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Name: Kukla's Korner- Hockey
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Video- It’s Gordie’s Town
via Hometown Hockey, Even superstars have a hometown. For Mr. Hockey, it’s Saskatoon, a city that showered him with accolades on Gordie Howe Day in 1966. What makes him uniquely special to Saskatonians is… he is theirs. Hometown Hockey will be in Saskatoon this Sunday. Here is a trailer...  

Florida’s Potential UFA’s Off To A Slow Start
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond, The Panthers were counting on substantial production from four players who likely would financially benefit from putting up big stats. Through the first six games, only one of Florida's pending free agents has done so. Sean Bergenheim is tied for the team lead with two goals. Scottie Upshall has just one assist while Tomas Kopecky and Tomas Fleischmann have yet to register a point. All four signed four-year deals with the Panthers in 20...

Will The Carolina Hurricanes Try To Cut Some Salary?
from Darren Dreger of TSN, Peter Karmanos is known as a budget-conscious owner. If things don't improve dramatically, the likelihood increases Karmanos puts heat on rookie general manager Ron Francis to trim the payroll that current stands at $66.2 million (according to capgeek.com). This seems somewhat obvious given the fact the Hurricanes invested money this season to put together a more competitive team. Francis will preach patience, soundly supported by not having his top two cen...

Paul Bissonnette Signs With The Cardiff Devils
via the Elite Ice Hockey League, The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of Paul Bissonnette.  The NHLer is coming in on a temporary basis while he still looks for opportunities in the NHL, but Devils management are excited to have him for whatever length of time that he will be in Cardiff.   “Paul got in touch with us and explained that he had already had offers from two other teams in the Elite League, but that if he was going to come back to this...

Afternoon Line - Barry Trotz
Trotz on Healy's Ovi comments: "Anytime you go personal with family...to me that's very disrespectful to the player and our profession." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) October 24, 2014 If you missed what Glenn Healy said, you can start here....

Peter Chiarelli On Zdeno Chara’s Injury
from Caryn Switaj of BostonBruins.com, "This is completely different, separate, isolated from the other ligaments that are more critical in the maneuvering of the knee, so good news is, it's isolated to that ligament," Chiarelli told media during the press conference. "Bad news is he's out 4-6 weeks. Might be a little earlier than four weeks, but a conservative time frame would be 4-6 weeks."... "Well, it's obviously a blow," said Chiarelli. "He's one of the premier defensemen in...

Report- Billionaire In Talks With NHL About Getting A Team In Las Vegas
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Billionaire William Foley is betting hockey will sell in Sin City . Foley is in advanced talks with the NHL about bringing the first major league sports franchise to Las Vegas, The Post has learned. “He’s the real deal,” a source said. “He has deep pockets. His goal is to bring an NHL team to Vegas starting with the 2017-18 season, which would mark the league’s 100th anniversary.... NHL Commissioner Gar...

Are The Washington Capitals A Playoff Team?
Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington answered some questions, what's the caps odds of finishing top 4 in the metropolitan division? Or is too early to tell? If the season ended today, the Capitals would be preparing to face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs while the Pittsburgh Penguins would be polishing their golf clubs for an early summer vacation. From the start of training camp I’ve been saying the Caps are good enough to finish in the top five or six ...

Update On Injured Philadelphia Flyers
via the Philadelphia Flyers, COBURN & MacDONALD OUT Shortly after the Flyers resumed practice on Friday morning, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both have lower-body injuries and will be out for approximately four weeks. Coburn had been skating with the team for a full week, rehabbing from an injury he suffered on opening night in Boston that has kept him out of the last five games. MacDonald has appeared in all seven of t...

NHL Short Notes
100 GAMES AND COUNTING Thursday’s Blue Jackets-Sharks game marked the 100th contest of the 2014-15 regular season. Some highlights at the century mark (courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau):   * Sixty games have been tied or within one goal entering the third period.   * Forty-nine games have featured one-goal margins. Another 10 have been decided by two goals following an empty-net score.   * Thirty-nine games have seen a team overcome a deficit at any point in the...

