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Evening Line- Bob McKenzie On Gordie Howe
The entire hockey community is rallying around this. You can't find a more revered individual, he and Jean Beliveau are the gold standard for gentlemen off the ice and well, Gordie on the ice not so much a gentleman. Jean Beliveau prob...
Calgary Flames Recall Markus Granlund, Matt Stajan Goes On IR With Knee Injury
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled forward Markus Granlund from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League.
Granlund, a 21-year-old native of Oulu, Finland has played in eight games with Adiro...
Video- How Did Torey Krug Suffer A Broken Finger?
In case you missed it earlier today, Krug will miss 2-3 weeks.
Video- John Moore Suspened Five Games
The NHL announced John Moore has been suspended for five games.
Patrick Burke with the explanation. Note, videos from NHL.com are loading slow for me just in case you experience the same issue.
added 5:23pm, Using the YouTube video now.
Howe Family Trying To Be Supportive Of Gordie Howe
from Stephen Whyno of the CP,
Gordie Howe has a long way to go to recover from a stroke he suffered over the weekend, his son said Wednesday amid an outpouring of support from the hockey community....
"It's a difficult time for Dad," Mark...
Afternoon Line- Patrick Roy
"You win two, three, four games in a row and you're back around .600. That should be good. But we need to do that. It's hard to believe today, because there are holes in our game, but it will help us tremendously and I think we're going to win tho...
Ron Hextall And Dave Nonis Talk The Fight Game
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
"The games are so close," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall told ESPN.com Wednesday. "I think we all weigh on our top players a lot, and at points I think too much, so I think giving your so-called fourth line a c...
The Brett Hull Auction
from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,
When you play over 1200 games in the NHL spanning over nearly 20 seasons, win two Stanley Cups, and make a living scoring goals, you’re bound to pick up a few souvenirs along the way. Thanks to one...
A Look At Jack Eichel
from John Buccigross of ESPN,
Jack Eichel is that classic -- often reported as extinct -- middle-class American kid. Oh, and as his BU head coach David Quinn said, "He's a physical freak with strength, vision and an NHL shot." That helps, too...
The 50% Win Rate
from Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey,
Long gone are the days that a .500 record meant a competitive team. That benchmark went the way of the dodo bird when the NHL in its infinite wisdom introduced the concept of a third point for some &m...
The Growing Trend Of Bigger Goaltenders
from Jamie McLennan of TSN,
It's no secret that the league's been trending upwards in the size and strength of players - not to mention an all-time high with skill as well.
That said, goaltenders have gone from that short fat kid who coul...
Torey Krug Out 2-3 Weeks With Broken Finger
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Wednesday, October 29, that the club has recalled defensemen Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky from Providence (American Hockey League). Morrow and Warsofsky...
A Fast Start To The Season Is Important
from Adam Gretz of CBS Sports,
I went back over the last three full 82-game seasons (I excluded the 48-game lockout shortened season of 2012-13) and looked at how every team did in their first 10 games of the season and whether or not they en...
NHL Short Notes
COMEBACKS, GOAL STREAKS HIGHLIGHT TUESDAY’S GAMES
Of the 12 games contested Tuesday:
* Eight were tied or within one goal entering the third period (WPG-NYI, LAK-PHI, OTT-CBJ, BUF-TOR, ANA-CHI, STL-DAL, SJS-COL, MTL-CGY).
Who Are the St. Louis Blues?
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Head coach Ken Hitchcock is at a bit of a loss to figure out just what he's got with his bacterially challenged, banged-up squad as the Blues try to scramble their way through the opening stages of this still-youn...
The Nashville Predators Are Prepared For Six Game, Thirteen Day Road Trip
from Eric Strongren of The Tennessean,
Making road trips successful — beyond winning games — means a grinding schedule for Rogers and assistant equipment manager Jeff Camelio. Early mornings and late nights for the love of the gam...
Video- Hit Of The Night, Mark Fistric On Michal Rozsival
The Ducks beat the Blackhawks 1-0.
Another Bad Loss For The Buffalo Sabres
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
There have been some horrible, downright despicable performances by the Sabres since they were founded in 1970. Pity anyone who watched one worse than Tuesday’s outing.
Buffalo’s 10th game o...
More Injuries For The Columbus Blue Jackets
from Shawn Mitchell of Puck-Rakers,
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss 1-2 weeks because of a broken finger suffered on Monday. Defenseman James Wisniewski will likely miss 1-2 weeks because of a broken finger suffered tonight. Center Arte...
Video- Highlights From The Twelve Games Last Night
Five minutes of action...
Video- Nikolai Kulemin Dangerous Hit On Mark Stuart
Nikolai Kulemin received five for boarding and a game misconduct.
Mark Stuart did return to the game.
Video- Matt Stajan Injured On Knee-On-Knee Hit From Jarred Tinordi
Tinordi did receive two for kneeing and no report from the Flames on Stajan.
Video- David Backes Injured In Blues Win Over The Stars
Ken Hitchcock only said Backes would be re-evaluated today.
The acual hit did not look bad but notice Backes's head did hit the ice.
Video- LA Kings React To Brayden Schenn’s OT Goal
via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,
Jonathan Quick, on whether he felt he was pushed into the net:
No, I know I was. I didn’t ‘feel.’ I know. So that should be no goal. I don’t know how that goes upstairs and still th...
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose. -You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any h...
Job #1 In Toronto, Get Everyone On The Same Page
from Dave Naylor of TSN,
As Michael Farber so appropriately pointed out on this past Sunday's edition of TSN The Reporters with Dave Hodge, the Leafs have a parent company whose president and CEO is on his way out, which means that within a m...
