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Video- Drew Stafford Will Be Talking To DoPS Tomorrow
Winnipeg’s Drew Stafford will have a hearing tomorrow for high-sticking on Colorado's Nick Holden. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 7, 2016  

No Tanking In Columbus
from Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers, Given the Blue Jackets’ propensity to end “lost” seasons with strong finishes, this year’s marketing gimmick/slogan – “March With Us” – bears an unfortunate double entendre. It was intended to be a call to fans, with a nod to the club’s Civil War nickname. But nobody does March quite like the Blue Jackets, and previous spring flings have served only to create false optimism and spoil draft pick...

Afternoon Line- Joffrey Lupul
“All sports I think are always evolving but hockey’s so much different now, the pace of the game, the age of the players. When I came in the league there was third and fourth lines littered with 35- to 38-year-old guys. You had these old veterans on the team. “Now it seems the opposite: They can’t wait to get these guys out.” -Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Much more from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

Who Is The ‘Peyton Manning’ Of The NHL?
from Craig Custance of ESPN,  Corey Crawford is the NHL's version of Manning. All he does, every season, is play rock-solid in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks, and every year there are those who question about just how good he is. Like Manning, Crawford's numbers are impeccable. He has a .921 save percentage in the playoffs. He has two Stanley Cups. He's a workhorse -- no goalie has played more games this season than Crawford's 45. And yet, he's far down the list of players peop...

NHL Short Notes
LETANG, CROSBY POWER PENGUINS' LATE COMEBACK . . . Down 2-0 in the final six minutes of regulation, the Penguins scored three unanswered goals – including the tying marker by Sidney Crosby (1-2—3) at 18:45 of the third period and winner by Kris Letang (2-1—3) at 1:27 of overtime – to rally for their fifth win in their last six outings.   * At 26-18-7 (59 points), the Penguins leapfrogged the Devils (26-20-7, 59 points) and Islanders (26...

Your Morning Player Movement Talk
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - While the San Jose Sharks went into Saturday with a 7-1-2 record in their last 10, that hasn’t stopped GM Doug Wilson from trying to make a change or two with his roster in an effort for a long playoff ride. As everybody knows, the Sharks can have any kind of regular season they want but it’s about having success in the playoffs and the word is Wilson has been telling his counterparts he’d like to get a defenceman if at all ...

Time To Start Thinking About The Future In Vancouver
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, Saturday night, the Canucks dropped a 4-1 decision to the Calgary Flames, their fourth straight loss and third on home ice — which is alarming enough. But it's only part of the story. The Canucks might be five points back of third place in the Pacific Division, but they're also five points ahead of a group of teams which occupy the NHL cellar. Here's something else to consider. After Saturday night's loss, there's exactly one NH...

Video- The Boston Bruins Win In OT By A Penalty Shot Goal Not Without Controversy
from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Sometimes, the video is hard to decipher. And sometimes, it shows an official blowing a call in hard-to-believe fashion in full high definition. Such was the case Saturday night in TD Garden, as Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot gifted by referee Brad Watson with 2:28 left in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. After intercepting a Rasmus Ristolainen pass just outside the Buffalo blue line, Marchand ...

Morning Line- Steve Simmons
Team to watch over the next month: The Winnipeg Jets. They have to sign or trade Dustin Byfuglien and captain Andrew Ladd and will probably end up moving defenceman Jacob Trouba, who wants more money than they’re willing to pay. -Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun where you can read a few more hockey related notes. I imagine the Trouba talk will get the attention of a few teams and many fans.  But I can't see the Jets not signing him. Trouba will be a RFA on July 1st and Gener...

Videos- Patrick Roy Not Happy After Losing Challenge
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Winnipeg was up 3-1 after Stafford scored on a wrist shot through traffic at 10:37 of the second. Roy lodged a coach's challenge, arguing that Ladd had interviewed with Varlamov. After the post-video ruling that there wasn't goaltender interference and the goal stood, Roy was livid and drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct minor. "They (said) Varly bumped into their player," Roy said. "I guess we didn't agree on that part. It was a tough call for sure. F...

Video- Charlie Coyle Hit On Alex Pietrangelo
via Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo left the ice with 7:20 to go in the third after being hit hard into the boards by Charlie Coyle and appearing to hurt his right knee. He was down on the ice for a while before limping down the hallway to the dressing room. Associate head coach Brad Shaw, filling in for coach Ken Hitchcock in the interview room, said after the game that Pietrangelo was “a little sore. We’ll see how he feels (S...

Video- Saturday Headlines Early On Sunday Morning
via Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox discuss the latest news around the hockey world, including the 2017 outdoor games, Wideman’s appeal hearing, innovations in goalie equipment and much more.  