How About James Neal And The Predators
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,  Patric Hornqvist is off to such a nice start playing with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz in Pittsburgh that one almost forgets the player who went the other was as part of the draft day trade. Um, James Neal, anyone? How about a natural hat trick for Neal on Thursday night as his Nashville Predators topped the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 at a buzzing Bridgestone Arena? I wrote about the surprising Preds earlier on Wednesday and noted that most people are wait...

Jordin Tootoo’s Life On Ice
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,  It is a long way from Nunavut to Newark. For Jordin Tootoo, that unusual journey took him from the tundra through junior hockey stardom, a brother’s suicide, struggles with alcoholism and eight seasons as a fast-living fan favorite with the Nashville Predators. Now Tootoo, the only Inuk to play in the N.H.L., is a little-used 5-foot-9 forward trying to extend his career with the Devils. He tells the story of that journey i...

Avoiding The Head Shots
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun, Guess how many players had been suspended this season for dirty checks or headshots going into Thursday’s games around the NHL. The answer: Zero. That’s right. Zilch, zip, nada. No players had been forced to watch games for heinous acts on the ice, including in the pre-season. It’s something to be thankful for, seeing as we had more than a dozen a year ago at this point, and around half of them were because of headshots...

Video- ” We All Stand On Guard For Thee”
Last night, the Detroit Red Wings showed their support for the City of Ottawa and all of Canada.   added 7:59am, And the Boston Bruins did the same, watch below...

Morning Line - Ken Hitchcock
“We’re not playing the right way. We made a heck of a run here playing the right way, no odd-man rushes, don’t force offense, don’t give the puck away and make hope-for plays offensively. We’ve had a shoot-first mentality that allowed us to be top five in the league in scoring goals. But we don’t want to play the right way. We want to play a different game right now. Until we buy into that, we’re going to have some rough water we have to go through. ...

Video- Eight Games Last Night
Here are the highlights from those games...  

Report- Zdeno Chara Has Ligament Damage In Knee
Bruins Zdeno Chara suspected left knee ligament injury.Expected out 4-6 weeks at which time they'll evaluate need for surgery or not. #TSN — Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) October 24, 2014   CONFIRMED: Chara out 4-6 weeks with ligament damage to knee could face possible surgery. — Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) October 24, 2014 Below, the play he may have possibly injured his knee.

From Pucks To Poker: Greg Mueller Is The Ice King
It’s often said that the mentality of a professional athlete and that of a poker player go hand in hand. That winning mentality. The never say die attitude. The sitting on a team bus for hours and hours making your way across country. It all transfers across from the rink and onto the poker table. No man can prove that more than Greg Mueller. The 43-year-old has transferred his talents seamlessly onto the green velvet over the past few years since retiring from the sport in 2000, not ...

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 morning.

The TSN Insiders Tonight
via TSN, 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 what happened below...

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 is TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button. Ultimately, he's the face of the list. Direct all your feedback - good and BAD - to his twitter account @craigjbutton and use the hashtag #tsnhockeylist. GLOSSARY Corsi% = Cors...

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 Centre. “It’s certainly not something you expect or even are aware of as a Canadian that there is a possibility something like that could happen here. “People like that at Parliament Hill and the prime minister being there and ...

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 lead to great things. Jordan Nolan is living proof. The 25-year-old forward has two champion rings with the Los Angeles Kings. Though not the most talented player on the Stanley Cup-winning roster, Nolan gets by with size and a determined work...

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 out of them, “Is Alex Ovechkin coachable?” That was the topic on Wednesday night* during the Washington Capitals’ game at the Edmonton Oilers, one of the few games this season in which Ovechkin went scoreless. Kypreos took th...

Thinking Hockey
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 a draft pick) for the winger and couldn’t reach an agreement with the Bruins. Buffalo won’t make the move early unless it gets what it wants. - Those same teams believe Buffalo’s asking price for Tyler Myers is so high because ...

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 have matched their best seven-game start in franchise history in terms of both wins (6; 2013-14) and points (12; 2006-07 and 2013-14).   * Playing in his seventh game of the season, Perry became the fastest player in Ducks history to reach eight...