Cody Hodgson A Key To The Future Of The Buffalo Sabres
from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet,
The ultimate success of Buffalo’s complete reboot will largely be determined by the high-end picks the Sabres have either already made (Sam Reinhart, second overall last June) or are on target to make in th...
All Colin Hanks
from Mike Botticello of FoxSports,
FOX Sports Live caught up with Hanks as he recently dropped the ceremonial first puck at Staples Center and cheered on his beloved defending Stanley Cup champs.
FSL: Given your time there, you had ...
John Scott Was Just Doing His Job
from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,
“It’s one of those things where he jumped me in the first and didn’t give me a chance, so I was kind of just returning the favor,” Scott said. “I asked him to fight. The situations ...
Dallas Stars Owner Will Face Sentencing Next Month For Damaging Fish Habitat
from the CP at CBC,
The owner of the NHL's Dallas Stars will be sentenced next month for damaging a fish habitat during renovations to his vacation property in Kamloops, B.C.
Tom Gaglardi, who also owns the WHL's Kamloops Blazers, is sche...
Looking Up To Marian Hossa
from Scott Powere of ESPNChicago,
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was celebrating his own milestone after reaching 500 career points on Sunday, but he preferred to divert the attention to what teammate Marian Hossa was on the verge of...
The Los Angeles Kings Will Play A Man Short Tonight
from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
The Kings were unable to bring up a replacement from the minor leagues for the injured Anze Kopitar and will be forced to play one player short tonight against the Flyers, according to Kings General Manager ...
The Nashville Predators Make A Few Roster Moves
from Brooks Bratten at the Predators' website,
The Nashville Predators will activate forward Matt Cullen off of injured reserve, making him available for the team’s upcoming road trip that begins Wednesday night in Edmonton.
How Many Games Should John Moore Get?
NYR John Moore's hearing with @NHLPlayerSafety is believed to be via phone, not in person, which means suspension would be 5 games or less.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 28, 2014
John Moore received a two game suspension for...
Early Winners And Losers
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
*Tyler Seguin – the Dallas Stars are struggling defensively as a team, but Seguin has been arguably the best player in the entire league. He’s got six goals and 13 points in eight games, has...
Video- Connor McDavid Works Out Under The Eye Of Gary Roberts
At the age of 17, Connor McDavid is already under constant pressure, being deemed ‘The Next One,’ on the ice he’s living up to the hype, and off the ice he’s in great hands, as he trains under the tutelage ...
About Those Oilers
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
About 10 days ago or so, with the Edmonton Oilers having started the season winless in their first five games, we're told the team's front office held some intense discussions, looking at all kinds of possibilities...
NHL Short Notes
RANGERS RALLY IN THE THIRD PERIOD TO EDGE WILD
Trailing 3-0 after 40 minutes, the Rangers scored five third-period goals – including the tying and winning markers 37 seconds apart – to defeat the Wild.
* According to the Elia...
Sergei Bobrovsky Goes On IR With Fractured Finger
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Injured Reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General M...
Thoughts On Hockey
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- The Blues are in an interesting spot. A contender going through some transition. The new setup in goal is well-documented. The defence is reasonably set. What’s getting less attention are the chang...
Florida Panthers Are “Going To Be A Good Team For A Long Time…”
Dale Tallon was on Florida radio this morning with Steve Goldstein
via tweets from Goldstein...
Dale Tallon on #FlaPanthers offense,"I'd be worried if we weren't getting chances but we are. We know we need to get that top goal scorer."...
All Daniel Sedin
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Hindsight being what it is, do you now know why you guys got away from your game last season?
"I think with a new coach coming in you want to buy into the system and all that. Torts never told us to change our g...
NHL Security Meets With The Leafs
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,
National Hockey League security personnel were at the MasterCard Centre on Monday as part of their team-by-team talk on player safety away from the rink.
Years ago, a big part of the lecture had...
Cory Schneider Keeps Playing
from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,
As Schneider gears up for his ninth consecutive start Tuesday night against the Penguins, it is clear that he is getting the work load he craved before agreeing to sign a 7-year, $42 million contract ...
A Look At Ron Hextall In Philadelphia
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
He's drawing on his experience with the Kings as he tries to fortify the Flyers, who missed the playoffs in the 2012-13 season, were eliminated in the first round last season, and are coping with key injur...
The Streaking Edmonton Oilers
from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,
The Oilers, 4-4-1, have won four games in a row for the first time since going on a five-game winning streak from March 26-April 3 in the 2012-13 lockout-shortened NHL season.
Only seven player...
Morning Line- Mats Zuccarello
“That’s the way we should play here at home: Don’t be afraid, and balls out. Sorry for the language, but I mean that’s when we’re one of the best teams in the league, when we play like that.”
Video- Dangerous Hit From Chris Kreider On Jonas Brodin
from Michael Russo of Russo Rants,
Chris Kreider got booted after he sent Brodin flying face-first into the yellow dasher between the ice and the end boards. In the waning seconds of the first period, Brodin stopped short in front of Kreider ...
Ben Lovejoy Out 6-8 Weeks With Fractured Finger
Last night the Anaheim Ducks announced...
Ben Lovejoy suffered a fractured finger (right hand) last night vs. San Jose. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
How did it happen?
John Moore ejected for hit-to-the-head on Erik Haula
So John Moore did this to Erik Haula...
John Moore's head hit on Erik Haula will be carefully reviewed. He was given a match penalty for attempt to injure and is a repeat offender.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris)...