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KK- I Am Going To Be Like You Tonight
It's been a hectic last three days for me so I am rewarding myself with some time off tonight.
I will be watching the games tonight and nothing else.
Of course if something major does pop up I will post, but other than that, see you tomorrow m...
The TSN Insiders Tonight
The Insiders have the latest on the possible discipline facing Sudbury Wolves coach Paul Fixter after he cursed at a reporter, Leon Draisaitl's nine-game mark and more.
watch it at TSN and in regards to Paul Fixter, watch wha...
The Top 10 Lines
This list, like all others TSN.ca produces, is a living and breathing one. Just as sure as lines change, you can be sure this list will change and, as such, it will be revisited in the weeks to come. Leading a group effort in the weekly rankings i...
The Toronto Maple Leafs On Being In Ottawa Yesterday
from Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun,
“Obviously it was a tragic day and being that close to it made it seem even that much more real,” Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul said following his team’s practice Thursday at the MasterCard...
Jordan Nolan Up Against Father Ted Tonight
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
If there's one thing Jordan Nolan learned through the years, it's that he can't slack off when his dad is around. Working hard means the world to Ted Nolan. The Sabres' coach believes an honest effort can l...
Kypreos vs. Healy On Ovechkin And A Few More Topics
from Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy,
Sportsnet has a debate segment on its NHL coverage called “To The Point” in which Nick Kypreos and Glenn Healy argue different perspectives on hockey’s most pressing issues. Or if they run o...
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- Boston and Buffalo did talk quite seriously about Chris Stewart, but it doesn’t appear at this time to be a match. According to other teams, the Sabres want two young players (or a young player and...
NHL Short Notes
PERRY, ANDERSEN KEEP DUCKS ROLLING
Corey Perry recorded his second hat trick of the season (and the seventh of his career) and Frederik Andersen made 22 saves to lead the Ducks to their sixth consecutive victory.
* At 6-1-0, the Ducks ha...
Morning Line- Eric Duhatschek On Jonathan Drouin
Most of the Calder Trophy forecasts for this year landed on one of Drouin, the Los Angeles Kings’ Tanner Pearson, the Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov or Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau. MacKinnon didn’t get off to the faste...
A Look At Justin Williams
from John Gustafson of The Guardian,
Justin Williams, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy holder and three-time Stanley Cup champion, possesses a sort of serene confidence. Dressed in gray shorts, matching shirt and flip flops the day after the L...
Still Talking About The Johnny Boychuk Trade
from Eric Wilbur of Boston.com,
As part of one of the worst moves the NHL has seen since Arizona hockey, Johnny Boychuk was traded to the New York Islanders for a pair of draft picks, in addition to a conditional 2015 third-round pick if the ...
The Problems In Denver
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
Let's take a more in-depth look at some of the problems, and how the Avs can turn things around.
1. Turnover City: The Avs can book their offseason plans right now after Game No. 82 if they don't...
Video- Three Games Last Night
A little over two minutes of highlights...
O Canada sung before Flyers-Penguins game
Tonight we all stand on guard for thee, Canada.
Thinking Of You Ottawa
Yes, I have been following on CBC today the tragic news out of Ottawa.
My heart plus thoughts and prayers go out to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton who was killed today guarding the National War Memorial.
Yes, we have hockey tonight but i...
Video- The New York Islanders New Ownership Partners Discuss Their Plans
Meet John Ledecky and Scott Malkin.
The California Goalies
from Jamie McLellan of TSN,
Right now, Quick is the best in the game at tracking pucks. A lot of times when we talk about a goalie who is 'seeing the puck well,' this is exactly what we mean. It's his ability to find pucks through bodies, arm...
Five-Year Extension For Charlie Coyle In Minnesota
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with forward Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.
“We’re very excited...
Bruins Prepare For Johnny Boychuk’s Return Tomorrow
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
“It’ll be awkward. I’ve played with him for a while, and some guys have played with him for five plus years,” said Seidenberg. “It’s definitely going to be a bit of a different f...
NHL Postpones Leafs/Senators Game Tonight
NEW YORK/TORONTO (October 22, 2014) – The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, scheduled for tonight at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today.
The date and...
Trade Options For The Detroit Red Wings
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com who answers some questions from fans...
They've been targeting defensemen since the summer and I wouldn't count on general manager Ken Holland stopping until he gets one. They wanted Dan Boyle, but he went to the New...
The New Look Nashville Predators
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
I still think the Nashville Predators are bound to come back to earth following their hot start to the season -- one that has them with the surprising lead in the stacked Central Division -- but the Preds secured an...
The Star Player And Barry Trotz
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
We’re still in the honeymoon of this relationship, with the Capitals unbeaten at 3-0-2 as they open their three-game Western Canadian swing against the Edmonton Oilers tonight. Yet it seemed fitting to as...
Slava Voynov’s Attorney Says There Was No Crime
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
The lawyer for Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov said he interviewed the victim of Voynov’s alleged domestic abuse incident for more than an hour Tuesday and, “it’s clear to me t...
NHL Short Notes
COMEBACKS, OVERTIMES HIGHLIGHT TUESDAY’S GAMES
Of the 10 games contested Tuesday:
* Seven saw a team overcome a deficit at any point in the game to pick up a win (BOS, NYR, TOR, MTL, NSH, FLA, TBL).
* Six were tied or with...
How’s John Tortorella And Other Ex-Coaches
from James Duthie of TSN,
I get asked about Tortorella more than anyone else. He is the poster boy for how opposite a personality a man can have when he isn't in front of the microphones every night defending his power play. When he was at TS...
NHL Broadcast Battle In Canada
via the CP at CBC,
Two of Canada's largest sports broadcasters are facing off over whose customers get free access to exclusive NHL content.
Bell TV says that the GamePlus mobile app should be made available for free to all NHL GameCentre...
Video- Clint Malarchuk On His Mental Illness
via TSN Tube,
Former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk, joined by his good friends Steve Ludzik and Rick Dudley, shared his bouts with mental illness and the story about his road to recovery on Off the Record with Michael Landsberg.
The Suspension Of Slava Voynov
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
If the NHL waits for the legal process to play out before lifting Slava Voynov’s indefinite suspension, he will almost certainly end up serving one of the longer bans in league history.
Uh Oh Vancouver
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
If you happen to be a Vancouver Canucks fan a little prone to paranoid feelings about your team, Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss in Dallas presented a considerable quandary.
This team presente...
Video- Recap Of The NHL Action From Tuesday Night
3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the games last night.
Numbers Don’t Tell The Story In Dallas Stars Win
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
There are times when you know exactly why something is happening, and you can both quantify and control that something. Then, there are times when you witness something that goes beyond the boundari...
Morning Line - Patrick Roy
“Right now the way I look at, is we want an easy game. Until we’re where we want to compete at the level we were last year, we’re going to struggle. We’re not sharp mentally.”
-Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick...
Videos- Those Goalie Interference Calls
No doubt, the refs have been told to make the calls.
Check this one on Nick Bjugstad...
Below, an incidental interference call on Justin Abdelkader...