league Toronto Maple Leafs leaving Colborne in the scoring lead.  Colborne has suffered an “upper body” injury and has missed his last two games.  This opened the door for another player to take over the AHL scoring lead.  TJ Hensick of the...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

NCAA Prospects Weekly Roundup

Anders Lee continued his hot start to the season and led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a two game sweep this weekend over Alaska. Lee continues to lead the nation in goals with 12 and is tied for 3rd in points with 17.  Lee is averaging 1.55 points per game this season and has tallied five power play goals along with one game winner.  In only 11 games this season, Lee has recorded...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Fashion faux-pas - Jets make Jackets look good

When the NHL came back to Winnipeg, piles of hockey fans dropped their adopted favourite team and got behind the Jets. I have no problem with that - it’s an exciting thing, after all, to have the NHL back after fifteen years away - but for me there’s not been much to get very excited about when it comes to this Winnipeg Jets team. Last night’s game against the Columbus Blue...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Terry Jones A HHOF Writer

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The nickname has always been perfect. Large. It tells you who he is, what he is, what his career in sports writing has been all about, what kind of impact he has left on the industry. You have to be Large to be honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame. The stories of our hockey life that mattered most were things we watched on television, heard...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

All Mark Howe

Randy Miller of Flyer Files at the Courier Post has a great interview with Mark Howe. Some of you may know Gordie Howe is my idol and sometimes I have to understand Gordie is no longer in the prime of his life and is now 83 years of age.  Q: How is Gordie now? Howe: “The last couple of years we’ve taken Dad out of the home to be with the four children. We all kind of take...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Do You Consider The Sabres A ‘Soft’ Team?

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge, Well, it’s long been an issue among their fan base, but the Sabres now have a full-blown issue as a weak team across the hockey world in the wake of last night’s Milan Lucic-Ryan Miller dustup. Read John Vogl’s full recap from the Garden, which includes Miller’s rant against Lucic—and the Boston tough guy’s pithy response that just...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Wings Belong In The East

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, The NHL’s Board of Governors will meet early next month and kick around the “realignment’’ can one more time. With 30 teams doing business between Sunrise, Fla., and Vancouver, British Columbia (3,458 miles, if you stick to the main roads), there are many ways for the Lords of the Boards to divvy up the conferences, divisions, and...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Wings Belong In The East

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, The NHL’s Board of Governors will meet early next month and kick around the “realignment’’ can one more time. With 30 teams doing business between Sunrise, Fla., and Vancouver, British Columbia (3,458 miles, if you stick to the main roads), there are many ways for the Lords of the Boards to divvy up the conferences, divisions, and...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, • Sabres owner Terry Pegula was aggressive on the free-agent market last summer by signing C Ville Leino and D Christian Ehrhoff, but he didn’t stop there. Sources say the Sabres tried to acquire C Patrick Kane, a Buffalo native, from the Blackhawks before the NHL draft in June. A cornerstone of the Chicago franchise, Kane, 22, who has a...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Has The NHLPA Found Unreported Revenue?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, We Can’t tell you whether this is a case of hide-and-seek, but Slap Shots has learned from several sources that after exercising its right for the first time to audit select NHL clubs, the NHLPA believes it has discovered unreported revenues from last season. This, in addition to a dispute over whether the $25 million Glendale, Ariz., paid the...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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