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Date Added: 2005-09-10 10:40:10
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What Is The NHL Thinking Regarding Participation In 2018 Olympics?
from Scott Stinson of the National Post, Whatever the trouble involved with NHL participation in the Olympics, it is baffling that the league is officially skeptical about the benefits that follow from having its players involved. Having the best hockey players in the world showcased at the world’s biggest sporting event, in a tournament that offers the best version of the game, an embarrassment of speed and skill, is a clear advertisement for the merits of the world’s best h...

Hockey Talk And Rumors
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - It was no surprise the NHL Players’ Association rejected the offer to extend the collective bargaining agreement for three years in exchange for the green light to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. So, what happens next? “The players want to go and the owners don’t want to go so that’s where it stands,” a league executive Saturday. While it would be easy for the NHL to simply turn the pa...

Saturday Headlines
via Sportsnet, The HNIC panel runs through the biggest stories in hockey, touching on the Gerard Gallant firing and shooting down Max Pacioretty trade rumours. Watch here and if you missed the interview Elliotte Friedman did with Tom Rowe of the Florida Panthers, watch it at Sportsnet too.

Video- Erik Johnson Out With A Broken Fibula
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, From Nov. 23 on, the Avalanche and Denver Nuggets have combined to lose eight consecutive games at the Pepsi Center, with the asterisk and small print that one defeat — the Avalanche’s to Vancouver on Nov. 26 — came in a shootout, meaning it salvaged a point in the NHL standings. The Avalanche, in fact, pulled off the difficult feat of going winless (0-4-1) in a five-game homestand, finishing it off with a 3-0 loss to the Dallas S...

NHL Short Notes
SATURDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Boston 2, BUFFALO 1 NY RANGERS 4, Carolina 2 PHILADELPHIA 3, Chicago 1 New Jersey 5, NASHVILLE 4 (OT) VANCOUVER 3, Toronto 2 (SO) Winnipeg 3, ST. LOUIS 2 (OT) OTTAWA 2, Florida 0 TAMPA BAY 2, Washington 1 (SO) PITTSBURGH 5, Detroit 3 Columbus 3, ARIZONA 2 (SO) Dallas 3, COLORADO 0 EDMONTON 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)   LAINE GRABS SHARE OF GOAL-SCORING LEAD Patrik Laine (1-1—2) scored his 16th goal of the season and set up ...

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet, Don Cherry sounded off on the decision and how Gallant was dismissed by the team. "I've been involved a long time in hockey," Cherry started. "I’ve seen bad firings, I’ve been fired myself. I thought in Colorado it was rather bad. I have never seen anything like this. This is the worst firing in the history of (the NHL). "They fired the guy after the game, the players are sitting on the bus. It was a great headline I saw ‘dumped at...

The Montreal Canadiens Could Use John Tavares
from Brenda Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, How about the notion of John Tavares in a Canadiens jersey? There is all kinds of media chatter that the New York Islanders star is potentially on the trading block given the Isles’ mediocre start and for some reason — most likely the invention of the Loafs-obsessed Toronto hockey media mob — the Maple Leafs are most frequently mentioned as a potential destination for Tavares. But why not Montreal? Bergevin would have to gi...

Afternoon Line- Steve Yzerman On The 2018 Winter Olympics
"I think it's fantastic for our sport.  think it's great for our league that we go, and we're there. I think for all the players it's an honor to be part of the Olympics. I'm hopeful they can work it out. It's great for our league and great for the game." -Steve Yzerman, GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning on the NHL players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times has more on this topic.

Hockey Notes On A Saturday Afternoon In December
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, - The Blue Jackets have the best power play in the league (25.9 percent) through 22 games, even though they’ve only gone on the man-advantage a league-low 58 times. In comparison, the Predators had 82 opportunities in the same amount of games. - Dallas coach Lindy Ruff made John Klingberg a healthy scratch against Detroit on Tuesday. Klingberg’s coaches and teammates have compared him to Erik Karlsson. But Klingberg was given a sea...

Corey Crawford Undergoing An Appendectomy Today
via the Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry: "Corey presented this morning with acute appendicitis. He is undergoing an appendectomy today at a Philadelphia hospital. We are anticipating a full recovery and return to play. We will provide details regarding the timeline of his return after we have more information about the surgery.

Who Said It?
“I’ll f----n’ kill you,” right? I played hockey for 20 years as a professional, and I never thought when someone said that to me or to someone else that they meant “I’m going to kill you.” It’s like when you’re a kid: “I’m going to kill you.” You don’t mean you’re going to kill him. Who said it?

Report- The New York Islanders Would Like A Big Name To Run The Team
from Arthur Staple of Newsday, Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have not said anything publicly during the Islanders’ dismal start to the owners’ first season in charge. But they have been busy. Newsday has learned that Malkin and Ledecky have been meeting since the summer with a number of people in the hockey world, from former team chief officers to power agents to retired players, in hopes of finding a “big name” to step in and oversee the Isles’ operatio...