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 fastest start last year either, but started to roll after about 10 games. You can imagine the same thing happening with Drouin once he settles into a routine. The kid looks good already. In time, he may look great. -Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mai...

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 Los Angeles Kings first win of the new season, he seems totally at ease in what is now his fifth year in Southern California. He is by turns funny, self-deprecating, humble and thoughtful. It’s only when he finishes answering a question and fixe...

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 Islanders trade the defenseman to an Eastern Conference team this season. Just throwing this out there: Does that include the Boston Bruins? Less than three weeks ago, Thursday night’s game against the Islanders was little more than an ...

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 take better care of the puck. In 82 games last season, Colorado recorded 535 official giveaways — sixth-fewest in the league. Critics will say "that's because they didn't have the puck enough," but that team took better care of the puck than 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 it won't be the same, sporting events are secondary when tragedy strikes like it did today. May this world which seems to be closing in on us become a better place, one where we can go through our daily routines without fear of violence.

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, arms and any other traffic jams that are going on in front of him. We all know of his flexibility, his lateral movement and his competitiveness. He's putting it to good use by finding pucks other goaltenders are unable to track consistently right now.&n...

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 to get Charlie Coyle signed through the 2019-20 season,” said Fletcher. “Charlie’s size, overall skill set, and character give him a chance to emerge as a top power forward in the game and we’re happy he will be doing that in...

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 feeling when guys have to fore-check him, and have to hit him. Or when I stand in front of the net and he shoots. “It’ll be different, but in the end it’s about winning a hockey game. We’re focusing on that. It’s funn...

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 time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date. The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy and prayers to all affected by the tragic events in Ottawa. added 1:54pm, Statement from the Toronton Maple Leafs &ld...

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 York Rangers. Christian Ehrhoff was another one, but he went to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now it's going to have to happen in a trade, and you've probably heard Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers come up in rumors with the Red Wings. TSN's Bob...

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 another win Tuesday night, downing the Arizona Coyotes 4-3. New coach Peter Laviolette might have revitalized this team with a needed change in message, but Tuesday's win also underscored some key offseason moves by general manager David Poile. more...

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 ask Trotz, Washington’s fifth head coach since Ovechkin entered the league in 2005, how he plans to get the 51 goals out of his superstar winger, but shore up the minus-35 defensive rating. “Dominik Hasek used to say, a star player star...

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 there was no crime here,” and doubts his client will even be charged with an offense. Craig Renetzky, a criminal lawyer who is representing Voynov in the matter, said the language barrier, both on the part of Voynov and the alleged victim, h...

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 within one goal entering the third period (SJS-BOS, NYR-NJD, DET-MTL, ARI-NSH, FLA-COL, TBL-CGY).   * Five featured a third-period comeback that eventually led to a win (BOS, NYR, MTL, NSH, TBL).   * Five went past regulation, including fou...

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 TSN, Torts was church-boy polite. Shy almost. He would struggle not to doze off during the double-headers because his usual bedtime is 9pm. Our top-ten lists show the one or two short clips when he got angry on the panel, ripping Sean Avery and The Qui...

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 Live subscribers, not just those who are customers of Rogers Communications. Bell makes the demand in a filing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. The owner of TSN and other businesses that compete with Rogers...

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. Consider: The Los Angeles Kings are scheduled to play 18 times before the defenceman is even due in court on Dec. 1 — and that could be just the beginning if domestic abuse charges are pursued against him in California. Some cases drag on for years. Ab...

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 presented so many worries it was hard to differentiate which was the most distressing. Was it the fact they gave up six goals being dynamited out of the building of a team they owned two years ago? Was it Ryan Miller’s performance in goal in his fi...

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 boundaries of logic and stretches belief to the breaking point. That’s when you simply have to sit back in astonishment and realize the game is played in many different dimensions. Like Tuesday night. In taking a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canu...

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 Roy after an OT loss to Florida.  More post-game reaction from Mark Chambers of All Things Avs.

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...

 
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