Video- Coach’s Corner From Saturday Night
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed numerous topics including the "dummy defensemen" of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  

Video- Recap Of The 12 NHL Games Played On Saturday
It will take you less than five minutes to catch up on all the NHL action...  

On the Wideman appeal
From the New York Post's Larry Brooks: What did the Flames know and when did they know it? That will become the critical issue in the aftermath of the Dennis Wideman incident that could become the NHL’s Concussiongate once all appeals are exhausted and the final verdict is handed down on the Calgary defenseman, currently serving a 20-game suspension under Rule 40.2 for having violently crosschecked (my words) linesman Don Henderson on Jan. 27. The rule that stipulates &ldqu...

Video- Connor McDavid With The Move Of The Day
Montreal fans know a good play when they see one.  

Trading Loui Eriksson
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, During Claude Julien’s time, the coach has never faced the possibility of a late-winter sprint with a diminished roster. The Bruins have always been active about addressing their would-be free agents before the trade deadline forced them into action. There is no doubt that trading Eriksson will make the Bruins weaker. This is not the direction teams with playoffs dreams prefer to trend. Eriksson is the one right wing who has earned J...

Video- Wayne Simmonds Match Penalty Today
What do you think?     added 2:26pm, watch the Flyers broadcast point of view below and video is autoplay.

Video- Hockey Day In Canada Feature On The Dynasty Years Of The New York Islanders
via Sportsnet, The New York Islanders changed so many things when they won four consecutive Stanley Cups. But that journey to their 80s dynasty also bonded together a special group of teammates, which helped lift them towards hockey’s pinnacle. Dick Irvin with the feature...  

Waiting On Dustin Byfuglien
from Gary Lawless of TSN, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and Byfuglien’s agent Ben Hankinson are working on reaching a contract extension which would keep the defenceman in Winnipeg for several years going forward. Most guesses have the Jets and Hankinson discussing a five-year term with an annual average value north of $7-million. Talks have increased in regularity over the last few days and there now seems to be a sense of urgency to reach a conclusion. If a deal is going to be w...

NHL Short Notes
Note four afternoon games today, full schedule is below. DUCKS POST SIXTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY The Ducks scored three unanswered goals in the third period to stretch their season-high win streak to six consecutive games and improve to 13-3-1 in 17 contests since the holiday break.   * At 25-18-7 (57 points), the Ducks moved three points ahead of the Coyotes (24-22-6, 54 points) for third place in the Pacific Division. They also climbed within a point of the idle Sharks (27-19-4, 58 p...

The Calgary Flames Lose A Game They Needed To Win
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald, Despite being desperate for points, the Flames wasted Game 50, surrendering a third-period goal, falling 2-1 in Friday’s humdrum affair at the Saddledome. “Bottom line — with one goal, you’re not going to win many games in this league,” said Mark Giordano. “I don’t know what else to say. We have to create more. We have to score more goals. “Two goals against is pretty good on most nights...

The Anaheim Ducks Have Won Six Consecutive Games
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register, Here’s what you need to know about the Ducks’ 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night: THE GAME IN 140 CHARACTERS OR FEWER - Once the second period began, the offense kicked back into high gear and took advantage of a leaky Coyotes defense and shaky Anders Lindback. QUOTE OF THE NIGHT “I think Bruce has found a good mix in terms of finding guys to create depth throughout the lineup. I think our team is real...

Video- Recap Of The Four NHL Games From Friday Night
Just over two minutes of action from the NHL games played on Friday night.  

Wearing Your Team Colors
from Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated, Over the last four decades, American sports fans have transformed themselves from a populace that dresses almost exclusively in civilian clothing and pays to watch athletes perform in uniform, to one that dresses—in significant numbers—exactly like those athletes. This weekend’s Super Bowl will be overrun by fans in XXL Broncos and Panthers jerseys, just like last weekend’s NHL All-Star game was awash in sweaters from te...

Being Max Domi
from Kristina Ruterford of Sportsnet, Max Domi skates along the boards at morning practice and flashes a grin before he stops short of the blue-line. A kid wearing glasses and a white Coyotes sweater runs over and pushes his face up against the glass. When No. 16 moves up in line for a passing drill, the kid moves with him, shuffling in his sneakers. This is not a scene you’d expect to see in Hockeytown. In Arizona, maybe. But here in Detroit there are only five Coyotes fans in...