NHL Short Notes
FRIDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps CALGARY 3, Minnesota 2 (SO) SAN JOSE 2, Montreal 1   SHARKS CONTINUE HOME DOMINANCE OF CANADIENS Joe Pavelski (1-1—2) and Brent Burns each scored to help the Sharks improve to 6-1-1 in their past eight games overall and pick up their 10th consecutive home win over the Canadiens dating to March 12, 2001 (MTL: 0-8-2).   * Pavelski, who led the NHL and matched a franchise record with 11 game-winning goals in 201...

Where Did The Goals Go?
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Boy, the NHL sure had us there for a while. During the first two weeks of the season, players were filling the nets like it was the Bill Clinton administration. The first three nights of this season, there was an 11-goal game, a 10-goal game, three nine-goal games and two eight-goal games. Rookie Auston Matthews turned in a record on the first night of the season by scoring four goals in his NHL debut and his team still lost the game. G...

NHLPA Says No To The NHL Regarding Olympic Participation/CBA Extension
from the CP at Sportsnet, The NHL Players’ Association has formally rejected the league’s proposal to allow players to participate in the 2018 Olympics in exchange for an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement. NHLPA executive director Don Fehr says that the players, primarily the executive board, showed no interest in the idea. He says he hopes “we’ll still be able to conclude an agreement to go to the Olympics.” Fehr tells The...

Patrik Laine Keeps Impressing
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had heard all the stories and scouting reports last offseason about his team's new phenom from Finland, who could shoot a puck from everywhere and score at will. Watching it firsthand, well, that's a whole other thing. "It's pretty incredible," Wheeler told this week. That phenom -- 18-year-old forward Patrik Laine -- has 15 goals in his first 26 games. "When we got the pick, everyone was excited at the ...

Recognizing The Work Of Cam Cole
from Craig Custance of the PHWA, Like he has so many times before in his copy, one line from Cam Cole left our jaws dropped.   “Since someone spilled the beans: My last day at Postmedia is Dec. 16. Man, 41 years went fast,” Cam announced on Twitter. With that, the tributes poured in. Cam Cole is the guy every sports fan wants to read. He’s the guy every sports writer wants to be. He can outshoot you on the golf course and then outdrink you at the b...

Leaf Fans Can’t Get Their Customized Centennial Sweaters Delivered To Canada
from Peter Goffin of the Toronto Star, Leaf fans threw the NHL in the penalty box after learning the league’s online store couldn’t ship custom Centennial Classic jerseys to Canada. Leafs fan Chris Gumbert said he tried to order himself a Mitch Marner Centennial sweater from a page on billed as the Toronto team’s “official shop.” After entering his Hamilton, Ont., mailing address, Gumbert was confronted with an error message telling him ...

Any Great NHL Teams This Year?
from Jimmy Hascup of USA TODAY, Almost two months into the NHL season, five points separate the Eastern Conference's worst team from a wild card spot, and six points separate the West's worst from a playoff position. There is a seven-point difference between the East's best team and the second wild card, while 10 points separate those teams in the West. Which in many words says one thing (aside from there's a lot of hockey left to be played): There's a lot of parity (or mediocrity, i...

Afternoon Line- Dion Phaneuf
“I know my role now has changed from when I first game in, but it's a different game too. The game has changed with blocking shots over the years.  You're not getting the same looks that you used to. Plus, on this team, Karlsson is the big guy for us offensively on the backend and I've got to do my job defensively. “That's what makes teams good and that's what makes teams competitive. Everyone has a job and everyone has to do their job. I still think I have an offensive s...

Morning Line- Joe Sakic
“I have faith in them, but to me, the start is not a core thing; it’s a team thing. I think you see we’re trying to hold people accountable. We know we have certain guys who can give more, and those guys know they can give more, but it’s not like it’s a whole thing. We’re not as consistent as we need to be. We didn’t win two straight Cups and have that leeway. We have to play with that urgency every night on a consistent basis to be successful.”...

NHL Short Notes
THURSDAYS RESULTS Home Team in Caps BOSTON 2, Carolina 1 (SO) BUFFALO 4, NY Rangers 3 PITTSBURGH 6, Dallas 2 NY Islanders 3, WASHINGTON 0 Philadelphia 3, OTTAWA 2 (OT) Florida 2, DETROIT 1 (OT) ST. LOUIS 5, Tampa Bay 4 Edmonton 6, WINNIPEG 3 CHICAGO 4, New Jersey 3 (OT) Columbus 3, COLORADO 2 Los Angeles 4, ARIZONA 3 Anaheim 3, VANCOUVER 1   TARASENKO (HAT TRICK) LEADS BLUES TO SIXTH STRAIGHT HOME WIN Vladimir Tarasenko (3-1—4) scored the third hat trick o...

Soccer Or Hockey?
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