Afternoon Line- Michel Therrien
"We know it's going to be tough to make the playoffs, but we see that as a challenge. We're going to give all we've got." "If anyone doubts our intensity, our desire to succeed, and our desire to win tomorrow, I'd be disappointed." "We're going to fight. We're going to fight until the end." -Michel Therrien, head coach of the Montreal Canadiens via tweets from the Canadiens.

Sean Couturier Out A Month With Lower-Body Injury
INJURY UPDATE: Sean Couturier will out approximately 4 weeks with a lower-body injury, per #Flyers GM Ron Hextall. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 5, 2016

It Could Be A Slow Trade Deadline
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Trades are going to be completed before the Feb. 29 (3 p.m. ET) deadline because contending general managers can’t resist the temptation to improve their teams before the playoffs. But here are five reasons why we may not see as many deals this trade season: Too many teams in contention Several teams that were supposed to out of contention, including the New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers, are still in the playo...

Video- Don Cherry Turns 82
Happy Birthday Don Cherry.  

NHL Short Notes
JAGR, LUONGO CLIMB ALL-TIME CHARTS IN PANTHERS’ VICTORY Jaromir Jagr posted 1-2—3 and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves to continue their climbs up the NHL’s all-time charts and lead the Panthers to their fifth consecutive victory.   * At 31-15-5 (67 points), the Panthers again moved seven points ahead of the idle Lightning (28-18-4, 60 points) and Bruins (27-18-6, 60 points) – who also won – for first place in the Atlantic Division.   * ...

Scoring Issues For The St. Louis Blues
from Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rarely are the Blues going to win games scoring just one goal, like they did Tuesday in Nashville. The club tried it again Thursday with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester contributing the only offense, and it was not enough in a 3-1 loss to the Sharks in front of a crowd of 18,803. Let’s go to the running tote board: The Blues have scored five goals in their last five games, and just three goals in their last four games. Though...

Big Win For The Anaheim Ducks In LA
from Eric Stephens of the OC Register, The first sign came early on, when the captain who doesn’t shoot the puck did. The next sign came when the skilled defenseman put the hit on the star center, took one to draw a penalty and then let loose his own powerful shot. Ryan Getzlaf did the former, and Hampus Lindholm came up with the latter. Those were two high points of many for the Ducks in a one-sided 4-2 win over the Kings on Thursday night. A stunned sellout crowd of 18,23...

How Bad Is It In Montreal?
from John Meagher of the Montreal Gazette, The lowly Sabres won the game 4-2, but the Habs are not the only ones taking a beating these days. So, too, are the ticket resellers.  “I can’t give tickets away right now,” one said. “Half price at best. “There is something wrong with this team, and it runs deep. Very deep. ” Signs of the Habs’ train wreck are everywhere. Canadiens jerseys, big and small, occupy several racks at the Can...

Minnesota Wild Searching For Offense
from Frank Seravalli of TSN.Which forward will the Minnesota Wild acquire this month? Which forward will the Minnesota Wild acquire this month? Ryan Suter described the Wild as “fragile” after Thursday night’s meltdown at Madison Square Garden. They have blown a lead in five of their last six games and are playing like a team begging for a trade. “That’s not up to us,” Zach Parise told reporters post-game. “You can’t plan on that. Y...

1000 NHL Games Coached By Mike Babcock
from Damien Cox of Sportsnet, So that’s 50 out of 1,000 games with the Leafs, and given that only four coaches all time — Al Arbour, Billy Reay, Lindy Ruff and Barry Trotz — have ever coached 1,000 games with one team, it’s hard to imagine at this point No. 2,000 will come in Toronto. If it did, it would come 66 games into the 2028-29 season, when Babcock will be 65 years old. He wasn’t quite willing to project that far into the future when asked if he&r...

The Ottawa Senators Have A Closed Door Meeting After Losing To The Edmonton Oilers
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, The faithful came to see Connor McDavid at the Canadian Tire Centre. They exited the building wondering if maybe the Senators should try to win the lottery because the dream of making the playoffs is far from reality. While the Edmonton Oilers’ young star didn’t disappoint with a pair of assists in his second game back after missing 37 games with a broken clavicle, the Senators embarrassed themselves with their fifth loss in six ...

The Minnesota Wild Slump Continues
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, Of all the losses during this lousy stretch and this lousy calendar year of Wild hockey, this was in my mind the most awful tonight. This team is just a wreck, and the players have no answers, their under-siege coach has no answers and their GM apparently has no answers because he has so far declined interview requests from the beat writers during this road trip. In the meantime, the Wild has lost nine of 10 games and 12 of 15 this year and to...

Video- Recap Of The 12 NHL Games Played Last Night
Catch up on the all the action in 5 1/2 minutes.  


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